Blackwell Announces Launch of New Online Magazine Subscription Service

Blackwell, the UK’s leading academic bookseller, has launched a new online magazine subscription service in partnership with magazine group ThreePM.

The new magazine service offers more than 850 titles including specialist and B2B magazines as well as more popular titles. With Blackwell’s historic strength in specialist, academic and professional markets the integration of upmarket magazine publications will provide even greater product choice for Blackwell customers.

Jessica Armishaw, head of online, said: “We feel that this is the ideal time to launch a new magazine subscription service in the run up to Christmas. Magazines make fantastic gifts, especially for that hard-to-buy-for relative. The site provides subscriptions for a diverse range of titles from The Economist, National Geographic, Country Life, Wired and the Spectator to the less familiar Selvedge, Nano and Decanter Magazine.”

The various categories including arts and culture, business and finance, career and industry, computers and technology, food and home, hobbies and leisure, lifestyle, motoring and transport, news and current affairs, science resources, women’s interest and even overseas titles.

Adding magazines to the diverse range of books already available from Blackwell Online further substantiates Blackwell as The Knowledge Retailer.

Many of the magazine subscriptions such as Time and Reader’s Digest are available on special offer and The Economist comes with a free gift. All magazines come with free delivery.

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JR YATES Men’s Jewelry Collection Found Exclusively at Titanium-jewelry.com

Titanium-Jewelry.com, a trusted online resource and retailer of contemporary jewelry, is pleased to announce the availability of JR YATES ICONIC Jewelry collection for him this holiday season. Titanium-Jewelry is the only authorized seller of the JR YATES collection, which features cutting-edge designs crafted from contemporary metals such as titanium and tungsten carbide.

“Our jewelry is very popular with men in their 20s through 40s, and many of our rings are used as wedding bands for men,” said Ron Yates, designer and president, JR YATES. “Men of this generation want a wedding ring that is different from what their fathers wear. These guys like the fact that their JR YATES rings have a ‘forever polish’ that keeps their rings looking new forever.”

Known for its incomparable style, strength and comfort, JR YATES men’s jewelry has been featured in several fashion shows in New York City and has been spotted being worn by Generation X and Generation Y celebrities. In addition J.R. YATES jewelry has been featured in publications such as Men’s Journal and Esquire, and is lauded in trade publications such as Modern Jeweler and JCK.

Among the popular pieces in the J.R. YATES Iconic Collection is the Zurnov ring, made of black ceramic with ribbed tungsten carbide overlay and the ruggedly handsome Rendition ring, which features a 9-mm wide tungsten carbide ring inlaid with two parallel sterling silver ropes. The sterling silver ropes are raised slightly creating a manly personality. Inspired from the wild west, the Rendition is truly a masculine wedding ring for men who aren’t afraid to turn heads.

In addition to J.R. YATEs, Titanium-Jewelry.com offers sophisticated designs from Artcarved wedding bands, Benchmark, COGE, Diana Classic, Edward Mirell, Formotion Watches, Orange County Choppers and Triton. 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 men’s wedding bands for the fashion forward male and female demographic.

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Artificial Christmas Trees In Good Housekeeping and Home Journal Magazines For 2009

Claiming the number one spot in the Artificial Christmas trees industry is nothing new for Balsam Hill®, but its notoriety seems to be spreading far and wide. Artificial Christmas trees made by the company have been featured on numerous TV shows and in prominent magazines. Magazines geared toward women and households are known for featuring seasonal and holiday related stories and themes.Along those lines “Good Housekeeping” magazine did a sort of rating on several Artificial Christmas trees. The short article discussed the advantages of the newer versions of these trees, such as the fact that some look real, and they come pre-lit, and easy to assemble as well as disassemble and store. In the ‘test’ performed by the magazine’s team, the 7.5 ft. Balsam Hill® Fir was the team’s favorite. The sited that because of the true green color and the natural fall of the branches, the tree looked real. Other positives mentioned included the fact that there is an electrical connection for tree toppers, a foot pedal on-off switch for the lights, and two zip up bags for easy storage. “Ladies’ Home Journal” featured the Artificial Christmas Trees Rogue River Spruce. It was decorated with red, green, gold, pine cones, and a strand of popcorn, an All-American Classic. When the Artificial Christmas trees white denali was featured in the “Home Journal” the words dazzling and striking were used to describe the white beauty.

Balsam Hill® offers three signature collections of Artificial Christmas trees: Aspen Christmas, Vermont, and the Napa Christmas collection. In addition, the company offers the Classics collection, which is the largest and is full of Christmas favorites. Within each of these collections are various styles of Artificial Christmas trees.

The driving force behind the innovations and progression of Balsam Hill® is its mission, which essentially is to create luxurious Artificial Christmas trees.

and Christmas wreaths that are realistic and convenient to use and store. Balsam Hill® both respectfully and humbly takes pride in its beautiful creations. And when major magazines and TV shows feature their items it only serves to motivate their efforts to create better products in the future. The Artificial Christmas trees Rogue River Spruce and others will always be well-loved classics and Balsam Hill® will always insure the products are high quality.

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Artificial Christmas Trees Decorating Tips By Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America

Balsam Hill® has been the leader in the Artificial Christmas trees industry for years. The company’s wide variety of trees offers opportunities to meet virtually any taste. Balsam Hill® has various categories of trees, with each in numerous sizes. Additionally, the company offers its White Denali, which provides new decorating potentials. Balsam Hill® Artificial Christmas trees were featured on Good Morning America and received raving reviews. From the more traditional look of Artificial Christmas trees to monochrome look, or the use of a select color or two in the Artificial Christmas Trees Decorations, Balsam Hill® has a tree that is perfect for that particular decorating design.

Balsam Hill® is decades ahead of other manufacturers of Artificial Christmas trees. This company has gone to great efforts to insure that its products are of high quality and that they will meet the customers’ expectations. The mission of Balsam Hill® is proudly displayed on the company website, in part, it reads: “ Balsam Hill’s mission is to create the most realistic Artificial Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and Christmas garlands ever produced.”

Artificial Christmas trees by Balsam Hill® are based on natural evergreen species, which provides a stunning and authentic lifelike texture, profile, and coloring. Additionally, the foliage of the evergreens is created via True Needle™ technology, which is an innovative process that allows natural colorization of the needles.

Artificial Christmas Trees Multi Lights are also available. The company offers pre-strung lights in clear, multicolored, and color plus clear, which allows the user to choose between clear or multicolored lights with the touch of a remote. All of the products created by Balsam Hill® are done so with the ideas of convenience and quality.

The Artificial Christmas trees are designed with hinged branches that sit atop a lightweight, stand. To make setup, take down, and storage easy, the stand is collapsible. The Instant Evergreen Trees are designed to be super easy to assemble. In essence the assembly is simply pulling up the tree and the set up takes five minutes or less.

Balsam Hill® is even progressive when it comes to Artificial Christmas Trees Decorations. The company offers over 20 different styles of pre-lit Artificial Christmas trees, pre-lit Christmas wreaths, and pre-lit Christmas garlands, making it possible to satisfy virtually any holiday style or theme. The company also offers exquisite Artificial Christmas Trees Decorations, ornaments and skirts to adorn the trees, which makes shopping easy and convenient.

