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Page 6 of Retail and Franchise News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Squarerigger Software Announces Record-Breaking 2011 Performance

SILVERDALE, Wash., Feb. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Squarerigger Software’s SQ.7(TM) Fleet Maintenance System, Revolution(R) Tire Tracking and Tire Management System, The Inspector(TM) and its Tire Dealer Advantage(TM) software packages were selected by transportation fleets and tire dealers across the world in 2011, making it the most successful year in the history of the company.

Nylabone Launches Romp’n Chomp Treat Toys and Treat Refills

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J., Feb. 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leave it to Nylabone(R), the makers of safe, healthy chews since 1955, to combine a dog’s two favorite pastimes – playing and eating – into one great new product line: Romp’n Chomp(TM) Treat Toys. The new line, available in pet specialty stores this spring, makes treats last longer while keeping dogs entertained and promoting safe, healthy chewing.

EPIC Programs Group Enhances Pizza Restaurant and Delivery Operators Insurance Program

SAN RAMON, Calif., Jan. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Programs Group, a managing underwriter and program administrator providing leading-edge risk management and insurance solutions nationally, announced that they have expanded the menu of coverage available in their newest program for Pizza Restaurants and Delivery Operators. Dubbed ‘SLICE’ (safety, loss control, insurance, coverage, expertise), the program now includes customized Commercial Excess Liability Coverage designed specifically for Pizza Delivery Operators.

New Survey Provides Insights from Users of Over 100 Restaurant Point of Sale Systems

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner (www.RestaurantOwner.com), a membership website for independent restaurant operators, has released, on their website, the results of a detailed survey of their members’ experiences with their current point of sale systems. Over 1,500 individual independent operators participated and provided detailed feedback on over 100 different POS systems.

What’s Really in Your Mattress? – A Comprehensive Guide on the Usage of Chemicals in Your Mattress

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to The Futon Shop, conventional mattresses are very likely to contain chemicals, some potentially toxic to humans and/or harmful to the environment. Most of these chemical compounds have a cloud surrounding the information on the possible harms they can cause. The way to go green is to choose a mattress with fewer chemicals or no chemicals. The ideal mattress would have low VOCs, no PBDEs, no formaldehyde, and no phthalates.

Nylabone Launches New Grain-Free Dog Biscuits

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J., Jan. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Consumers in the Southeast United States are the first in the country to gobble up the new, all-natural GRAIN-FREE DOG BISCUITS from Nylabone, the makers of safe, healthy chews since 1955. Nylabone has partnered with Costco Warehouses from Florida to North Carolina and Tennessee to market the new treats on a first-come, first-served limited basis.

Haas Entertainment Hosts Countdown to Super Bowl XLVI

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, January 14, 2012, 12 Noon, Haas Entertainment will be unveiling its state-of-the-art 3D video projection system in time for the end of the football postseason playoffs. Haas Entertainment will also be showcasing the latest in home automation controls from Crestron for your iPad. The public and media are invited to see first-hand how projection system can enhance the viewing experience of the upcoming divisional playoffs.

DualCool Installations Completed on 14 Walmart Stores

VACAVILLE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Integrated Comfort Inc. (ICI) of Vacaville, CA has recently completed DualCool installations on 14 Walmart stores in northern and central California. DualCool is a retrofittable system that significantly improves the efficiency of rooftop cooling units (RTU’s) in dry climates. The patented DualCool technology is owned and manufactured by ICI.

iPulse Systems Rolls Out SecuGen Based Time and Attendance Solution to McDonald’s South Africa

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that iPulse Systems, a South African manufacturer of market-leading biometric devices and a SecuGen OEM partner, is implementing a nationwide rollout of a biometric-centered time and attendance system for McDonald’s South Africa.

