- Comunicati pubblicati - PR Newswire Turismo - Comunicati pubblicati - PR Newswire Turismo Mon, 20 May 2019 23:09:41 +0200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.20 ( PRN: Wirecard Extends Collaboration With one of Paris' Largest Department Stores Printemps by Boosting WeChat Pay Acceptance Thu, 16 May 2019 04:26:06 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Wirecard Extends Collaboration With one of Paris' Largest Department Stores Printemps by Boosting WeChat Pay Acceptance


- The wider WeChat Pay integration is part of a larger campaign: sponsored ads, special discounts, and in-app promotions to be offered to Chinese WeChat users 

- The total transaction volume spent using Chinese payment methods and processed via the Wirecard platform has more than doubled in the last year

ASCHHEIM, Germany, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Wirecard, the global innovation leader in digital financial technology, and Printemps, a leading French department store, expand their collaboration regarding WeChat Pay acceptance in-store. The Wirecard WeChat Pay solution has been implemented at multiple Printemps locations throughout France. At the fashion, beauty and luxury retailer's flagship store on Boulevard Haussmann in central Paris, a dedicated WeChat Pay campaign has now been launched for the current Chinese peak travel period around the Chinese May holidays.

"We are proud to give Chinese tourists yet another reason to visit Printemps Haussmann, a Parisian icon. Upon entering the store and until checkout, they will enjoy a luxurious and modern shopping experience at one of Paris' biggest department stores," commented Laurent Schenten, International Division Director and Customer & Services Director at Printemps. "Wirecard's expertise in the area of digital payments, especially when it comes to Chinese payment methods, has been instrumental in launching the campaign, and we look forward to welcoming even more visitors to our flagship store."

The total transaction volume spent using Chinese payment methods and processed via the Wirecard platform has more than doubled in the last year. In department stores, Chinese guests averagely spend around 810 Euro per purchase. The highest single purchase with Chinese payment methods and processed by Wirecard was over 40,000 Euro. Printemps has also seen a very significant digit increase in its total transaction volume with Chinese visitors since the introduction of Chinese payment methods in late 2016. 

The latest campaign, which is a joint initiative by Printemps, WeChat Pay and Wirecard, offers the Chinese travelers an optimal shopping experience at the flagship store. A dedicated pop-up campaign area has been set up and furthermore the campaign and Printemps are promoted in the WeChat app in the form of sponsored ads, special discounts, and in-app offers. WeChat boasts over one billion users.

In addition to being able to pay with a preferred payment method, which is fast and convenient and offers discounts and optimal exchange rates, quality and price are key factors that influence Chinese tourists' shopping decisions. The collaboration will offer all these benefits to Chinese tourists shopping at Printemps Haussmann during the campaign running until 31 May 2019, which coincides with China's peak international travel season. 

"With this exciting campaign with Printemps we have demonstrated that our Chinese mobile payment solutions do not only offer retailers more payment acceptance options, but also targeted marketing and advertising opportunities â€�“ all via one platform," added Christian Reindl, EVP Retail & Consumer Goods at Wirecard. "We are excited to launch this campaign with Printemps and show our innovative power in global digital payments, with one of France's most iconic retailers."

Wirecard media contact:

Wirecard AG
Jana Tilz
Tel.: +49(0)89-4424-1363

About Wirecard:

Wirecard (GER:WDI) is one of the world's fastest growing digital platforms in the area of financial commerce. We provide both business customers and consumers with a constantly expanding ecosystem of real-time value-added services built around innovative digital payments by using an integrated B2B2C approach. This ecosystem concentrates on the areas payment & risk, retail & transaction banking, loyalty & couponing, data analytics & conversion rate enhancement in all sales channels (online, mobile, ePOS). Wirecard operates regulated financial institutions in several key markets and holds issuing and acquiring licenses from all major payment and card networks. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (DAX and TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060). Visit us on, follow us on Twitter @wirecard and on Facebook @wirecardgroup.

Printemps media contact:

Gilles Desmousseaux
Tel.: +33(0)1-42-82-48-74

About Printemps:

Founded in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot, Printemps is one of the top French names in fashion, luxury and beauty with 19 department stores in France. With over 2,500 brands and a total surface area of 180,000m², Printemps welcome 60 million visitors to its stores annually, over 20 million of whom visit Printemps Haussmann. Printemps boasts an exceptional cultural and artistic history, and its flagship on Boulevard Haussmann is the best known representation of this heritage. The signature store is a listed building, and has celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015.

Company Codes: Bloomberg:WDI@GR, Frankfurt:IGP.HA, Frankfurt:WDI, OTC-PINK:WCAGY, ISIN:DE0007472060, LSE:0O8X, OTC-PINK:WRCDF, RICS:WDIG.DE, RICS:WDIG.F, Swiss:WDI, Vienna:WDI
PRN: Consortium led by EQT and ADIA Enters Exclusive Negotiations to Acquire Skincare Company Nestlé Skin Health Thu, 16 May 2019 04:12:35 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Consortium led by EQT and ADIA Enters Exclusive Negotiations to Acquire Skincare Company Nestlé Skin Health

EQT and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority ("ADIA") have partnered with a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board ("PSP Investments") and other renowned institutional investors
The consortium has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Nestlé Skin Health, a leading global skincare company
The new owners plan to support Nestlé Skin Health in its next period of growth and innovation by leveraging EQT's strong healthcare expertise, local angles and industrial network


STOCKHOLM, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A consortium comprising EQT VIII fund ("EQT" or "EQT VIII"), Luxinva (a wholly-owned subsidiary of ADIA), PSP Investments and other renowned institutional investors, has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Nestlé Skin Health (NSH), a leading global provider of skin health products, from Nestlé S.A. ("Nestlé") for an enterprise value of CHF 10.200 billion.

Founded in 1981 as Galderma and operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé since 2014, Nestlé Skin Health is a leading skincare company offering a range of medical and consumer skin health solutions through three business units: aesthetics and prescription, both under the Galderma brand, and consumer health. The Group has a combined revenue of CHF 2.8 billion and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. During the ownership of Nestlé, Nestlé Skin Health has operated as an independent business unit under the leadership of Stuart Raetzman, executing a clearly defined strategic agenda around growth and operational excellence.

The consortium around EQT VIII intends to support Nestlé Skin Health in its next period of growth and innovation, leveraging EQT's long-term experience and industrial network. The strategy will build on the current direction taken by NSH's management and focuses on accelerating growth further by building on the company's strong market position and brands.

Priorities will be 1) to invest in commercial excellence and drive innovation in collaboration with health care professionals in the Aesthetics unit; 2) to continue investments in R&D and business development to strengthen the Prescription division and leverage its best-in-class commercial platform; 3) to increase presence in the US, launch new products and focus on international expansion in the consumer health business. The company will keep its headquarters in Switzerland and will be rebranded as Galderma.

The investment is in line with EQT's thematic approach of investing with the trend in businesses with positive societal impact, advancing the progress of one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals ("SDG"). Nestlé Skin Health contributes to society by enhancing the quality of people's lives and by contributing to a healthier future through science-based solutions for skin health. The consortium will support the Company to stay in the forefront of sustainability.

"We are impressed by Nestlé Skin Health's management team and its achievement in positioning the company as a leading player across its three business units," said Michael Bauer, Global Head of Healthcare at EQT Partners and Investment Advisor to EQT VIII and continues:

"The heritage of the company as a focused skincare company with a comprehensive product portfolio, exceptionally strong brands and high customer loyalty is unique. This growth investment opportunity fits well to EQT's DNA of driving growth and making strong companies even stronger. We look forward to supporting the management team and employees of NSH in its next phase of growth and innovation by further promoting innovative skin health products that improve health and well-being."

Hamad Shahwan Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of the Private Equities Department at ADIA, said: "NSH is a leading global business with a well-balanced portfolio of dermatology products, targeting sizeable end-markets with strong underlying growth. This proposed transaction aligns with our approach of making strategic investments alongside proven partners to help strong, innovative businesses grow."

Przemek Obloj, Managing Director at PSP Investments, concludes: "We are delighted to be partnering with EQT in this proposed landmark transaction and to support their compelling vision for continued growth of this unique portfolio of brands."

The proposed transaction is subject to employee consultations and customary regulatory approvals.

Rothschild & Co and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP acted as financial advisors to the consortium of EQT VIII, ADIA and PSP Investments. Kirkland & Ellis International LLP acted as legal advisor.


Michael Bauer, Partner at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT VIII, +41-44-266-68-00

EQT Press office, +46-8-506-55-334

About Nestlé Skin Health

Nestlé Skin Health provides science-based solutions to meet the specific skin health needs of healthcare professionals, patients and consumers. It offers a range of leading medical and consumer brands through three complementary business units in prescription, aesthetics and consumer care. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nestlé Skin Health employs more than 5,000 people across 40 countries.

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About EQT

EQT is a leading investment firm with more than EUR 61 billion in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40 billion in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.

