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-Apr-01 — /EPR Network/ — There are many, many watches around that, besides having a smooth design, also carry a high, high price tag. As a consequence, people are wary. Are all great-looking watches so pricey? Well, no. The great-looking, affordable watches from China are definitely not as pricey but just as stylish.
In fact, if you are looking to add one or several great-looking affordable watches from China to your collection, then look no further than Megalith. Our curated selection of only the most stylish yet, affordable timepieces is ideal for the fashion-savvy young man of today.
Rest assured that there are a lot of stylish watches out there, and you don’t have to go broke in order to get one. However, you might ask yourself: are affordable watches from China really any good? Well, yes, and allow us to tell you why:
The Switzerland-China Watch Connection Unbeknown to most, the cheap labor costs China is known for can make for some pretty awesome watches. See, it’s an open secret that most of the Swiss watchmakers get some key parts from Asia, mostly China, for cost-efficiency.
However, the fact that they do so does not prevent them from slapping the ‘Swiss-made’ label into the finished product. Why? Simply because a Swiss law mandates that industrial products, which watches are, need to be 60% Swiss.
To be more specific, 60% of the total cost and assembly of them need to happen within Switzerland. That means that manufacturers can get some parts from elsewhere and assemble them in-house just fine. Said law, however, is not all-encompassing and leaves plenty of room to wiggle.
For example, some manufacturers do outsource as much of the manufacturing process as they can to China when demand is high. They need only to fulfill the key in-house requirement for the final assembly, and they will still retain the right to say the product is ‘Swiss-made.’
On the Chinese side of the question, however, things are more interesting. Since brands regularly outsource to China and outsource larger and larger amounts of work pretty often, Chinese watchmakers are learning.
Just like with electronics, Chinese watches have, over time, been getting better and better. This is how the industry got quality, stylish and affordable watches from China.
Affordable watches from China Let’s say that you are a young man who is very fashion conscious. You know that clothes do not make the man, but they can surely make the man stand out. There are few things that can make a great first impression or command respect from onlookers than dressing fine.
One problem, though: dressing fine does cost a bit, and if you are just starting out in the real world, chances are, you can’t afford it yet. Or can you? At least when it comes to watches, you need not break the bank in order to add something stylish to your outfit.
A well-dressed man is a man that commands respect from those around him; people tend to take them more seriously. That is something you can use for when you are just starting out.
Traditionally, high-end watches were the go-to for young men wanting to look great. However, their soaring prices might have you putting off buying one until much later in life. Luckily there’s an extensive selection of affordable watches from China that are just as stylish.
The fact is that Swiss watchmakers have been gradually outsourcing for decades to Chinese factories. So, Chinese factories now know how to make watches just stylish and, conveniently, less pricey.
While they might lack the precious stones and rare metals that make high-end watches fetch obscene prices, they make for it in style.
As such, no matter which kind of outfit you are choosing for the day, there’s more than one nice-looking Chinese timepiece to go with it. And, again, you won’t even remotely have to go broke to purchase several of them for each occasion.
The Made in China Label In the west particularly, there has been a stigma written largely around the made-in-China label. Namely, that its synonym of shoddy quality. Not without its reasons, Asia and China specifically used to have a bad reputation for counterfeiting.
Often, the western market would flood with large quantities of goods that were suspiciously cheap. The reason for that was that their quality was questionable at best. Among those goods were, yes, watches. By the later 20th century, however, that began to change.
Due to the sweeping economic reforms taking place around the country, China gave its first step into becoming the manufacturing center of the world. In hindsight, it might seem like an obvious thing to happen but not so much at the time.
It was a bold gamble that paid off, and it took the untold amounts of sweat and hard work of millions upon millions. Fast forward to today, and you will be hard-pressed to find one item, either mechanical or electronic, that does not feature some parts made in China.
Seriously, do a little digging around your favorite brands, and it’s bound to turn up that at least two of their suppliers are from China. And, yes, that does include watchmaking brands. Famous Swiss watchmaking brands are also in on it. Their participation also plays a large role in making affordable watches from China possible.
Swiss Watchmaking Before and After The Swiss watchmaker industry has long been pretty much a national source of pride. Exactly around 481 years long tradition at this time and a source of pride probably for that much longer as well.
When the industry began, and for most of its existence, it was a craftmanship-based occupation. Meaning the craft master built himself the parts that went into the watch. They would occasionally take in apprentices and teach them the ropes to have them become assistants.
Such it happens with all craftmanship-based industry around the time; it was an in-house national industry pretty much completely. A Swiss watchmaker made the parts and assembled the watch, which they could later commercialize.
The fact of the matter is that producing a single timepiece was a very labor-intensive, time-consuming, and demanding job, as well. That remained the case until the industrial revolution introduced machinery into the mix.
Factories could help mass produce timepieces on the scale at previously unimaginable speed. Of course, it came with a trade-off. Not all workers would develop a Swiss watchmaker level of skill. Nor did they need to since machinery produced functional, good enough watch parts easily.
As watches became more common, enthusiasts were no longer content with just any run-of-the-mill watch. They wanted something unique, and thus, the luxury watch industry came to be.
The reasoning behind it was simple: use the best available materials and craftsmanship to create distinctive and pricier timepieces. For that, they needed rarer materials which, thanks to the soaring international trading of the 20th century, they could get easily.
This was the start of globalization and, in a way, the birth of the industry that is the affordable watches from China.
How Swiss Watches Paved the Way for Affordable watches from China The opening of the Chinese economy was a success because of something called the cost of labor. See, developed countries have a higher standard of living, which means, among other things, that things like utilities and basic services tend to be pricier. That it’s the cost of living and in order for a worker to keep up with it salaries need be higher.
That it’s not an issue for developing countries which China pretty much was back in 1989. Basic services in China could not be as pricier as, say, the United States. The economy was not there yet. What China had in spades was a massive pool of working-age population that, again, did not need yet to command high wages.
That means that Chinese labor was far cheaper than most western labor. Thus, it was a no-brainer decision for brands to take advantage of the opening of the Chinese economy. Setting up shop in China for manufacturing or relying on Chinese factories to source from fast became the norm.
It ultimately meant a welcomed cost reduction for businesses. Something which in an ever-expanding global economy it’s something all brands aspire to. Even Swiss watchmaking brands.
See, ‘Swiss watches’ have long been the gold standard in quality for the watchmaking industry. But what makes a watch Swiss? More specifically, how much of it need to actually come from Switzerland?
According to an ordinance by Switzerland’s Federal Council dated 29 December, 1971 they needed to be 60% Swiss. To expound: for industrial goods, 60% of the manufacturing costs and important manufacturing steps must happen inside Switzerland. That was the minimum requirement for a watch, which is an industrial product, to be ‘Swiss-made.’ This ordinance, however, it’s a bit lax.
Swiss Watches (partially) Made in China The fact of the matter is that the demands of the 60% ordinance no longer required all parts to be Swiss produced. That, realistically speaking, would be impossible for most brands and cost-prohibitive for even the biggest brands. Thus, it gives leeway to manufacturers to source some key parts from elsewhere.
One of the favorite parts of the world for Swiss manufacturers to source from just so happens to be, you guessed it, China. Since the 1970s, the Swiss watchmaking industry’s biggest open secret has been its sourcing of parts from Asia.
