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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.

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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
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    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:
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    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 -- 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.

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    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.

    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 -- 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
    - http://www.fastmr.com/prod/669588_fruits_in_the_united_kingdom.aspx?afid=101

    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.

    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 -- 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.

    Full Report Details at
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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.

    Partial Table of Contents:

    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

    Full Table of Contents is available at:
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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.

    Reasons to Get this Report

    What is the industry talking about right now?
    * What do industry analysts have to say about the latest CPG developments?

    Report Table of Contents:

    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

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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.

    Reasons to Get this Report

    * Get a detailed picture of the Skin Care 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:

    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.

    Reasons to Get this Report

    How has the DIY & Gardening market fared in light of the unseasonal weather conditions seen in H1?
    * When will the overall market return to growth and what will be the factors which drive this uplift?
    * What factors will impact upon inflation throughout the forecast period?

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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- Direct selling remains the leading distribution channel for colour cosmetics in Bolivia. The various advertising and distribution initiatives undertaken by direct selling companies to support their brands helped boost the overall growth in colour cosmetics during 2012. The networks of salespeople which direct selling companies employ to establish personal relationships with end consumers and promote their products is the main driver of growth for these direct selling companies. The fact that...

    Euromonitor International's Colour Cosmetics in Bolivia 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: Eye Make-Up, Facial Make-Up, Lip Products, Nail Products.

    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 Colour Cosmetics 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:

    COLOUR COSMETICS IN BOLIVIA
    Euromonitor International
    August 2013

    LIST OF CONTENTS AND TABLES

    Headlines
    Trends
    Competitive Landscape
    Prospects
    Category Data
    Table 1 Sales of Colour Cosmetics by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 2 Sales of Colour Cosmetics by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 3 Colour Cosmetics Premium Vs Mass % Analysis 2007-2012
    Table 4 Colour Cosmetics Company Shares 2008-2012
    Table 5 Colour Cosmetics Brand Shares 2009-2012
    Table 6 Forecast Sales of Colour Cosmetics by Category: Value 2012-2017
    Table 7 Forecast Sales of Colour Cosmetics by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Table 8 Forecast Colour Cosmetics Premium Vs Mass % Analysis 2012-2017
    Gedesa Ltda in Beauty and Personal Care (bolivia)
    Strategic Direction
    Key Facts
    Summary 1 GEDESA Ltda: Key Facts
    Summary 2 GEDESA Ltda: Operational Indicators
    Company Background
    Chart 1 GEDESA Ltda: Mi Salud in La Paz
    Internet Strategy
    Private Label
    Competitive Positioning
    Executive Summary
    Strong Performance Across Beauty and Personal Care Recorded During 2012
    Middle-income Consumers Drive Growth in Beauty and Personal Care
    International Brands Continue To Lead Beauty and Personal Care in 2012
    Direct Selling Players Lead Beauty and Personal Care Distribution
    Positive Outlook and Potential Opportunities for Beauty and Personal Care in Bolivia Over the Forecast Period
    Market Data
    Table 9 Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 10 Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 11 Sales of Premium Cosmetics by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 12 Sales of Premium Cosmetics by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 13 Beauty and Personal Care Company Shares by NBO 2008-2012
    Table 14 Beauty and Personal Care Company Shares by GBO 2008-2012
    Table 15 Beauty and Personal Care Brand Shares 2009-2012
    Table 16 Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Distribution Format: % Analysis 2007-2012
    Table 17 Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Category and by Distribution Format: % Analysis 2012
    Table 18 Forecast Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Category: Value 2012-2017
    Table 19 Forecast Sales of Beauty and Personal Care by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Table 20 Forecast Sales of Premium Cosmetics by Category: Value 2012-2017
    Table 21 Forecast Sales of Premium Cosmetics by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Sources
    Summary 3 Research Sources

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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- Current retail value growth of 3% in 2012 was below the review period current value CAGR of 4%. Value sales for allergy and standard eye care increased by 3% during 2012. However, the current value review period CAGR for these categories was 6% and 4% respectively. Higher value growth over the review period was in part due to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) increase which took place during late 2010.

    Euromonitor International's Eye Care in New Zealand 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.

    Product coverage: Allergy Eye Care, Standard Eye Care.

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

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    * 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:

    EYE CARE IN NEW ZEALAND
    Euromonitor International
    July 2013

    LIST OF CONTENTS AND TABLES

    Headlines
    Trends
    Switches
    Competitive Landscape
    Prospects
    Category Data
    Table 1 Sales of Eye Care by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 2 Sales of Eye Care by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 3 Standard Eye Care by Format: % Value Breakdown 2008-2012
    Table 4 Standard Eye Care by Positioning: % Value Breakdown 2008-2012
    Table 5 Eye Care Company Shares by Value 2008-2012
    Table 6 Eye Care Brand Shares by Value 2009-2012
    Table 7 Forecast Sales of Eye Care by Category: Value 2012-2017
    Table 8 Forecast Sales of Eye Care by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Executive Summary
    Consumer Health Value Sales Increase During 2012
    Consumer Focus Shifts Away From Treatment To Prevention
    Vitaco Health Ltd Leads New Zealand Consumer Health Industry
    Chemists/pharmacies Remain the Most Popular Distribution Channel in 2012
    New Zealand Consumer Health Industry To Grow Over the Forecast Period
    Key Trends and Developments
    New Zealand's Ageing Population Boosts Demand for Consumer Health Products
    the Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill Takes Shape
    Public Health Campaigns Drive Growth in Health and Fitness Trends
    Tobacco Legislation Impacts Positively on Nrt Smoking Cessation
    Natural Healing and Prevention Continues To Be Popular With New Zealand Consumers
    Market Indicators
    Table 9 Consumer Expenditure on Health Goods and Medical Services 2007-2012
    Table 10 Life Expectancy at Birth 2007-2012
    Market Data
    Table 11 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2007-2012
    Table 12 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
    Table 13 Consumer Health Company Shares 2008-2012
    Table 14 Consumer Health Brand Shares 2009-2012
    Table 15 Penetration of Private Label by Category 2007-2012
    Table 16 Sales of Consumer Health by Distribution Format: % Analysis 2007-2012
    Table 17 Sales of Consumer Health by Category and Distribution Format: % Analysis 2012
    Table 18 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2012-2017
    Table 19 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
    Appendix
    OTC Registration and Classification
    Vitamins and Dietary Supplements Registration and Classification
    Self-medication/self-care and Preventative Medicine
    Switches
    Summary 1 OTC: Switches 2010-2012
    Definitions
    Sources
    Summary 2 Research Sources

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    Fort Lauderdale, FL, August 30, 2013 - HealthGAINS will now take care of every aspect of a person's trip, from booking flights to chauffeuring people from the airport and to and from their clinic. Their goal is to have their patients arrive for their consultations relaxed and stress-free.

    Clients can also choose to extend their stay to include a vacation so they can experience the local beaches, culture and events. HealthGAINS will book hotel accommodations, organize private tours and arrange for tickets for the theater and much, much more.

    "At HealthGAINS, we firmly believe that the easier you make it for people to get great healthcare, the more likely they are make sure they get all the care they need. That's why we created Travel Concierge Service for folks coming to Ft. Lauderdale to take advantage of one of the greatest health care communities in the world."

    HealthGAINS offers their Travel Concierge Service as part of their comprehensive lifelong health package. They have a  Spa-like medical office, VIP Health and Longevity Assessment and, of course, Travel Concierge service.

    "Nothing makes me feel more relaxed and more special than when HealthGAINS sends their Concierge service for me. They pick me up at the airport like I am a VIP. It makes healthcare so much easier." - Helene K., Atlanta, GA

    Dr. Gaines has been practicing as a Medical Doctor for 28 years, was trained as a resident at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital and practiced as an Anesthesiologist before becoming involved with Age Management and Hormone Replacement Therapy in the early 1990s. He specializes in Hormone Replacement Therapy for men and Hormone Replacement Therapy for women and treats anyone who has symptoms of AGHD (Adult  Growth Hormone Deficiency), or who may be experiencing increased symptoms of Andropause or Menopause . HealthGAINS Clinic is proud to announce an "A+ Rating" with the Better Business Bureau.

    Contact Dr. Richard Gaines
    Telephone 877-939-4246
    Email info@healthgainsmd.com
    Website http://healthgains.com/travel-concierge/


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    The buzz of the adrenalin running throughout the body, the unique mixture of excitement and fear is what makes bungee jumping such an interesting and thrilling sport. While some people might think of bungee jumping as an insane activity, but of course tying a  rope around one's feet and jumping off a cliff or the edge of a bridge is a very irrational and illogical way of having fun, yet it is the exact feeling of danger and overcoming one's fears that makes bungee jumping a sport favored by many thrill seekers.

    Bungee jumping is not actually a dangerous sport the high level of safety equipment, the strict safety measures and standards make bungee jumping a safe activity to indulge in. The bungee cord is an elastic cord that a bungee jumper is tied to the bungee jumpers get their thrill firstly from the free falling sensation and then the re-bond when bungee cord recoils. The whole experience lets the bungee jumper experience sense a feeling of freedom and excitement. Up till 20 years ago no one had not even heard of the term "Bungee Jumping", thus it is a relatively new sport yet it is one that has gained popularity and fans very quickly. Most people who have tried it would defiantly recommend it to their friends and others people. People who are yet to experience this sport and feel the trill, can learn about bungee jumping on the website: BungeeJumpingGuide.info. This website has been created with the aim of educating people about bungee jumping and all the other factors associated with this trilling sport.

    For people who are young a bungee jumping experience might mean serious bragging rights among their friends, because bungee jumping requires its fair share of courage and mental as well as emotional strength. Most people might coward away at the idea of jumping off a cliff, bridge, crane and other high structures. For the extreme thrills seekers bungee jumping can be cranked up a notch, they can attempt to bungee jump from a movable object, such as a hot-air-balloon or helicopter, that has the ability to hover above the ground.

    BungeeJumpingGuide.info has all the information about the best locations around the world for bungee jumping, along with the history and the safety aspects of this sport. By going to this website people will be able to learn not only interesting facts about bungee jumping but also figure out if this particular activity is something they would want to try. Bungee jumping is certainly not an activity for everyone but the thrill seekers and adventure lovers can read more about bungee jumping on: http://bungeejumpingguide.info/

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    Steve Miller
    mrianewyork@gmail.com
    New York, NY
    http://bungeejumpingguide.info/


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    Beverly Hills-based Website Growth is a full-service Web design and Internet marketing firm offering a wide-ranging number of customized services like SEO consulting, marketing, and content creation to help your company's website achieve its maximum potential.

