Sweetheart Kitchen Raises US$17.7 Million In Series C Funding Round To Launch New Brands And Kitchen Units Across MENA


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Cloud kitchen operator Sweetheart Kitchen has successfully secured €15 million (US$17.7 million) in a Series C funding round backed by strategic investors, led by the company’s founder and CEO Peter Schatzberg.

As a delivery-only multi-brand virtual kitchen, Schatzberg notes that the Dubai-based company is keen to invest their funding into supply chain technology, food design and hiring talent, as they had previously done, and which they plan to continue to do so. “Scaling units is certainly one important objective for us, but we are also investing in streamlining our processes and systems to achieve profitability.”

As a company that is only 15 months old, it’s noteworthy to point out its impressive milestones. The startup (which, according to a Wamda report, is backed by Germany’s Delivery

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Outdoor Apparel Market will Showcase Negative Impact during 2020-2024 | Rise in Number of Private-label Brands to Boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the outdoor apparel market and it is poised to grow by USD 3.90 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Outdoor Apparel Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. adidas AG, ASICS Corp., Columbia Sportswear Co., G-III Apparel Group Ltd., Hanesbrands Inc., Newell Brands Inc., Outdoor Research, Patagonia Inc., Under Armour Inc., and VF Corp. are

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North Equity Announces Acquisition of Iconic Brands Including Popular Science, Saveur, Outdoor Life and Field & Stream

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, today announced that it has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You and Interesting Things.

The additions complement North Equity’s robust home platform, where Saveur will join BobVila.com and Kitchenistic to form a new food category. They will also create a new specialty media vertical under Popular Science and Popular Photography, and expand North’s growing footprint in the military, tactical and outdoor verticals, where it recently added Task & Purpose, one of the leading digital media properties for active-duty military and veterans. 

“Since inception, the North team has proved our ability to acquire, reimagine and profitably grow media brands,” said Andrew Perlman, North Equity Managing Partner. “We have

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How Technology Is Helping Luxury Fashion Brands To Gain Traction

Overall, the advent of technology marked a new dawn for the entire world. Clearly, the reality of life has never been the same since advancements in technology have become part of our everyday lives. Nevertheless, and on a positive note, it continues to change and evolve for the betterment of mankind. In a sense, technology has developed life into a fine balance of convenience and production. The result being that we now have the ability to complete da-to-day tasks more rapidly and with much less effort.

Luxury fashion is particularly attuned to this moment, as the progression of technology promises to imbue delivering excellent customer service as well

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Chinese brands ready to tap SA’s ‘lucrative’ smartphone market

South Africa’s high smartphone penetration rate makes it a lucrative market for smartphone producers.

This is the view shared by analysts, commenting on the recent influx of Chinese smartphone brands into the South African market.

With a smartphone penetration rate of 91.2%, according to the Independent Communications Authority of SA’s latest State of the ICT Sector report, SA is witnessing new Chinese smartphone providers entering the market.

BBK Electronics-owned brands Vivo and Oppo have officially established their presence in the country, with the former having launched six smartphones, to date. Oppo’s A72 will go on sale on 7 October.

In March, Chinese smartphone provider Tecno announced South African consumers will be able to purchase Tecno smartphonesfrom major retail stores and online outlets. Taiwanese consumer electronics and smartphone manufacturer HTC also recently announced its re-entry into the market, with plans to rollout devices from mid-October.

“The market has been driven

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Conagra Brands Taps into Footprint’s Materials Science to Continue Progress Towards Meeting Sustainability Goals | News

CHICAGO and GILBERT, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) announced new products featuring bowls made from plant-based fibers for Healthy Choice Power Bowls, new Hungry-Man Double Meat Bowls and P.F. Chang’s Ramen single-serve meals. By using plant-based fibers instead of plastic, the carbon footprint of manufacturing the bowls is reduced by 50 to 70 percent1 across select product lines. The expansion will help to decrease Conagra’s carbon footprint by 34,117 metric tons, equivalent to avoiding the greenhouse gas emissions of driving around the planet 3,399 times or 84 million miles2. This progress aligns with Conagra’s January 2020 announcement that the company is striving to make 100 percent of its plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

