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Head-To-Head Review: Liberty Interactive QVC Group (QRTEA) and (AMZN)

Liberty Interactive QVC Group (NASDAQ: QRTEA) and (NASDAQ:AMZN) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liberty Interactive QVC Group and’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation. has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Interactive QVC Group. Liberty Interactive QVC Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Liberty Interactive QVC Group and’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Volatility and Risk

Liberty Interactive QVC Group has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its share price is 30% more volatile than the SP 500. Comparatively, has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its share price is 54% more volatile than the SP 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Liberty Interactive QVC Group and, as provided by MarketBeat.

Liberty Interactive QVC Group currently has a consensus target price of $32.13, suggesting a potential upside of 19.11%. has a consensus target price of $1,472.13, suggesting a potential downside of 7.21%. Given Liberty Interactive QVC Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Interactive QVC Group is more favorable than

Institutional Insider Ownership

87.4% of Liberty Interactive QVC Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.2% of shares are held by institutional investors. 10.7% of Liberty Interactive QVC Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary beats Liberty Interactive QVC Group on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Interactive QVC Group

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

About, Inc. offers a range of products and services through its Websites. The Company operates through three segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Company’s products include merchandise and content that it purchases for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices. The Company, through its subsidiary, Whole Foods Market, Inc., offers healthy and organic food and staples across its stores. The Company also offers a range of products like whole trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic gala and fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken.

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Women denounce Mother’s Day gifts marketing techniques

AMMAN — With the wave of house appliances advertisements flooding Amman’s commercial scene ahead of Mother’s Day, Jordanians denounced the marketing portrayal of mothers as “kitchen figures”.

Every year on March 21, the capital sees Jordanians flocking to buy gifts in celebration of their elder women.

For Randa Ammar, a mother of six, the role of women should definitely not be attached only to kitchens. 

“This gives me the feeling that having a house appliance item defines my role as a person working in the kitchen. I personally do not believe that women should be celebrated only on that day,” she told The Jordan Times over the phone.

Manar Misleh, mother of three children, described receiving house appliances as a “meaningless gift”.

“House appliances are essential items needed inside the house. If anyone wants to show appreciation for the efforts of his/her mother, they can find other options like taking her out to a restaurant or buying her some accessories. That will show a mother that her task is not limited to cooking,” she explained.

Hannah Dababnah, an insurance company employee, said he is used to buying items that his mother needs other than house appliances.

“I do believe that buying a house appliance item limits the role of women to the kitchen. Our mothers also need other items like accessories or make-up. Even a single flower can convey the message,” he said.

For Areen Omari, an English teacher in Amman, “there was no real competition from other sectors in terms of Mother’s Day presents so these advertisements have made people believe that house appliances are the best option. Now, times have changed and there are so many options that people can choose the way to show appreciation for their mothers’ efforts,” said 

Ammar Kafarneh, marketing manager at SmartBuy, described Mother’s Day as the most important occasion for the sector, which usually witnesses very high competition. He attributed the great demand for house appliances to the attractive offers available on the market.

“Many people like to take advantage of this occasion because there are many promotions so they buy what the house is lacking,” he told The Jordan Times, noting that couples about to get married also take advantage of the occasion. 

For Ammar, the gift is not defined by its monetary value, but rather by the gesture aimed at making mothers feel happy and appreciated.

“Personnally, I do not ask for such gifts, only a simple flower or having my children by my side is the best gift I can receive,” she concluded.

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She-weld, a woman-owned metal shop, reopens in Red Hook after original location flooded by Sandy

A woman-owned welding studio in Brooklyn teaches its students all about metalwork.

Marsha Tratten doesn’t only teach classes at She-Weld, but also creates sculptures, kitchen accessories, and trashcans used on some of the streets of Red Hook.

This studio is a new location for She-Weld, after their previous location was flooded during Hurricane Sandy.

“We’re really excited to have this new place,” said owner Marsha Trattner. “We’re doing workshops, we’re doing school visual arts classes, we’re making commission work, so it’s a really full service.”

Classes at She-Weld are open to anyone, with or without experience.

Registration is available online.

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Non-Stick Pans Market Growth, Market Trends, Key Driven Factors …

The report delivers a strategic analysis of Non-Stick Pans market and growth forecast for the period 2018- 2023. Additionally, for strategic decision making, the Non-Stick Pans Market report also include competitive profiling of leading key players, current developments in the industry. This report will help players in Non-Stick Pans Market to plan and implement their strategies in different market areas such as emerging geographies and new technologies.

