Displaysense Raise The Issue Of Fire And Safety Protocols In The Workplace

Displaysense calls for businesses and workers to take note of the upcoming national no smoking day and pay more attention to health and safety following potentially disastrous incident in Telford.

Ever since the introduction of the smoking ban in 2007 there have been mixed views on the law, however a warehouse worker in Telford decided to defy the regulation and watch some new office products go up in smoke.

Displaysense the UKs leading supplier of mannequins and shop display equipment were happy to receive a phone call from a customer, with what sounded like a repeat order for products the company had only ordered a month earlier.

During the phone call the unfortunate reason behind the repeat purchase was revealed. A temporary agency employee ignored the smoking ban, having snuck away for a crafty fag and accidently set fire to half of a small storage room at the back of their warehouse.

The company bought clothes rails, containers and display cabinets from Displaysense with the intention of using them in their offices after they completed a refurbishment and had temporarily placed them away in a storage room while the offices were decorated.

Steve Whittle the marketing manager at Displaysense commented, “Although our products are high quality, they are not meant to be completely fire proof. It was potentially a very dangerous situation and perhaps the individual involved should take note of the no smoking day on the 11th of March and quit while he is behind.”

Steve continued, “It just goes to show, with the various promotions the government runs to highlight the risks of fire, some businesses aren’t taking appropriate steps to protect their business and the message isn’t getting through to their workers”.

Given this incident, Displaysense are going to contact its customers to raise the question about their businesses health and safety measures, and offer appropriate solutions to protect their lively hood.

The fire and rescue services attend more than 30,000 work related fires around the country each year, with impacts including businesses not reopening, loss of jobs or even loss of life. With the no smoking day on March the 11th, the smoking ban and increased monitoring of fire and safety protocols in the workplace, it is hoped that this number falls and similar situations to that of the Telford warehouse can be avoided.

It is understood that employees at the warehouse managed to put out the fire without needing to contact the emergency services. The worker in question has subsequently been fired and told not to darken their doors or cabinets, again.

About Displaysense
Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing standard range of over 1600 displays. The range is now extremely diverse including acrylic containers, display cabinets, mannequins, modular shelving units, exhibition displays and
business card holders.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors, exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities.

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The Carphone Warehouse Launches Phone Trade-In Service

The Carphone Warehouse has announced the launch of its exclusive ‘Trade-In Calculator’ service which allows customers to exchange their old mobile phones for cash when either upgrading to a new handset, buying a new pay as you go handset, or taking out a new contract.

For the first time, customers will be able to instantly find out the true value of their old mobile phones and receive cash in-store at one of over 800 stores nationwide. The model of the old mobile is simply inputted into the ‘Trade-In Calculator’ operated by sales advisors, which instantly generates an exchangeable figure of up to £200, dependent on the model of the phone. This amount can then be directly redeemed by customers, or offset against the cost of the upgraded handset and contract. The mobile phone trade in service is also available online through The Carphone Warehouse site.

Being the first major high street retailer to offer such a scheme, The Carphone Warehouse can reveal that two million people in the UK are due a mobile phone upgrade, but are yet to take full advantage of receiving a new phone. Consequently, an astonishing £10,000,000 of potential cash is going unclaimed by customers – money that could make a noticeable difference to the bank balance amidst the current financial climate.

Utilising the ‘Trade-In Calculator’ takes the guesswork out of revealing how much an old handset could be worth. The service works by checking the value of every handset to make sure customers get as much as possible for their old phone. For instance, a high-end handset such as the Nokia Arte would equate to a huge £200 cashback, while more popular handsets from last year such as the Nokia N95 or Sony Ericsson K850i would still generate customers a valuable £115 and £45 respectively.

Andrew Harrison, UK CEO at The Carphone Warehouse said; “Customers are increasingly looking for the best deal when upgrading their mobile phone contract. It’s easy to forget the value of your old phone and many end up in drawers gathering dust. Our ‘Trade-In Calculator’ takes the guesswork out of the true value when trade in your old phone and gives an instant cash ‘thank you’ to loyal and new customers.”

About The Carphone Warehouse
The Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, with over 820 stores nationwide.

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Thomas Sanderson Announce 3 For 2 Offer In Its Spring Sale

Thomas Sanderson, Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of window blinds and shutters, has announced a three for two offer across its entire range of window blinds and shutters, as part of its annual 2009 spring sale.

For every two blinds or shutters bought during the spring sale, customers can choose a third at no extra cost. Thomas Sanderson boasts the largest selection of blinds and shutters in the UK, giving customers the choice of conservatory blinds, window blinds, stained and painted shutters and sunroom blinds, in over 1000 colours, styles and finishes.

Ian Bayne, Marketing Manager at Thomas Sanderson, commented: “The new spring sale is a fantastic opportunity for customers to freshen up their homes this spring with the perfect blinds for every room in their home.”

Among the styles of blind on offer in the sale are pleated, wood, metal venetians, Roman pinoleum and interior shutters. Conservatory blinds, which are also included in the sale, have been designed by Thomas Sanderson so that every blind fits snugly into the window frame, allowing windows and doors to be opened even if the blinds are down.

Any customer taking advantage of the spring offers will receive a free consultation with a Thomas Sanderson designer who will guide the customer through all the options and styles that suit their home before providing a free, no obligation quotation.

About Thomas Sanderson:
Since 1991, Thomas Sanderson has grown f r o m a family run business to an international company offering products and services throughout the UK and Ireland. The company is Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of conservatory blinds in addition to supplying window blinds and
window shutters.

Thomas Sanderson has remained true to its roots, offering a local service and continuing to make its relationship with each and every customer its main priority. The company takes pride in ensuring the standards of service on offer match the high standards of its products.

Established as the market leader for over 17 years, Thomas Sanderson now offers businesses the opportunity to be associated with a national company, backed by local service. Thomas Sanderson has developed ‘refer and reward’ partnerships with over 1300 home improvement specialists, allowing them to offer their customers a complete range of products that add the finishing touches to any home improvement project, and with minimum fuss.

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BabyBox.com -The Online Luxury Baby Retailer Named Top Online Baby Clothing Retailer By Leading Shopping Search Engine

BabyBox.com, a luxury retailer of high-end crib bedding, baby furniture and baby gifts, announced today it has been recognized as one of the best e-commerce specialty stores by TheFind, which is the leading shopping search engine and web destination for discovering lifestyle goods. BabyBox.com received the award in the category of online retailers specializing in baby clothing.

“We are honored to be named a top baby clothing shop by TheFind, and are thrilled that our years in the e-commerce business are recognized,” said Katherine Type, founder of BabyBox.com. “From its inception, BabyBox.com was created for customers with discriminating tastes who want the convenience and flexibility of shopping online, with everything delivered to their doorsteps.”

TheFind100 is an annual award that recognizes the best 100 e-commerce specialty stores in sixteen shopping categories. TheFind shopping search engine has grown very rapidly and receives over 11 million visitors every month. Over the last twelve months, shoppers have voted with their clicks to earn winners a spot on this year’s TheFind100 list.

From developmental toys to baby clothing, crib bedding and nursery furniture, BabyBox.com features an A-list of upscale designers, such as House Inc., Henry & Henrietta, Lulu DK Matouk, Lulla Smith, Gordonsbury, Serena & Lily, Blauen, Sweet William, Lullaby and Baby B, among others.

About BabyBox.com
BabyBox.com is a premier baby gift store for children, ages newborn to 12 months. Offering a specialized selection of luxury baby items, the company prides itself on serving a niche market with a focus on unique and high quality products including adorable crib bedding, baby clothes, nursery décor, quality children’s furnishings, baby furniture, custom baby bedding, Moses baskets, bassinets, handmade items, as well as traditional gifts, such as toys, baby blankets and keepsake gifts. In addition to the specialized infant collections, BabyBox.com has expanded its offerings to provide furniture, bedding, décor and clothing for older children. With headquarters in Darien, Conn., BabyBox.com has provided unique baby gifts since 1997. For more information, please visit www.BabyBox.com.

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Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser By Clinique

For the past decade, Clinique scientists have worked with leading institutions from around the world to develop a revolutionary way to help slow down the visible signs of ageing while simultaneously promoting skin’s natural ability for cellular repair.

Armed with this cutting edge research and ground-breaking knowledge of Sirtuins, naturally occurring agents found in the skin which can lead to a youthful appearance, Clinique has been able to create a comprehensive anti-ageing skin care product for the woman looking to slow down the hands of time.

Clinique introduces the new patent-pending Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser. Inspired by Sirtuin activation technology and anti-glycation science and including UVA/UVB SPF 15 sun protection, the new Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser is a comprehensive anti ageing skin care product that helps to enable skin to prevent and repair the visible signs of ageing simultaneously. Sirtuins are vital to helping extend the function and life of cells. So vital, in fact, that they are known as “longevity genes”.

Inspired by this Sirtuin technology, new Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser features a complex which is proprietary to Clinique to help visibly restore a youthful look to ageing skin. Using Isonicotinamide, skin’s natural defense capabilities are heightened.

The new Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser also helps skin to boost its natural collagen production, maintain existing collagen, and correct the look of lines and wrinkles more effectively, delivering visible results faster.

Sugars found in ageing skin bind to proteins and form Advanced Glycation End-products(AGEs). The formation of AGEs contributes to the ageing process by exacerbating theaccumulation of damage to the skin. New Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser contains anti-glycation technology. This deceptive “double agent” technology works to help skin protect fragile and healthy natural collagen and elastin so the skin’s look of resilience and suppleness is maintained.

One of the biggest contributors to visible ageing is the sun. New Youth Surge SPF 15 AgeDecelerating Moisturiser contains photo-stable UV protection which helps skin resistpremature ageing by helping to guard against the UVA “ageing” rays which cause futurelines and wrinkles.

While no one can reverse ageing, new Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser can certainly slow its appearance down. With use, skin’s visible texture looks improved and noticeably firmer over time. Skin looks younger longer, by visibly correcting the appearance of past damage and delaying future signs of ageing.

