Bell and Howell Announces 100th Retail Click-and-Collect Installation of Cleveron’s PackRobot in North America

Durham, North Carolina, USA, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bell and Howell announced today the 100th U.S. installation of the PackRobot, a 16-foot-tall automated package pickup system manufactured by Cleveron, a leading European developer of click-and-collect self-service pickup technology.

The PackRobot allows customers to pick up their online order in a matter of seconds. Once items are ready for pickup, the customer is sent an email or text notification with a code. They then simply walk up to the PackRobot when it is most convenient for them, scan their code and retrieve their order. This simplified approach to online order pickup reduces the time it takes a consumer to retrieve an online order from 15 minutes or more to less than 15 seconds.

“By turning to the autonomous self-service pickup model, leading retailers are setting themselves apart from e-retailers by utilizing their physical stores as micro-distribution centers,” said Ramesh Ratan, Ph.D., Bell and Howell’s CEO. “By adding Cleveron’s PackRobot and additional smart-locker technology to their stores, these retailers are enhancing their customers’ overall shopping experiences by saving time with the convenience of coming into a store to pick up their orders in seconds.”

Bell and Howell and Cleveron first announced their partnership in September of 2015, with the first PackRobot being launched in the U.S. in March of 2016. Bell and Howell has since deployed Cleveron’s PackRobot at more than 100 retail locations in 2017, with plans to scale to nearly 1,000 additional units in 2018. Bell and Howell is the exclusive North American distributor of Cleveron products, and is responsible for installation, remote monitoring and ongoing maintenance, and providing unique insights used to further enhance the customer’s shopping experience.

“It’s exciting to see the PackRobot having such tremendous success in the North American market,” said Arno Kütt, Cleveron founder and chairman. “By leveraging IoT robotics-based technologies, our customers are now able to deliver the kind of convenient and rewarding click-and-collect experience that online shoppers are beginning to appreciate and even expect.”

Visit for more information on the PackRobot, or contact Bell and Howell at +1 919-767-4401 for more details.


About Bell and Howell

Bell and Howell is shaping the future of communications and commerce. We deliver innovative service and technology solutions that enrich customer communications and fulfillment for the world’s largest finance, industry and public sector enterprises. Our software and hardware streamlines high-volume, high-integrity production of customer communications and products, maximizes postal discounts, and monetizes every customer touchpoint. Our service organization is among the most sophisticated in the world for production workflow, automation and industrial mechatronics. Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, with offices around the world, Bell and Howell is the trusted partner to thousands of organizations globally. For additional information, visit

About Cleveron

Cleveron is the world’s innovation leader in developing click-and-collect parcel pickup technology. Cleveron’s products help omnichannel retailers to automate online order delivery in the physical stores (buy online, pickup in store concept). Using groundbreaking robotics and IoT solutions, Cleveron aims to set a new standard in parcel self-service pickup and return experience for shoppers. The company’s solutions are used by leading retailers and logistics companies in the U.S. as well as Europe. For more information, visit


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Westcoast Retail applies online expertise to

LONDON, 2017-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ —  UK based distributor and supply chain innovator, Westcoast Retail, revealed it has signed a UK-wide deal with online electricals retailer, to provide distribution and fulfilment services for  it’s growing computing range including products from brands such as; Apple and HP.

Brought on board after demonstrating outstanding results with both drop-ship and click and collect distribution models for other online retailers, Westcoast Retail is tasked with managing’s stock levels, delivering orders directly to customers and handling returns.

Westcoast Retail is not only responsible for holding stock, but also for forecasting sales and ordering products accordingly, directly from the vendors. The team’s thorough knowledge of the computing and consumer electronics sectors helps create an efficient and streamlined supply chain model fulfilling the needs of vendors and customers alike.

Simon Exton,’s Director of Consumer Electronics

“Entering the computing sector is an important step for as we continue on our mission to become the best electrical retailer in Europe.The fast-paced nature of this market means we required a partner that is agile and understands both the online retail and computing spheres. In Westcoast Retail, we feel that we have the perfect partner. The company is trusted by an impressive array of vendors and retailers and its distribution models and ability to accurately forecast sales is invaluable as we establish ourselves in the computing sector.”

Westcoast Retail Sales Director, Matt Pasco, commented:

“We are delighted to have been selected by Entering a partnership with another giant in online retailing highlights the reputation that we have gained in this space and the partnership we have entered into plays in perfectly to both ours and’s strengths. Computing is an area of expertise for Westcoast Retail and we have demonstrated that our supply chain and distribution models are both robust and flexible across a range of leading vendors and retailers.”

About Westcoast

Westcoast Limited was founded in 1984 and is a leading IT distributor with a product portfolio spanning the whole computing spectrum ranging from desktop PC and notebook products through to software, high end server solutions, network products, printers, peripherals, spare parts and consumables.  The group sells to resellers, retailers and dealers in the UK and Ireland providing creative credit, marketing and logistics services to more than 5,000 customers.  More information on Westcoast can be found at

Location3’s LOCALACT Platform Meets Growing Need for Franchises to Maximize Customer Traffic and Dominate Their Local Markets

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Location3’s LOCALACT Platform Meets Growing Need for Franchises to Maximize Customer Traffic and Dominate Their Local Markets

Franchisees in FSR, QSR and Fitness are Seeing Strong ROI and Increased Store Visits Following Deployment

Denver, CO. – October 31, 2017Location3, the digital marketing agency that delivers enterprise-level strategy with local market activation, today announced it has steadily expanded LOCALACT deployments since the public launch of its platform in September. Clients, including Anytime Fitness, FASTSIGNS, and HoneyBaked Ham, are using LOCALACT to successfully drive customers to over 65,000 locations in total. Since the platform launched in early September, LOCALACT has served over 1.7 billion map listings views, issued driving directions almost 27 million times, and connected nearly 9 million customers to their local franchise via click-to-call. LOCALACT helps franchisees and marketers drive measurable results by integrating key local digital marketing channels like organic search, paid search & social advertising, and more.


Features include local business listing management with extensive data validation and ongoing optimization, localized paid search advertising with advanced location and consumer insights, consumer review monitoring and responding, Facebook advertising, store-level analytics integration and much more.


“What began as a way to help businesses grow and scale their local digital marketing tactics has evolved into a platform to manage interactions, data and insights, all from one place,” said Alex Porter, CEO of Location3. “Brick-and-mortar brands, franchise systems, and companies of all sizes are facing news challenges with local search. LOCALACT makes it easy to integrate all data into a single, centralized and easy-to-manage platform.”


“Location3 has helped our organization and our franchisees reach new customers with digital marketing programs for over 10 years, and we are excited about the launch of their LOCALACT platform,” said Drue Townsend, SVP of Marketing, FASTSIGNS International. “The data that is now accessible on the platform 24/7 and in one place gives FASTSIGNS franchisees a competitive marketing advantage. From seeing their Google Analytics web traffic sources to understanding which key terms are converting as Pay-Per-Click actions to seeing social media reviews and being able to respond to them directly from the portal, we believe that LOCALACT provides great value for our U.S. and Canadian franchise system.”

To learn more about LOCALACT and schedule a demo, please visit

About Location3

Location3 is the digital marketing agency that delivers enterprise-level strategy with local market activation. Location3 works hand-in-hand with corporate/brand marketing teams at franchise systems and multi-location brands to execute integrated digital programs that increase customer acquisition and brand awareness. We are a strategic partner and an extension of our clients’ marketing teams.


Vape starter kit sales soar by 37% over Stoptober campaign

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LONDON, 2017-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Early signs indicate that Public Health England’s new harm reduction approach to decreasing smoking rates across the UK has not only been widely accepted, but capitalized upon. For the first time, vaping has featured prominently within the NHS Stoptober campaign, with the official website included in the Stoptober TV advertisement.

Vape Club – the UK’s largest online retailer of vaping products and e-cigarettes – has seen e-cigarette starter kit sales increase by 37% year on year following the launch of the 2017 campaign.

Director of Vape Club Dan Marchant says that the medical acceptance has provided a watershed moment for public health:

‘It’s fantastic to see the NHS finally backing vaping as a pathway to quit smoking. The industry has been backing this alternative for a long time, but with the evidence provided by Public Health England, endorsements from the likes of Cancer Research UK and the figures which are produced by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), there can be no doubt that vaping is the most effective method to give up tobacco.

The NHS advocating vaping as an alternative to tobacco is an enormous breakthrough and will do an outstanding amount of good for public health and tobacco control in the UK.’

