Retail and Franchise News - Page 9

Page 9 of Retail and Franchise News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



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.

Hot Lids a Very Cool Idea

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smart Lid Systems’ color changing disposable beverage lid has just been awarded third place in the leading category of ‘Consumer Convenience – Beverage Packaging,’ at the fourth annual QSR Magazine-Foodservice & Packaging Institute awards competition in Colorado.

Linus Inc. Selects M2SYS Fingerprint System for Rapid Integration into Mission Critical Point of Sale Software Solutions

ATLANTA, GA – Oct. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an innovator in biometric technology research and development, today announced that it has executed a long-term partnership agreement with Linus, Inc. to integrate and support the sale of its patent-pending fingerprint recognition solution called Bio-Plugin(TM) and its M2-S(TM) fingerprint reader. The technology will be added to Linus’ RCOMX solution suite which includes Point of Sale (POS) applications for fine-dining restaurants, quick-service restaurants, online ordering, and supermarkets.

Peeing Standing Up to Become Lucrative Business – New Novelty Product Raising Eyes and Profits for UK Exporter

LONDON, UK – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already widely distributed in Canada, Australia, and Europe, JOE Product Promotions has announced the arrival of a portable and disposable peeing device for women, called the P-Mate(TM), is set to make its debut in the United States

PC Kidz LLC a Tyler, Texas Based Children’s Computer Education Company Announces the Sale of its Fourth Franchise in North Texas

TYLER, TX – Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charlene and David Kaase of Grapevine, TX will be the managing owners of PC Kidz Denton and Wise Counties, the fourth company franchise in Texas. The new franchise will continue to serve both Denton and Wise counties located in Texas by offering computer education classes to preschool and school age children through public and private preschools, as well as through early education programs.

Protex International Corp. is Front-Runner in Key Environmental Initiative

BOHEMIA, NY – Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protex International Corp. announced today that they are one of the first U.S. companies to respond to the European Union mandate for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) by initiating a rapid resolution for environmental safety and protection

Award-Winning Jewelry Designer Daniel Gibbings Opens New Studio and Showroom

MONTECITO, Calif. – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Santa Barbara visitors and locals can take an inside look at the art of fine jewelry production from raw material to handcrafted finish when designer Daniel Gibbings opens his newest studio and showroom. Customers will have a chance to watch the artist’s work in progress and purchase finished product directly from the surrounding showroom where his signature pieces, evoking the richness and opulence of Byzantine cultures and Medieval worlds, are on display.

Rowe Pottery Works Unveils 2005 Limited Edition Collection

CAMBRIDGE, WI – September 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rowe Pottery Works of Cambridge, Wis., has unveiled its 2005 Limited Edition Collection during a special ceremony at the Rowe Pottery Works company store in Cambridge. The three-piece collection includes the Gioioso Bowl, Abbondonza Pitcher and the Sterlizia Vase. Each piece of the Limited Edition will be numbered. As an added bonus, members of the design team will also sign the first 100 sets.

Marinello Schools of Beauty hosts their Second Annual International Beauty School Student Hair Competition

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the proven leader in beauty education and training since 1905, is proud to host the Takayama Schools of Beauty Team from Tokyo, Japan, for the ‘Second Annual International Beauty School Student Hair Competition.’ The event will be held on Saturday, October 1st at the recently renovated, state-of-the-art Marinello campus located in the Puente Hills Mall at 1600 Azusa Avenue, #244, City of Industry, Calif.

Ten Thousand Villages Launches New E-commerce Site

AKRON, PA – Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ten Thousand Villages, based in Akron, Pa., launched a new e-commerce Web site at Tenthousandvillages.com, August 22. The new site features online shopping with a unique collection of more than 250 fairly traded gift and home decor items including handcrafted baskets, ceramics, furniture, textiles, musical instruments and jewelry.

Little Scoops Dishes Up Another Franchised Location

BLAUVELT, NY – September 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After experiencing tremendous success scooping out fun for hundreds of children’s birthday parties, Michelle Violetto and Tanya Ehrlich, the co-founders of L.S. Franchise Corp., announced today the opening of their third franchised unit located in Pomona, New York in the Pace Setter Shopping Center on Route 202.

LTC Financial Partners Attracts Top Agents with Industry First: Ownership

KIRKLAND, Wash. – September 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s first and only national, agent-owned long term care insurance brokerage, today announced a bold campaign to recruit a commanding majority of the industry’s best agents.

