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Cheeky Cherry Cider Joins Woodchuck

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (PRWEB) January 15, 2015

Woodchuck Hard Cider proudly announces the release of Cheeky Cherry, the latest cider to join the Out on a Limb lineup. Out on a Limb is a rotating six-pack that features some of Woodchucks most creative cider varieties. The bottles change liquids and labels, but the 6-pack carrier remains the same. Cheeky Cherry is the third cider to be featured in the unique Out on a Limb series and will be available while supplies last.

Cheeky Cherry is created using a mix of culinary and bittersweet apples. Michigan Tart Cherries are added following fermentation to provide a deep red color and a tart, sweet finish. Cheeky Cherry is 5.5% ABV and has a suggested six-pack retail price of $ 10.99.

Our cider makers continue to craft new, inventive recipes, and the Out on a Limb six-pack is the perfect way to share some of the most unique ciders with our fans, said Marketing Director, Bridget Blacklock. Cheeky Cherry is a perfect addition to the Out on a Limb series, because it offers the adventurous flavor profile that our fans are looking for, while staying true to our craft roots working with local partners and purveyors to bring in the freshest ingredients.

Cheeky Cherry will be available in limited quantities nationwide through February. For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider visit http://www.woodchuck.com, or download the new mobile app, available for iOS and Android users.


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Global Leaders in Food, Nutrition and Health Gather in Lille, France

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 16, 2015

FoodMinds partner Bill Layden will share his science, policy and communications expertise with 700 leaders from across the food chain at the NutrEvent 2015 conference on June 17-18 in Lille, France. The conference focuses on the expansion of health-oriented innovation and business opportunities for the food industry globally. Layden is moderating the plenary session, Balancing Taste, Nutrition, Cost and Use and speaking on a panel that compares regulatory requirements for health claims among countries. The panels feature executives from BASF, Cargill, The Coca-Cola Company, DSM and McCain Foods, among other companies as well as NGOs, universities and government agencies.

NutrEvent 2015 attracts global food industry professionals who are driving innovations that improve the food industrys contribution to nutrition, health and wellness, said Jose Cubillos, director of global business development. FoodMinds is honored to take part in the reciprocal sharing of knowledge at this seminal event.

Laydens role at NutrEvent marks a significant juncture in the growth of FoodMinds global footprint. Since 2010, FoodMinds has been conducting multi-country nutrition affairs-related projects for top food and beverage companies. The firm has developed a unique network of 30+ senior nutrition (PhDs and RDs) and communications experts called the FoodMinds Global ExpertBench, located in 30 countries across six continents. Currently ranked the 85th PR agency in the world according to PRWeeks 2015 Global Agency Business Report, FoodMinds plans to expand its presence in new markets and with new services including Strategic Insights and Issues & Crisis Navigation.

In 2015, FoodMinds is implementing programs and projects in several countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with work commencing in other countries and regions by the end of the year. Client engagements include research to inform the establishment of nutrition profiling systems, audits of food company nutrition pledges, mapping of cross-cultural approaches to nutrition labeling, and assessments of nutrition, consumer and regulatory trends likely to impact business across Latin America (LATAM), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Australia and Asia-Pacific (APAC) and North America and Mexico (NOAM).

Increasingly, the world of food and nutrition affairs knows no geographic boundaries, and FoodMinds is well-equipped to advance its clients nutrition affairs and communications objectives both within and outside of the U.S.


Founded in 2006, Chicago-based FoodMinds, LLC (http://www.foodminds.com) is a food and nutrition consulting company that is boldly transforming the world view of food, nutrition and health. We challenge the status quo to create breakthrough strategies, expertly navigating food and nutrition science, policy and communications to help our clients tell a better story. FoodMinds has 37 employees, including 15 registered dietitians, and a global network of more than 30 experts.