The new Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser is available in three skin-typedformulas.

Very Dry to Dry Skin Types – a luxuriously, velvety cream that delivers intense moisturewhile providing comfort and cushion.

Dry Combination Skin Types – an ultra soft, emollient cream with a whipped texture tomoisturise and protect skin, leaving it soft and supple.

Combination Oily to Oily Skin Types – an exceptionally lightweight cream delivering moisture where it is needed most, leaving skin soft, smooth and feeling fresh. Oil-free.

Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser is available at Clinique counters nationwide from 1 March 2009

About Clinique
Introduced in 1968, Clinique was the first ever dermatologist-created, prestige cosmeticbrand. Today, Clinique’s mission remains what it was from the beginning: to provide thehighest quality and most effective collection of products to enhance every skin type andtone. The brand’s customised approach and quality products – all meticulously tested andcarefully formulated with the latest science – have made Clinique one of the leading skincare authorities in the world. All makeup and skin care products are allergy-tested and 100% fragrance free. Clinique offers products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Clinique is sold in more than 130 countries and territories, and over 16,000 saleslocations.

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Naartjie Announces Naartjie Online Boys Clothing Discount

Naartjie, the original name in fashionable, kid-friendly clothing, announced today that it is offering 25 percent off their entire stock of boys’ fashions online at Naartjie.com. This promotion ends February 25, 2009 and is good only online. Naartjie’s entire stock of holiday fashions are reduced to $9.99 a piece both online and in-store. (All holiday sales are final).

“Children outgrow clothing faster than seasons change, and just in time for spring, we’re excited to offer online specials on boys clothing,” said Joe Norwood, director of marketing, Naartjie USA. “In this economy, shoppers are turning to online retailers with great selections and quality merchandise at competitive prices. Naartjie’s kid-friendly, rugged and fun to wear clothes for boys are always in fashion and our 25% off promotional discount can’t be beat.”

Naartjie designs, colors, prints, and styles represent a truly unique synthesis of European fashion trends with western casual lifestyle. Featuring a dominant focus on natural fabrics that are garment-dyed, pre-washed and pre-shrunk for easy wear, low maintenance and comfort, Naartjie uses a garment dye process that results in a more vibrant color and softer clothing and accessories for precious little ones.

The ultimate in mix and match, Naartjie introduces new colors, prints and styles within a monthly grouping to allow customers to mix and match across the entire assortment. In addition, shoppers can mix and match between collections within a season. The freshest and broadest color assortment in the industry. Distinctive detailing, mixing of fabrics, appliqués and embroidery details. Always “Kid-Friendly” design concepts made primarily of natural fabrics that feature weight-right fabrications for maximum comfort and easy care. Each item is designed and constructed for easy-wear comfort, whether the garment is dressed up or dressed down.

About Naartjie
Naartjie was founded in 1989 in Cape Town, South Africa when designer Anne Eales sought an alternative to the limited selection of childrens clothes available as she shopped for her three young boys. F r o m its very conception, Naartjie was about KIDS… playful, vibrant, active, colorful, natural, always changing. We offer great kids clothes and baby clothes, basics and accessories for girls, boys, and newborns to 10 years of age — all at surprisingly affordable prices. Naartjie’s corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Naartjie owns and operates stores in both the United States and South Africa, with new stores opening regularly. For more information, please visit us at http://naartjie.com.

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Displaysense has reported a 15% increase in sales of their flat pack products in comparison to already healthy figures from 2008

With large high street stores such as MFI going into administration and other suppliers struggling with the economic downturn, the DIY industry is now heading into an unpredictable year of business. Displaysense, an online retail display provider, is however bucking this current trend with month on month increasing sales of their flat pack products.

Displaysense, an online mannequins and shop display provider based in Bishops Stortford, has reported a 15% increase in sales of their flat pack products in comparison to already healthy figures from 2008.

With a product portfolio of over 1600 products, of which 30% of its dedicated retail shop range is flat pack, the company is set to ride this success for some time, providing a glimmer of hope to the struggling retail industry.

The company has opted for more flat pack additions to their range over the past year as they are an affordable alternative to fully assembled products. The notable saving is in the cost of shipping, with reduced charges due to the compact nature of the packaging, which is a saving that can be easily passed onto the buyer. Investing more in flat pack is ideal for the company as their customer base ranges from retail and general business right down to home users, all of which are calling out for more of these items.

Steve Whittle the marketing manager at Displaysense has stated that he is not surprised with this activity, commenting that “as a business, we make a point of sourcing unique products that our competitors might not currently have available. From our display cabinets, right down to our collapsible clothes rails, all of our flat pack products have had a very successful year and we hope this continues right through 2009 as our range continues to expand.”

He continued, “We don’t sit on our success. We’ve already doubled our range over the course of the year having seen the initial successes of our display cabinet range.”

This news comes at a time when retail industry like for like sales has seen an unexpected growth of 1.1% in January, a rise which has not been seen since October 2008.

Displaysense, who have hinted at big changes in the coming months, are excited at the opportunities that 2009 will bring and hope that this flat pack growth bubble doesn’t burst or fall to pieces any time soon.

About Displaysense
Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing standard range of over 1600 displays. The range is now hugely diverse including catering supplies, display cabinets, mannequins, shelving units, exhibition displays, literature displays and even products for the home.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafes, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors, exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities.

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Innovative medical apparel company expands channels through affiliate marketing program

Medelita™, maker of breakthrough medical apparel for female clinicians, today announced that it is working with LinkShare to assist in marketing, search marketing, lead generation and affiliate marketing services. LinkShare Corporation provides ecommerce businesses with a vast, high quality pay per action marketing network, along with expert consultative services and patented technology.

“Women in the medical field have made huge strides and the time has come for them to demand an alternative to the frumpy, unisex lab coats and scrubs of past,” said Medelita Founder Lara Manchik. Medelita ushers in a new era in quality, high performance medical apparel to accommodate practitioners who are as demanding on their uniforms as their jobs are. Joining with publishers and affiliates through LinkShare will help us spread the good news.”

As a former female emergency room physician assistant, Manchik’s experiences convinced her that the frumpy unisex garb of past failed to adequately represent the enormous strides made by women in healthcare. Manchik created Medelita to outfit her female colleagues with performance enhancing attire that resists stains, repels fluids and is easy to maintain.

As part of the company’s initiative to expand its distribution channels, Medelita has a licensed retailer program, online affiliates as well as direct online sales. Interested parties should visit www.medelita.comand contact Joe Francisco for more information.

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable medical apparel available, including lab coats, women’s lab coats, women’s scrubs andmedical scrubs. Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed from within. For more information, visit our website at http://www.medelita.com or call (877) 987-7979.

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Fans cheer their favorite teams to victory and get great prices on college hoops gear

GameTimeUSA.com, the foremost online retailer of professional sports apparel and officially licensed NCAA merchandise, MLB Apparel and NFL merchandise, today announced winter deals on men’s and women’s NCAA basketball jerseys. As college basketball heats up, fans and alumni will find their favorite team’s jerseys at affordable prices among GameTimeUSA.com’s large selection of sports apparel.

“College basketball season is full of excitement — f r o m longstanding school rivalries to tracking the hottest new talent to be scouted by the pros,” said Sam Brown, spokesperson for GameTime USA. “Our selection of NCAA basketball jerseys has something for every fan, no matter which team they are rooting for or which school colors they represent.”

With the league’s top 25 conference in high gear, team jerseys will be popular items this season. Among the many notable team jerseys sold by GameTimeUSA.com are Arizona, Arizona State, Clemson, Gonzaga, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, St Mary’s, UCLA, Virginia Tech, Washington and Washington State, to name a few.

GameTimeUSA.com brings NCAA jerseys and merchandise to fans looking for affordably priced quality sports apparel that comes with the industry’s most reliable customer service. Featuring hassle-free exchanges and returns, GameTimeUSA.com ships to U.S. and Canadian customers. For additional savings, GameTimeUSA.com offers $4.95 flat-fee ground shipping within the 48 contiguous states for delivery within 1-4 business days.

As a long time provider of professional and college sports merchandise, Game Time USA is the only Yahoo Merchant in the field of college and professional sports apparel with a five-star rating. With its state-of-the-art e-commerce business and 10 year history, GameTimeUSA.com has customer service and shipping down to a science. With 98% of product inventory shipped on the same business day orders are placed and quick response and readily available order information, sports fans are primed for quality products, excellent service and amazing prices.

In addition to NCAA Basketball apparel and other merchandise, GameTimeUSA.com has NFL jerseys, MLB jerseys, NHL jerseys, college football jerseys, sweatshirts, jackets, and caps among other team merchandise and clothing items, fans can find low prices on time honored sports fan gifts. For more information about GameTimeUSA.com or to start shopping for the very best in fan gear, please visit http://www.gametimeusa.com.

About GameTimeUSA.com

GameTime USA is the foremost online retailer of professional sports apparel and officially licensed NCAA merchandise. GameTimeUSA.com is headquartered in Longview , TX with its foundation stemming f r o m Pros Choice Athletic Stores Inc, founded in 1991 as a mall based retailer in Texas and Louisiana . In 1998 GameTime USA began its online enterprises by providing customers nationwide with fan-gear for their favorite pro or college team. For more information, please visit http://www.gametimeusa.com.

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Fitness Footwear, a leading supplier of Merrell shoes is pleased to announce the launch of the Merrell brand’s new 2009 Spring/Summer catalogue

Fitness Footwear is the UK ‘s biggest online stockist of Merrell shoes, providing a one stop shop for the Merrell brand on the internet for over 4 years. By offering a wide range of Merrell shoes and styles in a complete selection of sizes the online retailer has been able to quickly build a substantial following for the Merrell brand.

