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ToolsGroup Reimagines Supply Chain Decisions: Launching Decision Hub and Real-Time Decision-Centric Planning

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ToolsGroup, a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, today announced the global launch of Decision Hub, an innovative solution enabling decision-centric planning through zero-latency decision alignment. As a pioneer in solutions that enable supply chain executives to navigate uncertainty, ToolsGroup has long been on the cutting edge, enabling smarter, faster decisions that drive profit. With the release of Decision Hub, ToolsGroup now makes continuous, collaborative and asynchronous decisions in the face of supply chain volatility simple. Supply chain leaders face unprecedented and increasing supply chain disruptions. They need a faster and more effective way to decide how to respond to emerging threats and situations, unconstrained by the frustrating scheduling conflicts, endless email threads and ad hoc discussions missing critical voices that characterize today’s decision-making process. Decision Hub transforms traditional supply chain decisions by bringing together the right stakeholders at the right time, armed with the right information to make better decisions faster. With Decision Hub, teams can come together in a virtual situation room to collaborate in real-time to run multiple scenarios, evaluate potential impacts, and decide on the most profitable response. Cross-functional teams can react earlier to changes affecting the balancing of supply and demand, evaluate options to mitigate risks and exploit opportunities, and align on the best actions. By making decisions more efficiently, companies will be able to make plans to respond to changes in the supply chain far enough in advance to maximize the returns on working capital. "Today, data latency, poor collaboration and rigid decision-making processes all work against companies trying to make the right decisions in the face of uncertainty. Supply chain leaders must collaborate seamlessly and respond in real-time to critical events, adapting production and distribution plans to changes in demand and supply. Decision Hub reimagines this process, innovating decision collaboration for the speed of today’s supply chain," said Robert Kaufholz, Senior VP of Product Management at ToolsGroup. We are excited to welcome the initial beta users of this transformative technology. If you’re interested in learning more, come visit ToolsGroup today at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2024 conference in Booth #817 in the Planning Village or read more HERE. About ToolsGroup ToolsGroup’s innovative AI-powered solutions enable retailers, distributors and manufacturers to navigate through supply chain uncertainty. Our retail and supply chain planning suites empower a new level of intelligent decision-making and unlock powerful business improvements in forecast accuracy, service levels and inventory – delighting customers and achieving financial and sustainability KPIs.. Stay in touch with ToolsGroup on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, or visit www.toolsgroup.com. Contact Details Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://www.toolsgroup.com

May 06, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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5thScape to list its first game “MMA Cage Conquest” on Meta Store: Ultimate Virtual MMA Experience

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Mixed Martial Arts fans and enthusiasts, your virtual fighting dreams have arrived! 5th Scape delivers a transformative experience with "MMA Cage Conquest," stepping far beyond traditional fighting games into true sensory immersion. Step into the iconic MMA cage, feel the roar of the crowd and become the champion you always envisioned. The 5thScape Project is an ambitious venture that aims to create a comprehensive Virtual Reality ecosystem. In this VR ecosystem many developers, gamers and experts from various industries can collaborate. This is a VR gaming studio startup in which they focus on developing games, movies, animations etc. Apart from this, they are also planning to launch a special VR headset and a VR Chair which is an ergonomically perfect chair for long gaming sessions. Now, coming back to the game, - "MMA Cage Conquest" redefines virtual combat. Its skill-based system demands true martial arts strategy along with honed reflexes. Learn and master strikes like a real-life wrestling professional. It includes (not limited to) powerful grappling throws and the intricacies of ground control to secure your victories. Feel the impact of every blow, the thrill of a perfectly executed submission, and the tension of a match fought on the razor's edge. Training lies at the heart of "MMA Cage Conquest." This journey transcends button-mashing and enters the realm of personal development. Start as an eager underdog, mastering the fundamentals through rigorous simulations. Refine your striking, defense, and ground game, tracking your progression and building unshakeable confidence. With each session, you don't just play the game – you live the fight. MMA Cage Conquest is all set to make gaming experiences more vigorous and a powerhouse for the senses. Feel the rush in your bones as you climb the leaderboards, and establish yourself as the ultimate MMA cage conqueror. Ready to unleash your inner champion? " MMA Cage Conquest " will be available on the Meta platform. Submitted for listing on May 2, 2024, the developers await approval from Meta. Visit 5thscape.com for trailers, release updates, and the latest news on your journey to become the undisputed MMA Cage Conqueror. Contact Details 5th Scape 5thScape Team +1 302-597-6768 Team@5thscape.com Company Website https://5thscape.com

