The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-26T06:01:20Z Crestron shatters records at InfoComm 2017 2017-06-26T06:01:20Z crestron-shatters-records-at-infocomm-2017 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #042eee} li.li2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} li.li3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #042eee} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font: 13.0px Helvetica; font-kerning: none} span.s3 {font: 9.0px Helvetica; font-kerning: none} span.s4 {font: 11.0px Helvetica; text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #042eee} span.s5 {font: 9.0px Helvetica; text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #042eee} span.s6 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} span.s7 {font-kerning: none; color: #000000} ul.ul1 {list-style-type: disc} Crestron Wins Company-Best 26 Industry Awards at InfoComm® 2017 Crestron Mercury™, DM® NVX Series, Avia™ DSPs and Amplifiers, and DMPS 3-Series® Presentation Systems, among others, receive top honours at largest professional AV show in North America Sydney – June 26, 2017 – Crestron, a global leader in enterprise control and automation technology, announced today it received a company-best 26 industry awards at InfoComm 2017, the largest event in North America focused on the professional AV industry. Crestron was recognised in multiple categories by leading AV industry trade publications. “Crestron is extremely proud and honoured to be recognised by the AV industry for a company-best twenty-six awards at InfoComm 2017,” said Fred Bargetzi, Chief Technology Officer. “These awards are validation of the hard work and ingenuity of the hundreds of engineers and visionaries in our R&D labs. They share a passion and relentless commitment to push the boundaries of what’s possible and anticipate our customers’ needs.” Crestron received the following awards at InfoComm 2017: rAVe Reader’s Choice Awards Favourite Manufacturer-Based Training Program Favourite Control / Signal Processing Manufacturer Favourite Overall Systems Product: DigitalMedia™ Commercial Integrator® Best Awards Audio Conferencing Solution: Crestron Mercury Collaboration: Crestron Mercury Video Distribution Systems: DM-NVX-350 Large-Scale Control Systems: CP3N Touch Screens: TSW-1060 Programming, Design & Engineering Solutions: Crestron Studio® Government Video® Best of Show Awards Crestron Mercury DMPS 3-Series Presentation System DMPS3-4K-300-C Avia 12x8 Digital Signal Processor Avia 8-Channel Power Amplifier Digital Graphics Engine DM-DGE-200-C SCN® InfoComm Installation Product Awards Most Innovative IoT Product: Crestron Mercury AV Technology Best of Show Awards Crestron Mercury DigitalMedia Network AV Encoder/Decoder DM-NVX-350 Avia Digital Signal Processor w/Dante™ DSP-1283 DMPS 3-Series Presentation System DMPS3-4K-300-C Sound & Video Contractor® Best of Show Awards Crestron Mercury Avia 8-Channel Power Amplifier AMP-8150 4K Multi-Window Video Processor HD-WP-4K-401-C Digital Signage “Best of Show” DigitalMedia Network AV Encoder/Decoder DM-NVX-350 Tech & Learning® “Best of Show” DMPS 3-Series Presentation System DMPS3-4K-300-C Digital Graphics Engine DM-DGE-200-C GPA Global Excellence Award Crestron was also honoured to receive a prestigious 2017 GPA Global Excellence Award. These are awarded annually to the leading audio, video, and UC manufacturers and vendors who show the highest level of commitment to delivering a superior experience worldwide. - ENDS - About Crestron At Crestron we build the technology that integrates technology. Our automation and control solutions for homes and buildings let people control entire environments with the push of a button, integrating systems such as AV, lighting, shading, security, BMS and HVAC to provide greater comfort, convenience and security. All of our products are designed and built to work together as a complete system, enabling you to monitor, manage and control everything from one platform. Our products are backed by more than 90 fully-staffed offices that provide 24 x 7 x 365 sales, technical, and training support across the globe. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Discover Crestron by visiting *** All brand names, product names, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Certain trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. ©2017 Crestron Electronics, Inc. Contact Information DEC PR Jennifer Gillis, Ruth Fletcher or Duyen Nguyen / (02) 8014 5033 Nominate a deserving AusMumpreneur and show your support for Australian mums in business 2017-06-22T02:00:12Z nominate-a-deserving-ausmumpreneur-and-show-your-support-for-australian-mums-in-business The AusMumpreneur Conference and AusMumpreneur Awards are all about supporting Australian mums in business. This event provides a unique opportunity for women from all over Australia to come together to gain new skills, promote their business, connect with fellow mums in business, learn from leading business experts and celebrate the success of the best and brightest in the industry. Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Australian mumpreneur industry. The categories that will be judged are: AusMumpreneur of the Year Rising Star AusMumpreneur of the Year Emerging AusMumpreneur of the Year Regional Business Award Product Innovation Award Digital Innovation Award Sustainability Award Business Excellence Award AusMumpreneur Network Excellence Award Women’s Business School Excellence Award Global Brand Award Big Idea Award Making A Difference Award Retail Business Award Service Business Award Handmade Business Award The People's Choice Awards: Influencer Award Customer Service Award Making a Difference Award (Business) Making a Difference Award (Non-profit) Business owners or those who wish to nominate a mumpreneur, can go to: Nominations close on Friday the 30th of June 2017. Media Contact: Candice Meisels 0481 369 484 Data Governance Australia launches Code to promote culture of best practice and drive innovative use of data 2017-06-20T23:29:04Z data-governance-australia-launches-code-to-promote-culture-of-best-practice-and-drive-innovative-use-of-data SYDNEY, 21 May, 2017 – Data Governance Australia (DGA) has today announced the launch of a draft Code of Practice (the Code) as part of its ongoing effort to set leading industry standards and benchmarks for the responsible collection, use, management and disclosure of data. The Code aims to promote a culture of best practice as well as to drive innovation by increasing consumer confidence and trust in the data-practices of organisations. The draft Code will be released for public consultation on 21 June until 21 July 2017. During this period, DGA will take feedback and submissions on the Code from interested stakeholders, including government, business and consumer groups. All submissions and feedback can be sent to or alternatively through the DGA website at The launch of the Code is timely, as keeping pace with the data economy is a global challenge that’s affecting every industry. The Code presents Australia with an opportunity to lead the charge in self-regulation and assert itself as a forward-thinking country for the rest of the world to follow suit. “Data is one of the most valuable assets in our digital economy and there are currently many untapped opportunities for innovation using data,” said Jodie Sangster, CEO of DGA. “The ways in which organisations collect, use, manage and disclose