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October 25, 2013

Pez Candy earlier this year released several promotional Pez dispensers featuring Walgreens and subsidiary Duane Reade delivery trucks.

ORANGE, Conn. — Pez Candy earlier this year released several promotional Pez dispensers featuring Walgreens and subsidiary Duane Reade delivery trucks. 

While Walgreens stores got three different promotional trucks, the Duane Reade pharmacy stores got the Up Market fresh and the NICE trucks along with their Duane Reade promotional trucks. 

October 9, 2012

Avanti is gearing up for spring 2013 by boosting its portfolio to include a variety of new greeting cards.

DETROIT — Avanti is gearing up for spring 2013 by boosting its portfolio to include a variety of new greeting cards.

New to the Avanti portfolio are Valentine's Day cards enhanced with glitter and foil; Easter cards that showcase bright colors and characters; Mother's Day cards that are humorous and traditional; Father's Day cards that evoke a "saltier" style of humor; and graduation cards for grades kindergarten and older. Avanti also is launching new seasonal StandOuts cards and Avanti-branded cards that have been added to the company's A*Press collection.

May 3, 2011

American Greetings is introducing digital slideshow cards for Mother's Day.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings is introducing digital slideshow cards for Mother's Day.

The cards, which are available in both preloaded and customizable versions, feature full-color LCD displays, high-quality audio and multi-image slideshows set to music.

April 28, 2011

Pez Candy is giving fans more reasons to love its confections with the U.S. launch of two new flavor blends.

ORANGE, Conn. — Pez Candy is giving fans more reasons to love its confections with the U.S. launch of two new flavor blends.

Pez said the strawberry-vanilla and raspberry-lemon combinations join its lineup of assorted fruit flavors. The new flavors will be part of a 10-pack bonus candy SKU and then will be packaged with the regular assortments, the company said.

April 26, 2011

Hallmark is touting postage-paid greeting cards for Mother's Day.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hallmark is touting postage-paid greeting cards for Mother's Day.

The greeting card maker said it has developed 90 postage-paid greetings specifically for Mother's Day, ranging from $2.69 to $3.99.

Hallmark postage-paid greetings feature the U.S. Postal Service's Intelligent Mail bar code on the front of the envelope, the company said. When the cards are processed at a Postal Service facility, the bar code automatically indicates to the Postal Service that the postage is paid.

Hallmark cards are available in retailers nationwide.

March 29, 2011

American Greetings said it is revolutionizing the tradition of blowing out birthday candles into a multisensory experience.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings said it is revolutionizing the tradition of blowing out birthday candles into a multisensory experience.

With its new Ready, Set, Blow line of greeting cards, the recipient is prompted to blow on the card upon opening it. A special sensor is then activated, making the festive scene come to life with LED lights, as well as either an exciting birthday song or sound. In each card, a breath of air extinguishes birthday candles, activates horns and lights or recreates a childhood wish on a dandelion, American Greetings said.

March 25, 2011

Upper Deck will unveil its latest innovation this spring.

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Upper Deck will unveil its latest innovation this spring.

New Evolution video trading cards will make their appearance in the 2011 Upper Deck football collection, which will be released April 12.

Four standout gridiron stars comprise the initial unveiling of the Evolution inserts: running back Adrian Peterson, quarterback Tony Romo, wide receiver DeSean Jackson and hard-hitting linebacker Patrick Willis. Each of the booklet-type cards measure in at the same height (3.5 in.) and width (2.5 in.) as a regular trading card, Upper Deck said.

February 17, 2011

Hallmark has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to make sending greeting cards hassle-free.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hallmark has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to make sending greeting cards hassle-free.

New postage-paid greetings, which will range in price from $2.69 to $3.99, feature the U.S. Postal Service's Intelligent Mail bar code on the front of the envelope. Acting as a first-class stamp, Hallmark's postage-paid greetings have an added convenience so consumers can sign, seal and send cards without worrying about adding a stamp to the envelope.

February 1, 2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Brand Vending has added multipacks to its lineup of Sqwishland collectible animals. The new six- and 12-pack Sqwishlander Surprise Mix collections contain an assortment of regular, rare and ultra-rare squishies. The six-packs sell for $4.99, and 12-packs retail for $9.99.


February 1, 2011

A regional supermarket chain is celebrating 75 years of service.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A regional supermarket chain is celebrating 75 years of service.

Stater Bros. on Monday marked its diamond anniversary and announced that the chain will celebrate with various celebratory events and promotions, including teaming up with its supplier community and offering savings on items in its stores throughout the year.

November 15, 2010

American Greetings is bringing laughs on the go with its latest line....

CLEVELAND American Greetings is bringing laughs on the go with its latest line.

Pocket Talkers offer a whole new take on funny sound cards. The cards feature detachable talking characters that are sure to entertain, American Greetings said. Each "talker" is mounted to the front of the greeting card and is ready to serve up a series of funny audio clips at the push of a button.

 

Pocket Talkers are available for purchase wherever American Greetings products are sold.

 

October 24, 2010

Panini America is launching its first officially licensed NFL sticker album and sticker collection....

ARLINGTON, Texas Panini America is launching its first officially licensed NFL sticker album and sticker collection.

Following the launch of its 2010 FIFA World Cup sticker collection, the company said its new football collection features NFL superstars and rookies from all 32 NFL teams, including Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Brett Favre and Tim Tebow.

August 10, 2010

A regional supermarket chain experienced declines across the board during its third quarter ended June 27....

June 21, 2010

There's something new and musical in the greeting card aisle....

May 11, 2010

A Southern California-based supermarket chain posted a near 5% decline in its net sales for...

March 16, 2010

Endicia announced last week the launch of its Internet postage solutions....