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About ADIA

Established in 1976, ADIA is a globally-diversified investment institution that prudently invests funds on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi through a strategy focused on long-term value creation. ADIA has invested in private equity since 1989 and has built a significant internal team of specialists with experience across asset products, geographies and sectors. Through its extensive relationships across the industry, the Private Equity Department invests in private equity and credit products globally, often alongside external partners, and through externally managed primary and secondary funds. Its philosophy is to build long-term, collaborative relationships with its partners and company management teams to maximize value and support the implementation of agreed strategies.

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About PSP Investments

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) is one of Canada's largest pension investment managers with C$ 158.9 billion of net assets as of September 30, 2018. It manages a diversified global portfolio composed of investments in public financial markets, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources and private debt. Established in 1999, PSP Investments manages net contributions to the pension funds of the federal Public Service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montréal and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. For more information, visit or foll! ow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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PRN: TCCA's 21st CCW Event Set to Bring the Critical Communications World Together in Kuala Lumpur Thu, 16 May 2019 03:40:13 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

TCCA's 21st CCW Event Set to Bring the Critical Communications World Together in Kuala Lumpur


LONDON, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical Communications World (CCW), the leading conference and exhibition dedicated to connecting critical communications professionals, will take place from 18th - 20th June in Kuala Lumpur, hosted by Malaysia's Sapura Group. Registration for the event is now open.

Produced by TCCA, CCW is the leading event for all stakeholders in mission-critical and business-critical communications looking for unparalleled access to authoritative content, up-to-the-minute policy, insight and intelligence alongside real-world case studies and best practice advice; combined with the latest technological innovations.

This year's show will take place at the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) for the first time. The three day event will feature a series of keynote speaker sessions, masterclasses and panel discussions by industry experts, along with a showcase theatre highlighting the latest and greatest technology.

CCW will also host the International Critical Communications Awards (ICCAs) presentation ceremony, the culmination of a programme designed to recognise and celebrate innovation, excellence and execution in mission-critical communications. The ICCAs highlight products, services, organisations and individuals who are pushing the boundaries of technological capabilities.

Programme highlights include:

  • Keynote Session: Critical communications standards supporting a multi-vendor and interoperable environment by Adrian Scrase, CTO, ETSI & Head of MCC, 3GPP
  • Keynote Session: Experience with new services in Nødnett, the nationwide TETRA network in Norway by Nina Myren, Head of Section, Department for Public Safety Communications, Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB)
  • Keynote Session: Networks of the future: "We are the network!" by Andreas Gegenfurtner, President, Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS)
  • Masterclass: Insights into Malaysian and APAC critical communications, chaired by Kevin Graham, Director, Australasian Critical Communications Forum. Masterclass: The global flavours of critical broadband,</! b> chair ed by Tero Pesonen, Chair, Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG), TCCA. Panel Discussion: Advances in AI technologies and applications for critical communications, chaired by Barbara Held, Head of Directorate, Strategy and Central Management, BDBOS, with a variety of panellists.

Please see the full masterclasses and sessions timetable here.

Tony Gray, TCCA Chief Executive, said: "Following the success of our 20th anniversary event in Berlin, we are looking forward to presenting CCW 2019 in Malaysia and providing the platform for mission-critical and business-critical organisations to share knowledge and ideas that catalyse and drive innovation across all critical communications sectors."

Registration for the event is open. Please click the link to sign up.

Media contact:

Hazel-Jasmine Pace / Abshir Hersi


PRN: Appnext Has Achieved a Top Ranking in the Kochava Traffic Index for Q1 2019 Thu, 16 May 2019 02:10:08 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Appnext Has Achieved a Top Ranking in the Kochava Traffic Index for Q1 2019


Appnext Demonstrated the Most Significant Rating Advancement in the Industry

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Appnext, a leading mobile discovery platform, announced today it has been ranked among the leading media partners in the Kochava Traffic Index for Q1 2019 published May 3.

Evaluation was based on analysis of billions of transactions Kochava measures each quarter in relation to various capabilities, including performance in the metrics of signal clarity, fraud, quality, and correlation.

"Appnext outperformed most networks in terms of the completeness of their ad signal, the predictability of their traffic, and the lack of fraud across their media," said Grant Simmons, Head of Client Analytics at Kochava. "Appnext demonstrated a significant rating advancement making its first appearance in the Kochava Traffic Index entering the top five in three categories (entertainment, food & drinks and iOS) and reaching number 12 in the overall ranking."

"Appnext is striving to stay ahead of the curve and remain at the forefront of digital innovation, driving superior value for our partner ecosystem. It is our mission to suggest to users the apps and services they truly need along their mobile journey," said Elad Natanson, CEO & Founder of Appnext. "This recognition from Kochava is an important validation of our ongoing efforts and continuous investment in proprietary technology that powers over one billion app recommendations every day. We interact with users via multiple in-app and on-device placements, in some cases over 15 times a day, leveraging our fast growing OEM traffic, reaching more users more effectively."

About Appnext

Appnext is a leading mobile discovery platform, helping over 750M users discover the most relevant apps they need specifically when they intend to use them. Since 2012 Appnext has disrupted the mobile industry, allowing app marketers to get their apps discovered, used and re-used providing a unique targeted ad experience to top publishers, advertisers and OEMs.

For more information, please visit Connect with Appnext on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About Kochava

Kochava Inc. ( is the industry standard for secure, real-time data solutions. We help customers establish identity, define and activate audiences, and measure and optimize all aspects of their marketing. Years of serving enterprise-level marketers with cross-device configurable attribution, analytics, engagement, industry-leading fraud protection and data enrichment have made Kochava the global expert in data and identity. With a culture of customer-driven service and innovation, dedication to data security, and the most powerful tools in the ecosystem, Kochava is trusted by top brands to harness their data for growth.

Media Contact

Orit Sharon
Director of Marketing Communications 

Jason Hicks
VP, Marketing & Client Services


PRN: Forbes Travel Guide Announces World's Best Rooms Thu, 16 May 2019 01:40:10 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Forbes Travel Guide Announces World's Best Rooms


The Company's Second Verified List Covers Luxury Hotels From Perth To Puerto Rico

ATLANTA, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes Travel Guide released its Verified List for 2019's World's Best Hotel Rooms. The best-of list highlights 41 properties spanning 17 countries.

Verified Lists are compiled from data gathered by the company's incognito inspectors, who stay at the properties and evaluate them on up to 900 standards for the guide's annual Star Ratings, which were announced in February. The World's Best Hotel Rooms list features properties with rooms that are not only beautiful, but exceptionally comfortable, functional and elegantly appointed with touches such as quality linens, luxurious toiletries and well-designed technology.

The winners achieved perfect scores on guest room and bathroom standards related to elements of luxury and guest comfort and convenience.

Elements of luxury standards reflect detailed attention to the level of sumptuous comfort, along with luxurious choices and conveniences. Examples include:

  • The room is supplied with a variety of high-quality amenities and/or technology
  • Exceptional attention to the interior design is evident, which may include notable artwork, excellent furniture fabrics, high-quality window treatments, etc.
  • The bathroom amenities are exceptionally luxurious

Guest comfort and convenience standards encompass physical comfort and surroundings. Considerations include:

  • The guest room is well-soundproofed
  • The bedroom offers a comfortable place to relax separate from the bed and desk areas
  • Grooming areas are generously spacious so that two persons could easily shower and dress in comfort

"Forbes Travel Guide's Verified List for the World's Best Rooms of course showcases the most beautiful accommodations, but it goes beyond how the rooms look," said Filip Boyen, Forbes Travel Guide CEO. "Every hotel on this list was thoroughly tested and proved to be supremely comfortable, quiet and outfitted with superior amenities and technology. Travelers will find these hotel rooms provide the best all-around luxury experience. We congratulate everyone associated with these wonderful hotels and resorts."

Among the winners, China claims six (Encore Macau; Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou; Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong; Rosewood Beijing; The Peninsula Beijing; Wynn Macau), and France four (Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel; Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel; Mandarin Oriental, Paris; The Ritz Paris).

Independent hotels made a strong showing with 10 winners, including Palace Hotel Tokyo; The Alpina Gstaad; The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore; and The Resort at Pedregal.

To see the complete winners list, click here.

PRN: Shiji Group And FreedomPay Announce Key Partnership To Support Global Expansion Plans Wed, 15 May 2019 21:40:14 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Shiji Group And FreedomPay Announce Key Partnership To Support Global Expansion Plans


PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Payment innovator, FreedomPay, a leading global consumer centric commerce payments platform, today announces a strategic partnership with the Shiji Group (Shiji) to help drive significant global expansion across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Shiji, the global provider of world-class technological solutions for the hotel, retail, food service and entertainment industries, has integrated with FreedomPay to support the expansion of its payment solution to tens of thousands of additional hotels, stadiums and restaurants worldwide.

Shiji Group recently completed its EMV certification with FreedomPay which allows both FreedomPay and Shiji to securely process and extend both eCommerce and Card Present transactions internationally - meeting the needs of retail, food and beverage and hotel merchants across the globe.

