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How Technology Is Helping Frontline Workers Get Healthy Food

Blendid

By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga Interested in investing in Blendid’s campaign? Click here to get started! Consumer demand for healthy food options has skyrocketed in recent years; COVID-19 put health on many people's minds and changed consumers’ standards as well as their priorities. A recent study showed that 54% of all consumers care more about the healthfulness of their food in 2020 than they did in 2010. Healthfulness is now the biggest determining factor in purchasing food, even more than taste and price. However, healthy food is not always accessible, especially for frontline workers or individuals who work overnight shifts. While McDonald’s and other fast-food chains of the world operate on a late-night or 24-hour model, you would be hard-pressed to find a health food store that is open late and can serve populations of workers like nurses, truck drivers, and more. For these late-night workers, their only real option is often unhealthy fast-food, and even fast food has become less of an option in the post-pandemic world. COVID-19 and labor shortages have resulted in fewer retailers with 24/7 service. Because of this, more and more previously 24/7 establishments like McDonald’s are closing early and leaving overnight shift workers without any options. Blendid, a robotic and AI-enabled food automation solution company, is creating clever solutions to this problem. The company has seen firsthand the success of a fully autonomous robotic kiosk for smoothies. Their kiosks operate in universities, travel centers, retail stores and hospitals across the country. The kiosks can operate 24/7, which gives consumers access to healthy and affordable food around the clock while the company is able to maintain low operational costs. Blendid’s 24/7 kiosks provide healthy alternatives for workers when they need them most. The company has kiosks at two Love’s Travel Stops in California and a location at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, among others. A truck driver who frequents one of the Love’s Travel Stops shared, “That juice-making robot is awesome. I loved watching it. Truck drivers need raw nutrition." The company’s robotic model enables fresh food to be offered where it previously hasn’t been and during all hours of the day, not just traditional daytime working hours. Not to mention, all Blendid locations offer the capability of ordering ahead and customizing ingredients to fit customers’ needs and nutritional wants. The company has seen a 267% revenue increase year-over-year which is unsurprising given the consumer demand for healthy and sustainable food. Not only is the kiosk model contactless, but also being open 24/7 increases the accessibility of healthy food. For college students or late-night workers, who typically have limited access to healthier foods, Blendid is giving people options they didn’t previously have. If projections are to be believed, the food robotics industry is only going to continue to grow. The global market for food robotics was estimated at $2.1 billion in 2022, and the market is projected to reach $4B by 2026. Companies like Blendid will be instrumental in the industry by providing unique experiences and options for consumers on the go. Technology is helping bring healthy and affordable food where people need it most. Blendid is currently hosting a raise to further expand its ingenious concept. The company is currently working on expanding to 10 additional geographies in the near future and has 500+ kiosks in contract. Previously, it raised more than $26 million which translated into significant revenue growth. Blendid could be well-positioned as an industry leader and seems eager to meet the consumer demand for on-the-go 24/7 healthy food. Interested in investing and being a part of their growth story? Click here to read more about Blendid’s raise and how to invest! This article was originally on Benzinga here. Sunnyvale-based Blendid is revolutionizing the future of food service with its proprietary food automation platform (foodOS™), which efficiently and safely prepares and serves a range of healthy, fresh, and delicious food. A pioneer of the future of food service, Blendid's first concept in the market is an autonomous, contactless kiosk that uses robotics, machine vision, artificial intelligence, and healthy ingredients to create delicious smoothies that are customized to meet the unique health and dietary preferences of each consumer. Founded in 2015 by seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Vipin Jain, Venki Avalur, and Vijay Dodd, Blendid is improving the consumer experience by offering safe, cost-effective, and personalized food on-demand, while also reducing complexities and costs for the operators. Blendid has raised more $20M to date from a mix of venture and crowdfunding investors and is currently raising its Series B investment round. Visit www.startengine.com/blendid for more information and to invest in the future of food service automation. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. The preceding post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga’s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga. Although the piece is not and should not be construed as editorial content, the sponsored content team works to ensure that any and all information contained within is true and accurate to the best of their knowledge and research. Benzinga may receive monetary compensation from the issuer, or its agency, for publicizing the offering of the issuer’s securities. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. This is a paid ad. Please see 17b disclosure linked in the campaign page for more information. Contact Details Erica Camilo 344130@email4pr.com Company Website http://www.blendid.com