Balsam Hill® has established a reputation built on quality and integrity. This company is known as the leader in the industry of Artificial Christmas trees. The standards set by Balsam Hill® are high, but it is the mission determined by the company that is its driving force. In accordance with that mission the company works continuously to produce realistic Artificial Christmas trees and high quality Artificial Christmas Trees Ornaments, all of which are convenient to use and store.

 

Tesco Sign Elen Rivas To Diamond Boutique For Her First Ever Lingerie Campaign

Tesco Clothing has signed Elen Rivas, the Spanish former fiancée of Frank Lampard, the Chelsea and England football star, to help show off the latest collection from Diamond Boutique, the luxury lingerie range available exclusively from 169 Tesco stores.

The 34 year old mother-of-two, who appears in a Spanish inspired-shoot for the supermarket giant, has been chosen to front the latest campaign in which she models the brand’s new Christmas collection. Her pictures will appear in Tesco stores throughout the UK and online through the Tesco Clothing site.

This is Elen’s very first lingerie campaign and her first-ever modeling assignment, but Elen looks confident and relaxed as she poses seductively in a Spanish villa, flaunting her womanly curves and dazzling smile, wearing the luxurious new Diamond Boutique designs.

Elen, who has also made several TV appearances on GMTV this year, said; “I was so delighted when Michelle Mone asked me to front the new Diamond Boutique campaign. I was at first daunted, but I had so much fun on the shoot and I’m so pleased with the final results. I’ve never modeled before and after two kids I wasn’t sure how the pictures would look, but I’m very proud of them.”

She added; “Diamond Boutique delivers everything a designer brand should. The designs are elegant, stylish and fit to perfection. What’s more, even if you buy the entire collection you won’t feel guilty as it’s so easy on the pocket. I wear the range every day, whether I’m off to the supermarket or glamming up for a night out.”

Michelle Mone, creator of the Diamond Boutique range, said; “Elen looks beautiful in the new collection. She has a fantastic personality that shines through and I think women will really relate to her. Not only is she a mother, but she’s incredibly down to earth and exudes an inner confidence and sensuality like only a Spanish senorita can.”

Michelle added; “The new Diamond Boutique range sparkles from every direction. It’s the perfect Christmas collection and the purse-friendly prices mean that everyone can have a slice of luxury in their lingerie drawer this season.”

Terry Green, CEO of Tesco Clothing, said; “The new Diamond Boutique Christmas collection is incredibly luxurious, but continues our focus on value with prices starting from just £7.00. Elen is a great signing for the brand and proves that budget lingerie can look just as good as expensive designer lingerie.”

Available from a purse-friendly £7.00, the new Diamond Boutique Christmas collection comes in sizes 32A to 38D for bras and 8-18 for briefs crafted from silks, satins and lace. The new collection is available from Tesco stores nationwide and online.

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SimplyWeddingStuff.com Launches New Tableware Line

SimplyWeddingStuff.com, a leading online retailer of unique wedding favors and bridal shower invitations, themes and games announced the launch of Modern Floral Black & White Tableware, the newest addition to their line of unique bridal tableware collections.

The Modern Floral Black & White wedding theme is a rich floral damask pattern that boasts ultra-chic style. It sets a tone of simple elegance and works well any color scheme. Add the finishing touches to your modern floral black and white shower themes with wedding favors such as tin candles, body butter, candy bar wrappers, tableware items including; place cards, place settings, table settings and more.

SimplyWeddingStuff.com is pleased with the response to the Modern Floral Black & White theme. “This new addition has quickly become a wedding favorite,” said Sherri Yukel, founder of Big Dot of Happiness and SimplyWeddingStuff.com. The timeless in beauty and style, paired with the stark contrast of the black on white tones elegantly enhances an already lavish wedding theme,” concluded Yukel.

For couples looking for elegant and unique bridal shower favors, wedding favors, wedding invitations, save the date cards, thank you cards and more, SimplyWeddingStuff.com offers couples everything they need to plan the perfect event with style and ease.

With roots in party planning specialties, SimplyWeddingStuff.com seeks to offer the growing number of customers with a wide selection of offerings that help make life’s occasions memorable and fun. F r o m bridal showers, bachelorette parties, engagement parties to weddings and rehearsal dinners, the online retailer offers integrated themes to carry through the entire event. The Modern Floral Black & White Tableware line coordinates with bridal shower and wedding Modern Floral Black & White. For more information and to view the new collection, please visit: http://www.simplyweddingstuff.com/blackwhitetableware.html.

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HCG Mixing Kits Designed For Customized Weight Loss Regimens Now In Stock

HCGSupplies.com, a pioneer of online HCG mixing supplies and instruction, announced today the availability of proven weight loss and weight maintenance kits for those following the HCG diet.

Shoppers can choose f r o m a wide selection of HCG mixing kits and supplies designed to support the HCG Weight Loss program made popular by Dr. Simeons and Kevin Trudeau. HCGSupplies.com offers an extensive collection of mixing equipment, kits and information designed to provide instruction on how to mix HCG and the proper dosage. Helpful charts can be found at http://www.hcgsupplies.com/hcg-mixing-instructions.html

While HCG must be purchased separately, HCGSupplies.com offers a number of recommended online pharmacy escrow services.

The HCG mixing kits are designed to provide dieters with the essential items needed to mix together the ingredients for the weight loss regime. With the kits f r o m HCGSupplies.com, customers have the option to choose the exact needle length and syringe size that is needed. A truly customized fit which ensures that HCG mixing kits meet the exact needs of the customer. Featuring four different HCG Mixing Kits, customers can choose the kit that best fits their needs. Offering 23 and 43 day kits for varying sizes of HCG ampoules.

HCGSupplies.com offers everything needed to carry on the diet regime, f r o  m HCG syringes and needles, vials, HCG mixing kits, various mixing solvents, HCG recipes, and much more. The online retailer offers customers everything including the ability to find and buy HCG online (sold separately). In addition, each kit offers custom design options including various needle sizes and vials including clear vials, which are less expensive, or amber vials, which offer greater protection against light, protecting the HCG mixture for a longer shelf life.

“With each holiday season, dieters tend to pendulum swing causing poor diet choices and even worse results. With the HCG mixing kits, people can better leverage the success of their diet and get greater results,” said Jim Sparks, marketing director, HCGSupplies.com. “The HCG mixing kits we offer were designed with readers of both Dr. Simeons and the Trudeau book in mind. HCG Supplies make great gifts for close family or friends who want to start a diet next year.”

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Holiday Gifts Your Family Will Thank You For

YourFamilyConstitution.com, a family relationship resource haven designed to help struggling families implement clarity, consistency and commitment in their homes, offers peace of mind this holiday season with best-selling book Your Family Constitution: A Modern Approach to Family Values & Household Structure.

Author Scott Gale, leverages his personal experiences with the highs and lows of parenting to develop a powerful tool that helps families deal with the daily challenges, utilizing what he calls the 3Cs- clarity, consistency and commitment. Your Family Constitution provides a step-by-step solutions that parents can follow to improve family communication, increase quality family time and reduce household tension.

The holidays are known for being a time of reflection, togetherness and, in most cases, added stress, strain and conflict. The pressures of shopping, festivities and gatherings can be enough to drive the tension level to the extremes; however, with the tips, tools and resources laid out in Your Family Constitution, readers can journey through introspective learning and reflection, identification and prioritization of household issues, and finally, implementation of boundaries and structure that leaves family members feeling more calm, connected and at peace.

