VANCOUVER, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Agrios Global Holdings Ltd. (CSE: AGRO) (OTCQB: AGGHF) (FSE: ØSA - WKN-A2N62K) ("Agrios" or the "Company") today announced that it has appointed Mr. Michael Hammer as Strategic Advisor. Mr. Hammer will collaborate with Agrios to explore potential strategic partnerships that will optimize the Company's vertical expansion and diversification into new market segments both nationally and internationally.
- Global brand marketing and innovation history including PepsiCo™, Starbucks™, Ford™ and McDonald's.
- Venture and innovation scouting and strategic partnerships expertise
- $1B+ joint venture experience with Starbucks and Unilever
- $25MM Venture Capital Fund for PepsiC
- Strategic Planning across brand, portfolio and enterprise
- Marketing Strategy across multiple channels and product categories
- Agency Management and Collaboration, including Cannes & EFFIE award-winning campaigns
Michael Hammer is the CEO and founding partner of Atomic Brand Lab. Global leading brands including PepsiCo™, Starbucks™, Ford™ and McDonald's have benefitted from his expertise in strategic planning across brand, portfolio and enterprise. Michael has collaborated in developing many successful strategic partnerships, including a $1B+ joint venture between Starbucks and Unilever, and a $25M Venture Capital Fund for PepsiCo.
"Michael is an award-winning brand innovation and marketing specialist who has developed game changing business concepts and strategies for several globally recognized brands. His strong track record in advising start-ups and emerging brands on market expansion was of great interest to us." said Agrios' CEO & President, Chris Kennedy, "We believe that Michael's experience and relationships in the brand and venture capital arena will assist Agrios in achieving a competitive market advantage."
Mr. Hammer commented, "I believe Agrios' is prepared to advance into a range of industry verticals and engaging with a mature player will accelerate the Company's integration into existing markets. I look forward to working with the Agrios team to evaluate operational and strategic opportunities in the consumer and other market segments."
About Agrios Global Holdings Ltd.
Agrios Global Holdings is a data analytics driven agriculture technology and services company advancing the latest innovations in indoor growing science. The Company owns, leases and manages properties and equipment for eco-sustainable agronomy and provides advisory services to support all aspects of aeroponic cultivation in the cannabis sector. Agrios is actively pursuing new opportunities to expand its portfolio of tenant growers and infrastructure assets in strategic licensed jurisdictions. Based in Vancouver, BC. Agrios is managed by a highly accomplished team of experienced industry and capital markets experts who are committed to the growth of the company.
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Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements related to corporate strategy and Agrios' ability to execute such strategy, future developments regarding Agrios' expansion into various markets including numerous states within the United States of America, and into Asia, expected costs of hemp fiber, intended development and sales of hemp products, market demand for hemp products, and the business and operations of Agrios as it relates to the Yunnan Province
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There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate or that management's expectations or estimates of future developments, circumstances or results will materialize. Because of these risks and uncertainties, the results or events predicted in these forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events.
Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this release. Agrios disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise such information, except as required by applicable law, and Agrios does not assume any liability for disclosure relating to any other company mentioned herein.
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