The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

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The Alkaline Water Company Reports Highest Monthly Sales in Company History

Sales Exceeded $3.1 million in November

 

Company’s Common Shares to Begin Trading on NASDAQ Today

 

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Dec. 10, 2018 – The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and TSXV: WTER) (the “Company”), with products bottled under the trademark Alkaline88®, announced today that record monthly sales of more than $3.1 million have been achieved for the month ending November 30, 2018.

 

“Our sales during the month of November were the highest in the Company’s history. We have achieved this success through our continued effort to remain at the forefront of the beverage industry by providing innovative products like Alkaline88®, and will continue to grow by executing on our strategy to add new sales channels and classes of trade, expand internationally, and extend our product lines into flavored and Hemp-infused beverages” stated Richard A. Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company Inc. “We are well positioned to leverage the strength of our lean business model and national brand recognition to accelerate our growth into 2019. With today’s listing on NASDAQ, we expect the increased visibility and liquidity will help us to continue to drive shareholders value.”

 

The Company also announced that, as of the start of trading today, shares of its common stock have ceased trading on the OTCQB and will be listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market (NASDAQ) under the ticker symbol “WTER.” The Alkaline Water Company will retain its listing on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV), also under the ticker symbol “WTER.”

 

The Company fully intends to comply with all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations as the Company develops its hemp infused alkaline water and other nutraceutical product lines. The Company will not pursue the production or sale of hemp infused products until legally permitted and all necessary approvals have been obtained.

 

About The Alkaline Water Company Inc. 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER) is a leading producer of premium bottled alkaline drinking water sold under the brand name Alkaline88®. With its innovative, state-of-the-art, proprietary electrolysis process, the Company produces healthy, all-natural and great-tasting alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. Founded in 2012, the Company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and focuses on national distribution and marketing for retail sale of Alkaline88®, one of the fastest growing premium bottled water brands on the market. To learn more about The Alkaline Water Company, please visit: www.thealkalinewaterco.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

 

About Alkaline Water Products
Alkaline88® is a premier 8.8 pH-balanced bottled alkaline drinking water, enhanced with Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, and the #1 selling bulk alkaline water in the United States. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged 500-milliliter, 700-milliliter, 1-liter, 1.5-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. Alkaline88® is available in over 40,000 retailers in all 50 states, including national retailers such as Safeway/Albertsons, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, and other top regional and local supermarket chains. To find a retailer near you visit: http://thealkalinewaterco.com/about-us/locations/

 

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements.”  Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the following: the Company will continue to grow by executing on its strategy to add new sales channels and classes of trade, expand internationally and extend its product lines into flavored and hemp-infused beverages; that the Company will accelerate its growth in 2019; and that there will be increased visibility and liquidity that will drive shareholder value.

 

The material assumptions supporting these forward-looking statements include, among others, that the demand for the Company’s products will continue to significantly grow; that the past production capacity of the Company’s co-packing facilities can be maintained or increased; that the Company will receive all necessary regulatory approvals for the production and sale of CBD/hemp-infused water that there will be increased production capacity through implementation of new production facilities, new co-packers and new technology; that there will be an increase in number of products available for sale to retailers and consumers; that there will be an expansion in geographical areas by national retailers carrying the Company’s products; that there will be an expansion into new national and regional grocery retailers; that there will not be interruptions on production of the Company’s products; that there will not be a recall of products due to unintended contamination or other adverse events relating to the Company’s products; and that the Company will be able to obtain additional capital to meet the Company’s growing demand and satisfy the capital expenditure requirements needed to increase production and support sales activity. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, governmental regulations being implemented regarding the production and sale of alkaline water or any other products, including products containing CBD/hemp; the fact that consumers may not embrace and purchase any of the Company’s infused water products; the fact that the Company may not receive approval for any of its CBD infused products; the fact that the 2018 Farm Bill may not be passed resulting in CBD derived from hemp continuing to be a controlled substance under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act; the fact that the Company may not receive approval from the USDA or the FDA for its CBD/hemp infused products; additional competitors selling alkaline water and enhanced water products in bulk containers reducing the Company’s sales; the fact that the Company does not own or operate any of its production facilities and that co-packers may not renew current agreements and/or not satisfy increased production quotas; that fact that the Company has a limited number of suppliers of its unique bulk bottles; the potential for supply chain interruption due to factors beyond the Company’s control; the fact that there may be a recall of products due to unintended contamination; the inherent uncertainties associated with operating as an early stage company; changes in customer demand and the fact consumers may not embrace enhanced water products as expected or at all; the extent to which the Company is successful in gaining new long-term relationships with new retailers and retaining existing relationships with retailers; the Company’s ability to raise the additional funding that it will need to continue to pursue its business, planned capital expansion and sales activity; competition in the industry in which the Company operates and market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada. Although the Company believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, and on the SEDAR, available at www.sedar.com.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

Richard A. Wright
President and CEO
480-656-2423
investors@thealkalinewaterco.com

 

Media

Elizabeth Van Every

Burson Cohn & Wolfe

212-614-3881

Elizabeth.vanevery@bcw-global.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

he Alkaline Water Company Inc. Secures Water-Soluble Natural Hemp Extract Formulations

A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc., Enters into Technology-Licensing Agreement with Infusion Biosciences, Inc.

 

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – November 29, 2018 – The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER), announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc. (A88 Infused), has entered into a Binding Letter of Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Infusion Biosciences, Inc. (IBS), that provides a non-exclusive license to utilize its proprietary Aqueous Phytorecovery Process (APP) technology. Under the Agreement, IBS will provide A88 Infused with ready-to-drink natural hemp-extract formulations. With APP’s formulations A88 Infused will be the first national U.S. beverage company to bring true water-soluble, full-spectrum features of bioactive natural hemp extract molecules to U.S. consumers.