With refreshing honesty and frankness, Scott Gale shares his experiences and helps parents identify the core issues within their own family dynamics. “The goal of this book was to provide parents a step-by-step approach to enhance and reconnect the family structure,” said Scott Gale, author of Your Family Constitution.

In this book, parents will learn how to determine which important traits they most want to pass on to their children….and how to effectively transfer those qualities in a fun and meaningful way. Readers can take an in-depth and personal look at the 3C’s (clarity, consistency and commitment) that every family needs to run smoothly.

Gale’s Family Constitution is a familial contract created by all members of the family, assuring a high level of ownership and commitment. It helps keep modern technological and cultural obstacles from impeding parents’ ability to raise hard-working, balanced and appreciative kids. The long term benefits of this book put it at the top of holiday gift ideas. For more benefits of this and other family relationship books, please visit http://www.yourfamilyconstitution.com/book for more information.

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Save Up to 60% on Energy Saving Lighting

AccessDiscounts.com – a leading supplier of commercial lighting, home lighting and energy saving lighting, today announced its holiday sale.

Just in time for the winter season, customers can benefit f r o m significant price reductions on the highest quality energy saving lights. With a huge selection of commercial and residential lighting designed to reduce energy costs for your home or business.

Access Discounts has a large assortment of energy saving commercial lighting and energy saving home lighting, giving customers the ability to choose f r o m their large selection of indoor and outdoor energy saving lights.

During the colder holiday season, indoor lighting and outdoor lighting is necessary not only for safety, but for setting the mood for social gatherings. Often consumers neglect the essentials to a good holiday gathering and focus on temporary decorations. The addition of energy saving lighting and cost reducing fixtures can often be the most powerful element to holiday lighting but carries the value on well through the holiday season.

F r o m indoor fluorescents to outdoor lighting fixtures such as canopy lights and garden bollards to wallpacks and flood lights, Access Discounts carries top brands such as Hunter Kenroy and Sunblaster.

“Our instant savings on energy saving lights offers consumers huge cost savings,” stated NAME, spokesperson for Access Discounts. As the economy continues to waiver, it is important to our business philosophy to offset the burden with value and continuous product savings,” NAME concluded.

As always, Access Discounts offers the lowest prices online. Combine that with their safe and easy ordering process and knowledgeable and responsive customer service, they guarantee your satisfaction. By offering precision engineered products meeting ETL, UL & CUL standards, the company brings the very best in energy efficient lighting solutions to market while passing savings on to their customers. Customers can take advantage of Access Discounts’ price breaks and implement power saving and cost saving solutions with minimal investment. For more information on energy saving lights on sale, please visit http://www.accessdiscounts.com.

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New Site for Baby Shower Invitations, Decorations & Games

SimplyBabyStuff.com, a leading online retailer of baby shower invitations, baby shower favors, baby shower decorations and baby shower games, is proud to announce the launch of their new web site.

The new site offers customers additional methods of shopping and browsing and fosters the company philosophy of customer service, featuring extended service hours, live chat, and an easy to navigate site. Customers can easily find everything a party planner would need for a baby shower. SimplyBabyStuff.com brings happiness to growing families with a one stop shop approach for party planners looking for fun, creative and amazing baby shower decorations, baby shower themes, baby shower games, baby shower tableware, baptism decorations, and more.

“We designed SimplyBabyStuff.com to have a new modern look and to be the perfect one stop shop for original baby showers and baptisms, we have all the goodies our customers need for their special day. Our main focus was having gorgeous theme and tableware pages to enhance our customers’ shopping experience,”said Sherri Yukel, founder of Big Dot of Happiness and SimplyBabyStuff.com. “One of our new features on the site is our tableware pages that have multi-add to cart functions for ease of shopping, party packs – everything you need for a party in one pack, and many more amazing party planning items,” stated Yukel.

The hottest trend in baby showers and parties is the affordable personal touch and unique items that add to the experience without costing a fortune. Baby shower personalized favors can be customized so customers feel as if the party favor was created especially for them and creative themes make for a memorable occasion. For baby shower favors, party packs, baby shower games, invitations, tableware, baby shower decorations, SimplyBabyStuff.com has everything you’d need to plan an amazing baby shower in style. For more information or to begin your one stop baby shower shopping, please visit http://www.SimplyBabyStuff.com.

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Petrol Price Hike Presents High Street Christmas Shoppers with £78 Million Bill – Before They Have Even Hit the Shops

Soaring fuel prices are forcing more consumers to shop on their computers rather than on the high street this Christmas, according to independent price comparison and switching service, uSwitch.com. A 15% rise in petrol prices since last November has pushed the bill for driving to the shops and parking the car up to a staggering £78 million – and that’s before any presents have been bought. As a result, despite the postal strikes that were widely predicted to drive consumers back onto the high street, research amongst uSwitch.com’s consumer panel reveals that over 7 out of 10 (72%) people are doing their Christmas shopping online this year.

The price of petrol, which has climbed from 95p to 109p per litre over the last 12 months has done nothing to help consumers struggling through a tough year. While pressure remains on oil companies to lower prices, the situation is not set to improve imminently. The AA has warned that end of the VAT cut will add an estimated 2.4p per litre to pump prices from January. As a result, shoppers heading onto the high street this Christmas could face fuel bills of up to £8million.

However, it is the cost of car parking that is really set to send shoppers in a spin this Christmas. With the average trip costing £9 in parking fees, consumers will be spending a staggering £70 million parking their cars to go Christmas shopping this year – nearly 10 times the cost of the fuel they use for their round trip. Of the UK’s top ten largest cities it comes as no surprise that Londoners are stung the most, paying an average of £18 for up to four hours parking, while shoppers in Bradford are charged a fifth of the price – a meagre £3.50.

In total, uSwitch.com estimates that Christmas shoppers are set to spend £78 million driving to the shops this Christmas– a bill that could be cut by staying at home and buying gifts on the internet. According to research amongst uSwitch.com’s consumer opinion panel, the recession has given rise to a new generation of online shoppers. And, contrary to speculation that postal strikes and high street discounts are preventing people from logging on, 1 in 5 (19%) consumers say they have increased the amount of web-based purchases made since the downturn began. A further quarter (26%) are planning to increase the amount of purchases they make via the web this Christmas and 6 out of 10 (59%) believe there are better bargains to be had online than on the high street.

According to the research, internet shopping has varied appeal. 75% appreciate the ease and convenience of surf-shopping compared with trudging the high street, whilst 44% cite the ability to purchase specialist items that aren’t available anywhere else as the web’s main plus point. In addition, nearly three quarters of consumers (72%) state that they find it easier to stick to a budget when shopping online – as they are more aware of the mounting totals and are less likely to succumb to the temptation of browsing. Books are the most popular items purchased on the web – hardly surprising considering the top ten bestselling paperbacks are currently offered online with a 55% discount on the recommended retail price.

Online retailers have seen a 14% growth in year on year sales with UK consumers spending an estimated £31 billion online between January and August. Amazon ranked as the number one online retailer last Christmas, and with new initiatives such as free delivery on almost all orders, looks set to hit the 36% sales growth forecast for Q4 this year.

