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Alfa Retains AGORACOM Investor Relations
NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alfa International Holdings Corp. (OTCBB:AHDS) ("Alfa") is pleased to announce it has retained the services of AGORACOM Investor Relations Corp. ("AGORA") (http://www.agoracom.com) to provide investor relations services for the Company.
Comprehensive HealthCare Solutions, Inc.
Comprehensive Signs Contract to Provide Union With Benefit Discounts
YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Comprehensive HealthCare Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB:CMHS) announces that it has signed a contract with the oldest painters union in the State of Florida, The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) -- District Council 78. D.C. 78, which began in 1900, will provide Comprehensive's customized benefit discount cards for a variety of services needed by many of the Union's current members and retirees.
Buy.com Reports Record Annual Operating Results
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Buy.com(r), the Internet Superstore, today reported revenues of $111.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2005, an increase of 27% from revenues of $88.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. The 2005 fourth quarter revenue growth was almost double the year-over-year growth rate achieved during the first nine months of 2005. New customers during the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 39% over the fourth quarter of 2004. For the year ended December 31, 2005, revenues increased to $345.6 million, or 19% over 2004 revenues of $290.8 million.
Market Pulse Announces Corporate Profile on Creative Eateries Corporation
ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Creative Eateries Corporation (OTCBB:CEAT) is a franchise development company organized to capitalize on the new, growing demand for "fast-casual/full-service" restaurants in North America. Creative Eateries is poised to take advantage of this new phenomenon by targeting emerging and undervalued restaurant/franchise concepts and owning equity directly in these brands. The restaurant/franchise concepts include: Kokopelli Sonoran Grill, Comstock Jake's, Fit & Healthy Market Cafe, Q's House of Barbecue, and Don Allio's Italian Kitchen. Creative Eateries has the necessary elements to grow each concept's business quickly and successfully by actively spearheading the concept's direction, and influence and control management strategy. Creative Eateries announced that the company is now profiled on Market-Pulse.com. Market Pulse's profile focuses on the company's restaurant/franchise concepts, the restaurant markets, the company's future outlook and recent developments. Individuals interested in more information on the company can view the profile at http://www.market-pulse.com/ceatprofile.htm.
Innovate Oncology Inc.
Innovate Oncology to Merge With Avantogen Subsidiary
NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Innovate Oncology, Inc. (OTCBB:IOVO), New York, and Avantogen Limited, Sydney, Australia and San Diego, CA, today announced execution of a Definitive Agreement whereby Innovate will merge with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avantogen, thereby acquiring Avantogen's interest in the promising pancreatic chemoresistance inhibitor, RP101.
Crew Gold Corporation
Crew Gold Corp.: Notification of Trade
LONDON, Feb. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Crew Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew") (TSE:CRU) (OSE:CRU) (Frankfurt:KNC) (Other OTC:CRUGF): On February 1, 2006, Brian Hosking, Non Executive Director of Crew sold 30,000 shares in Crew at NOK 10.80. This sale was in respect of Mr. Hosking's personal financial arrangements.
ALCO Stores, Inc.
Duckwall-ALCO Stores Reports January Sales Increase of 9.5 Percent
ABILENE, Kan., Feb. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK) today announced that its sales from continuing operations for the four weeks ended January 29, 2006 (fiscal month of January) increased approximately 9.5% to $27.1 million, compared with $24.8 million in the prior-year month and same-store sales increased 5.8%.
Coattec Brokers Agreement to Begin Import/Export Operations
MAINZ, Germany, Feb. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Coattec Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets:CTCK) announced that Diversi-Plast, the world's largest manufacturer of corrugated plastic products owned by the privately held group Liberty Diversified Industries, (LDI) and Meinecke Dachtechnologies, based in Wiesbaden, Germany, have signed a non-competition agreement as the preliminary step to the commencement of importation and exportation transactions. Coattec Industries plans to act as a facilitator and intermediary for the exchange of roofing technologies and products between the two companies.