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No. 1? What Is Making This Grocery Delivery App A Preferred Choice In Southeast Asia?

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Society Pass (NASDAQ: SOPA) E-commerce, made possible by the internet, is still booming. Businesses like Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), and Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) are soaring, with more people ordering products online than buying them in stores. While most businesses nose-dived during the COVID-19 pandemic, movement restrictions induced by the pandemic fueled online retail sales. Online sales grew from 16% to 19% in 2020, with Southeast Asian countries significantly contributing to the growth, according to numbers in a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report. Southeast Asia, which includes countries like Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia, is home to more than 681 million people — 47% of whom prefer online shopping, with about 144 million people regularly purchasing online. E-Grocery Boom Consumers can shop online from anywhere and choose from a wide array of products such as groceries to be delivered directly to them. Online grocery, or e-grocery, shopping has also been gaining momentum for some time. The e-grocery market is quickly expanding throughout the world, with players like Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER), Instacart, Amazon Fresh and Fresh Direct serving customers in North America and Europe. Southeast Asia is also seeing significant growth in the e-grocery market. A breakdown of the market by IGD Asia indicated: Asia, the largest regional grocery market in the world, is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% between 2018 and 2023. The grocery market will be worth $4.2 trillion by 2023, up from $3.1 trillion in 2018. Its share of global grocery spending will be 37% in 2023, adding around $1.1 trillion to the worldwide grocery market. China, India and Indonesia will be the biggest contributors to the region’s top-line growth, accounting for 74% of new sales added by 2023. A Convenient Grocery Delivery App? That level of growth could be a boon for a company like Pushkart.ph, an online grocery service started in 2017 that delivers fresh goods to consumers who use its feature-packed app. Pushkart’s platform was developed by a group of young Filipino millennials whose goal was to ensure fast, convenient and safe grocery delivery to customers’ doors. From Day One, Pushkart.ph — available on the web, Google Play Store and the Apple Store — said that in addition to serving consumers, it wants to be the platform of choice for retailers and help them sell their products quickly without learning the technicalities of running a digital platform or managing a logistics fleet. From a single flagship fulfillment center at Fisher Supermarket, which has been operating since 2017, the platform is now supported by three additional hubs: Market! Market!, Ayala Malls Feliz, and AllDay Supermarket — Global South. What Makes Pushkart.ph Say It’s Confident It Stands Out From The Rest? Consumers — The company wants to bring value to consumers by allowing them to shop for their basic needs anytime from anywhere they want while sparing them from heavy city traffic or the hassle of carrying heavy bags of groceries. Companies — The company wants to make it easy for corporate clients to purchase every office pantry supply they need from a single source and with the convenience of having flexible payment schemes. Merchants — The company plans to empower retailers to reach the online market by giving them the means to easily transform their shops to include digital sales. Society — The company wants to bring more jobs through online commerce. Pushkart.ph is a division of the Society Pass Inc. ( NASDAQ: SOPA ), a Southeast Asian acquisitions-focused e-commerce holding company. Currently operating six subsidiaries, SoPa plans to expand to more than 10 more subsidiaries in eight verticals — loyalty, merchant software, lifestyle, food and beverage delivery, travel, digital advertising and telecoms — by the end of 2022. Since its inception in 2018, SoPa has amassed over 1.6 million registered consumers and over 5,500 registered merchants and brands on its platform. Apart from Pushkart.ph, SoPa provides merchants with #HOTTAB Biz, lifestyle e-commerce through Leflair.com and Handycart.vn, a leading online restaurant delivery service based in Hanoi, Vietnam. In addition, SoPa operates Gorilla Networks, a Singapore-based, blockchain/web3-enabled mobile virtual network operator. About Society Pass (NASDAQ: SOPA ) As a loyalty and data marketing ecosystem, Society Pass operates multiple e-commerce platforms across its key markets in SEA. Its business model focuses on analysing user data through the expected launch of its Society Pass loyalty platform and circulation of its universal loyalty points, which seamlessly connects consumers and merchants across multiple product and service categories to foster organic loyalty. Since its inception, SoPa has amassed over 1.6 million registered consumers and over 5,500 registered merchants/brands on its platform. It has invested 2+ years building proprietary IT architecture with cutting edge components to effectively scale and support its consumers, merchants, and acquisitions.Society Pass provides merchants with #HOTTAB Biz and #HOTTAB POS – a specialized POS technology solution, a comprehensive system for payment, loyal customer management, user profile analytics, and convenient financial support packages for small and medium-sized enterprises.In addition, SoPa operates Leflair.com, Vietnam’s leading lifestyle e-commerce platform, Pushkart.ph, a popular grocery delivery company in Philippines, and Handycart.vn, a leading online restaurant delivery service based in Hanoi, Vietnam. For more information, please check out: http://thesocietypass.com/. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga.com Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website https://thesocietypass.com

