|About the show|
The Great Bridal Expo is the Ultimate Bridal Destination offering the latest styles from the industry’s top manufacturers of bridal gowns, both moderate and designer, bridesmaid’s gowns and mother of the bride, flower girl, accessory, prom and special occasion resources. Meet this lucrative, ready-to-buy consumer at the Great Bridal Expo delivers thousands of engaged couples ready to purchase everything they need for their wedding day, honeymoon, new home and life together. Our spectacular multimedia fashion show features the latest and hottest fashions direct from the bridal market. Profile for exhibit include Bridal Gowns & Accessories, Henna Dresses, Evening Wear, Bridemaid’s, Groom's Wear, Jewelry, Beauty / Hair Services & Products, Textiles, etc.
|Venue||Fairmont San Jose|
|Marketing Manager|| |
|Trade Fair City||San Jose|
|Address||170 South Market Street|
|Phone||+1-954-522 7001||Fax||+1-954-522 7337|
|City||San Jose, CA||Country||United States Of America|
|Current Exhibitor|| |
1-800-Sandals, After Hours, American Laser Centers, Bed Bath & Beyond, Da Vinci's Florist, Florigene Pty, Ltd, Memory Lane Photo Design, Perfect Wedding Guide, R&R Catering, Slumber Parties, Sunset Resorts Of Jamaica, The Knot, The Pros, Vera Wang Mattress, etc.
|Current Sponsors|| |
Sandals, After Hours, JC Penny, David’s Bridal, Macys, Noritake, Pfaltzgraff, Cuisinart and Things Remembered.
|About Organizer|| |
The Great Bridal Expo, the nation's leading direct to the consumer wedding resource, has over 25 year’s of event production throughout the continental United States. Formed in 1978 by William F. Heaton, III (an attorney and entrepreneur), The Great Bridal Expo has become the premier national consumer bridal marketing event in the US and continues to grow each year.
|Company Name||The Great Bridal Expo|
|Name||William F. Heaton|
|Address||1500 Cordova Road,|
| ||Suite 306|
|Pincode||33316||Country||United States Of America|
|Phone||+1-954-522 7001||Fax||+1-954-522 7337|
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|Dress Barn Inc announced that it will be presenting at the JPMorgan SMID Cap Boston Conference to be held at The Four Seasons Boston on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 2:05 p.m. Eastern Time.|
The presentation will also be available via live webcast. Interested parties can access the event at www.dressbarn.com via the "Investor Relations" link. The webcast will be available until November 30, 2007.
Dress Barn Inc, is a leading national specialty apparel retailer offering quality career and casual fashion apparel through its dressbarn and maurices brands.
|Lojas Renner S.A. announces to the market in general and other interested parties the opening of a new outlet, on October 27th, in the South region of Brazil.|
The third such opening in this fourth quarter, it is located in Balneário Camboriú – SC, in the Balneário Camboriú Shopping Center, with a total area of 3,077 square meters.
Lojas Renner’s expansion plan for the second semester includes the opening of four additional stores, Cascavel – PR, João Pessoa – PB, Salvador – BA and Caxias do Sul – RS. With these inaugurations the Company will reach a total nation wide network of 95 stores.
|Global fitness company Nautilu Inc announced its Board of Directors has adopted a limited duration Shareholder Rights Plan.|
Under the Shareholder Rights Plan one right will be distributed for each share of Nautilus common stock outstanding as of the close of business on November 8, 2007.
Effective, if any person or group acquires 20 percent or more of the voting power of the Company's outstanding common stock without the approval of the Board of Directors, there would be a triggering event causing significant dilution in the voting power of such person or group.
However, existing shareholders who currently own more than 20 percent of the voting power will trigger a dilutive event only if they acquire additional shares. The Plan may be terminated by the Board at any time.
"A shareholder rights plan protects the interests of all shareholders from takeover or control tactics that do not offer all shareholders a fair premium," said Bob Falcone, Chairman and CEO of Nautilus Inc.