    Aug 30, 2013 - One of the most powerful tools that today's businesses utilize to grow their website is search engine optimization, or SEO as its commonly known. That's where companies like Website Growth come in. Website Growth is a full-service Web design and Internet marketing firm based in Beverly Hills that offers a wide-ranging number of customized SEO services, including SEO consulting, marketing and content creation. These time-tested, proven strategies can help your company boost traffic while growing its website.

    In order to ensure your company's website hits its maximum potential, Website Growth will utilize a variety of powerful analytical tools and methods to bolster your site's SEO. These include keyword research, competition analysis, optimized content creation, keywords optimization, back link creation/link building, submissions to search engines and directories and submissions to article directories. Combined, these strategies will boost the number of visitor's to your site and increase its page views, which in turn can help your business make money.

    In addition to SEO consulting, Website Growth offers a number of other SEO-related services. From content creation to online public relations, Web design and social media, the Beverly Hills-based company has a variety of services available that can help your website flourish.  The friendly and experienced professionals at Website Growth will work with you to take the time to go over what strategies and approaches will work best to help your business's site achieve its full potential.

    To learn more about SEO services and how they can benefit your company, contact Website Growth in Beverly Hills at 866-543-5885, or e-mail them at info@websitegrowth.com

    Website: http://www.websitegrowth.com/seo-consultant-beverly-hills
    Author: http://websitegrowth.com
    Contact: 866-543-5885
    269 S. Beverly Dr. #456
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    Atlanta, GA (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- The PR Guys Promote Your App campaign is announcing these 7 new applications that are being released to the market this week.

    This week's new releases are:
    * Hero Multiverse
    * Bo's School Day
    * Bunneh Rush
    * Metric Conversions
    * Brush DJ
    * XBlast Tools
    * Gem Collector

    App Name: Hero Multiverse
    Development Company: WorldZed
    App URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.worldzed.heromultiverse
    App Description: Hero Multiverse is where DC, Marvel, Game and Anime Universe collide. All of your favorite heroes from these universe are all in one app!

    App Name: Bo's School Day
    Development Company: Heppi
    App URL: http://georiot.co/1EhP
    App Description: A fun and interactive game app that can be very handy for kids going to school for the first time to learn about the school day routine!

    App Name: Bunny Rush
    Development Company: Incyre
    App URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.incyre.bunnehrush&hl=en
    App Description: Bunneh Rush is a mix out of jump-n-run and "permanent death" genre, which makes it unbelievable hard yet addictive game.


    App Name: Metric Conversions
    Development Company: VRK
    App URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/metric-conversions/id680077101?mt=8
    App Description: The metric system originated in France in 1799 following the French Revolution although decimal units had been used in many other countries and cultures previously. Although there have been many different measurements and the definitions of the units have been revised, the official system of measurements of most countries is the modern form of the metric system which is known as the "International System of Units".

    App Name: Brush DJ
    Development Company: Ben
    App URL: http://www.brushdj.com
    App Description: NHS approved, award-winning free app that works with any toothbrush to make brushing fun! Watch this short video to see all its features http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plUxuzEvINg


    App Name: XBlast Tools
    Development Company: FemBlack
    App URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ind.fem.black.xposed.mods
    App Description: custom benefits of your app: Collection of No-flashing tweaks ..Change status bar & notification bar clock color; center clock; change Battery, Wifi signal & Mobile signal color; change carrier name and its color in lock-screen and notification; CRT effect; etc.


    App Name: Gem Collector
    Development Company: Koto Games
    App URL: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/pl-pl/app/gem-collector/434a0b4f-975b-4fc2-996e-e9a6d196b1ea
    App Description: Collect all gems spread around level. Watch out for falling stones and traps. Defeat enemies using power stone pushes or TNT. Intuitive Level Editor allows to create great levels with a pleasure. When you design a level share it with others using one-click Level Submitter.


    About The PR Guys:
    The PR Guys PROMOTE YOUR APP campaign is an effort to help small and medium sized app manufacturers get noticed. They use their large distribution network of news outlets to produce press releases announcing the new applications for the week. The app owners get the opportunity to describe their new application and the service is free to use. The PR Guys reserves the right to exclude new apps from the weekly press releases due to content. You can register for your own free press release by filling out the form on the right side of our blog. For more information visit: http://theprguys.com/promoting-your-app/

    Media Contact:
    David Peterson
    Managing Partner, The PR Guys
    dpeterson@theprguys.com


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    GZA GeoEnvironmental recognized for its contributions toward environmental energy award from the Environmental Business Council of New England

    NORWOOD MA (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, proudly announces that it was recognized for its contributions to the project team and as a technical assistance provider to Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) on the award winning Clean Air Project for the Merrimack Station generating facility.

    PSNH received the "Outstanding Environmental Energy Technology Award" from the Environmental Business Council of New England on June 12th in Boston for its participation in the Merrimack Station Clean Air Project.

    Ronald Breton, P.E. and a Senior Principal of GZA, participated in the ceremony on behalf of the firm.

