Gururgram, Haryana, India, 2022-Jul-01 — /EPR Network/ — Even though the occasion of Raksha Bandhan is more than three months away, the Indian gifting giant, FlowerAura, has started its preparations with an official announcement right away.
The gifting brand makes Raksha Bandhan shopping easy for the customers as it serves gifts, return gifts, different types of rakhis, sweets, designer rakhi thalis, and combos through its online portal. There are brothers and sisters who don’t get to meet each other in person on the special festive occasion, and that’s when FlowerAura makes things easy for them. Not just one can buy Floweraura rakhi but can also choose from the plethora of rakhi varieties which are hard to find in the market elsewhere. From exploring rakhis and gifts to sending them to the preferred address, everything is taken care of by FlowerAura’s team.
Early preparations are a part of the business strategy that aims to go beyond the expectations of the customers. All the Raksha Bandhan products get delivered through prompt delivery services. “The team is getting connected with local artisans around the nation to get the new and unique rakhi designs and, in return, to help local artisans grow. A lot of focus from the early preparations is laid upon the deliveries and to expand the limit of delivery as many orders around the occasion.”, as per the official announcement.
FlowerAura is also adding more foreign countries where the deliveries can be made of Raksha Bandhan. Ordering rakhi gifts for brother gets easier being miles apart through online gifting options.
In a media conversation, Mr Himanshu Chawal, CEO of FA Gifts Pvt Ltd, said, “We are getting ready early this year as we want to go beyond expectations and want to go above the business numbers of all the previous years. Keeping customer satisfaction on top and making it possible to express emotions perfectly are the key-driven elements.”
NEW YORK, 2022-Mar-17 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — Among all of our carefully curated selection of timepieces we proudly showcase to offer you the cream of the crop among masculine, stylish watches, one definitively stands out.
Our signature 8212 quartz men watch with stainless steel band is one step ahead in both elegance and functionality from your average watch.
Aside from having its internal composition made with top-of-the-line modern watchmaking craftsmanship and featuring a quartz crystal-powered design, it packs an extra layer of masculinity in it.
Its design’s a tribute to the watches worn by fighter aces and commanders of the sky. Men of unparalleled skill for which precision was everything and the tools they needed at their disposal could not be anything but.
As such, the 8212 quartz men watch with stainless steel band offers one of the most precise, if not the most precise, time-telling display on his face. To not even begin to mention its confident, elegant design, which combines both the timeless elegance of analog timepieces of yore. On top of that, it also, of course, has all the features a jet pilot needs for and visually showcases all the imposing aesthetics those features imply.
All in all, every aforementioned feature makes up for an iconic design exuberating both style and confidence. Not for nothing, it has become a flagship, and iconic piece Megalith Watches proudly offers to our distinguished clientele.
The 8212 Quartz Men Watch with Stainless Steel Band Features Precision is the name of the game with the 8212 models. Since its imposing design does include extra features a jet pilot is thankful for, nubile watch aficionados might be intimidated by it. Thus, in order for you to take full advantage of the possibilities this particular design affords you, let’s break down such features.
The 8212 Quartz Men Watch with Stainless Steel Band Features a Chronograph Do not let yourself get intimidated by the name chronograph, more colloquially known as ‘stopwatch.’ It’s simply one very intuitive feature of watches that, although making it look more complex, makes its use surprisingly easier.
In simple terms, a chronograph is a type of watch with additional dials on its face used to more precisely keep track of elapsed time. It typically has two or three separate dials, one of which tracks minutes, another which tracks hour, and a third which may track seconds either continuously or in intervals.
You do this by using the chronograph’s stopwatch function, which allows the user to time intervals or measure elapsed time.
To use a chronograph, start by pressing a button to activate the timer. Then begin timing whatever it is you are trying to measure. When finished, press the button again to stop the timer. The time elapsed remains displayed on the dials.
Chronographs often see use by athletes, surgeons, and, of course, pilots and other professionals who need to keep track of time intervals. They are also a feature of scientific experiments wherein measuring time is crucial. In short, the chronograph makes for a more precise measurement of time for professionals and, thus, surely will help you to keep track of it as well.
A Dash of a Fighter Jet Dashboard in Its Design Reminiscent of a jet dashboard, the 8212 quartz men watch with stainless steel band features a chronograph on its clockface. More commonly referred to as ‘those other three little clocks within the clock,’ a chronograph is another practical and visually appealing feature of watches with more functionalities.
Each of the extra faces is there to display a different measure of chronological timekeeping for extra precision. You will almost always find one tiny clock face to display the sixty minutes that make up an hour. They are often displayed in a wheel showing the numbers ’60’, ’20’, and ’40’ clockwise from the top in that order. In order to differentiate it from the other faces of similar size, the minutes’ clockface has concentric ripple-like circles within it.
Another one of its faces is, of course, all about charting the sixty seconds that make up a minute in order to track them. The clock face showcases the numbers ’60’, ’15’, ’30’, and ’45’ spread out clockwise from the top.
Lastly, the other face of the trio that makes up the chronograph showcases the twenty-four hours of the day. Showcasing the numbers’ 24′, ‘6’, ’12’, and ’18’ clockwise when looked from the top, the wheel instantly tells what hour of the day currently is. The design of the circle itself is rather bare, not even featuring a frame. Instead, it had one clock hand that stands out very well from the rest of the design for easy tracking.
As a stylish little nod to the aforementioned jet dashboard design theme, in the hour displaying chronograph, there’s a jetliner. The jetliner’s nose, highlighted in red, acts as the arrow pointing to what hour of the day it is.
8212 Quartz Men Watch with Stainless Steel Band Features a Tachymeter A tachymeter is a tool used to measure the speed of an object, and it does this by measuring the time it took for said object to travel a certain distance. Said time measure can then go into use for calculating the speed of the object measured.
Tachymeters are a fairly common feature of watches; they are popular with race drives and also pilots, who use them to measure ground speeds during takeoff and landing.
The 8212 Quartz Men Watch with Stainless Steel Band’s Tachymeter As is the case with most wristwatches featuring a tachymeter, the 8212 quartz men watch with stainless steel band’s one lays on its rim. Etched on the ‘rim’ of the lock, the circular frame in which the clock sits inside of the tachymeter is the numbers written on it. Said numbers run counter clock-wisely from 60 up to 700 with differently spaced intervals between them.
The tachymeter is just an extra scale that can help you measure both time and speed. To use it, just start the chronograph to measure the object or event you seek to measure and stop once done. The clock’s second hand will point out to both the seconds marked inside the clock and to the distance marked on the tachymeter, usually represented in miles.
Besides the obvious advantage the tachymeter affords for time measuring, it also has aesthetic value. The numbers etched around the rim of the 8212 quartz men watch with stainless steel band give it an air of complexity hard to replicate for more plain watches.
The 8212s Quartz Men Watch with Stainless Steel Band A Megalith Staple As mentioned before, the 8212 quartz men watch with stainless steel band is one of our signature timepieces at Megalith. And just like the rest of our timepieces, we are proud of being able to offer them to the mature, up and coming man of today at an affordable price.
Regardless of the fact that our watches both look and function just like pricey high-end brands, we are able to offer them at a considerably lower rate. Our access to the most skillful watchmaker in Guangdong, the watchmaking capital of the world, makes this possible.
Through our sourcing of the very same parts high-end brands use for their timepieces at a lower cost, we can make sure you can get a watch of the same quality with less stress in your bank account.
Regardless of how much of an up and comer you are as a mature me of today, we can surely offer you a stylish timepiece at an affordable rate. Not for nothing, we like to call our timepieces ‘the mature men’s first watch.’ Feel free to shop around to find yours as well. https://megalithwatch.com/
GUANGZHOU, GUANG DONG, China, 2022-Mar-3 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — Health is wealth, as we all know. Staying mentally fit is as important as staying physically fit. Physical beauty is only a bonus that you can enjoy if you are healthy. The health and beauty sector is a growing business today, because many people have become aware of the importance of staying healthy and fit. Many online and physical stores are filled with health and wellness products to woo their customers.
If you are looking for high-quality, affordable and unique health and beauty products, Hotcakeshop is a good place to visit. This brand understands its customers’ preferences perfectly, and has stocked some of the most useful products that are sure to leave you impressed. While the makeup products available here help accentuate your beauty, the wellness products help you lead a comfortable lifestyle.
Massage slippers, for instance, provide pressure points to keep your toes relaxed while walking or resting. Besides correcting the posture, these slippers also help to tone your calf muscles. The design, fit and color of these slippers are unique – a trademark feature of all products available at Hotcakeshop. You can find something for all age groups on this site.
At Hotcakeshop you will find a wide range of products that will make you beautiful on the inside and the outside. Pregnant women, who find difficulty breathing, can benefit immensely from the maternity belly bands available here. It takes off the pressure at the pelvis and lower hip regions, thereby helping to get rid of the back pain that soon-to-be-mothers experience. One of the unique products that you will come across in this section is the black obsidian bracelets that are designed specifically to treat lymph drainage issues. These help to remove blockage in the lymph nodes, thereby reducing instances of swelling and inflammation.