data will continue to change rapidly with technological advancements.The Code is an initiative to increase consumer trust and drive transparency in data-handling practices. Organisations that meet the standards outlined in the Code will be able to demonstrate that consumer trust is front and centre of their business.” “Self-regulation is the right approach in the era of rapid transformation,” she continued. “Introducing laws and regulations run the risk of stifling innovation and creating a regime that is not flexible enough to respond to the rate of change.” Chair of DGA Board, Graeme Samuel added, “Data is held in staggering volumes across multiple platforms and consumers are demanding transparency, proving that the time is right for Data Governance Australia to introduce its Code of Practice. This body exists to assist businesses to thrive through innovation and to promote greater productivity while enhancing consumer trust and greater regulatory compliance. Ensuring that businesses gain the trust of consumers is vital, as is the empowerement of the business user through the collective establishment and enforcement of responsible data-practices.” About The DGA Code of Practice The Code will contain ten core principles and extends beyond the Privacy Act in several respects by setting highter standards and most importanty does not only apply to ‘personal information’ (as defined by the Privacy Act), but may also apply to ‘data’ about consumers more broadly. These core principles are: No-harm rule Honesty & Transparency Fairness Choice Accuracy and Access Accountability Stewardship Security Enforcement DGA is also consulting with relevant government bodies and industry stakeholders about data portability issues. Some other important aspects of the Code are as follows: ‘No-harm rule’ - Organisations that sign up to the Code must ensure that they do not cause harm to consumers as a result of the collection, use or disclosure of the consumer’s personal information. This goes beyond the Privacy Act as it requires organisations to consider the potential impact of their data-practices on the consumer and use best endeavours to ensure that its data-practices do not result in harm to consumers. Community expectations – Organisations that sign up to the Code are required to consider whether, and ensure that their data- practices, are consistent with community expectations. This aspect of the Code will promote consumer trust and the ethical use of data. Fairness – Organisations that sign up to the Code must also consider the ‘fairness’ to the consumers in the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. In considering the ‘fairness’ of a particular data-practice, organisations will be required to take a range of factors into account, including for example, the circumsntances in which the personal infortmation was collected, the reasonable community expectations with respect to the use of personal information, and the risk of harm a particular data-practice may pose to consumers. Enforcement – The Code will be enforced by the Code Authority, which consists of three members from consumer groups, three members from the industry and an independent chair. A draft copy of the Code is now available for download at: About DGA Data Governance Australia (DGA) is a not-for-profit association founded in 2016 in order to establish industry standards and bench marks around the collection, use and management of data in Australia. DGA provides education, thought leadership and advocacy services to its members to promote and foster an understanding of how data can be used responsibly to drive innovation and competitive advantage while increasing consumer trust and complying with regulatory requirements. The members of DGA come from a cross section of Australian industry and include major financial institutions, leading retailers, law firms, real estate corporations, aviation, and specialist data suppliers including technology, software and consulting service providers. Media contacts: Progressiva Jo Balfour M: +61 405 542 018 Shuba Paheerathan M: +61 438 606 424 The Optical Co announces the launch of innovative new optical retail brand: Level 28 2017-06-20T04:39:59Z the-optical-co-announces-the-launch-of-innovative-new-optical-retail-brand-level-28 Press Release For Immediate Release Sydney, Australia, 20th June 2017, The Optical Co is proud to announce the launch of an innovative new optical retail brand, Level 28. The rollout is expected to begin in the last quarter of 2017. Level 28 is a bespoke dedicated retail brand where every aspect of the frame and sunglass design process will be exclusively designed for the novel Level 28 brand. The brand will be supported by an online presence to ensure a truly Omni channel shopping experience. In addition eye examinations using state of the art equipment will be offered at the stores. Level 28 is a sophisticated brand which will appeal to all areas of the optical landscape. The Level 28 product ranges have been designed to hold innovative and modern designer appeal, whilst still remaining cost effective. It will be targeted at the growing millennial customer base; however will have a large enough range to appeal to a wide range of demographics. Colin Kangisser, CEO and shareholder of The Optical Co proudly states: “The Optical Company has and will continue to develop as a leading optical provider in Australia, with its unique vertically integrated retail brand strategy including comprehensive optometry services. In order to complement our existing brand portfolio and to reach out to a diversified customer base including the growing millennial market, we recognize Level 28 as another part of our business. Level 28 is the one and only concept store which we believe appeals to a wide demographic by offering a wide range of eyewear. Level 28 has been developed from our studies of optical trends both internationally and locally and we are confident that with our experience in the optical industry, in both private and listed businesses, we will make Level 28 a great success in Australia as with our other brands.” Level 28 is a studio, gallery environment, where stunning high quality eyewear will be on show from fashion forward collection to everyday sleek styles designed exclusively for Level 28 by international designers. The materials and finishes palette has been crafted to form the perfect staging area for Level 28 products and services and gives Level 28 a whole new shopping experience. The exceptional contemporary environment, coupled together with crisp brand collateral and exquisite lighting will bring the Level 28 brand and retail space to life. Media Contact: Colin Kangisser | Chief Executive Officer Suite 202 418A Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW Australia 2010 T +61 2 9212 4871 | F +61 2 9212 3545 | M +61411759995 About The Optical Co: Founded in 2006, The Optical Co ‘TOC’ is a leading independent optical group in Australia. TOC management has a successful history in building optical businesses to the benefit of all stakeholders. TOC has a vertically integrated retail network of optical stores, including wholesale distribution, eye safety divisions and multiple e-commerce sites. Across the store network, TOC operates a number of different brands, which function independently of each other in their own respective markets. Across all brands, TOC offers premium quality eyewear and eyecare through the provision of international