TAAT®’s Acquisition of ADCO Featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business

Based on the significance of TAAT®’s acquisition of ADCO (a tobacco distributor founded in 1960 based in Canton, Ohio) in the context of northern Ohio’s business landscape, Crain’s Cleveland Business published an article covering the transaction, adding to the Company’s existing portfolio of TAAT® press coverage. Crain’s Cleveland Business was first published in 1980 and currently reaches an audience of more than 217,000 weekly readers.

LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER, JUNE 2, 2022 - TAAT® GLOBAL ALTERNATIVES INC. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQX: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP) (the “Company” or “TAAT®”) is pleased to announce that its recent acquisition of ADCO Distributors, Inc. (“ADCO”) was covered by Crain’s Cleveland Business in an article dated May 31, 2022, alluding to the transaction’s significance in the northern Ohio business landscape. The Company has previously received press coverage from mainstream outlets to include the Columbus Dispatch1 after TAAT® first launched in Ohio in Q4 2020, as well as Forbes2 on two occasions including the USD $8 million follow-on private placement the Company secured from a group of investors led by Debbie Chang, Co-Founder of Horizons Ventures (in her personal capacity). The May 31, 2022 Crain’s Cleveland Business article about the acquisition of ADCO by TAAT® was covered by Jeremy Nobile, who joined the publication in 2014 as a finance and legal affairs reporter.

The Crain’s Cleveland Business article can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://www.crainscleveland.com/small-business/hemp-cigarette-maker-taat-buys-canton-company-bid-improve-us-sales

Crain’s Cleveland Business is one of four regional business publications under the umbrella of Crain Communications, a multinational business publishing firm based in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1916, Crain Communications currently delivers business news to more than 78 million readers annually3. Its other publications include AdAge, Automotive News, and the world’s leading institutional investing newspaper Pensions & Investments4. First published in March 19805, Crain’s Cleveland Business has more than 217,000 weekly readers6.

Crain’s Cleveland Business is a major business publication with a focus on developments in and relating to the northern region of Ohio in the United States. In an article dated May 31, 2022, Crain’s Cleveland Business covered the acquisition of ADCO by TAAT®, which the Company officially announced the closing of in a press release dated May 20, 2022. The Crain’s Cleveland Business article can be accessed by clicking on the thumbnail above or by clicking here.

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TAAT® Founder Joe Deighan commented, “As TAAT® becomes a more established brand in the tobacco category and starts to make bigger moves such as acquiring third-party distributors, it is a natural progression for us to start getting heightened attention from various media outlets. The concept of a nicotine-free and tobacco-free alternative to traditional cigarettes is still fairly novel, though over the past two years we have actively and organically grown awareness and understanding of TAAT® and Beyond Tobacco™ from a ‘product’ perspective, but more importantly as a mission to give current adult smokers a choice to keep the experiences they love while leaving nicotine behind. It is with this awareness and understanding that we have curated an attractive profile for media outlets who want to talk about TAAT® and what moves we’re making as a business. As such, we are very grateful for this media coverage by Crain’s Cleveland Business, putting us in the spotlight of the vibrant business scene of northern Ohio where we hope to begin doing considerably more business in the near future.”


1 - https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/2021/01/06/taat-hemp-based-cigarette-now-ohio-claims-cbd-curb-tobacco-addiction-nicotine/4071203001/

2 - https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelinebryant/2021/10/14/canadian-alternative-tobacco-maker-taat-secures-10m-venture-capital-investment/?sh=5d54afab4fac

3 - https://www.crain.com/company/

4 - https://www.crain.com/brands/pensions-investments/

5 - https://www.crain.com/company/history/

6 - https://www.crainscleveland.com/advertise

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Company,


“Joe Deighan”

Joe Deighan, COO and Director

For further information, please contact:

TAAT® Investor Relations

1-833-TAAT-USA (1-833-822-8872)



About TAAT® Global Alternatives Inc.

TAAT® develops, manufactures, and distributes alternative products in categories to include tobacco, hemp, kratom, and other emerging segments of the CPG industry. Its flagship product is a nicotine-free, tobacco-free cigarette with a patent-pending base material formulation, sold in over 2,700 U.S. stores. With over CAD $80 million in overall net revenue in 2021, TAAT®’s facilities include a manufacturing plant in Nevada, as well as a distribution centre and multiple convenience stores in Ohio.

For more information, please visit http://taatglobal.com.

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