5 Reasons RLBD Belongs On Your Watchlist TODAY!

  1. RLBD has uplisted to a higher exchange making it available to exponentially more investors
  1. RLBD’s CEO has said upon the uplisting it will announce 5 Major Deals
  1. The first deal is NEAR completion, the company signed an LOI for Boulder Botanicals
  • 150 proprietary CBD formulations
  • Full portfolio of CBD products
  • 27,000 ft R&D and Production Facility
  • Massive distribution channel including: CVS, Sam’s Club, Target, Whole Foods, Safeway, Costco, 7-Eleven, and Circle K
  1. Backed by Turning Point Brands (NYSE: TPB) and Standard General ($1 AUM fund)
  • Turning Point could become the majority owners of RLBD or even buy the company outright.
  • RLBD could leverage the TPB distribution network which includes 210,000 retail locations and several B2B and B2C retail websites.
  • RLBD could leverage TPB’s capital and backers like Standard General to achieve non-dilutive M&A.
  1. There are potentially massive market-moving catalysts on the near-term horizon for RLBD which sits at the nexus of trillions of dollars of market opportunity.

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RLBD Making Good on CEO’s Promise

Real Brands, Inc. (OTCMKTS: RLBD) requires your IMMEDIATE attention.  

CEO Thom Kidrin noted that once the company uplisted he would have 5 major deals to announce.   Since the company uplisted in the spring he is making good on that promise and the latest announcement might just be the biggest news for investors.

The company has just announced an LOI that is an absolute GAME CHANGER.

RLBD already has a large following that is bullish on its portfolio of CBD products which range from tinctures to seltzers, creams and more.

However, the company’s acquisition target Boulder Botanicals immediately puts this business in a brand new stratosphere and the good news for you is the market has yet to factor in the value of this forthcoming acquisition.

Bolder Botanicals comes with a full portfolio of popular CBD products with over 150 proprietary formulations, but what will drastically increase the value of RLBD is the company’s:

27,000 sq. foot R&D and production facility

And most importantly, it’s distribution channels:


CVS, Sam’s Club, Target, Whole Foods, Safeway, Costco, 7-Eleven, and Circle K are just a few of the retailers that RLBD will have a relationship with on the closing of this acquisition.

According to Vantage Market Research, the CBD market is expected to reach $47.2 billion by 2028.

RLBD is now in a position to secure a sizeable share of this explosive market growth.


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RLBD isn’t your average OTC company.

The company is backed by Turning Point Brands (NYSE: TPB).  TPB produces, markets, and distributes HUGE brands Zig Zag, Stokers and Beechnut.  Its distribution includes 210,000 retail locations and several B2B and B2C retail websites.

Combined with the distribution gained through the Boulder Botanical acquisition, and the production facility to serve demand RLBD could see a sizeable increase in revenue beginning this year.


5 CATALYSTS THAT COULD SEND RLBD ‘TO DA MOON’

1. Market Opportunity is Massive 

Health and Wellness projected to exceed $6 Trillion, CBD Market $20 Billion, CBD Beverages $1.3 Billion…with a whopping 43% CAGR!


2. Expert Management and Directors 

Between an expert, C-suite, and a Board loaded with executive talent and major independent directors (which you won’t find on most OTC boards) experienced in science, consumer-packaged goods, and capital markets, RLBD has the leadership necessary to grow shareholder value to its full potential.

3. RLBD Has Uplisted

RLBD has uplisted to the QB which can lead to a lower cost of capital, analyst coverage which could lead to institutional and high net worth investment, as well as generally increased liquidity and valuation due to the larger base of potential investors.  Not only that, but RLBD’s CEO Thom Kidrin has signaled …

4. “Five Deals” on the Horizon

In a recent interview, RLBD CEO noted that once the company’s uplisting is effective, the company will have “five” major “deal” announcements.   These events could push RLBD to ‘brand’ new levels.   Why could these announcements be bigger than your average OTC company’s?