London and Northern Ireland lead the way when it comes to online bargain hunting, spending an average of 1.48 hours shopping online every week. This is closely followed by Wales (1.46 hours), the South West (1.43), and Scotland (1.41 hours). Web users in the North East are the least frequent online shoppers, spending just 1.23 hours a week browsing for bargains.

Ann Robinson, Director of Consumer Policy at uSwitch.com, says: “Consumers are fighting an ongoing battle to make their money go further. This year they have had no choice but to take a hard look at their spending and adapt their lifestyles to cope.

“Christmas shoppers heading onto the high streets are being stung not once but twice, with high prices at the pump and astronomical car park fees. It’s no wonder that many are ditching the high street and choosing to shop from the comfort of their own home. Nearly 17 million homes now have broadband – a massive jump from 7 million just three years ago – and it’s getting cheaper and faster to use. With broadband as cheap as £5.99 a month it’s easy to see why we as consumers have wholeheartedly embraced online shopping.”

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Elemis Reveal Christmas Collections

Elemis, the British spa and skincare brand, has revealed its new range of limited edition Christmas collections each containing award-winning hero products.

Among the Elemis Christmas gift sets is Prestige Pro-Collagen, the ultimate anti-ageing collection. Featuring a range of clinically proven anti-aging products, this set includes three full size products plus a 100ml jar of best selling Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream. This collection offers the customer exceptional value with savings of over£140 rather than buying each product separately.

Products in the Skin Perfection collection utilise a clinically proven tri-enzyme system that results in smooth, radiant and younger looking skin. This collection features Tri Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash, Pro Collagen Marine Cream, Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Night Cream and the latest edition to the Tri-Enzyme range, Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask.

Also on offer this Christmas from Elemis is the Spa Body Secrets collection, an indulgent set of spa-at-home body care products that are designed to help the customer relax and unwind. Included in this collection are products from the Elemis Exotic Range such as Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt and Exotic Frangipani Monoi Bath and Shower cream.

A variety of Elemis body care products are also included in the Christmas mini treats collections this year. Homespa for Hands contains anti-ageing body products including the new Pro-Collagen Body Serum Intensive Lift and Pro Collagen Hand and Nail Cream as well as Gentle Rose Exfoliator. The Exotic Treats body care collection features Exotic Island Flower Body Balm, Exotic Frangipani Monoi Bath and Shower Cream and a Lavender Travel Candle from the Candle Trio Collection.

Sets from Elemis’ well established men’s grooming range are also available this festive season. Total Men’s Grooming contains five treatment products including Ice-Cool Foaming Shave Gel, Daily Moisture Boost, Energising Skin Scrub, Deep Cleanse Facial Wash and S.O.S Survival Cream. A Daily Men’s Grooming collection is also available.

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Blackwell Announces Its Favourite Books Of The Decade

Blackwell, the leading academic bookseller has announced its favourite books of the decade. The list of ten books, chosen f r o m the many hundreds published over the last ten years, are a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. Blackwell booksellers based in shops around the country voted for their favourites, enabling Blackwell to draw on its expert staff to compile a list of its recommendations.

The wide choice of books shows an eclectic mix of titles, including 2 Booker Prize winners and Richard Dawkins controversial God Delusion. Unusually, there is a strong non-fiction representation in the list showing the breadth of Blackwell booksellers reading choices.

Phill Jamieson, Head of Marketing at Blackwell, commented: “Our booksellers have an excellent reputation for their knowledge and love of books. This list backs this up with a thought-provoking selection of titles”.

Blackwell’s choice of books provides some great inspiration for Christmas Books buying, especially those ‘difficult to buy for’ friends and relatives. Phill Jamieson said: “Customers can choose a book f r o m a personally memorable year to make it into a truly thoughtful gift”.

As a unique feature of this promotion, Blackwell has also invited the authors of the Books of the Decade and those who have featured in its fortnightly Blackwell’s podcast throughout this year to tell of their favourite books of the decade.

There is a remarkably rich and stimulating range of responses, which can be found exclusively online through the Blackwell website. Here customers can discover which novel turns out to be the writers’ favourite, and encounter many gems they may have missed first time around.

Readers will find Costa winning novelist A.L Kennedy rubbing shoulders with Guardian First Book Prize winner Robert Macfarlane, and see Orange prize shortlisted novelist Marina Lewycka’s choices alongside those of ‘Undercover Economist’ Tim Harford and environmental campaigner Mark Lynas.

It all adds up to a unique resource for those looking for unusual present ideas or fresh new directions in which to take their own reading tastes.

About Blackwell Ltd
Blackwell is the leading academic bookseller in the UK with 44 outlets across England, Scotland and Wales. With its wide selection of medical books and law books, Blackwell 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. Blackwell is a leading supplier of academic books to Libraries across the world.

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MAC Cosmetics Has Announced The Launch Of A Newly Designed Website That Fuses Art And E-Commerce

MAC Cosmetics has announced the launch of a newly designed website that fuses art and e-commerce.

MAC Cosmetics Has Announced The Launch Of A Newly Designed Website That Fuses Art And E-Commerce

The website redesign includes a number of new ground-breaking technological features as well as launching a collection of Christmas 2009 gift sets, MAC Palettes and makeup shades for the festive season.

“Websites act as their own entity and they tell you when they want to be redesigned,” said James Gager, Senior Vice President/Creative Director, M·A·C Worldwide. “We looked at the M·A·C website in its entirety and wanted to redesign it in a way that was interactive and playful yet still very M·A·C. We incorporated new technologies that engage our customers in a way that they haven’t been before, by playing with vibrant colour, incorporating videos, and adding edgy new collection and product visuals that will make a serious impact.”

One of the key new features reinforces MAC’s authority in colour with the new Colour Play feature, which is unique to the website. It is an innovative immersion into colour that allows consumers to view, compare and shop for colour and texture across all product groups, from MAC eyeliner to lipstick and glitter.

A second innovation to the site lets the consumer learn how to professionally apply their favourite MAC blush or eye shadow with MAC’s new brush finder; an interactive tool that allows consumers to educate themselves on the various brush types in order to choose one that will best suit their specific needs.

Continuing with the theme of educating the customer, MAC has launched a series of ‘How to’ videos in which MAC’s Senior Makeup Artists offer their expertise via step-by-step tutorials that provide makeup tips, techniques and detailed product benefits; from learning how to apply MAC eyelashes to creating the perfect red lip.

The Christmas colour collection boasts an array of pretty pastels for the lips and smokey purple tones to adorn the eyes. MAC assortment of perfect holiday delights are also back, showcasing perfectly presented Christmas sets such a Naughty Noir Eye Bag – containing MAC mascara, pigment and eye liner.

About MAC Cosmetics
Makeup Art Cosmetics, better known as MAC Cosmetics, was founded in 1984 in Toronto. MAC Cosmetics’ first US store was opened in 1991 in Greenwich Village. Ten years after its initial opening, MAC Cosmetics was acquired by Estee Lauder Companies.

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Animal Crowns UK Pro Surf Tour Champions

The Animal team cleaned up the top spots of the UK Pro Surf tour at the final decider event in Newquay at the weekend. Alan Stokes claimed the overall men’s open tour title and Gwen Spurlock became overall women’s open tour champion too. This is a great finish for Gwen who has taken home the Welsh Junior and British Junior titles already this year.

