Koios expands its retail footprint by an additional 230 units

In addition to its existing presence on the US West Coast, all five KOIOS™ flavors are now available in Raley stores. Serving the California and Nevada markets (population 3.87 million), Raley’s is an independent, family-owned American grocery and retail technology company headquartered in West Sacramento, California. Founded by Thomas P. Raley in Placerville, California in 1935, the company currently operates more than 230 stores under nine banners in seven states and four tribal nations.

DENVER and VANCOUVER, British Columbia., March 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Koios Beverage Corp. (CSE: FIT; OTC: FITSF) (the “Company” or “Kioos”) is pleased to announce that Koios’ full line of canned beverage products will be sold at all locations of Raley’s, a Sacramento, CA-based supermarket chain. In the first quarter of 2021, the Company announced several placements of its beverages with regional grocers in U.S. West Coast markets, including Market of choice in oregon, Jensen’s in Southern Californiaand large natural grocery chain Cabbage growers marketwhich has a significant West Coast presence, with more than a third of its locations (more than 360 stores in 23 states) in California as well as Washington State1. The Company also recently announced other developments related to its expansion efforts which began in 2021, such as an in-house beverage canning facility and distribution agreements with regional and national wholesale partners.

When Tom Raley opened his first grocery store in Placerville, California in 1935, he had big ambitions to transform the grocery business. With a zeal for improvement, Tom set out to reshape the way customers buy food. Its innovations—from opening the nation’s first self-serve meat counter to housing a grocery store and pharmacy under one roof—have always been made with the goal of making customers’ lives easier.

Through Tom’s vision and hard work, a family of stores has grown across Northern California and Nevada. Under the second generation leadership of Tom’s daughter, Joyce Raley Teel, and her husband, Jim Teel, Raley has brought quality and service to a new era for the customer. Joyce’s role in founding Raley’s Food for Families, a nonprofit to help feed the food-insecure in our own neighborhoods, affirmed the West Sacramento-based company’s concern for the community. At the age of 91, Joyce Raley Teel passed away in 2022. While working indirectly and directly in the business, Joyce was Raley’s heart, sharing her passion and commitment to team members and the community.

Today, Raley’s remains a family business run by Mike Teel, Tom’s grandson. Mike defined the company’s vision and purpose: to infuse life with health and happiness by changing the way we eat, one plate at a time. He championed health and wellness by creating Raley’s exclusive Shelf Guide labeling program and other bold steps to improve the overall food system. Mike reaffirmed Raley’s commitment to personalized service by advancing convenient online shopping and the Something Extra savings program. Under Mike’s leadership, Raley’s is continually innovating to make healthier food more accessible to everyone.

Raley’s Companies brands include Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods, Raley’s ONE Market, Bashas’, Bashas’ Diné Market, Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store and FieldTRUE Organic. These brands do business in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, as well as the tribal nations of the Navajo Nation, White Mountain Apache, San Carlos Apache, and Tohono O’ odham. Raley’s currently employs over 23,000 people. In 2020, their revenue was $3.3 billion.

Koios CEO Chris Miller said, “We’ve long argued that local grocery chains are exceptionally savvy when it comes to building customer loyalty because they can gather and act on qualitative insights much more effectively. than a full-scale chain. Raley’s is a store I shopped at as a kid and it’s a staple in the California and Nevada markets. It is an incredible honor to work with such an exceptional grocery chain”.

Sources

1 – https://www.sprouts.com/stores/

2 – https://www.raleys.com/about/our-story/

3- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raley’s_Supermarkets

On behalf of the Company’s Board of Directors,

KOIOS BEVERAGE CORP.

“Chris Miller”

Chris Miller, CEO and Director

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Gina Burrus
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About Koios Beverage Corp.

The Company is an emerging functional beverage company that has a distribution network of over 4,400 outlets in the United States to sell its products. Koios has relationships with some of the largest and most reputable distributors in the United States, including Europa Sports, Muscle Foods USA, KeHE and Wishing-U-Well. Koios uses a proprietary blend of nootropics and natural organic compounds to enhance human productivity without the use of harmful chemicals or stimulants. Koios products have been shown to improve concentration, mental ability, memory retention, cognitive function, alertness, brain capacity and create all-day mental clarity. Its ingredients are specifically designed to target brain function by increasing blood flow, oxygen levels, and neural connections in the brain.

Koios produces one of the only beverages in the world infused with MCT oil. MCT oil is derived from coconut and has been shown to help the body burn fat more efficiently, create sustained energy from a natural food source, produce ketones in the brain , enabling better brain function and clarity, supporting the production of healthy hormones and improving immunity. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.koiosbeveragecorp.com.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Often, but not always, forward-looking information and information can be identified by the use of words such as “anticipates”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “estimates “, “intends to”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of these words and expressions or declare that certain actions, events or results “could”, “might” , “would”, “could” or “will” be taken, occur or be realized. Forward-looking information in this press release includes statements regarding: the potential results of the offering of KOIOS™ across all Raley’s locations in seven states and four tribal nations, and overall functional beverage market performance. Forward-looking information reflects management’s current expectations based on information currently available and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking information. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in the preparation of the forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information and no assurance can be given that such events will occur within the time periods stated or not. at all. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include: (i) adverse market conditions; (ii) changes in the growth and size of functional beverage markets; and (iii) other factors beyond the Company’s control. The Company operates in a rapidly changing environment. New risk factors emerge from time to time, and it is impossible for the management of the Company to predict all risk factors, nor can the Company assess the impact of all factors on the business of the Company. Company or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking information. The forward-looking information included in this press release is made as of the date of this press release, and the Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. , except as required by applicable law.

The statements in this press release have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the United States Food and Drug Administration. As each individual is different, the benefits, if any, of taking the Company’s products will vary from person to person. No claim or warranty can be made as to the effects of the Company’s products on the health and well-being of any individual. The Company’s products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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