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



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.

Selling a Business: How Proper Due Diligence Can Help Close the Deal, Ga. Association of Business Brokers Panel

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Selling a business is much easier when business owners have accurate and organized records, say two Georgia financial experts. They will discuss how due diligence can help or hinder a business sale during the Nov. 30, 2010 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.

Help STOP Senior Hunger During Hunger Action Month

SAN JOSE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A startling number of U.S. seniors risk going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household or having to choose between food and medical care. During September Hunger Action Month, and through Thanksgiving, Silicon Valley and Peninsula Comfort Keepers is asking the community to make food donations to the STOP Senior Hunger food drive.

Ancona Jewelers Launches New Collection – Sip, Savor and Sparkle

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Looking for a night out with the girls? Ancona Jewelers is excited to announce a launch party for a brand new, beautiful and versatile collection – 18k925 – an addition to the Tacori brand. This event takes place on October 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Ancona Jewelers, 1570 West Lake Street, Addison, IL.

Unified Grocers Endorses WIN Rewards as a Key Loyalty Initiative

SAN MATEO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Electronic Scrip Inc. (ESI), a leading loyalty provider for over a decade, announced a joint initiative with Unified Grocers, offering its WIN Rewards Loyalty platform to all Unified members. Unified, a retailer-owned grocery distributor, serves approximately 500 retail members and supplies approximately 3,000 store locations in the western United States. Unified and its subsidiaries, generated approximately $4.1 billion in sales during fiscal 2009.

Kentucky’s Best Barbecue: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Hosts Employee Reunion to Celebrate Multiple Victories

OWENSBORO, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Moonlite Bar-B-Q, a household Kentuckian name, is excited to share its many successes with its loyal employees. That’s why they are hosting an employee reunion on Sunday September 5. Since 1963, Moonlite Bar-B-Q has been a Kentucky tradition. In 2008, it was inducted into the Kentucky Monthly’s Best Hall of Fame after having been previously voted Kentucky’s best barbecue by Kentucky Living.

‘Black Gold’ Rolex Released – World’s First

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Time and Gems (Timeandgems.com), the #1 U.S. online Rolex dealer, has released the world’s first two 2-Tone Rolex watch coated using a process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that transforms their appearance while making them up to 20x more scratch resistant.

Wanted: Gently Worn Luxury Apparel and Accessories – Designer Consignor Invites You to Trade Your Closet Stash for Cash

SHORT HILLS, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DoubleTake, a world-famous designer consignment boutique, will open three new stores throughout New Jersey this summer after posting double-digit sales increases the past two years, and wants to see you profit as well. Marci Kessler and other expert employees have flown across the globe as part of the store’s unique consignment concierge service.

VIVO Partenza – Enjoy ‘Ten for $10′ at Lunch and the ’50/50’ Program for Happy Hour

BOCA RATON, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affordable elegance is the buzz word on everybody’s lips when they visit Vivo Partenza in Boca Raton. The incredibly gorgeous restaurant is making it easy to enjoy the ‘best of the best’ everyday. With the launch of lunch, Vivo created the amazing ‘Ten for $10’ concept. Each week there will be at least ten starred items on the menu that will be offered at the incredible price of just $10.

$7,000 Rolex Giveaway Announced by Time and Gems

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Time and Gems, an independent Rolex(R) retailer offering premium Rolex customizations, today announced a diamond Rolex watch giveaway valued at $7,000 as a thank-you to all new visitors of their Web site that sign up for their bi-weekly newsletter.

Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill Celebrates Grand Opening in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill in Boca Raton is celebrating their Grand Opening week, beginning Wednesday, August 4th. The impressive location offers an expansive space that will treat sports fans to an unprecedented viewing experience featuring the largest projection TV in South Florida and personal flat screen TV’s at every table.

Personal Business Advisors Works to Cure Executive Unemployment in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal (Business) Advisors, LLC, a San Antonio based organization dedicated to moving the underutilized talents of highly skilled senior corporate executives to small business, has opened a Master Office in Hoover, Alabama. The company helps senior executives who have become underemployed or unemployed in the recession to find six figure income opportunities in six types of entrepreneurial businesses. And PBA does so at NO CHARGE to the executive.

‘The Eggplant People’ Invade the Frozen Aisles at West Coast Grocery Outlets

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dominex LC, the leader in specialty eggplant products for more than 25 years, has successfully invaded the frozen aisles at select West Coast retailers. Now, consumers will find the ‘The Eggplant People’s’ combinations of fresh eggplant and all-natural ingredients at Safeway, Raley’s (Nob Hill), Vons, select Whole Foods and Ralph’s locations in addition to leading natural food retailers.

Pragotrade LLC Announces New Company Name to Align With Top Selling Product Brand

CLEVELAND, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pragotrade LLC, a leading supplier of specialized food processing equipment, announced today that it has changed its name to Weston Products LLC. The new company name establishes a clearer association with the company’s main product line brand. Pragotrade was founded in 1997 as a sourcing company that provides specialized food service equipment to consumers through major retail chains.