"The Plan is not intended to prevent an offer that the Board concludes is in the best interest of Nautilus and its shareholders."
The Plan will continue in effect until October 28, 2010, unless earlier terminated or redeemed by Nautilus Inc. The Board of Directors has also resolved to submit the continuation of the Plan to a shareholder vote within the next 12 months.
A complete copy of the Plan will be included in a Form 8-K to be filedby Nautilus with the Securities and Exchange Commission; this filing will contain additional information regarding the terms and conditions of the Rights Plan.
In addition, shareholders of record of Nautilus as of November 8, 2007, will be mailed a detailed summary of the Plan.
Mr. Burman is the Chief Executive Officer of Signet Group, plc, a leading specialty retail jeweler with operations in both the U.S, including Kay Jewelers and a variety of well established regional brands, and the United Kingdom.
“We are very pleased that Terry is joining our Board, and we look forward to benefiting from the counsel and guidance he will provide,” said Craig W. Rydin, the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Yankee Candle.
“As the CEO of a highly regarded and industry-leading retailer like Signet Group, Terry brings to our Board a proven record of successful hands-on leadership in the highly competitive retail industry.
In particular, Terry’s background and experience in the mall-based specialty retail segment should prove especially helpful as we work together to continue to profitably grow our business.
In addition, Terry’s expertise with international specialty retail will be invaluable as we continue to seek to leverage and extend the strong Yankee Candle brand through our fast-growing international business.”
Mr. Burman joined Signet Group in 1995 as the Chairman and CEO of Sterling Jewelers Inc a US division of Signet. Before joining Signet Group, Mr. Burman held various senior executive positions of increasing responsibility with Barry’s Jewelers Inc from 1980 - 1995, including President and Chief Executive Officer from 1993 – 1995.
|Prior to that, Mr. Burman was a Partner with Roberts Department Stores, a regional department store chain specializing in apparel. Mr. Burman also serves on the Board of Directors of Signet Group plc.|
“I am very excited to be joining the Board of Yankee Candle, a growing and industry-leading company,” said Mr. Burman.
“Yankee Candle has a long history of success and innovation within its category, and I look forward to working with management, Madison Dearborn Partners and my colleagues on the Board to continue the Company’s successful and profitable growth and to build upon and further strengthen the Yankee Candle brand.”
|Abercrombie & Fitch announced that customers of its West Village-inspired concept, RUEHL, can now enjoy the convenience of purchasing handbags directly through their website.|
The site also exclusively features RUEHL cologne and perfume, and allows customers to view a photo gallery of featured products, search for store locations, and register to receive email announcements about new products and online content.
The Company expects to offer the entire assortment of men's and women's casual apparel, jeans, outerwear, and gift cards for Spring 2008.
RUEHL first opened in September 2004 and has grown into 19 retail locations across the United States. RUEHL is steeped in the respected tradition of master leather craftsman and dedicated to creating hip, casual leather goods.
Designed for the modern-minded, post-collegiate customer between ages 22-35, RUEHL is inspired by the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village.
Abercrombie & Fitch operated a total of 358 stores, 196 abercrombie stores, 424 Hollister Co. stores and 19 RUEHL stores in the United States at the end of fiscal September.
October 29, 2007
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Greenpeace and Fair Labor Association (FLA) have explicitly recognized the social and ecological commitment of the Sportlifestyle company.
The report is published in accordance with the demanding guidelines of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a large multistakeholder network.
PUMA’s Sustainability Report obtained the best GRI application level A+ - a first in the sporting goods industry. Moreover, according to Swiss Institute SAM (Sustainability Asset Management), PUMA will continue to be ranked in Dow Jones and STOXX Sustainability Index next year.
On a total of 84 pages, PUMA presents its extensive activities in the area of social standards, environment protection and restricted substances.