June 17, 2022 08:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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COLOR FACTORY CHICAGO IMMERSES GUESTS IN A SPECTRUM OF COLOR

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The highly-anticipated, third permanent museum from Color Factory officially opened today in Chicago. The beloved destination immerses Chicagoans in art and color with experiences that engage all the senses, including 15 new installations and exciting artist partnerships across over 25,000 square feet. Color Factory wants its visitors to experience artful wonder and to bring the joy and inhibition that they experience at the museum back into their everyday lives. With successful locations in New York and Houston, the Chicago museum invites guests to embrace play and discovery and to engage their senses in unexpected ways. Above all, Color Factory seeks to make the joy of art and color accessible to more people. "We love Chicago and are thrilled to be opening our biggest museum to date in the heart of the city. We’re excited to share and celebrate the diversity, culture, and traditions of Chicago through these dynamic installations created in partnership with amazing artists. We can’t wait for guests to see, taste, touch, hear, and smell color in a whole new way!” said Tina Malhotra, CEO of Color Factory. Partnering with both local and internationally-known artists and creatives, the new Color Factory was designed specifically for Chicago and takes guests on a unique, dynamic, and colorful journey. Local artists Edra Soto and Akilah Townsend worked with Color Factory to develop an interactive Chicago color palette; international artist Camille Walala has created an expansive maze inspired by the city’s architecture, while Yuri Suzuki ’s experience plays with the connection between what we see and what we hear. Additionally, Color Factory is partnering with local institutions like the Museum of Contemporary Art and Willis Tower, nonprofits like SocialWorks and 826CHI, as well as small businesses like Kurimu and Bon Femme both on-site at Color Factory and across the city. As the largest exhibition space in the company’s history bringing together an impressive roster of artists and custom installations, Color Factory Chicago is expected to be one of the city’s top destinations in 2022 - one that should not be missed. Color Factory Chicago will be open Tuesday - Sunday from 9am-8pm. Tickets are available for purchase for $38 for General Admission, and $28 for Children (3-12). To purchase visit: https://colorfactory.co/chicago/. Additional information on Color Factory can be found online at: https://colorfactory.co. ABOUT COLOR FACTORY Color Factory is an interactive art museum that invites visitors to experience the joy of color through multi-sensory installations, immersive rooms, and carefully curated moments. In each of our locations, Color Factory collaborates with artists, art institutions, nonprofits, and brand partners to bring more art and color to the world. At the core of Color Factory's mission and work are our partner artists. These creatives, designers, and makers tell their unique stories through site-specific exhibits created just for Color Factory. Our experiences are thoughtfully designed to awaken natural curiosity and encourage uninhibited play. Every hue is hand-selected and paired with a sensory experience to unleash the full power and impact of color. Inspired by the cities that we call home, we create custom palettes for each of our locations and work to identify local charities and businesses to support and give back to the community. Since our 2017 launch with a temporary space in San Francisco, Color Factory has grown into a series of permanent locations in New York and Houston, with a new flagship location in Chicago this year. To learn more, visit www.colorfactory.co. ABOUT WILLIS TOWER Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Willis Tower is an iconic urban destination and state-of-the art, human-centered workplace. Standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall, Willis Tower is one of the world's tallest buildings, offering the region's most breathtaking views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. The 103rd-floor Skydeck attracts more than 1.7 million visitors annually. The Tower recently underwent a $500 million restorative street-to-sky transformation that included the addition of Catalog, a 300,000 square-feet curated dining, entertainment and community experience, as well as a 30,000 square-foot outdoor terrace and 150,000 square feet of tenant amenity spaces. Willis Tower is the largest building in the country to have achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. For more information, visit WillisTower.com or connect on Facebook or Instagram. Contact Details Jalila Singerff | Senior Account Manager I jalila@jiveprdigital.com | 613.614.6777 +1 613-614-6777 jalila@jiveprdigital.com Company Website http://colorfactory.co/

