Zoobies™ Named In “Best-for-Kids” Toy List for Holiday 2007

Released on: October 31, 2007, 9:53 am

Press Release Author: Zoobies

Industry: Retail

Press Release Summary: Award winning, Patented Zoobies get named ASTRA’s “Best For Kids”

Press Release Body: Provo, Utah 10/31/07 – With holiday shopping around the corner, parents soon will be searching for safe, high-quality toys this season. Zoobies™ announced today that their Safari Line have been included on The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) “Best-for-Kids” toy list for Holiday 2007.

This one-of-a-kind, annual list recognizing the best play products available for children is based on input from independent toy store owners around the country, the “toy professionals” who spend every day of the year working with parents and children.

This year’s “Best-for-Kids” list recognizes the best toys available that meet independent toy-store-owners’ high standards of quality, and at the same time encourage free play. Experts suggest that parents find toys that not only entertain, but encourage positive, unstructured playtime activities. An American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) January 2007 report identified unstructured play as “important to healthy brain development,” because it allows “children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive and emotional strength.”

“ASTRA is one of the most important organizations in the industry and we are thrilled to deatht that they are endorsing our product.” said Ryan Treft, Zoobiesв„ў VP of Marketing. The toys on ASTRAРІР‚в„ўs list also earn high approval ratings from parents and educators by helping reinforce classroom lessons, teaching sharing and caring, and getting kids active and off the couch. And, at ASTRA-member stores, parents enjoy atmospheres that encourage creativity and hands-on play for their kids, combined with friendly, personal service and expert advice for a toy shopping experience unlike anywhere else.

“The ‘Best-for-Kids’ toy list reflects ASTRA’s commitment to the best interests of children, their healthy development and their futures. What’s more, these toys encourage kids to drop the game controller or TV remote and get back to the basics of using their imaginations,” said Kathleen McHugh. “We think this year is going to be a great one for our manufacturers and retailers as the public looks for exactly the kind of service and products they offer.”

More on Zoobiesв„ў
The patented Zoobiesв„ў concept is the only plush animal concept out there that turns into both a pillow and blanket. Since their launch in February 2007, they have added hundreds of specialty retail stores in the U.S. and have won multiple awards. More information can be found at www.Zoobies.com.

For a complete ASTRA “Best-for-Kids” toy list – or to locate an ASTRA specialty toy retailer near you, visit www.astratoy.org or call ASTRA at 312-222-0984.

About The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association
ASTRA is Leading the Way Through Play by providing quality products that help children have fun, achieve success and lead happy, healthy lives. The largest association for companies in the toy and childrenРІР‚в„ўs products arenas, ASTRA brings retailers, manufacturers, manufacturersРІР‚в„ў representatives, and industry affiliates together to help them achieve their business goals and promote the growth of the industry by delivering products that serve childrenРІР‚в„ўs best interests.


Web Site: http://www.zoobies.com

Contact Details: Ryan Treft
46 N. University Ave.
p- 801.802.0507
f- 801.802.0516

Waitrose takes to the road with new delivery service

Released on: October 31, 2007, 8:45 am

Press Release Author: Charlotte Hutley

Industry: Food & Beverage

Press Release Summary: Waitrose is taking the pressure off shopping with new delivery service now operating in over 50 Waitrose branches.

Press Release Body: Waitrose the supermarket, has launched its ‘Waitrose Deliver’ internet grocery service to 18 more stores across the country, making the service now available in over 50 Waitrose branches. Even more customers can now shop from the comfort of their home or the convenience of the workplace and have groceries delivered straight to their door.

Waitrose Marketing Manager, Internet and Ecommerce, Fiona Hall, said: “More and more people are choosing to shop online for a variety of reasons, whether they are restricted for time, or are unable to visit the store. This new service is a great way to allow customers the freedom to buy at their leisure and have their shopping delivered to their door.”

Customers will find the same selection and money saving offers that are available in a Waitrose store. The website is easy to use and customers can also choose to collect their shopping in branch if they prefer.

