Introduces New Baby Shower Themes, the ultimate online retailer of baby shower favors, baby shower invitations, and baby shower tableware, introduces new theme ideas and matching accessories to create the perfect baby shower. Offering 75 total theme ideas, helps customers find everything for their baby showers, from the invitations to the baby shower decorations. Introduces New Baby Shower Themes

“When a baby is on the way, one of the most memorable occasions is the baby shower,” said Sherri Yukel, founder, “Our new themes lend creative ideas for baby showers and provide everything customers need to personalize their baby showers. Whether the mother-to-be loves owls, elephants, ladybugs, or is just a“trendy mommy” in the making, has the perfect baby shower theme to match her likes.”

Fresh new themes include Owl – Look Whooo’s Having a Baby, Silhouette Couples, Baby Elephant, Baby Turtle, Baby Carriage, Airplane and Construction Truck. Some of the site’s best selling themes are: Monkey Boy, Zoo Crew, Mommy Silhouette and Modern Ladybug. Shoppers can browse through the latest themes and view each theme’s accessories, which includes everything from invitations to name tags to dinner plates to decorations and accessories.

For added convenience and savings, also offers party packs for select themes. Party packs come in service for 16 or 32 guests. online store features an expanded categories list that enables customers to easily locate the exact items needed to plan the perfect shower. In keeping with its commitment to customer service, the retailer has launched Twitter and Facebook pages to communicate the latest updates regarding the company’s site, showcase the hottest new items, and allow customers to interact with the company, and with fellow baby shower planners and fans of

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Tayloright Announces Launch Of

Today Tayloright announced the opening of their newest online store – – providing customers with a wide variety of men’s tungsten rings at substantial discounts. The opening of marks the fourth online store by Tayloright dedicated to selling men’s rings.

This new web site offers men’s rings featuring Tungsten Carbide – the hottest selling “alternative metal wedding band” in the world. Tungsten Carbide is virtually indestructible, comes in a wide array of styles including a new diamond line from Triton, and all rings are scratch-resistant and come with a lifetime warranty.

“Our customers are increasingly searching for tungsten rings online due to an increasing upward pricing trend in the retail sector. Our online stores offer substantial discounts off of high retail jewelry prices by reducing or eliminating high overhead costs. We have observed that our customers are becoming more internet savvy and comfortable with purchasing from online retailers, particularly when they are protected using secure credit card payment methods such as PayPay”, said Taylor Johnson president of Tayloright. will continue to monitor customer buying trends and if demand justifies it, other product lines such as titanium, gold and silver, and cobalt rings will be added beyond just tungsten rings in the near future. In addition to focusing on a quality product line, offers a “Customer Satisfaction Guarantee” including a 30-day return policy and a lifetime warranty on all of its rings.

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May Day Styles with Big Savings Thanks to

With the May Day Bank Holiday weekend just around the corner, top codes and vouchers website is allowing shoppers to make massive savings on the latest styles thanks to a new choice of vouchers introduced this week. The site offers shoppers codes and deals which can be redeemed at over 300 top retailers.

The website always includes numerous top stores in its range of deals, and the latest codes offer savings at big stores such as Marks and Spencer discount codes. These deals can help Brits to stock up on formal and work clothing, casual wear and more besides.

Ladies can enjoy big savings on top name fashions for this May Day Bank Holiday weekend to re-stock their wardrobe ahead of summer. Womenswear features in the new batch of deals with great savings to be had thanks to Joules clothing discount codes.

With Mums catered for at Joules, daughters and younger females in the family can enjoy savings on top high street names thanks to Dorothy Perkins discount codes. Whether partying for the Bank Holiday weekend or just getting some new styles for summer, there are big savings to be had.

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NDS-Gear, A Leading Online Store In The Nintendo DS Card Adapter Market, Offers Special Discount Coupons

The premium online store for Nintendo DS gear opens with a new and attractive web design, as well as a hard-to-resist offer of 5% off DS cards purchased before June 31st. NDS-Gear is a well-founded online company with a good deal of experience in the selling of well-known cards for the DS game console designed by Nintendo.

Special discount codes can be found on NDS-Gear’s latest newsletter, which also provides interesting and highly-sought information about DS Adapters and how to exploit them for their full multimedia potential. The DS card market has seen rapid growth over the past year as homebrewed card technology evolved along with the well-known NDS.

Customers will be provided with a special code that can be entered at the moment of purchase for an additional discount that will save them money. In the past, NDS-Gear had applied similar marketing strategies in order to promote increased sales of their original cards including the r4, r4i, r4 sdhc, r4ds, and ez flash.

Cards are multi-purpose DS cartridges designed with an additional SD memory card slot on the back, allowing NDS users to store larger amounts of data without having to purchase a large number of regular cartridges. This system allows NDS users to play back-up copies of their favourite games, browse the Internet, and even watch movies from the convenience of a single cartridge with more memory.

In addition to these attractive offers, NDS-Gear has also significantly lowered the price of the hot-selling iEDGE DS card, which has experienced large sales after the Chinese New Year.

With the launch of the new Nintendo 3DS gaming/multimedia console (apparently compatible with regular DS card models), NDS-Gear have stepped into the exploding market with a new 5% off discount code. Customers that enter the code “newsite05” will receive 5% off any products that are purchased before June 31st.

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Campaigning Politicians Inspire Businesses to Invest In Their Own Display Advertising Strategy

UK Point of Sale (UK POS) has recently reviewed the election campaigns of all three major political parties to discover whether any lessons can be learnt from the politicians when it comes to businesses increasing their visibility and marketing in the real world.

