H-E-B Primo Picks Quest For Texas Best Announces Final Four Aug 20, 2014 08:26PM

HOUSTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Creators of unique products from the Lone Star State are relishing the sweet taste of success as winners of H-E-B's Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. A panel of expert judges narrowed a field of 25 to four finalists on Aug. 19 and 20 at the Houston Food Bank, and the winners received cash prizes totaling $70,000 and consideration for coveted space on H-E-B shelves in 2015.

The judges included Chef Michael Skibitcky, Dean of the H-E-B Culinary Academy and a tenured professor at the Culinary institute of America; Sean Robertson, H-E-B's Cooking Connection Regional Merchant; Armando Perez, Senior Vice President of Operations for H-E-B's Houston Region; Chef Jason Dady, Executive Chef and Owner of numerous San Antonio restaurants; and H-E-B Chef Scott Tompkins, the company's Technical Food Consultant in Recipe Testing & Design. Criteria included product quality, marketability and readiness for production as well as the makers' suitability as retail suppliers.

"The final presentations were a wonderful display of ingenuity and vision," said Chef Skibitcky. "Our state is prime territory for smart, inventive food entrepreneurs. The number of exceptional entries submitted for the Quest for Texas Best competition solidifies Texas' growing reputation as a foodie state."

The H-E-B Primo Picks: Quest for Texas Best Award Winners Are:

Grand Prize ($25,000 and featured placement as a Texas Best Primo Pick):Nanette Watson's Frio Farms (Concan)Not all extracts are the same- just ask Nanette Watson of Frio Farm in Concan. Watson is a true connoisseur of extracts, using only Tahitian vanilla beans and controlling temperature, number of beans, quality and type of alcohol when creating extracts. The result is a pure, rich and complex extract, miles away from others available in the marketplace. Frio Farms' array of extracts include Bourbon & Cane Sugar, Rum & Honey and Tequila & Agave, as well as more traditional flavors.

First Place ($20,000):Hector Alba's MaxFrut (Arlington)Hector Alba, creator of MaxFrut, delivers a sweet, fresh alternative to high-calorie frozen desserts. The Arlington-based company has produced Texas' first frozen whole fruit bar. With just 70 calories and gluten-free, MaxFrut is delightfully free of artificial colors and sweeteners. Fruit purists can choose from among blueberry, raspberry or strawberry treats.

Second Place ($15,000):Pilar Gonzalez's Habibi Gourmet (Mission)Pilar Gonzalez, owner of Mission-based Habibi Gourmet, blends fresh ingredients and yogurt to create the 100-percent natural DIP-IT. Featuring five different flavors including cilantro, jalapeño, green olive, chipotle and piquin, DIP-IT is perfect when paired with vegetables, crackers or chips; drizzled on pastas, seafood or chicken; or as a creamy base for your own recipes.

Third Place ($10,000):Sara Vela's Vela Farms (Victoria) Sara Vela's Texas roots run deep. Vela and her family farm and ranch 33 acres of land in Victoria that have been in her family for more than 100 years. From Fig Preserves and Ginger Habanero Jelly to Texas Sweet Tea Jelly and Strawberry Balsamic Serrano Jam, Vela's selection is sweet, spicy and always full of the fresh produce from the farm.

The Quest for Texas Best competition drew entries from 128 towns across the state. Through two qualifying rounds, H-E-B Business Development Managers chose the 25 finalists for their taste and flavor, customer appeal, value, uniqueness, market potential and differentiation from current goods at most H-E-B stores.

Among the finalists were six products from the Houston area, five from the San Antonio area and four from the Dallas area. Austin, the Rio Grande Valley and Waco yielded two finalists each. Beaumont, Victoria, Willis and Waxahachie each had one finalist.

The Quest for Texas Best competition is a project of H-E-B Primo Picks, a 2-year old statewide program. H-E-B Primo Picks invites customers to enjoy products that are unique, delicious and possibly new to their palates. Primo Picks selections represent the best of what is in stores, such as H-E-B MooTopia®, H-E-B Queso Poblano Chicken Sausage and H-E-B That Green Sauce.

H-EB Quest for Texas Best winner announcement b-roll link:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6q3v7i979g98obv/AADZ3unpAEdZ9hwOWxN7jM3qa

About H-E-BH-E-B, with sales of more than $20 billion, operates more than 350 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 105 anniversary in 2010. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 80,000 Partners and serves millions of customers in more than 150 communities. For more information, visit www.heb.com.

