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DB Schenker Showcases Thought Leadership in Import/Export Logistics Through New Video Series on the Port of Halifax

DB Schenker

DB Schenker, a global leader in logistics and supply chain management, is thrilled to announce the launch of an exclusive video series focused on the Port of Halifax. This series, designed for logistics experts and import/export professionals, highlights the Port of Halifax's strategic importance and innovative practices in global trade. The video series features insightful interviews with prominent figures, including: Marilisa Benigno, Honorary Consul of Italy, Atlantic Region Suzanne Rix, Honorary Consul of Germany for the Maritime Provinces Captain Allan Gray, President, and CEO of the Halifax Port Authority Jonathan Chia, Head of Commercial at PSA Halifax David Thomas, Executive Director at The PIER Key Highlights: Vision and Mission of the Port of Halifax: Capt. Gray elaborates on the Port of Halifax's mission to be Canada’s preferred gateway, emphasizing its global connectivity and economic impact. “Every day, we connect with markets in Central Canada, the U.S. Midwest and countries around the world,” said Capt. Gray. “These connections foster opportunities for business and support thousands of jobs today. Looking ahead, the port will continue to integrate innovation, sustainability and community into how we do business.” Economic Impact: The Port of Halifax is a significant economic driver. A recent study showed the port generates billions of dollars in economic activity annually, contributing $1.6 billion in labour income and supporting over 25,000 jobs in the region. Jonathan Chia discusses the port’s role in reducing logistics costs for inland Canada and its strategic positioning as a gateway port. Global Connectivity and Innovation: The port’s connection to more than 150 countries worldwide, along with substantial investments in mega cranes and digitalization, positions Halifax as a key player on the global stage. Sustainability and Community Engagement: The series delves into the port's collaborative efforts with the Port of Hamburg to accelerate decarbonization and sustainability initiatives. Capt. Gray will also highlight the port's commitment to community integration and sustainable growth through innovative projects and partnerships. Future Infrastructure Developments: Viewers will gain insights into the port's 50-year plan, which includes expanding rail capacity and optimizing existing infrastructure to meet future demand while focusing on sustainable growth. Strengthening Italy-Canada Relations: Marilisa Benigno, Honorary Consul of Italy, Atlantic Region shares the consulate’s efforts to strengthen ties between Italy and Canada through various initiatives, including visa facilitation, cultural events, and business collaborations. German-Canadian Collaboration: Suzanne Rix, Honorary Consul of Germany for the Maritime Provinces, discusses the burgeoning relationship between Germany and Halifax, particularly in the fields of hydrogen and wind energy. The collaboration between the Port of Hamburg and the Port of Halifax in seeking to decarbonize their respective route is a significant step towards sustainable trade practices. Innovation and the Living Lab: David Thomas, Executive Director at The PIER, explains the role of The PIER as Canada’s first living lab to help solve supply chain and logistics challenges. The PIER’s projects emphasize efficiency, resilience, transparency, and sustainability in supply chains​. Catch the full Interviews on DB Schenker’s LinkedIn: The complete series of interviews is available on DB Schenker’s LinkedIn page, offering valuable insights for professionals in the logistics and supply chain sectors. Follow the link to stay updated and engage with industry leaders: DB Schenker LinkedIn. About DB Schenker With around 76,600 employees at more than 1,850 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics service providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive logistics and global supply chain management solutions from a single source. Aiming for a sustainable future of the logistics industry, DB Schenker continuously invests in innovative transport solutions, renewable energies, and low-emission products for its customers. Contact Details Nicholas Leighton +1 949-478-5880 nick.leighton@nettresultsLLC.com Company Website https://www.dbschenker.com/usa

July 16, 2024 11:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Celebrity Coveted, Award-Winning Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum Brand, Grande Cosmetics, Announces 30% Off Brand-Wide for PRIME DAY July 16th & 17th