Campaigning Politicians Inspire Businesses to Invest In Their Own Display Advertising Strategy

UK POS provides many point of sale accessories such as pavement signs and snap frames that can help improve customers’ experience when inside the shop but there have been a few parallels with the focus on the UK General Elections and how a lot of the marketing strategies could help boost UK businesses to win the public’s vote when deciding where to do their shopping.

Posters are a tried and tested method of advertising businesses but one key point of sale accessory is the suggestion box, something not unlike the ballot boxes that the whole of the country will be visiting to vote for their chosen party in May.

Debra Jamieson, marketing and sales director for UK POS commented: “It may be a New Year which generally means a new start, but as retailers face the same threat of low consumer spending in 2010, it would seem that customer influence and demand will make a bigger impact than it has in previous, more financially buoyant years. Generally consumers have stripped back their spending habits so it’s important to know what they want from their shopping experience and retailers will be expected to do act on the feedback generated.”

Some businesses during the recession may have cut back on display advertising but much like in the political arena businesses and stores need to show they have a plan to recover and generate money/sales. The strategic use of suggestion boxes whether they are placed in store or used as a part of a prize giveaway for an added incentive can give the business a key insight into what the consumers think of the layout and range of products as well as the customer service and overall experience of shopping at that particular store.

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Savings on Holidays and Summer Styles with Deals

Leading consumer vouchers website has announced the launch of a new batch of reduced price codes and vouchers to allow shoppers to cut back on expenditure this summer. The new batch of deals covers high street clothing and holidays for the summer season and is among the deals for more than 300 leading stores on the site.

The latest range of codes features leading fashions f r o m top stores and includes a choice of new Monsoon voucher codes which are perfect for helping the ladies of the family get themselves kitted out for a holiday in the sun this summer.

Speaking of holidays, there are big bargains to be had on leading name getaways and escapes to the sun this summer, with the new offers including a selection of First Choice voucher codes to help families get the most holiday for their money this year.

More savings abound on fashions and clothing, with the new batch of deals offering people big bargains thanks to new Matalan voucher codes. Mums, dads and kids can get kitted out for the beach, the pool , the hotel bar and just about anywhere else with savings at the popular store.

Simon Terry, managing director of, comments, “We have some great deals to be had on summer gear, f r o m clothing through to top brand holidays. Families who are watching the pennies can enjoy some massive savings this month.”

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Burton Joins With James Corden In A League Of Their Own

Burton continues to strengthen its relationship with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK and in this all important football season they have recruited the help of the ever irrepressible James Corden. Burton has produced two limited edition T-shirts and a wristband, in the vital colours of the summer: Red & White.

Burton Joins With James Corden In A League Of Their Own

Burton has committed to donating £1.50 for every T-Shirt sold by Burton and £1 for every wristband sold to the Bobby Moore Fund to further their research into bowel cancer, so customers can wear these items with pride knowing that they are doing their bit for a good cause.

Being an ardent football fan and in a league of his own James Corden is perfect for this collaboration. James was keen to offer his support not only to the England team but for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, as it is of the upmost importance with bowel cancer being the third most common cancer in the UK.

James loves the iconic tees that feature the unforgettable image of Bobby Moore holding aloft the World Cup trophy in 1966 when England last won the tournament beating West Germany in a 4-2 victory. Burton expects that football fans will love them too as they are not only great tees, but can help save a life as well.

The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK raises vital funds for research into bowel cancer and increases public awareness of the disease. The fund was set up by Bobby’s widow, Stephanie Moore MBE, after his death from the disease in 1993, at just 51.

The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK tee is available in selected Burton stores and on-line.

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The new online store features an expanded categories list that enables customers to easily locate the exact items needed to plan the perfect shower. “Our new design for is a fun whimsical place for our customers to shop,” explains Sherri Yukel, founder, “We wanted to create the ultimate one-stop baby shower shopping experience for our customers.”

The retailer is proud to feature a huge line of exclusive original baby shower themes and baby shower favors, created in-house by its own expert design team. Their latest creations include the adorable “Owl-Look Whooo’s Have A Baby” and “Baby Elephant” themes.

In keeping with its commitment to customer service, the retailer has launched Twitter and Facebook pages to communicate the latest updates regarding the company’s site, showcase the hottest new items, and allow customers to interact with the company, and with fellow baby shower planners and fans of

“Our mission is to help moms and party planners create fun, trendy baby showers, and now Twitter and Facebook have enabled us to interact with our customers in a whole new way,” says Yukel. “Our Twitter is updated frequently and we’re sending out tweets about the latest products, party planning ideas straight from the minds of our baby shower expert experts, and exclusive discounts on our site. We love the Facebook since it allows customers to share with us photos and stories from their own baby shower events.”

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Topshop Launches Its High Summer 2010 Collections

Topshop has launched its High Summer 2010 collections, just in time for the sunshine. To accompany the new collections, Topshop customers can access a behind-the-scenes video from the brand’s advertising campaign shoot which shows the newest trends for the summer season. Packed with styling ideas, it is the perfect way to get inspired and choose what to fill your wardrobe with.

Topshop Launches Its High Summer 2010 Collections

Topshop’s in-house design team have the enviable task of finalising the trends the store will feature each season. They do this by trawling the globe in search of the most exciting new pieces, snapping great street style looks, and being inspired by all the cool places they visit. These ideas are then brainstormed, developed, and crystallised into the current Topshop High Summer collections.

