Article by Michelle Sweeney
Tonic Gifts (www.tonicgifts.com.au), the Australian web-based store, is passionate about maintaining quality products and finding unique brands for their gift store. Their new discovery, Jewellery by Annette Piper, complements their current range of classic gifts and is giving them something to get excited about.
Entrepreneur Michelle Sweeney spends hours researching new products as part of an ongoing commitment to the store to seek out and keep up with current product trends.
“I had been looking for a new range of jewellery to add to our store and I was delighted to have discovered the range by Annette Piper. Her pieces are so classical that they won’t date in six months and people will be happy to either buy them for themselves or receive them as gifts”.
“Our new range of jewellery consists of a select range of pearl earrings and bracelets. I love the fact that pearls are such a precious gem and Eastern cultures believe that pearls symbolise purity and innocence. They are not a flashy jewel but one which is synonymous with style and grace.”
The company mantra “Quality, Affordable Gifts For All Occasions” defines the inventory offered by Tonic Gifts. The website, in addition to the jewellery range, also stocks a wide range of beauty and bath products for both men and women, gourmet gifts, books, toys and a great range of products including clothing accessories for babies and children.
“People like the convenience of internet shopping as it makes a wide range of products more accessible particularly to people in remote areas. We find a large percentage of our shopping base are from travellers in America or in the United Kingdom who are looking to send a gift to their family back in Australia. We take the hassle out of buying, posting and sending gifts internationally and it makes gift giving so much more affordable than it used to be.”
Tonic’s range of products start from .95 and their registered postage rates range from .95 up to a maximum of .95.
Anand Mahindra , the vice-chairman and managing director of the company, says he will cash in on the goodwill generated by South Korean companies Samsung, LG and Hyundai. “Indians like Korean products,” says the 55-year-old Harvard alumnus.
Ssangyong once epitomised the strength of Korean entreprenurship. How do you see Koreans coming to terms with the change in ownership?Do you feel strong cultural differences coming in the way of transition?
One cannot be intimidated by cultural differences or differences in the ambience or the environment you operate. How can you be a global corporation if you are intimidated by the prospects of different cultures? One of the things that attracted us to this acquisition was that Ssangyong had already addressed the labour issues. The labour force has accepted this new reality. Our biggest bet is that the man (YL Lee) who made the turnaround is still at the helm of the company. Pawan is the chairman but Lee is the CEO.
Ssangyong’s original alliance with Mercedes-Benz gave it a reputation of being synonymous with quality. It got eroded in the last few years. What do you think has been missing in its brand equity? How do you plan to make a difference?
What has been missing in the Ssangyong brand equity in the past few years is the perception of stability. Naturally you wouldn’t want to buy a car if the company is unstable or its ownership is constantly changing. But it has registered the highest gain in sales in Korea in the last few months, because there is now a perception that there is a stable ownership which will get financial investment required to sustain these products. The Ssangyong brand was synonymous with high quality as originally it was an alliance with Mercedes Benz. Ssangyong also made the premium luxury Chairman sedan, a highly aspirational product. How do we return to leveraging that cache of luxury, quality, premiumness? My mission (during my last trip to Korea) has been to shore that up… to project we were there for a long term stay and that finally Ssangyong would be synonymous with stability and not just quality.
Will perception change make all the difference?
Korando is already getting great reviews. It is the right product at the right time. What we believe is that coupled with this renewal in pride there is a tremendous desire among Koreans to give Ssangyong a second chance and we will justify it with new products.
M&M is conscious of Ssangyong’s Korean heritage. How do you intend to preserve this and yet pursue global expansions?
More than 50% of Ssangyong outputs are exported. This year Korean sales have grown dramatically. That’s one of our rationale in investing in Ssangyong as it gives us a quantum leap in terms of footprint. Africa is a continent we want to be ahead of our curve. We believe that Ssangyong will be an addition to our portfolio in making that goal a reality. Ssangyong products are higher (in value chain) than Mahindra products today, but they still stand for great value for moneyand would complement our product range and allow us to get into emerging markets.
M&M is truly becoming a global federation and Ssangyong’s acquisition underscores this point. But M&M’s decision-making body, Group Executive Board, does not reflect this change. Will your global CEOs find their way into the 15-member board?