The winner of the 2013 Holmes Report Boutique Agency of the Year and the 2012 Gold SABRE award in the public affairs category, FoodMinds is ranked in the top 10 U.S. independent food and beverage public relations firms by ODwyers. It was named a finalist for PRWeeks 2015 Small Agency of the Year award and was cited by the 2014 Holmes World PR Report as one of the 10 fastest-growing U.S. PR companies. In partnership with more than 30 leading food, beverage and nutrition clients in the U.S. and around the world, FoodMinds is actively shaping a new food frontier where people are healthier and happier.

Sociologists New Travelogue Is a Cultural Delight!

(PRWEB) June 15, 2015

For anyone who loves travel, sociologist Maureen Stone provides a very different perspective in her funny new book on world travel, “Musings of a Vegetarian Traveller.”

From the Caribbean to Europe, India, Asia, Africa, and South America, readers will enjoy her reflections on personal, political, social, and contemporary issues. One of the most notable travels her journey from meat eater to vegetarian provides a wonderful look into the worlds she encountered.

As the author says, The story of my transformation from a meat-eating to vegetarian traveller is not about food, but rather, it is about the interesting, diverting, amusing, distressing, provocative, and irritating things that have happened to me as a vegetarian traveller.

Watch the video on the attached PDF or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ENnO2LMDaI

MUSINGS OF A VEGETARIAN TRAVELLER (ISBN: 978-1-60911-828-0) is available for $ 14.50 and can be ordered through the publishers website: http://sbpra.com/maureenstone/

or at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

About the Author: Maureen Stone was originally trained as a social worker and then a sociologist. She was born in Barbados, and educated in India and the United Kingdom. After a brief career in social work, she moved into academic life as a university teacher and Independent Research Consultant. She is a full-time writer/traveller and has written numerous academic works.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder@sbpra.net.

Having Established a Strong Presence in US, Universal Plastic Now Keen to Set Global Footprints

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Universal Plastic is an Ontario based plastic manufacturer that caters to a variety of industrial requirements. Owing to a USP of high quality yet affordable plastic products, the company has been receiving a vast and prestigious clientele including names like Canon, The Scientific Assembly, NFL, Time Warner, Bacardi and Molina, for over the last twenty years. For all the years theyve been around, repeat business from happy clients has been common, and positive reviews on the quality of Universal Plastic products can be found all over the relevant forums. Having established a strong market presence across the 50 states of the United States, the company is now keen to expand its client base all over the world! The company’s management team is in the process of identifying markets and chalking out strategies for expansion.

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Irrespective of the type or size of order, clients are served with speed and efficiency at Universal Plastic. The company is a reliable partner to tie up with for any type of plastic requirements. Punctuality in service, they believe, is their best means of advertisement.

Products Manufactured

They manufacture some of the best-in-class products for purposes of storage, disposable, packaging and preservation. Their quality is premium and their rates reasonable. The manufacturers serve a variety of industries like pharmaceuticals, electronics, fashion and apparel, and food retail. The range of their products includes:


Winners Are Announced at “Ceviche Vs. Tiradito,” New Yorks First Ever Peruvian Fish Dish Battle Hosted By The Trade Commission of Peru In New York

New York, New York (PRWEB) October 18, 2014

There’s nothing fishy about the fact that a culinary tradition trumped innovation as the Shrimp and Artichoke Ceviche from Runa (110 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ) swept the competition winning best ceviche and best overall dish and the hearts and taste buds of New Yorkers attending the big culinary battle #CevicheVsTiradito- Who Rules?, which was hosted by the Trade Commission of Peru in New York on October 7th at the Humphrey (Eventi Hotel, NYC). The winning tiradito, a menu item which is unfamiliar to many, didnt slack off. Traditional Peruvian flavors and new culinary styles blended seamlessly in a Lenguado Tiradito from Coco Roco (392 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) and excited attendees who were introduced to and falling in love with this type of fish dish; many for the first time.