Hotcakeshop aims to provide health, beauty and magnificence to its customers through each of its products in the “health and beauty” category. Like all other products from the brand, these, too, come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, which speaks volumes about the quality of products sold here.
Some of the top items in the health and beauty section of Hotcakeshop are:
About Hotcakeshop Hotcakeshop is an online store selling some of the most unique collections of products that will cater to the needs of men, women, kids, gardens, pets, households and more. The company is located in Shanghai, China; however, it delivers products across the country, as it has partnered with specialized warehouses across the USA and China. Hotcakeshop offers free delivery to anywhere in the world, for orders over $50.
With its hassle-free payment and order tracking processes, Hotcakeshop provides a great experience for its customers, as it has been doing since its inception in 2017. The brand keeps adding to its inventory every month, in a bid to offer specialized and creative solutions for its customers in each and every category. The Hotcakeshop team promises customers affordable and high-quality products every time they shop here. For more details, you can visit their website.
NEW YORK, 2022-Feb-20 — /EPR Network/ — The 8388M chronograph watch with stainless steel band’s look is one of timeless elegance. For at least five decades now, stainless steel watches managed to remain in fashion due to both durability and style.
Unlike older watches that preferred using leather bands for fastening, stainless steel bands guaranteed a more durable, more aesthetic look. Within its case, also made from stainless steel, the 8388M chronograph watch with stainless steel band features the aforementioned chronograph.
Thus, adding additional measures of time by having three little extra dials dedicated to measuring milliseconds, seconds, and minutes.
However, the one thing that strikes you about the 8388M chronograph watch with stainless steel band immediately once you glance upon its looks. With a silvery color due to the fact that its primary material is stainless steel, the piece evokes a classy appearance typical of watches of the 1970s.
The overall very stainless-steel-looking appearances of watches started prevailing in the 70s. However, we’ve been using stainless steel in watchmaking for much longer than that. How long, you ask?
Stainless Steel and Watchmaking: When Did It Happen? Way before the appearance of the 8388M chronograph watch with stainless steel band, the watchmaking industry was comfortably riding a wave of manufacturing based on precious metals. Around the 1920s, gold and silver watches were the norm. It might sound shocking for people nowadays. After all, they are still luxury items as of today.
But back then, manufacturers did prefer to make their watches based on those metals mainly because of their high levels of malleability. As such, it was relatively easier to shape the metals into the shape of the many, many little pieces that made up their watches.
Also, the fact that they looked distinctively luxurious and fashionable couple with people at the time having relative financial abundance indeed contributed to their popularity. All of that changed with the 1929 wall street crash, which was the beginning of the financial depression, better known as the great depression.
Soon, people were very reluctant to spend on non-essential items due to widespread financial uncertainty. As such, watches made from silver and gold had to be the last thing on their mind, one can infer. As a result, manufacturers saw a dramatic downturn in demand for said watches.
However, military tension building up somewhere else in the world and protracted economic recovery in the factories meant people still needed watches. That presented a challenge. The average consumer was not willing to spend much on a watch made from precious metals. They only wanted the watch for practical purposes, its functionalities so that it could help them in their day-to-day work for a long time.
As such, they needed a watch that was relatively inexpensive and, preferably, reasonably durable or able to withstand rough treatment. Soon, they came up with an answer: using stainless steel as a base material for their watches.
Stainless Steel as A Watchmaking Material During the 1920s, stainless was already a material used in watchmaking, albeit sparsely and only for models of specific use. Pilot, scientists, divers, and railroad workers commonly used models made from stainless steel due to their durability. However, such models were occupation-specific and often were very bulky to the point of seeming impractical to day-to-day wearing.
Watchmakers at the time also had tremendous difficulties working with steel, which was considerably less malleable than gold and silver. Manufacturing techniques at the time didn’t help either.
Thus, they simply preferred to buy the latter metals, however more expensive they were, in order to keep productions levels high. This is the reason why, behind its many advantages, the industry relegated stainless steel as a second-tier manufacturing material.
Soon, those techniques became well known even for watchmakers. As a result, both the technique and equipment to better work the material became commonplace rather quickly, as did its use in watchmaking.
Little by little, stainless steel watches ascended from almost workwear exclusive to everyday fashion. Thus, setting the stage for the production of much better-looking watches like the 8388M chronograph watch with stainless steel band.
Advantages Of Using Stainless Steel as A Material Due to its nature, stainless steel as a particular material offers a few advantages over more common, less refined metals. Here are some of the advantages of using steel as a material in watchmaking:
As a material, stainless steel is notably durable and able to withstand a lot of wear and tear on its own. So, watches made from it, like the 8388M chronograph watch with stainless steel band, are pretty much able to handle rough situations well.
On top of that, the material has the advantage of being exceptionally resistant to the forces of corrosion. Unlike iron, stainless steel is much less prone to rusting after extensive contact with oxygen and moisture. In short, your 8388M chronograph watch with stainless steel band is likely to look good for a long time and under a lot of conditions.
Unlike gold and silver, the former preferred metals involved in watchmaking, stainless steel is affordable, very affordable in comparison. Thus, making it a very popular choice for those budget-conscious consumers, especially if they want a watch for purely practical purposes.
However odd, it is also possible to stumble upon a timepiece majorly composed of stainless steel that’s pricier than a golden one. In that case, it is likely a luxury model, and the craftsmanship that went into making it does sometimes tally to a higher price. Still, most stainless-steel watches are not expensive at all.
One standout feature of stainless-steel timepieces it’s that they almost always do look very elegant. Aesthetic choices of the manufacturer aside, this is in grand part due to the seamlessness of the material.
There’s something definitively pleasing about the sleek, silvery, clean look timepiece like the 8388M chronograph watch with stainless steel band has. Guaranteed to bode well with both business and casual outfits.
Megalith’s Stainless Steel Watches As the company that proudly considers itself ‘the first stylish watch of the mature man’, Megalith watches does offer a curated selection of stylish stainless steel watches.
As such, and due to our privileged location near Guangzhou, the watchmaking capital of the world, we are able to provide high-quality-tier models affordably. Rather than having men spend too much on a watch when trying to assert their style, we instead offer them the same quality at a lower cost.
If you’ve ever thought of complimenting your personal style with a great-looking watch, but the price tag stopped you cold in your tracks, fear no more.
Megalith watches offers you a reliably affordable selection of the most elegant timepieces, like the 8388M chronograph watch with stainless steel band and more, much more. Shop around and affordably find your style at Megalith. megalithwatch.com/
Xuchang, Henan, China, 2021-Oct-12 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — UNice Hair, a well-known virgin human hair brand, recently debuts a new arrival-FB30 hair weaves with lace closure to provide the trendy brown balayage hair with the customers. Once debuted in the market, the brown balayage hair bundles with lace closure rapidly capture the heart of customers and become the hot-selling product.
With the coming of Halloween, more and more girls choose to buy their favorite hair extensions and wigs as gifts to celebrate the festival. “There is no doubt that human hair bundles with lace closure are very popular hair types and used widely by more and more black girls. In order to give customers more options, we decide to launch this kind of FB30 hair weaves with lace closure. We sincerely hope that these UNice hair bundles with lace closure can give consumers a natural look and make them feel value for money.” The CEO of UNice Hair, Yunlong Hua meant.
First of all, the brown balayage hair bundles with lace closure are all made of 100% virgin human hair and excellent for melting with natural hair. When properly installed, people can’t tell the difference between hair bundles and natural hair and even think of them literally grow from the scalp. Besides, with these hair bundles and lace closure, customers can add extra texture and length to their hair for an ideal appearance. Of course, they can also be dyed, permed, bleached, highlighted, straightened, or styled like natural hair according to the need of consumers. And they are available for 8-30 inches and easy to wear, customers can change the hairstyle whenever and wherever they want. More importantly, customers can sew these hair bundles with lace closure into a lace wig as well, which is more affordable than directly purchasing a lace front wig.
In order to reduce the economic pressure of customers, UNice Hair also has many UNice coupon codes to help consumers save more money and spend less. And UNice Hair offers some Buy Now Pay Later Services, like Paypal, ZIP Quadpay, Sezzle, Afterpay, and Klarna. This allows customers to freely purchase what they need or want without too much budget. Just need to spilt the cost of their purchase into 4 or 3 interest-free payments and pay every 2 weeks.
About UNice Hair
UNice Hair, a professional supplier in the human hair field, always holds the view the customer is the heart of their brand and wins more and more support from customers and fans. And UNice Hair also will continue to work tirelessly to engage in rigorous research and product development in order to provide a wide variety of products with customers in the future.
Xuchang, Henan, China, 2021-JUNE-09 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — The UNice 2021 Mid-Year Shopping Festival is here! In the 2021 UNice Mid-Year sale, the company UNice hair is providing a huge discount, from June 6.10 to 6.18, it lasts for 8 days only.
