VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eat Well Investment Group Inc. (the “Company” or “Eat Well Group” or “EWG”) (CN:EWG) (US:EWGFF) (FRA:6BC0) is pleased to announce that it’s majority-owned portfolio company, Amara Organic Foods (“Amara”), one of the fastest-growing baby food brands in America, is now available nationwide across Walmart Canada and on Walmart’s expansive eCommerce platform, Walmart.com.
Walmart Canada was established in 1994 and is one of Canada’s largest employers, with over 400 locations1 from coast to coast. According to a recent industry report, Walmart’s eCommerce business is approximately US$75 billion for 2021, growing approximately five times faster than Amazon in eCommerce2.
“Science shows what you eat when you’re young has a direct impact on how you feel, think and perform later in life. At Amara, we believe it is important to provide nutrient-dense meals and snacks at an accessible price for every family. We’re thrilled to partner with Walmart in stores and online to continue to deliver highest quality products for everyone”, says Jessica Sturzenegger, founder and CEO of Amara.
National distribution to Walmart locations across Canada adds to Amara’s strong retail footprint with distribution to many of North America’s leading big-box retailers, including: Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmer’s Market, Loblaws and more. Amara is focused on developing a blend of natural and traditional-big box retailers in order to become a household brand for every family. With strong demand in both natural and conventional channels, Amara continues to accelerate its omnichannel sales distribution strategy and strengthen its ecommerce platform.
“We are very pleased to see the accelerated distribution of our leading consumer brand portfolio company, Amara, to one of the largest online marketplaces for consumers in the world, in addition to Walmart brick and mortar locations across Canada,” stated Marc Aneed, Director and CEO of Eat Well Group. Eat Well Group continues to drive tangible growth through its investments in sector-leading plant-based foods companies” continued Aneed.
Eat Well Group’s management believes Amara’s growth can be attributed to the global trend of consumers seeking nutritious plant-based foods to add into their everyday lifestyles, and Amara’s toddler snacks and baby foods being 100% organic with excellent taste. The infant nutrition market is estimated to reach over $109 billion globally by 20273, and Amara is poised to be a leader in the plant-based segment.
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ABOUT EAT WELL GROUP
Eat Well Group is a publicly-traded investment Company primarily focused on high-growth companies in the agribusiness, food tech, plant-based and ESG (environmental, social and governance) sectors. Eat Well Group’s management team has an extensive record of sourcing, financing and building successful companies across a broad range of industries and maintains a current investment mandate on the health/wellness industry. The team has financed and invested in early-stage venture companies for greater than 25 years, resulting in unparalleled access to deal flow and the ability to construct a portfolio of opportunistic investments intended to generate superior risk-adjusted returns.
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