Aegis Financial Corp Boosts position in Pershing Gold Corporation (PGLC)


logo_AegisAegis Financial Corp increased its position in shares of Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ:PGLC) by 78.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 219,652 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 96,683 shares during the period. Pershing Gold Corporation makes up 0.7% of Aegis Financial Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 24th largest position. Aegis Financial Corp owned approximately 0.77% of Pershing Gold Corporation worth $624,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Ruffer LLPOther hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Ruffer LLP raised its position in Pershing Gold Corporation by 213.5% in the first quarter. Ruffer LLP now owns 455,826 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,347,000 after buying an additional 310,405 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its position in Pershing Gold Corporation by 5.3% in the first quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 316,984 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $900,000 after buying an additional 15,919 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Spark Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Pershing Gold Corporation by 100.0% in the first quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC now owns 110,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $312,000 after buying an additional 55,000 shares in the last quarter. 19.45% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Learn More About Pershing Gold at: pershinggold.com

Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ PGLC) traded up 1.11% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $2.74. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 64,901 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average of $2.84 and a 200-day moving average of $3.02. The company’s market capitalization is $77.82 million. Pershing Gold Corporation has a 1-year low of $2.60 and a 1-year high of $5.02.

PAY-goldA number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $9.75 target price on shares of Pershing Gold Corporation in a research report on Thursday, April 6th. Roth Capital set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Pershing Gold Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 12th. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Pershing Gold Corporation in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Pershing Gold Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 13th.

sexy gold minerIn other Pershing Gold Corporation news, Director Barry C. Honig bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, April 28th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $2.81 per share, with a total value of $28,100.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Barry C. Honig purchased 20,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 18th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $2.82 per share, for a total transaction of $57,528.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 77,674 shares of company stock worth $219,518 in the last 90 days. 39.84% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Pershing Gold Corporation:

Pershing Gold Corporation is a gold and precious metals exploration company. The Company focuses on exploration, development and mining opportunities in Nevada. The Company is focused on exploration at its Relief Canyon properties in Pershing County in northwestern Nevada. The Company operates its business directly and also through its subsidiary, Gold Acquisition Corp.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ:PGLC)

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HealthTalk Live (HLTK) To Introduce High Alkaline Artesian Spring Mineral Water Product


HealthTalk Live (HLTK) To Introduce High Alkaline Artesian Spring Mineral Water Product

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HealthTalk Live, Inc. ( OTCQB : HLTK ) a fully reporting consumer goods company specializing in health and wellness food and beverage products announced a joint venture with the Spring Hill Water Company of Cut Bank Montana. The partnership agreement will allow Humble Water Company a subsidiary of HealthTalk Live, Inc. to process and bottle water from this unique 3,000-year-old “protected” high pH aquifer.

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Spring Hill Water Company a Native American (Blackfeet Tribal Member) Corporation and Humble Water Company have agreed to build a facility that will process and bottle water in 100% biodegradable bottles that generate yearly revenues. This ancient water comes from the Artesian Springs located on the Blackfeet Nation near Browning, Montana. This endless supply of naturally alkaline mineral water is the next step in the company’s investment into the health and wellness sector.

What truly separates this bottled water from the competition is its purity. This is not city tap water that has gone through reverse osmosis, this is arguably the purest naturally filtered water in the world. Our ancient artesian water contains essential minerals for your body that tastes cool and refreshing.

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“Artesian springs are different than well water. Artesian springs are deep bodies of prehistoric water that may be thousands of years old. The multiple layer’s complex beds of rock, clay, and granite act to filter out all the contaminants. We believe this is one of nature’s purest water filters,” says Daniel Crawford CEO. “The artesian water will be packaged in a 100% eco-friendly container using the best sustainable materials to ensure that we stick to our green packaging roots.”

It is estimated that more than 100 billion plastic bottles are added to landfills each year. When a traditional plastic bottle enters a landfill, it can take thousands of years to break down – if ever. As you can imagine, this can have a profound impact on our environment.

In order for plastics to properly break down, tiny microscopic organisms must find the discarded products an irresistible morsel, and begin consuming it bite by bite. Only then, can the item be broken down in its entirety. Traditional plastics are unattractive to microbes and therefore inedible.

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Many products on the market claim to be biodegradable but are in fact only compostable and are unable to degrade in a landfill environment, or the product simply breaks down into smaller pieces (plastic flakes).

