September 1st, 2020
The Tinley Beverage Firm (“Company”) is delighted to announce that the inaugural batches of its award-winning Tinley’s™ ’27 beverages have been developed at the Company’s new permanent facility in Extended Beach, California. The Firm is also pleased to deliver a corporate and operational update.
Inaugural Batches Ship from Extended Beach
The inaugural batches of Tinley’s™ 4 cask-style cannabis-infused beverages have been developed and shipped to Shelf Life Distributing for distribution to dispensaries. These merchandise consist of the new Tinley ’27 Arabica Cask, which is crafted with true coffee bean extract, along with notes of vanilla and Caribbean cask flavors that are normally identified in adult coffee-primarily based beverages. It joins the current lineup of Tinley’s™’27 merchandise, which consist of Almond Cask, Cinnamon Cask and the award-winning Coconut Cask. The Firm is functioning to swiftly restock the dispensaries and on line channels that had depleted their inventory of the prior generation merchandise. Collaborating with its distributor, the Company’s internal sales force has also constructed a robust pipeline of new dispensary accounts. The Firm receives payment upon Shelf Life effectively finishing sales to these dispensaries. The Firm also intends to create a subsequent-generation batch of its expanded Tinley’s™ Tonics prepared-to drink item line – which includes the new juniper and tonic-primarily based “Juniper Sky™” and the grapefruit and agave-primarily based “Flying Dove™” – in September.
Complete commissioning of the gear is anticipated to take location with the Italian manufacturer’s representatives on web page in Extended beach in September. After commissioned, the carbonated Tinley’s™ Tonics merchandise will be developed, along with extra runs of the Tinley’s™ ‘27 item line that is anticipated to be required for replenishing distribution and retail by that time.
Extended Beach has some of the lowest municipal cannabis taxes for cannabis manufacturing and distribution in the State. The Company’s facility is positioned roughly 14 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, thereby positioning it inside close proximity of North America’s biggest beverage marketplace, as effectively as the continent’s biggest cannabis marketplace. The state-of-the-art facility is goal-constructed for formulation, batching and contract packing of a wide variety of cannabis-infused beverages. The Firm also intends to deliver co-packing customers with branding and packaging options, benefiting from its comprehensive regulatory knowledge and beverage-particular DSD distribution-retail solutions. Upon completion of commissioning, the Firm expects to be in a position to consummate co-packing bargains from its robust pipeline of prospective client ‘partners’.
Expansion to Canada
The Firm has entered into an agreement with a Canadian manufacturer that has comprehensive knowledge in beverage co-packing for production of the Company’s cannabis-infused beverages in Canada. The agreement is topic to a wide variety of circumstances which consist of the manufacturer finishing final licensing such that it can commence manufacturing of the Company’s merchandise by October 30, 2020.
Tinley is functioning with a important Canadian consulting firm on the Well being Canada notification approach, with a objective of providing the complete taste and effects of its US merchandise in Canada, with the requisite packaging and labelling adjustments. These Well being Canada notifications will consist of Canadian equivalents of the complete line of Tinley’s US merchandise, which includes the “High Horse” and “Coconut Cask” merchandise, which won the #1 and #two awards at this year’s Emerald Cup.
As previously disclosed, Tinley’s Canadian sales will be supplied by Good North Distributors. Good North has had initial conversations with specific provincial cannabis boards, and it believes there will be considerable interest from at least two notable purchasers. Sales will commence upon the Company’s Canadian manufacturer satisfying the circumstances of the agreement and finishing production. Good North is the exclusive distributor for Aphria, Pasha Brands and other major Canadian cannabis producers. It is operated by Doug Wieland, President, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Canada and GM, Good North Distributors. Good North provides Tinley access to its nationwide sales and distribution network, which involves knowledgeable sales and advertising and marketing teams, established relationships with all provincial cannabis distribution boards, as effectively as broad coverage across Canada’s quite a few private cannabis retailers. Good North applies sector-major information analytics capabilities from the wine and spirits sector to the new cannabis sector, supplying brands with a effective information-driven strategy to cannabis sales.