brands and the latest in optometry equipment. TOC’s retail brands include nib Eye Care Centre, Prevue Eyewear, The Optical Co, Stacey & Stacey Optometrists and Kevin Paisley Fashion Eyewear. This gives TOC a strong local brand presence with ability to utilise significantly sized internal and third party databases. TOC harnesses the advantages of being a larger group, whilst encouraging the independent character of each respective business culture and staff. The management team consists of a group with a wealth of optical and retail experience. These experiences extend to the management, administrative, marketing, supply chain and legal aspects of running and growing an optical business in Australia. LogMeIn makes digital customer service smarter; takes aim at CRM market with introduction of Bold360 2017-06-09T00:00:00Z logmein-makes-digital-customer-service-smarter-takes-aim-at-crm-market-with-introduction-of-bold360 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 9 June 2017 – LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) today introduced Bold360, an intelligent customer engagement platform that provides a modern, flexible way for companies to interact with customers and get a real-time 360-degree view of all touchpoints and contextual data in a single solution.  Through a powerful combination of popular digital engagement channels, support tools, and a unified interface, Bold360 is taking on the traditional customer service market by bridging the gap between the customer and vital business information; helping companies deliver the immediate and personalised experience today’s consumers expect.   “The rise of digital, artificial intelligence and mobile-first lifestyles has changed how customers want to interact with their favourite brands,” said Mary Wardley, Program Vice President, Loyalty and Customer Care, IDC.  “As a result, companies need to rethink how they approach customer service to stay competitive.  Offering a variety of engagement channels is just the beginning.  The experience – whether automated or agent-assisted – needs to be seamless and the information contextual, to deliver the type of experience that will create long-term brand loyalty.”   According to a recent report from Gartner entitled The Eight Building Blocks of CRM: Data and Information (July 2016), there are a handful of key challenges when it comes to an organisation’s CRM strategy.  Specifically, they cite that “creating, maintaining and leveraging a single view of the customer is hard to achieve internally and the required capabilities are not provided by many CRM vendors. Many solutions fail to consider the myriad of channels used by customers to interact with organisations”.   Legacy customer service and CRM systems house only a small portion of customer data across various disparate systems, making it hard for companies to ever get a full picture of their customers.  Bold360 is addressing this challenge by combining the rich customer profiles and actionable data agents need with the fast, frictionless service customers have come to expect.  Intelligent automation also empowers customers with self-service tools, thereby eliminating routine tasks from the agent workflow to improve contact centre efficiencies and deliver the type of customer experiences that build loyalty.   “The future of customer service lies in being able to create a truly exceptional and meaningful experience for customers”, said Michael Blaine, Senior Director, Customer Service at VF Corporation.  “Utilising technology to understand your customers while providing easily accessible and real-time information to your agents can help deliver a truly unique and personalised experience.  Bold360 is an exciting first step toward this vision and we are excited to see where LogMeIn takes it in the future.”   With today’s release Bold360 includes: An intuitive interface - Empowers agents with the information needed to resolve issues quickly by consolidating data from different systems and presenting a unified view of all customer interactions. Agents can work across different channels while seeing a complete history of all interactions for the customer they are assisting.   No code integrations – Easily integrate popular business systems including Salesforce and Zendesk, to provide that information directly into the Bold360 agent interface, without needing to toggle between applications. World-class omni-channel engagement – Seamlessly engage with customers across a variety of channels including live chat, Facebook Messenger, email and more.  Bold360 offers the right engagement for the level of support needed without clunky handoffs and preserves the context of conversations across channels to help agents address issues quickly.  Intelligent automation -- Helps agents respond to commonly asked questions with the ability to create, curate and manage answers.  The system gets smarter over time and can be applied to self-service interactions or to inform agents in an assisted interaction.  Remote support – With features including remote control, file transfer and co-browsing, agents can seamlessly escalate visitors to remote support all in one interface to drive efficiency and quickly resolve customer issues.  “There is a significant white space when it comes to engagement capabilities of traditional CRM tools,” said Paddy Srinivasan, General Manager, Customer Engagement and Support Solutions.  “As customer expectations change, the old way of managing customer interactions will no longer suffice.  Bold360 not only helps businesses interact with their customers, but also builds intelligent & actionable profiles that help brands offer the right recommendation at the right time based on all the information about that customer – not just a small subset based on past interactions.  As Bold360 continues to evolve and capabilities expand, those customer profiles will continue to get richer and will serve as an essential tool for customer service organisations everywhere.”  Pricing and availability Bold360 is available today.  Pricing depends on deployment size and use case.  Additional resources: Website Blog: Introducing Bold360: Making Digital Customer Service Smarter Demo Video ###  LogMeIn’s customer engagement & support portfolio LogMeIn delivers industry leading solutions designed to empower knowledge workers to deliver more human, personalised and intelligent customer engagement and support across all digital channels and devices that drives increased satisfaction, engagement and productivity.  More than 50,000 companies rely on LogMeIn’s customer engagement portfolio to support 200 million customer interactions every year.  About LogMeIn, Inc. LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) simplifies how people connect with each other and the world around them to drive meaningful interactions, deepen relationships, and create better outcomes for individuals and businesses. One of the world’s top 10 public SaaS companies, and a market leader in communication & conferencing, identity & access, and customer engagement & support solutions, LogMeIn has millions of customers spanning virtually every country across the globe. LogMeIn is headquartered in Boston with additional locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Media contacts Amanda Conroy / India Bednall Espresso Communications on behalf of LogMeIn P: +61 28016 2200 E: WFC Announces the Heavy Furniture Discounts Now in Sydney 2017-06-07T11:18:28Z wfc-announces-the-heavy-furniture-discounts-now-in-sydney Did you ever try to locate the furniture stores where you can get the heavy discounts? Have you been feeling helpless by watching people buying stuff from the Brisbane's biggest furniture store at discounted prices? but you can't afford the transportation expenses for getting the furniture from Brisbane to Sydney?  