LARGO, Fla., Dec 04, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via Comtex/ -- Breakthrough Engineered Nutrition, a wholly owned subsidiary of Innovative Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: GORX), announced today that it has added 2,700 stores of distribution for its CarbSlim brand, carb-free candies.
CarbSlim Bites in caramel chocolate crunch flavor are now available at all 2,700 Eckerd Drug stores in more than 20 U.S. states. "This addition further illustrates that we are on track to achieve saturation in mass retail by the close of our fiscal year. We expect to announce national distribution in the grocery channel by January," said Nate Bernstein, Breakthrough's VP of Sales and Marketing.
CarbSlim Bites are marketed by Breakthrough Engineered Nutrition, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Innovative Companies, Inc.). The product is a patent-pending, net-carb-free candy geared for health-conscious consumers and anyone following the low-glycemic and low-carbohydrate lifestyles. There are currently in excess of 86 million Americans (over 30% of the population) following low-carb lifestyles.
About Innovative Companies, Inc.
Innovative Companies, Inc. manufactures, packages, repackages and distributes a wide array of health-related products. Innovative Companies, Inc. is comprised of the contract manufacturing entity, Innovative Health Products, Inc., and its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Belcher Pharmaceuticals and Breakthrough Engineered Nutrition. Innovative Health Products custom manufactures high-quality nutraceuticals, dietary supplements and vitamin supplements. Belcher Pharmaceuticals is a FDA-registered plant that manufactures over-the-counter drugs and repackages generic RX drugs. Breakthrough Engineered Nutrition markets and distributes its proprietary line of branded convenience foods for the low-carb and low-glycemic lifestyles. Breakthrough's brands, Lean Protein and CarbSlim, are distributed nationwide and are found in both mass retail and specialty outlets. For more about Innovative Companies, Inc. go to our websites at www.onlineihp.com, www.leanprotein.com and www.carbslim.com.
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