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May

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Kisses From Italy Launches First Franchise in California As Part of a Planned National and International Rollout

Kisses From italy Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company’s first franchise is now open for business in Chino, California and will begin operations today, Friday May 28th, as of 9:00 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). Kisses From Italy initially announced the signing of the California franchise agreement, in January of 2020 with Ms. Sharon Preston, who possesses over 25 years of experience in the retail sector, and now becomes the first operating franchisee in the Company’s history.


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April

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Kisses From Italy Signs Exclusive Agreement with Fransmart, a Global Leader in Franchise Development

Industry Giant, Fransmart, Now Becomes Kisses From Italy’s Exclusive Global Franchise Developer and Representative

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / April 22, 2021 / Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a publicly listed U.S.-based company, restaurant chain operator, franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusive global agreement with Fransmart, an industry leader in the global franchise development market.


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March

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Emerging Markets Report: A Tipping Point

ORLANDO, Fla., March 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Recent news from U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor, Kisses From Italy, Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), begs the obvious question… is the Company at a tipping point?

We come to this question after a lengthy term of service, telling the Kisses story to the market. First we talked about how their offerings caught fire in the home shopping craze over the past year and then their early successes in brick and mortar restaurants.


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March

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Kisses From Italy Branded Products Now in 20 Retail Stores

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / March 4, 2021 / Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), proudly announces that following its Kisses From Italy branded product launch in November of 2020, the products bearing the Kisses From Italy logo are now available in 20 retail stores across Quebec and Ontario, Canada.


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February 2021

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Emerging Markets Report: $8.3 Billion Reasons

When we discuss a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor of Italian foods, we usually focus on the Company’s popular products, how rapidly its online sales have grown, or their brick and mortar successes.

That is with good reason, the Company saw its product sales explode and a local food magazine in Florida surprised the Kisses crew by naming them one of the Top Restaurant Companies in Florida.

But along the way we believe we’ve missed something, something that could be a real revenue driver for years to come.


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February 2021

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Emerging Markets Report: Public Displays of Affection

For regular readers of the Emerging Markets Report and particularly, our offerings about Kisses From Italy, Inc. (OTCQB:KITL) a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor of Italian foods, you may note from time to time a play on words or two using the company’s memorable moniker.

As such, when we discover that the Company has been named one of “The Top Restaurant Companies in Florida” it’s hard to not be enamored with such a Public Display of Affection.

The Company was surprised to find out their nascent restaurant operations had been so boldly recognized by a leading and independent voice in the Florida culinary space. This was a purely organic acknowledgment, not a quid-pro-quo for buying ads or the like.


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January 2021

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Kisses From Italy Announces an Exclusive North American co-Branding Agreement with Manufacturer, Mastro Vinci

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / January 26, 2021 / Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that an exclusive co-branding agreement has been entered into with Gluten-Free specialist and food manufacturer Mastro Vinci, based in Mississauga, Ontario. The new agreement is now in effect and covers the entire North American market. The exclusive agreement will immediately include Mastro Vinci’s Organic and Gluten-Free Gnocchi as well as the Gluten-Free Dry Pasta. Both parties have agreed to leave room in the exclusive agreement for the list of products to grow in the future.


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December 2020

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Emerging Markets Report: What’s In-Store for 2021

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / December 15, 2020 / Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), proudly announces that the recent launch of Kisses From Italy organic and gluten-free branded products can now be found in 9 stores in the greater Montreal area and Mississauga, Ontario. The Company’s recent product launch has been enthusiastically greeted with open arms in a shorter time frame than what was expected and the Company continues to expand the list of retailers that will soon be carrying Kisses From Italy branded products.


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December 2020

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Kisses From Italy Branded Products now Available in 9 Retail Stores

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / December 15, 2020 / Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), proudly announces that the recent launch of Kisses From Italy organic and gluten-free branded products can now be found in 9 stores in the greater Montreal area and Mississauga, Ontario. The Company’s recent product launch has been enthusiastically greeted with open arms in a shorter time frame than what was expected and the Company continues to expand the list of retailers that will soon be carrying Kisses From Italy branded products.


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November 2020

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Kisses from Italy Branded Products now Available on Store Shelves

Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), proudly announces that it has entered into the retail market space and Kisses From Italy branded products are now available for sale on store shelves in Montreal, Quebec and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The Company’s first line of products will be targeting the organic and gluten-free market. Kisses From Italy products are now available for purchase at Fruits du Jour, a fruits and vegetable specialty grocery store located at 1655 Mont-Royal E, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2J 1Z6 and at the Mastro Vinci retail store in Mississauga, Ontario located at 1075 Queensway East #15, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4Y 4C8.