Spring Hill Water Co’s bio bottles accelerate the natural biodegradation of plastics in biologically active landfills and anaerobic digesters as validated by independent certified laboratories using internationally recognized test methods. Plastics enhanced with the bio bottles are also FDA recognized materials which are deemed “food grade.”

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The bio bottles are comprised of organic materials designed to attract microbial activity. These microorganisms upon consuming the

bio bottle material excrete enzymes that weaken and depolymerize the plastic. The result is biogases and inert humus.

Independent 3rd party testing has shown up to 24.7% biodegradation within 160 days under optimal conditions. Approximate 100% biodegradation is achieved just under 4 years in optimized conditions.

About Spring Hill Water Co.:

Spring Hill Water Co. is a fully owned and operated Native American enterprise. Ron Doore, CEO has had many successes with his Hydroponic farming innovation company Sun Roads Farmory

Visit Sun Roads Farmory at: SunRoadsFarmory.com

Spring Hill Water Company will be operated and run by the community, providing countless jobs. Unemployment in the local community hovers around 75% this new water plant will be a major boost to the local economy.

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About HealthTalk Live, Inc.:

HealthTalk Live, Inc., a Santa Monica California-based consumer and media company specializing in the brand development of health conscious, hemp-infused food and beverage products.

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Humbly Hemp is a product line of delicious hemp based products. The snack line will feature hemp and CBD based foods that will delight the palette of consumers and thrill retailers with America’s fastest growing food category. A new CBD hemp based water line will be soon introduced sourced from an exclusive spring that is high in alkalinity and pure as the driven snow from where it came.

Interested investors, our stock symbol is:  HLTK.

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To stay informed with up-to-the-minute details on the upcoming launch and local happenings, friends and fans of the hemp-friendly company can sign up for the Humbly Hemp Founders Club by visiting the official website: HumblyHemp.com

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Reign Sapphire Corp. (RGNP) Discusses 2017 Corporate Growth Strategy


Reign Sapphire Corp. (RGNP) Discusses 2017 Corporate Growth Strategy

Reign Sapphire Corporation, (OTCQB: RGNP), a jewelry company that sells branded and custom jewelry direct to consumers, issues an update to shareholders.

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With the successful closing of the acquisition of 100% of the assets of custom jewelry company, Coordinates Collection Inc., we have positioned the company to continue developing an established custom product line and customer base.

Founded in 2012, Coordinates Collection offers customized jewelry that uses materials such as semi-precious to precious metals and stones, as well as ceramic coatings. The company sells bracelets, rings, and necklaces that display the latitude and longitude of any place that represents a special memory to the customer.

Coordinates Collection is distributed predominately online, with retail distribution in Dubai through its flagship brick and mortar store in the Mall of Dubai. Products are designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California.

We understand the importance of showing consistent revenue growth to build shareholder value, and we believe that this acquisition was a significant milestone for us. We are actively reviewing additional accretive acquisition opportunities within the jewelry sector.

We have also expanded our markets internationally with the recent news of a second Middle East agreement for Coordinates Collection in Qatar and we hope to continue entering into additional international agreements in the coming months.

Our ongoing social and digital marketing efforts and activities have added tens of thousands of active followers across our social media platforms.

We intend to seek shareholder approval to change the company’s name to Reign Corporation (OTCQB; RGNP) to reflect the expansion of the company’s products beyond Australian Sapphires and Sapphire jewelry into three distinct operations with shared use of data and analytics.

Reign Corporation will include Reign Sapphires, Reign Brands, and Reign Ventures.

Reign Sapphires will continue to focus on Australian Sapphires and sapphire jewelry, “direct from source to customer” via a sustainable and ethically processed supply chain.

Reign Brands includes Coordinates Collection, LeBloc, and any future acquisitions.

Reign Ventures is our joint venture platform for investment and development of jewelry technology related products.

About Reign Brands:

Reign brands, including Le Bloc and Coordinates collection, combine quality craftsmanship and timeless designs to provide a personalized shopping experience to commemorate life’s most memorable moments

Visit the Coordinates Collection at: CoordinatesCollection.com

Visit Le Blocat: LeBlocJewelry.com

About Reign Sapphire Corporation:

Based in Beverly Hills, California, Reign Sapphire Corporation is a fully-reporting, DTC-eligible company, established as a “source to retail” model for fine sapphires – rough sapphires to finished jewelry, a color gemstone brand, and a jewelry brand featuring Australian sapphires.