This certification includes three main features: PCI-Validated P2PE, enabling contactless payments, and a multi-channel solution, including Hosted Payment Page, Payment Information Proxy and Virtual Terminal.

Having an EMV certified and PCI-Validated P2PE solution dramatically reduces the cost of compliance and provides greater business protection in the event of a data breach, in addition to enabling contactless payments allowing for faster transactions, less queuing time and consequently a vastly improved consumer experience.

"This is an exciting announcement for FreedomPay and we look forward to supporting Shiji to serve thousands more merchants across the globe. FreedomPay wants to help merchants become more efficient at the point of sale, grow their bottom line and give them more time to devote to running their businesses in a complex, highly customer centric payments ecosystem," said Tom Durovsik, FreedomPay Founder and CEO.

"By partnering with FreedomPay we can continue to provide secure, easy-to-use and modern connectivity to the hospitality market and beyond. The certification of the Shiji Payment Solution with FreedomPay supports our global strategy to create an open platform that integrates widely for the benefit of our customers around the world, as well as enabling the Global Tokenization Service for the hospitality industry," added Michael Balzer, Vice President â€�“ Shiji Global Payment Solutions.

About FreedomPay
FreedomPay, the industry's first TransAtlantic payments solution platform, is driving the future of commerce and customer interaction. The FreedomPay Commerce Platform is the best way for merchants to simplify complex payment environments. FreedomPay is validated by the PCI Security Standards Council for Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE), along with EMV, Tokenization, Contactless and DCC capabilities. Global leaders in retail, hospitality, gaming, education, healthcare and financial services trust FreedomPay to deliver unmatched security and advanced value added services. FreedomPay provides broad integration across merchant point-of-sale sites, payment device manufacturers and payment processors, supported by rapid API adoption. For more information, please visit:

About Shiji Group
Shiji Group provides software solutions and services for the hospitality, food service, retail and entertainment industries, ranging from hotel management solutions, to food and beverage and retail systems, payment gateways, data management, online distribution and more.

Founded in 1998 as a network solutions provider for hotels, Shiji Group today comprises 4,000 employees in 70+ subsidiaries and brands, serving over 60,000 hotels, 200,000 restaurants and 400,000 retail outlets.

Shiji develops a network of cloud technology platforms that facilitate data exchange by connecting businesses vertically and horizontally across related industries. The importance of cross-industry integration to connect all levels of the supply chain, from guests, to distributors and suppliers of all types is a critical part of our mission. Our goal is to facilitate the transition to fully integrated systems for our clients through a network of platforms that communicate securely and easily so our clients can focus on their core competencies of serving their customers and guests.

PRN: RACE-CAP™ Launches RACE-PAY™, the First of Its Digital Money Apps for Everyone Wed, 15 May 2019 19:00:24 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

RACE-CAP™ Launches RACE-PAY™, the First of Its Digital Money Apps for Everyone


NEW YORK, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- RACE-CAP Inc. ("RACE-CAP"), a global blockchain-based solutions developer, today announced the launch of RACE-PAY, the first of RACE-CAP's apps designed to give the world easier access to digital money ("Money Apps"). 

Join the race for financial freedom

RACE-PAY will simplify the management of both traditional and digital currencies. It is intended to enable anyone with a bank account to send and receive funds, exchange money, and even make investments â€�“ all in one app â€�“ quickly and securely.  The app will include the ability to send money within an internal chat window in addition to a news and information portal.  Not all features will be available in the initial release, as RACE-CAP is committed to ensuring that it operates in compliance with regulations in the marketplaces it will serve.  Additional features will be added as the product is systematically upgraded.

"The emerging world of digital money is difficult for most people to navigate," says Arthur Davis, Chairman and CEO of RACE-CAP. "RACE-PAY starts to bridge the gap between the old and new economies."

With its easy-to-use and intuitive interface, RACE-PAY helps people new to the leading digital currencies transition from traditional to digital assets, so they can participate in the fast-growing new financial reality.  

RACE-CAP's mission is to bring the performance advantages of blockchain technology to individuals and businesses everywhere, by creating global digital Money Apps and a proprietary network to power them.

"I founded RACE-CAP to empower everyone to achieve economic freedom through easy access to the blockchain technologies of the future, based on today's digital economy," said Arthur.

"Through the development of a suite of vertically integrated, desktop and mobile-based products and services, RACE-CAP intends to bring 'Blockchain to Life'™ and aims to set the standard in the blockchain-based digital asset industry."

RACE-CAP welcomes everyone to register now at to be notified as soon as RACE-PAY becomes available for download from the Android and Apple App stores â€�“ and learn of other products and services as they become available.


RACE-CAP is developing a suite of mobile applications for digital assets, which are optimized to operate on its open network, high-performance computer data centers.  RACE-CAP's Money Apps currently include RACE-PAY.  RACE-CAP operates out of its offices in New York, London and Zurich.  Join the race for financial freedom and visit our website at for more information.

Forward Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "forecast," "estimate," "expect," and "intend," among others. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and actual results could differ materially. RACE-CAP does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof.


Arthur Davis

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PRN: Onlineprinters Celebrates 15 Years of E-commerce Wed, 15 May 2019 15:55:12 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Onlineprinters Celebrates 15 Years of E-commerce


Anniversary marks record 3.2 billion printed products

LONDON, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Onlineprinters Group celebrates its 15th anniversary with record breaking production figures: Originally a family-run print shop, the company has become one of Europe's leading online printers and produced more than 3.2 billion custom printed products in the past fiscal year, generating over EUR 200 million annual revenues. The online print specialist has served more than one million business customers since it was established. In future, the company will increasingly focus on data-driven marketing and "one-stop shopping".

Onlineprinters was established 15 years ago. The launch of the German web shop is considered the birth date of the company. Today, Onlineprinters serves more than one million customers in 30 European countries.

"We started out as a printer that did e-commerce; today we are an e-commerce business that provides print services," Michael Fries, the CEO of Onlineprinters, describes the company's transformation. "Onlineprinters was one of the first web shops for printed matter in Europe and we are the only big online printing company that has evolved from a traditional print shop. To achieve this, we have radically changed how we do business, going online from zero to 100 percent."

Consistent internationalisation

During the same period, the online printer has continued to grow and stepped up its internationalisation efforts. Since 2008, the company has sold printed products to 30 European countries under the brand name of Onlineprinters â€�“ the sales volume contributed by other European markets has increased steadily as a result. In 2017, the online print specialist acquired UK market leader Solopress followed by the acquisition of Danish online printer LaserTryk, the Scandinavian market leader, in 2018. "Thanks to our consistent internationalisation strategy, the Onlineprinters Group is very well positioned today and is one of the top three online print shops in Europe," says Christian Würst, the CCO of the Onlineprinters Group. "We have also become very popular as an employer with more than 1,500 highly qualified employees in Germany, the UK, Denmark and ! Poland and we are continuously looking to recruit new talent. For some years now, we have been offering online marketing traineeships which are in great demand."

Digital platform

"We were able to successfully harness the disruptive force of the digital transformation," Fries and Würst point out. "By actively promoting the structural and cultural change in our company, we have safeguarded our competitiveness. We continuously innovate our business, analyse markets, our data and test new technologies. This enables us to target the right audience by using optimised marketing campaigns, for example."

Transforming the product-centred business model to a consumer-centred one is an essential part of this continuous improvement process. "Running a web shop used as a digital distribution channel for our own products only is a thing of the past," Michael Fries explains. "Especially in the field of B2B, customers must get added value beyond the product purchase," Fries adds. For this reason, Onlineprinters is currently restructuring its web shop to become a digital platform which combines marketing, sales and services that go well beyond buying a printed product with a mouse click. Thanks to intelligent data linking, customers get tailored suggestions for additional products and services to complement their portfolio. "We are integrating more and more products into our portfolio to become a one-stop provider for printed advertising material," says Christian Würst, the CCO.

About the company

The Onlineprinters Group is one of the leading online print shops in Europe. Employing a staff of more than 1,500, Onlineprinters produced 3.2 billion+ printed advertising products last year. More than 1,500 print products including business cards, letterheads, flyers, catalogues, brochures, large-format advertising systems and more are sold to 1,000,000 customers in 30 European countries through 18 web shops. Internationally, the provider of online print services is known under the brand name of Onlineprinters. British market leader Solopress and LaserTryk, the Scandinavian number one, are members of the Onlineprinters Group.

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Press contact:
Patrick Piecha
Head of Press & Public Relations
Tel.: +49-9161-6209807
Mobile: +49-174-30-77-250


PRN: Promomedia Takes Over Beirut International Airport Wed, 15 May 2019 15:09:02 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Promomedia Takes Over Beirut International Airport


A new addition to its fruitful portfolio 

BEIRUT, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Promomedia, the leading outdoor suppliers in the MENA region and part of Jgroup has recently recorded the win of the Beirut International Airport as it will be handling all its advertising spaces and billboards.