May 03, 2024 06:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ToolsGroup Named Leader in Seven G2 Categories for Spring 2024

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ToolsGroup, a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, is thrilled to announce that it has been recognized as a Leader in seven separate G2 Spring 2024 reports. This achievement underscores ToolsGroup’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the supply chain industry. “We feel honored that so many of our customers have publicly shared their experience with ToolsGroup’s solutions,” said Kevin Young, CMO and Chief Growth Officer at ToolsGroup. “Our customers’ success is our success. At a time when disruptions and uncertainties have become the norm, it is truly gratifying that our AI-driven supply chain solutions are helping brands around the world maximize their service levels while minimizing inventory and working capital investments, regardless of the complexity of their supply chain or the amount of uncertainty.” Across all report categories, just 10% of all listed vendors made it to the G2 Spring reports, and less than 4% of products and services earn Leader recognition. Based on a wealth of direct customer reviews, ToolsGroup earned recognition as a Leader in the following reports: · Grid® Report for Supply Chain Planning | Spring 2024 · Europe Regional Grid® Report for Supply Chain Planning | Spring 2024 · EMEA Regional Grid® Report for Supply Chain Planning | Spring 2024 · Momentum Grid® Leader for Demand Planning | Spring 2024 · Grid® Report for Demand Planning | Spring 2024 · Europe Regional Grid® Report for Demand Planning | Spring 2024 · EMEA Regional Grid® Report for Demand Planning | Spring 2024 To qualify for inclusion in the Supply Chain Planning category, a product must provide planning tools for demand, inventory, replenishment and ordering, facilitate delivery schedules and load planning, and customize plans based on individual business priorities. Solutions in the Demand Planning category must produce reliable forecasts by extracting key insights from metrics like inventory trackers, converting raw data into actionable forecasts, supporting automation and leveraging predictive analysis. Additional Resources: Learn more about ToolsGroup’s industry recognition from customers and analysts HERE. See ToolsGroup’s G2 reviews HERE. Find out why customers are rating ToolsGroup so highly at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium in Orlando, FL May 6-8. Experience the latest AI-based solutions at Booth #817 in the Planning Village. Book a meeting with our experts today! About ToolsGroup ToolsGroup’s innovative AI-powered solutions enable retailers, distributors and manufacturers to navigate through supply chain uncertainty. Our retail and supply chain planning suites empower a new level of intelligent decision-making and unlock powerful business improvements in forecast accuracy, service levels and inventory – delighting customers and achieving financial and sustainability KPIs.. Stay in touch with ToolsGroup on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, or visit www.toolsgroup.com. Contact Details Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://www.toolsgroup.com

May 02, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ASHKENAZY ACQUISITION CORP TRANSFORMS VERNON HILLS RETAIL VILLAGE

