The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-10-22T03:48:00Z LITTLE BELLIES’ MISSION TO MAKE FIRST FOODS BETTER 2020-10-22T03:48:00Z little-bellies-mission-to-make-first-foods-better-1 Australia’s much-loved baby food brand Little Bellies, today officially launches its brand-new Organic Baby Bowls, offering Aussie babies a range of purees purposefully-designed to help little ones develop important spoon-feeding mechanics, aid developmental oral and motor skills, and encourage mindful eating practices and behaviours. Bucking the trend of many other ‘wet food’ baby products (which are largely in pouches), the new Bellies Baby Bowls range – featuring variety in texture, and fruit-free options – are served up in a bowl format to support interactive spoonfeeding and make baby’s development priority number one. In an age of mindful eating and smoothie bowls, it’s about time to be bubs’ turn. Spoon-feeding is particularly important for budding eaters as it facilitates eating meals one mouthful at a time; a mindful behaviour that gives little bodies time to signal fullness and respects their natural ability to regulate their food intake. Eating with a favourite spoon and from the new see-through bowl also enables true interaction between parents and their babies, helps little ones see, touch, and smell their food and learn in an engaging and enjoyable manner. “With the launch of our brand-new Organic Baby Bowls, the team at Little Bellies is proud to offer Australian parents something we believe to be missing in the shopping aisle; a product that has baby’s development front and centre, as well as featuring benefits for parents and the environment,” says Little Bellies founder and managing director Clive Sher. The new Organic Baby Bowls range features six variants, including pure-veg fruit-free options for parents who are seeking genuine veg-only for tiny tastebuds, as well as different combinations of fruit, veg, and grains blends. Natural, certified organic and with no added sugar or salt, the six flavours help babies learn about new flavours and tastes, and different food groups, making every mealtime a learning adventure. Natural Feeding Advocate and children’s nutritionist Simone Emery strongly supports using bowls and spoons for mealtimes and snacks. “Introducing a variety of natural feeding options, as well as different flavours and textures is instrumental for children’s natural development,” she explains. “The mechanics of sucking on food and swallowing food from a pouch are completely different from those required to hold a spoon, place food on the tongue, move it around the mouth, and swallow. It’s really important for children’s natural development to learn to do things that seem only natural to their parents.” Not only will bubs benefit from this range, but Aussie parents will too. The convenient Organic Baby Bowls have been designed to be easily navigable and provide clear, transparent labelling information. The naming structure used on the bowls makes it clear and easy to identify which purees are completely fruit-free, which have grains, and which offer a mix of fruit, veg, and grains. The bowls are clearly named so that the flavours represent the exact ingredients used, and in the true proportions, to ensure parents are accurately informed about what’s under the lid. Bellies Baby Bowls are also portable, resealable, and re-useable for convenience, and are also recyclable; making them the more environmentally-friendly puree snack or meal option for Aussie families. The Bellies Bowl range includes four “Simple Spoonfuls” flavours suitable for 6+ months and two “Tasty Textures” flavours suitable for 7+ months. The Simple Spoonfuls variants uniquely include three completely fruit-free options; Veggie Bowls – Pea and Carrot; Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Zucchini as well as the Jumble Bowl – Sweet Potato, Carrot and Brown Rice which is a savoury blend, combining a mix of veg and grain. The Goodie Bowl – Apple, Apricot and Millet introduces a wholesome fruit and grain-based blend, specially designed for those after-meal or in-between meal snacking moments. The Tasty Textures range introduces two Smoothie Bowls – Banana, apple and oats, and Apple, strawberry and oats; fruit and oat-based breakfast purees that contain no added sugars, and provide a healthy start to the day for early risers. Organic Baby Bowls are the latest addition to the Little Bellies family, which features Baby Bellies (7+ months), Little Bellies (12+ months), and Mighty Bellies (3+ years). The range is the first puree and first product outside of snacks for Little Bellies. “At Little Bellies, we passionately believe in doing what’s natural,” said Sher. “Across the entire Bellies range, we use wholesome, organic ingredients free from artificial additives, genetically modified ingredients, unnecessary salt, and sugar, which is especially important during the formative baby and toddler years.” Baby Bellies Organic Baby Bowls are available now from Woolworths stores across Australia, with an RRP of $2.25. For more information please visit https://bellies.com.au. END The Baby Bellies Organic Baby Bowls offer a 110g serving and do not come with a spoon. NOTE TO MEDIA: Simone Emery and Clive Sher will be available for media interviews pending requests. ABOUT SIMONE EMERY Simone Emery is a children’s nutritionist, writer, guest speaker, and mother, and owner of the site ‘Play With Food’. Simone works at a feeding therapy clinic running the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach to feeding therapy protocol. She also offers home-based fussy eater consults in Melbourne, a unique online sensory food school, online consultations, and is a guest speaker for community groups on fussy eating. Her online content is mostly aimed at parents of 0 – 12-year olds. ABOUT LITTLE BELLIES Launched in 2011, Little