Ceviche Vs. Tiradito was diners first opportunity to vote in a competition and while they were big fans of the judges selections, the people gave Raymi (43 West 24th Street, NYC) a nod; enabling that restaurants entries of Charred Octopus Ceviche and Chifa Tiradito (featuring sockeye salmon) take home both Peoples Choice Awards. Conrado Falco, Director of the Trade Commission of Peru in New York explains, “Peruvians have been eating ceviche for centuries now, but some decades ago a new style of raw fish dishes emerged and has been actively competing with ceviche. It was not that one has eliminated the other, but now you have more reasons to frequently visit Peruvian Cevicher

Surging Demand for Automated Equipment Drives the Global Material Handling Equipment Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 10, 2015

Follow us on LinkedIn Material handling equipment represents an integral part of the supply chain of diverse industries for storage, control and movement of items, from the raw material stage to the distribution of finished products. The rising need for global production companies to automate operations, and foster flow of goods in an efficient manner is the key force driving growth in the MHE market. Globalization and the associated supply chain fragmentation of various industries, along with the trend of outsourcing have had a significant bearing on the growth of the market. Expansion in application areas is another factor benefiting market growth. Other favorable factors sustaining market growth include rising investment in the construction sector, growing consumer spending and technology innovations. Steadily recovering global manufacturing activity especially in the automobile industry, also lends optimism to the market outlook.

Industrial Trucks & Lifts represents the largest segment in the material handling equipment market. Demand for automated material handling equipment is particularly expected to register strong gains, thanks to their ability to reduce labor input and thereby limit labor costs. Multichannel distribution and growing consumer demand for anytime, anywhere goods delivery will also encourage the ongoing trend towards automation. MHE manufacturers are increasingly incorporating advanced technologies, mechanisms and solutions such as robots, and automated guided vehicles, among others, for enhanced productivity and safety. Technologies that are poised to benefit market prospects for the material handling business in the near term include Internet of Things, cloud computing, data analytics and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. While wearable technologies are finding increased adoption in retail and consumer markets, the material handling industry is gradually realizing its benefits, thus piloting its adoption in warehouses and distribution centers.

As stated by the new market research report on Material Handling Equipment, Europe represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific constitutes the fastest growing regional market worldwide with a CAGR of 6.1% over the analysis period, driven by the rapidly expanding infrastructure needs of the automobile, construction, energy, electronics, food & beverage, and retail & warehousing industries.

Major players covered in the report include Beumer Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Cargotec Oy, CLARK Material Handling International, Crown Equipment Corporation, Columbus McKinnon Corp, Daifuku Co. Ltd., Jervis B. Webb Company, Dematic GmbH & Co., KG, D

Say Aloha to Summer with New Extended Happy Hour at Islands

CARLSBAD, Calif. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014

Islands is the perfect place to celebrate long summer days and relax with a burger, fresh-cut fries and an ice cold drink. With a new Summertime Happy Hour beginning Monday, June 16, guests can enjoy special deals on refreshing cocktails and surf-inspired eats for extended hours at Islands Restaurants, Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m.

New to the Islands menu, the Hand-Shaken Strawberry Daiquiri ($ 5.49 at Happy Hour) shaken and poured the old-fashioned way, never frozen is the best way to cool off after a hot day at the beach. Other new drinks exclusive to Happy Hour include the Spicy Mango Shandy made with mango, Coors Light and a dust of cayenne pepper for a kick ($ 4.25 at Happy Hour), and the Islands Hapa Bourbon Tea with Makers Mark, passion fruit and mint ($ 5.49 at Happy Hour). Also new to the menu and exclusive to Summertime Happy Hour are the Hawaiian Sliders: mini versions of Islands popular pineapple-topped burger ($ 5.95 at Happy Hour).

Guests will also be able to enjoy Islands other happy hour deals from 3 to 7 p.m., with bites and beverages such as Islands famous Mai Tai, Cheddar Fries and Beachside Sliders all under $ 5.

Available all day, Islands is offering the spicy Heat Wave Burger, perfect to pair with refreshing summertime cocktails. Topped with grilled Serrano and green chilies, pepper jack cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce and spicy mayo, the Heat Wave Burger is back by popular demand and returns exclusively for summer.