Believed to be 95% less harmful than traditional tobacco, e-cigarettes feature within the NHS’ Stoptober campaign as a way of phasing out tobacco rather than advocating – as seen in previous campaigns – the ‘cold turkey’ approach. Through the adoption of this harm reduction strategy, the UK has seen record high rates of smoking cessation and is fast becoming a European leader in this respect.

About Vape Club

The UK’s largest online retailer of vape kits and e-liquid, Vape Club aim to provide the best possible quality vape products at the best possible prices.

Vape Club are offering a site wide 15% discount with the code STOPTOBER.  You can also be in line to win your very own starter kit as they give away 5 kits each week through social media to smokers looking to switch.

Trace One Network Will Fuel Efficiency for Success

BOSTON, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help retailers and suppliers succeed in a highly competitive industry, private label collaboration experts Trace One today launched the Trace One Network. This global retail business network promotes efficient, accurate communication so companies create innovative products, boost agility and delight consumers. To drive critical mass adoption of the network, Trace One will leverage its global network of 20,000 retail companies – the largest private label community in the world.

Amid this period of retail reinvention, Trace One Network focuses on enhancing communication by creating a single online hub for retail partners to serve shoppers better. Market trends disrupting grocery private label include the rise of grocery e-commerce, hard discounters and direct-to consumer rivals. Addressing these factors means companies must collaborate, as competition now takes place between supply chains – not just individual companies.

“Collaboration helps retail companies differentiate themselves from the competition and win with private label by adapting to consumers’ expectations of speed, agility and responsiveness,” says Trace One CEO, Christophe Vanackere. Trace One Network saves retail professionals time and effort by helping them gather relevant market knowledge, build relationships, and share company and product data using one integrated solution. The network will continuously evolve and add valuable functionality to serve retail users’ needs over the long term.

Retail companies benefit from Trace One Network, as retailers and suppliers can identify reliable trading partners, source and promote private label products, and stay informed of industry trends. This online collaboration network will help retail companies improve their speed to market, cost management, and mitigate key business risks.

“Given today’s retail disruption, Trace One Network is exactly what retail trading partners need to deliver a superior customer experience. We can no longer afford to work in silos,” says Shaun Bossons, CRO, of Trace One. “The network represents an evolution of Trace One’s proven strengths in connecting global retail supply chain partners for efficient collaboration, while addressing companies’ need for business efficiency, differentiation and confidence in their private label brands.”

About Trace One

Founded in 2001, Trace One powers the world’s largest collaborative network for private label development with more than 20,000 companies in 100 countries developing over $300B in products annually. Our globally proven platform enables our customers to develop and manage private label products, ensure conformity to industry and government legislation and drive consumer trust.

U.S. Craft Beer Sales Dominate the South American Market

Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mexico has its tequila, Cuba has rum, Brazilians drink caipirinhas and now America has craft beer.  Though the U.K. holds the most breweries per capita, the U.S. remains the largest producer of craft beer with 5,000+ breweries.  In fact, the craft beer revolution has become so strong and established in Europe and North America that the trend has begun trickling southwards and is dominating sales in places like Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru.

“Sales of craft beer in Latin America are growing at between 20% and 40% a year, depending on which country you’re in,” said Daniel Trivelli in a 2016 BBC News article.  President of Copa Cervezas de America, one of the region’s biggest craft beer contests, Trivelli said craft beer sales in Chile grew nearly 25% from the previous year, which represented only 2% of the overall beer market in 2016.

Craft beer is a trend the world over, and South America is jumping on the bandwagon as its culinary scene continues to progress at an astounding rate, its craft brewing scene is getting global recognition through its introduction of America’s most popular and beloved flavors.  Here are a few of the popular craft beers from America you can find on your next visit to Central and South America:

Chub Scotch Ale • Oskar Blues Oskar Blues Brewery • Colorado

Oskar Blues Chub Scotch Ale, which was rated amongst the top 50 beers on Ratebeer comes from a funky little brew pub in Longmont, Colorado.  The dark brown color features a beautiful Beige cream reveals notes of cocoa, coffee, dried and smoked dark fruit.  Its potent alcoholic strength of 8% balances well between its sweet and slightly bitter taste.  From the brewery that began the craft-beer-in-a-can craze, the scotch ale tastes strong with big and deliciously complex flavors.

Even More Jesus • Evil Twin Brewing • New York

A black color and a persistent foam contain an aroma espresso, chocolate, and caramel.  This complex beer produced in limited quantities features an intense flavor of chocolate, coffee, and brown sugar.  Its sweet flavor, high body, and dry coffee aftertaste are recognizable throughout all 12% of its alcohol volume making it worthy of the vote of one of the best breweries in the world.

Independence Pass Ale • Aspen Brewing Company • Aspen, Colorado

Ideal for the adventurous home cook, the Independence Pass Ale is for the friend in the group who doesn’t like IPAs but wants to look like they like IPAs.  This hoppy yet balanced, high altitude rendition of the classic India Pale Ale style won Gold Medals two years in a row at the World Beer Cup, the most prestigious beer competition in the world.  A major catalyst for Aspen Brewing Company, this high-altitude rendition of the classic IPA boasts an all-around fuller flavor and smells of strong caramelized malts when you pour the off-white, hazy and “chunky” amber body into the pint.

Funk-n-Delicious, Belgian-Style Blueberry Sour Ale • Oceanside Ale Works San Diego  

Tastes as sour as blueberry jack hammer to the tongue with a hazy amber color and a thin, white, frothy head. Dedicated to using only the freshest hops and finest barleys, Oceanside Ale Works gifts to the world a series of Belgian style blonde ales spontaneously fermented with wild airborne yeast Blueberry, Peach, and Strawberry.  The Lambic/Belgian sours, aged in Johannesburg Riesling barrels with organic blueberries, gives off a mild sweet aroma and flavor of Belgian sugar, champagne, and grains.  One of the few remaining manual brew houses in the country, this 20-barrel brewery produces a hand-crafted beer with a 6% ABV you are sure to remember.  Whether you’re relaxing in luxury in Peru’s upscale Miraflores district, soaking up the arts in Sao Paulo, or experimenting with flavors in Argentina the craft beer revolution can be found nearby.

About Velour Imports
Velour Imports Limited Liability Company is an export management company which distributes alcoholic beverages through the solicitation of sales of wine, beer, and ciders to a rising number of luxury resorts and hotels around the world. The staff secures purchase orders from approved distributors, importers and agents, in addition to developing brand recognition to help increase those sales. The organization holds federal and state export licenses in compliance with the laws and regulations that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The company secures compliance, sales authority, and arranges logistics of product directly from manufacturers.

Announcing easy access to American craft beer, Velour Imports sponsored the BeerFluence #localgoesglobal, social media campaign. Running until November 4th, each week features product reviews from a different blogger, homebrewer, or journalist from Brazil, Panama, the Cayman Islands, or the U.S. For full campaign details, or a list of to participating partners, visit

Klarna UK Consumer Survey: Retailers must develop emotional intelligence to win over new generation of online shoppers

Millennial generation three times more likely to feel excitement while adding items to their online basket, compared to older shoppers

Negative emotions also play a role in decision-making – with millennials more than five times as likely as over 55s to feel guilt at the point of payment

LONDON, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retailers must develop emotional intelligence (EQ) and alter their customer journey accordingly to nudge shoppers to a better online experience

A consumer research study recently put out by Klarna UK also shows that 16 – 34-year olds are more likely than older generations to be influenced by emotional factors when shopping online.

The millennial emotional rollercoaster of the millennial customer journey

For the millennial generation – the largest group of online shoppers – the traditional linear customer journey is more akin to a rollercoaster, marked by highs and lows of emotion. According to Klarna UK’s consumer research, millennials experience higher levels of anxiety, impulsiveness and impatience than their older counterparts. Klarna UK’s consumer research shows two thirds (68 percent) of millennials reported feeling excitement when adding items to their online basket, compared to less than a quarter (24 percent) of people over 55.

The flip side of this excitement is lows caused by anxiety and guilt, with 52 percent of millennials saying that they worry that they can’t afford the purchase during checkout, compared to only 16 percent of over 55s. One in five millennials have abandoned a purchase because of worry about regretting it later.

Increasing merchant EQ

The extremes of emotion experienced by millennials must be navigated carefully so retailers can effectively guide this group through the purchase process.

