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Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:NEPT) Prepares To Manufacture Hand Sanitizers At Conover, North Carolina Facility: Appoints Caroline Fontein as E-Commerce Manager

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Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:NEPT) is preparing to produce alcohol-based hand sanitizers at its Conover, North Carolina Facility. The company has submitted the proposal to the US FDA seeking permission to produce and satisfy the demand for hand sanitizers for healthcare professionals and consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Natural hand sanitizers

Neptune Wellness has recently received approval from Health Canada to commercialize planed based and natural hand sanitizers. The company expects to ship the first batch of hand sanitizers soon and enhance production in the summer. CEO of Neptune, Michael Cammarata, said the company is excited to expedite registration with FDA and support the citizens in North America with high-quality hand sanitizers at this difficult juncture.

Strong interest for hand sanitizers

Neptune Wellness is in discussions with suppliers to secure raw materials. The company has received inquiries for hand sanitizers from several retailers. It expects to begin initial shipments in the coming weeks and ramp up production soon.

Recruits Caroline Fontein as E-Commerce Manager

Neptune Wellness has recruited Caroline Fontein as an e-commerce manager. She will play a vital role in managing and growing D2C e-commerce business across Ocean Remedies and Forest Remedies and future consumer brands. In her earlier stint, she led Digital Marketing and Communications at Smarty Pants Vitamins. She has successfully managed digital marketing/ communications strategies and campaign budgets on several platforms to achieve sales targets.

Michael said the company needs the right infrastructure, e-commerce team, and strategies to satisfy the consumer demand, maintain long term loyalty, and improve ROI. It is vital because the company focuses on executing the D2C strategy with its Ocean Remedies and Forest Remedies brands. The company is also building a portfolio of wellness and health brands. He said Caroline will contribute her significant experience in supplements, vitamins, digital marketing, and nutraceuticals. She will play a vital role in realizing the strategy of driving growth by inching closer to the consumers using wellness and health brands and other products.

The e-commerce strategy of Neptune includes improving organic and paid digital marketing initiatives across the social media platforms and online search to enhance the growth of CPG brands in wellness and health markets that comprise home care, personal care, and nutraceuticals.

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Singlepoint Inc. (OTCMKTS: SING) In A Joint Venture With Box Biosciences To Produce and Distribute Hand Sanitizers

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Singlepoint Inc. (OTCMKTS:SING) has formed a joint venture with BOX Biosciences to distribute various hand-sanitizer products produced in Carlsbad, California.

Singlepoint joint venture producing FDA-approved sanitizer

The two companies are distributing the FDA-approved sanitizer products on the west and east coast. BOX Biosciences is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, with distribution outlets in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Carlsbad, California. Following the coronavirus outbreak, there has been a shortage of disinfectant and sanitizer products.

Because of the urgent need to fill this shortage, the companies through the joint venture are working to ensure the US is safe by producing bulk hand sanitizers. They will also introduce disinfectants as permitted by the demand of hand sanitizers. Already the companies have on-going sales to various retail outlets, and currently, they are in discussions for potential hand sanitizer product sales.

The sanitizers the companies are manufacturing kill 99.9% of coronavirus causing germs, and they will be available to the general public and essential businesses. For now, the companies have prioritized the sanitizers to nursing homes, clinics, hospitals, government units, and home healthcare agencies. Equally essential businesses will also get prioritized in getting the bulk hand sanitizers.

Singlepoint and Box committed to offering solutions to COVID-19

Ryan Cowell, the founder of BOX Biosciences, indicated that they will focus on bulk orders of 250 gallons, 55-gallon drums, 1 gallon, 1 liter, 32oz, and 8oz totes of sanitizer. For businesses having the ability to offload bulk sanitizer from tankers, they can also order.

Singlepoint and Box’s expansion to making disinfectant and hand sanitizers shows how companies are dedicated to offering significant well-being solutions for the environment, surfaces, and people in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

BOX’s operations manager Troy Lorenz stated there is an urge by businesses and people to clean and disinfect their work environment, and as a result, the products they are producing are important for the environment and people. The objective of Singlepoint and Box is to help authorities and people in combating the spread of COVID-19.