    "It is an honor to be recognized by PSNH and the Environmental Business Council of New England for our participation in the Merrimack Station Clean Air Project," said William Hadge President and CEO of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

    About GZA

    Founded in 1964, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. is a multi-disciplined firm providing environmental consulting, geotechnical and geo-civil engineering, environmental remediation, regulatory compliance, litigation support, air quality, solid waste services, specialty construction, occupational health and safety, and site development services. GZA maintains corporate offices at 249 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062. The firm has 550 employees and operates 25 offices in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes Regions of the United States. For additional information, please call William Hadge, CEO at 781-278-3801 or visit the company's website at www.gza.com.


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- J.G.M. Properties, Inc. (a Minneapolis commercial real estate property management company) reveals why leasing temporary office space might be the smartest decision businesses and startups can make.

    Businesses that aren't quite developed enough to sign a long-term lease can think of leasing temporary office space on a monthly basis. These fully furnished office buildings come with individual desks or office space that include conference rooms with HD audiovisual systems and the latest techno-wizardry including, but not limited to ultra-high-speed Internet connections.

    Instead of buying everything they need (desks, chairs, phones, computers, copy machines -- the list is endless) to furnish their office, businesses can lease it. Most equipment leases don't require a down payment, so they can get lots of equipment without crimping their cash flow. Leasing also lets them trade in equipment every few years for the latest and greatest models, ensuring that they're always up to date.

    An uncertain economy has its own advantages. One of the biggest upsides is the availability of plenty of empty and temporary office space. More often than not, these spaces belong to companies that are in the process of downsizing, but still have a few years left on their lease. By subletting from the stressed company, savvy business owners can make the most of this opportunity to get prime real estate for cheap.

    Temporary office space is ideal for businesses that require a lot of time on the phone, need conference room use on a regular basis, and have privacy requirements. The space also comes with amenities available at no additional cost such as shared conference rooms, shared kitchens or break rooms, and a shared reception area.

    Owners are offering entrepreneurs, independents, and small businesses, affordable and flexible lease terms for temporary office space. The asking rent will generally depend on the amount of space needed.

    J.G.M. Properties, Inc. a small, family owned, commercial management company currently located in Bloomington, MN has presented their insights into the benefits of leasing temporary office space. JGM's primary focus has been on temporary Minneapolis commercial space for rent JGM can help. Call Eli at 612-290-1037.

    Cited Sources:
    forbes.com
    under30ceo.com
    online.wsj.com

    Contact: http://www.jgmproperties.com/


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- Back-to-school time is right around the corner and with it means new schedules, new activities, new clothes and piles of paperwork to get organized. On the Friday, August 23 edition of CW6's addSpace To Your Life! founder Kathi Burns will be sharing solutions for helping parents get themselves and their kids organized for a successful school year. Burns has just released a new weekly online course, Home Organizing Made Simple, ™ including tips for organizing children, designed to help individuals deal with the "muck that is keeping you stuck."

    Burns believes that an organized home can help individuals achieve success. On the show, she will demonstrate back-to-school tips including making a mom's school binder or file caddy, using a master family calendar to keep track of activity schedules, creating a drop zone for backpacks and papers to be signed and designating a place to quickly store school artwork and other memories.

    For more information on Home Organizing Made Simple™ visit www.homeorganizingmadesimple.com

    San Diego Living airs weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on San Diego's CW 6.

    About Kathi Burns:

    Kathi Burns, founder of addSpace To Your Life!, is a Board Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) and Image Consultant. Her mission is to empower people to master their environment and personal image by assisting them in taking control, making change and organizing their lives. Kathi has been featured on ABC's Good Morning America and CBN and is a regular guest expert to magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, and Real Simple Magazine


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- BizTechReports (www.biztechreports.com), an independent reporting agency that covers the technology research community, has just released an executive summary of leading analyst findings on the Business Intelligence and Analytics markets.

    According to the summary, there is plenty of buzz about exponential growth in business intelligence (BI) and analytics space. However, unlike some IT trends that are embryonic enough to be one part business case and nine parts vaporware, BI and analytics are mission-critical solutions to the nearly universal challenges posed by Big Data.

    Leading IT analysts that have recently weighed in on the BI and analytics opportunities report the following key findings:

    * Talent gaps and lack of knowledge base in the analytics space will continue to force businesses to rely on service providers to fulfill their business analytics needs in the near future. - IDC

    * By 2016, 70 percent of leading BI vendors will have incorporated natural-language and spoken-word capabilities. - Gartner

    * Lack of IT expertise and increasing employee mobility is forcing BI vendors to use new and innovative ways of delivering business analytics. - MarketsandMarkets

    For the entire executive summary of this report, visit:

    http://biztechreports.com/blog/2013/08/30/leading-analysts-see-spike-in-business-intelligence-analytics-market/

    About BizTechReports

    BizTechReports is an independent reporting agency with offices in the Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Canada, metropolitan areas. We analyze user trends in business technology. Our reports explore the role that technology products and services play in the overall economy and/or in specific vertical industries. It is the mission of BizTechReports to put enterprise technologies into a context that business decision-makers can understand and appreciate. (www.biztechreports.com)

    Nils Larston
    Project Director
    BizTechReports
    888 516 4306 x 105
    nlarston@biztechreports.com
    www.biztechreports.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- BodyBody.com, a division of Ranowear, Inc. has added three new mini tube dresses from the collection of designer DSeven 'Til Midnight to its selection of trendy clubwear for Summer/Fall 2013. The styles include gold and gunmetal metallic creations and a beautigful white mini dress. These are the styles and comments from the Body Body stylist:

    Gold Rush - Sequined Micro Mini Dress. Figure hugging tank dress style with straight across bust and strapless exposed back.