Allowing shoppers to try before they buy is an easy way to build brand loyalty – findings from Klarna UK’s consumer research shows that 20 percent of millennials would feel less guilty if they were offered deferred payment options, and one in five would be more likely to complete a purchase if they knew they could spread the cost over time. It’s vital that merchants offer these choices at the checkout – so millennials can be reassured a transaction is achievable.

The buzz of the basket

The consumer research debunks the myth that items added to a basket show a clear intention to purchase. In fact a significant 89 percent of millennials use the basket as a tool to review costs, while more than three quarters often use their basket as a wish list, compared with only 29 percent of over 55s. Meanwhile, nearly three quarters (74 percent) admit to indulging in ‘buzz browsing’ – adding items to a basket with no clear intention to buy.

Crucially, 58 percent of millennials are more likely to complete a purchase if an online offer is going to expire, so tapping into this fear of missing out by offering time bound incentives and educating shoppers about pay after delivery or consumer finance options can encourage customers to complete their purchase. Simple website features such as showing stock levels and displaying expert advice from social influencers can all help retailers nudge this important group of consumers to checkout.

Luke Griffiths, UK General Manager, Klarna, said: “Our insight proves that the online customer journey is more complex than ever, with shoppers being driven by emotional factors. Retailers must develop EQ to deliver a positive online customer experience that smooths the highs and lows.

“Payment is still a sticking point for many consumers – with one in four feeling frustrated when the checkout doesn’t remember their details and one in four millennials saying that they are more likely to complete a purchase if one-click payments are in place. Competition in the marketplace is fierce, winners will be retailers that build shopper affinity by offering a fast, easy checkout with flexible payment options.”

And new analysis by the University of Reading, commissioned by KLARNA UK, offers advice for retailers on how to engage hearts as well as minds to reach today’s online shopper, while offering academic insight into future commerce trends.

Dr. Julia Vogt, assistant professor in Psychology at the University of Reading, commented: “Applying behavioural psychology can help us understand what consumers love and hate about online shopping. Emotional factors can cause hesitation in the process which can derail a purchase right up until the final payment. By understanding the role of heart as well as the head, retailers can create effective customer engagement strategies to nudge consumers to conversion.”

Visit to find more data and insight, including:

  • Analysis and advisory report for merchants – Emotional eCommerce – from Klarna UK and Reading University
  • Infographics on the generational and gender differences of online shoppers
  • Infographic on millennial emotions at each stage of the online buying journey
  • Animation summarising millennial shopping behaviour and advice for merchants


About Klarna

Klarna is Europe’s leading payments provider, that aims to make the payment process simple, smooth and safe for customers and merchants. The company, founded in 2005, was recently named as one of the top disrupter companies in the world by CNBC. Klarna works together with 70,000 merchants to offer payment solutions to more than 60 million users in Europe and North America. Klarna has 1,500 employees and is active in 18 countries.

United Flea Markets Acquires J And J Flea Market in Georgia

Henderson, CO, 2017-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — United Flea Markets, the industry’s largest flea market ownership group, has acquired J and J Flea Market in Athens, Ga. This is United Flea Markets’ third acquisition in 10 months, further demonstrating the group’s strategic commitment to growing the company’s portfolio of thriving businesses while helping further each individual flea market’s future success.

Along with J and J Flea Market, United Flea Markets currently owns the successful Mile High Flea Market in Denver, Colo., the Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs, Fla., the T&W Flea Market in Pensacola, Fla., and its most recent addition, the Awesome Flea Market in Shepherdsville, Ken.

“For more than 30 years, J and J Flea Market has operated a thriving business in Athens. Our goal is to enhance and improve upon what has been built over the last 30 successful years focused on service to both vendors and shoppers market wide” said Rob Sieban, United Flea Market’s president and CEO, and chairman of the National Flea Market Association. “We look forward to further bolstering J and J’s loyal customer base making J and J the best place to work, shop, sell and spend the day.”

According to the National Flea Market Association there are more than 1,100 flea markets visited by more than 150 million customers each year, totaling more than $30 billion in annual sales. “Flea markets provide an entirely unique and social experience that consumers crave. We intend to continue identifying flea markets around the country that would be valuable additions to the United Flea Market company,” continued Sieban.

J and J Flea Market sits on over 120 acres in Athens, Ga. and offers 1,200 tables of sellers, 125,000 sq. ft. of indoor shopping, five restaurants, and welcomes tens of thousands of visitors every weekend. The market will keep its regular weekend hours, and admission policies for the time being.

Flea market owners interested in learning more about investments from United Flea Markets can visit or call 303-289-4656.

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New Metric USA Purse Organizer Packs a Punch with Extensive Compartments, Two-in-One Use

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CULVER CITY, USA, 2017-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Only ladies know how handbags often fail them when there are too many things to pack and less space to keep things organized and tidy. The new Metric USA Purse Organizer has been created to specifically take care of this problem, with 25 compartments and a two-in-one mode of operation that quickly turns it into an evening bag.

The largest bag organizer of its kind, the Metric USA Purse Organizer does away with the limitations of every handbag. As a travel bag organizer, it has the most number of compartments, and stores and holds accessories tightly to make locating them easier. The organizer comes with four zippered pockets and fourteen open pockets, while as a small organizer it offers seven open pockets.

The Metric USA Purse Organizer is light weight and fits snugly into a purse, handbag or tote. It is also an organizer with a built-in small organizer! As a versatile product, the Metric USA Purse Organizer can be used as a small travel storage bag for toiletries, or as part of the main bag for storing make-up, accessories, glasses and other personal items.

The new bag organizer also makes for an awesome gift to surprise friends and family, helping them find everything in its place, avoiding the hassle of trying to keep their belongings organized. The bag features reinforced, sturdy handles for easier carrying.

Other unique features make the Metric USA Purse Organizer an exclusive ladies bag that is useful to carry during travel, outings and even at work. The removable insert allows the base to be lifted out and prevents items from sliding down into the base. Sturdy zippers protect all belongings and keep them secure, including wallets, keys, smart phones and more.

Suitable to fit into any standard purse, the Metric USA Purse Organizer can also be folded and/or washed when needed. The Metric USA Purse Organizer is available on Amazon in an elegant design that is unique, compact and soft embossed.



Metric Products is a family owned company which creates products intended to delight consumers. We offer a range of functional products which embody good design, simplicity, and beauty. Our products are backed up by service and quality which is second to none. We operate with ethical and moral integrity toward our customers, our employees, and the environment. We are an honest company, and have been in business for over 70 years!

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Turn This Diwali into an Extraordinary Celebration with Online Diwali Gifts

New Delhi, India, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Turn this Diwali into an extraordinary festival, the celebration of euphoria by sending Diwali gifts to loved ones. Look no left nor right, rather simply click on the desired Diwali gifts just with the few clicks of buttons. With adequate online Diwali gifts for employees and other Diwali related arrangements from accessible from online shopping choices from GiftsbyMeeta, a number of online gifting articles have broadened the skyline by listing up an assortment of occasion specific gifting choices and these will undoubtedly be proven very useful.

Diwali Celebration with your Family Members: At the point when the arrangements are on for the Diwali, a festival of lights, the time has come to enlighten the faces of your family members and companions with the brightest grins by accessing online Diwali gifts from GiftsbyMeeta for them this Diwali. Why wandering here and there and visiting the physical stores for gifts and arrangements when you can buy Diwali gifts online from GiftsbyMeeta, all by sitting and shopping in your home or workplace. You have the online universe of endowments thumping at your entryway and you simply need to open yourself to this astonishing gifting world i.e. from GiftsbyMeeta. Charm the world with tasteful choices that will amuse everybody in your family.

Diwali: The Incredible Time of Getting Together with Our Loved Ones: Diwali, the India’s best festive day is the ideal time to wish and greet your love with the Diwali gifts. Diwali is a standout amongst the most adored events of India! Let this Diwali be set apart with a delicious Diwali sweets, snacks and dry fruit hampers, eye alluring home décor products and a number of auspicious Diwali idols; Diwali is an event that commands the triumph of well-finished fiendishness and along these lines, buy online Diwali idols, Pooja arrangements and so forth. The event is an incredible time to get together with your precious ones, and appreciate some lovely minutes of the togetherness!

The Effortless Arrangements of Your Diwali Gifts: One of the normal practices on this day is giving gifts to your family members, relatives, friends, clients, employers, and others. GiftsbyMeeta, a renowned Diwali gifts store in India is on a steady post for idealizing the online Diwali gifts for your Family and companions. With the web based shopping fever achieving more up to date status this bubbly season, shopping entryways are a standout amongst other spots to discover Diwali presents and GiftsbyMeeta along these lines is the best place. With bother free and pocket-accommodating costs, getting the complete Diwali arrangements online is an effortless action.