Description: “This report studies the Non-Stick Pans market. Non-stick pan is a type of pans with non-stick surface or coatings, which is engineered to reduce the ability of other materials to stick to it., For non-stick cookware, the non-stick coating allows food to brown without sticking to the pan. Non-stick is often used to refer to surfaces coated with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a well-known brand of which is “”Teflon.”” With the health concerns centered on PTFE in recent years, Ceramic coatings are developed as a newer material in the world of nonstick cookware. It’s widely considered to be the safest and most environmentally friendly option. Ceramic is free of PTFE and PFOA (more on PTFE and PFOA below).”,

Non-Stick Pans market competition by top manufacturers/players, with Non-Stick Pans sales volume, Price (USD/Unit), revenue (Million USD) and market share for each manufacturer/player; the top players including: SEB, Meyer Corporation, NEWELL, BERNDES, Maspion, The Cookware Company, Neoflam, TTK Prestige, Hawkins Cookers, Cuisinart, Le Creuset, Cinsa, China ASD, Nanlong, Sanhe Kitchenware, Cooker King, TianXi Holding Group, Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers, North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Columbia etc.), Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa), .

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On the basis of Product Type, Non-Stick Pans market report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, covers: PTFE-based Non-Stick Pans, Ceramic-based Non-Stick Pans,

On the basis on the end users/applications, Non-Stick Pans market report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate for each application, this can be divided into: Commercial, Residential,

Scope of the Non-Stick Pans Market Report: This report focuses on the Non-Stick Pans in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.,

Non-Stick Pans Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers

  • North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Columbia etc.)
  • Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)

Target Audience of Non-Stick Pans Market:

  • Manufacturer / Potential Investors
  • Traders, Distributors, Wholesalers, Retailers, Importers and Exporters.
  • Association and government bodies.

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Non-Stick Pans Market along with Report Research Design:

Non-Stick Pans Market Historic Data (2013-2017):

  • Industry Trends: Global Revenue, Status and Outlook.
  • Competitive Landscape: By Manufacturers, Development Trends.
  • Product Revenue for Top Players: Market Share, Growth Rate, Current Market Situation Analysis.
  • Market Segment: By Types, By Applications, By Regions/ Geography.
  • Sales Revenue: Market Share, Growth Rate, Current Market Analysis.

Non-Stick Pans Market Influencing Factors:

  • Market Environment: Government Policies, Technological Changes, Market Risks.
  • Market Drivers: Growing Demand, Reduction in Cost, Market Opportunities and Challenges.

Non-Stick Pans Market Forecast (2018-2023):

  • Market Size Forecast: Global Overall Size, By Type/Product Category, By Applications/End Users, By Regions/Geography.
  • Key Data (Revenue): Market Size, Market Share, Growth Rate, Growth, Product Sales Price.

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The next part also sheds light on the gap between supply and consumption. Apart from the mentioned information, growth rate of Non-Stick Pans market in 2022 is also explained. Additionally, type wise and application wise consumption tables and figures of Non-Stick Pans market are also given.

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Are Your Kitchen Tools Toxic? Hidden Chemicals in Your Cookware and Safer Alternatives

So you’ve mastered the pursuit of eating healthy by embracing plants and making conscious choices about the ingredients you consume. With all this positive progress, have you stopped to think about what might be lurking in that shiny new non-stick pan you use to cook all those recipes? Your pots and pans of choice can have a definite impact on your health in a negative way. But not to worry, there are certain hazards to look out for as well as some safer options to consider if you’re feeling the need to make a switch. Put on your oven mitts because this new cookware is coming in HOT.

What to Steer Clear of

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PTFE PFOA (Polytetrafluoroethylene  Perfluorooctanoic Acid): Traditional surfaces such as Teflon have been discovered to perform even less safely than expected. Sure, their shiny coating and promise of stick-free smoothness is appealing, but what is being used to make it this way? Turns out that the materials used in these surfaces are associated with dangerous risks such as reproductive issues, cancer, ADHD, and birth defects, to name a few. These fumes escape when the pan is heated, aka each time it’s in use. Although these concerns are known, approximately three quarters of cooking tools still have PFOA in them. Other common toxins lurking in common pans are lead, BPA, cadmium, and PFAS (Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid) which are important to avoid for your wellbeing. Luckily, you can prevent direct exposure to these toxins by carefully checking the labeling details of your cookware and consciously choosing alternative materials which are much safer.