June 17, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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2022 GUIDE TO SUMMERTIME FUN

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/eB9T1JYMnNI The hot and long days of summer are upon us and families from coast to coast are eager for some fun in the sun. In fact, more Americans plan to travel this year, with 73% of consumers expected to take an average of two trips. Hitting the road remains popular, while confidence in flying has increased from last year. According to recent stats, 79% of people plan to drive to at least one vacation destination, while air travel accounts for 45%—increasing by 5% compared to 2021. However, staycations remain popular due to record-high gas prices, escalating airfares and the war in Ukraine. It’s been found that 25% of Americans will travel shorter distances and 23% plan on less expensive activities. Whether traveling near or far, spending time with family and friends ranks high on the list of anticipated summer activities, including beaches, ball games and barbeques. Grilling season has always been a favorite with many backyard chefs expected to cook up and serve 50 billion hamburgers and 20 billion hotdogs this year. Wellness is also a high-priority, with many Americans engaging in healthful summertime habits, like running, biking, and including supplements into their diets. Braun-Silva has some unique ways to enjoy the summer while building special memories with friends and family. TRAVEL SMART: Summer travel is here and it is going to be a busy season. New Amex Trendex data found that more than half of respondents agree they plan to travel more this summer than in previous years. Braun-Silva’s first tip is to travel smart, saying, “Most of us are looking for added flexibility and confidence when booking a trip. Whether visiting white sandy beaches along crystal blue waters or hiking a national park, there are services available to help make traveling easy and convenient." One way to travel smart is through American Express' Trip Cancel Guard, a new benefit for American Express U.S. Card Members that truly allows travelers to cancel flights for any reason. The smart travel tips don't stop there - from building a dream itinerary to finding the best offers on flights and hotels, consider booking your travel with American Express to up the ante. American Express Travel is a one-stop-shop for planning a vacation thanks to their world-class customer service, 24/7 access to expert travel consultants, exclusive programs and benefits, and more. For those who want an elevated travel experience without breaking the bank, Braun-Silva says U.S. Platinum Card Members can get access to the International Airline Program through Amex Travel which gives travelers savings on international flights for First, Business and Premium Economy seats across more than 20 world class airlines. For more information, visit AmexTravel.com to book. Terms apply. Direct link: AmexTravel.com Social media handles: @AmericanExpress Hashtags: #AmexTravel PRIORITIZE WELLNESS: Overall wellness is a high-priority for many of us. Braun-Silva points out that there are many ways we can engage in healthful summertime habits. “This time of year is perfect for walking, hiking, running, and biking. To support these outdoor activities, it’s helpful to include supplements into our diets,” says Braun-Silva, “As we age our bodies produce less collagen, which helps with healthy joints and skin elasticity. I’ve been adding collagen into my daily routine for years.” MD Logic Health’s Marine Collagen with COFACTORS is made from the highest quality wild-caught non-GMO white fish, which promotes lean muscle mass, strong bones, hair, skin, and nails, supports gut health, and promotes new Collagen production. Braun-Silva adds, “It easily dissolves and has no fishy taste or smell so you can add it to fun summertime drinks, like smoothies, and your meals, to boost your protein intake, at any time without the unnecessary calories.” MD Logic Health, Marine Collagen has a special blend of cofactors including Vitamins A, C, Zinc, and Copper, and also includes Biotin, so that your health can radiate from the inside out. For a limited time, use code COLLAGEN for 15% off. For more information, go https://www.mdlogichealth.com/products/marine-collagen. Direct link: https://www.mdlogichealth.com/products/marine-collagen Social media handles: @mdlogichealth Hashtags: #mdlogichealth #supplementinglife KEEP IT COOL: As the temperatures heat up, Braun-Silva says look out for ways to make summer a bit cooler, adding, “This is one of my favorite tips and it’s really a no brainer—ice cream!” According to a new national poll, 34% of respondents say eating ice cream in summer makes them feel like a kid again. The lifestyles expert says, “One of my favorite summer desserts is a delicious ice cream cake—perfect for pool parties, backyard BBQs, Father’s Day, or any fun summer gathering. Everyone loves them.” There are several cakes to choose from, like Carvel Sheet Cake and Lil Love Strawberry Crunchie Cake to OREO. Braun-Silva recommends picking one or two up at your local grocery store by looking in the bakery freezer case or by going to ILoveIceCreamCakes.com for a store locator. For more information, visit ILoveIceCreamCakes.com for a store locator. Direct link: ILoveIceCreamCakes.com Social media handles: @ILoveIceCreamCakes Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 16, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Xip Secures $5 Million in Seed Funding and Announces $1 Million Creator Fund