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Classic Gaming Lives Again with Release of New Atari 2600/Sega Genesis Handhelds and Value Systems from AtGames

HD Consoles with Wireless Controllers Coming in October

Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The classic videogames of the 70s, 80s, and 90s are coming home and going on the road as AtGames today announced the launch of the Atari Flashback Portable Game Player, the Sega Ultimate Portable Game Player, the Atari Flashback 8 Classic Game Console and the Sega Classic Game Console.  All four systems, loaded with classic games, are available starting today at Family Dollar and Toys “R” Us.  Additional retailers will have the systems available in the coming weeks.

AtGames also today announced that the new premium HD versions of their classic gaming consoles: the Atari Flashback 8 Gold and the Sega Genesis Flashback will be available at major retailers starting on October 24. The Atari Flashback 8 Gold Activision Edition will be available at select retailers in November.

To support the launch of the new systems, AtGames is engaging in a massive non-gaming retail blitz that will bring the classic gaming hardware to retailers including Family Dollar, Dollar General, Kroger, Walgreens, Office Depot, Staples, Kohls, Urban Outfitter, Rite Aid, BJs, JC Penney, QVC, HEB and Bed, Bath & Beyond.  Game retailers offering the products include Walmart, Target, Gamestop, Best Buy and Toys “R” Us.

“AtGames has always focused on family friendly fun, value and accessibility,” said Ping-Kang Hsiung, CEO of AtGames. “Making it easy for families to enjoy video games together continues to be AtGames’ mission.“

Full details, product press releases, complete game lists and images are available at:

Details on all seven new systems are below:

  1. The all-new Atari Flashback® 8 Gold features 120 built-in all-time favorites. Games include legends like Activision’s Pitfall! and Taito’s Space Invaders, as well as many other all-time Atari 2600 classics like Kaboom!, River Raid, Centipede, and Millipede. Two all new, high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired joysticks or paddles. Other all new features for the Atari Flashback® 8 Gold include 720p HDMI output, scan line filtering, and save/pause/rewind feature functionality.
  2. The all-new Atari Flashback® 8 Gold Activision Edition features 130 built-in games, including 39 Activision classics. These games include legends like Activision’s Pitfall!, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary, as well as many other all-time Atari 2600 classics like Freeway™, and River Raid™. Two high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired joysticks. Other features for the Activision Edition include 720p HDMI output, scan line filtering, and save/pause/rewind feature functionality.
  3. The Atari Flashback® 8 Classic Game Console returns in a new value-priced edition, complete with 105 all-time favorites. Amazing new additions to the game line-up include Activision legends like Pitfall!, Kaboom!, and River Raid. Two wired controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports to add your own optional wired joysticks or paddles.
  4. The Atari Flashback® Portable Game Player features an amazing selection of 70 built-in games, including the legendary BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment arcade hit, PAC-MAN. Other blockbuster games include Dig Dug, Pitfall!, and Frogger, and you can even add your own games with an optional SD card. A built-in, rechargeable battery, means the on-the-go fun never has to end. Games can be played on the portable’s high resolution 2.8” display, or on a TV via optional cable.
  5. The all-new Sega Genesis Flashback has a stunning new design, reminiscent of the original console, and features 85 built-in games as well as an integrated cartridge port that plays almost all of your favorite Sega Genesis and Mega Drive original cartridges. Built-in all-time favorites include the Sonic series, Mortal Kombat™ series, Phantasy Star series, and Shining Force series. Two new high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers, styled after the Sega Genesis six button originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired gamepads. Other new features for the Sega Genesis Flashback include 720p HDMI output, scan line filtering, and save/pause/rewind feature functionality.
  6. The Classic Game Console returns in a new value-priced edition, complete with 81 all-time favorites. Amazing new additions to the game line-up include role-playing and strategy legends, Shining Force, and Shining Force II. Two wired controllers, styled after the Sega Genesis originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports to add your own optional wired controllers.
  7. The Ultimate Portable Game Player returns with an enhanced selection of 85 built-in 16-bit Sega Genesis and Mega Drive classic games. The selection of blockbuster games include new additions PAC-PANIC and Splatterhouse 2, as well as many more surprises. You can even add your own games with an optional SD card! Returning for 2017 is save game support for the included Phantasy Star series role-playing games. A built-in, rechargeable battery, means the on-the-go fun never has to end. Games can be played on the portable’s high resolution 2.8” display, or on a TV via optional cable.

About AtGames

AtGames Digital Media Inc. ( is a leader in innovative consumer-oriented interactive entertainment products. The company leverages the latest technology to develop and publish its best-selling classic video game products for worldwide distribution. AtGames is based in Los Angeles, with international offices in Taipei and Shenzhen.

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Location3 Launches LOCALACT Platform, Enhanced with Facebook, Google and Bing Integration and Tools to Convert Digital Traffic to Increased Profit

Denver, CO., 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Location3, the digital marketing agency that delivers enterprise-level strategy with local market activation, today announced the launch of LOCALACT, the premier platform built to power and scale local digital marketing for franchise systems and multi-location businesses.  LOCALACT unifies localized digital advertising with organic listing and search management to provide a complete digital marketing solution that drives measurable results for brands with a large brick-and-mortar footprint. Features include local business listing management with rigorous data validation, advanced location and consumer insights, consumer review monitoring, paid search management, Facebook advertising, and more.

“We built LOCALACT to help businesses power and scale local digital marketing tactics. Since rolling out the platform beta in April 2016, we’ve received helpful feedback from clients on what features and applications they would like to see integrated. The full scale version offers a unique Software-with-a-Service model that combines in-house digital marketing experts with proprietary software that efficiently integrates client data into a single, centralized platform,” said Alex Porter, CEO of Location3. “We are a strategic partner and an extension of our clients’ marketing teams, not a vendor, and launching LOCALACT is another big step toward strengthening our great client relationships even more.”

Location3’s extensive experience in optimizing more than 100,000 local business listings and thousands of local digital advertising campaigns for brands like HoneyBaked Ham, AT&T and FASTSIGNS has served as the genesis for the creation and development of LOCALACT. The platform is now available to all Location3 clients. Full release features available include:

  • Local Business Listing Management
    • Extensive data validation, direct listing publication, and ongoing management ensure locations are visible on the most important search engines, mapping platforms, and directories.
    • Reporting and analytics monitor the address accuracy of the published listings, and tracks how often consumers are viewing and engaging with the locations.
  • Localized Paid Search Advertising
    • Launch powerfully targeted, localized paid search advertising supported by enterprise-level campaign strategy
    • Reporting measures customized conversion goals, to ensure the most meaningful customer actions are tracked and optimized towards.
  • Facebook Paid Advertising
    • Launch, manage, and report on localized Facebook advertising campaigns, with access, reporting, support and billing available at both the corporate and local/franchise level
  • Local-Level Reporting on Google Analytics, Google Search Console & Search Insights
    • Allows access to all key reporting metrics listed previously for individual locations, including Google My Business Insights, Facebook Insights, Customer Reviews, Paid Media Advertising and Local SEO
    • Provides a clear picture of the company’s local digital footprint and corresponding performance across channels that impact customers
  • Customer Reviews and Review Responding
    • Allows each individual franchise or business location to engage and communicate directly with customers who post reviews on either Google or Facebook channels
    • Ability to navigate to specific user reviews in order to provide feedback, and respond to customer inquiries directly from the platform

“We’re incredibly excited to see our partners at Location3 launch LOCALACT.  We believe that the ability to manage all of our critical local data in the new platform, while also being able to further expand our franchise campaigns in new digital channels, will give Anytime Fitness a significant competitive advantage as we look to reach new potential club members and visitors,” said Kristen Pechacek, Senior Manager, Digital Marketing at Anytime Fitness.

To learn more about LOCALACT, please visit

About Location3

Location3 is the digital marketing agency that delivers enterprise-level strategy with local market activation. Location3 works hand-in-hand with corporate/brand marketing teams at franchise systems and multi-location brands to execute integrated digital programs that increase customer acquisition and brand awareness. We are a strategic partner and an extension of our clients’ marketing teams.




