Amara’s organic plant-based baby food is now available in select Sobeys and IGA locations across Canada, adding to an already robust eCommerce and brick and mortar distribution network
Eat Well Investment Group Inc. (the “Company” or “Eat Well Group” or “EWG”) (CN:EWG) (US:EWGFF) (FRA:6BC0) is pleased to announce that its majority-owned portfolio company, Amara Organic Foods (“Amara”), one of the fastest-growing baby food brands in America, is now available in select Sobeys Inc. (“Sobeys”) and IGA stores in Canada.
Sobeys has more than 111 years of experience in the food retail business. As one of only two national grocery retailers in Canada, Sobeys serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods and Lawtons Drugs, as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations.
“Amara adds premier distribution points in both Sobeys and IGA stores, some of North America’s most well-known and established grocery retailers,” stated Marc Aneed, Director and CEO of Eat Well Group. “The demand for plant-based infant nutrition continues to be strong as we accelerate growth across Eat Well Group’s CPG sector. We congratulate the Amara team for ongoing success,” continued Aneed.
Distribution to both Sobeys and IGA locations across Canada adds to Amara’s strong retail footprint with distribution to many of North America’s leading big-box retailers, including; Walmart Canada, Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmer’s Market, HEB, Loblaws and more. Amara is focused on accelerating its omnichannel sales distribution strategy and continued growth across natural health food stores and traditional big-box retailers, in addition to ecommerce.
Eat Well Group’s management believes Amara’s growth can be attributed to the global trend of consumers seeking nutritious plant-based foods to add into their everyday lifestyles, and Amara’s delicious toddler snacks and baby foods being 100% organic with excellent taste. The infant nutrition market is estimated to reach over $109 billion globally by 20271, and Amara is poised to be a leader in the plant-based segment.
For 15% off and free shipping on Amara products valid until April 30, 2022 visit www.amaraorganicfoods.com and enter the code: TASTETHEDIFFERENCE15
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Eat Well Group is a publicly-traded investment Company primarily focused on high-growth companies in the agribusiness, food tech, plant-based and ESG (environmental, social and governance) sectors. Eat Well Group’s management team has an extensive record of sourcing, financing and building successful companies across a broad range of industries and maintains a current investment mandate on the health/wellness industry. The team has financed and invested in early-stage venture companies for greater than 25 years, resulting in unparalleled access to deal flow and the ability to construct a portfolio of opportunistic investments intended to generate superior risk-adjusted returns.
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