Hearthside Foods Continues to Lead in New Product Innovation with the Introduction of the First Granola with Baobab Superfruit

EUGENE, Ore., Nov. 15, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hearthside Food Solutions, LLC, one of the country’s leading manufacturers of all natural cereal and granola products, has recently introduced another ‘on trend’ variety of delicious granola under its GT Classic brand: Baobab Coconut Granola, made with organic (MWO) ingredients.

Upland Architects Helps Bring New Life to Tired Retail Center

SWANSEA, Mass., Nov. 11, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Upland Architects, Inc. announced today that it has finished the last in a series of architectural design plans for the comprehensive renovation of RK Swansea Place, located in Swansea, Massachusetts.

POSPaper.com Heightens Customer Service through Additional Distribution Centers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 27, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The leading Internet provider of paper rolls and other point-of-sale (POS) supplies, POSPaper.com, announced this week that it is opening two additional distribution centers in Dallas and Chicago. They are expected to open in mid-November of this year.

How to Untangle Your Exercise with Dancing and Fill your Hair and Beauty Needs All at the Same Time

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct. 25, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hair Spa Dance, a new and unique business, is having its grand opening November 16 and 19, 2011. This business pulls back the curtain on how busy women can take care of two of their most pressing challenges at the same time…their beauty needs and their exercise.

ShopRite and Hill PHOENIX Collaborate on GreenChill Gold Award-Winning Store in Hatfield, Pennsylvania

HATFIELD, Pa., Oct. 24, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hill PHOENIX, a designer and manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment, and Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp are pleased to announce the grand opening of the new GreenChill Gold Award-winning ShopRite store in the Hatfield Pointe Shopping Center in Hatfield, Pa.

Soffe Debuts New Men’s Line Inspired by the American Hero – XT46: Extreme Training since 1946

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Soffe, a leading activewear apparel brand, introduces a new men’s line, XT46. Short for ‘Extreme Training since 1946,’ the collection, inspired by the all-American hero, is in celebration of Soffe’s long history supporting the United States military.

Ambrosia Juice Co. Opens Healthful Destination for Fresh-Pressed Juices and Smoothies in Kenosha Area

KENOSHA, Wis., Oct. 17, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ambrosia Juice Co., a purveyor of fresh fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies, has opened a retail location in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. The 1,200-square-foot store at 9901 77th Street, near the new Target on Highway 50 at the Shoppes at Prairie Ridge, is a healthful destination serving flavorful fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices; fresh-squeezed orange juice; and smoothies made from whole fruits, juice and ice with a variety of healthful supplemental healthful add-ins available.

Jessicurl Announces Branding Relaunch to Visually Represent the Curly Hair Lifestyle

ARCATA, Calif., Oct. 10, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — First launched in 2002, Jessicurl was developed to provide people with all types of naturally curly hair – textured, wavy, kinky, fine or coarse – with the confidence to embrace their curls. And, after nearly 10 years of growth and development, it’s time for a fresh new look and feel.

November is Banana Pudding Lovers Month

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 10, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chase’s Calendar of Events, 2011 Edition has designated the month of November as ‘Banana Pudding Lovers Month.’ Created by the Rodgers family of Rodgers’ Banana Pudding Sauce, Banana Pudding Lovers Month is a time for families during the start of the holiday season to re-create the memories of their happy childhood or start creating memories for their own children.

Austin Leather Furniture Store Expands to Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Town and Country Leather announces the opening of their second retail leather furniture store in Houston Texas, located in the heart of the Galleria district at 1749 Post Oak Blvd., at the corner of San Felipe in the Post Oak Plaza shopping center, next to other prominent furniture stores.

Simplicite Volontaire – ‘Voluntary Simplicity’ or Frugality is Now Cool!

SHORT HILLS, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DoubleTake Luxury Consignment flourishes in poor economy – shoppers finding back to school and fall fashion steals. Today the Bergdorf Goodman customer brags about the bargains she found at Costco, and the Barney’s client clips Sunday morning coupons for groceries. Price vs. perceived value has never been more of a component of retail fashion shopping trends.