5. Big Boys Backing Real Brands

Turning Points Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TPB) is a 23% owner of RLBD and has $9 Billion in AUM, private hedge fund Standard General owns around 20% of TPB and has nearly $1 Billion in AUM.   David Glazek is chairman of TPB and founded SG; both companies have a representative on RLBD’s board! This could get interesting.  Leveraging investors of this scale increases the potential size of these forthcoming deals.  In fact, this is a great place to start…

WHY TPB’s RLBD OWNERSHIP MATTERS

Turning Point could become the majority owners of RLBD or even buy the company outright.

-RLBD could leverage the TPB distribution network which includes 210,000 retail locations and several B2B and B2C retail websites.

RLBD could leverage TPB’s capital and backers like Standard General to achieve non-dilutive M&A.

Imagine you were researching a new software company and you found out Alphabet or Meta Platforms was the company’s largest shareholder, you would be running to your trading platform to buy that stock right?!

That’s what the TPB/ RLBD connection is like.

Turning Point Brands, a company with $9 Billion (AUM), who just outperformed estimates this quarter, is RLBD’s largest shareholder at 22.9% ownership.   

Turning Point produces, markets, and distributes HUGE brands Zig Zag, Stokers and Beechnut.

TPB started to enter the alternative smoking space with products such as a nicotine vapor line and a CBD line, Nu-X.

Why M&A Action Could Be Around The Corner

RLBD CEO Thom Kidrin said in a recent interview, “I have 5 major deals waiting for us after the up list, once that is finalized, everything else can start.  I can announce them.”

As I’m writing this, all the paperwork is in, meaning the up list to the QB is most likely complete by the time you read this… which means some of these deals could be announced extremely soon.  

RLBD could be using TPB’s capital or potentially be announcing one of the above deals with the company, such as marketing or distribution.

“I have 5 major deals waiting for us after the up list, once that is finalized, everything else can start.  I can announce them.”

RLBD CEO- Thom Kidrin

RLBD’s MARKET OPPORTUNITY IS ENORMOUS

Wellness brands have been making investors bank for decades now.

Especially ones that find a niche and take it over.   

With the market projected to reach $6 trillion dollars by 2025, there is room for plenty of wealth-creating winners.

Look at some of the market’s recent game-changing plays:

Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) climbed 271%.

Early Herbalife (HLF) investors could have banked 1,723% profits.


Medifast (MED) netted early investors 23,614% gains!

RLBD could be the next wellness success story.   

Because its products are in one of the fastest-growing segments…

RLBD’s CBD OPPORTUNITY

RLBD’s Phaze Sports is a CBD-based wellness brand for athletes.  While the wellness market opportunity is enormous; the CBD industry is no slouch.  It is expected to reach $20 billion by 2025. 

CBD is the non-psychoactive ingredient derived from Cannabis and Hemp.  Hemp has a higher CBD to THC ratio, which is why RLBD’s Phaze Sports products are hemp-based. 

Phaze Sports has over 8 SKUs from Gummies to Tinctures to Oils, but that’s not all. RLBD controls several other consumer facing subsidiaries, including one for Cos’medic’s, Pets, and another for a broad CBD audience.

CBD has produced some major winners in the past few years. RLBD could follow in the footsteps of:

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (TCNNF) earned investors 541% gains.

Canopy Growth (CGC) made its early investors 1,780% of bankable profit percentage.

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) was a major winner in the ‘budding’ industry, early investors could have grabbed 2,843% profits.

The segment most likely to produce a massive CBD winner? 

CBD beverages. 

The CBD beverage market recorded approximately $245 million in 2021 sales, which was a 50% improvement over 2020.   The market is expected to reach a whopping $1.3 billion in 2026, representing a of 43% CAGR, very few industries grow at that rate.

Phaze Sports just released its CBD seltzer:


And in a recent interview, Kidrin noted he is “looking to acquire an established CBD seltzer beverage company.”