The Sportlifestyle company clearly outlines the continuous improvement of S.A.F.E. (Social Accountability and Fundamental Environmental Standards)-activities.
Their aim is not only to generate fair working conditions, protect the environment and manufacture ecologically compatible products. An active dialog with different stakeholders (and pressure groups) is also of great importance to PUMA.
TÜV Rheinland certifies that “PUMA has developed a significant and operational management system for environmental and social aspects.” Results of the examination confirm that the Sportlifestyle company successfully implemented the “Code of Conduct”, the “Code of Ethics” and the “Handbook for Environmental Issues”.
|Those guidelines are generally binding, not only for all PUMA headquarters but also for the 369 independent suppliers and manufacturers named in the report.|
The independent environmental organization Greenpeace confirms that PUMA’s commitment sets standards. Greenpeace has checked different companies regarding eco friendliness of their products, ranking them from red to green.
After examination of PUMA’s product range, the Sportlifestyle company has obtained the best category “green”. Fair Labor Organization (FLA) is in agreement with this positive appraisal: PUMA has been accredited this year as full member for the first time.
FLA is a non-profit organization dedicated to improve working and production conditions. As accredited member, the Sportlifestyle company thoroughly supports the strict guidelines and unannounced audits by FLA.
Jochen Zeitz, CEO and Chairman, PUMA AG: “We are pleased that PUMA’s social and ecological commitment has been recognized not only by analysts and experts, but also by independent organizations such as TÜV Rheinland and Greenpeace.
Through responsible and sustainable corporate governance, we want to ensure that our aim to be the most desirable Sportlifestyle company is not only oriented towards economical, but also towards social and environmental criteria.”
In the course of its transparent ecological and social policy, PUMA’s social audits have been seen off by a journalist for the first time, describing his experiences in the Sustainability Report.
Bernhard Bartsch, Asia-correspondent for German newspaper Berliner Zeitung and magazine brand eins, characterizes visits of suppliers in Turkey, Vietnam and China.
He portrays how PUMA auditors inspect the realization of safety regulations in China or compliance of adequate wages in Vietnamese factories.
Corporate social responsibility is getting ever more important in global business community. For many years now PUMA has continuously improved its S.A.F.E. activities to ensure high social and environmental standards along its entire supply chain. In order to maximise transparency in this sector the company publishes sustainability reports.
The Sportlifestyle company PUMA AG announces, that the Supervisory Board decided in its meeting yesterday with regard to the long-term company development to extend the contract of Jochen Zeitz (44), Chairman and CEO, ahead of schedule for the following five years until 2012.
François-Henri Pinault, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PUMA AG: “We are delighted, that Jochen Zeitz will take on the responsibility for the continuous strategic development of the company as Chairman and CEO for the long term.
By taking this decision the PUMA Supervisory Board has set the course for a successful collaboration between PUMA and PPR following the goal not only to strengthen but also to further expand PUMA’s position as one of the most desirable Sportlifestyle companies.”
In addition Melody Harris-Jensbach (46) has been appointed as Deputy CEO of PUMA AG. As a member of the PUMA Board of Management she will take on the responsibility for the areas Product, Product development, Design, Business Unit Management and Worldwide Sourcing for the PUMA Retail Business from January 1st, 2008 and take over the position as Deputy CEO of Martin Gaensler.
Jochen Zeitz was appointed as Chairman and CEO of PUMA AG in 1993 and since then has lead the company through the different phases of the company development: Following Phase I of the restructuring of the company (1993-1997), Phase II with investments into the brand was introduced (1998-2001), followed by Phase III referred to as Momentum (2002-2005). In 2006 Phase IV characterized by company expansion was introduced.
In an unprecedented case of a mobile device inspiring fashion, local designer Aiisha last night unveiled her prêt-a-Porter collection of 35 dresses, each completely inspired by Nokia’s latest handset – the Nokia 7900 Prism. The dresses were showcased on the catwalk at Dubai’s International Fashion Week - to a rapturous reception from the assembled audience, made up of local fashion houses and international industry leaders.