Promomedia Takes Over Beirut International Airport

Promomedia will not only benefit from the provided Ad space at Lebanon's only international air portal, but also the company will be offering LEDs, scrollers, unipoles, rooftops billboards, wall signs and backlit panels at more than 5000 locations in Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Palestine.

This win is a further demonstration of the company's keenness on continuously diversifying its portfolio and expanding its services in Lebanon and the region. Established by prominent entrepreneur Imad Jomaa, Promomedia started on a small scale with a limited number of advertisements placed in the city of Beirut. Today, the company is ranked one of the biggest companies offering state-of-the-art services in the Middle East. Also, Promomedia was the first company to provide synchronized billboards in the entire MENA region â€�“ Recently, the company installed three consecutive billboards that are 100% synchronized, giving drivers a real-time presentation.

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PRN: Over 1,000 Summer Camp Scholarships Available to Local Children Through ActivityHero's Camp & Class Marketplace Wed, 15 May 2019 14:40:16 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Over 1,000 Summer Camp Scholarships Available to Local Children Through ActivityHero's Camp & Class Marketplace


Families can apply for financial aid to over 50 different summer camps on ActivityHero

Research Partner - MarketsandMarkets

PALO ALTO, California, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, families who struggle to make ends meet can apply for multiple summer camp scholarships with ActivityHero's simple online registration. Over 1,000 scholarships are available at 50 summer camps for as little as $20. Participating camps include BrainVyne (Palo Alto, CA and other Bay Area locations), Camp Perigee (Berkeley, CA), CD's Art Studio (San Jose, CA), Game Time Basketball (Henderson, NV), The Paintbrush (Chic ago, IL) and many more.

While some summer camps already offer financial aid, each has its own application process and deadline. ActivityHero's scholarship program allows families to apply for multiple summer camps with one application, saving time and increasing the success of receiving a scholarship.

"We have an amazing variety of summer camps, extracurricular activities and sports on ActivityHero," said Peggy Chang, Co-Founder and CEO of ActivityHero. "We want all children to have access to high-quality summer experiences and social and learning benefits."

In particular, summertime poses challenges for working parents to fill in the 11-12 weeks that school is out. "If there is a gap in childcare coverage, mothers are usually the ones that stay home with the kids, which can impact their career," Chang said. "By providing an easy way to find camps, and connecting them with scholarships, we want to help mothers reach their full potential in the workplace while their kids gain new experiences at camp."

This is the first time that many of the participating camps are offering financial aid. "I've always wanted to offer scholarships but I didn't know how to start," said CD Hullinger of CD's Art Studio. "ActivityHero's scholarship program makes it easy to offer a few spots without the administrative work."

Families can apply for a scholarship at Scholarships are available for children ages 5-17. Household income and family size will determine scholarship eligibility. Cash contributions from local families help more children attend summer camp.

About ActivityHero

ActivityHero is the leading online marketplace for kids camps, activities and after school classes. Families book local activities with one easy registration. Activity providers can claim and customize their listing and use online tools to get new customers. ActivityHero also sponsors an annual $10,000 grant contest for providers of kids camps and classes. For more information, visit

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PRN: Harrods' High Class Cannabis: DragonflyCBD Oil Now Available in Store Wed, 15 May 2019 13:56:41 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Harrods' High Class Cannabis: DragonflyCBD Oil Now Available in Store


Europe's top CBD producer adds Harrods to growing list of major outlets selling high quality approved CBD oil

LONDON, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Harrods now stocking three DragonflyCBD products with bespoke packaging
  • Public demand for CBD oil has grown dramatically in the UK
  • Strongest and safest CBD products on the UK market

High quality Cannabidiol (CBD) oil by London headquartered CBD brand Dragonfly, is now available in Britain's most iconic luxury department store, Harrods. Dragonfly products can now be purchased in most major UK outlets, including Boots, Tesco and a number of pharmacies, following growing demand for cannabis-based products.

Harrods will have three Dragonfly 30ml products on their shelves - 1500mg, 2000mg and 3000mg - with bespoke packaging. No other CBD brand in Europe can match this.

While CBD has been legal across the UK and Europe for some time, consumers have not had the ease of access to high quality, tested and approved products the way they do now, often turning to black market or untested products. Unregulated CBD products cannot guarantee the consistency, strength and purity that brands such as Dragonfly do.

From seed to sale, Dragonfly controls every stage of the process including the farming, extraction and formulation of their products. All products come with across the board certification and compliance (vegan, GMO-free, GMP manufactured, THC-free), at a standard that meets the high bar set by the likes of Harrods. DragonflyCBD oil is available to buy from leading pharmacy-chains, independent pharmacies and leading supermarkets in strengths of 270mg to 3000mg.

Chief Operating Officer of DragonflyCBD Hannah Skingle said, "We are delighted by this distribution deal with Harrods, which further entrenches the legitimacy of the Dragonfly brand. It is exciting to see CBD move into the wellness market as it becomes more widely accepted and understood by the public as demonstrated by this deal."

Recent changes in medical cannabis laws in the UK have brought cannabis-based products into the spotlight and contributed to a noticeable increase in demand for health and wellness CBD across the country, despite CBD being unaffected by the changes.

All products are available in Harrods right now.


Product information

1500mg - RRP £85
2000mg - RRP £100
3000mg - RRP £140

About Dragonfly Biosciences

Dragonfly Biosciences is Europe's leading producer of CBD and Cannabis-derived extracts. It nurtures all its products from seed to shelf: growing Cannabis Sativa L. organically, using a patented extraction process and formulating under GMP conditions. Its range of DragonflyCBD oil is available to buy from leading pharmacy-chains, independent pharmacies and leading supermarkets in strengths of 270mg to 3000mg. Supplying both branded products and bulk formulations, it hopes to set the bar for quality and build a responsible industry from the grassroots up.


PRN: Anniversary Celebrations for the US Embassy's Move, Took Place in Jerusalem as Led by the Friends of Zion Museum Wed, 15 May 2019 13:31:07 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Anniversary Celebrations for the US Embassy's Move, Took Place in Jerusalem as Led by the Friends of Zion Museum


"The relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem places the United States on the right side of historical truth," â€�“ U.S. Ambassador David Friedman

"There has never been a better friend of Israel here in Jerusalem than David Friedman, and no better friend of Israel in the White House than Donald J Trump," â€�“ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

"Anti-Zionism is the latter-day anti-Semitism. This is what the Friends of Zion Museum is for and together with our 60 million supporters worldwide we will fight anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism in every corner of the world," â€�“ Dr. Mike Evans

JERUSALEM, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Friends of Zion Museum and the United States Embassy marked the anniversary of the One-Year Anniversary of the US Embassy in Jerusalem with a gala event at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem. The event was attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau, and Dr. Mike Evans, a member of President Trump's Evangelical Advisory Committee and founder of the Friends of Zion Museum.

Anniversary celebrations for the US Embassy in Jerusalem, as led by the Friends of Zion Museum (Photo credit: Yossi Zamir)

Other participants at the event were: Archil Kekelia, Ambassador of Georgia to Israel, Mario Bucaro, Ambassador of Guatemala to Israel, Minister of Science Ofir Akunis, Amb. Michael Oren, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, MK Nir Barkat, former Mayor of Jerusalem, Avi Dichter, Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, MK Moshe Arbel, on behalf of the Shas Party, former MK Yehuda Glick, Likud MKs Yoav Galant, Sharren Haskel, Miki Zohar, Amir Ohana, MK Idit Sliman on behalf of The Jewish Home Party, and Oded Revivi, Head of Efrat Regional Council.

May 14th is the historic date on which President Donald Trump announced the move of the US Embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem. In addition to the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, they also recently declared US recognition of the Golan Heights as an undisputed and inseparable part of Israel.

The event was hosted by the Friends of Zion Museum, which works to strengthen Israel's ties with other countries and drawing closer its friends around the world. As part of its activity in the international arena, it has fought antisemitism and the BDS movement. The community of supporters of the Friends of Zion Museum numbers about 60 million people in social media.

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said in his speech: "President Trump has on his actions fulfilled what he has known and has made abundantly clear: Jerusalem has always been, and will always be, the capital of the State of Israel. The relocation of the US embassy places the United States on the right side of historical truth. This has been a cornerstone of its policy."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "Israel is stronger than ever and is continually building its strength. However the stronger it gets, so do the challenges mount." He added, "there has never been a better friend of Israel here in Jerusalem than David Friedman, and no better friend of Israel in the White House than Donald J Trump."

Dr. Mike Evans, member of President Trump's Advisory Committee and founder of the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem: "Anti-Zionism is the latter-day anti-Semitism. This is what the Friends of Zion Museum is for and together with our 60 million supporters worldwide we will fight anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism in every corner of the globe." He added that, "thanks to President Trump, whose commitment to Israel is rock-solid, and thanks to Prime Minister Netanyahu, the two countries have achieved a close, binding relationship the likes of which have never before existed."

