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    The FileMaker Forum Contest, hosted by Grasp Learning, an online school for FileMaker Training, ends Saturday, August 31st . Fives winners will receive a 3-month subscription, or 90 days worth of FileMaker training.

    Tampa, Florida (PRBuzz.com) August 29, 2013 -- Grasp Learning, an online school for FileMaker Training, is hosting a contest to celebrate the launch of their FileMaker Forum. Five winners will receive a 3-month subscription, or 90 days worth of FileMaker training with the online FileMaker School. The contest ends August 31st, and winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

    You can enter the FileMaker Forum contest by completing the following steps before 12:01 AM on September 1, 2013:

    1. Create a free account on the FileMaker Forum. (Don't forget to confirm your email).
    2. Once you're signed in to the FileMaker Forum, ask a question about FileMaker. We (or someone else) will answer it shortly.
    3. If you see an unanswered question, take some time to help someone out by answering it.
    4. Spread the word by telling your friends on Twitter. Be sure to tag @graspfilemaker and use #filemakerforum in your tweet.
    5. Spread the word by liking our page on Facebook, and then sharing our message with your friends.

    You can enter the FileMaker Forum contest multiple times. For example, if you complete all of the steps above you will be entered into the contest five times. The contest entry limit is five, so please don't spam your fans and followers by sending the message out too frequently.

    Five winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 3, and will receive 90 days worth of FileMaker Training.

    For more information about the FileMaker Forum, or the Grasp Learning online school for FileMaker Training, please visit www.grasplearning.com or contact shanna@thinkgrasp.com.

    About Grasp

    Grasp is a marketing and software firm that helps companies think differently, grasp the possibilities and do the critical things necessary to effectively grow their people and their business. The company plans, teaches and implements proven marketing strategies, business technologies and custom software applications for enterprise-level organizations across the United States and parts of Europe. Grasp is also the company behind Grasp Learning, a guided online school for FileMaker Training, featuring a free and ad-free FileMaker Forum.


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 29, 2013 -- A recent survey by SAGE, one of the industry leaders in all things accounting, has revealed that 39% of small business owners would like their accountants to utilise technology more effectively in order to stay in contact. The 'Pulse Survey 2013' was undertaken to explore the relationship between accountants and their clients, and almost 4 in every 10 people surveyed stated that they want to be able to contact their accountants whenever they feel necessary, using many of the technological innovations we now have access to.

    Laurence Collins, Managing Director of Magic Accounts, an online accountancy service for small businesses, says, "Being able to contact an accountant to discuss anything from cash flow to tax issues is crucial to the smooth operation of any business, large or small. If someone running a business has a sudden problem and needs to raise cash, or wants some impromptu advice on the overall state of their business, they must be able to access the advice they need without booking a face-to-face appointment weeks in advance. If a business owner cannot get in touch with their accountant because of a refusal on the accountant's part to move with the times and embrace technological advances, it is only a matter of time before the business owner declines their services, to seek someone who can offer a more modern package."

    28% of the people surveyed by SAGE also stated that they would prefer a more regular stream of contact from their accountant, whether by phone or by email. Knowing that an accountant is there at the end of a phone or sitting at their computer ready to respond to a query offers a great amount of peace of mind for business owners who fret about their finances.

    These statistics are indicative of the new trend in accounting which has become popular among SMEs who want to stay fully informed of their business' financial status at all times. Where in the past, an owner might have been happy to outsource all of their accounting and bookkeeping tasks to an accountant and hear from them once a month, or when it was time to file accounts, nowadays, with the technology on offer, SME owners demand a higher level of interaction.

    Online accounting services generally offer access to accounts and books 24/7 through cloud-based technology. On top of this, accountants can be contacted by email, phone or by a message on the cloud-based application, so business owners need never feel isolated and like they are out of the loop when it comes to their finances. Hiring an accountancy service like this puts the owner back in the driving seat and allows them complete control of their financial reporting and how informed they are when it comes to their business' books.

    For more information about Magic Accounts, please visit http://www.magicaccounts.co.uk/

    About Magic Accounts: Striving to give all businesses peace of mind, Magic Accounts offers a complete accounting solution in an all-inclusive, fixed-fee package. Their professional, approachable team of accountants provide in-depth accounts and management reports to take any business in the right direction.


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 29, 2013 -- At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Vizrt will display tools to increase graphics and video productivity, dramatically enhance live sports broadcasts, and streamline production workflows in its booth (Hall 7, Stand A10). IBC2013 will be held from September 12-17 in the RAI convention center in Amsterdam.

    Among the highlights will be new technology that allows designers to run Viz Artist with a remote connection to a powerful cloud computer. A press conference on September 13 at 8am in the RAI's news conference room will present full details of this development and other top news from Vizrt.

    Rendering power

    Viz Engine, Vizrt's real-time 3D compositing system, has increased its rendering capability beyond HD to 4k. Vizrt will display the breakthrough 4k rendering capability of the Viz Engine at the IBC show.

    Viz Engine has been enhanced further with IP-streaming capability. This allows broadcasters to stream multiple formats and resolutions simultaneously, speeding the creation of online and mobile graphic and video content.

    Non-conform video workflow

    Merge graphics and video into a single workflow with Viz Engine and Viz Media Engine. Journalists search, edit and place graphics and video together in their native newsroom control system. Viz Engine then renders video and graphics together at the moment they are triggered to air. This non-conform workflow allows the journalist to change graphic content up until the moment the video and graphics are played on air. It also allows the graphic and video content to be played in a variety of formats in real-time from the Viz Engine for multiplatform distribution. Viewers on mobile devices, online, and on-air have the best possible viewing experience without the delay caused by transcoding.

    Enhanced editing workflow

    Viz Media Engine includes an extension panel to Adobe Premiere Pro CC that enables Premiere Pro users on both Mac and Windows to search and access media held within Viz Media Engine without leaving the Premiere Pro interface.

    Control room automation

    Vizrt will display the integration between Mosart automation and Viz Engine. When combined with the Vizrt end-to-end graphics and video workflow, the Mosart automation system provides a complete package for the entire newsroom workflow from the news editorial process to live on-air production. With the Viz Engine real-time compositing capabilities added to the Mosart automation system, an operator can drive complex transitions and studio effects from a single interface.

    Redefining live sports graphics

    With Viz Arena, broadcasters can superimpose animated 3D graphics, text, video, logos, images and animation over the live coverage of a sports event. The graphics remain in place, regardless of camera movement. The 3D graphics appear to be part of the live coverage.

    Viz Libero, Vizrt's 3D virtual sports enhancement and analysis system, will be presented at IBC. Version 5.5 offers Virtual SloMo, Virtual Presenter, and integration with the Grass Valley K2 Summit media server and K2 Dyno replay system. Viz Libero uses the existing camera feeds to create 3D flights and virtual perspectives. It features interactive telestration and annotation tools along with an intuitive user interface.

    Social TV integration

    Vizrt's Social TV solution will be demoed at IBC with several new integrations and enhanced developments with some of the leading social media companies including partners never.no, MassRelevance, Applicaster and Promotheus. The Vizrt Social TV solution allows broadcasters to monitor, filter, approve, and harvest user generated content --such as tweets, Facebook posts, RSS, and Instagram photos. Build playlists or carousels of selected social content to display within live Vizrt graphics and send to air.

    Complete online workflow

    New at IBC Vizrt will display the Vizrt Online Suite integrated with Viz Media Engine. This integration gives journalists the ability to search all assets contained within Viz Media Engine from the Vizrt Online Suite CMS. MOS rundowns can also now be viewed within the Vizrt Online suite CMS.

    A cross-platform implementation between the Viz Media Engine and Vimond's over-the-top TV toolset will enable broadcasters to control their video content across multiple platforms and monetize their content online.

    About Vizrt:

    Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

    Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 29, 2013 -- NoSQL Now!, an educational conference that explains the diversity of NoSQL technologies, took place August 20 - 22, 2013 at the San Jose Convention Center. Top companies leading the way in data innovation were on-hand during the 2-day expo, and showcased the latest high-performance data solutions while demonstrating dozens of innovations. Now in its third year, NoSQL Now! has become the premiere venue for leading NoSQL technologist to unveil industry announcements and product launches.