For summer there are a lot of new looks to have fun with. Summer Fete offers a mix of sorbet shades, pretty prints and bleached-out denim, whilst in Festival Army, military-inspired pieces have a grungy edge. In Club Tropicana, body conscious summer dresses and hotpants in bold prints and colours look at home on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Finally, jersey maxi dresses, sleeveless denim gilets and towering platforms offer slick city chic in Body Armour. Topshop dresses continue to be key, particularly those featuring pretty sherbet colours and pastel ginghams. Shoes are also a big trend for SS10 with wedges and clogs taking centre stage.

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Debenhams Announce That Superheroes Are Taking To The Streets, With The Return Of The Cape

Capes, once the preserve of superheroes and fictional detectives, have become popular again in Britain for the first time in over 50 years. Debenhams department store has seen demand has soared for the first time since the 1960s.

So popular is the trend that Superman, Batman, and Sherlock Holmes have now been joined by Samantha Cameron who regularly wears a cape on the election campaign trail.

Debenhams spokesman, Ed Watson, said: “In true Hollywood style, these difficult times seem to be producing a new generation of caped crusaders.”

Sales began to rise after capes appeared on the catwalks last autumn. Cold weather and a determination to look stylish despite extremely low temperatures have seen shoppers snap up the style last made popular by Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton.

Ed Watson said: “This trend seems to suggest a longing for Britain as it used to be. Capes were last popular in the Swinging 60s when the country was at the forefront of fashion and everyone was optimistic about the future.

“Keeping up demand is a challenge, but with great power comes great responsibility, so we’re doing all that we can to make sure that all of our stores remain fully stocked with our full range of capes.

“Currently, all of our capes are being bought by women. But if the craze catches on with men, we may have to produce matching underpants which can be worn outside their trousers to comply with the Superhero code.”

Capes are the garment of choice for superheroes because they give warmth, allow freedom for sudden movement, yet swirl beguilingly while flying through the air.

Knee length versions also have the advantage of covering a superhero’s bottom, which, when dressed in bump revealing Lycra can often detract from an all powerful image.

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CQout Has Announced That It Has Achieved An Important Milestone With Listings Of Well Over Half A Million Books And Comics

CQout which recently broke into the US market to offer its services to disenfranchised eBay users has grown to become eBay’s closest rival in the UK online auction market by establishing a reputation as a safe, secure and trusted auction site and now has almost 2 million current listings.

CQout Has Announced That It Has Achieved An Important Milestone With Listings Of Well Over Half A Million Books And Comics

Despite new electronic gadgets such as the Amazon Kindle and internet downloads, demand for physical books and printed matter remains as strong as ever. The recent news that a first issue Super Man comic sold for over $1m at auction in USA is further testament to the strong if not growing demand in the book auctions sector.

A major factor in CQout’s continued growth in a market that has seen online auctions sites come and go is the company’s dedication to ‘going the extra mile’ to help its users. This has proved to be especially important for sellers of books and comics who often have difficulties cataloguing their sales inventories.

“We had discussions with two other leading online marketplaces about listing our inventory, but they just seemed too big to care: their attitude was that it was up to me to reformat my entire stock control system to match their very inflexible listing requirements,” reported one major CQout bookseller. “What was so refreshing about CQout is that they obviously wanted my business and were prepared to work hard to get it. What we now have is the listing interface we wanted, with the added benefit that CQout doesn’t charge for listing items- so I’m paying commission only on what I sell, which makes it a highly cost effective solution for us.”

That ‘no sale, no fee’ policy on standard listings is one of the things that has always set CQout apart from its better-known rival, as is the one-off registration fee that CQout charges new users as part of their highly regarded security validation process.

“One of the reasons that we’ve survived so long is that we take a rigorous approach to security and the creation of a safe trading environment for all concerned,” said CQout MD Siamak Bashi. “But above all we’ve recognised since day one that most small businesses and sole traders are busy people who want to make their online presence as simple and hassle free as possible- and that’s why we’re prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ rather than expecting them to work it all out themselves.”

With online sales continuing to rise in the UK and USA, it seems that CQout will continue to be a page turner.

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Animal, The Freesports Apparel Brand Has Just Returned From A Very Successful Week At The BRITS Event In Laax, Switzerland

The Animal Slopestyle Championships opened its start gate for the freeski section, which this year saw some familiar faces on the UK Pro ski scene make their play for the title. Having had such a high standard of skiing at last year’s event, the crowds didn’t know what to expect for 2010 but were not disappointed as the competitors excelled themselves with an array of tricks and jumps.

Representing Animal on the pro ski team, both James Webb and Paddy Graham had strong practice runs and were up against some tough names. Unfortunately, worsening snow conditions caught Animal skier James Webb out but Paddy Graham’s smooth run and technicality earned him a well deserved Silver.

After the success and boost in profile generated by the recent Olympic Boarder X event there was a clear raise in the stakes among this year’s competitors. Animal pro snowboarder Kate Foster set the 3rd fastest time in qualifying and progressed through her heats into the final. In a closely fought final, the win went to Charlotte Banks with Kate battling with Ivy Taylor and taking 3rd place and with it her spot on the podium and a bronze medal.

Event Manager Sonia Shaw commented: “The BRITS is the most anticipated snow event of the year and Animal proudly sponsors the most coveted title ‘The Animal Slopestyle’, a course that encompasses everything that skiing and snowboarding can offer: big air, rails and wall rides. The event was electric and having the Animal Pro Team win so many medals was just the icing on the cake for us”.