Merrel’s new Spring/Summer 2009 catalogue will provide Fitness Footwear with an unrivalled opportunity to offer their customers a new range of fashionable and functional sandals, trainers, walking boots and other specialist shoes across a wide range of activities. Similarly, the 2009 range of Merrell footwear incorporates a number of new styles while expanding upon the world renowned Chameleon range with many new and exciting styles.

Luke Barlow, Fitness Footwear partner highlighted the company’s long history of working with Merrell,

“As a favoured retailer of Merrell footwear we have been able to develop a large and loyal customer base and build much renown for the American brand here in the UK . As such, we are looking forward to the new styles and innovations the spring and summer ranges will bring. I’m sure our many Merrell customers feel the same way.”

Offering the web’s widest choice of sports and outdoors shoes, Fitness Footwear and Merrell have made a winning combination since 2005. While Fitness Footwear promotes every outdoor activity f r o m running and hiking to more extreme sports such as parkour, the mission of the Merrell brand is to inspire the outdoor athlete in everyone by embracing the natural world or the urban landscape. With a philosophy that is driven by bringing people adventure and exhilaration, discovery and freedom, as well as self knowledge and fulfillment, the Merrell brand is the perfect flag for passionate online retailer Fitness Footwear.

The Merrell brand itself is owned by Wolverine World Wide Inc, an American superpower in shoes who recently acquired Cushe, adding the small, yet innovative brand to their awe inspiring portfolio which currently includes Bates, Hush Puppies, Sebago and also Merrell.

Emma Barlow, Fitness Footwear partner described the relationship with Wolverine and Merrell shoes

“You couldn’t ask for a better supplier than Merrell. We’ve had nothing but a great experience since day one with wonderful support and amicable solutions to any problems. As a customer is makes us feel valued and as an independent retailer we’ve been pleased to dedicate our time to them as well. It’s very much a giving relationship between Fitness Footwear and Merrell, creating a mutually beneficial business model.”

About Fitness Footwear

Founded in 2004, Fitness Footwear has rapidly grown into the UK’s most successful online retailer of sports shoes and outdoor footwear, with a bold dedication to outstanding service, easy transactions and secure online shopping for its customers.

These philosophies have led Fitness Footwear to become the online champions of many leading brands including Merrell, Fit Flops , Magnum boots and Caterpillar boots.

This press release was written by Adam Smith

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Cartier and Audemars Piguet fine luxury watches, both new and used are now available from Melrose Jewelers

Cartier and Audemars Piguet: Melrose Jewelers, USA’s #1 Online Rolex Watch Retailer, today launched over 100 New Models of New and Preowned Mens and Ladies Cartier and Audemars Piguet fine luxury watches for sale at it website, http://www.melrosejewelers.com. Long known for its leading position at USA’s #1 Online Retailer of Rolex watches, Melrose Jewelers now carries a more diversified watch luxury wrist watch product line demanded by today’s doctors, lawyers, CEOs and other accomplished professionals.

Melrose Jewelers now carries New and Unworn Mens Cartier fine watches including the Mens 18K Yellow Gold Cartier Roadster Chronograph, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Chronograph, Mens Stainless Steel Cartier GMT, Mens Two Tone 18K/SS Cartier Roadster, Men’s 18K Yellow Gold Alligator Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph, Men’s Stainless Steel Alligator Cartier Santos, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Santos Galbee XL, Men’s Two Tone Alligator Cartier Santos 100, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Must 21 Chronoscaph, Men’s Two Tone Cartier Panthere, Men’s 18K White Gold Channel Set Bezel Alligator Cartier Pasha, Men’s 18K Yellow Gold Channel Set Bezel Alligator Cartier Pasha, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Pasha, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Pasha C35, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Pasha Seatimer, and Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Pasha Chronograph

Melrose Jewelers also carries New and Unworn Ladies Cartier luxury watches including the Ladies Cartier Roadster, Ladies 18K White Gold Cartier Roadster, Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Beadset Bezel Cartier Roadster, Lady Stainless Steel Cartier Roadster, and Ladies Two Tone Cartier Roadster, Ladies Stainless Steel Cartier La Dona, Ladies Two Tone Cartier Ballon Bleu, Ladies 18K Rose Gold Beadset Bezel Alligator Cartier Santos Dumont, Ladies 18K White Gold Beadset Bezel Cartier Santos Demoiselle, Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Alligator Cartier Santos Dumont, Ladies Two Tone Cartier Santos Demoiselle, Ladies Stainless Steel Cartier Santos Demoiselle, Ladies 18K White Gold Beadset Bezel Cartier Tank Americaine, Ladies 18K White Gold Beadset Bezel Cartier Tank Americaine, Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Beadset Bezel Cartier Tank Americaine, Ladies Stainless Steel Cartier Tank Francaise, and Ladies Two Tone Cartier Tank Francaise. All Mens & Ladies Cartier watches are available athttp://www.melrosejewelers.com/category/cartier_watches.htm

Melrose Jewelers now carries New and Unworn Mens and Ladies Audemars Piguet luxury watches including the Mens 18K White Gold Audemars Piguet Millenary, Mens Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Date, Men’s Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet Tourbillon, Mens Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars “Arnold’s All-Stars”, Men’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph, the Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph, Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Audemars Piguet Promesse Mini, the Ladies 18K White Gold Full Pave Audemars Piguet Promesse Mini, Lady Audemars Piguet Rubber, and Ladies Stainless Steel Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore. All Audmears Piguetwatches are available athttp://www.melrosejewelers.com/category/audemars_piguet_watches.htm

About Melrose Jewelers
Melrose Jewelers is the nation’s leading online retailer of Rolex wrist watches and its associates have, collectively, over 220 years of experience in importing, restoring, and retailing Rolex and other luxury watches. Melrose Jewelers was founded with one simple premise: Buying a Rolex or other luxury watch shouldn’t be mysterious or complicated. Similar to the innovative yet simple business models of Progressive Insurance, CarMax, or Blue Nile Melrose Jewelers provides customers with low, no-haggle pricing, luxury wrist watches that are either new and unworn or preowned and restored to original factory specifications both inside and outside, and a comprehensive 2-year warranty. Melrose Jewelers also employs a staff of top university-educated Trained Experts that provide customer service that extends from your initial sales call until years after you’ve received your purchase. Melrose Jewelers is a proud member of the Verified Internet Diamond Purchasers Association, the Jeweler’s Vigilance Committee, the Jewelers of America, the Manufactures and Jewelers Association of America, the International Watch & Jewelry Guild, the National Association of Watch Collectors, and the California Sheriff’s Association. Melrose Jewelers uses only Conflict-Free Diamonds and those imported through the Kimberley Process as signed into act by U.S. Congress in 2003. Melrose Jewelers is not an authorized agent or affiliated with Rolex USA, Rolex S.A., Rolex International, Cartier, or Audemars Piguet.

About the Melrose Jewelers Rolex Watch Blog:
The Melrose Jewelers (MJ) Rolex Watch Blog is the world’s largest independent news website about Rolex events and Rolex in pop culture. With over 300 articles and new articles and commentary updated daily, the Melrose Jewelers Rolex watch blog contains articles about Rolex watches owned by Barack Obama, John McCain, Lily Allen, Flavor Flav, Danica Patrick, Lindsay Lohan, Placido Domingo, Lance Armstrong, Mark McGrath, Jessica Simpson, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Vince McMahon, Rita Hayworth, Benicio Del Toro, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Rita Hayworth, Vince McMahon, The Dalai Lama, Zara Phillips, Saddam Hussein, O.J. Simpson, Guy Ritchie, Madonna, Ana Ivanovic, Matt Damon, Genki Sudo, Drew Barrymore, DJ Am, Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy, Jay-Z, Ari Emanuel, Jennifer Aniston, Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, Daniel Craig, Tupac Shakur and Wiley,

Melrose Jewelers has recently launched its Rolex website in Tokyo, Japan at http://www.melrosejewelers.jp

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Displaysense set to introduce more than 767 shelving products made up from only 27 component items to help budget squeezed companies looking for greater value for money from their purchases

Displaysense to introduce innovative new shelving ideas for cash strapped businesses. During these tricky economic times it is becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to justify purchasing bespoke shop fittings in order to display their products, advertise their services and promote their brand. With this in mind, Displaysense has a simple solution that is not only budget and user friendly, but also more diverse than a Lego set.

With an artillery of 27 components, Displaysense – the UKs leading supplier of shop fittings and wire chrome shelving units -has plans to reveal a total of 767 combinations of retail shelving solutions. This extensive range of shelving will allow customer to adapt and craft unique displays to suit any business environment from caterers to offices and even for the home.

Unlike a number of competitor suppliers of wire chrome components, Displaysense is set to be the first to provide customers with a unique glimpse at the products’ potential usage and combinations. Already boasting an existing range of more than 60 units, Displaysense plan to expand that number further thanks to recent component parts that include clothing rails and sloping brochure holders that open the door for more industries to take advantage of the products’ potential.

Steve Whittle, marketing manager at Displaysense, commented, “We are constantly trying to diversify our product range or create new solutions at Displaysense. You could say it’s in the blood, as we often extend our product range simply by imagining who the end user could be. Our ballot boxes are a perfect example of this as we originally had a limited number of floor standing units. So we designed our own solution by adding two products together and they have gone down a storm with our customers”.

Steve continued, “Our designs enable businesses to buy shelving solutions that can grow and adapt to their business needs, providing them far greater value for money than other shelving and display options out there.”

The company doesn’t plan to stop there with its products either, as Steve forecasts that 2009 is set to be a fantastic year for the business, as more innovative display solutions are introduced to aid the struggling retail sector.

About Displaysense
Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing standard range of more than 1500 displays. The range is now hugely diverse including acrylic containers, display cabinets, mannequins, modular shelving units, exhibition displays and business card holders.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors, exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities.

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Contractor-grade grow lights at wholesale prices facilitate winter and indoor plant propagation

AccessDiscounts.com – a leading supplier of grow lights, residential lighting and commercial lighting, offers hydroponic growing solutions and savings on a variety of grow lights and grow lighting systems this winter season. Grow lights simulate the effects of sunlight on plants (photosynthesis), which may be diminished during long winter months experienced by many regions during this time of year.

