Retail and Franchise News - Page 8

Page 8 of Retail and Franchise News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Sleep Studies Indicate that Sleep Loss Can Contribute to Weight Gain

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is your mattress making you fat? SleepBook.com, sponsored by Sit ‘n Sleep, recently interviewed two sleep experts to find out; their answers were surprisingly candid. Medical studies performed in the past few years are revealing that sleep loss can contribute to weight gain.

At Peace Floatation Spa Where ‘East Meets West’ – As The Fastest Growing Spa Therapy in Europe – ‘Floating’ Has Landed in Colleyville, Texas

COLLEYVILLE, Texas, April 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At Peace Floatation Spa – with their television debut on Home and Lifestyle Television – is quickly gaining attention with their European-styled and famous Floatation therapy. Floatation Therapy consists of floating in 12-inches of body-tempered water, made incredibly dense with 800 pounds of toxin-extracting Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate). (VIDEO – VNR)

New Sleep Book Helps People Get the Most Out of Their ZZZs

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sit ‘n Sleep announces its sponsorship of SleepBook.com – a new educational web site designed to educate people about the importance of quality sleep. Site visitors are encouraged to take a short, but comprehensive survey about their sleep habits. Once the survey is complete, a free, customized ‘Sleep Book’ of approximately 35 to 40 pages is generated and delivered to the user’s inbox.

Jimmy Jazz Announces First Store Opening in Indiana Market; New Location Based in Lafayette Mall in the City of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, the leading urban fashion retailer in the eastern United States, will be opening its first store in the state of Indiana on April 3 in the Lafayette Square Mall, located in the capital of Indianapolis.

EMK Placental Appoints Beauty Beverly Hills for Exclusive Distributorship

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Regal International, Inc., doing business as Beauty Beverly Hills has been appointed by EMK Products, LLC to be the exclusive distributor of the EMK PLACENTAL(R) Skin Care Product line. Under the agreement, Beauty Beverly Hills will be allotted exclusive worldwide distributorship for the development and management of internet affiliates, marketing and sales.

America’s First Standalone Loyalty System Brings Optimism to Local Retailers and Restaurants in Challenging Times

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Business Builder Alliance, Inc. (BBA), an innovative consumer marketing company with a focus on local business, announced today the launch of the Red Carpet Alliance(TM) system in a joint venture with 7G Companies Inc. The system enables local stores and neighborhood restaurants to significantly improve their ability to acquire and retain loyal customers.

U.S. Demand for Authentic European Absinthe Obsello Triggers Rush on Spanish Absinthe

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Esmeralda Liquors today released new facts about the recent surge in demand for real, natural Obsello absinthe in the U.S.; based on inside sales, production and distribution figures. Based on skyrocketing increase, the makers of Obsello – Esmeralda Distillery – is rushing pallets of Obsello to the U.S. by air in order to replenish rapidly depleting stock.

Hailed Obsello Absinthe Verte Enters New Orleans and Announces New Distribution Partner

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello Absinthe Verte, from Esmeralda Liquors, winner of a 2008 BTI Gold Medal and recently featured in Wine Enthusiast’s Best Of issue, announces its partnership with Glazer’s Distributors, one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the U.S. Obsello and Glazer also announce Obsello’s arrival into a brand new market, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Panera Bread to Celebrate the Most Important Meal of the Day with Free Cups of its New Coffee and Samples of New Breakfast Items

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Something big is brewing at Panera Bread, and you’re invited. On Wednesday, January 28, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio area bakery-cafes are inviting customers to celebrate Panera’s new breakfast experience by sharing free cups of its new Light and Dark Roast coffees. A special kick-off event will be held on January 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Olentangy River Road Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Columbus, and the Calhoun Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Cincinnati.

Leading Urban Fashion Retailer, Jimmy Jazz Launches Promotion for Notorious B.I.G. Biopic, Notorious

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban fashion retailer, has recently announced a special promotion for the January 16th theatrical release of Notorious, a biopic about the late Notorious B.I.G. ‘Involving our chain of Jimmy Jazz stores for the promotion of Notorious is the best possible way to start 2009,’ stated Jimmy Jazz Founder, Jimmy Khezrie. To celebrate the release of the film, all 60 Jimmy Jazz stores will include in-store signage promoting a grand prize giveaway.

