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Industry news Joe Davies has been appointed by Amber House as exclusive distributor for the Read My Lips brand of licensed Lip Balms across independent retail. The full collection of Read My Lips, featuring bestselling licensed brands such as Pepsi, Jelly Belly, Hershey’s, Reese’s, Fruit-tella and Mentos will be available from the Manchesterbased importer in February. The range consists of single lip balms, multi-packs and tear & share packs; all with flavours and packaging coordinated to each brand. John Kingham, Managing Director at Amber House commented: “Read My Lips is hugely popular and successful in the UK, and we have been looking for some time for the right distributor to take the brand forward into independent retail. With their reputation for awardwinning customer service and their ‘little & often’ order system Joe Davies are the perfect fit for us.” Paul Hooker, Managing Director at Joe Davies commented: “We are very excited to be working with Amber House, and our customers will love the fun Read My Lips collection, it’s a great impulse purchase line, perfect for children and adults alike.” For all enquiries regarding Read My Lips at Joe Davies or to place orders please contact Joe Davies on +44 (0)161 975 6300 or visit Catch up on all the latest in our news round up SECRETS FROM A COACH PODCAST LAUNCHES KINDNESS CARDS To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, the Secrets from a Coach podcast launched a series of Kindness Cards. Designed to encourage kindness and inspiration for both individuals and teams, the cards give users an opportunity to pause, reflect and redirect their actions every day. Each pack contains 30 cards (plus 2 additional bonus cards), one for each day of the month, with thoughtful quotes and practical tips to help handle life’s stresses and challenges. The Call To Action outlined on the cards give users an opportunity to grow and practice new skills to support resilience, confidence and self-awareness. Debbie Green, wellness coach at Wishfish and co-presenter of Secrets from a Coach said, “It’s like having your very own wellness coach in a box! Our Kindness Cards can help you to stay motivated, grounded and always be kind to yourself. Offering a few minutes of reflection and grounding, they’re a great way to learn, grow and take a breath during a busy day. You can use them on your own or with your team at work – and they make great gifts too. What random act of kindness can you do this week for yourself or others?” Inspired by daily Instagram posts from Debbie Green, the Kindness Cards are available to buy for £10 per box plus postage and packaging via the Secrets from a Coach website. Lasting a snackable 30 minutes, making it ideal for the commute, lunch break or even a well-deserved break for selfcare and development, the Secrets from a Coach podcast offers practical learning based on current realities. A brand-new episode is published every Friday lunchtime, focusing on positive actions to help you thrive and maximise your potential in the ever-evolving workplace, and in life. JOE DAVIES APPOINTED AS READ MY LIPS DISTRIBUTOR TO INDEPENDENT RETAIL INDUSTRY NEWS 9