The deal calls for a minimum of $18.6 million (CAD) purchase of Nutraceutical ingredients in order to maintain exclusivity over the term of the Agreement. Additionally, the Agreement includes potential for future sales revenue of hemp-based CBD.
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 16, 2020) – BioHarvest Sciences Inc. (CSE: BHSC) (the “Company”, “BioHarvest”, “BHSC”) has signed an exclusive performance-driven distribution agreement with Batory Foods (“Batory”), a leading food ingredients distributor in the USA and one of the top three companies in the nutraceutical and beverage ingredient segments of the market. This agreement provides BHSC with a best in class route-to-market for addressing major Food, Beverage, and Nutraceutical companies, enabling it to effectively capture a significant share of the US$16 Billion USA nutraceutical ingredients market focused on food, beverage, and dietary supplements and the fast-growing US hemp-based CBD market focused on edible CBD, which is valued at US$2.2. Billion in 2020 and is expected to reach US$8 Billion by 2025.
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This partnership solidifies the B2B pillar of BHSC’s recently unveiled growth strategy. It not only provides for significant revenue generation and distribution of BHSC’s products but also enables BHSC to support significant manufacturing scale enabling BHSC to derive a projected, estimated weighted gross profit margin of 60%-70%, across its combined B2B and B2C Routes to Market.
This partnership provides Batory customers with the unique ability to deliver superior functional benefits to their consumers, backed by BHSC’s unwavering focus on scientific validation of the efficacy of its products. Additionally, this agreement will, in the future, enable Batory to offer hemp-based CBD with < 0.3% THC to major food, beverage, and nutraceutical companies. BHSC's proprietary process will generate hemp-based CBD with fingerprint consistency and a level of cleanliness, quality, and safety which the industry has not experienced before.
Ilan Sobel, CEO of BHSC, commented, “Batory Foods’ decision to partner with BHSC is a major vote of confidence in the scientifically and clinically proven advantages of BHSC’s bio-farming technology and portfolio of unique products. Batory is the perfect partner for BHSC in its drive to disrupt the nutraceutical ingredients industry. Batory provides BHSC with access to approximately 5,000 food, beverage, and nutraceutical customers including many of the major players in these sectors, with its unique portfolio of Nutraceutical Superfruit Wellness solutions and supply of gold class grade Hemp Based CBD with THC <0.3%, in the future."
The agreement will enable BHSC and Batory to be at the forefront of innovative functional solutions to meet the growing health and wellness trends facing the industry. “Teaming up with Bioharvest Sciences is an exciting development in our organization, as we strategically diversify our product portfolio to include on-trend functional ingredients and develop exclusive partnerships with innovative organizations like BioHarvest Sciences Inc,” stated Vince Pinneri, President of Batory Foods. “Aligning with strategic partners such as Bioharvest Sciences allows us to provide value throughout the entire food chain and bring innovations like these to life”.
Following BHSC’s announcement last month of the planned construction of a new 20 metric ton manufacturing facility which is expected to be operational in early Q3 2021, this partnership further demonstrates BHSC’s ability to execute on its growth strategy. It highlights the Company’s evolution from an R&D Company to a fully operating, end-to-end performance-driven organization.
Under the terms of the agreement, to maintain exclusivity, Batory needs to purchase a minimum of $18.6 million CAD of Nutraceutical products over a 7 year period. The maintenance amount ramps up over the term of the agreement in line with BHSC’s production capacity and product offerings and will potentially grow further upon the launch of Hemp Based CBD with <0.3% THC. Batory has exclusivity in the US market for all B2B sales of Food and Beverage Customers as well as specific major Nutraceutical customers, with which it has significant relationships with. Commencing immediately, the Batory sales team will focus on the sale of VINIA® Red Grape cells to a select group of targeted customers. The launch of VINIA® B2B by Batory will be followed in 2022 with Hemp Based CBD with < 0.3% THC and other nutraceutical superfruit variants including olive and pomegranate.
About Batory Foods
Founded in 1979, Batory Foods is a national sales and supply chain management solutions provider, offering a full portfolio of high-quality food ingredients to food and beverage manufacturers throughout the United States. Our company’s purpose is to enrich ingredients in motion by connecting leading ingredient producers to organizations that nourish the world. Batory operates a national system of warehouses and distribution centers focused on logistics principles for quick and efficient delivery of products. Visit www.batoryfoods.com.