The food shop guarantees that products will be of the best quality and freshness. Each order is picked and packed by the same dedicated staff that customers meet in their local store. Customers can even place a note to tell their personal shopper if they prefer their bananas on the green side or are happy to have regular milk if the skimmed variety isn’t available. There is a minimum order value of Р’Р€50 and a Р’Р€5 delivery fee, or Р’Р€3 if the customer collects in branch.

As part of WaitroseРІР‚в„ўs commitment to recycling and reducing packaging waste, delivery drivers will also collect used plastic bags and take them back to the store for recycling.

More and more UK shoppers are taking advantage of online grocery shopping and supermarket delivery services. Once a shopping list is created, shoppers can quickly order the same products each week, making small changes where required. Customers can find out if Waitrose‘s new grocery delivery service is available in their area by visiting the Waitrose website.

About Waitrose
Waitrose is the supermarket division of the John Lewis Partnership, with 185 branches across England, Scotland and Wales. The supermarket is synonymous with high quality produce, and is particularly noted for its wine and beverages and has regular won award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition and from Wine Magazine. Waitrose also strives to promote seasonal produce, locally sourced produce and organic produce.

Charlotte Hutley
The SPA Way
4 Leathermarket Street
t:0207 403 6900

Web Site: http://www.waitrose.com/

Contact Details: Charlotte Hutley
The SPA Way
4 Leathermarket Street
t:0207 403 6900

Barclays Financial Planning reveals smaller companies’ concerns at low pension contributions

Released on: October 31, 2007, 6:36 am

Press Release Author: Andrew McDougall / Barclays Retail Banking

Industry: Financial

Press Release Summary: The latest report from Barclays Financial Planning reveals that nearly a fifth of employees do not pay in to their pension, but almost a third of employers contribute over 6 per cent of salary

Press Release Body: A new study by Barclays Financial Planning (BFP) of 200 UK small to medium sized companies has revealed that over half (51 per cent) of these employers are concerned that their employees are making insufficient contributions to their pensions and are actively encouraging their staff to increase them.

Particularly worrying from the Barclays Financial Planning report are the figures highlighting that a substantial number (19 per cent) of the employees working in these companies do not make any contribution at all to their retirement planning pension.

Whilst the figures show that the gap between what the employers on average contribute towards pensions as a percentage of pre tax salary versus what their employees pay, is marginal (4.82 per cent versus 4.78 per cent), almost one third (29 per cent) of employers put in over 6 per cent of salary towards a pension on behalf of their employees. Across the country, the figures are even worse – according to the Office of National Statistics, 55 per cent of members of defined contribution based occupational schemes in the UK actually contributed less than 4 per cent of their salaries.

Moreover, only one in four companies have total pensions take up by potential employees and a further 37 per cent have less than 25 per cent of employees in the company pension scheme.

Commercial Director for Barclays Financial Planning, Stephen Ingledew, commented: “The research indicates despite the pension gap being on everyone’s radar, it is some way off being plugged. The fact that half of SMEs are taking steps to encourage their staff to do more is promising, but with two fifths of employees preferring a higher pay packet to a better pension deal, there is a danger pension provision could be overlooked in favour of more disposable income in the short term.”

The survey showed almost half (48 per cent) of the employers in the study provide access to professional financial advice for employees and 36 per cent regularly update their staff on changes to the pension scheme.

Ingledew concluded: “With figures from the Office of National Statistics showing 56 per cent of working-age people in Britain expect their retirement to last at least 20 years it is clear more has to be done to encourage people to take control of their financial affairs and plan for the future. Today more than ever it is essential everyone takes steps to make pension arrangements and ensure their financial ideal matches reality.”


Notes to editors:

1. The research was conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of Barclays Financial Planning between September and October 2006 amongst 200 HR Directors / those responsible for HR in small to medium sized companies with between Р’Р€1m and Р’Р€15m turnover.

2. Office for National Statistics figures taken from http://www.statistics.gov.uk, pensions trends, updated 11May 2007.

About Barclays
is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services with an extensive international presence in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia.

It is one of the largest financial services companies in the world by market capitalisation. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 127,000 people.

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 27 million customers and clients worldwide.

