The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-07-15T00:00:08Z HEMPLE LAUNCHES IN THE USA 2019-07-15T00:00:08Z hemple-launches-in-the-usa FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday 15 July 2019 Following a recent investment from MMJ (ASX:MMJ), Australian hemp & cannabinoid brand, Hemple, has launched in the USA. The millennial founders, Cade Turland (31) and Forbes 30 Under 30 list-maker, Georgia Branch (30) are de- termined to carve out their piece of the world’s biggest CBD market, projected to be worth US$22bn by 2022. The team is being on beer delivery technology for their organically grown CBD and innovation through first-to-market, functional CBG and CBN formulations to set their brand apart. Their Australian Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil and US grown and made, Sigma N-Osmo CBD have already made it into the hands of the Kardashian’s. Both products featured in the most recent Travel Mailer which landed Hemple in social media feeds of Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Selma Blair, Shanina Shaik and Behati Prinsloo. As Facebook and Instagram continue to disallow ingestible hemp foods and CBD advertising, the founders see this style of organic social media endorsement as key to reaching their millennial consumer - a fast growing segment of the hemp CBD market. Brightfield Group dubs the 26-35 year old CBD user group as “stressed out millennials”. This group accounts for 38.2% of the total US CBD market. More than half the members of this segment have a household income of US $50,000+ and are looking to relieve the pressures and stresses of their busy young professional lives, turning to hemp CBD to relieve a range of emotional health issues, most prominently: anxiety, depression and insomnia. Co-Founder, Georgia Branch, says, “There’s over 5600 CBD tincture brands in the USA. We’re breaking away from the commoditised products which dominate the market. Our approach is to differentiate with a premi- um brand position that’s backed up by truly innovative, effective products targeted towards the needs of our customer. Each of our products will have a specific functional benefit - from stress management (like our first CBD release, Sigma) to sleep.” Turland continues, “We’re one of few companies in the US using nano-technology to improve the absorp- tion rate of cannabinoids. Similarly to vitamins, only 10-30% of most CBD edibles and tinctures are absorbed by the body. The technology used in our N-Osmo cannabinoid range increases absorption to over 90%. Ulti- mately, this means beer value for money for the customer.” Value for money maers, as Brightfield Group shows 41.3% of this group are taking some form of CBD to manage everyday pressures, 5-7 days per week. On 29 July in the US, Hemple will launch with Fleur Marche, dubbed the “Sephora of CBD”. In Australia, Hemple’s range of hemp foods products are listed in over 350 health and specialty stores including Flan- nery’s and Healthy Life. Ends For more information and high res images contact: Georgia Branch +61 410 690 408 JURA named winner of two Good Design Awards in 2019 2019-07-11T23:33:21Z jura-named-winner-of-two-good-design-awards-in-2019 Media Release - 12 July 2019 JURA is pleased to announce that they have won not just one, but two Good Design Awards this year! JURA’s GIGA X8 Gen 2 and ENA Signature Line in Massive Aluminium were winners of Australia’s peak industry design awards at The Star on 11 July at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony. George Liakatos, General Manager of JURA Australia says, “The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country. We are so proud to have received two Good Design Awards this year in both professional and household machine lines. Innovation and design is part of our DNA here at JURA, so I am glad that it has been recognised by such a significant award.” The Good Design Awards Jury praised JURA GIGA X8 Professional: “The chrome trims are flattering against black and is aesthetically pleasing overall. It is easy to operate without superfluous functions. This commercial grade product exudes quality and promises more efficient delivery of coffee. Every aspect of this product has been meticulously designed - form, function, material selection, ergonomics, aesthetics, design for manufacture - all coming together to create a world class product with high market appeal.” The JURA ENA 8 Signature Line was described by the Jury as: “A beautiful combination of design details and refined technology. This coffee machine's overall design is beautifully executed. The mix of a beautiful aluminium body and lightweight plastic parts for construction make the product work well aesthetically. It is easy and very intuitive to use, clean and all the moving parts have a nice feel to them. Well-resolved evolution product with high attention to engineering detail. Overall, this is a robust piece of industrial design that has been very well executed.” About Good Design Awards: The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship. 