 

“With the benefit of IBS’s CEO Dr. Arup Sen’s knowledge and formulations, we are positioned to take a leadership position in the emerging natural hemp extract infused beverage category. Coming off the heels of another consecutive record revenue quarter, generated from our rapidly growing national retail footprint, we believe the launch of our new natural hemp extract infused products will provide a significant increase to our sales growth and provide for another record year,” stated Richard A. Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

 

“The quality and purity of IBS’s formulations are uniquely aligned with our commitment to ‘clean beverages’ that our nearly 50,000 retailers and loyal Alkaline88® consumers have come to trust and expect from us. These proprietary formulations will allow us to infuse water-soluble hemp extract without the use of any chemicals or additives. Being truly water soluble, they will absorb through the stomach and the small intestines, therefore allowing for rapid absorption within minutes.  Combining this science and technology with the power and integrity of the Alkaline88® brand creates a market-leading approach to the fast-growing hemp beverage category,” concluded Mr. Wright

 

IBS is a biotech company focused on discovering and commercializing innovative products that use cannabis and hemp plant ingredients in their natural forms produced by the APP Technology. APP Technology comprises a patent-pending process that uses proprietary reagents to produce two unique, ready-to-consume ingredients with the full-spectrum features of bioactive cannabinoids and terpenes from hemp. These are Infuz2O, which is a solution of naturally water-soluble molecules, including cannabinoids and terpenes, directly from the plants; and Bio-Natural Oil, which are free, naturally-occurring oils, including cannabinoids and terpenes, recovered as a natural oil from the plants. Due to the retention of the natural state, both Infuz2O and Bio-Natural Oil are unique in that both deliver plant specific experience in novel products. APP Technology is based on more than 12 years of research and development of water-soluble minerals and plant phytochemicals.

 

“We are excited to license APP Technology and offer our formulation expertise for the Alkaline88® product line in the United States. They have already proven to be an innovation leader and a trusted, respected brand that is well-loved by consumers in the premium water category. We believe with our technology and formulations, coupled with their speed-to-market, proprietary electrolysis process and current distribution channels, A88 Infused beverages will become a dominant brand in the hemp infused beverage category,” said Dr. Arup Sen, CEO of Infusion Biosciences, Inc.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. fully intends to comply with all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations as the Company develops its hemp infused alkaline water and other nutraceutical product lines. The Company will not pursue the production or sale of hemp infused products until legally permitted and all necessary approvals have been obtained.

 

About Infusion Biosciences Inc.

Infusion Biosciences is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and commercialization of proprietary technologies that provide innovative means to deliver the experience and benefits of cannabis and hemp. Scientists at Infusion Biosciences have discovered the presence of, and developed methods to directly recover (APP Technology), water soluble forms of lipids (oils), including cannabinoids and terpenes, which naturally exist in cannabis and hemp plants. Infusion Biosciences is a major shareholder in the publicly-traded company Sproutly Canada, Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FSE: 38G) which holds the exclusive license of APP Technology for the recreational and medical cannabis markets in Canada, Australia, Israel, Jamaica,  and the European Union. Sproutly Canada, Inc. is a licensed producer in Canada under the Cannabis Act with a mission is to become the leading supplier to the cannabis beverage and edibles market.

 

About The Alkaline Water Company Inc. 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER) is a leading producer of premium bottled alkaline drinking water sold under the brand name Alkaline88®. With its innovative, state-of-the-art, proprietary electrolysis process, the Company produces healthy, all-natural and great-tasting alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. Founded in 2012, the Company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and focuses on national distribution and marketing for retail sale of Alkaline88®, one of the fastest growing premium bottled water brands on the market. To learn more about The Alkaline Water Company, please visit: www.thealkalinewaterco.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

 

About Alkaline Water Products
Alkaline88® is a premier 8.8 pH-balanced bottled alkaline drinking water, enhanced with Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, and the #1 selling bulk alkaline water in the United States. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged 500-milliliter, 700-milliliter, 1-liter, 1.5-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. Alkaline88® is available in over 40,000 retailers in all 50 states, including national retailers such as Safeway/Albertsons, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, and other top regional and local supermarket chains. To find a retailer near you visit: http://thealkalinewaterco.com/about-us/locations/

 

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements.”  Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future.

 

The material assumptions supporting these forward-looking statements include, among others, that actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, governmental regulations being implemented regarding the production and sale of alkaline water; additional competitors selling alkaline water in bulk containers reducing the Company’s sales; the fact that the Company does not own or operate any of its production facilities and that co-packers may not renew current agreements and/or not satisfy increased production quotas; that fact that the Company has a limited number of suppliers of its unique bulk bottles; the potential for supply chain interruption due to factors beyond the Company’s control; the fact that there may be a recall of products due to unintended contamination; the inherent uncertainties associated with operating as an early stage company; changes in customer demand; the extent to which the Company is successful in gaining new long-term relationships with new retailers and retaining existing relationships with retailers; the Company’s ability to raise the additional funding that it will need to continue to pursue its business, planned capital expansion and sales activity; competition in the industry in which the Company operates and market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada. Although the Company believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, and on the SEDAR, available at www.sedar.com

 

Media

Elizabeth Van Every

Burson Cohn & Wolfe

212-614-3881

Elizabeth.vanevery@bcw-global.com

 

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. Reports Record Quarterly Revenue for Second Fiscal Quarter 2019

The Company achieved record quarterly sales of over $8.6 million and continues accelerating growth

 

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – November 14, 2018 – The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSX-V:WTER) (OTCQB:WTER) (the “Company”), with products bottled under the trademark Alkaline88®, today announced strong operating results for the second fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2018, marked by continued momentum and record quarterly sales.

 

“We had another tremendous quarter of accelerated growth and record sales, which continue to exceed expectations,” stated Richard A. Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company Inc. “Led by our sales channels with Walmart and CVS, we are confident that this momentum will continue into the second half of our fiscal year as we plan to add additional national retail customers and introduce our new line of infused and enhanced beverages to the market. This is a very exciting time for the Company as we execute our disciplined growth strategy and drive value for our shareholders.”

