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All the Buzz

August 15, 2011 11:30 ET

All the Buzz Wins Top Honors at National Gift Basket Championships

San Jose Gift Company Takes Two First Place Standings

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - All the Buzz Gifts and More (www.allthebuzzgifts.com), a San Jose-based gift basket company, placed in three contest categories at the 2011 Celebrate Convention and Trade Show held in Ontario, CA August 4th-7th.

Shawn Parola, Founder and CEO of All the Buzz, entered and placed in the following categories:

Regional Design - 1st place
Design & Dash - 1st place
Marketing Leave Behind Gifts - 2nd place

"I am excited and honored by the many awards All the Buzz received," said Shawn Parola. "I'm thrilled our unique designs appealed to the expert judges."

In the Regional Design category, All the Buzz won with a San Francisco themed basket. The requirements included:

  • Maximum measurements 15" wide by 12" deep by 24" tall
  • It was required to be a design that could actually sell
  • No cellophane or shrink wrap
  • Design should have a retail value of $150
  • Design cannot have more than $60 in wholesale cost
  • Items must be purchased from a distributor or manufacturer. Enhancements may be purchased locally.
  • Provide gift theme name (All the Buzz named their basket San Francisco Treats)

For the exciting Design & Dash competition, Parola and other contestants were given several surprise items that they had to create a basket with, in an hour or less, using their own container, ribbon and other accessories. Contestants were required to use all the items provided to create a unique basket design.

All the Buzz entered an adorable flower pot with a chocolate flower and ribbon exclaiming, "Ready to Grow?" in the Marketing Leave Behind Gifts category for which the requirements were:

  • Maximum measurements of 6" wide by 6" deep by 12" tall
  • No cellophane or shrink wrap
  • Design should have a retail value of $10 or less
  • Design cannot have more than $4 in wholesale cost
  • Items must be purchased from a distributor or manufacturer. Enhancements may be purchased locally.
  • Provide gift theme name (All the Buzz named their gift Ready to Grow?)

Winners were chosen by expert judges and convention attendees. Images are available upon request.

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