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Jones Soda Co. Signals Transformation with Planned Strategic Entry into the Cannabis Sector
SEATTLE, July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)-- Jones Soda Co. (“Jones” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: JSDA), the original craft soda known for its unconventional flavors and user-designed label artwork, today announced that it has issued to SOL Global Investments Corp. (“SOL”) a US$2,000,000 unsecured convertible debenture (the “Convertible Debenture”) and has entered into a non-binding term sheet dated July 14, 2021 (the “Term Sheet”) with Pinestar Gold Inc. (“Pinestar”), a Canadian Reporting Issuer, and SOL. Jones intends to use the proceeds of the Convertible Debenture and transactions outlined in the Term Sheet exclusively for transaction costs and the expansion of Jones’ business ...
HOSTMilano Celebrates The Restart of the Whole Industry By Hosting the SCA World Coffee Championships 2021
Milan, 21 July 2021.It is the event par excellence in the world of coffee, and this year it will be staged at HostMilano, the global equipment hub (at fieramilano, from 22 to 26 October 2021), which, like never before in its 42nd edition, will be the place-to-be not only for the entire world of the black bean, but more generally for the entire Ho.re.ca. sector. An event where more than 1100 exhibitors have already been confirmed (from 40 countries, with an international participation rate of almost 40%), and which, not by chance, was chosen by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) ...
Gift For Life’s “Feed the Hungry - Feel the Good” Campaign Raises Nearly $50,000 for World Central Kitchen during Atlanta Market
July 27, 2021— Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries' leading charitable organization, announced today that its “Feed the Hungry – Feel the Good” fundraiser yielded nearly $50,000 for World Central Kitchen, an organization which distributes individually packaged, fresh meals in communities that need support during times of crisis. The campaign, which ran in connection with this summer’s Atlanta Market (July 13-19), raised a total of $48,403 for World Central Kitchen. Individual donations ranged from $50 to $1000, with large gifts from J Douglas, Loloi Rugs and Worlds Away and a $10,000 matching grant from International Market ...
American Cheese Society Announces Dates for 2022 Judging and Competition
DENVER, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/-- The American Cheese Society Judging and Competition, the largest event of its kind for American-made cheeses, will take place May 19-20, 2022, at the TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus. Canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, the Judging and Competition (J&C) will be held separately from the Conference in 2022 for the first time. Following this year's virtual 38th ACS Annual Conference (July 28-30, 2021), entries for the J&C will open in October 2021, with winners announced at the 39th ACS Annual Conference, which will be held in Portland, Oregon ...
Las Vegas Market Partners with HD Expo + Conference and ASD
LAS VEGAS, N.V. – (July 19, 2021) –International Market Centers (IMC) and Emerald have announced a partnership between IMC's Summer 2021 Las Vegas Market and Emeralds' HD Expo + Conference and ASD Market Week, offering buyers and suppliers cross-category exposure and opportunities across all three B2B events in Las Vegas this August.This partnership allows IMC and Emerald to co-promote and cross-populate these three events for the first time, with benefits that include a joint marketing campaign, complimentary shuttle transportation between each of the venues and reciprocal credentialing for attendees."IMC strives to cooperate, rather than to compete, with other concurrent markets to ...
Messe Frankfurt Reorganizes Consumer Goods Sector  
In order to be even more active in shaping the currently accelerating process of change in the consumer goods sectors in future, to tap new potential and to further intensify consulting services for customers from Germany and abroad, Messe Frankfurt has decided to appoint Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger as Vice Presidents of Consumer Goods Fairs at Messe Frankfurt Exhibition with effect from 1 June 2021. Both will thus be responsible for all leading trade fair brands such as Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld or Paperworld as well as future trade fair formats and platforms. In a second step, the sales teams ...
SOIGNON Wins Silver in sofi™ Awards 
DARIEN, Conn., July 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/-- SOIGNON Whipped Goat's Milk Cheese, imported by Hudson Valley Creamery and distributed in the U.S. by Norseland, Inc., has won the silver award in the Cheese (Non cow's milk/mixed) category as part of the Specialty Food Association's (SFA) 2021 sofi™ Awards, a top honor in the $158 billion specialty food industry.  2021 Sofi Award Winners Soignon Whipped Goat Cheese was one of 130 winners selected from nearly 1,500 entries across 49 product categories. Products are judged in an anonymous sampling for taste - including flavor, appearance, texture, aroma, innovation and quality of ingredients.  "It is a tremendous honor to ...
Atlanta Market Partners With Coffee Fest Atlanta
ATLANTA – July 7, 2021–  International Market Centers (IMC) and Clarion Events have announced a first-time partnership between the Summer 2021 Atlanta Market and Coffee Fest Atlanta 2021, offering buyers and suppliers in both B2B buying events new cross-category exposure and opportunities. Coffee Fest Atlanta – a leading resource for specialty coffee businesses – takes place July 15-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center; and Atlanta Market – the nation’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market - runs July 13-19 at AmericasMart Atlanta. "Atlanta Market's goal is to help retailers and brands grow their businesses," said Dorothy Belshaw, chief customer and ...
Sean Daly Joins IHA as Vice President, Member and Buyer Relations
ROSEMONT, Ill.  (July 9, 2021) – Sean Daly has joined the International Housewares Association as vice president, member and buyer relations. Daly has more than 25 years’ experience in the housewares industry, with an emphasis on global sales and marketing, which he honed while working for several IHA-member companies. Most recently Daly was a partner with Hudson Design Imports Ltd. where he assisted companies in building relationships with key U.S. retailers and developing sales with key accounts in LATAM, focusing on Mexico. Daly began his housewares career in 1994 with U.S. Acrylic, serving as export coordinator and then director of international ...
June Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas Enjoys Record Attendance
DALLAS – July 1, 2021 – A surge of enthusiastic buyers from across the country arrived early in Dallas for the first show of the summer season, Total Home & Gift Market, driving record attendance including a historic number of new buyers. Retail decision makers from 47 states attended the trade event, held June 23-29, and ordered deeply to fill depleted inventories.     Attendance was up overall compared with June 2019 and was up compared with January 2021, traditionally a larger event. The number of new buyers was up more than 40% over June 2019. As well, the show continued to expand its geographic footprint: the show saw a 14% increase in buyers from the West, a 24% increase in buyers from the Midwest, ...
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