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In addition to Double Eleven, another large shopping festival in China (the largest mid-year shopping promotion) generating huge sales is 618 around 18 June.
At Unice mid-year deals, all Unice human hair and wigs can enjoy low prices with UNice’s hair coupon, they will release the newest code in June.
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To ease the pressure of payment and alleviate the financial burden on customers, UNice continues to expand its partnerships to open up the possibility of affordable human hair wigs to more people.
The latest partners are the global popular Klarna, PayPal, Quadpay, and Sezzle, which are all leading US-based installment payment platform, providing consumers with a simple, transparent, and financially responsible alternative to traditional credit, Customers can buy what they need today and pay later in 4 payments with these BNPL ways.No interest and no fees.
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Just like the fashions they sell, UNicer Company is here to stay. They have more than 20 years of combined experience in the beauty industry, to learn just how to divide the bad from the best hair products. They have been around for long enough to establish a trusting relationship with companies and individuals. Their repeat customers know that they consistently provide the kind of high-quality hair they want to wear and that they will continue to provide their products and services for years to come.
Greenup, Kentucky, U.S.A., 2021-Jan-05 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — Kentucky Pure Mineral Water comes in a 100% Biodegradable Container, so even if it DOESN’T get recycled properly, it won’t leave its mark on the earth forever the way typical plastic containers will.
Problem solved. Enough said!
Look for Kentucky Pure Mineral Water on store shelves soon!
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JUNEAU, Alaska, 2020-Oct-13 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — What started out as a way to get his daily 10,000 steps, a local man hopes in the long run will change the course of dialog in America.
For 12 years during the cruise season, Robert Steinke has been coming to the Port in Juneau to greet cruise customers and welcome them aboard humpback whale watching excursions. With the pandemic in full swing, he still feels drawn to the Port and would visit frequently – focusing on his daily 10,000 step goal rather than greeting customers. These walks allowed for releasing some built up pandemic energy and passing the time listening to a little talk radio or podcasts.
It was during one of these daily walks while listening to various podcast’s that Robert was struck with an idea. “Sometimes on these call-in shows, things can get a bit heated,” stated Steinke, “then, one of the callers said ‘Why can’t we just bring back civility?’ I couldn’t get that thought out of my mind, I went to bed that night thinking about the idea of civility and how important that concept is to a democracy.” From that day at the Port, Steinke was inspired to help spread the idea of bringing back civility.
After chatting with his wife and doing some research, Steinke decided the best way to change the tone was for individuals to publicly share the concept of civility – almost brand themselves with the idea of ‘be civil’. So, Steinke launched the website BringBackCivility.com where individuals can brand themselves with the ideal of being civil to each other.
“We don’t have to agree on everything, or even anything, to be civil to each other. Being civil is really a choice,” stated Steinke. “This is just a simple way to remind ourselves and others to be kind and be civil to each other.” Since the launch of the website, the most popular items have been face masks and hats. Both come in a variety of colors and designs to suit everyone. “I like the face masks, they make a few different statements when you wear one,” stated Steinke.
The site will be up at least until the end of the year. Most gear will be shipped in 3-7 days and can be shipped worldwide. The company is also taking bulk orders from shops that are interested in carrying the line.
Emeryville, CA, U.S.A, 2020-Oct-02 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — Accents Inserts today announced the release of its new upgraded Version Two (V2) insoles. V2 improves upon the already existing line. This new and enhanced product brings you the same great core benefits from the first version; sweat-absorption, odor-elimination, patented adhesive technology and custom-shaped design. The newest addition is an added benefit of a stronger, more durable fabric that is still as ultra-thin as the original. The advantage of V2 updated fabric is that it can be worn for multiple days of activity.
“Evolving is the Goal,” Rachele Cazarez, CEO/Founder of Accents Inserts stated. “We always want to improve upon our products. I am continuously conducting research because I am striving to keep making Accents better. Since the product can now last longer it can increase the lifespan of shoes. We simplified our packaging, to make it more environmentally-friendly. We also make sure to source and manufacture all components of the supply chain within the United States; by doing so we lower our global footprint. We will continue to become a better company; improve as we focus on evolving.”
Accents V2 has increased its durability to impact the longevity of the product. This is great for active individuals. Now they do not need to worry about sweat buildup and slippage, foot odor buildup or dirty shoes. Plus, they do not have to slow down by having to cut them to size. They just insert them, then Accents can gather all the sizable unpleasantness that accumulates in their shoes while they are going about enjoying each day without having to worry about it.
Features and Benefits of Accents Inserts V2 include:
Sturdier fabric, this allows the inserts to last longer. Much research was put into testing to acquire the best quality fabric possible.
Colors for this new line are Midnight Black and Slate Gray.
Sustainability, to help with lowering its global footprint, Accents Inserts is sourcing and obtaining all of its materials in the USA . It is also utilizing manufacturers from the USA.
People will encounter the unpleasant part of an active life when they wear their shoes. Whether they have worn socks or not does not matter, they all have sweat, dirt and foot odor buildup in them. What they do not know is that they can now avoid this problem if they use a barrier between their feet/socks and the soles of their shoes. This is where Accents Inserts are found to be the answer to these problems by being that necessary barrier. These inserts gather up the sweat and offensive smell along with the dirt, which are then just lifted out and thrown away. Then next time they wear their shoes, inserting a new pair allows them a fresh start.
Accents Inserts V2 are available in colors Midnight Black and Slate Gray. The additional benefit is that the upgraded quality fabric enhances the life of shoes for everyone by helping prolong their use.
VANCEBURG, KY, 2020-Oct-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Some new kids on the block are emerging with a novel mineral water offering out of Kentucky, USA.
The company, River Rock Water LLC, is introducing its trademarked brand, Kentucky Pure Mineral Water. The brand offers exceptional taste and a unique, earth-friendly take on packaging. The company has been testing and developing this brand for five years to ensure the highest quality of “very light mineral” water available to consumers.
Kentucky Pure Mineral Water comes from an ancient aquifer that has been supplying the beautiful plains of Kentucky with its highly nutritional content for millions of years. As a testament to the water quality, 105 of the current 143 Kentucky Derby winners were raised on the nutritional grasses of Kentucky which were fed by these waters. Kentucky Pure lightly balanced mineral water is naturally packed with the optimum amount of minerals and trace elements required to promote biological health.
The founder, Tim LeMaster first drank from the well-head on a really hot day, sweating up a storm, and the water tasted so unique, the first words out of his mouth were, “Sweet Water”! As it turns out, farmers in the region had been saying that for centuries. Kentucky Pure Mineral Water has proven to be a real thirst quencher, satisfying the healthy need for refreshing hydration.
The entrepreneurial team behind Kentucky Pure are long time developers of new products. They have applied that product development experience to create a new development for water containers. Their design is 100% biodegradable, bypassing environmental concerns over the destruction and waste caused by traditional plastic water bottles.
Look for Kentucky Pure Mineral Water on store shelves soon.
LONDON, 2020-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — NegevMarket.eu is a Jewish-Bedouin partnership bringing Europe, homemade flavors from Israel as well as original Bedouin products. The Foodie Packs include special and sassy jams such as: cherry tomatoes in white port and cinnamon (Sweet Sherity), garlic, rum and basil (Ramon19 Spice), chili, port ruby and figs (Hot Osnat), apricots in brandy with ginger and chili (Degani Special Hot) and more.
NegevMarket.eu also markets a line of alcohol free (according to Bedouin tradition) products In separate packages, containing Bedouin-inspired spice blends, tahini spreads, spiced olive oil, complementary products and also original Bedouin hand embroidery.
The NegevMarket.eu online store markets its unique products such as chef upgrades in a jar, allowing the customer to “just add to the dish of your choice or sandwich”. Says Anat Avissar Koren, director of Negev Market LTD. According to Avissar Koren, NegevMarket “offers jams, syrups, fruit delicacies as well as seasoning mixes and traditional rice dishes adapted to European cuisine. The products are marketed directly to customers all over Europe and are also shipped to Israel.” It is a chef’s delight, ready in your home.”
The price range on the webstore starting from 18 EUR for foodie pack for 2 diners, 36 EUR for foodie pack for 4 diners and 70 EUR for foodie pack for 8 diners. All foodie packs are meant to upgrade any dish. Are easy to use as just adding to a dish of fish, chicken, beef, antipasti, or to put in a sandwich, and also be served to guests with the original hosting pack.
All products are vegan, without additional flavorings or artificial sweeteners. The products are sold over the website using the made per order model, shipped directly to the customer’s home without the need for warehouses or refrigeration since the packages are closed and include dry products that are marketed directly to the consumer. This marketing method is in line with European regulation and the entire site is compliant with the strict EU rules.
The singer Mira Awad had written and composed the Jingle for NegevMarket.eu and is also responsible for the slogan: “Negev Market – A Taste of Home”. Other Israelis who have joined the marketing campaign to accompany the launch are artist Daniel Chertkoff, designer and comic artist Irit Degani. The project is accompanied by digital product manager-consultant Uri Lifshitz, attorney Jonathan Klinger in charge of the international legal-commercial aspect, and international public relations expert Tom Wegner.