Becketts Non-Infused Beverages for the “Low-No Alcohol” Category
In addition to its existing item listings, the Firm is delighted to be moving forward with trials of its merchandise in 12 grocery shops in Southern California. As previously disclosed, these trials had been delayed due to the suspension of samplings and new item launches in most grocery shops in the State due to COVID-19. The shops in which the Beckett’s trials are now commencing are owned by a single of the USA’s biggest grocery shop chains, with more than two,000 shops across the nation.
In addition to the 12 new shop trials in the US, the Firm is at the moment finishing the onboarding approach for Walmart.com, Amazon.com, and for a Shopify-driven logistics platform that will allow purchases on a wide variety of other on line retailers, for broad availability all through the USA in September. Particular on line delivery solutions may well also ship to international markets which includes Canada, topic to their personal terms and circumstances.
The Firm has also completed a second run of all four Beckett’s™ carbonated merchandise in the U.S., and it is in the approach of finishing a second run of all four Beckett’s™ nonetheless merchandise for the US marketplace. Additional, the Firm is finalizing arrangements for production of the Company’s non-infused Beckett’s™ merchandise in Canada, and it expects initial production of each nonetheless and carbonated merchandise to take location at an Ontario co-packing facility this fall. The Firm will be functioning to safe listings in grocery and other beverage retail shops in Canada. Across Canada, Provincial Liquor boards have similarly begun to create their “Low-No Alcohol” categories to reflect customer preferences and the development of this new class of non-inebriating adult beverages.
Final Tranche of Private Placement
The Firm is pleased to announce that it has accepted an extra $1.04 million the final tranche of its previously-announced, non-brokered private placement (“Offering”). This final tranche raised gross proceeds of $1,040,000 from the challenge and sale of two,080,000 units (the “Units”), bringing total proceeds from the Providing to $two,890,000. Every Unit was bought for $.50 and is comprised of a single frequent share of Tinley (“Common Share”) and a single frequent share buy warrant (“Warrant”). Every Warrant is exercisable into a single Frequent Share (“Warrant Share”) at a price tag of $.70 for a period of 24 months following the closing. The Frequent Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares are topic to a statutory hold period of 4 months and a day from the date of closing. In connection with the Providing, Tinley has paid to finders $77,200 and 154,400 broker units (“Broker Unit Options”). Every Broker Unit Alternative entitles the holder to obtain a single Unit (a “Broker Unit”) at an exercising price tag of $.50 for a period of 24 months following the closing of the Providing with each and every Broker Unit comprised of a single Frequent Share and a single Warrant. The Frequent Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares are topic to a statutory hold period of 4 months and a day from the date of closing. The majority of this private placement was institutional, and just about totally from inbound interest.
“It has been weeks of whirlwind of activity and terrific excitement for our group, with our lengthy-awaited facility in Extended Beach coming to life, the simultaneous expansion to Canada of manufacturing of each the Tinley’s™ infused and Beckett’s non-infused item households — all complete item line,” stated Ted Zittell, director of the Firm. “The cannabis beverage category in California and across USA has noticed a notable and significantly-anticipated spike in sales in current months our launches are set to satisfy distribution and retail demand at the fantastic time.”
“The ‘Lo & No Alcohol’ category is simultaneously continuing to knowledge fast development, with total category income exceeding $18 billion. The non-alcoholic spirits portion is increasing the quickest – possessing surged 400% in the UK final year,” stated Rick Gillis, President, Western USA. “Beckett’s represents the only extensive lineup of each liquor and cocktail kind offerings in the category.”
About The Tinley Beverage Firm
The Tinley Beverage Firm developed the Beckett’s™ Tonics and Beckett’s™ ’27 line of liquor-inspired, terpene-infused, non-alcoholic beverages. Beckett’s™-branded merchandise are readily available in mainstream meals, beverage and specialty retailers, as effectively as on-premises places, all through California and are launching elsewhere in the USA. The cannabis-infused versions of these merchandise are readily available below the Tinley’s™ Tonics and Tinley’s™ ’27 brands in licensed dispensaries and delivery solutions all through California. The Firm is functioning to launch the complete item line in Canada. The Firm has also constructed a 20,000 square foot cannabis beverage manufacturing facility in Extended Beach, California.
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