Animal Crowns UK Pro Surf Tour Champions

The Animal Newquay open was the final stop of the gruelling six round tour that took the cream of UK surfers round the UK best breaks. After the stormy conditions provided by Mother Nature on day one, meaning the event was moved to Towan beach, the competition returned to Fistral. Day two saw a challenging chunky 6ft swell and a strong cross-shore SSW wind testing competitors. Each heat of the day was watched closely by the onlookers to find out who would win overall.

The weekend started with Stokesy holding a slender lead but with six surfers all in with a chance of taking the men’s Pro open tour title. As the heats progressed the contenders were eliminated leaving Newquay surfers Tom Butler and Alan Stokes as the last challengers remaining in the semi finals. Stokesy won his semi but Tom was unable to find the best waves and 3rd place kept him out of the final and handed the victory to Stokes.

Stokesy commented, “It means so much to take this title, it’s the hardest UK title to win as the championship is contested over 5 events. These new chargers like Tom Butler and Reubyn Ash pushed me all the way and made it an anxious but fantastic final event.”

In the Women’s event strong performances were put on by Zoe Sheath and Gabi Rowe. This wasn’t enough to take the overall title from Gwen Spurlock who won the overall UK Pro Surf Tour Women’s event thirty points ahead of the pack. Gwen’s story is one of a true champion, after winning the junior tour in 2007 a serious head injury kept her from the water in 2008. Now sporting a helmet Gwen has not only returned, but won the tour title.

On finding out she’d won the tour Gwen said, “Boom. I’m amazing.” She was pretty stoked that she had won the title.

About Animal
Since their conception, Animal clothing, Animal watches and Animal bags have successfully evolved into household names. The introduction of the Animal estore in 2009 means Animal can now offer Animal products UK wide and in a space unconstrained by shop floor size.

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Designer Jeweler, AstleyClarke.com Wins Best Luxury Brand Online 2009

We are delighted to inform you that AstleyClarke.com has won the Walpole Award for “Best Luxury Brand Online 2009

The annual Walpole awards for Excellence took place last night (16th November 2009), at Banqueting House, London and honored those individuals and companies who have, in the views of the judges, members and industry, achieved the pinnacle of excellence across seven categories including luxury, design, online, international, overseas and emerging talent.

Designer Jeweler, AstleyClarke.com Wins Best Luxury Brand Online 2009

This year, the award for Best Luxury Brand Online was judged by leading industry experts Nathalie Massenet of Net-a-Porter, Brent Hoberman of MyDeco.com, Guy Salter of Walpole, Erik Wachtmeister of A Small World, Martin Bartle of 270 Degrees and Peter Fitzgerald of Google. Judges unanimously agreed that AstleyClarke.com has shown innovation through the use of online technology and marketing, achieving outstanding sales results and a luxury presence online in 2009. The other Nominees were: Anya Hindmarch, Cartier, Hackett, Mulberry and Louis Vuitton.

AstleyClarke.com is now the recognized home of the World’s best collection of designer jewellery and is the ultimate destination for all online jewellery gift shopping.

The award is a fitting accolade; in October AstleyClarke.com re-launched its Designer jewellery website as part of the strategic development of the Astley Clarke brand. It sits within the company’s mission to make Fine Designer Jewellery a more creative and imaginative category for a new generation of luxury consumer. This consumer embraces the attributes of ecommerce and is a high spender in the luxury arena. To compliment the launch of the new website, AstleyClarke.com also opened its newly refurbished showroom in West London.

“I am delighted AstleyClarke.com has won the Walpole Award for Best Luxury Brand Online. Astley Clarke has embraced a gap in the market for online luxury and is a pioneer in changing the way that luxury consumers shop for jewellery online – With exquisite designer jewellery, combined with a return to old-fashioned customer service of the highest standard, AstleyClarke.com has carved a unique niche for itself; moving away from a mass approach to luxury”. Bec Clarke – Founder and Managing Director

AstleyClarke.com
The new AstleyClarke.com website features outstanding jewellery photography; sophisticated gemstone search functions; zoom features and product showcases giving customers an improved view of the products, exquisite front end design, excellent faceted navigation, improved jewellery wish-list and gift reminding features. The site also houses inspirational jewellery content by the AstleyClarke.com design team, International Jewellery designers and leading fashion and jewellery editors. To educate international jewellery shoppers, Astley’s Jewellery Miscellany, written by the in-house gemmologists, covers in-depth information on gemstones, precious metals, design and craftsmanship.

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Huge Savings On Lauren Klein’s Designer Jewelry

Lauren Klein, a leading online retailer of designer jewelry, today announced holiday specials on women’s jewelry, including monogrammed jewelry, diamond necklaces and yellow gold diamond necklaces.

LaurenKlein.com offers the finest collection of jewelry available to the public and is backed by Lauren Klein’s incomparable experience rooted in the fine jewelry industry. Established as a reputable source and provider of today’s emerging trends in designer and fashion jewelry, the online retailer offers shoppers exquisite collections at amazing prices.

“The holidays bring forth many special occasions, increasing the need for festive jewelry that adds a touch of elegance to any ensemble,” said Sarah Leight, manager, Lauren Klein. “Shoppers can benefit f r o m our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale and experience deep discounts on many items throughout our extensive selection of women’s jewelry.”

During the holiday season, Lauren Klein is featuring evil eye bracelets such as the Pave Oval & Leaf Evil Eye Bracelet symbolizing good luck; Gold Disc necklaces, gemstone earrings as well as numerous pieces by Lauren G. Adams line of fashion jewelry, which is known for bringing beauty to any ensemble with the classy sparkle.

As a customer-focused company, Lauren Klein strives to bring the highest quality products directly to consumers to ensure their satisfaction is exceeded. With more than half a century of heritage in the diamond industry, Lauren Klein has built a reputation of distinction and class offering only the finest selections of designer jewelry and fashion jewelry collections.

Lauren Klein showcases the very best pieces f r o m today’s most sought after designers . Whether you are looking for fashionable jewelry trends or personalized monogrammed jewelry, Lauren Klein ensures customers can choose f r o m the best selection of men’s and women’s jewelry with the most competitive prices available. Customers can browse through an extensive selection of traditional diamond jewelry, such as wedding rings and gemstone earrings or choose f r o m more contemporary pieces and top sellers like key necklaces, evil eye bracelets and more.

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Popular Online Toy Store Gives Parents Peace Of Mind During Holiday Shopping

BigSmileToys.com, a leading online toy store known for their high level of customer service and extensive offering of fun and educational specialty toys, today announced their added value services aimed at making holiday shopping stress free and value oriented. With services such as free gift wrapping, top sellers and staff picks, busy parents can conquer the stresses of holiday shopping with ease and satisfaction.

With the holiday shopping season underway, BigSmileToys.com stays abreast of emerging children’s toys and top trends. The online retailer has been the source of inspiration in many parents by offering high demand products paired with convenient services such as birthday reminders, free Christmas, Hanukkah and birthday themed gift wrapping and free shipping.

“This time of year can add even more stress to the gift buying process as time and money are even more valuable, busy parents want to ensure satisfaction and ease of purchasing. BigSmileToys.com understands that even the simplest of tasks can become cumbersome,” said Steve Scartozzi, president BigSmileToys.com. “By offering simple site navigation, staff picks, top sellers, free gift wrapping and free shipping on orders over $99, customers can easily browse through the extensive selection of kids toys, toddler toys and long time favorites like Playmobil toys to find a gift their child is sure to love,” Scartozzi concluded.