“Our partnership brings together in brine mushrooms, radishes, cucumbers, beets and even cherry tomatoes for our boutique pickles. We have managed to make sweet jam out of onion and garlic. It is very natural to combine cultures. We were able to bring together an impossible and very Israeli blend, between handmade Bedouin embroidery and assorted spice blends from the Negev, to a purple jam with glitter from chili, and make it available to every home in Europe. We plan to make the Negev kitchen into an international brand of exotic fragrances and intriguing flavors that every European consumer will want to try at least once.” Anat Avissar Koren concludes.
Gurgaon, India, 2020-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coronavirus pandemic has presented numerous challenges in front of the world since it’s outbreak at the fag end of the last year. As the world wrestles with these challenges, many green shoots have emerged as well. Having been locked up in our own homes, it seems like the fast paced life of the twenty-first century has come to a standstill. This much needed break has made everyone realize how disconnected they were with their beloved ones. These days loved ones are certainly on everyone’s mind. People cannot go out and hug their loved ones; however they sure can present their beloved ones with heartwarming gifts to reassert their love.
SENDBESTGIFT, one of the leading online gift shops, has taken upon itself to ensure that people can reach out to their near and dear ones from anywhere in the world. Keeping the upcoming festive season and COVID-19 lockdown in view, the website has updated its product portfolio and has upgraded its services to meet the gifting needs of millions of households in the nation.
Gifting has been used since ancient times to express the feelings of love, care and support. Today, people need love, care and support more than ever. And thus, the importance of gifting multiples mani-fold in these testing times. It now forms an important part of social lives. And why just social, it treads into the realms of personal life as well.
With just a few weeks left for Raksha Bandhan 2020 and friendship day, the company has started its Rakhi and Friendship day gifts delivery services despite the coronavirus advisory issued by the government. The website offers a wide array of unique gifts for friends. These friendship day gifts include friendship band, greeting cards, personalized gifts, cakes, chocolates, soft toys, combination gifts, and much more. For Rakhi gift ideas for brother & sister, the online gift portal offers designer Rakhi, chocolates, Rakhi with dry fruits, flowers, gift cards, sweets, cakes, Rakhi gift hampers, and so on.
“Online gifting is the future of gifting in India. This pandemic has shown us how important it is to go digital, do as much as we can from our homes. Understanding the need of the hour, SENDBESTGIFT has stepped up to the task of connecting hearts. We strive to deliver the best services to our customers and doing so has become more important in these difficult times. We have geared up for the massive demand during the upcoming festival season. From exclusive and extensive gift collections to a varied range of delivery services like the same day Rakhi gifts and same day friendship day gift delivery, we are ready with it all. Come shop with us, use our services to reach out to your dear ones and we promise to deliver excellence on your behalf. Stay home, stay safe and take care of yourself and your beloved ones,” says the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SendBestGift Narender Kumar.
The website has a very systematic approach to gifting and thus making it easier to place an order for gifts. It offers gifts for best friend boy as well as gifts for best friend girl. The website believes that there is a bond of friendship in every relationship and thus it offers friendship day gifts for girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, and husband too.
A delight for people looking to indulge in hassle free online gift shopping, the website offers separate sections for Rakhi gifts for brother and Rakhi return gifts for sister. Sisters can go to the Rakhi gifts for brother and choose gifts for their brothers and brothers can visit the Rakhi return gifts for sister section to place an order for the same.
SendBestGift has a range of gifts for various occasions and festivals. From numerous Rakhi variants like kundan Rakhi, kids Rakhi, rudraksha Rakhi, mauli Rakhi, beads Rakhi, zardosi Rakhi, fancy Rakhi and other to a plethora of Rakhi with gifts like Rakhi with dry fruits, Rakhi with sweets, Rakhi with chocolates, and Rakhi with personalized gifts, the website offers it all. In fact, this online gift shop offers pair Rakhi for brother and sister-in-law like the lumba Rakhi for bhaiya bhabhi.
Customers can send Rakhi with sweets, place an order for Rakhi with dry fruits, purchase Rakhi with cakes and soft toys or buy Rakhi with chocolates online from the comfort of their homes. The fast and precise provision of online Rakhi delivery ensures that the gifts are delivered to their respective destinations within the specified time.
Similarly, the website boasts of a diversified assortment of Friendship day gift ideas to help everyone commemorate the bond of camaraderie. One can use the platform of SENDBESTGIFT to titillate the taste buds of his/her friends with delicious friendship cake, amaze their best friend with a beautiful friendship flower delivery, present them with thoughtful personalized gifts, or satiate the cravings of his/her dear friend with an online friendship day chocolates delivery.
The website provides a customizable range of delivery options as well. Their delivery options include normal gift delivery, same day gift delivery, fixed time gift delivery and the midnight gift delivery in India. Customers can shop for gift for friendship day or other occasions and opt for any of these delivery options. In addition, customers can customize these delivery options to meet their personal gifting goals.
New York, NY, 2020-Apr-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — One of the greatest challenges currently facing the business world is the relentless pursuit of ownership of brand names, logos, typefaces, slogans and even colors! The judiciary are constantly inundated with cases regarding the alleged illegal or improper use of any, or any combination, of these.
But how much of this is a waste of the court’s time? How often is a case being brought simply because an in-house legal beagle needs to justify their salary? How many cases are brought that should simply, in any real world of common sense, never make it out of the split second of foolishness of that very thought’s creator?
Now, the idea that somebody really believed it necessary to protect their idea/investment/invention by receiving confirmation that it was indeed theirs, does, of course, make some sense. Invent the perfect diet in the form of a single daily dose tablet and you should be able to protect that invention and make as much money as the marketplace deems it to be worth until somebody comes up with a way of simply breathing in the perfect diet, and your invention becomes worthless.
And there is, in and of itself, the answer to many of our questions, whether or not we really knew that we had them. Money. Without this fiendish instrument of perceived wealth, where would we be? Would anybody, anywhere ever need to know who invented something of great use to the general populous? Would anybody give you the pats on the back and the “attaboys” that your genius deserved? Well, maybe, and, more likely the case, maybe not.
But would you care? I mean, let’s be honest, if you honestly did all this just for the kudos, you wouldn’t have needed the patent application form in the first place, right? You did it for the money, as is your absolute right to do, and you are simply protecting your investment and the value that your invention has.
Trademarks are, however, a whole different ball game. Take the example of Odysseas Papadimitriou’s company trademark application for his WalletHub brand, a brand that offered a website able to compare various offers such as insurance, loans, mortgages etc. The trademark application for his logo, a white “W” set in a green square, was disputed by, of all things, Major League Baseball! The claim was that the MLB had not one but TWO similar logos that would be infringed upon were the application allowed. One of these is a logo that has not been used in baseball since 1960, the year that the Washington Nationals became the Minnesota Twins whilst the other is a flag that the Chicago Cubs fly in their stadium if they win!
How are either of these “uses” threatened in any way, financial or otherwise, by a website that offers financial documentation organization services? Are WalletHub suddenly getting calls from angry customers, unable to get seats for the game? Are the MLB getting calls asking for financial advice?
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the key to this whole mess…IS THE CONSUMER CONFUSED ABOUT WHO OR WHAT THEY ARE ENGAGING WITH FOR GOODS OR SERVICES? That is the acid test. That is the reason the law uses to justify its very existence. That is the fly in the inhouse legal beagle’s ointment…Can they PROVE that this brand confusion would exist?
A perfect example of this is the case of Virgin Group PLC v VIRGINIC LLC (you already see where this is going, right?!). VIRGINIC is a young start-up specializing in all-natural, organic beauty products. Not trains. Not planes. Not telephones.
In fact, not any product that is even similar to anything that the Virgin group does or even has ever produced. Clearly there can be no confusion here. But what’s that, I hear you cry? The name is similar? Surely name similarity is not enough. For example, Ford once manufactured a car called the Capri. Now we have the Capri Sun brand all over the world. Is there an issue? Are people buying juice boxes worried that they are made in a car factory? Of course they are not. That would be silly, wouldn’t it?!
VIRGINIC was dismissed by a judge in the UK at the THIRD time of asking, having already beaten Virgin’s trademark infringement case on two previous occasions.The virtue of the freedom of speech that we protect so rigorously, is not an objective virtue any more in the common legal sense, apparently.
For as long as there exists a particular judge able to be swayed by vague and ridiculous arguments, such as those employed by the Virgin lawyers, on a particular day, in a particular place, we will carry on down this absurd legal rabbithole, wasting both the time and money of the taxpayer and of both businesses in question, meanwhile doing nothing for the consumer other than limit their access to the products that they may actually wish to purchase.
And are those not the people that these very laws were enacted to protect in the first place?