Cases, crowns, hands, dials, and even watchbands and covering glass. Swiss watchmakers can legally get those parts from China and elsewhere in Asia. Given that they still take care of providing the watch movements and assembling in-house, they can still pretty much call the final product ‘Swiss-made.’
Although a few lawmakers and even fewer watchmakers call into question the alleged loopholes of the law, the industry is not stopping. Watchmakers from the top brands still source key parts of their product from the outside.
Competitive Swiss watchmaking brands take it one step further. In order to remain competitive as a budget brand, they seek to source and outsource to and from China as much as possible.
From getting most finished part from there and/or getting components of important parts to Switzerland to later assemble there. This kind of complex manufacturing schedule it’s what allows Swiss budget brands to remain in business without dropping the ‘Swiss-made’ label.
Finally, at times of high demand, some big brands pretty much outsource most of the manufacturing work to Chinese factories. Those Chinese factories have been getting better and better at it due to the vast amount of work said Swiss brands heap upon them.
What The Future Holds for The Swiss and Chinese Watchmaking Industries An interesting situation unfolded in 2020. Due to the restrictive measures required in Switzerland due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lots of Swiss manufacturers stopped or deescalated operations. But that was not the case in China.
Several factories remained open by adopting protective sanitary measures, and the Swiss brands took notice of it in two ways. First, they either outsourced, increased manufacturing to China, and/or shifted to opening more stores in mainland China.
The second represents an interesting choice. See, Chinese consumers love to do purchase tourism. They go abroad and buy non-essential things like watches. However, most of the global tourism saw a downturn during 2020. Chinese buyers, a significant source of revenue for said brands, were not able to buy from them. As such, they opened stores in mainland China to make it easy for them to buy.
Both actions were favorable for the affordable watches from China part of the industry:
They had access to the latest models.
An ever-growing digital economy allowed them to sell their affordable brands at home and abroad to the enthusiast that wanted in on the fashion but were conscious about their wallets.
In short, despite the obstacles, the watchmaking industry remains in business, and the stylish, affordable watches from China are just getting started.
Megalith Watches Speaking of affordable watches from China, there are few brands that can do better for you than Megalith.
As a brand, we proudly focus on providing for the young man of today that is just making his way into the world. We know just how difficult it is to make an impression these days, but we are sure that looking fine it’s a big step to it.
Since most starting young men tend to lack the funds to match their lofty ambitions, we proudly put forward for them stylish yet, affordable watches. We showcase the kind of curated selection of affordable watches from China that, no matter your style, has something for you.
All of our watches come with a warranty, and our expansive selection allows us to humbly call ourselves ‘the mature men’s first watch.’
Suppose you are a man of today looking to turn heads with your style without breaking the bank; Megalith, it’s here for you. You can swing by our shop to see which of our watches will compliment your style. https://www.megalithwatch.com/
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.
East Hanover, NJ, 2020-Dec-7 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — Mommy’s Time Out Wine is the perfect stocking stuffer, and can be enjoyed by just about anyone on your adult stocking stuffer list. Mommy’s Time Out features four varieties including Mommy’s Time Out Pinot Grigio, Mommy’s Time Out Moscato, Mommy’s Time Out Delicious Red, and Mommy’s Time Out Delicious Pink. All are made from grapes grown in Italy and have wonderful fruity undertones. All the wines are fresh, fruity and well balanced, and are delicious for sipping with snacks or to complement a meal.
Being at Home during the Holidays has changed. Hasn’t it? It used to be the place where we all relaxed after a hard day at work. Not now. We may be home monitoring the virtual learning of our children. We might be working longer hours, because work is now remote, and we still have to monitor the virtual learning of our children. We might have to make them lunch because our kitchen is now the school cafeteria. The producers of Mommy’s Time Out Wine understand and have offered the following thoughts to make the holidays the most enjoyable time of the year.
Keep the Holiday’s Simple; Celebrate at Home with Mommy’s Time Out wine. Being a parent is difficult enough. Make Some Memories that will Last a Lifetime. New Year’s Day is a great day to make some family memories. Try taking a family photo with someone holding up a sign with the year. It’s also a great day to measure everyone against the door jam, so they can look back at their growth in years to come. Remind each other and your children of all the good things that happened, and teach your family how to appreciate what they have. One way to do this is to ask each family member to write down three things they were thankful for in 2020 and share them over dinner during the Holidays or on New Year’s Eve.
“No matter what stage you’re at when it comes to being a Mommy, it’s one of the toughest and most rewarding jobs there is. That’s why we believe Mommy deserves something special for herself now and then, with Mommy’s Time Out Wine.” says Mike Cincotta President of Selective Wine Estates, Inc.
Adults over the age of 21 should enjoy Mommy’s Time Out responsibly.
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.
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.
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.
New York, NY, 2019-Oct-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Spooky Season is upon us, which means two things for me; binge-watching Hocus Pocus and Halloween!
But with Halloween comes the age old question, what am i going to wear? It’s the one time out of the year where you can go all out, whether you’re serving looks or serving spooks, Halloween is Christmas for Jack Skellington and some creative fans! But as someone who wears glasses and doesn’t enjoy wearing contacts, it can be hard to find the right costume where my glasses actually makes sense with the character!
Every year finding the perfect costume is a real struggle it’s always the same dilemma and every year I hear the same rambling of ideas “I want to wear something sexy, but like also something scary that shows off my curves but also covers me up and just something that breathes but is also really heavy but it HAS to be creative but also really simple…” Someone who ends up going as a sexy cat.
But Halloween shouldn’t be about looking sexy, I mean wow you’re going as a sexy nurse? No, a medical professional would know to put clothes on in this weather.
See? It’s just not realistic. But if spooky isn’t your thing, I’ve got you covered.
Instead the best looks are when you fully committed to the look, be the Meryl Streep of Halloween, as long as the final look is BEWITCHING!
Here are the top 6 Halloween costumes perfect for fellow glasses wearers:
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, we recommend this pair of Anoushka Tom Ford to have your own Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The iconic rocket man, Sir Elton John. Get this Spitfire Hype Gold/ Red Mirror pair and be ready to make some tiny dancer moves.
Our favorite wizard Harry Potter, buy the Emerson by SmartBuy collection.
John Lennon, this round Polaroid come in every color. Just need to find your other 3 beatles.
Hop on the mystery machine and put this SmartBuy collection Polly to get Velma’s look.
Wear the timeless Ray-Ban wayfarer and get some Campbelle’s soup … Voila Andy Warhol.
Hopefully you’ve found some costume inspiration here, they’re not spooky but I guaranteed you will turn a few heads. Find all this eyewear options at Smartbuyglasses.com and get the Halloween special offer on glasses, not only for your costume but your daily wear.
Celine Dion and NUNUNU launch their first pop-up shop for children’s fashion brand CELINUNUNU
PARIS, 2019-Jan-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — After the extremely favorable reception of the French public, CELINUNUNU – the children’s collection created by Celine Dion in partnership with the alternative children’s fashion brand nununu – will open its first pop-up store from the 26th to the 29th of January in Paris, France, during the PARIS KID WEEK.
Celebrity singer Celine Dion and stylists Iris Adler and Tali Milchberg, co-founders of the international children’s wear brand nununu, have joined forces to create CELINUNUNU. This new collection delivers children’s gender stereotypes and invites them to freely choose clothes that will reinforce their personality from an early age.
