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US Demand for Transportation Refrigeration Systems to Increase 4.2% Annually Through 2022
May 11, 2018 ( Newswire) Demand for transportation refrigeration systems is projected to increase 4.2% per year through 2022 to $2.7 billion.

Think Pink This Summer: Royal #Wine Presents Outstanding New #Rosés At Exceptional Value
Bayonne, NJ - May 10, 2018 ( Newswire) Sweet honeysuckle blossoms, ripe peaches, languorous sunsets…the delightful joys of summertime are just around the corner.

Waterloo #Brewing (TSX: $BRB.TO) to be the First Large-scale Regional Competitor in Non-alcoholic #Beer
May 4, 2018 ( Newswire) Waterloo Brewing, the trade name of Brick Brewing Co. Limited ("Brick" or the "Company") (TSX: BRB), today announced it has made an investment in equipment to produce non-alcoholic beer and reinforce its strategy of regional brewer leadership.

Global Fortified #Wine Market Trends, Growth and Forecasts to 2023
DUBLIN - May 4, 2018 ( Newswire) The "Global Fortified Wine Market - Trends, Growth and Forecasts (2018 - 2023)" report has been added to's offering.

good natured(R) (TSXV: GDNP) Signs Significant Commercial Agreement with Leading US Packaging Provider
Vancouver, British Columbia - May 2, 2018 (Newsfile Corp.) ( Newswire) good natured Products Inc. (TSXV: GDNP) (the "Company" or "good natured") today announced that it signed a 3+ year (40 month) agreement on April 23, 2018 to supply a US industry leader in thermoformed packaging.

Demand for Disinfection Products Used in Food Safety to Grow Nearly 4% Annually Through 2022
Cleveland OH - April 24, 2018 ( Newswire) Demand for disinfection products used in food safety, including chemical disinfectants and sanitizers, disinfection equipment, and other products such as disinfectant wipes, is projected to advance 3.9% annually to $1.7 billion in 2022.

Rigid Plastic Food Container Demand to Grow 4.2% Annually Through 2022
April 24, 2018 ( Newswire) Demand for rigid plastic food containers is expected to increase 4.2% per year through 2022, to $7.7 billion.

Vancouver International Wine Festival's #VIWF Bacchanalia Gala Raises $225,000 FOR BARD ON THE BEACH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Delta, BC - March 2, 2018 ( Newswire), a global news source and leading investor resource covering wine and beverage stocks releases video coverage after attending the recently held Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

2018 VanWineFest by the Numbers; @VanWineFest
VANCOUVER, BC - March 1, 2018 ( Newswire) Vancouver's annual wine lovers' delight, but dishwashers' nightmare, is well underway. The 40th Vancouver International Wine Festival

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction Raises ~$225,000 for Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
VANCOUVER, BC - February 27, 2018 ( Newswire) The Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction kicked off the 40th Vancouver International Wine Festival on February 24 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver with a spectacular evening of wine and food, topped by a thrilling live auction.

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Post Reports Fire with No Injuries at Michael Foods Plant Location

St. Louis, May 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Post Reports Fire with No Injuries at Michael Foods Plant Location

St. Louis – May 25, 2018 - Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST), a consumer packaged goods holding company, reported a fire took place on the evening of May 24, 2018 at its Michael Foods plant location in Klingerstown, PA. All employees were safely evacuated and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire, which started in the duct work of an oven, is being investigated.

The financial impact of the fire is expected to be insured to the extent it exceeds $2.5 million; however, costs may be incurred in different reporting periods than any insurance recovery.

Forward Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, are made throughout this press release. These forward-looking statements are sometimes identified from the use of forward-looking words such as “believe,” “should,” “could,” “potential,” “continue,” “expect,” “project,” “estimate,” “predict,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “intend,” “plan,” “forecast,” “target,” “is likely,” “will,” “can,” “may,” or “would” or the negative of these terms or similar expressions elsewhere in this release. All forward-looking statements are subject to a number of important factors, risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in any forward-looking statements. These factors and risks include, but are not limited to, the amount and timing of any insurance recovery and other financial, operational and legal risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Post Holdings, Inc.’s cautionary statements contained in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent Post Holdings, Inc.’s judgment as of the date of this press release. Post Holdings, Inc. disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

About Post Holdings, Inc.