Following the declaration of the move of the Ambassador's residence to Jerusalem, Dr. Evans presented a mezuzah to Ambassador David Friedman, Rabbi Lau and the Prime Minister, Ambassador Friedman and Dr. Evans signed the last letters in the mezuzah.

As part of the Friends of Zion Museum, the prestigious Israel Friend of Zion Award is bestowed. The first to be honored was US President George W. Bush, followed by other friends around the world, such as Monaco's Prince Albert II and Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, and recently President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, thanks to their outstanding support for the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

The Head of the International Board of Trustees of the Friends of Zion Museum was the ninth President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres of blessed memory. Currently serving on the Board of Trustees are IDF Chief of Staff (res.) Lieutenant General Dan Halutz, Major General (res.) Yossi Peled and others.

About the Friends of Zion Museum

The Friends of Zion Museum is a unique interactive museum in Israel, which opened three years ago in the heart of Jerusalem. The Museum presents a fascinating journey back in time, to the story of the friends of Israel throughout their generations and to the bond that has grown over the years between different peoples and Jews around the world. The Museum includes exhibitions and exhibits in the most advanced technologies of its kind in the world, developed especially for it (all its construction and work are made in Israel). The Museum features dozens of changing exhibits, each of which has technological characteristics such as: touch screens, audiovisual elements, and light technologies that are guided by visitors' movements.


Friends of Zion Museum, 20 Yosef Rivlin Street, Jerusalem. A reservation is recommended for museum visits. Website:, email:, or phone: +972-2-532-9400.

PRN: Cotecna Acquires Neotron, a Leading Provider of Analytical Solutions to the Food Sector Wed, 15 May 2019 12:40:34 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Cotecna Acquires Neotron, a Leading Provider of Analytical Solutions to the Food Sector


GENEVA, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cotecna announces it has completed the acquisition of Neotron, a global provider of testing services for food products, supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, based in Italy.

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Founded in 1975 by Gian Carlo Gatti, Neotron is one of the largest analytical safety laboratories in Europe with over 550 employees, performing 2,000 accredited tests and processing close to 300,000 samples per year. The company provides chemical, biochemical, microbiological, physical and sensory analysis. Neotron operates from a single site which boasts a state-of-the-art laboratory spanning over 10,000 m2 in Modena, and serves clients from 50 different countries.

Sébastien Dannaud, CEO, Cotecna Inspection S.A, comments:
"We are excited to welcome Neotron and its talented team to Cotecna. The acquisition of Neotron represents a significant milestone in the delivery of Cotecna's growth ambitions. Through Neotron, Cotecna will be able to offer a broader range of testing solutions to its customers along the agriculture and food supply chains. We intend to leverage their laboratory platform, scientific reputation and extensive competencies to rapidly expand our food testing business across our geographical network."

Gian Carlo Gatti, Founder of Neotron, says:
"We are delighted to join the Cotecna Group. By relying on the Group's global footprint, we will be able to expand our capabilities in food testing into new geographies. Cotecna's values and culture are similar to those of Neotron's, with family roots and a focus on superior customer service. As such, we remain entirely committed to high-quality standards by maintaining our values and customer focus."

About Cotecna
Cotecna is a global leading provider of testing, inspection and certification services. We offer solutions to facilitate trade and make supply chains safer and more efficient for our clients. Our trusted network of professionals and certified laboratories provide expertise across four key sectors: agriculture & food, government & trade, minerals & metals, and general cargo. Founded in Switzerland in 1974, Cotecna started off as a family business and has now grown to become a world-class international player with over 4000 employees in more than 100 offices across approximately 50 countries.

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PRN: Collinson Continues Medical Assistance Expansion With Aspen Medical Partnership Wed, 15 May 2019 12:36:52 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Collinson Continues Medical Assistance Expansion With Aspen Medical Partnership


Fully comprehensive assistance service for complex international deployment

LONDON, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Collinson, an expert in global traveller assistance, has further enhanced its medical assistance capability through a partnership with Aspen Medical, an Australian-owned global healthcare leader providing remote medical solutions across a range of sectors.

Collinson (PRNewsfoto/Collinson)

Aspen Medical provides innovative and tailored healthcare services, from the provision of a single paramedic to a full spectrum solution involving a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals. Further services include, ambulances, medical facilities, equipment, consumables, pharmacy products and aero-medical evacuation services (AME), including the company's own strategically-positioned clinics and aviation assets.

Often working in locations that are remote, challenging or under-resourced, its multi award-winning solutions provide clients with world-class healthcare services in any setting. The partnership will enable Collinson to extend its assistance reach and help customers to access quality medical services in locations where existing medical infrastructure is lacking. By augmenting Aspen Medical's ground-level capability with the wider Collinson global medical and evacuation network and its 24/7 always-on medical and security operations centres, the partnership will create a fully comprehensive assistance service for complex international deployments.

Aspen Medical's services also include managing environmental and public health projects, medical training and consultancy, providing occupational health and supporting major sporting events and conferences that need dedicated clinical support.

Scott Sunderman, Head of Assistance at Collinson, commented: "Aspen Medical is renowned for its high-profile contracts with defence, mining, oil and gas, government and humanitarian organisations. From running trauma hospitals in Mosul, Iraq, for the WHO or staffing and managing a UN facility for its personnel in Somalia, through to supporting the UK, US, Australian and New Zealand governments on the construction and management of Ebola Treatment facilities in Sierra Leone and Liberia, our partnership with Aspen Medical truly gives us a global healthcare reach and access to expertise unparalleled in the market.

"This experience will be vital as we broaden our global medical assistance and travel risk management services to ensure clients have the best possible protection, wherever they may be located."

This strategic alliance further enhances Collinson's new 24/7/365 integrated travel risk management solution in partnership with global risk and security consultancy, Drum Cussac, as well as the appointment of its new Global Medical Director, Simon Worrell.

Glenn Keys, Executive Chairman and co-founder of Aspen Medical, said: "Collinson is recognised globally for providing an exceptional medical assistance service. This partnership with Collinson further develops Aspen Medical's global capability with an integrated travel risk management solution. When combined with Drum Cussac's expertise, their global assistance App, security alerts, location tracking and monitoring, together we are delivering a very powerful new capability in the market for those seeking assistance in times of need."

Editors notes:

Collinson is one of the largest independent medical assistance companies with more than 35 years' experience. Its assistance platforms in the UK, Ireland and South Africa provide services 24/7/365 to a number of insurance markets and corporate entities. Collinson receives over 1.2 million calls from customers around the world and conducts over 3,000 repatriations and evacuations annually.

Our 24/7/365 global resources and expertise provide a comprehensive suite of travel risk services for mobile employees that help organisations manage their duty of care towards staff that operate away from their home country. Whether you require a full travel risk management programme for your employees, a customised assistance solution, crisis management planning or specific analysis and support for remote site operations, Collinson can build a solution that enables you to protect your most valuable assets, as well as protecting your organisational risk.

Clients include Air France KLM, American Express, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Diners Club, Easy Jet, Mastercard, Saga, RSA, Visa and Vhi.

Aspen Medical is an Australian-owned, multi-award winning, global provider of innovative healthcare solutions across a diverse range of clients in the Defence, Mining, Oil and Gas, Government and Humanitarian sectors. We are a world leader in the delivery of healthcare solutions in any setting, particularly those that are remote, challenging or under-resourced.

We offer our clients a tailored and flexible service wherever it is needed - from a single paramedic to a full-spectrum solution involving a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, ambulances, medical facilities, equipment, consumables, pharmacy products, procedures, mobile health and surgical solutions and aero-medical evacuation services including the company's own aviation assets.

Our competitive advantage lies in superior project management and the quality of our team. We pride ourselves on a customer-centric approach and a 'can do' attitude. Today, we operate across Australia, the Pacific, the US, Europe, Africa and the Gulf Region and we employ more than 2,000 dedicated, experienced and highly-trained professionals.

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PRN: Nielsen Is No. 7 On 100 Best Corporate Citizens List In 2019 Wed, 15 May 2019 12:10:14 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Nielsen Is No. 7 On 100 Best Corporate Citizens List In 2019


NEW YORK, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announces its selection as No. 7 on Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine's 2019 list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens.

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Now in its twentieth year, CR Magazine produces the annual ranking of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens with its research partner, ISS-ESG. Each company on the Russell 1000 Index is automatically ranked based on its transparency and performance across 134 different environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. These factors provide a measure of each company's relative performance and progress over time as it relates to their policies and practices across the ESG areas that matter most.

"We're thrilled to be included on this list of high-performing companies," said David Kenny, CEO, Nielsen. "This honor is a true testament to our associates and teams around the globe who are empowered to create value every day for our clients, communities and each other. We're committed to continued transparency about all of the environmental, social and governance factors that matter most to our stakeholders and to our future success as a company."