The CBD seltzer vertical could be a major catalyst that drives value in RLBD.
The popularity of seltzer among the fastest-growing demographic is part of why RLBD’s CBD seltzers are a perfect marriage of two fast-growing markets.

Nearly 70 percent of Gen Z respondents in a recent study claimed they had seltzer in the past year. In contrast, only 36.5 percent of respondents older in age than Millennials claimed the same.

Seltzer beverages will continue to take over the market. Their low-sugar, low-calorie profile is preferred by Gen Z, who is becoming the generation to watch for consumer product investors.

RLBD is well positioned to serve this demand.


RLBD HAS HUGE PROFIT POTENTIAL!

There’s so much to say about RLBD’s potential profit creating catalysts, and we continue with detailed due diligence below. However, if you’re ready to look at the chart on your trading platform right now, I wouldn’t blame you.

-RLBD is in a market growing to $6 TRILLION in size.

-One of its lead products is in a segment projected to grow 43% annually!

-RLBD’s Leadership is STACKED with experience in all phases.

-RLBD’s Largest Shareholder is a MONSTER potential partner in several LARGE deals.

-RLBD’s Uplist is Immenent COMPLETE…Meaning Major DEALS Could Be on the Horizon.


Diving Into The Turning Point Connection

Turning Point Brands being RLBD’s largest shareholder is huge. It is like a beverage company’s largest shareholder being PepsiCo or Coke. The potential for synergy and deals is massive and wide ranging. 

Turning Point is a diverse manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of branded consumer products.  Its product lines include well-known tobacco brands Zig Zag and Beechnut.

TPB has been updating its product line to include alternative smoking products such as a nicotine vapor line and a CBD line, Nu-X.

TPB continues to roll up new brands in the alternative smoking space… 

TPB could become the majority owners of RLBD or even buy the company outright

  • RLBD owns Phaze Sports which boasts a full line of CBD/Hemp products for athletes.   These range from CBD seltzers to gummies and topical creams.   This would be an interesting turn for the company. By adding a brand like Phaze Sports, TPB would broaden its market overnight, and RLBD investors would most likely see a major payday in the form of TPB shares.
  • Turning Point Brands (TPB) just came out with quarterly earnings of $0.66 per share, beating most estimates.
  • According to Zacks, it represented an earnings surprise of 46.67%. 
  • So they are flush with cash.
  • The only downside is the company’s earnings are still down from the same period last year, and while TPB’s classic brands performed well (Zig Zag, Stoker’s) the New Gen components underperformed.
  • This may be the ideal time for TPB to purchase a fast-growing next-generation brand that would broaden the company’s market like RLBD.
  • But even if this doesn’t happen, RLBD could still benefit from this shareholder in a big way.

RLBD could leverage the TPB distribution network which includes 210,000 retail locations and several B2B and B2C retail websites.

  • Distribution is generally one of, if not the, biggest hurdles facing up and coming brands like RLBD’s Phaze Sports. 
  • Its TPB connection could be like a ‘cheat-code’ for RLBD’s mass distribution.   
  • This could already be underway; Real Brands CEO Thom Kidrin recently said in an interview “In 2022, we plan to announce an international distribution arrangement.” as well as “brick-and-mortar sales with a major domestic distributor.”
  • The company could also leverage its marketing outlets to ease this distribution.    Either way, any announcements around this would be a great sign for future revenues, and an immediate catalyst for the share price.
  • Even if these announcements don’t come within the calendar year perhaps the most immediate reason RLBD’s big backer could benefit shareholders is…

RLBD could leverage TPB’s capital and backers like Standard General to achieve non-dilutive M&A

RLBD CEO Thom Kidrin said in a recent interview, “I have 5 major deals waiting for us after the up list, once that is finalized, everything else can start.  I can announce them.”

As I’m writing this, all the paperwork is in, meaning the up list to the QB is most likely complete by the time you read this… which means some of these deals could be announced extremely soon.  

RLBD could be using TPB’s capital or potentially be announcing one of the above deals with the company, such as marketing or distribution.