The UAE-based and Lebanese born designer Aiisha based her innovative collection on the cutting-edge colours, bold geometric patterns, materials and graphics which have gone into the unique design of Nokia’s 7900 Prism. Her collection, like the Prism’s iconic design, focuses on juxtapositions where matt meets shine and clear meets opaque, set within futuristic architecture-inspired plays of dark, steel and black materials with sharp lines, bevelled edges, asymmetry and geometry.
“Dubai Fashion Week was the perfect occasion for Aiisha to showcase her unique collection, created from her incomparable talent, which has been inspired by one of Nokia’s most fashionable handsets,” said Yolande Pineda, Communications Director, Nokia Middle East and Africa. “We chose to support this exceptionally talented young woman at a forum like DIFW because she has an incredible flair for fashion, and will be a role model for other aspiring young, talented artists in the region. Our commitment to the region is not only in terms of promoting mobility, but in nurturing, inspiring and enabling people to explore their talents and their creativity,” added Pineda.
Aiisha commented; “This was an incredible opportunity to showcase my Prism line, especially to such a receptive and supportive audience. The sheer inventiveness of Nokia’s Prism; the design, the colours, the texture and the patterns were an incredible inspiration that fitted with my personal taste and preference of modern and individualist styles that fit with a woman’s unique fashion taste. Factors like the geometric lines and contrasting materials on the Prism gave a lot of scope for designing pieces that were modern – almost futuristic, but still elegant.”
Fashion is playing an increasing role within the mobility industry, as consumers require mobile devices that fit into an even greater number of lifestyle needs. Consumers today look to personalized mobile experiences that add value and pleasure to their daily lives, while viewing their devices as an expression of identity.
“The fact a mobile phone has inspired such an incredibly creative fashion collection, highlights the originality in the design of our Nokia devices,” continued Pineda. “The idea that a designer has been so inspired by a fashionable device that it dictates the style of an entire fashion collection is a precedent. It is exciting that there is an exchange of creativity between the two industries; fashion inspires devices, and devices now inspire fashion. We expect this will be an emerging trend in both the fashion and mobility industries in the future,” Pineda concluded.
Born in Lebanon and residing in Dubai since 1983, Aiisha graduated from the American University in Dubai with a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing in 2002. She was the winner of the 'Young Designer of the Year' award in the 'Bride 2000' by Swarovski.
A position on the Foundation's Board serves as recognition of Mr. Katz's many years of experience and professional service to the fragrance industry, and confirms Parlux's new direction emphasizing innovation and forward thinking.
Mr. Katz's impactful initiatives in the beauty business have made him a valuable asset to this outstanding industry resource. Mr. Katz is pleased to have the opportunity to rejoin the Board of Directors of the Foundation, where he previously served from 1996 to 2002, including a term as the Foundation's first Vice Chairman from 2000 to 2002.
Mr. Katz's remarkable career history includes such leadership positions as President of Liz Claiborne Cosmetics and President of Revlon Beauty Care Division.
The Foundation was established in 1949 by six industry leaders affiliated with Elizabeth Arden, Coty, Guerlain, Helena Rubenstein, Chanel, and Parfums Weil, to develop educational programs about the importance and pleasures of fragrance for the American public.
Today, America is the largest fragrance market in the world and the Foundation has become an international source for historic, cultural, scientific and industry-related reference materials.
| Currently, the Foundation's International Membership includes: manufacturers, suppliers, media, advertising and public relations agencies, as well as designers, packagers and retailers. The Foundation maintains one of the most extensive print and video fragrance libraries in the world.|
It publishes educational and sales training materials, and a bi-annual Fragrance Trends Forecast Report. The Foundation produces videos and consumer publications, develops and mounts exhibitions and holds seminars and symposia for its members as well as for the international fragrance industry.
|In view of the offer, the Lindex Board of Directors has decided to postpone the company's Annual Meeting of shareholders until 20 February 2008, at 4 p.m. in Gothenburg.|
With the intention to not make the completion of the offer from Stockmann more difficult, Lindex has undertaken to consult with Stockmann regarding the implementation of the recapitalisation announced on 3 September 2007.
