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AVON KIOSK DOLES OUT BEAUTY ADVICE...

AVON KIOSK DOLES OUT BEAUTY ADVICE

Women who cringe at the thought of asking younger, more fashionable clerks for beauty advice can rest easy. Now they can glean suggestions from an electronic kiosk. Avon Canada, a Pointe-Claire, Que.-based direct seller of cosmetics, recently launched the first public test of its "Interactive Makeup and Skin Care Centre" at the Fairview Shopping Centre in suburban Montreal. The kiosk, which is reminiscent of a photo booth, also serves as a mall poster medium. Once seated inside, visitors can view video clips and receive personalized beauty advice via a bilingual touch-screen multimedia program. At the end of the presentation, the visitor is offered a free Avon sample in exchange for her name and address.

CB RADIOS MAKING A COMEBACK?

RadioShack Canada says it is enabling Canadians to keep in touch with loved ones or business partners – at distances of up to 3.2 kilometres – with new lightweight radios. The Canadian electronics retailer recently released its FRS (Family Radio Service) personal communicator – technology that it says will revolutionize the way Canadians communicate. The compact FRS radios operate in the UHF frequency range, which offers strong signal penetration in both rural and urban areas.

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