IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/13 -- Global Vision Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: GVHIB) a diversified financial holding company focusing on investments in environmentally responsible, profitable and growing companies is pleased to announce that one of its subsidiaries, Grocers Direct LLC, is now in partnership with Byron Bay Cookie Company, Luken & May biscuits, and Falwasser crispbreads. These Australian-based companies are owned by Slater International, run by Gordon Slater.
The products originated in Eastern Australia, in a small coastal region called Byron Bay known for its fresh ingredients and unique flavors. They have established a bakery in Northern California and have chosen Grocers Direct to represent their products for distribution across the Southern Pacific region of the U.S.
Byron Bay Cookies (http://www.cookie.com.au/) is the largest gourmet cookie company in Australia and is now looking to increase their presence in the United States. They have won multiple taste awards for several of their flavors, are served on a number of airlines, and were even featured in the exclusive goodie bags given out to celebrities at the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Awards. All of their products are made with natural ingredients with no artificial colors or preservatives, which make them a perfect fit for the natural marketplace which is Grocers Direct's primary focus. Byron Bay is also committed to reducing its carbon footprint by making changes in the way it does business, for example, all orders are shipped via sea instead of air, all cardboard and paper packaging is bleach-free and 100% recyclable and they have installed a recycling plant on the premises.
Luken & May (http://www.lukenmay.com.au/) is one of Australia's leading boutique biscuit companies. Each biscuit is made from the finest ingredients and features unique shapes and flavors. Falwasser (http://www.falwasser.com.au/) produces a thin wafer-like cracker that comes in flavors like Cheese & Onion, Sesame, Pepper and Chives and Natural and is made to complement cheeses, dips and pates.
Glen Carnes, CEO of Global Vision Holdings, which owns Grocers Direct, stated, "Each of these brands fits perfectly with our portfolio of high-end gourmet foods. We are proud to work with a company so committed to producing quality products, with such a unique flavor profile. We look forward to introducing their brands to new customers in the Southern Pacific Region, and to increasing their sales in the U.S. to the level of success they have achieved so far in Australia. It is an exciting time in the natural marketplace, and the perfect time for Byron Bay, Luken & May, and Falwasser to increase their presence in it. Grocers Direct is prepared to take them to the next level."
About Global Vision Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Global Vision Holdings, Inc. is a diversified financial investment company that evaluates acquisition and investment opportunities with a focus on businesses of profitable and growing, environmentally responsible companies. Global Vision Holdings, Inc. uses a superior team of financial research experts and in-house environmental responsibility analysis to make recommendations for strategic acquisitions. For more information, please visit our website at www.globalvisionholdings.net.
About Grocer's Direct
A portfolio company of Versant International, Grocers Direct, LLC., is a Newport Beach, CA based food brokerage and distribution firm. The Company concentrates on emerging brands in the natural and organic foods arena. Grocers Direct brings with them valuable partnerships, creative marketing and deep industry relationships. For more information, please visit our website at www.grocers-direct.com
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This release may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially. These risks include: changes in business or other market conditions; the challenge of managing asset/liability levels; the difficulty of keeping expense growth at modest levels while increasing revenues; unforeseen challenges with respect to product development and the timing thereof; integration efforts relating to our acquisition activities; uncertainties regarding financing efforts which may be undertaken by the Company; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission reports, including but not limited to the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recent year ended. Pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements contained within this news release.
Global Vision Holdings, Inc.
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