About BioHarvest Sciences Inc.
Based in Vancouver BC, BioHarvest Sciences Inc. is the developer and exclusive owner of the proprietary and patent-protected Biofarming technology. It is the first and only industrial -scale plant cell technology capable of producing the active plant ingredients without the necessity to grow the plant itself. The Company’s technology is non-GMO and has already been validated by VINIA®, the red grapes cells functional food/dietary supplement produced and sold by BioHarvest Sciences Inc. The Company plans to generate significant revenue within the global nutraceutical ingredients and dietary supplements market with VINIA® and other Super Fruit Nutraceutical products. Further, by adapting this technology to the Cannabis plant, and building adequate production capacity, BioHarvest Sciences Inc.’s objective is to become the leading supplier of Cannabis for both medicinal and legal recreational purposes. Visit: www.bioharvest.com.
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Information set forth in this news release includes forward looking statements that are based on management’s current estimates, beliefs, intentions, and expectations, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. In particular, there is no assurance that Batory will decide to maintain its exclusivity by purchasing the required amounts under the agreement. Additionally, projected revenue depends on our ability to complete and bring on-line our planned manufacturing facility within the timelines and budget projected. Delays and cost overruns may result in delays in achieving projected revenues and require additional financing which may not be available on acceptable terms. Projected sales of CBD from hemp will require the company to obtain production and / or export licensing which cannot be assured.
All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and actual results may be affected by a number of material factors beyond our control. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. BHSC does not intend to update forward-looking statement disclosures other than through our regular management discussion and analysis disclosures.
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Greene Concepts’ Subsidiary, Water Club, Signs Joint Venture Deal with New World Health and Wellness to Market New Hemp Line Products to 300 Million Amazon Customers
Marion, North Carolina–(Newsfile Corp. – September 29, 2020) – Greene Concepts Inc. (OTC Pink: INKW) is pleased to announce it has finalized and signed a joint venture agreement between its’ wholly owned subsidiary the Water Club and New World Health and Wellness whereby New World Health and Wellness will produce a new line of hemp-based products for the Water Club. These new products are aptly named “Be Hemp” and Greene Concepts will sell these to the 300 Million Amazon Customers through its Water Club subsidiary.
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As announced in the May 22, 2020 press release, the Water Club is Greene Concepts’ wholly owned subsidiary and is a subscription service for multiple products so consumers may directly order and receive these goods at their chosen location. The manufacturer New World Health and Wellness, a Washington-based manufacturer, is a brick and mortar retailor and online distributor of hemp-based wellness products having previously established an alliance with Greene Concepts this past June (see June 9, 2020 press release).
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David Day, CEO of New World Health and Wellness shares, “We are happy and excited about this joint venture with Greene Concepts and by creating a product line for them that connects to their new Amazon.com strategy. The Water Club will have customers who may directly purchase or subscribe to the recurring purchase of their new hemp-based line “Be Hemp”. Our goods, made out of the purest natural hemp, help the masses with numerous physical ailments to include chronic pain, stress, inflammation, anxiety, sleep and heart health and are legalized for distribution throughout the country in all 50 states. We are excited to partner with Greene Concepts in this manner, I believe this initiative coupled with the recently announced Amazon deal will greatly increase Greene Concepts’ revenues and price per share.”
Mr. Day continues, “The Greene Concepts Water Club exponentially increases our footprint in the Hemp industry as we offer healthy solutions for people and pets (from our canine Hemp line). One of my prized vendors, Stay Cool, is also participating in the Water Club and will offer Kava and Hemp beverage lines to present healthy alternatives to the public. Our products, derived from the purest natural Hemp, are developed with a centric based focus on assisting the body’s own natural healing properties. I am personally committed to the Water Club’s success.”