PC Kidz LLC, a Tyler, Texas Based Children’s Computer Education Company Announces the Sale of its Third Franchise in Texas

TYLER, TX – August 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jayn Higgins of Arlington, TX will be the managing owner of PC Kidz West Metro, the third company franchise in Texas. The new franchise will serve the western sector of the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex which includes the central, western and southern portion of Tarrant and all of Johnson county. The company will continue to offer computer education classes to preschool and school age children through public and private preschools and early education programs.

Rowe Pottery Introduces Provincialware Line of Pottery

CAMBRIDGE, WI – August 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rowe Pottery Works today introduced its newest line of pottery, called Provincialware. This decorative yet functional pottery is described in terms of simple elegance. These honey-colored pieces start with simple floral patterns that weave through the collection, becoming more ornate as they flourish on increasingly larger pieces of the collection. There are 34 pieces in this collection including mixing bowls, canisters, pitchers and mugs.

PC Kidz LLC, a Tyler, Texas Based Children’s Computer Education Company, Announces the Sale of its Second Franchise in Texas

TYLER, TX – July 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brenda and Kevin Keeney of Lorena, TX will be the managing owners of PC Kidz of Central Texas, the second company franchise in Texas. The new franchise will continue to serve the Central Texas area while expanding into the Austin area market by offering computer education classes to preschool and school age children through public and private preschools, as well as through early education programs.

PC Kidz LLC, a Tyler, Texas Based Children’s Computer Education Company, Announces the Sale of its First Franchise in North Texas

TYLER, TX – June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stacy and Matt Etzelmiller of Keller, TX will be the managing owners of PC Kidz Mid-Cities, the first company franchise in Texas. The new franchise will continue to serve north Tarrant County by offering computer education classes to preschool and school age children through public and private preschools, as well as through early education programs.

Marie Callender’s Serves Up Another Slice of Supply Chain Savings With the Tibersoft IQ Solution

WESTBOROUGH, MA – April 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tibersoft, the expert in foodservice supply chain cost control systems, announced today that Marie Callender Pie Shops, Inc., the 145-unit restaurant and bakery chain, will roll out the Tibersoft IQ solution to their entire supply chain. The TiberNet data management network will connect all of Marie Callender’s corporate and franchise units to all of their distributors.

Time In, Morris County’s #1 Children’s Play and Party Center, Sees Franchising as Best Plan for Growth

RANDOLPH, NJ – April 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Karl Lens, President and Operator of Morris counties’ most talked about children’s play center, has expanded to form Time In Franchises, LLC (www.Timeinfun.com). Time In is now interviewing interested parties and plans to award 4 to 5 locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut this year. In addition, filings for New York State will soon be completed allowing for opportunities there as well.

Artitalia Group Wins the Coveted Best Booth – Grand Prize Award at GlobalShop 2005

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artitalia Group (www.artitalia-group.com) won the coveted Best Booth – Grand Prize award, given by VM+SD (Visual Merchandising and Store Design) at GlobalShop 2005 last week in Las Vegas, NV. With more than 25,000 attendees, the trade show is recognized as the largest international expo featuring the most innovative design, products and technologies in the world of retail.

Tagistics Corporation Aligns with Sun Microsystems to Release RFID Central(tm) a Turn-Key RFID Offering for Companies with Chinese Manufactured Products

BOCA RATON, Fla. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tagistics Corporation today announced an alliance and licensing agreement for the Sun Java(tm) System RFID Tag and Ship Solution and Sun Java(tm) System RFID Software. Tagistics will incorporate Sun’s products into its RFID Central solution, resulting in what the company believes is the first service that enables enterprises to outsource RFID tagging of Chinese manufactured goods.

Little Scoops, Inc. Announces Sale of Upcoming Franchises

BLAUVELT, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — LS Franchise Corp. (www.littlescoops.com) co-founders, Michelle Violetto and Tanya Ehrlich, announced today the sale of their first 3 franchises. With the success of the first corporate owned store in Blauvelt, NY and the second corporate store in Pleasantville, NY, Violetto and Ehrlich plan to share their successful business plan with the recent owners of Cranford, NJ; Middletown, NY; and Ridgewood, NJ.

SAM’s Club(R) Offering Digital Time and Attendance Systems for less than $600 from TimeIPS(R) Intelligent Personnel Systems for Small Business

WICHITA, KS /Send2Press Newswire/ — TimeIPS, (www.timeips.com) the business products division of Stratitec, today announced that SAM’S Club (www.samsclub.com) is offering two models from their TimeIPS Intelligent Personnel Systems line, which are currently selling in select SAM’S Club locations across the USA and online at www.samsclub.com.