Along with food and drink specials this summer, guests can enter to win giveaways all season long. Weekly raffle winners will score a new beach towel, while each Islands location will end the summer by giving away a custom beach cruiser as the grand prize. Guests can enter to win a beach cruiser every time they visit an Islands location, and the winners will be selected during happy hour on Friday, Sept. 5.

Follow Islands on Twitter and Instagram @IslandsBurgers and like Islands at facebook.com/IslandsRestaurants.

Greenberg Traurig Continues Strategic Growth; Expands Premier M&A/Private Equity Practice with Ivan Presant and Joe Cosentino in New York

New York (PRWEB) June 03, 2015

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to expand its robust Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practices with the addition of shareholders Ivan Presant and Joseph Cosentino who have joined in New York from Clifford Chance.

“The Greenberg Traurig brand stands for excellence, extraordinary value, global collaboration, and a culture of respect, empowerment, and trust. We have assembled a highly experienced and deep team of more than 30 shareholders in our New York corporate department alone, working closely with colleagues in our 29 U.S. offices and our eight international offices, with a particular emphasis on sophisticated M&A and private equity transactions, and Ivan and Joe are timely additions,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, chief executive officer of Greenberg Traurig. “Ivan and Joe will be a perfect fit, I am pleased to welcome both to our Greenberg Traurig family, where they will thrive in this culture and add great skill sets, industry knowledge, and client networks.”

Presant is experienced advising domestic and multinational companies as purchasers, sellers, and investors in a wide range of business combination transactions involving both public and private companies. He regularly represents clients on mergers, tender offers, auctions, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, and joint ventures. Presant has a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Cosentino has represented acquirers, targets, boards of directors, special committees, investment banks, and investors involved in the intricate negotiations surrounding unsolicited public and private transactions. He is experienced in both domestic and international transactions across a wide array of industries, including telecommunications, technology, entertainment, pharmaceutical, insurance, and energy and utilities. Cosentino has a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. from the University of Maryland.

Cosentino said, “I have found in Greenberg Traurig the firm that will value and empower me personally while also providing the kind of global network and exceptionally strong U.S. platform necessary to take my practice to the next level by fully addressing clients’ needs and finding them new opportunities.”

“Having now practiced elsewhere, and gained considerable experience in my practice, with clients and in other legal environments, I now see that today’s Greenberg Traurig is the place that will best support the kind of growth I envision personally and professionally in these times,” added Presant, who returned to Greenberg Traurig after practicing at the firm from 2004 to 2008.

This has been a time of careful strategic growth for Greenberg Traurig, taking advantage of market uncertainty, follower mentality at many firms, and the demand clients have for a firm that can deliver both excellence and value. On Monday, June 1, a team of five Securities Litigation and Financial Regulatory and Compliance lawyers from the respected boutique law firm Michaels, Ward & Rabinovitz, LLP joined the firms Boston office. The team included shareholders Pete S. Michaels, Daniel M. Rabinovitz, and David Ward, and of counsel John Wells.

In late May, Gregory K. Lawrence joined Greenberg Traurig in Washington D.C. and Boston as a senior member of its Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice. Lawrence, who joined from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, is one of the leading energy and commodities lawyers in the United States.

At about the same time, Greenberg Traurig simultaneously added two leading Central European real estate teams led by Agnieszka Stankiewicz and Radomi Charzyki. The addition of these teams, which comprised 12 attorneys, to Greenberg Traurigs Warsaw office created one of the largest and most diversified real estate practices in the region. In January, the firm opened its Tokyo office led by an award-winning team of English-speaking Japanese lawyers who understand the local culture and practical aspects of Japanese business and have a track record of solving clients most critical problems. Koji Ishikawa serves as managing shareholder and shareholders Yuji Ogiwara and Koichiro Ohashi serve as co-chairs of the firmwide Japan Practice.

Since January, the firm has also grown its Corporate & Securities Practice with the addition of shareholders Anthony L. Perricone and Nanette Aguirre in New York, Dorothee Fischer-Appelt and Joel Wheeler in London, Jos