Light and Concept Opens Web Site to the Public

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For individuals looking for exciting and unique lighting products, Light and Concept announces the recent opening of its new Web site. Having been for many years the sole province of architects and contract professionals, LC has finally opened itself to the general public as well. The company’s new Web site is a veritable font of sage advice for everything having to do with lighting, whether that be at the planning, existing, or improvement stages of design.

All Black Rolex Watches Revealed – First Video to Show Top-Secret Rolex PVD ‘Blackening’ Process Released

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Time and Gems, an independent Rolex retailer offering premium Rolex customizations, releases a video on their website that shows in detail the top-secret PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process that many fine Swiss watch manufacturers are using to coat stainless steel watches with an all-black highly scratch-resistant coating.

Premier Clothiers Opens New Office Providing Custom Suits and Shirts in Dallas/Fort Worth and Surrounding Cities

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Premier Clothiers is announcing the opening of its new Dallas/Fort Worth location, specializing in custom suits and shirts for both men and women. Featuring designers such as Ermengildo Zenga, Lora Piana, and Dormeuil, they offer a wide variety of prices and styles. Offering to-your-door service, Premier Clothiers takes custom fittings to the next level.

‘Why Deals Blow Up:’ Advice from Georgia Business Broker Attorneys on Legal Troubles

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When you’re trying to buy or sell a business, things can go wrong. Three attorneys who belong to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) will discuss how to spot and avoid common legal pitfalls at a free breakfast meeting on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

Village 1 Hour Cleaners in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Earns International Dry Cleaning Award

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Village 1 Hour Cleaners has earned the prestigious Award of Excellence for Quality and Customer Service. This prestigious international award program is administered by the Clothing Care Council, a Washington D.C. based group. Dry cleaners must pass rigorous tests not only in the area of advanced dry cleaning but also in customer service. To date, approximately 140 companies around the world have attained the Award of Excellence.

Rebound Appears Sustainable, Worst Over for Housing, Federal Reserve Official Tells Georgia Business Brokers

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The recent U.S. economy rebound is expected to continue and housing looks to be bottoming out, Federal Reserve Bank official Michael Chriszt will tell the Georgia Association of Business Brokers at a meeting Tuesday, May 25. Michael Chriszt, an assistant vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s research department, thinks the current economic rebound is sustainable because most sectors are up.

Matt Hughes Promotes MMA Workout and Complete Fitness System

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nine-time Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes, has endorsed and tested the next big fitness craze for women and men – Cage Fitness. Hughes is a big proponent of fitness. In fact, every year he travels to Capitol Hill and meets with government officials to talk about the importance of health and fitness. Now, Cage Fitness will be added to his talking points.

Swarovski Debuts New Retail Design Concept in New York City – Fashion Jewelry Company Announces Opening of Two Boutiques

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Swarovski, the leading designer and producer of fashion jewelry, will soon feature its new retail design concept at two locations in Times Square and Penn Plaza in New York City. The Times Square boutique will open in mid May while the Penn Plaza location will open in early June. The 950 square foot Times Square space will be located at 1540 Broadway and its exterior will feature a large LED screen.

Georgia Chamber President to Speak to Georgia Brokers on Keys to Economic Growth

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, George M. Israel III, will speak on March 30 to the state’s largest association of business brokers, GABB, on ways Georgia can recover economically by remaining a place where businesses can thrive. The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) is the state’s only professional organization and Multiple Listing Service dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises.

Interim HealthCare Opens New Franchise Office in Detroit, Michigan

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While the economy has forced many businesses to cut back, Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading health care franchise company, is expanding. Interim HealthCare announced the opening of a new franchise to serve the home care needs in the Detroit, Michigan area. ‘As the population continues to age, the need for home care services becomes even greater,’ said new owner Mojeeb Shahbain.

Top Selling Car in Japan isn’t a Car, it’s a Hybrid

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already well known for their trend setting abilities in technology, fashion, and design, Japanese consumers are now making headlines of the green persuasion, putting the Toyota Prius at the top of their lists. In 2009 the Toyota Prius was the top-selling car, period, in Japan – the first time ever a gas-electric hybrid has clinched the spot. For Randy Sassone of Toyota of Watertown, the news of the Prius’ success in Toyota’s homeland of Japan comes as no surprise.

Tireman Auto Service Centers Fights Recession with Free Tire Repairs and Free 36 Month Road Hazard Warranty

TOLEDO, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tireman Auto Service Centers, located in Ohio and Michigan, has implemented two new recession fighters for tire customers. One new offering, ‘Free Tire Repairs,’ has the attached slogan ‘No matter where you bought your tires.’ Regardless of where a customer purchased their tires, Tireman will repair a customer’s tire(s), ‘free of charge.’ The only stipulation is that it must be repairable according to industry standards.