Retail and Franchise News - Page 8

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



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.

Shopping Locally to Help Women Globally

AKRON, Pa., Feb. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Every year on March 8, millions gather in rallies and parades around the world to honor the achievements of women on International Women’s Day, an occasion relatively unknown in the United States. Fair trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages will join forces with a national domestic violence prevention organization to celebrate the event in March.

Relios Jewelry Debuts Retail Kiosk in Major Southwestern Hub

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jan. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Relios Jewelry, America’s largest manufacturer of natural lifestyle designer jewelry is celebrating the grand opening of a brand new kiosk in Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport. Just in time for the holidays – travelers will have the opportunity to color their personal style with a Southwest Spirit original from the new kiosk located in Terminal 4.

epOxybOx Kicks off the Holiday Shopping Season

VENICE, Calif. – Dec. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This holiday season, epOxybOx and epOxyGreen, sister companies specializing in green art, and environmentally friendly products for personal use and home design, kick off the holiday gift-giving season with a Holiday Extravaganza on December 7, 2007, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. All are welcome to an evening of music, gourmet treats from Market Gourmet, and wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Dragon Pearl Supports Our Troops in Iraq with Tea

GROVER BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sergeant Kolmar, stationed in Iraq, is one of the thousands of troops who now have received natural green tea from California-based Dragon Pearl Tea. He sent his thanks for the U.S. Troop Care Package that contained a travel-size version of Dragon Pearl’s most popular tea product. ‘Our Platoon buddy loved the tea,’ he wrote.

ACS Data Recovery Launches Nationwide Regional Affiliate Program for Computer Repair Centers

TEMPLE, Texas – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACS Data Recovery, a worldwide leader in hard drive and RAID data recovery services, is proud to announce the official launch of their brand new Regional Affiliate Program for computer service providers and networking professionals. While the company’s new program offers robust discounts on data recovery services, it also offers additional PR for the Affiliate.

World’s First Spiritual Perfume and Connecting to God – Scent Makes Sense … According to God and Science

ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recent scientific findings indicates new niche fragrance, Virtue(R) parfum, and its inspirational concept are on solid ground with olfactory research, associative behavior research, and the Bible. ‘Virtue was created to be a reminder for Godly focus and help a person connect through fragrance. We developed it for anyone seeking a relationship with their Creator,’ said Vicki Pratt, President, of IBI.

DomRey Cigar, Inc. Awarded U.S. Distribution of Royal Agio Cigar

BRADENTON, Fla. and DUIZEL, Holland – Sept. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DomRey Cigar, Inc. is proud to announce that effective October 1, 2007, it will be the exclusive distributor of the Royal Agio Cigar brands, Panter and Mehari’s, in the United States. In addition, DomRey Cigar distributes the Cuvee, Cusano, and Perfect Cut brands.

Little Scoops Dishes Up Three New Franchises

NANUET, N.Y. – Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Children’s birthday parties spell success for Michelle Violetto and Tanya Ehrlich, the co-founders of L.S. Franchise Corp., announcing today the opening of three more franchised units located in Rye Brook, NY, Aberdeen, NJ, and Happy Valley, OR. There are 8 Little Scoops party businesses open in the NY and NJ area, with the Happy Valley location representing their first West Coast location.

Century 21 Department Store Makes Fashion History and Extends Hours Until Midnight August 2nd

NEW YORK, N.Y. – July 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Everyone knows Century 21 Department Stores has ‘Fashion worth fighting for.’ On August 2nd, Century 21 Department Store’s Manhattan location only will be extending its store hours and staying open until Midnight to give all their loyal customers a chance to shop for their favorite fashion – without the fight.

Arclinea Boston Kitchens Featured on Three National Magazine Covers

BOSTON, Mass. – June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A kitchen designed by Arclinea Boston has been named winner of Boston Magazine’s Home & Garden 2007 Dream Kitchen Awards in the contemporary category. The Cambridge space was recognized for offering all of the accouterments of the professional kitchen as well as a smart and flexible modern design seamlessly integrated into a traditional, historic home.

CURLS Voted as One of the Top 5 Multi-Cultural Hair Care Companies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – May 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CURLS, the hair care experts for naturally curly hair for multi-cultural women and children, is excited to announce that it has been named as one of the Top 5 Finalists for ‘Favorite Multi-Cultural Company’ in the 7th Annual Stylist Choice Awards!

Little Scoops to Exhibit at the National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show March 17-18, 2007

(c) Send2PressNANUET, N.Y. – Mar. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Little Scoops, the retro 50’s themed children’s birthday party franchise, will be exhibiting for the first time at the National Franchise & Business Opportunities trade show at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, it was announced today by Michelle Violetto and Tanya Ehrlich, co-founders of LS Franchise Corp., the parent company for Little Scoops franchise sales.