Jiggy’s Pipes – a New Business within the MMJ Community with a Sense of Humor and Fun

DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the many ups and downs in the economy lately, it seems unusual to hear about a new business emerging strong – yet in Denver, Colorado, the timing seems to be just right for Jiggy’s Pipes. With the emergence of the Medical Marijuana Dispensary rush that has been going on for some time now in Colorado, the focus in the news has been the legal, tax, and other ramifications this new industry would bring.

Big Bay Brewing Co. Introduces Hand-Crafted Gourmet Sodas

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the dog days of summer upon us, Big Bay Brewing Co.(R), producer of hand-crafted specialty beers, announces the introduction of two refreshing all-natural gourmet sodas. The craft brewer, based in Shorewood, Wis., is unveiling its Pierjumper Twisting Citrus and Oh Buoy! Cherry Cola across Wisconsin this month.

AMT Datasouth Begins Shipping Fastmark Pt-1 Portable Printer

CAMARILLO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AMT Datasouth Corp. a leading supplier of value added printing solutions, announced today that, the Fastmark PT-1 battery powered portable thermal bar code printer is now available. The Fastmark PT-1 is supplied with AMT Datasouth’s proven proprietary PAL programming language.

New Bridal Salon Says Yes to Couture

LANCASTER, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In White is proud to announce the opening of its new couture bridal gown salon at 661 Harrisburg Avenue in Lancaster’s College Row Shoppes. An open house is scheduled July 15 and 16 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to allow brides-to-be to see the new gown collection.

Alaska Gold Exchange – Helping the Community with a Local Gold Rush!

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — During these tough economic times, one of the most difficult things to do is raise funds for a charity or community event. Most people are worried about their home value, their job, and generally are not in the best mood – much less thinking about doing something for the community right now, says Jimi Cash, the owner of the Heart to Heart Gold Exchange of Alaska. But what if someone could raise spirits and raise money for a good cause at the same time?

Cairns Toys Announces Website Launch, Demonstrating Strength of Independent Toy Stores

TIPP CITY, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Melissa Cairns today unveiled CairnsToys.com, a website that showcases their unique and hard-to-find toys, as well as provides Internet shoppers with an alternative to the ‘shrink-wrapped’ playtime experience. The virtual toy store now provides toy and gift shoppers across the country with a new and convenient way to purchase their unique and hard-to-find toys and games.

Sprouts Farmers Market and Hill PHOENIX Collaborate on GreenChill Platinum Award-Winning CO2 Refrigeration System

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hill PHOENIX, a designer and manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment, and Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market will host a community open house at Sprouts’ first GreenChill Platinum Award-winning store on May 17 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Westlake Village store is only the third grocery store in the nation to receive the EPA’s highest GreenChill Award.

A&I Photographic Names Khodr Cherri to Head Fine Art Department

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A&I Photographic and Digital has appointed Khodr Cherri as Director of its Fine Art Department. The move comes as the 30-year old company expands its services to cutting-edge forms of high end digital imaging while continuing its dedication to traditional photographic arts.

Spring Designer Fashion is Here – Luxury Consignment Shopping Can Be Fun and Rewarding

SHORT HILLS, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spring is here, and many smart shoppers have discovered a growing new trend that offers a way to look great in their favorite designer apparel and accessories without breaking the bank. Marci Kessler, owner of DoubleTake boutiques throughout New Jersey says, ‘Properly shopping designer consignment can be fun and rewarding.’

Custom Beer-Layering Spoons Give Brew Businesses Revenue and Style

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guinness and Bass have customized beer-layering tools and now, thanks to JMB Brewcraft, other breweries, pubs, beer fests and more will also have a cool, new item to share with their brew-buying public – the all new, customizable black and tan spoon.