KOLKATTA, India, 2020-Feb-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — It is that time of the year when the whole world celebrates the spirit of love on Valentine’s Day. Couples who live across boundaries often miss the chance to keep up with the joy of this day. Giftstoindia24x7.com, an e-commerce gifting platform is helping customers to send Valentine Day gifts to India and surprise their special one and enjoy this day. GiftstoIndia24x7, is an e-commerce platform which caters to the needs of non-residential Indians and allows them to conveniently send gifts to their loved ones back in India.
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From classic gifts like Luxury Bouquet Boxes, teddy bears, cushioned hearts, jewellery, etc to specially curated hampers for food lovers, grooming set for the grooming addicts and hampers for the fashionistas; GiftstoIndia24x7 has something in store for every person who wishes to shower love and Send valentines day gifts to India for their significant other. Additionally, it also has personalized options like personalized calendars, select-experiences and dining vouchers, personalized mugs, t-shirts amongst others. For those who want to keep it simple, it offers an option to Send specially curated arrangements of flowers to India from USA on the same day.
With its premier offerings and strong delivery network, GiftstoIndia24x7 spreads smiles across 1500+ locations in India. With services like exclusive delivery options like same day delivery and midnight delivery, an easily accessible portal and 10,000+ gifting options, GiftstoIndia24x7 is helping couples celebrate love across distances.
Established in 1999, GiftstoIndia24x7 is India’s premier gifting platform specially curated for the gifting needs of non – residential Indians. The e-commerce portal offers its users about 20,000 gift options for multiple occasions along with same day delivery and mid-night delivery options. The e-commerce platform delivers has the largest distribution network and delivers to 1500+ locations in India. The platform boasts of a 24X7 customer service support which gives customers across the globe a personalized gifting experience, making them feel more connected with their family and friends back home.
DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 2018-Oct-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Glancing through the dairy segment of retail aisles in Europe offers a clear comparison of preference for halloumi cheese than other cheese varieties. According to a Fact.MR study on halloumi cheese market, 76% of modern trade outlets and 92% of online grocery retailers had halloumi cheese in their offerings.
Not only has the consumer base expanded, but per capita consumption of Halloumi cheese has also witnessed an increase
Ease of availability is a key factor that has led to an increase in halloumi cheese sales worldwide, particularly in Europe. The Fact.MR study includes an analysis on the sentiments of retailers who did not have halloumi cheese in their product offerings – nearly 48% of the Eastern European retailers mentioned ‘increased customer enquiry’ about the availability of halloumi cheese over the past two years.
Furthermore, not only has the consumer base increased, but the per capita consumption has also surged in Europe. Apart from Cyprus, which is a clear outlier in terms of per capita consumption of halloumi cheese, average consumption in Europe stands slightly less than a pound per year.
Halloumi Cheese Demand Growing on the Backdrop of Specialty Cheese Preference
Along with increased consumer base and per capita consumption of halloumi cheese in Europe, there’s an another dimension that plays a critical role. “It’s the variety of specialty and halloumi cheese which consumers are inclined towards. “Organic” has become another buzzword these days, which is mostly due to increased health consciousness and lifestyle changes among consumers, says Mr. Shambhu Nath Jha, Senior Consultant at Fact.MR. “The selection process of grocery products has widely changed among several consumer clusters, as they are moving away from lucrative offers toward products with added health benefits. Labels and certifications on cheese products were not as important to consumers earlier as they have become now,” adds Mr. Jha.
Digital Visibility Acting as a Catalyst for Halloumi Cheese Sales in Europe
One of the key reasons for increasing demand for halloumi cheese is its increasing presence on e-commerce shelves. This has had a significant impact on awareness about the product.
“Specialty online channels are gaining popularity across Europe, owing to significant consumer demand for specialty products from Tier II and suburban areas. Online grocery retailers have broadened the access of their offerings to reach a wider demographic. The ease of access provided by online channels has led to the multi-dimensional growth, which has augured well for the prospects of halloumi cheese producers,” opines Mr. Jha.
Halloumi cheese has been growing at double-digit growth rate through online retail, and it is further expected to increase in the years to come. Developing countries, especially India and China, have gained significant traction in the online grocery sales and due to this, several cheese manufacturers and traders have partnered with specialty online stores.
Brands are Positioning Halloumi Cheese as a Healthy Alternative to Conventional Cheese
“The reason halloumi cheese sells like hot cakes across Europe is because it’s so moreish. However, a question even avid consumers ask is, “It tastes so good, but can it, in some way, be healthy? And, the answers are encouraging. Halloumi cheese is an excellent source of calcium and protein, and moderate intake can be advantageous,” says Mr. Jha.
Halloumi cheese producers are leveraging these attributes of the product in marketing, and positioning it as a healthy alternative to conventional cheese. However, it’s worthwhile to note that halloumi cheese is high in saturated fats and salts, and too much of halloumi cheese consumption can aggravate certain health conditions. There are cheese variants that are healthier than halloumi – feta, mozzarella, and cottage cheese. However, halloumi is considered as a healthier option than goat cheese and cheddar cheese
Burgeoning Demand Exerting Pressure on Production Capacities
Halloumi cheese is native to Cyprus, however, the surge in its demand globally has encouraged the local dairy producers in other European and non-European countries to produce it domestically. As a result, foray of new players has been witnessed in the halloumi cheese market. The burgeoning demand for halloumi cheese in Europe, especially in the UK, has catalyzed efforts to implement a genomic scheme to boost production in Cyprus. “The way forward for greater halloumi production is industry-institution collaboration,” concludes Mr. Jha.
DELHI, India, 2018-Jan-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — FlowerAura, one of the leading online gift portals in India with a network of vendors across 200+ cities has recently launched Instanto, an easy-to-use app that focuses on better delivery system and vendor interaction.
Instanto, as the name suggests, is an application to provide timely delivery of flowers and hampers by a real time tracking system of delivery boys. This app is especially built to curb the delay in the delivery and subsequently, the complaint ratio. The company’s spokesperson reveals, “This app is a step ahead for the company and keeping the ultimate motive in mind that is, customer satisfaction, Instanto shall play the function of building trust amongst customers by capturing pictures on delivery (with due permission of the customer) and help provide product acknowledgement.”
Instanto would be adept in tracking the updates of products by vendors. Real time location of delivery shall, however, remain the major plus point of the app. The company believes that it shall help analyse the order geographical dimensions for further expansion and franchisee options. The app shall play a factor in bringing the customer trust and loyalty to another level. With 90% on-time order completion rate , FlowerAura believes Instanto shall help it grow beyond 95% in the coming times. The app shall begin the function in major metro cities till Valentine’s and other cities post Valentine’s.
FlowerAura recently had a tie-up with 120+ more vendors across the country to give an uncompromising service to its customers and double its sales numbers during the Valentine season. Also, with an amazing assortment of Valentine gifts for her and him, the company has set an exclusivity to the love expression. That stated, it has added 400+ Valentine gifts on the portal and widened its range and has recently opened 9 franchisees in India to operate with a dual delivery model.
VAHAN DESIGNER KEEPS FINDING NEW WAYS TO KEEP COLLECTIONFRESH, POLISHED & SLEEK
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 newlook 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 newdesign 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 newdesign being a departure from the classic Vahanlook, 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 www.vahanjewelry.com.
Meijer hosts in-store parties for incoming college students across the Midwest
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Aug-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Midwest retailer Meijer is getting ready to welcome more than 42,000 incoming college freshmen as they head to campus this fall during widely-popular shopping parties dubbed “Meijer Mania.”
The annual Back-to-College events celebrate incoming students in style during a night of fun—complete with a DJ, photo booth and interactive contests—while helping them collect their last-minute dorm and classroom essentials. The retailer kicks off the Meijer Mania events next week and will host a total 20 events at 18 colleges across the Midwest through early September.
“Our Meijer Mania events provide students the opportunity to shop for their first living spaces away from home and share a fun-filled bonding experience with classmates,” said Cathy Cooper, Senior Director of Promotions and Sponsorships at Meijer. “We are pleased to partner with so many colleges and universities to help ease the transition of moving into a new living environment for these students.”
Meijer began throwing in-store parties for incoming college freshmen more than 15 years ago to give students a chance to get to know their peers in a fun atmosphere, and introduce the Meijer brand to those who may not have grown up shopping at the Midwest supercenter—some of whom may learn how to pronounce the retailer’s name for the first time, Cooper said.
In total, more than 42,000 students—about 2,000 freshmen per event—will bus from campus to their local Meijer store for a night of festivities. Typically, a DJ will get the crowd pumped up while students participate in interactive games and contests, snap pictures in the photo booth, and stock their carts with snacks and school supplies. Meijer also provides samples and coupons, and occasionally hosts big-ticket giveaways.