 

 Second Quarter Highlights (Unaudited)

(All amounts are in U.S. dollars)

 

  • Recorded sales of over $8.6 million for second fiscal quarter 2019, up over 78% compared to second fiscal quarter 2018
  • Launched A88 Infused Beverage Division Inc. (A88 Infused), with an initial product offering of:
    • Hemp-Derived CBD Infused Alkaline88® Water
    • Sparkling CBD Alkaline88® water
    • Vitamin-infused CBD Alkaline88® water (including Vitamin B12 and Chlorophyll)
  • In addition to the CBD product line, A88 Infused will develop a robust product line of new and innovative beverages, including:
    • Vitamin Based “Energy” Alkaline88® water
    • Naturally flavored Alkaline88® water (including watermelon, blackberry lemon, blood orange and peach mango)
  • Entered into co-packing agreement and exclusive licensing agreement with American Nutritional Products (“ANP”), which will provide A88 Infused manufacturing, formulations, R&D, biomass and extraction within ANP’s state-of-the-art certified GMP- and FDA-registered facility in Carson City, Nevada for cannabidiol (CBD) and other infused products.
  • Expanded national distribution with the addition of over 7,500 locations of one of the largest drugstore/pharmaceutical chains in the U.S.
  • Alkaline88® is now available in all 50 states at over 47,000 retail locations, including top national grocery retailers Walmart, Kroger, Safeway-Albertsons and CVS.
  • Completed non-brokered private placement with aggregate gross proceeds of over CDN$4 million.

 

“The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is one of the fastest-growing, most innovative bottled water companies in the United States, and is building a loyal following both amongst consumers and retail partners,” said Aaron Keay, Chairman of The Alkaline Water Company Inc. “Our customers love us for our great taste and clean label, and retailers appreciate our scalability, economics, and bulk sizes. We are positioned with the right product at the right time in the right market, and we have achieved our current success relying only on word-of-mouth marketing. As we enter new markets in flavor- and CBD-infused alkaline water and other nutraceutical product lines, I am confident that we have the branding, operational expertise, and entrepreneurial vision to achieve the same growth trajectory we have seen in the alkaline water market.”

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. fully intends to comply with all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations as the Company develops its hemp-derived CBD infused alkaline water and other nutraceutical product lines. The Company will not pursue the production or sale of CBD infused products until legally permitted and all necessary approvals have been obtained.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER) has developed an innovative, state-ofthe-art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The Company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing for retail sale of its cost-effectively packaged Alkaline88® water beverage products. Visit: www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

 

About Alkaline Water Products

Alkaline88®is a premier 8.8 pH balanced bottled alkaline drinking water, enhanced with Himalayan Pink Rock Salt. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged 500-milliliter, 700-milliliter, 1-liter, 1.5-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. Alkaline88® is available in national retailers across the country, including Safeway/Albertsons, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, and other top regional and local supermarket chains. To find a retailer near you visit: http://thealkalinewaterco.com/about-us/locations/

 

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements.”  Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the following: that the Company is confident that its momentum will continue into the second half of its fiscal year as it plans to add additional national retail customers and introduce its new line of infused and enhanced beverages to the market; that A88 Infused plans to develop a robust pipeline of innovative, new products; that co-packing agreement and exclusive license agreement with ANP will provide A88 Infused manufacturing, formulations, R&D, biomass and extraction within ANP’s state-ofthe-art certified GMP- and FDA-registered facility in Carson City, Nevada for cannabidiol (CBD) and other infused products; and that as the Company enters new markets in flavor- and CBD-infused alkaline water and other nutraceutical product lines, the Company has the branding, operational expertise, and entrepreneurial vision to achieve the same growth trajectory it has seen in the alkaline water market.

 

The material assumptions supporting these forward-looking statements include, among others, that the demand for the Company’s products will continue to significantly grow; that the past production capacity of the Company’s co-packing facilities can be maintained or increased; that there will be increased production capacity through implementation of new production facilities, new co-packers and new technology; that there will be an increase in number of products available for sale to retailers and consumers; that there will be an expansion in geographical areas by national retailers carrying the Company’s products; that there will be an expansion into new national and regional grocery retailers; that there will not be interruptions on production of the Company’s products; that there will not be a recall of products due to unintended contamination or other adverse events relating to the Company’s products; and that the Company will be able to obtain additional capital to meet the Company’s growing demand and satisfy the capital expenditure requirements needed to increase production and support sales activity. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, governmental regulations being implemented regarding the production and sale of alkaline water or any other products, including products containing CBD; the fact that consumers may not embrace and purchase any of the Company’s infused water products; the fact that the Company may not receive approval for any of its CBD infused products; the fact that the 2018 Farm Bill may not be passed resulting in CBD derived from hemp continuing to be a controlled substance under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act; the fact that the Company may not receive approval from the USDA or the FDA for its CBD infused products; additional competitors selling alkaline water and enhanced water products in bulk containers reducing the Company’s sales; the fact that the Company does not own or operate any of its production facilities and that co-packers may not renew current agreements and/or not satisfy increased production quotas; that fact that the Company has a limited number of suppliers of its unique bulk bottles; the potential for supply chain interruption due to factors beyond the Company’s control; the fact that there may be a recall of products due to unintended contamination; the inherent uncertainties associated with operating as an early stage company; changes in customer demand and the fact consumers may not embrace enhanced water products as expected or at all; the extent to which the Company is successful in gaining new long-term relationships with new retailers and retaining existing relationships with retailers; the Company’s ability to raise the additional funding that it will need to continue to pursue its business, planned capital expansion and sales activity; competition in the industry in which the Company operates and market conditions. These forwardlooking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada. Although the Company believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, and on the SEDAR, available at www.sedar.com.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc.  Investors Richard Wright President and CEO  480-320-3570 investors@thealkalinewaterco.com

 

Media Elizabeth Van Every Burson Cohn & Wolfe 212-614-3881 Elizabeth.vanevery@bm.com

 

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

Source:  The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

A88 Infused Beverage Division Enhances CBD and Infused Portfolio

Company Enters into Exclusive Formulation, Development, and Supply Agreement with American Nutritional Products Inc.

 

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – October 17, 2018) – The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER) (the “Company”), with products bottled under the trademark Alkaline88®, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc. (“A88 Infused”), has entered into an exclusive formulation, development, and supply agreement (the “Agreement”) with American Nutritional Products Inc. (“ANP”), headquartered in Carson City, Nevada.

