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


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

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

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

Chub Scotch Ale • Oskar Blues Oskar Blues Brewery • Colorado

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

Even More Jesus • Evil Twin Brewing • New York

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

Independence Pass Ale • Aspen Brewing Company • Aspen, Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

VAHAN JEWELER UNVEILS NEW DESIGN WITH FRESH SLEEK LOOK

VAHAN DESIGNER KEEPS FINDING NEW WAYS TO KEEP COLLECTIONFRESH, POLISHED & SLEEK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Menkind Customer Gets Dream Start To The Year

Menkind, the UK’s leading retailer for men’s gifts and accessories, has given one of its customers a dream start to 2010 by sending him £1,500 worth of gadgets and goodies absolutely free.

The Surrey-based company, which sells a massive range of gifts for men and boys toys, from lava lamps to remote control helicopters, has announced Robert Gallimore as the winner of its Christmas prize draw competition.

Mr Gallimore, of Stafford, simply entered the draw at www.menkind.co.uk and is now the proud owner of 20 of the company’s best-selling Christmas gifts worth just under£1,500. Included in the monster haul is a Steepletone CD, radio and iPod jukebox valued at £500, a Rovio mobile webcam worth £200 and a host of other top products including the official Top Gear board game, a mini-football table, lava lamp, luxury bath robe and much more.

Paul Kraftman, managing director of Menkind, said: “Understandably we had a massive response to this competition from our customers, who all wanted to get their hands on the fabulous prizes on offer.

“However, there could only be one outright winner and we’ve spoke to Robert to let him know the good news. He’s over the moon to have won the competition.

“We wanted to make sure the prizes included in our Christmas draw were really something customers would get excited about and so all of our top 20 Christmas gifts were included. With all of the toys and gadgets that are now heading Robert’s way, he’s sure to be kept entertained for quite some time.”

Robert isn’t the only one with a reason to smile though. Another 50 runners-up have also been picked out of the hat and each one will receive a £20 voucher to spend on the gift of their choice at Menkind’s online store.

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Gemondo Introduces The Gorgeous Zandra Rhodes Jewellery Collection

Gemondo, one of the UK largest online jewellers has introduced the gorgeous Zandra Rhodes Jewelleryinto their designer jewellery collections. Gemondo.com is an online jewellery retailer specialised in designer jewellery. It’s the only online outlet for discontinued Zandra Rhodes jewellery, and stocks the largest collection of Zandra Rhode’s jewellery in the world, many of which are offering at sales prices.

Zandra Rhodes is a famously colourful British fashion designer. She was introduced to the fashion world by her mother, who was a teacher at Medway College of Art. Zandra Rhodes graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 1964. Her major area of study was printed textile design. Zandra Rhodes is renowned for her unconventional clothes and pink hair. Her designs are considered clear, creative statements, dramatic but graceful, bold but feminine.

Zandra Rhodes was considered as one of the new wave of British designers who put London at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1970s. She designed costumes for Princess Diana and Freddie Mercury of Queen, and continues to design for royalty and celebrities. In May 7 2009, Zandra Rhodes teamed up with Marks & Spencer and launched a capsule collection, using her creative and iconic designs as inspiration, featuring a range of women’s wear, accessories, holiday pieces and lingerie. It turned out to be a huge success.

Zandra also has her very own collection of jewellery. Her inspiration has always come from organic material and nature, and the Zandra Rhodes Jewellery collection continues this theme. Turning silk into yellow and white gold or silver with a combination of precious and semi-precious stones, such as Sapphire, Swarovski Crystal, and Pink Tourmaline, etc. Zandra has created five different styles of beautiful and stylish necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, and brooches. The Zandra Rhodes jewellery includes five separate collections, which are Oriental Whisper collection, Punk Chic Collection, Lovely Lilies collection, Signature collection and Manhattan Lady Collection.

The inspiration for the Oriental Whisper Collection was the eternal ‘wiggle’ line that is featured in nearly every one of Zandra’s fabulous textile designs, and has become the staple of Zandra’s work in this field; The inspiration for Punk Chic collection came from her days as the ‘Queen of Punk’ where her haute couture collections included torn fabrics, pinned together with safety pins. Zandra’s safety pin designs came a long time before Versace and Vivien Westwood.

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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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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.

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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Kaenon Polarized Releases New Sunglasses For Holiday ’09

Kaenon Polarized™ , the Newport Beach-based maker of lifestyle and performance sunglasses, proudly announces the Holiday arrival of three new Luxury Performance frame designs for men and women.  The men’s and women’s sunglass styles will be available November 1 and launched to retail in limited release through Kaenon’s premium dealer network, including 20 southwest Nordstrom locations.

Designed in California and made in Italy, PINO™ and BURNET™ are modern, west coast interpretations of retro-period designs that are pure Luxury Performance to be worn equally, by both men and women.  JOSS™ was inspired by, and designed with racecar-driving pop star Danica Patrick for women looking for something feminine and stylish, yet comfy and sporty in a women’s sunglass.