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. Polkadot Communications Grows its Lifestyle Portfolio and Hires New Staff 2019-07-09T23:50:12Z polkadot-communications-grows-its-lifestyle-portfolio-and-hires-new-staff Polkadot Communications has added three new clients to its lifestyle stable including global fitness phenomenon and trainer of Victoria Secret’s models, P.volve, vegan-based food company the Fry Family and functional oral health drinks brand Swirlit. Across all three clients, Polkadot Communications will deliver a mix of content creation, community management, PR, event management and influencer engagement. Agency owner, Dionne Taylor said, “We’re always looking to work with clients who can differentiate themselves from their competitors in their industry, and those that have something to say. We’re thrilled to partner with these leading brands known on both a local and global scale.” General Manager of Polkadot Communications, Anna MacIntosh, said, “As the agency continues to have a stellar 2019, we are proud to continue growing a sector in what the agency is famous for, lifestyle communications.” Marketing Director for the Fry Family, Tammy Fry said, “We are very excited to be working with the motivated, professional and experienced team at Polkadot Communications. We have no doubt that the collaboration will have excellent results and add great value to media content on the subject of plant-based foods and lifestyle.” In addition to new client wins, the agency has also hired Sarah Young who joins the team with a strong mix of lifestyle experience and design and digital expertise. Polkadot Communications clients include; The Empire State Building, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Palmer’s, Hostelworld, The Fitness Show, Athena Home Loans, PagerDuty, BaseUp, Tasman Eco, Stack Panel and The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas – Nusa Dua, Bali. -ends- For more information: Clare Goodhew, Polkadot Communications / 9281 4190 Kurz acquires Steinemann finishing to expand digital foiling solutions in Australia 2019-07-08T23:06:54Z kurz-acquires-steinemann-finishing-to-expand-digital-foiling-solutions-in-australia Sydney, 9 July 2019: Kurz, a leading supplier of metallised foil based solutions for security and surface decoration, has acquired the print finishing division of Switzerland-based Steinemann Technology, an international leader in industrial print finishing systems. Kurz intends to run the division as an independent subsidiary and plans to use the Steinemann brand alongside its own digital metal product family. The company will support the full range of Steinemann print finishing machines, supplementing them with complementary services. Stephen Pratt, Kurz Australia Managing Director, said the incorporation of Steinemann is the next step of Kurz’s pioneering work in digital foiling technologies. “Steinemann’s dfoil machines deliver exceptional product quality, and digital foiling results of a high industrial standard that we consider to be market leading. “They offer flat or raised foil with embossing effects at speeds up to 5,000 sheets per hour, and up to 40 metres/130 feet per minute. Their embellishing is of the highest quality with perfect surfaces and the finest structures, and allows digital foiling and varnishing in one run for maximum productivity. “By extending our product offerings we are expanding the range of available print finishing solutions in Australia and New Zealand, and Kurz will work together with Steinemann to add further value for our extensive customer base,” said Pratt. Steinemann’s current offerings include the Colibri full surface varnishing unit with roller coater for UV varnish, as well as the dmax digital inkjet varnishing unit for spot and relief varnishing, which can be extended with the dfoil module for digital metallisation. For more information visit Kurz already offers two solutions for digital metal effects: the DM-Jetliner series for in-line print enhancement, and the DM-Luxliner for independent, sheet-fed off-line metallisation before or after colour printing. This acquisition will allow it to extend its portfolio to include offline systems for finishing B1 and B2 format sheets. For more information on Kurz graphics, please visit Press Contact: For further information or to speak with Kurz please contact: Jeffrey Coote, Senior PR Manager, Filtered Media d: 02 8188 3616 | m: 0404 275 665 | e: About KURZ: The KURZ Group is a global leader in hot stamping and coating technology. KURZ develops and manufactures decorative and functional layers applied to carrier foils for a large variety of applications. The range includes metallized, pigmented and holographic stamping foils for packaging or print products, surface finishes for electronic devices or automotive parts, protective and decorative lacquers for furniture or household appliances, authenticity features for brand name items, metallic applications for textiles, and different types of coatings for many other applications. With over 5,000 employees in 14 production plants in Europe, Asia and the USA, 24 international subsidiaries and a global network of agencies and sales offices, the KURZ Group manufactures and sells a comprehensive range of products for surface finishing, decoration, marking and counterfeit protection, rounded off by an extensive range of stamping machines and stamping tools. KURZ also continuously invests in new technologies, and is developing innovative solutions for integrating functionality into surfaces. Melbourne’s Fastest Grocery Delivery App Roadshow Is Set to Take Place in Richmond 2019-07-05T00:27:02Z melbourne-s-fastest-grocery-delivery-app-roadshow-is-set-to-take-place-in-richmond Richmond residents will be in for a treat as Melbourne’s fastest grocery delivery app, Brown & Greens will be running a roadshow on the 4th and 5th of July at Richmond Station from 4 PM to 7 PM. To showcase the easy-to-use grocery app, there will be $15K worth of groceries to give away, games, free coffee and more at the roadshow. In addition, there will be a special referral code giveaway where users will receive $10 credit in their Brown & Greens account and the opportunity to select a low-value grocery item for free. All deliveries are now only $4.99, however, for the month of July, Brown & Greens are offering free delivery for all orders made through the app. The roadshow will also be running in conjunction with the footy, Hawthorn against Collingwood at the MCG on Friday, 5th of July. Expanding on its services, Brown & Greens has plans to partner with Deliveroo to cover more suburbs in Melbourne. “Melburnians can now receive their groceries in just 2 hours upon placing an order. We’re making shopping for groceries easier and convenient for everyone while still getting great value,” said founder of Brown & Greens, Shanky Singh in a statement.  “If you're unwell or are in the middle of preparing for a big party, grocery delivery can feel like a lifesaver. It swipes a giant task off your to-do list for the day without even putting on your shoes.” Currently, Brown & Greens is offering 50% off fruits and vegetables through the app using the code BG50VEG. Brown & Greens is available to download on Google Play and App Store. Bendigo Writers Festival 2019 program 2019-07-03T02:22:51Z bendigo-writers-festival-2019-program-1 Bendigo Writers Festival has unveiled the full three-day program for August 9 to 11, with a galaxy of stars and a supernova of sessions set to light up the end of winter. “We’ve dusted off the mirror balls, for a bit of retro party-time,” Capital Venues and Events manager David Lloyd says. “With a new venue to add to our constellation, the Festival Precinct will now be even more accessible and welcoming, so audiences will enjoy hearing all the absolutely brilliant writers on this year’s program.” The Festival launch was held at Bendigo Bowls Club, which will host sessions throughout the day, and then become the Festival Club on Friday and Saturday nights. Festival director Rosemary Sorensen announced the international writers on the program, as well as some of the 150 Australian speakers heading to Bendigo in August. Festival guest Greg Fleet spoke about the writing life, as a comedian, memoirist and novelist. Feature events in Ulumbarra Theatre at the Festival this year include Friday night’s World of Food with Food Safari presenter, Maeve O’Meara. On Saturday night, world-renowned astrobiologist Paul Davies tackles the biggest question of them all - What Is Life? And for a dazzling finale, the internationally acclaimed surgeon Munjed Al Muderis will present the Closing Address on Sunday at 4.30pm, talking about how hope and courage can change lives. “Gastronomy is big on this year’s program,” Ms Sorensen said. “We are keen supporters of the City of Greater Bendigo’s bid to become a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, so we have food writer Jill Dupleix, sustainable farmer Charles Massy and food-and-mood expert Felice Jacka, on the program. “We’re welcoming British philosopher AC Grayling for discussions about democracy, criminal psychologist Julia Shaw, to talk about evil, and from New York, Min Jin Lee, to talk about Korea.” Also on the program: Clementine Ford on Boys Will Be Boys Louise Milligan on Cardinal John Marsden on Parenting Alan Kohler on Money and Ethics Benjamin Law on Growing Up Gay Ranjana Srivastava on A Better Death Speakers include Peter Doherty, Chloe Hooper, Kerry O’Brien, Ginger Gorman, Kate Forsyth, Jessica Rowe, Don Walker, Greg Fleet, Jane Caro and Don Watson. The Text Marks the Spot free schools program takes place on Friday, and a new series of Entrée Events on Friday morning give audiences a chance to get out and about in Bendigo. “We’re delighted to be collaborating with the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, for an event with the “bad Buddhist”, Meshel Laurie,” Ms Sorensen said. “And in the heart of Bendigo, at the beautiful Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum on Pall Mall, there’s a first-time event about the women poets of Central Victoria writing during the First World War. “There’s a special launch too, of a new book about Bendigo, called Sludge, to be launched by John Brumby, Chancellor of La Trobe University.” Bendigo Writers Festival is presented by the City of Greater Bendigo in partnership with La Trobe University and supported by Bendigo Tourism. T2 Tea selects Triquestra to unify brand experiences and power global expansion 2019-07-01T06:21:04Z t2-tea-selects-triquestra-to-unify-brand-experiences-and-power-global-expansion AUCKLAND – 25 June 2019 – Triquestra, a leading retail software solutions provider, today announced that Unilever's retail tea business, T2 Tea, has selected Triquestra as its strategic partner for the transformation of its retail system. T2’s goal is to create immersive and frictionless experiences for customers across online, in-store and mobile channels. Triquestra’s Infinity platform will be installed as T2’s point of sale, with the power to create a central hub for the brand’s inventory and customer loyalty across ecommerce, wholesale and a growing global footprint of over 100 stores across APAC, Europe and North America. T2 