March 15, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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OYO USA to Add Over 100 New Hotels to its Portfolio in 2023

OYO

Global travel technology company OYO is planning to add over 100 hotels in the US in 2023. This is nearly double the number of hotels the company added to its portfolio in 2022. This expansion strategy will focus on adding more hotels in the states of Oregon, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia and Florida. Texas continues to be the largest and fastest growing market for OYO in the US, while it also has sizable concentration of hotels in Oregon, South and North Carolina, Florida & Georgia. In 2022, the company saw a ~23% increase in new hotels added to its portfolio in the US vs 2021. The company also recently onboarded some marquee properties such as Plaza on the Pike by OYO in Atlantic City, OYO Hotel Renton Bellevue in Seattle, Tulsa Square Hotel by OYO in Tulsa and OYO Hotel Hermiston in downtown Oregon Talking about the expansion plans, Gautam Swaroop, CEO OYO International said, “O ur US operations have seen significant growth in 2022. But 2023, may just be the best year for us. We are taking measures to add hotels in high RevPar leisure markets such as the Pacific Northwest and will also focus on improving our presence along the East Coast. Over 15 hotels have already signed up with us so far in 2023 and we expect to add many more in the coming months.” Nikhil Heda, Head of Business Development, OYO USA added, “We are excited by the response we are seeing in the market. Last year 35% of our new hotels came from recommendations or referrals by our existing hotel owners, indicating a growing trust in OYO’s demand & revenue generation capabilities. We are seeing growing demand coming in from both independent hotels as well as branded properties.” Commenting on their experience of working with OYO, Hiren Govind, owner of OYO Hotel McAllen Airport South said, “We onboarded our first hotel with OYO in 2019 and in the past few years our revenues have grown 2.5 times resulting in higher profits. Along with increased yield, the OYO team has also been of tremendous help in ensuring smooth operations. I look forward to adding a few more properties with OYO and drive similar growth and revenue with them.” OYO offers hotels access to a large base of regular customers through its app and website, and also lists hotels on multiple Online Travel Agents (OTAs) to boost booking demand and, revenue. OYO’s best-in-class Artificial Intelligence-enabled pricing software automatically drives the best booking prices across all channels, based on room type, seasonality and other factors, therefore, enabling such increase in online revenues. OYO has started offering hotels the flexibility of not having to invest heavily in redoing the hotel to match stringent brand guidelines, something that other budget hotel chains insist on. It has been focusing instead on standardizing service led components such as customer support and booking experience. The company helps ensure great experience for customers, with ease of search and a quick booking experience, highly competitive room prices, automated tools such as Artificial Intelligence powered chatbots to quickly resolve customer queries, loyalty programmes and easy refund, if needed. OYO’s US operations recently announced that it has outpaced the budget hotel segments growth in per available room revenue (RevPar) with an 18% rise in 2022 vs pre-covid year, 2019. The budget hotel segment in the meanwhile, grew by only 6% in the US. Disclaimer: Oravel Stays Limited is proposing, subject to applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, to make an initial public offering of its equity shares (the “Equity Shares”) and has filed the Draft Red Herring Prospectus (“DRHP”) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”). The DRHP is available on the website of SEBI at www.sebi.gov.in, websites of the Stock Exchanges, i.e., BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited at www.bseindia.com and www.nseindia.com, respectively, and is available on the websites of the Global Coordinators and Book Running Lead Managers, i.e., Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, J.P. Morgan India Private Limited and Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited at www.investmentbank.kotak.com, www.jpmipl.com and www.online.citibank.co.in/rhtm/citigroupglobalscreen1.htm; the websites of the Book Running Lead Managers, i.e., ICICI Securities Limited, Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Private Limited, JM Financial Limited and Deutsche Equities India Private Limited at www.icicisecurities.com, www.nomuraholdings.com/company/group/asia/india/index.html, www.jmfl.com and www.db.com/India, respectively. Investors should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and for details relating to the same, refer to the Red Herring Prospectus which may be filed with the Registrar of Companies in the future, including the section titled “Risk Factors”. Potential investors should not rely on the DRHP filed with SEBI for making any investment decision. The Equity Shares offered in the Fresh Issue (as defined in the DRHP) and the Offer for Sale (as defined in the DRHP) have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and, may not be offered or sold within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the Equity Shares are only being offered and sold (i) within the United States only to “qualified institutional buyers” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) in transactions exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements under the Securities Act, and (ii) outside the United States in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act and pursuant to the applicable laws of the jurisdictions where those offers and sales are made. There will be no public offering of the Equity Shares in the United States. Contact Details Anupriya +91 97911 63065 anupriya.d@oyorooms.com Company Website https://www.oyorooms.com/

