Vapor4Life debuts e-cigar
NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Vapor4Life, a developer and distributor of e-cigarettes and e-cigars, unveiled its new E-Cigar King line at the Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo in Las Vegas on Jan. 29. E-Cigar King aims to provide a true cigar smoking experience, the company said.
“The E-Cigar King has been a mission of my love and desire to have my favorite cigar flavors anywhere, any time. I spent many years and many millions in R&D to satisfy my need for the perfect cigar substitute and enjoy smoking it most anywhere,” Steve Milin, Vapor4Life founder and CEO, said.
The E-Cigar King produces a cloud of vapor that looks like cigar smoke, but without the burning of tobacco. The product is available in limited-edition collector cigar boxes. The line also includes a full line of rechargeable batteries, refillable cartridges, e-liquids, kits and accessories.
Whole Foods acquires seven Dominick’s leases
AUSTIN, TX — Whole Foods Market has acquired leases from Safeway Inc. for seven locations formerly operated as Dominick’s stores. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Whole Foods expects the locations to remain closed for remodeling in 2014 and re-open as new Whole Foods Market stores in 2015. The transaction is expected to be slightly dilutive to earnings per share in fiscal year 2014, primarily due to the pre-opening rent associated with these new leases. The company has three stores in development in the Hyde Park and Englewood neighborhoods of Chicago and in Lake Forest with openings scheduled through calendar year 2017.
The leases are located in the neighborhoods and towns of Edgewater, Lincoln Park, Streeterville, Wet Loop, Elmhurst, Evanston, and Willowbrook.
"We are incredibly excited about this opportunity to quickly and significantly expand our presence in the greater Chicago area," said Michael Bashaw, Whole Foods Market Midwest regional president. "These locations fit well with our 19 existing stores as well as the three stores currently in development. We plan to remodel each store to reflect its community and look forward to offering fresh, natural and organic foods to a broader base of Chicago customers."
Paick launches portable device
SHENZEN, China — Paick, a mobile digital device brand, on Monday announced the launch of Sleek, a thin, portable power bank. Sleek features a glossy smartphone shape with an attached micro USB/USB cable/handle to charge devices.
The 5-oz. Sleek is available in white gloss and features a UV-processed surface complete with anti-scratch technology. Other features of Sleek include:
- Smartphone design, with dimensions of 5.7 by 2.9 by 0.5 inches;
- Touch sensor switch for on/off controls;
- Output of 5V/1A;
- Charging time of eight hours; and
- Battery life of more than 500 times.
Sleek is priced at $49.99 and is available immediately from Amazon.com.