STRAX: STRAX partners with HMD Global to develop and distribute a selection of Nokia-branded accessories across the world

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — STRAX and HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, have formed a global partnership to jointly develop and distribute an exciting range of new Nokia-branded accessories, including the recently-announced Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker and protective cases for some of the newest Nokia smartphones. STRAX, the mobile accessories specialist, in partnership with HMD Global, will design, develop and manufacture Nokia-branded accessories, and distribute the range internationally.

HMD Global is the only major European mobile phone brand, delivering Nokia smartphones, feature phones and accessories across the globe.

“At HMD Global, we have founded our business on strategic partnerships – working with the best in the industry allows us to provide modern mobile technology accessible to everyone and deliver excellent experiences across the portfolio that you would expect from Nokia phones and accessories. As we further develop our accessories portfolio, we needed a partner that combines deep consumer market insights, design capabilities and a truly innovative spirit. All this, combined with STRAX’s ability to work with multiple distribution channels across the globe, makes this the perfect partnership. Stay tuned for new accessory announcements in the coming months,” says Alex Lambeek, Head of Accessories at HMD Global.

“It’s truly exciting to be working with HMD Global across such a trusted brand in phones and accessories.
Having formerly worked directly with Nokia as their largest accessories distributor in Europe, it is energizing and thrilling to be working in partnership with HMD Global with this iconic brand,” says Gudmundur Palmason, CEO of STRAX AB.

For further information please contact Gudmundur Palmason, CEO, STRAX AB, +46 8 545 017 50.

HMD Global press office: [email protected]

About HMD Global
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.  HMD Global Oy is the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones & tablets. 
Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation.

About STRAX
STRAX is a global leader in tech accessories that empower mobile lifestyles. Our portfolio of accessories brands covers all major product categories: Protection, Power, Personal Audio and Connectivity. In response to the ongoing pandemic, STRAX has recently pivoted into Health & Wellness, with an initial focus on personal protection equipment, such as face masks, gloves and sanitizers. Our success lies in a strong offline and online distribution network and best-in-class customer service, delivered by a stellar team. We develop and grow brands through an omnichannel approach, we operate two complementary businesses: Own brands – including Urbanista, Clckr, Richmond & Finch, Planet Buddies, xqisit, AVO+, and licensed brands such as adidas, Bugatti, Diesel, SuperDry and WeSC – and Distribution (traditional retail, enterprises and online marketplaces). In addition to own and licensed brands, STRAX distributes over

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STRAX partners with HMD Global to develop and distribute a selection of Nokia-branded accessories across the world

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — STRAX and HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, have formed a global partnership to jointly develop and distribute an exciting range of new Nokia-branded accessories, including the recently-announced Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker and protective cases for some of the newest Nokia smartphones. STRAX, the mobile accessories specialist, in partnership with HMD Global, will design, develop and manufacture Nokia-branded accessories, and distribute the range internationally.

HMD Global is the only major European mobile phone brand, delivering Nokia smartphones, feature phones and accessories across the globe.

“At HMD Global, we have founded our business on strategic partnerships – working with the best in the industry allows us to provide modern mobile technology accessible to everyone and deliver excellent experiences across the portfolio that you would expect from Nokia phones and accessories. As we further develop our accessories portfolio, we needed a partner that combines deep consumer market insights, design capabilities and a truly innovative spirit. All this, combined with STRAX’s ability to work with multiple distribution channels across the globe, makes this the perfect partnership. Stay tuned for new accessory announcements in the coming months,” says Alex Lambeek, Head of Accessories at HMD Global.

“It’s truly exciting to be working with HMD Global across such a trusted brand in phones and accessories.
Having formerly worked directly with Nokia as their largest accessories distributor in Europe, it is energizing and thrilling to be working in partnership with HMD Global with this iconic brand,” says Gudmundur Palmason, CEO of STRAX AB.

For further information please contact Gudmundur Palmason, CEO, STRAX AB, +46 8 545 017 50.

HMD Global press office: [email protected]

About HMD Global
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.  HMD Global Oy is the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones & tablets. 
Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation.

About STRAX
STRAX is a global leader in tech accessories that empower mobile lifestyles. Our portfolio of accessories brands covers all major product categories: Protection, Power, Personal Audio and Connectivity. In response to the ongoing pandemic, STRAX has recently pivoted into Health & Wellness, with an initial focus on personal protection equipment, such as face masks, gloves and sanitizers. Our success lies in a strong offline and online distribution network and best-in-class customer service, delivered by a stellar team. We develop and grow brands through an omnichannel approach, we operate two complementary businesses: Own brands – including Urbanista, Clckr, Richmond & Finch, Planet Buddies, xqisit, AVO+, and licensed brands such as adidas, Bugatti, Diesel, SuperDry and WeSC – and Distribution (traditional retail, enterprises and online marketplaces). In addition to own and licensed brands, STRAX distributes

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Miami to distribute $250 gift cards to feed hungry residents

The city of Miami will be giving out $250 gift cards next month to residents who can’t afford groceries, as more Americans struggle to put food on the table due to widespread unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Marking the latest local effort to combat a surge in hunger amid the pandemic, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez tweeted on Tuesday that Publix gift cards would be handed out December 1. To get a gift card, families must present proof of residence in Miami and a signed application saying they’ve suffered financial hardships due to COVID-19. The gift cards will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

The number of families struggling to buy food has grown since the start of the pandemic, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis data show. Rising hunger has hit families with children and women of color particularly hard.

All told, more than 50 million Americans will face hunger this year, according to Feeding America projections. That translates to 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children. Families in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi have seen the sharpest rise in hunger, the nonprofit organization said. 

Gift cards in Miami are just one way cities are trying to feed needy residents. Denver gave grants of up to $50,000 to its local nonprofits and food pantries while Seattle passed out $800 grocery store vouchers to 6,250 families. 

Rising unemployment has put food banks in high demand as families flock to their facilities for meals. The North Texas Food Bank told CBS News that volunteers are serving 10 million meals a month.

“History tells us that we can expect to see this elevated need for at least the next two years,” the food bank’s chief external affairs officer Erica Yeager said.

Hungry families existed long before the health crisis struck, but the pandemic has pushed more people into food insecurity, Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said in a statement. 

Anti-hunger advocates say the key to reducing hunger is boosting the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. Congress has taken steps to do so in March, when the Families First Coronavirus Response Act added funding to the food stamp program. Lawmakers later extended the boost until September 2021. 

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