March 14, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Starbucks Shareholder Seeks Removal of Howard Schultz as Director; Urges Company to Be Transparent About China Risks

National Legal & Policy Center

Ahead of Starbucks Corporation ’s annual meeting on March 23, National Legal and Policy Center is calling upon its fellow shareholders to support its proposal to provide greater transparency about the company’s risks of doing business in China, and to join NLPC in opposition to the reelection of outgoing CEO Howard Schultz to the board of directors. NLPC is sponsoring an “Annual Report on Company Operations in China” resolution at the meeting, which seeks transparency for shareholders that addresses “the nature and extent to which corporate operations depend on, and are vulnerable to, communist China….” The item is Proposal No. 7, found on page 79 of Starbucks’s proxy statement. NLPC’s response to the Starbucks board’s opposition to its proposal was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week. NLPC also is asking shareholders, in a memo filed with the SEC, to oppose the reelection of longtime (and soon former) CEO Howard Schultz to the company’s board of directors. An excerpt from NLPC’s filing on Schultz says: We believe that Mr. Schultz being removed from all leadership and advisory roles within the company would be the most effective transition. Additionally, given Mr. Schultz’s insistence on exponential growth in risk-laden communist China; his dubious and likely illegal anti-union tactics; and his harmful politicization of the Company, we believe that his complete removal would be beneficial for the development of Mr. Narasimhan and growth of Starbucks. “In the past – even when Howard Schultz had no formal title with Starbucks – he always lurked in the shadows, and seemed to intervene when he saw problems that he arrogantly believed only he could solve,” said Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. “Disney had a similar situation last year with Bob Iger, who just couldn’t let the company go and undermined his successor before he returned, which led to the company’s worst year financially and image-wise in decades. Now Schultz may be doing the same with his aggressive union-busting efforts, which a federal judge has ruled are illegal.” On NLPC’s China proposal, Chesser said, “Mr. Schultz has built Starbucks’s presence in the communist nation beyond 6,000 stores, and has plans for thousands more, at a time of increasing geopolitical risk with U.S.-China relations approaching a critical point in hostilities. Shareholders must be thoroughly informed about the unique risks to the company that China’s aggression presents.” Finally, NLPC has also asked, in a memo filed with the SEC, for fellow Starbucks shareholders to support Proposal No. 9 on the proxy statement, which is sponsored by the Free Enterprise Project. The proposal asks the Company to create a special board committee to review the impacts of policies like its “Third Place Policy,” which opened its stores to anyone for the use of its restrooms and seating areas, regardless of whether they purchased anything. The practice has led to increased crime and unsafe environments around some stores, causing the closure of many of them. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

March 14, 2023 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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TREAT YOURSELF WHILE MEETING YOUR HEALTH GOALS

