Dog Pedometer – a gadget that aims to ensure dogs get enough exercise in order to fight the growing rates of diabetes in pets

Lloydspharmacy has introduced a new range of products, including the Dog Pedometer, in time for Christmas. Lloydspharmacy has released a new range of pet products with particular focus on the Dog Pedometer – a gadget that aims to ensure dogs get enough exercise in order to fight the growing rates of diabetes in pets. With the RSPCA estimating that as many as half of UK dogs are now overweight* and experts agreeing that one in 500 dogs will suffer from diabetes**, an obesity related illness, dog owners are being urged to consider their pet’s health this Christmas.

Healthcare specialists Lloydspharmacy have launched a new range of Christmas gifts for pets so that owners can give their favourite ‘family member’ something fun, stylish and good for them.

With recent research showing that 30% of dogs in the UK are overweight*** there is a very real chance that many pets could be in serious need of some more exercise. Furthermore, it is estimated that one in 500 dogs will develop diabetes during their lifetime – a serious medical condition affecting blood sugar levels, which are best controlled in animals by exercise along with diet and blood glucose monitoring.

All the evidence points to the fact that dogs need the right amount of exercise to stay healthy, yet many owners are blissfully unaware of how much exercise their pooches are actually getting – so they have no way of knowing if they are getting enough.

For this Christmas, Lloydspharmacy has launched a new Dog Pedometer, so that dog owners can give their beloved pet a gift that will benefit them well beyond the usual festive treats and bones, and give them the healthiest and happiest start to the New Year. With the capacity to count up to 99,999 steps and offering two different modes to fit smaller and larger animals, the Dog Pedometer will help keep track of a pet’s exercising so that owners can plan and monitor its improvement over time.

A lightweight and compact device, the electronic Dog Pedometer is designed in white and black in the shape of a canine’s face, so it will look charming on every four-legged friend. Sliding comfortably onto a collar, its one touch digital display provides instant feedback on the dog’s activity.

Other gifts in the Lloydspharmacy Christmas pet gift range include a black dog collar with silver paw motifs, which is available in two sizes and made from 100% polyurethane, and a cat collar, that comes in gold and silver, with diamante studs and a bell.

Diabetes is a serious condition, which led Lloydspharmacy to introduce free diabetes tests through their pharmacies.

