Alkaline Water Company Inc. Achieves Record Sales in May
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV:WTER) (OTCQB:WTER) (the "Company"), with products bottled under the trademark Alkaline88®, is pleased to announce record sales were achieved in May with sales exceeding $2,900,000. Sales for the first two months of FY 2019 have already surpassed $5,000,000.
“The recent addition of the nation’s top two retail grocery chains and the 50% YOY growth from our existing customer base is just beginning to be reflected in our sales numbers. Not only are sales strong but the backlog of purchase orders for Alkaline88® is also at record levels. Almost weekly we are bringing on new customers and expanding our SKU’s in current ones. We now forecast a record Fiscal 2019 with projected sales of close to $40,000,000,” stated Richard A. Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company Inc. “These record breaking sales results continue to cement Alkaline 88’s position as the #1 bulk alkaline water in the country and continue to add to our overall enterprise value,” 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® 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 Company’s statement that: (i) the recent addition of the nation’s top two retail grocery chains and the 50% YOY growth from our existing customer base is just beginning to be reflected in our sales numbers; and (ii) we now forecast a record Fiscal 2019 with projected sales of close to $40,000,000.
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 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; 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; 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.
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Released June 6, 2018