Hempco well positioned for growth and expansion with corporate update on its strategic initiatives

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Hempco well positioned for growth and expansion with corporate update on its strategic initiatives

Canada NewsWire

TSX-V: HEMP

VANCOUVER, Oct. 31, 2018 /CNW/ - Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (the 'Company" or "Hempco") (TSX-V: HEMP) provides a corporate update on recent developments of its strategic growth plans.

Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (CNW Group/Hempco Food and Fiber Inc.)

Highlights:

The recent roll-out of the new Cannabis Act further strengthens Hempco's position for growth and expansion under its Tri-Crop Strategy with three key revenue streams from the industrial plant:

  • New market expansion in bulk distribution;
  • Planet Hemp Superfood™ product line and market expansion;
  • Tri-Crop opportunities with Bill C-45

New Market Expansion

Increasing bulk distribution of hemp seeds, hemp protein and hemp oil into new markets is a core part of the Company's growth strategy. Hempco has just signed an agreement with one of New Zealand's largest hemp importers/distributors. The expansion coincides with the development of Hempco's new 56,000 square foot production facility in Nisku, Alberta, capable of processing nearly 3.0 million kg of hemp seeds annually. This facility will be the largest of its type in Canada for the production of hemp-based products

Planet Hemp Superfood™ Product Line and Market Expansion

After successfully launching its Plant Hemp Superfood™ line in Mexico, Hempco is expanding this product line's geographical distribution footprint into Canada. The Company signed agreements with key health and wellness food distributors Jonluca (a Canadian Business' Growth 500 company) and Satau, to extend market coverage in Ontario and Quebec respectively.

The Company also recently launched two new line extensions: 'Super-Seeds' in Original and Savoury Onion varieties. 'Super-Seeds' are ideal as a snack, and can be used to complement salads, on avocado toast or on their own.

Tri-Crop Opportunities for Hempco and farmers with Bill C-45

Bill C-45 positions Hempco for growth and expansion with three revenue streams from the hemp plant:

  • Hemp seeds for hemp-based foods;
  • Hemp stalk for fiber and hurd that is used in textiles and industrial applications; and
  • Flowers and leaves for CBD extraction.

The flowers and leaves are valuable components of the plant that were once required to be left behind as waste materials in the fields after each harvest. Bill C-45 allows Hempco to work with farmers to collect the flowers and leaves and implement its' Tri-Crop Strategy to ensure none of the plant is left as waste.

Management Commentary

"Our latest corporate developments are aligned with our strategic initiatives. As a result, we are well positioned for growth and product diversification. We are implementing our Tri-Crop Strategy, bringing our Plant Hemp Superfood™ brand and our bulk products into new markets" said Diane Jang, CEO of Hempco. "We are excited about these latest developments and we look forward to building on these achievements."

About Hempco

For more than 12 years Hempco has been a trusted and respected pioneer, innovator and provider of quality hemp-based foods, hemp fiber and hemp nutraceuticals. Hempco produces and markets the brands Planet Hemp and Praise, hemp-based foods and nutritional supplements for people and animals. Hempco is expanding its processing ability to meet global demands in a 56,000 sq. ft. facility located at Nisku, Alberta. Hempco's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "HEMP".

On behalf of the Board of Directors
Diane Jang
Chief Executive Officer

The TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release includes statements containing certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law ("forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "continue", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "potential", "proposed" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking statements in this press release include the Company's anticipation of further growth, its expectation that continued spot inspections by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will strengthen its standing as a trusted supplier, its intent to achieve the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and its efforts to implement these standards at its Nisku, Alberta facility, its expectation that the Nisku facility will be operational by Fall 2018. These statements are only predictions. Various assumptions were used in drawing the conclusions or making the projections contained in the forward-looking statements throughout this news release. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Companies are under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law.

SOURCE Hempco Food and Fiber Inc.

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