About Lloydspharmacy:
Lloydspharmacy is the trading name of Lloyds Pharmacy Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celesion AG based in Stuttgart. Lloydspharmacy has more than 1700 pharmacies across the UK and employs more than 16,000 members of staff. Lloydspharmacy offers free type 2 diabetes screening tests and free blood pressure tests.

~~~~
*According to information provided on the RSPCA website.
**S.J. Ettinger, E.C. Feldman: Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 5th Edition, Vol. 2, 2000 pg. 1438 
***Results are based on over 9,000 dogs given PDSA pet health checks between March and October 2006 and March and October 2007. Figures are extrapolated.

Via EPR Network
More Retail press releases

Retailer Of Baby Clothes & Designer Childrens Clothes Offers Additional 10% Off Holiday Apparel

Sandbox Couture, a popular online children’s boutique retailer of designer childrens clothing, baby clothes and a baby gifts, today announced its Pre-Holiday Shopping Sale offering customers early bird specials on Holiday Dresses, Holiday Event Dresses, Thanksgiving Outfits and Christmas Gifts for little boys and little girls.

Sandbox Couture‘s pre-holiday discounts offer shoppers the ability to rack up savings in advance of post-holiday sales. Many items in the online boutique are already on sale plus shoppers can receive an additional 10% off by entering in coupon code HOLDIDAY10 at checkout, benefiting from savings as great as 70% off retail.

With the slowing economy, online retailers like Sandbox Couture can offer greater savings than brick and mortar stores due to lower overhead and operational expenses, which enable already lower prices. By implementing reduced prices and additional promotional savings, shoppers can maximize value and quality at a much lower rate.

The online retailer represents a multitude of name brands, designer labels and unique finds that parents love. Offering a variety of baby gifts and gift ideas representing this season’s must haves, top sellers, celebrity favorites, Many shoppers have become regular customers and follow the boutiques additions and selection of top designers and styles. Considered an extraordinary source for quality childrens clothes that are adorable, unique and affordable, Sandbox Couture is has become a quick favorite among savvy shoppers.

“In tough economic times, retailers must be cognizant to the needs of their audience and Sandbox Couture understands the desire for quality and value at an affordable price,”stated Sam Brown, spokesperson for Sandbox Couture. “From fashion trends to the latest designers collections, our goal is to bring forward the best quality at the best price,” Brown concluded.

Top brands available at Sandbox Couture include Baby Bling, Baby Nay, Ooh La La Mama, Kate Mack and Itzy Ritzy to name a few. To take advantage of Sandbox Couture’s Pre-Holiday Sale, enter coupon code HOLDIDAY10 upon checkout. For more information on the latest additions in baby clothes and children’s fashions, please visithttp://www.sandboxcouture.com.

About Sandbox Couture
Sandbox Couture is an online children’s boutique retailer, providing designer baby clothes,designer childrens clothing and unique a baby gifts. The company takes pride in hand selecting products from top designers, thereby ensuring quality and contemporary style. Sandbox Couture’s philanthropic contributions and socially conscious business practices are at the forefront of the company’s ideals and corporate culture. Founded in 2005, Sandbox Couture is privately held and headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. For information about Sandbox Couture, please visit the company’s web site athttp://www.SandboxCouture.com

Via EPR Network
More Retail press releases

Southern California’s Best Deals On Office Furniture Is Available Online

CheaperOfficeFurniture.net, the Internet’s most affordable selection of discount office furniture announced some of the most competitive prices on office furniture, workstations and cubicles for any size and any type of office environment. Customers can find savings on new, remanufactured and pre-owned office furniture, or consign existing items.

“Whether setting up a new office, refurnishing an existing facility, or outfitting workstations with the latest in office ergonomic, we have it all, at unbeatable prices” said Jean-Pierre Cruz, president, CheaperOfficeFurniture.net“Our extensive online selection makes upscale office furniture accessible to small, mid-size and large businesses who are looking for a fiscally sensible way to bring offices up to date.”

Setting up a new office, liquidating existing furniture or upgrading to new office furniture, CheaperOfficeFurniture.net has a solution to meet each customer’s needs. From the initial selection of casegoods and accessories, our dedicated staff provides top-notch service to facilitate a smooth transaction at prices that aren’t available through traditional retailers or wholesalers. CheaperOfficeFurniture.net offers high-end office furniture comparable to the quality of Herman Miller and Steelcase, without the high price tag.

Cheaper Office Furniture provides the widest selection of new, pre-owned and remanufactured office furniture, cubicles and workstations for any type of business. From office chairs to discount desks, conference room furniture and reception area furniture, to lunch room tables and executive furniture, buying office furniture has never been more affordable. Medical office furniture includes medical stools, waiting room furniture, leather chairs and sofas. Office organization offerings include audio visual carts, bookcases, file cabinets, office shelving, office files, lateral files, mobile files, safes, shelf files, storage cabinets and vertical files. Shop from an unbeatable selection and enjoy our superior customer service for an exceptional online shopping experience.

About CheaperOfficeFurniture.net
Cheaper Office Furniture provides the best deals on office desks and casegoods, modular workstations, office chairs, conference tables as well files, storage and bookcases ideal for businesses, hospitals, and schools. Specializing in the Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino areas, Cheaper Office Furniture is your source for high quality, low cost office furniture. Browse our extensive catalog of workstation ergonomics and other office accessories by visiting us online at www.cheaperofficefurniture.net.

Via EPR Network