 

This Agreement solidifies our ongoing relationship with ANP to finalize the formulations for our Cannabinol (CBD) and infused products. ANP has agreed to initially develop 5 to 7 functional waters including 3 to 4 in the CBD area and 2 to 3 in the vitamin and antioxidant segment. Each will be uniquely formulated to match both consumer demands and taste profiles.  Under the terms of the Agreement, A88 Infused will be granted the exclusive right to products developed by ANP, which will be used in the development of our new line of infused beverages, including:

 

  • Hemp-Derived CBD Infused Alkaline88® Water
  • Vitamin infused CBD Alkaline88® water
  • Including Vitamin B12 and Chlorophyll
  • Vitamin Based “Energy” Alkaline88® water
  • Sparkling CBD Alkaline88® water
  • Naturally flavored Alkaline88® water
  • Including watermelon, blackberry lemon, blood orange, and peach mango

 

“For over 25 years, Maria Watson, President and CEO of ANP, has been an industry leader in the nutraceutical world.  Her formulation team has over 40 years of experience in the development and marketing of infused beverages containing CBD, nutraceuticals, and organic flavoring, making them an ideal partner to work with in the development of our new line of products. We both recognized the synergies of our companies and this agreement was a logical extension of our recently signed co-packing agreement.  The depth of knowledge and expertise provided by ANP will ensure that A88 Infused is able to introduce some of its infused beverages to market by the end of this calendar year,” stated Richard A. Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company.

 

“Alkaline88® is one of the only national brands fully committed to this space. In order to take advantage of this unique position, we have engaged ANP to develop a cadre of distinct and exceptional products now so as consumer preferences change and the market develops, we can be ready to meet demand. Many of the formulations have already been completed for a number of these products and shelf life and bio availability testing should be completed shortly to allow for a late 2018 launch of some of these infused products. The Company is currently working on an international roll-out specifically eyeing the newly legalized Canadian recreational cannabis market,” concluded Mr. Wright.

 

“We are thrilled to be working with a national brand like Alkaline88®. Together we are finalizing development of our formulations and products at ANP in order to launch into the U.S. and Canadian market. We have worked tirelessly to be ready for this opportunity.  In addition to our industry leading nutraceutical formulations, ANP is one of the only International Center for Cannabis Therapy (ICCT) Certified plants in the United States. This allows us to bring a unique skill set to our CBD product development. We have relationships with some of the best doctors and scientists in both the CBD and nutraceutical space. We believe some of our Ayurveda formulations will give A88 Infused a significant advantage in delivering great tasting and bio available products to their customers.  We are excited to be a part of the next chapter of Alkaline88®’s growth story,” concluded Maria Watson, President and CEO of American Nutritional Products, Inc.

 

The infused beverage and CBD industry is rapidly expanding, with over 83% of consumers demanding some sort of nutritional of functional benefit to their water and The Hemp Business Journal projecting that the worldwide CBD market will grow from $202 million last year to $2.1 billion by 2020. The U.S. government has not ignored this growing trend, given the DEA’s recent decision to remove CBD as a Schedule 1 Drug and the provisions included within the pending 2018 Farm Bill, which would remove industrial hemp from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act and allow the USDA to federally regulate hemp and its byproducts, which include CBD. We hope to see similar developments which will allow us to bring our hemp-derived CBD alkaline water to market once all approvals have been obtained.

 

The Company fully intends to comply with all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations as the Company develops its hemp-derived CBD infused alkaline water and other nutraceutical product lines and will not pursue the production or sale of CBD infused products until legally permitted and all necessary approvals have been obtained.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER) has developed an innovative, state-of-the-art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The Company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing for retail sale of its cost-effectively packaged Alkaline88® water beverage products. Visit: www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

 

About American Nutritional Products: Headquartered in Carson City, Nevada, ANP is a state-of-the-art manufacturer that is able to produce capsules, liquids, powders, proteins, amino acids, and energy drinks. ANPs formulation team has over 40 years’ experience in formulating and the manufacturing facility is NSF cGMP certified, FDA registered, and ICCT certified. For more information visit: http://anp-nv.com/

 

About Alkaline Water Products

Alkaline88®is a premier 8.8 pH balanced bottled alkaline drinking water enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged 500-milliliter, 700-milliliter, 1-liter, 1.5-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass-market expansion program, where the product is already available for consumer sales at a growing number of major retail locations across many parts of the United States. Learn more about the science behind alkaline water by visiting www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

Richard Wright
President and CEO
480-656-2423
investors@thealkalinewaterco.com

 

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements.”  Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future.  Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the following: that the Company and A88 Infused be able to introduce beverages to market by the end of the calendar year; that the Company and A88 Infused will have a significate advantage in delivering great tasting and bio available products to its customers due to ANP’s experience; and that the Company will bring its hemp-derived CBD water to market and obtain all approvals for such products.

 

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, governmental regulations being implemented regarding the production and sale of alkaline water or any other products, including products containing CBD; the fact that consumers may not embrace and purchase any of the Company’s infused water products; the fact that the Company may not receive approval for any of its CBD infused products; the fact that the 2018 Farm Bill may not be passed resulting in CBD derived from hemp continuing to be a controlled substance under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act; the fact that the Company may not receive approval from the USDA or the FDA for its CBD infused products; additional competitors selling alkaline water and enhanced water products in bulk containers reducing the Company’s sales; the fact that the Company does not own or operate any of its production facilities and that co-packers may not renew current agreements and/or not satisfy increased production quotas; that fact that the Company has a limited number of suppliers of its unique bulk bottles; the potential for supply chain interruption due to factors beyond the Company’s control; the fact that there may be a recall of products due to unintended contamination; the inherent uncertainties associated with operating as an early stage company; changes in customer demand and the fact consumers may not embrace enhanced water products as expected or at all; the extent to which the Company is successful in gaining new long-term relationships with new retailers and retaining existing relationships with retailers; the Company’s ability to raise the additional funding that it will need to continue to pursue its business, planned capital expansion and sales activity; competition in the industry in which the Company operates and market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada. Although the Company believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, and on the SEDAR, available at www.sedar.com.

 

Source:  The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

 

Alkaline88® Brand Extends into Drugstore Channel

Alkaline88® National Distribution to Exceed 47,500 Retail Outlets

 

SCOTTSDALE, AZ– October 10, 2018 – The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER) (the “Company”), with products bottled under the trademark Alkaline88®, is pleased to announce that it has launched its 2018 drugstore sales strategy with the product placement of its flagship product, Alkaline88®, in over 7,500 locations of one of the largest drugstore/pharmaceutical chains in the U.S.

