Winning Brands Corporation (PINKSHEETS: WNBD) (FRANKFURT: WMU) www.WinningBrands.ca reports that its Winning Colours Stain Remover is adding ABC's "The View" and "Dr. Phil" to it's television advertising in the USA. A regional test is to be conducted with affiliate WWTI in Watertown, New York (http://www.newswatch50.com). The broadcaster's signal is carried in the United States and Canada over the air, on cable and satellite. The 30-second format Winning Colours Stain Remover commercial has been modified to feature Winning Brands upper New York State retailing partner Hackett's in addition to the major national banners in Canada where the breakthrough stain remover is already carried coast-to-coast by Wal-Mart, Home Depot, True Value, Canadian Tire and Home Hardware.
The Winning Colours commercials begin the week of August 25th for an initial 3-month flight. Winning Brands has also qualified for WWTI's "Greenwatch" environmental awareness campaign. Through Greenwatch, WWTI and its sister station, The North Country CW, will encourage its viewers to take positive steps to care for the environment in over 2,000 public service announcements over the course of a year, including references to Winning Brands and its retailers where appropriate.
Both ABC programs, "The View" (http://abc.go.com/daytime/theview/about) and "Dr. Phil" (http://www.drphil.com/) are in the category of favourites in America's daytime broadcasting schedule. Winning Brands is determining the compatibility of its eco-responsibility oriented products with mainstream audiences. It is Winning Brands' goal to have its brands function as mainstream products, not fringe or special interest. "'Eco-responsibility' is the new mainstream as far as we are concerned," says Winning Brands CEO Eric Lehner. "We feel it is limiting to assume that health food stores and traditional 'environmental sector' retailers are the only appropriate outlets for eco products. I keep hearing people say that the American consumer is not ready for environmental action on a personal level. I don't believe it. I have a higher opinion of the American consumer than that. But in all fairness, they need access to such products in their local stores and advertising in order to respond. As far as Winning Brands is concerned, eco-responsibility is the new norm, so we are reaching out to the regular viewing audience."
Winning Colours Stain Remover is becoming a household favourite in Canada because of its gentleness on skin and delicate surfaces compared to conventional solvents. Hardware stores and Paint Departments across Canada already carry Winning Colours Stain Remover while Winning Brands blends its U.S. roll-out strategy as a combination of smaller local chains and possible eventual presence in U.S. national account(s). "We appreciate the meetings that we've had with senior U.S. buyers and the care that all parties are taking to ensure that a launch is well thought out and done right," says Lorne Kelly, Winning Brands Snr. VP. "In the meantime, additional market testing like the one we are starting with these new TV programs will inform our decisions in the future," Kelly adds.
Winning Colours Stain Remover is manufactured by Winning Brands Corporation for consumer and commercial use as an eco-responsible alternative to traditional solvents. Main production takes place at the Grand Rapids, Michigan facility of Surefil LLC with certain sizes still being manufactured at Winning Brands' St. Catharines, Ontario facility. Winning Brands' full product range includes a variety of advanced cleaning solutions, such as its non-toxic SMART(TM) Wet Cleaning liquid alternative to Perchloroethylene used in Dry Cleaning, KIND(TM) Laundry Products and CLEAN1(TM) -- the first choice in outdoor cleaning. The company's mission is to replace hazardous chemicals in widespread use with safer alternatives. The initial focus is on cleaning products.
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Hackett's Sets Grand Opening Date for New Gouverneur Location
Seaway Valley Capital Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: SWVC) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Hackett?s, has scheduled a grand opening date of Saturday, August 23rd for its newest store in Gouverneur, NY, which is located in the former WiseBuys on US Route 11.
The grand opening of the Gouverneur Hackett?s will commence with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:45am and the official store opening at 9am. The opening will be celebrated with many door prizes, including a $500 shopping spree, free gifts for the first 200 shoppers, and other grand opening merchandise promotions. Special grand opening coupons will be available through select local newspapers and to subscribers of Hackett?s opt-in e-mail alerts, which can be subscribed to at www.hackettsonline.com.