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March is National Nutrition Month, a perfect time to shed light on the food, meals, and habits that impact our overall health and wellness. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Mia Syn did a satellite media tour to share a few tips and help you enhance your nutrition and wellness plans throughout the coming months. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/zjTgl7jM9CM The key part in planning a nutritional diet that is sustainable is to still enjoy the food that we eat. It’s hard to enjoy and stick with a diet plan when you don’t enjoy the taste. Get more protein into your daily diet An easy way to up your nutrition game is by adding a plant-based protein, like Vega, to your daily routine. Protein powders aren’t just for athletes, they’re an easy and convenient way to increase your protein intake. When it comes to finding a delicious plant-based protein, Vega Original Protein is the best way to get more for your dollar. It’s a great price and each serving has 25g of protein, zero sugar, and 3g of fiber. Even better, Vega Original Protein is rich & creamy, no clumps or grit – so it’s a seriously delicious way to get more protein into your daily diet. Whatever your nutrition goals are incorporating Vega Original Protein is the perfect addition to your routine. Keep your carb and calorie intake under control Another easy way to support your overall health and wellness is to keep an eye on the amount of added sugar and carbohydrates we consume daily. Consumer research shows that more than half of shoppers are looking for foods with less sugar and more than a third look for fewer carbohydrates on nutrition labels. To those following the Keto diet or just looking to make nutritious choices alike, Mission Foods ’ new Zero Net Carbs tortillas are a great option. They are not only zero net carbs and zero sugar, but also Keto-certified, high in fiber and low in calories and taste amazing. These tortillas are offered in two delicious flavors: Original — the flavor Mission customers know and love, and Sundried Tomato Basil — packed with zesty sundried tomatoes and fresh basil flavors to ensure consumers can lose the carbs without losing taste. Mission Foods’ Zero Net Carbs tortillas are available in stores across the U.S. and further the company’s legacy of innovating healthy, delicious, high-quality food that everyone can enjoy. Snacking without feeling guilty Snacking can be an issue for some people, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t make it nutritious. Did you know walnuts are likely one of the heart healthiest foods found in your fridge? According to the latest research, eating walnuts in linked to heart health benefits. Walnuts are packed with nutrition and are the only nut that offer an excellent source of plant-based omega 3-ALA.There are endless ways for people to enjoy walnuts in their favorite dishes and snacks, and their versatility can serve both sweet and savory cravings throughout the day. Walnuts have a rich, nutty flavor and satisfying texture that is great for making plant-based walnut tacos or pizza bites. When you need a quick boost and you’re tempted by candy or chips, reach for a tasty, better-for-you made-with-walnuts snack instead. Pro tip: Make sure to store your walnuts in your fridge or freezer for optimal freshness! Check walnuts.org for recipes the whole family will love. Active and on the go? The Honey Stinger products are perfect for active individuals because they are designed with the right amount of protein, fat and carbs to help you achieve your own activity goals and because they are delicious it makes it easy. Honey Stinger products includes Waffles; Energy Chews; Bars and Hydration Mixes … all in variety of sizes and flavors. In fact, more than 1,000 pro and college teams trust Honey Stinger to help them achieve their performance goals and feel better while they do it. Launching this month is the new Honey Stinger Oat + Honey Bar which is a delicious new pre-workout bar to help you start strong. For more information, visit nutritionbymia.com About Mia Syn Mia Syn, MS, RDN is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and founder of Nutrition By Mia, a popular online wellness destination frequented by millions of readers around the globe. She holds a Master of Science in human nutrition from Columbia University and has been featured by dozens of major media outlets including Women's Health Magazine, Cosmopolitan and SHAPE. As one of the most recognized and trusted young nutritionists in the country, she has helped hundreds of her clients and millions of her readers lose weight, improve their health and develop better sustainable eating habits for life. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

March 13, 2023 10:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Kona Gold Beverage, Inc Announces its Ooh La Lemin Lemonades to be sold in Town Pump Convenience Stores in Montana

KONA GOLD BEVERAGE INC.