Serving as the online extension of one of suburban Philadelphia’s most reliable retail toy stores, BigSmileToys.com offers customers the expertise and experience delivered by the more than 48 years in the business. Providing the best selection of children’s toys, games, sporting equipment, books and more, BigSmilesToys.com understands that above and beyond service is as much a part of the equation to satisfaction as price, selection and delivery. Operating on the notion that fun + learning = smiles, BigSmileToys.com takes pride in offering only the best products, helping create a home environment for parents and children that fosters fun and learning.

For parents looking for gift ideas, and reliable information on the hottest toys and gifts this season, BigSmileToys.com is the solution many trust. Voted as best toy store in the Western Main Line for eight consecutive years and named best toy store in Chester County by Philadephia Magazine, BigSmileToys.com carries that distinction online as is recognized as a 5 Star Featured Dealer with Amazon.com.

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Holiday Arrival of Personalized Baby Gifts & Toys At BabyStuffGifts.com

BabyStuffGifts.com, a leading online baby boutique, today announced the addition of unique holiday gifts for babies and children, plus an array of adorable plush toys, personalized baby gifts and gift sets.

Specializing in gifts for infants and babies, BabyStuffGifts.com is respected among parents and recognized as an industry leader in specialty baby gifts and personalized baby toys. The newest addition of holiday gifts offer shoppers an amazing selection of adorable baby clothes, plush toys and unique baby gift sets, ideal for those looking for special ways to celebrate the holiday season.

“Offering gifts with eminence and exquisite taste at an affordable price has been a goal f r o m day one,” says Nancilyn Gray Scott, founder, BabyStuffGifts.com. “We treasure each item, whether it’s a holiday gift or an everyday pleasure. We aim to carry gifts that are truly one-of-a-kind and created with the notion that quality, creativity and originality play as much of a role in the development of the gift as the enjoyment of the gift itself.”

BabyStuffGifts.com takes pride in offering a wide selection of gifts in price ranges that can accommodate any budget, ensuring that the only exclusivity that takes place is in the uniqueness of the gift. With holiday gifts for infants f r o m birth to 12 months of age, BabyStuffGifts.com offers dozens of gift ideas for all causes of celebration.

The online retailer has an extensive offering of exclusive boys’ and girls’ baby gifts, including plush toys and personalized baby gifts that can be monogrammed for even more individual flair. Carrying personalized cozies, bibs and burp cloths, to baby blankets and diaper covers, bath and beach wear, stuffed animals and more. BabyStuffGifts.com caters to those who appreciate the quality and individuality by offering shoppers one of the largest selections of adorable, affordable and unique baby gifts.

About BabyStuffGifts.com
Every baby is a special gift and each one deserves only the very best! At BabyStuffGifts.com, our passion is to provide each precious baby with personalized baby gifts and baby gift baskets, at reasonable prices.

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Gifts, Fun Clothing & Accessories, Home & Garden Décor Store

The Daisy Trading Company of York Maine announces that they have launched a new website design with easy online shopping for their collection of gifts, furniture, home and garden décor, clothing and accessories. Their website, located at http://www.daisytrading.com, features an e-commerce shopping cart with a full checkout system that accepts all major credit cards. It also features sale items and offers gift card purchases.

Daisy Trading offers many fun and interesting products with a unique, whimsical flair. Now you can purchase these items online easily and have them shipped directly to you. They also have many items that make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers and many other occasions. You can find fun gifts for wine lovers, pet lovers, women, children and many unique and unusual gifts for the hard to buy for.

Their store includes home and garden décor, accessories and furniture with a Maine beach cottage style. They have a large selection of wall art and décor including fun handpainted signs, signs with inspirational messages, picture frames with quotes and signs that can be personalized with your family name or name of your town.

They also offer unique and fun clothing and jewelry for women. Plus an adorable selection of kids and baby items and accessories including Pee-pee teepees, Littlemissmatched kids socks, and colorful Trumpette Ballerina and MaryJane socks.

Check out their Gifts and Giggles section for unique and fun gift ideas, books, games, toys, mugs, laptop skins and canteens f r o m Curly Girl, bath and body products, pajamas, and more. Visit the For the Holidays section to find holiday related items that change with the seasons. Currently they feature for Christmas a new idea for a Christmas family tradition: the book “Elf on the Shelf”. This cleverly rhymed children’s book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. Each comes with the storybook and it’s very own scout elf, allowing for a delightful hide and seek game for your little ones.

You can also shop in their store located at 388 Route One in York, Maine, as well as their other stores in the York and Ogunquit, ME area: The Lazy Daisy, Daisy Janes, The Daisy Trading Company Gifts & Giggles, and Daisy on the Rocks.

The website was created by Soul Oyster Web Studios of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Soul Oyster is owned and operated by Jennifer Marcelais, who specializes in designing and developing attractive, search engine optimized (SEO) websites for businesses that drive in traffic according to their local target market, helping to increase customer sales.

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Signet Trading Announces New Partnership With Affiliate Network buy.at

Signet Trading and leading affiliate network, buy.at, has announced a partnership which will offer consumers greater access to money saving offers on gifts, jewellery and watches.

Signet Trading is the parent company to the UK’s leading high street jewellers H Samuel, Ernest Jones and Leslie Davies. As the UK’s leading jewellery and watch retailer, Signet offers a huge range of leading brand watches and jewellery and a wide range of offers and promotions. The new partnership with buy.at is hoped to boost consumer awareness of Signet’s two online stores, H.Samuel and Ernest Jones and promote greater consumer awareness of its offers and promotions.

Nicky Brown, Head of Multi Channel at Signet, commented, “Affiliate sales are a core element of our online marketing strategy and with the help of Buy.at we can grow our programme immensely.”

buy.at is one of the biggest affiliate networks in the UK with over 7 years experience working with the UK’s largest ecommerce retailers including Marks and Spencers, Next, La Senza, Mothercare and Additions, with a 200% increase in growth in the last three years.

Buy.at has been totally focussed on affiliate networks since 2002 and was bought out in 2008 by AOL, the industry’s largest advertising platform. This allows buy.at to deliver the world’s most powerful digital advertising solution by combining the AOL platform with mobile technology, video, Advertising.com third party displays, affiliate networks and the behavioural and contextual targeting capabilities of TACODA and Quigo.

One of the key reasons that Signet has chosen buy.at is because they operate an ‘open network’, which means that they allow their clients to build direct relationships with their affiliates. By allowing affiliates and advertisers to meet at networking and educational events valuable relationships are developed that allow clients and affiliates to learn from each other.

About Signet
H.Samuel and Ernest Jones are part of the world’s largest speciality jewellery group, Signet Jewelers. H.Samuel has almost 400 stores in the UK with over 140 years’ experience, starting in 1862 with a small store in Liverpool. Ernest Jones has grown from a single store on London’s Oxford Street in 1949 to a national chain of over 200 stores. Featuring an incredible range of branded watches, H.Samuel and Ernest Jones also have a stunning range of Pandora jewellery, Chamilia beads, collectibles and gifts for all occasions, offering something for every taste and style.