CELINUNUNU is convinced that fashion shapes the mind deeply by forging new concepts and thus has the power to change mentalities. The brand wants to give free rein to children’s creativity and imagination, stimulating the equality and flexibility of the mind, so that children can accept themselves as they are. She encourages children to be guided in their choices by their own, their true essence. CELINUNUNU wants to instil the idea that everything is possible for all of us.
Pop-up in Paris
CELINUNUNU was launched in November 2018. The pop-up shop in Paris, organized during PARIS KID WEEK, will be open to the public between 26th to the 29th of January 2019.
The store in Paris will offer the collection presented on www.celinununu.com, in addition to new styles to be launched in Paris.
FlowerAura Is Ready To Recreate Your First Date This Anniversary
Gurugram, Haryana, India, 2018-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Making hearts smile wide, FlowerAura trades every couple’s dream to make them believe that together is a beautiful place to be. Lasting long as your eternal love for each other, the exclusive FlowerAura’s anniversary gifts collection is sure to leave every lovebird stunned and awestruck.
Commemorating another year of sharing sunsets and dreams, FlowerAura’s anniversary collection has come a really long way and is all set to celebrate the happy ever after milestone with precious anniversary gifts for parents comprising of flowers, love-inspired cakes, personalized gifts, photo lamps, cushions and beauty hampers, keychains, teddies, handmade chocolates as an anniversary gifts for wife or girlfriend.
Making December, a month to remember, the company’s founder announces, “The end of 2018 is all about weddings and anniversaries and occasions celebrating love and togetherness and to raise a forever toast to each one of these, our anniversary gifts are the best way to do so. For all the today’s and tomorrows, shopping these will be the best ever decision you’ll make and to make your celebration grandeur, our online delivery will make sure to hand-deliver love and romance at a lightning speed.
On Being inquired if anniversary collection has something special in store for the husbands and the boyfriends, he further exclaims, “ Our motto has always been to reach out hearts and our anniversary gifts for husband is the best things to hold on to. To all the ladies, who wish to convey that it is him their hearts talk about all day long, each of the tokens is priceless and worth presenting on the eve of the special day.”
Giving moments to cherish the sights of each other, relish warm hugs and bring them closer, FlowerAura’s together forever anniversary arrivals are sure to bind the love in the forever symphony.
Camp Hill, Pa., 2018-Feb-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid is helping Cupids everywhere this Valentine’s Day by offering a wide assortment of gifts, cards and giftwrap to celebrate the season of love. Visit any Rite Aid location for one-stop shopping and gifts guaranteed to make sweethearts swoon this Valentine’s Day.
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Rite Aid shelves are lined with a large assortment of boxed chocolate hearts in all shapes and s from favorites such as Dove, Ferrero Rocher, Russell Stover and Whitman’s. Little sweethearts will swoon over boxed chocolate and mini-plush gifts featuring Snoopy, hedge hogs and teddy bears. And fill the candy dish seasonal treats like Hershey Kisses, M&M’s and classic conversation hearts and bite-d chocolates from Ghirardelli and Lindt.
Say What You Feel
Whatever you’re trying to say February 14, Rite Aid has a card for you this Valentine’s Day. From bold colors, contemporary accents and unique designs, no matter the sentiment, Rite Aid carries a wide selection of Valentine’s Day cards perfect for that special someone in your life. Don’t forget about the classroom exchange! Choose from kits with stickers or candy and favorite designs like Paw Patrol, Guardians of the Galaxy, My Little Pony and Cars.
Sweet & Snuggly
Seasonal plush items include animated spinners, dancing animals and a 51-inch giant plush teddy bear with an embroidered heart. Or, pick up a Valentine’s Day themed puppy, bear, hippo, frog or monkey, available in a variety of colors and s. Novelty gifts include love coupon books, coffee mugs and tumblers make the perfect addition to any gift.
Gifts They’ll Love and Love to Use
Give the lady in your life a bottle of her favorite fragrance from brands like Calvin Klein, Vera Wang or Juicy Couture. For your number one man, choose a cologne from Burberry, David Beckham or Dolce & Gabbana. Gift cards are the perfect go-to-gifts for any uncertain cupid. Give the gift of style and shopping, spa services, travel or dinner and a movie thanks to Rite Aid’s assortment of over 200 gift cards.
Let love be the heart of your home with Rite Aid’s wide assortment of Valentine’s Day decorations including red-foil heart-shaped wreaths, decorative wall art and gel clings.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains fiscal 2017 annual revenues of $32.8 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.
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.
The Bon-Ton Stores announces its new updated Gift Registry
Mobile App and Website Enhance Shopper Experience, Offer Special Discounts and Savings, and Make it Simple to Register and Shop for Gifts
MILWAUKEE, 2018-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX:BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, announces its new updated Gift Registry just in time for the busiest wedding planning month of the year.
With more than a million couples registering for wedding gifts annually, Bon-Ton aims to capture couples through its mobile-first online experience with all the tips and tools needed to make registering for gifts easy and fun for couples. From the mobile app or website, couples can easily start a registry, select gifts or scan items at the store using their smart phone. With the average couple selecting more than 130 items for their registry, Bon-Tonalso developed new features to help users easily manage, modify and track gifts, as well as view purchased gifts, record thank you notes and more. The social-friendly gift registry enables couples to share it with family and friends by email or on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest with just the click of a button.
“Bon-Ton’s Gift Registry will provide couples and their guests with a great new digital experience that makes registering and buying gifts from Bon-Ton much easier,” commented Chad Stauffer, President of Merchandising and Marketing for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “With our extensive merchandise assortment and quality brands, couples will find everything they need for their new life together.”
Bon-Ton’s Gift Registry has many benefits for the bride and groom and for guests purchasing gifts for the couple:
New: Free pair of coffee mugs when couples create and scan their registry in any store.
5% Back Registry Gift Rewards: Couples receive a Bon-Ton gift card for 5% of gifts purchased by guests on the couple’s gift registry to be used in store or online. The national gift registry average is $5,000 which would equate to a $250 free gift card. Any items purchased within 60 days of their wedding date counts toward the 5% cash back.
New: 20% off Newlywed Savings coupon – Couples receive 20% off regular and sale priced items that remain on their registry after the wedding.
New: Complimentary invitation enclosure cards to inform guests where couple are registered with a 20% off item coupon for guests to purchase on the registry.
New: Free online shipping on gifts $49 and over.
Couples who register with Bon-Ton from January 11 through February 9, with a gift value of $2,000 or more, will be entered in to the “30 Days of Giveaways Sweepstakes” for more than $4,500 in total merchandise prizes. Thirty winners will be selected at random among all qualifying registries to win one of 30 different merchandise products. No purchase is necessary.
About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For store locations and information visit bonton.com. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The travel retailer has successfully unveiled their full Aelia Duty Free Departure store in Auckland International Airport.
Debuting in the airport in July 2015, Aelia Duty Free has been significantly transformed to deliver a world class Duty Free experience, both in-store and on-line.
Covering 1480 square metres of retail space, passengers travelling through Auckland Airport will discover global and local brands in an engaging world class retail environment, showcasing the best of luxury products from various categories including alcohol, perfumes and cosmetics, confectionery, technology, sunglasses, local gourmet, gifts and wellness products.