Donald Toresco Announces Autoland Finishes 2008 on Top Despite Hard Economic Conditions

SPRINGFIELD, N.J., Dec. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donald Teresco, President and CEO of DMT Enterprises, and his dedicated staff are consistently willing to go the extra mile for their customers. Their superior customer service has shown to pay off in 2008. Autoland continues to sell more vehicles than any other Toyota dealer in their zone, despite hard economic times.

Returning Patriotism to the Coffeehouse: Free Coffee to Thank Voters

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inspired by America’s rich history of the coffeehouse as a hotbed of revolution and political discourse, groundwork coffee company is offering a free cup of American joe to voters in this year’s presidential election. Those who vote can redeem their ballot stub at any one of groundwork coffee company’s six Los Angeles cafe locations, on November 4th or 5th, for a free 12-ounce cup of fresh brewed coffee.

KICTeam and TransAct Technologies Announce a Joint Development Project to Create a Cleaning Card System for the Epic 950(R) Ticket Printer

AUBURN, Maine, Oct. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacture of cleaning cards, and TransAct Technologies (Nasdaq: TACT), a global leader in cashless ticket printers for the gaming and lottery-based industries, today announce a joint development project to incorporate the use of Waffletechnology(TM) in a Cleaning Card System to maintain the Epic 950(R) Ticket Printer.

Premium Spanish Obsello Absinthe Sweeps West and East Coast

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello, an authentic Spanish absinthe verte, is quickly becoming recognized as the highest quality absinthe available to U.S. consumers. Obsello officially launched last month in San Francisco and has been picked up by scores of upscale restaurants, bars and night clubs in S.F., Los Angeles, and, now, New York.

Jimmy Jazz Announces Third Store Opening in Atlanta Market; New Store Location Based in The Southlake Mall

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban apparel and footwear retailer, announced today the opening of its latest retail site, located in the Southlake Mall, in the city of Morrow, Georgia. The new store opening is now the third Jimmy Jazz location in metro Atlanta. ‘We are very excited to open our third store in the Atlanta market in Southlake Mall. The city of Atlanta has given Jimmy Jazz a warm welcome and we look forward to future growth in the area,’ stated Martin Badour, VP of Stores.

Magician David Blaine Nominated for Consideration for First Ever Houdini Award from Scranton’s Famous Houdini Museum

SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Because of David Blaine’s Houdini-esque stunts the Board of Directors of The Houdini Museum in Scranton has decided to place David Blaine up for nomination for the first ever Houdini Award to be given out by the prestigious museum. When David Blaine is buried alive for seven days, frozen in a block of ice or hung upside down for 60 hours, he credits Harry Houdini’s legendary escapes as his inspiration.

Columbus, Ohio Brewery Issues First T-Shirt Recall in The Nation

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Trying to squelch a beery urban legend that has been misquoted by historians and beer enthusiasts since the early days of Repeal, Dick Stevens, owner of the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus has decided to belly-up to the bar, so to speak, and replace t-shirts sold at the award-winning brewery and eatery that incorrectly attributes Benjamin Franklin to a much quoted phrase that the Founding Father never uttered.

Java Juice(R) Organic Liquid Coffee Extract on Campus

VENICE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As college campuses, in response to student demands, search for green products, undergrads are digging a different kind of eco-friendly alternative this semester. Bicycles built for four? Biodegradable textbooks? Try Java Juice(R), a coffee extract that students say they’re enjoying, and not just because it’s as green as it gets: fairly traded with no chemicals, additives or preservatives.

New Authentic Spanish Absinthe Verte Launches in U.S. Today: Obsello

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello, an authentic Spanish absinthe verte, announces its official entrance into the U.S. market today. Obsello, hand-crafted in the Catalan region of Spain, is the only brand of absinthe readily available in the U.S. that is twice distilled, infused with real herbs including grande wormwood and made with un-aged brandy from the Penedes wine stock.