Vahan’s Greg Der Calousdian is A Master of Design and His Newest Design “Nuvo” is No Exception 

NEW YORK, USA, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Greg Der Calousdian, VP of Design, has created a new look to join the company’s signature 14k gold floral beaded petal design.  The Nuvo look has clean and minimalistic lines that that will appeal to a more contemporary woman.   According to Greg, Nuvo is:

For the woman who is looking for something polished, smooth, and understated

The new design element is on rings, bracelets and earrings and can be seen in the Buckle, Le Cercle, Cross, Diamond Line, Halo, and Pavé Bangle Collections, with more collections soon to be added.

Despite this new design being a departure from the classic Vahan look, it still makes use of the signature two-tone gold and silver metals.  Nuvo also stays true to its classic look with the use of semi-precious and precious stones including Diamonds, Blue Topaz, London Blue Topaz, Rhodolite, Garnet, Black Onyx, Peridot, Chrome Diopside, and Citrine.

When asked what the reasoning was for the creation of Nuvo, Greg stated “Vahan has had tremendous success with our ornate petal design.  With Nuvo, I felt that it was time to appeal to a wider clientele. Nuvo features a sleeker alternative which is more tailored and contemporary.   It offers a forward-looking style that I think women will love.”

The Nuvo look is available August 2017 and starts at $1,000.  The line is available at various retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.  A list of retailers can be found on the Vahan website at


Media Contact:

Bianca Bahary

Director of Public Relations

M. Patricof Creative Group

212 645-7798 Tel

202 207-5931 Cell


NEW YORK, USA, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Historically, Vahan Jewelry only designed pieces that were specifically for women. However, the company has now expanded to include “Homme”, it’s very first men’s collection.

When asked why now? Why expand to men’s jewelry? Greg Der Calousdian, VP of Design responded by saying “Many men feel the need to differentiate themselves from the masses, and choose to do that through self-expression. Those of us who are more fashion conscious will often do it with accessories. That’s why I felt it was time to really bring Vahan into the world of Men’s jewelry.”

Vahan Homme is versatile, contemporary, and delivers fashion savoir faire to the male masses. The collection includes rings, pendants, and a unique line of reversible bracelets. These diverse pieces highlight the brands ability to create aesthetically appealing designs.

“Our Homme collection is geared to add a little pop to a man’s style. A small token of panache to pair with a lonely wrist watch or wedding ring. I’ve created brand new designs for men such as the Pyramid collection, as well as put a more masculine twist on existing Vahan styles like the Buckle bracelet and Tiger cuff. Homme is an exciting new line that will attract men who want to make a statement,” explained Calousdian.

The Homme Collection starts at $625 and is available at various retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.  A list of retailers can be found on Vahan’s website at



Media Contact    

Bianca Bahary

M. Patricof Creative Group

212 645-7798 Tel

202 207-5931Cell

Trigild Expands Management Profile

SAN DIEGO, United States, 2017-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Expanding its national portfolio, Trigild – a San Diego-based real estate services firm – has taken over the management of more than 240,000 square feet of retail and commercial property. Trigild will now oversee day-to-day management for Pacific Medical Plaza, a three-story, medical office property at 4910 Director’s Place in San Diego’s Sorrento Mesa neighborhood and Apple Tree Mall, a retail complex at 4 Orchard View Drive, Londonderry, N.H.

Situated on 4.2 acres, the 50,656 square foot Pacific Medical Plaza is fully leased with high profile tenants including University California San Diego (UCSD) Perinatology and Surgical Center of San Diego. The nearly 200,000-square-foot Apple Tree Mall is a longtime community hub and houses tenants including Shaws Grocery Store, Lindt Chocolate and GNC.

According to Trigild president Judy Hoffman, Trigild is exploring value add options for both properties.

“We are pleased to expand and diversify our national presence with these top quality assets,” said Hoffman. “Utilizing a unique operating platform in which we pair an asset manager and property manager on each project, we will work to drive value for both properties.”

With the addition of these latest projects, Trigild – which specializes in property/asset management and fiduciary services – now has a nationwide portfolio that includes retail, commercial, hospitality and multifamily assets.




MirroCool launches a smart mirror for the fashionista

Discover MirroCool, a smart mirror for the fashionista.

MirroCool launches a smart mirror for the fashionista

On the runways & tech world meet

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, we’re living in a culture where we want to capture and share every beautiful look and outfits through a lens and sometimes, there just isn’t anyone else who is around to do it. Do you know what that means? It’s time to snap a selfie!

There’s a new player to help all fashion lovers share their tips and looks: MirroCool the selfie smart mirror that snaps and directly syncs up to your smartphone and to the MirroCloud.

Imagine being able to take a selfie without extending your arm and having to deal with that weird angle that it creates? Or being able to easily create a stylebook and share how great you look wearing different hairstyles? Stand back, wink and there you go. You got yourself a selfie. Yes, smile, wink, and blink. That’s all you have to do!

With MirroCool’s facial gesture recognition (FGR) system, one wink will activate the high-definition digital camera, allowing users to stand in front of the mirror and take a selfie with absolutely zero obstructions! Just smile and the MirroCool smart mirror does the rest. Genius? We know – and that’s why we created it so fashionistas like you can capture those fabulous moments even before you leave the house. And with smart learning #AI, your likes and dislikes will be remembered, making a shot as sharp as a snap.

Here are some fun ideas you can do with your selfies:

1. Create a stylebook: the MirroCool app will allow you to collect photos of yourself from every angle and generate a stylebook of outfit options for easy access. You’ll never have to stress about how you look from the side in that flowy, bohemian dress again!

2. Snap and print: There’s nothing like sharing those selfies with the world, but why not make it different by printing them and assembling them in a book format. If Kim Kardashian can do it in her book Selfish, you can, too.

Get in touch if you would like to find out more about MirroCool and our Kickstarter campaign, and visit

3. Add a quote: While filters and frames can be popular, mix it up with your favorite quote or song lyric on the photo! There are many great free photo editing software options that will allow you to perfect this hands-free selfie once it’s snapped!

4. Scrapbook time: Create a physical or digital scrapbook that documents important moments of your life, starting from the one in front of MirroCool that could commence some of your most important days.

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about MirroCool and our Kickstarter campaign, and visit

ShopRite Joins the Healthy NYC Movement

NEW YORK, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — JIG Media, owners of the Healthy NYC initiative, announced today that ShopRite has become the title sponsor of the Healthy NYC Expo, Brooklyn Edition.

Developed to create excitement and engagement around the topic of healthcare in New York City, the Healthy NYC Expo presented by ShopRite is set for Saturday November 4th, 2017 from 10am to 4pm at the Brooklyn Sports Club.

JIG’s COO, Vernon Jones Jr. stated, “We are elated to have ShopRite on board as the title sponsor of the Healthy NYC Expo’s Brooklyn edition! Their dedication to the communities they serve is evident and genuine, which aligns very well with our vision.

Healthy NYC is a citywide initiative, with Brooklyn acting as the launching pad. The organizers have plans to produce one expo in each borough every year, as a way to galvanize community influencers, families, millennials, seniors, caregivers and healthcare professionals, around the idea of improving the overall Population Health of New York City.

In addition to over 30 booths and exhibits covering healthcare, fitness and nutrition, the expo provides attendees with tips and resources to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Event activities include medical screenings, prizes and giveaways, 90’s Hip Hop spin (cycling) class, Lauryn Hill inspired yoga, cooking demonstrations, zumba, healthcare panel discussions, health insurance options and much more.

Andrew Kent, Executive VP, ShopRite explained, “We are dedicated to the wellbeing of the communities we serve, which is why partnering with JIG Media on the Healthy NYC initiative was such an easy decision.”

Matthew Cofrancesco, Executive Director, Brooklyn Sports Club stated, “We are excited to be part of the Healthy NYC Expo, which will be a great event for the entire community.  The Brooklyn Sports Club has been serving Brooklyn residents for many years, and we truly enjoy being able to help improve the health and well-being of our friends and neighbors.”

With an expected attendance of over 1,000 and digital reach of over 50,000, the Healthy NYC platform is poised to become NYC’s go to destination for healthcare information. New Yorkers from every borough and neighborhood are invited to attend each expo.

Event registration is now open at

To become a partner, vendor, or sponsor for the upcoming Healthy NYC Expo, contact JIG Media at 718.285.9351 or send an email to


CULVER CITY, USA, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metric USA, a full-service American eCommerce site that works to develop, manufacture, and distribute innovative products across a variety of consumer industries today.  This week they are excited to announce their latest product, a Silicone Enhanced Weightlifting Grip Pad and Strap which is officially available for purchase on

Passionate about easing consumer’s lives through products that embody innovation and convenience, Metric USA’s latest release is going to make lifting heavyweights easier and more pleasurable.