The Lindex Board of Directors will not complete the recapitalisation if the offer to the shareholders is completed.
In accordance with the rules and regulations relating to public takeover bids, the Lindex Board of Directors has prepared the appended complete recommendation to the shareholders which will be reproduced in Stockmann's offer document.
The complete recommendation does not involve any change to what has previously been announced, but has only been adapted to what applies for entry in the offer document.
|Parlux Fragrances Inc announced that its CFO, Raymond J. Balsys, will be presenting on Friday, November 2nd, 2007 at 3:45PM at the 2007 Global Opportunities Conference in New York City, hosted by Imperial Capital, LLC.|
Balsys will participate in a question and answer session, following his presentation and will also be available for one-on-one meetings.
The conference is a 2-day affair, held November 1st and 2nd, 2007, at the W New York Hotel, 541 Lexington Avenue (49th Street and Lexington Avenue), NYC. Conference organizers anticipate a turnout of 300-350 attendees from the institutional investment community.
Live Web casting of the presentation will be available at Imperial Capital website on November 2, 2007 and 90 days thereafter unless otherwise notified. Additional information as well as the agenda can be found at Imperial Capital website.
|AB Lindex announces that the company on October 23, 2007 has acquired title to the trademark Lindex in Russia.|
The Board of AB Lindex has on September 30, 2007, received an offer of SEK 116 for each share for Lindex from Stockmann Oyj Abp, which the Board recommends the shareholders to accept.
The offer from Stockmann is conditional upon that Lindex has acquired title to the trademark Lindex on the Russian market.
|Lyric Jeans Inc and Lyric Culture, its premium rock n' roll lifestyle brand, have partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures for the design of a limited edition t-shirt and guitar pick necklace inspired by the music of the upcoming music-driven drama "August Rush," starring Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Terrence Howard and Robin Williams, opening nationwide November 21, 2007.|
Lyric Culture is known for fusing music and fashion with their line of premium denim and sportswear that features the lyrics to legendary songs made famous by The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Marvin Gaye, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more.
The Lyric Culture August Rush t-shirt is emblazoned with a significant line from the film, "The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen" and encrusted with crystals featuring the signature Lyric Culture treble/bass clef.
The tee is packaged with a guitar pick pendant necklace designed in vintage aged gold alloy and engraved with the same inspiring words.
Proceeds from the sale of this product benefit Young Artists International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic promotion and career development of exceptionally gifted young musicians.
"'August Rush' is a beautiful and moving film based on the concept that music brings people together. We are honored for the opportunity to design product around this inspirational movie and to support a wonderful cause such as Young Artists International," said Hanna Rochelle Schmieder, Designer and President of Lyric Culture.
The Lyric Culture August Rush tee and necklace will be available for purchase beginning October 25, 2007 at company's website and at select specialty retailers nationwide.
Decorating your home can be an enjoyable experience, as it represents new beginnings and fresh starts, but it also includes the hassle of running around from place to place looking for the perfect piece of furniture or home accessory ,which can be very time consuming and tiring.
Imagine finding everything you need for your home at one place, a one stop shop that offers you a complete home experience providing you with furniture, home accessories, house hold necessities, kitchen ware, beddings and more.
Situated in a premier location in mecca mall, Home Centre is the place to find complete home solutions hand-picked from across the world.
The store offers an extensive selection of finest furniture, furnishings, home accessories, kitchen ware, and garden furniture and gift ideas, at incredible prices within a spacious area around 70,000 square feet.