Gogo’s Crazy Bones given a Brandjolt to Energize their U.S. Re-Launch

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re wondering who is behind the dynamic U.S. re-launch of Gogo’s Crazy Bones – the #1 promotional toy of 2009 and 2010 in Europe, South America, Mexico, and key Asian markets – look no further than Brandjolt, LLC. Chosen by the brand’s worldwide promotional licensor and exclusive producer, PPI Worldwide, Brandjolt is a promotions and advertising agency.

Toresco Family of Auto Dealerships Mourns Passing of Founder Donald Toresco

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donald M. Toresco, a pioneer of automotive retailing and founder of Autoland in Springfield, N.J., passed away Sunday, February 20, 2011; he was 71. Known as ‘Mr. T’ to friends and colleagues, Toresco operated numerous auto dealerships throughout the Mid-Atlantic and launched many automotive sales and management careers.

Valentines Day Shopping Goes High-Tech with Boesen the Florist

DES MOINES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Boesen the Florist, central Iowa’s floral authority since 1923, has taken Valentines gift of giving to a whole new level. The ability to send the joy and beauty of flowers is now possible with just a touch of your finger! With Boesen’s new Floral App, whether at home, work or en-route to an event, you can log in and send flowers to those you care about most. All from your Android-powered mobile device.

Edward Professional Advisors and the Forty-Niners Shops are Changing Business with a New Leadership Training Program

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edward Professional Advisors announces the Cal-State Forty-Niners Shops has hired it to design a leadership training program for its supervisory staff. Research has proven that leadership training makes businesses more profitable. ‘When businesses train their employees in leadership skills their workforce becomes highly motivated,’ says Dr. Paul Edward, founder of Edward Professional Advisors.

Yale Appliance Brings New Year’s Resolutions to Life – Boston Appliance and Lighting Retailer to Assist with Customers’ 2011 Renovation Plans

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The beginning of every new year is a chance for many to resolve to improve their lives. Most decide to get healthier or start a new career, goals they must accomplish by themselves. For those looking to upgrade their homes with a new appliance or lighting fixture in 2011, however, support is a click away: Yale Appliance and Lighting is helping their Facebook fans with their home-renovation resolutions.

Lift361 Begins Development of Retail Decision Analytics Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lift361, LLC, a leading marketing analytics firm dedicated to empowering retailers’ strategies and tactics with data, today announced its intent to develop Retail Decision Analytics solutions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. These solutions will enable retailers to leverage their Customer Relationship Management (CRM) investment to drive sales lift and maximize customer lifetime value, using its advanced algorithms, predictive modeling and reporting.

Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer: Is There a Connection?

SOMERSET, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From the blogosphere to mainstream media, there’s been a recent-and disturbing-buzz on a connection between hormone replacement therapy and a higher risk for advanced-stage breast cancer in post-menopausal women. The recent media focus stems from a study published in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Practitioners from Belvidere Pharmacy and Balancing Health, both experts in women’s health, examine the issue.

Best New Treadmill Award – LifeSpan TR1200i Folding Treadmill

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The LifeSpan TR1200i folding treadmill was named ‘Best New Treadmill’ by Treadmill Doctor in their 2011 fitness equipment reviews. Fitness Professor Review also selected the LifeSpan TR1200i, made by PCE Health and Fitness as its choice for ‘Best Treadmill under $1000.’

DomRey Cigar Inc. Has Been Awarded the U.S. Distribution of Heaven and Red Lion Brand Cigars

NAPLES, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DomRey Cigar, Inc. is proud to announce it has been awarded by Heavenly Cigar Company, Inc. the exclusive U.S. distribution of its Heaven and Red Lion brands of premium cigars. The transition is scheduled to take effect December 1, 2010.

Belvidere Pharmacy Earns Top Accreditation Honor, Once Again

NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the second time in its history, Belvidere Pharmacy of North Plainfield has secured the coveted Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board’s (PCAB) Seal of Accreditation. Registered in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Belvidere was the first and is still the only accredited PCAB pharmacy in the New York metro area. It has held this distinction since 2007.