    Among this year's announcements, Oracle debuted its new NoSQL Database Community Edition. The full announcement on this new business model and edition of their Open Source NoSQL database can be seen here: http://www.dataversity.net/oracle-makes-product-announcement-at-nosql-now-2013/

    FoundationDB announced the availability and pricing of its acid-compliant NoSQL database. Built on a distributed shared-nothing architecture, FoundationDB combines the benefits of ACID (Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, Durable) transactions with the next-generation features and scalability offered by NoSQL.

    In addition, this year's conference played host to top-notch keynote presenters including Andy Mendelsohn of Oracle, Nathan Marz the creator of the real-time computation engine Storm, Adrian Cockcroft, Director of Architecture for the Cloud Systems team at Netflix, Peter Olson of Marvel Entertainment, and Max Schireson, the CEO of NoSQL market leader 10gen.

    This year's list of prominent sponsors included 10gen, The MongoDB Company, GridGain, Objectivity, Oracle, Basho, FoundationDB, MapR Technologies, MarkLogic, Scientel, Cloudant, Couchbase, Franz, 28msec, Acunu, Aerospike, Altoros, Neo Technology, Qubole, Sqrrl, Starcounter, Tokutek and YarcData.

    Nearly 1,0000 industry experts, CTOs, developers and software registered for the conference.

    For all conference related news and content, click here: http://www.dataversity.net/category/conference-and-webinar-communities/conference-communities/nosql-now/

    About NoSQL Now!:
    NoSQL Now! is an educational conference and exhibit focused on the emerging field of NoSQL technologies. NoSQL (Not Only SQL) refers to the new breed of databases that are not based on the traditional relational database model, including document stores, key value stores, columnar databases, XML databases and graph databases. The NoSQL Now! Conference is designed to educate developers, data managers and architects on how these new technologies work, the applications they are best suited for, and how to deploy them. Additional details are available at www.NoSQLNow.com.

    About DATAVERSITY:
    DATAVERSITY™ provides resources for information technology (IT) professionals, executives and business managers to learn about the uses and management of data. Our worldwide community of practitioners, advisers and customers participates in, and benefits from, DATAVERSITY's educational conferences, discussions, articles, blogs, webinars, certification, news feeds and more. Members enjoy access to a deep knowledge base of presentations, research and training materials, plus discounts off many educational resources including webinars and conferences. For more information please visit: www.DATAVERSITY.net or email events@dataversity.net.


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 29, 2013 -- Huntsville, Alabama - PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, today announced four new easyPORT analog/digital multi-point utility converter/switchers that support up to four inputs. The compact throw-down boxes are ideal for temporary or permanent solutions to integrate legacy analog equipment into a facility's digital workflow.

    The EASY-4ADX4B and EASY-4ADX4F deliver 10-bit conversion of composite analog video to SDI. Both accept NTSC/PAL composite inputs and feature 4x oversampling. The EASY-4BX4DA and EASY-4FX4DA allow SDI video to be converted to analog video in NTSC/PAL, with fiber or coax SDI inputs. A built-in utility switch allows full crosspoint switching for all inputs.

    "There are an abundant number of analog video products still in use, and our new easyPORT modules offer a unique and cost effective way to integrate that analog gear into digital distribution systems," said Dan Holland, PESA vice president of product marketing. "Whether you need coax or fiber connectivity, easyPORT makes it a simple operation to effectively provide analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog conversion or switching."

    Some of the most compact switching throw-down boxes available, easyPORT modules offer significant size and power advantages over standard single-port converters, with added port options and built-in switching capabilities. For back room installations where rack space is a premium, PESA offers a 1 RU power distribution tray that holds up to four easyPORT modules with a shared power source to reduce clutter. Setup is fast and easy because each easyPORT includes USB and Ethernet connections. Once PESA's CATTRAX software is installed on a PC or laptop, the GUI can be used for setup, switching, or diagnostics.

    About PESA

    As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products - from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders - each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

    All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners.


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    ECi Software Solutions Named to Two Local "Fastest Growing Company" Lists

    Business technology provider is one of the fastest growing companies in the North Texas area

    Fort Worth, TX (PRBuzz.com) August 29, 2013 -- ECi Software Solutions (www.ECiSolutions.com), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced that the company was named to the Fort Worth Business Press Top 100 Companies for the third year in a row and to the Fast Tech Listing for the second consecutive year. Placements on the lists were announced at awards dinners on August 22 and 23, respectively.

    ECi was ranked #28 on the Fort Worth Business Press Top 100. The ranking is determined by a company's total sales from January 1 through December 31 of the preceding year. Companies must be headquartered in Tarrant County, Texas in order to be eligible for consideration.
    The Fast Tech list is sponsored by Travis Wolff, LLP and Comerica Bank. Presented by The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), the Fast Tech list is part of the Tech Titans awards. Rank is based on a company's revenue growth over the past three years. This year ECi ranked #33. Only companies headquartered in the North Texas area can be considered for inclusion.

    In its 13th year, the Fast Tech Award honors the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, based on revenue growth from 2010 to 2012. The ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) and through independent research using publicly available information conducted by the MTBC, Travis Wolff, LLP and Comerica Bank.

    "ECi is honored to be seen as such a vital part of our local business community," said Ron Books, President and CEO of ECi. "We'd like to thank the Fort Worth Business Press and the MTBC for recognizing ECi again. We consider it a privilege to continue to support the entrepreneurial spirit of independent business owners. We have to thank our customers for their continued support of us."
    To learn more about ECi and its products and services, please visit www.ECiSolutions.com.

    About Metroplex Technology Business Council
    The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) is the innovation hub for North Texas' technology community and actively connects entrepreneurs, universities and corporations for significant technological advancements. Founded in 1994 as a non-profit organization with approximately 300 members, it includes technology businesses and providers from across the DFW Metroplex. The MTBC is a TITAN, focused on growing Talent, Innovation, Tech Titans, Advocacy and Networking. It promotes the Dallas region as the center of cloud computing and fosters a culture of innovation among major technology companies in the region. Events include monthly Tech Industry Luncheons, Cloud Computing Special Interest Group Events, CEO Forums, Tech Week in Austin and the annual Tech Titans Awards Gala event. More information about MTBC can be found online by visiting www.metroplextbc.org.

    About TravisWolff
    Founded in 1991, TravisWolff is a growing, independent accounting and advisory firm that offers a full range of assurance, tax and consulting services to emerging companies, established companies, and successful individuals and families. Additionally, TravisWolff provides specialized services in the areas of business valuation, compensation and benefits planning, IT auditing, collaborative divorce consulting, employee benefit plan audits, estate planning, exit planning, litigation services and forensic accounting. Headquartered in Dallas, TravisWolff serves clients in Texas, throughout the country and offshore. As a member of Moore Stephens International, TravisWolff extends its services to the global market. TravisWolff participates in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Peer Review Program and is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). For more information, please visit www.traviswolff.com.

    About Comerica Bank's Technology and Life Sciences Division
    Comerica Bank's Technology and Life Sciences Division is one of the nation's leading technology banking practices, offering a wide range of financial services tailored to corporate customers, entrepreneurs and professionals. Veteran bankers provide credit and financial services and products to young, growing, professionally backed technology and life sciences companies, as well as their more mature counterparts. The Technology and Life Sciences Division serves all major U.S. technology centers from offices coast-to-coast and its headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), a financial services company that is among the 20 largest U.S. banking companies, with $57 billion in assets at March 31, 2010. For more information, visit www.comerica.com.

    About ECi
    The ECi Software Solutions family of companies provides business and e-commerce solutions, offering on-premise and cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECi's companies have served the manufacturing, office equipment, office supplies, contract office furniture, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices and companies throughout the U.S., Australia, England and the Netherlands. For information, email info@ecisolutions.com, visit www.ECiSolutions.com, or call (800) 959-3367.

