Aveda signs annual agreement with Stealth Mark for Brand Protection
Stealth Mark’s anti-diversion technology protects over seventy Aveda personal care products.
SCHAUMBURG, IL, July 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wellness Center USA, Inc. (OTCQB: WCUI), today announced that wholly-owned subsidiary StealthCo, Inc. has completed an annual agreement with Aveda, a division of Estée Lauder (NYSE: EL), for the use of Stealth Mark’s integrated security products and services within Aveda’s supply chain.
Aveda produces an extensive variety of high-end, environmentally friendly personal care products, marketed and sold on a global scale. The integration of Stealth Mark’s detection technologies within Aveda’s supply chain has proven to be highly effective for Aveda in identifying unauthorized diversion activities, assuring Aveda products are available only through Aveda authorized salons and outlets. Stealth Mark’s state-of-the-art anti-diversion technology protects over seventy Aveda personal care products from possible illicit sales into unauthorized outlets.
"We're delighted to have Aveda as our customer for their brand protection needs. It’s a great relationship as both Aveda and our parent company WCUI share the basic philosophies about the ‘well-being of the body and mind’, making the world a better place to live,” states Rick Howard, CEO of Stealth Mark. “Our company looks forward to the continued delivery of quality services and products to Aveda,” added Howard.
The annual agreement with Aveda became effective on July 1, 2014. Product will be shipped throughout the year on an as-needed basis requested by Aveda, with initial shipments having already commenced.
All information pertaining to Aveda’s application, use, methodologies, etc. of the Stealth Mark technology shall remain confidential per client’s request.
About Wellness Center USA, Inc.
Wellness Center USA, Inc.(www.wellnesscenterusa.com) is a hybrid healthcare company that combines best in class technologies, software, devices, providers, protocols, goods, and services. It was created to address important healthcare and wellness needs via breakthrough solutions, all centered around the "well-being of the body and mind". Wellness Center USA, Inc.'s four business units are:
Stealth Mark (www.stealthmark.com) is a leader in global anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, and product authentication that offers the most advanced product security technologies available today within the security and supply chain management sectors. Stealth Mark provides customers true brand protection from counterfeiting and diversion while maintaining the integrity of product authentication. Offering complete security solutions, it utilizes the most comprehensive authentication technology available that is simple to deploy, cost effective, and virtually impossible to compromise. Stealth Mark’s intellectual property portfolio is inclusive of numerous patents issued and pending in software, hardware, and manufacturing.
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