will benefit from a proven unified commerce platform that will scale and adapt to shifting consumer expectations and new technologies and offer the flexibility to quickly extend support to new stores, channels and markets. Established in Melbourne in 1996, T2 Tea is a premium tea brand that prides itself on quality products that are beautifully packaged and presented through engaging and immersive in-store experiences. In addition to its global retail outlets, T2 operates a thriving wholesale business selling teas to restaurants, cafes, gourmet food stores and airlines, and has ecommerce channels spanning direct to consumer (, marketplaces and wholesaler third-party sites. Infinity will support T2 in all areas of retail operations and management, including point of sale, inventory, customer data, order management and loyalty. It will integrate with T2’s other technology solutions, including Oracle NetSuite, Salesforce Commerce Cloud for ecommerce and HighJump Warehouse Advantage for warehouse management. “To keep pace with new technologies and changing consumer demands, we decided to bring everything together with a unified commerce strategy,” said Rohan Penman, T2’s Global Head of Technology. “Following an in-depth software review process, we selected Triquestra as our strategic partner to help achieve that vision. Triquestra already supports retailers with a strategy of omnichannel innovation and provides best-in-class products and processes, a broad unified commerce portfolio and a referenceable track record of success with multi-store retailers across multiple geographies. “Infinity will give us a single hub for our channels, reducing integration complexity and manual overheads, while increasing efficiency and accuracy,” Rohan adds. “It will also be our platform for growth and innovation, helping us to deliver evolutionary innovations that will accelerate our business agility and competitive advantage.” “T2 shares our vision, with a single-minded focus on creating immersive and personalised experiences for customers. It has mastered the art of creating magical in-store experiences, through storytelling and adventurous in-store displays that encourage visitors to discover and experiment,” said Kelly Brown, CEO of Triquestra. “We’re looking forward to supporting T2 in its next phase of growth as the company harnesses new technologies that help to put innovation at the core of everything they do.” T2’s transition to Infinity will be a phased approach that starts in Australia and New Zealand and extends to Singapore, North America and Europe. Infinity will provide point of sale and a central hub for inventory and customer data to give customers ‘endless aisle’ access to T2’s entire inventory from any channel or touchpoint, as well as new payment options and fulfilment services such as click-and-collect and ship-from-store. Ends About T2 Established in Melbourne, Australia, in 1996, T2 Tea has become a household name – it’s the brand we start and end the day with, a comforting and trusty daily companion yet a special treat to be contemplated and savoured. T2 Tea is a premium tea brand that has unfurled and blossomed over the last 23 years but remains young and perky. All beautifully packaged up in a retail experience that is fancy and fabulous, T2 is for everyone, every day. T2 operates a growing global footprint of circa 100 retail outlets. Coupled with this is the operation of wholesale and e-commerce extensions of the business that continue to grow in all markets. In 2013, T2 was purchased by Unilever. For more information, see     About Triquestra Triquestra is a leading global software solutions provider for retail brands. Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, its Infinity unified commerce platform lets retailers connect real-time inventory and customer data with all physical and digital sales channels to give customers personalised and frictionless experiences, wherever and whenever they shop. Retail clients including T2 Tea, Cue Clothing, Fonterra Farm Source, Z Energy, Caltex, Challenge and Night ‘n Day rely on Infinity to give customers extraordinary experiences, capture market opportunities, generate revenue and build brand advocacy. Retailers across fuel, agribusiness, fashion, furniture, telecommunications, grocery and convenience, and wine, beer and liquor industries trust Infinity to manage their wholesale, trade and retail customers. Infinity supports all areas of retail operations and management, including point of sale, inventory, customer data, order management, loyalty, analytics and ecommerce. Founded in 1995, Triquestra operates in twelve countries.  