Post Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a consumer packaged goods holding company operating in the center-of-the-store, refrigerated, foodservice, food ingredient, active nutrition and private brand food categories. Through its Post Consumer Brands business, Post is a leader in the North American ready-to-eat cereal category offering a broad portfolio including recognized brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats®, Pebbles™, Great Grains® and Malt-O-Meal® bag cereal. Post also is a leader in the United Kingdom ready-to-eat cereal category with the iconic Weetabix® brand. As leader in refrigerated foods, Post brings innovative, value-added egg and refrigerated potato products to the foodservice channel and the retail refrigerated side dish category, offering side dishes and egg, sausage and cheese products through the Bob Evans®, All Whites®, Better’n Eggs®, Simply Potatoes® and Crystal Farms® brands. Post’s Active Nutrition platform aids consumers in adopting healthier lifestyles through brands such as Premier Protein®, PowerBar® and Dymatize®. Post’s Private Brands business manufactures private brand nut butter, healthy snacks and pasta. For more information, visit


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Envion CEO Woestmann Silently Backtracks 40 Million Extra Tokens Claim Against Envion Founders

BERLIN, May 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Envion’s Founders Responded to the Changing allegations with Detailed Blog Post on a New Website -

According to the founding team of Envion AG (Zug/Switzerland), through their jointly held company Trado GmbH, Matthias Woestmann, the CEO of Envion, has changed his story accusing Envion’s founding team of illegally generating 40 million extra tokens as part of the company’s $100 million Initial Coin Offering (ICO). This change has occurred less than 48 hours after publishing a press release. He made the false claim in response to allegations which went public early Wednesday, May 23rd, that he illegally diluted the founders’ majority shareholdings. No reason for the change has been offered for his new version of events.

In a press release dated May 16th, Matthias Woestmann stated that 40 million “have been generated illegally” by Envion’s founders.  An incoherent accounting of tokens replaces that accusation in a May 18th publication, which was delivered by email to Envion investors and also published online.

The newsletter states that 103 million of 127 million tokens were legitimately created.  Woestmann’s accounting leaves a 24-million-token surplus while simultaneously stating that only 13 million tokens remain illegitimate after eliminating 7 million belonging to a pre-sale investor who defaulted. It goes on to state that 15 million illegal tokens would be on the market were 5 million to be destroyed in a process called a token burn. No explanation is provided for 4 million tokens excluded from Woestmann’s revised calculations, nor the 20 million token difference in figures.

In the wake of his legal troubles, Mr. Woestmann has reinterpreted the ICO prospectus, its guiding legal document, to exclude tokens sold to pre-sale investors from the greater pool of sale tokens.  The CEO was one of only two board members along with board member Cyrill Staeger who approved the company prospectus.

Envion’s founders responded to the changing allegations with a detailed blog post on a new website - - launched as part of a “total transparency” campaign.  In the post, they break down the accounting for how the 127 million tokens were generated along with links for investors to verify their locations on the Ethereum blockchain. 

The post also argues that Woestmann was aware that pre-sale tokens were included in the ICO prospectus and provides documentation that the CEO initiated pre-sale outreach and managed contracts. Emails showing that Woestmann ignored requests to burn tokens and solve any problems are also included in the post. 

Woestmann himself concedes founders requested authorization to destroy tokens, but offers no explanation of why he did not agree or respond to communications on the matter.  Likewise, Woestmann “did not deny” allegations that he illegally took control of Envion from the company’s founders, according to an interview on website  After executing an illegal capital raise and diluting founders’ shares, Woestmann gave the new shares to Thomas van Aubel, an associate known for similar maneuvers which have landed him in legal trouble from disgruntled investors.  Envion’s founders are suing both Woestmann and van Aubel in Berlin court.