Visit Reign Sapphire at: ReignSapphires.com
Visit Reign Sapphire Corporate site at: ReignSC.com

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Reign Sapphire Corporation Signs Exclusive International Distribution Agreement for Arab State of Qatar


Second Middle East Agreement for Coordinates Collection

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Reign Sapphire Corporation (RGNP), a jewelry company that sells branded and custom jewelry direct to consumers, today announced the signing of an exclusive international distribution agreement for the Arab state of Qatar for Reign Brands, Coordinates Collection and Le Bloc.

On December 5th, Reign Sapphire Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of 100% of the assets of custom jewelry company, Coordinates Collection Inc.

Founded in 2012, Coordinates Collection offers customized jewelry that uses materials such as semi-precious to precious metals and stones, as well as ceramic coatings. The company sells bracelets, rings, and necklaces that display the latitude and longitude of any place that represents a special memory to the customer.

Coordinates Collection is distributed predominately online, with retail distribution in Dubai through its flagship brick and mortar store in the Mall of Dubai. Products are designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, CA.

Joseph Segelman, Reign Sapphire Corporation, CEO, said, “We are pleased to announce our second international agreement in the Middle East and look forward to continued growth in the region.”

Owen De Vries, Reign Brands Head of International Business Developments and Strategic Partnerships, added, “We are excited with the caliber of our international partners and are delighted to announce our latest international agreement.”

About Coordinates Collection:

coordinates collectionCoordinates Collections brands, including Le Bloc and Coordinates, combine quality craftsmanship and timeless designs to provide a personalized shopping experience to commemorate life’s most memorable moments.

 Learn more about Coordinates Collection by visiting: CoordinatesCollection.com

 About Reign Sapphire Corporation:

Reign sapphires logoBased in Beverly Hills, California, Reign Sapphire Corporation is a fully-reporting, DTC-eligible company, established as a “mine-gate to retail” model for fine sapphires – rough sapphires to finished jewelry, a color gemstone brand, and a jewelry brand featuring Australian sapphires.

Visit us on the web at:  reignsapphires.com

Reign Sapphire Corporate website:  reignsc.com

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Rocky Mountain High Brands Introduces Eagle Spirit Spring Water


Rocky Mountain High Brands Introduces Eagle Spirit Spring Water

 

DALLAS, April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Water is a necessity of life, and the water industry in the United States is constantly changing. Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc., traded publicly under the ticker symbol RMHB, has been at the forefront of the natural beverage industry for years. RMHB founder Jerry Grisaffi has recently formed a partnership with Poafbybitty Family, LLC to launch a new product line known as Eagle Spirit Spring Water. The Poafbybitty family descended from Mary “Sanapia” Poafbybitty, known for her role as the last Comanche Eagle Doctor. Mary’s secrets have been passed down to her descendants and soon the healing powers of this water will be available for consumers to benefit from as well.

Eagle Spirit Spring Water

EagleSpiritLogoThe Rocky Mountains are known as one of the most beautiful locations in the United States. Natural springs purified in the mountains offer some off the highest quality water available in the world. Michael Welch, President and CEO of RMHB, has shared his vision of partnership between his company and Mary’s descendants. The Poafbybitty family hopes to make their family water available to the world not only to share the health benefits but their ancestors’ vision as well.

Welch explains that “The name of Eagle Spirit represents great power and balance, dignity with grace, and a symbolism as to live in balance with heaven and earth.” There has been extensive independent testing of this spring water, which showed a high level of natural alkalinity. With a pH of 7.54, Rocky Mountain Eagle Spirit Spring Water offers a variety of health benefits. It is believed that water with a high alkalinity improves metabolism and helps the body expel harmful toxins for greater overall health.

According to founder Jerry Grisaffi, “cancer can’t survive in high alkaline water” and “it’s a proven fact that high alkaline and diseases don’t go together.” When the body’s alkaline levels fall below 6.8, it is believed that the risk for disease and cancer increases dramatically. High-alkaline products are on-trend in the natural health industry, and there is a significant body of evidence to demonstrate their effectiveness. When consumers pick up a bottle of Eagle Spirit Spring Water, they will not only be able to read about the powerful story of the Poafbybitty family but the health benefits of the water as well.