Web Site: http://www.barclays.co.uk/financialplanning/

Contact Details: Andrew McDougall
Retail Banking PR Manager
1 Churchill Place
London, London
E14 5HP
+44 (0)20 7116 6159

easyVan.com increases availability of popular Luton Vans

Released on: October 31, 2007, 5:17 am

Press Release Author: easyVan

Industry: Automotive

Press Release Summary: easyVan.com the low cost van rental service has just increased the availability of Luton vans with tail lift, following strong demand from customers.

Press Release Body: easyVan.com the low cost van rental service from easyCar that provides van hire from more than 120 convenient locations throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, has just increased the availability of Luton vans with tail lift, following strong demand from customers.

easyVan.com has decided to put this type of van on “free sale” in Huddersfield, Milton Keynes, Peterborough and Huntingdon. The “free sale” process means the Luton vans are no longer “on request” on the easyVan.com website, but can be booked and confirmed straight away. The only conditions are that the minimum lead time between booking and pick up is five days and the minimum rental length is two days. All other vans, including the Vauxhall Combo and regular Ford Transit SWB, can be booked for the next day.

easyVan.com is the new low cost van hire service from easy.com. Born from the rapid expansion of easyCar.com, easyVan.com focus solely on delivering value for van rental throughout the UK. The easyVan offering is working in partnership with Northgate plc, the UK’s largest van leasing and hire company.

easyVan, launched in January 2007, is one of several easyGroup companies founded by Greek entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou. The easyGroup includes several well known companies such as easyJet, easyInternetcafe, easyCar, easyPizza, easyJobs and easyMusic amongst others.

The new business offers consumers low cost van hire with a range of six different sizes of vehicles to suit the requirements of most private customers. Research has shown that UK customers require short term van rental for activities like moving house, collecting furniture, transporting household items, helping students in and out of university accommodation and completing DIY projects.

The business now has more than 120 locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and has a similar business model to that of easyCar.com. This means easyVan.com acts as the Van Rental Company and is responsible for the website, marketing and customer services, while the actual vehicles are provided by a range of quality suppliers, including Northgate plc, from their individual rental locations.

About easyVan
easyVan is a low cost van rental partnership between Northgate plc and easyCar providing van hire from more than 120 convenient locations throughout the United Kingdom, including England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. They provide a large range of vans which are ideal for moving house or making large deliveries.

Web Site: http://www.easyvan.com/

Contact Details: John Sinke
42-43 Gloucester Crescent
M: +44 (0) 77 383 494 50

Tesco reveal UK mums mean business as ‘mumtrepreneur’ figures set to rise

Released on: October 31, 2007, 2:43 am

Press Release Author: Joanna Robinson

Industry: Small Business

Press Release Summary: New research from Tesco Baby & Toddler Club reveals that entrepreneurial spirit is widespread with UK mums

Press Release Body: More than 50 per cent of new mums are keen to set up their own business, according to new research from Tesco Baby & Toddler Club.

In fact, the survey of 2,000 mums* has revealed one in ten working mums are sick of David Brent bosses who overlooked them for promotion simply because they were a parent.

More than ten per cent of those questioned complained theyРІР‚в„ўd been discriminated against at work by female colleagues (who were actually worse than men). And one in five mums had struggled with employers who demanded they work longer than their contracted hours.

The research carried out by Tesco Baby & Toddler Club to mark the launch of its new website suggests the current one million women-owned businesses in the UK** is set to increase – and six per cent of those questioned claim to already have enterprising ideas ranging from hand-painted cribs to pet hotels.

The research also revealed that 20 per cent wanted to be work-at-home mums because of the flexible hours. The mums were especially internet savvy, and with the end of the extended family and 24 hour access to websites, 40 per cent said they turn to the internet for help on baby/parenting matters. This compares with just 34 per cent talking to their doctor, 29 per cent turning to other parents and one in five seeking advice from their local health centre.

A spokesperson for Tesco Baby & Toddler Club said: “While we know from official figures that the percentage of working mums has increased over the last five years***, it seems we’re not so keen to work for someone else when it comes to the practicalities of winning the work/life balance.