“As the seasons change, growers may need to augment their lighting sources, and in most of the U.S., indoor growers will find a need to increase lighting,” stated Christina Roush, spokesperson for Access Discounts. “Professional and recreational home growers can take advantage of our full range of grow lights and grow light systems to effectively lengthen their indoor growing season, even during the most extreme outdoor conditions.”

Hydroponic gardening has grown in popularity due to its effectiveness in producing healthy quantities of fruits, flowers and vegetation. Plants grown hydroponically receive all of their nutrients from a water-based solution thereby eliminating the risk of soil borne parasites and illnesses. Indoor growing also eliminates the need for cultivation and weeding, and mitigates the effects of insects and rodents.

AccessDiscounts.com offers a wide range of grow light types, each with its specific characteristics, that are available through its online store. High pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH) lamps provide the high intensity discharge (HID) lamps needed for the vegetative stage of plant growth. Lamps can be purchased by spectrum color, or as full-spectrum solutions and growing systems. Since light, climate and humidity all are factors in successful hydroponic plant growth, AccessDiscounts.com provides options for both commercial growers and the home grower.

Buying power and strong supplier relationships allow AccessDiscounts.com to obtain significant savings, which are passed on to customers. Manufactured in the USA, all residential, commercial and grow lights sold here are precision engineered to meet ETL, UL and CUL standards.

Specializing in an extensive selection of commercial and residential lighting and grow lights, AccessDiscounts.com brings affordable prices to retail and commercial customers. Commercial lighting solutions include high bay lights, low bay lights, wall packs, flood lights, exit and emergency lights, ceiling HID fixtures, HID replacement lamps, ballast kits, capacitors/ignitors, sports lighter, induction lights, garden bollards, conversion bulbs, barn lights, construction lights, motion sensor lighting, roadway lighting, vaporproof lighting and Skillers Work Wear.

The residential lighting selection includes bathroom lighting, kitchen lighting, ceiling lighting wall lighting, lamps, chandeliers, pendants, fountains, foyer, outdoor lighting and energy saving lights. Grow light systems, fluorescent fixtures, grow light ballasts, grow light reflectors, grow light bulbs, grow light accessories, replacement ballast kits, replacement capacitors, replacement ignitors and LED Gro Master

About AccessDiscounts.com
AccessDiscounts.com provides a wide selection of grow lights, residential lighting and commercial lighting of the highest quality. Leveraging the close relationships developed with top lighting manufacturers, Access Discounts is able to provide the very best in lighting solutions at affordable prices. As a leading supplier of lighting fixtures for horticultural lighting, indoor and outdoor lighting, Access Discounts strives to bring quality lighting to customers nationwide. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in Milpitas, Calif., AccessDiscounts.com offers lights, lighting fixtures and accessories for residential, commercial and horticulture lighting needs. For more information, please visit http://www.AccessDiscounts.com.

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Displaysense reports sales of catering equipment increasing in the lead up to Valentines Day

Displaysense reports that while Valentines Day is renowned as the most romantic day of the year, with couples expressing their love for each other with gifts and for many, tying the knot, making it one of the busiest marriage periods in the year, it’s not just flowers and chocolates that are in demand this February.

This busy marriage period has lead to Displaysense (http://www.displaysense.co.uk), the UKs leading supplier of affordable shop fittings and catering equipment, having to double their stock of cake displays, after increasing demand from customers who are intending to cut down on the big day expenses due to the ongoing credit crunch by doing a lot more themselves rather than payout for caterers.

After various calls to the Displaysense sales team, a number of customers have indicated that other businesses are also benefiting from the downturn, as a number of people are renting equipment or making items for the big day, rather than purchasing it.

Steve Whittle the marketing manager at Displaysense said, “There definitely seems to be a growing trend of people looking to DIY their wedding day. If this trend continues, we may change our future new product plans and introduce more wedding related products”.

Steve commented further by saying, “Some of our customers have been very inventive with their purchases, one example was a customer who cut down on their wedding stationary and purchased some note clip holders from our leaflet holders range and used them for table and name placements as well as menu holders“.

On speaking to suppliers and the local business community, Displaysense has learnt that certain businesses are even planning to extend their January sales to cover the first two weeks of February to pick up this marriage trade and supply products to couples who are working with a tighter wedding budget.

With wedding numbers decreasing by an estimated 35% since their peak in 1972, couples have preferred to co-habit, rather than tie the knot. However, the race to exchange vows on Valentines Day always leads to a surge in the Marriage figures and the numbers of people filling the countries church pews.

With the credit crunch in place tightening the purse strings on everything from the dresses to the catering, Displaysense wishes all those couples good luck and hope the trend for more DIY weddings continues in 2009.

About Displaysense

Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing standard range of over 1500 displays. The range is now hugely diverse including acrylic containers, display cabinets, mannequins, modular shelving units, exhibition displays and business card holders.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors, exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities.

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Online luxury baby retailer now carries a selection of House Inc. bedding and furniture

www.BabyBox.com, a luxury retailer of high-end crib bedding, baby furniture and baby gifts, announced today the addition of selectHouse Inc. bedding and furniture to its existing collections. The latest offering complements its extensive selection of premier nursery furniture, baby bedding, baby clothes and baby gifts, making BabyBox.com the premiere online destination for those with discriminating taste.

“We are thrilled to announce our latest addition of baby bedding and baby furniture f r o m House Inc., which is known for its unpretentious style and comfort,” said Katherine Type, founder of BabyBox.com. “The House Inc. baby bedding and destination inspired furniture collections round out our distinguished roster of the most exclusive names in luxury baby furniture and baby bedding.”

The House Inc. Bedding Collection was created to beautify a child’s surroundings and encourage heavenly sleep. Featuring a full line of crib bedding, duvets, bed skirts, sheets, Euro shams, Standard shams, King shams, boudoir pillows, neckroll pillows, curtain panels and valances. Moses baskets and fabrics by the yard complement nurseries and children’s bedrooms of any theme or decor.

Featuring delicious color and pattern combinations such as Neopolitan Chocolate Blue, Maiden’s Sage Bouquet and Pashmina Pink, theHouse Inc. line of luxury baby bedding is made f r o m soft poplin and jerseys. Designer Annette Tatum breaks f r o m the predictable with House Inc., where comfort and style meet with unexpected combinations of texture, pattern and color. House Inc. Baby brings Tatum’s philosophy to the nursery, where cozy comfort rhymes with happily ever after for playtime or sweet dreams.

The House, Inc. Maiden’s collection revolves around the feminine shape of the Maiden’s Bed. With curved legs and delicate decorative appliqué options, the solid wood, individually crafted furniture is the perfect focal point for little princesses’ rooms. Featuring clean lines and squared legs, the classically designed Cottage Bed by House Inc., with optional mosaic beading or rope molding, is a timeless treasure for any child’s room. Both styles are crafted in the USA, feature a choice of 16 beautiful colors and come in twin, full and queen sizes. Completing the collections are matching changing table, dresser, chests, bookshelves, bookcases, night stand, cubby and bench.

In addition to the latest House Inc. collection, BabyBox.com features an A-list of upscale designers, such as Henry & Henrietta, Lulu DK Matouk, Lulla Smith, Gordonsbury, Serena & Lily, Blauen, Sweet William, Lullaby and Baby B, among others.

About BabyBox.com
BabyBox.com is a premier baby gift store for children, ages newborn to 12 months. Offering a specialized selection of luxury baby items, the company prides itself on serving a niche market with a focus on unique and high quality products including adorable crib bedding, baby clothes, nursery décor, quality children’s furnishings, baby furniture, custom baby bedding, Moses baskets, bassinets, handmade items, as well as traditional gifts, such as toys, baby blankets and keepsake gifts. In addition to the specialized infant collections, BabyBox.com has expanded its offerings to provide furniture, bedding, décor and clothing for older children. With headquarters in Darien, Conn., BabyBox.com has provided unique baby gifts since 1997. For more information, please visit www.BabyBox.com.

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The Village Yarn and Fiber Shop is calling on knitters throughout the USA to participate in creating the “United Blanket of Change”

The Village Yarn and Fiber Shop, thorough its commerce site at www.DizzySheep.com is calling on knitters throughout the USA to participate in creating the “United Blanket of Change”.

This is a symbolic blanket created by knitters across the country to represent individuals coming together for unity and change.

The two day enrollment event is described at:

http://www.dizzysheep.com/Archive/Deal/2009/1/20/Obama—Obama–Obamolo—

and

http://www.dizzysheep.com/Archive/Deal/2009/1/21/Obaaama—Raaama-

The following is from the web site:

Calling all knitters!

Dizzy Sheep and your country need YOU!!

We have a project in honor of our new president! We want you to help us make the: United Blanket of Change!

Today’s deal gets you… a FREE skein of Austermann Bombolo to make your square of this symbol of hope! … Right, as expected I don’t see a flurry of excitement and enthusiastic clicking over everyone’s “favorite” yarn. Here’s the thing – this is what we have to work with. We don’t always have the ideal yarn or the softest cashmere, but we can still make the best of it and create something beautiful!

The unique squares you knit will be combined into the United Blanket of Change and sent to the President!

We are all counting on our new President Barack Obama to move forward with blanketing changes and knit this country together into one great nation… and Dizzy Sheep wants to unite knitters to show our support!

Even if you didn’t vote for Obama or agree with all of his ideas, we still need you! The 51% wool and 49% acrylic content symbolizes the ever present differing views of the people in this great country, spun together to create – “Austermann Obamolo Bombolo!” Alright, that might be going a bit far, but the point is, United We Knit!!!

Details:

United Blanket of Change

Your payment covers shipping for the yarn and for the return of the completed square – we provide the yarn at no additional charge.

Have a group that wants to make multiple squares – CONTACT us with an email address.