Bellies provides natural, wholesome snacks for babies and toddlers, and has grown quickly to become a dominant force in the Australian market. Founded by brothers Clive and Steven Sher, Little Bellies was born from a desire to feed their kids nothing but the best quality food, free from artificial additives, genetically modified ingredients, and unnecessary salt and sugar. The age-appropriate snacks for babies and toddlers are organic, and its products for children under the age of 12 months do not contain added sugar or salt. Little Bellies works closely with its Australian and New Zealand distributors DKSH Grocery Connect to provide Australian families affordable, better-for-you snacks and now baby bowls, with the range now available across Coles and/or Woolworths. For media enquiries and to arrange interviews with Clive Sher and/or Simone Emery please contact: Neha Lokesh | nehalokesh@liquidideas.com.au | 0470 580 215 Melanie Burnicle (Beauty Boss Business) awarded 2020 Stevie Solo Entrepreneur & Podcast of the year! 2020-10-21T00:34:55Z melanie-burnicle-beauty-boss-business-awarded-2020-stevie-solo-entrepreneur-podcast-of-the-year Melanie Burnicle, Founder and Director of Beauty Boss Business has taken out the Gold Award for Solo Entrepreneur of the Year and Podcast of the Year in the prestigious 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run– worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. Melanie Burnicle, Founder of Beauty Boss Business says, “I am so thrilled to have won these amazing awards. When the pandemic hit our industry hard in March, I decided now was the time to create the business and education platform I had always dreamt of, but never had the hours in the day. I guess you could say, thanks to Covid my passion project is now live.” Melanie owns and runs agency/production company 2Twenty2 Group, which she founded in 2014 contracting artists for short-term projects, in 2017 she realised there was a need for an industry body to look after the make-up artists in the region, so she founded The MAGAP and its awards platform. In 2020, during the pandemic she released her podcast Brilliant Brains and Beautiful Minds, chatting with business owners, CEO’s and experts who candidly open up about the honest truths of running a business. Most recently she has launched her 7C Strategy online course that teaches business foundations modules to those who are great at their craft but not so great with business. “Learning so much throughout my career and on my personal journey, something shifted for me in the last couple of years where I now feel I have a voice with enough knowledge that’s worth sharing with others and be able to do some good in an industry which has brought me so much joy throughout the years. So here we are!" said Melanie. About the Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. http://www.StevieAwards.com. To listen to her podcasts go to: · https://open.spotify.com/show/5z0W3QHSFA9D6IjaGnVs3t · https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/brilliant-brains-beautiful-minds-by-melanie-burnicle/id1519706031 For further information go to: www.beautybossbusiness.com & www.themagap.com Introducing Australia’s latest at-home spa essentials collection…BATHEFEX! 2020-10-20T05:12:52Z introducing-australias-latest-at-home-spa-essentials-collection-bathefex The BATHEFEX range features a signature collection of Epsom Salts, as well as complimentary cleansing bars and me-time treatment masks to revive and nurture the skin. The range has been developed to celebrate the joy of bathing and its ability to transform the mind and bring welcome respite for sore muscles. Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Manager, the creators of the new Australian brand based in Sydney says, “BATHEFEX believes in the art of bathing, it is a ritual we live and breathe. We are excited to re-launch this brand into the market. They are affordable, readily available and contain sought-after ingredients, wrapped up in beautiful packaging”. BATHEFEX Epsom Salts are the heroes of the brand – there are six Epsom Salt Bath products in the range, each with its own unique blend of essential oils, for various relaxation, recovery and wellness benefits + a soothing Foot Soak to relieve sore and tired feet. BATHEFEX has worked with local suppliers, to source ingredients including essential oil blends for its salts and is also working toward transitioning the rest of the range. The BATHEFEX product range includes: BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - BREATHE EASY 1.4KG - RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - TUBEROSE + JASMINE 1.4KG - RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - ACTIVE RECOVERY 1.4KG - RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - LIME + LEMONGRASS 1.4KG – RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - FRAGRANCE FREE 1.4KG – RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - LAVENDER + GREEN TEA 1.4KG – RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT FOOT BATH 750G – RRP $8.99. BATHEFEX SOFTSOLE EXPRESS EXFOLIATING FOOT PEEL – RRP $9.99. BATHEFEX REPAIRING HAND MASK – RRP $7.99. BATHEFEX NOURISHING LEG MASK – RRP $9.99 BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT SOAP BAR – LAVENDER, LIME & LEMONGRASS or FRANGRANCE FREE – RRP $2.99. The complete BATHEFEX range is available online now from bathefex.com.au, Big W, Blooms The Chemist, Chempro & selected independent Pharmacies. LeVel Lemonade Expands! New magnesium boosting Lemon&Raspberry flavour 2020-10-20T03:39:23Z level-lemonade-expands-new-magnesium-boosting-lemon-raspberry-flavour After having sold more than 700,000 bottles since its introduction last year, LeVel Lemonade has today announced the launch of their new variety of their “better for you” lemonade. Taking lemonade to a new level, the new Lemon&Raspberry addition to the