To reward its customers, the Animal E-Store is offering 50% off all Technical clothing.The Animal Technical range has been completely designed by the in-house design team working very closely with the Animal Pro team to ensure Animal clothing is not only functional and durable but bang on trend. Key features include fully taped seams, waterproof zips, detachable powder skirts with linking systems for pants, chamois wipes, lift pass cuffs and internal pockets for goggles, phones and audio devices.

The online store continues to have exclusive opportunities and competitions for its shoppers as well as free delivery, free returns on all orders and a safe, secure shopping online experience. The E-Store also stocks one of the widest selections of Animal products available in the UK including clothing, watches, bags, footwear, eyewear and accessories, as well as some great value Animal clearance products

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Shoppers Can Make Massive Savings On Top Name Fashions For Spring And Summer Seasons

UK consumers looking to refresh their wardrobes ahead of the Spring and Summer are able to get hold of big bargain on top brands and labels thanks to the latest vouchers from website The site has introduced new clothing codes and is home to deals at over 300 top stores.

Shoppers Can Make Massive Savings On Top Name Fashions For Spring And Summer Seasons

This spring and summer consumers are able to get hold of the latest spring and summer styles via the latest Marks & Spencer voucher codes. So no matter what the shoppers are looking for, whether it is new swimming gear or formal wear for the evening, the website is the place to find a bargain.

Many top stores feature in the latest deals, with savings available on boutique clothing such as new Joules clothing voucher codes. Joules boasts new styles and fashions for all ages, from babies through to mums and dads.

For the females of the house there are great bargains to be found at leading high street favourites, with the new vouchers and codes including Dorothy Perkins voucher codes. Ladies can go into the Spring and Summer with big savings on top brands.

Simon Terry, managing director of, comments, “People like to freshen up their wardrobes ahead of the spring and summer and we can help them do so with our new deals on great labels and brands this month.”

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Retailers Glamorising In-Store Environments To Encourage Up Sells

With the prospect of a rise in VAT to 20% after the general election, the retail sector faces a return to uncertain trading conditions at the latter part of the year. According to Displaysense figures, in order to counter this, retailers are investing more on their store fixtures to encourage customer up selling and make the most from every customer at the tills.

Retailers Glamorising In-Store Environments To Encourage Up Sells

Displaysense, the UK’s leading supplier of shop fittings and display cabinets has experienced a growing trend of customers over the past month who are searching for and purchasing more premium and designer display products to promote higher ticket items. This push for premium is a far cry from the promotion of budget ranges seen in stores this time last year.

As the country ushered in the new financial year at the start of April, this trend does not look set to slow, as high street chains and independents alike rush to glamorise the in-store experience to make the most of the pre VAT rise period.

According to Displaysense, its premium display cases and glass shelving units have been in unusually high demand for this time of year, leading the company to source a variety of other high end display products such as a new range of designer fashion busts. This sudden rush to reinvent the in-store experience could be mistaken for a seasonal high street change, however conversations with Displaysense customers uncovered the desire to encourage customers to break away from the budget ranges.

Steve Whittle, the marketing director at Displaysense commented: “Whoever wins the next general election will inevitably increase VAT and this is going to affect shoppers buying patterns towards the end of the year. What we are noticing is that retailers are getting ahead of the curve and are encouraging customers to trade up on their purchases. Retailers aren’t asking customers to buy the most expensive items in their stores, but simply trying to wean customers off of budget ranges.”

Michael Ward the managing director at Harrods recently highlighted that investing in the in-store environment is a necessity for retailers if they are looking to encourage customers to trade up during such unstable economic times. Such advice does not appear to be falling on deaf ears, as all sizes of retailers flock to companies like Displaysense for the next big thing in the display world.

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Crew Clothing Co Launches Free Prize Draw To Stay At The Lodge In Verbier

Crew Clothing Co. has launched a free prize draw both online and in store which will give customers the chance to win a luxurious stay at Sir Richard Branson’s ‘The Lodge’, Verbier.

Crew Clothing Co Launches Free Prize Draw To Stay At The Lodge In Verbier

The Crew Clothing Co. Free Prize Draw will run until the 30th May 2010 and online customers are invited to simply register a new email address for the chance to win this fabulous prize.

If customers have already registered online and currently receive the email Crew Clothing Co. newsletters, they are invited to simply introduce a friend for their chance to win. For each and every friend they introduce to Crew (who isn’t already registered on the database), they’ll be entered into the Free Prize Draw, so the more friends people introduce, the greater their chance of winning.

The competition will receive promotion via email from Crew Clothing Co. in addition to customers being encouraged to forward them to their friends to invite them to enter as well.

In-store, customers are invited to enter the competition, by completing an A6 postcard with their email and address details and sending back to Crew.

The Lodge is the newest addition to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition collection, The Lodge offers the ultimate in luxury in the most idyllic of settings just 5 minutes walk from the town of Verbier. With an extensive range of activities both on site and in the local area, from hiking in the breathtaking surroundings to relaxing in the spa, this really is the ideal setting for the perfect break.

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Tesco Win Green Retailer of the Year Award

Tesco, the leading UK retailer in beers, wines and spirits, won the Green Retailer of the Year at the Drinks Business Green Awards held at the end of March.

Tesco Win Green Retailer of the Year Award

Tesco picked up the award following a number of measures being taken by the retailer to make its packaging for alcoholic drinks as environmentally friendly as possible.