Lenny Greene, CEO of Greene Concepts states, “Our new Amazon.com strategy is offering 300 million Amazon customers “Be-Hemp” products in addition to our “BE Water” artesian water line. We have on the drawing board and plan on partnering with New World Health and Wellness to develop multiple consumer products. We are extremely pleased to announce these new products available under the Greene Concepts product line and thank New World Health and Wellness for producing them for us. Each of our customers can purchase these new products and have complete confidence that the ingredients are natural, tested and highly beneficial. The creams and roll-on provide fast-acting relief to skin, joints, bones and muscles plus they have a refreshing scent. The results thus far have been outstanding and we anticipate fast-paced sales and revenue growth through our association with Amazon.com as more and more consumers become aware of the superb health benefits offered with the new “Be Hemp” line of products.”
Lenny Greene, CEO of Greene Concepts continues, “According to Grandview Research, the global Hemp market was valued at USD 4.6 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.2% from 2019 to 2025. The demand for Hemp Products for medical and wellness purposes is high due to its healing properties, which is the key factor driving the growth of the market.” (see here).
About New World Health and Wellness
Founded by David and Julie Day, the New World Health and Wellness CBD retail store opened its doors in 2019 as the only Hemp retailor in the Marysville, WA area near Seattle. The store offers numerous Hemp whole-body wellness products to include pain relief, oils and tinctures, pet care, edibles, and skin care. With a company goal of educating the community on the healing properties of Hemp to help others achieve better health, New World Health and Wellness develops brands to better enable and strengthen both the mind and body.
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Greene Concepts, Inc. (http://www.greeneconcepts.com) is a publicly traded company. Through its recently acquired wholly owned subsidiary, Mammoth Ventures Inc., the Company has entered the specialty beverage and bottling business and is an emerging leader in the global scientifically formulated beverage industry. Through its subsidiary Water Club, Inc. we intend to pursue subscription-based delivery of water and scientifically formulated beverages directly to the consumers home and market the convenience of this service thru social media affiliate marketing partners.
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Medical Marijuana, Inc. Becomes First Company to Reach Two-Year Milestone in High-Level CBD Hemp Oil Stability Study
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) (the “Company”), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States that launched the world’s first-ever cannabis-derived nutraceutical products, brands and supply chain, announced today that the Company has reached a two-year milestone for long-term stability testing on its flagship THC-free cannabidiol (CBD) oil product Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X™ (RSHO-X™). The stability study was conducted in strict compliance with FDA/ICH guidelines (Q1A-R2).
The study was outsourced to one of the most qualified cGLP/cGMP compliant Contract Research Organizations (CROs) with ISO 17025 accreditation and certification.
“As a Company of Firsts, we are excited to announce that we now have the first CBD hemp oil product on the market to have a proven two-year shelf life. This is the gold standard within the industry for shelf life and, just like many of the testing benchmarks and methods that we have developed for the industry, we believe that other CBD companies will begin testing their products for a similar stability standard and together we will further legitimize the CBD industry,” said Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Dr. Stuart Titus. “We will continue to look for new and innovative ways to prove our products’ safety and efficacy.”
The stability study tested several samples of RSHO-X™ CBD oil, which was also exposed to various environmental conditions and temperatures that may be experienced in various locations throughout the world. The samples, which were tested for appearance, odor, specific gravity, viscosity, package compatibility, and complete microbial characteristics, showcased that the product is stable at the end of a two-year time period and has identical CBD concentrations to what existed at the beginning of the study.
Also, the study was performed using fully validated, proprietary analytical UPLC-PDA and LC-MS/MS methods reflecting the specificity and selectivity toward RSHO-X™, including data elements and parameters such as accuracy, precision, repeatability, ruggedness, system suitability, linearity, specificity, dilution integrity, and dynamic range.
The test results showed no change (no more than 5%) in the CBD content and other specifications that were observed and the container closure system was faultless at both long-term and accelerated test conditions. The product also tested negative for any harmful microbes or toxins and the positive 24-month, long-term stability test results suggest that RSHO-X™ is a stable formulation and example for the industry.
About Medical Marijuana, Inc.