For each kit ordered, you will receive:
• One free skein of Austermann Bombolo
• A pre-paid and addressed Priority MailTM envelope to return your completed square
• General guidelines for the completed square
• A form to provide an optional acknowledgment and/or dedication for your square
• A photograph of the completed blanket via email

All completed squares must be dropped in the mail by March 2, 2009.

Dizzy will combine the squares into a very large, probably wall size blanket.

The completed blanket will be sent to President Obama along with a document containing all the acknowledgements / dedications.

General guidelines:
• Each square should be 10″ x 10″
• Any design – perhaps something inspiring, important or symbolic to you
• One skein will make a square, but you can add other yarns, beads, etc
• Please nothing that would be generally considered offensive
• Yes – crocheting is perfectly acceptable (Dizzy considers crocheting: knitting using a hook 🙂

We are trying for participation from all 50 states. We will note any states in that are missing and we know that the wonderful online community of knitters will “needle” a friend or relative to participate.

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H.Samuel Launches Its Valentines Day Campaign With Five Titanium And Diamond Mens Engagement Rings

High street jeweller H.Samuel is now offering customers the chance to chase away the winter blues and light up their love lives this Valentine’s Day with men’s engagement rings, a range of new products, Secret Valentine messages, half price offers and buy one get one half price on watches.

This Valentine’s women can take a whole new approach to their love lives and surprise their man by proposing to him with one of the new collection of mens engagement ringsnow being offered by H.Samuel. The collection includes five styles, all in titanium and set with diamonds.

Perfect for expressing her feelings, securing their relationship and to give him a permanent token of her love that he can wear anytime, anywhere. The tradition is that the man wears the ring on his left hand ring finger until the big day and then wears it on the ring finger of his right hand after that.

Natasha Gregory, buying controller for H Samuel, said: “UK women are no longer waiting until the man pops the question. We are equals in the work place and in relationships and we make our own decisions. Now this ring is a clear message to everyone that a man is to be married.”

Additionally customers looking for a Valentines gift that doesn’t break the bank, need look no further than the Half Price offers also being offered by H.Samuel. These offers feature on a range of gifts and jewellery including a silver and diamond heart pendant, a 9ct white gold and diamond heart shaped pendant, and a pair of white gold earrings, each presented in their own pink, heart shaped box, and all at half price for Valentine’s Day.

Further seasonal offers include a buy one, get one half price offer on all watches in addition to a huge range of watches already on sale.

This Valentine’s Day also sees the return of the popular Secret Valentine service giving H.Samuel customers a choice of three pre-set messages, the option of composing their own message or sending the gift completely anonymously by not having any name or message. Secret Valentine is a fun way to bring a little extra excitement to Valentine’s Day.

About H.Samuel
H.Samuel is the nation’s favourite High Street Jeweller with over 140 years of experience, 350 outlets and a retail website. Featuring an incredible range of branded watches, H.Samuel also has a stunning range of jewellery, collectibles and gifts for all occasions, offering something for every taste and style. H.Samuel is part of the Signet Group, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Mylovestore.com Offers A Variety Of Great Gifts For Valentine’s Day

MyLoveStore.com is constantly growing and now offers over 900 custom “I Love (Heart)” designs for everyone this Valentine’s Day and for almost any interest imaginable. “While there’s a lot of e-commerce ‘Love’ stores already out there, what really makes us stand apart is not only the vast array of designs available but their originality and uniqueness”, explains MyLoveStore.com founder Brian Estrin. “Instead of using the same cookie-cutter approach that many other stores have used, each design in MyLoveStore.com is an original creation that captures the subject matter in a simple yet iconic way that makes them truly special gifts.”

MyLoveStore.com offers all of their heart slogans on a variety of shirts for men, women and children, as well as on stickers, hats, bags, underwear, refrigerator magnets, buttons, and much more.

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, online stores like MyLoveStore.com are becoming more and more the destination for people interested in purchasing a unique gift for a loved one at a reasonable price. The gifts come in a variety of sizes where applicable, and usually ship within 2 to 3 days of ordering with express shipping available for those in the market for a last minute gift. All products sold also come with a no-hassle, 30 day money back guarantee.

For more information on the website or to browse the site’s extensive catalog of gifts, visit www.MyLoveStore.com or our new partner site on Zazzle at www.zazzle.com/mylovestore which features all the Love Store designs on keychains along with a wide variety of t-shirts and apparel.

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Online Retailer Of Heirloom Quality Silver Updates Web Site For An Enhanced, Search Optimized Shopping Experience

www.SilverMineGifts.com, a leader in fine silver gifts for all occasions, today announced that it has launched a newly redesigned web site to showcase the online store’s expansive selection, featuring silver gifts, silver baby jewelry, heirloom quality sterling silver lockets, silver pillboxes and antique style silver jewelry. SEOWhat.com, an internet marketing agency, provided both the design and infrastructure refresh for SilverMineGifts.com.

“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our new site and its elegant presentation of our silver gifts,” said Ralph Goddard, founder, SilverMineGifts.com.“By bringing our new site online and enhancing our search marketing, we have created a phenomenal shopping experience and we hope that new customers as well as existing customers continue to entrust us when shopping for the perfect silver gift.”

In an economic downturn, precious metals such as gold and silver are sound investments; however, traditional investing doesn’t yield tangible goods that can be handed down through generations. Investing in high-end silver pillboxes and gifts, as both keepsakes and investments, can return an increase in value. In 1964, the value of the silver used to make coins overtook the coin’s face value. Similarly, the average silver pillbox — containing 10 quarters’ worth of silver — has a melt value that far exceeds its face value of $2.50.

SilverMineGifts.com features a wide range of classic silver items such as sterling silver gifts, sterling silver jewelry, silver baby gifts,engraved baby gifts, silver barware and bar gifts, silver children’s gifts, silver kids bracelets, children’s silver jewelry, engravable gifts, silver napkin rings, charm bracelets, silver chains, lockets, sterling silver pendants, silver magnifying glasses, silver cufflinks and money clip, silver pillboxes, thimbles, and a variety of silver polish and sterling silver jewelry care products.

Shopping for the perfect silver gift is a hassle-free and satisfying experience with SilverMineGifts.com’s vast selection and unparalleled service. Offering in-house engraving with a state-of-the-art computerized engraving system, the company includes pride in workmanship and personal attention to detail, with every order. Custom engraving such as corporate logos, military graphics and religious symbols can be requested using the site’s “E-mail Us” link. In addition, a new engraving preview feature allows shoppers to preview an engraving online before committing to the font, monogram style and wording.

About Silver Mine Gifts, LLC
Silver Mine Gifts, LLC specializes in classic, Antique, Vintage and Victorian style handcrafted sterling silver jewelry and engravable, personalized gifts ranging from beautiful sterling silver filigree jewelry to napkin rings and keepsake baby gifts. As the perfect gift, silver becomes more valuable over time and can be handed down as family heirlooms. Family owned and operated, Silver Mine Gifts ensures that special gift requirements are always thoughtfully and confidentially handled. Our engraving, polishing and shipping services are all managed in-house to provide superior customer service and support. For more information, please visit us at www.silverminegifts.com.

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Melrose Jewelers would like to thank its nearly 10,000 Rolex watch customers for their loyalty and support through this tough economy and wishes everyone a warm and prosperous 2009

Melrose Jewelers, USA’s #1 Online Rolex Watch Retailer, http://www.melrosejewelers.com, would like to wish its nearly 10,000 Rolex watch customers and its many Rolex customers-to-be a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and a Happy New Year! We, at Melrose Jewelers, know these are tough economic times and, like many this year, Melrose Jewelers has struggled while selling its Rolex watches at a heavy discount, on the Internet. At times Melrose Jewelers has sold its Rolex watches at or just above cost, losing money in its business, in order to help consumers purchase a Rolex watch at an affordable, reasonable, and non-exploitative cost. Melrose Jewelers believes that ethics in the jewelry & watch industry are lacking and MelroseJewelers.com was established with the sole purpose of bringing Rolex, the most popular luxury watch brand and one of the most philanthropic companies in the world, to the masses of hard working American men and women.

Melrose Jewelers was established nearly 5 years ago and has grown its websites to the top ranking in the United States, United Kingdom, & Canada, shipping nearly 10,000 authentic Rolex watches in its history. Its employee size has grown 10-fold including as it has supported higher education, recruiting graduates from the University of Southern California (USC), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Vanderbilt University, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Loyola Marymount University (LMU), University of Massachusetts, Western Michigan University, University of California, Riverside and Cornell University.

Founded by its current President, as an MBA student, in order to help pay for his graduate school education, Melrose Jewelers was established with the sole goal of aiding hard-working American citizens to obtain luxury at an affordable price. Mimicking the business models of innovative companies such as Progressive Insurance and CarMax, Melrose Jewelers prices its Rolex watches at as little as 15% above cost as it believes that the percentage is a high enough to allow for a profit for our company while still providing a fair price for consumers. The management team at Melrose Jewelers believes that the jewelry & watch industry has, historically, sought to squeeze high margins out of its customers by occasionally opting to misguide and deceive its customers. Melrose Jewelers believes this is not only wrong but un-American and unethical. We, at Melrose Jewelers, hope to set an example for others in our industry by choosing to be honest and straight-forward with our customers, with fixed, discounted pricing, clarity on authenticity and diamond color/clarity, and service-oriented sales incentivized by customer satisfaction, not profit.

Melrose Jewelers would like to thank the following people for helping to make its business a success: its hard-working employees and their families who put up with their long hours and late nights coming home, its watchmakers, polishers, and jewelers who work tirelessly on our watches to make our customers’ smiles come alive, its many vendors and strategic partners including its web development and design teams who keep its website up and running, its analysts and writers who have developed the best Rolex education and information website on the web athttp://www.melrosejewelers.com/content/rolex_education.htm and the world’s most popular Rolex and luxury watch Blog at http://www.melrosejewelers.com/rolex-watch-blog/, Federal Express for shipping our watches with a near 0.0% loss rate, the Rolex corporation, a company which opts to give the majority of its hard-earned profits back to charity year after year, and lastly, you, our customers whose daily interaction with us has not only enriched our lives, but who have helped us feed our families, pay our student loans, and allowed us, as individuals to survive through these tough economic times.