Tesco currently has 461 packaging reduction projects in beers, wines and spirits. So far, the retailer has have delivered 24,047 Metric Tonnes of BWS packaging reduction with another 8,000 MTs to be delivered in the next 6 months. Tesco has also driven the development of wines in Tetra Pak to increase their acceptability in the UK market. Tetra Pak is made of 75% paperboard, a low carbon raw material which they are working towards having 100% certified, currently by FSC. The hugely successful Tesco Value Spanish wines, packaged in Tetra Pak, have sold about 20,000 units per line per week since launch and the range was expanded to include a New World Value range from Chile in 2009.

As well as reducing packaging, Tesco has been active in driving glass reduction. Lightweight bottles have saved 5,500 MTs of glass on the retailer’s Own Label wines and even lighter ones are currently being pioneered. Additionally the proportions of recycled glass in Tesco’s Own Label bottles has been driven up by Tesco and now stands at 90% recycled content in green glass bottles and 35% for flint (clear glass).

Importing New World Wines in bulk and bottling them in the UK has saved 52,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. Wines are ferried from Liverpool to Manchester on barge, taking 50 lorries of the road per week, saving 700,000 miles of emissions.

Tesco is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its delivery services as well. Delivery vehicles have been fitted with black boxes which monitor fuel consumption and drivers have been given advanced training to maximise fuel efficiency.

Following the successful introduction of carbon labelling on Tesco own brand products last year, the retailer is currently developing the first ever carbon footprinted Own Label wines with Highfield Estate in New Zealand (accredited by PAS2050). These will be a NZ Sauvignon Blanc and a NZ Pinot Noir.

In an effort to spread its knowledge to its customers, Tesco is putting additional levels of information on the back labels of wine bottles. These will include details on packaging reduction, disposal (recyclability), proportion of recycled material and carbon footprinting. Tesco has points of sale in its stores to encourage people to consider green options when making their purchases.

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Compton & Woodhouse Add Television Home Shopping

One of the UK’s leading home shopping outlets for jewellery and collectables, Compton & Woodhouse, have ventured into the world of television home shopping, adding to their impressive portfolio of media channels.

Media specialists Mike Colling & Company (MC&C) are brokering the deal, with the programme ‘Compton & Woodhouse Collectables’ already airing regularly on the Ideal Home network.

The established brand, who boast an impressive and exclusive array of Jewellery, figurines, gift and collectables briefed MC&C to find additional reach amongst its core audience. The UK TV shopping market is currently riding a wave of expansion and an ongoing growth of digital sales, so a television programme seems the logical, natural step according to Mark Dugdale, Chief Executive of Haroldrex Ventures, the company that owns the Compton & Woodhouse brand:

“Compton & Woodhouse have already cemented their position through other media channels, and we believe this gives the customers a new way of experiencing the fabulous range of products before purchasing them.”

Compton & Woodhouse commission a talented array of designers, artists, sculptors, jewellers and skilled crafts people who are at the very top of their profession, and true to their style have partnered MC&C, the reputable media specialists.

The first airing of ‘Compton & Woodhouse Collectables’ aired on the 28th February at 5pm, and showcased gift ideas for Mothers day. Ideal Shopping Direct Plc, the parent company of the Ideal Home Network, is an industry leader, employing over 500 people and broadcasting up to 22.6million UK households. The four channels the network operates is also backed up by a separate transactional website which also hosts a stream of the programme, fulfilling customers’ experience like never before;

Compton & Woodhouse offer the very finest selection of beautifully hand crafted coalport figurines, prestige collectables and stunning pieces of jewellery available, available through mail order or online at

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Kellogg’s and M&S Join Forces To Sell The Special K Red Dress

Kellogg’s has signed a deal with Marks & Spencer to create the first ever Special K red dress to go on sale to the general public.

The dress will be available in M&S stores and online from the end of March and is a unique agreement for both UK brands.

Kellogg's and M&S Join Forces To Sell The Special K Red Dress

Special K, which is the largest cereal brand in the UK with sales of £120 million, is famous for its iconic advertising featuring the ‘Special K girl’ dressed in red.

The venture into fashion by Special K, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, is a commercial first for the brand which is targeted at shape watching women.

Greg Peterson, managing director, Kellogg’s UK Marketing & Sales, explained: “Special K consumers have been asking us for years where they can buy the dresses featured in our advertising and this partnership with M&S has given us the opportunity to finally be able to offer women the chance to do so.

“The marriage between Special K and fashion is a natural fit – linking up with M&S has given both brands a unique commercial opportunity to joins forces to meet the needs of both our consumers.”

M&S announced in November last year that it was to roll out plans to stock branded FMCG goods at its stores nationwide – including Kellogg’s Special K.

A spokesperson from M&S said: “The M&S red dress is an extremely versatile summer essential which can be dressed up or down and is sure to flatter any figure. The Special K dress has become a fashion icon in its own right so we are proud to be the first retailer to offer this famous dress to customers.”

The Special K red dress at M&S is featured on pack and is worn by the Special K girl in the cereal’s latest £3m “Love Your Summer Shape” advertising campaign and will be available at selected stores throughout the UK and online.

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House of Fraser Introduces Karen Millen Online

House of Fraser has introduced the new 2010 spring/summer collection from Karen Millen to its online store.

