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Unique Growing Solutions Welcomes Fortune 100 Veteran Richard Braddock to Zaycon Foods Executive Leadership

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Recent Agreement Between the Two Companies to Grow From Strategic Vision Implemented by Prominent Industry Leader

HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / September 8, 2014 / Unique Growing Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: ALNE) a sales, leasing, and consulting company providing turnkey solutions to the all-natural and organic food industries, commented today on the addition of Richard Braddock, a renowned Fortune 100 executive, as Chairman to the Zaycon Foods brand. Just two weeks ago, Unique Growing Solutions signed a letter of intent for the acquisition of Washington-based Zaycon Foods, a leading distributor of fresh meats in the all-natural and organic grocery industry. 

"Unique Growing Solutions congratulates and greatly looks forward to the addition of Richard Braddock to the Zaycon Foods team," said Unique Growing Solutions CEO Richard Johnson. "Richard Braddock's dynamic track record of providing insight for growing brands like Priceline, as well as industry leading food delivery company Fresh Direct, is invaluable as Zaycon and Unique Growing Solutions move forward together. We are confident that his leadership will assist Zaycon in our mutual goal of cost-efficiently providing all natural and organic food to families, while in turn improving distribution and driving revenue for the company." 

Below is the original news release distributed on September 4, 2014.

Zaycon Foods(TM), a five-year-old drive-through bulk grocery business currently delivering farm-fresh foods directly to nearly 400,000 customers via 1,400 delivery locations in 48 states, announced on September 4, 2014, that veteran Fortune 100 executive Richard Braddock has assumed the new position of chairman of the board and will make a significant investment in the company. Braddock views Zaycon's bulk buying power, low prices, and no-stores-needed model as a blueprint for major growth and diversification, including expansion into additional food and non-food products.

Braddock's background spans 19 years at Citicorp, including three years as president and chief operating officer; one year as CEO of Medco Containment Services; two years as non-executive chairman of True North Communications; four years as chairman of private equity firm MidOcean Partners; and six years as chairman and CEO of Priceline.com. He joined New York's home-delivery grocery business FreshDirect in 2005 as chairman and served as chairman and CEO from 2008 to 2011, helping grow revenues to $300 million in New York City alone.

Zaycon Foods – which will generate nearly $18 million in gross revenues in 2014 – allows consumers to place pre-paid online orders for caseloads of fresh meat, seafood, dairy and produce. The company dispatches refrigerated trucks filled with farm-fresh foods to designated "event" locations on specific days and unloads orders directly into customers' vehicles.

"Zaycon has created a unique and viable business model that has all the ingredients for substantial growth, including online ordering, farm-fresh foods, significant consumer savings, and the ability to avoid the overhead associated with building physical infrastructure in hundreds of cities," Braddock said. "In the past 18 months, with limited resources, the company has tripled its customer base, tripled the number of delivery sites, and expanded its product mix. Zaycon is also one of the most effective users of social media marketing to build its loyal customer base. This is just the tip of the iceberg in its growth potential and a major reason that I decided to become involved."   

"Rick's participation in our business will help accelerate our growth, attract new talent, and build a board that can provide vital strategic guidance to take us to the next level," said Zaycon co-founder and CEO Mike Conrad. "This is a strong vote of confidence from a man with deep experience in both the food and general business space, and an impressive track record in growing other companies."

About Zaycon Foods

Now delivering to nearly 400,000 registered users at more than 1,400 locations across 48 states, Zaycon Foods is "How Smart Families Buy Big & Save Big." The innovative company offers families a better way to save on fresh meat, fish, produce and dairy items by selling in bulk directly from refrigerated trucks. The trucks make local deliveries in the parking lots of churches, businesses and schools, enabling consumers to save an average of 50% when compared to standard retail prices. Customers are alerted to upcoming delivery dates in their area by email and social media, and place orders online via a fast and simple process. Founded in 2009, Zaycon Foods is headquartered in Spokane Valley, Washington. For more information, visit www.zayconfoods.com

About Unique Growing Solutions, Inc.

Unique Growing Solutions is a sales, leasing, and consulting company that provides turnkey solutions to the natural/organic food industry. The Company has developed proprietary Enviropods that incorporate cutting edge hydroponic grow systems with intelligent greenhouse lighting, and ancillary horticulture support apparatus. These Enviropods provide growers with a comprehensive clean-room environment to maximize the quality and quantity of their crop output. The Enviropod business model concept is intended for small businesses and individuals, leveraging the economies of scale to mitigate the financial barriers of entry for novice or experienced growers.

Unique Growing Solutions also plans to launch proprietary wholesale food and beverage brands leveraging their portable growing systems. The Company believes this portability will give them access to local markets and cater to the immediate needs of such markets regardless of the seasonality of crops or geographic and or climate limitations.

Visit our website at www.uniquegrowingsolutions.com

Safe Harbor

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended that represent the company's current expectations and beliefs. All statements other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws and include, but are not limited to, statements of management's expectations regarding the company's performance, initiatives, goals, strategies and new product introductions; statements of projections regarding international sales targets and goals in Asia including Mainland China; statements of belief; and statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect," "project," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "targets," "likely," "will," "would," "could," "may," "might," the negative of these words and other similar words.

The forward-looking statements and related assumptions involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from any forward-looking statements or views expressed herein. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following:

- any changes in operations or future financial results from those currently anticipated;

- any failure of current or planned initiatives or products to generate interest among distributors and customers and generate sponsoring and selling activities on a sustained basis;

- risks related to accurately predicting, delivering or maintaining sufficient quantities of products to support our planned initiatives or launch strategies, including possible ingredient supply limitations;

- risk of foreign currency fluctuations and the currency translation impact on the company's business associated with these fluctuations;

- regulatory risks associated with the company's products, which could require the company to modify its claims or inhibit the company's ability to import or continue selling a product in a market if it is determined to be a medical device or if it is unable to register the product in a timely manner under applicable regulatory requirements;

- any inability to secure necessary governmental approvals or licenses to effect any future changes or expansion;

- regulatory scrutiny and investigations in target markets in Asia and other foreign markets, that could in the future, negatively impact the company's business, including the interruption of sales activities in stores, loss of licenses, and the imposition of fines;

- adverse publicity related to the company's business, products, industry or any legal actions or complaints by distributors or others; and

- continued competitive pressures in the company's markets.

The company's financial performance and the forward-looking statements contained herein are further qualified by a detailed discussion of associated risks set forth in the documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements set forth the company's beliefs as of the date that such information was first provided and the company assumes no duty to update the forward-looking statements contained in this release to reflect any change except as required by law.

For additional Information contact:

Company Info:

Peter Bianchi V.P.

713-260-9605

 

Investor Info: 

Eric Fischgrund

 646-699-1414

info@fischtankpr.com

 

SOURCE: Alternative Energy and Environmental Solutions, Inc.

 

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