Kroger places Empowered Products' PINK® in 1,400 stores across its U.S. National Grocery Chain
LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Empowered Products, Inc. (EMPO), an emerging leader in the high-growth sexual wellness sector through its award-winning PINK® and GunOil® brands, announced today that The Kroger Co. (KR) has placed its first batch of orders for Empowered Products' PINK® line of personal lubricants for five of Kroger's distribution centers across the United States. Kroger, the largest grocery store chain in the U.S., will now offer PINK® Silicone and PINK® Water at approximately 1,400 retail locations across the United States.
Thus far this year, in terms of Empowered Products' continuous expansion within the national retail sector, Kroger's 1,400-store order can now be added to product orders for PINK® and GunOil® from CVS Caremark for 5,000 retail locations, Wal-Mart Stores for 600 retail locations, Walgreen Co. for 250 retail locations, and Target Corporation for online retail sales at Target.com. The Kroger Co. is comprised of a variety of retail outlets including grocery store chains such as Ralph's and Food 4 Less as well as convenient stores such as Kwik Shop and Quik Stop.
Scott Fraser, president and CEO of Empowered Products, added, "Our new sales relationship with The Kroger Co. fits perfectly with our rapid expansion strategy within the mainstream retail space. In addition to providing our company with immediate increased presence in the national grocery store chain sector, the Kroger relationship also offers direct entry into the convenience store arena, which - with a convenient store seemingly on every U.S. corner - should prove to be an integral component of our overall national product sales growth."
About Empowered Products, Inc.
Empowered Products, in just its first 10 years of operation, has quickly forged a leading presence in the global wellness industry with the development, manufacture, and distribution of currently 17 high quality, elegantly packaged wellness products. Headquartered in Nevada, USA, the Company's empowering products are currently available at over 3,000 retail locations in more than 30 countries spanning four continents. Investors are encouraged to visit the Company's website at www.EmpoweredProducts.com and to call the EMPO Shareholder Request Line: 877-305-1160. The Company's media-contact line is 877-305-1161.
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