range boasts a full 160mg of magnesium, plus it also includes 100% of your daily intake of Vitamin C, whilst being low in sugar. Caitlin Read, sports dietitian, yoga teacher and exercise physiologist who works with elite athletes says, “It is essential to ensure you meet your daily magnesium and vitamin C requirements. These two essential nutrients play an important role in maintaining energy levels, reducing feelings of fatigue and normal psychological function. Vitamin C also plays a key role in keeping our immune system firing.” LeVel Lemonade is a premium carbonated formulated supplementary sports drink that is ideal for both the sport and fitness fanatic along with the health conscious. Chrish Graebner, Founder of LeVel Lemonade says, “The flavor and crave factor of this range of drinks is what makes it stand out from other wellbeing options in the market today. I like to think of it as the angel on one shoulder telling you to pick the good for you option and the devil saying just indulge when you’re at the fridge, the beauty of these drinks is now you can have your Lemonade and drink it too.” The magnesium and Vitamin C contribute to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue as well as normal energy metabolism and psychological function. In addition, vitamin C is an antioxidant that works to reduce the damaging effects of free radicals. “As a dietitian, I wouldn’t normally recommend a carbonated drink to my clients but due to the ingredients and low sugar content, this is a “better” option, and who doesn’t love a refreshing pink lemonade,” adds Caitlin. Stand out features of LeVel Lemonade: High in Magnesium – LeVel Lemonade contains 50% of your daily magnesium requirements. Low Sugar – LeVel Lemonade is 97.5% sugar-free. High in Vitamin C – The tangy drink will provide the 100% recommended daily intake of Vitamin C! High in Fizz – LeVel Lemonade has been carefully designed for consumers who like carbonated soft drinks but are looking for a healthier alternative. ​​​​​​“We are really excited about the new flavour and hope it takes some of our older consumers back to their childhood treat on a summers day. The current lineup has performed well and with the warmer months now upon us, our consumers can enjoy a lemonade a day, without the guilt or expanding waistline,” says Chrish. LeVel Lemonade will be launched in Caltex and EuroGarage (Formerly Woolworths Petrol) nationally for a promotional price point of $3.00 or online from October 2020: www.level-lemonade.com @levellemonade #levellemonade Aperitivo Hour arrives in Australia just in time for Summer 2020-10-14T00:08:25Z aperitivo-hour-arrives-in-australia-just-in-time-for-summer Italians and travellers know that, in Italy, the transition from day to evening is marked by Aperitivo Hour - when everyone stops to have a spritz and a plate of delicious bite-sized morsels. Pizzini Wines, the Australian leaders in the production of Italian wine varietals, are making Aperitivo Hour accessible to everyone this summer with the launch of their new spritzed wines in a can. Available in three varieties - Prosecco, Rosé Spritz and Pinot Grigio Spritz – these lightly sparkling wines are conveniently sized in 250ml aluminium cans, so everyone can now enjoy their favourite aperitivo! Made from 100% King Valley fruit the wines have nothing else added except the bubbles, meaning they can be enjoyed on their own or form the base of any spritz-style cocktail. Natalie Pizzini, Marketing Manager of Pizzini Wines and third generation family member, says that Aperitivo Hour has always been an important part of life for the Pizzini family here in Australia, just as it is for their Italian relatives. “It provides a special time each day to stop, relax and reflect,” says Natalie. “And having a spritz is an integral part of the aperitivo experience. With our new spritz cans, you don’t have to open a whole bottle to be able to enjoy the quintessential Italian Aperitivo Hour. Now everyone can awaken their inner Italian this summer!” The cans are available to purchase in single varietal four-packs (RRP$22.00) or a carton of 24 (RRP$120.00), and are sold nationally through First Choice, Liquorland and Vintage Cellars, as well as direct from www.Pizzini.com.au. A Sampler Pack Carton is also available from Pizzini and includes eight cans of each variety. ***ENDS***  ABOUT PIZZINI WINES: For over 30 years Pizzini Wines have been growers and makers of Italian wine varieties in Victoria’s King Valley. With a focus on inspiring connection through wine, food and friendship, Pizzini believe that the joy of connecting with people over amazing food and wine is the Italian way and the antidote we all need for modern life. ABOUT THE NEW PIZZINI SPRITZ CANS: Containing only high-quality wine that is lightly sparkling, these new spritz cans provide a brand-new offering to Australian wine lovers. These are the same wines found in Pizzini’s bottled range, but with a soft sparkle so they can be enjoyed as your favourite aperitivo spritz. They’re also perfect for picnics, camping and our Australian summer lifestyle. Available in three types: Prosecco – the famous Pizzini prosecco you already love, now in a lightly sparkling style Rosé Spritz – a spritzed-up, dry-style rose made from Sangiovese and Nebbiolo  Pinot Grigio Spritz – classic pear, apple and lime flavours with a soft sparkle High resolution imagery to accompany this release is available here. Interview opportunities with Natalie Pizzini (Marketing Manager) and Joel Pizzini (Winemaker) are available upon request. A North Shore drive-in cinema is hosting a fright-fest in time for Halloween 2020-10-13T04:21:39Z a-north-shore-drive-in-cinema-is-hosting-a-fright-fest-in-time-for-halloween A North Shore Drive-in Cinema is hosting a fright-fest in time for Halloween   13 October 2020   It’s the spooky season and the Sunset Cinema is presenting some spine tingling titles at our drive-in this month. What better location to get the hairs on your neck prickling than parked in the eerie shadows of the St Ives Showground. After bringing you outdoor cinemas across Australia for over 7 years, the Sunset Cinema drive-in is our new COVID-safe event for the North Shore community. Gates open at 6.30pm so be sure to get in before the sun goes down and the lights go out…. Why not whip out your devil horns, scariest monster costumes and bring your halloween party to us! Starting off our fright-fest is the dark fairytale of Edward Scissorhands, starring Johnny Depp, the classic from the imagination of Tim Burton for all lovers of the freaky and weird!  