For more information, see    Influence with Integrity: How to Create Engagement with Heart 2019-06-24T23:55:48Z influence-with-integrity-how-to-create-engagement-with-heart The pursuit of fame for fame’s sake has been one of the Internet’s hallmarks, but in the era of “the influencer”, are we becoming tired of being sold to at every turn? According to author, thought leader and mindset coach Maria Boznovska, audiences are awakening to their need for authenticity in order to engage beyond one or two interactions with online personalties, regardless of how many followers they have amassed. “It is no longer about following the crowd and taking someone’s word as gospel, just because they have been labelled an influencer,” Maria says. “An authentic influencer doesn’t aim to tell people how to think, rather it is in their beingness of who they really are—on and off camera—that demonstrates an energy of authenticity that people naturally become attracted to. The audience can then determine their own truth.” Maria says an authentic influencer does not become “obsessed” with how many followers they have accrued, or with suggesting others should think the way they do. They encourage people to want to think for their own selves and tap into their own truth about any given situation. How to Create Social Engagement with Heart Maria’s tips for creating authentic relationships online: Awareness of your relationship with yourself is key. Are you coming from a place of love, acceptance and embracing who YOU are with compassion and understanding? This is key. The relationship with yourself is what you project to the world. It's how you see others and how you see the world, and in turn, how others see you. Clarify your top three values in life and in business. Are the aligned? These govern decisions you make and are what makes you live in alignment with your authentic self. Ask yourself: "In the context of my business, what are my three highest values?" "In the context of my life, what are my three highest values?" Then, sit back and observe. Are they aligned or profoundly opposite? Understand your message—your why—and then be fully self expressed in everything you do, say, write, and even how you dress. Your message and presence is then consistent. State: "This is who I am. How can I share who I am and be of service to others?" Most people ask: "This is who I am, do you like me?" and then twist and contort themselves to fit in and please the market. Thus, they lose the message they authentically want to share. Understand you are not for everyone. When you try to be someone you're not, there is a huge disconnect. Who you are authentically "being" is the message to the world. Own your vulnerability. Shine a light on where you feel vulnerable. By doing this way you heal yourself, and in the process heal others. This is our greatest equalizer—our commonality—that we all share: we have the same emotions, even though our stories may differ. It's what connects us and makes us feel seen, heard and validated for our experiences. Listen to understand, rather than merely listening to respond. Be interested, rather than interesting. Too often we think as an influencer we must be interesting and constantly make it about us. Without an audience you are not an influencer. Very quickly you realise it's not about you and necessarily your journey, rather it’s about others and how your journey and experiences and message can unite others and bring oneness. Don't aim for perfection - Trying to be perfect is the exact opposite of being authentic. However many people are afraid that if they make mistakes then they won't be seen as an expert. This is what makes you relate-able and how we gain experience and evolve to be and become. An authentic influencer doesn't aim to tell people how to think rather in "being" demonstrates a thought system of how to live congruently aligned. People can then determine their own truth. I do not want people to think the way I do, I merely want people to think: Empowered to think differently about themselves and about others. ENDS Media Contact: Shannon Dunn, Communeco +64 2 2 6362405 Yulin dog-eating festival 2019-06-24T14:24:08Z yulin-dog-eating-festival Dear Editor, This week in Yulin, China, thousands of dogs — and even some cats — will be brutally slaughtered, and their flesh sold as food. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is widely and angrily condemned. The thought of killing, cooking, and eating dogs is truly shocking and disgusting. But there’s no rational reason the thought of eating any other animal shouldn’t elicit the same revulsion. The idea that some species of animal deserve more moral consideration than others is called "speciesism" and has no more logical basis than other discriminatory beliefs like racism or sexism. Animals objectified as "livestock" often face horrors akin to those endured by the dogs in Yulin. Dogs sent to Yulin are crammed into small cages and put on trucks, which may then travel for hundreds of kilometres, often with no food or water. The same is true for millions of sheep, lambs, cows, and other animals in Australia. The country’s live-export trade is even worse, transporting animals thousands of kilometres, only to face a gruesome death. Some dogs in Yulin are, horrifyingly, boiled alive. But right here in Australia, countless chickens and turkeys meet a similar fate every day: at the abattoir, many of these intelligent birds manage to keep their heads out of the electrified water stunning baths. They are fully conscious as their throats are slit, and many are still alive as they're lowered into scalding-hot water to remove their feathers. Whether a cow or a dog, a chicken or a sheep, no animal wants to suffer and die for our palate. Yes, let's be outraged by the cruelty that takes place during the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, but let's not be hypocrites about it. We should drop the speciesism and extend our compassion to all animals by leaving them off our plates. Desmond Bellamy Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia PO Box 2352 Byron Bay NSW 2481 0411 577 416 Another Successful Calocurb Story 2019-06-23T21:56:50Z another-successful-calocurb-story The following is taken from a testimonial from Rachel. “I’ve never had a serious struggle with my weight, but I’ve always been conscious of it. Being an avid reader, when I was younger, I would pick up any magazine that was bought home – usually with a gorgeous model on the front, whose body type was the polar opposite to mine. I know now that I will never, and should never, want to have that because that’s not me. But as a teenager I was always conscious of how that was deemed beautiful – and other body types were not.   “At 29 years old, I have grown up to realize that although I won’t have the figure of a Victoria Secret model – I can aim to be fit and healthy. I used to do sports at school and now I go to the gym 1-3 times a week. However, eating well and doing things like taking the stairs instead of the lift are things that I do every day to try keep in shape.   “After some not so deep reflection it has occurred to me that weekends are my hurdle. I love trying new places to eat, which comes with enjoying a few glasses of wine or beer. It’s a treat and I love it. It turns out I’m a big advocate for justifying the weekend binge with the week-day health food focus.   “I started taking Calocurb initially to see if it would help with my binge cravings over the weekend, after a friend who was taking it mentioned it to me. About half a day after taking my first capsule (I take it in the mornings), I felt that I didn’t feel as eager to eat lunch when I usually did (12.30-1.00pm). I also felt the same around dinner, which meant I ended up with a much smaller portion than usual. Pleased at this stage, I decided to keep it up.   “After a week of taking it and each day being pleasantly surprised at how little I craved my meals or snacks – the test of the weekend was upon me. At meal times I felt that I didn’t need to dig into that extra order of fries for the table or order a smoothie with my brunch meal. I was quite content with my salad, or small main – with no added extras afterwards. I was really happy that I still got to go out and enjoy all the things I love, but had cut back on the meals and treats that used to make me regret my eating decisions on a Sunday. As simple as it does sound – I actually feel in control of my eating habits a lot more while taking Calocurb.   “I feel comfortable in my own skin but knowing that I can have that extra bit of willpower when I do want to feel better and loose a bit of weight that I can personally tell has crept back on, is really important for me. I don’t do extreme diets, but I use Calocurb to help maintain my weight, so I can keep on doing the things I love and not feel so constricted by eating plans and calorie counting. I’m really happy with the way Calocurb has worked for me and the fact that I can adjust it around my lifestyle is absolutely ideal.” Rachel is a Marketing Manager in Auckland, New Zealand, and for more information on appetite suppressants NZ, weight loss pills, intermittent fasting and Calocurb NZ reviews please go to . Introducing the Newly Designed & Improved JURA E8 2019-06-19T23:00:00Z introducing-the-newly-designed-improved-jura-e8 JURA Australia is excited to introduce the new and improved E8 fully automatic coffee machine in Piano Black, now even easier to use and offering greater coffee variety combined with a more sophisticated design. George Liakatos, Managing Director of JURA Australia says, “The existing E8 coffee machine has been one of the best-selling machines to date, so it’s extremely exciting to be able to unveil a new version from the existing design to create a far more superior machine – in regards to both functionality and aesthetics.” The new and improved E8 includes all the same features as the existing E8 machine but now offers the user more choice and functionality. Along with offering more coffee specialties, a new professional fine foam frother has been added, specially designed for the preparation of specialty coffees with milk and milk foam. Along with some existing features, the new E8 also includes the following: 50% more specialties at the touch of a button. Now offering 12 coffee varieties including the addition of espresso macchiato, espresso doppio, special coffee and hot water for green tea. A new rotating professional fine foam frotherG2 made from the highest- quality materials. When positioned vertically, the frother creates finely textured milk foam with a long-lasting consistency for a perfect cappuccino. When positioned horizontally, it heats milk for on-trend specialties like hot chocolate. Newly designed premium ridged water tank that accentuates the clear design concept of the E8. A new, chrome-plated cup grille that superbly showcases the specialty coffees. Existing features such as the AromaG3 grinder, Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) for ultimate coffee quality and frontal operating concept with TFT display. The JURA E8 is available now for RRP $2,099 from selected electrical retailers, department stores and 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. For more information, hi-res imagery or to interview George Liakatos, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – How to enjoy a Starbucks quality Matcha latte at home 2019-06-19T02:15:30Z how-to-enjoy-a-starbucks-quality-matcha-latte-at-home Matcha specialists and wholesalers, Matcha Outlet, has launched a new product: Sweet Japanese Matcha. The product is their version of the famous matcha green tea latte