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Xip announced today it has secured $5 million in seed funding and launched a $1 million Creator Fund to support knowledge creators who produce educational, tutorial, or coaching content. As the first platform to bring the personalized video format popularized by Cameo to the online learning space, Xip connects learners with experts they know and love, who offer them personalized feedback through asynchronous videos. Jomayra Herrera from top education VC Reach Capital led the funding round with participation from LinkedIn Executive Chairman and Founding Partner of Next Play Ventures Jeff Weiner; Chief Operating Officer of MasterClass and angel investor Mark Williamson; Benjamin Grubbs from Next 10 Ventures; and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), among other compelling venture capitalists, startup founders, and operators. “We are thrilled to partner with the Xip team. We know the best type of learning is personalized, actionable, and in the moment,” said Jomayra Herrera from Reach Capital. “Xip enables exactly that by rethinking how consumers can learn from creators. It’s a moment of delight for learners and a great way to generate sustainable income for creators.” Xip connects users with popular knowledge creators on YouTube, TikTok, Twitch, and Instagram, who frequently receive direct messages from fans asking for one-on-one help. Current Xip creators include notable coaches, professional athletes, musicians, and photographers. “For decades, one-on-one help has been shown to produce significantly better learning outcomes than one-size-fits-all instruction. Yet most of the advancement in the online learning space is of the one-size-fits-all variety,” said Xip Co-founder & CEO Chris Taylor. “Widespread access to high-quality content is great, but the options for personalized help are still lacking. Xip makes one-on-one instruction easily accessible to improve the way we all learn.” On average, creators earn four times higher hourly rates compared to synchronous Zoom lessons. Xip users find the platform incredibly helpful and give it five-star reviews 97% of the time. The Xip Creator Fund is designed to help creators kickstart their success as online instructors. Participating creators receive income guarantees, marketing support, equipment, waived setup fees, and additional resources to start earning meaningful income from helping their fans. “Starting an online coaching or instruction business is resource-intensive, and we want to help by investing in our creators,” Taylor said. “If you’re a creator who has dreamed of starting an online education business, we’re here to help you bring that dream to life.” In addition to the Creator Fund, Xip will use its seed round to invest in the team and product. Xip Co-founder & CTO Eddie Siegel said, "I'm looking forward to using this funding to grow our exceptional engineering team. We have a very exciting future ahead of us as we continue to invest in building the world-class tools that creators need to bring 1-1 learning to the masses!" For more information, visit www.xip.co. About Xip Xip delivers a personalized learning experience that changes the way people learn online. As the first platform to bring the customized video format popularized by Cameo to the online learning space, Xip connects learners with experts they know and trust, who offer them personalized feedback through asynchronous videos. Xip is devoted to true learning and improvement and enables tutorial creators to earn meaningful income by providing their fans with one-on-one help that scales. Visit Xip.co to learn more. Contact Details Trust Relations Alisha Dickinson +1 858-652-0061 xip@trustrelations.agency

June 15, 2022 01:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Logitix Expands Performing Arts Division to Help Theaters and Arts Events Optimize Ticket Sales

