Alkaline Water Company (WTER) announces international expansion with distribution agreement in Canada
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The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and CSE: WTER) (the âCompanyâ), the nation’s largest independent alkaline water company and Clean BeverageÂ®, today announced that it will begin international distribution in Canada in a non-exclusive partnership with R&M Royal Palms Beverage Co. Ltd. (âR&Mâ). R&M, which is based in Langley, BC, will distribute Alkaline88Â® and A88 InfusedÂ® products to retail chains in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario . R&M will market and sell the Company’s brands to high-end retailers and sub-distributors across all channels, including supermarkets, independents, big box stores, convenience stores, e-commerce, health and fitness, and grocery stores natural.
âDue to continued growth in the United States and successful expansion into Mexico, we are now accelerating our growth in Canada,â said Ricky Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company. âWe have found an excellent Canadian partner in R&M Royal Palms Beverage Co. which will allow us to continue our international expansion. They have a management team with extensive experience in the beverage industry focused on independent ‘best for you’ beverage brands. They also have a network of thousands of stores, as well as e-commerce and home delivery platforms, and will market our brand to tens of thousands of other potential customers. Thanks to the efforts of R&M, we are eager to introduce Delicious Smooth â¢ Alkaline88Â® and A88 InfusedÂ® in Canada. Sales meetings have already been scheduled and we are delighted with our first entry into Canadian markets. “
âAlkaline88Â® is the most exciting and innovative water to have been marketed in a long time,â said Michael Gerstner, CEO of R&M Royal Palms Beverage Company, Ltd. âWe believe that Alkaline88 will open up a whole new platform in the water category. The alkalinity of the water and Himalayan salt, along with the clean, refreshing taste, will excite the Canadian market and bring long-awaited growth to the category. It is a pleasure to market Alkaline88Â® in Canada.