RushNet Racks Up Solid Results at Major Trade Shows Wednesday October 18, 9:25 am ET
BLUE ISLAND, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RushNet, Inc. (Pink Sheets:RSHN - News) is pleased to announce the success of the Company's October 2006 exhibitions at two major trade shows, Expo East (Baltimore) and the National Association of Convenience Stores Show (NACS; Las Vegas). The Company's all-natural and organic products generated tremendous interest from trade buyers: distributors, chains and independents.
Expo East Highlights
Numerous retailers praised the Company's Organic Apple RUSH(TM) and Organic Apple RUSH with Raspberry(TM) as "real winners" for their exceptional taste and design. This rousing send-off has RushNet working with full speed to make these beverages available to wholesalers. The Company believes that their new sparkling and organic all-juice beverages stand alone in the dominant 12-oz. size, and have no counterparts. Izze's and Knudsen's sparkling 12oz juices are not organic.
e-water(TM) made another big impression here and could be seen in people's hands all over the convention. It was definitely the water of choice at Expo East, and it has recently garnered new distributor approvals.
Spanish-language labels fanned export commitments from Puerto Rico and Peru for Ginseng Rush, Ginseng Rush XXX(TM) and Rush Ginseng Cola(TM). English-speaking Jamaica, reflecting Caribbean partiality to ginseng, also committed. Orders from distributors in all three nations are expected soon.
NACS Show Highlights
RushNet was barraged with over 100 formal inquiries--from large distributors, convenience-store chains and independents--about the Company's product lines, especially, Organic Apple RUSH(TM) and Organic Apple RUSH with Rasberry(TM), e-water(TM) and the new 2-Pak of American Ginseng Capsules.
"NACS was, without a doubt, our best show ever," said Robert Corr, President of RushNet, Inc. "There was enormous interest in our products; we are following up all inquiries now. In coming months, the Company expects to do a lot of business with convenience stores and gas stations."
By mid-October 2006, RushNet, Inc. had achieved sales equal to its entire 2005 revenues. Sales are running 20% ahead of last year's pace.
RushNet will exhibit at the 9th America's Food and Beverage Show in Miami on November 8-10. This show, consistent with RushNet's aggressive export strategy, brings together buyers and exhibitors from 28 countries, many from Latin America. RushNet will also exhibit at regional Natural Products tradeshows in Seattle and Orlando. These shows bookend the large Miami show and complete RushNet's 2006 tradeshow schedule.
RushNet Inc. is licensed marketing agent for Rush Beverage Company whose products include all-natural soft drinks Ginseng Rush®, Ginseng Rush XXX(TM), Rush Ginseng Cola(TM) and the Organic Apple RUSH(TM) line. RushNet, Inc. is brand owner of e-water(TM).
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Fancy Food Show Success, E-Water's $10,000 Shot and Puerto Rico. Tuesday February 6, 3:10 pm ET
BLUE ISLAND, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RushNet, Inc.'s (Pink Sheets:RSHN - News) attendance at the recent Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco yielded many new retail store authorizations and other potential new customers. Held in San Francisco's Moscone Center, the show was attended by over 14,000 buyers and key executives from the Gourmet Foods, Supermarket, Convenience Store, Natural Foods and Restaurant channels plus other Food Industry professionals.
RushNet, Inc. used this platform to introduce their attractive new design for the Organic Apple Rush 100% Juice line which has grown to six flavors, all in 4-Paks; Apple, Raspberry Apple, Pomegranate Apple, Black Cherry Apple, Cranberry Apple and Strawberry Apple. The company plans its first full production of all these items at the end of February.
Robert Corr, RushNet President commented: "The show went better than we expected, although we are always optimistic going into trade shows and try to make the most of these opportunities. At this show, and the upcoming Expo West in March, will be featuring our re-designed and newly expanded Organic Apple Rush 100% Juice line. The positive feedback we received on the look of the products, and the way they tasted, was impressive. Interest was strong in this line because no one else has Sparkling Organic 100% Juice in the dominant 12oz package. A number of chains indicated they would be authorizing the whole line, and we were also encouraged how much interest e-water created in this respect too. This show turned out to be a strong asset in getting our message out to retailers and developing new distribution for all our products. A number of RushNet investors visited us at the booth and we were heartened by their confidence in us and our products. We do our best to deliver on that trust."
e-water recently sponsored the $10,000 Half Court Money Shot at a benefit for the South Cook County Firemen's Fund on January 27. The Firemen lost to a team of the '85 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Champs, with players like #51 Jim Morrissey, #82 Ken Margerum, #80 Tim Wrightman and a host of others. It turned out to be a fun night for all at the well-attended event. The $10,000 e-water money shot was taken by Kevin Rickar who was selected from those in the audience who purchased raffle tickets for the Fireman's Fund. Unfortunately for Kevin it wasn't his night. He missed his half court shot, as did three Firemen, who were selected by their teammates to take the same shot for $500. All did walk away with an e-water t-shirt, cap and a case of water. We at RushNet, Inc. and e-water want to thank Kevin Ricker and the Fireman for a good effort on their shots. Photos of the event will be available soon on the RushNet website.
RushNet, Inc. also announces that the shipment of its first container of products to the Caribbean has arrived in Puerto Rico and is making its way into retail stores now. RushNet sees this as just the start of its venture into developing the Caribbean market. The company continues to develop its contacts in Jamaica, Trinidad/ Tobago, and Antigua as well as a number of other islands.
Robert Corr stated: "Seeking export business has always been a priority for us, even though we always believed that our greatest potential is to market our products within the U.S. While attending a slew of trade shows over the last year we have found that there is a real interest from other countries in health-based products. We see a genuine need for our types of products globally and will continue to develop export business, as we are with e-water in Japan, as part of our overall growth plan."
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