    Roaring 20s - Blue Micro Mini Dress With Cutouts. Try it now with this mini dress with garters.

    Lusty Lady - Red Micro Mini Dress With Cutouts. Seamless dress with cut outs • Bondage elastic neckline and straps • Removable garters.

    Little Darling - Black Micro Mini Dress With Cutouts. My goodness she's so cute with her dress all tight and her figure so so hot. She's a little darling all in black.


    "These are dresses for the girl who wants to go for the brass ring," states Ranowear, Inc. President and CEO Willis Domingo. "And why not? A girl with a great figure needs to show it off."

    For further information contact Catherine Stend Director of Public Relations at catherine@bodybody.com

    website: http://bodybody.com


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    Austin, TX (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- VAMPS, a dance studio dedicated in providing pole and aerial dance classes, is now offering an exclusive service of organizing complete bachelorette parties. This latest bachelorette party package came from the success of its pole and lap dance private parties which are still highly demanded and majorly recommended for special occasions.

    VAMPS informed that many of their previous customers had so much fun in the private parties that they wanted to extend the excitement to all day. Since VAMPS is located at a premier downtown spot with numerous restaurants, bars and hotels in very close proximity, the dance studio began to help plan the entire day of the bachelorette party. Now VAMPS is offering the best Austin bachelorette party with memorable and fun events that will not be easily forgotten. Details and options of what events can be added to the parties can be viewed on the website, http://www.vampsdance.com/.

    Apart from organizing special occasions, VAMPS is also a reputable dance studio providing pole and aerial dance classes from professional dancers who themselves have won many competitive events. One aspect which was appreciated by the students of VAMPS was that the classes are very flexible and the studio gives a unique opportunity of attending 5, 10 or even only one class such that the individuals can get a feel of how the training is carried out. Other class options such as monthly passes, long term passes and private classes are also offered by VAMPS.

    Another popular VAMPS service is the innovative fantasy fitness classes. These fantasy fitness programs add an important aspect of fun to fitness making them more entertaining. Classes such as BUTI Fitness, VAMPS Fit (Aerial and Pole Conditioning), Intense Stretch, VAMPS Sexy Skills and the latest Cardio Striptease are the unique fantasy fitness classes currently offered by the dance studio. Specific details of what each fitness class comprises can be viewed at http://www.vampsdance.com/.

    Whether an individual wants to learn professional pole or aerial dancing, stay fit and learn some naughty skills, or organize the best bachelorette party ever, VAMPS can make it happen.

    About VAMPS
    Vertical Aerial Movement & Pole Studio is one of the leading dance studios that provides pole and aerial dance training. VAMPS also has a unique fantasy fitness class which has gained immense popularity for being a very fun way to remain fit. Through the online platform, http://www.vampsdance.com/, specific details of all dance classes and fitness programs offered by VAMPS can be viewed. VAMPS is known for its highly experienced team which has won many dance competitions throughout the country.

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    For more information about Bachelorette Party Planning in Austin, or to schedule a meeting or interview with founders of vampsdance.com, please call at 512.981.5873 or email to vampsdance@gmail.com.


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- HealthGAINS is one of the leading providers of hormone replacement therapy in the US and they have launched a revamped and updated website. This website provides their clients with a treasure trove of information on the various therapies they offer, arming them with all the knowledge they need in order to make an informed decision before undergoing treatment.

    HealthGAINS is run by Dr. Richard Gaines, a Harvard educated expert on hormone replacement therapy. The facility specializes in helping those who suffer from a wide range of symptoms associated with hormone deficiency, such as fatigue, depression, weight gain, joint pains and low sex drive. Many of these symptoms of age-related hormonal decline can be easy treated and even reversed through the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

    Unfortunately, however, there are many less-than-reputable clinics out there that offer these treatments, many of whom are doing so without the correct qualifications or proper medical training. Some don't even have doctors working in their clinics! This can have devastating effects on patients for whom HRT may not be the best cure for their symptoms. Dr. Gaines on the other hand will only treat patients who have a genuine need for the treatments the HealthGAINS clinic offers, and only after a thorough consultation. And although there are other clinics operating in the US that offer a similar service to HealthGAINS, these are usually very expensive. HealthGAINS, however, pride themselves on offering the best treatment at affordable prices.

    Dr. Gaines says "It's most important to me to see my patients thriving in their hormone therapy programs. At HealthGAINS, the care and follow up with our patients is our number one priority. We believe that patients should have access to hormone replacement therapy and that income should not be a restriction."
    Patients who maybe suffering from the symptoms of andropause or menopause are encouraged to explore the new website, and read through the wealth of information it contains before booking themselves in for a consultation at the health and wellness facility. The in-depth FAQ page and blogs will provide clients with all the information about Hormone Replacement Therapy, Human Growth Hormone Therapy and Testosterone Replacement Therapy they need to be able to get the most out of their consultation.