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iFitDress.com Releases a New Range of Cheap Evening Gowns Aug 20, 2014 08:20PM

(PRWEB) August 21, 2014

iFitDress.com, the well-known wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, has announced its latest range of cheap evening gowns. All items in the fresh collection are affordable, and most of them are priced under $100.

iFitDress.com is among the hardest working suppliers in the current market. It keeps trying its best to help clients worldwide to keep pace with the newest fashion trends; all its members are kind and professional. According to its development manager, all its products are carefully made with high quality materials; they are offered in varied sizes and styles.

All the wonderful special occasion outfits released by iFitDress.com are made with quality fabrics. Handpicked by skilled workers, each of its items features meticulous craftsmanship. Over 500 cheap prom outfits have been ordered up to now, and most of the buyers like what they obtain.

"We are excited to offer the cheap evening gowns for consumers worldwide. I hope that ladies from around the world will like them. I think all of you will like these great products. iFitDress.com is a reliable company that has been specializing in cost-effective dresses for years. We will continue to make more affordable items," the development manager says.

About iFitDress.com:

iFitDress.com is a leading online shop of inexpensive special occasion gowns; its popular items include hot cocktail dresses, elegant wedding gowns, beautiful evening dresses, cute prom dresses and so on. The company insists on offering top quality dresses for ladies from home and abroad. Its customer service department is always there to resolve problems. Customer satisfaction is a top priority for the company.

For more details about its fashionable outfits, please visit http://www.ifitdress.com/.

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Photos of 2014 NAPE Business Conference Available on Business Wire's Website and AP PhotoExpress Aug 20, 2014 08:19PM

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NAPE – the premier marketplace for buying and selling oil and gas prospects and producing properties – kicked off today with the NAPE Business Conference. The conference featured industry leaders addressing legislative and economic issues as well as trends in technology and exploration. Nearly a decade after its first summer event, NAPE is taking place in Houston August 20-22, 2014, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Panelists discuss "Legislative Initiatives and Rule Making Concerns Coming at You" at the 2014 NAPE Business Conference today. From left to right: Jeremy Fitzpatrick, Director of Legal & Regulatory, RKI Exploration & Production, LLC; Lee Fuller, Vice President of Government Relations, IPAA; Alex Mills, President & Chief of Staff, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers; and Gifford Briggs, Vice President for Government Affairs, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. (Photo: Business Wire)

Photo 1: Panelists discuss “Legislative Initiatives and Rule Making Concerns Coming at You” at the 2014 NAPE Business Conference today. From left to right: Jeremy Fitzpatrick, Director of Legal & Regulatory, RKI Exploration & Production, LLC; Lee Fuller, Vice President of Government Relations, IPAA; Alex Mills, President & Chief of Staff, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers; and Gifford Briggs, Vice President for Government Affairs, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.

Photo 2: Dr. Ray Perryman of The Perryman Group gives the keynote address at the 2014 NAPE Business Conference luncheon on the significant impact the oil and gas industry continues to have on the U.S. economy.

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Coupa’s Explosive European Growth Drives New Hub in Dublin, Ireland Aug 20, 2014 08:16PM

Dublin Centre to Serve as Customer Success Basecamp for Company’s Fastest-Growing Region

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Coupa Software, the leading provider of cloud applications for finance, announced today the opening of a new European customer support hub in Dublin, Ireland. The addition is a key element of Coupa’s global expansion plans and will accelerate the cloud-enabled automation of financial processes for businesses based in Europe, helping them save millions.

EMEA was Coupa’s fastest-growing region during the first half of 2014 as sales grew by more than 200 percent compared to the first half of 2013. EMEA customers have already processed over 2 billion EUR in spend to-date using the Coupa platform.

“With a relentless focus on customer success, we created this support hub to be closer to our customers in EMEA and to significantly enhance our global support capability,” said Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa. “Our customers in this region can expect immediate value as we accelerate and better localize our support capabilities. The Dublin team is a self-sufficient provider of local customer service and is a key element of our expanding global operations.”

The Dublin centre helps Coupa address requirements particular to the European Union such as data privacy and protection regulations – key factors for European companies considering cloud-based technologies.