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Artificial Christmas Trees Light Up The Ellen DeGeneres Show With A Denali White Christmas

Balsam Hill® Artificial Christmas trees has set a new standard of quality for the Artificial Christmas Tree industry. From the complete realism of the Vermont White Spruce Tree to the striking Artificial Christmas Trees White Denali, Balsam Hill® has overwhelmed its customers with quality and options. Ellen DeGeneres’ delight was evident on an episode that featured Artificial Christmas trees by the company. As she enjoyed the splendor of the trees, her enthusiasm and passion for beautiful touches of holiday magic was apparent. The Balsam Hill® Artificial Christmas Trees Decorations adorned the studio stage in such a way that it was transformed into a magical winter wonderland of Christmas that anyone would appreciate.

California, November, 2009 – Balsam Hill® Artificial Christmas trees are the number one trees when it comes to realism and beauty. The company has established a mission that guides them in working toward the goal of creating Artificial Christmas trees that are realistic and luxurious, while also being convenient and beautiful. The company has set new standards in all areas with each of its categories of trees. The Vermont White Spruce Tree, California Baby Redwood™, and Colorado Mountain Spruce trees are known for their realistic qualities and the Artificial Christmas Trees White Denali has been described by the “Home Journal” as ‘striking’. Even Ellen DeGeneres seemed to be taken aback as she looked intently at the adornments on her stage.

In recent years there has been a move toward using Artificial Christmas trees. This has resulted in a booming new business of opportunities for many, which means many companies are being put up overnight and producing less than quality products. But the cream always rises to the top, and that has been the case with Balsam Hill®. This company’s technology is at least two steps ahead of the others, which is why there is such a difference in the trees made by Balsam Hill® and Artificial Christmas trees made by other companies.

As the “Home Journal” describes Balsam Hill’s® Artificial Christmas Trees White Denali as being striking, the article goes on to suggest that one simply decorates it with blue paper starbursts and blue and silver ball ornaments. While this may not be the true traditional type of decorating theme that one is used to, the luxury of having the white tree foundation of Balsam Hill’s® Artificial Christmas Trees White Denali to work with opens new opportunities for creativity. Because the tree is white, using simple color schemes usually works; the white foundation provides opportunities to try things that may not work so well on a green tree.

Until this ‘white’ Christmas tree was created by Balsam Hill®, it was not possible to find well-made, first quality, white Artificial Christmas trees. Therefore, anyone with a sense of creativity but with a preference for quality was left without a real solution. Balsam Hill® has provided that solution and at the same time, made it more difficult for other companies to compete with them.

Balsam Hill® also offers high-end Artificial Christmas Trees Decorations that add a stunning final touch to the perfect tree. The company provides ornaments that are unique and quite different from the typical ones seen in department stores. It seems that they have gone out of their way to find and offer the ideal Artificial Christmas Trees Decorations in order to make their trees look even better.

Serenata Flowers Delivers Flowers In A New Way

SCHOOL run mothers and fathers will not suffer the problem of missed deliveries thanks to an innovative new idea by a leading online merchant.

Serenata Flowers, an award winning UK florist has created an “avoid the school run” option so that parents dropping off or picking up their children from school will not leave the home and miss that important delivery.

Serenata Flowers Delivers Flowers In A New Way

The Internet-based company has developed its transport procedure with the purpose to remove a major problem from buying online. It made the move after research showed that missing a delivery was an enormous irritant of buying online.

With Christmas around the corner, millions of Brits will be turning to the web over the next month to buy gifts for their loved ones. But despite the growing online shopping occurrence, problems with delivery are leaving some consumers unhappy.

Recent market investigations show that about 50 percent of the deliveries from online business will not be delivered since no one is at home to receive it. The transport may have to be left at a predefined defined location or with neighbors, risk leaving them in a “safe place” near the doorstep, or reorganize the delivery time. Evidence suggests shoppers are loathe taking time off work to wait in for a delivery and are expecting firms to be more flexible.

Peter Ahl, Managing Director of Serenata Flowers, explained it was therefore he have developed the extra service evening and the “avoid school run” delivery slots to add to the conventional am or pm times. The florist has also started a free Saturday delivery service.

He said: “Parents that are not in the home temporarily can miss an important delivery in the morning or in the afternoon this may be the case therefore they do have to do the school run. Allowing people to schedule am/pm/evening/avoid school-run or Saturday delivery this is of great help for people as they do not require staying at home an open-ended time just to wait for a delivery. Quite a few people I know can or will be staying at home during daytime only so they can be at hand for an estimated delivery. So while online shopping has certainly saved us lots of time, the issue of solving the transport is still a problem to solve for many.”

Serenata is an independent online flower delivery retailer, sending flowers across the capital and the rest of the UK six days a week. The online florist also has two sister sites specializing in online wine and chocolate delivery – SerenataWines and SerenataChocolates.

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Retailers Seeking Temporary Solutions To Guarantee A Better Christmas

Displaysense reports high street retailers and independent stores are heading into the festive period in full force by increasing their retail display solutions to promote and distribute their range of products in defiance of forecasts of a slump in Christmas sales threatening the speed and strength of the UK’s economic recovery.

Displaysense, the UK’s leading supplier of display cabinets and cake stands has noticed a growing trend in businesses purchasing more in the way of temporary shop displays. This allows retailers the opportunity to have more stock on display, providing customers more choice as well as retailers the chance to reduce their stock and increase sales during this festive period.

With a slump in sales over the summer period, primarily due to poor weather and unrest in the banking system, there is now a surplus in stock at many retailers which needs to be cleared in order to make way for the latest products and gadgets for 2010.

With the opportunity of Christmas and January sales just around the corner, many shops are looking for as many opportunities as possible to sell, sell, sell and recoup their depreciating investment in the stock they hold. As cash is very much king to retailers and with banks still unwilling to lend, businesses are trying to ensure they can make the most of this silly season of sales and buyer demand approaching.

Steve Whittle the marketing manager at Displaysense, commented on this trend in a positive tone by stating, “The fact that a lot of businesses are looking to get rid of their stock shouldn’t be seen as a desperate attempt to make some money, but rather that they are ready to move on after a disappointing year. New stock lines bring new opportunities and the lessons learnt over the past year or so should put the majority of companies in good stead for the coming months ahead”.

With some ranges of wire chrome shelving units and clothes rails near to selling out at Displaysense, the company is already having to reorder more to fill the demand, which is the opposite to last year’s demands which saw the company’s 95% off sale signs selling out. The move from desperation to innovation has clearly paved the way for the unexpected upbeat feeling on the high street.

Only time will tell whether the predictions of a gloomy Christmas period will come true, however one thing that is certain, a temporary display isn’t just for Christmas. It can be a real life saver for retail shops.

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Ernest Jones Has Unveiled Its Own Twitter Page

Ernest Jones, the Diamond and Watch specialist has joined the social media revolution and launched its own Twitter page.

The Ernest Jones Twitter page can be found under the name Ejonesjewellers at the social media site. The page is designed to give customers a chance to stay up to date on offers, new product launches, news and trends from Ernest Jones and the watch, jewellery and fashion marketplace.

Ernest Jones is joining other leading high street brands such as H.Samuel, Next, Tesco and Starbucks in this innovative arena. With the competitive nature of the market at present this makes total sense and allows the jeweller to engage with customers, maintain its brand presence and reputation and keep its customers informed about offers, promotions, new collections and products and charity affiliations.