    Once clients have educated themselves on the benefits of HRT, there is a form on the new website that allows them to arrange an appointment at HealthGAINS Florida based clinic. The clinic itself offers patients a relaxed 'spa-like' environment ensuring clients are as comfortable as possible during their stay. They even offer a travel concierge service to any patients who are visiting from out of state. HealthGAINS arranges all transport to and from their facility for patients traveling from within the continental United States. Patients can even chose to have a same day service, being flown to the clinic, treated and flown back home in one day, or they can extend their stay and take in some of the Florida sunshine.
    For more information about HealthGAINS visit http://healthgains.com
    About HealthGAINS
    Dr. Richard Gaines is President and Chief Medical Officer of HealthGAINS, an Age Management medical practice he founded in 2005 after a distinguished 30-year career as a physician and healthcare executive.


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    ECi Software Solutions Named to Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Consecutive Year

    Business technology solutions provider recognized as one of nation's fastest-growing companies

    Fort Worth, TX (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- ECi Software Solutions (www.ECiSolutions.com), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing U.S.-based companies. Making the list for the fifth consecutive year puts ECi on the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll. The business technology solution provider was ranked 4865 with a 39% growth rate from 2009 to 2012 and the addition of 133 employees during the same time period.

    "This is awesome and I'd like to thank Inc. for choosing us for this list yet again," said Ron Books, President and CEO of ECi. "To be able to be a success doing something you love is very humbling and gratifying. Every day we at ECi ask what we can do to make our customers' businesses better. Our commitment to supporting the entrepreneurial spirit of independent business owners is helping them to grow, and we are proud to be growing right along with them."

    ECi's growth over the last three years can be attributed in part to making two of the office/furniture business management software systems available through the cloud; integrating a customer rewards program from a popular hardware co-op into one of its Lumber, Building Materials and Hardware business systems; achieving record 2012 sales for its business intelligence/CRM solution; and acquiring Derbyshire, England-based BlueSky Systems Solutions Limited, a back-office systems supplier for the European office products industry. In addition, ECi achieved record sales during the fourth quarter of 2012. The company continues to enhances its products to meet the ever-changing demands of the various industries it serves.

    To learn more about ECi and its products and services, visit www.ECiSolutions.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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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- Parts Geek, a leading supplier of discount auto parts and accessories, announces that the company reached a record amount of unique visitors to its website during the month of July, as reported by web analytics company Compete.com. At more than 2,400,000 visitors, this represents more traffic than Parts Geek's largest competitor, Auto Parts Warehouse.

    This summer has seen an increase in the traffic to the Parts Geek website at PartsGeek.com. June saw an increase of 7.17 percent over visitors from 2012, with a much larger increase of 66.85 percent in July over last year's figures. The entire report can be viewed on Compete.com's website at https://siteanalytics.compete.com/partsgeek.com/.

    Parts Geek credits this record month with to the company's commitment to provide unsurpassed customer service, to sell the best quality merchandise and to offer these products at unbeatable prices. The company boats a return rate for quality at better than the industry average and offers a 30-day money back guarantee.

    "We offer unbeatable discount prices on domestic and import auto parts and accessories," explains an article on the Parts Geek website. "Choose from millions of new, OEM, performance, aftermarket, and rebuilt discount auto parts online from trusted high quality manufacturers. We sell the same name brand automotive products just like you would find in all your local auto parts stores."

    Parts Geek carries over 10 million parts and accessories at up to 80 percent off retail prices. From air filters to drive shafts to taillights, Parts Geek offers high quality parts for nearly every make and model. The online shop carries such sought after brands as AEM, Gibson, Edelbrock and Magnaflow.

    Parts are shipped from auto part warehouse locations through the U.S., so shoppers receive their parts and accessories fast. Additionally, most orders are shipped the same day from an inventory of parts and accessories that is updated daily.

    About Parts Geek:

    Founded in 2002, Parts Geek offers the best and most competitive prices on millions of imported and domestic car parts and accessories. They carry new automotive parts, refurbished/rebuilt parts and more from reliable and certified manufacturers. All orders are fulfilled quickly from warehouses across the United States and come with a 30-day money back guarantee. For more information, visit: http://www.partsgeek.com/.

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    Contact: Perry Pearson
    Phone: (949) 555-2861
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    (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- Kigali, Rwanda - Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management, USA, LLC, (FAIM) receives loan from Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government's development finance institution.

    Based in Kigali since 2010, FAIM grows virus-free plants such as banana varieties, passion fruit, tamarillos and pineapple. With the recent OPIC funding, the company will expand their operation with new tissue culture laboratories to further production of their mainstay plants as well as starting production on new plant varieties like potatoes and strawberry plants.

    FAIM, CEO, Steven Jones, notes, "This program to help the African farmer was developed about 6 years ago by my wife, Cheryl and I, after a trip on a USDA Trade Missions to Madagascar and South Africa. There wasn't anything that our nursery in Tennessee could offer these people that would make their lives better. So, we developed a program that would help to solve many of the problems that the African farmer is experiencing with their crops beginning with clean healthy plants. It took years of tweaking, locating the right social investors, being awarded a grant from AECF (African Enterprise Challenge Fund) to help get our project off to a good start, but, here we are now 3 years in Rwanda and growing once again with OPIC financing."

    According to Jones, the FAIM program began in Rwanda one of the most densely populated countries in Africa yet lacking in food security. The banana and pineapple production, alone, in Rwanda has seriously declined in the past few decades leaving the country to import much of the produce. Providing the Rwandan farmers with healthy plants, extension services and FAIM's own Farm School, they now have the opportunity to successfully grow quality produce to sell in local markets as well as through other distribution networks.