Food Drive Serves Up Free Breakfast for All

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of the launch of their new Grilled Breakfast Sandwich, Panera Bread will host a food drive at all Columbus, Dayton and Greater Cincinnati area bakery-cafes. The non-perishable breakfast food drive, which will benefit the Mid-Ohio FoodBank of Columbus, the FreestoreFoodbank of Cincinnati and The Foodbank of Dayton, will be held from August 8 to 17, 2008.

Rimadesio Introduces Abacus Closet System, Designed Entirely of Aluminum and Glass

BOSTON, Mass., July 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rimadesio, the Italian manufacturer of luxury glass and aluminum passage doors, wall panels, and closet/shelving units, introduces Abacus, a dramatic and innovative walk-in closet system available exclusively in North America at Rimadesio Boston.

Momentum Transport Launches Affiliate Program

HOUSTON, Texas, June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Momentum Transport announces the implementation of the Momentum Transport Affiliate Program, an initiative designed to enable affiliates to earn commissions through client referrals. From auto dealers to moving and storage companies, Momentum’s goal is to establish relationships with business and individuals whose everyday operations deal with customers in need of vehicle transport.

As San Jose and Bay Area Gas Prices Exceed $4.00 a Gallon, Many Californians Turn to Mobile Auto Repair Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While gas prices throughout San Jose, Silicon Valley and the Bay Area top the $4 a gallon mark – and the government warns daily of even higher prices to come this summer – many Bay Area consumers are finding lifestyle changes are necessary. ‘As gas prices skyrocket, so do our customer inquires for mobile dent removal, paintless dent repair, plastic bumper repair, and windshield repair,’ said Mark Carpenter, Owner of Dings Plus Paintless Dent Removal.

National and International Distributor Amerimex DSD Awards Exclusive Brand Management Agreement to STG Retail Direct

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — STG Retail Direct has recently been selected by Amerimex DSD as an exclusive brand manager for U.S. based brands. Additionally, Amerimex DSD is helping expand retail distribution of STG clients to 100,000 national C-Stores as well as to Mexico and Japan.

undrest.(R) to be Featured in MTV Movie Awards Gift Bag – The Rich Just Got a Little Richer

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles based apparel company undrest.(R) has been picked to be in this year’s coveted MTV Movie Awards giveaway bag. The ultra premium gift bag has been valued in the past at over $17,000 and has included such exclusive items as the iPod Mini, Givenchy watches and Fendi eyewear. These exclusive bags are typically reserved for the likes of such A-Lister’s as Lindsay Lohan, Anne Hathaway, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Greenlife Media, Inc. Joins Hanger Network, adds a Local Presence to Florida

AVENTURA, Fla., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hanger Network, the in-home media company behind EcoHangers(TM), the environmentally friendly marketing platform which replaces common wire hangers used in dry cleaners, announced today the partnership with Rick Zafrani, owner of Greenlife Media, Inc. Greenlife Media, Inc. will join the Hanger Network team and will be responsible for sales and operations in the Florida area.

Pangea Day – Millions Join Together in First Global Laugh For World Peace

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Madan Kataria, creator of Laughter Yoga, has long dreamt of having simultaneous laughter sessions in different parts of the world. ‘I wished for major television channels like BBC and CNN to telecast all laughter celebrations and reach out to the people in every corner of the globe,’ says Kataria. ‘The dream I long cherished was fulfilled on May 10th when I received a surprise invitation for doing a global laughter session on Pangea Day in Los Angeles.’

Are Green Toilets Going Mainstream?

FRESNO, Ohio, May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just a few years ago, if you mentioned composting toilets, people would go, ‘A what toilet…?!?’ You either quickly changed the subject, or went into an ever-lasting explanation about what it is, how it works and especially why on earth anybody would want to have a toilet that doesn’t flush. ‘Things are changing,’ says Peter Andersson, President of BioLet USA.

Interim HealthCare Announces Conversion of Branches to Franchises in California

SUNRISE, Fla., and SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interim HealthCare, the nation’s largest combined provider of home care and healthcare staffing services, announced the completion of conversions of the San Diego/Escondido, Fresno, Sacramento and Modesto/Stockton branches into franchise operations.