The initial Holiday 2009 release will make each style available in a rich, gloss black frame with the company’s patented SR-91 polarized lens in Grey 12™ as well as a new frame color the company calls Havana – a beautiful tobacco brown accented by deep, dark rich tones.  Each frame is hand painted and assembled in Italy following Kaenon’s creative direction and strict quality control.  Joss will offer Havana with Copper 12™ SR-91 polarized lenses, while Burnet and Pino will house G12 lenses in Havana.  Each frame is Rx adaptable with Kaenon’s SR-91 prescription lenses – in Single Vision or Freestyle™ Progressive.

PINO
Simple, clean, and stylish, PINO is a modern, west coast take of a 50’s-period classic to be worn by both men and women looking for a moderately sized fun, yet functional sunglass.  Designed in California, made in Italy, Pino’s injection molded TR-90 8-base wrapped frame is pure Luxury Performance.  Old school styling with low-key Kaenon branding engraved on a decorative metal inlay, all defy Pino’s light weight, performance fit.  Only further enhanced by our patented SR-91 polarized lenses that provide unsurpassed razor sharp optical clarity and glare reduction.  Pino comes with a protective metal case and is Rx adaptable.  MSRP begins at $229.

BURNET
BURNET is a subtle reshaping and condensed interpretation of our popular, retro-inspired Burny™ frame style.  Designed to be worn by both women and men equally, it’s a timeless, classic design that features subtle, yet distinctive styling with the performance and comfort Kaenon Polarized is known for.  Easy to wear for a wide variety of face shapes, and featuring a throw-back temple design highlighted by discrete branding and logo detailing in a pure metal inlay, this durable, performance-wrapped TR-90 frame houses 8-base SR-91 polarized lenses for razor sharp optical clarity and unsurpassed glare reduction.   Made in Italy, BURNET comes with a protective metal case and is Rx adaptable.  MSRP begins at $229.

JOSS
Inspired by Danica Patrick, and designed with input from the racecar-driving pop star, JOSS is the shapely sister to our popular Georgia™ frame style that Danica has been so instrumental in popularizing.   Joss is distinguished by a slightly oversized round lens shape, enhanced by supple, curvy surfaces that taper aft into thin sleek temples that support our female-fit geometry.   Made in Italy using TR-90 frame material, Joss is light weight, durable and super comfy, with buried Variflex nose pads for additional comfort and security that come standard as do the wrapped 8-base SR-91 polarized lenses for maximum protection with unsurpassed razor sharp optical clarity and glare reduction.  Complete with a protective metal case and Rx adaptable, Joss is the choice in women’s sunglasses that begs to be worn…and loves to play!  MSRP begins at $209.

Kaenon Polarized has quickly become the luxury performance choice of those who live the Southern California lifestyle to its fullest. Superior lens performance is the engine that differentiates Kaenon Polarized sunglasses, verified by scientists and validated by professionals in both land and water sports such as, sailing, golf, baseball, snow, surf, paddling, fishing, cycling, climbing and driving, as well as celebrities in film and music.

At the core of every Kaenon Polarized sunglass is the company’s proprietary and patented SR-91 ® lens material. No other lens on the market offers better clarity, impact protection, and glare reduction, all in one ultra-lightweight lens. Every SR-91 polarized lens carries a Lifetime Guarantee against delamination, cracking or splitting – including Kaenon Polarized prescription sunglasses made from SR-91 prescription polarized lenses.

With an initial 20+-store launch that started in July, Nordstrom will sell all three new Kaenon Polarized sunglass styles in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii – including its four flagship locations at South Coast Plaza, Fashion Valley Mall, The Grove and Scottsdale.  Including Nordstrom in this initial Holiday launch of Burnet, Pino and Joss, demonstrates the success both companies have enjoyed since partnering in July – with sales of Kaenon Polarized sunglasses out-performing Nordstrom expectations.

“Nordstrom has always been the first to recognize true leadership and trend direction in fashion and sensibility, and we’re very excited they’ve shown such confidence in Kaenon Polarized to once again demonstrate their knack for quality product and ability to differentiate themselves with distinctive brands,” said Steve Rosenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Kaenon Polarized. “Nordstrom not only understands the trends, they have exceptional insight behind the product that drives those trends,” he added.

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H.Samuel Has Joined The Twitterati With Its Own Twitter Page

H.Samuel the jeweller has launched its own Twitter page, joining other leading high street brands such as Tesco and Next on the popular social networking site.

H.Samuel is following a growing trend in retail for engaging directly with customers. Any retailer looking to maintain its brand presence in the future and to stay competitive will be using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to engage with customers and manage brands and reputations.

The H.Samuel Twitter page is designed to inform customers about offers, promotions, new products and brands as well as keeping consumers up to date with news about competitions and charity affiliations. The messages will be a mixture of information and fun and will be aimed at consumers, journalists and anyone interested in H.Samuel and its products, promotions, offers and brands.

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.”

The benefit for consumers is access to up-to-the minute information about new brands, new offers, competitions and an insight into products that they might otherwise not consider or realise that H.Samuel stock, such as gifts and collectibles. Other benefits include news on exclusive products and competitions and the possibility for customers to engage in conversations directly with the brand if they have queries.

