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Gmate SMART mobile diabetes monitoring system launches in all Kmart pharmacies


Gmate SMART meter

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philosys, Inc. announces today that all Kmart pharmacies nationwide are now offering the Gmate(R) SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System, the latest in mHealth technology for diabetes management. Gmate SMART is available in all Kmart pharmacies as of September 2015. The Gmate SMART meter and App deliver fast and accurate blood glucose test results right to your smartphone. The Gmate SMART connects to the headphone jack of a smartphone. The Gmate SMART(TM) App is a free download on the App Store(TM) and Google Play(TM) store.

The Gmate SMART App stores an unlimited number of test results electronically with the date and time. There is no longer a need to write down blood glucose test results. A user can also add custom comments, actions or notes to each test result. The SMART App allows the user to email or SMS (text message) any test result or group of results to their doctor, caregiver or family member. The Gmate SMART is providing a faster and smarter way to manage diabetes.

As cloud technology grows, Philosys is working to create an App-to-Cloud secure connection in the next generation of updates. This will allow the user to setup a personal account with a secure login and password. The user will have the ability to see and manage test results online through a HIPPA compliant server and share their results with their physician or caregiver. The physician or caregiver will be able to set up alerts when the patient’s test results are out of range. When an out of range test result is logged, the physician or caregiver will receive an email or text notification, alerting them to contact the patient.

Another great advantage Gmate SMART offers is the affordable cost of the test strips. At Kmart pharmacy, the Gmate SMART meter lists for $13.99 and the Gmate Test Strips list for $14.99, for a box of 50 test strips. This innovative meter will give customers an economical way to test their blood sugar and help them manage their diabetes effectively.

The Gmate SMART is changing the way we manage diabetes by improving health and lifestyle.

About Philosys:
Philosys is a manufacturing company that specializes in medical, diagnostics and analytical instruments. The range of services we provide covers the entire product cycle from concept through to manufacture. Philosys’ philosophy is to develop cost-effective design and manufacturing solutions that satisfy our customer’s vision. For more information visit

Media Contacts:
Bret Morey, VP Marketing and Sales, Philosys, Inc., 704-839-6195.

Billie Orlando, Gmate Media Relations, 908-505-1626.

About Kmart:
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD), is a mass merchandising company and part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through Kmart offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Sofia by Sofia Vergara, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information visit the company’s website at | Sears Holdings Corporation website at | Facebook:

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What’s in a Name? Visit Blend Indoor Outdoor in Avondale to Find Out


home decor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blend – a lifestyle retailer showcasing artfully curated furniture and decor – brings a much needed breath of fresh, open air to the home furnishings market in the Jacksonville area. The newly hatched shop is opening its Parisian blue doors for a grand opening soirée this month and the community is invited to attend.

The owners, husband and wife duo Christian and Georgia Miller of Ortega Forest, have teamed up with Jen Bryie, the seasoned general manager and designer of the well-known Anita’s Garden Shop and Design. On Bryie’s expertise, Christian remarked, “Jen is well known around the city for her eye for beautiful décor, so we are very lucky to have her as our head designer and creative lead.”

With Blend, Christian and Georgia are continuing on the successful familial tradition of bringing upscale retail to the area: Christian’s mother is Anita Miller, owner of Anita’s Garden Shop and Design in Avondale.

Blend’s inspiring collection of modern and traditional decor encourages its shoppers to rethink and reinvent what is possible, both within their homes and beyond. Blend’s lifestyle pieces reflect the Millers’ vision, according to Christian, “We aim to help our customers blend their indoor outdoor lifestyle through a mix of modern accessories and furniture and traditional styles. We offer fresh, new lines of indoor and outdoor furniture along with pillows, linens, lamps, mirrors, containers and more.”

Stop by Blend on September 24 – located at the Shoppes of Avondale (3639 St Johns Ave) in Jacksonville – for the big reveal party. Celebratory libations will be served alongside a fresh slice of Blend’s unique style.

About Blend Indoor Outdoor Inc.:

Blend Indoor Outdoor is a lifestyle retailer located in the Shoppes of Avondale, Jacksonville, Fla. Our concept is to blend modern and traditional décor that opens up and renews the indoor and outdoor living spaces of your home. We offer fresh, new lines of indoor and outdoor furniture along with pillows, linens, lamps, mirrors, containers and much more.