    FAIM grows plants for food security farming for farmers in Rwanda and other sub-Saharan African countries, Middle East and Asia.

    For more information on Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management, please visit their webiste: www.faim.co


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    PASADENA, (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- Inc. magazine has ranked RateSpecial Interactive for the 2nd year in a row on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America's independent entrepreneurs. Fuhu tops this year's list. RateSpecial Interactive joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.

    "Once again we are quite honored to be recognized by Inc. as one of the fastest growing companies for the second year in a row. This past year we've heavily re-invested into building our infrastructure as we prepare for scale. In light of so much focus being allocated toward building technology and infrastructure, our company was still able to grow revenues each and every year. We're expecting to make even greater strides forward in the near future as we expand the business to additional markets." Commented David Tam, CEO & Co-Founder of RateSpecial Interactive.

    In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.

    Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

    "Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy," says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

    Methodology

    The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

    About Inc.

    Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

    About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference

    Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars--the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list's alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 10-12, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. For more information about the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.

    About RateSpecial Interactive

    RateSpecial Interactive is a technology-driven interactive marketing company specializing in traffic acquisition, monetization and product strategy. Their core focus is matching relevant traffic to relevant products, while creating and adding value for consumers. Simultaneously, they generate significant secondary revenue for their traffic partners and high-quality consumers for their advertisers. RateSpecial creates unique online experiences that drive high-performance results by customizing the consumer experience. They have a distinct understanding of the online marketing channel by staying in lockstep with the essential constituents: The Advertiser, The Publisher and The Consumer. RateSpecial Interactive was recognized as the No. 1 Fastest Growing Private Company in Los Angeles for 2011, by the LA Business Journal and most recently by Inc. Magazine as the No. 14 Fastest Growing Private Company in the Inc. 500 2012.

    For more information about RateSpecial Interactive, visit http://www.ratespecial.com .

    Press Contact
    Kelly Bush
    RateSpecial Interactive
    P: 626.376.4702
    press@ratespecial.com

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    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- The new fashion social decision app showing signs of addiction across the nation.

    Following Pinxter's launch last month, fashionistas across the nation are showing growing addiction to the app, with over 15,000 users and an average visit time of over 1 minute per session and gaining on over 5 million votes. Magazines like Fashion Affair and Fab Five Style showcased the app and Twitter enthusiasts have voiced their addiction as well.

    The app primarily has a female fan base, with about 81% female Pinxters, and 19% male Pinxters. The age groups vary from high school teens to young adults. Pinxter is adding features in the near future to filter through different age appropriate clothing and brands as well as searching for your favorite tags.

    The first phase of the app allowed users to upload pictures of their outfits and gain immediate YES or NO votes on their outfit, in addition to collecting pink diamonds to promote their pictures. The average user gains hundreds of votes, helping them decide what to wear. From prom dresses, night-on-the-town outfits, "meet the family" dress code, to their wedding dress, Pinxters are helping each other in day-to-day fashion decisions. In fact, the app was opened more than 7,500 times in the first week alone.

    The second phase has been released and offers users the opportunity to search their favorite brands and hashtags, and also rate specific brands. In addition, a leaderboard has been created to highlight fashion feats, allowing users the ability to search and filter results by brand and region in order to find the trendiest fashion do's of the moment in their town.

    The third phase of the app scheduled to be released in mid to late September will bring it to the next level by debuting profiles and news feeds, akin to other social media sites, like Facebook. Users will be able to share photos with friends on other social networks, including Facebook and Instagram, and also via text message. On profile pages, users will be able to follow their favorite Pinxters, view search and voting history and see all uploaded photos on one central page. The addictive feature of Pinxter will no doubt grow even more with these user-friendly and well-known features.

    Also in this phase, users will be able to choose whether to share a photo with the entire Pinxter community, or just a select group of friends, or Pinxters. Pinxter will implement even more leaderboards, and showcase VIP showrooms, with top global brands, the hottest looks, and the trendiest fashionistas worldwide.

    Recently, Pinxter added Brand Fan Pages based on the response for these specific brands such as Urban Outfitters, Toms, Bumble & Bumble, Bed Head, Vineyard Vines, Black Milk Clothing, Dr Martins, Converse, Urban Decay, Tarte, Melville, and Under Armour. Major partnerships are on the horizon with Pinxter with various brands, models and fashionistas.

    Pinxter is the brainchild of Sergei Dubograev and Dmitry Semiryazhko. Prior to Pinxter, Semiryazhko launched two number-one-ranked applications in the European market, including Greeting Cards on the Wall and Guess the Melody. Collectively, the two apps acquired over 21 million users, making them the leading apps on the Russian iTunes apps market.

    Pinxter is backed by an investor group led by Cal Simmons, author of "Every Business Needs an Angel," published by Random House, 2001 and head of the D.C. chapter of Tiger 21, an exclusive "club" for angel investors. Additional investors include Mary Naylor, CEO of Aspire Lifestyles, Sally Hurley, president of Aspire Lifestyles, Brad Nierenberg, CEO of RedPeg Marketing, Andrea Keating, CEO of Crews Control, and Mark Teitelbaum, angel investor and first vice president with CBRE.
    Pinxter is now available for free on the iPhone app market in. For more information, visit http://www.pinxter.me, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIc0syIcwZE, or follow Pinxter on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PinxterFashion) and Twitter (@Pinxterapp).