drink at a well-known coffee chain, Starbucks. This powder has the same high-quality ingredients but costs a less than the Starbucks Matcha drink. “Our Matcha powder comes from Japan, Uji prefecture, a well-known place for producing the best Matcha powder. This new product has a unique flavour, a great balance of grassy notes and the creamy sweetness everyone loves in a matcha latte,” said Robert Rydzewski, Operations Manager of Matcha Outlet. The new product comes in an array of sizes from small, 12 oz bags - which provide around 25 servings - to wholesale 18 lbs bags. “Our new matcha powder allows our customers to enjoy a perfect matcha green tea latte from the comfort of their own home or office. Or if you are a cafe shop owner, our matcha would be a great addition to your menu,” said Robert. The Sweet Japanese Matcha powder has over 80 5-star reviews and currently is on a special promotion sale. These deals include “Buy 3 get 1 FREE” and “Buy 5 get 2 FREE”! Right now, you can use coupon “PRFREESHIP” to get FREE USA Shipping for this wonderful product. To experience the mouth-watering beverage for yourself, please click here. For more information, please contact: Robert Rydzewski | Operations Manager E: P: 224-653-9400   About Matcha Outlet A family owned and operated business, Matcha Outlet offers 100% USDA Organic matcha green tea powders. No matter if you drink your favorite matcha latte at home or offer it at your café, bar or bakery - now you can enjoy it at a very affordable price. Matcha Outlets also offers all the tools and equipment for anyone to create a fantastic matcha drink wherever they are. From matcha cups to whisks, Matcha Outlet ensures the customer has all they need to enjoy the perfect drink. 15 minute coffee breaks are costing Australian businesses 2019-06-17T23:36:19Z 15-minute-coffee-breaks-are-costing-australian-businesses How much are coffee breaks costing your business? Media Release - 18 June 2019 JURA Australia reveals innocent 15 minute coffee breaks are costing Australian businesses much more money and time than they may realise. On average, according to JURA’s ‘Best Coffee Machines For Office’ Calculators, coffee breaks are costing businesses with 10 employees over $10,000 and 270 hours in lost time every year. Investing in a JURA coffee machine for your office space will increase productivity as it will minimise trips outside the office and is proven to boost employee morale. George Liakatos, General Manager of JURA Australia says, “Productivity is key in business. Employees need to feel empowered and committed to the overall mission and goals in order to be productive during their working hours. JURA fully automatic coffee machines are the ultimate workplace perk that cuts costs, saves time and delivers big for Australian businesses. Our range of professional machines increase employee morale and productivity all while saving precious company money. It’s a win-win for both employer and employee.” While the small company statistics may be scary – for larger companies with 50 employees, coffee breaks can cost the business an average of $46,000 and 1,350 hours in lost time each year! In this case, the cost of a JURA coffee machine would pay for itself within only two months of use. The average coffee break in Australian workplaces is 15 minutes, but offices with a coffee machine can get back that valuable work time. A JURA coffee machine for your office is a cost-effective approach that guarantees barista quality coffee at the touch of a button, as the machines use freshly ground beans, not capsuled pods. What is the JURA difference? All machines use beans, not pods (tastes like barista quality and great option for sustainably conscious businesses) The JURA J.O.E app allows users to create a coffee profile for each user down to the grind, amount of milk and type of coffee (save even more time as employees can save their own personal drink settings!) Save money, calculate how much here: Simply press a profile and the machine will start making the personalised coffee (at the touch of a button) Easy to clean, simply plug in, add the cleaning solution and the job is done (no maintenance worries!) All in the one unit (except the milk container) The best office coffee machines: JURA WE8: 30 cups per day Featuring a wide choice of speciality coffees, the WE8 is equipped with a 3L water tank, a bean container for 500g of coffee beans and a grounds container with the capacity of 25 portions. The One-Touch function creates trend specialities like latte macchiato, flat white or cappuccino very simply at the touch of a button. The modern TFT display make operation incredibly simple even for inexperienced users. RRP $2,690. JURA X8: 80 cups per day The X8 is incredibly versatile: it can prepare the full range of speciality coffees finished with milk and milk foam as well as black coffees and the classic pot of coffee. For tea lovers, it also prepares hot water at different temperature levels. With its solid, height-adjustable dual spout, it can create a speciality coffee – or even two beverages simultaneously – and dispense them into the cups or glasses, at the touch of a button. RRP $3,949. *All calculations are general in nature and based on prices and offerings of JURA professional coffee machines. To discuss your exact needs and deals contact JURA or your local distributor. 