“I have 5 major deals waiting for us after the up list, once that is finalized, everything else can start.  I can announce them.”

RLBD CEO- Thom Kidrin

PHAZE SPORTS PRODUCTS

Some of Phaze Sports’ products

The Phaze Sports brand currently boasts 8 SKUs: CBD Seltzer, Hemp Chewing Gum, Hemp Gummies, Hemp Topical Patch, Hemp Recovery Cream, Hemp Immunity Tincture, Hemp Roll-On, and Hemp Beverage Drops…

Kidrin says the Phaze product line will grow to around 20 SKUs.  

Phaze Sports has enormous potential to drive shareholder value for RLBD investors, however, it isn’t the only subsidiary that makes RLBD an attractive investment opportunity:

RLBD’s OTHER SUBSIDIARIES

American Standard Hemp

The company that RLBD acquired and brought CEO Thom Kidrin into the fold, American Standard Hemp is an early entrant into the hemp and CBD market. ASH has been around since 2017, the company sells CBD oils; a tincture, a pain gel, and a tincture for pets.

WA

WA means peace and harmony in Japanese. RLBD’s Wa ‘cosmedics’ brand leverages decades of scientific research to create creams, lotions and balms that bring calming and healing properties to the skin.

Zen Pets

Zen Pets is the company’s line of pet products formulated with zero-THC hemp extracts. Hemp extract has been shown to provide relief to pets for a variety or reasons making them the perfect plant-based solution for pets.   Including oil, and treats such as cheesy bacon, kabobs, and doggie steaks.

NEW SUBSIDIARIES, COULD BE ANOTHER CATALYST FOR RLBD

Along with other potential acquisitions, the company website boasts two new brands it is planning on launching soon:

Teetime Wellness

RLBD’s golf-focused brand strives to delight golfers in various aspects of the game both on the course and off. Products are designed to aid in the physical recovery and preparation, as well as the mental side.

CannaClear Skin

CannaClear is a collection of facial creams developed by company CSO Adel Rammal (more on him later). It is a three-stage system for inflamed facial skin.

CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS ACCELERATE RLBD POTENTIAL

Celebrity endorsements have been a part of brand building for decades.  10 percent of cumulative advertising budgets involve celebrity endorsement.

There’s a reason for this.

They work.

In a study called “The Value of Celebrity Endorsements: A Stock Market Perspective,” the group analyzed 101 celebrity endorsement announcements by publicly traded companies.  The study found overwhelmingly positive results.

This is why Kidrin’s recent comments about celebrity endorsements on the horizon, including Johnny Depp, add to the growing list of reasons RLBD warrants immediate attention.

While the celebrities could certainly create major value, the company’s management is what investors should be impressed by.

RLBD MANAGEMENT HAS THE QUALIFICATIONS TO BRING RLBD TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Most companies worth anything on the OTC markets have a good story. 

What separates the big winners from the pack is its management’s ability to actualize potential.

RLBD’s C-Suite and Board are packed with the kind of talent that can do just that…

RLBD Executives

Thom Kidrin – CEO

CEO Thom Kidrin brings experience and capital market knowledge specific to the CBD and Hemp industries, which is a major plus considering the unique requirements to navigate in the industry.

Former Chairman of Marimed Inc., Kidrin has already been successful in the industry.

Chris Ryan – CFO

Ryan is a well-experienced steward of corporate finances.  He has worked with Kidrin for years, which is important.  A CFO and CEO need to have a strong connection to properly propel a company forward in the market.  Ryan and Kidrin have been building this for years.

Adel Rammal – CSO(Chief Scientific Officer) 

Dr. Adel Rammal has over 20 years of experience in Research and Development, creating innovative pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.  Working with companies like Dow Corning, Christian Dior and Elizabeth Grant, his vast knowledge helps RLBD stay ahead of the curve in product development.

Michael Sims – VP Branding and Product Development

Michael Sims has over a decade of marketing experience combined with nearly 5 years in the CBD/Hemp industry.   He has extensive experience in seed to retail shelves and everything in-between. 

