Friday, May 29, 2015

Cherokee, Inc.: A Global Marketer of Fashion and Lifestyle Brands


As a global leader and marketer of some of the well-loved brands in fashion and lifestyle, Cherokee, Inc. continues to offer the world with various products that range in different categories. The offerings of the company are licensed in over 50 countries, around the world.

There are several brand names that the company owns and it continues to represent several brand names to penetrate the international markets. Cherokee is the company behind the brand names Liz Lange, Hawk, Tony Hawk, Cherokee, Sideout Sport, Sideout, Chorus Line, All That Jazz, Saint Tropez-West and several others. The licenses issued by the company now approaches to more than 5,000 locations. These brand names carry various consumer products like footwear, apparel, home products and other accessories.

Headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California, the business continues to thrive in the international markets through the expertise of its leadership team. These executives have a combined experience of more than 60 years in retailing.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CCA Industies, Inc.: Promoting Beauty and Wellness


When it comes to beauty regimens and other health and beauty aid products, CCA Industries, Inc. is one of the trusted names in the market. The company is the parent business of several brand names that have helped thousands achieve the smoothness and flawlessness they have been dreaming of. It has been more than 30 years that the company has been producing products that enhance everyone’s beauty.

From nails, to hair care products, skin care supplements to oral health care offerings, CCA Industries continues to make a difference in the lifestyle of its customers. They have been consistently innovating their offerings and expanding their health and beauty aids, to cater to a wider range of clients. Their products are marketed to wholesalers, mass merchandisers, drug distributors, food chains and beauty aid distributors. The major market of the company is the United States, although some of their products are imported internationally.

It was in 1983 that the company got incorporated. Their principal products include Gel Perfect, Nutra Nail and Power Gel, Sudden Change, Mega-T chewing gum, Bikini Zone, Mega-T Green Tea, Plus+ White and Hair Off, among others. These offerings intend to rejuvenate, defend youthfulness and recover damaged cells and as well as help in the healing process of the skin. There are more than 40,000 stores in the United States that carry these products. It has been reported that Walmart continues to be the biggest business partner of the company. In 2013, the latter contributed to about 43% of the company’s revenue. Other huge partners include Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and Target.

It is in East Rutherford, New Jersey that the company holds its corporate office. It remains to be one of the biggest competitors of companies like Procter & Gamble, Coty, Unilever, Revlon and L’Oreal. The company remains publicly traded on the American Stock Exchange, under the symbol CAW.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cardica, Inc.: Innovating the Future of Surgery


Robots have made its debut in the field of surgeries. Several innovations have shown that these machines are also capable of outperforming humans when it comes to minimally invasive surgeries. Cardica, Inc. is one of the companies that innovate robotics to change how things are done in medicine.

The company is engaged in the designing and manufacturing of stapling and automated anastomotic devices. These products are mainly used in laparoscopic and cardiac surgical procedures. By deploying these devices, the surgery time is lessened and patients are able to recover faster. The company is the designer and manufacturer of the world’s first and only 5mm stapler. With a push of a button, this device can give 80 degrees of articulation.

The products offered by Cardica, Inc. are mostly used by thoracic surgeons, colorectal, general practitioners and those bariatric surgeons. These items are sold across the United States, in Europe and in Japan.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CAI International, Inc.: A Global Intermodal Freight Container Leasing Company


Thanks to the expertise and entrepreneurial skills of several shipping industry veterans, CAI International, Inc. came to compete in the intermodal freight container leasing industry in 1989. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the business continues to thrive in the industry as one of the largest in the world. It is now publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, where its common stocks are marketed under the symbol CAP.

In 2007, the company got incorporated and is registered as an equipment leasing and management company. There are two reporting segments within the business: equipment leasing and equipment management. Through its expertise in container and rail car leasing and investment management, the business has significantly grown through the years and continue to provide value to its shareholders. There are more than 280 customers around the world, who rely on the services offered by the company.

To further bolster their assets, the company continues to acquire both new and used equipment, these assets are then leased to their customers around the globe in various terms. Their customer base includes those freight forwarders, container shipping lines and several other transportation companies. At times, CAI International, Inc. also sells some of these assets to third party investors. CAI INternational also offers managing agreements on several portfolios of equipment for these investors. As an additional service, they also offer the marketing of used equipment on behalf of these business partners.

To maintain the quality of their assets, the company maintains several depot facilities in several countries. These hubs are responsible in repairing and cleaning their containers after they are returned by their lessees. Currently, there are more than 270 independent facilities in 46 countries that the business owns. Through the excellent customer service they offer, the company retains the majority of their customers. On average, their top 20 customers have contracts with the company for an average of 14 years.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Summify: The First and Best in Social Media Data Curation


When you are the first and best in anything, you will be grabbed by the first and best in the industry, an arrangement that will benefit both parties. This was the case of Summify, the first and best in the curation of social media data for the digital age.

Previously known as ReadFu, Summify is actually a plug-in created by Mircea Pa┼čoi and Cristian Strat, two Romanian-born Google and Microsoft interns who then developed their idea at Bootup, in 2009. In March 2010, private beta for Summify started.

