VANCOUVER, March 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (TSX.V: HEMP) ("Hempco®" or the "Company") continues to execute its growth strategy with its new listing of PLANET HEMP SUPERFOOD™ in Quebec with Métro Inc., Canada's third-largest grocer. In addition, Hempco® launches a new line extension of plant-based, organic protein smoothie mixes for its PLANET HEMP SUPERFOOD™ brand.
Hempco®'s listing with Métro Inc. is its first with one of Canada's top three grocers in the country's second largest market, which makes up 25.5% of the all Canadian grocery sales according to the 2018 Canadian Grocer's Market Survey. Métro grocery stores will be rolling out PLANET HEMP SUPERFOOD™ in Quebec over the next few months and will initially be available in over 75 stores across the province.
"We are very excited to have our PLANET HEMP SUPERFOOD™ brand listed by Métro Inc. as we continue to expand our presence in grocery and specialty stores across the country," said Hempco® CEO, Diane Jang. "With the addition of our latest product line extension of PLANET HEMP SUPERFOOD™ Organic Protein Smoothie Mixes, we are able to offer an even greater selection of hemp-based products for consumers. Our goal is to see our protein smoothie mixes alongside our hemp hearts and super-seed blends as convenient, versatile whole-food meal solutions. As part of our Five-Prong Strategy, we continue to grow revenues through new distribution channels and new products."
The new line will include three flavours: Original, Vanilla Chai, and Super Greens. Made with 100% Canadian-grown, certified organic hemp, PLANET HEMP SUPERFOOD™ Smoothie Mixes provide whole food nutrition and are non-GMO, kosher, vegan friendly, plus 100% naturally produced without the use of concentrates or isolates.
For more than 12 years Hempco® has been a trusted and respected pioneer, innovator and provider of quality, hemp-based foods, hemp fiber and hemp nutraceuticals. Hempco® produces and markets the brands PLANET HEMP™ and PRAISE, hemp-based foods and nutritional supplements for people and animals. Hempco® is expanding its processing ability to meet global demands in a 56,000 sq. ft. facility located at Nisku, Alberta. Hempco®'s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "HEMP".
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On behalf of the Board of Directors,
HEMPCO FOOD AND FIBER INC.
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