    All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    CONTACT: Traci Johnson, SVP Global Corporate Marketing
    800-959-3367 x23276
    tjohnson@ecisolutions.com


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    New Advisor Toolbox will be showcased

    Calgary, Canada (PRBuzz.com) August 29, 2013 -- Place2Give, the leaders in North American charity big data and prescriptive charity analytics, has been chosen to present at the prestigious FinovateFall conference. FinovateFall, held in New York City on September 10 - 11, 2013, is a conference that showcases the future of financial and banking technology.

    Place2Give will be showcasing their innovative Advisor Toolbox software. The Place2Give Advisor Toolbox streamlines and improves the management of philanthropic and social impact investments. It enables advisors to monitor and track multiple clients' donations thereby saving time and money.

    "FinovateFall is our flagship Finovate conference, now in its seventh year. It was the first demo-focused conference in financial technology and is attended by banking & financial institution executives, venture capitalists, members of the press, and fintech entrepreneurs. We continually strive to find innovative and growing companies to present to our attendees and are pleased to host Place2Give this year as one of the chosen hot young startups," said Eric Mattson, CEO of The Finovate Group.

    Using proprietary algorithms, the Advisor Toolbox helps financial and legal advisors provide additional value by drastically reducing the research time taken to help clients achieve their charitable giving strategies. The toolbox can be integrated into a larger client's existing CRM, or there is the option use Place2Give's APIs to help power companies operating in the charitable sector.

    Finovate conferences showcase the cutting-edge of financial technology, whether it comes from established industry leaders or up-and-coming startups, and facilitate networking opportunities to make game-changing connections. As such, FinovateFall offers a valuable platform for fintech companies to achieve the next level of success in the form of new customers, strategic partnerships, expert feedback, press coverage and VC funding.

    "We are excited and honoured to be one of the few companies chosen to present at FinovateFall" says Gena Rotstein, CEO and Founder of Place2Give "With 85% of Next Generation inheritors and wealth creators leaving the firms that their parents have been working with over the years, advisors are looking for a hook. Conversations around social capital and philanthropy is that hook. Our Advisor Toolbox is the only software in North America built for the ¬financial and legal sectors that integrates with CRM systems to facilitate, manage and direct social capital conversations. FinovateFall will be a great opportunity for us to showcase and demo our product to and audience that could really benefit from our innovative software."

    For more information about Place2Give, to enquire about investing in the company or to sign-up for a free account visit www.place2give.com.

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    Contact:
    Meghan Somers
    The Agency
    +1 (587) 899 0615
    meghan at theagencyinc dot ca

    Karine Aviv
    Dexterity Ventures Inc.
    +1 (866) 936-GIVE or +1 (403) 909-8235
    karine at dexterityconsulting dot ca

    Notes to Editors:
    Dexterity Ventures Inc.
    Place2Give was developed by Dexterity Ventures Inc. Dexterity Ventures Inc. focuses on creating leading edge technologies that support the philanthropic and social visions of individuals, families and businesses supporting North America's charitable sector. Dexterity Ventures operates Dexterity Consulting, Canada's first philanthropic brokerage firm, and Place2Give.

    Place2Give is a donor-centered charity search engine. It provides donors with the tools they need to search, evaluate and give to Canadian and American charities that align with their passions. Place2Give is tackling a number of goals: to integrate big data for the North American charitable sector using our algorithms and prescriptive data analysis; to provide a valued resource for donor decision making; to improve financial advisors' workflow pertaining to their clients' philanthropic investments; to help charities articulate their Key Performance Indicators; and to provide third parties aggregated data on the charitable sector.

    About FinovateFall
    FinovateFall is a demo-based conference for innovative startups and established companies in the fields of banking and financial technology. Held in NYC, the event offers an insight-packed glimpse of the future of money via a fast-paced, intimate, and unique format. FinovateFall is organized by The Finovate Group. For more information on the event, please visit finovatefall.com.


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 29, 2013 -- Barebrush.com Announces Curators' Choice and Popular Voting Results for August 2013

    New York, NY. - Barebrush.com announces the winners of the August 2013 competitions. Grand prize winner is Larry Scaturro, whose Crouching Man is on the front page of barebrush.com for the month of September.

    Nominees for the N*de-of-the-Month, Photo Art N*de-of-the-Month and Best-of-the-Rest were selected as Curators' Choice by the guest curator, Ilene Skeen, Barebrush.com. All Barebrush curators have an opportunity to rank the Curators' Choice in their own special poll. Winners determined by a statistical combination of the curators and popular votes. The My Fav N*de, My Fav PhotoArt N*de and The Peoples' Choice poll winners are based on popularity.

    Art of the Nude

    Award: Curators' Choice 1st Place: N*de-of-the-Month, August 2013
    Title and Artist: Crouching Man by Larry Scaturro of Brooklyn, NY
    Words of the Artist: Hand carved, Walnut
    Media: Sculpture|wood

    Award: Curators' Choice 2nd Place
    Title and Artist: The reader by Neal Smithwillow of San Miguel de Allende, MEXICO
    Words of the Artist: Tropic heat Oil and sweat Palms rattle to the breeze
    Media: Oil

    Award: Curators' Choice 3rd Place
    Title and Artist: Reclining Nude by Terence Kelly of Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
    Words of the Artist: Impressionist nude portrait of Sarah reclinig. Oil on linen.
    Media: Oil

    Award: Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
    Title and Artist: french 3 by Sara Swan of Los Angeles, CA
    Words of the Artist: Using compressed charcoal again to get really dark darks.
    Media: Charcoal/carbon

    Award: Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
    Title and Artist: Pat on the Sofa, 2 by Paul Rybarczyk of Buffalo , NY
    Words of the Artist: mixed media drawing www.artworkbypaul.com
    Media: Color Pencil|drawing|mixed Media

    Photography Art of the Nude

    Award: Curators' Choice 1st Place: Photo Art N*de-of-the-Month, August 2013
    Title and Artist: Russian girl with accordion by Sergey Jeliseieff of St. Petersburg, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    Words of the Artist: Gelatin silver print made by me in my studio
    Media: Photography

    Award: Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
    Title and Artist: Embrace by William Zuback of West Allis, WI
    Words of the Artist: Nude study
    Media: Photography

    Award: Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
    Title and Artist: KALEIDOSCOPE 14 by William Thierfelder of Bayport, NY
    Words of the Artist: Digital art that is part of my Kaleidoscope series. Digital photo printed on vellum; tinting with colored pencils.
    Media: Digital

    All Media, Genres

    Award: Curators' Choice 1st Place: Best-of-the-Rest, August 2013
    Title and Artist: Ike in all his splendor by Jacqui Morgan of New York City, NY
    Words of the Artist: The result of hard work.....the body of Ike......a pleasure to draw and paint.
    Media: Watercolor

    Award: Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
    Title and Artist: # 60 by Richard White of Coventry, CT
    Words of the Artist: Oil on canvas
    Media: Oil

    Award: Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
    Title and Artist: Lucky Spotty #4 by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA
    Words of the Artist: Lucky Spotty #4 is a rescue from Katrina We found him at Dakins Animanl Shelter in Leveret Ma. after having to put 3 older
    Media: Oil

    The Public Polls:

    Award: My Favorite Nude 1st Place
    Title and Artist: Queenie by Marie-Paule Martin of New York City, NY
    Words of the Artist: Painting from life.
    Media: Pastel

    Award: My Favorite Nude 2nd Place
    Title and Artist: Colin at the 24th St. Studio by Ilene Skeen of New York, NY
    Words of the Artist: This was a very satisfying study. Colin took a great pose and the problem of getting it to sit inside the frame against the
    Media: Acrylic

    Award: My Favorite PhotoArt Nude 1st Place
    Title and Artist: Fuga by Tony Lee of Panama
    Words of the Artist: Hay ciertos momentos en donde queremos escapar a ese lugar maravilloso, donde las personas no son valoradas por sus
    Media: Photography

    Award: My Favorite PhotoArt Nude 2nd Place
    Title and Artist: Embrace by William Zuback of West Allis, WI
    Words of the Artist: Nude study
    Media: Photography

    Award: The Peoples' Choice 1st Place
    Title and Artist: Celestial Sirens by Lindsay Rabson of Merrick, NY
    Words of the Artist: "Celestial Sirens"
    Media: Acrylic

    Award: The Peoples' Choice 2nd Place
    Title and Artist: In corset by Hector Olvera, Etor of Mexico, Mexico
    Words of the Artist: Contact artist: etor@hectorolvera.com
    Media: Oil

    About Barebrush.com

    Barebrush shows contemporary art of all genres, media and styles in three online, monthly art exhibitions. Guest curators select the Curators Choice nominees, looking for meaning, emotional impact and skill. Barebrush helps worthy artists win recognition and prizes.

