During the Busiest Travel Time of the Season, CPO Kids & Gadgets is Encouraging “’Fly to Shop in the Desert’ from 28 Nov – 30 Nov” – with up to 50% off @ CPO K&G with Boarding Passes from AC Rouge, Westjet and Virgin America Landing PSP between Friday, November 20th and November 30

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CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC. with its’ Concept Store’s Grand Opening planned for November 28, 2014, today announced its' push to encourage “Fly to Shop in the Desert” from November 28, 2014 – November 30, 2014, which falls inside one of the busiest US travel periods each year.

Being from San Francisco, I have always respected what Westfield did at Westfield Center on Market/Mission Street. They were ahead of the fantastic redevelopment in and around the Market Street Corridor. The Palm Desert area is also seeing similar.

Guests presenting boarding passes for flights inbound to PSP between November 20th and November 30th on Air Canada’s Rouge, Westjet, and Virgin America will receive 10% off from CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC for coming to the desert to shop. Any guest who is a parent or guardian of an infant under 2 traveling on a lap child boarding pass and presents both boarding passes between November 28th and November 30th shall receive a free gift and up to 40% additional discount pricing on infant items, as well as an added benefit of Luxury SUV return service through PC Limo & Tours back to PSP on guests’ day of departure, which can be up to and including November 30th (transport to PSP for Virgin America flights permitted on its’ December 2nd departure; all subject to availability and is first-come, first-serve by registering in the store after presentation of boarding passes and purchase). CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC is open continuously, 24-hours around-the-clock, from November 28th – 6PM to November 30th – 9PM. Infants themselves are not required past logical bedtimes!

Grand Opening of CPO K&G’s concept store at Westfield Palm Desert is on November 28, 2014 beginning at 6PM. The Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Westfield Palm Desert, embraced the CPOGK&G concept earlier this week with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 18th. A group of local leaders, fellow tenants, Westfield, Palm Desert Landlords, and the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce and their invitees gathered to commemorate the symbolic ribbon cutting gesture for not only a new flagship store, but towards progression in “learning retail” experiences and CPOK&G’s unique concept.

CPO Kids & Gadgets’ management team includes former Virgin America founder and former Panasonic executive, Charles Ogilvie as Chief Executive and a solid base of partners, including world-renowned retailer and mall genius, Westfield Center, local designers, sign experts, and even production and audio experts as far away as Tasmania, Jamaica and Canada.

“Being from San Francisco, I have always respected what Westfield did at Westfield Center on Market/Mission Street. They were ahead of the fantastic redevelopment in and around the Market Street Corridor. The Palm Desert area is also seeing similar," said CPO K&G CEO Charles Ogilvie and former Founding Director of Inflight Entertainment & Partnerships at SF-based Virgin America.

November and December, CPO Kids & Gadgets is planning a series of events and giveaways to make the holiday seasons even more fun and to encourage guests from far away places to come and visit the Palm Desert area through its’ local international airport, Palm Springs (PSP). Air Canada Rouge, Virgin America and Westjet boarding pass discounts are just the beginning. CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC will soon be announcing a promotion for a chance to see Jay Leno in Palm Desert in January at the Mccallum Theater in Palm Desert.

Through the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC has donated some exciting toys to Marine families at the nearby 29 Palms Marine Base. CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC. has also increased its’ pledge to charity with a yet-to-be announced upcoming transportation and retail initiative.

“November and December are important periods to recognize those in need, not just of charity, but also a little fun and spontaneity. We intend to deliver just that and, at the same time, ask for those still thinking about coming to the Palm Desert area for the first time to make the trek! It’s worth it!”

The CPOK&G concept store has 3 primary areas all designed to focus on interaction and both direct and in-direct customer feedback:

1. 1.    (1) “0-1 Baby Room” which houses great gifts for the 0-1 infant market,
2. 2.    (2) a “Toddler & Kids - Adventure Room” which houses everything from toddler riding toys, apparel to innovative learning games and gift ideas, and a
3. 3.    (3) “Big Kids: Gadget Gallery”. What gadgets will be there one might ask – everything is an experiment and the product mix will change based on feedback and customer engagement. You’ll have to come and see to understand the process or get involved and become part of the process!

“Generally, it is tough and takes big thinking to try something new in retail,” said Charles Ogilvie, CEO CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC., “however what might appear a risky trial or foray, is proving more mainstream. The early risk-takers who saw mobile, in-store analytics, and product engagement awareness as areas to explore are now motivated to refine their experiments. Corporations who execute this year (versus staying in “study mode” will reap rewards swiftly.”

CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC, without the stamina nor stigma of major legacy retailers is able to make a run at agility in the unique niche pairing of ‘Kids’ & ‘Gadgets’.

CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC.
Privately held and headquartered in Palm Desert, California, CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC is one of the nation's first challenger brands to emerge that focuses on lifestyle, production adoption and creative education in a uniquely paired niche: Kids & Gadgets. It is the only learning boutique known of its’ kind designed to use store learning to reinvent its’ product mix and drive iteration into the procurement of development process, despite experts such as PSFK citing in their most recent 2015 report that 21st retailers must, “Transact in Culture, Experiences and Relationships.”

CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC. is a member of the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce and it tips its’ hat to local business and hopes more global focus will continue to come to Palm Desert as an area where business innovation can thrive. CPO Kids & Gadgets, LLC has earmarked and intends to donate 10% of its’ 2015 profits to charities in the communities we serve that are focused around the use of technology to better the environment as well as increase opportunities for youth. Our slogan is: “Kids & Gadgets are the Future of Palm Desert”.

The Palm Desert area is easily accessed through flights to Palm Springs Airport (PSP) on many airlines including: Air Canada (AC Rouge to Vancouver), Alaska (Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA), Westjet (from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary daily, as well as Winnipeg and Toronto), Virgin America (from San Francisco, Allegiant Air (from Bellingham, WA), American (Chicago, IL, Phoenix, AZ San Francisco, CA and Dallas, TX), Delta (Minneapolis, MO and Salt Lake City, UT on Skywest), Frontier (Denver, CO), Sun Country (Minneapolis, MO), United (Chicago, IL, Denver, CO & San Francisco, CA on Skywest), and US Airways (Phoenix, AZ). Source: http://psp.fltmaps.com/en

Westfield Palm Desert is owned by the Westfield Group, an Australian-based company with interests in 128 shopping centers in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Westfield America portfolio includes 68 shopping centers that are home to more than 9,000 specialty stores and comprise approximately 70 million square feet of leasable space in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington.

The Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce has proudly served as the leading force of the Palm Desert business community since 1954. With over 1,100 members strong, our 5 Star accredited Chamber is the largest and most respected in the Coachella Valley and second largest in the County of Riverside. It has developed a reputation for exemplary service and quality programs.

Chamber member businesses enjoy benefits such as networking, special events, publicity and promotion opportunities, seminar and personal growth opportunities, government advocacy, regular newsletters full of information on business issues, recognition programs and referrals - lots and lots of them!

Our Chamber is your Chamber. We work for you and for the betterment of the greater Palm Desert business community. Belonging to the Chamber is a sound investment in your business and your community. For information on Chamber membership or any of our programs, call (760) 346-6111 or email info(at)pdcc(dot)org. We're here for you.

PDCC has a Mission Statement: To promote, support and enhance business prosperity, civic vitality and quality of life.

For media inquiries, to be added to our distribution list, or receive more information on the upcoming Grand Hard Opening, special media & VIP previews, and future plans, please email pr(at)cpokidsandgadgets(dot)com

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