 

“We are pleased to announce that we have made our first major foray into the drugstore class of trade. Beginning later this month, Alkaline88® will be available for purchase in over 7,500 locations of one of the largest and most respected drugstore/pharmaceutical chains in the country. This announcement comes on the heels of gaining product placement of Alkaline88® in over 6,500 Walmart, Kroger, and Shopko locations. With the addition of this national drugstore account, Alkaline88® will be available in more than 47,500 stores nationwide, allowing consumers to purchase our products in virtually every town across the U.S.,” stated Richard A. Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

 

“Our entrance into the drugstore class of trade will also open up a tremendous opportunity for the Company’s new line of infused beverage products being brought to market by its wholly owned subsidiary, A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc. We believe that the health-conscious drugstore consumer would be attracted to many of these new products, which will include: (a) hemp-derived CBD infused alkaline water; (b) vitamin infused alkaline water; (c) flavored alkaline water; and (d) sparking alkaline water. We are very excited to continue to develop this new line of products; specifically, our new hemp-derived CBD infused alkaline water.  Given the DEA’s recent decision to remove CBD as a Schedule 1 Drug, our planned hemp-derived CBD infused alkaline water has become an even more appealing business prospect. We fully support the DEA’s recent decision and expect similar developments will allow us to bring our hemp-derived CBD infused alkaline water to market once all approvals have been obtained,” commented Richard A. Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

 

“This is a significant achievement for the Company and firmly secures Alkaline88®’s place as a true national brand. We believe that our other sales efforts towards the remaining classes of trade, including big box retailers, club stores, convenience stores, and e-commerce, will be met with similar success. I would like to thank the hardworking Alkaline88® team and our nationwide broker network that made this possible,” concluded Mr. Wright.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER) has developed an innovative, state-of-the-art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The Company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing for retail sale of its cost-effectively packaged Alkaline88® water beverage products. The Company is the creator of an innovative, state-of-the-art, proprietary electrolysis beverage process.  The Company packages and sells its alkaline water in 1-gallon, 3-liter, 1.5-liter, 1-liter, 700-milliliter and 500-milliliter sizes. It is available in most major grocery stores in all 50 States. Visit: www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

 

 About Alkaline Water Products


Alkaline88®is a premier 8.8 pH balanced bottled alkaline drinking water enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged 500-milliliter, 700-milliliter, 1-liter, 1.5-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass-market expansion program, where the product is already available for consumer sales at a growing number of major retail locations across many parts of the United States. Learn more about the science behind alkaline water by visiting www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

Richard A. Wright
President and CEO
480-320-3570
investors@thealkalinewaterco.com

 

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This news release contains “forward-looking statements.”  Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future.  Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, that Alkaline88 will be available for purchase in over 7,500 locations of one of the largest and most respected drugstore/pharmaceutical chains in the country; that Alkaline88 will be available in more than 47,500 stores nationwide; that the Company will develop a CBD infused alkaline water and that the Company will be able to bring the CBD infused alkaline water to the market.

 

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, governmental regulations being implemented regarding the production and sale of alkaline water; additional competitors selling alkaline water in bulk containers or single serve containers reducing the Company’s sales and providing more competition; the fact that drugstores and convenience stores may not order the single serve bottle for sale; the fact that the Company does not own or operate any of its production facilities and that co-packers may not renew current agreements and/or not satisfy increased production quotas; that fact that the Company has a limited number of suppliers of its unique bulk bottles; the potential for supply chain interruption due to factors beyond the Company’s control; the fact that there may be a recall of products due to unintended contamination; the inherent uncertainties associated with operating as an early stage company; changes in customer demand; the extent to which the Company is successful in gaining new long-term relationships with new retailers and retaining existing relationships with retailers; the Company’s ability to raise the additional funding that it will need to continue to pursue its business, planned capital expansion and sales activity; the fact that the Company may not be able to obtain all approvals required for the sale of a CBD infused alkaline water, including approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration); competition in the industry in which the Company operates and market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada. Although the Company believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, and on the SEDAR, available at www.sedar.com.

 

The Company fully intends to comply with all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations as the Company develops its Hemp derived CBD infused alkaline water and other nutraceutical product lines and will not pursue the production or sale of CBD infused products until legally permitted and all necessary approvals have been obtained.

 

Source:  The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

 

Alkaline88®’s New 1.5 and 1-Liter Sizes Gain Momentum with Consumers

Single Serving Bottle Sales Top $900,000 for Q2 of FY19, Up over 90% versus Q2 of FY18

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 08, 2018 – The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV:WTER) (OTCQB:WTER) (the “Company”), with products bottled under the trademark Alkaline88®, is pleased to announce that record single serving bottle sales of Alkaline88® were achieved in their second quarter for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019.

 

The Company is the creator of an innovative, state-of-the-art, proprietary electrolysis beverage process. The Company packages and sells its alkaline water in 1-gallon, 3-liter, 1.5-liter, 1-liter, 700-milliliter and 500-milliliter sizes to over 40,000 retail locations in all 50 states.

 

“Our single serving sizes of Alkaline88® were launched into the market over two years ago when Albertson’s, Fry’s, Winn Dixie, Food Lion, Weis and Kehe agreed to test market Alkaline88®’s single serving appeal. Over the past 3 months, our single serving bottles have exploded in popularity and shown a significant increase in demand from both end-consumers and our current retail customers. Sales of our single serving bottles are up over 90%, with over $900,000 in sales for the three months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2017. This year alone, major grocery chains and distributors including, Publix, HEB, Aldi, UNFI and Sprouts Farmers Market, have all added either our 1.5 or 1-liter size,” stated Richard A. Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company.