McapMediaWire -- Kona Gold Beverage, Inc. (OTC: KGKG ), a holding company focused on product development and distribution in the better-for-you and functional beverage sector is pleased to announce its popular Ooh La Lemin Lemonades will be available for sale in Town Pump convenience stores in Montana. Of the Company's 10 SKU's of Ooh La Lemin, 3-7 SKU's will be sold in approximately 60 Town Pump convenience stores, with the number of SKU's depending on the size of the stores. Kona Gold's distribution partner, Hayden Beverage, will be distributing Ooh La Lemin to Town Pump Convenience Stores. In 1953, Tom and Mary Kenneally started Town Pump as a small full-service gas station in Butte, Montana. Today, Town Pump owns and operates over 200 gas station/convenience store, casino, hotel and car wash properties throughout Montana and Idaho. They proudly maintain lines of business in retail convenience stores featuring a wide variety of consumer goods working with vendors and suppliers to bring their customers variety and innovation along with high quality gasoline. "I am pleased to announce to our stockholders and customers, Ooh La Lemin Lemonades are coming to the popular Town Pump locations throughout Montana," stated Robert Clark, CEO of Kona Gold Beverage, Inc. "Our distribution partner, Hayden Beverage, will deliver our Ooh La Lemin Lemonades to approximately 60 Town Pump convenience stores across Montana. Hayden Beverage is quickly becoming one of Ooh La Lemin's leading distributors with their vast reach and experienced sales staff." Kona Gold's Ooh La Lemin Lemonades continue to out perform expectation in new and existing markets. The Company's sales team has launched Ooh La Lemin in several new states this year and has additional distribution partnerships coming on board in the very near future. Kona Gold Beverage recently announced its popular Ooh La Lemin Lemonades will be available for sale in Hot Spot convenience stores in North and South Carolina. Of the Company's 10 SKU's of Ooh La Lemin, 6 will be sold in all 40 Hot Spot convenience stores locations, 3 Sparkling Ooh La Lemin and 3 non-sparkling Ooh La Lemin Lemonades. Ooh La Lemin will be distributed by MR Williams, Kona Gold Beverage's new distribution partner in North and South Carolina, whose primary focus is Food Service and Convenience Stores. For more information regarding Town Pump please visit: https://www.townpump.com/ For more information regarding Kona Gold Beverage, please visit: https://konagoldbeverage.com/ About Kona Gold Beverage, Inc. Kona Gold Beverage, Inc., a Delaware corporation, has created wholly-owned subsidiaries, Kona Gold LLC, HighDrate, LLC, and Gold Leaf Distribution, LLC. Kona Gold, LLC has developed a premium Hemp-Infused Energy Drink line; please visit its website at www.konagoldhemp.com. HighDrate, LLC has developed the beverage industry's first CBD-Infused Energy Water, available in 6 delicious flavors; please visit its website at www.highdrateme.com. Gold Leaf Distribution, LLC was created to fill the Company's distribution needs in markets that it wants to enter quickly; please visit its website at www.goldleafdist.com. Kona Gold Beverage, Inc. recently rebranded its Lemin Lemonade to Ooh La Lemin Lemonade; please visit its website at www.oohlalemin.com. Kona Gold and its family of companies are located on the east coast of Florida in Melbourne and in Greer and Conway South Carolina. Safe Harbor Statement: The information posted in this release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in press releases and other written materials, and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. The Company cautions that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by other factors including, but not limited to, those set forth in the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing various engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, and various other factors beyond the Company's control. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Investor Relations Contact: Robert Clark 844-714-2224 investorrelations@konagoldbeverage.com Contact Details Robert Clark +1 844-714-2224 investorrelations@konagoldbeverage.com

March 13, 2023 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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INKW, Newcomer to Beverages Market, Sees Itself as A ‘Legacy’ Stock

