TAAT® Products to Expand in Austin, TX with GAMA


LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TAAT® GLOBAL ALTERNATIVES INC. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQX: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP) (the “Company” or “TAAT®”) is pleased to announce that from November 2022, TAAT® Original, Smoothand Menthol must be carried by the Greater Austin Merchants Cooperative Association (“GAMA”). GAMA serves more than 600 member stores in central Texas, primarily in the Austin area (population 965,000), in addition to more than 1,200 other outlets supported and distributed by the association. The company continues to build TAAT®’s presence across the state of Texas, now with three major convenience retailers. Wholesale buying cooperatives such as GAMA provide the platform to penetrate hundreds of independent retailers, in a manner similar to standard chain account sales. TAAT® Merchandisers will work hand-in-hand with GAMA to execute at retail stores operated by GAMA accounts in Austin with the goal of educating retailers, staff and adult smokers about TAAT®’s unique value proposition. The company formed its relationship with GAMA through B&B Beyond (announced in a September 13, 2022 press release), which represents TAAT® among a network of U.S. convenience industry contacts.

TAAT® CEO Michael Saxon said, “Through our partnership with GAMA, we will have the scale to fully launch TAAT® in the Austin, Texas market. Groups such as GAMA are diligently identifying opportunities for their members to improve store profitability, which will be a major selling point for TAAT® as a product with significantly higher profit margins for retailers compared to what they earn by selling tobacco cigarettes. Texas is an important market for the company, and we look forward to working with GAMA as part of our expansion plans. »

GAMA Vice President Ernie Limon said, “We strive to deliver innovative products to our member retailers, as well as legacy mainstays such as tobacco, soda and confectionery. Although some convenience segments hardly ever change, category-creating products such as TAAT® offer an advantage to adult smokers who can benefit from a low-cost, nicotine-free option, as well as an advantage to retailers who earn much more on each sale of this tobacco-free product. This value proposition is very simple and I believe it will result in a strong conversion rate to gain market share among our accounts in the Austin area. GAMA is delighted to introduce TAAT® as an innovative product within its network, in a market where TAAT® is already an established brand.

Founded in 1999, GAMA members represent approximately 35% of the convenience store market in the Austin area, with over $1 billion in combined revenue annually. GAMA owns and operates its own warehouse and distribution center in Austin, and is in the process of adding a 300,000 square foot warehouse in Georgetown, Texas, which will also serve as a cash and carry outlet for online purchases. big. In addition to a standard range of convenience category products, GAMA stocks a comprehensive selection of tobacco products, including major brands of tobacco cigarettes. More information about GAMA can be found on its website at the following link: http://gamaus.com

GAMA members represent more than 600 stores in central Texas, primarily in the Austin area. The map above shows the locations of its members’ stores, which collectively account for approximately 35% of the Austin-area convenience store market. TAAT® and GAMA will work together to strategically market the company’s new alternative to tobacco cigarettes in the Austin-area convenience channel, where TAAT® is currently sold through independent stores as well as retail chains.

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On behalf of the Company’s Board of Directors,


“Michael Saxon”

Michael Saxon, CEO and Director

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About TAAT® Global Alternatives Inc.

TAAT® develops, manufactures and distributes alternative products in categories such as tobacco, hemp, kratom and other emerging CPG segments. Its flagship product is a nicotine- and tobacco-free fuel with a patent-pending base material formulation, sold in several thousand stores across the United States. With over $80 million CAD in annual gross revenue, TAAT® facilities include an operations center in Nevada, as well as a distribution center and multiple convenience stores in Ohio.

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