 

“We estimate that consumers can purchase our single serve bottles in over 5,000 stores nationwide. With this success and capital provided from our recent offering, we are now rapidly developing a strategy to expand our single serving sizes into many high-volume drugstores and convenience stores across the U.S. We expect to see this growth accelerate even more as our new line of infused beverages products (CBD, Sparkling, Vitamin, and Flavored) are being brought to market by our wholly owned subsidiary, A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc.,” concluded Mr. Wright.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV:WTER) (OTCQB:WTER) has developed an innovative, state-of-the-art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The Company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing for retail sale of its cost-effectively packaged Alkaline88® water beverage products. Visit: www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

 

About Alkaline Water Products Alkaline88®’s premier alkaline water is an 8.8 pH balanced bottled alkaline drinking water enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged 1-gallon, 3-liter, 1.5-liter, 1-liter, 700-milliliter and 500-milliliter sizes. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass-market expansion program, where the product is already available for consumer sales at a growing number of major retail locations across many parts of the United States. Learn more about the science behind alkaline water by visiting www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

 

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 
This news release contains “forward-looking statements.”  Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future.  Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the following: that the Company will be able to expand its single serving sizes into over 200,000 drugstores and convenience stores in the U.S. and that the Company will accelerate its growth from its new line of infused beverages.

 

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, governmental regulations being implemented regarding the production and sale of alkaline water; additional competitors selling alkaline water in bulk containers or single serve containers reducing the Company’s sales and providing more competition; the fact that drugstores and convenience stores may not order the single serve bottle for sale; the fact that the Company does not own or operate any of its production facilities and that co-packers may not renew current agreements and/or not satisfy increased production quotas; that fact that the Company has a limited number of suppliers of its unique bulk bottles; the potential for supply chain interruption due to factors beyond the Company’s control; the fact that there may be a recall of products due to unintended contamination; the inherent uncertainties associated with operating as an early stage company; changes in customer demand; the extent to which the Company is successful in gaining new long-term relationships with new retailers and retaining existing relationships with retailers; the Company’s ability to raise the additional funding that it will need to continue to pursue its business, planned capital expansion and sales activity; the fact that the Company may not be able to obtain all approvals required for the sale of a CBD infused alkaline water; competition in the industry in which the Company operates and market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada. Although the Company believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, and on the SEDAR, available at www.sedar.com.

 

The Company fully intends to comply with all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations as the Company develops its Hemp derived CBD infused alkaline water and other nutraceutical product lines and will not pursue the production or sale of CBD infused products until legally permitted and all necessary approvals have been obtained.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. 

Richard Wright
President and CEO
480-656-2423
investors@thealkalinewaterco.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

Source: The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. Announces Submission of its Application to List on NASDAQ and Closing of Private Placement

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 01, 2018 – The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV: WTER; OTCQB: WTER) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has submitted its application to list its common shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”).  By up-listing to NASDAQ, the Company believes it will gain new exposure and access to a larger base of retail and institutional investors in both the US and internationally.  The Company believes that the up-listing will provide a venue to unlock the full value of its existing flagship product, Alkaline88®, and its recently announced new line of infused beverage products being brought to market by its wholly owned subsidiary, A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc.  Management feels strongly that the up-listing will bring significant value to the Company.

 

The listing of the Company’s common shares on NASDAQ remains subject to the approval of NASDAQ and the satisfaction of all applicable listing and regulatory requirements.  The Company’s common shares will continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange and the OTCQB under the ticker symbol WTER until NASDAQ approval and up-listing. The Company fully intends to comply with all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations as the Company develops its Hemp derived CBD infused alkaline water and other nutraceutical product lines and will not pursue the production or sale of CBD infused products until legally permitted and all necessary approvals have been obtained.  The Company is very cognizant of the restrictions that NASDAQ and the TSX Venture Exchange has implemented on these types of products, and it is expending the necessary resources to ensure it is in full compliance.

 

In order to meet certain NASDAQ financial requirements, the Company announces that, subject to final regulatory approval, it has arranged and closed a non-brokered private placement financing (the “Financing”) of 1,619,947 units (each, a “Unit”) at a price of CDN$2.50 per Unit for gross proceeds of CDN$4,049,867.  Each Unit consists of one share of common stock of the Company (each, a “Share”) and one share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”), with each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one additional Share at a price of CDN$2.90 per Share for a period of two years. All securities issued in the Financing are subject to a Canadian hold period expiring January 28, 2019. The Company paid finder’s fees of $123,572 and issued 49,428 warrants.

 

The proceeds of the Financing are expected to be used for expansion of production capacity, acceleration of the new infused beverage products by A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc., and general working capital, to support the continued growth of our core business generated from our existing customer base, and through the addition of new national retail accounts.

 

None of the securities to be issued in connection with the Financing will be or have been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), and none may be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act. This press release is being issued pursuant to Rule 135c of the 1933 Act and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities, in any state where such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER) has developed an innovative, state-of-the-art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The Company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing for retail sale of its cost-effectively packaged Alkaline88® water beverage products. Visit: www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

 

About Alkaline Water Products

Alkaline88®is a premier 8.8 pH balanced bottled alkaline drinking water enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged 500-milliliter, 700-milliliter, 1-liter, 1.5-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass-market expansion program, where the product is already available for consumer sales at a growing number of major retail locations across many parts of the United States. Learn more about the science behind alkaline water by visiting www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

 

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements.”  Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future.  Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the following: that the up-listing to NASDAQ will unlock the full value for its products and will bring significant value to the Company.

 

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, governmental regulations being implemented regarding the production and sale of alkaline water or any other products; additional competitors selling alkaline water and enhanced water products in bulk containers reducing the Company’s sales; the fact that the Company does not own or operate any of its production facilities and that co-packers may not renew current agreements and/or not satisfy increased production quotas; that fact that the Company has a limited number of suppliers of its unique bulk bottles; the potential for supply chain interruption due to factors beyond the Company’s control; the fact that there may be a recall of products due to unintended contamination; the inherent uncertainties associated with operating as an early stage company; changes in customer demand and the fact consumers may not embrace enhanced water products as expected or at all; the extent to which the Company is successful in gaining new long-term relationships with new retailers and retaining existing relationships with retailers; the Company’s ability to raise the additional funding that it will need to continue to pursue its business, planned capital expansion and sales activity; competition in the industry in which the Company operates and market conditions; and the fact that NASDAQ may not approve the Company’s application for listing or that the Company may not meet some or all of the initial listing requirements or the continued listing requirements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada. Although the Company believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, and on the SEDAR, available at www.sedar.com.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

Richard Wright
President and CEO
480-656-2423
investors@thealkalinewaterco.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

Source: The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. launches A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc.