Regardless of the topic, the company intends for each Tweet to link to a promotion, information page or product. The Tweets themselves will not all be directly sales orientated and are intended to entertain and please the customer as well as inform them.

As well as promoting products and offers, H.Samuel is hoping to increase brand awareness at a crucial time in trading for all high street retailers. It is hoped that the Twitter page will drive footfall to stores and visits to the website.

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The Body Shop Revives 80s Favourites

The Body Shop has announced it is bringing back some of its most popular products f r o m the 80s for a limited period.

The Body Shop is re-introducing classic products, now featuring new retro packaging. Old favourites such as Fuzzy Peach, the Banana collection and Ice Blue are all present, as well as a range of cleansers and moisturisers for face and body, and hair care products.

The Body Shop Revives 80s Favourites

Other original products included in the range are Dewberry Bath and Shower Gel, with a fragrance still fondly remembered by almost half of British women (44%) and now containing Community Trade aloe vera, specially selected for its ability to soothe and hydrate skin. Cucumber Cleansing Milk is also making a return, to help cleanse without drying the skin. In addition to gentle cucumber extract, the Cucumber Cleansing Milk features Community Trade organically grown soya oil.

The Body Shop customers can also have their say about which products f r o m the 80s they’d like to see make a comeback by visiting the company’s website and voting on the items they’d like back on shelves.

With its strong and unique heritage, The Body Shop was founded by Dame Anita Roddick in 1976 and has taken a place in the hearts of British women. A survey* showed that two-thirds of women fondly recall its 1980s campaigning against animal testing (63%) which today remains uncompromised, and its innovative use of natural ingredients (60%). A brand known for taking pioneering steps forward, in the 1980s its introduction of fair trade ingredients is still remembered by one-third of British women (31%).

The Body Shop has consistently developed new innovative ways of helping protect the planet through its use of packaging, with products in the originals collection now packaged in 100% PCR PET (made f r o m post-consumer recyclate).

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Cloggs.co.uk Launches One Day Website Discount Days

Cloggs.co.uk prides itself on offering in-season fashion footwear at incredibly competitive prices, which is why the company has been trading successfully online for nearly a decade. However, it also cares about its customers and has empathy with those that face financial hardship this year. As a result, it has taken the brave decision to introduce discount days on its website to ensure that those consumers who have had to tighten their belts this year can still afford the shoes and boots they want to buy as presents.

To take advantage of the one day discount days, all consumers have to do is visit the website on the right day throughout November and December. If they visit the website on a discount day they will find banners and promotional material advertising the tempting offer available. They then just have to note down the promotion code and start selecting the shoes and boots they want and proceed to the checkout. Once they get to the checkout they can then redeem the promotion code and the discount will automatically be applied to their purchase. It couldn’t be simpler.

Whether they are looking for UGG Boots like the UGG Bailey Button or the Classic Short for their wife, daughter or sister, Dr Martens Boots for their husband, son or brother, or something funky like the latest Converse Boots for nieces and nephews, purchasers just need to keep an eye on the website and use the offer when it appears.

Nick Thomas, Cloggs.co.uk Director stated: “At Cloggs we are all too aware of the financial pressures that face consumers this Christmas. Millions of people have had to deal with unfortunate events like losing their job, wage cuts or redeployment. Many of those are probably panicking that they won’t be able to afford the presents that their friends, family and loved ones really want. Recognising this, we have taken the decision to introduce one day discount days in the run up to Christmas so that buyers can grab the presents they want at hugely discounted prices.”

Despite the recession, online shopping in the UK is predicted to grow by 13.3% in 2009; accounting for 10% of the UK’s total spending. Consumers are turning to the internet more and more as they realise that branded products like footwear and electricals tend to be cheaper online. It is also far easier to spot bargains f r o m  the comfort of their home, rather than trudging f r o m shop to shop on the high street.

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Roman Originals Celebrates New Accessories Collection

Roman Originals are having an exciting end to 2009. They have announced the launch of their new trendy accessories range, with a wonderful array of colourful clutch handbags and elegant ladies hats, perfect for the holiday season. If that is not enough, the women’s wear company are also providing free UK standard delivery for those orders over £45, not to mention new customers can sign-up to receive an extra 10% off all orders – go to the homepage and look on the right hand side for the ‘GET AN EXTRA 10% OFF TODAY’ button just click and enter your details to receive your 10% off.

Like Roman Originals clothing ranges, their new range of womens handbags and womens hats have undergone the same rigorous testing to ensure that they meet the desired high quality standards expected. The range consists of vibrant beautifully made clutch bags made from fantastic fabrics and designs. Nevertheless, the handbag and hat ranges are not the only exciting new developments for affordable retailer Roman Originals.

Customers will be pleased to know none of their orders will be affected by the postal strikes. As of the 16th of November, Roman Originals will be offering Next day delivery within the UK, and will also commence international shipping.

Traditionally all Roman Originals ladies clothing and accessories were available in over 150 outlets across the United Kingdom. However, due to increasing demand for their well made garments, all Roman originals clothing and accessories are available internationally. Customers outside the UK will now be able to order online from Roman Originals just in time for the holiday season. On top of that, the company now offers free standard delivery for UK customers who spend as little as £45 on an order.

