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Brand And Retail News: Belle Étoile Fights Cancer; Stuller’s Findings Book; Prime Day Breaks Records July 24, 2019 (0 comments)


Belle Étoile Raises Awareness To Fight Breast Cancer

Emeryville, CA—Belle Étoile will be supporting breast cancer awareness this fall through a special edition collection set to release in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Aria by Belle Étoile will feature hand-painted pink Italian enamel coloration, and Belle Étoile will partner with retailers to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Founded in 1993, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has raised more than half a billion dollars for lifesaving research. Through their unique and streamlined grants program, the brightest minds in science and medicine can make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer.

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this cause is very dear to us all at Belle Étoile,” says Carolyn Thamkul, executive vice president at Belle Étoile. With every purchase of the pink Aria pendant (left), Belle Étoile is donating 20% of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing research. It is very important for us to raise awareness to fight against breast cancer and to continue to support and to find hope for all.”

Earrings, bangle, and ring from the Aria Collection. Retail price points start at $125.

For more information or to participate, contact or call (415) 626-9223.


Stuller Introduces New Findings and Metals Catalog

Lafayette, LA—Stuller Inc. announces the release of the Findings and Metals 2020-2021 catalog. A key new features is that all products in the book are shown to scale, says Alissa Talbot, senior findings product manager.

Other new and improved features include:

Talbot says the book also includes Stuller’s largest expansion of 14k rose gold findings to date.

As with the release of most of its catalogs, customers can participate in a catalog interaction contest for the chance to win a Stuller account credit. To learn more about Findings and Metals 2020-2021 and the Change Up Challenge Catalog Contest visit


Alexa, How Was Prime Day? “Better Than Black Friday And Cyber Monday Combined!”

Seattle, WA—Amazon’s 2019 Prime Day (technically Prime Days, as it was a two-day event on July 15 and 16) shattered sales records for the online retailer. Although Amazon didn’t release exact sales figures, it did say Prime Day sales exceeded Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, with Prime members in 18 countries being offered more than one million deals and responding by purchasing more than 175 million items ranging from electronic devices to groceries and more. (Jewelry was not listed among the top-selling categories.)

It was the biggest sales day ever for Amazon devices including the Echo Dot, Fire TV sticks, and more. Additionally, now that the e-tailer is in the original entertainment business (with such blockbuster hits as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and other original series), millions of people around the world streamed its Prime Day concert headlined by Taylor Swift and presented by Amazon Music. Those two days also were the largest ever for new member signups.

“[A] huge thank you to Amazonians everywhere who made this day possible for customers,” said Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in a statement.

But it wasn’t just gizmos and groceries: Prime Day 2019 was another record-breaking success for independent third-party sellers on the site—mostly small and medium-sized businesses. Prime members bought more than $2 billion of products from those independent businesses.

“These innovators, artisans, and entrepreneurs are an invaluable part of the Amazon family. Products from these unique businesses increase variety and contribute to the ever-expanding selection available to Prime members worldwide. Globally, these businesses far exceeded $2 billion in sales this Prime Day, making it the biggest Amazon shopping event ever for third-party sellers when comparing two-day periods,” said the company statement.

Prime membership in the United States, now $119 per year, includes free shipping, unlimited access to Amazon’s entertainment products (Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, Twitch Prime, and more), members-only discounts on select food items at Whole Foods Market and, of course, access to Prime Day.

In the United States, Prime members purchased more than 100,000 lunchboxes, 100,000 laptops, 200,000 TVs, one million headphones, 350,000 luxury beauty products, 400,000 pet products, 650,000 household cleaning supplies, and more than one million toys. Favorite purchases included LifeStraw personal water filters, Roomba robot vacuums, Instant Pot cookware, and 23andMe DNA kits.

Bestselling products abroad reflected some global culture: in China, the top-selling products all were beauty products, while in Italy, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Barista Caffè Espresso coffee was a top seller and tech devices reigned in Germany, Belgium, and India.

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