I’m currently on a flight back from Vancouver BC to Toronto. I had gone to complete a walk thru of our first produced and installed West Coast Beauty Boutique for Shoppers Drug Mart. I’m proud to say that this was a great success and that our production team continues to impress and improve. If you are in the Vancouver area, please visit the White Rock store and spend some money in this great atmosphere.
I also took advantage of the opportunity to meet with our partners at Best Buy. We have a few programs going with Best Buy and Future Shop with the most successful program being the Cell Shop program. Again, we invite you to visit your local store and do some Christmas shopping.
A couple of weeks ago, we successfully delivered the first ever mall kiosk for Best Buy Mobile. This is a great example of our strengths in bringing many substrate materials together. We used powder coated metal, stainless steel, wood, glass, plastic as well as both LED and florescent lighting. It was a successful execution and the kiosk is a successful sales and marketing tool. Please visit this leading edge shop at the Fairview Mall just outside of Montreal. Watch for more to come.
Across town and at the same time we completed our first Starbucks mall kiosk as well. This was a great success as well and there are some photos attached. We are proud to have been selected to begin production of tables in the seating areas for Starbucks across North America. Starbucks realized and took advantage of the successful import business that we have developed running in sync with our domestic manufacturing.
Our Fortinos bulk food department redesign is a great success. The store revitalization is excellent and has breathed new life into an already successful brand. We have completed seven stores as a test and look forward to helping our partner even more in the future.
On the personal side, hockey hockey hockey. Both the Vaughan Rangers as well as the CBSF Penguins are doing fantastic and the Morris boys are doing both squads proud. The Toronto Maple Leafs… not so much. They lost to Vancouver and I have friends there that made sure that I was aware of it. On the other hand, Bears are going to the playoffs and going to make an example of Minnesota tomorrow night.
It is the festive season and the time of year that our business tends to go into a planning and designing phase. It is the time of year when we reflect on the successes of the past year and plan for the challenges of the coming year. Most important of all, it is a very opportune time to spend with your family’s as they are truly what are important and should be cherished all year around, but most importantly now.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.