Right now we have no plans. But clearly it will not be representative of the group in future unless it includes some more people. At this point of time there is no immediate plan as the GEB was formed taking into account the key players in every sector and Ssangyong wasn’t even an acquisition at that point of time. We have the leadership in place. It is not something we want to force fit to symbolise a rainbow coalition. It will reflect the leadership of the group.
Investors are wary about investments that M&M needs to make in Ssangyong after its recent foray into commercial vehicles. Would there be a drain on cash flows?
Even after the Ssangyong acquisition we are ending the year with a 0.2:1 debt equity. We have been accused of being overly conservative. Even if we are seen as being a little aggressive, I don’t ever want to be seen as losing that DNA. We will never be adventurous at the cost of financial stability.
Ssangyong products are at least two development cycles ahead of M&M. Do you see the buy as a strategic fit to the existing product range?
I certainly think they have the benefit of the alliance. It would be an exaggeration to say that they are two cycles ahead of us in technology. With our imminent launches, we think the synergy comes in not playing catch up to that extent but from the expansion of the range and the price points they are addressing. Their positioning of products has been slightly higher than ours. It’s not due to a technology gap but due to brand positioning. Now this allows complementing and extending our entire range.
Since the mid-1980s, the blood industry, in conjunction with FDA regulations, has instituted standard operating procedures, quality assurance programs, and good manufacturing procedures that have improved donor screening, blood collection, testing, and how blood is stored and distributed. These actions have improved the overall safety of the blood supply.
Blood centers routinely produce a variety of blood products. These include Red Blood Cells which are indicated for patients with symptomatic anemia. They may be preserved as a liquid for up to 42 days but they may also be frozen for up to 10years. Fresh Frozen Plasma is indicated for patients with coagulation factor deficiencies who are actively bleeding or who are about to undergo an invasive procedure. Causes of such deficiencies include congenital deficiency, liver disease, or massive transfusion with red cells and crystalloid/colloid solutions.
Plasma can be kept frozen for up to 1 year. Cryoprecipitate is indicated for bleeding or imminent invasive procedures for patients with significant hypofibrinogenemia. Cryoprecipitate is also utilized for the preparation of fibrin glue which is used in neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery. It is made from fresh frozen plasma and may be kept for 1 year. Platelets are important in controlling bleeding and are indicated for patients with bleeding due to either hrombocytopenia, platelet dysfunction or some combination of the two conditions. The point at which bleeding may occur varies depending on the patient’s condition. Platelets are commonly used to treat patients with leukemia and other cancers; they should be stored at room temperature for 5 days.
To ensure the purity potency and efficacy of these products blood centers are required to perform quality control. Each month routine quality control is conducted on products that are randomly selected from the available inventory. To ensure that the manufacturing processes are in control additional quality control is performed. Process validation establishes documented evidence which provides assurance that a specific process will consistently produce a product meeting its pre-determined specifications and quality characteristics. If a product quality control is outside the pre-determined criteria additional investigation must be conducted and the fault corrected. Follow-up quality control is performed to ensure the process is acceptable.
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You may not realize it but the air quality in home or business may be worse than you think, especially during the winter months. In the winter, windows are rarely opened and the same stale warm air is usually reticulated throughout the building. Air quality is so poor in fact that some studies have shown that indoor air quality during the winter months is 10 times worse than during other seasons. If you’d like to improve your health, you should start with the air you breath. Here are 10 things that can improve your indoor air quality.
1. Decorate with Live Indoor Plants: Plants are nature’s way of cleaning air. There are many chemicals can contribute to poor indoor air quality and many of the chemicals that make us sick are the ones that plants thrive upon and convert to fresh air.
2. Don’t Smoke Indoors: This tip seems to be a pretty obvious one, but can provide challenges for regular smokers. But there are hundreds of dangerous chemicals in smoke that can be harmful to your health. To protect the quality and freshness of your indoor air you should tell anyone that smokes, to do so outside. Some business’s especially bars and restaurants now have areas with ventilation fans that pull contaminants out of the air. which is the rule we implemented, which is another option during the winter months.