“This new value pack of 2 weight lifting grip pads and straps is being sold as at an unbeatable price for all shoppers on today,” said Rita Haft, Founder, and Owner of Metric USA. “Each one of the weight lifting strap features sturdy hook-and-loop fastening tape long enough to wrap around the bar two to three times, and is guaranteed to fit most hands.”

Ideal for powerlifting Dumbells, Kettlebells, Olympic Barbells, Men’s Barbells, Women’s Barbells, Junior Barbells, and other types of gym staples, the grip pad product will make lifting fun, enabling the user to enjoy a workout routine with reliable and supportive grip.

For everyone who purchases the product on, they will receive a printed illustrated insert card, which teaches users how to properly put the straps on, how to care for the straps over an extended period of time, and how to use them without injury.

“A free mesh carry pouch is also included to ensure this combo pack never gets lost,” said Rita Haft. “The weightlifting straps and bar pads fold flat and fit easily inside the bag. Spread the word, and head on over to to buy them while this offer lasts.”

For more information, visit

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Premiala Releases New Basting Brush Set

LONDON, United Kingdom, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware today announced the launch of a kitchen and BBQ Basting Brush Set.  The kit includes two cotton mop heads and a silicon mop head which can each be screwed onto the 14” wooden handle as required.  Also included in the sale is an e-book entitled ‘Basting Mastery’ which explains how to use the product and provides some basting recipes.

Premiala General Manager Greg Carder informed the press this kit was a result of its close strategic relationship with Italy’s famed 039 BBQ team.  “We are honored to have ongoing co-operation with the 037 team by sponsoring their entries into Europe’s World BBQ competition circuit, and we highly value the expert insight they give into Premiala’s product development.  We’re sure users will appreciate using products designed by experts who really know what a high performance mopping kit needs.”

Noting that cotton heads eventually need replacing, Premiala also sells spare cotton mop heads at a reasonable price.

039 BBQ Team leader Mr Luca De Simone, said they were thrilled to work with Premiala on the new mop, and that Premiala’s dedication to product research was evident in this new product. “Basting is an important part of our competition work, and we’re confident users are going to love this new mop kit.  The fact it has two interchangeable heads of different materials (cotton and silicon), the handle length, and ease of cleaning make it arguably the best available on the market today.  It’s what we’ve come to expect from Premiala, and look forward to using it this season”

Premiala’s Basting Brush Set is unusual in that included both cotton and silicon mop heads, as most basting brushes are either cotton or silicon, meaning users must purchase two brushes or decide between them.  There are times when either material is a poor choice, so a single mop handle with two interchangeable heads is a novel idea.

More information about the Basting Mop Kit is available from the manufacturer’s website.

About Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware: Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware provides premium quality BBQ and kitchen tools to home and professional users.  It believes better health and well-being can be achieved by using premium tools, by providing superior results and greater user satisfaction while working.


Greg Carder
General Manager
Premiala Ltd

Premiala Announces Launch of Stainless Steel Meat Shredder Claws

LONDON, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware today announced the launch of a set of Stainless Steel Meat Shredder Claws.  Provided as a set of two, the claws are primarily used for shredding cooked meat to create pulled pork or beef, however they are also useful for moving large portions of meat such as whole chicken or turkey.  Also included in the sale is an e-book entitled ‘Grill Safety and Care’ which helps users get the best results from their grill or smoker.

“Everyone loves a serving of slow-roasted pork, but most shredding tools on the market today are full of compromises”, Premiala General Manager Greg Carder said today.  “Most claws are made of thin, cheap plastic, and while it’s easy to clean the claws themselves bend and flex when shredding or moving meat.  This means users can never quite know when the claw will slip and drop the whole cut of meat.  A few metal units do exist, but most either have plastic handles which compromise effective use, or wooden handles which eventually split and are harder to properly clean.”

“Premiala’s Stainless Steel Meat Claws address all these compromises in a single product”, he added.

Premiala’s Meat Claw is manufactured from a 2mm thick plate of food-safe 304-grade stainless steel, which ensures the prongs won’t break or bend and that food won’t be contaminated in any way.  The handle is a moulded oval shape which matches the shape of the user’s hand, and comprises a solid ABS core covered in a thick layer of food-safe rubber.  This provides both a strong center core, and a premium soft-touch feel as well as high levels of grip even when the product is wet or oily.  All components are dishwasher safe, meaning Premiala’s Stainless Steel Pulled Pork Shredder Claws can be easily cleaned.

More information about the Pulled Pork Shredder Claws is available from the manufacturer’s website.

About Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware: Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware provides premium quality BBQ and kitchen tools to home and professional users.  It believes better health and well-being can be achieved by using premium tools, by providing superior results and greater user satisfaction while working.

Greg Carder
General Manager
Premiala Ltd

Premiala Receives 200 Product Reviews On Its Meat Injector in Canada at 100% Positive Rating

How to use the Premiala Meat Injector

LONDON, United Kingdom, 2017-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware today announced the posting of the 200th Amazon product review on its stainless steel meat injector kit. Significantly, while it has more than double the reviews as its nearest competitors (and thus more than twice the opportunities of a negative experience), Premiala is unique amongst these competitors in having a 100% positive review rate.

“We are so pleased about this milestone on a number of levels”, General Manager Greg Carder said today. “200 is of course just a number, but significant numbers like this cause us to pause and reflect on what got us here and where we’re going. We’re so thrilled our Canadian shoppers have appreciated a top quality product and the service we continue to offer. As the market evolves and new competitors enter the market it’s very rewarding to have so many buyers happy with what is unashamedly a premium product and a premium price.”

To put the numbers in perspective, Premiala’s two nearest competitors have 71 reviews (including four negative reviews) and 47 reviews (including six negative reviews) respectively. While products with low review numbers can manage 100% positive rates for a time, it is a rare feat for a product with so many reviews to have exclusively positive reviews just from organic customer behavior as Premiala has achieved (i.e. when the manufacturer has not ‘bought’ reviews as some vendors have previously done against Amazon policy). Premiala’s reviews have come from customers who have actually bought and used the product, and are clearly singing its praises.

Premiala also sells its injectors at Amazon Germany , Amazon UK, Amazon Italy and Amazon USA, where it has likewise received highly (though not exclusively) positive reviews.

More information about the Meat Injector is available from the manufacturer’s website.

About Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware: Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware provides premium quality BBQ and kitchen tools to home and professional users. It believes better health and well-being can be achieved by using premium tools, by providing superior results and greater user satisfaction while working.

Greg Carder
General Manager
Premiala Ltd


WASHINGTON D.C., USA, 2017-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to Walmart’s release of a “Policy Roadmap to Renew U.S. Manufacturing,” Making Change At Walmart Director Randy Parraz has issued the following statement:  

“Walmart doesn’t care about creating supplier manufacturing jobs in America, it cares about getting the cheapest product made, regardless of the cost. 

The release of a ‘policy roadmap’ is a pathetic publicity stunt. Sadly, Walmart pretends to propose more U.S. manufacturing jobs, at a time when its pressure is destroying them, like in Milton, Penn., and also at a time when it is recruiting more overseas vendors in China and other countries.

If Walmart wants to create more American manufacturing – the answer is simple: buy American,” concludes Parraz. 

Amy Ritter, (202) 251-5907

Premiala Includes Needle Cleaning Brushes with all its Meat Injectors

LONDON, 2017-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware today announced an upgrade to its popular stainless steel meat injector kit. The company now includes small custom needle cleaning brushes as part of the kit.

Speaking about the upgrade, Premiala General Manager referred to it as “the latest” in a number of market-leading upgrades. “Our goal at Premiala has always been to put the customer first and listen to feedback about what they want. By doing this we’ve been able to understand what users actually need to ensure the changes we make will make life easier for them, and these brushes are just the latest example of this. Some of our customers reported difficulty in cleaning the inside of their needles after use, a problem which these brushes rectify.”

The company advised that at the time it launched its meat injector, competitor market offerings were a basic kit of an injector plus two needles. Premiala was the first to include spare o-rings, a small steak needle and extensive use of stainless steel, most of which have subsequently been picked up by competitors.

There are two brushes in the new kit – the larger one fits inside the 12 hole marinade needle, and the smaller one fits inside the small steak needle. They ensure all remnants of meat and marinade can be cleaned from the needle after use.

