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Pop N Go, Inc.
Pop N Go Signs Worldwide Distribution Pact With The International White Tea Company
WHITTIER, Calif., August 25, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pop N Go, Inc. (OTCBB:POPN), one of the fastest growing "better for you" snack companies in the world, has signed an Agreement with The International White Tea Company (IWTC) to begin distributing IWTC's "White T" line of soft drinks within Pop N Go's worldwide distribution network. "White T" is the only line of premium soft drinks naturally brewed with the world's finest White Teas.
SCA: Acquisition of Chilean Hygiene Products Company
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 25, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- SCA (Other OTC:SCVBY) (Other OTC:SVCBF) has acquired 50% of the privately owned Chilean hygiene products company Papeles Industriales S.A. (PISA) for a transaction value on a debt-free basis of about SEK 470 M. PISA is currently Chile's second largest producer of tissue, with a market share of about 25%, and holds a growing position in baby diapers. The acquisition is a complement to SCA's positions in the hygiene markets in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and other neighboring countries. SCA is already engaged in a joint venture in Chile for the sale of feminine hygiene products.
Alera Technologies Products Now Available in Latin America Through Brooke Distributors, Inc.
CHATSWORTH, Calif., August 25, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alera Technologies, developer and manufacturer of Advanced DVD and CD Recording Solutions, announced today that they have signed an agreement with Brooke Distributors, Inc., a major wholesale distributor of "digital delivery" solution products in Latin America, for the distribution of Alera Technologies' full line of advanced technology DVD and CD Publishing Systems, Duplicators, Recorders, and Accessories.
Sodra Cell: Price Increase for Softwood Pulps
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 25, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Swedish market pulp producer Sodra Cell announces a price increase for softwood pulps of USD 20 per tonne to 530 per tonne, as of 1 September. The background is an improved market situation and better demand for pulp.
Skanska receives Hong Kong order valued at SEK 2.4 billion -- of which Skanska's portion is SEK 1 billion
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 25, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Skanska (Other OTC:SKSBF): Gammon Skanska has been awarded another contract for the new link between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The new contract, which includes a highway bridge, is valued at a total of SEK 2.4 billion (HKD 2.2 billion). The 50-percent owned business unit Gammon Skanska is responsible for 85 percent of the contract. Accordingly, Skanska's share of the contract is 42.5 percent, or HKD 935 M, corresponding to about SEK 1 billion.
Global ePoint, Inc.
Global ePoint Receives $3.9 Million Sales Order
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., August 25, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- GLOBAL EPOINT, INC. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:GEPT) today announced that its recently acquired McDigit division ("McDigit"), which manufactures customized computers and provides comprehensive solutions for industrial personal computer, commercial personal computer and contract manufacturing markets, has received an additional $3.9 million blanket sales order from an existing customer. Under the arrangement, McDigit will continue to provide industrial personal computers to the customer with deliveries under the new sales order to begin in December 2003 and continuing, once acceptance of the first article is approved, weekly through August 2004. The computers will be used for integration into the customer's advanced security technology. The customer had been purchasing a similar amount of industrial computers from the Company under a prior sales order that will be fully delivered by the fourth quarter of this year.