Our Global Responsibility & Sustainability strategy includes all ESG issues that affect our business, operations, and our internal and external stakeholders. Through responsible, sustainable business practices, we're committed to connecting key ESG issues with our core purpose as a company to deliver new and greater value across all of our stakeholder groups. We've linked our ESG strategy and external reporting efforts as part of a cohesive cycle focused on continuous improvement, enabling us to transparently share our ongoing journey through our Nielsen Global Responsibility Report and regular updates.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what's happening now, what's happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation, continually developing new ways to answer the most important questions facing the media, advertising, retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries. An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world's population. For more information, visit! .

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PRN: HEMA and Albert Heijn Have Announced the Locations of Their Joint Pilot Stores: Utrecht and Rotterdam Wed, 15 May 2019 11:52:21 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

HEMA and Albert Heijn Have Announced the Locations of Their Joint Pilot Stores: Utrecht and Rotterdam


AMSTERDAM, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HEMA and Albert Heijn are going to open two combined pilot stores in the autumn of 2019. These stores will offer customers HEMA products and Albert Heijn groceries. The locations of the pilot stores have been announced: Utrecht (Oudegracht) and Rotterdam (Beursplein). The HEMA stores will offer a full Albert Heijn range of fresh and non-perishable groceries. Customers will be able to checkout at the HEMA and Albert Heijn self-scan checkout machines.

HEMA B.V. (PRNewsfoto/HEMA B.V.)

Earlier this year, HEMA announced its strategic plans. The plans include entering strategic partnerships with national and international partners and greater investment in HEMA's home market, the Netherlands. The partnership with Albert Heijn is in line with these ambitions.

For Albert Heijn, this pilot project in cooperation with HEMA further strengthens the supermarket chain's expansion and development of convenience stores and food services in the centres of large cities to make the stores more easily accessible to customers. Albert Heijn is opening more stores in city centres with ranges and facilities tailored to the target groups there. Examples include Allerhande Kookt, "tap to go" and self-scan checkout machines.

About HEMA 
Ever since 1926, HEMA has been making daily life better, easier and more fun for its customers. With products and services that stand out because of their good quality, attractive design and affordable prices. HEMA has over 32,000 own-brand products and services, more than 750 stores in 10 countries on 2 continents, and over 19,000 employees.

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PRN: OPPO Captures the Spirit of the Season With a Touching Ramadan TVC Combining Tradition and Technology Wed, 15 May 2019 11:47:44 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

OPPO Captures the Spirit of the Season With a Touching Ramadan TVC Combining Tradition and Technology


DUBAI, UAE, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As an affirmation of its commitment to the Middle East region, OPPO â€�” a leading global smartphone brand â€�” has released its latest Ramadan television commercial (TVC), capturing the spirit of the Holy Month through a message of togetherness, featuring the photographic capabilities of its newly-launched OPPO Reno series smartphone.

From earth till space, the message is clearly seen with the 10x Zoom feature

OPPO has demonstrated its understanding of Ramadan culture through its seasonal TVC, in line with its building presence in the region.

The story follows a young boy and his efforts to share Ramadan with his astronaut brother, who is on a mission in space. Ramadan is the season for closeness and sharing special moments with family, the boy devises a plan to get a message to his brother. He creates the phrase 'With us' in lights on a rooftop, which his brother is able to read thanks to the incredible zoom capabilities of the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom smartphone.

This year's Ramadan TVC brings together the family values celebrated during Ramadan and the use of technology in bringing people together no matter the distance. The element of space travel acknowledges the space exploration initiatives underway by the UAE and Saudi Arabia.  

Speaking on the launch of the company's latest Ramadan TVC, Andy Shi, President of OPPO MEA, said: "With Ramadan being such an important time for families and friends to come together, we wanted to capture the spirit of the month in a way that is evocative and champions the role that technology can play in the way we connect to our loved ones, while recognizing the tangible connection between tradition and technology. The Middle East is an important market to us, and one that we have extended our presence in over the last year. As part of our commitment to the people of this region, we wanted to pay tribute to the unique culture observed during the Holy Month, and this story celebrates the values of family, love, and connection that are so important at this time."

OPPO Reno series is the hero of the story. Featuring around 60x hybrid zoom technology, the OPPO Reno series offers a triple-lens camera structure that gives users an unprecedented photography experience. As the original pioneers of this technology, OPPO has created an unmatched photography powerhouse in the Reno series.

The company recently selected Dubai for the international launch of the OPPO Reno series and as the location for its regional headquarters, and has expanded its operations into Saudi Arabia. Additionally, the company has partnered with several regional telecommunications providers to facilitate the launch of 5G mobile networks. 

About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smartphone brand, dedicated to providing products infused with art and innovative technology. Based on the brand elements of young, trend-setting and beauty, OPPO brings consumers delighted experience of digital life.

For the last 10 years, OPPO has been focusing on manufacturing camera phones, while innovating mobile photography technology breakthroughs. OPPO started the era of Selfie beautification, and was the first brand to launch smartphones with 5MP and 16MP front cameras. OPPO was also the first brand to introduce the motorized rotating camera, the Ultra HD feature and the 5x Dual Camera Zoom technology. OPPO's Selfie Expert F series launched in 2016 drove a Selfie trend in the smartphone industry.

In 2017, OPPO was ranked as the number 4 smartphone brand globally, according to IDC. Today OPPO's business covers 40 countries and regions, and has 6 research centers worldwide, providing excellent smartphone photography experience to more and more young people around the world.


In 2015, OPPO entered the Egyptian market. In 2016, OPPO set up its Middle East & Africa Sales Center in Cairo. The markets OPPO has entered in the Middle East and Africa include: Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kenya and Nigeria. OPPO set up its factory in Algeria in 2017, which made OPPO the first Chinese brand setting up factory in North Africa. Now, the factory goes into production.

Based on the insights of local consumers in each country, OPPO MEA has started the progress of localization. And the localization includes all the perspectives towards each market â€�“ product localization, to further meet the core needs of users; marketing localization, to better communicate with local young customers; and team localization, to know our local consumers further and provide better service to the consumers.

Within the last year, OPPO has started to adjust its product line in the Middle East region specifically. This has included the launch of its flagship OPPO Find X smartphone and the introduction of the OPPO R Series. OPPO will continue to evolve its local product line to offer more premium series to young consumers in the region.

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The Astronaut brother in his spaceship with his OPPO mobile

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PRN: Latin American Governments Seek Cannabis Legalization to Aid in War on Drugs Wed, 15 May 2019 11:41:12 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Latin American Governments Seek Cannabis Legalization to Aid in War on Drugs News Commentary


NEW YORK, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The War on Drugs has ravaging Latin America, causing thousands of deaths each year along with social and political unrest rife throughout the region. Governments poured in large investments towards launching initiatives and developing tactics in order to effectively reduce crimes related to drugs. However, they quickly came to the realization that traditional methods weren't having the desired effects on crimes rates. As a result, many countries within the Latin America region begun to decriminalize and even legalize some drugs entirely. Notably, cannabis is amongst the most rapid growers. Countries such as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and most famously, U ruguay, have all adopted some form of cannabis legislation. Uruguay was the first nation ever to legalize cannabis entirely, allowing for both recreational and medical use. However, even while countries like Argentina and Colombia have not legalized recreational use, the two nations have moved to decriminalize cannabis, allowing for moderate personal consumption. Many activists believe that full legalization will significantly reduce crimes and death rates associated with the war on drugs. Mexico's Senator Olga Sánchez Cordero, who has been picked as interior secretary by president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, believes that cannabis prohibition has led to violence and poverty within the country. Throughout the years, Mexico and the U.S. have had a long history with drug trafficking, however, shou! ld Mexico legalize cannabis, it would join Canada as well as a number of U.S. states within the rapidly expanding North American cannabis marketplace. According to data compiled by the IMARC Group, the North American legal cannabis market was valued at USD 8 Billion in 2017. By 2023, the market is projected to reach around USD 35 Billion while registering a CAGR of 28% from 2018 to 2023. Blueberries Medical Corp. (OTC: BBRRF) (CSE: BBM), Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) (TSX: ACB), PharmaCielo Ltd. (OTC: PHCEF) (TSX-V: PCLO), Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (OTC: KHRNF) (TSX-V: KHRN), Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE)

The North American region is the largest cannabis player in the global market. In particular, the U.S. is a major growth driver for the industry because of its early adoption of recreational cannabis. While the U.S. has not fully legalized cannabis, its individual states are granted the jurisdiction to decide whether to legalize cannabis or not. The U.S. is expected to maintain its dominance over the next several years, however, its market share is then expected to dwindle as more countries move towards legalization. Specifically, countries such as Germany, Italy, and Australia are all positioned to hold a significant market share as their medical cannabis programs mature. Moreover, the South American region also represents a large global medical cannabis market as in 2018, the South American medical cannabis market was valued at USD 125 Million! . By 2027 , the market is expected to reach USD 776 Million due to its liberal cannabis regulations, according to Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics. "There's a tendency for new governments in Latin America to be more liberal overall," Luis Armendariz, a partner at Mexican firm Corral, Arzola, Armendariz & Maynez, said. "It's also just a matter of time before these governments come to realize that cannabis is a multibillion-dollar market. They'll be watching Mexico and Colombia."