Matthieu Mercier, CEO of Lagardere Travel Retail in Pacific says they are thrilled that the departures store is now unveiled. “It’s been our largest project to date in the Pacific Region and every tiny detail has been well considered and tailored for the passengers travelling through Auckland Airport. We’re very proud to offer a world class shopping experience matched with award winning customer service, in a store that is premium and accessible – but not intimidating.”
Driven by the Aelia Duty Free concept Four Key Pillars; The Art of the Gift, Facilitation, Care and Here and Nowhere Else, the store captures a strong sense of place through design elements such as the hexagon honeycomb ceiling evoking the special role Manuka Honey plays in the health products of New Zealand.
Presenting a themed area ‘New Zealand Gifts’ which is located in a premium position within the store, it offers a selection of local gifts & souvenirs, confectionery, wellness products and gourmet food.
Luxury brand Chanel showcase their latest global counter, and Marc Jacobs, Karen Walker, Carolina Herrera, Keihl’s, Urban Decay, M.A.C. Cosmetics and Tom Ford all make up part of an extensive and exclusive range of luxury perfume and cosmetic brands, complemented by a ‘Scentatorium’ table inviting customers to sample fragrances.
Committed to delivering interactive experiences and unique high quality digital brand activations, this innovation allows tailored and customised messaging to the diverse mix of passengers travelling through Auckland Airport. A world first digital activation from Coty featuring personalised labelling and interactive discovery screens was unveiled in Aelia Duty Free.
Lagardère Travel Retail currently operate Aelia Duty Free, RELAY, tech2go, Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Kiehl’s, Hub Convenience and Eye Love in Auckland International Airport.
ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL:
One of the four divisions of Lagardère Group, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering global leader in the travel retail industry. Operating 4,300 stores across Travel Essentials, Duty Free and Foodservice in airports, railway stations and other concessions in 33 countries worldwide, Lagardère Travel Retail generates a €4 bn sales (managed 100%).
Lagardere Travel Retail has a unique holistic approach aimed at exceeding traveller’s expectations throughout their journey, and optimising landlords’ assets and partners’ brands.
In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India.
Bon-Ton Family of Department Stores hand out free gift cards this holiday season
The first 400 people in every store receive a free gift card valued between $5 and $500
MILWAUKEE, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX:BONT) is spreading joy this holiday season by handing out free gift cards at all Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 20 at 7 a.m. the first 400 customers at the door will receive a gift card valued between $5 and $500 and one person at every store location will receive a $500 gift card. The retailer will give away a total of $1 million in gift cards. An entrance at each store will be designated with signs for the free giveaway.
“Providing a special gift for our customers adds excitement to their shopping experience,” says Steve Byers, Executive Vice President of Stores for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “It’s the season of giving and we know shoppers will appreciate receiving a free gift card from their hometown store this holiday season.”
The gift cards have no exclusions or expiration and can be given as a gift or used as tender and combined with coupons to shop immediately in any Bon-Ton family of department stores. With just five shopping days remaining, customers can also take advantage of special door busters, deals and a $50 off $100 coupon (some exclusions apply), available on the company’s mobile app, to use for last minute holiday gifts.
There is a limit of one gift card per customer, and customers must be 18 or older to receive a gift card. In addition, clearance centers, furniture galleries and Carson’s Riverside Plazastore are excluded from this promotion.
About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. ?For further information, please visit thebontonstoresinc.com or the company’s web site at bonton.com. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Free Shipping and Cut-Off Dates to Ensure Holiday Gifts Are Delivered in Time for That Special Holiday Moment
New York, NY, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today (December 11, 2017) announced three free holiday shipping offers to help shoppers get the most out of this holiday season. The free shipping offers include Barnes & Noble’s Holiday Gift Guide, where customers can get the best last-minute gift ideas anywhere.
“We understand the holiday shopping season is a stressful time for all, and we want to make it as easy as possible for our customers,” said Fred Argir, Chief Digital Officer. “With our specially curated Holiday Gift Guide, which includes an exclusive assortment of books, toys, games and more, coupled with our free shipping, every shopper can find what they’re looking for at Barnes & Noble.”
Barnes & Noble’s free shipping will be available on all items purchased online.*
Free Shipping Offers:
Free Shipping Day (no code required): Begins on December 15, 2017, and ends December 16, 2017 at 2:59 am EST
Free Shipping Day (code required): Begins December 16, 2017, and ends December 18, 2017 at 2:59a m EST
Free Expedited Shipping on Orders $75.00+: Begins December 20, 2017, and ends December 21, 2017 at 11:59 am EST
Standard: December 18, 2017 at 11:59 am EST
Express: December 19, 2017 at 11:59 am EST
Expedited: December 21, 2017 at 11:59 am EST
From the season’s biggest books to the top toys and dedicated trend shops for major properties such as Harry Potter, Star Wars and FAO Schwartz, shoppers will find what they’re looking for at Barnes & Noble this holiday season in stores and online, while supplies last.
Customers are invited to Barnes & Noble’s 632 stores nationwide and browse the online Holiday Gift Guide at BN.com to discover the hottest books and other great gift items available this holiday season. And for even greater value, customers are invited to join the Barnes & Noble Member program. Designed for Barnes & Noble’s most loyal customers, the Barnes & Noble Membership program gives Members 40 percent off all hardcover bestsellers and 10 percent off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the year.
Customers are encouraged to join the conversation about all the great gifts available at Barnes & Noble this holiday season on their social channels by using the hashtag, #ALLIWANT.
*Some exclusions apply.
About Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 632 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
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Whole Foods Market offers a variety of last minute gifting options for the holidays
Seasonal offerings range from tech toys to gifts that give back to Whole Foods Market’s exclusive recycled Paper Source gift wrap line
AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for the giving season, Whole Foods Market is offering customers a variety of last minute gifting options for family and friends. Ranging from Amazon devices, to beauty and body care sets that benefit charitable foundations, to an exclusive collection of sustainable holiday gift wrap from Paper Source, all can be picked up during your weekly grocery shopping trip. As an added convenience, shoppers can also pick up and return eligible Amazon purchases and holiday gifts from Amazon Lockers, now available at nearly 400 Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.
Shop for tech tools and devices while grabbing groceries
Since early November, customers can now shop for Amazon devices such as the all-new Amazon Echo, Fire TV, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, the Echo Dot – the best-selling item on Cyber Monday– and more at over 100 Whole Foods Market stores.
Stylish and sustainable gift wrap
Paper Source, a paper goods retailer offering artisanal paper from around the world, designed a distinctive holiday gift wrap collection for Whole Foods Market, including 13 wrapping paper designs, four gift tags, six gift card holders, 12 gift bags in three sizes, along with several beautiful ribbons, bows, twine and washi tape to give packages a finishing touch. All the printed gift wrap is made from 100 percent recycled materials with 30 percent post-consumer waste, produced with renewable energy sources and delivered under responsible mill practices.
Responsibly sourced kids’ toys
In partnership with PBS Kids, all net proceeds from purchases of sustainable wooden PlanToys ($5.99 – $29.99) and Aurora Plush Animals (starting at $9.99), made from 100% non-toxic materials, will support PBS KIDS’ mission to empower children to succeed in school and in life. Whole Foods Market will donate one percent of total sales to Whole Kids Foundation®, an organization dedicated to improving children’s wellness and nutrition.
