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CALCUSO Handles Back-to-School Peak Ecommerce Order Volumes with Descartes pixi WMS™

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Calcuso.com, the largest ecommerce distributor of educational and office supplies in Germany, is using the Descartes pixi Warehouse Management System™ (WMS) to seamlessly handle high back-to-school order volumes across Europe.

“We have partnerships with more than 10,000 schools, and our warehouse ships a broad range of SKUs and packages daily during the back-to-school season,” said Alexander Giersz, CEO and co-founder at CALCUSO. “The Descartes solution easily scales to support peak volume demands and is instrumental in helping us meet our tight 24-hour fulfillment windows while maintaining 99% positive customer feedback.”

“As we are evaluating the possibility of expanding operations in North America, the solution can play an important role in helping us achieve equally high standards of customer service,” added Kilian Kallee, CEO and co-founder.

Using the Descartes pixi WMS, ecommerce merchants, such as CALCUSO, can automate warehouse management and fulfillment processes from order receipt to shipment processing and returns management. As CALCUSO consumers place orders online, the Descartes solution communicates seamlessly with the company’s existing ecommerce platform, customer relationship management (CRM) platform, carrier platforms and external sales channels to help CALCUSO control its entire supply chain with minimal manual intervention. By streamlining fulfillment, reducing processing and shipping errors, the system helps companies handle large seasonal shipping peaks with minimal additional labor.

“We’re pleased that our solution is helping CALCUSO target exceptional customer service standards despite extreme peaks in demand, a complex ecommerce supply chain and international expansion,” said Dirk Haschke, VP, Sales DACH & Ecommerce Operations at Descartes. “Descartes has proven capabilities in delivering some of the industry’s most advanced B2B connectivity, customs, ecommerce fulfillment, shipping, and home delivery solutions for growing ecommerce enterprises.”

CALCUSO GmbH is the largest Ecommerce distributor of educational and office supplies in Germany. CALCUSO has partnered with more than 10,000 schools across Europe to provide students with the required teaching materials, as designated by the schools, for the back-to-school season. With a team of 30 employees headquartered in Langenfeld (Rheinland) near Cologne, Germany, CALCUSO serves more than 500,000 satisfied customers. For more information, visit www.calcuso.com.

About Descartes Systems Group
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Global Media Contact
Mavi Silveira
Tel: +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416

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United Nations-Affiliated Nonprofit Calls For Federal Intervention in Elder Abuse Investigation

WASHINGTON D.C., Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –The UNITED SIKHS legal team is working with the family of an elderly Sikh man after receiving a report today that he encountered several brutal attackers inside his own home during a suspected hate crime. According to details provided by the family, who wish to stay anonymous during this hardship, the home is now a bloody crime scene in the Washington D.C. area. The elderly citizen, known as “Mr. Singh,” suffered a fractured cheek bone and other bodily injuries requiring emergency surgery.

Immediately following the report, UNITED SIKHS notified local authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The family is working with police to identify the perpetrators, who remain on the loose.

“No family should have to go through this under any circumstances,” Mr. Singh’s daughter said. “These are monsters that prey on elderly people and are desperate.”

“We will ensure justice is served,” said UNITED SIKHS Trustee Sarndeep Singh, who visited Mr. Singh and his family at the hospital. “Our elders are the pillars of our community — it is unthinkable that Mr. Singh would suffer such atrocities at the hands of cruel attackers. We are praying for a speedy recovery and security for the family during this difficult time.”

Since Oct. 2018, Mr. Singh and his family have received threats from the Walden Palms Home Owners Association to sell 22 units from their real estate portfolio in Orlando, Florida. According to the family, threats included notes, phone calls and in-person conversations with association members who repeatedly stated: “You better sell, or else” and “Watch your back.” It is unclear whether the brutal beating is tied to the threats at this time, however UNITED SIKHS legal advocates are imploring authorities to explore all possible connections.