Incubator for Alkaline88® Brand Extension and Product Innovations

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 19, 2018 – The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER) (the “Company”), with products bottled under the trademark Alkaline88® that are available in over 40,000 retail locations across the U.S., including 39 of the Top 50 Grocers in the U.S., is pleased to announce the formation of A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc., a wholly owned Nevada corporation (“A88 Infused”). A88 Infused will focus on brand extension and product innovations in the healthful water category.

 

Products in Development

 

“We are excited to announce the launch of our new A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc. Our national success with Alkaline88® and expertise gained in the enhanced water segment makes A88 Infused a logical step in Alkaline88®’s brand evolution. We have partnered with industry leaders and experts to develop healthful products using the technology currently used by Alkaline88® as their foundation,” stated Richard A. Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

 

“Consumer demand for enhanced and functional beverages is at an all-time high. Over 83% of consumers want some sort of nutritional or functional benefit in their water. A88 Infused is capitalizing on this trend with the planned launch of four new products centered around growing trends in the beverage space. A88 Infused is uniquely positioned to dominate these emerging beverage markets through our already established nationwide footprint of Alkaline88®,” stated Richard A. Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

 

New Products Coming Soon to Market Will Include:

 

  • Hemp-derived CBD infused Alkaline88® water
  • Naturally Flavored Alkaline88® water
  • Natural Sparkling Alkaline88® water
  • Alkaline88® infused with Natural Vitamins and Minerals

 

“We expect these new products to be all natural and plant derived. Each of the four initial areas were chosen based on our current customer demand, consumer demand, and market potential. Each new product line is already in various stages of development. Management feels the formation of A88 Infused will hasten their speed to market while maintaining our momentum with our lead product, Alkaline88®. On October 17th of this year, CBD will be legal throughout all of Canada and is already legal in the U.S. We feel it is imperative that our hemp-derived CBD infused Alkaline88® water, along with each of the other products planned, be available for purchase throughout Canada and the U.S. We hope to be announcing many milestones over the next few months as we expand our brand offerings.  Each product line was chosen based on our belief that consumers will embrace an infused Alkaline88® healthful product line. A brief overview of our current vision is outlined below,” concluded Mr. Wright.

 

Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol (CBD) 10 mg Infused Alkaline88® Waters

 

Our hemp-derived CBD infused Alkaline88® water, which will be bottled in the 500 ml size with dosage of 10 mg of hemp-derived CBD per bottle, fits squarely within the growing CBD market trend. Throughout 2018 we have been investigating and analyzing beneficial partnerships in the Hemp based CBD market and have made great progress. The Hemp Business Journal projects that the worldwide CBD market will grow from $202 million last year to $2.1 billion by 2020, and Greenwave Advisors Matt Karnes believes that the worldwide CBD market will reach nearly $3 billion by 2021. Consumer interest in CBD has risen to all-time highs as researchers explore the potential medical benefit of cannabidiol.

 

Natural Flavored Alkaline88® Waters

 

Akaline88® has been working for over 12 months with a major flavor house to develop all-natural flavors for a late 2018 or early 2019 launch.  Flavored water is considered by many US consumers to be healthier than soft drinks, and contain less calories as compared to carbonated drinks and juices. According to Statista, 5.9 million US households will have flavored water drinks in 2018.  In addition, per a Beverage Marketing 2017 report, wholesale dollar sales of flavored water products increased from $10.3 million in 2006 to $58.3 million in 2016.  Growth rates have accelerated significantly in the past three years. The essence water segment is expected to double to $118 million in 2021.

 

Natural Sparkling Alkaline88® Waters

 

Alkaline88® has made it a company objective to become the first and best tasting natural sparkling alkaline water. From 2011 to 2016, carbonated water grew 70.4 percent by volume and flavored water grew 59.5 percent. During the same time period, still water grew only 29.9 percent, while sweetened beverages, like soda, declined 8 percent by volume. Nearly 574 million gallons of sparkling water — $6.1 billion worth — were sold in the U.S. in 2016, the last full year of data, according to Beverage Marketing. And that figure was expected to reach 790 million gallons and more than $8.5 million in 2017, compared to just 263 million gallons and $2.6 billion in 2011.

 

Alkaline88® infused with natural vitamins and minerals

 

Per Statista, consumer preferences in water includes not only flavor and sparkling but also natural and GMO free. Alkaline88® has been exploring various water-soluble plant derived vitamins and minerals as a way to deliver the benefits of vitamins and minerals within a water beverage. Our primary focus so far has been directed towards natural vitamin combinations that support energy and vitamin B-12 infusions. We believe that each of the above categories and certain stand-alone products can be developed with the exciting emerging technologies and will allow us to be leaders in this emerging trend.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER) has developed an innovative, state-of-the-art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The Company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing for retail sale of its cost-effectively packaged Alkaline88® water beverage products. Visit: www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

 

About Alkaline Water Products
Alkaline88® is a premier 8.8 pH balanced bottled alkaline drinking water enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged 500-milliliter, 700-milliliter, 1-liter, 1.5-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass-market expansion program, where the product is already available for consumer sales at a growing number of major retail locations across many parts of the United States. Learn more about the science behind alkaline water by visiting www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

 

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements.”  Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future.  Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the following: that the Company will dominate the emerging beverage market with the launch of their new products; that consumers will embrace an infused Alkaline88 healthful product line; and that the Company can develop new products to be leaders in the emerging trend of enhanced water products.

 

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, governmental regulations being implemented regarding the production and sale of alkaline water or any other products; additional competitors selling alkaline water and enhanced water products in bulk containers reducing the Company’s sales; the fact that the Company does not own or operate any of its production facilities and that co-packers may not renew current agreements and/or not satisfy increased production quotas; that fact that the Company has a limited number of suppliers of its unique bulk bottles; the potential for supply chain interruption due to factors beyond the Company’s control; the fact that there may be a recall of products due to unintended contamination; the inherent uncertainties associated with operating as an early stage company; changes in customer demand and the fact consumers may not embrace enhanced water products as expected or at all; the extent to which the Company is successful in gaining new long-term relationships with new retailers and retaining existing relationships with retailers; the Company’s ability to raise the additional funding that it will need to continue to pursue its business, planned capital expansion and sales activity; competition in the industry in which the Company operates and market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada. Although the Company believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, and on the SEDAR, available at www.sedar.com.