Beauty must haves for the holidays
It’s part of Whole Foods Market’s core values to support local and global communities. Every holiday season, America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™ seeks out gifts and products that do just that, such as:
Alaffia Good Soap Coconut Trio ($6). Luxurious and affordable, one percent of total annual sales are donated to the Whole Planet Foundation, which works to alleviate poverty through microcredit in communities around the world.
Weleda Mighty Essentials bags ($5) are a $25 value worth of Weleda’s cult favorites in handy travel sizes perfect for holiday visits, with all proceeds going toward the Whole Kids & Whole Planet Foundations.
Made with Organic Fair Trade cane sugar, purchases of Pacha shower froth bombs ($1.29 per oz.) and shower whip ($14.99) help fuel livelihoods worldwide through clean water initiatives and sustainable soap shops.
Leverage Lockers for Amazon.com pick-ups and returns
Amazon Lockers are a secure and convenient way for customers to receive their Amazon packages. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Amazon Lockers can save customers an additional stop while running errands and ensuring efficient shopping during the busiest time of year.
Whole Foods Market has a variety of gift giving options, conveniently located in stores across the U.S. Whether it’s for the kids, a friend or a little something for yourself, Whole Foods Market is your one stop shop for gifting this holiday season.
ST. LOUIS, 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — In observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), Schnucks is offering a $10 Schnucks Gift Card to all patients who get a flu shot at any of the 95 Schnucks Pharmacies between Dec. 6 and Dec. 12, 2017.
“Schnucks Pharmacies make it easy for patients to get vaccinated,” said Senior Director of Pharmacy Operations Bob Buganski. “No appointment is necessary, no prescription is required, and our pharmacists are certified immunizers. Patients can simply stop by during regular hours and request a flu shot.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established NIVW as a reminder of the importance of an annual flu shot. According to the CDC, every year an average of five to 20 percent of the United States population gets the flu, 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and 36,000 people die from flu related causes. Elderly individuals, young children and those with certain health conditions are at a higher risk for serious flu complications. The agency recommends that everyone six months of age and older get a flu shot.
The cost of the vaccine at Schnucks Pharmacies is $41.99, however, there is no charge for Medicare Part B patients and most insurance plans cover the vaccine, so those patients are only responsible for their plan co-pay, if applicable.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives more than $13 million annually in food to food pantries and more than $1.7 million to not-for-profit organizations through the company’s My Schnucks Card program. Schnucks operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/schnucks.
From handmade holiday gifts to party supplies, a specially-curated list of products from Amazon Handmade Artisans are available through Prime Now this holiday season
Amazon expands on its commitment to small businesses by offering its fastest delivery method yet to dozens of local Artisans to extend their holiday selling season
Last minute shoppers can order unique, handcrafted gifts from Amazon Handmade Artisans for delivery until 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Evethrough Prime Now
SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Prime Now, Amazon’s one and two-hour delivery service, and Amazon Handmade, the premier destination for genuinely handcrafted items, today (Dec. 5, 2017) announced that unique, handcrafted products from local Artisans are now available on Prime Now, just in time for the holidays. This marks the first time Amazon Handmade Artisans are leveraging the company’s fastest delivery method yet to extend their selling season through Christmas Eve on Prime Now. Amazon Handmade products are available via Prime Now starting today for Prime members to shop in Austin, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle through the holiday season.
“Amazon is thrilled to continue expanding on our commitment to small businesses and artisans who can leverage Amazon’s last-mile delivery technology to get their handcrafted items to Prime members in an hour or less,” said Stephenie Landry, vice president of Prime Now. “This holiday season, customers can shop an even greater selection of handcrafted, giftable items and have the products delivered through Christmas Eve – the ultimate solution for those procrastinators who still want to get a unique, quality gift for their loved ones.”
The new holiday selection includes handmade products such as handcrafted pottery, necklaces, skincare, tote bags and candles from local artisans. All products available from Amazon Handmade Artisans on Prime Now are genuinely handcrafted. Prime Now features a variety of product categories from Amazon Handmade including Jewelry, Home Décor, Artwork and Party Supplies and Kitchen and Dining.
“I never imagined that one day customers across the U.S. would be able to receive my handmade pottery in an hour or less,” said Sarah Bak of Sarah Bak Pottery, an Amazon Handmade Artisan. “Being part of Amazon Handmade has truly given me the ability to grow my business while I pursue my passion as an artist. As part of the Prime Now pilot program, I’m excited to know my holiday selling season is extended through Christmas Eve and last-minute shoppers can now order thoughtful, last-minute gifts for everyone on their list.”
Since launching in Manhattan in 2014, Prime Now has expanded to more than 30 cities across the U.S. The addition of products made by Amazon Handmade Artisans reflects Amazon’s continued commitment to small businesses while also creating even more convenience for customers looking for unique, handcrafted last-minute gifts and products this holiday season. In select cities, the service offers ultra-fast delivery from local stores, popular restaurants as well as delivery of beer, wine and spirits.
With Prime Now, Prime members can receive Amazon Handmade products with one-hour delivery for a fee and two-hour delivery for free. Prime members can download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, and check eligibility of delivery in their ZIP code.
Since launching in 2015, Amazon Handmade has grown to encompass 10 categories (e.g. Jewelry, Home & Kitchen, Stationery and Party Supplies) offering customers hundreds of thousands of handcrafted items from thousands of Artisans across more than 30 countries. Shopping Amazon Handmade, customers support local Artisans and purchase the handcrafted products they want with the convenience of all things Amazon.
Prime was designed to make your life better every single day. Tens of millions of members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime. In the U.S. that includes unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video; unlimited access to Prime Music, Audible Channels for Prime, Prime Reading, Prime Photos, Twitch Prime; early access to select Lightning Deals, one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First, and more. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping and members receive unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 50 million items, Prime FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 5,000 cities and towns, and two-hour delivery with Prime Now in more than 30 major cities. Start a free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.com/prime.
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Starbucks launches its biggest giveaway ever with Project Give Good
Starbucks is giving a little extra good to its customers this holiday with its biggest surprise giveaway ever, handing out $1 million in Starbucks Cards, giving the gift of Starbucks Rewards® Gold status, and offering a chance to win Starbucks for Life
SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) is giving a little extra good to its customers this holiday. Starting Monday, Dec 4, Starbucks is launching its biggest giveaway ever with Project Give Good. Starbucks will surprise customers by handing out $1 million worth of Starbucks Cards throughout the month of December, grant instant Gold status in Starbucks Rewards to anyone who makes a purchase using their mobile app or a registered Starbucks Card, and launch its fourth annual Starbucks For Life Sweepstakes.
Starbucks “Give Good” squads deliver $1 million in Starbucks Cards
Good is happening everywhere, from tree lighting ceremonies and local caroling to recognizing community heroes like volunteers, Veterans and teachers for the good they do year-round.
Starbucks “Give Good” squads will be out and about in their red and green aprons to deliver surprise gifts of $20 Starbucks Cards during community celebrations across the United States during the month of December.
“The inspiration behind Project Give Good is simple, we want to brighten the holidays and delight our customers,” said Kris Engskov, executive vice president of U.S. Retail for Starbucks. “We hope the gift of a Starbucks Card will give customers the opportunity to take a break or catch up with a loved one over coffee.”
Throughout the month of December, Starbucks baristas across the country will be giving away a total of 50,000 $20 Starbucks Cards at community celebrations such as tree lighting ceremonies to local caroling events. The locations and dates of the Starbucks Card giveaways will vary.