People of Sydney were waiting for this opportunity as they grabbed it now as the Brisbane's biggest furniture warehouse has been moved to their city. From the everyday hustle and bustle, Sydney people have got some time to shape their dreams for furnishing their places with innovative designs and surprising discounts. You are going to get everything you love the most for furnishing your bedroom with the huge options in the bedroom furniture and every single piece designed to enjoy the comforts in your bedroom.  When you find lots of options for bedroom furniture, you would get enthralled by getting the high-quality mattresses along with your purchase of beds. This is no longer a matter of concern for someone aware of the Brisbane’s biggest furniture house, WFC. They are moving to Sydney shortly and come up with an idea to make every single piece of furniture as per the choice of others. Once you are done with your expensive shopping of furniture by visiting the retail stores, you would find it the amazing option to explore the options during the heavy discount offers at the Warehouse Furniture Store. There are lots of options you can access throughout your shopping for each room whether you need for furnishing your indoor space or for the outdoor cafeteria. They have metal furniture to wooden furnishing pieces so that you can easily make your place furnished wonderfully with no obstruction. You will have to be ready for the upcoming event as you can access all options by ensuring your reach immediately. ECRM Acquires Hyper-Growth Retail Technology Company RangeMe 2017-06-06T23:59:24Z ecrm-acquires-hyper-growth-retail-technology-company-rangeme SOLON, OH and SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 6, 2017 – Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM®), an international leader in product sourcing and category planning solutions, announced today it has acquired RangeMe, the award-winning online platform that streamlines new product discovery between suppliers and retailers. RangeMe brings unparalleled online scalability and best of breed technology that will complement the significant foundation ECRM has developed over the past two decades in assisting retail buyers with discovering new products and boosting the effectiveness of category planning. “Technology has always been a crucial component of our business, but this acquisition will accelerate and strengthen our ability to help buyers and sellers work through the category planning process as the most complete solution in the retail industry,” said Greg Farrar, CEO of ECRM. “By incorporating RangeMe’s digital product discovery solution into ECRM’s processes and services, we can be the true extension of the buyer’s sourcing and category planning efforts.” San Francisco-based RangeMe is changing the way retailers and product suppliers do business by giving buyers an efficient way to discover innovative new products and manage the inbound product submission process. For suppliers, they are given increased control over the marketing of their products and greater access to retail buyers. In the past year alone, RangeMe has grown to nearly 65,000 suppliers and more than 210,000 active products across all categories. “ECRM has been, and continues to be, the industry standard in category planning services,” said Nicky Jackson, CEO and Founder of RangeMe. “We are excited to bring our industry-leading online sourcing technology and unprecedented growth to ECRM. Together, we are able to position ourselves as the complete and preferred end-to-end category sourcing solution in retail today and for the future.” With this acquisition, ECRM and RangeMe are bringing advantageous streamlined technology to a wider breadth of customers, and influencing the evolution of the CPG industry. “We started the RangeMe journey to bring efficiency and speed to the way retailers discover products, and to provide smaller suppliers big opportunities to revolutionize the CPG industry,” said Nicky. “As part of ECRM, we are fully realizing this vision and leading the retail industry into a new age of technology-driven innovation.” “Together with RangeMe, ECRM will be better positioned to provide even more strategic value to our clients by offering incredibly effective product discovery and category planning solutions,” said Greg. “We look forward to welcoming the RangeMe team and working together to help shape the evolving retail industry.” About ECRM ECRM helps buyers and suppliers increase productivity, optimize product assortments and enhance collaboration efforts via its service offerings that include product discovery, category development and category planning. Over the past 20+ years, the company has grown to serve buyers and suppliers around the world in the following markets: grocery, general merchandise, health and beauty care, foodservice and pharmacy/medical markets. For more information, please visit About RangeMe RangeMe is a leading online platform that streamlines new product discovery between suppliers and retailers. As the 2016 Startup of the Year, RangeMe empowers retail buyers with an efficient way to discover innovative new products and manage the inbound product submission process. For product suppliers and manufacturers, RangeMe gives increased control over the marketing of their products and greater access to retail buyers. For more information visit # # # Deakin Estate’s new River to Vine labels launched 2017-06-05T00:44:08Z deakin-estate-s-new-river-to-vine-labels-launched Deakin Estate’s family owned vineyards lie near Mildura in north west Victoria, Australia. Here, the mighty Murray River weaves across the land, bringing life to the region.  As one of the world’s longest navigable rivers, the Murray stretches for 2,500 kilometres, bordered by a tapestry of quintessential Australian flora, including magnificent gum trees.  For over 40,000 years, this river sustained the region’s traditional owners, the Latje Latje people, whose deep connection to the land centres around the timeless Murray – now central to Deakin Estate’s unique terroir. Deakin’s new River to Vine labels pay homage to the magnificent Murray and the role it plays in delivering exceptional, estate grown fruit to our winemakers.  Deakin Estate enjoys full control over every aspect of production, from proprietary vineyards through to final wines -  giving consistency, vintage after vintage.    For consumers looking for a wine they can always trust for quality and affordability, these fresh labels, designed by Melbourne’s Beetle Creative, evoke a sense of place. The Murray River’s irrigation system was set up in 1887 by the Chaffey Brothers.  Water availability accelerated agricultural expansion around the Murray Darling region, in which Deakin Estate was established in 1967.  Today, Deakin’s viticulturist Craig Thornton is highly regarded for his meticulous irrigation trials in conjunction with research bodies such as the CSIRO, ensuring Deakin is at the forefront of regional viticulture.   Craig says, “My approach is to create a balanced vine canopy.  