Comanche History

During the period of colonization in the western United States, the Comanche people were forced into a limited area. This area was home to a variety of natural springs, which the Comanche soon realized had healing properties. The Ancestral Rockies were intracratonic basement uplifts that can be found in abundance in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Not only is water from this area cool and refreshing, but the Comanche believe that it is a gift from the Great Spirit sent to heal and cleanse the body of impurities. Since ancient times, the Comanche have used this water to treat a variety of illnesses. Today, the Poafbybitty family hopes to extend these benefits to others by making the water available on the consumer market. With plans to infuse the water with hemp extracts, this product is poised to exceed others in the bottled water market in terms of taste and natural health.

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The bottled water industry in the United States reached the multi-billion mark in 2015 alone. RMHB is a company that specializes in developing brands that offer real value to consumers in the natural market. While many brands make claims about their products, RMHB and its founder back their claims up with independent testing and research. This makes the company a natural fit for partnership with a small family company that is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the past and offering innovative products for the future. Eagle Spring Spirit Water will be launched between late September and early October of 2016, giving consumers even more high-quality natural beverages to choose from.

Rocky Mountain High Brands is currently known for its line of hemp-infused beverages. With natural flavors such as Black Tea, Mango Energy and Lemonade, RMHB is ahead of the curve in the natural beverage industry. The company also offers energy shots and low-calorie beverage options for consumers trying to lose weight and get fit. Grisaffi explains that the agreement between RMHB and the Comanche has required extensive negotiations to meet all relevant regulations, but the partnership is well worth the wait. Mary Sanapia was the last Comanche medicine woman, and her dedication and knowledge lives on in her descendants and this exciting new product line.

About the Author:

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Rocky Mountain High Aiming For China Market!


Rocky Mountain High Brands Announces Exclusive Distribution Rights in China

DALLAS, Aug. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

RMH Snow Flake canRocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK:RMHB) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Rocky Mountain High Brands China, a non-affiliated distributor based in Beijing, China, for exclusive distribution of its current line-up of hemp-infused beverages in China.

Mrs. Li Li, President of Rocky Mountain High Brands China, is originally from Beijing, and has spent the last several months establishing Rocky Mountain High Brands China and has opened an office in Beijing.  Mrs. Li is an experienced New York real estate developer whose accomplishments include large scale Manhattan projects as well as turnaround management for manufacturing and other companies emerging from bankruptcy reorganization.  She represents many affluent Chinese investors who have expressed a strong interest in marketing and distributing Rocky Mountain High Brands products in China.

Michael Welch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain High Brands, said, “We are pleased to expand our relationship with Mrs. Li Li.  She has been an important part of the Rocky Mountain High family through our upstate New York distributor for some time and has been instrumental in introducing our products into the boroughs of Manhattan. We appreciate her long and diligent efforts in establishing Rocky Mountain High Brands China so that we will have a vehicle to distribute our beverages throughout China.  With a population of over 1.3 billion, China has emerged as the world’s largest market for food and beverage, surpassing the United States. The market research we have conducted on China, some of which is quoted below, indicates that the time is right for a more healthful alternative to the current energy drinks on the market in China.”

rmhb-slider1According to Campaign Asia-Pacific, Chinese consumers are turning away from previously popular ready-to-drink teas and carbonated soft drinks in favor of ‘functional beverages’—drinks that offer an additional benefit, including energy, nutrition or hydration.  The sales of beverages offering a functional benefit grew 6.9 percent in 2015, outstripping the growth of juice, the other fast-growing category in China’s beverage market, which grew 4.4 percent in the same time period, according to Nielsen Greater China data. Much of the growth in the functional beverage category is attributed to new product launches.

According to Euromonitor, functional or ‘refreshing beverages’ are attracting consumers with ‘lighter taste profiles and water-like appearance’, making them seem like healthier drink options.  “The rise of health-focused concepts is one of the most prevalent trends in China today,” explains Yan Xuan, President of Nielsen Greater China. “A big driving force of this trend is the emerging middle-class. These consumers are working white collar jobs, putting in long hours for rising incomes, but they are also hoping to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle.”