Want a Give Good squad to visit your community event? Visit your local store between Dec 4 – 8 to share ideas with our baristas. Give Good Squads will be out in the community from Dec 11 – 23 delivering Starbucks Cards. Follow along on Starbucks.com/givegood or #GiveGood on social media to see Project Give Good in action.
“The holidays are here and good is in the air. We hope Project Give Good will continue all the good in our communities and keep it going and growing, because good is contagious and giving is too,” Engskov said.
Give the Gift of Gold
Anyone who makes a purchase at Starbucks using their mobile app or a registered Starbucks Card in December will automatically earn Gold status in Starbucks Rewards for a year.* This gift is the fastest way to earn free food and drinks at participating Starbucks® stores. Gold members earn rewards by collecting Stars, that are redeemable for free food and drinks. To learn more visit Starbucks.com/givegood.
Starbucks for Life
There are a few more surprises in store this holiday with Starbucks favorite sweepstakes, Starbucks for Life**. Starting tomorrow (Dec. 5), Starbucks Rewards members have an opportunity to win prizes, including Starbucks for Life, Starbucks for a Year, Starbucks for a Month, Starbucks for a Week, and millions of Bonus Stars. This year, there are new ways to earn bonus game plays with new challenges and ways to instantly win prizes such as food, beverages and select merchandise. Also new this is year, Starbucks customers who are not Starbucks Rewards members can enter their email for a chance at one Starbucks for Life prize. For more information about Starbucks for Life visit starbucksforlife.com.
*Some restrictions apply. See Starbucks.com/terms for details. Make a purchase with your registered Starbucks Card/app from 12/4/17 to 12/31/17 at a participating Starbucks® store and attain Gold level for one year. Offer excludes members already at Gold level. Excludes alcohol and Starbucks Card purchases.
** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 AND OLDER AND WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE STARBUCKS REWARDS™ LOYALTY PROGRAM AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Starbucks Partners are not eligible to win prizes. Participating stores only. Promotion ends 1/8/18. For Official Rules, how to enter without purchase, prizes, and odds, visit https://www.starbucksforlife.com. Sponsor: Starbucks Corporation, 2401 Utah Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98134.
“Starbucks for Life” means the winner will receive a daily credit for 30 years for one free food or beverage item redeemable at participating Starbucks® stores in the U.S. Alcoholic beverages excluded. Winner must present a registered Starbucks Card. Credits are non-transferable and expire within 24 hours.
Entrants can receive a maximum of 2 plays per day, plus, other bonus opportunities to earn additional plays.
Sears and Kmart membership platform and e-commerce marketplace teams with Major League Baseball player to host toy drive and support ongoing relief efforts
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — As rebuilding efforts continue in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Shop Your Way is bringing the magic of the holidays to the island with the announcement of a unique toy drive to support “Que Ningún Niño Pierda la Ilusión en Esta Navidad(“Let no child lose the illusion this Christmas”),” an initiative in partnership with Major League Baseball player René Rivera. All gifted toys will benefit children in Puerto Rico who were affected by the devastating storm.
Shop Your Way, a free platform that connects members with offers and experiences to help them save time and money in their everyday lives, will collect toys in two ways: Now through Christmas, all 28 Kmart and Sears stores in Puerto Rico will accept donations of new and gently used toys. Members who do not live on the island can give back by purchasing toy packs either online at Shop Your Way or at one of 25 Kmart and Sears locations in Miami and the Chicagoland area. Members can gift toy packs at $5, $10 or $20 increments; and Shop Your Way will match each toy pack purchased.* The goal of the program is to gift 25,000 toys total this holiday season.
“We care deeply about the residents of Puerto Rico and have remained dedicated to supporting their rebuilding efforts,” said B.J. Naedele, Chief Commercial Officer, Shop Your Way. “Keeping the spirit of Christmas alive despite the hardship so many Puerto Ricans still face is an idea that resonated with us, which is why we teamed up with René for this toy drive. As a shopping destination, we are well-positioned to help give families and children in Puerto Rico a merrier holiday.”
Rivera, free agent catcher who most recently played for the Chicago Cubs, has already pledged his commitment to his native Puerto Rico as the island continues to pick up the pieces post Hurricane Maria. He and his wife, Mariel, will distribute collected toys to children across Puerto RicoDecember 18-20. This follows Rivera’s launch of a GoFundMe page, which raised more than $39,000 for recovery efforts. In addition, Shop Your Way has already gifted 25,000 pieces of Cubs apparel in partnership with Rivera as well as his teammates Javier Baez and Victor Caratini to the island’s residents. Before Rivera arrives in Puerto Rico, the catcher will host an event on December 9 at the Kmart store on 8th Street in Miami to welcome those who have relocated from Puerto Rico to Miami—either temporarily or permanently—and help them get on their feet. A second event on December 16 in Rivera’s hometown of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, will serve as an opportunity to continue to distribute collected apparel and promote the toy drive, in addition to connecting with the community during this time of year.
“To see my hometown in ruins has been heartbreaking, but that feeling pales in comparison to knowing so many families are unable to celebrate the holidays because of their situation,” said Rivera. “Our goal for this toy drive is to bring these families joy, comfort and a break from their distress this holiday season.”
The toy drive is another way Shop Your Way has assisted affected members recovering in Puerto Rico. Shop Your Way has distributed hundreds of care packages containing food and essential supplies to community centers and children’s homes, as well as established ‘comfort zones’ at all open Sears and Kmart stores to give families a place to sit and rest, charge their phones and other devices, cool down in air conditioning and allow children to play. Members of the Kmart Pharmacy team have also been available at the ‘comfort zones’ to take blood pressure screenings and share information about flu shots and other immunizations.
Join Shop Your Way on social media to hear more about the latest news. “Like” Shop Your Way on Facebook, and “follow” Shop Your Way on Twitter and Instagram.
*Shop Your Way will match up to 7,500 toys
About Shop Your Way Shop Your Way® a business unit of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a free social shopping destination and rewards program offering millions of products, personalized services, and advice. The program rewards members for buying the products and services they want every day. Through an extensive network, members can shop thousands of top brands and earn points to use on future purchases. Members also have access to special pricing, sales and digital coupons that can be loaded directly into their account.
It’s free and easy to become a Shop Your Way member and begin enjoying benefits immediately when you visit shopyourway.com. Download the free Shop Your Way app on iTunes or Google Play.
ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the past 25 years, Sheetz For The Kidz has partnered with The Salvation Army to host Christmas parties and make the holiday season brighter for more than 100,000 underprivileged kids across the Mid-Atlantic. Sheetz For The Kidz is a 501 (c)(3) employee operated charitable organization that raises funds through in-store campaigns during the months of July and December, proceeds from Sheetz For The Kidz bottled water sales and the annual “Sheetz For The Kidz Golf Classic,” as well as, other fundraising events throughout the year.
This holiday season, each of Sheetz’s 564 stores will support 16 children from their local communities by partnering with The Salvation Army to receive wish lists from local families. Sheetz employees volunteer their time to shop, wrap and host holiday parties for the children and their families. At the holiday parties, Santa will greet the children and present them with new toys, clothes and other basic needs purchased specifically for them. The children and their families will enjoy food, crafts, games and an opportunity to take pictures with Santa. In total, 9,300 children will be impacted by Sheetz For The Kidz this December.