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November 2020

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Emerging Markets Report: In Good Company

Let’s take a look at the significance of the news the Company has entered into an agreement with All Points Public Relations to take the lead on brand PR support, franchise development advertising and digital marketing initiatives aimed at driving franchise lead generation for Kisses from Italy’s franchising program.

It’s a significant event for followers of the Italian food maker and restaurant chain. First, it signals internal confidence that the Company is both positioned and poised for growth. Frankly put, you don’t onboard the expense of a firm like All Points Public Relations if you don’t have a story to tell.

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October 2020

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Kisses from Italy Signs Agreement with All Points Public Relations Firm for Franchise Program

“…the Company has entered into an agreement with All Points Public Relations (“All Points PR”). All Points Public Relations will now take the lead on brand PR support, franchise development advertising and digital marketing initiatives aimed at driving franchise lead generation for Kisses from Italy’s franchising program”.


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October 2020

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Emerging Markets Report: The Right Ingredients

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Italian food is among the most, if not the most popular and sought out food in the world with a myriad of dishes and recipes. It is often in the favorites list for restaurant goers. American consumers simply love Italian offerings.

Enter Kisses From Italy, Inc. (OTCQB: KITL), which is blending the best of the old world with a twist of the new in all their menu offerings in a variety of ways. It’s an intriguing story and there is something pretty unique about the business model that we need to show you.


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October 2020

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Kisses from Italy Inc. Restaurant Group Retains Emerging Markets Consulting LLC for Investor Relations Advisory Services

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / October 8, 2020 / Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a restaurant chain operator, Franchisor and product distributor with locations in North America and Europe is pleased to announce that Emerging Markets Consulting, LLC (EMC) has been retained to provide investor/public relations services. EMC specializes in helping small and mid-sized public companies establish brand awareness and increase market share to its customer base while improving visibility to the institutional and retail investment community.


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September 2020

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Kisses from Italy Restaurant Group Takes Steps to Strengthen Its Global Distribution and Manufacturing Network

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / September 17, 2020 / Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), announced today that the Company has established relationships with AFC Inc. and Mastro Vinci for the Company’s next phase in establishing its North American and international distribution plans. It is anticipated that AFC Inc. and Mastro Vinci will be Kisses from Italy’s principal product distributors and manufacturers.


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August 2020

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Kisses from Italy Announces Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Development Agreement Improves Current Liquidity and Establishes Foundation for Future Growth
Kisses from Italy Inc. reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2020.


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August 2020

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Kisses from Italy Signs Exclusive Agreement with one of Canada’s Largest Retail Advisory Firms

MONTREAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / August 11, 2020 / Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), today announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Oberfeld Snowcap, Inc. which will now take the lead in Kisses from Italy’s strategic Franchise expansion for site selection across Canada.


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July 2020

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Kisses from Italy Inc. Announces Full Re-opening of All Corporate-owned Locations

Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB: KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), today announced that all corporate-owned locations have reopened. Also expected is imminent opening of the Company’s first California franchise location in Chino, California.


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June 2020

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Kisses From Italy Inc. Signs Multi-Unit Development Deal for 100 Locations in Canada

The Agreement was signed with Canadian-based Demasar Management Inc. (“Demasar”) which will be taking the lead role as the developer / operator of the Kisses From Italy brand in Canada. “We are excited to be working with Demasar on developing the Canadian market for our brand. We believe Demasar’s background of restaurant development, and solid network of experienced professionals from various backgrounds, will significantly strengthen the team’s efforts as we gear up for the next phase of our long-term growth strategy. Our teams perfectly blend together, since Demasar shares our passion and commitment for the brand, which continues to propel Kisses From Italy forward”, commented Kisses From Italy’s co-founder, co-CEO and CIO, Claudio Ferri.


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May 2020

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Kisses from Italy Engages HIR Holdings to Launch Comprehensive Investor Relations Program

Kisses from Italy Inc. (KITL), today announced it has engaged HIR Holdings (Hayden IR Holdings), a highly recognized, national investor relations firm, to raise its visibility and strengthen its relationships with the investment community.

“Over the past year we have expanded our operations, gaining scale and brand recognition as we continue to position the company to drive future operating leverage in our business model and we want to ensure we capitalize on these important milestones, stated Kisses from Italy’s co-founder, co-CEO and CIO, Claudio Ferri. We look forward to working with the team of professionals at HIR to help us target and expand our investor audience and ensure we are communicating effectively with Wall Street.”