Ashkenazy

Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, a private real estate investment firm owned by Ben Ashkenazy, is proud to announce that it has revitalized Vernon Hills Village, the premier, open-air retail village in the heart of Westchester County, serving more than one million residents and visitors. Vernon Hills Village boasts more than 20 curated retail, entertainment, and food experiences, including newly signed tenants such as Nike, Sephora, Lululemon, Pottery Barn, Ever/Body, Sweetgreen, Serafina, and Starbucks. Ashkenazy is devoted to continually providing the most welcoming, interactive experiences at Vernon Hills Village, which is now 100 percent leased. Vernon Hills Village is an upscale, open-air retail village located on White Plains Road, a short drive from White Plains’ thriving business district, and surrounded by picturesque towns, quaint villages, parks, and other green spaces. The eclectic mix of coveted lifestyle brands serve shoppers both locally and those who travel from many miles away. “We’re excited to introduce these leading lifestyle brands into Vernon Hills Village, infusing a new level of energy and excitement into a long-time shopping destination in Westchester County,” said Joe Press, COO of Ashkenazy Acquisition. “Consumers crave in-person experiences that allow them to interact directly with retailers and each other in a vibrant, communal setting with shopping and dining options for the whole family. Our capital improvements and leasing initiative at this outstanding property further reflects our dedication to delivering best-in-class, irreplaceable assets with a sense of vitality.” The revitalization and upscale leasing at Vernon Hills Village is part of Ben Ashkenazy’s broader business model, investing in and renovating best-in-class, irreplaceable retail destinations in key markets throughout the United States. Additional Ashkenazy locations include Bayside Marketplace in Miami, Shops at Rivercenter in San Antonio, and Shops at the Bravern in Seattle, and Beverly Connection, in Los Angeles, among many others. Note: Images of Vernon Hills Village are available here About Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation Headquartered in New York City, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation is a private real estate investment firm focusing on the acquisition, development, asset management and marketing of retail, hotel, and office assets. Ashkenazy Acquisition’s portfolio boasts over 15 million square feet of retail, hospitality, office, and residential properties, located throughout the United States, Canada and England. With a portfolio containing more than 100 buildings valued at approximately $12 billion, Ashkenazy Acquisition has a superior performance history in purchasing and managing premier assets worldwide. Ashkenazy Acquisition is comprised of an experienced team of in-house, seasoned professionals, with deep experience in acquisitions, finance, construction, leasing, development and marketing. The integrated team of real estate professionals offers exceptional expertise at all levels of the transaction and subsequent management. Contact Details Marino Russ Colchamiro +1 646-285-5137 rcolchamiro@marinopr.com

May 01, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ToolsGroup Recognized in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Supply Chain Planning Solutions

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ToolsGroup, a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, is proud to announce that it has been recognized in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions. Gartner Magic Quadrant research methodology provides a graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology providers in fast-growing markets: Leaders, Visionaries, Niche Players and Challengers. In the 2024 report, Gartner recognized ToolsGroup for its “ability to execute and completeness of vision.” ToolsGroup’s software solutions offer retailers, distributors and manufacturers a comprehensive set of capabilities that enhance the resilience and performance of their operations. Through a unique probabilistic planning approach that leverages AI and real-time enterprise data, ToolsGroup enables decision-making at the pace of modern business. These capabilities include proactive risk monitoring for anticipating and managing uncertainties, as well as advanced probabilistic techniques for precise demand and supply planning. Timely detection of supply chain events is also ensured through adept data latency handling, facilitating swift re-optimization. “We are honored to be once again recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions,” said ToolsGroup CEO, Inna Kuznetsova. “We believe this recognition reflects our continuous efforts to drive supply chain efficiencies for our customers around the globe, making supply chain a force for good. Proud of the powerful results we deliver to our customers, we are committed to continued innovation as we expand the use of AI and decision-centric planning across the platform.” Get a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions here. This recognition in the Gartner Magic Quadrant follows ToolsGroup’s other recent recognitions in the Gartner® Peer Insights™ Voice of the Customer: Supply Chain Planning Solutions and as a Notable Vendor in the 2023 Mid-Market Context Magic Quadrant™ for Supply Chain Planning Solutions. Read more about these reports and download a copy. Join ToolsGroup at the Gartner conference in Orlando ToolsGroup is exhibiting at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium in Orlando, FL May 6-8. Attendees looking to experience the latest AI-based solutions should visit Booth #817 in the Planning Village. Book a meeting with our experts today! Chris Gonzales, Vice President, Operations & Supply Chain Shelter Solutions at Cornerstone Building Brands, one of ToolsGroup’s leading customers, will present on May 6 at 4:35 pm in the Supply Chain Expo, Stage 3 - Pacific Hall, discussing how a fast growing U.S. exterior building products company is leveraging digital supply chain technology from ToolsGroup and partner River Logic to unlock value as it embarks on a fast-paced growth journey with an aggressive acquisition strategy. Gartner Disclaimer: GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner and Magic Quadrant and Peer Insights are a registered trademark, of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner Peer Insights content consists of the opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences with the vendors listed on the platform, should not be construed as statements of fact, nor do they represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in this content nor makes any warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this content, about its accuracy or completeness, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo CSCOs and supply chain leaders are continuously confronted with increasingly complex challenges and are expected to outperform and overdeliver. Top supply chain organizations navigate through the turbulence by solving present-day issues and positioning themselves for long-term success. The Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2024 conference offers pragmatic advice and future-focused insight for supply chains to deliver now and in the future. Network with 3,000+ peers and vet new technologies at our Exhibit Showcase. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally, and SUPPLY CHAIN SYMPOSIUM/XPO is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved. About ToolsGroup ToolsGroup’s innovative AI-powered solutions enable retailers, distributors and manufacturers to navigate through supply chain uncertainty. Our retail and supply chain planning suites empower a new level of intelligent decision-making and unlock powerful business improvements in forecast accuracy, service levels and inventory – delighting customers and achieving financial and sustainability KPIs.. Stay in touch with ToolsGroup on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, or visit www.toolsgroup.com. Contact Details Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://www.toolsgroup.com

