VANCOUVER , Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ – Koios Beverage Corp. (CSE: KBEV; OTC: KBEVF) (the “Company” or “Koios“), is pleased to announce it has received its first purchase order with GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC), a leading global health and wellness brand with thousands of retail stores across the US and Canada .
It is the largest single order for product that Koios has received in its corporate history.
The order is for Koios’s four most popular flavours – Apricot Vanilla, Berry Genius, Peach Mango, and Pear Guava. The beverages will be available for purchase initially in approximately 2,700 GNC retail stores in the US.
Pittsburgh -based GNC has more than 6,400 retail locations throughout the United States and Canada and franchise operations in approximately 50 international markets. GNC Canada is based in Mississauga, Ontario and operates as a subsidiary of GNC.
“The response to our new product lines at a regional level has exceeded our forecasts and expectations,” said Koios CEO Chris Miller . “Demand across the US has grown exponentially and our new national roll out with GNC will allow us to serve our ever-growing consumer base.
“The alignment with GNC is a perfect fit for Koios,” Miller added. “GNC is the gold standard when it comes to being a well-known, go-to source for health, wellness and sports nutrition products.”
Koios is an emerging player in the functional beverages industry. It has developed a proprietary blend of nootropics and natural organic compounds to help enhance a person’s ability to focus and concentrate.
“Securing a partnership with one of the leading nutritional retailers in the world quickly validates our product and increases the demand in the market place for products such as ours,” Miller said.
GNC sets the standard in the nutritional supplement industry—demanding truth in labeling, ingredient safety and product potency, all while remaining on the cutting-edge of nutritional science. As the company has grown over the years, so has its commitment to living well.
Koios is expected to be available in GNC stores before the end of Q1, 2019.
About the Company’s Business
The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Koios, Inc., is an emerging functional beverage company which has a large and growing distribution network of retail locations across the United States in which to sell its products. Koios has relationships with some of the largest and most reputable distributors in the United States , including Europa Sports, SportLife Distribution, KeHE, and Wishing-U-Well. Together these distributors represent more than 80,000 brick-and-mortar locations across the United States – from sports nutrition stores to large natural grocery chains including Whole Foods and Sunflower markets. Through its partnership with Wishing-U-Well, Koios also enjoys a large presence online, including being an Amazon choice product.
Koios uses a proprietary blend of nootropics and natural organic compounds to enhance human productivity without using harmful chemicals or stimulants. Koios products can enhance focus, concentration, mental capacity, memory retention, cognitive function, alertness, brain capacity and create all day mental clarity. Its ingredients are specifically designed to target brain function by increasing blood flow, oxygen levels and neural connections in the brain.