    The mission of Barebrush is to increase the awareness, acceptance and appreciation of the art of the nude. Online since 2006.

    Contact Information:
    Pressroom
    Ilene Skeen
    http://barebrush.com
    info@barebrush.com

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    (PRBuzz.com) August 29, 2013 -- Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today shared attack signatures and details that are helpful to detect and stop DDoS attacks from the Drive DDoS toolkit, an attack tool often used as a source of distraction while criminals break into customer accounts at finance firms and e-Commerce businesses.

    DDoS attacks from the Drive DDoS toolkit and other variants of the Dirt Jumper toolkit can sidetrack IT security personnel while criminals attempt to transfer funds out of bank accounts, gather passwords for later use, or place unauthorized orders. Because attacks from this criminal DDoS toolkit are associated with identity theft, recognizing the Drive toolkit as the source of a DDoS attack can lead financial institutions, banking, insurance, investment firms, brokerages or e-Commerce firms to suspect and investigate possible fraudulent access of customer accounts that may have occurred during the attack.

    "During the confusion of a DDoS attack, malicious actors can break into the financial and e-Commerce accounts of customers without being noticed," warned Stuart Scholly, President at Prolexic. "IT departments are typically so focused on the damage caused by the DDoS attack that they don't realize it may merely be a planned distraction while criminals loot customer accounts."

    New signatures, communication patterns

    The Drive toolkit, which is being leaked in underground hacking forums, has been the source of multiple recent DDoS attacks observed by the Prolexic Security Engineering and Response Team (PLXsert). The tool is a newer variant of the Dirt Jumper family of DDoS toolkits, one of the most popular denial of service attack tools in use today.

    "In recent weeks, Prolexic has detected, stopped and mitigated DDoS attacks launched against our clients from the Drive DDoS toolkit," said Scholly. "Although these attacks are cousins to Dirt Jumper DDoS toolkit, they have new signatures and communication patterns. In all cases, Prolexic mitigated attacks from the new toolkit in minutes, as promised in our service level agreement."

    Attacks target Web applications

    Six types of DDoS attacks are built into the Drive toolkit, allowing attackers to launch a variety DDoS attacks. The tool features GET floods, POST floods, POST2 floods, IP floods and IP2 floods directed at the application layer as well as UDP floods, which target network infrastructure. Encryption allows malicious actors to hide their identities.

    "Companies often don't realize they are under attack from the Drive toolkit, because application attacks increase server utilization without excessive network traffic," Scholly added. "The information in the threat advisory can help detect these attacks quickly."

    DDoS threat advisory

    An analysis of the Drive threat, including screenshots, launch commands, sample payloads and identifying signatures to enable DDoS mitigation techniques, is available free of charge in Prolexic's Drive DDoS Threat Advisory at http://www.prolexic.com/drive-ddos.

    Prolexic Threat Advisories
    Designed to provide early warnings of new or modified DDoS attack signatures and scripts recently observed by PLXsert, threat advisories contains descriptions of the type of attack, attack signatures, and the network infrastructure or application that it targets. In addition, Prolexic's DDoS mitigation experts also offer insight into the nature of each type of attack and provide warnings as to how the attack will affect businesses and enterprises of different sizes and infrastructures. PLXsert also provides tips to help subscribers not only recognize the new attack signatures, but also proactively defend against them. The latest threat advisories, including itsoknoproblembro and Pandora, are available to the public at www.prolexic.com/threatadvisories.

    About Prolexic
    Prolexic is the world's largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission-critical Internet-facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Ten of the world's largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, SaaS, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming, energy and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world's first in-the-cloud DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To learn more about how Prolexic can stop DDoS attacks and protect your business, please visit www.prolexic.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and @Prolexic on Twitter.

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    SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
    Prolexic
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    +1 (954) 620 6017


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 29, 2013 -- Proxy1Media has been selected for the 2013 Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC).

    Each year the SBIEC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that is renowned for.

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    A group of art enthusiasts bring their "aesthetic" project to Kickstarter

    (PRBuzz.com) August 29, 2013 -- John D Saunders, a Digital Marketer in South Florida and a fan of fine art was exposed to cultural artwork from around the world at a young age. So, with that in mind, John thought of how he could combine a love for art and a passion for technology into something tangible? That's when CanVast HD Wallpapers was born.

    With the help of Kickstarter, CanVast HD ( http://goo.gl/mIJl9H ) will be an app available for almost ALL iPhone devices (and hopefully coming to Android and Windows devices in the future). The app will act as a HUGE digital art gallery, a platform for aspiring artists where they can upload their artwork in a wallpaper format in different categories that include"

    • 3-D Art
    • Abstract
    • Anime
    • Graphic Art
    • Graffiti & Street Art
    • Illustrations
    • Photography
    • Paintings
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    Then, art enthusiasts can browse recent artwork or categories and download these artist images as wallpapers. EACH wallpaper uploaded by artists has a link to a URL they specify when they upload their artwork. This link can redirect to their:

    • Instagram Profile
    • Facebook Page
    • Website
    • Online Store

    or more! For fans of art, especially art from aspiring artists looking for exposure, CanVast HD Wallpapers is essential in the app market. However, the app can't survive without aid from the digital community. A Kickstarter campaign has been built to promote the app and essentially pay for the remainder of development, a web API and post tweaks to the app after launch. For those interested, they can support the app here - http://goo.gl/mIJl9H .

    With Kickstarter, all campaigns operate under an "all-or-nothing" funding policy. So, if CanVast HD falls short of reaching its goal, the project may never reach the market of eager art enthusiasts. To follow the CanVast HD project, follow them on Twitter or Instagram at @CanVastHD and spread the word via your social media networks. Consider donating as little as $1 to help bring the project to life. If you decide to donate more, you may be among the first to beta test the app.

    For more information about CanVast HD | Wallpapers App. By Artists. For the MASSES, or if you would like to get in touch with the creators, please contact john@canvasthd.com and click http://goo.gl/mIJl9H for details.

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    Twitter: @CanVastHD
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    Kickstarter: http://goo.gl/mIJl9H


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- Bay Area Pool Service recently reached a new milestone in their more than 60 year history of providing outstanding pool maintenance to residents of the Gulf Coast of Florida, announcing that they now have 8,000 service clients. Bay Area Pool Service has grown from a company with three trucks and just over 60 accounts in 1971 into the largest pool servicing business in the state. In 2011 alone, Bay Area Pool Service's maintenance technicians logged over 350,000 poolside visits from all the way from Spring Hill and Brooksville to Naples.

    One of the main reasons for Bay Area Pool Service's rapid growth and success is that they hire reliable and courteous employees who possess the proper training and experience to effectively repair damaged systems and maintain safe equilibriums in every pool they treat. "Sheldon provides weekly pool cleaning service, but delivers a whole lot more with his knowledge of his job, your company, and wise direction to me as a consumer," a testimonial on the website noted. Each customer is guaranteed a safe and pleasant experience, as employees are required to wear a uniform and photo identification as well as undergo a thorough background check and drug screening before being hired.

    Bay Area Pool Service makes it so people can spend more time doing the things they love and not have to worry about transporting or accidentally spilling dangerous chemicals that could jeopardize the health of their loved ones and pets. "We do all the work, you have all the fun" summarizes the philosophy of Bay Area Pool Service. Bay Area Pool Service prides themselves on providing outstanding customer service, which means that customers can speak to live representatives on the phone Monday through Friday. No contracts or other hassles get in the way of Bay Area Pool Service's mission to ensure complete satisfaction on every visit.

