September 26, 2019 – Vancouver, BC: The Yield Growth Corp. (CSE:BOSS) (OTCQB:BOSQF) (Frankfurt:YG3) is pleased to announce that on September 25, 2019 its wholly owned subsidiary W&W Manufacturing entered into a definitive agreement with Melorganics Hellas for the exclusive distribution of Yield’s Wright & Well brand of CBD products in Greece and Cyprus.
The agreement grants exclusive distribution rights to Melorganics for an initial fee of CAD $100k for the first three years and continued exclusivity for up to 20 years with minimum annual purchases by Melorganics of CAD $100k.
The initial licensing fee is payable after at least 3 Wright & Well products have been registered for sale within the European Union, which is anticipated to take 3 – 6 months months. Melorganics is to submit its first order of products within 30 days after the date the 3 products have been registered.
Yield’s Wright & Well brand has a line of Ayurveda-inspired CBD infused products that are supported with hemp root oil. This powerful line-up is uniquely formulated to help people move freely by helping to alleviate pain. With proprietary formulations as unique as they are powerful, these products are backed by more than 30 years of Ayurvedic study and hands-on practice with chronic pain sufferers. Each product is formulated with the purest ingredients, nano-precise ratios, and uses carefully selected strains for the most impactful result.
Brightfield Group estimates that the European CBD market will boom over the next four years. The market was estimated at $318 million in 2018 and is expected to grow over 400 percent through 2023.
“CBD is just starting to take hold in Europe, with both product availability and consumer awareness still quite limited. This is a great opportunity for developed brands to enter and expand through Europe with far less competition than we’re seeing in the U.S.,” says Bethany Gomez, Brightfield Managing Director.
Melorganics Hellas plans to enter the Greek and Cypriot markets with a full line of CBD products. The company is in the process of securing exclusive rights and strategic alliances with leading companies both in Greece and Canada; companies that are focused on the development of unique health products and nutraceuticals utilizing cannabis and botanical oils. The company is founded by Athanasios (Tom) Vachliotis (a Greek and Canadian Citizen), and John Philpott, who both have proven success in different business ventures. Vachliotis has deep ties to Greece and many past business successes. Philpott is the CEO of CanAm Physician Recruiting Inc., Canada’s premier physician placement firm. He was the CEO of Canabo Medical Corp., which obtained a public listing in 2017 (TSX.V:CMC ) and merged in 2018 with Aleafia Health Inc. (TSX.V:ALEF ) in a transaction valued at $40 million and resulting in a combined operation with a market cap over $200 million. In 2019, the TSX.V announced Aleafia as one of the top 50 best run companies listed on the exchange for 2018. Yield Growth owns a less than 20% interest in Melorganics.
About The Yield Growth Corp.
The Yield Growth Corp. is building and operating hemp, cannabis and other wellness assets in the $4.2 trillion-dollar global wellness market. The Yield Growth management team has deep experience with global brands including Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, M·A·C Cosmetics, Skechers, Best Buy and Aritzia. Its all natural hemp skin care brand, Urban Juve, has signed distribution agreements in Canada, Columbia, Brazil, Greece and Cyprus and through its distributor network has access to over 8,000 retail locations. Urban Juve has been featured in UK Vogue and Elle Canada and has an alliance with leading online beauty community, ipsy. Yield Growth’s Wright & Well brands are launching a THC/CBD line of topical products in Oregon and a CBD from hemp topicals line for U.S. distribution this fall.
Through its subsidiaries, Yield Growth has over 200 proprietary beauty, wellness, edibles and beverage formulas for commercialization. It has filed 12 patents to protect its extraction method and formulas. Yield Growth also acquires interests in start ups and provides incubation services to emerging wellness companies. Yield Growth is in revenue through multiple streams including licensing, services and product sales.
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