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Sproutly Canada Inc (OTCMKTS:SRUTF) Chalks Out A Business Strategy To Focus On Commercialization Of APP Technology

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Sproutly Canada Inc (OTCMKTS:SRUTF) has chalked out a business transformation strategy to focus on commercializing its proprietary APP technology by moving away from cannabis cultivation resources. Infusion Biosciences Inc will contribute additional funds to implement business transformation. It will also supply additional talent to support the transformation plan.

Business transformation strategy

As part of the light technology model, Sproutly will focus on generating revenues through establishing ingredient supply agreements, technology licensing, and partnership opportunities. It will scale down the cultivation of cannabis, which is capital intensive, and reduce cash burn.

Sproutly has recruited Dr. Anup Sen as Chief Executive Officer for implementing a business transformation plan. Anup is the first scientist to invent water soluble CBD in cannabis plants. Following the appointment of Dr. Anup, Keith Dolo is relinquishing the post of CEO. Keith will also step down from the board of Sproutly. He will act as an advisor to the Chairman. Keith said the company’s main target is to introduce unique products in the market by using APP Technology. Sproutly also slashed cash expenses by giving pink slips to operational and corporate staff.

Sproutly is adopting the new business strategy because of the operational challenges and headwinds in the industry. Prohibitive costs associated with cannabis cultivation have forced the company to change its business strategy.

Commercializes APP technology

Sproutly will focus on APP technology commercialization through formulation, production, and the sale of ingredients by using Bi-Natural Oils and water-soluble cannabinoids. The company will use the licensed manufacturers’ distribution networks and its existing infrastructure to realize its revised plan. Sproutly has faced bottlenecks in introducing cannabis 2.0 products because it has earmarked human resources and significant capital for cannabis cultivation.

Adopts cost-cutting measures

Sproutly has reduced the employees by 75% to reduce costs and reduce cannabis cultivation. It has eased the capital requirements for Sproutly and pursues other strategic alternatives. The company will get the support of six key personnel of Infusion Biosciences to assist in its daily operations.

Infusion Biosciences’s key executives have helped Sproutly in obtaining licenses for APP technology and in forming partnerships in the US. Sproutly also expects to expedite its commercialization efforts with the help of these executives.

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Aleafia Health Inc (OTCMKTS:ALEAF) Reports An Astonishing 2,486% Rise In Q1 2020 Revenues

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Aleafia Health Inc (OTCMKTS:ALEAF) has reported revenues of $14.59 million in Q1 2020. It is an increase of 2,486% compared to the same period last year and a 143% increase compared to the previous quarter.

Reports solid growth for the fifth consecutive quarter

Geoffrey Benic, Chief Executive Officer of Aleafia, said the company achieved a breakthrough in Q1 2020 on the backdrop of sustainable and disciplined growth. As it builds the cannabis wellness and health ecosystem, the company gives importance to the patient-centric approach. It is the fifth consecutive quarter to report solid growth.

Expects to introduce new cannabis 2.0 products in H2

Aleafia expects to introduce new cannabis 2.0 products tailored for the wellness and health consumers in H2, 2020. Its active registered patient count has surged to 10,983 as of March 31, 2020, from 10,249 as of December 31, 2019.

Key achievements in Q1 2020

Aleafia on March 26, 2020, announced plans to introduce direct-to-door medical cannabis delivery service to the registered patients. It is a contactless and safe delivery mechanism for the patients. Therefore, Aleafia eliminates the need for collecting the products from post boxes and post offices.

Achievements after Q1 2020

According to the announcement on May 1, 2020, Glenn Washer and Rhonda Lawson will be appointed to the board with effect from May 16, 2020. It is on the backdrop of the resignation of the existing directors – Bill Stewart, and Raf Souccar with effective from May 15, 2020. Julian Fantino, Chairman, has also resigned from the board.

Aleafia has temporarily shut down its physical offices of the education centers and cannabis clinics across the nation since March 16, 2020, because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The company is completing the patient consultations via its virtual clinics.

To maintain long term success, the company maintains a diversified portfolio of differentiated and high-quality product formats. The company will use in-house facilities to manufacture cannabis 2.0 products and satisfy the demand in the medical and adult-use cannabis markets in Canada. It will also supply cannabis 2.0 products in markets worldwide where legally permitted.

Aleafia Farms Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aleafia, has secured an amended license from Health Canada on May 12, 2020, for the outdoor cultivation at its Port Perry Facility.

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