Rachel Zoe designs vintage-inspired jewelry line for Neiman Marcus
DALLAS — Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe has designed an exclusive collection of vintage-inspired costume jewelry for Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. The collection consists of statement rings, cuffs, necklaces, and earrings.
"Neiman Marcus has been incredibly supportive of me and my collection since its launch," said Rachel Zoe. "I grew up shopping at the Neiman Marcus in Short Hills with my mom, so it’s kind of surreal to be selling my product in Neiman Marcus. I am so excited about our exclusive jewelry partnership. This is a dream come true for me."
"We are so pleased to be featuring Rachel Zoe’s highly anticipated jewelry collection," said Wanda Gierhart, chief marketing officer for the Neiman Marcus Group. "We have planned a number of complementary initiatives that will allow all of our customers to fully engage with the launch."
Coinciding with the launch, NeimanMarcus.com will be hosting a clickable video from which customers can shop and a tab on Facebook.
Assurant Solutions expands offering for CE, appliance and telecommunications clients
ATLANTA — Assurant Solutions, a provider of extended service contracts, is now offering Assurant Expert Services, a service delivery solution that enables their clients in the consumer electronics, major appliance and telecommunications sectors to sell, manage and deliver additional services and support to their customers.
Assurant Expert Services provides clients with the ability to deliver additional services that complement their current offerings, without the time and cost associated with building a technical infrastructure, identifying technology experts or managing the program themselves. Available services cover a wide range of technology including computers and peripherals, mobile devices, TVs and home theater systems, small electronics and major appliances.
"Assurant Expert Services is a turnkey solution that fosters longer, more valuable relationships with customers through the delivery of complementary services," said Keith Meier, SVP Assurant Solutions’ Extended Protection Services business. "By extending the customer relationship beyond the point of sale, our clients can increase revenue through previously untapped channels. And their customers will get faster, more convenient access to a wide range of support services delivered in the way that suits them best."
Assurant Expert Services includes a web portal that offers real-time remote services, scheduling and management through a functional and flexible work order system. Consumers can navigate a single website to purchase, manage and execute service plans and access remote services. With one visit, consumers can contact a service provider and select their preferred service option. Services are then provided through Assurant Solutions’ national network of service providers and technicians. Assurant Solutions has partnered with SupportSpace, a leading provider of remote IT support services, to supplement its offering.
Walgreens to offer walk-in flu shots
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is looking to make getting a flu shot as easy as walking into any Walgreens, Duane Reade and Take Care Clinic by offering flu shots without an appointment.
“Customers value the convenient access we provide, as well as the clinical experience and expertise of Walgreens pharmacists and Take Care Clinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants, all of whom continue to play an important and expanding role in health care delivery,” stated Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness. “By providing flu shots and other immunizations that can protect against vaccine-preventable diseases, we’ve demonstrated the many ways we can help improve immunization rates in the communities we serve, while helping our customers get, stay and live well.”
While flu shots are available on a walk-in basis, appointments are also available and may be scheduled online for any Walgreens or Take Care Clinic by visiting Walgreens.com or Takecarehealth.com. Subject to availability, state, age and health condition-related restrictions apply.
Flu shots are covered under Medicare Part B, as well as many insurance plans. All Walgreens points of care also offer Fluzone HD, a high-dose influenza vaccine for those older than 65 years of age, and all pharmacies offer Fluzone Intradermal, a shot administered with a smaller needle than the regular flu shot that is injected into the skin instead of the muscle.
New this season, Walgreens and Take Care Clinics also are offering a free comprehensive immunization assessment with every flu shot. The assessment can help patients determine which other immunizations they may need based upon current recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A recent Walgreens study found that more than 40% of U.S. adults surveyed were unaware of the latest government-recommended vaccinations for their age and health condition. More than half of those surveyed, 53%, also said they aren’t diligent about regular checkups with their primary care physician.