Relios Jewelry Expanding Marketing and Sales Services to Retail Partners

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Relios Jewelry, America’s major manufacturer of designer sterling silver and natural stone jewelry is planning to expand into over 900 locations this year. The company plans to meet this goal by significantly increasing both marketing and sales services to their retail partners. This level of customer service allows retailers to differentiate themselves.

Have a Very Brady Saturday! and Raise Money for a Great Cause!

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Barry Williams aka Greg Brady from the Brady bunch will be doing an autograph signing at ‘Field of Dreams’ at Pier 39 in San Francisco. So come meet Barry 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Field of Dreams. ‘The store is located at the end of Pier 39, with the sea lions behind us, and the carousel in front of us,’ said John Waterman, manager of the store.

Sebastiani Winery’s 2005 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay to be Served During Papal Visit to The White House

SONOMA, Calif., April 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery has been informed that its 2005 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay will be served during the visit by Pope Benedict XVI to the White House on Wednesday April 16th, 2008. Sebastiani has been sourcing fruit from the Dutton Ranch since 1985.

Relios Jewelry Sets the Stage for Effortless Mothers Day Sales

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mothers Day sales just got a little easier with the addition of two new jewelry display options by Relios. The company’s most popular collection – ‘Loving Family(TM)’ – can now be presented using a larger fabric-covered display easily suited for jewelry stores and bigger retail venues, or a smaller pewter-colored wire display that fits nicely in gift shops and specialty boutiques.

Virtue(R) Links to God, Holy Spirit, Christ, Eckhart Tolle and Stillness; ‘New Earth’ Presentation Draws Comment from IBI Execs

ORANGE, Calif., March 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Be Still and know that I am God, said IBI CEO Rick Larimore, is the passage that Eckhart Tolle referenced from the Bible’s Psalm 46:10 in the first interview of Oprah’s on-line presentation of Tolle’s recent book ‘The New Earth,’ presented at oprah.com. This is the Biblical passage we have referenced the last 2 1/2 years on virtueperfume.com and our pamphlet, for the same reason.

PMI Financial Announces New Casino Contract

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., March 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — President and CEO Frank Manley of PMI Financial, a provider of ATM (Automated Teller Machine) service with contractual second party cash advance solutions for the gaming industry, announced today a new multi-year contract with Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, a Port Madison Enterprise and an agency of the Suquamish Tribe, where PMI will provide ATM service.

President Tuxedo Expands ‘Bux for Tux’ Donations to High Schools in Lower Michigan

WARREN, Mich., March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — President Tuxedo, a regional company providing men’s formal wear, is expanding its ‘Bux for Tux – Giving Back to Education’ school donation program throughout lower Michigan and south to Toledo in Ohio.

Tests Show NevaSlip(TM) Anti-Slip Floor Treatment is Safe for Environment, Perfect for ‘Green Building’

LYNN, Mass., March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent laboratory testing of the formula that NevaSlip(TM) anti-slip floor service uses to make architectural stone and tile floors slip resistant shows it to be 100-percent environmentally safe, even as it gives those floors a Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF) rating that meets or exceeds current federal ADA regulations.

Eliminate Laundry from the To-Do List: Laundry Limo Picks up and Delivers

DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The hamper is full, the kids are screaming and the phone is ringing. Who has time for laundry? Laundry Limo, LLC, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area, has the answer and the time. With one phone call, or click of the mouse, laundry is picked up, processed and safely delivered back home.

America’s StriVectin the Only ‘Great’ Serum for Mature, Aging Complexions, Says Leading British Newspaper

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wildly popular among 30-somethings who don’t want to look a single day older and just as popular with 50-somethings who’d like to look 40 again, StriVectin(R)-HS Hydro-Thermal Deep Wrinkle Serum(TM) from Klein-Becker has now been singled out as the only “great” beauty serum for older complexions by The Independent, a leading British newspaper, in a just published beauty serum ranking.

Imagine Tomorrow Attains 33 Percent Share of Computer-Based Early Childhood Education Market

WESTWOOD, N.J., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Imagine Tomorrow, a leading provider of computer classes developmentally designed for young learners, announced today that the company has attained a 33 percent share of the computer-based early childhood education market.