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Fanattik has four of its licensed products included in the ‘Pop Insider Holiday Gift Guide’

Fanattik, the pop culture specialist, has had four of its licensed products included in the prestigious 'Pop Insider Holiday Gift Guide'. After reviewing thousands of products from companies based all over the world, the magazine, widely seen as a bible for fans of pop culture, selected the 24k gold plated Rocky fight ticket under Collectibles, the Lord of the Rings Elessar Necklace under Accessories and the Harry Potter book cover artwork as well as their Lord of the Rings art print under Home Goods.Anthony Marks, Fanttik Managing Director, says, "This is a huge honour for us, only the best in pop culture gifts get a chance to be in this gift guide and for us to have four pieces chosen is amazing."

Posted: 20 October 2021

Enter Gift of the Year Awards 2022

The time has come to enter your product into the Gift of the Year Awards 2022. Over the course of its 45-year history, The Gift of the Year annual competition has produced thousands of happy faces from category winners, to highly commended to even being shortlisted. The accolade opens doors and raises your business profile to an audience that matters – the buyers and retailers who judge the competition – and boosts your business on a successful journey. Just by entering the competition you are guaranteed for your products to be seen by retailers, buyers and, as stated by previous years' winners, it is also guaranteed to boost your business and elevate your profile in the industry.

Posted: 13 October 2021

BlueFinity launches Evoke‘s new advanced 360° virtual tour facility

BlueFinity has released the latest of its enhancements to the Evoke low-code app development platform so that it now includes an integrated and adaptable 360° virtual tour capability. This multi-purpose feature allows for the searching, browsing and inspection of any store, venue, property or utility through an integrated part of an app, giving customers a complete virtual and immersive experience.Late in 2020 BlueFinity announced its e-commerce package, which has provided Evoke customers with the ability to incorporate a sophisticated retail environment in the apps they create using Evoke's low-code.

Posted: 11 October 2021

The Assay Offices of the UK announce Platinum Jubilee commemorative mark

To commemorate the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which follows seventy years of service, the British Hallmarking Council, has sanctioned a commemorative component mark.Designed by Thomas Fattorini Ltd, the mark depicts an orb, and can be applied to precious metal, alongside a hallmark, by any one of the four UK Assay Offices. The approval process of the mark took place over the last year and involved engineers at Goldsmiths' Hall refining designs for use by laser, or punches ranging in size from 1mm – 6mm in height.

Posted: 8 October 2021

Worldline partners with Livescale to boost the global adoption of ‘live shopping’ and ‘in-video checkout’

Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, has announced a partnership with Livescale, a pioneering force in the adoption of live shopping. Live shopping, a trend in which retailers, influencers, or celebrities promote and discuss products and services with shoppers via livestreaming video, is proving to be one of the fastest growing phenomena in ecommerce today. Together Worldline and Livescale will offer an embedded commerce solution with seamless in-video checkout capabilities across social media and websites, which will support 150 online payment methods so shoppers can pay as they like.

Posted: 6 October 2021

Wild Things Gifts raises money for NHS Charities Together

Wild Things Gifts – a wholesale gift supplier based in Devon – has pledged support to NHS Charities Together by donating £2,277 this week, generated through sales of its signature Thank You Rainbow.With the two-year mark of the pandemic on the horizon, support for NHS staff and volunteers has never been more crucial. Amid uncertainty and widescale burnout being reported in the care sector, NHS Charities Together is offering support to such workers via its federation of 241 different charitable organisations.

Posted: 1 October 2021

Heist partners with The Lady Garden Foundation to support Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

Heist Studios has partnered with The Lady Garden Foundation and has launched vulva-print tights to support Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month.This launch is about championing the work that The Lady Garden Foundation does to raise funds to extend and improve gynaecological health – and arm women and girls with the knowledge they need to break down these taboos. Heist will donate 100 percent of net profits from all sales of The Lady Garden tights to the foundation.

Posted: 29 September 2021

Enesco Peter Rabbit Baby collection shortlisted for three categories

Enesco's Peter Rabbit Baby collection has this week been shortlisted for three categories; the Progressive Pre School Awards 'Best Pre School Gift Range' category with the new Peter and Flopsy backpacks also shortlisted in the 'Best Kids Lifestyle Range' category.In addition, the Peter Rabbit Changing Backpack has been shortlisted for a prestigious Mother and Baby Awards, 2022 (supported by Asda) in the 'Best Changing Bag Category.'The news follows Enesco having won a Gift of the Year award in 2020 and a silver award in the UKMums. TV awards 2021.

Posted: 27 September 2021

The colourful, independent alternative to Black Friday

Celebrate independent shops, artists, makers & small businesses with Just a Card - Indie Week 22nd-26th November, 2021. Now in its fifth year, Just A Card - Indie Week encourages people to support, value, and buy from independents during the crucial Christmas retail period. Given the circumstances of the past year, championing independents this Christmas is more vital than ever!An antidote to the fast-purchase culture of Black Friday, Just A Card - Indie Week welcomes everyone to celebrate their own businesses as well as those they love, to showcase their communities, and to tell their own stories both on and offline. The week will include the ever-popular five-day Instagram challenge which has previously featured across the BBC and beyond, and saw more than 55,000 people taking part.

Posted: 21 September 2021

Timex Group announces license agreement with Judith Leiber Couture

Timex Group, a global leader in watchmaking for over 165 years, has announced a strategic new license agreement with global luxury brand Judith Leiber Couture.The partnership began this month with the introduction of two limited-edition watch designs, the T80 digital and Q analog. With the fashion-forward touch of Judith Leiber, the styles will be limited to 200 units each and feature over 900 hundred Swarovski crystals on the watch cases, dials and bracelets in playful colour combinations.

Posted: 20 September 2021