Putting a sinister spin on the superhero genre, new release, The New Mutants is set in a psychiatric facility where their new abilities are put to the test… but who will make it out alive? Think twice before leaving your car or wandering into the woods whilst you watch our Halloween horror double feature Scream and The Blair Witch Project. This terrifying combo is perfect for hiding under your blankets and scaring yourself silly this Halloween. Need fright night snacks? It’s easy to order at one of our delicious food trucks. We have Caminito and Miss Mabel’s serving up drool worthy hot food, whilst Le Van is making signature bone chilling sundaes. Not forgetting all the movie essentials like hot popcorn to complete your drive in experience. With excellent value of $50 plus booking fee (up to 8 people), fill up your car with your fellow movie lovers and come enjoy Sunset Drive In Ku-ring-gai this Halloween. For the full seasons programming and to secure tickets, visit https://www.sunsetcinema.com.au/ku-ring-gai/ Hurry! We’re expecting this to sell out! Photos & Logo available HERE You can follow us on Facebook or Instagram Christmas with JURA 2020-10-13T01:26:53Z christmas-with-jura After spending so much more time at home in 2020, Australians are certainly looking to upgrade their at-home coffee machines. This Christmas give the gift that keeps on giving - a JURA fully automatic coffee machine. With options to suit all sized households, JURA’s premium Swiss engineered and designed coffee machines are endorsed by Roger Federer and are fully automated to produce silky fine foam at the touch of a button. Using only fresh beans, not capsules, a JURA coffee machine is a true bean-to-cup experience that allows each user to customise their favourite cup of coffee right down the grind – it’s as easy as that! For the apartment living: ENA 8 Nordic White – RRP $1,899: Only 27.1 cm wide – this one-cup machine will comfortably fit anywhere. Easy to use 2.8” TFT display and clearly defined operating panels. 10 specialties at the touch of a button including espresso doppio. A cylindrical shaped water tank inspired by premium crystal carafes; available in sunset red, arctic white or metropolitan black. Fine foam technology that creates airy, feather-light milk foam. For the family home: JURA S8 Chrome – RRP $2,790: A 4.3” high-resolution colour touchscreen display. 15 different specialties at the touch of a button including flat white. Graphics and animations show every step of preparation. Professional fine foam frother for the ultimate smooth milk texture. Control via smartphone or apple watch with the JURA Operating Experience (J.O.E ®) Coffee App. Built with premium materials including a bean container cover made of hand-polished die-cast zinc. For the entertainers: JURA Z8 Aluminium – RRP $4,690: Professional Aroma Grinder guarantees 12.2% more aroma and consistently high grind quality so that flavours unfold to perfection. 21 different specialities at the touch of a button including a pot of coffee. 4.3" high-resolution colour touchscreen display. 2 x 8 different specialities can be selected simply by touching the start screen. Crafted from high-quality materials with painstaking attention to detail. Control via smartphone or apple watch with the JURA Operating Experience (J.O.E ®) Coffee App. JURA’s range of fully automated coffee machines are available now online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. Sunshine Coast-based Dairy-Free Butter Business Set To Spread Globally 2020-10-12T23:47:16Z sunshine-coast-based-dairy-free-butter-business-set-to-spread-globally-1 Sunshine Coast business Phyto is looking to spread the plant-based love through its dairy-free, natural butter, and show the world that real-food alternatives don’t have to come with a compromise on taste or health.  The Phyto Plant Butter has created a new class of butter replacement by using real foods, avoiding nasties such as canola, rapeseed, and palm oil, and uses 13 times less water to grow and produce.   Founded and developed by Sunshine Coast locals, Ashley Jubinville (The Kitchen Coach) and Matt Weller, Phyto was created from Ashley’s home kitchen and now sold in 10 Queensland independent retailers. It now looks at its potential for global expansion as Ashley joins the FLAIR Incubator program.  The FLAIR Incubator, which is led by a number of international entrepreneurs, including Ian Mason who was part of Sir Richard Brandon’s not-for-profit Virgin StartUp, works with the selected female-led businesses over a four-month period and provides them with the skills and knowledge needed to grow their business on a global scale.   “Queensland has a unique opportunity to drive it’s economic recovery and future growth through realising the substantial global potential of its food and agri-business sector,” says Ian Mason, Entrepreneur in Residence for the FLAIR Incubator.   “Companies such as Phyto, that are developing and launching innovative, on-trend food products, will be a vital part of that recovery and I’m thrilled not only to have them in the FLAIR Incubator, but to see them raising the vital funds they need to realise their vision of creating healthier families through real alternatives to everyday processed foodstuffs.”  “I am so excited that we got accepted into FLAIR! Having access to all their incredible brains, networks and support is exactly what we needed to create the impact we are seeking with Phyto,” says Ashley, Phyto Co-Founder.   Ashley, who has changed the lives of more than one thousand families across the country by helping them rediscover healthy, whole foods in just a few simple steps through her business The Kitchen Coach, says health is her number one priority.  “Humans choose better when they know better, however most people don’t know the signs of chronic inflammation in the body from eating certain foods. 65% of the world’s population are intolerant to dairy and no one benefits from transfats, but that’s not including the un-measured number of people that would feel better if they avoided dairy and margarine, if only they knew,” says Ashley.   Phyto has been in development for 12 months and has quickly progressed to the market. Now, in its next phase, the local-owned business is seeking expressions of interest from investors with a goal to become a staple brand in 10 million fridges worldwide.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PHYTO (www.phyto.kitchen) OR TO REQUEST AN INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEY JUBINVILLE CONTACT ANNA KANTILAFTAS ON 0419 018 993 OR MEDIA@PHYTO.KITCHEN  5 ways to create an outdoor oasis without breaking the bank 2020-10-11T23:18:39Z 5-ways-to-create-an-outdoor-oasis-without-breaking-the-bank Justine Wilson, Founder and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors Property Styling loves creating outdoor spaces and today shares her top five tips to convert the backyard or balcony without breaking the bank. When it comes to updating the backyard for spring, for her it’s all about layering the senses by adding light, sounds and scent. Justine says, “When it comes to the outdoor area of the home, it doesn’t matter what the size or set up. Be creative and although you do need to work with the space you have, there are options for all shapes and sizes. If you live in an apartment look at applying items to the walls and railing, of course check your strata first though.” Justine’s top five things outdoor areas need this spring include: 1. Party lights! These could be plug-in fairy lights, solar-powered or Edison globe party lights, any outdoor string lighting will work. It’s all about that soft abient twinkle in your trees, or hedges – which will make entertaining outdoors magical. As the days are longer, we spend more time outdoors, so when the light does fade you can enjoy your outdoor area even longer if it's lit well. Entertaining under a canopy of twinkling lights will create a night your guests will remember 2. Hydrangeas. These are my new favourites flower and are the flower that keeps on giving! They make beautiful cut bouquets for your interior and will bloom well with the predicted heat this spring and summer. They are a full, pretty and overscale flower and they come in so many colours blues, pinks, purples whites, greens – so there is a tone to suit any garden space! 3. Outdoor rugs. There are so many good outdoor vinyl rug options available now, they are great because you can hose them down and sweep them easily so very low maintenance. They will jazz up your outdoor lounge or dining area and creates a more styled look. It’s a great way to tie your interior décor scheme to your alfresco area 4. Water features. These are now back in fashion – listening to trickling water is known to reduce anxiety and as we can’t jet off to Bali, why not bring this resort experience into your garden or courtyard! Bunnings has many options and so will most garden centres. They come in a range of sizes and you can get a more classical design or modern to suit 5. Birdbaths! I’m a lover of feeding and watering the local wildlife and seeing as Australia has been hit with the works this year from fires to floods and cold snaps – why not have a beautiful visual statement like a birdbath that can not only look pretty – but help the animals also. I love the white or black ceramic ones, but there are many design options out there and you can landscape around them to make a real feature. About Vault Interiors: Justine was inspired by her brother Adrian Wilson (who is a successful businessman in his own right and runs his own real estate agency AYRE) to start her business. He was a great mentor and gave her the push to do her own thing. So, she opened vault interiors at age 26. The first 3 years were a real hustle, contacting every agent in Sydney to make connections, working 7 days a week, delivering furniture she bought and assembled to each hire job just to grow her collection of stock. She originally outsourced storage and removals but after 3 years of operating that way - she was able to rent her own large warehouse and take on her own removals team. Since then the business has grown and the vaulters have since moved to larger premises and taken on more staff. This year they celebrate 10 years in business and have successfully stayed afloat during the real estate downturn in 2017 and now the corona pandemic, which like everyone has been a challenge, however Justine believes these obstacles have only strengthened her and the teams resolve to provide great service and innovate new ways to operate and add value to their clients. Their goal is to continue to grow and adapt with the property market, and stay tuned for “vault vacays" a series of cool furnished pet-friendly holiday rentals - watch this space! www.vaultinteriors.com.au Return of Australian flours announcement 2020-10-08T00:20:49Z return-of-australian-flours-announcement YesYouCan, an Australian family-owned company pioneer in manufacturing allergen sensitive and gluten free foods, announces the return of