This new store just opened in the Wellington mall

Natural Kerr, a beauty company offering a variety of hair and skin care products made with natural ingredients, has opened its first retail location at the Mall at Wellington Green.

The store is located next to Dillard’s on the malls upper level. Until the store’s opening, Natural Kerr’s product line had only been available on Amazon and its own website.

Last minute Christmas shoppers walk through the Mall at Wellington Green Saturday afternoon, Dec 21, 2013 in Wellington. (Bill Ingram/Palm Beach Post)

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The company said its ingredients include butters, cacao extract, botanical oils and silk amino acids.

“Natural Kerr resulted from my daily struggle dealing with split ends and stagnant hair growth, breakage, and frizz,” said founder Judith Cruz-Burnstine. “I was determined to find natural alternatives to damaging silicone derived conditioners, keratins that use formaldehyde and lye containing relaxers and turned to the Dominican homemade beauty recipes I grew up with. Who would have thought that going back to my cultural roots would not only solve my own unruly hair problems but would be the inspiration for a line of hair and skin products that can work for everyone.”

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Natural Kerr open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Two more Wawa locations to open in Palm Beach County on Thursday

Two more Wawa locations will open in Palm Beach County at 8 a.m. Thursday, marking the company’s continued push into the South Florida marketing.

Wawa will hold grand opening ceremonies on Thursday at locations in West Palm Beach and Greenacres, bringing the brand’s total number of stores in the county to five.

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Wawa opened its first three Palm Beach County locations in March, drawing crowds of devoted customers, some of whom waited up to 3 hours for the doors to open. Those stores are located in Palm Springs and Riviera Beach.

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The two new stores — at 1530 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach and 6566 Lake Worth Road in  Greenacres — will offer several grand opening specials, including free coffee through June 25th, any size Post Mix, Ice Coffee, Brewed Tea and Icee for $0.89, any Shorti hoagie variety for $2.99 and any milkshake for $1.99.

Both stores open to the public at 8 a.m. Ribbon cutting ceremonies will be held in West Palm Beach at 10 a.m. and Greenacres at 2 p.m., the company said.

Wellington mall launches indoor farmer’s market

The Mall at Wellington Green will host an indoor farmer’s market during the warm summer months, officials announced Tuesday. 

The “Live 360° Indoor Farmer’s Market” kicks off on Saturday (June 10) and will feature freshly baked breads, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey, specialty dips, and gluten-free items. There will also be musical performances and demonstrations by local artists.

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The farmer’s market will be held the second Saturday and Sunday of every month through October in the City Furniture Court.

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Market hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

 

 

Michael Kors closing up to 125 stores

Michael Kors, a high-end accessory and clothing company, announced Wednesday that it plans to close up to 125 stores over the next two years amid plummeting sales.

The company did not release a list of the stores that would close. In Palm Beach County, Michael Kors has locations in Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton.

FILE – In this Nov. 27, 2015 file photo, a doorman holds the door for a shopper at a Michael Kors store at the Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe, Ohio. For those willing to wait, there’s a best time of year to buy all kinds of things, from TVs to bathing suits. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Michael Kors is the latest in a series of retailers to announce store closings amid a surge in online buying. Macy’s, JcPenney, Hhgregg and BCBG Maxazria have all announced closures.

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According to an earnings report released Wednesday, sales at the Michael Kor’s stores tumbled during the last quarter of the fiscal year. Total revenue fell by 11.2 percent to $1.06 billion from $1.20 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, the report said.

As of April 1, Michael Kors operated 827 retail stores, including concessions, compared to 668 retail stores, including concessions, at the end of the same prior-year period. The Company had 133 additional retail stores, including concessions, operated through licensing partners. Including licensed locations, there were 960 Michael Kors stores worldwide at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

New Xfinity app helps parents monitor children’s Wi-Fi usage

Comcast has launched a new app that helps parents monitor the amount of time their children spend online.

The Xfinity xFi app, which is available across South Florida, shows customers what devices are connected to their home network and gives users control over their access.

The app’s  “Who’s Using What” feature allows customers to create personal profiles and assign devices to individual family members.

Users can also instantly pause Wi-Fi access on their home network, by device or user.

To get started, customers can go to http://www.xfinity.com/myxfi or download the xFi app (for iOS and Android).

Mother’s Day 2017: Here’s where to find a deal

Some local businesses and area attractions are honoring moms this Mother’s Day with freebies and discounts.

Here’s a list of where you can find a deal this weekend.

McDonalds: McDonald’s restaurants across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast are treating moms to a FREE breakfast this Mother’s Day (May 14).

The promotion, which is available during morning breakfast hours at 84 participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast area, includes a free breakfast sandwich or breakfast extra value meal with a choice of a small orange juice, coffee or soft drink.

To receive the free breakfast, mothers must be accompanied by a child. Limit one free offer per customer, per visit.

Rapids Water Park: Moms get in FREE at Rapids Water Park this weekend with a paid child’s admission.

The promotion runs Saturday and Sunday (May 13-14), according to the park’s Facebook page.

Regular all-day weekday admission is $42.99 plus tax. All day admission on Saturdays and Sundays is $47.99 plus tax. Children 2 and under are free.

Palm Beach Skate Zone: Palm Beach Skate Zone is honoring moms with a special skating day. Moms skate for FREE on Mother’s Day (May 14), according to the company’s website. Ice Skating times are 12:30  p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Roller skating times are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Palm Beach Zoo: Moms get in free to the Palm Beach Zoo with a regular paid child’s admission. Plus, the first 100 moms through the gate get a free reusable water bottle, courtesy of All My Sons Moving & Storage.

