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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Hallowe'en from Lug!!!!

We haven’t even started trick-or-treating yet and the Lug office is buzzing!!!!  No need for candies and chocolates (well…maybe after lunch!!).

Check out our Luggers all decked out for Hallowe'en!!!

Vana, Julia, and Stacey from our Communications Department:

Gen, Herman, Sarah, Masa, and Geoff from our Marketing Department:

Salt (a.k.a Fiona from Accounting) & Pepper (a.k.a. Kevin from Customer Service):

Sonya and Blair from Systems:

Jessie, Kirill, Renee, and Samira from our Accounting Department:

Bonnie, Michael, Edison, Sean, Oneil, Erick, and Kanae from our Warehouse:

Lauren, Kristen, Bryan, Chris, and Peter from our Sales Department:

We’re all about healthy competition so tell us which department WINS for best costumes???

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lug® Retailer Spotlight: Sugar & Spice Chocolates

Located in Exeter Ontario, Sugar & Spice Chocolates is a chocolate boutique manufacturing a large selection of fresh, hand-crafted chocolates that are made with the highest quality ingredients available.  Their candy is made in small batches in a modern environment using old time recipes that have stood the test of time.  Not only are their confections made in the traditional way, the d├ęcor of the store brings memories of days gone by.

Best known for their mint smoothies, Sugar & Spice Chocolates also carry a wide selection of gifts including Jelly Cat, Portmeirion, and the full line of Lug® products “with great success”, says Cherie Earle, owner of Sugar & Spice Chocolates.

In her personal collection, Cherie has the Skipper, the PJ Wheelie, the Tuk Tuk, the Slingshot, the Clipper, the Freight Box Lunch Cube, and the Eco Pod.  “I love the cross body bags so that your hands are free!”

But her absolute favorite Lug® products are the Freight Box Lunch Cube, the Eco Pod, and the Slingshot.  “Every time I go to the grocery store I am asked where I got the Eco Pod (I wish that you would bring it back…).  When I travel, I carry all three items.  We were out to British Columbia this year on the motorcycle and we packed the Freight Boxes with chocolate bars and smoothies, and a cold bottle of water.  We like to treat people that we meet along the way to our chocolate.  Three weeks later the chocolate was still in perfect condition!!  Also, when we are away, we also use the Freight Boxes to go to the market and buy cheese and cold cuts to have as late night snacks.  Great way to travel!”

How does Cherie live life in color?  “How could you not enjoy your life in color working in a candy store…”.  “Ditto” is what I say!  And can you guess what Cherie’s favorite color is???  CHOCOLATE BROWN (of course!!!!) 

Chocolate and Lug®, what a winning combination!!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Oh Baby! Loves the Tuk Tuk Diaper Bag + Moped Day Pack

Whoa Baby!  The Tuk Tuk is featured in the 2013/2014 issue of Oh Baby! as one of “Four Diaper Bags That We Love”.  And what’s not to love?  It is the ultimate diaper bag with a slew of baby-friendly features including a removable padded changing mat, two front pockets for bottles, and straps that attached the bag to any stroller.  Baby or not, this bag is hot!

Our Moped Day Pack is another favorite of Oh Baby! – featured on their online list of Cool Stuff.  The magnetic closure makes for easy access to all the essentials, and you can rest assured your keys, coins, and gadgets are safely stored in this bag’s built-in compartments.  With its fully adjustable strap and water-repellent finish – this bag looks sharp.  Like we said, what’s not to love?  Check out the full details here!

Oh Baby!  Lug® loves you too!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy “Canadian” Thanksgiving!!!

Roast turkey, giblet gravy, herbed stuffing…did somebody say pumpkin pie???  Canadians are getting ready for Thanksgiving this weekend.  There’s nothing like looking forward to a l-o-n-g weekend filled with family get-togethers, good food, and good times!

Yes, we know, it’s a busy time of year – driving to the airport, the supermarket, and back to the supermarket – so make it a priority to take some time and enjoy this time of year.  Here are some Luggestions!

·      Make it a tradition to enjoy various fall activities such as taking a drive out to a farm – “pick your own” apples, run through corn mazes, hop on a tractor wagon ride, and capture your family photo in a pumpkin patch!!!

·      Get-togethers with friends and family should be enjoyable for everybody.  Suggest a pot-luck so all the work doesn’t fall on one chef!

·      Whatever team you’re rooting for this weekend – be it baseball, football, hockey – why not take it outdoors for a live and interactive family feud of touch football!!  Anything to burn those extra calories consumed throughout the weekend.

·      And for all you shoppers out there…you know who you are!!!  Although we don’t have Black Friday here in Canada and most malls are closed on Monday, there’s always online shopping!!!  Take advantage of our 25% off online orders of $50 or more at – use coupon code GIVINGTHANKS13 at checkout*.

And for all Americans celebrating Columbus Day (we haven’t forgotten about you!!!) – use coupon code DISCOVERLUG13 for equal shopping savings*!!!

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of so many upcoming holidays over the next couple of months.  Make some memories this weekend and enjoy every last bite of that much deserved pumpkin pie.

How will you make this Thanksgiving memorable?

*Offer only valid on orders of $50 or more placed at between October 11, 2013 and October 14, 2013. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Life at Lug® with Kirill Adarych

Introducing Kirill Adarych!  As Director of Finance, Kirill keeps everyone in check (literally!!!).  Starting his career with Lug® in October 2009, he’s an expert in many areas of the company and is always willing to share his knowledge with the team.

Every day starts with a big cup of coffee (cream only on a daily basis and Caramel Macchiato’s for those extra special days!!) and from there it could go in any direction – meetings, number crunching, reporting, analysis – you know, the “finance” stuff - and trade shows, conferences, meetings, musical festivals – the “fun” stuff!!!  You name it, Kirill is involved in it!!!

Lunchtime is Kirill’s favorite time of day – whether he goes out for lunch or brings in wholesome home-cooked meals, Kirill enjoys his food.  We call him our resident "Snack Inspector" because if you leave anything yummy in the kitchen, Kirill will gobble it up in seconds!

What does Kirill love about his job?  “People that I work with is one of the many reasons I love my job. We have a very diverse selection of people in the office so you learn something new every day!”

When he’s not in the office, Kirill enjoys lots of outdoor activities: traveling, camping, skiing, hiking and biking.  “I love to travel, explore new places and meet new people.”  Spending time with his equally handsome nephews is also on his top priorities.

Kirill’s absolute favorite Lug® product is the new Boxer Overnight/Gym Duffel from our latest Orange Label Collection.  It keeps him extremely organized, as there is a pocket for everything.  “The fun part is coming up with alternative and creative ways to use certain features.”

In addition to the Boxer, Kirill practically owns the full Lug® collection – Moped, Freight Box Lunch Cube, Shuttle Bus, Air Bus, Sidekick, WingsCaddy, Outfielder (which he wears to work everyday, by the way!), Delta, Bento Box, Cargo 5pc Packing Kit, Clearview Envelopes – you name, he owns it!

We asked Kirill how he lives life in color – “I like to put a big smile on my face, it makes me happy and spreads positive energy all around.”

Check out his smile – it’s contagious!!!