Mrs. Li, stated, “I am very pleased to have been introduced to this unique line of hemp-infused beverages in 2015 and to have had the opportunity to establish Rocky Mountain High Brands China.  We will continue to work diligently to make Rocky Mountain High a household name in China.”

About Rocky Mountain High Brands:

RMHB_Logo_retinaROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH BRANDS, INC., is a consumer goods company specializing in brand development of health conscious, hemp-infused food and beverage products. The Company currently markets a lineup of four naturally flavored hemp-infused beverages (Citrus Energy, Black Tea, Mango Energy and Lemonade) and a low calorie Coconut Lime Energy drink. Rocky Mountain High Brands also offers hemp-infused 2oz. Mango Energy Shots and Mixed Berry Energy Shots, as well as a new Relaxation Brownie.

For interested investors, our stock symbol is RMHB

For ordering information please visit: RockyMountainHighBrands.com

For Rocky Mountain High Distribution Contact:

Chuck Smith (972) 955-0964
chuck@rockymountainhighbrands.com

Facebook page: facebook.com/rockymountainhighbrands

Visit us on Twitter: #GetYourHempOn

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Rocky Mountain High Brands Launching Promotional Events in Dallas Area


Rocky Mountain High Brands Issues Shareholder Update

DALLAS, Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

22faf5a5f22ca1492551d5e32106dae2Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK:RMHB) announced today that the Company filed an Amended Form 10 on Monday, August 15, 2016 to respond to the SEC’s most current Comment Letter which contained only three comments.

The Company’s Form 10 is scheduled to become effective on Monday, August 22, 2016, which is 60 days after the original filing on June 22, 2016.  The Company has submitted its application with OTC Markets to move from OTC PINK to OTC QB.  Once the Company has received its “No Further Comments Letter” from the SEC or has filed its first Form 10-K, then it will be eligible to move to the OTC QB.

RMHB has commenced its annual audit with Paritz & Company for the year ended June 30, 2016.  The audited financials will be included in the Company’s Form 10-K filing which is due on September 28, 2016.

The Company plans to hold its second annual shareholder meeting in October 2016.  Please watch for upcoming announcements for the date, time and location.

The Company recently entered into a three-year lease for approximately 7,000 square feet of office space at 9101 LBJ Freeway, Suite 200.  The lease will commence on September 1, 2016.

Entries for Rocky Mountain High Brands’ Battle of the Bands are being accepted at RockTheRoadTrip.com

The new consumer website will be launched soon at LiveRockyMountainHigh.com and will have a shopping cart for the Company’s products.  This website will better engage our consumers with new content and information on RMHB’s products and the health benefits of hemp and other ingredients.

The existing website domain RockyMountainHighBrands.com will become a corporate website and will feature content for shareholders and investors of RMHB.

The Company also announced that it has entered into an agreement with an international convenience store chain to do a series of promotions events to introduce Rocky Mountain High Brands’ energy drinks in certain stores in the Dallas area.  The stores will be announced in the very near future.  Please watch for further details as specific store locations are announced.

About Rocky Mountain High Brands:

RMHB_Logo_retinaROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH BRANDS, INC., is a consumer goods company specializing in brand development of health conscious, hemp-infused food and beverage products. The Company currently markets a lineup of four naturally flavored hemp-infused beverages (Citrus Energy, Black Tea, Mango Energy and Lemonade) and a low calorie Coconut Lime Energy drink. Rocky Mountain High Brands also offers hemp-infused 2oz. Mango Energy Shots and Mixed Berry Energy Shots, as well as a new Relaxation Brownie.

For interested investors, our stock symbol is: RMHB

For ordering information please visit: RockyMountainHighBrands.com

For Rocky Mountain High Distribution Contact:

Chuck Smith (972) 955-0964
chuck@rockymountainhighbrands.com

Visit us at our Facebook page: facebook.com/rockymountainhighbrands

Visit us on Twitter: #GetYourHempOn

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Rocky Mountain High Brands Enters Greater Los Angeles Market


Rocky Mountain High Brands Enters Greater

Los Angeles Market

DALLAS, June 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK:RMHB) announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement with ENM Sales & Services (ENM) to represent its product line and to introduce and actively market its hemp-infused beverages in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and the Southern Nevada region.