Customers visiting the site can also sign up to receive the Roman Originals catalogue. The catalogue is available on request to keep customers up-to-date with all the seasons’ trends and latest garments from Roman Originals. For those who like to keep a close eye on fashion, there is also an email list to with the latest fashion news and details of their special offers.

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H.Samuel The Jeweller Provides In-Store Proposal Packs For Romantic Men

H.Samuel, Britain’s biggest chain of jewellers is kitting out its shops with ‘proposal cushions’ to cater for men who suddenly go down on one knee in their stores.

The spontaneous acts of romance have tripled in branches of High Street giant H.Samuel in the past year, often by men acting spontaneously when they see sight of trays of engagement rings. Store staff have now been provided with a ‘proposal pack’ including a soft cushion and a bottle of bubbly to make it more comfortable and romantic for the men caught up in the moment.

The pack also includes a pack of tissues to dry any tears from emotional women as they, hopefully, say yes. The pack will be given to any love-struck couple who get engaged in the store, as long as they buy a ring from the new Christmas Kisses range. The novel innovation came after H.Samuel, which has more than 300 branches, noticed a rise in the number of proposals actually taking place in its shops.

Modern women want to choose their own diamond ring, so traditional proposals where a man suddenly produces a diamond and gets down on one knee are not as commonplace as they once were. Instead, couples go to stores to look at the available range, the guy buys the ring his girlfriend has chosen, and pops the question later. So many men get caught up in the moment when they go into the store that a growing number are getting down on one knee and proposing there and then, even when there are other customers about.

Kevin Ryan, stores director at H.Samuel said: “In-store proposals are proving increasingly popular with our customers. It seems that if a couple come in to look at a ring together, the moment just seems right to propose. Our staff are getting quite used to dealing with emotional women whose partners spring a marriage proposal surprise on them there and then.”

The high street jeweller said it used to get around 10 proposals in store a year, but this has nearly trebled in the past 12 months. H.Samuel reckons this is because more men are now choosing an engagement ring with their partners by their side, rather than risk buying one that is not liked.

The proposal pack of soft cushion, mini bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne and tissues is being launched to mark a new romantic collection of diamond jewellery out before Christmas, traditionally the most popular time for engagement proposals.

Mr Ryan said: “Engagement proposals in store certainly cheer up our staff and one of our sales staff was invited to be a flower girl at the wedding of a couple who got engaged in our Kings Heath branch in Birmingham.

“Men have told us it is easier to choose a ring with their girlfriend so they don’t risk having to exchange it.

“We hope that our proposal packs – including our soft cushion to kneel on – will help to remind men to get down on one knee when they want to propose marriage to their partner.”

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Lauren Klein Jewelry Introduces Gold Jewelry for the Holidays

Lauren Klein, a leading online retailer of designer jewelry, rates the winter holiday season its busiest, along with Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Hot items this year in both men’s and women’s jewelry and accessories include yellow gold and yellow gold and diamond combinations. From personalized and monogrammed jewelry, Lauren Klein offers early holiday shoppers a hassle-free shopping experience, f r o m the comfort of their own homes. In addition, customers using the code “NOV09” will receive a 15% discount off their entire order.

“At Lauren Klein, all that glitters is gold this season, as jewelry still ranks one of the most popular and classy gifts around,” said Sarah Leight, manager, Lauren Klein. “Holiday party goers who want to dress up their ensembles can choose f r o m the most exciting new styles this season as we are continually adding new and inspired selections to our inventory throughout the year.”

Lauren Klein’s selection of gold and diamond heart-shaped jewelry will set hearts aflutter this holiday season, with the magical allure of jewelry boxes transporting the likes of Monogram Hammered Yellow Gold Heart necklace to a Citrine Heart and Diamond Bezel Dangle Necklace, with matching earrings, to a variety of fashionable yellow gold necklaces.

Featuring treasured keepsake gifts such as monogrammed jewelry for men and women and diamond necklaces to take her breath away, Lauren Klein has a gift for everyone’s wish list. Some of the popular gift items this year include an unexpected pairing of leather and diamonds in the collection of leather bracelets. Whether engagement, promise or costume, a ring makes a great gift, and just about any style can be personalized with the gemstone of choice.

Lauren Klein specializes in all types of jewelry — whatever the style, Lauren Klein has it all. F r o m traditional diamond jewelry to trendy fashion jewelry, Lauren Klein carries only the best selection of women’s jewelry — rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets and baby jewelry — at the most competitive prices. The company’s new Monogram Collection offers personalized jewelry for that extra special touch.

The finest collection of jewelry available to the public is also backed by Lauren Klein’s incomparable experience rooted in the fine jewelry industry. 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, this family operation began its ecommerce business on eBay and Amazon. After great success, Lauren Klein showcases its entire jewelry collection on Laurenklein.com.

To receive a 15% discount of purchases, enter code NOV09 at checkout.