One of retail’s leading shopping seasons, back-to-school and college is a $75 billion industry, according to the National Retail Federation. Meijer Mania events help spread out the spending during a time when college students and their families are busy preparing for the school year.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. Additional information on Meijer can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
Built on the Salesforce platform, the Accenture Cloud solutions combine Accenture’s front-office consumer goods industry expertise and Salesforce’s #1 CRM solution with built-in cloud, mobile, social, data science and artificial intelligence capabilities. By moving to the cloud solution, Unilever will be able to integrate its mobile applications, unify its front and back-office information, and enhance its trade and sales activities.
Accenture has also been selected to provide Accenture NewsPage allowing Unilever to simultaneously build a single system for the management of their third-party distributor network.
“Today’s consumers are better connected, better informed and more digitally savvy, making them more prone to switching and harder to please, so consumer packaged goods companies need to work ever more closely with their customer partners to drive growth.” said John Zealley, senior managing director of Accenture’s Consumer Goods & Services group. “We are delighted to work with Unilever to help drive digital connections with their customers through our enhanced and integrated front-office capabilities. By using knowledge of consumer preferences and their evolving demands, Unilever is clearly adapting to the changing market and is well positioned to maintain a market leading position.”
“This agreement is a strategic decision based on the skills and capabilities Accenture and Salesforce have in the technology and digital arena, as well as a long track record of successful partnership.” said Gonzalo Esposto, Global IT Vice President at Unilever. “We hold a leading position in the marketplace across the majority of our 400 brands and enhancing our trade and sales activities will help us strengthen this position. In addition, the implementation of Accenture Cloud will help us close the loop between planning and execution to drive sales and improve customer loyalty and bring our IT costs down.”
“We are living in the age of the customer, where everyone and everything is becoming connected in new and exciting ways,” said Cindy Bolt, SVP, Salesforce Industries, Manufacturing and Consumer Goods. “Consumer goods companies, like Unilever, that take advantage of these new cloud, mobile, social and data science technologies, such as those offered by Accenture Cloud TPM and Accenture Cloud RE, will not only be able to deliver seamless customer experiences, but also create new sources of revenue as well.”
Unilever on NewsPage
Unilever will implement distributor management system, Accenture NewsPage, across their global organisation, starting with the Indian market. The implementation of the software will help Unilever improve productivity, streamline inventory and get accurate, reliable data on their sales through all third party and distributors.
Accenture Cloud TPM and Accenture Cloud RE in collaboration with Salesforce
Accenture Cloud TPM and Accenture Cloud RE were designed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading consumer goods companies and provides an integrated software suite that spans a company’s sales process and operations. By building on the Salesforce platform, Accenture Cloud TPM and Accenture Cloud RE helps new and existing clients integrate mobile applications into their trade promotion and retail execution processes, unify their front- and back-office information and enhance their trade and sales activities.
Accenture was one of the first global companies to establish a strategic alliance partnership with Salesforce, and continues to grow and strengthen its position as a leading ecosystem partner. Whether working with Salesforce on the launch of Salesforce Einstein, introducing more than a dozen new industry solutions to date or training one of the largest ecosystem workforces, with more than 9,500 Salesforce skilled professionals, Accenture’s ongoing investment in building deep specialist skills and leading capabilities is unique in the Salesforce ecosystem.
The Cloud First Applications team—which delivers cloud services for Salesforce and other “pure play” cloud technologies—Accenture has continued investing in its Cloud First agenda by making major moves to expand its position as the leading enterprise cloud services provider, by increasing Salesforce capabilities in particular. Accenture was recently positioned as the overall leader in the “as-a-Service Winners’ Circle” in the HfS Blueprint Report: Salesforce Services 2017 for its excellence in both innovation and execution. The report assessed 12 service providers of Salesforce services related to planning, implementation, management, operations and optimization, and named Accenture as “clear leader in scale” with “the largest Salesforce services practice” in the Salesforce ecosystem.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
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Pune, India, 2017-Jun-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Video Games SWOT Analysis And Forecast 2021
The growth of video games slowed down at the end of the review period, falling from 36% in 2014 to 17% in 2015. This was mainly caused by the stagnant development of online games, which accounted for 65% of the whole video games category. Due to the lack of new outstanding games, the depression trend of classic MMORPG games, and attacks from mobile games, online games witnessed low single-digit growth in 2015 at around 2%, leaving a group of loyal players.
Video Games in China report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2011-2015, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market – be they new product developments, distribution or pricing issues. Forecasts to 2020 illustrate how the market is set to change.
Product coverage: Video Games Hardware, Video Games Software.
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Through this alliance, a new, joint-solution known as Shelf Intelligence Suite will be created.
Los Angeles, CA/ New York, NY, 2017-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Trax, the world leader in computer vision for retail, and Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announced today (June 22 2017) an alliance that will provide the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry with unprecedented shelf insights. This alliance, which will first service the U.S. market, is anticipated to grow to global markets in the future. Through this alliance, a new, joint-solution known as Shelf Intelligence Suite will be created. This suite includes a new syndicated offering from Trax and Nielsen that digitizes the shelf, allowing brands to have a more frequent and accurate measurement of how their products are represented in store and how this influences their sales.
The new Shelf Intelligence Suite comprises of two solutions:
Shelf Pulse, which provides FMCG companies with ongoing digitized measurement of in-store shelving conditions for their brands and competitors, shelf compliance vs plan and visual proof for store activation.
Shelf Blueprint, which provides predictive analytics to help FMCG manufacturers set the best strategy for store merchandising (facings, adjacencies, shelf placement, flow, etc.)
At the core of the offering, a new category benchmark will also be introduced to the market called the Shelf Quality Index. This index enables brands to measure their own shelf performance relative to shelf share, observed promotions, observed shelf pricing and many other KPIs against a category. With this new retail currency, Trax and Nielsen are set to deliver market shaping change to the retail industry.
Trax’s breakthrough computer vision and analytics platform turns photographs of a retail shelf into insights that can be used to improve in-store execution strategies. This enables companies to easily control performance gaps, identify category opportunities and maximize their sales velocity. Nielsen, a global leader in retail measurement and analytics services, holds the largest FMCG point of sale dataset in the industry. Nielsen’s purchase data offers comprehensive information on market shares, competitive sales volumes and insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising and promotion. Together, Nielsen’s Retail Measurement Services (RMS) and Trax’s computer vision platform will help FMCG companies better understand how shelf performance directly impacts product sales.
“Combining the powerful data assets from both companies will be a game changer for the consumer goods industry” says Dror Feldheim, Trax Chief Commercial Officer. “The alliance with Nielsen, will not only see sales uplifts for FMCG companies, but will help drive continuous improvement and category growth between brands and retailers. Users will have access to a granular level of shelf measurement and analysis that has never been possible before.”
“The powerful visualization of sales and detailed store conditions will enable faster activation that yields greater financial outcomes for manufacturer and retail clients” says Doug Bennett, Nielsen EVP US Buy. “This alliance is a natural fit – we are thrilled to bring our clients a holistic solution with greater analytical depth and measurement frequency for local action”
Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services for all devices on which content — video, audio and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen also provides its clients with analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit http://www.nielsen.com.
Trax is the world leader in computer vision solutions for retail, ranking in the top 25 Fastest Growing Companies on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list. The company enables tighter execution controls in-store and the ability to leverage competitive insights through their in-store execution tools, market measurement services and data science to unlock revenue opportunities at all points of sale. Trax does this using smartphones and tablets to gain actionable shelf analytics in real-time. With over 175 clients, in over 50 countries, top brands such as Coca-Cola, AB InBev, Nestle, Henkel, PepsiCo and many more, leverage Trax globally to manage their in-store execution and increase revenues at the shelf. Trax is headquartered in Singapore with offices worldwide. To learn more about Trax, please visit www.traxretail.com.
In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan Al Meera hosted Ramadan ‘Ghabga’ gathering for its employees
DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera) has recently organized a Ramadan ‘Ghabga’ gathering, which was attended by a group of senior management officials at the Company, along with senior employees and branch managers.
This event came as part of the social initiatives organized and sponsored by Al Meera during the Holy Month of Ramadan each year and in the context of boosting the spirit of solidarity and teamwork, in recognition of the efforts exerted by the team and in honor of the Holy Month’s values of mercy and harmony.
On this occasion, Al Meera Acting CEO Mr. Cobus Lombard congratulated the team on behalf of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Al Thani, Chairman of Al Meera:
“Emanating from our belief that our employees are the heart and soul of the company, we are keen to consolidate the bonds of brotherhood among them and to consolidate the meanings of goodness and generosity in Al Meera ‘family’.” Our Ramadan ‘Ghabga’ gathering, which has become an annual tradition of the company and part of our social responsibility, allows us to interact with each other and enhance our cooperation, while expressing our continued interest in our human capital.”
He added: “Amid the current circumstances the State of Qatar is going through and the great dependence on Al Meera to play its community role of meeting the needs of the market, we take pride in each and every one of you as well as your extraordinary collective effort, which raises the profile of Al Meera day after day and boosts the confidence of consumers, partners and the State in our pivotal role.”