the Artisan Australian flours to their product line. The company, committed to delivering quality and trusted products to its consumers, made a decision to bring back their highly sought after Australian flours. The Artisan flours were first launched in 2016 but were put on hold in 2019 due to the drought that caused difficulty in sourcing. A year later, it’s back by popular demand with updated packaging. The flours come in unique variants: Besan, Buckwheat, and Sorghum. They are all Australian grown and sourced direct from local farmers. Not only gluten free, they are also non-GMO with clean label, single ingredients with premium quality you can absolutely trust as they are made from fine flour grades. You should have no worries as Australia has the strictest gluten free testing in the world with a rigid standard of only 2.5 parts per million (ppm) compared to other countries with a 20 ppm limit. The Buckwheat flour is an excellent source of fibre, good source of protein, and rich in vitamins and minerals. It is a versatile ingredient that can either be used on its own or combined with other flours. Use it in pancakes, waffles, crepes, pasta, and so much more. Sorghum flour is made from an ancient grain that has been grown for thousands of years. It has a smooth texture that is slow to digest with a low GI. It can be used in any recipe that uses flour such as cakes, breads, and muffins. And of course, Besan flour. It is milled from ground chickpeas and is an excellent source of fibre and a good source of protein with low GI. It is popular in Indian cooking specifically for flat breads and sweet pastries. These Artisan Australian flours are currently on sale on YesYouCan’s website at 20% off for a limited time only. For more information, please contact YesYouCan at info@yesyoucan.net.au or +61 02 8084 4314 or visit their website www.yesyoucan.net.au. Elmar’s 2020 Oktoberfest 2020-10-07T01:44:09Z elmar-s-2020-oktoberfest-brings-authentic-german-fun-to-the-swan-valley German Restaurant and Biergarten, Elmar’s In The Valley, brings Oktoberfest celebrations to the heart of the Swan Valley for the 15th concurrent year.  This year’s event takes place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October, with Sunday being a dedicated family day to ensure all ages can join in the fun. Since the inaugural event in 2006, Oktoberfest at Elmar’s In The Valley has become an annual highlight for those who appreciate great food, beer, music and general all-round good times. The team have been working tirelessly to ensure the safe delivery of this much-anticipated 2020 event, and it’s shaping up to be the perfect antidote to what has been a rather challenging year for everyone around the globe. From the huge Biergarten covering more than 2 acres, with shady gum trees, large terrace and a children’s playground, Elmar’s brings together a wonderful mix of music, traditional German Bier and BBQ, games, competitions and more. The event is strictly ticket only, with premium tickets for Saturday covering entry, one beer or soft drink and a famous Elmar’s Bratwurst with the works in a bun, as well as a piece of Oktoberfest attire to get you into the festival spirit. Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost $43.05. General admission tickets are also available for $28.73 and include one beer or soft drink. Saturday’s event is strictly 18+ and the fun starts at midday through till 6pm. There’s live music from  WA band, Moves Like Swagger, as well as the busking-style Oktoberfest band, the Polka Dots – who are guaranteed to get you up and dancing with their classic um-pa-pa sounds. Plus, Ben Merito will pump out some tunes during his DJ set. Our Märzen is the beer of day and is specially brewed for the event. Food is courtesy of a typical German BBQ, with Bratwurst galore, and this year, in addition to Elmar’s regular tap beers, wines, ciders and premix spirits, there’s also a cocktail bar. Entertainment is on-going throughout the event, from 12-6pm, with a best-dressed competition and loads of games for everyone to enjoy.  Sunday is Family Day Our family day is almost sold out! Family day takes place from 11am to 5pm and welcomes all ages to the biggest German festival in the Swan Valley. Children under 17 come free upon registration and adult tickets are only $11.86, which includes one original beer, glass of wine or soft drink. The day promises wall-to-wall family fun, as well the Oktoberfest beer - Märzen – served in 1-litre steins, an authentic German BBQ and music from the Polka Dots, Moves like Swagger and Ben Merito. Children of all ages can enjoy a variety of different games. They can also enjoy pony rides, face painting, a bouncy castle and a best-dressed competition. Children and adults alike can browse the many market stalls selling a variety of goods. With plenty of shaded areas, a children’s playground and loads of room to let off steam, everyone can party safely throughout the day in the biggest German Biergarten in the whole of the Swan Valley. Oktoberfest is a strictly ticketed event, with pre-purchase necessary. Ticket sales close at 08:00am on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online for the Oktoberfest 2020 event. About Elmar’s In The Valley Located in the idyllic surroundings of the Swan Valley, Elmar’s In The Valley is run by Elmar and Anette Dieran, a German couple who migrated to the region in 1987. Their authentic German restaurant serves authentic German food and bier from their on-site micro-brewery - one of the largest craft beer producers in the southern hemisphere. Since opening in 2005, Elmar’s In The Valley has become a much-loved venue for couples, families and groups, as well as being a vibrant location for events, such as weddings, festivals and social events. Find out more at https://elmars.com.au Jeal launches EasyVend Web – an advanced distribution software for the