Seattle Area Grocery Chain Metropolitan Market to Begin Carrying KOIOS™ and Fit Soda™ on March 22, 2021

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In addition to its existing presence on the West Coast of the United States, all five KOIOS ™ flavors and all four Fit Soda ™ flavors will be available in stores in Metropolitan Market starting Monday March 22, 2021 (3.87 million), Metropolitan Market is one of five chains under parent company Good Food Holdings, which has a total of 51 stores in California, Oregon and Washington state.

DENVER and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 8, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Koios Beverage Corp. (CSE: KBEV; OTC: KBEVF) (the “Company” or “Koios”) is pleased to announce that starting Monday March 22nd, 2021, the full range of Koios beverage cans will be sold in all locations of Metropolitan Market, an urban-size supermarket chain in the Seattle-Tacoma area of ​​Washington state. In the first quarter of 2021, the company announced several placements of its beverage products with regional grocers in markets on the US West Coast, including Market of Choice in Oregon, Jensen’s in Southern California, and the large natural grocery chain Sprouts Farmers Market with an extensive presence on the West Coast with over one third of the locations (over 360 stores in 23 states) in California and Washington state1. The company recently announced further developments related to its expansion efforts in 2021 such as: B. an in-house beverage can facility and distribution agreements with regional and national wholesale partners.

Metropolitan Market was founded in 1971 as an independent grocer with a “curious” approach to merchandising. This made him the first to sell certain products such as Copper River salmon in the Seattle area. With a total of eight branches in Kirkland, Magnolia, Mercer Island, Queen Anne, Sand Point, Sammamish, Tacoma and West Seattle, Metropolitan Market has a strong presence in the Seattle metropolitan area (3.87 million inhabitants as of 20182). Metropolitan Market’s parent company, Good Food Holdings, has four other food banners on the West Coast with a total of 51 stores in California, Oregon and Washington state, including Lazy Acres, Bristol Farms, New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Market3.

More information about the Metropolitan Market can be found on its website: https://metropolitan-market.com/

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On Monday, March 22nd, 2021, Metropolitan Market will offer all five flavors of the nootropic KOIOS ™ drink (black raspberry, blood orange, peach mango, apricot vanilla and pear guava) as well as all four flavors of Fit Soda ™ functional drink (orange cream, Root Beer Vanilla Float, Black Cherry Cola and Sparkling Citrus). The company believes these targeted efforts could complement other sales channels to include national retail chains like Walmart, as well as e-commerce platforms, as it continues to expand its presence in regional grocery stores for the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Gulf Coast like Walmart’s U.S. Online store, Amazon.com and Koios’ direct-to-consumer portal.

Chris Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Koios, commented, “We have long claimed that local grocery chains are extremely adept at building loyal customers because they are far more efficient at collecting and processing quality insights than a large chain. Regardless of how advanced a ‘big data’ analysis engine may be in anticipating or influencing shopping patterns, the best insights into what customers actually want come from the personal relationships you build with your customers as a regional operator can. This is the backbone of our strategy to achieve focused market penetration in strategic areas of the United States, as our goal is to promote long-term adoption of our beverages as a lifestyle staple and potentially leverage our presence in local chains to stand up for Internships in the US qualify additional national chains. We look forward to expanding our presence in the Pacific Northwest as we continue our efforts to become a better known brand in the beverage industry. “

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1 – https://www.sprouts.com/stores/

2 – https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/seattle-just-one-of-5-big-metros-last-year-that-had-more-people-move-here-than- Leave Census Data Show /

3 – http://goodfoodholdings.com/

On behalf of the company’s board of directors

KOIOS BEVERAGE CORP.

“Chris Miller”

Chris Miller, CEO and Director

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About Koios Beverage Corp.

The company is an emerging functional beverage company with a distribution network of more than 4,400 retail locations in the United States where its products can be sold. Koios has relationships with some of the largest and most reputable distributors in the United States, including Europa Sports, Muscle Foods USA, KeHE and Wishing-U-Well. Koios uses a proprietary blend of nootropics and natural organic compounds to increase human productivity without the use of harmful chemicals or stimulants. Koios products have been shown to improve focus, concentration, mental performance, memory retention, cognitive function, alertness and brain capacity, and provide mental clarity throughout the day. Its ingredients are specifically geared towards brain function by increasing blood flow, oxygen levels and neural connections in the brain.

Koios produces one of the few drinks in the world that is fortified with MCT oil. MCT oil is made from coconuts and has been shown to help the body burn fat more effectively, produce lasting energy from a natural food source, produce ketones in the brain, enable better brain function and clarity, support healthy hormone production, and improve immunity to improve. Please visit our website for more information: https://www.koiosbeveragecorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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KOIOS

Starting Monday, March 22, 2021, all flavors of KOIOS ™ and Fit Soda ™ will be available at all eight locations of the Metropolitan Market in the Seattle-Tacoma area of ​​Washington state. Metropolitan Market’s parent company also owns four other grocery chains on the US west coast (pictured above), representing a total of 51 stores. Image source: Good Food Holdings

Source: Koios Beverage Corp.