Irrigation is our main tool in achieving this, as it is something we can manage each year to complement our warm, dry climate.  We create the right vine architecture to manage cropping levels, while capturing the best possible flavours.” Deakin Estate wines are available Australia wide and in major export markets, as are other leading brands nurtured by the Murray, such as William Downie and Chalmers.  One of the world’s leading wine writers, Jancis Robinson MW recently commented that collectively, such operators are “busy proving that good wines can come out of the irrigated inland wine regions that depend for their existence on the lazy Murray River.” ( - 28/4/2017). Three new release Deakin Estate wines, all presented in environmentally friendly Lean+Green® bottles and proudly wearing the new ‘River to Vine’ labels, have just been released. Deakin Estate Shiraz 2016.  RRP $10 Harvested: Early-March 2016 Wine Specifications: Alc/Vol: 13.5% pH: 3.54 Acidity: 5.6g/l RS: 2.0g/L Vinification: Fermented at moderate temperatures with pump overs programmed for a desired soft tannin effect. Pressing and malolactic fermentation were followed by clarification and maturation on small amounts of premium French oak chips. Enjoy now or will cellar up to three years. Deakin Estate Cabernet 2016. RRP $10 Harvested: Mid-March 2016 Wine Specifications: Alc/Vol: 13.5% pH: 3.46 Acidity: 5.87g/l RS: 2.0g/L Vinification: Fermented in sweeping arm Potter fermenters for 10 days with automated pump over. Pressing and clarification onto premium French oak, followed by malolactic fermentation and maturation to add complexity and structure before final blending. Enjoy now or cellar up to five years. Deakin Estate Moscato 2016.  RRP $10 Harvested: Mid – Late February 2016 Wine Specifications: Alc/Vol: 7.0% pH: 3.30 Acidity: 6.6g/l RS: 95g/L Vinification: Muscat Gordo Blanco grapes were picked when firm and juicy with explosive Muscat flavours. Only half the grape sugar was fermented, resulting in a low alcohol, light bodied wine. An aromatic yeast was used to accentuate the fruit character, and very gentle processing followed to preserve as much of the natural spritz as possible.  Best enjoyed young, well chilled. Availability Leading independents and First Choice stores Australia wide (except NT). Distribution Australian distributors Red+White. Tel. 1300 763 377. International distributors For further information contact Web -                            Facebook, Twitter and You Tube – @DeakinEstate   Deakin Estate Fast Facts Location: Red Cliffs near Mildura, Victoria. Wine Region: Murray Darling, Victoria. Size: 217 hectares of vineyards and orchards. Winery Capacity: 400,000 cases. Winemakers: Frank Newman, Aidan Menzies. Viticulturist: Craig Thornton. Soils: Rich, fertile calcareous earth, ranging from brown to red sandy loam. Climate: Mediterranean.  Warm and sunny.           Max. average temperature: 23.6 degrees Celsius. Latitude: 34°10’S   Altitude: 50-70 metres (180-229 feet) Mean number of clear days per year: 143.2  Mean annual Rainfall: 268.1mm       Now the Brisbane’s Biggest Furniture House Reached to Sydney 2017-06-02T11:00:09Z now-the-brisbane-s-biggest-furniture-house-reached-to-sydney Have you been waiting for the discounted furniture range to furnish your place? Do you find it tough to locate a furniture store in your local area? Do you find it even more complicated to travel all the way to another city just to buy the discounted furniture range? 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Warehouse Furniture Clearance Address: Building 3 west, 605 Zillmere Rd Aspley, Queensland, 4034 Email id: Phone number: 0731892388   Third Annual JDA/Centiro Customer Pulse Report Reveals that 70 Percent of Australian Customers Intolerant of Poor Online Experiences 2017-05-30T22:33:57Z third-annual-jda-centiro-customer-pulse-report-reveals-that-70-percent-of-australian-customers-intolerant-of-poor-online-experiences Sydney, Australia – May 31, 2017 – Almost three quarters (70 percent) of Australia online shoppers would likely switch to an alternative retailer when next shopping for products online if they had a poor experience with ordering an item online, according to the JDA/Centiro Customer Pulse 2017 Report conducted by YouGov and co-sponsored by Honeywell (tweet this). This is a rather alarming figure at a time when most retailers are consolidating their ‘bricks and mortar’ stores and continuing to invest in their online presence. Of those respondents who had experienced a problem when making a purchase online in the last 12 months, 50 percent of respondents had experienced late delivery, 41 percent had missed a delivery despite being at home, 28 percent never received an item, and 23 percent received incorrect items (tweet this). This was the second highest level of intolerance from the various country-specific surveys JDA has conducted, with only the UK (78 percent) having less tolerant shoppers. Consumers are clearly most sensitive to online experiences, which suggests this is an area that retailers need to give specific attention to as they develop new ways to engage with the customer. Click & Collect on an upward curve The maturity of the Australian online market has fuelled a high level of Click & Collect usage, with 47 percent of shoppers who have made a purchase online in the last 12 months, having used this service (tweet this). This is beaten only by the UK (54 percent) where it is appreciably higher than in other major markets including Germany (28 percent) and France (36 percent). The increased adoption by shoppers reflects their growing appetite for convenience and cost-efficient online buying. The survey shows the key drivers for Click & Collect use are avoiding delivery charges (45 percent), convenience (37 percent), and greater confidence of receiving items compared with home delivery (26 percent) (tweet this). However, with such a focus on Click & Collect, it is disappointing that as many as 68 percent of Australian Click & Collect shoppers have encountered an issue over the past year (tweet this). This is significantly higher than the UK (43 percent). For those Australians who have encountered a problem, the major issues were long waiting times (27 percent), staff in-store unable to locate items (27 percent) and no dedicated Click & Collect area in-store (20 percent) (tweet this). “As the data shows, Australian retailers face a challenge on several fronts when it comes to online. Fulfillment and ‘last-mile’ issues continue to hinder retailers’ efforts at a time when consumers are becoming increasingly intolerant of poor service. With retailers competing ever more aggressively for sales and offering an increasing array of fulfillment options, delivering high service levels efficiently and profitably remains a challenge for many retailers, yet is expected by today’s shoppers - and across all channels. Retailers that fail to keep up with demand put themselves in serious danger of being left behind,” said Patrick Viney, vice president, industry strategy, retail, APAC at JDA. “However, encouragingly for retailers, it does appear their continuing investments in Click & Collect are starting to pay off. Adding to that, 41 percent of shoppers expect the shop to be their most popular channel, so it is clear that stores are not going to be disappearing any time soon. The physical store in Australia remains vitally important to domestic retailers that are fighting the challenge presented by overseas online retailers.” “Retailers