“Sheetz employees are committed to giving back to their communities and they wholeheartedly embrace our corporate charity,” said Sarah Piper, Executive Director of Sheetz For The Kidz. We are also so grateful for our customers who, year after year, support our July and December in-store campaigns. Their contributions help make the holiday season a bit more cheerful for their local communities.”
During the month of December, customers can donate at checkout at all Sheetz store locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. 100 percent of customer donations go directly to supporting the children in our communities.
Ways customers can support Sheetz For The Kidz:
Donate at check out throughout December.
Purchase a Sheetz For The Kidz water, with 25 cents of every bottle sold supports the charity.
Shop on AmazonSmile and select “Sheetz For The Kidz” as the charity of your choice. Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to Sheetz For The Kidz.
This also marks the 13th consecutive year of Sheetz For The Kidz partnering with Make-A-Wish to grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The charity sponsors one child per Sheetz operating district, totaling 55 children this year.
About Sheetz For The Kidz
Sheetz For The Kidz is a non-profit organization, designated as a 501(c) (3) charity, independent of the Sheetz Corporation. The organization was created in 1992 by local store employees wanting to help local children. The mission of the charity is to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children in need within the communities in which Sheetz operates. To date, the charity has raised more than $22.9 million and helped more than 100,000 children!
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Approximately 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.
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Sainsbury’s partners with etiquette experts Debrett’s for a guide to Christmas gift-giving
Debrett’s new guide to festive faux pas says a text message thank you isn’t enough; don’t Insta-boast and always bring a bottle for the host – but don’t expect to drink it yourself.
London, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has teamed up with etiquette experts Debrett’s to help party-goers through the festive season with a guide to Christmas gift-giving, being the perfect host, and how to win at being a guest.
The guide – alongside research into the worst social faux pas – has highlighted where we’re getting it right (and wrong) over the Christmas period. It has been designed to help the half (56%) of the population who say they feel unsure of festive social etiquette. Generous Britons, millions of whom will gift friends and acquaintances from their hairdressers and postmen to their priests with a bottle of something delicious this Christmas, admit that they feel clueless when it comes to correct gifting protocol.
According to the bastion of British manners, many millions of us will fall foul of what they’ve proclaimed to be etiquette blunders this Christmas: 3 million of us will post pictures of presents to Instagram, 33 million will shun stationery for a text message thank you and 4 million will deconstruct hampers to re-gift their contents.
However, guests will be relieved to know that you “officially” can’t go wrong giving food and drink, as nearly half of those questioned think it’s the safest choice for the widest array of people (49%), and a quarter (23%) say a bottle of booze is their go-to gift for hard-to-buy-for friends and family – above books, clothes, jewelry and electronics. In fact, nearly two thirds (62%) will give an alcoholic gift this Christmas and more than a quarter would like to receive food (27%) or a bottle of drink (29%) over any other gift this Christmas, with posh chocolates and whisky topping their lists.
But, while seven in ten (71%) will follow the guidelines and bring a bottle for their host over Christmas, three quarters who do so (73%) will also expect to drink it. According to Debrett’s, it’s perfectly acceptable for a host to serve a bottle given to them by a guest, but it is the host’s decision to do so so guests musn’t feel offended either way.
Lucy Hume, Associate Director at Debrett’s and author of the guide, said: “Sainsbury’s research shows that many of us are still unsure about the etiquette of giving gifts at Christmas. Thankfully, it might be a whole lot simpler than we think, with the majority of us saying we prefer both to give and to receive items of food or drink. There are still some pointers to bear in mind, however, so we’ve joined forces with Sainsbury’s to help answer those gift-giving dilemmas this Christmas.”
Paul Mills-Hicks, Food Commercial Director, Sainsbury’s said: “We want to help our customers live well this Christmas, and that’s why we’ve teamed up with Debrett’s on this fun guide to help our customers navigate the seasonal social complexities. We know that almost a fifth of Brits buy presents for their friends and family from the supermarket and lots will be gifting chocolates or a bottle of something nice to everyone from their relatives to their postman. We’ve got gifts to suit all budgets and tastes – as well as the all-important thank you notes!”
Sainsbury’s and Debrett’s have created the ten-point plan to help guide anxious shoppers through the socially perilous season.
Sainsbury’s and Debrett’s Guide to Christmas Gift-Giving:
Saying Thank You: The handwritten thank you letter may be on the decline but that doesn’t mean you can get away without a show of gratitude – if there’s no headed stationery available, then digital thanks are better than no thanks at all.
Bringing a bottle: Don’t expect to drink a bottle you bring to a party, but do be prepared to open one you’re given.
Social Strife: Posting presents on social media is bad form, as well as unseemly gloating you could also risk outing a re-gifter.
Re-presenting: A hamper you won’t eat all of? Unfortunately, a re-gifted paté or jar of piccalilli just won’t cut the mustard when it comes to good gift-giving etiquette – splash out and buy them their own biscuits, luxury oils or box of chocolates.
Sweet Treats: Christmas, sadly, doesn’t mean a free-for-all on confectionery for everyone. It’s polite to check with parents before unloading sweet treats on their children.
Alcoholic Alternatives: You can’t go wrong with a bottle of booze, but make sure to put some thought into the choice – with cocktails on the rise, spirits can make a fun alternative to wine or whiskey, but stick to port for those traditionalists.
Bearing Gifts: Always come bearing gifts. A bottle of wine or a box of chocolates are customary but if it’s a longer stay over Christmas think about something more substantial.
All wrapped up: You should wrap food and wine to elevate it from a practical contribution to a thoughtful gift.
Making a match: You can have a go at matching the wine to a meal if going over for dinner, but more importantly, just make sure you bring a bottle.
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Tesco expands its festive pet gifts with feline and canine friendly infusions Pawsecco and Bottom Sniffer beer
Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Everyone’s Welcome at Tesco this Christmas – so prosecco and beer for cats and dogs are among the treats available to the rocketing number of Brits who now include their pets on the gift list.
This year, Tesco’s Christmas campaign celebrates the many ways we come together at Christmas, and including a pet on the festive present list is now so prominent that over the last two Christmases, Tesco has seen demand for dedicated festive pet gifts soar by 300 per cent.
With demand rising each year the supermarket has quadrupled its special Christmas gifts range for pets from 12 items last year to more than 50 this year.
However, animal welfare groups needn’t worry – the tipples, called Pawsecco and Bottom Sniffer beer, which go on sale at Tesco this week, are feline and canine friendly infusions created with the aid of veterinarians.
Among other pet gifts expected to get tails wagging over the festive period include: a Panettone style treat for cats; an advent calendar for dogs; Christmas crackers for both cats and dogs; and even treat filled stockings.
Foodie treats include Christmas dinner turkey pate with sage and carrots as well as Christmas pudding biscuits for dogs.
Tesco pet food and accessories range manager Fiona Moss said:
“Britain has always been famous as a nation of animal lovers but now more and more cats and dogs are joining the festive feast with their owners.
“In the past lucky pets could look forward to leftovers from the Christmas dinner table but now many people give their cat or dog a special festive meal in their own right.
“Last year our posh Christmas dinner for cats – a special turkey and sage meal – became our most popular festive item for pets.
