Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Christmas comes early for B&Q team

Christmas arrived last week for the ZPR girls with the B&Q press show over the skyline of London.

We took over the 31st floor of Centrepoint building to preview our new Christmas and autumn winter decor ranges, launch our new energy saving offer as well as showcase a range of new and innovative power tools to over 120 journalists. We also had the lovely George Clarke make an appearance as he took a sneak peak at what’s new at B&Q.


This year, we challenged journalists to tweet the best photo of the show to us for the chance to win a fabulous prize. The entries exceeded our expectations, with the winning picture, chosen by the lovely George Clarke, being of the taxi bauble flying over London.


Though it would seem Christmas is a longtime away we are definitely starting our Christmas countdown at the ZPR office early!


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Marble Arch Store Of The Future

On Friday 30th March,
Superdrug Marble Arch unveiled a brand new look to customers just in time for
summer. The refurbished store
boasts a beauty clinic, brow and lash bar, The Perfume Shop counter, as well as
being the first store in the estate to stock new brands including Freshskin
by Elemis, Essie nail polishes, We Are Faux lashes and Glam Republic appliqué
eye liner.

As well as picking up all
their beauty essentials customers will also be able pop in for a massage, facial
or threading treatment in the brand new beauty clinic.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Tea In A Bun Please Mr Baker..

Heston Blumenthal has been hard at work again to come up with another delicious creation!
New to the shelves and just in time for Easter, are his tea infused hot cross buns! What makes these iconic Easter treats stand out from the rest is the use of juicy and plump mixed fruits which have been soaked in Earl Grey tea - a childhood favourite of the chef’s - with a blend of orange zest, manadarin and bergamot extracts creating a heavenly result. Having tried and tested these delightful bespoke buns, they have forever changed my views on the simple hot cross bun. Try for yourself this Easter, available in all Waitrose stores from February 20th at £1.59 per twin pack.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Easy Brie'zy...

With Valentines Day fast approaching it can be tough to come up with something innovative yet thoughtful and to remind that special someone that they are still special. WELL, Waitrose have the perfect solution to your Valentines dilemma - heart shaped Brie! Its simple and completely genious! Who says Valentines Day doesn't have to be cheesy.......
Having sampled this little piece of heaven, the melt in your mouth creamy texture is sure to send yours and your loved ones taste buds into over drive! What are you waiting for; this heart shaped novelty Brie is available from your local Waitrose cheese counter for just £3.99.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Last night we were extremely excited to host a photo call with the beautiful Abbey Clancy at our Superdrug Strand store in celebration of the new Lynx Attract for women. She looked every bit the part in her body-con electric blue dress and perfectly coiffed hair as paparazzi and on-looking fans stalked the door to get a glimpse of the model. Things later got a bit hot under the collar as a spontaneous ‘flash snog’ commenced starting with Abbey spraying ‘his and her’s’ versions of the fragrance into a parted crowd of male and female models leading them to join together and commence in a raunchy snogathon! This truly lives up to the fragrance strap line ‘unleash the chaos’! The night was a great success and we took a couple of cheeky behind-the-scenes pics so you can get in on a piece of the action too!

Also at Superdrug we are excited about the Lorraine: Naked competition that we arranged with the Lorraine Show. Lorraine is searching for the UK’s most naturally beautiful people and the winners will front a nationwide Superdrug campaign. Judged by Lorraine and Superdrug’s very own senior skincare buyer, Joanna Hutton, as well as a model scout and casting director, the campaign has already received over 2,000 entrants. Not only will the two lucky winners get to take part in an amazing photo shoot for Dare magazine but they will also walk away with £250 gift card and a fab Superdrug goody bag. The competition is all about natural beauty so we want your face – NAKED. Info on how to apply can be found on Are YOU Britain’s natural beauty?.....

Superdrug are not the only ones hosting all of the excitement on the Lorraine Show this month. Over at Waitrose we held a ' Britains Best Soup ' contest on ITV1’s Lorraine show, where the lucky mother of two Karen Tanner, scooped the winning prize with her Chicken, Chorizo and Paprika soup. Sound amazing? We think so too! Go get yours at your local Waitrose store available for just £2.49!