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Logitix, the leader in live event ticketing technology and analytics, announced they are expanding their performing arts division to help theaters optimize pricing, distribution, and inventory management of tickets. As part of their growth in performing arts, Logitix named longtime industry executive Jack Rubin as their strategic advisor. As the Co-Founder and former CEO of Tessitura Network, Rubin is one of the preeminent leaders in enterprise CRM, ticketing, marketing, fundraising, and analytics for theaters, arts centers, operas, festivals, dance companies, and orchestras. “Jack is an absolute icon in our industry and will be an essential part of our continued growth in the performing arts,” said Logitix President Greg Nortman. “As the most trusted solution for optimizing ticket sales, we look forward to helping even more live events within the performing arts industry.” Logitix optimizes ticket sale outcomes for all of its partners through proprietary dynamic pricing and ticket sales distribution through multiple channels. Its unique platform analyzes millions of real-time data points, providing up-to-the-minute insights within the live event marketplace. “I recognize that Logitix has the technology, data, and analytics expertise tied to sales distribution channels that can produce considerable revenue for the performing arts sector,” said Rubin “What they bring are new sales channels for these organizations. They are clearly building something special in the world of ticketing and I’m thrilled to be part of the journey.” Rubin was Co-Founder and CEO of Tessitura Network from the company's inception in 2001 until he stepped down during a long-planned transition in 2021. He guided the company from an initial two-person organization with two license holders, to over 725 organizations in ten countries using Tessitura. Rubin’s prior experience includes the position of Chief Financial and Strategic Officer of Hotels.com, where he assisted in a successful IPO for the company in 2000. Jack has an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School and a B.B.A from the University of Texas. About Logitix Logitix is the preeminent monetization engine and ticketing platform for the live event industry, combining optimized pricing, distribution, and inventory management with real-time insights to help sellers and buyers respond to a rapidly changing market environment. The Logitix vision is to automate the entire ticket life cycle and provide data-driven insights to serve the diverse needs of its clients. The company is backed by ZMC and is privately held. For more information about Logitix, visit Logitix.com or find them on LinkedIn. Contact Details Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://logitix.com/

June 15, 2022 08:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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All Things Bugs Achieves World First with US Patent for the use of Insects in Sustainable Food Production

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All Things Bugs LLC, the world’s leading innovator in the insect industry, today announced that it has received a US patent for its unique production method as it continues to develop pioneering products and research in the use of insects as sustainable food ingredients. US patent No. 11,337,451, issued on May 24, is the first US patent specifically focussed on insects as a food source, and it confirms All Things Bugs and its Founder and President Dr Aaron T Dossey as leaders in their field. The firm also has similar issued patents in Canada and Mexico. All Things Bugs is the world’s first insect-based food wholesaler, and, for the last decade, the company has developed products, services and research to promote insects as a viable alternative to traditional protein sources such as meat and dairy. All Things Bugs has focussed its efforts in four key areas: 1) Food product development 2) Insect processing and ingredients 3) Cutting-edge insect farming automation 4) Insect genomics and genetic engineering The patent provides recognition of the company’s spray-drying technology, and opens up new opportunities for the use of insects in global food production. All Things Bugs’ patented breakthrough involves the development of a new wet-grinding and drying technique that ensures edible insects can be ground into a fine powder. It is a process that works equally well with all insects including superworms, crickets, mealworms, grasshoppers, locusts, katydids, caterpillars or flies - emphasizing its versatility, and making it cost-effective to produce. Crucially, it is an environmentally-friendly and sustainable way to increase protein content across a whole range of foods. The end product is a super fine, light-colored powder with a neutral aroma and flavor, which can be blended with other ingredients to make numerous food and beverage products, such as pasta, baked goods, shakes, smoothies, meat alternatives, puffed extruded snacks, bars, cereals, tortillas, pet food / treats and many others. The growing need for a sustainable source of protein. Global food production has long relied on meat and dairy products as its main source of protein. This has had a devastating impact on the environment, with costly resources required to sustain it. Huge amounts of land are cleared every year for farming and agriculture, with water and feed production for cows, pigs, chickens, and even most plant-based proteins generating massive land and water use as well as vast energy consumption on a global scale. By comparison, insects make up the largest most diverse group of organisms on Earth. They are nature’s most sustainable protein source, yet very little has been done to utilize insects for people and for our planet. All Things Bugs takes a holistic view of the benefits insects can bring to humankind. As well as food production, the company is using genetic engineering technologies such as CRISPR to develop insects as a vehicle to manufacture non-food bioproducts for livestock and wild animal vaccines, antibiotics, biomaterials, enzymes and other applications. Its valuable work continues to benefit researchers, entrepreneurs, farmers, policymakers, and anyone interested in sustainable food production and the industrial use of insects. “This patent represents a historic opportunity for a shift in mindset towards an overall healthier planet,” said Dr Aaron T Dossey, Founder and President of All Things Bugs. “It proves the potential for turning insects into high quality ingredients efficiently and cost effectively. But, more than that, it is an ethical and sustainable solution to the ongoing challenge of scaling up food production without damaging life on earth in the process.” Dr Dossey published the first text book on the subject, Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients, and is a leading authority in the field, providing valuable guidance on how to develop the insect-based agriculture, food, and biomaterial industries. For further information, contact info@allthingsbugs.com or visit https://allthingsbugs.com/ About All Things Bugs LLC All Things Bugs is the world’s leading innovator in the insect industry. Insects make up the largest most diverse group of organisms on Earth. They are the most sustainable protein source on the planet, beating out other animal and even plant protein sources. They also require far fewer resources such as land, water and feed to produce than animals and most plants, but very little has been done to utilize insects for the benefit of people and our planet. All Things Bugs develops sustainable insect-based solutions, technologies, and products for agriculture, food, and medicine. Contact Details All Things Bugs LLC Dr. Aaron T. Dossey +1 352-281-3643 info@allthingsbugs.com

