Vermont Country Store survey reveals most popular classic candy and toys

first_imgVermont Country Store,A new survey conducted recently by Harris Interactive for The Vermont Country Store shows what classic toys and candy people remember most when they were young. Of the 2,104 adults age 18 or older who were surveyed online, more than a third (39%) responded that chocolate bars were their top candy choice when they were a child. Also, more than a quarter of the respondents (29%) noted that a doll or stuffed animal was their favorite childhood toy.‘In the current era of electronics and always wanting ‘the next best thing,’ it’s nice to travel back in time and remember when life was simpler and products were more memorable,’ said Cabot Orton, proprietor of The Vermont Country Store. ‘Toys and candy especially are the iconic childhood products that many people recall easily as adults. This survey gives us great insight into those products that make people feel nostalgic and reminiscent of their youth.’Some of the other favorite candies noted in The Vermont Country Store survey were lollipops or hard candy (10%), licorice (8%), and jelly beans (8%). Other top choices for toys were trains (9%) and building blocks (8%).The Vermont Country Store’s catalogue, website (www.vermontcountrystore.com(link is external)) and retail locations (Weston and Rockingham, VT) are home to thousands of classic toys, candy and other products that transport customers back in time.About The Vermont Country StoreIn 1946, Vrest and Ellen Orton printed their first catalog’just 12 pages and 36 products’and mailed it to the folks on their Christmas card list. Sixty years later and promoting itself as Purveyors of The Practical and Hard to Find, The Vermont Country Store has become ‘Nostalgia Central’ and continues its catalog business, manages a thriving e-commerce Web site and operates two retail stores in Weston and Rockingham, Vermont. For more information, please visit www.vermontcountrystore.com(link is external).About the SurveyThis survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of The Vermont Country Store from November 18-22, 2010 among 2,104 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Lauren Howe at (401)-553-5106 or lhowe@rdwgroup.com(link sends e-mail). Source: Vermont Country Store. MANCHESTER CENTER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 12.8.2010last_img read more

New catalog and internet platform of Opatija for the promotion of congress tourism

first_imgIn addition to public spaces such as the Marino Cvetković Sports Hall, Zora Cultural Center, Villa Antonio and the Gervais Center, which has already become one of the most sought after locations for organizing various events and manifestations, this edition included numerous investments of hotel houses that raised the quality of accommodation. capacity, but also congress facilities. The new catalog also brings an interesting overview of the capacities available to Opatija, so it states that in the congress offer of this city there are 53 halls that can accommodate a total of 9.563 participants. Of this number, six are large halls for more than 500 participants, and the largest number of meeting rooms for up to 50 people and those designed for between 100 and 300 participants – the latter 16 in Opatija, and the smallest a total of 18. If we want to develop congress tourism in a destination, a digital platform on basic business or congress information is the first prerequisite. Congress tourism is one of the key segments of Opatija’s tourist offer, and over the past five years the infrastructure for business meetings has been significantly improved thanks to numerous investments by the public and private sectors. In order to adequately present all the quality content for congress tourism, the Tourist Board of the City of Opatija this year has created a new catalog of congress offer called “Opatija – a congress destination with a tradition.” “Along with health and wellness tourism, congress tourism is the most important motive for the arrival of guests outside the tourist season, which is a period of special interest to us. However, congress tourism is important for Opatija not only because it contributes to strengthening the pre-season and post-season, but also because congress guests have higher consumption in the destination.”Points out the director of the Opatija Tourist Board Suzi Petričić. The catalog “Opatija – congress destination with tradition”, is a technical manual intended for organizers of business meetings, who use it to have a detailed insight into the congress capacities and opportunities that Opatija provides, in one place brings together all information relevant to congress organizers. This includes not only the contacts of the relevant congressional departments, but also other service providers who are equally important for the organization of the business meeting. Among them are specialized agencies from the area of ​​Opatija, the so-called professional congress organizers (PCO), carriers and other agencies, as well as contacts of companies for renting audio and video equipment, translators, cultural and entertainment associations, photographers and others. For most business meetings, the gastronomic offer in the destination is very important, so the catalog gives an overview of restaurants on the Opatija Riviera. And the city of Opatija has finally made that step, and put all the information about congress tourism online through one platform, as well as a special catalog for its promotion, which will be used for b2b tourism fairs and the promotion of congress tourism. The congress catalog and website are made in Croatian and English, a the international promotion of the catalog will take place at the IBTM World congress, which takes place from 19 to 21 November in Barcelona.center_img See more about Opatija’s congress offer HERE In parallel with the creation of the congress catalog specialized websites dedicated to the offer of business meetings have been renewed, available at www.opatija-convention.com. The infrastructure for congresses and business meetings has been significantly improved in recent years with public and private investments, and the new catalog and website of the Congress and Incentive Bureau bring all important information for business meeting organizers in one place, the City of Opatija points out. “The goal of creating this catalog was to provide the organizers with all the necessary information in one place in order to further motivate them to organize their gathering in our city. Compared to other Croatian destinations, Opatija has several competitive advantages – a long tradition, well-developed accommodation facilities, quality gastronomic offer and additional facilities, but also scientific research, which is increasingly a significant factor in organizing business meetings. Therefore, in the catalog, special emphasis is placed on the multiscientific environment, primarily through the research laboratories of the University of Rijeka, but also the Special Hospital Thalassotherapy ”Petricic explained. In addition to an overview of the congress offer on the website, there is also a calendar of business meetings where you can find information about current meetings held in Opatija, which is important for all stakeholders in the tourist offer in the destination. Users are enabled to enter information about business meetings and enter them in the calendar, so that all congresses in the city can be included in one place. Side dish: Congress catalog of the Opatija Tourist Boardlast_img read more

