Retail and Franchise News - Page 9

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



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.