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Univar Solutions Appointed Distributor for Seaweed & Co.

Betty Tűndik



Univar Solutions Appointed Distributor for Seaweed & Co.
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Europe, Univar B.V., a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar Solutions”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today that Seaweed & Co. has selected Univar Solutions to distribute its PureSea® range of seaweed ingredient products into the food industry across selected countries throughout Europe. The product range brings flavour and health benefits to a wide range of food and beverage applications.

“We are very pleased to add Seaweed & Co. as a strategic supplier for our food ingredients market as this presents tremendous opportunity to drive new growth through organic, natural and sustainably sourced products,” said Gary Abraham, head of supplier management in Europe, Middle Eastand Africa for Univar Solutions.  “The PureSea® portfolio enables us to enhance our solutions-based offering for our customers and meet emerging demand for seaweed ingredient products.”

The PureSea® portfolio represents a range of innovative, natural seaweed ingredients that are easy and convenient to use, and ensure you can benefit from seaweed’s many qualities for food, health and nutrition.

“Our PureSea® range of seaweed ingredient products will benefit from Univar Solutions expertise, broad network and state-of-the-art Technical Solutions Centers,” said Dr. Craig Rose, founder and managing director, Seaweed & Co.  “We look forward to further growing our business with one of the leading ingredient distributors in the world.”

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SOURCE Univar Inc.

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5 Gadgets you can use to improve security at your home

Alexandru Marginean



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It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

–Albert Einstein

A home security system helps in curbing down the burglary rate in recent times. It prevents you from becoming a victim of the same. In today’s digitized world, and with the rise in available technology, it almost feels that we can do whatever we want with just a touch of a couple of buttons! Technologically sound house is any day more secure than compared to the ordinary ones. The available smart security gadgets help in improving the security of our blissful habitat. In this article, the various intelligent security systems discussed in detail is enabled with various sensors and cameras with high resolution. These smart gadgets even keep track of your day-to-day activities. Keep reading about the five devices that you can make good use to transform your house into a safe haven.


  • Electronic smart locks


Wherever you stay, the intelligent electronic locks with the aid of Wi-Fi and various smartphone applications give you the controls over the bolts. Certain smart lock varieties have keypad entry code facility. You can provide the intelligent digital locking code, once you plan for a vacation. The quick numeric locking code will let your next-door neighbor, or friend, come as an aid while you are away vacationing. Later, once you are back, you can change the lock code, to make it more secure. Various other smart locks link with mobile applications. Hence, people who require temporary access have the provision of opening the door with these phone applications. The problem of carrying a house key or the same getting duplicated will not persist. These smart locks are virtual keys to your home. They also auto-lock the doors, once you step inside. With the help of these virtual keys, you can track people visiting your place. Many high-ended ones grant time-sensitive access to your close-knits. Moreover, if you plan to get the whole entry system smarter, go for a smart doorbell, which goes perfectly well with the smart lock. Many sorts of smart-lock, with or without intelligent doorbells, are readily available in big retail outlets. Move into one of them to transform your blissful habitat into a smart habitat.


  • Smart Bulbs and switches


Many thefts take place when no one is present at home. If your entrance is well-lit, along with the interiors, then it will get more secured. Install the smart bulbs and switches to make your habitat look well-occupied and well-lit. They turn off and on with smartphone applications. Even if you are staying miles away, you can manage the lights deftly. Various security agencies have the option to teach all these in your home security packages, which upgrades from time to time. If you are an individual who believes in fending for yourself, then the home improvement departmental stores are a good option. Smart light fixtures come with sleek and slender-looking external light fittings. Each light fits with an in-built HD camera at the bottom. Most versions function as a dual-mode communicator, which will allow you to aurally and visually evaluate the probable threats before coming in contact with the intruder.


  • Smart smoke detector


Securing the exteriors is not enough, but equal attention is also paid to the interiors. One of the most significant security gadgets to keep your home interiors healthy and safe are the smoke detectors. These smoke detectors are very smart to set-up. The whole process of installation is straightforward. The smart smoke detector manages with the help of the mobile application. With just a press of a button, you will be able to keep your inner-world fresh and full of health. Aided with three additional features, it makes a great home security gadget. The motion sensor, 170 degrees HD recording camera and the 90-decibel alarm, make the smart smoke detector a complete package.


  • Smart security cameras


The surveillance system acts as a guiding light while showing who is present at your main entrance. Similar to various intelligent lights and switches, individual smart security camera connects to your smartphones or computers monitoring your house 24×7. Many commercial agencies are present who readily install intelligent security cameras at your place. Otherwise, you can install them quickly, as well. Your house’s outdoor and indoor get equally scanned under the strict vigilance of the same.


  • Smart water sensors

In the case of overflowing, the intelligent water sensor alarms you. They can get easily installed under the kitchen or restroom sinks, adjacent to your washing machine, or water pump, with the help of the power cord. They tend to trigger an alarm when it detects any amount of moisture. Your phone will intimate you on-time so that you be extra cautious. Though they are too small in size, it helps you in securing a lot of cash and preventing water wastage.