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Family Pirate Night at The Avenue Viera


Family Pirate Night

VIERA, Fla., Sept. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Join us for a fun-filled, family-friendly evening as The Avenue Viera celebrates National Talk Like a Pirate Day at Family Pirate Night on September 19, 2015! Family Pirate Night will feature live entertainment, giveaways and prizes for the best dressed pirate.

There also will be plenty of crafts, games and activities to keep the kids entertained.

The Avenue Viera is an outdoor lifestyle center with a mix of retailers and restaurants to create a one stop shopping destination. Guests are invited to participate in the many exciting events The Avenue Viera has to offer.

See what’s coming up next at:

Saturday, September 19, 2015l 6 – 8 p.m.

The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Avenue, Viera, FL 32940; (321) 634-5390.

Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun. 12 – 6 p.m.

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Twitter: @theavenue

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Whiteflash Launches HD Video for Loose Diamonds


ideal diamonds

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, announced this week that it is adding High Definition 360 degree video to their website for their in-house loose diamonds.

Whiteflash is best known for their A CUT ABOVE(R) super ideal diamonds, which are considered among the finest diamonds in the world with proven light performance at the top of the scale. Currently posted to each diamond detail page on their website are actual photos and a collection of light performance images along with laboratory reports pertaining to all critical aspects of quality. Video will add a new dimension enabling the website visitor to understand the full beauty and light handling potential of these precision cut diamonds.

With hundreds of certified ideal cut diamonds in stock it will take several months to fully implement this initiative. In the words of Eliezer Eber Whiteflash COO, “We are excited to add a significant additional piece of information to our diamond catalogue. We have always provided all the key diagnostics on our ideal and superideal diamonds. We believe a comprehensive set of information is necessary for shoppers to fully understand a diamond. Now customers can experience how all that clinical data translates to dynamic beauty by seeing the actual diamond in high definition video.”

Each diamond listed on the website will have a magnified diamond image, ASET and Ideal Scope light performance images, and high definition video. In the case of round diamonds in the A CUT ABOVE(R) and Expert Selection categories, the detail pages also feature a Hearts and Arrows view to demonstrate optical precision. The Whiteflash website features a page dedicated to understanding diamond light performance images, and a new page has been created specifically for understanding the new diamond video capability.

Whiteflash enjoys a national and international reputation for top quality products, information, and customer care. In addition to serving a remote audience through their robust e-commerce website, their Sugar Land showroom now serves a growing Houston area clientele and offers a full line of designer engagement rings by top brands including Verragio, Simon G, Ritani, Danhov, Vatche and Benchmark. Whiteflash is a member of the prestigious American Gem Society and winner of the 2015 BBB Pinnacle Award, the top honor for the Greater Houston area – the fourth largest market in America.

About Whiteflash:

Whiteflash is a top tier retail jeweler specializing in Ideal Diamonds, Designer Engagement Rings and Fine Bridal Jewelry. Their A CUT ABOVE(R) Super Ideal Diamonds are considered by trade experts and diamond connoisseurs to be among the finest in the world.

The award winning website, described by Kiplinger’s Magazine as the “Lord of the Online Rings” enables shoppers the world over to view, compare and purchase top quality diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry in a convenient, secure and information rich environment.

Whiteflash is the first jewelry retailer in the world to attain ISO 9001 certification for total quality management and welcome visitors to their Houston jewelry store located in the upscale community of Sugar Land, Texas. Whiteflash is a proud member of the American Gem Society.

For more information, log onto or call toll free 877-612-6770.

VIDEO – clip shows the diamond rotating under a combination of hard and soft lighting: .

Twitter: @Whiteflash

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CityView Commercial Announces the Acquisition of Glynn Place Mall


BRUNSWICK, Ga., March 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New York based CityView Commercial LLC, led by Jimmy Khezrie and Jack Friedler, has purchased Glynn Place Mall in Brunswick, Georgia. BlueGate Partners, LLC, in conjunction with White Oak Real Estate Advisors, LLC advised Douglas Wilson Companies in its capacity as Receiver in this transaction.