Lastly, Melrose Jewelers would like to thank its competitors, who have kept us on our toes, continuously innovating and challenging us to be better at what we do. Melrose Jewelers, in 2008, performed a series of test purchases from a number of our competitor websites and found the following companies to have excellent quality watches in their respective countries. Melrose Jewelers believes in fair trade and healthy competition. We, at Melrose Jewelers, feel we offer the best value on the Net for any Rolex watch but, simply put, if you’re not buying a Rolex from Melrose Jewelers, we encourage you to buy a Rolex from any of the fine companies below.

United States:
Portero (Portero.com)
JomaShop (JomaShop.com)
A&E Watches (A & E Watches at andewatches.com)
Bernard Watch Company (bernardwatch.com)
Time & Gems (timeandgems.com)
Stein Diamonds

United Kingdom:
Dream Watches (Dream-watches.co.uk)
Blowers Jewellers (blowers-jewellers.co.uk)
Watchfinder.co.uk
Ukwatches.com
Second Time Round (Secondtimeround.com)

Thank you again for your support in 2008. We wish you Happy Holidays for you and your loved ones and a warm and prosperous 2009!

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Thomas Sanderson Has Unveiled INTU Metal Venetian Blinds, Designed To Offer Improved Light And Noise Suppression

Thomas Sanderson, Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of window blinds and shutters, has unveiled the new ‘INTU’ metal venetian blinds.

The new INTU metal Venetian blinds from Thomas Sanderson offer the traditional benefits of a venetian blind, such as adding a contemporary look to the home and offering a filtering of light, but with modification to the Venetian Slats and Tension cord position. The modifications entailed the moving of the cord and the holes that it is threaded through to the left of the blind, ensuring less light being able to get through.

The modifications to the metal venetian blinds also means customers can enjoy reduced daylight seepage, increased privacy, cleaners edges and a streamlined design.

Thomas Sanderson blinds are also designed to fit seamlessly into the actual window beading, rather than the window recess, resulting in a precision fit and the practicality of not needing to raise the blinds to open a window, as the blind will move with it.

Using a technical survey based on information provided by Thomas Sanderson surveyors, any customers buying the new blinds from the company will have their blinds manufactured to the exact specifications required by the customer. Each blind will be crafted by a highly skilled manufacturing team, with the blinds then being installed.

The new metal Venetian window blinds from Thomas Sanderson are available now in a range of colours of finishes.

About Thomas Sanderson:
Since 1991, Thomas Sanderson has grown from a family run business to an international company offering products and services throughout the UK and Ireland. The company is Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of conservatory blinds, window blinds, shutters and patio awnings.

Thomas Sanderson has remained true to its roots, offering a local service and continuing to make its relationship with each and every customer its main priority. The company takes pride in ensuring the standards of service on offer match the high standards of its products.

Thomas Sanderson has been established as the market leader for over 17 years, and now offers businesses the opportunity to be associated with a national company, backed by local service. Thomas Sanderson has developed ‘refer and reward’ partnerships with over 1300 home improvement specialists, allowing them to offer their customers a complete range of products that add the finishing touches to any home improvement project, and with minimum fuss.

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Last Minute Christmas Rolex Sale at Melrose Jewelers

Melrose Jewelers, USA’s #1 Online Rolex Watch Retailer, today announced its Last Minute Christmas Rolex Sale on Mens Rolex President & Ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Watches. All Melrose Jewelers watches bought prior to end of day Tuesday, December 23nd will be shipped for delivery prior to Christmas. Visit our website at http://www.melrosejewelers.com or call 1-888-574-1250

Men & Women can now buy Rolex Datejust watches from $2325, 18K Gold Rolex President watches from $6225, and Rolex Super President watches starting from $7285. Each Rolex watch ships in “Showroom” Mint condition with a full appraisal from the Los Angeles International Gemological Laboratory, a full genuine Rolex parts guarantee of authenticity, as well as a 3-day inspection period during which customers can make sure their watch is exactly as described.

Melrose Jewelers 3 Most Popular Christmas Rolex specials for women are the:

1) Lady Silver Diamond Dial Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust w/ 1.0 Carat Channelset Diamond Bezel 25% OFF or Only $3,535 at:
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/rolex_datejust_ss_channel_set_silver_jub_611.htm

2) Lady Two Tone 18K/SS Silver Diamond Dial Rolex Datejust w/ Beadset Diamond Bezel 20% OFF or Only $3235 at:
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/2_tone_jubilee_504.htm

3) Lady 18K Rolex Super President w/ Pave Diamond Band, Dial & Bezel (284 Total Diamonds): 25% OFF or Only $9135 at:
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/ladies18k_super_president_pave_dial_407.htm

The most popular Mens Christmas Rolex specials are:

1) Mens 18K Rolex Day Date Super President w/ Diamond Band, Dial & Bezel 20% OFF or Only $10,525 at:
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/rolex_day_date_super_president_115.htm

2) Mens Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust w/ Silver Diamond Dial & Chanel Set Diamond Bezel 20% OFF or $3,425 at
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/datejust_stainless_steel_channelset_314.htm

About Melrose Jewelers

About the Melrose Jewelers Preowned Rolex Standards:
The 2008 Preowned Rolex Awards Winners are: Watch Finder (WatchFinder) WatchFinder.co.uk, Second Time Round (Second Time Around) SecondTimeRound.com, Dream Watches Dream-Watches.co.uk, Watches.co.uk, & Blowers Jewellers blowers-jewellers.co.uk, A and E Watches (A & E Watches,A&E Watches),Time and Gems (Time & Gems, Time&Gems), Portero, JomaShop (Joma Shop),Bernard Watch and Stein Diamonds.

Melrose Jewelers, USA’s largest online Rolex retailer, is a member of the NAWCC (National Association of Watch Collectors), the MJSA (Manufacturers & Jewelers Association of America) and the California Sheriff’s Association. Rolex Datejust, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Rolex Day Date President and Presidential, Rolex Oyster, Rolex Submariner, Rolex GMT Master, & Rolex Daytona are trademarks of Rolex USA. Melrose Jewelers is not an authorized agent or affiliated with Rolex USA, Rolex S.A., or Rolex International. All Rolex watches offered by Melrose Jewelers are Preowned; no new Rolex watches are available from Melrose Jewelers.

Melrose Jewelers warranties it watches solely through its store. Rolex USA has no obligation to service watches sold by Melrose Jewelers.

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Couples Planning Winter Holiday Themed Weddings Can Save Money Shopping For Discount Wedding Favors

www.AmericanBridal.com, the Internet’s most expansive collection of unique and affordable wedding favors, touts the benefits of planning a winter holiday themed wedding. The online retailer carries a generous selection of holiday-themed wedding favors for couples shopping for their 2009 holiday-themed wedding celebration. Planning at least one year ahead can help to defray the cost of wedding favors, and gives the couple a chance to save money with discount wedding favors.

“The holidays can be an especially challenging time financially, but it’s a wise investment to set aside a kitty to find wedding favors during the post-holiday bargain shopping season,” said Shirley Tan, founder, AmericanBridal.com“End of the year sales not only help retailers clear holiday items and prepare for new inventory, they can be great sources of savings for the wedding budget.”

When buying wedding favors several months in advance of the event, the favors must have a shelf-life so edibles are not always the best choice. While a favorite among wedding guests, chocolate has a tendency to bloom when past its prime, appearing gray and chalky. Choosing the container early and purchasing the edible contents closer to the wedding date is a viable option for those who want to save money while treating guests to edible wedding favors.

In addition to affordable wedding favors, cost-conscious couples can find additional saving on wedding reception tables without looking like they have cheap wedding favors. Festive holiday wedding centerpieces can be assembled without spending a fortune. A candle surrounded by a pine wreath decorated with pine cones and candy canes or silvery snowflake, garland and ornament, can make stunning table decorations.

Another benefit of planning a holiday wedding can be the availability and cost of venues. Sometimes, holiday parties and company gatherings can compete for the desired venue, so there again, planning early is key. Honeymoon destinations during winter can be more affordable, with lower fares than during the peak summer travel season; plan carefully, though, around peak holiday travel dates.

Tan offers additional advice on winter and other seasonal weddings, traditional and non-traditional wedding themes and wedding favors, detailed in her upcoming book, The Bridal Handbook by American Bridal. Geared toward brides and couples newly engaged and planning their weddings, the book will be available for sale at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in January 2009, as well as on AmericanBridal.com.

Featuring holiday ornaments, soaps and candles to do-it-yourself (DIY) favor boxes, and much more, AmericanBridal.com is the world’s favorite online wedding store for a finishing touch that leaves a lasting impression, holiday wedding favor boxes come in several styles such as snowflake favor box (with choice of candy filling), embossed elegance snowflake favor box, pine cone shaped favor boxes, snowflake take out favor boxes, and Eat, Drink and Be Merry favor boxes.

AmericanBridal.com is a popular destination for wedding favors, bridal shower favors and discount wedding favors, now serving and shipping to U.S. and international customers.

In addition to the holiday and winter collection of wedding favors, AmericanBridal.com offers the most extensive collection of wedding favors and accessories such as party favors, wedding invitations, personalized gifts, wedding ideas, wedding flowers, cake toppers, thank you cards, wedding guest favors, shower favors, wedding jewelry, wedding decorations, wedding centerpieces, bridal shower games, wedding programs, bridal jewelry, bridal shower invitations, place cards, usher gifts, wedding albums, wedding announcements, favor boxes, unity candle, wedding anniversary gift, wedding checklist, wedding bells, wedding napkins, wedding veils and much more.

