Source Interlink Distribution Announces Retail Partnership with Xhale O2, Inc.
Adding to its Strategic Portfolio of New Products to Represent at Retail
Bonita Springs, Florida (July 16, 2012) – Source Interlink Distribution (SID), a division of Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (Source, www.sourceinterlink.com) has announced a strategic retail partnership agreement with Xhale O2™, a leading provider of electronic cigarettes. Under this agreement Source Interlink Distribution will serve as an exclusive sales agent and distributor of the Xhale O2™ products to over 150 retail chains across the country; also providing merchandising services as needed. This partnership will significantly increase the retail presence of the Xhale O2™ products in stores across the United States.
“We are extremely confident in SID’s long-proven ability to get retail products and periodicals into the hands of target consumers” said John Wiesehan III, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Xhale O2™. “It is because of this confidence that we have chosen to enter into a partnership agreement with Source Interlink Distribution to sell, warehouse, merchandise and distribute our products.”
Xhale O2™ Electronic Cigarettes, commonly referred to as E-Cigs, are available in both traditional tobacco and menthol flavors. Xhale O2™ also offers non-nicotine based E-Hookah™ products which have risen steadily in popularity over the last few years. In addition to being an E-cig company whose liquids are made exclusively in the U.S.A., Xhale O2™ also has patent pending technology that will be a “game changer” in the electronic cigarette market. This proprietary technology changes the way that the device operates and “vaporizes” the solutions in a more controlled manner.
“Technologies, products and partnerships like these tell a great story to the consumer and our retail partners” said John Wiesehan III. “The combination of patent pending technology and strong distribution and retail partnerships like that with Source Interlink Distribution, make us very excited for the years to come.”
E-Cigarette products continue to produce strong sales across the retail market. As a result, finding a partner with strong retail relationships who focuses on accurate product delivery and placement is critical to evolve the category to the next level. “As a result of this trend, product manufacturers such as Xhale O2 are focusing on the merchandising and logistic services needed to ensure on-time delivery and strategic placement of their products” said Michael Sullivan, President and CEO of Source Interlink Companies. “This is where SID’s long standing history of exceeding retail product partners’ expectations comes in; thus making us the obvious choice as a distribution partner. We are excited by the opportunity to represent an exciting new product that has the potential for tremendous sales growth in all of the classes of trade that we currently service.”
About Source Interlink Companies:
Source Interlink Companies (www.sourceinterlink.com
) is the leading publisher of magazines and on-line content for enthusiast audiences, as well as a leading sales and service distributor of magazines and provider of related in-store services across North America. Through its sales and services initiatives, the Company is able to optimize its media properties through its vertically integrated distribution assets. Source Interlink creates content for more than 70 publications, 90 websites, events, television, and radio. Its portfolio includes many respected brands such as Motor Trend
, Hot Rod
Xhale O2 is a manufacturer and seller of electronic vapor devices. The company supplies 7-Eleven and other convenience stores with high quality E-Cigarettes and proprietary E-Hookah™ Electronic Vapor Pipe products at competitive prices. We are continuously expanding into new retail outlets not only throughout the USA, but also internationally. Xhale O2 has successfully trail blazed the electronic cigarette industry, taking E-Cigarettes from being an expensive luxury item with unsatisfying flavor, to an affordable yet high quality device available to the main stream consumer