Alkaline Water announces entry into US southeast with shipments to approximately 28 Whole Foods Market stores in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida; announcement part of Alkaline's distribution agreement with United Natural Foods
April 16, 2014
– UNFI Distribution Agreement Delivers Breakout Opportunity for Alkaline88
The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCBB: WTER) (the "Company"), developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process, packaged and sold in 3 liter and 1 gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, is very pleased to announce its entry in to the US Southeast with the commencement of initial shipments to approximately 28 Whole Foods Market stores located in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com) is the leading retailer of natural and organic foods and America's first national "Certified Organic" grocer. In fiscal year 2013, the Company had sales of approximately $13 billion and currently has 374 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market employs more than 80,000 team members and has been ranked for 17 consecutive years as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by Fortune magazine.
Steven Nickolas, President & CEO of The Alkaline Water Company, Inc., comments, "We are extremely pleased to announce our entry into the Southeast, especially with a top specialty retailer like Whole Foods Market. We want to thank our distribution partners at United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) for their part in making this possible. UNFI is the largest leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products and we are thrilled to have their expertise and support in this breakout opportunity for us."
Additional details of the Company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") available at www.sec.gov. For more information, visit our website at www.thealkalinewaterco.com.
The Alkaline Water Company, Inc. (OTCBB: WTER)
The Alkaline Water Company Inc. 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 the retail sale of its cost-effectively packaged Alkaline88 water beverage products. Visit us at: 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 three liter and one gallon sizes (plus 700ml in select markets). The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass markets expansion program and 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.