Category: Samina Karim

AT&T deal for DirecTV driven by desire to pare programming costs

Los Angeles Times Samina Karim, School of Management For anyone wondering what’s driving AT&T Inc.’s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates… Expert quote: “Consumers want everything everywhere and faster. That’s really where we are going.” View […]

Nestle sells Jenny Craig weight-loss brand to equity firm

Los Angeles Times Samina Karim, School of Management Maybe a company that sells chocolate bars and hot cocoa was never meant to operate a weight-loss business… Expert quote: “I was always skeptical about Nestle’s acquisition of Jenny Craig. Though Nestle makes nutritional and weight-loss foods, running a brick-and-mortar consumer business poses different challenges.” View full […]