The plant-based fiber bowl is designed by Footprint, a sustainable materials science technology firm that designs alternative solutions to single-use plastic. Conagra initially partnered with

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Conagra Brands Taps into Footprint’s Materials Science to Continue Progress Towards Meeting Sustainability Goals

Conagra expands use of bowls made from plant-based fibers through collaborative partnerships

CHICAGO and GILBERT, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) announced new products featuring bowls made from plant-based fibers for Healthy Choice Power Bowls, new Hungry-Man Double Meat Bowls and P.F. Chang’s Ramen single-serve meals. By using plant-based fibers instead of plastic, the carbon footprint of manufacturing the bowls is reduced by 50 to 70 percent1 across select product lines. The expansion will help to decrease Conagra’s carbon footprint by 34,117 metric tons, equivalent to avoiding the greenhouse gas emissions of driving around the planet 3,399 times or 84 million miles2. This progress aligns with Conagra’s January 2020 announcement that the company is striving to make 100 percent of its plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

Conagra Brands, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America's leading branded food companies. (PRNewsfoto/Conagra Brands)
Conagra Brands, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America’s leading branded
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Genius Brands Up as Kartoon Channel Available on Samsung TVs

Genius Brands shares soared Friday after the children’s media content producer said its Kartoon Channel inked its first deal with a television maker – Samsung.



Genius Brands Up as Kartoon Channel Available on Samsung TVs


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Genius Brands Up as Kartoon Channel Available on Samsung TVs

The channel is now available for free on Samsung Smart TVs, Genius Brands said in a statement.

Genius Brands shares recently traded at $1.20, up 15%. They have more than quadrupled year to date.

Kartoon Channel is also now available on the Android TV app and streaming platform Roku , Genius Brands said.

“Kartoon Channel is currently available across a broad spectrum of over-the-top, advertising-based video on demand, and mobile channels, including Apple TV and iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Google Play, Comcast , Cox, Dish , Sling TV, Xumo, and streaming on the web via www.kartoonchannel.com,” the company said.

In the three months since the company launched Kartoon Channel, it has established “distribution

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ROCCAT Reveals The Elo Series PC Gaming Headsets – The First Products In The Brand’s New Lineup Of Precision PC Gaming Accessories

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ROCCAT, Turtle Beach’s (Nasdaq: HEAR) Hamburg, Germany-based PC gaming accessories brand, today unveiled the Elo series PC gaming headsets as the first all-new products in its lineup of precision PC gaming equipment. Founded in 2007 by former pro gamer and current Head of PC Products at Turtle Beach, Rene Korte, ROCCAT has become a pioneering PC gaming accessories maker with a portfolio packed with technologically advanced and visually stunning products. In 2019, ROCCAT was acquired by Turtle Beach and became the Company’s official PC gaming accessories brand. The Elo headsets are the first products that blend ROCCAT’s award-winning design and innovation with Turtle Beach’s unrivaled gaming audio expertise and exclusive audio technologies.

ROCCAT’s Elo series includes three different headsets for PC gamers to choose from, each designed with premium, comfort-focused features such as memory foam cushions and a self-adjusting floating

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From Amazon to Samsung, the products designed by these famous brands will define the 2020 technology trends!

Fiction writers dealing with futuristic and sci-fi novels explore multiple universes, but none of them feature a future where tech has no role in our life. The tech giants and reality are not quite far behind! The quarantine has sped up human seclusion and remote working took a leap like never before – going from Zoom calls to digital payments and even robotic delivery! Here are some of the latest innovations by the brands of our era that aim to revolutionize technology as we know it!

I’m not entirely sure whether the resemblance to the Harman Kardon Aura Studio is intentional or not, but it definitely gives the Amazon Humidifier a certain visual appeal. The humidifier is powered by ultrasonic tech that helps create a uniformly distributed mist of vapor in the air. An auto-sensing mechanism allows it to switch on when the air gets exceptionally dry, and turn off

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