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British Site Which Saved Consumers $87m Throughout The Recession Officially Launches In The US

Former Gordon Ramsay protégé Mark Pearson is the founder of CouponCodes4U.com, a discount coupon site that has officially launched today and is aiming to save Americans millions of dollars. Mark Pearson worked as a sous chef under celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay at the prestigious Claridges restaurant in London. MyVoucherCodes is officially the UK’s most popular discount voucher code website in the UK.

Discount site CouponCodes4u.com officially launches today, and looks set to follow in the footsteps of UK-based sister website MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, which 15% of Brits use every month to save money on purchases ranging from supermarket shopping to money off on holidays and other one off purchases.

During the recession, MyVoucherCodes was responsible for nearly £1/2bn worth of sales in the UK, the equivalent of $787m. Throughout this period, Brits saved the equivalent of $87m USD, and the company hopes to repeat this sort of success across the Atlantic.

CouponCodes4U already features thousands of discounts and offers from top retailers keen to establish themselves on the site due to Mark’s background, with current deals including $75 off at Dell, 55% off at Amazon, $50 off at Sears, 35% off at Macy’s and many more.

In pre-launch beta testing, the site managed to amass a following of over 300,000 unique users a month, with no formal marketing in place. Over 15,000 retailers are listed on the site, all of which provide discount coupons, which are redeemable at online checkout.

CouponCodes4U.com has over 100,000 coupon codes, deals and discounts live on the site, and regularly generates over $1m in sales every month, all of which point to great success in the long run for the site.

CouponCodes4U is the Stateside birth-child of one of the UK’s leading young entrepreneurs, Mark Pearson. Since the recession, MyVoucherCodes, officially the UK’s leading discount website has saved Brits over $87m in the last year, and Mark hopes to bring his award-winning style to America.

Although there are many discount coupon sites which have popped up since the Credit Crunch, Managing Director Mark Pearson said,

“The discount coupon industry in the States is in desperate need of a shake-up, as too many US websites offer codes that they don’t actually have on the site, or that are already expired.

“Consumers deserve to see the discount coupon codes that retailers are releasing, and deserve to benefit from them too. In the UK, the rules around the discount sector are quite stringent, and I’m looking to bring the same discipline that has made MyVoucherCodes such a success to the US.

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FotoLum Offers Child Safety Kit Free For Field Testing

Each year, more than 650 children in the United States are hit and killed by cars while another 20,000 are injured. Invariably, the accidents are due to the child’s lack of vehicle awareness and the driver’s inability to see the child. That problem is particularly critical now as we await the end of daylight saving time, and the days continue to grow shorter. For 2009, the day of the year with the least amount of sunlight is December 21st.

This year FotoLum – a leading developer of photo luminescent products and solutions – is offering an inexpensive, yet effective safety kit designed to increase children’s visibility when walking to school or school bus stops, or playing outside after dark. Fotolum products are far superior to novelty glow in the dark items. They represent the fruits of years of research and testing on high-grade, proprietary, materials that yield photo luminescent performance unmatched in the industry.

For a limited time, FotoLum is seeking individuals to conduct testing of their Child Safety Kit products. Interested parties simply visit the FotoLum website, click on the contact link and send a request. FotoLum will mail out a free Child Safety Kit to the address provided by the requester.

The FotoLum Child Safety Kit was designed for safety outdoors and in. The outdoor components consist of photo luminescent vinyl combined with 3M Scotchlite silver retro-reflective coating in a tread-plate pattern backed with 3M adhesive where applicable. The retro-reflective shines brightly when hit with light, such as that from a vehicle’s headlights while the photo luminescence glows brightly in the dark for hours after proper charging from a natural or artificial light source.

Outdoor components include a glowing Safety Wrist Band with tread-plate reflective, two 1/2″ x 12″ strips of the same material backed with the 3M adhesive for application to bicycle helmets, backpacks or jackets and a 3″ tread-plate reflective photo luminescent glow stick alternative. Fotolum developed the glow stick alternative to counter the toxic waste generated by the disposal of hundreds of millions of one-use chemical glow sticks and glow accessories piling up in land fills every year. The glow stick alternative can be attached to the zipper pull of a jacket, school bags, backpacks, bikes as examples. AllFotolum components are reusable over and over and will last for 10 years or more.

Indoor components include a glow in the dark light switch locator and the award-winning After-Lite Crystal Energy Cell which fastens to a low-energy compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) to provide energy-free emergency lighting. After-Lite also works great as a night light. The light switch locator absorbs light during the day, then gently illuminates at night indicating the location of the light switch.

The same material used in the FotoLum Child Safety Kit is used on helmet and equipment patches implemented by the Fire Department of New York and many other fire departments across the nation to which FotoLum supplies.

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Megaman Energy Saving Bulbs Rated as Best Buy in November Which? Report

20% of the cost of most domestic electricity bills is from lighting. Although energy-saving light bulbs are more expensive to buy than ordinary bulbs they can last up to 15 times longer, depending on the type of the bulb you buy. Changing saves energy and thus money.

The November 2009 ©Which? report on Megaman® GSU111d 11w Dimmerable® (fully dimmable with standard dimmers) had this to say:

“Test score 75%. Megaman® GSU111d Dimmerable® Warm White 11W.