April 30, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Small Business Week: Tech Tools

News Media Group, Inc.

Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

April 29, 2024 10:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Leading Brand in Inclusive Beauty Black Radiance Adds All-New Products to Melanin-Minded Line

Black Radiance

Black Radiance, the trusted cosmetics brand for women of color, is expanding its dedication to inclusive beauty with its latest collection of products. For over thirty years, Black Radiance has led the charge toward recognizing and celebrating the diversity of darker complexions by offering affordable, high-quality cosmetics with uncompromising color, trusted coverage, and formula innovation. As an extension of the brand's mission, Black Radiance launched four new affordable products that encourage people of color to embrace, enhance, define, and love their shade of beauty. The launches include The Pressed Powder, Beyond A Pout™ Lip Balm, Bold & Sexy™ Gel Eyeliner, and Brilliant Effects™ Eye Shadow Palette. "Embracing the diverse beauty of melanin-rich skin tones has been at the heart of Black Radiance for over thirty years,” said K. MacDonald Parris, Vice President, Marketing at Black Radiance. “With our latest collection, we continue our commitment to inclusivity, offering affordable, high-quality cosmetics that empower people of color to define and celebrate their unique shades of beauty." Essential to the brand’s complexion product line, the Pressed Powder is formulated to balance melanin-rich skin tones with a matte finish that looks fresh all day. The lightweight, pigment-rich powder is available in twelve shades, including 3 new fair to light shades to meet the diverse range of complexions among women of color. All shades are available now on Amazon and in-store at Walmart in June. Over 90% of consumers indicated skin moisture was significantly improved after applying the formula. The shea butter lip balm is infused with Vitamin E, Sodium Hyaluronate, and an exclusive blend of ten botanical oils, to prime, moisturize, soften, and condition lips. The multi-benefit lip balm comes in 5 vibrant yet sheer shades to accentuate melanated lips, including Pamper in clear, Kissable in mauve, Pucker Up in red, Luscious in plum, and the best-seller Smooches in fuchsia. Black Radiance Bold & Sexy™ Gel Eyeliner contours, shapes, and defines with custom definition. The dual-ended pencil features two waterproof formulas, a thin, tapered pencil for contouring and outlining and a thicker crayon that saturates eyelids with smudge-proof matte color that can be worn as an eye shadow. Rounding out the collection, Black Radiance expanded the Brilliant Effects™ Eye Shadow Palette collections with two new colorways: Paradise and Starstruck. Paradise features twelve pigment-rich hues inspired by an oasis of lush, evergreen gardens to define eyes with vivid imagination while Starstruck captivates attention with mesmerizing metallic shades that give eyes a sensational glow. Black Radiance is available to shop at www.blackradiancebeauty.com, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, and CVS. For more information and updates, visit www.blackradiancebeauty.com and follow @blackradiancebeauty on social media. High res images, interviews, and media samples are available upon request. About Black Radiance: For over 30 years, Black Radiance® has recognized, represented, and celebrated the diversity of darker complexions by offering affordable, high-quality cosmetics with uncompromising color, trusted coverage, and formula innovation. Black Radiance empowers and inspires women of color through cosmetics, beauty, and lifestyles. Our mission – to enable Black women worldwide to be even more beautiful. We promise to create both products and experiences that encourage women of color worldwide to embrace, enhance, define, and love their shade of beauty. Contact Details Six One Agency Cami Carlson camryn@six-one.com