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Corbion General Shareholders Meeting approves Board reappointments and dividend

The Corbion General Shareholders Meeting held on 25 May 2017 approved the reappointment of CFO Eddy van Rhede van der Kloot for a second term of office.

Corbion's Supervisory Board is pleased to announce that the contract of assignment of Eddy van Rhede van der Kloot, CFO, will be extended for an additional period of 4 years (May 2018 - May 2022). 

Mathieu Vrijsen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: "We are pleased that Eddy is reappointed for a next four year term. With this reappointment, that follows that of CEO Tjerk de Ruiter last year, we have secured the continuing leadership to build on their achievements so far, and to capture the full potential of Corbion's new Creating Sustainable Growth strategy."

The Corbion shareholders also reappointed Rudy Markham as Vice-Chairman and Steen Riisgaard as member of the Supervisory Board. 

At the shareholders meeting the proposed dividend of € 0.56 per ordinary share for the financial year 2017 was approved. Dividends will be all-cash and will in principle be subject to Dutch dividend withholding tax of 15%. The ex-dividend date is 29 May 2018, the record date is 30 May 2018 and the payment day is 5 June 2018. 



Olvi PlcStock Exchange Release25.5.2018
In the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki  
Trade date 25.5.2018 
Bourse trade Buy 
Share OLVAS 
Amount 2 000Shares
Total cost 59 605.80EUR
Average price/ share 29.8029EUR
Company now holds a total of 59 025 shares 
including the shares repurchased on 25.5.2018 
On behalf of Olvi Plc  
Nordea Bank Finland Plc  
Janne Sarvikivi Ilari Isomäki 
For more information, please contact: 
Kati Kokkonen  
Talousjohtaja  / CFO, Olvi Oyj /plc 
puhelin / tel. +358 400 138 396  


The Hershey Company Teams Up With Hershey Native & Soccer Phenom Christian Pulisic

Pulisic Kicks off Partnership with a pair of Reese’s Outrageous cleats

HERSHEY, Pa., May 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This week, The Hershey Company announced a partnership with global soccer sensation, Christian Pulisic. A native of Hershey, Pa., Pulisic plays as an attacking midfielder for German club Borussia Dortmund and the United States national team.

To kick off the new partnership, the company hosted Pulisic at Hershey’s Chocolate World in Times Square on Thursday, May 24, where Pulisic helped celebrate the launch of Reese’s Outrageous bars. Pulisic, one of the world’s most renowned athletes, joined forces with the latest sensation from the Reese’s brand, the company’s top brand and also his favorite candy, to continue the hype over this one-of-a kind new product.

As part of the new product launch, the Reese’s brand is surprising fans with outrageous gifts and experiences as a celebration of their passion for the brand. The Hershey Company and Reese’s brand presented Pulisic with an “outrageous” pair of Reese’s Outrageous-inspired cleats, made by renowned, custom shoe designer, The Shoe SurgeonThe cleats are a take on Pulisic’s iconic orange Nike Mercurial Vapor 360s and are Reese-ified by having them drip with chocolate and Reese’s Pieces designs. The cleats, not available for sale, are one of only eleven pairs made to commemorate this partnership and the launch of the new Reese’s Outrageous bar.

“It’s not very often that a superstar hails from your own backyard. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome Christian to the Hershey team and look forward to our partnership and following his illustrious career both on and off the field,” said Suzanne Jones, vice president of the Hershey Experience.

“Growing up in Hershey, the company, its brands and the people have been something I’ve always admired,” said Pulisic. “It’s a dream come true to partner with Hershey. I literally feel as happy as a kid in a candy store!”

This is just the first initiative from the overall company partnership with Pulisic.

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About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has approximately 18,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Building on its core business, Hershey is expanding its portfolio to include a broader range of delicious snacks. The company remains focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to extend its competitive advantage in North America.

At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through 'Nourishing Minds,' a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020.

About Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic was born and raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In 2017 he was named US Mens National Team Player of the Year. He is the first player ever to be named the US Young Player of the Year and the Men’s National Team (senior) Player of the Year in successive years. Christian is also the youngest US player ever to appear in, and to score in, a World Cup Qualifier. He plays Club Soccer for Borussia Dortmund in the Germany Bundesliga, where he has become the youngest American to win a major Club trophy in Europe. In 2017 TIME magazine named him as one of the World’s Most Influential Teens of 2017.

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Active Health Foods, Inc. (OTC:AHFD) is an innovative leader representing a 21st century company primarily focused on "Health and Wellness" and the desire to bring products to the market place to help battle both "CHILDHOOD OBESITY" and "TYPE II DIABETES". ACTIVE X BARS are made with extremely High Quality 100% Organic "CERTIFIED", 100% Natural ingredients that are Gluten Free "CERTIFIED", Soy free, NON GMO, and Kosher and Vegan "CERTIFIED" and ALL NATURAL FLAVORS is the ONLY soft drink beverage consumers can purchase that is sweetened 100% with STEVIA and is Sugar Free with No Carbohydrates, No Calories, No Caffeine, No Sodium, No Aspartame or Nutra-Sweet, No Sugar Alcohols, and No After Taste.

AIR WATER INC.(Tokyo:4088.T) whose operations are based on gas for industrial and medical applications, has, since its establishment in 1929, expanded its business to a great variety of fields, including chemicals, medical treatment, energy, agriculture, food products, salt, magnesia, logistics, aerosols, and mineral water.

Alkaline Water Company Inc, The (OTC:WTER) has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing the retail sale of its cost-effectively packaged Alkaline88 water beverage products.

Alkame Holdings, Inc. (OTC:ALKM) is a publicly traded health and technology holding company with a focus on patentable, innovative, and eco-friendly consumer products. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Alkame Water, Inc., markets and distributes micro-clustered, alkaline, antioxidant and oxygenated bottled water utilizing an exclusive patented formula and technology. Alkame uses this patented technology to create water with several unique properties which allow the body to absorb and utilize it more efficiently and help to achieve an optimal pH balance. This patented technology also increases the available oxygen content and absorbability which equates to more fuel for improved metabolic efficiency, boosted immune system, and improved cardio respiratory function.

Ambev SA (NYSE:ABEV) through its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and sells beer, draft beer, soft drinks, other non-alcoholic beverages, malt, and food in the Americas. It offers beers primarily under Skol, Brahma, Antarctica brands, Brahva, Brahva Beats, Brahva Light, Extra, Budweiser, Becks & Stella Artois, Presidente, Brahma Light, President Light, Bohemia, The One, Corona, Stella Artois, Budweiser, Zenda, Quilmes Cristal, Paceña, Taquiña, Huari, Becker, Báltica, Pilsen, Patricia, and Bud Light, as well as Labatt Blue, Alexander Keith's, Stella Artois, and Kokanee brands. The company also offers carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, isotonic beverages, energy drinks, and ready-to-drink teas under the Guaraná Antarctica, Gatorade, H2OH!, Lipton Iced Tea, Fusion, Monster, Red Rock, Pepsi-Cola, Seven Up, Concordia, Evervess, Triple Kola, and Gatorade brands. It has an agreement with PepsiCo to bottle, sell, and distribute Pepsi products in Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Peru, and the Dominican Republic; and a licensing agreement with Anheuser-Busch, Inc. to produce, bottle, sell, and distribute Budweiser products in Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Paraguay. The company also produces and distributes Stella Artois under license to Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A./N.V. in Brazil, Canada, Argentina, and other countries. It offers its products through a network of third-party distributors and a direct distribution system.

AMCON Distributing Co. (NYSE MKT:DIT) is a leading wholesale distributor of consumer products, including beverages, candy, tobacco, groceries, foodservice, frozen and chilled foods, and health and beauty care products with locations in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee. AMCON also operates health and natural product retail stores in the Midwest and Florida. The retail stores operate under the names Chamberlin's Market & Cafe and Akin's Natural Foods Market.