JAVA JUICE(R) Liquid Coffee Extract – Toasts First Birthday at Outdoor Retailer

VENICE, Calif. – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — in January 2006, Richard Karno, a Los Angeles-based organic coffee roaster, introduced a single serving packet of organic liquid coffee extract, which he named Java Juice. The shelf-stable, portable coffee packets were a great fit for the outdoor and travel industries, so Karno chose the 2006 Winter Outdoor Retailer, the leading outdoor industry event to showcase his invention.

Nation’s First Automated Video Rental Store Opens in Reno

RENO, Nev. – Jan. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MoviebankUSA announced the opening of their newest location in Northwest Reno. MoviebankUSA’s automated DVD and video game vending units are redefining the video rental industry by making hundreds of blockbuster movies accessible to entertainment lovers 24 hours per day for just 99-cents.

You Don’t Have to Be a Vampire to Take a Bite Out of the Price of Celebrating Halloween

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s Halloween time again! And whether you have kids, or are planning a festive Halloween Celebration of your own, you’re probably considering endless Halloween costume ideas ranging from ‘cheap tricks’ to monstrously expensive treats. Of course, you can trek to your local Mall, fight the crowds for the hottest costumes and pay full price, or as many savvy shoppers have discovered, there is a more affordable and more convenient alternative, say the guys and ghouls at retailer Halloween Adventure and Masquerade LLC.

Earthjet Sells Latin America Air Taxi Master Franchise Rights

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Oct. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Earthjet Incorporated (www.earthjet.com) announces today that it has entered into an agreement with World Aviation Holdings for the sale of the Master Franchise rights for the Earthjet Air Taxi operation in Latin America.

Marjan Diamonds Announces Further Expansion of the NENOIR Diamond Brand to High-end Retailers in the UK

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sept. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a successful seven-month test launch with Clive Ranger, an upscale jewelry retailer in South West England, Marjan Diamonds NV announces a roll-out of distribution of its CanadaMark(TM) diamond brand NENOIR(TM) to several other select UK retailers.

First New Balance Store Opens In Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Balance Athletic Shoe is pleased to announce the opening of its first retail store in Hawaii at Victoria Ward Centers – Ward Centre in Honolulu. All New Balance retail stores, including the New Balance Hawaii location, are independently owned and operated.

Century 21 Department Store Announces August 10th, 2006 Grand Opening of its Newest Designer Label Discount Megastore at Bergen Mall, Paramus, NJ

PARAMUS, NJ – Aug. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The wait is over. Bergen County, New Jersey residents will soon experience the magic of the legendary Century 21 Department Store with the opening of ‘New York’s Best Kept Secret’ at the Bergen Mall, on Thursday, August 10th, 2006. As the Bergen Mall embarks on an ambitious makeover, its main star, Century 21 Department Store, is ready to shine.

New Industrial Dealer Announcement: Top Nikon Dealer is Expanding to Texas

MELVILLE, NY and FORT WORTH, TX – June 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nikon Instruments, Inc., a world leader in the development of advanced optical technology, and Brook-Anco Corporation, Nikon’s industrial distributor in New York and Michigan, have announced an agreement for the distribution of Nikon Industrial and Measuring Products in the state of Texas. Nikon and Brook-Anco will be holding an Open House to commemorate the event at Nikon’s Lewisville Regional Headquarters.

Heritage Skin Care, Inc. Expands Product Offerings throughout the Southeast Region

MIAMI, FL – June 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heritage Skin Care, Inc. based in Miami, FL, has recently increased their product offerings to be available in the Southeast and in major retailers such as Wal-Mart; beauty supply stores; and select drug stores throughout the region.

Brown Investments, Inc. Announces ATM Placements in Tennessee and Mississippi Airports

NASHVILLE, TN – May 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Memphis International Airport and the Tunica Airport in Mississippi are part of Brown Investments’ plan to expand into the airports, hotels and office buildings markets. Brown Investments, Inc. is a full-service business brokerage and investments firm, specializing in the placement and sale of ATMs.

Churros! Churros! Exquisite Comfort Food Sweetens American Taste Buds

SAN RAFAEL, CA – Mar. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For Melanie Farkas, co-founder of Churro Station(R), it was love at first bite! Experiencing the delicious taste of the artfully made, hot and crunchy churro, changed her life forever. Since that day in the early 1980’s she became a fan of the churro, a strip of dough covered in sugar and cinnamon, that is the staple comfort food for much of Latin America; sometimes combined with hot chocolate to hit the spot.

Target Awards Artitalia Vendor Award of Excellence for 2005

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Mar. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It was with great honor that Artitalia Group accepted Target’s 2005 Vendor Award of Excellence. This award was presented to Artitalia by the Target Fixture Procurement team in recognition of Artitalia Group’s commitment to innovative leadership, superior business practices and Target’s core strategies of Differentiation, Value, and Reliability.

The Nurture Center Celebrates Five Years Helping New Parents

LAFAYETTE, CA – Nov. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Nurture Center, founded by two local moms to bring resources and unique products to expecting and new moms in the East Bay Area of San Francisco, will celebrate its five-year anniversary in December, 2005.