need to be more confident in their last-mile capabilities, otherwise these fulfillment issues will continue to reflect poorly on the overall brand experience customers receive. This is one of the reasons we have seen the likes of Amazon bring more of its delivery function in-house to erode much of the market share,” said Niklas Hedin, CEO of Centiro. “Today, there are greater pressures on retailers’ delivery capabilities than ever before and if customers’ expectations aren’t met, they will simply shop elsewhere in the future. Through improved visibility into delivery networks, retailers can help ensure that customer promises are kept. In the future, predictive analytics will also help retailers and delivery companies pre-empt problems before they happen, taking the customer experience to the next level.” “The growth in Click & Collect for retailers does require a re-think in the fulfilment methods currently used in-store and alternative methods to pick online orders more efficiently and accurately. Picking and packing is only part of the solution. Capturing and delivering accurate and timely information to customers is important when providing a memorable shopping experience. Retailers need to build flexibility and resilience in their e-commerce model, incorporating intuitive technologies that allow their staff to easily deal with higher order volumes, accurate order picks, packed, placed, and ready for convenient pick-up. There will also be challenges managing product returns due to exchanges and damaged goods. Existing technology developments and exciting new picking technologies will help enhance their customers online experience,” commented Tony Repaci, sales director of Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, a leading provider of data capture products and productivity technology. Acceptance for minimum order thresholds An overwhelming majority (83 percent) of respondents would be happy to exceed minimum order values in order to ensure they can enjoy free delivery (tweet this). This is higher than the 75 percent in the UK and could be a result of Australians regularly grouping their orders to waiver the more onerous charges and thresholds applied to international deliveries. Nearly a third of Australians online would be happy to exceed minimum order values if it resulted in them qualifying for either free same day delivery (29 percent) or next-day delivery (28 percent) (tweet this). Worryingly, a sizeable 27 percent of all Australians online would take their business elsewhere to a retailer that did not have a minimum order value for free delivery or Click & Collect, while 23 percent would choose an alternative free delivery / collection option (tweet this). “Online retail continues to be extremely competitive. The winners will be those retailers that can offer a reliable and convenient fulfillment service to consumers, rather than simply focusing on speed and price. At the same time, escalating costs and ever-increasing competition is putting pressure on retailers’ already squeezed margins. Retailers must think hard about the configuration of their supply chains, and will need to become much smarter about how they use their key assets of staff, stores and inventory to fulfill customer requests intelligently. They need to think smart – finding the perfect balance between cost-effectiveness and a great customer experience,” added Viney. The survey was commissioned by JDA and conducted by YouGov Plc. The sponsors include Centiro and Honeywell. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample sizes were 1,044 adults in Australia, 2,070 adults in the UK, 2,124 adults in Germany and 2,014 adults in France. Fieldwork was undertaken between December 2016 and March 2017. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all adults in each market (aged 18+). While this is the first survey for Australia, JDA is in its third year for customer pulse surveys commissioned for UK, France, Germany, Sweden, China, and Japan. Download the complete report covering returns, delivery habits, issue resolution and more online behaviour here. Additional Resources: Access the JDA/Centiro Australian Customer Pulse 2017 Report here Download our infographic: The Online Shopping Experience 2017: are retailers getting it right? Read the JDA Digital Supply Chain for Dummies book here Tweet This: .@JDASoftware Survey: 70% of Australian Customers Intolerant of Poor Online Experiences #JDASurvey @ HONProductivity About JDA Software Group, Inc. JDA Software is the leading provider of seamless supply chain planning and execution solutions for retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers and wholesale distributors. Our unmatched solution portfolio enables our clients to reduce costs, increase profitability and improve visibility so they can deliver on customer promises every time. More than 4,000 global customers run JDA, including 73 of the top 100 retailers, 71 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 13 of the top 16 3PLs. With JDA, you can plan to deliver. About Centiro Centiro is the leading innovator in cloud-based transportation and delivery management solutions. Centiro’s products empower companies and finer supply chains in more than 125 countries. The company has won several awards and accolades over the years and is ranked as one of the best places to work in Europe by Great Place to Work®. For further information, please visit: RSS Feeds: JDA press releases: JDA news: JDA events: Social Networks: Web: Blog: Twitter: Facebook: LinkedIn: SlideShare: “JDA” is a trademark or registered trademark of JDA Software Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “JDA” is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group, Inc. Wavelength International listed in the Best SMEs to Work Asia 2017 2017-05-30T05:21:58Z wavelength-international-listed-in-the-best-smes-to-work-asia-2017 Wavelength International has made the prestigious Best Places to Work Asia 2017, one of only 3 Australian businesses to make the top 10 of the small and medium workplaces list. The Best Places to Work Australia Study is one of the world’s most comprehensive independent studies of workplace culture by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work – More than 1,400 companies participated in national list studies in the 9 Asia-region countries where Great Place to Work® is represented. Wavelength shot into the top 10 this year, placing 9th in the top 25 Best Places to Work (20-500) employees. It is an impressive achievement, especially in an industry renowned for its high pressure work environments and high staff turnover. “It just goes to show you can be a successful high performance business by embracing a generous and supportive culture,” says Chris Riley, Wavelength’s CEO. “Just by walking through the door, you immediately sense Wavelength is a happy, motivated and engaged place to work. In my experience in this industry our workplace culture is quite unique: everyone cares passionately about the business and working collaboratively as a team." With over 75 employees, Wavelength is Australia’s largest and most successful medical recruitment agency. The company offers a range of employee benefits including: Flexible and family friendly working hours, Free breakfast Fitness classes A creative, casual and fun working environment i Monetary incentives linked with productivity and performance against key goals. Additional information Specific highlights