House of Fraser Introduces Karen Millen Online

The collection heralds in a new, relaxed mood with elegant, draped pieces tailor-made for the season’s artful layering. Fluid fabrics, easy cuts and feminine details are combined with a cool palette of calm neutrals. The lighter theme continues with pretty lingerie detailing while slick sporty pieces add a modern, urban twist. Hot tropical colours and dazzling prints bring vibrancy to the mix. Customers can now purchase their favourite fashion pieces from Karen Millen, online at House of Fraser.

The Karen Millen collection at incorporates the latest trends for fashion conscious women. Collections range from edgy black and white monochrome prints to vibrant tropical shades for the coming summer months.

Underwear becomes outerwear as lingerie and corsetry details appear in elegant tops and dresses within the Karen Millen collection. A sculpted black jumpsuit and form-fitting dresses are cut with corsetry details and peek-a-boo chiffon panels. Vintage slips inspire a nude silk halter-top trimmed with delicate lace. Beautiful French lace is cut into a delicate jacket to dress up or down, or into feminine dresses with seductive drape details.

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CQout Offers Free ShopFronts To Sellers With 100 Or More Items

CQout, international online market place and auction community, has set its sights on enticing new sellers who are currently trading elsewhere to sign up and list their inventory, by offering free online shop fronts.

CQout Offers Free ShopFronts To Sellers With 100 Or More Items

Following on closely from its 10th anniversary celebrations and a series of expansion plans into America, CQout has announced that it is offering free ShopFronts to sellers with 100 or more items in order to entice them onto the network and experience the many benefits which the community has to offer.

The new offer means that any seller who joins up with CQout and lists more than 100 items will be offered a free ShopFront for one year worth £114 (£97 +VAT). Sellers can also use any of CQout’s four bulk upload facilities to list their items, along with a wide range of bulk upload tools like the CQout Auto-Sync which is designed to make the process as quick and painless as possible.

Auto-Sync is a new technology which has recently been introduced by CQout which aims to take away all the administrative chores experienced by sellers, allowing them to devote their time to servicing both their sales and their customers. Auto-Sync takes data automatically from a seller’s own website to create a professional-looking auction listing on CQout.

This new offer forms part of CQout’s plans to take on the other major online auction sites. To this end CQout has firmly set its sights onto disaffected eBay sellers by listening to what customers and sellers are actually saying in order to ensure the user experience of CQout meets their needs.

Siamak Bashi, CQout Managing Director commented: “The most important factor for Sellers to gain success is to have a large inventory listings for sale – the more sellers have listed, the more likely are the chances of buyers finding what they want therefore making sales. Our bulk upload facilities and now this free ShopFront offer is our way of helping Sellers become successful.”

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Unique Christian Gifts Available At offers a myriad of specialty items that are spiritual as they are beautiful. The best part—they come direct from the Holy Land and are priced affordably; there is a wealth of gift ideas to suit every budget from olive wood nativity sets to jewelry. Purchasing Christian gift items f r o m is easy via their website and worry-free—their quality gifts are created with care in Israel.

Unique Christian Gifts Available Direct f r o m the Holy Land Inspiring Christian gifts and satisfaction with their quality and excellent customer service are the hallmarks of Buyers find the site simple to navigate and filled with many fine items. Buyers may conveniently purchase these spiritual gifts with any major credit card, Western Union, and even Paypal. All items are shipped directly f r o m Israel. Shipping charges are low, just $6.50 (no additional charges or fees) and the item will be airmailed directly f r o m the Holy Land by Israel Postal Authority. offers customers a stunning variety of choice when it comes to unique Christian gifts. The site is well-organized to allow buyers an easy shopping experience. Gifts are organized into the following categories: Christian Jewelry, Crosses Collection, Rosaries, Home Decor, Nativity Sets, and the Christmas Collection. Buyers may also conveniently browse for gifts using the search option.

The crosses collection ranges f r o m simple unadorned olive wood to extremely ornate crucifixes. There are many styles and designs to choose f r o m  and each one is made with care. Prices vary, but all the crosses would make memorable gifts. Examples of crosses include wooden crosses with the head of Christ, uniquely carved olive wood crosses, jeweled crosses, and crosses that also come with Holy Land earth and water f r o m the Jordan River—these make for spiritually unforgettable gifts.

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Displaysense Freeze Prices To Aid Cash Strapped Councils

With the UK economy still teetering on the cliff edge of economic recovery, everyone from small businesses to Alistair Darling are set for a new decade of belt tightening in order to reduce the countries debts. With more than 250,000 people currently employed in the public sector, this area is set to be hit hardest as budgets are slashed and the prospect of major job losses seem inevitable.

In order to help prevent future job losses, Displaysense, a leading supplier of display cabinets and cake stands to retailers and public bodies in the UK, has vowed to freeze the prices of its most popular ranges over the next couple of months.

The company, which has experienced price increases from their suppliers and who are also suffering from the ever escalating prices of fuel, has promised to absorb all of these costs until the start of June. As public sector bodies are set to start a new financial year in April, procurement managers are being encouraged to make the most of this price freeze and purchase their business card holders and display cases now.

With spending cuts being estimated between 5% and 20% from council to council, not only will those currently employment by a public sector body suffer, but also the general public who depend on grants or support from the government to get by.

Steve Whittle the marketing manager at Displaysense commented: “Throughout the 30 year history at Displaysense, we have always had a long standing relationship with councils. We appreciate their business and are trying to do what we can to ease their short term pressures and their long term concerns.”

According to a recent survey carried out by BBC English regions, some councils may experience up to 1000 job losses each, which will only push the level of unemployment back up and impact on the stability of the economies recovery.