Grande Cosmetics

America’s #1 lash and brow enhancing serum brand, Grande Cosmetics, announces 30% off for PRIME DAY July 16 th & 17 th. Delivering 5-star lash and brow results in as little as 4-6 weeks, it’s prime time to get in on Grande Cosmetics’ award-winning beauty essentials with a brand-wide sale of 30% off everything including the award-winning GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum, GrandeBROW Brow Enhancing Serum and more. Grande Cosmetics’ hero products include: GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum is an award-winning lash enhancing serum that promotes the appearance of longer, thicker looking lashes. An iconic breakthrough and #1 selling lash enhancing serum on Amazon, GrandeLASH-MD is formulated with a proprietary lash complex that is ophthalmologist-tested with results in as little as 4-6 weeks. Plus, GrandeLASH-MD is compatible with lash extensions, lash-lifts, and contact lens wearers, making it perfect for anyone to use. Normally $68, PRIME Price: $47.60 GrandeBROW Brow Enhancing Serum is a revolutionary brow enhancing serum that promotes the appearance of naturally fuller and bolder looking brows in just 6-8 weeks. Dermatologist tested and formulated with an exclusive blend of vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids to enhance sparse, thinning, over-plucked or tail-less brows. Normally $73, PRIME Price: $51.10. Committed to using safe and clinically tested formulas, GrandeLASH-MD is a legacy lash serum that delivers clinically proven, real, and undeniable results. Grande Cosmetics is known for setting the standard in lash and brow enhancing serum innovation and has raised the bar for industry safety and performance testing with 11 safety and performance studies. Each scientific formulation was created to bring out one’s natural features (lashes, brows, hair, lips and beyond,) for the very best version of oneself. For additional information, please visit GrandeCosmetics.com or contact GrandeCosmeticsPR@amd-pr.com. Contact Details Grande Cosmetics PR GrandeCosmeticsPR@amd-pr.com Company Website https://grandecosmetics.com/

July 11, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Melbourne Australia Beauty Pavilion Makes Its Glamorous Debut at Cosmoprof North America – Las Vegas 2024

Global Victoria

For the first time ever, Melbourne Australia Beauty will command the spotlight at Cosmoprof Las Vegas, the premier international B2B beauty exhibition in North America. From July 23-25, the vibrant and innovative spirit of Melbourne, Australia’s beauty industry will be on full display at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The pavilion is organized by Global Victoria, Australia and is hosted and managed by Access Beauty Insiders a leading marketing consulting firm. Global Victoria, Australia is the State Government of Victoria's trade facilitation agency commissioned to empower Victorian businesses to transform global aspirations into reality. “The state of Victoria is a powerhouse in the beauty industry, home to more than a third of Australia’s top beauty brands and contract manufacturers,” says Elizabeth Moffat, Trade Manager Consumer Goods at Global Victoria. “We’re thrilled to bring these innovative, cutting-edge brands to a global stage at Cosmoprof North America.” Global Victoria is proudly presenting the Melbourne Australia Beauty Pavilion, featuring innovative beauty brands from the State of Victoria. Notably, more than one third of all Australian beauty and makeup product exports originate from this region. “As consumers increasingly prioritize organic, clean, natural beauty products, as well as environmental impact, Victorian companies are well-positioned to meet these market demands” says Mildred Ruiz, US Trade Manager for Consumer Goods at Global Victoria Creating a real buzz, the Pavilion will feature a diverse range of brands, from revolutionary professional salon haircare and vegan beauty cases to self-tanning, skincare infused with indigenous Australian botanicals and must have accessories. Melbourne Australia Beauty pavilion will be located in the Skincare, Makeup & Fragrance Hall space #7087 and will showcase the following companies: Australian Glow Specializing in natural, organic self-tanning products, Australian Glow infuses its formulas with a Quad Collagen Complex to nourish the skin while providing a long-lasting, sun-kissed glow. “ Our products are vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly, embodying our commitment to inclusivity and sustainability,” the brand shares. [Click on Get the Glow to find out more] Booby Tape Pioneers of the world’s first breast lift tape, Booby Tape has gained a cult following and is a staple among A-list celebrities. “We’re the number one choice with over 20,000 stockists in 60+ countries,” boasts the brand. Beyond tape, their lineup includes viral personal care cosmetics that have taken social media by storm. [Click on Lift with Booby Tape to discover the brand] Botany Essentials With over two decades in the industry, Botany Essentials offers a range of skin, hair, and personal care products that leverage Australia’s unique indigenous botanicals. “Our new Botany Native Flora range is a testament to the power of Australian plant ingredients,” says the brand. Their DNA Serums blend clinically proven actives for ultimate skin nourishment. [Click on Unveil Botany Essentials to know more] BYS Cosmetics Renowned for its vibrant, hypoallergenic makeup, BYS Cosmetics is a social media darling with a knack for colorful, trend-setting collaborations. “We prove that high-quality, vegan, and cruelty-free cosmetics don’t have to come with a hefty price tag,” says the brand. Their offerings promise to delight and inspire every makeup enthusiast. [Explore BYS Cosmetics ] ETOILE Collective Crafted for beauty enthusiasts and professionals alike, ETOILE Collective’s stylish cosmetic bags and organizers have garnered over 10 million views on TikTok and been featured in Vogue and the TODAY Show. “We celebrate the culture of getting ready, making every routine a moment of joy and style,” they state. [Find out more about Organize with ETOILE ] Muk Haircare Muk Haircare delivers a comprehensive range for salon professionals, including haircare, styling products, and a full suite of electrical tools. Their future-focused education platform is revolutionizing hairdressing, ensuring that salons remain at the cutting edge. “We’re a one-stop-shop for distributors looking for top-tier hair products and education,” the company notes. [Discover Muk Haircare ] Connect with these brands at Cosmoprof North America 2024 The Melbourne Australia Beauty Pavilion will be an unmissable feature at Cosmoprof North America, embodying the innovation and diversity of Victoria’s beauty sector. To connect with these brands and explore the forefront of beauty trends, visit the pavilion and meet the visionaries driving this vibrant industry forward. This press release serves as your invitation to experience the dynamic world of Melbourne Australia Beauty at Cosmoprof North America 2024. Be there to witness the fusion of innovation, culture, and cutting-edge beauty from down under! For more information about Melbourne Australia Beauty, contact Mildred Ruiz Leal at mildred.ruizleal@global.vic.gov.au. --- About Global Victoria, Australia: Global Victoria empowers Australian beauty businesses to transform global aspirations into reality. As the trade facilitation agency of the State Government of Victoria, they open doors to international markets, providing the expertise and resources necessary for Australian brands to thrive worldwide. [Learn more about by clicking here Global Victoria ] About Access Beauty Insiders: Founded by Daniela Ciocan, an award-winning beauty and exhibition marketing executive and leading voice in the cosmetics industry, Access Beauty Insiders offers strategic marketing services that amplify brand presence and foster market expansion. [Discover Access Beauty Insiders ] Contact Details Mildred Ruiz Leal mildred.ruizleal@global.vic.gov.au