Board of Directors

Thom Kidrin

Mr. Kidrin’s qualifications for the board include director of Worlds Inc., an internet technology company, since October 1997 and has been its president, secretary and treasurer from December 1997 through July 2007 then added the title chief executive officer since August 2007. Mr. Kidrin was also president and a director of Worlds Acquisition Corp. from April 1997 to December 1997. From December 1991 to June 1996, Mr. Kidrin was a founder, director, and President of UC Television Network Corp., a company engaged in the design and manufacture of interactive entertainment/advertising networks in the college market under the brand name College Television Network, the largest private network on college campuses in the United States sold to MTV in 1996 now operating under MTVU. Mr. Kidrin was a director of MariMed Inc. and was its CEO from its inception in 2011 until July 20, 2017. 

James Dobbins

Mr. Dobbins is former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the aforementioned Turning Point Brands, Inc. (“TPB”), and is still a consultant to TPB.  This shows TPB’s investment is certainly being closely monitored and adds to the potential for more business between the two companies.

Leonard Toboroff

Mr. Toboroff has an extensive resume in the capital markets, from founder to director, he’s certainly an asset for RLBD.

Jeffrey B. Engel

Mr. Engel is a longstanding Wall Street professional with 33 years’ experience as both as a distressed debt portfolio manager (Banco Santander and Standard Bank(the aforementioned Standard General backer)) and, since 2003, as a senior executive in Credit Sales and Trading (RBC, Stifel and GMP). 

Frederick Granoff

Mr. Granoff is another CBD industry pro with a wealth of experience and direct businesses that can advance RLBD’s revenues.  He was nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in R.I. and created a vertically integrated Company selling products and services in the Cannabis Industry. 

Peter N. Christos

Mr. Christos became a a director of the Company on June 18, 2015 and was its chairman from June 18, 2015 until October 26, 2020. Mr. Christos’ professional Wall Street experience spans more than 30 years. In 2005, he founded and remains Executive Chairman of Abacos Ventures, LLC. In 2011 he was a co-founding Managing Member of HCB Ventures, LLC, a land owner and water rights aggregator. As founder from 1997 to 2005, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Adelphia Holdings, LLC, owner of Adelphia Partners, LLC (managed direct investments), and Adelphia Capital, LLC a former investment banking (NASD/SIPC) member firm located in New York City. From 1993 to 1995, he was an Executive Vice President, Partner and co-head of the NYC office of the investment-banking firm Bannon & Co. From 1988 to 1993 he was a Managing Director of the Corporate Finance Department and the Managing Director of the New Venture Group of D. H. Blair Investment Banking Corp. and its predecessor NYSE member firm. From 1985 to 1988 he was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Department of Muller & Company, Inc., a NYSE member firm. He was also a co-founder of AND Interactive Communications Corp., a private software company acquired in 1994 by TCI Technology Ventures, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TCI, now Comcast Corp; a co-founder of AquaCare Systems, Inc., from start-up to IPO on NASDAQ; a co-founder of TransAmerican Waste Industries, Inc., from start-up to IPO on NASDAQ and then acquired via merger in 1998 by USA Waste Industries, Inc. now Waste Management, Inc.; a co-founder of Sparta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from start-up to IPO on NASDAQ and then acquired in 1999 by SuperGen, Inc.; and a co-founder of CTN Media Group, Inc., aka College Television Network, from start-up to IPO on NASDAQ and then acquired in 2002 by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, Inc. Since August 2018, he has been a Director of Worlds Inc., a public company.


KEY RLBD TAKEAWAYS

RLBD’s uplisting will create at least five new deals…and that’s straight from the CEO’s mouth.

Its largest shareholder TPB brings clout not usually associated with an OTC company… not to mention the capital, distribution and marketing capabilities to bring RLBD to the next level.

The company’s executives and board members have the background to shepherd RLBD to reach its full potential in a $6 Trillion Dollar market.

Go to your online broker to start your due diligence on RLBD right now!


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