SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2016) - The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCQB: WTER) (the "Company"), developers of an innovative, state-of-the-art proprietary electrolysis beverage processed packaged and sold in 500 ml, 700 ml, 1-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, today announced another step in the expansion of its hybrid go-to-market strategy with DSD (direct store delivery) in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, to execute its single-serving products (500 ml, 700 ml and 1-liter sizes). This marks the Company's initial entry into the Pacific Northwest.
Alkaline88 has entered into exclusive territorial distribution agreements and has officially launched with General Distributors in Oregon City, Oregon, and Craig Stein Beverage in Vancouver, Washington.
General Distributors, founded in 1933, is known in the industry for the quality of its personnel and service. Vancouver-headquartered Craig Stein Beverage prides itself on the quality of its partnerships with suppliers and customers, which is a primary factor that makes it a leader in its market.
Richard A. Wright, COO of The Alkaline Water Company, states, "We are very fortunate to be represented by two prestigious distributors that are strong in their respective markets. Both distributors focus on the quality of their execution, people and commitment to grow brands like Alkaline88."
About The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCQB: 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-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 major retail locations across the United States. Learn more about The Alkaline Water Company Inc. by visiting www.thealkalinewaterco.com.
Alkaline88 is a premier bottled alkaline drinking water with an 8.8-pH balance. Enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes, the product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged in 500 ml, 700 ml, and 1-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. Learn more about the science of Alkaline88 at www.alkaline88.com.
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