ENM Sales and Service boasts an impressive list of large independent and high profile major chain stores such as Walgreens, CVS, Food4Less, Los Altos Ranch Market and many more. ENM has become the sales and marketing choice for powerhouse brands such as Hostess, McCormick, Dolores Chili Brick, and Mojave due to the company’s emphasis in merchandising traditional and multi-cultural markets such as the region’s large Hispanic population.

Joey Duran of ENM Sales and Services, stated, “ENM has a solid reputation of effectively marketing product lines through our fully owned Promotional Support Division.  In-store demonstrations and promotions are designed to increase brand awareness.  ENM product demonstrators encourage consumers to sample our brands as we explain the key benefits and value of the products. Our product demonstrators are sales-minded and results-oriented and, customers are always encouraged to Try it and Buy it.

Visit ENM Sales and Service online at: ENMSales.com

Michael R. Welch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain High Brands, remarked, “The Latino population, which represents over 40% of Los Angeles, needs to be addressed in a complete marketing strategy for the southwest region. Our reformulated Mango energy drink has been tested and we believe it will become our best-selling drink, with a particular appeal to this demographic. Our decision to develop a relationship with ENM Sales and Services is based on their expertise of expanding beyond traditional demographics. ENM delivers a complete merchandising program that includes a boots on the ground approach that will present Rocky Mountain High Brands in a direct face-to-face sales presentation.”

Jose Alvarez of ENM, added, “Latino cultures are impacting grocery stores so much that they have redefined American cuisine. The Latino Food and Beverage market in the U.S. reached almost $8.2 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $10.7 billion in 2017. Growth is up 31% from the present market levels among our client list of larger food chains in Southern California such as Anaheim-based Northgate Gonzalez with thirty stores and Sylmar-based Vallarta Supermarkets with twenty-five stores. ENM plans on showcasing Rocky Mountain High Brands in supermarkets that are currently experiencing the highest dynamic growth.”

About ENM Sales & Services:

ENM_logo04.218123518With over 35 years of experience, ENM Sales & Services has supplied the greater Los Angeles and Southern Nevada area with a diverse product line of food and beverages to fast growing independent and major chain stores. The company’s unique marketing strategy includes an in-house promotional support division that promotes sales of products through in-store demonstrations and promotions.

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RMHB_Logo_retinaROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH BRANDS, INC., is a consumer goods company specializing in brand development of health conscious, hemp-infused food and beverage products. The Company currently markets a lineup of four naturally flavored hemp-infused beverages (Citrus Energy, Black Tea, Mango Energy and Lemonade) and a low calorie Coconut Lime Energy drink. In the near future, the Company will introduce hemp-infused food products that include a protein bar, energy bar, and a chia crisp bar.  Rocky Mountain High Brands plans to offer hemp-infused 2oz. energy shots and 2.5oz. coffee shots to its product line.

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Pepsi Sales Have Gone Flat


New Pepsi, Old Problem: U.S. Soda Sales Have Lost Their Fizz

Jennifer Kaplan

141b97361195154b22eb598377189e7bPepsiCo Inc.’s ($PEP) moves this week mask a harder truth for the soft-drink industry: Soda sales are down no matter how you sweeten it.

Pepsi said Monday it’s bringing back Diet Pepsi with aspartame. That came after the company replaced the drink with a sucralose version last August. In all, the company will be selling three Pepsi-branded diet drinks — one sweetened with sucralose, two with aspartame.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority say aspartame is safe, and the  American Cancer Society says worries about an increased cancer risk are unfounded. Nonetheless, rumors persist, and the consumer push for natural ingredients doesn’t help.

At the same time, sucralose simply didn’t taste good to many Diet Pepsi drinkers.

The churn was unavoidably reminiscent of Coca Cola Co.’s ($KO) 1980s flirtation with a new recipe , but with an important difference. It almost didn’t matter what Pepsi did with the formulations of its sugar-free products. Per-person soda consumption in the U.S. fell to a 30-year low last year, according to Beverage Digest. And the 2016 numbers don’t look any better.

“Everybody should’ve learned from the Coke Classic fiasco that if you make a change in your product formulation, you mustn’t tell anybody about it,” said Marion Nestle, a New York University nutrition professor and author of “Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning).”

Diet Pepsi’s sales volume fell 5.8 percent in 2015 and dropped roughly 11 percent at retail during the first quarter of 2016, according to data from Beverage Digest, which first reported the product changes. Sales of Diet Coke, which is sweetened with aspartame, fell 5.6 percent in 2015 and 5.7 percent at retail in the first quarter of 2016.