July 10, 2024 07:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Seaweed Bath Co. Announces Acquisition of Andalou Naturals and Mineral Fusion

Seaweed Bath Co.

Seaweed Bath Co., the original ocean-inspired natural beauty brand, today announced its acquisition of Andalou Naturals and Mineral Fusion, two leading brands in the natural beauty space. All three brands are available nationwide at retailers such as Whole Foods Market, Amazon, Sprouts Farmers Market and Natural Grocers, among others. “We have admired Andalou Naturals and Mineral Fusion for a long time, and we are thrilled to bring together the resources, knowledge and extensive experience of the teams,” says Allison Grossman, Co-Founder of Seaweed Bath Co. The acquisition of Mineral Fusion, a top-selling natural cosmetic brand, and Andalou Naturals, a brand known for its innovative natural skincare products, combined with Seaweed Bath Co.’s range of body, hair and sun care products, creates a unique opportunity to streamline product development and increase operational efficiencies. “Our team is very excited to welcome Andalou Naturals and Mineral Fusion to the Seaweed Bath Co. family,” says Tim Schaeffer, Chief Executive Officer, Seaweed Bath Co. “These acquisitions are our first step in creating a best-in-class natural beauty platform that leverages scale to drive product and sustainability innovation as well as serve the evolving needs of both retail partners and consumers.” Natureza Growth Partners, a leading consumer growth equity firm, led Seaweed Bath Co.’s financing for the acquisition. In connection with the transaction, Natureza's Managing Partner Collin Eckles will be joining the Seaweed Bath Co. Board of Directors, and Managing Partner Fernando Gentil Jr. will serve as Chairman of the Board. Advisors KPMG Corporate Finance LLC, a leading global investment banking firm, served as a financial advisor on the sale. Legal support for the transaction was provided by Polsinelli. About Seaweed Bath Co. Founded in 2010, Seaweed Bath Co was inspired by its founders’ discovery of the amazing benefits of seaweed while on a personal journey to find a better solution for their family’s troubled skin. Since then, Seaweed Bath Co. has continued to harness the endless gifts of the ocean in inspiring, nourishing and restoring formulas for all skin and hair types. Seaweed Bath Co.’s product range includes body care, hair care, sun care and facial care. The brand proudly supports ocean conservation through partnerships with marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation organizations. Seaweed Bath Co. is available nationwide at Whole Foods and Amazon. Unlock the magic of the sea at seaweedbathco.com. About Andalou Naturals As pioneers in the natural beauty industry, Andalou Naturals leverages the power of Nature’s Intelligence®, through revolutionary Fruit Stem Cell Science®. It enhances the skin’s natural radiance, harnessing the power of plants to fortify and nourish the body’s essential building blocks while supercharging natural defense systems to create a luminous, energized appearance from head to toe. Andalou Naturals’ commitment to beauty through pure ingredients, innovative formulas, eco- friendly practices, and cruelty-free standards guides the brand’s formulation while its dedication to the empowerment of women lays a beautiful foundation for generations to come. https://andalou.com/ About Mineral Fusion Mineral Fusion began as a mineral brand in 2007 focused on developing products that are a fusion of beauty and skin care that focus on correcting flaws, not just covering them up. Since its launch, Mineral Fusion has grown to become the #1 cosmetic brand at natural retailers. The brand is centered around providing clean cosmetics products that don’t compromise on the quality, reliability, exceptional wear, and confidence-boosting performance that consumers know and love. The Mineral Fusion portfolio of products is safe and gentle for all skin types, hypoallergenic and free of gluten, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, talc and are primarily vegan. In addition to having the most EWG VERIFIED™ products of any beauty brand, Mineral Fusion is also Leaping Bunny Certified cruelty free. Mineral Fusion is available nationwide at Whole Foods Market, select Target stores and Target.com and fine natural health and beauty stores. https://www.mineralfusion.com/ FOR SEAWEED BATH CO. PRESS INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT KIM FARRINGTON AT KIM@FARRINGTONPR.COM. FOR ANDALOU NATURALS AND MINERAL FUSION PRESS INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT DANA TUCHMAN – KAYNES AT DTUCHMAN@TRACTENBERG.COM. Contact Details Seaweed Bath Co. Kim Farrington KIM@FARRINGTONPR.COM Andalou Naturals and Mineral Fusion Dana Tuchman - Kaynes DTUCHMAN@TRACTENBERG.COM Company Website https://seaweedbathco.com/