    About Bay Area Pool Service:

    Today Bay Area Pool Service's technicians service over 7000 Greater Tampa Bay pools. Supervisors and mechanics are in the field every working day to oversee the technicians and repair clients' pools. Clients' questions are answered Monday through Friday by a customer service staff; yes real, live people answer calls. Bay Area Pool Service made almost 350,000 pool side visits in 2011- no other pool service company comes close to their experience levels. Bay Area Pool Service is an active member of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, and the Florida Swimming Pool Association. For more information, please visit: www.bayareapoolservice.com.

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    Company: Bay Area Pool Service
    Contact: David Hahmann
    Phone: (813) 889-9091
    Email: admin[@]rocketfactor.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- Underwear performed well in 2012, with current value sales increasing by 7% and volume sales increasing by 8%. Men's underwear recorded higher current value growth than women's underwear (10% vs. 8%) in 2012. Functional underwear was a key trend in South Korea in 2012. Due to cold weather during winter in recent years, consumers are looking for functional underwear that can generate heat and prevent coldness. In order to meet increasing demand, most underwear brands have introduced functional...

    Euromonitor International's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear in South Korea report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2008-2012 and analysis by distribution format allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, leading brands, and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. Forecasts to 2017 illustrate how the market is set to change.

    Full Report Details at
    - http://www.fastmr.com/prod/669392_underwear_nightwear_and_swimwear_in_south_korea.aspx?afid=101

    Product coverage: Nightwear, Swimwear, Underwear.

    Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

    Reasons to Get this Report

    * Get a detailed picture of the Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear market;
    * Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change;
    * Understand the competitive environment, the market's major players and leading brands;
    * Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.

    Euromonitor International has over 40 years' experience of publishing market research reports, business reference books and online information systems. With offices in London, Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai, Vilnius, Dubai, Cape Town, Santiago, Sydney, Tokyo and Bangalore and a network of over 800 analysts worldwide, Euromonitor International has a unique capability to develop reliable information resources to help drive informed strategic planning.

    Partial Table of Contents:

    UNDERWEAR, NIGHTWEAR AND SWIMWEAR IN SOUTH KOREA
    Euromonitor International
    July 2013

    LIST OF CONTENTS AND TABLES

    Headlines
    Trends
    Competitive Landscape
    Prospects
    Category Data
    Table 1 Sales of Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear by Category: Volume 2007-2012
    Table 2 Sales of Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 3 Sales of Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
    Table 4 Sales of Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 5 Sales of Men's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: Volume 2007-2012
    Table 6 Sales of Men's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: Value 2007-2012
    Table 7 Sales of Men's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
    Table 8 Sales of Men's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 9 Sales of Women's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: Volume 2007-2012
    Table 10 Sales of Women's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: Value 2007-2012
    Table 11 Sales of Women's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
    Table 12 Sales of Women's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 13 Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear Company Shares 2008-2012
    Table 14 Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear Brand Shares 2009-2012
    Table 15 Forecast Sales of Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear by Category: Volume 2012-2017
    Table 16 Forecast Sales of Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear by Category: Value 2012-2017
    Table 17 Forecast Sales of Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2012-2017
    Table 18 Forecast Sales of Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Table 19 Forecast Sales of Men's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: Volume 2012-2017
    Table 20 Forecast Sales of Men's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: Value 2012-2017
    Table 21 Forecast Sales of Men's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: % Volume Growth 2012-2017
    Table 22 Forecast Sales of Men's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Table 23 Forecast Sales of Women's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: Volume 2012-2017
    Table 24 Forecast Sales of Women's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: Value 2012-2017
    Table 25 Forecast Sales of Women's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: % Volume Growth 2012-2017
    Table 26 Forecast Sales of Women's Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Frl Korea Co Ltd in Apparel (south Korea)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 1 Frl Korea co Ltd: Key Facts
    Summary 2 Frl Korea Co Ltd: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 3 Frl Korea Co Ltd: Competitive Position 2012
    Internet Strategy
    Nike Sports Korea Co Ltd in Apparel (south Korea)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 4 Nike Sports Korea Co Ltd: Key Facts
    Summary 5 Nike Sports Korea Co Ltd: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 6 Nike Sports Korea Co Ltd: Competitive Position 2012
    Internet Strategy
    Executive Summary
    Healthy Growth Within Apparel in 2012
    SpA Brands Lead Growth
    Rising Popularity of Private Label Brands
    Internet Retailing Continues To Grow Rapidly
    Apparel Set To Record Healthy Retail Volume Growth During Forecast Period
    Key Trends and Developments
    Negative Economic Outlook Is Threat To Apparel Sales
    Increasing Influence of Multi-national SpA Brands
    Large Scale Players Continue To Lead Sales
    Internet Retailing Channel Becomes Key To Growth
    Private Label Brands Find Opportunities Within Apparel
    Market Data
    Table 27 Sales of Apparel by Category: Volume 2007-2012
    Table 28 Sales of Apparel by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 29 Sales of Apparel by Category: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
    Table 30 Sales of Apparel by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 31 Apparel Company Shares 2008-2012
    Table 32 Apparel Brand Shares 2009-2012
    Table 33 Sales of Apparel by Distribution Format: % Analysis 2007-2012
    Table 34 Sales of Apparel by Category and Distribution Format: % Analysis 2012
    Table 35 Forecast Sales of Apparel by Category: Volume 2012-2017

    Full Table of Contents is available at:
    -- http://www.fastmr.com/catalog/product.aspx?productid=669392&dt=t&afid=101

    About Fast Market Research

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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- Peru's affluent and middle-income consumers are becoming more demanding when it comes to bath and shower products. While in the past, these consumers were generally more than satisfied with the use of bar soap to take care of various different hygiene needs, they are gradually opting to purchase different type of bath and shower products to meet their personal hygiene requirements. For instance, although many consumers continue to rely on bar soap for showering, some Peruvians are now opting...

    Euromonitor International's Bath and Shower in Peru report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2008-2012, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. Forecasts to 2017 illustrate how the market is set to change.

    Full Report Details at
    - http://www.fastmr.com/prod/669436_bath_and_shower_in_peru.aspx?afid=101

    Product coverage: Bar Soap, Bath Additives, Body Wash/Shower Gel, Intimate Hygiene, Liquid Soap, Talcum Powder.

    Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

    Reasons to Get this Report

    * Get a detailed picture of the Bath and Shower market;
    * Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change;
    * Understand the competitive environment, the market's major players and leading brands;
    * Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.

    Euromonitor International has over 40 years' experience of publishing market research reports, business reference books and online information systems. With offices in London, Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai, Vilnius, Dubai, Cape Town, Santiago, Sydney, Tokyo and Bangalore and a network of over 800 analysts worldwide, Euromonitor International has a unique capability to develop reliable information resources to help drive informed strategic planning.