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February 2020

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Kisses from Italy attends ExpanGlobal’s Global Franchise Show in Mumbai, India

Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL) restaurant group and franchisor recently attended the Global Franchise show in Mumbai India, an event hosted by ExpanGlobal, a leading international market entry and expansion company headquartered in India. Michele Di Turi the President, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Kisses from Italy, who attended the Global Franchise Show, stated that “Being at an event like this, that brings so many people together, is an important way to expand your brand exposure. There is nothing like making a face-to-face connection with potential business partners and franchisees.” The event was held at the Sahara Star Hotel, a beautiful 5-star property near Mumbai’s domestic airport. Di Turi added that “the ExpanGlobal team were very gracious hosts and we look forward to returning to India and working with ExpanGlobal in strengthening and promoting our brand in the national territory of India.”


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February 2020

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Kisses from Italy Partners with ExpanGlobal for Planned India Expansion

As it steps up its overseas push, Kisses from Italy reveals plans for India

Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL) announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with ExpanGlobal, a leading market entry and expansion company headquartered in India. As an initial step, ExpanGlobal will be representing Kisses from Italy at the Global Franchise Show being held on February 22nd in Mumbai, India. Over the last few months, both organizations have learned a lot about each other and have come to realize that they share similar views on driving growth through expansion in India. “Both teams are ambitious and driven and we are certain that this will result in a solid synergistic alliance,” stated Kisses from Italy’s co-founder, co-CEO and CIO, Claudio Ferri.


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January 2020

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Kisses from Italy Restaurant Group Enters California Marketplace

With focus towards continued expansion, rapidly evolving fast-casual restaurant chain set to open first franchise in Chino, California

“We are very excited to announce the completion of our first franchise agreement in the state of California and are proud to welcome our first franchisee partner in California, Ms. Sharon Preston, who will definitely strengthen our organization with her vast experience, of more than 25 years in the retail sector.” asserts company co-founder, CEO and CIO Claudio Ferri. “We foresee the imminent development and opening of the first location in the beautiful city of Chino, California.”


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January 2020

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Kisses from Italy Continues to Expand its Network

Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL) announces plans for continued expansion and site exploration for additional store fronts across Canada, through its wholly-owned Canadian corporation, Kisses from Italy Canada Inc. Canada presents many interesting avenues for potential Kisses from Italy locations and distribution partnerships for authentic Kisses from Italy products. “With our initial foothold in the U.S. and following the opening of our first European location in Bari Italy, in October of 2019, it has given our company the opportunity to structure and strengthen our global distribution network” said Michele Di Turi the company’s President and CEO. “We continue to move forward with our aggressive expansion plans by carefully considering the best available opportunities through the different facets of our company.”


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October 2019

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The Company has been approved for trading on the OTCQB Venture Market

Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB: KITL), a U.S. based fast-casual Italian restaurant operator and franchisor, who’s Common Stock was recently approved for trading by FINRA, announced today that its common stock has been approved for uplisting from the OTC Pink Sheets to the OTCQB Marketplace (OTCQB) under the symbol KITL effective as of October 11, 2019.
“The listing of our common stock on the OTCQB Venture Market is an important milestone for the development of Kisses from Italy” said co-founders Michele Di Turi and Claudio Ferri. “We are making significant progress and improvements with our business and our uplisting to the OTCQB marks an important part of our strategy to develop and execute our plan to establish ourselves in the quick service restaurant space, primarily fast-casual, franchising and distribution market segments.”


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September 2019

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Kisses from Italy’s Application to Trade its Common Stock is Approved

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets “KITL”), a U.S. based fast-casual Italian restaurant operator and franchisor, today announced that its application to trade its Common Stock was approved by FINRA.  The Common Stock now trades on the OTC Pink Sheets under the symbol “KITL.” The Company will immediately submit its formal application to uplist to the OTCQB platform. While there are no assurances, management of the Company believes it meets the requisite criteria for this uplisting.

The OTCQB is a venture market operated by OTC Markets Group and established for early-stage and developing U.S. and international companies. To be eligible, companies must be current in their reporting and undergo an annual verification and management certification process.