Australian food and beverage industry 2020-09-30T04:59:23Z jeal-launches-easyvend-web-an-advanced-distribution-software-for-the-australian-food-and-beverage-industry Sydney, 30th September 2020 – Jeal, a 40-year-old Australian family-run business has recently launched its third generation, proprietary software – EasyVend Web. The new EasyVend Web is an advanced, web-based distribution software that is 100% built, owned, supported, and operated here in Sydney, Australia. The new EasyVend Web comes with a full e-commerce website and an integrated payment gateway solution. It also centralises everyday business tasks such as route management, invoicing, receipting, inventory control, standard orders, mobile application, and proof of delivery, dockets, and more. Finally, it integrates fully with top industry accounting software – Xero, which most accountants in Australia use today. This ultimately streamlines operations, reduces outdated technology costs and decreases time-consuming admin workloads. Food and beverage businesses now have a complete business solution in one single dashboard. As EasyVend is entirely web-based, businesses can simply access the system via a web browser to run tasks. There is no need to maintain physical server rooms. There are no updates, upgrades, or licenses necessary to run. Plus, with data secured on the world’s most trusted cloud server, Microsoft Azure, businesses get complete peace of mind. Some of the most significant benefits of the new EasyVend Web include – - New secure and reliable payment gateway system allows businesses to stay in control of finances and reduce debtor lists.  - A smart 24/7 ordering, automated website drastically increases the chance of improving sales and reducing admin time. - Integration to industry-leading Xero for a complete business solution. - Sign-on screen for proof of delivery stored online for easy retrieval that can also be emailed to customers during delivery – eliminating the problem of lost paperwork. - Business intelligence module with multi-tenant architecture allows for detailed reporting across the entire distributor and customer supply chain, enabling more accurate forecasting. - Local phone support team is available 24/7 to help businesses with any issue, solving problems quickly and eliminating lengthy email or online chat wait times. Businesses that take advantage of EasyVend in its full capacity will find their operations far more productive, streamlined and collaborative. This is sure to open so many new opportunities and give businesses a whole new lease on life, especially during these challenging Covid times. EasyVend is designed for industries like milk, dairy, bread, water and beverage vendors/distributors. Large companies like Norco, Brownes, Riverina etc have all used the EasyVend software over the years, along with many small and medium businesses. This is a clear indicator of its scalability across all types of companies engaged in the Australian food and beverage industry. About Jeal Jeal Computer Services is a local, Australian business started by the Jeal family over 40 years ago. It offers popular software programs EasyCars, Workshop Mate and EasyVend for car dealerships, mechanics and food and beverage businesses in Australia. Any business using EasyVend will benefit from 100% support and development from a local team since everything including software development, website design, phone support and sales is run out of its Sydney office. P. Princi Food Services’ Direct-to-Door Delivery Provides Multiple Benefits 2020-09-29T03:01:41Z p-princi-food-services-direct-to-door-delivery-provides-multiple-benefits At-home meat delivery service is easy, affordable, and convenient. Those are just some of the reasons that individuals have chosen to turn to P. Princi Food Service for their meat needs for any occasion. There are also benefits of home delivery which individuals may not be aware. One of the benefits of P. Princi Food Services meat delivery is that the company collaborates with local producers for gate-to-plate quality and freshness. Those relationships enable the butcher to provide consumers and wholesale clients with meat that’s 100 percent free of chemicals, nitrates and gluten for better flavor and a healthier choice. By working with local producers, P. Princi is supporting sustainable meat production solutions. With a butcher shop, individuals have a far greater selection than they can find at a supermarket. Premium cuts of beef, goat, lamb, pork, poultry and veal are all on the menu at P. Princi. The butcher shop also maintains an award-winning selection of sausage, smallgoods, and BBQ packs, along with lasagna, stir fry, kebabs, koftas, charcuterie, and Perth meat platter delivery. P. Princi Food Services provides online ordering that enables individuals to choose the weight – and thereby the size – of the cuts of meat they order. That ability is an ideal solution for anyone that’s making a conscious effort to control their portion sizes for health and fitness. It’s an option that shoppers typically don’t have at a traditional supermarket. Individuals can better customize their choices and it aids in reducing waste. The Perth online butchers also reduce consumer’s mental stress. The decision of what to serve family and friends every night or at gatherings can be stressful. Individuals want to accommodate everyone’s preferences, but trying to shop after work is time consuming and produces stress. By ordering online, individuals can save time and ensure that healthy meats are available whenever they’re needed. P. Princi Food Services is an easy way for anyone to have healthy, tasty, gourmet cuts of meat delivered straight to their door. The butcher only charges a flat delivery fee of $10 within 10k of the store and $30 for all other locations. The company also offers a rewards program and consumers can shop online