“It’s in direct response to the demand for mums seeking parenting help and support online that Tesco have launched the baby club website offering advice from some of the country’s leading baby experts, plus the opportunity for mums to talk to other mums, including work-related experiences.

“We know from our own members that being able to talk to other mums in similar situations can give them the confidence to make changes that are right for them.” The survey also revealed that when it comes to role models, the top 10 working mums are:

1. Davina McCall 6. Tana Ramsey
2. Fern Britton 7. Melinda Messenger
3. Jordan 8. Dr. Tania Byron
4. JK Rowling 9. Victoria Beckham
5. Jools Oliver 10. Angelina Jolie


Note to Editors

* Created by Tesco Baby & Toddler Club, MumsРІР‚в„ў Choice is an independent panel of over 4,000 parents nationwide to harness their expertise and give other parents advice on products and emotional issues.
** Source: mumandworking.co.uk
*** Source: National Office of Statistics

Tesco Baby & Toddler Club is the longest running retailer Club for pregnant women and parents of children under the age of three. Over 350,000 members are proof of its popularity – and this number is increasing daily as more expectant mums and new parents join Baby & Toddler Club for expert advice on child health, baby recipes and baby tips in the website forum.

Web Site: http://www.tesco.com/babyclub/

Contact Details: Joanna Robinson
Tesco Baby and Toddler Club Press Office
Althorp House
4-6 Althorp Road
SW17 7ED
020 8682 2277

Grooms Opt for Titanium Rings Due to Meteoric Rise in Precious Metals

Released on: October 30, 2007, 9:49 am

Press Release Author: Sbrown/Titanium-Jewelry

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Press Release Summary: Contemporary Metals Offer Affordable Alternatives for Men’s Wedding Bands

Press Release Body: (Modesto, CA) October 29, 2007 – Titanium-Jewelry.com, a leading online retailer of titanium rings, tungsten rings and unique titanium jewelry, today announced that affordable and stylish alternatives are highly demanded as price increases in precious metals limit options for grooms seeking men’s wedding bands.Across the United States and abroad, many grooms have discovered that they are being priced out of the market when shopping for traditional wedding bands in gold and platinum. The average person does not pay attention to the price of gold, platinum and other precious metals on a regular basis. As such, most do not know that the cost of men’s wedding bands made of platinum or gold, have tripled in cost over the last 5 years. “It can be shocking when a young man heads into the jewelry store with his fiancГ©e and eyes a basic platinum wedding band selling for $2,000, or more. With the rising costs of weddings, many grooms simply can no longer afford the traditional platinum wedding band,” stated Ron Yates, founder of Titanium-Jewelry.com and owner of Yates & Co Jewelers in Modesto, CA.

The reason for the dramatic increase in men’s wedding bands made of white gold or platinum is due to the rising cost of precious metals, which have increased by as much as 30% over the past year. The price of gold has risen from $600 per ounce to over $750 per ounce. Platinum has also increased from $1100 to over $1400 per ounce since this time last year. According to Curtis Hesler, editor of the Forbes Newsletter, The Professional Timing Service, “The first quarter of next year, could see gold push the $800 level.” The increases in the precious metal market, has negatively affected the choices available to many couples looking to select wedding or other fine jewelry.

The solution: modern, alternative metals such as Titanium, Black Titanium and Tungsten Carbide. For the past several years many younger grooms have been purchasing titanium and tungsten wedding bands mainly for their durability and hypoallergenic qualities.

However, cost is becoming the primary motivating factor. With the increasing number of younger grooms being priced out of gold or platinum wedding bands, couples are overwhelmingly choosing contemporary metals. Wedding bands made of Titanium, Black Titanium, Tungsten Carbide and Carbon Fiber, are viable choices for wedding bands and wedding rings, offering customers affordable quality and modern styling.

Platinum wedding bands for men in 6mm widths are selling for $2,000 and more. Titanium rings and tungsten rings in the same widths can be purchased at a fraction of the cost. A leading online retailer of contemporary jewelry, Titanium-Jewelry.com, has many styles of tungsten and titanium wedding bands for as low as $79.“We’ve seen a huge increase in men choosing contemporary metals for their wedding rings. Just three or four years ago most guys never heard of titanium rings or tungsten rings,” stated Yates. “Now couples are considering these rings as a viable choice for their wedding rings. They like modern designs, durability and the affordability,” Yates concluded.