Luca De Simone, a member of one of Italy’s prestigious 037 BBQ competition team and Premiala product lover, said Premiala was a company which genuinely put the customer first. “We use Premiala products because Premiala listens to customer feedback and acts on it. This means we get products which do what we need on the competition circuit. They have been trailblazers for quality and new features and it’s great to see this latest feature which we’re sure others will love too!” He added that “while it’s a shame Premiala’s competitors copy a lot of their innovations, the end result is that the market ends up with products that are better appointed as a result of Premiala’s ongoing product development.”

Premiala also sells its injectors at Amazon Germany , Amazon UK, Amazon Italy and Amazon France.

More information about the Meat Injector is available from the manufacturer’s website.

About Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware: Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware provides premium quality BBQ and kitchen tools to home and professional users. It believes better health and well-being can be achieved by using premium tools, by providing superior results and greater user satisfaction while working.

Greg Carder
General Manager
Premiala Ltd


CULVER CITY, US, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just this week, Metric USA released an Adjustable Top with Comfort Neck Pad and Water-Repellent Waist Apron, available on  Metric USA is a full-service home goods and accessories manufacturing and development company with a commitment for incorporating innovative and never-before-seen elements into everyday household products,

Curated to embody two different apron designs and functionalities for on-the-go individuals, the new multi-functional apron comes in a set of two styles: a bistro style serving apron and a bib cooking apron.

“This new apron product comes with an adjustable neck strap that enables the user to adjust the bib apron easily,” said Rita Haft, Founder, and Owner of Metric USA. “Plus, with the extra-long reinforced ties, the apron is easily pulled for a comfortable, perfect fit. Designed with durability and flexibility in mind, this apron can keep up with any kitchen demand.”

The apron comes with a padded neck section which provides comfort to users wearing the aprons for long periods of time. Due to its versatility and unisex development, the apron is a functional solution for moms, dads, husbands, wives, kids, daughters, friends, chefs, and waiters/waitresses in any type of food establishment.

The reversible design also makes the apron twice as functional, with two sides of high-quality apron fabric that can withstand cooking, baking, barbecuing, serving guests in a restaurant and hotel, and other types of uses.

“There are also zippered pockets for keeping phones safe and dry during the cooking process,” said Rita Haft. “Spread the word on the official rollout of our new dual-sided apron product, and head on over to our website today to check out our other innovative home goods fixtures.”The Metric USA apron comes guaranteed wrinkleless.

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Premiala Announces Restocking of its Meat Injector in UK, Germany, Italy and France

LONDON, United Kingdom, 2017-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware today announced its stainless steel meat injector is once more available for purchase on Amazon Germany, as well as at Amazon UK, Amazon Italy and Amazon France. The announcement follows a month of stock unavailability on all markets.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer the Premiala Meat Injector again to our valued European buyers”, General Manager Greg Carder reported today. “As this product continues to grow in popularity we are scaling our production facilities while ensuring the quality remains at the point we expect – and due to the labour-intesive processes in creating such a high quality product there are limits to how much we can scale. We thank those who contacted us during this time seeking advice on its projected availability for their patience.”

The company reported sales have been strong in the days since it returned to the market.

The Premiala Meat Injector is a kitchen tool designed for injecting brine, marinade and other liquids into meats. It can also be used for injecting jam, cream or custard into donuts or other sweetmeats. Premiala’s claim to fame with its Meat Injector is that it is the only unit on the market using food-safe 304-grade stainless steel for all the product’s components which come into contact with food, thereby guaranteeing maximum food safety.

More information about the Meat Injector is available from the manufacturer’s website.


About Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware: Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware provides premium quality BBQ and kitchen tools to home and professional users.  It believes better health and well-being can be achieved by using premium tools, by providing superior results and greater user satisfaction while working.


Greg Carder
General Manager
Premiala Ltd

Visa Commits to Strategic Investment in Klarna; Companies Plan Partnership Deal

NEW YORK and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 2017-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Visa (NYSE:V) and Klarna announced they have reached an agreement for Visa to invest in Klarna, and intend to develop a future strategic partnership. Klarna is one of Europe’s fastest growing online payments companies, serving 60 million consumers and 70,000 retailers.

The equity investment and planned partnership demonstrate Visa and Klarna’s shared vision to accelerate online and mobile commerce for the benefit of consumers and merchants across Europe. The announcement was made at Money 20/20 being held in Copenhagen through June 28.

Visa’s planned investment is part of a global strategy to open up the Visa ecosystem and support a broad range of new partners who are helping to redefine and enhance the purchase experience for millions of consumers globally. Klarna develops products that address changing consumer preferences, giving them the flexibility and seamless experience they expect when shopping.

“Klarna has demonstrated an expertise in consumer credit and online purchasing and together, we share a vision for how today’s online and mobile commerce experiences can be as simple as they are in the real world,” said Jim McCarthy, executive vice president, innovation and strategic partnerships, Visa Inc. “Visa is committed to partnering with a new generation of partners and payment providers to bring secure, online commerce to many more consumers in Europe. We look forward to working more closely with Klarna to accomplish this.”

“The Visa and Klarna partnership is a natural fit. We both understand consumer credit and the value of consumer centricity in developing innovative payment solutions,” said Sebastian Siemiatkowski, chief executive officer and co-founder of Klarna.

“Klarna continually strives to offer the most advanced choice of payment solutions for our merchants and give consumers the smoothest buying experiences.  Partnering with Visa will give us the opportunity to strengthen our global presence and product portfolio by leveraging our combined assets. We are excited about the possibilities of what we can do together.”

According to Forrester, Europe is expected to see double-digit growth in online sales in the coming years.  By 2021, the growth in the number of connected devices and improvements in mobile connectivity will drive online sales to reach 12 percent of the region’s total retail sales.  Additionally, online retail sales are expected to grow at an average rate of 12 percent per year over the next five years in Western Europe.


About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit our website (, the Visa Vision blog (, and @VisaInEurope


About Klarna
Klarna is one of Europe’s leading payments providers that aims to make the payment process simple, smooth and safe for customers and its merchant partners. Klarna works together with 70,000 merchants to offer payment solutions to more than 60 million users in Europe and North America. Klarna, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has 1,500 employees and is active in 18 countries. The company was founded in 2005 was recently named as one of the top disrupter companies in the world by CNBC.

New Temando State of Shipping in Commerce Report Reveals Gap Between U.S. Retailers and Prime-centric Online Shoppers

San Francisco, CA, USA, 2017-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Temando, a leading shipping and fulfillment software platform for commerce, today announced United States retailer and consumer survey data from its annual research report State of Shipping in Commerce. The survey polled 270 small and medium (SME) and enterprise retailers and nearly 1300 consumers about a range of shipping-related challenges they face.

“The State of Shipping in Commerce report shows the increasing significance of shipping and fulfillment, and highlights the continued gap between retailer capability and consumer expectation. The missing piece for many retailers is a solution that balances CX-friendly shipping experiences with automation and efficiency,” said Carl Hartmann, co-founder and CEO of Temando. “Shipping is truly the last frontier for commerce, and retailers who master the use of technology to optimize the process are giving themselves the best chance to not only survive, but thrive in these trying times.”

2017 brings unprecedented competition for retailers. Not only has Amazon set the standard for how to do retail well, it’s set the new consumer standard on shipping. Prime-like shopping is the new benchmark with Americans demanding ultimate convenience and immediacy at a low cost. Temando’s 2017 State of Shipping in Commerce report uncovers the evolution of the American retail landscape in the last twelve months, and highlights where retailers need to be today to reap the rewards of tomorrow. Key findings and supporting data below.

Consumers Want and Retailers Need Better Control of Shipping

Multiple shipping options are critical to CX. Consumers want more options to control their deliveries – they want to dictate how, when and where products are shipped.

  • The survey revealed that 41 percent of consumers want hyperlocal delivery and 38 percent would pay for it. However, only 24 percent of retailers offer it now and 18 percent of retailers would like to offer it in the next 12 months.
  • 40 percent of consumers expect to access Amazon-prime style memberships in the next 1-3 years vs. 25 percent of retailers who plan to introduce these services in the same period.
  • Almost 100 percent of shoppers would like delivery date estimates but currently over half of retailers don’t offer this feature.


Shipping causes shopping cart abandonment. Compared to Temando’s 2016 survey, shoppers have a more genuine intent to purchase in 2017 but high shipping fees combined with lengthy wait times is still a serious issue.