Glynn Place Mall is a single-level, four-anchor regional mall consisting of approximately 502,792 square feet of gross leasable area located in Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia. Anchors include Belk, JC Penney and Sears. An Embassy Suites hotel is also adjoined to the mall.

The property is located at the intersection of Golden Isles Parkway and Scranton Road, with excellent frontage along Golden Isles Parkway, the main thoroughfare connecting Interstate 95 to Brunswick and the resort destinations of St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Jekyll Island.

CityView Commercial is the real estate arm for the Jimmy Jazz retail chain which owns and operates more than 200 stores in 18 states. CVC focuses on distressed retail assets and has the unique ability to add their stores to their assets.

CVC’s highly motivated, in house management and leasing staff operates the properties with a high level of cost efficiency and has successfully turned around assets such as Security Square Mall in Baltimore, Southwest Center Mall in Dallas, State Street Shops in St. Louis and Overbrook Plaza in Philadelphia. CVC owns many retail properties in the N.Y. boroughs as well as in New Jersey and Philadelphia. In addition, CVC has a multi-family residential arm which owns and operates multiple apartment complexes throughout New Jersey.

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Kerarganic: Formaldehyde-Free Keratin Treatment


MIAMI, Fla., March 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beleza Pura, LLC announced this week the launch of Kerarganic – its newest line of keratin treatment and hair straightener. Designed to shake up the beauty market, it’s 100 percent formaldehyde-free, contains UV-protection ingredients and is the only keratin lotion in the world to contain 24-karat gold nanoparticles to intensify hair brilliance.

“Kerarganic is the new generation in hair therapy,” says Admir Serrano, founder and CEO of Beleza Pura. “And, I dare say, the safest on the market. Salon workers no longer have to worry about harsh odors, eye irritants or hazardous chemicals that are present in traditional keratin treatments. It’s a product that they can sincerely get behind and use with confidence. Now, even pregnant or breastfeeding women and children can enjoy keratin treatment. We solved the formaldehyde controversy.”

The Brazilian keratin treatment or Brazilian blowout, as it is also called, has been an important source of revenue to salons around the world. However, many stopped doing the treatment because formaldehyde, a main ingredient in the traditional keratin lotions, may cause health problems to hairdressers and clients. In fact, many clients are suing salon owners. As a result, several keratin brands containing formaldehyde are now forbidden in Europe, Canada, and Australia. In the U.S., both the FDA and OSHA are alerting hairdressers and clients about the health risks of formaldehyde fumes which are emitted during the treatment process. Formaldehyde has also been linked to cancer.

As the name implies, Kerarganic is a rich combination of natural keratin, the vitamin-packed, antioxidant Argan oil grown in Morocco; natural extracts; and an array of essential amino and fatty acids scientifically formulated to repair, beautify and straighten even the most resistant hair.

“There is no other product line on the market that rebuilds damaged hair like the Brazilian keratin treatment,” says Serrano. “Unfortunately, formaldehyde is a dangerous ingredient. We’re proud to have launched a product line that is free of formaldehyde or any other aldehyde or harsh chemicals, yet delivers the same expected results without the health risks. We want to bring the keratin business back to the salons in the safest manner possible.”

Another advantage of Kerarganic over traditional keratin treatments is that clients no longer need to wait two or three days to wash their hair after the treatment. With this new generation of hair therapy, hair is washed 20 minutes after the application process. It also allows clients to keep wanted curls with a simple twist in the final procedures.

Effects are visible within minutes after the first treatment and last approximately three to four months. To prolong results, Kerarganic designed a home care line composed of salt and sulfate-free shampoo; conditioner; leave- in conditioner; Argan oil serum, and an intensive weekly mask – all especially formulated to replenish keratin proteins, nutrients and vitamins that hair loses during the day.

Kerarganic® products are made and available in the U.S. and are also being exported to North Africa; the Middle East; Europe; and Central and South America.

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Fresh and Easy and Hill PHOENIX Collaborate on GreenChill Platinum Store in Folsom, CA


FOLSOM, Calif., March 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hill PHOENIX, a designer and manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment, and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market are pleased to announce the grand opening of a new GreenChill Platinum Award-winning Fresh & Easy store in Folsom, California. GreenChill is an E.P.A. Partnership with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change.