    About Pinxter
    Based in Alexandria, Va., Pinxter is a new social fashion community powered by its iPhone app that enable users to quickly and easily give and receive fashion feedback. Whether an outfit, pair of shoes, accessory or anything in between, Pinxter solves the common dilemma of what looks best. Users upload photos of what they're wearing to get "yes" or "no" votes from their friends, followers or anonymously via the entire Pinxter community. Tag brands, follow
    trends, and discover new looks trending in real time on Pinxter. Pinxter is free to download on the iPhone app market. For additional information, visit http://www.pinxter.me.

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    PASADENA, (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- RateSpecial Interactive announced today that they have been ranked on The Los Angeles Business Journals 2013 list of Best Places to Work in Los Angeles for the second year in a row. The list was announced by Best Companies Group at an awards luncheon in downtown LA at the JW Marriot L.A. Live on Wednesday, August 21st. Co-Founders Thomas McErlane and Bertrand Seow attended the awards luncheon to accept the award.

    "We are extremely happy and proud that our company was recognized as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles for the second year in a row. We have an amazing team that goes above and beyond each and every day to make our company successful and a pretty cool place to work at. On behalf of the owners of RateSpecial we want to thank all of our team members for everything they do for the company." Commented Tom McErlane President & Co-Founder

    RateSpecial Interactive first made the list in 2012 and is honored to be listed again in 2013. The employees of RateSpecial are really the ones who have made this feat possible two years in a row. It has been their positive words and comments that helped RateSpecial gain the recognition as one of the best places to work.

    About 2013 Best Places to Work Awards

    Local employees are given the opportunity to participate in a professional program conducted by Best Employees Group on subjects such as Leadership, Corporate Culture and Communications, and more. A detailed survey is provided to participating businesses, and leading companies are honored at an exciting awards celebration.

    About the Los Angeles Business Journal

    The Los Angeles Business Journal is a weekly newspaper covering general business news in Los Angeles, California. The newspaper is published each Monday reaching an estimated circulation of 30,000 subscribers with an additional 12,000 online readers. The List is the most widely read feature, which ranks the top businesses in any given industry.

    About RateSpecial Interactive

    RateSpecial Interactive is a technology-driven interactive marketing company specializing in traffic acquisition, monetization and product strategy. Their core focus is matching relevant traffic to relevant products, while creating and adding value for consumers. Simultaneously, they generate significant secondary revenue for their traffic partners and high-quality consumers for their advertisers. RateSpecial creates unique online experiences that drive high-performance results by customizing the consumer experience. They have a distinct understanding of the online marketing channel by staying in lockstep with the essential constituents: The Advertiser, The Publisher and The Consumer. RateSpecial Interactive was recognized as the No. 1 Fastest Growing Private Company in Los Angeles for 2011, by the LA Business Journal and most recently by Inc. Magazine as the No. 14 Fastest Growing Private Company in the Inc. 500 2012.

    For more information about RateSpecial Interactive, visit http://www.ratespecial.com .

    Press Contact

    Kelly Bush

    RateSpecial Interactive

    P: 626.376.4702

    press@ratespecial.com



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    BENICIA, CA (PRBuzz.com) August 30, 2013 -- Cycle Gear Inc., the nation's largest retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories, is pleased to announce the opening of their first store in Wisconsin. The new store is located at 19035 W. Bluemound Road in Brookfield, Wisconsin. With this new location, Cycle Gear now has stores in 29 states.

    "Milwaukee and its suburbs have an outstanding motorcycle culture, and we feel that based on the success of our two Chicago area locations Cycle Gear will fit in perfectly," said Dave Bertram, Cycle Gear's CEO, "We are looking forward to working with a wide variety of riders in southeastern Wisconsin."

    The Brookfield location is open now, and will also have a special grand opening celebration from September 13th - 15th, featuring store specific sales as well as vendor appearances all weekend long.

    Employee-owned and enthusiast-driven, Cycle Gear is an active member of the riding community, sponsoring local events and working with new and experienced riders to help them find just the right gear. Cycle Gear's industry-leading focus on customer service and satisfaction has been a company hallmark since its founding in 1974. Their customer commitment includes 100% Satisfaction and 30-Day Best Price Guarantees, and a No Hassle 7-Day Helmet Exchange program.

    About Cycle Gear:

    Cycle Gear® Inc. is the country's largest retailer of motorcycle parts, apparel and accessories. Since 1974, Cycle Gear's product selection and superior service have catered to the needs of motorcycle enthusiasts. With stores nationwide and an e-commerce website, Cycle Gear provides access and unbeatable prices to riders wherever they are. As an employee-owned company, the Cycle Gear team takes enormous personal pride in providing its "100% Satisfaction Guarantee," which includes the industry leading "7-Day No Hassle Helmet Exchange and a "30-Day, Best Price Guarantee" as well as easy returns, in-store or online, and no restocking fees, ever. Visit one of over 100 store locations in 29 states, or visit us online at www.cyclegear.com today.

    Contact: Johnny Lin
    Cycle Gear, Inc.
    707-747-5053
    Jlin@cyclegear.com