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. For more information, hi-res imagery or to trial a JURA coffee machine, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – Level Lemonade Now Available Nationally 2019-06-17T22:56:06Z level-lemonade-now-available-nationally Level Lemonade, the new “better for you” soft-drink range taking lemonade to a new level, is now available nationally at Caltex in three flavours; Original Lemon, Lemon&Orange and Lemon&Pineapple. In one single 300ml bottle, Level Lemonade contains the highest amount of magnesium found in any other drink on the market and also includes 100% of your daily intake of Vitamin C, while also being low in sugar. Based on the latest nutritional recommendations, Level Lemonade shows you how delicious a soft drink can be while also being ‘better-for-you’. One of Australia’s leading Dietitians and Nutritionists, Rebecca Gawthorne says, “Australians are becoming increasingly health conscious and seeking healthier alternatives to high sugar foods and beverages, including soft drink. I’m excited that Level Lemonade is now available nationally, as it gives Aussies the opportunity to choose a better drink option that tastes delicious and fits in with their healthy lifestyle.” “As well as being low in sugar, Level Lemonade contains Magnesium and Vitamin C. Magnesium is needed by our bodies to generate energy, make new proteins and helps keep our muscles and nerves healthy. Vitamin C helps protect our bodies cells from damage and is important for our skin, bones, connective tissue and immune system,” adds Rebecca. Level Beverages, the creators behind the new range, is excited to expand their existing range of “better for you” drink brands, which already consists of 28 BLACK natural energy drink and AriZona Iced Tea. Australia is the first country in the world to receive this truly innovative soft-drink range, with other Asia Pacific markets to follow. Managing Director of Level Beverages since 2013, Chrish Graebner, says, “We are very proud – after many years of research and development – to launch what we believe truly to be the next generation of soft-drinks. Looking for a healthful carbonated beverage is a major global consumer trend.” Level Lemonade is a premium soft drink and is ideal for anyone, the soft drink lover, for the sport and fitness fanatic, health conscious or maybe even for those in need of a hangover preventative to take as your last drink of the night. There’s a time and a place for everyone! Key differences between Level Lemonade and other soft drinks on the market include: High in Magnesium – with 160 mg per bottle Level Lemonade contains the highest amount of magnesium found in any other drink. 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. “With kombucha being a popular choice for consumers of late, I am convinced that there are many people out there looking for a healthier, refreshing alternative who do not like the taste proposition of a fermented drink,” says Chrish. Level Lemonade is available now at Caltex nationally for RRP $3.85, selected Ezy Marts, a growing number of other fine retailers or online: @levellemonade #levellemonade For further information, images or product samples please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: or (02) 9571 4448 Vinomofo Launches First Three-Pack 2019-06-16T22:05:43Z vinomofo-launches-first-three-pack Vinomofo has released its very first three-pack of wine, designed to entice those who love a good vino, but prefer to buy in smaller quantities. Up until now, Vinomofo has sold online through six and 12 packs, but it’s shaking things up to provide the perfect pack for those looking to dip their toes in the Vinomofo difference. The Mofo Welcome Kit has just hit the site, and to kick things off, it has been released in three versions - red, white & mixed, providing wine drinkers and new customers with all the options they need. The Welcome Kit is the perfect addition to Vinomofo’s offering - allowing new customers to get a taste of what the ‘fo is all about, and for existing customers to have access to more choice. Vinomofo also expects its Welcome Kit to capture a new market of consumers, in particular those testing out the wine market. By providing three wines that represent exactly what Vinomofo is all about, the Welcome Kit is a great introduction for new customers. Just when you thought this game-changing three-pack was the best news you’ve heard all day, it gets even better - there’s also a free Vinomofo magazine in each case. Yep, that’s all the Vinomofo gold you can find online, in your very own, hand-held magazine. The magazine is filled with all sorts of wine, food and travel goodness, and includes advice, articles and recipes to accompany your three-pack carry box. That’s right, the three-pack has been designed in a functional carry box, allowing wine lovers to take the wine with them to their next social gathering, and share their Vinomofo goodness with friends. Justin Dry, Vinomofo’s CEO and co-founder, wanted to expand Vinomofo’s offering and thought the three-pack was the perfect introduction for new mofos. “The three-pack and magazine is an epic intro into what we’re all about; good wine, good food and a bunch of adventures. New customers will be able to get a bit of an insight into life as a mofo through the Mofo Welcome Kit.” The first three-pack hit the site this week and is available at, prices starting at $69. ENDS For all media enquiries please contact Modern Currency Erin Sing | Hayley Giarrusso |