This incident comes within weeks of an attack on a Sikh priest at his home in Modesto, California. On July 25, an intruder at the Sikh Temple Modesto Ceres broke windows at 9:30 p.m. at Amarjit Singh’s home on temple grounds, punched the priest, shouted obscenities and told him to go back to his own country before fleeing, as reported in The Modesto Bee. The assailant remains at-large.

UNITED SIKHS will continue to make public updates on the situation as developments unfold. Anyone with information on Mr. Singh’s attackers are urged to call the Montgomery County Police Department at (301) 279-8000. The organization encourages all community members to stand for their rights and remain vigilant, as reported attacks against minorities remain on the rise. Civil and human rights violations may reported to UNITED SIKHS via their online incident form: https://unitedsikhs.org/report-hate-bias-crime-incident/.

For more information, please follow UNITED SIKHS on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. All advocacy efforts are made possible due to the generous contributions of non-profit supporters. To donate, please visit: https://unitedsikhs.org/donate/.

Associated with the United Nations Dept. of Public Information UNITED SIKHS is a global humanitarian charity that advocates for civil and human rights across 10 chapters. Our International Civil & Human Rights Advocacy helps advance the economic, social and spiritual empowerment of minorities and other marginalized groups and individuals in need, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social status, age or ability. We achieve this by protecting and enforcing the civil and human rights of minorities and marginalized groups in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Visit us at www.UNITEDSIKHS.org


Megan Daly
(323) 514-0078

Constellation Brands Evolves Spirits Portfolio

  • Signs agreement with Heaven Hill Brands to divest Black Velvet Canadian Whisky
  • Decision aligns with wine and spirits business transformation strategy

VICTOR, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Heaven Hill Brands to divest Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and the brand’s associated production facility in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, along with a subset of Canadian whisky brands produced at that facility. The company expects to receive cash proceeds of approximately $266 million USD, subject to closing adjustments. This transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second half of calendar 2019.

“We are relentlessly focused on the consumer and building a portfolio of brands consumers love today, while pushing beyond to meet their evolving needs well into the future,” said Bill Newlands, Constellation Brands president and chief executive officer. “This decision aligns with our consumer-led premiumization strategy to deliver accelerated growth and shareholder value as we continue to focus our wine and spirits portfolio on higher-end, fast-growing brands. For Heaven Hill, Black Velvet is a historic, well-known, and high-volume brand that complements their broad distilled spirits portfolio and aligns with their business strategy.”

Constellation’s powerhouse portfolio of spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, the #1 imported vodka in the U.S.; High West Whiskey, Casa Noble Tequila, Mi CAMPO Tequila, and Nelson’s Green Brier. Constellation’s ventures capital group has made minority investments in higher-end, distinctive spirits brands such as Austin Cocktails, Bardstown Bourbon Company, El Silencio, The Real McCoy, and its most recent investment in Montanya Distillers.

The net sales for the brands included in the transaction totaled $67 million USD during Constellation’s fiscal year 2019, and the purchase price represents a multiple of gross profit after marketing in the range of eight to nine times.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as the Corona and Modelo brand families and Pacifico. Its high-quality, wine and spirits brands include the Robert Mondavi and The Prisoner Wine Company brand families, Kim Crawford, Ruffino, Meiomi and SVEDKA Vodka. The company’s portfolio also includes a collection of highly-rated wine brands such as SIMI and Mount Veeder Winery, spirits brands High West Whiskey and Casa Noble Tequila, as well as new wine innovations such as Cooper & Thief and Spoken Barrel.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Since its founding in 1945, Constellation’s ability to see, meet and stay ahead of shifting consumer preferences and trends across total beverage alcohol has fueled our success and made us the No. 1 growth contributor in beverage alcohol in the U.S.

To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com.

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In addition to risks and uncertainties associated with ordinary business operations, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including completion of the announced transaction; the accuracy of all projections; and other factors and uncertainties disclosed from time-to-time in Constellation Brands, Inc.’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Feb. 28, 2019 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2019, which could cause actual future performance to differ from current expectations.

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