More Retail press releases

Blackwell Has Launched Its New Christmas Collection With The Headline That A Book Is A Gift Which Lasts A Lifetime

In the current climate of bad economic news Blackwell are hoping that shoppers will see books as a good long term investment and a gift which will last. With this thought in mind, Blackwell has brought together a Christmas collection of inspiring books and new compelling offers.

One of the exciting features of the Blackwell Christmas books presentation is the introduction of the ‘book of the week’. The book of the week is a top title carefully selected by Blackwell’s expert booksellers – and offered at half price. The book of the week can be purchased from Blackwell Online or in any of the Blackwell bookshops.

This Christmas a ‘3 for 2’ offer is also being introduced to Blackwell Online. This is an established offer in the Blackwell Bookshops, offering great value for money, but is the first time it has been included online. The Blackwell Christmas 3 for 2 selection encompasses a number of collections of books, including Blackwell‘s favourite Paperbacks of the Year, Facts and Trivia and the Small but Perfectly Formed collection. The Blackwell favourite paperbacks collection covers a wide range of subjects from biography to food and drink and is one of the bestselling collections.

With many customers wanting to allow friends and family the opportunity to choose their own books, Blackwell has recently launched an electronic gift card. These gift cards can be both purchased and redeemed on Blackwell Online and in the bookshops.

With Christmas just weeks away Blackwell are hoping that in tough economic timesbooks will be gifts which last a lifetime.

About Blackwell
Blackwell is the leading bookseller of medical and education texts in the UK with over 40 outlets across England, Scotland and Wales. It has built an international reputation for bookselling excellence with links to academic institutions and libraries around the globe and has continued to expand its UK base on high streets and in university campuses up and down the country.

In 1995, www.blackwell.co.uk became the first transactional online bookstore in the UK, giving people across the world access to over 150,000 titles. In 1998, Blackwell opened its central London flagship shop in Charing Cross Road, the book-lovers’ mecca. Since this time, two flagship shops, Broad Street and Charing Cross Road, have both won Chain Bookseller of the Year at the Nibbies, the annual British Book Awards.

Blackwell has now been trading for over 125 years from its world-famous flagship shop at Broad Street in Oxford. Its staff continue to be renowned for their expertise, depth of knowledge and love of books since the first Blackwell shop opened its doors.

Via EPR Network
More Retail press releases

Boots Has Introduced Five New Brands To Its Online Beauty Shop – Boots Beauty Boutique

Boots.com is thrilled to announce the launch of five new brands to its Beauty Boutique, which only opened its ‘virtual doors’ in Autumn 2007, increasing its already attractive offering of niche and coveted brands.

Boots Beauty Boutique is the beautifully ‘boudoiresque’ website for all those ‘beauty addicts’ out there, giving access to an array of the most sought after, exclusive skin, body and hair care brands from all over the world that are not readily available on the high street.

Thousands of customers have already treated themselves to renowned brands such asBliss, This Works, MOP and Dr. Nick Lowe since the launch of the site in September 2007. But if that wasn’t enough, now there is even more to find in the virtual boutique, from all the far-flung corners of the world.

ZPM is to wash bags what Mulberry is to handbags. Named after the founder Zoe Phayre-Mudge, ZPM combines bright colours and fabulous fabrics to create beauty and toiletry bags that are stylish as well as practical, so owners will leave them lying around for all and sundry to see.

Other brands introduced into the range focus on the more natural side of beauty. They include well-established, famous natural brands such as Swiss brand Weleda alongside newer names in the beauty world. One of the relative newcomers in natural beauty is the Greek skin and haircare brand Korres, whose roots are firmly planted in homeopathy. As a naturals brand Korres gleans most of its ingredients from four sources – Greek flora, foodstuffs such as honey, medicinal herbs and efficacious natural ingredients such as Hibiscus and Wild Mango.

Jo Woods is famed for being a model as well as a rock star’s wife. However, a lesser known fact is that Jo has been a committed pioneer to the organic lifestyle for the past eighteen years and has now created Jo Woods Organics. It comprises two ranges of totally organic bath and body products – Jo Woods Organics Everyday Range plus a more decadent gift range.

The fifth new brand is the paraben-free toiletries range Yes to Carrots, a hair, skin and bodycare range that harnesses beta-carotene, well known for its anti-ageing and anti-oxidant properties. This is combined with minerals from Dead Sea Mud to cleanse and detoxify skin.

Celeste Sinclair, Beauty Buyer for boots.com said: “Beauty Boutique has been very successful in its first year, with many of our customers discovering smaller niche brands that previously they may not have come across. We know many of our loyal customers want to see and experiment with brands that they might not have had access to before, so we are delighted to be able to introduce these five additional brands, and can’t wait to hear what they think.”

As well as these five exciting new brands, many of the existing brands will be extending their offering on Boots Beauty Boutique, including sets of gorgeous Christmas beauty products. Bliss, Burts Bees, Caudelie, Triology and Balance Me will all be introducing innovative new products for people to check out and enjoy. So overall there will be much more for customers to get their mitts on.

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

Boots Pharmacy Superintendent is responsible for healthcare advice provided in relation to Pharmacy medicines and other healthcare advice located within the Boots Pharmacy pages of Boots.com. Boots.com is the trading name of Boots UK Limited (registered number 928555) a member of Alliance Boots. All other information and advice on boots.com is the responsibility of Boots UK Limited.

Via EPR Network
More Retail press releases