July 02, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FIRST AND LAST PR SUPPORTS BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS BRANDS INTRODUCING NEW PR SERVICES AT BEAUTY INDEPENDENT’S UPLINK EXPO CONFERENCE

First and Last PR

First and Last PR, a communications agency that specializes in public relations, influencer campaigns and social media marketing, renowned for an unparalleled delivery in serving communication solutions to legacy brands announces its two new public relations offerings, tailored specifically to meet the needs of indie and emerging beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands: PR Powerboost for emerging brands and Seasonal Spotlights that will focus on inclusion during key holiday times of the year. “With over 25 years of industry experience, the one thing that remains consistent is that emerging brands need support and should not have to choose between a great communications team and packaging,” said Stephanie Scott-Bradshaw, First and Last PR ’s CEO & Communicator-in-Chief. “When it comes to media relations and digital marketing, we are here to serve. We look forward to seeing more indie and emerging brands grow with our newest service offerings. Whether you're a direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand with hopes of being in store or have recently landed at retail, we know that it's not enough to have shelf space. What you really need, is an experienced team with a strategic plan that will help push your brand’s visibility and awareness so that you remain on shelf. That's why we designed these programs for you.” First and Last PR has developed a proprietary communications formula for success that has been proven with a track record of long standing client relations and a range of case studies highlighting brands within beauty, wellness and lifestyle space and more. Recognizing the unique challenges and opportunities within the industry as of late, First and Last PR is leveraging their years of experience and deep understanding of the market by offering even more comprehensive solutions to new clients with two new offerings designed to cater to the distinct needs of brands: PR Powerboost Program: The new service tailors exclusively indie beauty, lifestyle and wellness brands looking to increase brand visibility and establish a strong presence in this saturated market. The PR Powerboost Program includes representation from First and Last PR’s experienced specialists who will actively craft press releases and media pitches, form media relations, create strategic PR plans including development into industry awards and more. With a focus on amplifying brand narratives and generating impactful media coverage, First and Last PR is committed to becoming a partner and empowering your brands to thrive in a competitive landscape. Seasonal Spotlights Pitch Program: As the holiday season quickly approaches, First and Last PR understands the importance of securing placements in top-tier gift guides, maximizing brand exposure and driving sales during the most important time of year. This exclusive new service offering is available to indie clients only, allowing them to stand out during three key holiday gifting times of the year. Each comprehensive four-month public relations campaign is available throughout key moments of the year such as Holiday season; Black History Month and Women’s History Month; Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation time. This unique program will be highly focused and solely be dedicated to pitching beauty, lifestyle and wellness brands to the most top-tier holiday gift guides. With a strategic approach crafted from our seasoned publicists, this targeted outreach ensures your brands’ products will stand out as must-have gifts during the season. For more information on First and Last PR’s new and existing services, please visit FirstAndLastPR.com/Services. First and Last PR is looking forward to learning more about how they can partner with your brand to drive growth, build brand awareness and receive overall success together. About First and Last PR First and Last PR connects your company to the right people. Founded in 2012 by a frustrated beauty editor that wanted to change how brands were being represented in the market and the client experience, this highly regarded and influential public relations agency specializes in creating exceptional experiences and delivering unparalleled solutions to renowned public relations, social media marketing clients. The award-winning, results-focused and skilled at executing unique and purposeful messaging that leverages the power of connections, collaborations and conversations. Contact Details First and Last PR Camille Gordon hello@firstandlastpr.com Company Website https://firstandlastpr.com/