April 29, 2024 08:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Family Tech Trends – Spring 2024

News Media Group, Inc.

Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

April 26, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder to Return to Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting One Year After Arrest in Omaha

NLPC

As the annual meeting for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on May 4 in Omaha approaches, National Legal and Policy Center Chairman Peter Flaherty plans a return to the same stage where last year, while presenting NLPC’s shareholder proposal, Warren Buffett cut off his speech and Flaherty was arrested. Trumped-up charges against Flaherty were later dropped. NLPC has another proposal on Berkshire’s 2024 proxy statement and Flaherty is scheduled to speak on the measure for his allotted five minutes. The nonprofit corporate watchdog released a short video that briefly recounts last year’s incident and points out Mr. Buffett’s contradictory positions on how he manages shareholder meetings. The video may be found on NLPC’s website: https://nlpc.org/corporate-integrity-project/video-nlpc-returns-to-berkshire-hathaway-annual-meeting-one-year-after-chairmans-arrest/ The video highlights a past statement Mr. Buffett made to CNBC. Responding to an interviewer’s question about Berkshire allowing investors who attend the popular annual meeting to ask any question they want, Mr. Buffett responded, “We’ve got a partnership feeling toward the people who have given us their money, and we don’t screen ‘em, and they can ask whatever’s on their mind.” However, last year Mr. Buffett made an exception to that principle when Peter Flaherty – during his official remarks presenting NLPC’s shareholder proposal, which was on the meeting agenda – brought up Mr. Buffett’s relationship with billionaire Bill Gates, their shared philanthropic efforts, and Mr. Gates’s troubling relationship with deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. At that point, Flaherty’s microphone was silenced, and security and Omaha law enforcement forcibly walked him out of the arena and to a local police precinct, where he was arrested, booked, fingerprinted and held for about three hours. As NLPC argued last year in a report to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Berkshire’s identity is inextricably linked with Mr. Buffett’s. As such, his philanthropic activities and personal associations are fair targets for criticism, unlike those of nearly any other corporate Chairman/CEO. NLPC also filed a complaint with the SEC late last year over Berkshire’s inappropriate treatment of Flaherty at the meeting. “Warren Buffett boasts that shareholders can ask questions on any topic they desire, but I guess that doesn’t include questions about Bill Gates or Jeffrey Epstein,” Flaherty said. This year’s shareholder proposal addresses concerns about Berkshire’s risk vulnerabilities over the amount its sales and supply chain depend on China. Subsidiaries such as Duracell and Fruit of the Loom, and significant investments such as Apple and Coca-Cola, substantially depend on access to the communist nation. NLPC also filed a proxy memo with the SEC in support of this year’s proposal. The video released by NLPC concludes by wondering if Mr. Buffett will keep his word, and let all Berkshire investors say “whatever is on their mind.” For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

April 24, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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