Although the price freeze at Displaysense might not be the answer to the public sectors prayers, it is hoped that other suppliers will follow suit and play their part in keeping the countries unemployment level down and keeping the UK economy up.

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More Retail press releases Features Creative Designs In Modern Metals Comparable To Platinum, a preeminent online jewelry retailer has announced a brand new addition to its considerable selection of titanium and tungsten jewelry, and mens wedding bands: a collection of palladium rings and wedding bands possessing all the quality and allure of platinum at a fraction of the price.

Palladium is an investment quality precious metal, part of what’s known as the Platinum Group Metals. Chemically similar to platinum, it is likewise prized for its purity, durability, and brilliant white color. Palladium also has a broad range of applications beyond jewelry including electronics and industry. Along with platinum, gold and silver, it is one of the four metals to be given an ISO currency code.

The popularity of this white precious metal has been rising steadily in recent years, thanks to its similarities to platinum, wide range of tech applications, not to mention platinum’s rising prices. To boot, one troy ounce of .9999 platinum was quoted at in the commodities market last week at $1636, compared to $470.00 per troy ounce of palladium.

In the last few months, experts have been predicting greater demand for platinum and palladium in the coming year, citing persistent demand f r o m industrial consumers as well as swelling demand abroad for jewelry.

Like platinum, palladium is a superior jewelry metal due to its rarity, luxurious white luster and hypoallergenic properties. (Actually palladium is slightly whiter, lighter in weight and harder than platinum.) Previously white gold- an alloyed metal, was the popular affordable alternative to platinum.

White gold jewelry however, depends on a rhodium coating for its brilliant hue, and over time the coating wears off and requires refinishing. Palladium, a much purer and more durable metal requires no such coating to maintain its crisp whiteness.

“More and more people are choosing palladium rings and palladium wedding bands over platinum; they’re discovering that they can have all the rarefied eye-appeal and superior quality of platinum at a small fraction of the price,” says Ron Yates, the founder of “For example, the ARDENT platinum wedding band by ArtCarved sells for $2885. This very same ring in palladium sells for $695, less than a fourth of the price!”

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Parents and families can enjoy massive savings this Easter long weekend thanks to vouchers and codes website The popular consumer website is offering Easter Bank Holiday deals galore and the website boasts cheap deals for more than 300 top stores.

Leading family clothing favourite Matalan features heavily in the new deals, with codes to be found which offer free delivery on buys of £40 or over, allowing parents to get cheap back to school deals for the kids. The new Matalan voucher codes can also help families to get kitted out for summer holidays on the cheap too.

Also included in the new deals are a range of holiday and getaway deals, with this Easter being home to many great First Choice voucher codes. Offers on show include up to £400 off summer holidays as well as big savings like 8% off Winter 2010 holidays booked over the web.

Anyone who wants to get top name summer fashions on a budget can benefit from the new deals too with offering discount codes for stores like Dorothy Perkins, Boden, Debenhams and Gap. Also featured in the new deals are some big saving Monsoon voucher codes.

Simon Terry, managing director of, says, “This Easter we have loads of great money-off deals to choose from on top name clothing, holidays and more. Consumers can enjoy massive bargains at top names for the long weekend and onward.” offers a constantly growing range of vouchers and codes for savings at stores such as Boots, Currys, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s,, Dorothy Perkins, New Look and more. The website is searchable by retailer name, latest deal and most popular deal, making it easier for customers to find the best value deals in the shortest time.

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JD And K-Swiss Join Forces To Announce New Competition

JD Sports have teamed up with heritage brand and classic American trainer and sportswear manufacturer K-Swiss to offer a trip for two to California in conjunction with its brand new “Have an Awesome Day” campaign.

JD And K-Swiss Join Forces To Announce New Competition

K-Swiss is back on the TV screens with a new style and a big bang in 2010. This year sees the brand taking itself back to the sports-focused California lifestyle that originally inspired the two Swiss brothers who founded K-Swiss to develop the ‘Classic’, the first ever all leather American tennis shoe. Fuelled by innovative products, brand initiatives, events, celebrities and powerful marketing, the campaign is all about celebrating the California attitude to sports.

To celebrate the re-launch of the ‘Classic’ at JD and the re-birth of K-Swiss as the California Sports company, K-Swiss have teamed up with JD to offer one lucky customer the chance to win a prize of one week’s holiday for two people to sun drenched California. The winners will experience the K-Swiss California Spirit and attitude to sport firsthand, as well as having the opportunity to visit a range of locations including Venice Beach, Santa Monica Beach and Pier, Long Beach and Hollywood Boulevard, of which are featured in the brand new TV campaign dubbed “Have an Awesome Day”.

Those wishing to enter the competition can register on the JD Sports website. The competition closes on 31st May.

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Debenhams Reports Bad Bediquette Causing Friction Between The Sheets

Debenhams research has revealed that nearly three-quarters of the UK population have considered splitting from their partners because of bad bed etiquette. The research also showed that 78% of those questioned have considered moving house and 80% have thought about moving to the spare room.

Sleep-deprived shoppers admitted the detrimental effect that sharing a bed can have on relationships when asked whether or not they have an extra duvet to guard against a cover-hogging partner.

This was in response to a 41% growth in sales of single duvets which traditionally sell in fewer numbers than doubles, and a 24% growth in sales of king size beds.