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

Richard Wright
President and CEO
480-656-2423
investors@thealkalinewaterco.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Source: The Alkaline Water Company Inc.

About Alkaline Water

Headquartered in Scottsdale Arizona, the Alkaline88® team consists of a group of dedicated beverage professionals, scientists and water engineers who have been studying the benefits of Alkaline Water for the past 14 years.

 

ALKALINE88® is our flagship product and it truly was designed to encourage daily consumption of Alkaline Water because we believe it is best for everyone. Over the past few years we have worked hard to spread the word, and today we are delighted to have turned our efforts into an effective and diverse consumer oriented nationwide distribution supply chain.

 

In order to understand the benefits of Alkaline Water, users are encouraged to learn about and enjoy the many benefits of Alkaline Water and to ensure its use as your primary beverage consumed on a daily basis.

 

MISSION

 

The Alkaline Water Co. aims to achieve sector leadership by ensuring that Alkaline88® is consistently the highest quality alkaline drinking water available nationwide.

 

We aim to partner with top distributors, co-packers and key industry influencers to ensure the broadest distribution at competitive prices by utilizing gold standard supply chain efficiencies.

 

Our commitment to partner support, safety, quality and efficiency is based on delivering our valued consumers the right product at the right price, across the nation and beyond.

 

PRODUCTS

 

Alkaline88® can be a key ingredient for a healthful lifestyle. Our premier water products deliver the perfect balance of pH hydration which aids and enhances our busy modern lifestyles. To get and stay fit, we all need an adequate supply of water every day – and that means more than just a bottle here and there. Expensive bottles of water with little or no mineral content, or attention to pH balance have been over-consumed for years…

 

We now know that a busy lifestyle requires balance. Balance means making smart choices. Anyone can easily refill handy personal containers, so why not acquire Alkaline water in bulk? It’s economical and simply the best way to enjoy the benefits from ALKALINE88® – a well-made and well packaged product for today’s conscientious consumer. It’s a product that’s been designed from the ground-up to appeal to active individuals and especially families, by encouraging daily consumption of Alkaline Water without relying on expensive small plastic bottles.

 

But, when a busy lifestyle means you are on the go and need a handy self serving size, the choice is easy. Alkaline88® comes in a variety of sizes both in single servings or economical bulk sizes and both are increasingly available across the nation.

 

To truly enjoy the benefits of Alkaline Water, we encourage everyone to make it their primary beverage consumed on a daily basis. The choice is yours. Get the best best balanced water in a serving size that suits your lifestyle.

 

The Alkaline Water Company employs a state-of-the-art Electrochemically Activated Water (ECA) system to create 8.8 pH drinking water without the use of any extraneous chemicals. The ECA process uses specialized electronic cells coated with a variety of rare earth minerals to produce scientifically engineered water. The Company further incorporate trace Himalayan minerals considered to be the finest in the world suited to a premier beverage.

 

ALKALINE88® is available in single serving sizes! For ACTIVE LIFESTYLES ON THE RUN!

500ml, 700ml and 1-liter

 

By creating more options for alkaline water consumers, we are enhancing healthful lifestyles at a reasonable cost.

 

It’s clear there is a growing demand for alkaline water and this is our response to that demand by offering economical solutions that fit every budget.

 

Everyone deserves an affordable opportunity to make alkaline water a part of their daily hydration.

 

Let’s Make Life Easier

 

  • Alkaline88® comes in convenient single serving 500ml, 700ml and 1-liter sizes at select outlets.
  • ALKALINE88® uses bottles that are made of clear, high density PET material.
  • Our bottles are BPA free for regular healthy consumption.
  • We also offer ALKALINE88® by the case, so you can get all your water in one stop.

 

Uniquely Crafted

 

  • We’ve incorporated trace himalayan minerals to make Alkaline88® especially unique compared to other ph waters.
  • Himalayan pink salt has a rich mineral content that include minerals and trace elements such as: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron.
  • These Himalayan minerals are considered to be the best in the world, making our ALKALINE88® brand especially unique compared to other alkaline waters on the market today.
  • It’s no Accident Alkaline88® is best
  • We crafted it that way
  • We use state of the art Electrochemically Activated Water (ECA) to create 8.8 ph drinking water without the use of any chemicals.

 

The ECA process uses specialized electronic cells coated with a variety of rare earth minerals to produce our scientifically engineered water. This technical advantage makes ALKALINE88® comparatively superior to other alkaline waters on the market today.

 

Originally developed in Europe, the process is currently utilized in many foreign countries and is only recently available in North America exclusively through Alkaline Water Corp. Our innovative distribution system, excellent quality controls and superior technology positions ALKALINE88® as a leader in this rapidly growing sector.

 

We incorporate beneficial trace himalayan minerals to make Alkaline88® especially unique to other ph waters.

 

Himalayan pink salt has a rich mineral content that include minerals and trace elements such as: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron.

 

These Himalayan minerals are considered to be the best in the world, making our ALKALINE88® brand especially unique compared to other alkaline waters on the market today.

 

Quality Control Procedures

All equipment is inspected and calibrated on a daily basis to ensure that the equipment is functioning properly. We use high quality instruments from Hach Industries that are designed for specific applications.

 

Each time a product is run on the line, multiple bottles are taken off of the line for sampling and testing. Whenever the line has stopped, the first two bottles are immediately taken off the line and tested for quality control purposes. We also take samples from each run and keep them for one year as residual samples and for periodic baselines studies.

 

We also keep samples for the purpose of ensuring that our product has the shelf life indicated on the bottle, and that the water remains chemically and biologically unchanged even after being on a shelf for many years.

 

3rd party experts ensure quality control standards. These companies test our water so that our suppliers are confident that our water has maintained our quality control standards prior to being placed on shelves for you to enjoy.

 

Business Description

 

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is a premier bottler of alkaline drinking water, with an 8.8-pH balance. The Company has developed an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process that enhances its product with trace minerals and electrolytes and produces water high in alkalinity. The company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing the retail sale of its cost-effective packaged Alkaline88® water beverage products. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass-market expansion program and is available for consumer sales at over 40,000 major retail locations across the United States.

 

SOURCE:  http://thealkalinewaterco.com/

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