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INKW’s ‘Key Gem’ Asset Is Its Location Over Seven Spring and Artesian Wells Greene sees entrepreneurial Company INKW as a long-term hold for patient investors. “This is a legacy stock,” Greene says. “Our asset is our unique tasting artesian water, sourced from seven wells in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina for an unlimited supply of fresh natural artesian water.” Greene oversees production at a 60,000 sq. ft. bottling plant in Marion, N.C. The real asset is it sits on 155 acres over a self-refreshing, series of seven spring and artesian wells. Locals call its production ‘sweet water,’ Greene says. "Most major brands of water are sourced from filtered metropolitan tap water that you wash your dishes with. As those supplies are under pressure especially on the west coast, in terms of limited supplies, our water will be seen as plentiful, healthier, naturally hydrating, and sweeter tasting.” Greene calls the location the 'key gem’ of INKW. It is virtually a sub-tropical rain forest in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he says. 'Location, location, location’ is a real estate term, but in this instance INKW says it is in a rare position geographically to grow share in the bottled water industry. Bottled Water Market: $500.7 billion by 2030 Growing At 9.7% CAGR Greene Concepts seems to be in the right market at the right time as immense growth has occurred and is expected to continue in the bottled water industry. According to Statistics, 88% of Americans drink bottled water every day. Average consumption is 47 gallons per capita. Worldwide it is estimated at $510 billion, but on a large base growing at a 6.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to GlobeNewswire. Worldwide, Precedence Research estimates the bottled water market at $500.7 billion by 2030. It finds it is growing globally at a 9.7% CAGR. Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region, due to lack of drinkable water, while North America is today’s leading region. This is a $22.175 billion market in the US growing at an 8.42% CAGR. Greene Concepts seems to be capturing increased market share on a daily basis as it expands its product reach both locally and nationally. INKW Be Water Marketing Only One Year After COVID Lockdown INKW’s Be Water brand competes in an extremely large market estimated at $505.19 billion globally by 2028 by Grand View Research as a relative newcomer. It launched its water line just as the COVID-19 lockdowns began, Greene recalls, meaning that retailers were reluctant to see vendors in person or add new lines to their shelves. "As a result, we are only about one year into marketing the Be Water line,” and we are in over 800 stores nationally, Greene says. “If investors are patient, this could be a multi-generational hold with a big payoff.” Startup Snapple Grew Exponentially After It Was Acquired Take Snapple, for example. Now it is marketed within the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group by parent Cadbury Schweppes. The brand began as a startup in 1972 on Long Island, NY in the natural foods industry. What started as a real brewed tea, is now an established multi-drink brand owned by a major bottler. It was first sold to Quaker Oats and later to Cadbury Schweppes. Now it is a member of the multi-billion dollar, multi-brand Dr. Pepper Snapple Group headquartered in Plano, TX. Brian Adkins, named National Sales Director of Greene Concepts, was actually an employee at Snapple — and recalls the exploding sales history for Dr. Pepper’s Snapple. He is hoping it will happen again. Be Water is his first artesian well-sourced water brand, he says. He has a background in selling both Snapple and Sunkist beverages. Greene Concepts Initiates Additional Resource Procurement for Growth Greene Concepts is working to initiate additional bottling plant infrastructure and company growth. This includes new aspects for engineering and prototyping, marketing, production, increasing working capital reserves, and satisfying other corporate expenses. This strategy follows a pattern of Greene upgrading the bottling plant facility and planning to expand the facility by 20,000 sq. ft. as it grows capacity and increases bottling configurations to reach a total of 80,000 sq. ft. To become more cost-efficient as it expands its production configurations, INKW is also seeking to produce its own bottles rather than purchase them from an outsource manufacturer. INKW created multiple SKUs for its Be Water to accommodate sales to and appeal to an increased amount of local, regional, and national retailers. These SKUs include 6-packs, 12-packs, 24-packs, and gallon sizes. Additional growth capacity equates to increased white-labeling for other companies where INKW bottles water for other companies for a fee which further increases INKW revenues. Greene says a possible payoff to investors may come when and if an exit strategy is executed in the far future—a possible sale of its unique Be Water brand to a larger beverage player. That may or may not happen. ‘Happy Mellow’ Is Greene’s New Brand for CBD Infused Beverages INKW is not only upgrading its bottling plant, it also recently debuted its new 'Happy Mellow’ CBD Infused Beverage brand. It is a three-flavor brand sold online in Lemon Lime, Plum Punch and Blood Orange Acai flavors that delivers all-natural nutrients quickly throughout the body. Currently, Happy Mellow can be sold in 35 states, but conventional retailers are reluctant to place it on their shelves because of CBD regulations. As a result, today it is sold online, with the store rollout just beginning—and with a bright future ahead of it, Greene says. The company sees incredible opportunity in the CBD industry with its Happy Mellow brand. The CBD-infused water industry is far smaller than the general bottled water business. It is estimated to reach, by comparison, only $14.6 billion by 2026. However, it is faster growing on a smaller base. Facts and Factors has its CAGR at 27.5% between 2021-2026. It remains a wide-open, quick-growing industry still in its infancy. Vantage Market Research pegs it at a 21.35% CAGR 2022-2028, when it is forecasted to reach $47.22 billion by the end of the research period. Greene Concepts plans to use this growth to quickly expand its brand to the new and informed consumer. This hemp-based CBD beverage sells online but is also popular at individual cannabis retailers, Greene says. Camping World, Amazon Are Customers of Be Water Brand The Be Water brand is already being sold by prominent retailer Camping World, which had 185 stores in 2022. Be Water is also in 55 Amazon fulfillment centers (up from the previously reported 27 fulfillment centers). “We are listed on Amazon Prime and have been selling on Amazon for two years. In terms of advertising exposure nationally, it is a very important component for our future growth. It's like free advertising,” Greene says. CONCLUSION The bottled water market is here to stay. This multi-billion dollar sector is dominated by major players such as PepsiCo., Coca-Cola and Nestle. They have a history of buying start-up beverage brands with traction and growing them exponentially. Look at what happened to tiny Snapple when it was acquired initially by Quaker Oats and eventually by Cadbury Schweppes. INKW is an emerging growth market start-up in the massive bottled water sector — a perfect candidate for a future acquisition by a larger player. Investors should do more than just place Greene Concepts on their Watch Lists. Instead, as management recommends, they should become involved, show patience, and consider this a long-term hold ‘legacy' investment. This is also a feisty OTC stock Company, entering the CBD infused beverage market at a time when this industry is still in its infancy. CBD infused beverages are, as a sector, smaller than the conventional bottled water sector, but growing at a quicker CAGR, researchers predict. Investors would be well advised that history often repeats itself. 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March 13, 2023 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Governor Newsom Signs Tribal-State Gaming Compact with Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and the State of California have entered into a Tribal-State gaming compact as announced by Governor Newsom’s office on March 9, 2023. This will replace the agreement signed in 2012. The new compact increases the number of authorized slot machines at Graton Resort & Casino from 3000 to 6000 (one of the highest amounts in the state). It also provides additional support for limited and non-gaming tribes through the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund (RSTF), beyond the $1.1 million per year cap that each limited and non-gaming tribe has previously been restricted to. The compact is available on the State of California website here. “We’re happy to improve our compact with the State of California and continue to provide needed community funds for the City of Rohnert Park, Sonoma County and our state,” said Greg Sarris, Tribal Chairman, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. “This compact allows the tribe to grow as a self-sustaining sovereign nation and continue to support our mission of social justice and environmental stewardship.” About the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Graton Rancheria is a federally recognized Indian tribe comprising Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo Indians. Legislation restoring federal recognition to the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria was signed into law in December 2000. Tribal lands are located in Rohnert Park, Sonoma County, Calif. For more information, visit www.gratonrancheria.com. About Graton Resort & Casino Located in Sonoma County, Graton Resort & Casino has a commanding presence among the rolling hills of Northern California's wine country. Owned and operated by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Graton Resort & Casino features table games, the latest slot machines, upscale and casual dining, plus entertainment options for visitors and locals alike. For more information, please visit www.gratonresortcasino.com. MEDIA, PLEASE NOTE: For more information, please contact Brianne Miller at graton@landispr.com or by phone at (650) 575-7727. # # # Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Brianne Miller +1 650-575-7727 graton@landispr.com Company Website https://gratonrancheria.com/