About AmericanBridal.com
AmericanBridal.com is the online source for unique and affordable wedding favors and accessories. For every theme or season, AmericanBridal.com has the most extensive selection of products that are guaranteed to make any wedding an unforgettable event for the bride and groom and their guests. From fun and unusual to traditional and elegant, Americanbridal.com specializes in personalized wedding favors, attendant gifts, wedding ceremony accessories, unique bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts, bridal accessories and jewelry, and themed wedding favors. AmericanBridal.com offers the selection of a showroom with the convenience of online shopping and superior customer service at prices that can’t be beat. For more information, please visit us at www.AmericanBridal.com.

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Denby celebrates 200 years of producing pottery in Derbyshire with the launch of a brand new tableware range called Pure Green

In 2009 Denby celebrates 200 years of producing pottery in Derbyshire. Renowned for its quality and durability Denby’s products have evolved to meet the ever changing needs of consumers. To help Denby celebrate the bicentennial, Debenhams is stocking up on their selection, including the brand new tableware range.

While many people believe that Denby Pottery has always primarily made tableware, in fact it has produced all manner of ceramic items from ink bottles, hot water bottles, fine artware pieces to the well known and loved tableware of today. Denby has a fascinating history which is being celebrated by the launch of a brand new shaped tableware range and for this special year only, there are two limited editions in the form of a mini One Cup Teapot and a large One Pint Mug to celebrate in style

The totally new official bicentenary pattern tableware range called ‘Pure Green’ will be unique both in terms of both colour and shape and has been specifically created to welcome in Denby’s bicentenary year. Designed in-house, as with all Denby ranges, ‘Pure Green’ is subtle in tone with curvy shapes, and judging by initial reactions to the range is set to become Denby’s next generation of iconic style. Sophisticated enough for formal dining but bearing the practical qualities inherently Denby, ‘Pure Green’ will be just as suitable for more relaxed dining occasions.

As one of the biggest stockists of Denby pottery in the UK, Debenhams has welcomed the latest range which gives a refreshing twist to a classic colour combination and will sit perfectly alongside the other existing collections. There are 19 pieces in the range including extra large gourmet plates and bowls for impressive entertaining. An extra generous teapot providing 6 welcoming cups of tea for family gatherings and for occasions when a normal teacup just isn’t big enough, the small mug also fits the tea saucer.

Also available for the Bicentenary year only are six mini one cup teapots in ‘Pure Green’, ‘Linen’, ‘Truffle’, ‘Jet’, ‘Denby Imperial Blue’, and ‘China by Denby’. The Mini Teapots are ideal gifts for Collectors (of teapots and Denby) but, of course, being Denby are practical to use too. The teapots are gift boxed in beautiful packaging with black silhouette images of popular Denby pieces over the years.

Limited to production for this special year is a large One Pint Mug. Available in the Craftmans’ shape in ‘Imperial Blue’, Denby Regency Green and ‘Linen’ to celebrate 200 years in style.

The ‘Pure Green’ range, ‘One Cup Teapots’ and ‘One Pint Mugs’ will carry the official bicentenary backstamp.

About Denby
Since 1806 when William Bourne realized the value of a seam of clay which was found at Denby during work constructing a road to link the industrial towns of Derbyshire, leading to the construction of the pottery in 1809, Denby has become world famous for its stoneware products and is fast gaining a reputation for porcelain (White, White Trace and Serve) and china (China by Denby), all of which are designed for real food, not just for show.

About Debenhams:
Debenhams is a leading department stores group, and has a strong presence in key product categories including women’s wear, men’s wear, home wares, health and beauty, accessories, lingerie and children’s wear.

Debenhams has 139 stores including seven Desire by Debenhams stores, across the UK and Ireland with approximately 10.1 million square feet of trading space and around 21,500 employees.

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Baby Christening Gowns & Little Girl Dresses Available at Sandbox Couture

Sandbox Couture, a popular online children’s boutique retailer of baby clothes, designer children’s clothes and baby gifts, today announced the arrival of new baby christening gowns for little boys, little girls, babies and preemies.

Sandbox Couture offers a wide collection of christening baby gowns featuring soft fabrics such as shantung silk, dupioni silk, cotton batiste and bridal quality organza. With tailored designs made from the finest materials, the line of christening and baptismal gowns presents a range of style that appeals to even the most discerning of tastes.

Baby christening gowns offer parents a wonderful selection of special occasion apparel ideal for baptisms, traditional Jewish ceremonies, first communions, and other memorable events. From the well known line of christening gowns, Little Things Mean A Lot, the collection boasts beautiful gowns for newborns, preemies, babies and toddlers.

“The line of baby christening gowns supports the product positioning and growth strategy for Sandbox Couture,” stated Sam Brown, spokesperson for Sandbox Couture.com. From a few select designers to a multi-channel ecommerce platform, we’ve fine tuned our inventory to key segments of the fashion market, “giving customers the best in quality, selection and style,” Brown concluded.

The online retailer continues to recognize prominent offerings of baby clothes and designer children’s clothes, adding to it’s list of over 50 designer brands and premier labels favorable to children and parents alike. By widening its retail offering, Sandbox Couture is able to further extend it’s brand awareness and couture following, as well as provide competitive prices on top brands in baby clothes and designer children’s clothes. For more information on christening gowns, please visit christeningbabygown.com, a division of SandboxCouture.com.

About Sandbox Couture
Sandbox Couture is an online children’s boutique retailer, providing designer baby clothes, designer children’s clothing and unique baby gifts. The company takes pride in hand selecting products from top designers, thereby ensuring quality and contemporary style. Sandbox Couture’s philanthropic contributions and socially conscious business practices are at the forefront of the company’s ideals and corporate culture. Founded in 2005, Sandbox Couture is privately held and headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

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Blackwell Online Are Seeing Strong Sales Of Business Books, Despite The Current Business And Financial Downturn

Blackwell Online, the leading UK based book retailer, has seen strong sales of its business books, despite the credit crunch continuing to have a firm grip on most companies and businesses throughout the country.

As the UK enters into a period of increased business and financial instability, the question emerges of how well equipped today’s business leaders and employees are to manage their businesses during a recession, when the prevailing trend of the past years has been one of growth and stability.

Blackwell believes this explains why Blackwell Online has seen buoyant sales in the past six weeks – including the three top selling business books “Acquisitions Essentials”, “Ideas are Free” and “Future-Engage-Deliver”.

In fact Blackwell has a wide range of books addressing the theme of financial instability. A new book on Blackwell Online’s virtual bookshelves is “Panic”. This book looks at how people’s lives are ruled by the cycle of financial boom and bust. “Panic” is a collection of articles from contemporary commentators, giving a new insight into how markets operate and who really knows what they’re talking about.

To cater for the strong interest in business books and financial books which can offer advice on how to survive a recession, Blackwell Online has pulled together a unique collection which can be viewed online on the Blackwell business books page.

About Blackwell
Blackwell is the leading book seller of medical and education texts in the UK with over 60 outlets across England, Scotland and Wales. It has built an international reputation for bookselling excellence with links to academic institutions and libraries around the globe and has continued to expand its UK base on high streets and in university campuses up and down the country.

In 1995, www.blackwell.co.uk became the first transactional online bookstore in the UK, giving people across the world access to over 150,000 titles. In 1998, Blackwell opened its central London flagship store in Charing Cross Road, the book-lovers’ Mecca. Since this time, two flagship stores, Broad Street and Charing Cross Road, have both won Chain Bookseller of the Year at the Nibbies, the annual British Book Awards.

Blackwell has now been trading for over 125 years from its world-famous flagship store at Broad Street in Oxford. Blackwell’s staff continue to be renowned for their expertise, depth of knowledge and love of books since the first Blackwell shop opened its doors.

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Debenhams.Com Has Launched A New Gift Finder Tool, Helping To Make Christmas Gift Buying Even Easier For Its Customers

Debenhams.com has unveiled a new easy to use Gift Finder tool to assist customers in finding the right gift for their loved ones this Christmas.

Knowing that finding the perfect gift can be stressful and time consuming, the Debenhams.com Gift Finder allows customers to get help with their gifting choices. By letting them simply fill in search fields detailing the recipient of the gift, their personality and the buyer’s budget, the Gift Finder will then bring up the best gift ideas to suit the person the present is being bought for.

Debenhams.com has a huge range of gifts just waiting to be found this Christmas including gifts for her such as the Marquiste heart locket pendent necklace, luxury nightwear and new fragrances from some of the most popular fashion labels in the world, including the new perfume from Gucci which possesses a blend of citrus, orange and vanilla.

Beauty aficionados will also have no trouble locating the ideal gift with Debenhams’ Gift Finder. Gift sets from the world’s top make up and beauty specialists, including Clinique, Yves Saint Laurent, Lancome and Estee Lauder are available, with many of them offering a variety of products that will make sure any customers have the perfect make up for any Christmas functions they may attend.

A fine collection of gifts for him can also be found using Debenhams Gift Finder tool, such as a gift set collection of fine British ales, computer gaming chairs (featuring two 8 watt speakers, 20 watt 4″ subwoofer and a three channel FM wireless transmitter) which will ensure a great immersive experience for gamers. For men with a keen eye for fashion, a number of clothing items are also available this festive season including selections of Jasper Conran jumpers, watches and wallets and belt sets.

Whether they’re glamourous or fashionable, a fitness fanatic or spa lover, gadget geek or animal lover, the perfect present can be found within seconds, leaving customers with more time to enjoy the festive season.

Debenhams.com’s Gift Finder Service is also being made available all year round so whatever the occasion Debenhams can help everyone to find the perfect gift.

About Debenhams:
Debenhams is a leading department stores group, and has a strong presence in key product categories including women’s wear, men’s wear, home wares, health and beauty, accessories, lingerie and children’s wear.

Debenhams has 139 stores including seven Desire by Debenhams stores, across the UK and Ireland with approximately 10.1 million square feet of trading space and around 21,500 employees.

