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  • Xcel Brands, Inc. (XELB) To Open New Isaac Mizrahi New York Store In Atlanta, Ga.

    Xcel Brands has announced the opening of a new Isaac Mizrahi New York store in Woodstock, Ga. This is the second Isaac Mizrahi New York store to open in the Atlanta area, and the new shop encompasses 2,000 square feet with offered products including apparel, fragrance, footwear, handbags, eyewear, and timepieces. A grand opening party for the shop, which will open in early March, is planned for March 29.

    "It's important to offer our consumers the complete Isaac Mizrahi New York experience in the theatre of our own stores," said Xcel Brands, Inc. Chairman and CEO Robert D'Loren. "We plan to launch our e-commerce site and open additional stores in 2014."

    A leader in the fashion industry for almost three decades, Isaac Mizrahi has, since his first collection in 1987, created designs that stand for timeless, cosmopolitan style. He has received four CFDA awards, including a special award in 1996 for the pioneering documentary "Unzipped." He recently launched the Isaac Mizrahi New York collection at better retailers throughout the United States. In December 2009, Mizrahi launched ISAACMIZRAHILIVE!, his exclusive style collection on QVC. Additionally, television audiences have come to value his media presence through roles on shows like "Project Runway All Stars" for the Lifetime network, "The Fashion Show" for Bravo and his own series on Oxygen and the Style Network.

    Xcel Brands, Inc. is engaged in acquiring, designing, licensing, and marketing consumer brands, utilizing an OMNICHANNEL sales strategy that includes interactive media, digital, and brick-and-mortar retail. The company acquired designer apparel brand Isaac Mizrahi New York in 2011 as well as an interest in Liz Claiborne New York, quickly expanding into more than 100 categories for the Isaac Mizrahi brand.

    For more information, visit

    MissionIR provides investor relations services to publicly traded companies in exchange for compensation. This article may be part of our efforts to widen a client's exposure. To read our full disclaimer, visit

    Tags: XELB
    Feb 20 2:17 PM | Link | Comment!
  • ForceField Energy, Inc. (FNRG) Takes Root In Changing LED Market

    The global light emitting diode (LED) lighting market was estimated to be worth about US$25.4 billion in 2013, representing 54 percent growth compared to $16.5 billion in 2012, according to a DIGITIMES Research. The LED industry is projected to grow 45 percent per year through 2019, reaching $42 billion, as consumers transition from incandescent and fluorescent fixtures to LED technology, which is superior in terms of lifecycle, operating costs, and energy consumption.

    ForceField Energy, an international manufacturer, seller, and distributor of energy products and solutions, participates in the global renewable energy market, and has taken particular interest in the LED lighting business by establishing a progressive plan to capitalize on the huge market opportunity that lies ahead.

    The company currently holds exclusive North American rights to distribute high-performance LED lighting fixtures used in a wide array of applications. All of its products are manufactured by Shanghai Lightsky Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. (Lightsky), a leading LED provider to large commercial and institutional users with a deep product portfolio ranging from illumination LED lighting, to LED video display systems and architectural LED lighting.

    As further testament to ForceField's commitment and vision in this segment of the renewable energy market, the company recently acquired customized LED lighting products and solutions provider, Catalyst LEDs LLC. The acquisition expands ForceField's product portfolio as well as its market reach throughout North America. As a derivative of this acquisition, ForceField has obtained a direct-to-consumer, web-based platform that will strengthen the marketing of the company's existing product lines.

    Application of LED lighting solutions is rapidly advancing due to the technology's flexibility and integration with many of today's latest devices. LEDs can create light in numerous colors, generate less heat, and a use a fraction of energy used in older type of bulbs. LED bulbs and lighting fixtures can be remotely controlled via PC or smartphone, have the capability to dim vs. simply being turned off or on, and are also growing in popularity to help improve health and moods.

    For example, the "blue light" of LED technology stimulates photoreceptor in the eye that reduces the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep, and helps a person stay awake and alert. LEDs are also being used to increase fruit growth and reduce vegetable maturation time. These are just small mentions of the high potential applications of LED lighting. As the LED lighting technology continues to expand, ForceField has positioned itself to capitalize on rising consumer and commercial demands, as well as overall industry growth.

    For more information, visit

    MissionIR provides investor relations services to publicly traded companies in exchange for compensation. This article may be part of our efforts to widen a client's exposure. To read our full disclaimer, visit

    Tags: FNRG
    Feb 19 5:44 PM | Link | Comment!
  • FX Energy, Inc. (FXEN) Edge Concession In Polish Permian Progressing Nicely As Drilling Commences On Latest Well, Tuchola-4k

    FX Energy, which is focused primarily on development and production of the Polish portion of the massive northwest European Permian's (which runs all the way over to the UK) gas and oil bearing Rotliegend sandstone fairway, reported good news today out of their gas-rich Ca1 (Basal Limestone) Zechstein formation-focused activities, as drilling on the latest well, the Tuchola-4K, has now begun.

    Right on schedule after the recent rigging up announcement for the well at the start of the month (Feb 3), the Tuchola-4K site is located just over 2.6k feet west of the 5 MMcf per day tested Tuchola-3K discovery which was completed last year. Tuchola-3K even returned traces of condensate from a dolomite section in the Ca1 around 8.8k feet (Ca2, the Main Dolomite, which is the second carbonate horizon here, has also recently been proved to be oil and gas bearing in subtle stratigraphic plays), making this latest well, which targets the same Ca1 Zechstein formation, a natural evolution of the company's strategy for the area.

    In addition, the Tuchola-4K, which is planned to plunge for a total of just over 11.3k feet during the next three months or so of projected drilling time (barring complications due to coring and testing, as well as the weather of course), will be striking at much lower objectives than before, with targets set as far down as the Upper Devonian. Actually the first of two wells slated for this year in the company's giant 730k gross and net acre Edge concession (100% interest acquired in four blocks total back in 2008), which is rife with Permian-age reefs and Devonian structures according to the extant 2D and 3D seismic data, the Tuchola-4K's drilling also heralds the start of a more comprehensive 3D seismic acquisition program for the area by FXEN.

    Bolstered by their successes thus far and interested to get more guidance from analytical data, FXEN has now designed over 136 miles of 3D seismic work, with plans to identify yet more choice targets for future development in the Tuchola area of this sizeable concession. FXEN is also looking healthy enough to handle all of this with ease too, having existing working capital or credit lines that are more than sufficient to cover the capital budget for 2014, in which the two new wells and seismic program are included. Shareholders can rest assured that the company is clearly forging ahead here with their bottom line developing the Polish Permian.

    President of FXEN, David Pierce, feels that with the extant (yet sparse) regional data and success of the Tuchola-3K, a good result off the Tuchola-4K tests (or the next well slated for this year), would broadly reinforce the company's emerging view that they have their hands on a very exciting play here. Confirmation of this view would substantially de-risk development of the area and investors should keep a close eye on the test data coming from the Tuchola-4K soon for some positive indicator that a major exploration effort could soon be underway in this concession.

    To learn more, head on over to the FX Energy, Inc. site at

    MissionIR provides investor relations services to publicly traded companies in exchange for compensation. This article may be part of our efforts to widen a client's exposure. To read our full disclaimer, visit

    Tags: FXEN
    Feb 19 5:43 PM | Link | Comment!
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