Neptune Offers Sprout Organics Distribution Replace


Sprout up 40% within the newest 4 weeks of Nielsen knowledge – outperforming the infant meals class throughout the board all the time intervals measured

Exploring doubtlessly increasing into new product classes past the Child Meals Aisle

LAVAL, QC and MONTVALE, N.J., July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Right this moment Neptune Wellness Options Inc. (“Neptune” or the “Firm”) (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT), a diversified and absolutely built-in well being and wellness firm centered on plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven life-style manufacturers, is offering a distribution replace for Sprout Organics (“Sprout”), an natural plant-based child meals and toddler snack firm, highlighting robust progress within the newest 4 weeks of Nielsen knowledge and discussing its potential enlargement into new product classes past the infant meals aisle. 

Sure info on this information launch has been traditionally supplied by Neptune in its quarterly and annual earnings calls. Because of the timing of Neptune’s most up-to-date name, the supply of such info and sure different issues during which Neptune was engaged on the time of such name, such info was not obtainable or couldn’t be correctly or absolutely shared at the moment. Consequently, this info is being supplied now to traders in Neptune in a supplemental information launch to make sure that traders have such info obtainable to them associated to the enterprise and operations of Sprout.

Distribution Beneficial properties

  • Distribution: Now obtainable in 90% of the natural child meals market, up from solely 50% a year-ago
  • SKU Depend: 92 SKUs obtainable vs 74 SKUs a year-ago
  • Retailer Depend: Merchandise are actually in 27,000 doorways vs 18,500 doorways a year-ago, a forty five% enhance
  • Added Distribution: Within the final yr, Sprout has established a number of distribution positive factors with main retailers, together with Goal, Walmart, main grocery store chains and the biggest nationwide pharmacy chain in the US (in 5,000 of their 9,900 doorways), and is now transport direct-to-consumers by way of the Sprout Organics web site
  • Geographic presence: Now obtainable in all 50 states, in addition to in Canada

Market Share & Progress

  • Gross sales Progress: Sprout grew 40%, vs 15% for the general class, within the newest 4 weeks of Nielsen knowledge for the interval ending June 18, 2022, outperforming the product class in all time intervals measured1
  • Market Share by Class2:
    • Toddler Meals: Sprout has a 19% share of the $14 million Toddler Meals class, with velocities (how shortly a product is bought) outperforming the class by 5%
    • Snacks: Sprout has a 5% share of the $199 million Snacks class, with velocities barely underperforming the class (gross sales of newly launched Sprout Snack Bars aren’t but mirrored within the knowledge)
    • Pouches: Sprout has a 5% share of the $410 million Pouch class, with velocities outperforming the class by 33%

Provide Chain Simplification

  • Sprout has streamlined its provide chain to deal with fewer strategic partnerships, decreasing the general variety of distributors it really works with from 55 right down to 22. This has allowed Sprout to enhance provide chain effectivity and cut back prices, whereas sustaining fill charges.

Class Growth

  • In accordance with Nielsen knowledge, Sprout’s gross sales within the natural toddler meal class have grown at an accelerated charge since September 2020, outpacing progress for the Natural Child Meals class as an entire.
  • The ready meals class represents a $3.6 billion market measurement (in line with Nielsen knowledge), which is greater than double the dimensions of the infant meals market and the place knowledge reveals gross margins within the 30% vary.
  • New Up-Age meal merchandise – Mealz™, a Sprout line of natural heat-and-serve bowls for youngsters, that are a handy choice for busy dad and mom who wish to guarantee their youngsters get a full serving of greens – ought to be obtainable as early as Fall 2022.
  • Sprout can be exploring additional class enlargement, together with Cereal, an estimated $21 billion market measurement; Nutritional vitamins, an estimated $7 billion market measurement; and Drinks, an estimated $124 billion market measurement (in every case, in line with Nielsen knowledge).

Assertion from Sprout Administration:
“We imagine that our enlargement efforts, in parallel with our cost-management technique, will enable our merchandise to disrupt the natural meals market at a better degree. We intend to launch new merchandise into classes the place we see potential for Sprout to seize gross sales demand in high-growth markets. By leveraging our experience and distinctive partnerships, we search to proceed to strengthen our place and model as a pacesetter within the natural meals sector and past.”

About Neptune Wellness Options Inc.
Headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Neptune is a diversified well being and wellness firm with a mission to redefine well being and wellness.  Neptune is targeted on constructing a portfolio of top quality, reasonably priced shopper merchandise in response to long-term secular traits and market demand for pure, plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven life-style manufacturers. The Firm makes use of a extremely versatile, cost-efficient manufacturing and provide chain infrastructure that may be scaled to shortly adapt to shopper demand and convey new merchandise to market by its mass retail companions and e-commerce channels. For added info, please go to: https://neptunewellness.com/.

About Sprout Organics
Sprout Organics is an natural child meals model that strives to make mealtime simple and enjoyable for fogeys and infants by scrumptious snacks and meals made with recent, natural substances. The corporate goals to make life easier, give youngsters a head begin in life, and discover new meals with pleasure with three easy guarantees: Preserve it actual, hold it easy and hold it enjoyable. Sprout makes use of solely the most effective, actual and natural substances in all the things it makes which implies licensed natural meals in each chew straight from nature, no GMOs. To be taught extra, please go to www.sproutorganics.com.

Disclaimer – Protected Harbor Ahead–Trying Statements
This press launch comprises “forward-looking info” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) inside the that means of relevant securities legal guidelines. All statements, aside from statements of historic reality, are forward-looking statements and are primarily based on expectations, estimates, and projections as on the date of this information launch. Any assertion that entails discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, goals, assumptions, future occasions or efficiency aren’t statements of historic reality and could also be forward-looking statements. On this press launch, forward-looking statements embrace, amongst different issues, statements with respect to the potential progress and market alternatives for Sprout, the success of Sprout’s merchandise, the operational efficiencies achieved by Sprout and the power of Sprout to keep up and enhance upon such operational efficiencies, the event and timing of latest merchandise and product launches and the enlargement of Sprout into new product classes usually. These forward-looking statements are primarily based on assumptions and estimates of administration on the time such statements had been made. Precise future outcomes could differ materially as forward-looking statements contain recognized and unknown dangers, uncertainties, and different elements together with, principally, dangers relating to provide chain disruptions and regulatory and litigation dangers, in addition to the opposite dangers mentioned beneath the heading “Danger Components” within the Annual Report on Kind 10-Ok for the yr ended March 31, 2022 of Neptune Wellness Options Inc. (“Neptune”) filed on July 8, 2022, in addition to different elements described every so often in Neptune’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Change Fee. Sprout and Neptune undertake no obligation to publicly replace or revise any forward-looking assertion due to new info, future occasions or in any other case, besides as in any other case required by legislation. If we do replace a number of forward-looking statements, no inference ought to be made that we are going to make further updates with respect to these or different forward-looking statements.

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1 Supply: Nielsen xAOC and Whole US Meals, W/E 06-18-22

2 Supply: Nielsen xAOC and Whole US Meals, W/E 06-18-22

SOURCE Neptune Wellness Options Inc.

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