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Irish companies on route to Boston for the Total Store Expo 2019

Total Store Expo is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for retailers and their suppliers to gather for networking opportunities, share information, and discuss best practices for advancing business. It is the seminal show for the drug store industry. By addressing multiple functions and encompassing all products and categories available in today’s stores, attendees gain new insights into all facets of retail operation.

The TSE expo format includes formal business programs featuring renowned experts and speakers, as well as a variety of Insight Sessions which feature industry experts and panels on some of today’s most important issues. This year, the Total Store Expo is being held in Boston, Massachusetts, Aug 24 thru 26, and several Enterprise Ireland-supported clients will be exhibiting.

“This is our second year bringing a delegation to Total Store Expo,” said Catie Riordan, Enterprise Ireland Vice President and Market Advisor for Consumer Retail. “We’re proud to support a strong cohort of Irish companies this year, with unique products and technology of high interest to U.S. stores and consumers. All of these Irish companies are leaders in their respective verticals in Europe and are expanding rapidly in the U.S. market.”

The following Irish companies will be on-hand at Total Store Expo to preview their latest innovations in areas including consumer-packaged goods, store/pharmacy technology, pharmaceutical products and more.


WaterWipes was created by founder Edward McCloskey after his newborn daughter suffered with a bad rash. WaterWipes are the world’s purest wipes specifically designed to be as mild and pure as using cotton, wool, and water, and are safe for even the most delicate skin. WaterWipes are a fresh, natural product that contains just two ingredients — 99.9 percent water and a drop of fruit extract. This summer, WaterWipes will release a new range of wipes designed specifically for adults with aging and sensitive skin.


Scope is an eyecare company that is dedicated to providing healthcare professionals and patients with high-quality, effective and innovative products. This family-run company has a very successful history in healthcare within Ireland stretching back over 80 years. Scope offers a range of innovative products for Dry Eye and Blepharitis a category that is growing very strongly in the U.S. Scope products are market leaders in their categories and recommended by all leading Eyecare Professionals.


The Freezadome is the world’s coolest glass and is a patented innovation which was born at the crossroads of science and design. The cooling technology of Freezadome was developed by a scientist who formerly worked with NASA and the European Space Agency, while the design was crafted by leading Irish crystal designers. The company also developed a range of cooling and warming personal “Therma” products for people in need of comfort solutions. The company has developed many items suitable for sports enthusiasts to keep them either cool when present in a stadium or outside in very warm climates.

Carter Beauty

Formulated by CEO and beauty expert Marissa Carter, CocoaBrown Tan founder, Carter Beauty is the evolution of the award-winning brand ‘by Marissa Carter’. Just like Cocoa Brown, Carter Beauty is cruelty-free (and PETA approved), fuss-free (no complicated techniques here), and value for money. From long-lasting, jet-black gel liner, to high pigment, easy to blend shadows and color-pop matte lipsticks, the Carter Beauty brand has something for everyone, without the hefty price tag

Fleming Medical

A family-owned innovator of healthcare devices for Home Diagnostics, Sport Care, First Aid, and Wound Care Sectors. In business for over 30 years, Fleming Medical designs and produces high-quality healthcare products under the Medicare, Physiologix, and LifeSense Brands.


Used by over 6,000 retailers across all 50 U.S. states to effortlessly list their store inventory online, Pointy technology automatically finds product images and descriptions for products sold and hosts them online in a manner that indexes well in local search results.

The Intouch mission is to empower every retailer with technology, data, and insights to better serve their customers. Since 2015, has been helping physical retailers better connect customers to products. The company’s award-winning patented technology is the leading Retail Personalization Platform.

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