“This year pet owners can even go one better as our Christmas campaign celebrates the many wayswe come together at Christmas, for while we’re all enjoying a glass of fizz or a beer at the festive dinner table, cats and dogs will, for the first time, be able to join in the toasting too.”
Pawsecco is a non-alcoholic, non-carbonated grape-free ‘wine’ drink containing a blend of elderflower, nettle, ginseng and limeflower.
Bottom Sniffer beer is made from flax, dandelion, burdock and nettle and is designed to create a feeling of well-being.
Both drinks go on sale at Tesco stores across the UK on Wednesday with both drinks costing £3 a bottle.
We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.
For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701
Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and Roy Morgan Research predicting Australians to spend more than $50 billion over the Christmas trading period from November 15 to December 24, 2017, the ARA believe toy retailers will be as busy as elves this Christmas.
With the ARA and Roy Morgan Research tipping Australian consumers to spend 2.8% more on Christmas compared to last year, ARA Executive Director, Russell Zimmerman said it’s a busy time for toy retailers across the country.
“Keeping up with hottest-selling toys for kids at Christmas is like keeping up with digital technology in the retail landscape… both retailers and consumers need to be prepared,” Mr Zimmerman said.
“With many new toys hitting the shelves this year, parents need to start their shopping early to ensure they can get the toy at the top of their children’s wish list.”
“Likewise retailers need to be prepared for the onslaught of parents trying to secure the perfect gift for their children.”
With the ARA and Roy Morgan Research predicting Aussies to increase their spending in the ‘Other retailing’ category by 3.96%, the ARA have worked with Toys“R”Us to identify the Top 20 Toys for kids this Christmas.
“It appears Hatchimals continue to outperform retailer’s expectations as they completely sold out last year, so we urge retailers to be prepared for a similar toy rush this pre-Christmas period,” Mr Zimmerman said.
New to the toy scene, LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox is one of the most sought-after interactive toys in the tech space this year. This innovative creation targeted for boys aged 7+, enhances the building and learning experience for boys by not only building the robot but also coding its behaviour.
“Gone are the days when we used to fly model planes, it seems LEGO Boost is now a must have for tech savvy youngsters this Christmas,” Mr Zimmerman said.
“Just like retail, Christmas is all about the consumer experience, and for girls aged 3+ this year’s highly sought-after toys include LOL Dolls and Pikmi Pops as they provide the ultimate unwrapping experience this silly season.”
With many Australian children on Santa’s nice list this year, the ARA expect both retailers and Santa’s elves to be extremely busy over the next few weeks.
To view the ARA and Roy Morgan’s Annual Pre-Christmas Sales Predictions for 2017 please click here. And for more information regarding the Top Toys this Christmas please click here.
About the Australian Retailers Association:
Founded in 1903, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is the retail industry’s peak representative body representing Australia’s $310 billion sector, which employs more than 1.2 million people. The ARA works to ensure retail success by informing, protecting, advocating, educating and saving money for its 7,500 independent and national retail members throughout Australia. For more information, visit www.retail.org.au or call 1300 368 041.
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WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just when you thought the incredible holiday deals were over, Toys”R”Us® and Babies”R”Us® are providing all customers thousands of huge online deals during Cyber Week 2017 – no membership required.
Beginning on Saturday, November 25 at 7:00 AM ET through Friday, December 1 at 5:00 AM ET, holiday bargain hunters looking for the best offers on the go or from the comfort of their own homes can enjoy 15% off site-wide on Cyber Monday*, as well as additional deals throughout the week, including 25% off all Hasbro games** and 60% off all regular-priced Carter’s clothes, accessories and shoes.***
Customers that don’t want to wait for their items or have them delivered where kids can sneak a peek can take advantage of the deals and Buy Online, Pickup In-Store throughout the week.
Additionally, starting Sunday, November 26, Toys”R”Us stores nationwide will receive additional inventory of the hottest toys of the season, including Fingerlings, SNES Classic, Luvabella and Nintendo Switch.****
For more information about the deals, discounts and inventory drops, visit the official Toys”R”Us blog, No Assembly Required or follow on social @ToysRUs and @BabiesRUs.
*Excludes diapers, formula, Gift Cards, Red Hot Deal & Hot Price items, Adidas Apparel, American Girl, Anki Cozmo, BabyHome, Baby Jogger, Baby K’Tan, Beaba, BOB, Boba, Boon Highchairs, Boppy Bare Naked Pillow, Bugaboo, Build-A-Bear, Bumbleride, Canaima Outdoors, Casio, Claire’s, Clek, Converse Clothing & Shoes, Cosatto, Cybex, Diono, Ergobaby, Halo Bassinest, Inglesina, Joovy, LEGO construction sets, Lillebaby, Maclaren, Mamas & Papas, Mifold, Mountain Buggy, NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association), Nike Apparel, Owlet, Peg Pérego, Phil & Teds, Sphero, Stokke, The Elf on the Shelf, Thule, Ugg Shoes, electronic learning hardware, laptops, netbooks, tablets, video game hardware, video game pre-orders, Apple iPad & iPod, SquareTrade Protection Plans, phone orders, Special Orders, all fees, and shipping.
**Offer available online only. Valid 11/28-11/30.
***Offer available online only and excludes clearance items. Valid 11/28-11/30.
****Available in-store only while limited supplies last. Quantity one per customer.
About Toys”R”Us, Inc.
Toys”R”Us, Inc, champion of play and parents’ best friend, offers a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 885 Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 810 international stores and over 255 licensed stores in 38 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys”R”Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has nearly 65,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Over the past three decades, the Company has given more than $100 million in product donations to children’s charities. Since 1992, the Toys”R”Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys”R”Us, Inc., has also donated more than $130 million in grants. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter.
CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today introduced BLOOM HAUS™, a new, premium and sustainable Our Brands floral line launching in Kroger’s family of stores just in time for the holidays. Enhancing and building Our Brands as a vibrant growth vehicle is a driver of the company’s Restock Kroger Plan.
“Customers can always count on our professional florists to help them find the perfect item from our broad assortment of unique floral offerings,” said Teri Rose, Kroger’s director of floral merchandising. “Whether for gifting, special occasions or just because, BLOOM HAUS™will provide our customers with an elegant, fresh and fabulous new floral line to choose from. Cultivated with care, your personal selection from our bountiful assortment is a wonderful way to elevate your day, brighten any moment or make someone’s day blossom.”
All BLOOM HAUS™ flowers will carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal ensuring the product is grown on farms that meet social and environmental standards designed to protect forests, soil, water, wildlife, and the communities and people who live and work in those forests and farms. The green frog seal assures customers the flowers they are purchasing have been grown and harvested using environmentally- and socially-responsible practices.
BLOOM HAUS™ is included in Kroger’s e-commerce assortment. The flowers can be conveniently ordered by customers and picked up curbside at nearly 1,000 ClickList stores, joining an extensive selection of flower choices, fresh food and everyday products at low prices. As Kroger’s home delivery service expands, BLOOM HAUS™ flowers will also be available for purchase, enabling customers to brighten their day or that of a family member or friend.
At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™. We are 450,000 associates who serve nearly nine million customers daily in 2,793 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our Family of Companies operates an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized order online service – in addition to 2,258 pharmacies, 783 convenience stores, 307 fine jewelry stores, 222 retail health clinics, 1,472 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Our Company has been recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for our support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. As a leader in supplier diversity, we are a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
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