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Alkaline88’s Eco-Friendly Aluminum Bottle is Now Available in Over 9,000 Stores Nationwide

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The Fully-Recyclable 16-Ounce Aluminum Bottle Grew Over 300% In Store Count Presence in the Past Three Months

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., August 05, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and CSE: WTER) (the "Company"), the country’s largest independent alkaline water company and The Clean Beverage Company™, is pleased to announce that its eco-friendly, fully-recyclable 16-ounce aluminum bottle is now available in over 9,000 locations across the country. It is being carried by independent grocers and leading chains including Albertsons (and their subsidiary Vons), Sprouts Farmers Market, Meijer, H-E-B, and Harris Teeter.

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The Alkaline88® 16-ounce, eco-friendly aluminum bottle is now available in over 9,000 retail locations across the country. (Photo: Business Wire)

"Sales of our entire line of single serves continue to grow. Having our aluminum bottle available in 9,000 stores nationwide is incredible," said Ricky Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company. "We are seeing great growth and product acceptance where the aluminum bottle is currently available. We’re already the number-one, best-selling aluminum alkaline water for some of our major clients. Just 3 short months ago, I shared that our new etched-white aluminum bottle was in 2,700 retail locations and, since then, its store count presence has increased by over 330%. Consumers are quickly discovering just how refreshing and enjoyable it is to drink Deliciously Smooth™ Alkaline88® from our ice-cold aluminum bottle."

"The future looks bright for our eco-friendly aluminum bottle. Through our distribution and brokerage partnerships including Natural Distributors, KeHE, and UNFI, we now have reach into over 75,000 independent, regional, and national retail grocery locations. With more of them currently reviewing our aluminum bottle for their next resets, we anticipate significant retail expansion for the product this year. Add to that the additional channels that have reopened this year like hospitality and foodservice, where our fully-recyclable and resealable aluminum bottles are a natural fit, and we expect sales to continue to grow," concluded Mr. Wright.

Alkaline88® is known for its superior hydration with a perfect 8.8pH balance. The brand was developed to deliver a Deliciously Smooth™ taste that encourages consumers to drink more and fully hydrate. The Company is dedicated to purity, quality, value, and taste. The water’s ingredient deck is simple, easy to understand, and free of buffers. Alkaline88 ionized water contains just two ingredients that customers trust — purified water and Pink Himalayan Rock Salt.

The Alkaline Water Company is The Clean Beverage Company™ making a difference in the water you drink and the world we share.

The Alkaline88® flagship brand of premium alkaline water is now available in 75,000 stores across all trades in the U.S. For more information, visit www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

About The Alkaline Water Company:

Founded in 2012, The Alkaline Water Company (NASDAQ and CSE: WTER) is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its flagship product, Alkaline88®, is a leading premier alkaline water brand available in bulk and single-serve sizes along with eco-friendly aluminum packaging options. With its innovative, state-of-the-art proprietary electrolysis process, Alkaline88® delivers perfect 8.8 pH balanced alkaline drinking water with trace minerals and electrolytes and boasts our trademarked label "Clean Beverage." Quickly being recognized as a growing lifestyle brand, Alkaline88® launched A88 Infused™ in 2019 to meet consumer demand for flavor-infused products. A88 Infused™ flavored water is available in six unique all-natural flavors, with new flavors coming soon. In 2021, The Alkaline Water Company was pleased to welcome Shaquille O’Neal to its board of advisors and to serve as the celebrity brand ambassador for the Alklaine88® and A88 Infused™ brands.

To purchase Alkaline88® and A88 Flavor Infused products online, visit us at www.alkaline88.com.

To learn more about The Alkaline Water Company, please visit www.thealkalinewaterco.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements." Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations, or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the following: that the future looks bright for the Company’s eco-friendly aluminum bottle; that the Company anticipates significant retail expansion for the product this year; and that the Company expects sales to continue to grow.

The material assumptions supporting these forward-looking statements include, among others, that the demand for the Company’s products will continue to significantly grow; that the past production capacity of the Company’s co-packing facilities can be maintained or increased; that there will be increased production capacity through implementation of new production facilities, new co-packers and new technology; that there will be an increase in number of products available for sale to retailers and consumers; that there will be an expansion in geographical areas by national retailers carrying the Company’s products; that there will be an expansion into new national and regional grocery retailers; that there will be an expansion into new e-commerce, home delivery, convenience, and healthy food channels; that there will not be interruptions on production of the Company’s products; that there will not be a recall of products due to unintended contamination or other adverse events relating to the Company’s products; and that the Company will be able to obtain additional capital to meet the Company’s growing demand and satisfy the capital expenditure requirements needed to increase production and support sales activity. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, governmental regulations being implemented regarding the production and sale of alkaline water or any other products; additional competitors selling alkaline water and enhanced water products in bulk containers reducing the Company’s sales; the fact that the Company does not own or operate any of its production facilities and that co-packers may not renew current agreements and/or not satisfy increased production quotas; the fact that the Company has a limited number of suppliers of its unique bulk bottles; the potential for supply-chain interruption due to factors beyond the Company’s control; the fact that there may be a recall of products due to unintended contamination; the inherent uncertainties associated with operating as an early stage company; changes in customer demand and the fact that consumers may not embrace enhanced water products as expected or at all; the extent to which the Company is successful in gaining new long-term relationships with new retailers and retaining existing relationships with retailers; the Company’s ability to raise the additional funding that it will need to continue to pursue its business, planned capital expansion and sales activity; and competition in the industry in which the Company operates and market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada. Although the Company believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations, and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations, or intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, and on the SEDAR, available at www.sedar.com.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210805005270/en/

Contacts

The Alkaline Water Company Inc.
Jeff Wright
Director of Investor Relations
866-242-0240
investors@thealkalinewaterco.com

Media
Jessica Starman
888-461-2233
jessica@elev8newmedia.com

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