We are a company of firsts®. Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA) is a cannabis company with three distinct business units in the non-psychoactive cannabinoid space: a global portfolio of cannabinoid-based nutraceutical brands led by Kannaway® and HempMeds®; a pioneer in sourcing the highest-quality legal non-psychoactive cannabis products derived from industrial hemp; and a cannabinoid-based clinical research and botanical drug development sector led by its pharmaceutical investment companies and partners including AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. and Kannalife, Inc. Medical Marijuana, Inc. was named a top CBD producer by CNBC. Medical Marijuana, Inc. was also the first company to receive historic import permits for CBD products from the governments of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Paraguay and is a leader in the development of international markets. The company’s flagship product Real Scientific Hemp Oil has been used in several successful clinical studies throughout Mexico and Brazil to understand its safety and efficacy.
Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s headquarters is in San Diego, California, and additional information is available at OTCMarkets.com or by visiting www.medicalmarijuanainc.com. To see Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s corporate video, click here.
Shareholders and consumers are also encouraged to buy CBD oil and other products at Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s shop.
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SLANG Worldwide Continues to Consolidate Colorado Supply Chain with Acquisition of Pleasant Valley Ranch
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 29, 2020) – SLANG Worldwide Inc. (CNSX: SLNG) (OTCQB: SLGWF) (“SLANG” or the “Company“), a leading global cannabis consumer packaged goods (CPG) company with a diversified portfolio of popular brands, today announced that it has entered into an agreement dated September 25, 2020 (the “Agreement“) to acquire (the “Acquisition“) Colorado-licensed cannabis cultivator Pleasant Valley Ranch, LLC (“Pleasant Valley“).
SLANG anticipates that ownership of a cultivation operation will provide greater assurance of a supply of raw materials in the growing Colorado market, while also reducing its input costs and thereby improving gross margins.
“The purchase of Pleasant Valley is another key step in our strategy to assemble a fully integrated, wholesale operation in our core market of Colorado,” said SLANG President & CEO Chris Driessen. “The Colorado market continues to generate double-digit growth, and this transaction will help us capture additional market share. The acquisition of a trusted supplier will help us continue to expand our production volumes while improving our unit economics and maintaining our high standards of quality.”
Pleasant Valley is a privately-owned company located in Carbondale, CO specializing in high-quality, organically grown cannabis strains that thrive in high altitude, mountainous environments. Pleasant Valley has 1,600 square feet of greenhouse cultivation area, and a five-acre outdoor facility at an elevation of approximately 7,500 feet that produces an authentic, naturally cultivated product using snowmelt water. It currently has a capacity of 3,600 plants and produces approximately 4,800 pounds annually and is projected to double its capacity by 2021. Pleasant Valley has been a key supplier of raw materials for SLANG-branded concentrate and edibles products in Colorado.
The purchase of Pleasant Valley marks another milestone in SLANG’s strategy of consolidating its supply chain in Colorado. Following the approval of its application for suitability by the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (the “MED“) in August 2020, the Company acquired Denver-based licensed cannabis producer and distributor, Peoria Partners LLC. The Company is evaluating other potential acquisitions and opportunities in Colorado.
The Colorado market generated total retail sales in excess of $1.7 billion USD in 2019, and grew by 22% in the first seven months of 2020 compared to the same period last year, according to BDSA. In these conditions of rising demand, the retail market price of flower in the state has recently exceeded $1,300 USD per pound, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue, an increase of more than 30% from a year earlier.
Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company will acquire Pleasant Valley for consideration comprised of a non-material amount of cash and common shares of the Company. The Acquisition will be completed by way of three-cornered amalgamation and is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. Closing of the Acquisition is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions, including applicable regulatory approval by the MED.
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About SLANG Worldwide Inc.
SLANG Worldwide Inc. is a global leader in the cannabis CPG sector with a diversified portfolio of popular brands distributed across the United States. The Company specializes in acquiring and developing market-proven regional brands as well as launching innovative new brands to seize global market opportunities. SLANG is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol SLNG and on the OTCQB under the symbol SLGWF. For more information, please visit www.slangww.com.
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Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management of SLANG at this time, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive risks, uncertainties and contingencies that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Applicable risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to regulatory risks, risks related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, changes in laws, resolutions and guidelines, market risks, concentration risks, operating history, competition, the risks associated with international and foreign operations and the other risks identified under the headings “Risk Factors” in SLANG’s final long form prospectus dated January 17, 2019 and “Risks and Uncertainties” in the management discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2019 and six months ended June 30, 2020, each as filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. SLANG is not under any obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law.
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