“The non-aspartame version was essentially a disaster for Diet Pepsi,” said Ali Dibadj, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. “They lost share, lost volume and may have lost some consumers for good. The return of aspartame is an attempt at getting back in the saddle in diets, but that will be tough to do.”

Sucralose-sweetened Diet Pepsi will remain the Purchase, New York-based company’s “primary diet cola offering.” It will be sold alongside aspartame-sweetened Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend, PepsiCo said Monday. And Pepsi Max — the No. 2 soft-drink maker’s answer to No. 1 Coca-Cola’s Coke Zero — will be called Pepsi Zero Sugar in the U.S. It also contains aspartame.

Pepsi and Coke are stuck between irreconcilable health concerns. With obesity such a big problem in the U.S., people are rejecting sugar-laden sodas. But the trend toward health doesn’t include diet drinks because pop consumers want natural products, not artificial sweeteners. And nature’s perfect zero-calorie sugar substitute — free of any unpleasant aftertaste — has yet to be invented.

When it comes to health — and particularly weight loss — diet drinks are better than the sugary kinds, said Yoni Freedhoff, a family doctor and obesity specialist.

Given the choice, however, Freedhoff said he would check “none of the above.”

“How much more awesome would it be if we could just avoid sweeteners and be healthy?” Freedhoff said. “That would be terrific.”

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Should Coke and Pepsi Be Worried About The New Soda Tax


New Philadelphia Soda Tax:

Should Pepsi, Coca-Cola Worry?

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Beverage biggies, The Coca-Cola Company KO and PepsiCo, Inc. PEP, will now have to bear an extra tax on its sodas in Philadelphia, one of the biggest cities in the U.S. to have approved a soda tax.

The Tax

The Philadelphia city council, on Thursday, finally approved a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks by a vote of 13-4. Sugary drinks include regular and diet soda and energy drinks. The tax is set to take effect next year.

The Purpose of the Tax

Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed tax is not exactly an attempt to limit sugar consumption in the city.

The estimated $90 million in new tax revenue next year is proposed to be used to fund expansion of prekindergarten and community schools and an overhaul of recreation centers.

Only Berkeley, CA, imposes a similar tax on sugary drinks. Soda tax proposals have failed in many cities and states in recent years. The success tasted in Philadelphia will be a boost for other cities considering such a tax.

Burden for Pepsi & Coca-Cola

The soda tax is expected to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks in the city, which will hurt soda sales of companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. DPS.

As it is, cross-category competition and growing health and wellness consciousness have been hurting demand for carbonated beverages. Consumers have become vigilant about the high sugar content of these drinks and related obesity concerns. Diet drinks are also under pressure due to increasing consumer concern regarding the use of artificial sweeteners.

This has kept soda companies on their toes. The imposition of the soda tax comes as an added blow. The beverage industry ran an advertising campaign against the Philadelphia soda tax, arguing that the tax would be costly for consumers. The American Beverage Association, which also tried very hard to convince the council to vote against the soda tax, called it “discriminatory and highly unpopular.”

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Is it a Lose-It-All Situation?

Not exactly. A similar tax of 10% on a liter was imposed on sugary drinks in Mexico more than two years back. Though this hurt sales of soda companies in the country for some quarters, they’ve started picking up in Mexico lately.

Moreover, with health concerns intensifying over the years, these bigwigs have been diversifying beyond their carbonated beverages into “healthier” categories like yoghurt, juices, water and dairy. While Coca-Cola is pursuing investments in newer revenue platforms to boost long-term sales and profits, Dr Pepper is forging distribution/partnership agreements with emerging, high-growth, third-party brands, which allow the company to participate in adjacent and growing beverage categories. Pepsi, on the other hand, has its hugely successful snacks business to bank upon.

Also, these companies are offering more package sizes to their customers, like smaller cans and bottles, so that they can limit their calories.

Moreover, these companies have been undertaking various productivity initiatives to streamline their cost structure, thereby boosting profits.

The extra tax in Philadelphia will undoubtedly hurt these companies’ profits in the near future. Nonetheless, in the long term, they should be able to come up with some plan – breakthrough innovations, aggressive cost cuts, re-structuring or strategic initiatives –  to make up for the lost dough.

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