Alkaline88 Gains Distribution at 57 Tom Thumb Stores Across the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Region

sD6qV-UYSCOTTSDALE, AZ–(Marketwired – Apr 21, 2016) – The Alkaline Water Company Inc.(OTCQB: WTER) (the “Company”), developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process packaged and sold in 500ml, 700ml, 1-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, are pleased to announce acceptance for placement at Albertsons-affiliated Tom Thumb Food and Pharmacy Stores across the greater Dallas/Fort Worth region.

Steven P. Nickolas, CEO and President of The Alkaline Water Co. notes, “We are pleased to announce that Tom Thumb Food and Pharmacy is now selling our flagship 1-gallon Alkaline88 product with prominent placement in all its 57 stores.”

“This is a great opportunity for us to really saturate a large and important urban market just as we head into the summer season,” Mr. Nickolas continues. “Our continued success is largely due to consumers with a strong desire for health-oriented hydration options. The DFW region has a hot summer ahead and hosts a large and growing base of health conscious individuals we hope to turn into loyal year-round consumers. With the help of the good folks at Tom Thumb and their colleagues at Albertsons we expect great things from this exciting market.”

Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy is a chain of upscale retail supermarkets located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Tom Thumb operates a distribution center in Roanoke, Texas which services its 57 stores within the Albertsons Southern Division in North Texas as part of a 2,200+ store operation that employs approximately 265,000 people nationwide.

About The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCQB: WTER): The Alkaline Water Company Inc. has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing the retail sale of its cost-effective packaged Alkaline88 water beverage products. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass-market expansion program and is available for consumer sales at major retail locations across the United States. Learn more about The Alkaline Water Company Inc. by visiting:

About Alkaline88: Alkaline88 is a premier bottled alkaline drinking water with an 8.8-pH balance. Enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes, the product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged 500ml, 700ml, and 1-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. Learn more about the science of Alkaline88 at

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