The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official [...]
Aleva Stores continues to expand its business by launching DiabeticSockShop.com. The addition of DiabeticSockShop.com brings the total e-commerce sites run by Aleva Stores to 10. With the new site, Aleva Stores aims to provide the best diabetic sock-focused website around. Aleva Stores understands that diabetic socks can’t just be lumped in with other socks. “Like [...]
Phillip’s Flowers & Gifts, headquartered in Westmont, IL, is pleased to announce that it now offers brides-to-be the opportunity to distinguish themselves on their special day with wedding flowers by the highly-acclaimed leader of bridal couture, Vera Wang. Through an exclusive program in collaboration with FTD, Phillip’s Flowers now offers brides the chance to enhance [...]
iGoDigital, the market and technology leader in personalized product recommendations and guided selling tools, has created the iGoDigital Pinterest Tracking Tool for the company’s Personalized Product Recommendations Platform. This tool will enable retailers to gather Pinterest data and use it to influence marketing and merchandising decisions. Whereas site analytics are limited to showing Pinterest as [...]
If you are a franchise marketing professional in the San Francisco area, consider attending the Franchise Consumer Marketing Conference set for June 26-27 at The Fairmont Hotel. For info, visit franchiseconsumermarketing.com.
STARSCAPES.COM, 23 years in business, a seller of a fabulous 3D bedroom ceiling stargazing product, will host a live Web giveaway, to readers of Small Business Opportunities Magazine, awarding two valuable home-based business opportunity packages — The Professional STARSCAPES® StarBiz Program.As the global recession persists, thousands of people continue to lose their jobs every month. [...]
The Subway restaurant chain has announced that its salad bowls and lids are now made from 95 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials; predominately from plastic soda and water bottles. By using the 95 percent PCR, the Subway brand is keeping 2.62 million pounds of plastic out of landfills, which represents about 500,000 gallons, or 10,000 barrels, [...]
Beautiful, high-performance and top-quality products for any dream kitchen from Sub Zero-Wolf. The company manufactures these beauties in Phoenix, Arizona.
U.S. doughnut group Krispy Kreme has signed a franchise deal with Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov to open 40 Moscow outlets as it seeks to expand into the growing Russian consumer space. Western restaurant chains have flocked to the Russia capital in recent years as rising incomes and consumer spending have increased growth prospects in the [...]
CruiseOne – the nation’s leading cruise retailer as part of World Travel Holdings (WTH) – recently announced the launch of an innovative new contest honoring the nation’s military heroes. Dubbed ‘Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General,’ the campaign will award free franchises to former members of the U.S. military. The contest comes on the heels [...]
Abt Electronics, one of the nation’s largest independent retailers and leading nationwide presence through its e-commerce site Abt.com, is looking for the most treasured antique electronics and appliances in the country. Unlike any contest that has been done before, Abt is calling on people to dust off those buried items in the attic or locate [...]
Driven by near record low mortgage rates and lower prices, home values are finally rising in the hardest hit cities in the U.S. housing mess, according to a new Housing Predictor report. The hike in home prices is being demonstrated in three states where the markets were devastated by the real estate collapse, Nevada, Arizona [...]