A typical supermarket in the U.S. uses approximately 3,500 pounds of refrigerant. The Fresh & Easy Folsom store uses just 70 pounds – a 98 percent reduction that earned it GreenChill’s highest award.

“Environmental responsibility is part of our DNA. We’ve made a commitment to invest in sustainable technologies from the start,” said Steve Hagen, director of procurement and engineering at Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market. “Using new natural refrigerants puts Fresh & Easy on the forefront of sustainability our industry and ultimately makes these emerging technologies more cost effective for everyone.”

“The Folsom store is a fantastic example of the innovation that can be accomplished when government works together with businesses in a voluntary partnership to protect the environment and save money at the same time,” said Deborah Jordan, Director of EPA Region 9′s Air Division. “We are proud to be involved in this very successful project.”

Fresh & Easy’s Folsom store features Hill PHOENIX Second Nature(R) medium temperature fixtures and walk-ins running on glycol and low temperature fixtures and walk-ins running on C02. Glycol and C02 are environmentally friendly, natural alternatives to harmful HFC refrigerants.

“Fresh & Easy selected a Second Nature Compact Chiller system that effectively eliminates all HFCs from the store’s refrigeration system by using medium temperature glycol to condense the low temperature CO2. This is typically achieved with an HFC refrigerant,” explained Henry Pellerin, director, marketing programs for Hill PHOENIX. “The Folsom Fresh & Easy is the only store in the nation, to date, that uses this innovative type of system.”

Hill PHOENIX Second Nature Compact Chiller (SNCC) is the most environmentally friendly system available in the industry today. SNCC utilizes a unique heat exchanger technology that allows engineers to design a typical medium temperature supermarket system with the lowest refrigeration charge of any commercial refrigeration system on the market. As a result, retailers like Fresh & Easy can achieve a sustainable zero leak rate. SNCC is comprised of multiple compact chiller modules. Each module is a standalone refrigeration system and is completely factory-assembled, charged and run-tested prior to delivery.

GreenChill’s Store Certification Program is the only certification program in the nation that focuses on greener refrigeration. The Program’s chief goal is to reduce refrigerant emissions from supermarkets that damage the Earth’s protective ozone layer and contribute to global warming. A pound of leaked refrigerant can cause more global warming than 2000-4000 pounds of carbon dioxide.

About Hill PHOENIX:
Hill PHOENIX Inc., a Dover Company, is based in Conyers, Ga. The company designs and manufactures commercial refrigerated display cases and specialty products, refrigeration systems, integrated power distribution systems and walk-in coolers and freezers. Visit or call 800-283-1109 for more information.

About Fresh & Easy:
Fresh & Easy opened its first stores in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada in 2007 and set out to change the way consumers shop by making fresh meals and groceries more affordable and accessible. The company expanded into Northern California last year and now has more than 185 stores.

On average, Fresh & Easy stores use 30 percent less energy than a typical supermarket, which helps the environment and saves customers money. Fresh & Easy uses LED lighting in external signs and freezer cases, offers customer recycling in every store and uses advanced refrigeration and freezer units to cut back on energy usage. The company also recycles or reuses all of its display packaging, sending the majority back through its distribution center.

For more information about Fresh & Easy, visit .

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No-line commerce: FirstSpirit CMS combines online and offline channels for an unlimited shopping experience


Positive shopping experiences lead to significant sales increases / More attractive content with less work for editors

No-line commerce: FirstSpirit CMS combines online and offline channels for an unlimited shopping experience
Oliver Jaeger, Vice President Global Marketing & Communications e-Spirit

Dortmund, February 27, 2012 – “No-line commerce” is the concept of the future for modern business. Why? Nowadays consumers no longer perceive the difference between online and offline services and they increasingly think of their information and shopping resources as part of an undifferentiated whole: information searches and purchase transactions via PC or smartphone, on the desktop, or on the road, delivery by mail or pickup in person at the store. The shopping experience turns into something unlimited – to no-line commerce, to be exact. It seeks out information and purchasing processes without media barriers and presents providers with new challenges with regard to their IT infrastructure. A professional content management system (CMS) supports companies in mapping evolving customer requirements in their sales and marketing processes and delivering current and high-value content across channels.