3. Don’t use Aerosols: Aerosols can case respiratory distress in those people with lung disease or asthma. Instead, substitute aerosols with other products that do not disperse themselves into the air or that use a spray bottle instead of using compressed air in a can.
4. Cleaning Your Shower Curtain and Humidifiers: Moist environments encourage the growth of mold. You should replace your shower curtain if it has a large amount of mold on it. If the mold is minimal, you can remove the shower curtain and scrub it with a household cleaner and rinse before re-hanging.
5. Check Plant’s Soil for Mold: If the potting soil you’re plant is growing in has mold you should repot it. Such mold usually appears as white fuzz. This will help to improve your indoor air quality. To prevent it in the future, be sure not to over water your plants.
6. Change Air Filters: To improve indoor air quality, air filters were all should be changed on a regular basis. It doesn’t take long for the filters to fill with dust and other particles. But every particle caught by your filter is one less you’ll have to breath in.
7. Use Ventilating Fans: Ventilation fans exist for a reason and that is to ventilate the areas where they exist. They are usually found in kitchens and bathrooms. It couldn’t hurt to install them in any area with smoke or fumes such as a garage. In fact lots of billiard halls use them. They should pull unclean air out of your house or building.
8. Vacuum And Dust: It’s obvious to vacuum carpets you should also vacuum other areas such as your furniture and drapes. For these things it might be best to get a smaller hand held vacuum. You should also dust weekly to keep the “dust mites” at bay. You might want to wear a dust mask while vacuuming because it can actually kick dust up temporarily.
9. Groom and Clean after Pets: Shedding hair can a problem to your air quality, but with the better vacuuming regular grooming you can solve a lot of the problems. You should also regularly bath your pets and clean their areas or cages. For cats, it might help to move your litter box into an area with less human traffic, like the garage.
10. Let some fresh Air In: It might not be the most pleasant thing to do in the winter, when it’s cold outside, but maybe you could open the window while you take a quick trip to the store. You’d be surprised out how big of a difference it makes.
If you follow these steps the air quality of your indoor air will improve dramatically, which will result you enjoying the indoor environment of your home or business more and the improved health that comes with better air.
Do you think yourself a great lover of beauty? Do you think that hair hold an important place in enhancing the beauty of a woman? Are you satisfied with the quality of your hair at present? Whatever are your answers to these questions, it certainly makes you feel seriously about the different parameters of women beauty. Even if you are a conscious person about your personal beauty regime, you cannot ignore the fact that there are many women all over the world who are not aware of their own beauty and do not follow and beauty regime for themselves. It is often seen that some women feel that beauty is only related to the facial beauty and they are not at all. They may use certain beauty supply for enhancing their facial beauty. This knowledge is not good for them as no beauty regime can be completed without the best hair products that are essential for the proper maintenance for the hair.
There are many companies available all over the world that are extremely well known for the quality of their hair care products. The number of increasing users of L’Oreal Hair Products, Clairol hair products, and Wella Hair Product, and Kerastase Hair Product clearly shows that the people have started understanding the importance of hair care products and that is why these products are being used and appreciated by the people from all over the world. All these hair care products are great as they add healthy variety to your hair. Most of these products are made with tested ingredients and that is why they are very safe and leave no side effects as well. These hair care products include essential products like hair vitalizers, hair oils, hair moisturizers and other products including scientific combs and clips.
If you trying to get the useful information about proper management of hair, then you must know that washing the hair and drying it properly are the most important things that can be done before applying any hair care products. The application of any moisturizer and other nourishing things requires clear hai and clearer scalp. You can do these with quality shampoo and hair vitalizers. However, drying must be done with the help of better quality dryers. There are many good quality hair dryers available in the market these days. All these hair dryers are heat based, therefore you must be very careful about maintaining the temperature very wisely otherwise you may run into the risk of damaging the natural growth of your hair. You can certainly make use of better quality of dryers that are available in the market at very reasonable prices. Babyliss hair dryer, Andis hair dryers, Elchim Hair Dryer, and Twin Turbo Hair Dryer are some of the most popular hair dryers that you can use without being worried about anything.