Blueberries Medical Corp. (OTCQB: BBRRF) (CSE: BBM) is also listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker (CSE: BBM). Earlier this week, the Company announced that it has, "received approval for the production, sale and export of five cannabidiol ("CBD") based health and wellness products from the Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos ("INVIMA"), the Colombian National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute.

The approval has been granted for Blueberries' initial suite of Health and Wellness products which include a Face Cream, Lip Balm, Body Cream, Beauty Balm and Cannabis Oil Shampoo. Product launch in Colombia and Latin America is expected to commence in the second half of 2019 upon the completion of the Company's product branding strategy and distribution arrangements. As the Company grows its cosmeceutical line and brings products to market, Blueberries will leverage its strong product branding and marketing team, led by Christian Toro, Chairman of the Board, who brings over 40 years of experience in the development and marketing of consumer-packaged goods. The INVIMA approval is also expected to expedite the product approval process in other Latin America countries outside of Colombia.

'INVIMA approval is a major accomplishment which allows us to commence product commercialization. Our team of distinguished experts has diligently worked to create proprietary products to bring the benefits of CBD to consumers across diverse markets in Latin America and globally, and position Blueberries as a leader in this new market segment as it continues to evolve. Our wellness product line will offer a range of premium products with natural ingredients for both the female and male consumer,' stated Dr. Patricio Stocker, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

'Commercialization is expected to commence in the second half of this year upon the completion of our product branding and distribution strategy. During this time, we will continue to expand our portfolio of registered products with a robust pipeline of new products under development and finalize distribution arrangements within Colombia and abroad,' stated Eduardo Molinari, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company.

CBD based cosmetic products have been an important focus area for Blueberries' technical and business development teams and the Company continues to focus research efforts towards the topical use of CBD to address the growing global skincare market which is expected to reach US$131 Billion in 2019 (Source: Euromonitor International).

The five INVIMA approved CBD based products will form the foundation of the Company's cosmeceutical and wellness offerings and include the following.

Face Cream: Specially designed for sensitive skin, the nutrient-rich formulation moisturizes the face and reduces the signs of aging providing sensations of wellness.

Lip Balm: Made with cannabis oil containing high concentrations of essential fatty acids, CBD lip balm helps to repair the skin's natural moisture barrier, leaving the skin soft and supple.

Body Cream: For use with dry and/or sensitive skin, this cream restores the natural moisture and elasticity of the skin for a younger, healthier look.

Beauty Balm: Multifunction, highly versatile cosmetic product that moisturizes and illuminates the skin, smoothing its tone, covering imperfections and protecting the skin from UV rays.

Cannabis Oil Shampoo: Moisturizing formulation leaves scalp strong and healthy, irrigating the capillaries for healthier, stronger and brighter hair while also helping to reduce premature hair loss.

CBD is widely regarded as an excellent cosmeceutical ingredient given its richness in nutrients such as Vitamin E, Omega 3 and Omega 6 as well as its many beneficial effects including the reduction of acne, dry skin and psoriasis. Its ease of absorption and ability to penetrate the skin helps to improve blood circulation and the lymphatic system functionality. The Company is currently in the final phase of R&D for two additional products which are expected to receive approval in the coming weeks.

About INVIMA: The Colombia National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos or INVIMA) is a regulatory authority that was created in 1992 under the Ministry of Health. INVIMA is responsible for inspecting and supervising the manufacturing and marketing of health products, food and drugs as well as identifying and evaluating violations of health standards or procedures, implementing best practices and providing medical approval for the import and export of products.

As a level four World Health Organization (WHO) agency, product approval by INVIMA can expedite the product approval process for countries outside Colombia. INVIMA has the same level of WHO status as Canada and the United States.  

About Blueberries Medical Corp: Blueberries is a Latin American licensed producer of naturally grown premium quality cannabis with its primary operations ideally located in the Bogotá Savannah of central Colombia and operations currently being established in Argentina. The Company is led by a specialized team with proprietary expertise in agriculture, genetics, extraction, medicine, pharmacology and marketing, Blueberries is fully licensed for the cultivation, production, domestic distribution, and international export of CBD and THC-based medical cannabis in Colombia. Blueberries' combination of leading scientific expertise, agricultural advantages and distribution arrangements has positioned the Company to become a leading international supplier of naturally grown, processed, and standardized medicinal-grade cannabis oil extracts and related products."

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Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) (TSX: ACB), headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with funded capacity in excess of 500,000 kg per annum and sales and operations in 22 countries across five continents, is one of the world's largest and leading cannabis companies. Aurora Cannabis Inc. previously announced that, further to the Company's press release dated December 7, 2018, the Company had entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Farmacias Magistrales S.A., subject to customary due diligence provisions, the completion of definitive agreements, and regulatory and government approval. As previously announced, Farmacias recently became Mexico's first and only federally licensed importer to date of raw materials containing THC, gaining the necessary licenses, facilities, and permissions to import raw THC material, and manufac! ture, sto re, and distribute medical cannabis products containing over 1% THC. This transaction firmly establishes Aurora's first-mover advantage in one of the world's most populous countries, where more than 130 million people will have federally legal access to a range of Aurora's non-flower medical cannabis products containing THC. "This transaction positions Aurora with exclusive access to supply THC-containing medical cannabis to a large market of more than 130 million people, while also enabling us to capture the full margin of the medical cannabis we sell there," said Terry Booth, Chief Executive Officer of Aurora. "Farmacias has a large distribution network of both retail outlets and pharmacies, which will enable us to quickly scale up our operations across Mexico. Integrating Farmacias with our operations in Canada and Latin America will not only ! accelerat e growth, it will build substantial long-term shareholder value."

PharmaCielo Ltd. (OTC: PHCEF) (TSX-V: PCLO) is a global company, headquartered in Canada, with a focus on ethical and sustainable processing and supplying of all natural, medicinal-grade cannabis oil extracts and related products to large channel distributors. PharmaCielo Ltd. recently announced its entry into the Mexican market through an equity joint venture with MINO Labs S.A. de C.V., a specialty pharmaceutical company and medical supply distributor based in Mexico, based on an agreement signed on January 25, 2019. The JV is called PharmaCielo S.A. de C.V. The announcement marks a key milestone in PharmaCielo's plan to become a leading global exporter of high-quality medicinal-grade cannabis oils and derivative products. Cannabis oil delivery under the JV to the Mexican market is expected to commence in Q4 2019, subject to the JV and PharmaCielo obtaining the requisi! te regist rations and licences. PharmaCielo's ability to carry out the contemplated business under the JV will be subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. "We are thrilled about the opportunity to join forces with MINO. Ultimately, our plan is to bring our high-quality cannabis oils to Mexico," says David Attard, Chief Executive Officer of PharmaCielo. "Our premium quality oils are extracted from proprietary strains of dried flower at flower cost levels below USD 0.05 per gram. This enables us to focus our efforts and financial investment on the creation of the highest-quality oil-based health and wellness products, which when combined with the expertise of Mino Labs, will enable the JV to participate in the advancement of the medicinal cannabis industry in Mexico."

Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (OTCQB: KHRNF) (TSX-V: KHRN) is positioned to be the dominant integrated cannabis company in Latin America. Khiron Life Sciences Corp. recently reported that the Company's previously announced agreement for the acquisition of NettaGrowth International Inc., which at closing will own all of the outstanding shares of a Uruguayan company, Dormul S.A., is progressing as planned and the Company is in the latter stages of securing local regulatory approvals in Uruguay for the completion of the Acquisition. The Company has received conditional approval for the Acquisition from the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. NettaGrowth, through Dormul, is a Latin America export-focused cannabis company based in Uruguay, and is well positioned to serve Brazil and the growing Latin American market. The! y will em ploy the latest growing, extracting and processing technologies to produce high-quality medical cannabis products for the Latin American market. At this time, there has been no change to the status of the license applications of Dormul. The parties anticipate completing the Acquisition by the end of June 2019, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of all closing conditions and receipt of all regulatory approvals.

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE) is a clinical stage, antibody-centric, biopharmaceutical company developing new therapies to turn malignant cancers into manageable and possibly curable diseases. Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. recently announced that it had established a new business unit to focus on the market potential for its innovative water-soluble cannabidiol (CBD) formulation technology. Cannabidiol (CBD) has been under consideration within the pharmaceutical side of Sorrento for its interesting pharmacological properties and potential clinical benefits in multiple central nervous system, autoimmune or inflammatory disease and pain related indications. Dr. Henry Ji, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Sorrento Therapeutics stated, "Without distracting from our pharmaceutical business, we have the ability to leverage another Sorrento innovative technol! ogy â€�“ t his time from our formulation experts â€�“ and make it available to the broader consumer market… Longer-term, we may consider spinning off our CBD consumer business into an independently operated company if appropriate, while our research and clinical development team continues to explore the potential pharmaceutical applications of cannabidiol (CBD) for the medical markets."