Thus, to conclude

In the new technologically sound era you require security, which thus safeguards your blissful living habitat. Indeed, it is a smart way to invest in an intelligent security system. It wisely protects our family from the negative attributes of the outside world. These various hi-tech house security gadgets always ensure that your heavenly habitat is intact and protected. The latest digitized technology deftly deters the intruders and assists you swiftly in any emergency. With the discussed five gadgets, you can use in improving the security at your home while multiplying the comfort, as well as the safety of you and your dear ones’ life. It is with the aid of various resources at your disposal. You can think wisely and act wiser with these smart security gadgets, turning as a necessity the day-to-day life.


About the author: Jessica Smith has been writing for a few years now. She loves adventure, traveling, cooking and dancing. She wants to be a successful writer as writing is her only passion. Currently, she is exploring different cultural heritage around the globe. She believes that a healthy diet is a key to healthy living.

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New Gluten-free Kaiseki, Vegan Menus, and More at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Betty Tűndik



Gluten-free Kaiseki, a traditional Japanese multi-course dinner, is now available at Miyuki, a Japanese restaurant of Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo in Japan. The dinner consists of eight delicate dishes.
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Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, known for its majestic Japanese garden and cultural heritage, has introduced vegan and gluten-free menu items including “kaiseki,” a traditional Japanese multi-course dinner, for international guests with dietary requirements.

According to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the number of international visitors to Japan has been rising significantly, hitting a record-high of 31 million in 2018, and is expected to grow further for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The number of international guests staying at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo also grew over 30% from 2017 to 2018.

“Japan is often described as a gastronomic heaven, and international visitors express a keen interest in trying various foods during their stay,” said Hiroshi Izumi, General Manager of Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo. “As a leading hotelier, we constantly try to offer more and better culinary options for our guests, while satisfying their dietary requirements. We are happy to introduce new menus including gluten-free kaiseki, which remains authentic and will delight your palate and eyes.” Fujita Kanko, the hotel’s owner/manager, also opened a halal Japanese restaurant, Origami Asakusa, in 2018, offering authentic Japanese cuisine that meets halal requirements.

Two restaurants are now serving special menus:

Gluten-free Kaiseki at Miyuki (Japanese Restaurant):
An exquisite eight-course Japanese dinner is now available gluten-free, including soy source made with rice instead of wheat. For more details and reservations, visit:

Vegan and Gluten-free Menus at The Bistro (Casual Dining):
Both vegan and gluten-free four-course lunch and five-course dinner are available. For more details and reservations, visit:

The hotel also serves vegan and gluten-free breakfast options.

Whether visiting Tokyo for business or fun, Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, with its vast green oasis and a wide range of amenities and activities, is the perfect urban resort for those who want to enjoy a summer retreat in the city. The hotel’s one-of-a-kind rooftop space becomes a “Champagne Garden” during the summer.

About Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo opened in January 2013, and is owned/managed by Fujita Kanko Inc., a publicly-traded tourism industry corporation headquartered in Tokyo, which operates 70 properties/facilities throughout Japan. The hotel’s facilities include 267 guest rooms/suites, nine restaurants, 38 meeting/banquet rooms, and the largest hotel spa in Tokyo. Its renowned garden contains a wide variety of botanical species including 120+ cherry trees and 1,000+ camellia trees.


SOURCE: Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

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4th of July – Nutritional Products International Celebrates American Expansion Just in Time

Betty Tűndik



Mitch Gould, the founder of NPI, is a third-generation retail distribution and manufacturing professional. Gould, known as a global marketing guru, has represented icons from the sports and entertainment worlds such as Steven Seagal, Hulk Hogan, Ronnie Coleman, Roberto Clemente Jr., Chuck Liddell, and Wayne Gretzky. Gould is internationally-known for his “evolution of distribution” system, which helps health and wellness companies enter or expand into the U.S. market.
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Nutritional Products International announced its planned U.S. expansion just as America celebrates its 243rd birthday on July 4.

NPI is a family-owned business in Boca Raton that has helped countless international and domestic health and wellness companies find their niche at major retailers throughout the U.S.

“For the past year, we have been implementing a strategic expansion plan for our domestic portfolio,” said Mitch Gould, president and co-founder of NPI. “NPI has traditionally concentrated on helping international health and wellness companies, which want to enter the U.S. market. Now, we have expanded our development team, and hired additional marketing professionals in public relations and online marketing to meet the needs of our new domestic clients.”

Gould is a third-generation retail professional who is internationally-known for his “evolution of distribution” system, which helps health and wellness companies enter or expand into the U.S. market. “We are a one-stop global brand marketing company. We have the staff to make sure your products are FDA-compliant, a warehouse for storage and distribution, and a marketing team that knows how to reach the American consumer.”

Gould’s vice president, Jeff Fernandez, also brings 30 years of retail marketing experience to NPI’s clients. Fernandez helped create the health and wellness category at Amazon and was a long-time buyer at WalMart.

“This is a special time for NPI,” Fernandez said. “Our global team is working round-the-clock to help health and wellness companies expand their distribution network and increase sales.”




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