During the Ramadan ‘Ghabga’ gathering, and in order to motivate employees to excel and achieve, exemplary employees were honored and received a number of rewarding prizes. Mr. Lombard, Acting Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Nabet, Director of Administration and Human Resources, also awarded certificates of appreciation to the distinguished staff of various departments for their exceptional efforts during the month of May.
Pune, India, 2017-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Luxury goods has entered a new phase, where conspicuous consumption is giving way to more meaningful luxury experiences. As consumers reassess their priorities, asking themselves what they truly value, a host of major trends have emerged: from the preference given to luxury experiences over “things”, to sustainable luxury. This report features key insights and the latest trends in luxury goods around the globe in 2016, including the growth of global wealth and its impact on the wider industry.
Euromonitor International’s Global Luxury Goods Overview global briefing offers an insight into the size and shape of the luxury goods industry, highlights buzz topics, emerging trends as well as pressing industry issues, their effects on luxury goods retailing in markets around the world and on the development of consumers’ shopping patterns. Forecasts illustrate how the market is set to change and criteria for success. In short, it identifies the opportunity zones within luxury goods industry
Product coverage: Designer Apparel and Footwear (Ready-to-Wear), Fine Wines/Champagne and Spirits, Luxury Eyewear, Luxury Jewellery, Luxury Leather Goods, Luxury Portable Consumer Electronics, Luxury Timepieces, Luxury Writing Instruments and Stationery, Super Premium Beauty and Personal Care.
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Accenture opened its largest innovation hub for the retail, fashion and consumer goods industries in Milan
Company’s largest innovation hub for retail, fashion and consumer goods industries
MILAN, 2017-Jun-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today (May 31, 2017) opened its largest innovation hub for the retail, fashion and consumer goods industries in Milan.
Located in the heart of Porta Nuova, the city’s up-and-coming innovation district, the new Accenture Customer Innovation Network (ACIN) is part of Accenture’s global network including facilities in Bangalore, Chicago, Manila and Singapore.
The Milan ACIN provides clients with an environment where they can imagine, explore, discover and develop ground-breaking digital customer interactions and tackle the big challenges facing consumer companies today — from harnessing social media to applying the next wave of artificial intelligence.
Driving innovation is the guiding philosophy of the ACIN, which draws on Accenture’s deep industry experience in fashion, retail and consumer goods industries and provides clients with access to an innovation ecosystem that includes start-ups, industry experts, universities and technology partners.
At the ACIN, clients are taken on an innovation journey and challenged to rethink existing business models and the customer experience. By showing them the art of the possible and developing a concrete roadmap, the ACIN can help organizations launch disruptive products and services and get them to market quicker.
Angelo D’Imporzano, senior managing director of Consumer Goods and Services for Europe, Africa and Latin America at Accenture said, “The Milan ACIN can support organizations as they seek to be more competitive, connect them with the wider ecosystem, and create new business opportunities at a time when innovation has never been more critical to Italy’s growth. The country’s heritage in fashion and food makes Milan the perfect location for helping our clients better understand emerging trends and consumer segments and for ensuring that disruptive ideas are turned into innovative solutions to drive business performance.”
“Digital technologies are converging, consumer expectations are rising and business operations are under constant pressures to stay ahead of their peers,” said Sander van ’t Noordende, Group Chief Executive of Accenture’s Products operating group. “Consumer-facing companies need to constantly innovate to ensure flexibility and agility across every business function. Our new innovation network in Milan is an integral part of the Accenture Innovation Architecture, which brings together capabilities from across the company – from research, ventures and labs, studios, innovation centers and delivery centers to help clients develop, scale and deliver disruptive innovation.”
Accenture employs 12,000 professionals in Italy, which — in addition to being home to the ACIN — is a base for other Accenture innovation and delivery centers, including the Liquid studio in Milan, the Digital Acceleration Center and Life Sciences Center of Excellence in Rome, the Industry Solution Center for Automotive in Turin, and Technology Delivery Centers in Naples and Cagliari. Accenture opened its first innovation center in Italy in 2006, dedicated to the fashion and luxury sectors, and has continued to invest in new capabilities, assets and human resources.
“Accenture’s continued investment in Italy shows our commitment to the country’s innovation economy,” said Fabio Benasso, Accenture’s country managing director for Italy. “We have established a series of hubs here that support clients across all industries as they accelerate their digital transformation journeys. Our new Milan ACIN represents a global go-to hub for companies striving to be at the forefront of innovation and provides our teams with an environment to help clients reimagine new business models and explore future customer experiences.”
The opening ceremony for the ACIN, which is located at Piazza Gae Aulenti 8, was attended by Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan.
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Al Meera extends store hours in most branches across Qatar and turns its Al Mansoura shopping center into 24-hour branch
DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to the Ministry of Economy and Commerce’s (MEC) call on shopping centers to adjust their operating hours during the Holy month of Ramadan, to further cater to the needs of consumers, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) has arranged to extend the operating hours – till after midnight – in most of the Company’s branches, in addition to turning its shopping center in Al Mansoura into Al Meera’s second 24-hour operating branch (following the Legtaifiya branch) in Qatar.
Al Meera’s latest arrangement comes in appreciation of the Ministry’s role in protecting consumers and enhancing their experiences at commercial venues, and as direct support from the Company’s end, as the first Consumer Retail Chain in the country to communicate its commitment to the initiative ‘The Least We Can Do’ launched by MEC. The initiative also comes in line with Al Meera’s mission to provide consumers across Qatar with convenience and a world-class shopping experience that provides true value for money.
Commenting on the initiative, Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Al Thani, Al Meera’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, said:
“Since inception, Al Meera has been at the heart of the community and has spared no effort to make a real difference in the shopping experience of consumers across the country, and this year, Al Meera’s active participation in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce’s initiative ‘The Least We Can Do’ is the expression of our appreciation for their role in the Qatari community.”
He added: “In light of this initiative, Al Meera proudly extends its operating hours in most stores and has allocated our Mansoura branch to operate for 24 hours. Al Meera is pleased to be further serving the Qatari community through extending our operating hours, embodying our motto ‘Your Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 for the ongoing support to the various regions of the country.”
Al Meera’s participation in the MEC initiative ‘The Least We Can Do’ comes on the heels of its recent collaboration with the Ministry, where the Company made use of visually designed shelf talkers to clearly designate 418 products that are priced by the MEC in order to keep consumers well informed during the Holy Month, while making their shopping experience at Al Meera convenient and hassle-free as well as enjoyable.
The provision of specially designated MEC-priced items further augments shoppers experience at Al Meera stores during Ramadan, where the Company has launched its ‘1438 consumer goods at cost price’ distinctive offer as a tribute to the Islamic Year 1438, which comes as part of this year’s Ramadan campaign under the slogan ‘an abundance of good, in the month of goodness’.
The campaign comes as an extension of last year’s Ramadan offer, and gives patrons of 35 of Al Meera branches, as well as Géant Hypermarket, the opportunity to purchase at cost price 1438 high quality products that have been carefully selected to cater to the specific needs of shoppers in the holy month.
Since its founding in 2005, Al Meera has continued to affirm its commitment to Qatar’s social and cultural values and has taken many steps to make a real difference in the shopping experience of community members across the country.
The Company has developed a number of remarkable activities that have become an integral part of its annual commitment to the various segments in society, and has exerted great effort to live up to its role-model status in the realm of corporate social responsibility, with a lineup of humanitarian, social and environmental initiatives that were successfully met with great acclaim and engagement from all segments of society.
Al Meera opened the doors to its new Community Shopping Mall in Leaibab
DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bringing the current phase of its expansion plan to fruition, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) has opened the doors to its new Community Shopping Mall in Leaibab, which introduces Al Meera’s trademark modern interior designs, cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art facilities to the underserved area. The branch opening was inaugurated by Dr. Saif Al Sowaidi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Cobus Lombard, Al Meera’s Acting CEO, Sales and Operations Director and Mr. Mishaal Bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, a member of the 18th District Central Municipal Council and Al Meera representatives.
The launch marks the inauguration of one of the largest Al Meera supermarkets in Qatar, and caters to the shopping needs of citizens and residents in Leaibab, while providing them with the chance to make use of the Company’s ‘1438 consumer goods at cost price’ special campaign during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Al Meera’s Leaibab 2 branch is the last shopping center to launch in the Company’s five-store phase of its 14-branch expansion plan, and comes in the framework of Al Meera’s mission to provide the highest quality products at affordable prices to the communities in which it operates, as well as keep pace with the urban and real estate development of Qatar’s various regions.
The 5100 m2 Community Mall features a 2500 m2 supermarket space that has been built in accordance with international standards, and is equipped with advanced lighting systems, modern interiors, supporting facilities and a huge parking space, to ensure a distinctive shopping experience for its patrons. In addition to that, there are dedicated spaces for shops and restaurants that will be providing their services to shoppers in the near future.