March 10, 2023 10:21 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Get your weekly groceries without having to pause your busy lifestyle

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Recently, Multimedia Reporter and Trend Expert, Milly Almodovar conducted a satellite media tour to share tips on how to get your weekly groceries without having to pause your busy lifestyle and sacrifice any of your time. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/zoJgne9Nq-U More and more consumers want faster, easier and affordable ways to get their essential items the same day without sacrificing time or quality. DoorDash launched on-demand grocery delivery in 2020, and over the last few years, it has accelerated its growth beyond restaurants, introducing on-demand grocery, convenience store delivery,, and more on the DoorDash app with partners including Albertsons-Safeway, Aldi, Dollar General, Hy-Vee, Meijer, Sprouts, Walgreens, and Wawa®. Today, there are tens of thousands of non-restaurant retail stores on the DoorDash platform across North America. DoorDash grocery delivery can help you save on time and money. “With DoorDash, you can eliminate all the fuss of waiting in long lines and looking for parking” says Almodovar. It’s convenient, easy, and more affordable than you may realize. You can save with DoorDash thanks to frequent deals, discounts, and more. The delivery app has been trusted to deliver meals from your favorite restaurants, and now, they can deliver your groceries too to make your favorite meals at home. Right now the best deal you can get is 30% off your first grocery order of $30 or more with the code: WEGETGROCERIES. So not only is DoorDash saving you money, but they’re saving you time and you know that’s priceless.” Its mission is to bring the best of every local neighborhood to consumers on-demand, from the weekly stock up to the last-minute ingredients needed for dinner tonight. The DoorDash app is available in the app store for iPhone and Google play store for Android. For more information, visit doordash.com/grocery-delivery. BIO: About Milly Almodovar Milly Almodovar is the former Senior Beauty Editor of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, now multimedia reporter, hispanic trends expert and TV Lifestyle and Beauty expert. You can find her on shows like Good Morning America, The Today Show, Rachael Ray, Dr Phil, etc. When Milly isn't working, she enjoys watching true crime shows and taking salsa lessons. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

March 09, 2023 12:32 PM Eastern Standard Time

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BRTX’s ThermoStem®: A New Weapon In The Fight Against Metabolic Syndrome

BioRestorative Therapies, Inc.