June 26, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Select Sector SPDR ETFs: A Focused Approach for Sector-Specific Portfolio Management

Select Sector SPDR

In the ever-changing landscape of the financial markets, Select Sector SPDR ETFs present a method for investors looking to engage in sector-specific investments. By breaking down the S&P 500 into distinct sectors, these ETFs provide a pathway for both individual and institutional investors to craft more targeted and strategic investment portfolios. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs encompass a range of sectors, each represented by a dedicated ETF. This structure allows investors to focus their investments on specific areas of the economy, depending on their investment objectives, risk tolerance, and market outlook. Overview of Select Sector SPDR ETFs: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC): Focuses on telecommunications and media companies. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY): Targets companies focused on non-essential goods and services such as luxury items, travel, and leisure. Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP): Concentrates on essential consumer goods and services like food, clothing, and personal products. Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE): Dedicated to the energy sector, focused on oil and natural gas. Financials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF): Encompasses banking, investment, and insurance industries. Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV): Focuses on pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment, and services. Industrials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI): Includes manufacturing, construction, and logistics firms. Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB): Covers the chemicals, construction materials, and packaging industries. Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE): Targets commercial real estate services and REITs. Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK): Concentrates on the information technology, semiconductor, and electronics sectors. Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU): Dedicated to electric and gas utility companies. By offering a straightforward and transparent approach to investing in specific sectors, Select Sector SPDR ETFs enable investors to adapt their investment strategies in response to changing market conditions. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a focused approach to investment, allowing for detailed sector analysis and strategic portfolio management. As the financial landscape continues to evolve, these ETFs provide a valuable tool for investors looking to refine their investment strategies through sector-specific allocations. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit www.sectorspdrs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Website: https://www.sectorspdrs.com/ *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007597 EXP 8/31/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Company Website https://www.sectorspdrs.com/

June 24, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Collaboration between On and Verity – two pioneering Swiss brands – to transform supply chain operations with AI and robotics