Commenting on the launch of the new branch, Dr. Saif Al Sowaidi said:
“Wherever Al Meera marks its presence, it strives to make a real difference in the shopping experience of citizens and residents. This is why it is our profound pleasure to introduce consumers to the Leaibab 2 branch, one of the largest Al Meera supermarkets in Qatar and a state-of-the-art Community Mall that sets a new benchmark for retail shopping in the area. The opening of our new branch not only serves our ambitious expansion plan, but also reflects our commitment towards the community in which we operate. With a holistically integrated shopping journey and best-in-class services, the fully-equipped store meets consumers’ entire spectrum of needs under one roof, and marks a milestone in our expansion strategy that is set to drive Al Meera’s future growth and confirm its status as the leading retail chain in the country.”
He added: “This auspicious occasion comes in the lead up to the Holy Month, ensuring Al Meera delivered on their promise. Our new branch provides shoppers in the region with the opportunity to make full use of our line-up of Ramadan campaign and offers, reaffirming the Company’s commitment to offer consumers a vast range of competitively priced food and non-food products and an unmatched shopping experience that complements our community development efforts and ongoing initiatives that give back to the community in which we operate. Moreover, we believe that Community Shopping Centers represent an important element in the growth and development strategy of Al Meera, and our brand-new branch in Leaibab is a huge step forward in that direction.”
During the second quarter of 2016, initial works were taking place on six new shopping centers, across various regions in the country, covering Al Khor, Umm Qarn, Rawdat Aba El Heran, Al Sailiya, Leaibab 1 and Azghawa, which will see completion during 2017. Upon the accomplishment of finalizing their construction, Al Meera stores will be expected to reach 50 branches in Qatar by the end of 2017.
Al Meera’s 14-branch expansion plan comes as a result of strategic research and a firmly-set strategy to keep pace with Qatar’s urban planning, which has extended to new areas and others that have recently witnessed a population boom, thereby bringing Al Meera’s trademark shopping experience to more consumers across the country, while further fulfilling its motto of being everyone’s ‘Favorite Neighborhood Retailer’.
Al Meera’s Supply Chain Department earns ISO 9001:2015 certificate from Bureau Veritas
DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a testament to the Company’s unwavering commitment to quality, best practices and high standards across its various operations, the Supply Chain Department of Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) has recently been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certificate by Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS – UK.
Such a feat comes in recognition of the Company’s quality management and risk analysis for the activities of its Supply Chain department and Warehouse management – in compliance with the international standards under Mr. Hanif Parker, Al Meera’s management representative. The remarkable achievement marks the first time in Qatar that a Company in the retail sector claims this sought-after certification..
The award comes in line with Al Meera’s dedication to delivering quality that delights its customers, increases shareholder value, and reflects the craftsmanship of its employees in faithfully implementing the Company’s Quality Management System.
On his part, Mr. Cobus Lombard, Al Meera’s Acting CEO, Sales and Operations Director added:
“This victory reflects our Supply Chain department’s commitment to Al Meera’s mission of continuously improving its quality management system, as well as attentively working on updating the Department’s internal procedures in order to be fully-compliant with Qatar’s laws, standards and best practices, with the ultimate aim of exceeding consumers’ expectations, while meeting the ambitions of our partners and shareholders.
Achieving such a vision of becoming everyone’s ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer” entails having a Supply Chain Department par excellence. The ISO 9001:2015 certification awarded to our Supply Chain Department comes to highlight Al Meera’s diligent execution of the department’s functions, and is a token of reassurance to our customers and partners that we strive for quality and high standards in all aspects of our operations.”
To implement a Quality Management System that achieves Al Meera’s vision and objectives, the Company maintains high production standards to guarantee product quality, optimizes storage facility to decrease costs and drive profits, continuously trains employees to boost their performance and sense of responsibility, and provides accurate data to mitigate risk and increase potential business opportunities.
Al Meera’s Quality Management System also includes implementing an efficient stock replenishment plan that meets customers’ needs, purposeful forecasting and planning for timely purchasing and production, all while continually improving the system based on the use of efficient business processes and customer surveys.
Other ISO-Certified Al Meera departments include the Company’s Commercial Department, which is ISO 9001:2008 certified by Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS in the UK. The certificate verifies Al Meera’s adherence to international standards in contract management, category review, and selection re-evaluation of Al Meera suppliers.
Al Meera’s commitment to top-quality standards and best practices across its operations complement the retail chain’s world-class shopping experience that it delivers to consumers in Qatar’s myriad neighbourhoods, which is further augmented by its shopping centers’ trademark modern interior designs and shelving installations, as well as state-of-the-art technologies and facilities that have become synonymous with Al Meera brand around the country. Most of Al Meera’s newly opened and renovated stores also feature a selection of complementary shops, a restaurant area and small food court, as well as a dedicated parking space and other facilities that make for a truly memorable experience for shoppers.
During the ceremony, Bureau Veritas Country Chief Executive Mr. Salim Kseib, presented the award to Al Meera Acting CEO Mr. Cobus Lombard, Commercial and Acting Supply Chain Director Mr. Karim Noui, and other senior officials at Al Meera
Entrust Energy Joins RESA’s Efforts to Promote Retail Markets That Benefit Consumers
Harrisburg, PA, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the nation’s leading organization representing competitive retail energy suppliers dedicated to creating and sustaining vibrantly competitive electricity and natural gas markets for the benefit of consumers, welcomes Entrust Energy as its newest member.
“RESA member companies are dedicated to providing value to natural gas and electric customers in competitive markets across the United States. We are pleased to welcome Entrust Energy to our group of innovative and forward-thinking energy suppliers,” said RESA President Darrin Pfannenstiel.
“Entrust Energy is pleased to join the Retail Energy Supply Association and support its efforts to preserve and promote competitive retail energy markets that provide value and innovative products and services to customers,” said Layne Loessin, Entrust Energy’s President & CEO.
Entrust Energy is a retail energy company delivering electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses in competitive energy markets throughout the United States. For more information about Entrust Energy, visit: www.entrustenergy.com.
Al Meera starts this year’s Ramadan Campaign; participates at the ‘Meerat Ramadan at Katara’ festival
In line with the campaign, Al Meera participates in Katara’s month-long ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival
DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Held under the slogan ‘an abundance of good, in the month of goodness’, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) has officially kicked off this year’s Ramadan Campaign with the introduction of 1438 consumer goods at cost price to the patrons of 35 of its branches across the country, in addition to Géant Hypermarket. In line with the campaign, Al Meera is currently participating at the ‘Meerat Ramadan at Katara’ consumer goods festival, for the duration of the Holy Month.
As part of this year’s campaign, the patrons of 35 of Al Meera branches, as well as Géant Hypermarket, will be able to purchase at cost price, 1438 high quality products that have been carefully selected to cater to the specific needs of shoppers in the Holy Month. Shoppers will be able to spot these products through special shelf talkers.
Commenting on the launch of the campaign, Mr. Cobus Lombard, Al Meera’s Acting CEO, Sales and Operations Director, said:
“Since inception, Al Meera has been at the heart of the community and has spared no effort to make a real difference in the shopping experience of consumers across the country. As part of our unwavering commitment towards the welfare and prosperity of the community we serve, every year, Al Meera makes sure to run massive promotions on hundreds of food and non-food items catering to the needs of all families celebrating every iftar and suhour”.
He added: “This year, we are pleased to extend our Ramadan campaign with Al Meera’s participation in Katara’s ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival as a token of appreciation and gratitude for the continuous support of our patrons and to share the country’s families in their celebration of the Holy Month. In addition to that, we are also offering 1438 consumer goods at cost price, as a tribute to the Islamic Year 1438. The way we see it, there is no better way to celebrate the Holy Month with our customers, than by sharing with them in their precious moments of gathering.”
Held at the Cultural Village Foundation from May 11 till June 29, ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival hosts more than 30 local food supply companies offering a wide variety of Ramadan culinary staples and grocery items at low prices, in order to help families around the country in their preparations for welcoming the Holy Month.
Throughout the duration of the ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival, Al Meera is offering Katara’s visitors a rich variety of Ramadan specials, essential food items and a selection of the 1438 consumer goods that are currently on shelves at cost price at several branches of Al Meera. The interior design of Al Meera’s shop at the festival has been decorated to reflect the Company’s internal colours at its newly opened branches, in addition to replicating the latest innovations and modern shelving setup, in line with the company’s identity.
Al Meera’s Ramadan campaign comes in the framework of the Company’s inclusive CSR program, as well as in the context of providing consumers in Qatar with high quality products at the best price, living up to Al Meera’s motto of being everyone’s ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’.
Al Meera will also provide adequate quantities of “Tamween” items for Qatari nationals at 34 of its shopping centers across the country, during the Holy Month. In addition to that, Al Meera is currently working with its local suppliers on providing its customers with attractive offers on a variety of consumer products and home appliances at its stores.
In order to keep consumers informed about all initiatives during Ramadan, Al Meera will make use of special labels to designate around the products that will be priced by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.
The Company is continuously collaborating with its local and overseas suppliers to supply and import the best products from the company’s various sources prior to the Holy Month, including Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States and the United Kingdom, among others.
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