  • 73 percent of consumers are loyal to brands and return if they have a positive experience, while 50 percent of consumers won’t buy again if it’s a negative experience.
  • 54 percent of shoppers abandoned their carts due to expensive shipping, while 39 percent abandoned their carts due to no free shipping, and 26 percent abandoned their carts due to slow shipping.
  • 47 percent of shoppers will abandon their carts and buy from a competitor’s site when a premium delivery option is not available.

Shipping Ambitions Tempered by Rising Business Costs

There is a major disconnect between retailers and consumers when it comes to shipping expectations. While retailers understand that consumers want free shipping, they’re grappling with the rising costs of shipping online orders.

  • 59 percent of shoppers will opt to buy from a bricks and mortar store if they perceive that the delivery fee for buying the same item online is too high.
  • 66 percent of shoppers think that the high cost of shipping is not relative to the experience provided.
  • Whereas, 51 percent of retailers listed the rising cost of carrier services as a key challenge.

Retailers are hemorrhaging costs from premium delivery services.  While retailers are experimenting with premium delivery services, they have limited knowledge of how much these services cost and/or are held back by operational barriers. Temando’s research highlights that retailers are struggling to find a profitable model for premium delivery services, and as a result, retailer adoption has slowed down.

  • 53 percent of retailers offered same-day delivery in 2016 compared to only 29 percent this year.
  • 40 percent of shoppers wanted hyperlocal delivery in 2016, but only 24 percent of retailers offered it this year.
  • 34 percent of retailers in 2016 offered weekend/afterhours delivery in 2016 compared to only 25 percent this year.


Retailers Who Succeed in Shipping Win Big


Some retailers are getting it right and turning shipping into a profit center, according to Temando’s research. While many retailers are struggling to put in place a profitable shipping and fulfillment model, there are savvy retailers reaping measurable rewards from innovating their supply chains and offering better shipping choices.

  • 43 percent of retailers found that offering better shipping choices created more revenue.
  • 33 percent of enterprise retailers reduced their cart abandonment rate when offering more shipping choices, while 50 percent of mid-market retailers experienced increased sales.
  • 27 percent of small retailers reduced carrier costs and 47 percent of micro retailers improved customer service with new shipping choices.

Hartmann concluded, “Competition in e-commerce is not going to subside – in fact, the scale and speed of it is accelerating with the continued growth of Amazon and international shopping. It’s not only U.S. consumers shopping abroad more, the number of cross-border shoppers globally is increasing. The retailers who can cross borders and use this changing landscape to evolve will be successful at e-commerce.”

Additional Survey Highlights

A major point of difference for retailers is the total experience they offer to consumers – from providing multiple delivery options to better tracking to a seamless returns process. Temando’s study reveals retailers can profit from introducing good shipping experiences to shoppers and grow basket size with delivery campaigns. Shoppers are willing to pay up to $18 for same-day delivery and $19 for international shipping, and 65 percent would increase basket size to qualify for free premium shipping. Tracking is an area for improvement with only 31 percent of retailers offering email tracking updates today, despite demand from 78 percent of shoppers. Returns influence conversion with 43 percent of Americans stating they would shop more online if offered free and easy returns.

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  • The full report is available here:
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 Survey Methodology

Temando commissioned Research Now to conduct a survey targeting US-based online shoppers and retailers across a variety of categories in February 2017. In total, we received responses from a sample size of 1292 online shoppers and 270 retailers. This data is compared against data gathered for the 2016 State of Shipping in Commerce report where possible, with patterns and differences outlined. Based on these findings, we predict a pattern of outcomes based on the theoretical propositions we come across in the data analysis process.


About Temando

Temando (“I send you” in Spanish) is a global technology company that exists to connect the world’s logistical resources into a single intelligent software platform and to make commerce universally accessible to everybody. The company’s solutions give merchants the power to move goods from anywhere they are to wherever they need to be, no matter how they need to get there. Temando is a Neopost Company headquartered in Australia, with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, San Francisco, London, Paris and Manila. For more information, please visit


About Research Now

Research Now Group, Inc., is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for its 3,000 market research, consulting, media, and corporate clients through its permission-based access to millions of deeply-profiled consumers using online, mobile, social media and behavioural data collection technology platforms.  The company operates in over 35 countries, from 23 offices around the globe, and is recognized as the quality, scale and customer satisfaction leader in its industry. For more information, please visit

Amazon-Whole Foods Deal to Heighten Industry Competition

Amazon-Whole Foods Deal to Heighten Industry Competition

The acquisition will further immerse Amazon in the $611.9-billion Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry, where Whole Foods holds a 2.7% market share.

Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Jun-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —This morning, Amazon announced plans to acquire Whole Foods Market in a $13.7 billion deal. The acquisition will further immerse the e-tailer in the $611.9-billion Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry, where Whole Foods holds a 2.7% market share.

According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Madeline Hurley, “Although industry revenue is only set to rise at an annualized rate of 0.8% over the five years to 2022, the transaction will allow the online retail giant to boost not only its grocery sales, but expand its brick-and-mortar presence.”

This is not the first time Amazon has dabbled in brick-and-mortar retailing. In 2015 the company  opened a physical book store in Seattle and now operates a total of eight locations nationwide. Over the next five years as the retail sector becomes even more competitive, retail powerhouses like Amazon and Walmart are expected to invest in both online and physical stores in order to maximize their market share.

About IBISWorld Inc. Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.


For free access to the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry report or interviews with our retail sector analyst, please contact Kathryn White at Is Now the Favorite Online Flowers Store in Delhi

New Delhi, India, 2017-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Myfloralkart has emerged as the most popular online gift portal in Punjab and other North Indian states. With affordable pricing, great product line, and prompt delivery services, the company now excels in attaining unmatched customer satisfaction. The online store sells garden fresh exotic flowers, cakes, fruits, dry fruits, chocolates and a range of curated gifts for all occasions.

The company now has several bakeries, gift retailers and logistics partners across different locations in Punjab enabling buyers to send flowers online to Amritsar, Ludhiana, Sangrur, Patiala and many other regions. The company authorities follow ethical business practices to ensure the recipients get the freshest products at the desired delivery time.

From solo gift items to Serenades, the website offers full support to customize the orders and combination hampers allowing more power to the buyers. During a recent feedback survey by the site, the majority of the customers appreciated the delivery commitments and the product quality after using the site several times. The company now enjoys the credit of retaining a pool of returning customers for new orders.

The CEO of said, “Our customer service team actively works in a collaborative effort so that everyone can enjoy gift delivery services from the comforts of their home anytime anywhere”.

Myfloralkart periodically releases coupons and offers on all popular coupon websites in India. The customers can redeem these offers to send Flowers to Jalandhar, Bathinda, Ambala, or any other location along with the other chosen gifts at discount prices.

About Company: is a reputed online gift store in India delivering cakes, flowers and combo packages across all locations in the country. The ever-growing customer base and ethical business venture with several branded sellers in different states has earned a decent name in the eCommerce industry for this company. To find more about the delivery services in your area, visit


CULVER CITY, CA, USA, 2017-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metric Products, a full-service, family-owned and operated company has just today launched their latest functional and high quality product, a Lunch Tote Bag. Metric Products works hard to design, create and manufacture a range of products that are functional and embody good design, simplicity, and unmatched beauty, and this new Lunch Tote Bag, with a revolutionary odor-eliminating pouch built right into its design, is no exception.

Passionate about developing products that provide simple fixes to life’s everyday struggles, Metric Products designed a tote bag that is portable, eye-catching, and functional with no unwanted food-related odors.

“Everyone knows that bringing lunch into school or work is a much healthier option than eating out at local food establishments,” said Rita Haft, Founder and Owner of Metric Products. “Since lunch bags tend to get smelly, owners throw them away and succumb to the allure of cafeteria food. With our new design, we’re hoping to thwart this desire and promote healthier eating.”

The new lunch tote fits all standard sized lunch boxes with extra space for drinks, while keeping all food and snacks at just the right temperature. At the same time, it eliminates any odors that come from new and used food in the compartments.

The product is designed with a durable zipper to keep all food and beverages secure. It also comes with an inside stash pocket to hold cutlery and other valuable kitchen utensils. Due to its origami design, the bag can be folded flat for incredibly easy storage.

“Most importantly, this is a reusable product that will help everyone mitigate their environmental footprint,” said Rita Haft. “Spread the word on the official launch of our new lunch tote, and head on over to to get a better visual of this on-the-go product solution.”

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