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Flow Beverage Corp. Commences Internal Restructuring and Accelerates New Store Additions

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January 9, 2023 GMT


Flow Beverage Corp. (TSX:FLOW; OTCQX:FLWBF) (“Flow” or the “Company”) today announced that it has commenced an internal restructuring, which will further optimize the Company’s operations toward achieving profitable growth of the Flow brand. The internal restructuring and the previously announced sale of the Verona production facility are expected to result in a reduction of 80 positions.

Flow expects these initiatives to result in annualized cash savings of approximately $17 million once fully implemented. Additionally, the Company believes it can maintain a high growth trajectory for net revenue from the Flow brand while also achieving predictable cost of goods sold, improved gross margins, lower overhead costs and a stronger balance sheet.

As of December 31, 2022, Flow brand products are now in over 46,000 locations across North America, an increase of over 10,000 stores since July 2022. These new locations were added primarily through recent distribution wins in the U.S. food, drug and mass channel. In addition, expansion in the food service channel is expected to accelerate through partners like Foodbuy in the U.S. and Starbucks in Canada, while the Company also has a number of commitments from large retail partners to launch Flow vitamin-infused water in the near term in both the U.S. and Canada.


“As we focus on accelerated growth, we are determined to reach profitability with a more efficient and asset-light operating model. It is our belief that we still have levers to pull to further our operational efficiency and bolster our financial position. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the growth of the company over the last seven years, creating a complete line of premium and sustainably sourced water products that millions of consumers have enjoyed,” said Nicholas Reichenbach, founder and CEO of Flow.

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About Flow

Flow is one of the fastest-growing premium water companies in North America. Founded in 2014, Flow’s mission since day one has been to reduce environmental impacts by providing sustainably sourced naturally alkaline spring water in a recyclable and up to 75% renewable, plant-based pack. Today, the brand is B-Corp Certified with a best-in-class score of 126.5, offering a diversified line of health and wellness-oriented beverage products: original naturally alkaline spring water, award-winning organic flavours, collagen-infused and vitamin-infused flavours in sizes ranging from 330-ml to 1-litre. All products contain naturally occurring electrolytes and essential minerals and support Flow’s overarching purpose to “bring wellness to the world through the positive power of water.” Flow beverage products are available online at and are sold at over 46,000 stores across North America.


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