Cloggs Has Announced The Opening Of A New Flagship Retail Shoe Store In Birmingham

The new Midlands shoe store opened its doors in the Bull Ring Shopping Centre on September 12th, and marks a huge milestone for the company.

Until recently, Cloggs had concentrated on growing its business online. Now, the opening of the new store in the heart of the Bullring Shopping Centre will put it at the forefront of one of Europe’s largest shopping venues, alongside some of the UK’s largest brands.

Stocking all of the major brands Cloggs sells online in a state-of- the-art shop, retail customers are now able to buy UGG Boots, including all the latest must-have styles such as UGG Bailey Button and Cardy UGGs. Shoppers at the new Bullring store will also be able to purchase all the classic boot brands ready for the winter such as Dr Martens, Fitflop Boots and Timberland Boots.

Fans of Cloggs will also be pleased to know that the new Birmingham store is able to offer a pre-order service, next day delivery and touch screen terminals where they can view and interact with the website from the comfort of the shop.

Cloggs are also introducing a new MBT collection of boots and shoes, which can only be bought from the Bullring store. Commonly known by their slogan ‘The anti-shoe’, MBT is a healthy brand of footwear designed to stabilise the body by supporting the body and preventing joint and back pain.

Nick Thomas, Director, said:

“The opening of this flagship store is a landmark moment for us. We’ve been able to showcase our amazing selection of footwear brands in a retail environment, whereas we’ve always focused entirely on online sales before. It is a great opportunity for shoppers to get the best selection of brand-name footwear on the market at really competitive prices. In addition to all the top brands we sell, there are store exclusives such as the MBT collection and really handy pre-order and next day delivery services.”

At present the Bullring is the 10th largest shopping centre in the UK, just behind St David’s Centre in Cardiff and Liverpool One in Liverpool. Commercial activity in the Bullring dates back to the Middle Ages and – thanks to the 36.5 million visitors it attracted in its first year of opening – it’s one of the most important retail landmarks in the UK. 2000sq feet of this landmark now houses Cloggs.

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Glowing Non-Slip Material Set to Save Lives and Prevent Injury

Negotiating a flight of stairs in the dark is the stuff of horror movies. Hands grapple for a railing, feet poke tentatively into the invisible abyss for the next step, and the mind struggles to push away the image of a terrible head over heels tumble to the bottom. Add moisture to that scenario and you’ll probably opt for the elevator.

But in a building emergency, the stairwell is the only option. Because of that possibility, the Federal Government has stepped in with strict specifications for photo luminescent usage. In 2008 alone, slip and falls cost the U.S. $36 Billion. Glow in the dark products provide effective illumination when the lights go out, but also provide highly visible indication in the light with their natural bright yellow color. When non-skid properties are added, safety is greatly enhanced.

FotoLum, a leading photo luminescent application developer and manufacturer, has developed non-slip solutions that in many cases exceed those Federal Regulations. Manufactured using 100% recycled materials and proprietary photo luminescent crystals, the FotoLum Glowing Non-Slip is presented in both an aluminum substrate and a tape version. The tape also uses a proprietary adhesive backing providing a superior bond to clean, solid surfaces.

Usage applications include: Public Building and Stadium Steps, Walkways, Boats, Marinas, Industrial Vehicles and more…

FotoLum is currently finalizing the details of an 8,000 step installation in the MidWest United States with other venues to follow in 2009 and 2010. Eventually, by Federal Law, all public venues will be required to utilize to have lighted steps for safety.

In a retro-fit application, the aluminum stair overlays are bonded to the steps with a proprietary, “green”-recognized adhesive; a high performance silyl-terminated, solvent free, UV resistant, moisture curing polyether (tri-polymer). It is a multi-purpose structural sealant designed for difficult bonding and sealing applications. The adhesive bonds aggressively to EPDM, PVC, BUR, coal tar, SBS modified bitumen, granulated APP, asphalt shingles, many types of coated metal, metal flashing details and window glass without emitting harmful fumes while curing.

Features and Benefits of the FotoLum Aluminum Glowing Non-Slip include:

. Photo luminescent epoxy charges in any natural or artificial light source and illuminates for hours
. Exceeds New York City Building Code Local Law 26 Chemical resistant and UV stable
. Meets A.D.A. Standards
. Ideal for new construction as well as replacement stairways
. Stair treads and flat plates can be anchored into cement, steel or wood surfaces during construction

Fotolum Glowing Non-Slip Tape can be applied almost anywhere:

Meets or exceeds the following Federal specifications: OSHA 1920.24 | MIL-L-3891 | MIL-S-17951C | MIL-W-17951C | MIL-W-5044C
. Clearly visible glow-in-the-dark material
. Safely identifies steps during power failure
. Non-toxic / Non-radioactive
. Rechargeable from any light source
. Easy to clean
. Long-wearing, mineral abrasive tread
. Meets OSHA requirements

Fotolum products carry a manufacturer’s warranty ranging from one to four years, with the life of some products exceeding 10 years.

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