    Report Table of Contents:

    BATH AND SHOWER IN PERU
    Euromonitor International
    August 2013

    LIST OF CONTENTS AND TABLES

    Headlines
    Trends
    Competitive Landscape
    Prospects
    Category Data
    Table 1 Sales of Bath and Shower by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 2 Sales of Bath and Shower by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 3 Sales of Bath and Shower by Premium Vs Mass: % Value Analysis 2007-2012
    Table 4 Bath and Shower NBO Company Shares by Value 2008-2012
    Table 5 Bath and Shower LBN Brand Shares by Value 2009-2012
    Table 6 Bath and Shower Premium LBN Brand Shares by Value 2009-2012
    Table 7 Forecast Sales of Bath and Shower by Category: Value 2012-2017
    Table 8 Forecast Sales of Bath and Shower by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Table 9 Forecast Sales of Bath and Shower by Premium Vs Mass: % Value Analysis 2012-2017
    Cetco SA in Beauty and Personal Care (peru)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 1 Cetco SA: Key Facts
    Summary 2 Cetco SA: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 3 Cetco SA: Competitive Position 2012
    Productos Avon SA in Beauty and Personal Care (peru)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 4 Productos Avon SA: Key Facts
    Summary 5 Productos Avon SA: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 6 Productos Avon SA: Competitive Position 2012
    Executive Summary
    Demand for Beauty and Personal Care Products Increases
    Rising Interest in Beauty and Personal Care Products Targeting Men
    Multinational Companies Continue To Dominate Beauty and Personal Care
    Direct Selling Remains the Leading Distribution Channel
    Market Segmentation Is Emerging As the Key To Driving Value Sales
    Key Trends and Developments
    Aggressive Competition Between Store-based Retailers and Direct Selling Companies
    Interest in Beauty and Personal Care Among Teenagers Continues To Increase
    Positive Performance of the Economy Boost Sales in Beauty and Personal Care
    Skin Whiteners Increasing Popularity Among Peruvian Women
    Beauty and Personal Care Companies Increase Their Social Networking Activities
    Market Data
    Table 10 Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 11 Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 12 Sales of Premium Cosmetics by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 13 Sales of Premium Cosmetics by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 14 Beauty and Personal Care GBO Company Shares by Value 2008-2012
    Table 15 Beauty and Personal Care NBO Company Shares by Value 2008-2012
    Table 16 Beauty and Personal Care LBN Brand Shares by Value 2009-2012
    Table 17 Penetration of Private Label in Beauty and Personal Care by Category: % Value Analysis 2007-2012
    Table 18 Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Distribution Format: % Value Analysis 2007-2012
    Table 19 Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Category and by Distribution Format: % Value Analysis 2012
    Table 20 Forecast Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Category: Value 2012-2017
    Table 21 Forecast Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Table 22 Forecast Sales of Premium Cosmetics by Category: Value 2012-2017
    Table 23 Forecast Sales of Premium Cosmetics by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Sources
    Summary 7 Research Sources

    About Fast Market Research

    Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information. We represent the world's top research publishers and analysts and provide quick and easy access to the best competitive intelligence available.

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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- In terms of sales, apples is the second largest fruit category in the UK in volume terms and the slogan "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" is just one of the ways in which the apple is part of British traditions and customs. UK-grown varieties of the fruit had a variable year in 2012 as strong sales in the first half of the year, with some producers reporting a 15% increase, were followed by a poor harvest caused by the inclement summer weather.

    Euromonitor International's Fruits in United Kingdom report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data in volume terms 2008-2012, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market - be they new product developments, consumption patterns and distribution data. Forecasts to 2017 illustrate how the market is set to change.

    Full Report Details at
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    Product coverage: Apples, Banana, Cherries, Cranberries/Blueberries, Grapefruit/Pomelo, Grapes, Lemon and Limes, Oranges, Tangerines and Mandarins, Other Fruits, Peaches/Nectarines, Pears/Quinces, Pineapple, Plums/Sloes, Strawberries.

    Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

    Reasons to Get this Report

    * Get a detailed picture of the Fruits market;
    * Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change;
    * Understand the competitive environment, the market's major players and leading brands;
    * Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.

    Euromonitor International has over 40 years' experience of publishing market research reports, business reference books and online information systems. With offices in London, Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai, Vilnius, Dubai, Cape Town, Santiago, Sydney, Tokyo and Bangalore and a network of over 800 analysts worldwide, Euromonitor International has a unique capability to develop reliable information resources to help drive informed strategic planning.

    Report Table of Contents:

    FRUITS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
    Euromonitor International
    August 2013

    LIST OF CONTENTS AND TABLES

    Headlines
    Trends
    Summary 1 Major Distributors of Fruits 2012
    Prospects
    Category Data
    Table 1 Sales of Fruits by Category: Total Volume 2007-2012
    Table 2 Sales of Fruits by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2007-2012
    Table 3 Sales of Fruits by Organic/Faritrade vs Standard: % Total Volume Analysis 2007-2012
    Table 4 Sales of Fruits by Distribution Format: % Total Volume Analysis 2007-2012
    Table 5 Forecast Sales of Fruits by Category: Total Volume 2012-2017
    Table 6 Forecast Sales of Fruits by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2012-2017
    Executive Summary
    Economic Downturn Continues To Thwart Fresh Food
    Innovation Remains the Route To Success
    Rising Commodity Prices Cause Headaches for Retailers and Producers
    Climate Change Continues To Be A Key Issue for Fresh Food Going Forward
    Key Trends and Developments
    Economic Problems Mean Another Difficult Year for Fresh Food
    Supply Issues Bite As Climate Changes and Prices Rise
    Market Data
    Table 7 Sales of Fresh Food by Category: Total Volume 2007-2012
    Table 8 Sales of Fresh Food by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2007-2012
    Table 9 Sales of Fresh Food by Distribution Format: % Total Volume Analysis 2007-2012
    Table 10 Sales of Fresh Food by Distribution Format: % Retail Volume Analysis 2007-2012
    Table 11 Forecast Sales of Fresh Food by Category: Total Volume 2012-2017
    Table 12 Forecast Sales of Fresh Food by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2012-2017
    Sources
    Summary 2 Research Sources

    About Fast Market Research

    Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information. We represent the world's top research publishers and analysts and provide quick and easy access to the best competitive intelligence available.

    For more information about these or related research reports, please visit our website at http://www.fastmr.com or call us at 1.800.844.8156.



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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- The commercial motor insurance market remains unprofitable and under pressure to see through sufficient rate increases. Reported year COR for the line presented a better picture in 2012, reflected in improving operating ratios for eight of the top 10 insurers. However, reserve releases played a significant role in this, with underlying market performance found to be slightly weaker than in 2011.

    Scope of this Report

    * Gauge the performance of the top commercial motor insurers by GWP growth and market share across fleet and non-fleet segments.
    * Gain insight into which market players have achieved sustainable growth, with analysis of combined, loss, commission, and management cost ratios.
    * See which insurers were the most selected provider for commercial motor insurance by surveyed brokers and SME businesses.

    Full Report Details at
    - http://www.fastmr.com/prod/671076_uk_commercial_motor_insurance_competitor_dynamics.aspx?afid=101

    Report Highlights

    A majority of the commercial motor insurance market's top 10 competitors by GWP were unable to achieve CORs below 100% in 2012. Only Direct Line Group (with a COR of 61.9%) and Allianz (80.6%) succeeded in this task.

    Direct Line Group continues to lag in comparison to the top 10 on expense ratio, which in 2012 remained the highest among this group at 36.7%.

    Allianz continued to improve COR figures with reserve releases in 2012, but this bolstered a fundamentally profitable book, with underwriting profit increasing.

    Reasons to Get this Report

    Which companies were the top players in the commercial motor insurance market in 2012?
    * How profitable were the top commercial property insurers in 2012?
    * In which areas of performance have the top 10 insurers improved and where is further action needed in 2013?

