Boots Has Created Two Fragrances As Part Of Its Support Of This Years BBC Children In Need Campaign

Boots has created two fragrances to generate funds for BBC Children in Need 2008, the fifth year the company has lent its support to the charity.

The ‘his’ and ‘hers’ fragrances from Boots are called Hug for Her and Hug for Him*. The bottles, coloured gold for Hug for Her and silver for Hug for Him, come complete with a Pudsey-inspired phone charm. The fragrances themselves have been specially created to conjure up memories of a happy childhood.

Hug for Her is all about the familiar smell of bath time; the smell of warm towels with a hint of baby powder, whereas Hug For Him has the scent of wood shavings overlaid with the sweet scent of cola, to represent a school pencil case that contains everything from pens and pencils, through to sticky sweets.

Colette Phillips, Charity Marketing Manager for Boots, said: “We absolutely tried to recreate comforting scents that are defining memories from childhood. Our customers who buy a Hug fragrance to support Children In Need will relive happy memories of their childhood, whilst the donation they have made will help BBC Children in Need create brighter futures for some of today’s generation of children.”

Boots has supported BBC Children in Need for the past four years and helped raise a record total of £1.2 million pounds for the children’s charity during last year’s fundraising.

Colette continued: “This year BBC Children in Need is all about doing something different, so we thought we should follow that ethos here at Boots. Traditionally, all our Children in Need Pudsey products, which are sold to raise funds for the charity have been focused on children, but this year we thought we should do something different and create products that adults can also enjoy.”

The fragrances are just two of ten Pudsey products available from Boots. Other products include a mug, badges, a Pudsey bear and a bag, and the obligatory Pudsey ears.

In addition, Boots store teams around the country and teams at the Boots Support Offices will be joining in the fun with some innovative fund-raising ideas.

* Hug for Her and Hug for Him each cost £10, with £3.50 from each product sold being donated to BBC Children in Need.

About Children in Need:
The BBC Children in Need Appeal is in its 28th year and over that time has raised more than £470m to help disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. The statistics show just how necessary the charity’s work is; in the UK it’s estimated that 2.8 million children live in poverty, one hundred thousand children run away from home each year, one child in twenty is classified as disabled and there are 175,000 young carers in Great Britain. More information on the BBC Children in Need Charity (registered charity no. 802052) is available at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

About Boots
Boots UK is the UK pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing business of Alliance Boots.

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Commercial-grade grow lights are available to the public at wholesale prices

AccessDiscounts.com – a leading supplier of grow lights, residential lighting and commercial lighting, offers savings on its entire selection of grow lights and grow light systems for commercial or residential use. Grow lights effectively simulate the effects of sunlight on plants (photosynthesis) in indoor environments, and come in an array of spectra, depending on the stage of growth. Grow lights are used by horticulturalists to promote plant growth.

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Specializing in an extensive selection of commercial lighting and residential lighting and grow lights, Access Disounts brings affordable prices to retail and commercial customers. Commercial lighting solutions include high bay lights, low bay lights, wall packs, flood lights, exit and emergency lights, ceiling HID fixtures, HID replacement lamps, ballast kits, capacitors/ignitors, sports lighter, induction lights, garden bollards, conversion bulbs, barn lights, construction lights, motion sensor lighting, roadway lighting, vaporproof lighting and Skillers Work Wear.

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About Access Discounts
AccessDiscounts.com provides a wide selection of grow lights, residential lighting and commercial lighting of the highest quality. Leveraging the close relationships developed with top lighting manufacturers, Access Discounts is able to provide the very best in lighting solutions at affordable prices. As a leading supplier of lighting fixtures for horticultural lighting, indoor and outdoor lighting, Access Discounts strives to bring quality lighting to customers nationwide. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in Milpitas, Calif., AccessDiscounts.com offers lights, lighting fixtures and accessories for residential, commercial and horticulture lighting needs. For more information, please visit AccessDiscounts.com.

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Finding The Perfect Dress To The Best Photographer, This Step-By-Step Book Is A Must-Read For Couples Planning Their Weddings

www.AmericanBridal.com, the Internet’s most expansive collection of unique and affordable wedding favors and bridal shower favors, announced today that its founder and Chief Executive Officer Shirley Tan has authored a wedding tips book that includes everything from choosing rings, to locations, finding the perfect dress or the best photographer, selecting a wedding theme and favors to post-nuptial etiquette. The Bridal Handbook by AmericanBridal.com is published by LifeTips Books and will be on sale at Amazon.com late November and on AmericanBridal.com starting January 1, 2009.

“Planning a wedding is a very special time for a couple, so we are very proud to have all of our wedding planning tips available in a complete book,” said Shirley Tan, CEO, AmericanBridal.com“Today’s bride and groom have so many options, which can make it seem overwhelming, but with The Bridal Handbook, following each chapter will assist in making planning a much more systematic and enjoyable process.”

