EnWave Receives First Repeat Costco Order from Pacific Northwest Division for Moon Cheese
Vancouver, B.C., April 19, 2018
EnWave Corporation (TSX-V:ENW | FSE:E4U) (“EnWave”, or the "Company" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyKTfx_H0Tk&t=60s) announced today that NutraDried Food Company, LLC (“NutraDried”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has received a second purchase order for its Moon Cheese® snack product from Costco Wholesale Corporation’s (“Costco”) Pacific Northwest division after the initial rotation launch at the beginning of April 2018. The Company previously announced the first purchase order and product rotation in Costco’s Pacific Northwest division in a press release dated March 14, 2018.
The recent repeat purchase orders from Costco’s Pacific Northwest division along with the Midwest division demonstrates the success of club format packaging of Moon Cheese® in the Costco system. NutraDried will continue to pursue expanded distribution with Costco through both additional repeat orders and potential expansion into other Costco divisions. Each Costco purchase order represents significant revenue growth for NutraDried.
The current success of club format Moon Cheese® distribution in Costco does not guarantee future continued success.
EnWave Corporation, a Vancouver-based advanced technology company, has developed Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) – an innovative, proprietary method for the precise dehydration of organic materials. EnWave has further developed patent-pending methods for uniformly drying and decontaminating cannabis through the use of REV™ technology, shortening the time from harvest to marketable cannabis products.
REV™ technology’s commercial viability has been demonstrated and is growing rapidly across several market verticals in the food, and pharmaceutical sectors including legal cannabis. EnWave’s strategy is to sign royalty-bearing commercial licenses with industry leaders in multiple verticals for the use of REV™ technology. The company has signed over twenty royalty-bearing licenses to date, opening eight distinct market sectors for commercialization of new and innovative products. In addition to these licenses, EnWave’s wholly-owned subsidiary, NutraDried Food Company, LLC, was formed to develop, manufacture, market and sell all-natural cheese snack products in the United States under the Moon Cheese® brand.
EnWave has introduced REV™ as the new dehydration standard in the food and biological material sectors: faster and cheaper than freeze drying, with better end product quality than air drying or spray drying. EnWave currently has three commercial REV™ platforms:
- nutraREV® which is used in the food industry to dry food products quickly and at low-cost, while maintaining high levels of nutrition, taste, texture and colour;
- powderREV® which is used for the bulk dehydration of food cultures, probiotics and fine biochemicals such as enzymes below the freezing point, and
- quantaREV® which is used for continuous, high-volume low-temperature drying.
An additional platform, freezeREV®, is being developed as a new method to stabilize and dehydrate biopharmaceuticals such as vaccines and antibodies. More information about EnWave is available at www.enwave.net.
Dr. Tim Durance
President & CEO
For further information:
John P.A. Budreski, Executive Chairman at +1 (416) 930-0914
Brent Charleton, CFA, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development at +1 (778) 378-9616
Deborah Honig, Corporate Development, Adelaide Capital Markets at +1 (604) 755-1348
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