The messages (Tweets) are intended to be a mixture of information and fun and will be aimed at consumers, journalists and anyone interested in Ernest Jones. Ernest Jones will also engage with any customers looking for advice or information, either answering the query directly or referring the customer to someone who can help them.

According to Jason Edworthy, Signet Digital Comms Manager, “We want to engage with our customers, promote our offers and build our brand and online presence with witty, fun and informative Tweets aimed directly at our customer base.”

This initiative also offers consumers insight into less obvious ranges, such as the famous Vera Wang wedding collection, that consumers might not realise Ernest Jones sells. Other benefits to the consumer include industry news, fashion tips, exclusive product information and the possibility for customers to engage directly with one of the high street’s leading authorities on diamonds and watches.

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Portable Storage Containers and Storage Trailers for Holiday Inventory

As Black Friday approaches, retailers are gearing up for what is one of the largest shopping days of the year. Mobile Mini Storage is here to help retailers during the holiday season with its line of portable storage containers. Mobile Mini knows that retailers need to make sure that they have the extra inventory on hand to meet their customer’s holiday shopping demands. With Mobile Mini’s service, retailers are able to store their excess inventory on site in a secure, steel constructed mobile storage unit.

All portable storage units are delivered directly to your site creating the most convenient storage solution around. No need to hassle with offsite storage facilities that require you to transport your excess inventory back and forth from your store location. Mobile Mini has a large inventory of storage trailers available for long or short term use depending on the demands of your business. Once your seasonal inventory needs have ceased all you have to do is call Mobile Mini to schedule a pick-up for the cargo storage container … it’s that simple! Mobile Mini is committed to providing retailers this holiday season with competitively priced yet convenient storage alternatives.

Mobile Mini realizes the importance of providing customers what they need, when they need it. The same is true for retailers throughout the holiday shopping season; you need to be able to provide customers the goods or services they want now in order to have a profitable holiday season. At Mobile Mini we focus on providing retailers with the most secure storage container rental options on the market. We know that your inventory is crucial to your business and we are here to help you store it securely at your location. Mobile Mini offers standard and premium patented locking systems for all storage containers.

In addition to portable storage containers, Mobile Mini also provides businesses with modular offices and construction trailers. All portable offices are delivered to you location as well and can be rented or purchased. With a modular office from Mobile Mini you have the ability to provide extra space for additional staff/employees during the holiday season. Whatever your on site needs may be, Mobile Mini strives to be the mobile storage solution for retailers nationwide.

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When Times Get Hard People Look For Savings And Cheaper Forms Of Entertainment

When times get hard people look for savings and cheaper forms of entertainment. Research shows that television sales and home cinema equipment have bucked the current trends.

As people opt to watch more films rather that go for an expensive night out, DVD rentals companies have stepped up and offer a very cheap way to watch the latest blockbusters.

There are lots of things to bear in mind when choosing a DVD rental company. Primarily you will need to decide on a plan to suit you. Most plans are based on tiered options allowing a maximum allocation of discs per month and the number that can be simultaneously rented at one time.

There are no late fees and you can keep the discs as long as you want to all the while you have a current membership.

Delivery of the discs is usually done by post or courier, and Cinema Paradiso send out their disks by 1st class postage ensuring that there is a minimum of delay between your rentals.

Cinema Paradiso have a massive library of over 65,000 title including the latest and greatest films, including many minority interest, specialist and niche titles. Blu-Ray rentals are also provided and offer a cheap way into the world of high definition entertainment.

A film rental service such as Cinema Paradiso is very easy to use.

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Fabulous Offers On Men’s Rings For The Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season! Time to shop, eat and make merry. And, Just Mens Rings shows you exactly how to make the festive time of the year even more special.

Place your order during the holiday season and get an attractive Holiday Gift Box absolutely FREE! Also, the cost of JMR’s first class shipping has been reduced. Now get your rings delivered at your doorstep or gift them – all dolled up for a cost that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

JMR offers a wide selection of rings in all metals, including tungsten, titanium, stainless steel, sterling silver and the new Benchmark designer collection of gold, palladium and platinum. In addition, you will find whopping discounts of up to 75%, “30 day guarantee” and same day shipping.

Looking for a comfort fit ring? JMR has upgraded designs so that all rings that can be made with comfort fit are now offered and ALL tungsten rings are comfort fit!

Our Benchmark bands are created by highly talented designers and skilled craftsmen. They come with a lifetime guarantee; replacement in case of damage and resizing if your finger size changes. These finely created branded pieces are definite keepers. And guess what! All Benchmark rings include Free First Class Domestic and International Shipping on orders over $99.00, and usually ship in 3- 4 days.

Built on the foundation of perfection, creativity and class, Just Mens Rings focuses on prime quality rings, availability in all sizes (including large sizes) and most of all making it all affordable.

Just Men’s Rings is your one stop shop for top quality men’s rings. JMR offers the largest assortment of fashion rings for men; whether it’s a classy wedding band that you are looking for, or a hip ring to go with your edgy personality.

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Inflatable Everything To Blow Up The Inflatables Market

Displaysense expands in more ways than one, while others are contracting, by launching a new business venture that aims to take the inflatables market by storm.

Displaysense, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of retail displays and shop fittings has launched a brand new sister site, Inflatableeveything.co.uk, offering everything that could possibly be pumped, inflated or blown up, all from under one roof.

Inflatable Everything launched its website with a range of over 400 products and already there are plans to get this figure to over 1000 by January 2010 in order to truly be the home of everything inflatable in the UK. With inflatable costumes for parties and toys for children, through to inflatable canoes and promotional displays, the company aims to truly own the inflatable market.

To mark the introduction of this new business venture, Inflatable Everything is also offering an introductory 10% discount, in the form of a voucher code (IE1109PR), to customers who are looking to purchase any inflatable from its ever expanding range of products.

Steve Whittle the marketing manager at Inflatable Everything commented, “As a business, we are very ambitious and we are aiming to become a real household name that everyone will remember when they are looking to purchase anything inflatable, from inflatable party props to recreational inflatables. Amongst our range of inflatable products we also source a wide range of event and promotional inflatables such as giant inflatable blimps and merchandise giveaways that are suitable for advertising a product or service, which will appeal to all businesses including our existing Displaysense customers.”

Although Inflatable Everything has only been trading for a couple of weeks, the company has already been receiving large orders and plenty of enquiries for its inflatable products. From office parties to customers interested in seasonal inflatables, it has not been a slow start for the business.

Inflatable Everything also provide customers peace of mind with their 28 day money back guarantee and a one year guarantee on manufacturing defects, which Steve believes will encourage greater customer confidence in the brand and their products from day one. Although the company is only a couple of weeks old, the team behind Inflatable Everything and Displaysense at the RCH group, have a wealth of experience. And because of the meteoric sustainable growth of the group over the past 10 years they have been able to acquire the services of over 30 suppliers to help develop their range to ultimately become the UKs true one stop shop for inflatables.

The directors and all the members of staff at Inflatable Everything are really pumped up, believing that the next few months will prove to be very successful for the business and that 2010 will be the year when the company will truly start to see their market share expand.

About Inflatable Everything
Inflatableeverything.co.uk, is part of the RCH Group which has been trading since 1978. The product range at inflatable’s cover anything from inflatable party accessories and inflatable games to inflatable education aids and inflatable furniture – there really is no limit.

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