Getting the touch of bouncy curls in the hair is a very popular dream of many women who love to add variety to their hair. The women who have curly hair naturally are blessed as they are not needed to do anything to look attractive as far as their hair is concerned. However, other women who have flat hair can also get their dream come true with the help of the machines that are available these days. Babyliss hair setter, Babyliss Curling Iron, Hot Tools Curling Iron, and Ceramic Curling Iron are most sophisticated machines that people as well as the hair dressers make use for helping their clients to get bouncy curly hair. However, you cannot ignore the attraction of flat hair. You can maintain a very good type of flat hair with the help of popular flat hair machines. Babyliss nano titanium flat iron, Croc Flat Iron, Hair ceramic flat iron, Hai Flat Iron and Hot Tools Flat Iron are the result-oriented machines that are used to straighten the hair with long lasting effects. You can make these hair styles well managed with the help of Andis hair clippers and Wahl Hair Clippers. These clips are available in various designs and colors and their quality is also very good.
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Taking care of a baby is no less than a job, yet, it brings huge happiness. For any new born, it is important that you should be equipped with everything such as the toys, the clothes, diapers, crib shoes and much more. Equally, it is important to see to the fact that the baby products that you buy should be high in quality and cost effective in price. While purchasing, it is important to keep a track on their durability in service. So where do you go for buying unique baby products?
You can take the help of Internet and search for suppliers providing quality products for babies. On the online platform, there are immense number of baby products supplier who are widely engaged in catering a vast range of organic baby toys, crib shoes, baby bath products and other baby products. These companies undertake high quality raw materials to design and develop the products. Keeping in mind that the products are meant for the babies, the products are safe in use and harmless. Moreover, in each of the product, industry leading quality standards are maintained so that the baby products last for longer duration. The products are also strong in quality and resistant to tamper so that when it is used for your baby, it does not cause any harm. There are many e-stores which are supplying the most optimum quality baby products. They offer well tested and maintained products at par with the quality standards and current trends in the market.
Especially for baby clothes, selected fabrics such as super soft fleece, cotton and other natural fabrics are used so that the clothes are high in comfort and convenient. Many manufacturers use natural dies which do not contain synthetic chemicals and are 100% safe. On Internet, you can get both baby boys clothes and baby girls clothes in various colours, designs, patterns and sizes. You can choose the right kind of unique baby clothes you are looking for. As you look for a purchase, make sure that you choose the clothes which are soft and have mild colours so that the baby feels comfortable.A baby’s proper care paves way to a healthy growth of mind and body. If you have a child, take special care all the important baby products that it requires to grow. Slight carelessness may lead to ill health of a child. Get to the online platform and find out the plethora of baby products available at comprehensive prices. Give the best to your child in order celebrate its childhood and see it grow.
If you want to make money by selling goods online, you have to find quality wholesale products to sell. Unfortunately for many new sellers, finding the right wholesale products is an overwhelming task and is often easier said than done. If you’re wondering what to look for in wholesale goods and how pick which wholesale products you buy, I have some tips for you.
Clothing and accessories are always great wholesale products to look into. Clothing is one of the basic necessities of life and everyone needs it. When you’re selling clothing, you’re supplying consumers with a product they can not live without. However, keep in mind that clothing does have its trends. If you purchase a lot of shiny parachute pants and trying to sell them in the 21st Century, don’t expect them to go over too well.
Classic cuts and styles and basic designs are always a good choice when looking for clothing-related wholesale products.
Accessories are also very good wholesale products to invest in. Some women change purses as frequently as some men change socks. If you can offer your patrons an array of purses, you may gain customers for life. Wallets, cell phone cases, backpacks, sunglasses and jewelry are all very good wholesale products to buy and sell.
Another area of wholesale products that you might want to investigate is that of sporting goods. Sporting goods such as shoes and jersey have proven to be very hot items for many sellers. Many people who are new to the wholesale market are often very surprised to see the low prices at which these items are sold and how much profit the retail stores selling these items are actually making on these wholesale products.
You should concentrate on the staples throughout the year, but during the holiday season, anything goes. At this time, you definitely want to invest in wholesale products that make good gifts. T-shirts, watches, handbags, sunglasses and jackets all make for exceptional presents and the sales volume really spikes during this time of year. During the holiday season, make sure you order the wholesale products you want before your wholesale supplier runs out.
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