SOURCE: Winning Brands Corporation

Winning Brands Corporation

February 23, 2009 16:02 ET

Aloha Winning Brands - Hawaii Is Next Stop for Winning Colours Stain Remover

Orgill Sales Organization Implementation Begins

BARRIE, ON--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) - Winning Brands Corporation (PINKSHEETS: WNBD) (FRANKFURT: WMU) reports that the product listing for Winning Colours Stain Remover with Orgill, Inc of Memphis, TN has commenced commercial operations. Orgill accounts that will be supplied with Winning Colours Stain Remover now include Hardware Hawaii, the iconic Pacific island retailer and multiple business award winner. Winning Brands had announced in the Q4 2008 that it was approved by Orgill to present Winning Colours Stain Remover to Orgill retail accounts by means of Orgill's 250+ sales personnel in the field once they had been trained as well as at the next Orgill buying show, which concluded this weekend. Orgill, Inc is considered to be one of the largest independently owned hardware and home improvement products distributors in the nation and services approximately 6,000 independent retailers.

In addition to Hawaii, Winning Colours Stain Remover has gained new accounts through this process with Orgill in Montana, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Arizona, Missouri, Mississippi, Michigan, Oklahoma, Maine and New York and New Jersey -- with additional interest from across the country.

The launch of the Winning Colours Stain Remover national professional sampling program in the USA with The Paint Dealer magazine and the new publication The Paint Contractor has supported the Orgill operation by providing a stream of new retailers interested in learning more about Winning Colours Stain Remover. The new product is a breakthrough in convenience for consumers and professionals dealing with drips, drops and disasters of various kinds that create stain removing clean-up challenges.

Winning Brands CEO Eric Lehner thanks team leaders C.E. Norman (Key Account Manager) and Lorne Kelly (Winning Brands Senior Vice-President) for getting this process into operating mode. "They have prepared well, established realistic goals, developed training, showed up when required and delivered the expected outcomes. A large part of success in business is following through by doing what you say. Winning Brands emerging success is not based on wishful thinking -- we're good at the fundamentals too," says Lehner.

Winning Brands Corporation manufactures Winning Colours Stain Remover for consumer and commercial use as an environmental supplement to traditional solvents and cleaners. Large scale production takes place at the Grand Rapids Michigan facility of Surefil, LLC to augment Winning Brands' Canadian production. Winning Colours is gaining popularity for its unusual gentleness to skin and delicate surfaces while still being a powerful and versatile stain remover. Winning Brands' full product range includes a variety of advanced cleaning solutions, such as its non-toxic SMART™ Wet Cleaning liquids (alternative to perchloroethylene used in dry cleaning), KIND™ Laundry Products and CLEAN1™ -- the first choice in outdoor cleaning. The company's mission is to replace hazardous chemicals in widespread use with safer alternatives. The initial focus is on cleaning products.

Certain statements in this news release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "future," "may," "will," "would," "should," "plan," "projected," "intend," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Winning Brands Corporation (the "Company") to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's future operating results are dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to the Company's ability to: (i) obtain sufficient capital or a strategic business arrangement to fund its expansion plans; (ii) build the management and human resources and infrastructure necessary to support the growth of its business; (iii) successfully market its products; (iv) gain customer acceptance of its products; (iv) overcome competitive factors and developments beyond the Company's control as well as other risks as disclosed by the Company from time to time.

Winning Colors®, Winning Colours® is a Registered Trademark of Niagara Mist Marketing Ltd. KIND™, CLEAN1™ and 1000+™ are trademarks of Niagara Mist Marketing Ltd. SMART™ is a trademark of Solvent Free Solutions Inc. Niagara Mist Marketing Ltd. is an affiliate of Winning Brands Corporation.

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    Winning Brands Corporation
    Office Direct (705) 737-4062
    11 Victoria Street, Suite 220A
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4N 6T3