June 15, 2022 07:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Long-Time Indianapolis Fruit Leader Stepping Back

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Indianapolis Fruit, a member of the FreshEdge family of produce and specialty food companies shares that, effective July 4, 2022, John Cunningham will transition from COO of Indianapolis Fruit to Distribution and Retail Advisor. He will focus on deepening customer relationships, mentoring and developing the evolving executive team, and advising on strategic initiatives. “We’re excited for John to continue positively impacting our team and our customers’ business. He has a tremendous track record of elevating performance,” said Daniel Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company. “John has been a great member of our family and has been critical to our growth and development! We are very grateful for everything he has done and look forward to the insight and great things that he will accomplish with our evolving leaders,” said Greg Corsaro, President and COO of FreshEdge, LLC, the parent company of Indianapolis Fruit. “I’m excited to announce that after 40 plus years in the produce industry and 19 with Indianapolis Fruit and the FreshEdge Team, I’ve decided to step back. I’m looking forward to enjoying my personal and professional life at a different pace. I’m eager to continue to work with Daniel Corsaro and our team to enhance our retail merchandising and education programs,” said John Cunningham, Indianapolis Fruit Company. Indianapolis Fruit will continue to be led by Daniel Corsaro, President, and the existing executive team. As part of this transition, Ross Nelson will transition from Vice President of Retail Execution to Vice President of Procurement. About Indianapolis Fruit Indianapolis Fruit, a FreshEdge company, distributes fresh produce, value-added, specialty foods, and floral to retail grocers in 20 states across the Midwest, central, and southeastern areas of the United States. Offering more than 3,500 available skus, 500 plus organic items, and a full-service fresh cut division, Indianapolis Fruit continues to deliver on what consumers want. For more information, visit www.indyfruit.com Contact Details Indianapolis Fruit Company Daniel Corsaro, President +1 317-981-3442 dccorsaro@indyfruit.com Company Website https://indyfruit.com/

June 14, 2022 10:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Mike Bako’s Guide to Father’s Day Gifts That Will Become Year-Round Favorites