Verity

On, a leading global sportswear brand, and Verity, a pioneering AI and robotics company, have announced a strategic collaboration to transform warehouse operations and optimize inventory management, ultimately enhancing supply chain efficiency and precision. On and Verity join forces, leveraging fleets of fully autonomous drones in warehouses to enable full operational visibility through smart, real-time inventory tracking, minimizing stockouts, misplacements, and shrinkage across the supply chain. This ensures flawless order fulfillment for retail and e-commerce. On is one of the fastest growing sportswear brands in history and seeks every technical advantage in its supply chain execution to support this growth. On identified Verity, renowned for its expertise in AI and robotics, as their preferred partner with in-depth technical expertise and a proven, intelligent and efficient system. Verity’s solution is used to perform millions of fully autonomous inventory checks each month in over 80 warehouses operated by different clients worldwide. This partnership delivers tangible business value by improving immediate product availability across On customer touchpoints—at physical stores and online—and maximizing successful order fulfillment by improving on-time and accurate deliveries. Verity clients see their operational issue rates reduced from 5-12% to less than 1%, significantly increasing their warehouses’ labor efficiency. By further digitizing On's supply chain, Verity strengthens its data accuracy and improves the quality and speed of decision-making. Already live at a US facility, Verity’s fleet of fully autonomous drones is scanning On products on a daily basis, ensuring full availability of stock for customer fulfillment. It is already improving key performance indicators (KPIs) and supporting On's objectives as a pioneer of new, more sustainable supply chains, by reducing CO2 emissions linked to warehousing: Verity clients observe a reduction of 1,000 tons of CO2 emissions per warehouse each year, on average. The collaboration’s goal is to explore new technology solutions to drive operational excellence and enhance inventory visibility, with On bringing Verity onboard with its 3PL partners. "We are excited to partner with Verity to transform our supply chain operations," said Caspar Coppetti, Co-Founder and Executive Co-Chairman at On. "Verity is a pioneering brand in the field of AI and robotics, and a perfect fit with On's values of harnessing innovation for the benefit of the customer experience. By leveraging innovative technological solutions, we aim to improve our operations' efficiency further, become a more sustainable brand, and take customer satisfaction to new heights. The collaboration of two pioneering Swiss brands can only mean an explosion of innovation!" "At Verity, we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of AI and robotics to drive operational excellence," said Raffaello D’Andrea, Co-Founder and CEO at Verity. "Partnering with On, the most exciting sportswear brand in the market today, is a great opportunity to apply our shared commitment to leveraging technology to meet customer expectations. We share the same goals with On, in particular that of delivering an exceptional customer experience. This synergy is further amplified by our highly robust systems, boasting better than 99.99% reliability rates." Reflecting on two pioneering brands from Zurich, Switzerland, the collaboration between On and Verity underscores their shared DNA of using groundbreaking technology to deliver a superior customer experience. Both companies embrace the challenge and need for supply chain operational excellence to build customer excellence. About On On was born in the Swiss Alps in 2010 with the mission to ignite the human spirit through movement – a mission that still guides the brand today. Fourteen years after market launch, On delivers industry-disrupting innovation in premium footwear, apparel and accessories for high-performance running, outdoor, training, all-day activities and tennis. On’s award-winning CloudTec® innovation, purposeful design and groundbreaking strides within the circular economy have attracted a fast-growing global fan base – inspiring humans to explore, discover and Dream On. On is present in more than 60 countries globally and engages with a digital community on www.on.com. About Verity For industries that rely on fast and efficient supply chains, Verity delivers AI-powered mobile intelligence, enabling complete operational visibility through fleets of fully autonomous drones. Verity's system is used to perform millions of fully autonomous inventory checks each month in more than 80 warehouses across the globe. The Verity team includes some of the top minds in the world of AI and robotics, supply chain, and drone technology. The result: Valuable insights that empower businesses to achieve greater operational efficiencies and build faster, smarter, and more sustainable supply chains. Contact Details Verity Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://verity.net/

June 13, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NOVUS INK Advisors and Solidus Capital Group Team-up to Serve Growing Transatlantic Commercial Interests of Mid-Market Enterprises