Pros. One of the best bulbs for starting up, this one produces a good amount of light quickly and light output meets the manufacturer’s claim. It lasts well, too – we test bulbs for up to 8,000 hours, and every one of the Megaman® bulbs lasted the duration. It handles frequent switching on and off well and can be used with dimmer switches.”

With many traditional light bulbs disappearing from the shops for good, now is the time to change to more energy-efficient lamps & bulbs.

In September the phase out of traditional bulbs started with 100w clear and most pearl/frosted wattages being discontinued, all others will go over the next few years.

The humble light bulb is dead….. to be replaced by more efficient lighting such as compact fluorescent lamps — known as CFLs, or energy-saving light bulbs.

The light output of older compact fluorescent lamps reduces significantly with age. Now is a good time to replace your old energy saving bulbs as well as replacing any traditional style bulbs. GW supplies has a wide range of energy saving bulbs and because they can buy in bulk they can offer excellent prices.

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Men’s Gift And Accessories Firm Is Groomed For Success Thanks To Bank And Government Funding

£987,000 enterprise fund cash helps ensure new stores are looking good. EXPANSION plans for mens gift and accessories company Menkind Stores certainly created the right impression with the Royal Bank of Scotland, when it agreed to help fund the company’s plans to open five new stores.

The high street bank decided that Menkind could benefit from a little ‘grooming’ if its plans to expand beyond its original single store and launch a cutting-edge new website were to take it to the next level.

So Menkind Stores’ founder, Paul Kraftman, went to his bank manager, Robert Laurie, with his plans, and was put in touch with the administrators of the government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme.

And the bank helped Menkind secure £987,000 of EFG cash which has gone a long way to funding the buying and fitting out of the five new stores. The funding boost has certainly had the desired effect on the business’s fortunes.

“Our new store openings were fitted out in a new concept, which has proven to be a great success in driving sales,” said Mr Kraftman.

“We are grateful to Robert and the team at RBS for arranging the finance package we needed.”

One thing Mr Kraftman is only too well aware of is the seasonal nature of the men’s gift market, but he believes Menkind’s growth has been achieved because of, rather than in spite of, this.

“Our flexible operating model allows us to manage and align costs so effectively with the seasonality of our market,” he added.

Menkind opened its first store in 2001 in the Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex. The five new stores are in Aberdeen, Cardiff, Nottingham, Liverpool and Manchester.

Its new-look website, www.menkind.co.uk, is now live in good time for Christmas, and is crammed with thousands gift and novelty ideas for men (and big boys) of all ages to suit every pocket from football gifts to mens watches and remote control cars.

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The Guess Watches Anniversary Collection Now Available At H.Samuel

H.Samuel has announced that it will be helping Guess watches to celebrate its 25 year anniversary by launching the Guess special edition watch collection, available at H.Samuel.co.uk and in-store.

The new special edition Guess collection features signature looks with a modern twist. The Guess Pink 25th Bling ladies watch is exclusive to H.Samuel and offers customers a real taste of Guess glamour, featuring a pink strap and large round crystal set dial with Guess logo.

Guess Watches has also created three new styles in ten variations for the Guess Girl – all with a specially designed 25th anniversary case back.

Also amongst this new line of watches is the ever-popular and iconic Guess logo and Guess triangle with glitz bezels as well as crystal-studded dials and cases. These styles are highlighted in an array of colourful leather straps suitable for every woman’s fashion wardrobe.

Guess was founded in 1981 by the Marciano brothers. One of the most widely recognisable brands in the world, Guess is known for its ground breaking and innovative style. Through their design, marketing and distribution of fashion lifestyle products, Guess has become one of the fashion leaders in young contemporary markets across the globe and consistently produces designs that are fashion-forward and trend setting.

Guess is also famous for spotting up and coming talent. Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Laetitia Casta, Eva Herzigova, Charlize Theron and a host of today’s top celebs, models and actresses have taken part in Guess campaigns in the past.

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H.Samuel Launches Silverstone Competition With Citizen Eco-Drive

H.Samuel, the UK’s leading high street jeweller, has teamed up with Citizen watches to offer customers a unique opportunity to win a day test driving cars at Silverstone racetrack. Prize winners will be given the chance to drive high performance cars in a variety of scenarios. With full training and supervision, this will be an amazing day out. Entry to the competition is by signing up for the H.Samuel email newsletter, no purchase is required.

The Silverstone Grand Prix Challenge offers the winner the opportunity to drive a Ferrari 360, Porsche 911, Lotus Exige and a Land Rover around the world famous track, experiencing the thrill and excitement first hand. Customers will also take part in an auto-test in a Caterham 7, Peugot 206 GTI or Ford Fiesta, spinning and driving a car at speed through obstacles and around bollards.

With a full briefing and expert instructors to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment, this is a once in a lifetime chance for consumers to live out their petrol dreams. Breakfast and lunch is also included and participants will receive a trophy and presentation pack so that the lucky winners can remember their big day.

