SOURCE: The Alkaline Water Company, Inc.

The Alkaline Water Company, Inc.

August 28, 2014 09:05 ET

Alkaline Water Co. Joins With Unified Grocers, Largest Grocery Co-Op in Western USA

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCQB: 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 approval and initial order for distribution with Unified Grocers co-op network (www.unifiedgrocers.com).

Founded in 1922 and headquartered in Commerce, CA, Unified Grocers, Inc. ("Unified") is the largest retailer-owned wholesale grocery cooperative in the western United States. Unified and its subsidiaries, which generated approximately $3.7 billion in sales during fiscal year 2013, offer independent retailers all the resources they need to compete in the supermarket industry. The company carries more than 85,000 items from virtually all categories found in a typical supermarket, and their 2,600 associates across nine facilities supply over 2,500 stores in the Western United States, Alaska, Hawaii and internationally.

Alkaline Water Co. President & CEO, Steven Nickolas comments, "Our relationships with major distributors continues to grow and we are maintaining an extraordinary pace of adoption as our penetration into the retail marketplace is unparalleled by any other company in our segment. We are extremely gratified by the acceptance we are receiving, and along with thanking the folks at Unified Grocers for their support, we also thank our broker team at Co-Sales (www.co-sales.com) a Beacon United® member company."

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. (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-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.

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