American Premium Water Corporation (OTC:HIPH) produces bottled water under the LALPINA brand name.LALPINA WATER is sourced from a high-altitude aquifer deep in the Blue Ridge and the Blue Mountains. It is available in 7.3 and 9.5 pH, either natural spring or sparkling. American Premium Water Corporation is based in Delray Beach, Florida.

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Andrew Peller A NV (TSX:ADW-A.TO; ADW-B.TO) is a leading producer and marketer of quality wines in Canada. With wineries in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, the Company markets wines produced from grapes grown in Ontario's Niagara Peninsula, British Columbia's Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, and from vineyards around the world. The Company's award-winning premium and ultra-premium VQA brands include Peller Estates, Trius, Hillebrand, Thirty Bench, Crush, Wayne Gretzky, Sandhill, Calona Vineyards Artist Series, and Red Rooster. Complementing these premium brands are a number of popularly priced varietal brands including Peller Estates French Cross in the East, Peller Estates Proprietors Reserve in the West, Copper Moon, XOXO, skinnygrape, Black Cellar and Verano Hochtaler, Domaine D'Or, Schloss Laderheim, Royal, and Sommet are our key value priced brands. The Company produces wine based liqueurs and cocktails under the brand Panama Jack. The Company imports wines from major wine regions around the world to blend with domestic wine to craft these popularly priced and value priced brands. With a focus on serving the needs of all wine consumers, the Company produces and markets premium personal winemaking products through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Global Vintners Inc., the recognized leader in personal winemaking products. Global Vintners distributes products through over 170 Winexpert authorized retailers and more than 600 independent retailers across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and China. Global Vintners award-winning premium and ultra-premium winemaking brands include Selection, Vintners Reserve, Island Mist, KenRidge, Cheeky Monkey, Ultimate Estate Reserve, Traditional Vintage, and Cellar Craft. The Company owns and operates more 102 well-positioned independent retail locations in Ontario under The Wine Shop, Wine Country Vintners, and Wine Country Merchants store names. The Company also owns Andrew Peller Import Agency based in Vancouver and The Small Winemaker's Collection Inc. based in Ontario; both of these wine agencies are importers of premium wines from around the world and are marketing agents for these fine wines. The Company has entered into an agreement to produce and market the Wayne Gretzky brands across Canada. The Company's products are sold predominantly in Canada with a focus on export sales for its icewine and personal winemaking products.

AUSTRALIAN VINTAGE LTD (ASX:AVG.AX) is a leading Australian wine company. Championing a fully-integrated wine business model, the breadth of our capabilities extends to vineyards, boutique and bulk wine production, packaging, marketing and distribution

Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. Launched in 2012, Blue Apron is reimagining the way that food is produced, distributed, and consumed, and as a result, building a better food system that benefits consumers, food producers, and the planet. The company has developed an integrated ecosystem that enables the company to work in a direct, coordinated manner with farmers and artisans to deliver high-quality products to customers nationwide at compelling values. Blue Apron's current products include Blue Apron Meals, Blue Apron Wine, the Blue Apron Market, and BN Ranch, a premium supplier of grass-fed beef and pasture-raised poultry.

BROWN FORMAN INC A (NYSE:BF-A; BF-B) For more than 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel's & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman's brands are supported by nearly 4,200 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide.

Chapel Down Group plc (ISDX:CDGP) produces and markets a range of still and sparkling wines made from English grapes. Whilst most are white wines, the proportion of red and sparkling wines has been increasing steadily. The Company operates a production site, vineyard and retail outlet at Tenterden in Kent. Most of the Group's grapes are purchased from specialist producers across the South-East of England.

China Tontine Wines Group Limited (Hong Kong:0389.HK; OTC:CATWF) produces and sells grape wine. The company offers sweet wines and dry wines under the Tongtian, Tongtian Hong, and TONTINE labels. It is also engaged in the processing of grape juice; plantation of grapes; and wholesale and retail of winery and beverage products. The company sells its products in 22 provinces, 3 autonomous regions, and 4 municipal cities in the People's Republic of China. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tonghua, the People's Republic of China. China Tontine Wines Group Limited is a subsidiary of Up Mount International Limited.