Seeking Alpha Blog Post Details Growth of Alternatives to Incumbent CPG Products in February 11 Article About TAAT™ and Beyond Tobacco™
LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 – TAAT™ LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS LTD. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQB: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP2) (the “Company” or “TAAT™”) is pleased to announce that it has received new media coverage with a well-known finance publication, after a feature in Forbes on February 3, 2021. In a February 11, 2021 blog article published on Seeking Alpha, recent patterns in the consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) industry were discussed, in which analogues to popular product types (e.g., meat, alcohol) have gained market share seemingly due to the element of choice they provide to consumers. The blog article notes that the Company’s flagship product TAAT™ appears to fit into this pattern as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes for smokers aged 21+, which is already proving popular in the tobacco category with continually growing retail sales in Ohio. TAAT™, which is offered in Original, Smooth, and Menthol, contains no nicotine or tobacco, and is made with Beyond Tobacco™, a proprietary base material which undergoes a patent-pending refinement technique to taste and smell similarly to actual tobacco.
The Seeking Alpha article can be accessed by clicking this link: https://seekingalpha.com/instablog/44135336-aaron-wolko/5554425-taats-beyond-tobacco-cigarette-attempting-to-become-next-big-cpg-re-invention
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In the February 11, 2021 Seeking Alpha blog post it was stated that non-alcoholic beer, another “reinvented” consumer product category, had grown to become a USD $18 billion market in 2020 based on a similar value proposition to TAAT™. Moreover, the article highlighted that successful new players in the CPG space who are offering analogue products (e.g., Beyond Meat) were able to attain desirable market share without defeating its competitors altogether. With many opportunities for TAAT™ to complement tobacco cigarettes in the purchasing patterns of smokers aged 21+, the blog article indicated that the viability of TAAT™ is not necessarily dependent on displacing its competition.
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TAAT™ Chief Executive Officer Setti Coscarella commented, “It is an honour for TAAT™ to keep getting media attention as we introduce our product line to smokers aged 21+ in the United States to offer them a better choice. Since December 2020, we have been placing TAAT™ in tobacco retailers across the state of Ohio, with several stores having sold out and reordered in just a matter of weeks. Although TAAT™ has already been mentioned in various regional and niche publications, coverage in outlets that reach a much wider audience is very validating both of the TAAT™ product itself, as well as the Company as a whole. I believe the Seeking Alpha author did an excellent job of painting a macro-level picture of the CPG and tobacco industries in today’s article, also explaining where TAAT™ could fit in among other products that have taken a novel approach to capturing market share through reinvented formulations that provide what consumers ultimately want most, and that is choice.”
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Company,
TAAT™ LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS LTD.
Setti Coscarella, CEO and Director
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About TAAT™ Lifestyle & Wellness Ltd.
The Company has developed TAAT™, which is a tobacco-free and nicotine-free alternative to traditional cigarettes offered in “Original”, “Smooth”, and “Menthol” varieties. TAAT™’s base material is Beyond Tobacco™, a proprietary blend which undergoes a patent-pending refinement technique causing its scent and taste to resemble tobacco. Under executive leadership with “Big Tobacco” pedigree, TAAT™ was launched first in the United States in Q4 2020 as the Company seeks to position itself in the $814 billion1 global tobacco industry.
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