By Julian Richard, Benzinga Metabolism is the chemical process whereby the body produces energy from food. By breaking down carbohydrates and fats into sugars, the cells access fuel that can be used or stored via the liver or body fat. A metabolic disorder can occur when the body's chemical reactions become abnormal. This results in metabolic syndrome, where there is an excess or scarcity of health-preserving essential substances. Metabolic syndrome includes diseases such as obesity (increased fat deposits in the body) and increased glucose in the blood. These conditions increase the risk of comorbidities, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Obesity has become a global epidemic. For example, up to 40% of adults in the USA are obese, and the rates continue to climb across multiple populations. By 2030, over one billion individuals worldwide are predicted to be obese, with 1 in 7 men and 1 in 5 women living with the condition. Obesity is associated with an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, sleep apnea, and some cancers. Obesity is estimated to increase U.S. healthcare spending by $170 billion annually, so it is no surprise that companies like Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) and Teva (NYSE: TEVA) are working on the epidemic as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2022 over 37 million Americans had diabetes, with up to 95% having type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes has been considered a disease in adults. However, it is becoming more common in children, adolescents and younger adults. Stem Cells - Harnessing The Most Potent Cell In The Body BioRestorative Therapies Inc (NASDAQ: BRTX) focuses on innovative “home-grown” solutions to treat metabolic syndrome. It was founded by medical doctors, scientists, and world-renowned stem-cell researchers committed to developing stem-cell therapies to address unmet needs in patients with common yet serious diseases. Pioneering research led by Biorestorative Therapies on newly identified human adult brown fat stem cells has led to the development of ThermoStem®, a possibly revolutionary “off the shelf” allogeneic cell-based therapeutic. Stem cells are a unique kind of therapeutic cell. They are some of the most potent cells in the body, which can develop into many other more specialized and organ or tissue-specific cells. Brown fat stem cells are taken from a healthy donor and grown in the laboratory before being transplanted into the patient's body to generate new brown fat tissue or initiate metabolic homeostasis. Brown fat regulates body temperature by breaking down body fat and glucose in the blood. Brown fat produces energy and in so doing burns calories. Individuals with detectable brown fat are at a reduced risk of being diagnosed with cardiovascular and metabolic issues, such as type 2 diabetes, congestive heart failure, and high blood pressure. The ThermoStem® program harnesses the body’s ability to create new brown fat tissue from human brown adipose-derived stem cells. The novelty of the technology was acknowledged by the European Patent Office’s Notice of Allowance issued on the 6th of February, 2023. A bright future could await BioRestorative Therapies and the metabolic syndrome market in general. This is due to the heightened demand for personalized once-off treatments for the increasing number of individuals with lifestyle diseases and metabolic syndrome. There is also some intense clinical interest in this space. In 2017, the global metabolic disorder therapeutics market was valued at $49.65 billion and was projected to experience an impressive CAGR of 7.56% from 2019 to 2025. North America is the leading region driving this growth. The increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes, high healthcare spending, and rising awareness about metabolic disorders continue to propel regional market growth even further. The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to experience the most rapid CAGR of 8.27% due to its fast-paced economic growth. The APAC market is driven by shifting lifestyles and greater disposable income levels, leading to increased obesity and diabetes. Visit https://www.biorestorative.com for more information on the company and its product candidates. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. BioRestorative Therapies was founded by scientists and researchers committed to developing stem cell therapies to address unmet needs in patients with highly prevalent conditions.Our advances in stem cell biology and delivery protocols harbor great promise in conditioning our bodies’ own regenerative potential to treat major diseases more effectively than current interventions.Today, BioRestorative is actively developing programs that aim to dramatically increase quality of care for both (i) chronic back pain caused by disc degeneration, as well as (ii) metabolic disorders including obesity and diabetes. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Investor Relations ir@biorestorative.com Company Website https://www.biorestorative.com/

March 09, 2023 06:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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