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May 2019

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Kisses from Italy Opening Initial European Location

“We are thrilled to announce that our initial European location will be a Kisses from Italy – Restaurant, Bar and Lounge concept,” states Company President and CEO Michele Di Turi. “We are both hopeful and confident this will be the first of many new outlets across the European continent. Italian traditions and culture have always been the source of inspiration behind our culinary concept,” continued Di Turi. “It was therefore only natural that we select an emblematic locale to begin our expansionary journey through Europe. It is expected to allow us to establish and build our European franchise program and distribution network, as well as creating efficiencies that can be scaled across the various business units.”  The new restaurant, located at Strada Provinciale 70 #100, Via Vittorio Veneto 100 Ceglie del Campo, Bari, Italia, is also expected to become the Company’s training facility for future franchisees in Europe.


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July 2017

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Kisses from Italy Announces Launch of Nation-Wide Franchising Program and the Completion of First Franchise Agreements

MIAMI, July 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kisses from Italy, a U.S. based fast-casual restaurant chain and now franchisor, is proud to announce the launching of its national franchising program and the completion and sale of the first franchised locations, set to be developed, built and opened in the coming future.  Following the months of preparation and hard work in completing the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and all required documents, with the support of renowned franchise lawyer Harold L. Kestenbaum and his team, along with iFranchise Group, the world’s premier franchise consultant, the entire team is very confident about taking Kisses from Italy to the next level, with territorial and global market expansion of the franchising division being next in sight.


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July 2016

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KISSES FROM ITALY’s Expansion Targets Franchising Nationwide

MIAMI, July 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KISSES FROM ITALY Inc., a U.S. based fast-casual restaurant chain, in less than one short year, has experienced a rapid rise by expanding its corporate owned stores from one location to four, recently opening its fourth restaurant in the Wyndham Royal Vista – Pompano Beach. It is interesting to note that all three new locations are situated within Wyndham Hotel properties. For those following this startup chain’s moves, the rapid rate of expansion and the development of a strategic partnership with Wyndham are indicative of a strong positive trend.

The Company is committed in continuing the brand expansion with additional corporate owned stores in the state of Florida and in other areas of the U.S.  In addition, the company has begun to parlay its success and is taking the initial steps into franchising opportunities regionally and eventually nationwide. “We place great value in our relationship with the Wyndham Group for our corporate owned stores and we have definitely received some serious inquiries concerning franchising and are driving the business into this next phase,” said Michael Di Turi, the Company’s co-founder, President and Co-CEO.  “We have recently retained the legal services of renowned franchise lawyer Harold L. Kestenbaum along with iFranchise Group, a premier consulting expert in the franchising industry.”


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December 2020

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Emerging Markets Report: What’s In-Store for 2021

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / December 15, 2020 / Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), proudly announces that the recent launch of Kisses From Italy organic and gluten-free branded products can now be found in 9 stores in the greater Montreal area and Mississauga, Ontario. The Company’s recent product launch has been enthusiastically greeted with open arms in a shorter time frame than what was expected and the Company continues to expand the list of retailers that will soon be carrying Kisses From Italy branded products.


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November 2020

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Kisses from Italy Branded Products now Available on Store Shelves

Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), proudly announces that it has entered into the retail market space and Kisses From Italy branded products are now available for sale on store shelves in Montreal, Quebec and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The Company’s first line of products will be targeting the organic and gluten-free market. Kisses From Italy products are now available for purchase at Fruits du Jour, a fruits and vegetable specialty grocery store located at 1655 Mont-Royal E, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2J 1Z6 and at the Mastro Vinci retail store in Mississauga, Ontario located at 1075 Queensway East #15, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4Y 4C8.


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December 2020

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Emerging Markets Report: What’s In-Store for 2021

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / December 15, 2020 / Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), proudly announces that the recent launch of Kisses From Italy organic and gluten-free branded products can now be found in 9 stores in the greater Montreal area and Mississauga, Ontario. The Company’s recent product launch has been enthusiastically greeted with open arms in a shorter time frame than what was expected and the Company continues to expand the list of retailers that will soon be carrying Kisses From Italy branded products.


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January 2021

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Kisses From Italy Announces an Exclusive North American co-Branding Agreement with Manufacturer, Mastro Vinci

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / January 26, 2021 / Kisses from Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator, Franchisor, and product distributor (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that an exclusive co-branding agreement has been entered into with Gluten-Free specialist and food manufacturer Mastro Vinci, based in Mississauga, Ontario. The new agreement is now in effect and covers the entire North American market. The exclusive agreement will immediately include Mastro Vinci’s Organic and Gluten-Free Gnocchi as well as the Gluten-Free Dry Pasta. Both parties have agreed to leave room in the exclusive agreement for the list of products to grow in the future.


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