Titanium-Jewelry.com has many styles and price points to choose from, offering couples more affordable solutions, without compromising quality, style or comfort. For more information on titanium rings and tungsten rings, please navigate to http://www.titanium-jewelry.com.

About Titanium-Jewelry.com
Titanium-Jewelry.com provides a wide selection of titanium rings and jewelry unique style for men and women. As a complement to Yates & Co Jewelers, the brick-and-mortar counterpart to Titanium-Jewelry.com, customers have relied upon receiving the highest quality products from the most respected titanium jewelry experts in the field. Titanium-Jewelry.com guarantees their jewelry is made from ultra high grade titanium alloys and provides unparalleled customer service and accessible expertise in titanium rings and jewelry, equaling the best possible online shopping experience. Founded in 1988, Titanium-Jewelry offers the best selection of custom fine jewelry with unique and original designs, antique and estate pieces plus a complete line of titanium jewelry for men and women. For more information, please visit www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.


Web Site: http://www.Titanium-jewelry.com

Contact Details: Press Contact
Ron Yates
Phone: 800-370-2646
Email: ron@titanium-jewelry.com

InTrends.com Adds Dolce & Gabbana Handbags & Clothing

Released on: October 30, 2007, 9:43 am

Press Release Author: Sbrown/InTrends

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Press Release Summary: Intrends.com Designer Offerings Expanded to Include Dolce & Gabbana Handbags & Apparel

Press Release Body: (Irvine, CA) October 29, 2007 – www.InTrends.com, a leading online retailer of designer handbags, designer shoes, designer apparel & accessories, today announced an expansion in their product line to include Dolce & Gabbana Handbags and clothing. The newly added line of Dolce & Gabbana handbags and clothing enhances the wide selection of designer handbags already offered by InTrends.com. Now offering Dolce & Gabbana, InTrends.com is excited to offer these designer products as part of their luxury handbags, designer shoes, apparel and accessories.

“Customers familiar with the quality and stylish designer handbags and accessories available at InTrends.com will be pleased with the addition of the Dolce & Gabbana Handbags,” said Sam Darwish, spokesman for InTrends.com. “Known for authentic designer handbags and shoes at irresistible prices, InTrends.com is excited to not only add new designers to the mix, but adding new products such as the Dolce & Gabbana clothing line has been a goal we’ve strived for since our site first launched,” Darwish stated.

The designer handbags showcased on Intrends.com are a perfect blend of style and function, making them a ideal enhancements to the sites offering. Featuring other products such as Prada Handbags, Gucci Shoes, Prada Shoes, Tods, Celine and more, Intrends.com has been providing authentic designer handbags and apparel since 1998. “The Dolce & Gabbana handbags and clothing are just one of the many additions we’ll be incorporating over the coming weeks,” stated Darwish. Additional designer brands are being added daily. Customers can expect to see the new Fall 2007 line of Prada Handbags, Chloe Handbags, Fendi Handbags, YSL Handbags and Balenciaga Handbags,” Darwish concluded.

Carrying Dolce & Gabbana Handbags & Clothing, enables InTrends.com to widen is designer offerings without compromising the quality or price that customers have come to rely upon. This is extremely important to the company as authenticity, quality and current trends are core values the company thrives on. The inclusion of the Dolce & Gabbana clothing line is a logical development of InTrends.com‘s growth strategy, further solidifying customer retention and satisfaction. To view newest addition of Dolce & Gabbana items, visit http://www.intrends.com/dolce—gabbana.html.