What to Choose Instead

1. Ceramic

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There are many benefits of switching to ceramic, as it is much healthier and free of the risky chemicals in mainstream cookware. It’s also non stick and can withstand much higher temperatures than its metal counterpart. When searching for the right one for you, try to be sure that you’re choosing one that’s full ceramic and not just ceramic coating over top a metal base. Once you get your hands on the right one, the health and flavors of your dishes will reach a whole new level. 

This is a great option to consider if you like making dishes that require slow cooking. Use ceramic for a delicious BBQ Slow Cooker Lentil Chili and you’ll be shocked by how incredibly it transforms the flavors.

2. Cast Iron

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You may have already heard about cast iron, as it has a variety of great attributes worth considering. A huge plus of this option is that it infuses natural iron content into food. Studies have found cast iron to fortify your dishes with a 17 percent increase in iron levels. This is especially helpful if you happen to struggle with getting your daily value as a vegan. Cast iron also improves with age and can last forever if properly taken care of. Just keep in mind that it’s quite heavy!

Among its other wonders, cast iron is king when you’re looking to achieve a perfect sear. Due to the way it holds heat, this is best used for recipes that require crispiness, such as this Teriyaki Cauliflower and Kale Stir Fry or a Jamaican Tofu Scramble.

3. Clay

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As an often forgotten cookware piece, clay has a wonderful set of unique advantages. This earthy material has been used for thousands of years and is free of toxic anti-stick additives. Some benefits include its porosity as well as alkaline nature which helps to neutralize the pH balance of foods cooked in it.

Similarly to ceramic, clay is also ideal for your slow-cooking needs. Use this for recipes such as a Slow Cooker Tempeh Braised With Figs and Port Wine, or get creative with some Slow Cooker Enchiladas which will shock you with the intensity of flavor.

4. Stoneware


Pizza stones are onto something– another lesser known cooking option is stoneware. Its nontoxic composition is perfect for even heating to give your dishes a crispy exterior and moist inside, and it’s also microwave safe.

Stoneware functions similarly to cast iron in terms of your cooking needs. It’s a great vessel for recipes like Rosemary Polenta Fries or even Twice-Baked Potatoes With Hemp Sour Cream and Maple Coconut Bacon for the perfect texture inside and out.

5. Glass

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Glass deserves a mention as it is great for storing your food as an alternative to plastics. It’s also the perfect receptacle for reheating those tasty leftovers without any concerning chemicals entering. Although low cost and widely available, glass is quite breakable and may not be ideal for all your cooking needs but is certainly worth having on hand.

With this new knowledge, you can feel empowered to reduce toxic exposure by simply switching up your cooking tools. Not only will you feel peace of mind knowing that you are free of unnecessary harm from your pots and pans, but these solutions can also inspire you to get creative with your meals based on the type of materials used. Prepare yourself for a cookware overhaul and get cooking!

For even more recipes to accommodate your new cooking supplies, check out the  Food Monster App on your Android and iPhone, as well as on Instagram and Facebook! 

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Lock Haven Council sets rules for city food trucks | News, Sports … – Williamsport Sun


LOCK HAVEN — Mobile food trucks are welcome — as long as they follow the rules.

City Council is spelling out rules for food trucks in a new ordinance.

The city is requiring no permits or fees, but food vending businesses must have a valid state license.

Under the proposed regulations, food trucks must stay at least 500 feet away from schools between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., and 150 feet away from the principal customer entrance to any restaurant. Trucks also must stay at least 500 feet away from any vendor event that is organized, sponsored or sanctioned by the city, unless the truck is a vendor at the event.

No trucks may vend in a park or on city property. No tables, chairs, standing counters or similar pieces are allowed on public property or within the public right-of-way. Dinnerware and serving containers must be break-resistant. A waste bin and a recycle bin must be provided.

Vending must stop between 2:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.

The fine for violating the rules is at least $250 and no more than $1,000.

Council may suspend the rules for up to 10 days.

And, council approved the regulations at its meeting Monday. The regulations will come back to council for a second vote, as required, before they become official.