The centre also expands the time-zone coverage of Coupa’s combined global customer support organisation, giving the company the ability to work directly with customers locally while benefiting from a more globally integrated technical support capability. Coupa estimates that it will reduce turnaround time for customer service requests by up to 50 percent in both EMEA and North America.

"We see Dublin as the ideal springboard for our expansion in EMEA. The Silicon Docks in Dublin are a rival to other tech hubs around the world,” said Alex Kleiner, General Manager, Coupa EMEA. "Given Dublin’s incredibly strong pool of engineering talent and its entrepreneurial spirit, it makes sense that so many Silicon Valley companies like ours are expanding or launching operations here."

Coupa also announced it has named Kieran Brady of Coupa Dublin as the company’s head of customer support worldwide. As Vice President of Global Technical Support and Technical Account Management for Coupa, Brady will head Coupa’s support teams in Dublin as well as San Mateo, California and Reno, Nevada.

“We are thrilled to have Kieran lead our globally integrated customer support function from our Dublin centre,” said Kleiner. “These are the first of a number of initiatives in Coupa’s global expansion that help us scale quickly to meet demand while ensuring the top-of-class customer support that has always set Coupa apart.”

The news comes in a year of many major accomplishments for Coupa. In March 2014, Coupa announced $40M in venture capital funding to accelerate development and corporate expansion. The company announced a 100 percent increase in revenue in Q2 2014 over Q2 2013. Coupa was also recognized as a leader in the “The Forrester Wave™: eProcurement Q2 2014” report issued by Forrester Research Inc. in May 2014. More information on Coupa’s second quarter can be found in the company’s second quarter 2014 momentum press release.

Coupa will hold its first annual Coupa INSPIRE EMEA conference in London on 16 October 2014. Coupa INSPIRE is an event where organisations can hear first-hand from Coupa customers, company experts and other industry visionaries on the power of cloud-based spend management. To register or learn more about the event, visit http://coupainspire.com/.

Coupa now has approximately 270 employees and expects to grow to more than 300 employees by the end of the year. Coupa is actively recruiting for its engineering, product development, sales and marketing departments. Learn more about opportunities at Coupa on the company’s career page.

To contact Coupa EMEA directly, visit http://www.coupa.com/our-offices or dial +44 (0) 207 203 2043.

About Coupa Software

Coupa Software is the leading provider of cloud-based financial applications. More than 450 customers in over 40 countries use the Coupa suite of financial applications to support business agility and reduce costs. Only Coupa provides a suite of true cloud applications for finance, including accounts payable, sourcing, procurement and expense management that allows customers to realize a return on their investment within a few months and savings that continually impact the bottom line. Learn more at www.coupa.com. Read more at our company blog, Making Cents or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

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Success Holding Group Int'l Inc. Announces Symbol Change to SHGT Aug 20, 2014 08:13PM

TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/14 -- Success Holding Group Int'l Inc. (OTCQB: SHGT) (hereinafter referred to as "SHGT") announced the following update to investors. On June 20, 2014, SHGT filed an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to effect a change in its name to "Success Holding Group International, Inc." We filed appropriate documentation with FINRA to effectuate the name change in the marketplace. Since the effective date of July 8, 2014 from FINRA, the twenty business days have lapsed and the change in name to "Success Holding Group International, Inc." and change in symbol to "SHGT" was effected on the marketplace.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Success Holding Group Int'l Inc., Mr. Steve Andrew Chen, has released the news officially that the trading symbol has changed from MACCD to SHGT and public trading started effectively under the new symbol.

Future Business Operations Success Holding Group is currently seeking and identifying private and public companies in Asia as acquisition and merger candidates. Mr. Chen's operational strategy will focus on integration of chain stores and brand names, IOT (Internet of Things), alternative energy technology, internet and logistics. Mr. Chen stated, "Through the newly structured public company, we will be able to pursue more aggressively to acquire quality companies in Asia. We have plans to invest or acquire up to 30 companies within the next ten to fifteen years, and our shareholders should be able to reap the benefit of the higher growth potential in the Asia region.

Investor Relations Contact Information
M & T Business Consultants Inc.
211-552 Columbia Street
New Westminster, B.C.
Canada V3L 1B1
Tel: 1-855-465-9520
1-778-397-8700
E-mail: info@mandtbiz.com

Source: Success Holding Group Int'l Inc.


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