The newest Hackett?s store will be a full line department store with premium name brand apparel, footwear and gifts, a full-service True Value hardware department and a complete RadioShack ?store-within-a-store.? Hackett?s features brand name clothing such as The North Face, Carhartt, Columbia, Royal Robbins, Patagonia, Horny Toad, Woolrich, Fresh Produce, and Life is Good, and a large selection of footwear from Teva, Merrill, Red Wing, Nike, Reef, Born, Dansko, Crocs, Keene, Columbia, Skechers, and Doc Martens. Hackett?s also carries a variety gift lines from companies such as Woodstock, Lang, Yankee Candle, Beanpod, Danielson Design, Tag, and Demdaco. The 52,000 square foot location will also offer domestics, home décor, seasonal merchandise, toys by KB Toys, and a full line of traditional and outdoor sporting goods. The Gouverneur Hackett?s will also continue to offer shoes by Payless ShoeSource.
Norm Garrelts, President of Hackett?s stated, ?We are pleased to open the Gouverneur store, which may serve as a model location based on all the store has to offer the community.? Mr. Garrelts added, ?From the variety of apparel and footwear offerings, to the hardware and electronics from True Value and RadioShack - this store really will have it all.? The Gouverneur Hackett?s store expects to employ up to fifty full- and part-time associates, which is over twice the number employed by WiseBuys at that location.
Earlier this summer Hackett?s opened its Canton location as well as its tenth location in Sackets Harbor, NY.
About Patrick Hackett Hardware Company Hackett?s (www.hackettsonline.com), one of the nation?s oldest retailers with roots dating back to 1830, is a full line department store specializing in name brand merchandise and full service hardware. Hackett?s, now with ten locations, features brand name clothing for men, women, and children, and a large selection of brand name athletic, casual, and work footwear. Hackett?s also carries domestics, home décor, gifts, seasonal merchandise and sporting goods. Hackett?s full service True Value hardware department features traditional hardware, tools, plumbing, paint and electrical departments. Hackett?s also owns and operates four RadioShack stores and at certain stores leases space to Payless ShoeSource.
About Seaway Valley Capital Corporation Seaway Valley Capital Corporation (www.seawayvalleycapitalcorp.com) makes equity, equity-related, and debt investments in companies that require expansion capital. Seaway also seeks investments in leveraged buyouts and restructurings. Seaway will consider investment opportunities in a number of different industries, including retail, restaurants, consumer products, media, business services, manufacturing, and select technologies.
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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION ITEM 1 LEGAL PROCEEDINGS The Company is party to the matter entitled LeBlanc v. Tomoiu, et. al., which action was filed in the Superior Court of Connecticut. The verified complaint seeks damages relating to the acquisition by the Company's former subsidiary, General Ultrasonics Corporation, of the stock of H2 Energy Solutions, Inc. from substantially all of its shareholders, as well as attorney's fees and costs. The Company has responded to the verified complaint and denies any liability. The Company's subsidiaries, GS AgriFuels Corporation and NextGen Fuel, Inc. are party to the matter entitled O'Brien & Gere Limited, et al v. NextGen Chemical Processors, Inc., et al., which action was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The verified complaint had sought performance of and damages relating to certain service and related agreements, plus attorney's fees and costs. This matter relates to the provision by plaintiffs of certain engineering services to NextGen Chemical Processors, Inc. ("NCP") during 2005 and 2006. NCP is owned by the former shareholders of NextGen Fuel, Inc., subsidiary. On September 19, 2007, the Supreme Court of the State of New York dismissed a significant portion of O'Brien & Gere's complaint with prejudice. Management does not believe that there is a reasonable possibility that the claims made against NextGen Fuel by the plaintiffs in this litigation indicate that a material loss has occurred. Accordingly, no accrual has been made in connection with those claims. The Company's Sustainable Systems subsidiary is party to the matter entitled Sheridan Electric Co-Op., Inc., v. Sustainable Systems, LLC, which action was filed in the District Court of Montana. The verified complaint seeks to accelerate repayment of an unsecured note due March 1, 2010 (the "Sheridan Note"), as well as attorney's fees and costs. All payments due on the Sheridan Note were current at the time Sheridan filed this action. Sustainable otherwise has been and remains in compliance with the terms of Sheridan Note. Sustainable has responded to the verified complaint and denies any liability. The Company is party to the matter entitled Scozzafava v. GS AgriFuels Corporation, et. al., which action was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The verified complaint seeks damages under plaintiff's former employment agreement with GS AgriFuels, plus attorney's fees and costs, relating to plaintiff's petition for additional compensation that plaintiff believes he is entitled to receive. The plaintiff's employment agreement was terminated for cause by the Company in December 2007. The Company is preparing an answer to the verified complaint and denies any liability.