As a social news aggregator, Summify was used to email its users with periodic summaries of selected news articles shared from several social networks; the news articles were summarized according to their importance and relevance based on social reactions. The plug-in supported Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader accounts, thus, it was one of the most important social networking tools for Netizens from around the world.

Its initial success allowed Pasoi and Strat to negotiate a deal for the free app to be released on the Apple App Store on July 2011. The app allowed its users to access new summaries from their iOS devices.

On 19 January 2012, Twitter acquired Summify. The service was consequently discontinued on 22 June 2012.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cascadia Windows Ltd.: Giving the World Sustainable Windows


Sustainability is an oft-used word but it can be abused by materials companies aiming for quick profits. Not so with Cascadia Windows Ltd., a company that has rightfully earned its reputation as a manufacturer of sustainable windows and doors, among other products. Its products are proof that even a small innovation can have a significant impact on energy use and environmental effect.

For its innovation in window and door technology, Cascasdia has won Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s Sustainable Construction and Innovation Award in October 2011. The award has affirmed the company’s reputation as an eco-friendly company with a breakthrough product in the form of Cascadia Clip.

Cascadia Clip, its flagship innovation, has also been named as one of the Top Ten Products for 2015 by BuildingGreen.com. It has been featured in several magazine articles in Canada and the United States including the Canadian Architect Magazine, ECOheritage, Vanglo House, and the New York Times.

The Cascadia Clip is an innovative fibreglass thermal spacer designed to separate the exterior insulated walls from the steel supports, the latter of which absorbs energy. This results in a more effective and efficient thermal bridging that doubles the efficiency of modern insulation. In layman’s terms, the building loses less heat that result in reduced energy consumption without compromising the comfort of the people within its confines.

Cascadia’s patented thermal spacer is quickly becoming the standard material form eco-friendly windows and doors in the construction industry. The use of the clip contributes toward earning points for LEED designation.

The company continues to find innovative responses in dealing with emerging issues related to the construction industry and the environment particularly in providing for sustainable products and services. Cascadia Windows Ltd. is a company that strives to remain true to its vision of providing consumers with truly sustainable products and, in the process, provide its investors, owners and employees sustainable income.

Friday, May 8, 2015

SnuggWugg: A Mother’s Best Friend


Many innovative products are created to fill a need that no one else has thought of doing something about. For Lisa Cash Hanson, the need was to keep her fussy and colicky baby still while she changed her diapers. The solution she came up with was the SnuggWugg pillow which keeps babies from kicking and screaming while their diapers are being changed by entertaining them with various colors, textures, and other stuff that are safe for babies to play with. These are all incorporated into a body hugging pillow that cradles the baby and keeps him or her still. Later on, Hanson found that her innovative pillow also worked well when she takes her daughter on trips as well.

The success she had with her own daughter prompted her to create more designs and sell them online. She also has how-to videos on her website to teach her customers how to use the pillow for various activities. The product became an instant hit with popular website PopSugar featuring SnuggWugg as one of the New Baby and Kid Products We Can’t Wait to See in 2015.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Able Planet: Great Sounds for All


Imagine a world where people with all levels of hearing can listen to and appreciate the same song. It may sound like an impossible feat, especially with the quality of hearing aids and in-ear sound amplifiers available in the market today. Luckily, one company has gone the extra mile to bridge the gap between the different levels of hearing and has attempted to break the barriers between them. Able Planet has taken a step towards achieving that with their innovative products and technology. Not only do they manufacture high quality headsets, headphones, and earphone for those who have no problems with their hearing, they also manufacture state-of-the-art hearing aids and sound amplifiers for the hearing impaired. Able Planet’s flagship products include the LINX FUSION™ line of headphones, the LINX AUDIO® line of hearing aids, and the PERSONAL SOUND™ line of in-ear sound amplifiers. The technology they use in their products are such innovative breakthroughs from 2006 to 2013, Able Planet has garnered more than 40 awards from reputable and respected organizations in the tech industry.

Their I Am Able™ campaign is one that poses a challenge to people who face barriers such as hearing impairment and other challenges to live active lifestyles and break the barriers that prevent them from doing so. To do this, the company sponsors a number of events, sports teams, and athletes to inspire people to get on their feet and move. This is in line with the company’s mission to utilize technology to break down barriers for those who are hard of hearing.

Able Planet’s headquarters is located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado and their products are available through their website, non-profit organizations that deal with the hearing impaired, strategic partners, audiology networks, and authorized resellers such as Costco, Target, Brookstone, Factory Outlet Store, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Beach Camera, and many other major electronics stores and retailers.

Friday, May 1, 2015

AV Homes, Inc.: The Homebuilding Expert


Planning for your next home can sometimes be a stressful task. While the results may be very rewarding, the process of homebuilding is a very tedious and tasky work. Thanks to companies like AV Homes, Inc., consumers have found their perfect partner that is there in every step of the process.

The operations of AV Homes, Inc. are classified into three major categories, namely Primary Residential, Active Adult Communities, and Land Sales. Depending on what each customer needs, the company matches every requirement with utmost attention to details. They also present various communities that would suit the lifestyle of their customers. The communities created by the company are located in metropolitan areas in the states of Arizona, Florida and North Carolina.

Founded in 1970, AV Homes, Inc. continues to operate from their main office located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company exists with the promise of providing their customers the homes of their dreams.