 

 

Target turns shopping carts into “Mario Karts;” gives stores video game makeover

Mario Kart lovers, get your running shoes ready. Target has recreated a real-life version of the video game inside some of its stores.

Target has given more than 650 of its stores a Mario-themed makeover. (Photo provided by Target)

In advance of Friday’s release of Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Switch, Target have given more than 650 of its stores across the country a Mario-themed makeover complete with shopping carts that have been made to look like “Mario Karts.”

In Palm Beach County, six stores have received the makeover, including locations in Lake Park/Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and west Boca.

As part of the promotion, the big red bollards (designed to stop stray carts) in front of some Target stores have been covered with Mario and Luigi’s faces.

When you walk through the store’s doors motion sensors fire up flashing lights and play Mario’s catchy theme song. The flooring has also been covered with the black-and-white checkered pattern of a race starting line.

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“Experience counts—it’s what keeps guests coming in and coming back to our stores,” Scott Nygaard, Target’s senior vice president, of Merchandising said in a statement posted on the company’s website. “So we’re delivering the fun like only Target can, giving generations of Mario fans a shopping trip they won’t soon forget.”

Here is the complete list of stores in Palm Beach County where you can find the Mario-themed experience:

  •         Lake Park/Palm Beach Gardens: 500 N Congress Ave Lake Park, FL 33403
  •         Greenacres: 5900 Lake Worth Rd  Greenacres, FL 33463
  •         Royal Palm Beach: 10155 Okeechobee Blvd  West Palm Beach, FL 33411
  •         Boynton Beach SE: 650 N Congress Ave  Boynton Beach, FL 33426
  •         Delray Beach: 1200 Linton Blvd  Delray Beach, FL 33444
  •         West Boca Raton: 21637 State Road 7  Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

 

Dollar General plans gift card giveaway to mark opening of Riviera Beach store

To mark the opening of its new Riviera Beach location, Dollar General plans to give away gift cards and other items as part of a celebration set for Saturday.

The first 50 people in line when the doors open at 8 a.m. Saturday will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card, the company said. The first 200 people will get a free Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples.

The store is located at 3701 Broadway in Riviera Beach.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development.  “We hope our area customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

 

Walmart to give discounts to shoppers who pick up online orders in stores

Walmart announced today that it plans to give a “pickup discount” to shoppers who order items online and then pick them up at their local store.

FILE – In this May 9, 2013, file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif. Wal-Mart will now let you pay with your phone at all 4,600 stores nationwide. With Walmart Pay, the cashier scans a QR code on the phone screen to complete the payment. The effort is part of Wal-Mart’s overall strategy to making shopping easier and faster. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The discounts start on April 19 and will initially be available on about 10,000 items, the retailer said.

“We will then roll out the discount to more than one million of the most popular items by the end of June,” Walmart said on its website.

According to the announcement posted on Walmart’s website, “Customers shop an item notated with “Pickup Discount” on Walmart.com and ship to their local store for pick up. These shoppers will then receive a discount based on each individual item.”

Here are some examples:

Britax B-SAFE 35 Infant Car Seat, Slate Strie – $148.05 will have an additional Pickup Discount of $7.40 ($140.65 new price)

LEGO City Great Vehicles Ferry, 60119 – $23.99 will have an additional Pickup Discount of $2.55 ($21.44 new price)
Coleman 150 qt Heritage XP Marine Cooler – $111.49 will have an additional Pickup Discount of $4.46 ($107.03 new price)

VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 70″ Class 4K Ultra HDTV (M70-D3) – $1,698 will have an additional Pickup Discount of $50 ($1,648 new price)

Tax Day 2017: Here’s where you can find a deal

Tax Day falls on April 18 this year, giving taxpayers an extra three days to file their returns.

Some local businesses are hoping to provide even more relief by offering freebies and discounts to mark the unofficial holiday.

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Typically the federal tax deadline is April 15 — but that’s a Saturday this year. When Tax Day falls on a weekend, the IRS moves pushes the deadline to the following Monday — April 17. However, Emancipation Day — a legal holiday in the District of Columbia — will be observed on April 17, which pushes the nation’s filing deadline to Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Here’s a list of local businesses that will be offering deals on April 18. This list will be updated throughout the week as new offers are announced:

McDonald’s: Buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with cheese, get on for a penny.

Sonny’s: The BBQ chain will be offering half price Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Rib Dinners (includes two sidekicks and homemade bread.)

Leila Restaurant: Leila Restaurant, a Middle Eastern eatery in downtown West Palm Beach, is offering a free cocktail with any entrée purchase all day on Tax Day.

3800 Ocean: 3800 Ocean, the restaurant at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, will be offering a number of happy hour specials to mark the unofficial holiday. The Happy Hour menu is available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Jardin Restaurant: Jardin in downtown West Palm Beach will  offer a free drink with the purchase of an entrée.

Firehouse Subs: Firehouse Subs is offering a free medium sub with the purchase of a medium or large sub, chips and a drink (valid April 18 – April 20). To redeem, guests may print or show the offer on their smartphone.

Word of Beer: World of Beer taverns nationwide are offering patrons a free select draught this Tax Day. Guests in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia can anticipate five dollars off their check in lieu of a free brew.

 

Check back for updates.