NOVUS INK Advisors

NOVUS INK Advisors and Solidus Capital Group signed a services agreement today to provide integrated senior advisory and execution services to small-and mid-market enterprises amid thriving commercial interests between the United States and Europe. The two firms aim to accelerate client services by combining expertise and resources to support growth into new markets, encompassing management counsel, valuation, performance tracking, board advisory, marketing, communication, public and government affairs. The collaboration will enable NOVUS INK Advisors and Solidus Capital Group to meet the unique needs of global small-and mid-market enterprise clients operating across business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and business-to-government segments. The transatlantic economy is proving remarkably robust in the face of global economic and geopolitical disruptions. No two other regions in the world are as deeply integrated as the United States and Europe, according to the 2024 Transatlantic Economy Report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AmCham EU, Johns Hopkins SAIS and the Transatlantic Leadership Network. The report states: "the $8.7 trillion transatlantic economy employs more than 16 million workers in mutually onshored jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. It is the largest and wealthiest market in the world, accounting for half of total global personal consumption and close to one-third of world GDP in purchasing power. Ties are solid in foreign direct investment, portfolio investment, banking claims, trade and affiliate sales in goods and services, digital links, energy, mutual R&D investment, patent cooperation, technology flows, and sales of knowledge-intensive services." The services agreement will be overseen by a committee chaired by Pia De Lima and Daniel Diaz, NOVUS INK Advisors' Managing Partners, and Andreas Dal Santo, Solidus Capital Group's Managing Director. NOVUS INK Advisors is based in Miami. Solidus Capital Group, affiliated with Atlantic Business Labs, is based in New York. NOVUS INK Advisors is a communication, public and government affairs lobbying firm. NOVUS INK Advisors' practice areas include Corporate, Band and Product Reputation, Business Strategy, Crisis and Reputation Risk, Financial Services, Investor Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Brand and Product Marketing Communications Strategy, and Public and Government Affairs. NOVUS INK Advisors is a registered lobbying firm. To learn more, visit: www.NovusInk.com. Solidus Capital Group specializes in management consulting, business valuation, and board advisory services for firms expanding into North America, Latin America, and Europe. It is spearheading an ecosystem of companies, consultants, and subject matter experts with experience from different industries and regions to support corporate and institutional clients' global strategies and growth into new markets. To learn more, visit www.solidus-capital.com. CONTACTS: NOVUS INK Advisors: client.services@NovusInk.com Solidus Capital Group: client.services@Solidus-Capital.com Contact Details NOVUS INK Advisors Client Services client.services@NovusInk.com Company Website https://www.novusink.com/about

June 11, 2024 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Assiduus Accelerates International Growth, Expands into South America

Assiduus

Assiduus, a renowned innovator and leader in multi-market ecommerce distribution, has announced its expansion into South America. With the expansion, Assiduus expects to capitalize on the region's booming ecommerce market and empower non-LatAm brands to reach millions of potential customers across South America. Despite being a rapidly growing market, South America remains under-penetrated for non-regional brands. However, Assiduus believes there is a huge appetite for international brands, particularly those of US origin. Market data suggests that ecommerce sales in Latin America are expected to rise to $160 billion by 2025. With the current growth rate, others are even more bullish, forecasting the surge to be up to $200 billion by the end of 2025. Hence, Assiduus does not just look forward to entering another market but also to opening up a unique opportunity for brands globally. Founder and CEO of Assiduus, Somdutta Singh, is confident that this expansion will be a game-changer for brands in the region and play a pivotal role in Assiduus’ growth trajectory. By establishing a presence in South America, the company looks forward to expanding its client offerings and base and solidifying its position as the leading global ecommerce accelerator: “ South America represents a vibrant landscape for ecommerce. We're excited to empower brands and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to grow their business with Assiduus and deliver great value and a convenient shopping experience for customers across South America. We’re providing our industry-leading expertise to brands, enabling them to navigate complexities like global logistics and fulfillment, access to buyer data and analytics, marketplace and inventory optimization across global platforms. This empowers brands to focus on what they do best – creating exceptional products for global audiences. ” Assiduus also looks forward to benefiting South American consumers by facilitating access to a wider variety of quality products. Their commitment to facilitating a smooth shopping experience ensures a convenient journey for customers across the region, making it easier than ever to discover and purchase their desired brands. About Assiduus Assiduus is headquartered in Delaware, US, and covers markets in North America (US & Canada), Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. They are one of the frontrunners of tech-powered cross-border ecommerce distribution, and their full-stack middleware empowers brands to navigate the complexities of global distribution and supply chain management end-to-end via one platform. Assiduus solves the five key entry barriers and challenges for consumer brands to enter, sell, and scale in a market - navigating product licensing and import regulation, data-led inventory forecasting and planning, multi-platform integration, distribution and supply chain, and access to data and analytics. Since its inception in 2018, Assiduus has grown significantly, managing over $450+ million in GMV. Recognized by Inc 5000 as a Top 600 company in 2021 and ranked No. 8 in Deloitte Fast 50 in 2022, Assiduus has partnered with leading Fortune 500 companies as a global ecommerce distribution and supply chain enabler to help them optimize and scale their ecommerce business. Contact Details Hardik Jaisingh Assiduus hardik.jaisingh@assiduusglobal.com Company Website https://www.assiduusglobal.com/

June 06, 2024 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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