Citizen Eco-Drive watches are renowned for their style, design, innovation and quality. Featuring the Eco-Drive solar power system which powers the watch from any light source, Citizen watches rank among the finest on the high street. Available in a wide range of styles from sporty chronograph watches to dress watches, the Citizen watches range features watches for men and watches for women.

To enter the competition, consumers simply have to go to the H.Samuel website and click on the Citizen competition link on the Homepage, where they can sign up to receive the H.Samuel newsletter and be entered into the draw automatically. The closing date is 24 December 2009. The draw takes place within ten days of the closing date and winners will be notified within 28 days of the draw. After the draw date entrants are free to unsubscribe to the email newsletter.

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Clinique Launches The Party Collection For Winter 09

Clinique, leader in skin care and make up, has launched its latest colour collection called Black Tie Violets which includes new limited edition make up shades.

From violet berries to rich plums, purple is this season’s new red. To celebrate this purple reign of colour, Clinique has introduced the New Black Tie Violets 2009 colour collection. This sweetly feminine, yet bold line features a range of girly violet tones that mirror the festivity and allure of the season.

A full-face party look draws inspiration from Clinique’s best-selling Different Lipstick in A Different Grape and for an extra touch of glamour, key items are elegantly housed in luxurious, silver packaging.

Shimmering Stripes Blusher leaves a pearly, luminous look in rich plum shades. For application, the limited edition Powder Brush made of natural hair is available with a festive, shimmery, metallic handle especially for Christmas. The large dome allows for easy application of powder for smooth, even delivery. As with all Clinique brushes it utilises a unique anti-bacterial technology that protects the brush to ensure a high level of hygiene. It’s the perfect beauty tool to help make the festive season glow.

Colour Surge Eyeshadow Quad creates looks ranging from subtle and soft to a sexy and sophisticated smokey eye. Clinique eyeshadows build quickly and blend easily offering effortless sheen and luminosity. The perfect eye makeup can be finished with Brush-On Cream Liner an ultra smooth, creamy gel liner that provides the precision of a liquid liner enabling it to be laid on thick or thin, subtle or dramatic. Either way, this fast-drying, non-smudging, waterproof eye liner delivers a precise line every time.

Lips are treated to the must-have party lip gloss with Full Potential Lips Plump & Shine. A multi-purpose, high-shine lip gloss which instantly and over time makes even the most modest lips appear fuller, softer and more contoured. Layered over Clinique’s Different Lipstick in A Different Grape or High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15, a sophisticated lipstick that delivers superior colour and moisturising benefits from the moment it’s applied.

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Access Discounts Introduces DIY Garden Lighting Equipment

AccessDiscounts.com – a leading supplier of grow lights, residential lighting and commercial lighting, is pleased to announce savings on its entire selection of lighting systems and supplies. In addition to offering a full range of lighting products for commercial and residential applications, www.accessdiscounts.com boasts a comprehensive selection of grow light systems, supplies and accessories for professional and amateur growers and gardeners alike.

Do-It-Yourself gardening is in the midst of unprecedented growth. Sparked by growing concerns over the effects of agro-chemicals on both food safety and the environment, consumers are increasingly turning to at-home cultivation of produce. According to the National Gardening Society, the number of households utilizing all-natural gardening methods has increased by 140% over the last five years.

Long familiar to gardeners in cold climates or with limited outdoor space, indoor growing offers a number of advantages: it enables year-round cultivation and a diversity of specimens unattainable through conventional outdoor growing. Grow lighting is also invaluable as a supplement to natural light, providing a solution for gardeners looking to sustain produce, plants and flowers through winter seasons.

Thanks to innovations in energy-efficient lighting, along with advances in fertilization and growing techniques, successful indoor growing is easier, more economical and more environment-friendly than ever.

Introduced within the last few years, LED lightbulbs represent the latest in commercial and residential lighting technology. Once used exclusively in electronics, LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are now used to power lightbulbs which offer unmatched energy- and cost-efficiency compared with conventional lighting systems. LED systems are up to 33 times more efficient than fluorescent and last up to fifty times longer; they operate at much lower temperatures, dramatically reducing risk of fire or burning. And since these lightbulbs are non-toxic, they are environmentally safe.

Accessdiscounts.com is proud to be a leading supplier of LED grow light systems, offering “simply the best-priced and highest quality grow systems in the industry,” according to Christina Roush, spokesperson for Access Discounts. As with all of Accessdiscounts.com’s lighting systems, they are 100% USA-made and backed by a 30-day money back guarantee.

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AccessDiscounts.com provides a wide selection of grow lights, home 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.

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SimplyWeddingStuff.com Introduces Personalized Placemats

SimplyWeddingStuff.com, the ultimate online destination for unique wedding favors, bridal shower favors and gifts today introduced personalized placemats that come in a colorful variety of themes, making them perfect decorations and party favors guests can take home after the festivities have ended.

“In this economy, customers are looking for festive ways to keep party costs down, while still creating a memorable and fun event,” says Brenda Knutson, customer service manager, SimplyWeddingStuff.com. “At about a dollar a piece, these new personalized placemats double as party décor and a favor that guests can take home to reuse. Great for birthday parties, bridal showers and baby showers, anniversaries and baptism, the placemats are a hit with guests and make cleaning up a breeze for the host.”