Mourinho relishing United clash

first_img Press Association Mourinho said: “I lost, I won, I drew. I knocked them out of the Champions League, I was knocked out in the Champions League. “I have everything against them. Maybe I won more than lost. Maybe. But playing Man United – I always say the same – gives me pleasure. I like it. “Last year we were playing them, in the Champions League knockout stages and everyone in Madrid was with some tension. “‘At the early stage of the Champions we have to play Man United’. I was happy. I like (it). “I like the stadium, I like the opponent, I like the difficulty of the game. I like it very, very much.” The last-16 tie between United and Real hinged on the controversial dismissal of Nani, but a subplot was Ferguson’s decision not to start with Wayne Rooney, who is now a target for Chelsea. “I wasn’t surprised,” Mourinho said. “They have so many attacking options. They have Rooney, Chicharito (Javier Hernandez), (Robin) van Persie, (Ryan) Giggs, Nani, (Danny) Welbeck, (Antonio) Valencia, Ashley Young. So many. Mourinho burst into the British sporting consciousness with his touchline dash and knee-slide at Old Trafford while defeating United en route to Porto winning the 2004 Champions League before having some compelling battles with Sir Alex Ferguson during his first spell with Chelsea. He also met United with Inter Milan and Real Madrid, who ended Ferguson’s bid for a third European Cup last term, and the Portuguese insists the challenge remains even though David Moyes is now in charge. Jose Mourinho is relishing the challenge of facing Manchester United as he prepares to be re-acquainted with the Red Devils in the Barclays Premier League. “This season they have (Wilfred) Zaha too. So many that you never know who is going to play.” Whether he plays or not, Rooney is sure to be the focus of attention on Monday, given Mourinho’s stated intent to return with a third bid for the striker following the game. United insist Rooney is not for sale. Rooney may be more than a subplot on this occasion, when there is an opportunity to strike an early blow in the title race. Given Chelsea will have played a game more, Mourinho has downplayed the significance of a win for his side, even though it would take them six points clear of United. And in contrast to Spain, where the Barcelona and Real Madrid contests go a long way to deciding the title, Mourinho believes the number of contenders in the Premier League this term mean the impact of the big games is diluted. “We have six teams (in contention),” Mourinho added. “I keep saying that Man United is the champions and has a fantastic team. “Man City has an unbelievable squad and, for me, Tottenham has an amazing squad, too. “After that Liverpool has the history, has the manager, has some players. I don’t think Brendan (Rodgers, the Liverpool boss) has the economical conditions to make a huge improvement in his squad. “And Arsenal is a much better team than you guys (in the media) think and because of the result against Aston Villa maybe people thinks they’re not so good. “Man United or Chelsea (will) lose points, or both. So we are there, all of us.” Following the United clash, Europa League winners Chelsea next play in the UEFA Super Cup, where Mourinho will face Pep Guardiola, once his counterpart at Barcelona and now boss of European champions Bayern Munich. “The team of Jupp Heynckes (the former Bayern boss) was the strongest team in Europe last season, for sure,” Mourinho said. “And this season they are the same team, with three new players, all of them good, with a new manager, also good. “Normally they have to be better this season than they were in the previous season.” last_img read more

Rohit Sharma uses cuss word for Kieron Pollard during Chennai ODI

first_imgChennai: India opener Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard have always been known for sharing banters on the field and the recent of it happened during the first ODI between India and West Indies at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here. The incident took place in the 7th over of the Indian innings when opener KL Rahul, who was batting at the other end, and he enquired Rohit about the conversation between him and Pollard. Rohit in reply used cuss word describing Pollard, who is also his teammate in the Mumbai Indians and are known to share very friendly relation.On Sunday, Pant scored 71 runs off 69 balls and alongside Shreyas Iyer (70), shared a crucial partnership of 114 runs for the fourth wicket to help India post a 288-run target at a sluggish wicket. However, their efforts went in vain as Shimron Hetmyer (139) and Shai Hope (102) scored blistering centuries and helped the visitors chase down the total with 13 balls to spare. IANSAlso Read:Captain Rohit Sharma on verge of joining 400 sixes Club Also Watch: RD Junior College Students Stage Massive Protest against CABlast_img read more

Santos versus Buxton in U-19 League should be exciting

first_img… Pele FC against Uitvlugt Warriors tooTWO more exciting matches are set for this afternoon at the Tucville Community ground where the Fruta Conquerors U-19 Academy 12-team League continues.The clash of the only unbeaten teams in Group ‘A’, Santos FC and Buxton United, features in the opening game at 17:00hrs and at 19:00hrs, Pele FC oppose Uitvlugt Warriors in a Group ‘B’ fixture.The Buxton team, boasting several Elite players, should start as favourites but the Lloyd Smith-coached Santos are confident and ready for the test, as they battle for the top position in the group.The group ‘B’ contest is also a test for Pele and Uitvlugt who are both coming into this evening’s match with high expectations.Pele just secured their first point from two games after holding Western Tigers to a 0-0 tie last Monday, while the Warriors recorded their first win by upstaging a weakened Fruta Conquerors 2-1 last Saturday.last_img read more