    Report Table of Contents:

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    * The top 10 commercial motor insurers account for two thirds of the market
    * Eight of the top 10 insurers were unable to secure profitable CORs in 2012
    * DLG achieved an impressive 2012 COR driven by reserve releases

    Competitor Focus

    * The top 10 commercial motor insurers account for two thirds of the market

    * Total GWP for the top 10 insurers increased by 6.6% in 2012
    * Aviva, RSA, Allianz, and NFU Mutual have remained the top four insurers since 2009
    * It was a mixed picture for the market's top 11-20 commercial motor insurers

    * RSA is the largest fleet insurer while QBE has the greatest share of non-fleet

    * RSA and Aviva together account for over one third of the fleet market
    * QBE is secure as the largest commercial non-fleet insurer by GWP

    * Only Allianz and DLG posted sub-100% CORs in the top 10

    * Eight of the top 10 insurers were unable to secure profitable CORs in 2012
    * DLG achieved an impressive 2012 COR driven by reserve releases
    * Allianz maintained a healthy sub-100% COR in 2012
    * RSA's motor book performance has suffered from a single large contract
    * AXA stood out in 2012 for its combination of GWP growth and COR improvement

    * Aviva is the most popular insurer for brokers placing all types of commercial motor cover

    * Nearly one third of surveyed brokers place fleet cover with Aviva

    * AXA was the insurer of choice for SMEs purchasing fleet cover in 2012

    * Most SMEs purchasing fleet insurance used AXA, while Aviva was the most selected insurer for non-fleet

    Appendix

    * Abbreviations and acronyms
    * Definitions

    * Accident year combined ratio
    * Brokers
    * Direct insurer/writer
    * Earned premiums
    * Gross premium
    * Net premium
    * Reported year combined ratio
    * Reserve development
    * Written premiums

    * Methodology

    * Primary and secondary research
    * Datamonitor's 2012 SME Insurance Survey
    * Datamonitor's 2012 Commercial Broker Survey

    * Further reading

    TABLES

    * Table: Top 10 commercial motor insurers by GWP (GBP000s), 2011-12
    * Table: Top 11-20 commercial motor insurers by GWP (GBP000s), 2011-12
    * Table: Top 10 commercial fleet insurers by GWP (GBP000s), 2011-12
    * Table: Top 10 commercial vehicle (non-fleet) insurers by GWP (GBP000s), 2011-12
    * Table: Top 10 commercial "other" vehicle insurers by GWP (GBP000s), 2011-12
    * Table: Ratio performance of the top five commercial motor insurers, 2012
    * Table: Ratio performance of the top six to 10 commercial motor insurers, 2012
    * Table: Top 10 commercial motor insurers' GWP growth and COR improvement, 2012
    * Table: Reserve releases significantly improved DLG's reported year COR
    * Table: Allianz again achieved a healthy commercial motor COR in 2012
    * Table: RSA's underwriting profit slipped further downward in 2012
    * Table: AXA improved COR and achieved impressive GWP growth in 2012

    FIGURES

    * Figure: Aviva is the largest commercial motor insurer with 14.3% of the market
    * Figure: Eight of the top 10 commercial motor insurers increased GWP in 2012
    * Figure: Five insurers within the top 11-20 saw premium growth in 2012
    * Figure: RSA remained the largest commercial fleet player for the second year
    * Figure: QBE and NFU Mutual continued to lead the non-fleet market
    * Figure: NFU Mutual led the "other" commercial motor market by GWP in 2012
    * Figure: Allianz was the only top five competitor to achieve a sub-100% COR in 2012
    * Figure: DLG posted a healthy COR in 2012 but its expense ratio remains high
    * Figure: AXA stood out in 2012 for twinning GWP growth with COR improvement
    * Figure: Nearly one third of surveyed brokers place fleet cover with Aviva
    * Figure: Aviva, RSA, and AXA are selected by most brokers for small vehicle cover
    * Figure: Aviva dominates broker selection for large commercial vehicle cover
    * Figure: In 2012 AXA toppled Aviva as the most selected fleet insurer among SMEs
    * Figure: Aviva was the most selected non-fleet commercial vehicle insurer among SMEs

    About Fast Market Research

    Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information. We represent the world's top research publishers and analysts and provide quick and easy access to the best competitive intelligence available.

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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- While large cooking appliances' volume growth rate of 4% was one of the lowest in the consumer appliances environment in the United Arab Emirates, the category nonetheless continued to grow at the end of the review period, with a stronger performance in 2012 than in 2011. As economic prospects continue to improve, many of those who postponed purchases during the economic downturn resumed making purchases in 2011 and 2012.

    Euromonitor International's Large Cooking Appliances in United Arab Emirates report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2008-2012, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market - be they new product developments, format trends or distribution issues. Forecasts to 2017 illustrate how the market is set to change.

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    Product coverage: Built-in Hobs, Built-in Large Cooking Appliances, Cooker Hoods, Cookers, Freestanding Large Cooking Appliances, Ovens, Range Cookers.

    Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

    Reasons to Get this Report

    * Get a detailed picture of the Large Cooking Appliances market;
    * Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change;
    * Understand the competitive environment, the market's major players and leading brands;
    * Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.

    Euromonitor International has over 40 years' experience of publishing market research reports, business reference books and online information systems. With offices in London, Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai, Vilnius, Dubai, Cape Town, Santiago, Sydney, Tokyo and Bangalore and a network of over 800 analysts worldwide, Euromonitor International has a unique capability to develop reliable information resources to help drive informed strategic planning.

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    LARGE COOKING APPLIANCES IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    Euromonitor International
    July 2013

    LIST OF CONTENTS AND TABLES

    Headlines
    Trends
    Competitive Landscape
    Prospects
    Category Data
    Table 1 Sales of Large Cooking Appliances by Category: Volume 2007-2012
    Table 2 Sales of Large Cooking Appliances by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 3 Sales of Large Cooking Appliances by Category: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
    Table 4 Sales of Large Cooking Appliances by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 5 Sales of Built-in Hobs by Format: % Breakdown 2007-2012
    Table 6 Sales of Ovens by Format: % Breakdown 2007-2012
    Table 7 Sales of Cookers by Format: % Breakdown 2007-2012
    Table 8 Sales of Range Cookers by Format: % Breakdown 2007-2012
    Table 9 Company Shares of Large Cooking Appliances 2008-2012
    Table 10 Brand Shares of Large Cooking Appliances 2009-2012
    Table 11 Company Shares of Built-in Hobs 2008-2012
    Table 12 Company Shares of Ovens 2008-2012
    Table 13 Company Shares of Cooker Hoods 2008-2012
    Table 14 Company Shares of Built-in Cooker Hoods 2008-2012
    Table 15 Company Shares of Freestanding Cooker Hoods 2008-2012
    Table 16 Company Shares of Cookers 2008-2012
    Table 17 Company Shares of Range Cookers 2008-2012
    Table 18 Forecast Sales of Large Cooking Appliances by Category: Volume 2012-2017
    Table 19 Forecast Sales of Large Cooking Appliances by Category: Value 2012-2017
    Table 20 Forecast Sales of Large Cooking Appliances by Category: % Volume Growth 2012-2017
    Table 21 Forecast Sales of Large Cooking Appliances by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Al Ghandi Electronics in Consumer Appliances (united Arab Emirates)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 1 Al Ghandi Electronics: Key Facts
    Summary 2 Al Ghandi Electronics: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 3 Al Ghandi Electronics: Competitive Position 2012
    Executive Summary
    Improving Economic Climate Strengthens Consumer Confidence
    Busier Lifestyles and Increasing Affluence Drive Demand for Appliances With Time-saving, Value-added Features
    Energy-efficiency A Key Feature Influencing Purchases
    Use of Price Promotions Continues To Be Scaled Back
    Independent Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers Lose Ground
    Key Trends and Developments
    Positive Economic Prospects Sustain Growing Demand
    Energy-efficiency Key Feature Considered in Purchase
    Consumers Willing To Pay A Premium for Quality and Innovation
    Market Indicators
    Table 22 Household Penetration of Selected Total Stock Consumer Appliances by Category 2007-2012
    Table 23 Replacement Cycles of Consumer Appliances by Category 2007-2012
    Market Data
    Table 24 Sales of Consumer Appliances by Category: Volume 2007-2012
    Table 25 Sales of Consumer Appliances by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 26 Sales of Consumer Appliances by Category: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
    Table 27 Sales of Consumer Appliances by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 28 Sales of Major Appliances by Category and by Built-in/Freestanding Split: Volume 2007-2012
    Table 29 Sales of Major Appliances by Category and by Built-in/Freestanding Split: Value 2007-2012
    Table 30 Sales of Major Appliances by Category and by Built-in/Freestanding Split: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
    Table 31 Sales of Major Appliances by Category and by Built-in/Freestanding Split: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 32 Sales of Small Appliances by Category: Volume 2007-2012
    Table 33 Sales of Small Appliances by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 34 Sales of Small Appliances by Category: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
    Table 35 Sales of Small Appliances by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 36 Company Shares of Major Appliances 2008-2012
    Table 37 Brand Shares of Major Appliances 2009-2012
    Table 38 Company Shares of Small Appliances 2008-2012
    Table 39 Brand Shares of Small Appliances 2009-2012
    Table 40 Major Appliances by Distribution Format: % Breakdown 2007-2012
    Table 41 Small Appliances by Distribution Format: % Breakdown 2007-2012
    Table 42 Forecast Sales of Consumer Appliances by Category: Volume 2012-2017
    Table 43 Forecast Sales of Consumer Appliances by Category: Value 2012-2017

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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- TrendBites features exclusive analyst commentary and insight on 10 of the most important stories currently shaping the industry.