About InTrends
InTrends is an online retailer of designer handbags, designer shoes, luxury apparel and accessories featuring top designers highlighting the latest trends and fashions. Providing quality, authentic fashions and accessories for men and women nationwide, the company prides itself on making style and fashion available at irresistible prices. InTrends is U.S. owned and operated providing handbags, shoes, clothing and accessories from top designers from around the world. Founded in 1998, InTrends is a privately held firm, with headquarters in Irvine, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.InTrends.com

Web Site: http://www.intrends.com

Contact Details: Press Contact
Sam Darwish

Customers To Reap The Rewards, As Stan James Buy Bet Direct

Released on: October 30, 2007, 8:46 am

Press Release Author: Stan James (Gibraltar) Ltd

Industry: Internet & Online

Press Release Summary: Stan James welcomes a new group of loyal customers to its doors, as the acquisition of online and telephone betting company Bet Direct is announced.

Press Release Body: Gibraltar-based bookmaker Stan James today confirmed the purchase of bookmaker Bet Direct from 32Red Plc. The deal sees Stan James taking over the UK-focused brand, with a final completion date of 10 December 2007 being confirmed.

In what has been described as an “exciting time for all concerned” CEO of Stan James, Peter Fisher was the first to offer a warm welcome to all Bet Direct customers:

Bet Direct is a well established bookmaking brand and its acquisition is very exciting for everybody associated with Stan James and Bet Direct. We are fully committed to helping Bet Direct reach its full potential and once we have completed the deal on the 10th December, we are looking forward to offering all of our Bet Direct customers the very best in customer service, the most markets to bet on and the most knowledgeable telephone staff in the business.”

Bet Direct customers will now be looking forward to taking advantage of Stan JamesРІР‚в„ў new racing innovation; SJ Price. Rather than use Amrac and SIS prices for UK Horse Racing, Stan James offer their own board prices which they guarantee to be as good, if not better than everyone else. Bet Direct customers will also be offered Best Odds Guaranteed meaning the best value for any UK racing punter.

About Stan James (Gibraltar) Ltd
Stan James is one of the biggest names in bookmaking. Licensed by the Government of Gibraltar, Stan James has been at the forefront of Sports Betting for many years and is synonymous with Betting In-Running – allowing customers to bet on an event as the action unfolds.

Stan James offers horse racing, football and sports betting via their Call Centre, website and mobile applications, as well as providing their customers with an online casino, poker room, online slots hall and fixed odds games.

Web Site: http://www.stanjames.com/

Contact Details: Peter Fisher (CEO)
Stan James (Gibraltar) Ltd
1 The Square, Marina Bay, Gibraltar
+44 (0) 207 257 8430

“Guaranteed or Your Money Back” First National Diet Delivery Program to Guarantee You’ll Like It!

Released on: October 30, 2007, 8:34 am

Press Release Author: Dick Bruno at BistroMD.com

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Bistro MD No Risk Guarantee Try Our Gourmet Diet Food with Absolutely No Risk

Dr. Caroline Cederquist, M.D. is taking the stress out of dieting with our revolutionary Bistro MD No Risk Guarantee.

Order you first weekРІР‚в„ўs worth of food. If you donРІР‚в„ўt agree it is the best tasting diet food you ever had, we will happily return your money and cancel any subsequent orders.

ThatРІР‚в„ўs how confident we are that you will love our food!

Press Release Body: “Guaranteed or Your Money Back” First National Diet Delivery Program to Guarantee You’ll Like It Now You Can Taste It with No Risk

The proliferation of diet programs that just donРІР‚в„ўt taste good has created many unhappy customers nationally. But now, Dr. Caroline Cederquist, M.D. is taking the stress out of dieting with the revolutionary Bistro MD No Risk Guarantee.

Our program is designed to provide you not only with a plan that takes care of every meal and snack for the day, but appeases all your gourmet cravings. And weРІР‚в„ўre giving customers a chance to try our gourmet diet food with absolutely no risk.

If You DonРІР‚в„ўt Like It, WeРІР‚в„ўll Give You Back Your Money!

WeРІР‚в„ўll send you a weekРІР‚в„ўs worth of food. If you donРІР‚в„ўt agree that it is the best diet food you have ever tasted, we will happily return your money. ThatРІР‚в„ўs how confident the company is in the product.