meat delivery or visit the retail shop on Canning Highway. About P. Princi Food Services The Princi family has been working in the butchering industry for seven generations – both in Italy and in Perth. The tradition began when Pasquale Princi immigrated to Australia in the early 1950s. He immediately obtained a butcher’s job and opened his first store in the early 1960s. The company has won dozens of awards in numerous categories across Australia, earning his son Joe, who is currently in charge of the business, a reputation as a pioneer among his peers. The company was the Outright Gold Winner of the 2015 Pork Steak Your Claim Competition; won the Gold in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Gold in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Silver in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; and the Silver in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Foods Awards. Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram. Media Contact P. Princi Food Service Shop 10/258 Canning Hwy, Bicton WA 6157 Phone: (08) 9314 2494 Website: https://princifoodservices.com International Coffee Day - It’s official…Aussies prefer beans over pods! 2020-09-28T05:05:31Z international-coffee-day-its-official-aussies-prefer-beans-over-pods JURA Australia will be celebrating International Coffee Day this Thursday, 1 October with the release of an independent survey that has confirmed that 3 in 4 Australians prefer the taste of coffee made from beans in comparison to pods*. The multi-award winning, Swiss and fully automated coffee machine brand which only uses freshly ground coffee beans to produce premium coffee at the touch of a button, believe that the results are a positive move to a more sustainable way of consuming coffee. George Liakatos, JURA Australia’s Managing Director says, “This is really no surprise to us, however it’s great to confirm that the jury is officially out on beans versus pods, when it comes to flavour. The use of freshly ground coffee beans is also not only better for the environment but also for our local growers as our machines can take any blend of fresh coffee beans. “Also, the freshly ground coffee bean waste can be reused in so many different ways, from adding it to your compost to deter bugs, neutralising odours in the home and of course cocktails, it’s not just for a morning caffeine hit,” said George. JURA Australia’s tips for exploring different ways of using and working with coffee this International Coffee Day in 2020 include: 1. Make an Espresso Martini or an Amorettolini. 2. Create a coffee desert – there are a complete range of options for everyone in the family here. 3. Make your own homemade body scrub by mixing with pantry essentials like oil and sugar. 4. Place coffee grounds in the fridge to neutralise odours. 5. Throw your coffee grounds into your compost or fertilizer to deter bugs. About International Coffee Day: International Coffee Day 2020 on 1 October brings together coffee lovers in a global celebration to share their love of coffee and support the millions of farmers whose livelihoods depend on it. This year it will serve as a platform to launch a programme that will support selected young entrepreneurs in the coffee sector to develop and scale their innovative and impact-driven ventures. JURA’s range of fully automated coffee machines are available now online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. * Independent study conducted June 2020 by Blue Planet Consulting - N=1053 Hemp + SheaMoisture = Lush Length 2020-09-23T00:23:33Z hemp-sheamoisture-lush-length Boost dull locks back to life with SheaMoisture’s newest addition to their ever-growing range of natural haircare products, it’s a new high for healthy hair! THC and CBD free, the new shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment contain cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil, ginseng root, and horsetail extract. All ingredients are combined to create an energising formula that saturates strands with moisture-rich nutrients and softening conditioners to help encourage thicker, healthier-looking hair. Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Director, the distributors of SheaMoisture in Australia says, “This is a really exciting range for us to launch into the Australian market, we’ve already seen the great results from the US and people are loving the very on-trend hemp ingredient in the products. SheaMoisture in Australia is growing its own local cult following and the team has made it even easier to find out which Shea is for you via their new hair type category codes that are then applied to the products across the range.” Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil Lush Length Shampoo: A mineral rich sulfate-free, gentle cleanser that has been crafted for all textures. This formula, with THC and CBD free cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil and horsetail extract, delivers a burst of nourishing moisturisation to encourage healthier looking hair. RRP $19.99. Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil Lush Length Conditioner: Boost dull locks back to life. 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A widowed mother at just 19, and the originator of what has become SheaMoisture. Recipes have been handed down, tested and proven for over four generations. Pioneering fair trade through Community Commerce in Africa and abroad SheaMoisture applies local expertise and gives back 10% of sales to women-led businesses, supporting those who supply the brand with their produce and women in the community through The Sofi Tucker Foundations. As a company, SheaMoisture strives to stay true to their roots giving back to their community and fighting poverty. SheaMoisture is available now at Priceline stores nationwide or online at www.sheamoisture.com.au. Follow them @sheamoisture.australia