Bridal shower themed placemats come in elegant, colorful and whimsical themes, f r o m a bride’s silhouette to clinking champagne glasses. Baby shower themes include Under the Sea, Ladybug, Baby Boy and Baby Girl and Trendy Mommy. Birthday themes include milestones birthdays such as 1st, 40th, 50th, with designs ranging f r o m elegant, cute, fun and kid friendly. Rounding out the vast selection of placemats are matching invitations, thank you cards and banners and decorations, for a complete party ensemble. The minimum order for placemats is 16, but any quantity above minimum can be ordered.

In addition to the bridal shower theme, placemats for almost any occasion can be found at one of the BigDotofHappiness.com family of shops, which includes BabyShowerStuff.com, SimplyBabyStuff.com, SimplyBirthdayStuff.com and SimplyWeddingStuff.com.

At SimplyWeddingStuff.com, finding just the right wedding invitation, bridal shower favor or wedding gift is an obsession they share with clients. Every bride has her own vision of a dream wedding and SimplyWeddingStuff.com provides all she needs to create a unique and memorable event. F r o m shower invitations to DIY wedding party favors and everything in between, the selection at SimplyWeddingStuff.com is unrivaled. Not merely a party favor warehouse, SimplyWeddingStuff.com’s design team creates truly inspired items for that very special day.

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Big Smile Toys’ Winter Toy Catalog Rings in the Holidays

BigSmileToys.com, a leading online toy store, announced today that it has released its winter toy catalog just in time for the busy holiday season. The full-color catalog features the arrival of popular and educational toys and games. The convenience of shopping online, especially during flu season, allays parents’ fears of going out in public places, while the printed catalog gives children plenty of holiday gift ideas from which to choose.

“Busy parents are increasingly shopping online for gifts and other purchases, and those who grew up anticipating the arrival of a favorite toy store catalog can now share that experience with kids,” says Steve Scartozzi, president BigSmileToys.com, who fondly recalls his own favorite holiday memories of looking through the season’s newest kids toys and circling the gifts he hoped to find under the tree.

BigSmileToys.com brings back this tradition, with the release of its winter toy catalog, which is chock full of toys that are likely to be on every child’s wish list. The catalog aids children and their parents in better communicating on gift selection and can minimize disappointment once the wrapping paper comes off.

BigSmileToys.com’s winter catalog features some of the most popular names in children’s playtime for boys and girls. Hot toys for boys this holiday season include fun play sets like Playmobil’s Egyptian Pyramid or Police Headquarters, K’s Kids Pull Back Autos and Bruder Mack Dumptruck. For the girls, the selection includes a full selection of dolls and dollhouses, as well as arts and craft sets and make your own jewelry packs. BigSmileToys.com also carries a full selection of educational sets such as one of Thames & Cosmos Kid’s Chemistry Sets and do-it-yourself kite, plane or rocket kits.

Based in suburban Philadelphia, BigSmileToys.com features an extensive line of children’s toys, games, books, plushes, puppets and even sporting equipment for purchase. With more than 48 years of experience, BigSmileToys.com operates on the idea that fun + learning = smiles and offers products which follow these principles. Learn more and search for products at www.bigsmiletoys.com.

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HCGSupplies.com Helps Shoppers Get Svelte for the Holidays

HCGSupplies.com, a pioneer of online HCG mixing supplies and instruction, announced today the availability of proven weight loss and weight maintenance resources, for the holiday season. Although HCGSupplies does not sell HCG, shoppers will find a extensive collection of mixing equipment, kits and information.

“With Thanksgiving and holiday indulgences right around the corner, savvy dieters can enlist the aid of weight-loss resources and books, such as Kevin Trudeau’s ‘The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About’,” said Jim Sparks, marketing director, HCGSupplies.com. “The HCG mixing kits we offer were designed with readers of the Trudeau book in mind and both make great gifts for close family or friends who want to start a diet next year.”

The Kevin Trudeau Weight Loss Cure is a special weight loss cure that involves the use of the natural human pregnancy hormone HCG. This cure for obesity was developed in Europe over thirty years ago by Dr. Simeons. Trudeau has slightly modified the original weight loss protocol, but the basics are the same.

Dr. Simeons was a European doctor that discovered the use of HCG in successful weight loss in the 1950s. The HCG weight loss protocol has been adapted for modern use by Kevin Trudeau, and has a large following among dieters seeking to lose weight. Today, the HCG protocol offers a weight-loss solution that does not involve surgery or starvation. Finding a reliable source for information and supplies, as well as a good-old fashioned support network are critical to a successful weight loss campaign.

Offering all the latest HCG supplies and accessories, HCGSupplies.com was founded to give customers not only the best products for weight loss, but also thorough support so that people can properly understand how HCG can be used effectively in weight loss. While HCGSupplies.com does not sell HCG, the web site sells everything a person might need to properly use the product. Syringes, vials, HCG mixing kits, various mixing solvents, HCG recipes, and much more. For more information, please visit http://www.hcgsupplies.com.

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