The program is delivered to your door, helping to avoid those tempting outings to the grocery store. Clients on the plan are treated to three gourmet meals daily with two snacks for a well-rounded day of dining. And itРІР‚в„ўs all available for an unbelievable price. Just Heat, Eat and Lose Weight!

More than a diet program, the plan allows clients to change their lifestyles and learn healthy selections of eating. For more information and interviews with Dr. Cederquist and her team, please call 239-591-4004. To learn more about the Bistro MD program, visit www.bistromd.com

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Caroline Cederquist, M.D., an elected Trustee of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, is a Contributing Medical Editor to the Today Show on the NBC affiliate in Fort Myers, FL. She welcomes media interviews and personal appearances to discuss diet and nutrition. For more information and interviews with Dr. Cederquist and her team, please call .239-591-4004 or dickbruno@gmail.com.

Web Site: http://www.bistromd.com

Contact Details: From: BistroMD National Diet Programs
Press Contact: Dick Bruno C.O.O.

Topshop launch 3 striking new capsule collections for Christmas 2007

Released on: October 30, 2007, 7:07 am

Press Release Author: Topshop Press Office

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Press Release Summary: Topshop announce the launch of 3 striking new capsule collections for Christmas 2007 from an exciting stable of design talent

Press Release Body: Topshop draws from an exciting stable of design talent to create 3 striking capsule collections for Christmas 2007.

The new Topshop collection form Peter Jensen offers charming party separates bearing jet-black sequins, bows and vibrantly coloured ruffles, while Markus Lupfer artfully applies large-scale pop motifs to his signature knitwear. AshishРІР‚в„ўs Studio РІР‚в„ў54 inspired metallic mini dresses and bombers are toughened up with a dark rock-inspired colour palette.

The new designs from Peter Jensen includes classic bow-neck black cardigans covered with sequins and matches a sweet glittering micro-mini skirt, while a shrunken blazer with breech-shaped cropped trousers follow, in school-girl grey, luxury wool. Knotted ‘ears’ appear on the hood of a cute grey marl jersey zip-through sweater. A tangerine coloured top and black body con dress in fine jersey has tiered ruffles cascading from a sweetheart shape about the neckline.

Markus Lupfer presents knitted jumpers in dove grey, olive and black feature tough metallic sequinned motifs. ‘Love/hate’ tattooed knuckles, handcuffs, parted lips & cases of lipstick draw inspiration from Siouxsie Sioux, and other British rock ‘n roll icons and contrast the slouchy soft knitwear onto which they are set.

Ashish creates a womens fashion collection of 100% silk, hand-stitched and entirely sequined 70РІР‚в„ўРІР‚в„ўs New York inspired pieces. T-shirt and bandeau dresses have patent belts along and silk bombers appear in midnight blue, purple and shimmering black. Perfectly skimming the body, dresses are made to dance and be seen in, while the high-glamour statement bomber is a head turner.

Peter Jensen commented: “I wanted to keep this range very fun and youthful, there are lots of playful touches which are perfect for the party season.” PeterРІР‚в„ўs autumn fashion range for Topshop will be stocked in Topshop Oxford Circus, online at Topshop.com, Selfridges, and Manchester Arndale.

Markus Lupfer adds: “Of all the pieces I have done for this collection, my favourite is the LOVE-HATE jumper. I wanted something fresh that was about music and youth culture.” Markus’s for Topshop jumpers will also be stocked in Topshop Oxford Circus and Topshop.com


About Topshop

Topshop was established in 1964 and is part of Arcadia Group Ltd. Sir Philip Green became owner of Arcadia Group Ltd in 2002.

Topshop is continually recognised as being a fashion authority, having won several awards for design reputation and new service in 2005 including Time Out, Superbrands and Cool Brand Leader. Topshop was the first fashion retailer to show on schedule at London Fashion Week in September 2005.

Topshop.com is now Topshop‘s second largest store and relaunched in November 2006, having become the first fashion retailer to launch video podcasting during September 2006 London Fashion Week. The site began to trade internationally from early 2007

Web Site: http://www.topshop.com/

Contact Details: Julia Melbourne
Topshop Press Office
Colegrave House
70 Berners Street
+ 44 (0)20 7927 1484