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PRN: Small Business Customers Embrace AI-driven Insights and Advice Integrated Into Online and Mobile Banking Wed, 15 May 2019 11:41:05 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Small Business Customers Embrace AI-driven Insights and Advice Integrated Into Online and Mobile Banking


Average rating of financial insights delivered to business customers is 4.6 out of 5

NEW YORK, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the success of its AI-driven consumer banking solutions, Personetics now brings the power of AI to small business banking.

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The Personetics solution is designed to help small businesses proactively manage their day-to-day banking needs, optimize cashflow and ensure they have enough liquidity to support future growth. Integrated into the bank's online and mobile experience, the solution enables business owners and managers to stay in control of their financial affairs anytime, anywhere.

Banks that have implemented the solution are getting strong positive customer feedback. AI-driven insights powered by the Personetics solution receive an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 from business users, slightly higher than the average consumer rating.

Small Businesses Want More from their Bank

A survey conducted by Personetics shows a significant gap between the needs of small businesses and their current banking experience. Some of the key findings include:

  • As many as 90% of small business owners would like to conduct their banking activities digitally, but only 41% do it today.
  • Two thirds of the respondents want online cashflow management, forecasting and budgeting tools from their bank.
  • Only 14% are currently getting financial guidance from their bank.

"AI is increasingly enabling banks to bridge the gap between small businesses' needs and their ability to meet these needs," said Alenka Grealish, Senior Analyst at Celent Banking Practice. "Historically, delivering value-added services to small businesses has been cost prohibitive for banks. AI allows banks to customize service and provide advice digitally, thereby lowering costs and democratizing services that were only available to large businesses in the past."

Meeting the Needs of Small Businesses with AI-driven Insights and Guidance

When asked about their financial challenges, small businesses ranked cashflow issues at the top of their list, followed by making payments and ensuring timely collections. Using the power of AI and predictive analytics, banks can help businesses address these challenges, improve financial control and simplify money management:

  • Proactively highlight payment and receivable issues to provide greater visibility
  • Predict future cashflows and suggest corrective actions to preempt balance shortfalls
  • Recommend relevant financing options to address liquidity and growth needs
  • Provide a holistic view of actual and planned financial activities using bank and accounting data

Reducing Time-to-Market and Keeping Business Banking Agile

Small business banking has long lagged consumer banking in digital investment, opening the door for fintech players to chip away at critical profit centers such as lending and payments. According to industry analysts, banks must act quickly to stave off competition in small business banking. The Personetics solution comes with a rich library of over 50 prebuilt insights tailored to business users' needs, allowing banks to significantly shorten time-to-market.

At the same time, the ability to adapt the solution to their unique customer engagement strategies is critical for banks. Similarly, banks must have the tools to continuously adjust the solution to changing customer and business needs. The Personetics Engagement Builder allows banks to modify pre-built insights, create their own custom insights, and maintain complete control over the user experience.

"The small business solution is a result of our work with banks around the globe to address the shifting expectations of business customers as they become more digital-savvy," said David Sosna, Personetics co-founder and CEO. "Banks that act on these emerging needs have an opportunity to turn online and mobile banking into the go-to places for businesses to manage their day-to-day finances and stay ahead of the rapidly evolving needs of their small business customers."

For more information about the small business banking solution, visit the small business banking solution page or see us at the Barlow Business Banking Conference in Chicago, May 20-21.

About Personetics

Personetics is the leading provider of customer-facing AI solution for financial services and the company behind the industry's first Self-Driving Finance™ platform.

Harnessing the power of AI, Personetics' Self-Driving Finance™ solutions are used by the world's largest financial institutions to transform digital banking into the center of the customer's financial life â€�“ providing real-time personalized insight and advice, automating financial decisions, and simplifying day-to-day money management.

Serving over 60 million bank customers worldwide, Personetics has the largest direct customer impact of any AI solution provider in banking today. Personetics customers include 6 of the top 12 banks in North America and Europe and other leading banks throughout the world.

Led by a team of seasoned FinTech entrepreneurs with a proven track record, Personetics is a rapidly growing company with offices in New York, London, Singapore and Tel Aviv. The company has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor, a Top Ten FinTech Company by KPMG, and a Top Ten Company to Watch by American Banker. 

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PRN: Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Market Analysis, Market Size, Epidemiology, Leading Companies and Competitive Analysis by DelveInsight Wed, 15 May 2019 11:25:13 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Market Analysis, Market Size, Epidemiology, Leading Companies and Competitive Analysis by DelveInsight

ABSSSI total 7MM Incident cases were 7,259,777 in 2017
1. More than 15 million bacterial skin and skin structure infections occur in United States
2. There were 1,942,229 male patients and 1,406,442 female cases suffering from ABSSSI in the United States in 2017
3. A total of 1.8% of hospital admissions were of adult patients with a SSSI primary diagnosis for the years 2005 through 2011


LAS VEGAS, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DelveInsight launched Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Market Insights, Epidemiology and Market Forecast- 2028

  1. Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections market report covers a descriptive overview and comprehensive insight of the ABSSSI epidemiology and Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections market in the 7 MM (United States, EU5 (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK) & Japan.)
  2. ABSSSI market report provides the insights on the current and emerging Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections therapies.
  3. ABSSSI market report provides global historical and forecasted market covering drug outreach in 7 MM.
  4. Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections market report provides an edge that will help in developing business strategies, by understanding trends shaping and driving the ABSSSI mar! ket.



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"Despite ABSSSI recent antibiotic launches, unmet needs still exist for an oral anti-MRSA agent with a safety profile appropriate for extended treatment, especially in the outpatient setting."

ABSSSI treatment includes an antimicrobial therapy, surgical drainage, and antibiotic therapy. The therapeutic approaches favored in treating skin infections include adjunctive therapies, early and appropriate empiric antibiotic therapy, wound culture with susceptibility testing and surgical drainage and debridement.

Oral and intravenous options for ABSSSI treatment with activity against MRSA include several long- standing therapies, such as sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, clindamycin, minocycline, doxycycline, vancomycin, daptomycin, linezolid, ceftaroline, and telavancin. Antibiotics with activity against MRSA are considered when the infection is associated with penetrating trauma, such as IV drug use.

Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Treatment is quite challenging, as there is an increased antimicrobial resistance among both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria with methicillin-resistant. A large number of upcoming pipeline drugs, is expected to create a lucrative environment for growth of ABSSSI treatment market.

Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections pipeline possess multiple potential drugs in late and mid-stage developments to be launched in the near future. Ceftobiprole, Sodium fusidate, Iclaprim are currently in the Phase III stage of development followed by Brilacidin, Gepotidacin, Afabicin and Contezolid acefosamil in phase II clinical development.

The key ABSSSI market players have a potential to create a significant positive shift in the Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Market Size. Some of companies involved are:-

  1. Cubist Pharmaceutical
  2. Paratek Pharmaceutical
  3. Melinta
  4. Durata Therapeutics
  5. The Medicine Company

Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections market will increase with the ABSSSI therapies like:

  1. Sivextro
  2. Nuzyra
  3. Baxdela
  4. Dalbavancin
  5. Orbactiv

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Table of contents

1. Key Insights

2. Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Market Overview at a Glance

3. ABSSSI Disease Background and Overview  

4. Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Epidemiology and Patient Population

5. ABSSSI Country Wise-Epidemiology

5.1. United States

5.2. Germany  

5.3. France

5.4. Italy

5.5. Spain

5.6. United Kingdom

5.7. Japan

6. Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Treatment and Management

7. Practice guidelines for management and care for ABSSSI in the Emergency department and hospitals

8. ABSSSI Treatment Algorithm

9. Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Unmet Needs

10. ABSSSI Marketed Drugs

10.1. Sivextro: Cubist Pharmaceutical

10.2. Nuzyra: Paratek Pharmaceutical

10.3. Baxdela (Delafloxacin): Melinta

10.4. Dalbavancin: Durata Therapeutics

10.5. Orbactiv (Oritavancin): The Medicine Company

10.6. Tygacil (Tigecycline): Weyth Pharmaceutical

10.7. Cubicin (Daptomycin): Cubist Pharmaceutical

10.8. Zyvox: Pfizer

10.9. Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil): Allergan Plc

11. Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Emerging Drugs

11.1. Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Key Cross Competition

11.2. Ceftobiprole medocaril: Basilea Pharmaceutica

11.3. Sodium Fusidate (CEM-102): Arrevus

11.4. Iclaprim: Motif Bio

11.5. Brilacidin: Innovation Pharmaceuticals

11.6. Gepotidacin: GlaxoSmithKline

11.7. Afabicin: Debiopharm Group

11.8. Contezolid acefosamil: MicuRx Pharmaceuticals

12. Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections 7 Major Market Analysis

13. The United States Market Outlook

14. EU-5 Countries: Market Outlook

14.1. Germany

14.2. France

14.3. Italy

14.4. Spain

14.5. United Kingdom

15. Japan: Market Outlook

16. Market Drivers

17. Market Barriers

18. Appendix

19. Report Methodology

20. DelveInsight Capabilities

21. Disclaimer

22. About DelveInsight

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