All important data and processes in one central interface

A content management system like the FirstSpirit CMS from e-Spirit e.g. simply and efficiently bundles all product information, business processes, and sales channels that are important for a successful business from the existing IT infrastructure centrally in a user-friendly interface -including data and applications from shop solutions, and PIM-, MAM-, and CRM systems. The seamless linking of data and processes also enables smooth decision-making and purchasing processes for the end user. Workers in the editing, PR, marketing, and specialized departments benefit from integrated and efficient work processes for editing and delivering high-value content. Through efficient localization workflows in the CMS, marketing and sales professionals at on-site locations can manage their regional shop websites and offers and can customize them to local requirements.

An optimal user experience for significant sales increases

No-line commerce is the next logical step in the development of a successful multichannel strategy. Indeed the ultimate goal goes beyond just improving usability and conversion rates on individual online and offline channels. “Only a seamless interlocking of all channels to form an attractive, unified company site offers customers an all-round positive sales experience”, says Oliver Jäger, Vice President Global Marketing & Communications at e-Spirit. “And reliable increases in sales numbers – both online and offline – are only possible with satisfied and regularly returning customers.” According to a recent study by Forrester Research, by 2016 mobile commerce alone will account for $31 billion in sales volume worldwide with a yearly growth rate of 39 percent. But an increase in sales over mobile device does not have to mean the cannibalization of the stationary market – what is most in demand are personalized cross-channel campaigns which can be used to effectively direct consumers to specific branch stores or to online shop offerings.

Managing successful campaigns directly from inside the CMS

To successfully implement cross-channel campaigns and optimally position online shops, it is necessary to have the support of professional marketing instruments. With FirstSpirit applications for e-mail marketing, web analysis, SEO and recommendation engines seamlessly integrate with the CMS and can link to data from a CRM system. This way marketing and sales professionals can easily develop personalized cross-channel campaigns for a no-line commerce experience. The result is a tailored customer appeal on all channels that accurately addresses customer interests and requirements – in the online shop via PC and smartphone, on social network platforms, in the retail store and print catalog, or via e-mail marketing.

More attractive content with less work

With FirstSpirit companies are able to provide their workers with a content hub that is easy to use, which enables them to simply and efficiently manage the growing wealth of product information and content. Editors can always access and edit the data or applications they need using a central user interface, and publish it to any of a full range of different formats and channels. This includes HTML, XML, PDF, and optimized publishing for mobile devices, as well as newsletters, brochures, mailings, and rich-media elements such as video streaming and image galleries. Social media content such as recommendations, ratings and discussion forums can be linked to the online shop website just as quickly and easily. With the FirstSpirit AppCenter a full range of web applications can be seamlessly integrated. The extraordinary integration capability of FirstSpirit and the intuitive and user-friendly interface ensure that all content and applications can be edited directly in the CMS with much greater convenience and in fewer steps.

e-Spirit at CeBIT: Meet the CMS expert at the CeBIT trade show, March 6-10 in Hannover, Germany and learn how to provide customers and prospects with an excellent shopping experience through efficient content management.

Schedule a personal meeting and a live demo at CeBIT:

As the manufacturer of the content management system FirstSpirit?, e-Spirit is a technological leader in the field of web content management (WCM). Well-known customers from all business sectors rely on FirstSpirit? for implementing successful web strategies worldwide and for the creation, management and publication of content in highly diverse channels (Internet, intranet, extranet, mobile channels, PDF, email newsletters, portals, DTP, technical documentation). The content management system impresses with its outstanding integratability and its consistent best-of-breed strategy: It integrates seamlessly into complex system landscapes and portals (SAP NetWeaver, IBM WebSphere, Microsoft SharePoint, Liferay), and with FirstSpirit? AppCenter, e-Spirit offers the unique opportunity in the market for interface integration of any web applications directly into the CMS. As a content integration platform, FirstSpirit? meets the highest demands for usability, performance and investment security.

e-Spirit was founded in 1999. It is a part of the adesso Group and is represented with 11 locations in Germany, the United States, Great Britain, Austria and Switzerland.

e-Spirit AG
Sandra Högemann
Barcelonaweg 14
44269 Dortmund
+49 (0)231 477 77 199

PR contact e-Spirit Inc. North America
Oliver Jaeger
470 Atlantic Avenue
02210 Boston, MA
+1 877 71 E-SPIRIT

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