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/OjMDmH1C4OQ Thinking about what to get dad for Father’s Day? Wondering what to get for the guy who has everything? Looking to avoid cliched gifts like ties and coffee mugs? You’re not alone. Mike Bako, the Modern Man, Trends Editor of Daily National, father of two beautiful boys, has some ideas that can help. With Father’s Day around the corner, many of us are scrambling to figure out the perfect gift for dad, without resorting to old standbys. This year, it’s time to get creative, and find something Dad will actually use and enjoy. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual consumer survey spending on gifts for Father’s Day is expected to total $20 billion. That comes out to around $170 on average that people will spend honoring dad. Spending patterns also reflect the sentimental nature of the holiday as consumers are prioritizing unique and meaningful gifts. That means everyone will be looking for ways to manage and save their money, discover deals, and most importantly…shop smart. Gift ideas that can help dad around the house: This time of year, so many of us are prepping the outside of our homes and backyards for the warm summer months ahead. BBQ cleaned off, pool uncovered, grass mowed, but what about inside our homes and what about when the inevitable, unwanted, and pesky insects pay a visit. If you find yourself in that situation or the dad in your life does, there is a great product from Zevo that can help and makes a great gift. The Zevo Flying Insect Trap eliminates flying insects without spraying chemical insecticides. Just plug it into any wall socket to activate an irresistible blue light to continuously attract and trap insects over time into a powerful adhesive backing you never have to touch! The trap has no chemical insecticides, no odors, and no messes, so you can confidently and discreetly use it in any room. Traps conveniently work day and night to help protect your family from pesky flying insects. For information: https://zevoinsect.com/flying-insect-trap-starter-kit-model-3/ How to shop smart: If you want to be smart with your spending, you want to buy things that the dad in your life will use. For the dad that likes to entertain and grill in the backyard, road trip, tailgate, camp or go fishing, the Magellan Outdoors Pro Explore Leakproof Square 12 Can Cooler is sure to keep his beverages ice-cold the entire day. Magellan Outdoors Pro Explore Leakproof Square 12 Can Cooler For the dads on the go there is a great option from Duluth Trading Company. Its their Buck Naked Boxers. No pinch. No stink. No Sweat! Almost feels as if you are wearing no underwear at all! They’re stretchy, yet supportive too, for extra ease when you’re climbing or kneeling. They also wick sweat for efficiently than any cotton skivvies out there to keep you drier. Plus, they’re treated to fight order. Men’s Buck Naked Boxers The best part about gifting either of these items and if you do want to be smart with your spending is that you can get them on Ibotta. Ibotta is a leading free cash back rewards platform and they offer cash back rewards on purchases from more than 2,700+ leading brands and retail partners. There have been more than 40 million downloads to date making it one of the most frequently used shopping platforms in the U.S. To date, Ibotta shoppers have redeemed more than $1.1 billion in cash back rewards For more information, visit dailynational.com About Mike Bako Mike Bako is a broadcast and digital journalist. Reuters, FOX News, Fox Business, WPIX in New York, and ESPN Radio all frequently rely on Mike’s insights on new trends, current events, sports, and culture. He currently serves as editor of the lifestyle and news website Daily National. Mike is also a father to two beautiful boys, Henry and Evan. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 13, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Celebrate National Candy Month in June

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Kick off summer with National Candy Month in June! This month-long celebration occurs each June to celebrate Americans’ favorite confectionery treats, their contributions to emotional well-being and the good times they bring to summer occasions. Recently, Lauren Boland and Carly Schildhaus from the National Confectioners Association participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss Americans’ favorite candies and the connection between candy and emotional well-being. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/01lDotBhb2U Confectionery enjoys a special place in American life all year round, but as Americans embark on road trips, beach vacations and other summer adventures, chocolate and candy will play an even more important role in their celebrations. In fact, 71% of Americans say their summer holiday celebrations will involve these fun treats, according to a National Confectioners Association survey. Some more findings from the survey: 83% of people headed on a road trip this summer will enjoy chocolate and candy. 63% of beachgoers in the U.S. will bring candy with them. 76% of Americans who plan to go camping will bring candy. The survey also reveals that when in the mood for something sweet, Americans prefer chocolate, gummy candy and taffy for summer adventures, with watermelon, cherry and strawberry as their favorite summer candy flavors. As National Candy Month begins, the confectionery industry continues to provide chocolate and candy treats in a variety of sizes, types and formats for all types of consumers to enjoy, whether they’re having a piece of chocolate, sharing something sweet with a friend or celebrating a special moment or occasion. Regardless of how they consume their favorite treats, the average American enjoys chocolate and candy 2-3 times per week, averaging 40 calories per day and just one teaspoon of added sugar per day. For more information on National Candy Month, visit NationalCandyMonth.com. About the National Confectioners Association (NCA): The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the U.S. confectionery industry, which generates more than $37 billion in retail sales each year. Making chocolate, candy, gum and mints, the industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and work to ensure that chocolate and candy are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 13, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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