In addition, Debenhams has 30 international franchise stores in 14 countries outside the UK and Ireland, with a further 15 franchises scheduled to open by the end of the 2008 financial year. Debenhams is also extending its customer reach by making direct sales through its internet website. Debenhams has a successful own brand portfolio of over 50 labels (such as Debut, Maine New England, Red Herring and Thomas Nash) and including 25 designers at Debenhams brands.

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New Research From Displaysense Suggests That Using Certain Colours Could Boost Retail Store Performance And Increase Product Appeal This Christmas Period

Following research from the University of Rochester that indicated women wearing red are more appealing to men, further research undertaken by Displaysense suggests that stores can influence the shopping patterns of their customers simply by re-colouring their shop fittings.

A simple colour test undertaken by the retail display company indicated that just under 70% of the participants were more drawn to a particular colour across a vast range of everyday items.

Understanding consumer buying patterns is particularly important for businesses trying to boost sales this Christmas period as the looming recession and increasing unemployment has placed fear in the minds of the general consumer who are now looking to save rather than spend.

The research undertaken by Displaysense highlights some interesting consumer behaviour between certain colours and potential spending patterns. For example 20% of participants suggested that the use of brighter colours distracted their attention away from products in a shop display. In contrast, when red is used on shop displays and fittings, men are more drawn to the products.

This type of research is of great interest to retailers such as jewelers, who could increase the chances of attracting the attention of men who are shopping for Christmas presents for their wife, girlfriend or partner by using red appropriately in their stores, such as red counter top display cases or shelving.

Although the study of colours on the human psyche is not new, Displaysense are looking to capitalise on this research by sourcing a line of red products including mannequins anddisplay cabinets that would fit in well as we head towards the peak Christmas period.

Red, which is said to be the most emotionally intense of all the colours has been known to cause various changes within our bodies, including a faster heart beat, deeper breathing and a release of endorphins. Displaysense believe this physical reaction by men to red will lead to customers browsing for longer and spending more on products placed upon these vibrant shop fittings.

Displaysense hope that retailers will be seeing red for the right reasons this festive period, and, in terms of their bank balance, hope for a Black Christmas.

Displaysense research included the opinions of 500 customers at the start of September to the end of October 2008 asking a series of questions, which forms the source for the various facts included in this press release.

University of Rochester study – “Psychological Study Reveals That Red Enhances Men’s Attraction to Women” – 28/10/08

About Displaysense
Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing standard range of over 1500 displays. The range is now hugely diverse including acrylic containers, display cabinets, mannequins, modular shelving units, exhibition displays and business card holders.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors, exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities.

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Majority Of Couples Cutting Back On Wedding Expenses Due To Economic Downturn

www.AmericanBridal.com, the Internet’s most expansive collection of unique and affordable wedding favors, today announced the results of its 2008 Wedding Planning Survey. The survey gathered information about wedding budgets, location, guest count, wedding party size, and how the economy is affecting wedding planning in general.

A majority of respondents (57%) are having their wedding within the next 2 months, andAmericanBridal.com wishes to thank our many customers who, amidst the frenzy of wedding planning, participated in this survey. Especially since most (90%) are doing the planning themselves, with help from family and friends, and not hiring a professional wedding planner.

Since budgets are a concern for many, It looks like there’s a major spread in wedding budgets. About 25% are planning a wedding on a budget of less than $10,000, while 25% have wedding budgets over $25,001. The remaining 50% are somewhere in between, with 38% reporting in the range of $10,001 to $20,000.

“Location, location, location” as the saying goes, and roughly a quarter (25%) are having the reception at a hotel, and 10% have opted to host their nuptials at a country club. About 6% of couples selected a destination wedding, while a majority (55%) reported they are finding another type of venue to rent for the event and reception.

Size matters for this year’s brides, and by that we mean the size of the wedding party. Most couples (48%) will have between 5 to 8 people, while 37% of respondents have 9 or more bridesmaids and attendants. The trend seems to lean toward larger, more inclusive wedding parties, which leads us to the number of invited guests. Nearly 40% report they will have a guest count of more than 200 and 14% say their total guest count is under 100. A good 34% are inviting 100 to 150 guests.

As for cutting costs and wedding budgets, 68% said they’ve lowered their budgets by $1,000 or less. However, the small cuts they are making may not have a big impact on the actual wedding. Items that brides generally won’t skimp on are wedding gowns, photography and wedding rings.

When asked more specifically about what they would and would not change, most are not significantly altering music, location, reception style, or dress. Instead, they are more likely to adjust the cost of invitations, wedding favors, bridal accessories and gifts for the bridal party (combined, 46% of respondents said they would make changes in these 3 areas).

“The uncertain economic climate doesn’t automatically mean couples must forgo special touches to commemorate the beginning of their life together,” says Shirley Tan, American Bridal founder“We are pleased to help the bride and groom stay within budget with affordable wedding favors, and bridal and wedding party gifts.”

Now that potential money-saving opportunities are identified, look for vendors that offer discount wedding favors whose products don’t look like cheap wedding favors. Economical, do-it-yourself favors add the elegance of custom favors without the price tag. Do-it-yourself favors are popular since they can be customized to suit a particular wedding theme. AmericanBridal.com features a wide selection of do-it-yourself favor supplies from which to choose. Add personalized ribbons to create one-of-a-kind favors that look as if not a penny was spared.

One thing is clear: everyone wants to have a memorable wedding, at a special location with beautiful photos and videos. Families and guests must have a great time with plenty of food, drinks, and even entertainment. After all, a wedding is a time of celebration and a party! Most advised planning early, so it is easier to plan ahead, save money, avoid stress and enjoy the anticipation of the special day. The extra time will help to ensure that no detail is overlooked, and that the couple can enjoy their day without reservation.

AmericanBridal.com offers the most extensive collection of wedding favors and accessories such as party favors, wedding invitations, personalized gifts, wedding ideas, wedding flowers, cake toppers, thank you cards, wedding guest favors, bridal shower favors, bridal shower ideas, wedding jewelry, wedding decorations, wedding centerpieces, bridal shower games, wedding programs, bridal jewelry, bridal shower invitations, place cards, usher gifts, wedding albums, wedding announcements, favor boxes, unity candle, wedding anniversary gift, wedding checklist, wedding bells, wedding napkins, wedding veils and much more.

About AmericanBridal.com
AmericanBridal.com is the online source for unique and affordable wedding favors and accessories. For every theme or season, AmericanBridal.com has the most extensive selection of products that are guaranteed to make any wedding an unforgettable event for the bride and groom and their guests. From fun and unusual to traditional and elegant, Americanbridal.com specializes in personalized wedding favors, attendant gifts, wedding ceremony accessories, unique bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts, bridal accessories and jewelry, and themed wedding favors. AmericanBridal.com offers the selection of a showroom with the convenience of online shopping and superior customer service at prices that can’t be beat. For more information, please visit us at www.AmericanBridal.com.

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Leading Online Retailer Is Authorized To Sell Genuine COGE Designer Palladium Rings

Titanium-Jewelry.com, a leading online retailer of mens wedding rings, tungsten rings, titanium rings and unique contemporary jewelry designs for men and women, announced today that it is now carrying a selection of COGE designer palladium rings, wedding bands and partner bands.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer the finest COGE designer palladium rings and wedding bands to our customers,” said Ron Yates, founder, Titanium-Jewelry.com“In terms of luxury jewelry, COGE’s unique combination of precision German craftsmanship and innovative design is unrivaled. The addition of the COGE line complements our existing selection of high-end palladium, titanium and tungsten bands.”

COGE palladium rings utilize the most progressive fabrication techniques and feature avant-garde styling. Individually machine tooled and hand-crafted in Pforzheim, Germany, COGE’s artisan quality harkens back to a time before mass production, when each piece was handmade. A COGE wedding band bears the signature German precision and world-class quality control, because of the care each ring is guaranteed to meet the most exacting standards.

Most gold, platinum and palladium rings on the market today are cast, which will inherently lead to some metal porosity. While it might take a jewelers loupe to see, the porosity affects the shine and durability of the metal, and over time, small pinpoint holes will develop, causing the ring to wear down. COGE palladium rings resist this type of erosion because hey are individually machine tooled from a solid billet of metal.

The unique “lathing” process makes the COGE palladium ring harder and stronger, resisting everyday wear and tear more effectively than its cast counterparts. After a few months’ wear, most typical palladium rings will show scratches, however, the COGE grade of palladium is the highest quality and the hardest alloyed palladium in the world, as measured by the Vickers hardness scale or the Vickers Pyramid number (HV). COGEpalladium rings measure between 180 – 240, while typical palladium measures between 125 – 135.

In addition, the multiple step “lathing” process used to create COGE actually strengthens and hardens the material. As such, the COGE palladium ring is much denser and harder than a typical cast palladium ring. The heavier weight lends to a much more luxurious and rich feel that rests comfortably around the finger, without the extra weight of heavy metals.

An investment in a COGE palladium ring, as a superior alternative to a mass produced, lower quality cast ring, will ensure quality and value for many years to come. Wedding bands symbolize a lifetime of commitment and dedication, and deserve to bear the impeccable quality and beauty that are hallmarks of the COGE Design Group.

In addition to COGE palladium rings, Titaniun-Jewelry.com brings cutting edge designs to market offering affordability and stylish value to couples in search for unique rings and contemporary jewelry. Enticing grooms and couples worldwide, the online retailer provides a multitude of styles and metals representing the best selection of palladium rings, titanium rings, tungsten rings, and mens wedding rings for the up and coming male and female demographic. For more information, please visit http://www.titanium-jewelry.com.

About Titanium-Jewelry.com
Titanium-Jewelry.com provides a wide selection of tungsten rings, titanium rings and black titanium jewelry uniquely styled for men and women. Experts in modern mens wedding rings and modern metals jewelry, Titanium-Jewelry.com leads the industry in contemporary jewelry fashions. For more information, please visit www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.

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