Steve Lightfoot, Trading Director for Home at Debenhams said: “Our research has revealed the true level of resentment a bad-bed partner creates in the relationship – 10% of people we questioned have pushed their partner out of bed in frustration.”

Those suffering from foul-play in bed said that they lost an average of two hours sleep every night to naughty night-time habits.

Men are the biggest culprits for bad bediquette, with 16% more men than women being identified as creating an uncomfortable sleeping environment for their partners.

The most common bed offence was the ‘tuck and roll’, which is when the culprit holds onto the duvet and rolls onto their front, leaving their bed-buddy out in the cold.

Also a huge bugbear was the ‘midnight shuffle’, which is when one person insists on sleeping pressed against the other and when the victim shuffles away, the perpetrator follows them across the bed resulting in a ‘cliff-hanger’ situation.

Snoring, teeth grinding, kicking and fidgeting, and talking were the next most common night-time faux-pas keeping nearly three-quarters of Britons awake.

Habits mentioned more for being irritating were drooling, twitching and sleep walking.

So rife is the problem that Debenhams is in talks with suppliers about producing a night-time survival kit for customers which will include a double duvet, single duvet, ear plugs, eye mask, lavender spray and a hot water bottle.

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Co-Operative Crowned Responsible Retailer For Third Year Running

The Co-operative Group has been named Responsible Retailer of the Year for the third year running in the prestigious Oracle Retail Week Awards, which recognise the very best in UK retailing.

The judges described the Group as an outstanding business, whose breadth of initiatives and depth of commitment to being a responsible business meant The Co-operative stood out from the rest of the shortlist, made up of Asda, B & Q, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. One judge said The Co-operative is “streets ahead of anyone else in this field”.

Highlights of Co-operative activity which impressed the judges in 2009 included the launch of Plan Bee to reverse the decline of the British bee population and save the bees, work towards the creation of new marine reserves to help protect UK fish stocks, and working with WWF to focus on the environmental and social impact of tar sands extraction as part of its toxic fuels campaign against Dirty Oil.

Ongoing initiatives also showed real progress according to the judges – carrier bag use is down 60 per cent at Co-operative Food stores and its higher-welfare Elmwood standard has been extended to all Co-operative fresh and frozen chicken. The Group’s ongoing and growing commitment to Fairtrade was also recognised.

Peter Marks, Group Chief Executive, The Co-operative Group, said: “These awards recognise the very best in UK retailing, not just in the grocery sector, so it is a tremendous achievement to win at this event, but to win this particular accolade three years in succession is incredible.

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eXpansys Lines Up Cream Of The Crop At The Gadget Show Live

eXpansys, one of the world’s leading online technology superstores and specialists in smartphones and laptops, makes its exhibitor debut at this year’s popular Gadget Show Live.

From the 7th to the 11th of April, eXpansys will be rounding up and placing on show a collection of some of the most exciting innovations in consumer electronics set to make waves in 2010. First up for smartphone enthusiasts will be an exclusive display of HTC’s brand new mobiles including the eagerly anticipated Android-powered HTC Legend, HTC Desire and Windows-powered HTC HD Mini.

Another eXpansys exclusive display will see the unveiling of the latest addition to the Optoma Pico Pocket Projector range; a cool little device able to project content onto nearby surfaces with amazing colour and clarity. You can also project content f r o m a handheld device including: mobile phones, mobile gaming devices (inc. PSP3000), digital cameras, Laptops and Netbooks. The new Pico also boasts a built in media player with micro SD card slot.

In addition to those exclusive products at the show, the leading technology retailer will also be showcasing a selection of the most exciting new gadgets including Drobo desktop storage devices f r o m Data Robotics. eXpansys experts will be on standby to talk visitors through everything on display f r o m the world’s biggest manufacturers.

There will also be a limited number of Gadget Show Live exclusive show deals including a special offer on the latest HTC smartphones and some great deals on BlackBerry, Sony and iGo. Visitors to the Gadget Show Live can visit the eXpansys stand to find out more.

Anthony Catterson, chief executive officer of eXpansys said: “With a huge array of technological ‘must-haves’ expected to be on display inside the arena this year, eXpansys will be proud to help gadget lovers get their hands on their dream devices first.”

About eXpansys
eXpansys plc is one of the leading online technology superstores in the world offering customers best in class technology.

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Topshop Pledges To Continue Support For Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Topshop has announced it will continue its support of charity initiative Fashion Targets Breast Cancer in 2010 with the launch of a limited edition jersey vest, available in-store and online from the end of March.

Topshop has been working with Fashion Targets Breast Cancer since 2005, originally producing an exclusive shopper bag each year for the charity, which was then sold in store and online.

Following the success of 2009’s bold target print Tshirt, modelled by Jourdan Dunn, this year the charity garment will be a vest emblazoned with the slogan ‘Love to Love’. It will retail at £16, with £5 from every vest sold going to the charity.

In addition, charity pin badges and friendship bracelets will also be on sale from the women’s fashion retailer for a minimum donation of £1 for a pin and £2 for a bracelet.

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is the flagship fashion campaign of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a pioneering charity dedicated to the prevention, treatment and ultimate eradication of breast cancer.

FTBC was established in 1990 by Ralph Lauren after his friend and fashion editor of the Washington Post, Nina Hyde, died of breast cancer. Since the campaign launched in the UK in 1996 it has raised over £10.5 million for Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s vital research, campaigning and education work.

This year, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer was launched with a series of new images, shot by world renowned photographer Mario Testino, featuring Kylie Minogue, Sienna Miller and Claudia Schiffer.

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