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One Hugz = One Meal

Posted by Peter Connors on

One Hugz = One Meal

There’s nothing more nourishing in life than love, but we all still have to eat.   1 in 10 Americans don’t know from where their next meal will come. Far too many of them children. They are recognized as our ‘food insecure’ by those that commit themselves to serving them and donors to the cause of providing them nourishment.   We all know when you give love, you get love. So for every Hugz you send, Hugz will commit to provide a meal at a local food bank. One Hugz = One Meal.   To start, we will be working...

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It's the right time to try this again.

Posted by Peter Connors on

When HUGZ debuted at the world’s largest greeting card expo over a decade ago, I can remember marveling at the Up With Paper booth - to my knowledge the original 3D, pop-up greeting card company. In a market where everything folded flat and fit in an envelope, they innovated to every corner.  Today Boston based start-up Lovepop, funded in part by Mr. Wonderful from Shark Tank, is inspiring that same idea with different technology and art and marrying it with smart e-commerce and strategically located sales/art installations in high foot traffic venues - remaking how consumers are buying premium greeting cards in the process.  From the #STL,...

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