that have made Wavelength a great place to work include: · A generous remuneration and commission scheme renowned for being extremely market competitive. Wavelength is also committed to making salary packages consistent and fair across the organisation. Employees in all roles are recognised and rewarded for outstanding performance. Individual goals created for all employees quarterly which are part of their performance criteria. Managers regularly meet with team members to provide feedback and coach them to be even better in their role. An internal mentoring program which enable employees to discover and develop their talents. · A real commitment to work life balance with a broad range of flexible full-time, part-time and job share work patterns in place. Employees can work flexibly between 7am and 7pm and have the opportunity to work from home one day a week. Wavelength also offers an additional five days of annual leave once an employee has completed four years’ continuous employment. A generous paid parental leave program and flexibility when it comes to extended leave for weddings and overseas trips. · Inspiring values of excellence, ingenuity, integrity and heart incorporated into all business processes, policies and communications. · A bright, fresh, modern and open workspace to encourage a positive working environment and work life balance. There are showers, great training facilities and plenty of room for regular health and fitness sessions. Breakfast, drinks and healthy snacks are all provided daily for all employees. · A love for celebrations – birthdays, anniversaries, individual and company achievements. · An internal social networking platform to foster a modern culture of openness and transparency. · Quarterly employee briefings to share information, business goals, successes, challenges and new initiatives. A commitment to the health sector both in Australia and overseas. Wavelength actively donates and fundraises for the Fred Hollows Foundation and Médecins Sans Frontières. The company also sponsors indigenous medical students and encourages employees to participate in other charitable events throughout the year. ### About Wavelength International Wavelength International
is Australia’s largest medical recruitment company, offering local and international candidate resourcing, medical registration and immigration services for medical professionals and healthcare employers. Based in Sydney, we work with over 300 hospitals, clinics and general practices across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. About Great Place to Work Inc Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures. Our proprietary research tool, the Trust Index Employee Engagement Survey, is taken annually by over 10 million employees worldwide. Leading companies worldwide use our model to increase the levels of trust across their organisations and drive business results. For further information, please contact: Deanna Daly Marketing Executive, Wavelength International Tel: 02 8353 9032 Email: News: Get Fitter (not Fatter) This Winter With FitTin 2017-05-29T23:00:00Z news-get-fitter-not-fatter-this-winter-with-fittin Sydney May 30 2017 - Distraction-free, fitness sessions for all levels and locations are now available with the launch of FitTin, a range of fun, ready-made workouts in a beautifully designed gift tin available for purchase online (AUD $40), with international shipping. Whilst health and fitness apps and websites have become popular, a recent study has shown that using a smartphone during exercise can reduce the time spent on high intensity activities, impact your balance and stability and affect form and posture. Marketed as “old-school, distraction-free fitness in a tin”, FitTin helps people of all levels wherever they are start exercise, maintain fitness, stay motivated and improve their health with 20 workouts on a deck of cards in each tin. With three levels forthcoming, Newbie, Rising Stars and High Achievers, and varying equipment options, FitTin fits into your life and your ability level for on the go fitness. Each workout is individually designed by a qualified, experienced fitness trainer, and each FitTin includes welcome, warm-up, cool down and stretch, fun facts and motivation cards. Now available for beginners with no need for equipment, Newbies No Props is perfect for people who want to get (re)started on their fitness journey but need some help with motivation, workout plans and know-how. No equipment is needed, so it’s ideal for people to use anywhere, in their own home or garden, in the park, if they have babies, children or pets, in a gym or on the road while travelling. Also available is Rising Stars Gym Props - for people who have been training for a while but want to mix things up a bit, refresh their gym routines with new challenges or supplement classes and / or personal trainer sessions. “The best workout is the one you actually do - and we recognised that’s half the problem - what do you do if you don’t know where to start or need some fresh ideas? People often assume a few things: a long workout is a good workout, pedalling slowly on a bike with a magazine is a workout, or that you need a personal trainer if you want to get fit. At FitTin we reinforce that a well-planned, varied workout is the best workout. Use FitTin by yourself or with a friend or partner, it’s more efficient, just follow the workout plan and get active,” said qualified Personal Trainer and FitTin Co-Founder, Emily Boylin. Smartphones can be helpful for music motivation but they can also be really distracting - a check of social media here, a quick text message there - a couple of times during your workout and that’s another ten minutes gone. We’ve gone old-school with FitTin - a distraction-free workout with a lightweight oversized card,” she added. For more information and to buy, please visit, or check out social media for tips, tricks, news and inspiration: Instagram and Facebook. Survey shows preference for casual employment 2017-05-26T04:55:55Z survey-shows-preference-for-casual-employment Numerous opponents to the increase in part-time jobs voiced their concerns last week when the unemployment figures were released showing that while the overall jobs market is running stronger, most of the gains in April were driven by part-time jobs, which rose by 49,000 for the month.  However, following a survey among its 2,500 workforce, Australia’s premier sales, merchandising and marketing solutions provider to the retail industry, the Blueprint Group, has found that 83 per cent of its employees is happy with casual or part-time work. The company has a casualised workforce of 84 per cent with the survey also finding that 70 per cent of employees find their position suitable for maintaining a work/life balance and providing the flexibility they desire around their working hours. Caroline Trenfield, Blueprint Group’s new General Manager of Human Resources, said casual and part-time employees are also provided with a promotional path offering long term careers for those who seek it.   “As evidence of the experience of our workforce, more than two in every three employees have been involved in the FMCG environment for more than 10 years.   “While most of the positions we offer in retail are casual, it’s clear that there is a huge cohort who recognise the many benefits of being casual and actively seek this type of employment to suit their lifestyle needs.   “I believe our environment contributes to Blueprint Group having an engaged workforce when working in the field representing our clients.”   Ms Trenfield attributes a 78 per cent field retention rate of Blueprint’s workforce to the extensive sales and merchandising skills training provided, both online and via 30 dedicated trainers around Australia.   “We have developed an online portal for field teams to allow the sharing of field-to-field best practice where everyone can learn from each other.   “The results from our latest survey, when combined with an employee satisfaction rating that is 20 per cent above the industry average, demonstrate that staff are enjoying their work, they feel valued, understand end-user customers and are engaged with their client portfolios.   “All this leads to quality in the field and success for our clients,” she added.   Blueprint Group has a commitment to their employees of being a ‘Great Place to Work’ and invests heavily in the training and coaching of its large team. The company conducts regular surveys of employee satisfaction and has achieved outstanding levels of engagement, which reflects the success of the many programs that make up its Great Place to Work agenda.   Ends  Note to Editor: 550 respondents completed the online survey in March 2017.   About Blueprint Group: The Blueprint Group is Australia's premier sales, merchandising and marketing solutions provider to the retail industry. The Group’s five companies deliver a comprehensive range of services that are all designed to help its clients convert shoppers into buyers. Clients comprise manufacturers, food producers, FMCG brands and retailers in numerous industries including grocery, hardware, consumer electronics and liquor. The market-leading Blueprint Group companies are: Ausrep, CCS, Extravert, Powerforce and Retail Insight. Each company has strong retailer and supplier relationships and unmatched national coverage of experienced staff. Key services include: in and out of store sampling and demonstrations; experiential events; sales and merchandising; auditing; relays/planograms; vendor replenishment planning; point of sale production and data insights. Our mission is to ‘unlock value for our clients through our integrated range of big data, sales and marketing solutions’.   Warehouse FC Announces 40-80% Off Sale On Exclusive Furniture 2017-05-24T11:57:08Z warehouse-fc-announces-40-80-off-sale-on-exclusive-furniture Planning to revamp your home interior along with entire furniture?  Finally, your wait is over now, as WarehouseFC introduces heavy sale on the high-quality furniture items that can be grabbed on 40-80% off price.  WarehouseFC is a Brisbane based leading company that provides you wide range of furniture items that are available for sale at less price. Now you can shop unlimitedly without putting a hole in your pocket as WarehouseFC gives you an opportunity to buy exclusive furniture items at the discounted price. No matter whether you are looking it for the dining area, bedrooms, kids room, kitchen or so, they have the broad range of furniture that can help you transform the look of your home. They sell only first-hand furniture or the company designs which are discontinued during their sale time. Generally, they remain open to the public only during their sale period so you can subscribe their website to stay tuned for the next event. As they introduce genuine sale, so people usually come in advance to grab the opportunity to pick the best furniture pieces for their home.  No matter whether you are looking for trendy furniture items or sophisticated living room furniture, they are stocked with all exclusive items that can easily beautify your home. Choose from thousands of amazing designs at WFC including the padded chair, dining set, rectangular glass top table, eight seater sofa along with the supporting armrest and so on.  They make beautiful home furnishings at the affordable prices and provides you No.1 quality furniture items during the sale time period. Pick the perfect pairs of furniture to make your home more than a house. WFC is a perfect place for people or families who are looking for the complete range of furniture items. Warehouse Furniture Clearance Website: Address: Building 3 west, 605 Zillmere Rd Aspley, Queensland, 4034 Email id: Phone Number: 0731892388 Using Business as a Force for Goodness 2017-05-24T02:24:54Z using-business-as-a-force-for-goodness Sydney, NSW:   With more than two out of three Australian households buying at least one organic product in the past year[1], the appetite for organic food continues to grow. Honest to Goodness, a Sydney based online retailer, wholesaler and distributor is leading the charge with a new approach to doing business. Honest to Goodness is one of 173 Australian businesses who are Certified B Corporations.  It’s a global movement of over 2000 companies across 50 countries. Certified B Corporations have undertaken a rigorous assessment exploring a company’s governance, transparency, environmental and social impact. B Corps voluntarily hold themselves to a higher level of accountability in these areas. Honest to Goodness was first certified as a B-Corporation in 2015, and have now re-certified for a second term.  The business demonstrates their commitment to sustainable processes through supply of over 1000 products including organic and non-GMO food options, supplying consumers in bulk to minimize waste and the introduction of innovative packaging including BPA Free cans. Honest to Goodness also works directly with farmers and suppliers to ensure fair trade and have recently switched their warehouse and headquarters in Alexandria to 100% renewable energy. Matt Ward, Managing Director said “Since starting 15 years ago, we have aimed to build a business true to its values and reflect what is important to us. Our vision is to create a healthy, sustainable, better future and one that supports employees, suppliers, community and the environment. We actively support organic and biodynamic farming through our commitment to sustainable agriculture and by expanding the market for organic food products. We are proud to be driving a new type of business model – using business as a force for good”. Charlie Syme, B Lab Australia & New Zealand commented "We're so thrilled to have Honest to Goodness re-certify as a B Corp for another term. It's a testament to the whole team for the high standards of transparency, accountability and social & environmental performance that they've maintained, while running a successful business. Leaders like Honest to Goodness prove that profit and purpose are not mutually exclusive, in fact it's a better way to do business." Honest to Goodness was voted Australia’s Favourite Organic Brand, Best Organic Wholesaler and Best Organic Online Store in 2015 and 2016 (Organic Consumer Choice Awards). About Honest to Goodness  Honest to Goodness is a Sydney based online retailer, wholesaler and distributor of certified organic food and natural products. Honest to Goodness also operates through their Sydney-based store open to the public in Alexandria and at weekly organic farmers markets in Frenchs Forest and Leichhardt. For more information visit:   About B-CorporationsB Corporations represent an emerging group of companies that are using the power of business to create a positive impact on the world and generate a shared and durable prosperity for all. For more information visit: [1] Australian Organic Market Report 2017