Home Centre offers a wide range of world class furniture products and household accessories in addition to professional customer oriented services which enable you to create your dream home while enjoying complete peace of mind.
To make your shopping experience easier and more convenient, Home Centre is offering its customers instant furniture loans with 0% interest and easy installment plans with prominent banks in AMMAN, in order to reach more customers and assist them in decorating their homes with the finest furniture.
Choosing the right furniture can be overwhelming and confusing as you have to keep many factors in mind such as color, design and size.
Home Centre offers a wide range of specialized design and decor services starting with helping you choose the right colors, to recommending the decor and furnishing. Home Centre also guarantees your furniture delivery within 72 hours (under regular circumstances) in good condition.
Home Centre is one of the very few furniture stores which have their own experienced carpenters and professional drivers, with a fleet of vehicles who work with ultimate commitment to achieve customer satisfaction and make the 72 hour delivery possible everytime.
This summer Home Centre offers the “99 hours-Ready made home service which includes interior designing service, fixing and setting up your furniture and accessories after delivering it to your home.
Although the actual bird, genus Dromaius, has always been flightless, EMU Australia Lifestyle Footwear is getting ready to soar under the direction of new CEO, Edward C. Houston Jr. (Ted).
Houston's first flight command is to lead EMU's growth in Canada, USA and Central and South America.
Houston comes to EMU from People's Liberation and William Rast, where as President of People's Liberation Inc, he ran the companies and was responsible for strategic direction. Earlier, with premium denim and lifestyle brand Rock and Republic, Houston as COO oversaw sales increase of 400%.
Some of Houston's other high-flying achievements include growing C & C California knitwear from a $4 million company to a $24 million company, while also being instrumental in its 2005 sale to Liz Claiborne.
At Dickies Girl, Houston increased specialty store business by 75% in one year, and was responsible for success at the national women's retail brand BEBE, from the grassroots level by overseeing supply chain initiatives focused on merchandising, product development, production and distribution.
The union of Houston and EMU Australia commences October 2007 with Houston landing at the brand's San Clemente, CA office.
EMU Australia is the authentic Australian lifestyle footwear brand. Dubbed "the most comfortable shoes in the world," the company's product line ranges from traditional sheepskin boots and slippers to fashion forward footwear and stylishly comfortable leisure footwear.
Distributed worldwide, EMU is headquartered in Geelong, Australia with North American Corporate offices in San Clemente, CA.
|EMU Ridge Australia|
Catch a rare glimpse of the work of Kenneth Jay Lane [RISD ’54, Advertising Design], the major American maker and designer of costume jewelry who continues to lead the industry.
Fabulous Fakes: Jewelry of Kenneth Jay Lane
October 26, 2007-January 27, 2008
The RISD Museum
Lane, a stalwart of the fashion world, is widely credited with making costume jewelry as glamorous as million-dollar baubles. Hundreds of his creations - the likes of which have been worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Nancy Reagan, Diana Vreeland, Britney Spears and countless other women from every walk of life - are featured.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877 in Providence, RI, is a vibrant community of artists and designers that includes 2,200 students from around the world, approximately 350 faculty and curators, and 400 staff members. Each year more than 200 prominent artists, critics, authors and philosophers visit our historic College Hill campus.
|Rhode Island School of Design|
Joe's Jeans Inc announced that it has closed the previously announced merger of JD Holdings Inc. into the Company to acquire the Joe's brand. This merger was voted on and approved at the Company's annual shareholder meeting held on October 11, 2007.
Marc Crossman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We are extremely pleased to announce the closing of this merger, which gives us ownership of one of the best premium denim brands in the market.
The completion of this acquisition will now allow us to focus on growing and expanding the Joe's brand into a full contemporary collection as we move into 2008, which we firmly believe will bring long-term value to our shareholders."
Joe's Jeans Inc designs, produces and sells apparel and apparel-related products to the retail and premium markets under the Joe's brand and related trademarks.
|Joe's Jeans Inc|