From “Will you marry me” to “I do” and everything in between, The Bridal Handbook starts from the moment a couple announces their engagement and the wedding planning activities begin. Figuring out the cost of getting married in these budget-conscious times helps set the stage for subsequent decisions, such as location, guest list and theme. Readers will find ideas to inspire traditional or unusual weddings, or a special way to thank the wedding party with personalized and themed bridal party favors and groomsmen favors.

Perplexed about how to whittle an enormous guest list without offending anyone or wondering who should pay for what? Tan’s wedding book dives into some of the most stress-inducing aspects of wedding planning and offers tangible solutions to real-life situations: “What if one of my bridesmaids is pregnant?” to “How do I plan my dream honeymoon on a budget?”

Written in a light-hearted, humorous voice, The Bridal Handbook gives advice on avoiding the “Bridezilla” trap and graciously enlisting the help of family and friends. Delegating tasks for wedding-day logistics ahead of time makes for a smoother, more eventful day for the bride and groom. Time-out boxes for the entire wedding party are great ways to thank friends and family for their support while providing a uplifting messages, invigorating mini-spas or a re-energizing snack.

Post-nuptial activities such as honeymoon destination, exchanging and returning gifts, writing thank you letters are included in the last chapter to keep couples on track, even after the big day is over. Throughout the book, Tan offers some of the wedding industry’s best sources, while imparting creative ideas for wedding party gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers and other important members of the wedding festivities.

AmericanBridal.com offers the most extensive collection of wedding favors,bridal shower favors and accessories such as party favors, wedding invitations, personalized gifts, wedding ideas, wedding flowers, cake toppers, thank you cards, wedding guest favors, shower favors, wedding jewelry, wedding decorations, wedding centerpieces, bridal shower games, wedding programs, bridal jewelry, bridal shower invitations, place cards, usher gifts, wedding albums, wedding announcements, favor boxes, unity candle, wedding anniversary gift, wedding checklist, wedding bells, wedding napkins, wedding veils and much more.

About AmericanBridal.com
AmericanBridal.com is the online source for unique and affordable wedding favors and accessories. For every theme or season, AmericanBridal.com has the most extensive selection of products that are guaranteed to make any wedding an unforgettable event for the bride and groom and their guests. From fun and unusual to traditional and elegant, Americanbridal.com specializes in personalized wedding favors, attendant gifts, wedding ceremony accessories, unique bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts, bridal accessories and jewelry, and themed wedding favors. AmericanBridal.com offers the selection of a showroom with the convenience of online shopping and superior customer service at prices that can’t be beat. For more information, please visit us at www.AmericanBridal.com.

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Displaysense Reports The High Street Is Struggling As Increased Demand By Stores For 90 Per Cent Off Sales Banners Leads To Stocks Running Out In Late October

As the recession strikes and tightens its grips on British high streets, Displaysense report a worrying time ahead for retailers, with shops going to extreme lengths to encourage customers to part with their cash. The result of some stores taking up to 90% off of their prices has lead to stocks of certain sales banners running out.

The move towards massive sales which reveals the desperation of some high street stores, comes at a time when spending is usually on the increase as a result of consumers flocking to the streets for Christmas related gift ideas. Displaysense, a supplier of sale banners and display stands, is one such company that has been overwhelmed with orders for their sale product range, highlighting that the panic surrounding this Christmas sales period is leading retailers into unchartered territory.

Displaysense has been selling sale related banners and signs as well as other retail supportive products such as display cabinets for some years now, but has suddenly noticed a sharp increase in the demand for their 70%, 80% and 90% off sale banners, so much so that they sold out in October. Good news for Displaysense that they are meeting their audiences needs for products but worrying for the wider economy.

The retail display company is attempting to restock the items as soon as possible but feel that the demand for these sale banners will continue into the New Year alongside the overwhelming amount of orders received for their new range of sale related products.

Steve Whittle the marketing manager of Displaysense commented on this startling high street move by saying, “It’s a worrying trend for the economy in this run up to Christmas and the high street stores are really taking a big gamble”. He continued,”Normally this is the time of year for stores to hold their nerve on their pricing but it looks as if some have shown their cards early and we’ve noticed a great deal of shops with literature holders displaying major discounts”.

Not only are some of the stores taking up to 90% off their prices to encourage Christmas sales, but some are already beginning to revamp their look for 2009 as Displaysense highlight an increase in sales of their shop fittings such as their range of display cases. With the economy not set to recover for some time, a store with a unique look just might have what it takes to prosper in the forthcoming year.

With a tough 2009 predicted, Displaysense is preparing for the tough times ahead for retailers and has already tripled the stock of their ‘buy one get one free’ sale signs but hope they don’t sell any ‘closing down’ signs .

About Displaysense:
Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. They have a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and have been able to develop their ever growing standard range of over 1500 displays. The range is now hugely diverse including acrylic containers, display cabinets, mannequins, slatwall, shelving units, exhibition displays and business card holders.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters,

Displaysense provide a full service to UK, Ireland and Europe with their dedicated websites www.displaysense.co.uk, www.displaysense.ie and www.displaysense.com.

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