    Scope of this Report

    * Stay on top of important trends and developments with this timely, concise wrap-up of the latest industry news.
    * Gain unique perspective from analysts who deliver thought-provoking commentary on the most significant CPG events.

    Report Highlights

    In this issue, Diageo recruits John Travolta, Unilever trials weather-based advertising, and snails become the next big thing in beauty.

    Keywords: wine, simplicity, novice, snail, beauty, anti-aging, Unilever, Magnum, impulse, can, packaging, aseptic, Starbucks, Dannon, Danone, yogurt, Diageo, innovation, Dolmio, meal kit, ready meal, cachaca, Brazil, repositioning, labeling, printing, Sapporo, beer.

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    HAPPY HOUR

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    * Wine 101 in a bottle

    BEAUTY WATCH

    * From farm to... face?

    CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS

    * Unilever trials thermo-advertising

    PACKAGING MATTERS

    * The end of the food can?

    BRAND EXTENSION

    * Starbucks and Dannon pair up for parfaits

    MOVERS AND SHAKERS

    * Getting into the spirit of innovation

    CONVENIENCE CULTURE

    * Meal kits take aim at fridges and microwaves

    EMERGING MARKETS

    * Diageo repositions its cachaca

    BRANDING AND DESIGN

    * New perspectives on product labeling

    INGREDIENTS AND FLAVORS

    * Taking the pain out of beer drinking

    ABOUT TRENDBITES

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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- Affluent Americans drove value growth in skin care in 2012. As in 2011, demand for premium skin care products was responsible for skin care's growth in 2012. Higher-income consumers responded to the improving economy and product innovation from premium skin care manufacturers by turning to premium skin care products. The recovery of the US economy and a rising stock market led to higher consumer confidence among high-income consumers. Product innovation in premium products, such as Clarins...

    Euromonitor International's Skin Care in USA report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2008-2012, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. Forecasts to 2017 illustrate how the market is set to change.

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    Product coverage: Body Care, Facial Care, Hand Care.

    Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

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    Euromonitor International has over 40 years' experience of publishing market research reports, business reference books and online information systems. With offices in London, Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai, Vilnius, Dubai, Cape Town, Santiago, Sydney, Tokyo and Bangalore and a network of over 800 analysts worldwide, Euromonitor International has a unique capability to develop reliable information resources to help drive informed strategic planning.

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    SKIN CARE IN THE US
    Euromonitor International
    July 2013

    LIST OF CONTENTS AND TABLES

    Headlines
    Trends
    Competitive Landscape
    Prospects
    Category Data
    Table 1 Sales of Skin Care by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 2 Sales of Skin Care by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 3 Face Masks: Skin Whitening vs Non-Skin Whitening: % Value Breakdown 2009-2012
    Table 4 Facial Cleansers: Skin Whitening vs Non-Skin Whitening: % Value Breakdown 2008-2012
    Table 5 Facial Moisturisers: Skin Whitening vs Non-Skin Whitening: % Value Breakdown 2009-2012
    Table 6 Anti-Agers: Skin Whitening vs Non-Skin Whitening: % Value Breakdown 2008-2012
    Table 7 Toners: Skin Whitening vs Non-Skin Whitening: % Value Breakdown 2008-2012
    Table 8 Skin Care NBO Company Shares by Value 2008-2012
    Table 9 Skin Care LBN Brand Shares by Value 2009-2012
    Table 10 Facial Moisturisers LBN Brand Shares by Value 2009-2012
    Table 11 Anti-agers LBN Brand Shares by Value 2009-2012
    Table 12 Firming/Anti-cellulite Body Care LBN Brand Shares by Value 2009-2012
    Table 13 General Purpose Body Care LBN Brand Shares by Value 2009-2012
    Table 14 Skin Care Premium LBN Brand Shares by Value 2009-2012
    Table 15 Forecast Sales of Skin Care by Category: Value 2012-2017
    Table 16 Forecast Sales of Skin Care by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Chanel USA Inc in Beauty and Personal Care (usa)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 1 Chanel USA Inc: Key Facts
    Company Background
    Chart 1 Chanel SA: Chanel boutique in Chicago, USA
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 2 Chanel USA Inc: Competitive Position 2012
    Estee Lauder Cos Inc in Beauty and Personal Care (usa)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 3 Estee Lauder Cos Inc: Key Facts
    Summary 4 Estee Lauder Cos Inc: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 5 Estee Lauder Cos Inc: Competitive Position 2012
    Summary 6 Clinique Laboratories Inc: Competitive Position 2012
    Guthy-renker Corp in Beauty and Personal Care (usa)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 7 Guthy-Renker Corp: Key Facts
    Company Background
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 8 Guthy-Renker Corp: Competitive Position 2012
    Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Inc in Beauty and Personal Care (usa)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 9 Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products: Key Facts
    Summary 10 Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 11 Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Inc: Competitive Position 2012
    Limited Brands Inc in Beauty and Personal Care (usa)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 12 Limited Brands Inc: Key Facts
    Summary 13 Limited Brands Inc: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Chart 2 Limited Brands Inc: Bath & Body Works in Chicago, USA
    Internet Strategy
    Private Label
    Summary 14 Limited Brands Inc: Private Label Portfolio
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 15 Limited Brands Inc: Competitive Position 2012
    L'Oreal USA Inc in Beauty and Personal Care (usa)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 16 L'Oreal USA Inc: Key Facts
    Summary 17 L'Oreal USA Inc: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 18 Body Shop Inc: Competitive Position 2012
    Summary 19 L'Oreal USA Inc: Competitive Position 2012
    Procter & Gamble Co, the in Beauty and Personal Care (usa)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 20 Procter & Gamble Co, The: Key Facts
    Summary 21 Procter & Gamble Co, The: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 22 Procter & Gamble Co, The: Competitive Position 2012
    Unilever Home & Personal Care USA in Beauty and Personal Care (usa)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 23 Unilever Home & Personal Care USA: Key Facts
    Summary 24 Unilever Plc: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Production
    Competitive Positioning
    Summary 25 Unilever Home & Personal Care USA: Competitive Position 2012
    Executive Summary

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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- A unique forecasting tool providing dynamic forecasts and analysis of market demand and price pressures. Inflation, volume and value growth are estimated quarterly to Q4 2015 to give market size and trends. This a sector report covering the UK DIY and gardening market.

    Scope of this Report

    * Plan your pricing strategies by understanding the course inflation and volumes will take over the next 10 quarters in the DIY and gardening market.
    * Create long-term business plans based on our sector summary, which forecasts how the key economic metrics will over evolve over the next 10 quarters.
    * Develop decision making based on economic, consumer and sector specific forecasts.

    Report Highlights

    2013 will see the first Q3 total growth since 2007, due to a string of weak comparatives and better weather in July, which will have reinvigorated consumers' interest in gardening. The DIY sector will have also contributed, with it recording its first quarterly growth in five years, hinting at the first signs of a recovery.

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    Though the housing market finally returned to growth in 2012 due to the stamp duty holiday boosting Q1 volumes, this has yet to translate into an increase in DIY sales, with the sub-sector expected to record its sixth consecutive annual decline in 2013, of -0.6%.

    Growth in the gardening sub-sector has been largely driven by volumes, peaking in Q2 at 13.2% and growing by 2.6% for the whole year. This highlights the pent up demand for seasonal goods among British consumers due to their being little opportunity to spend time in their garden over the past 12 months.

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    How has the DIY & Gardening market fared in light of the unseasonal weather conditions seen in H1?
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