Kisses From Italy Group Expanding U.S. Distribution in Preparation of 'The Ponte San’gwich Shoppe' Product Launch

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MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / November 30, 2023 / Kisses From Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), a publicly listed U.S.-based company, restaurant chain operator, franchisor, and product distributor in the United States, Canada, and Europe, along with new business partner and newly elected board member celebrity Chef, Scott Conant, announce the expansion of the Company's product distribution network in the U.S. The Company has recently entered into an agreement with TotalShip World Wide and its affiliates for all shipping and logistical solutions for North America and to strengthen its distribution network across the United States. TotalShip provides shipping and logistical solutions at significant cost savings, offering businesses greater control over their express, ground, and supply chain distribution services.

Claudio Ferri, co-CEO, CIO, and co-founder of Kisses From Italy, commented, "we are excited about this relationship with TotalShip Worldwide. Internally, our team was in the process of strategizing as to what the required setup was going to look like in order to fulfill the expected demand but as we began the process of working with them, we quickly realized that TotalShip and its affiliate companies were able to offer an array of services, across multiple territories. We believe that TotalShip will immediately be able to provide us the solutions needed to handle and fulfill the expected demand for the launching of the ‘The Ponte San'gwich Shoppe' products."

Michele Di Turi, President, co-CEO, and co-founder of Kisses From Italy, also commented, "In response to the launch of the Kisses From Italy online Shopify account a few weeks ago and as we gear up for the process of launching our ‘Ponte San'gwich Shoppe' products, working with TotalShip has opened new doors for our team in terms of new logistical solutions and streamlining our process to give our customers the best experience possible. Our entire team strongly believes in providing the best customer experience in all facets of our business, no matter what. TotalShip and its affiliates will provide us exactly what we need in the Northeastern and Southeastern part of the U.S. allowing our Company to reach our customers quickly, efficiently, and in a cost-effective manner"

This release follows the recent announcement of Scott Conant, two-time James Beard Award-winning chef, cookbook author, and Food Network TV personality being appointed and accepting the nomination to Kisses From Italy's board of directors and most recently the announcement of the Company's new online store that will showcase current and upcoming products.

Kisses From Italy Retail Store: https://kissesfromitaly-retail.myshopify.com

About Chef Scott Conant

Scott Conant is a two-time James Beard Award-winning chef, cookbook author, and TV personality. With a career spanning more than 35 years, Conant brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating culinary experiences with thoughtful hospitality and soulful cuisine. His portfolio of acclaimed restaurants includes Mora Italian (Phoenix, AZ), The Americano (Scottsdale, AZ and Atlanta, GA), and Cellaio at Resorts World Catskills (Monticello, NY). He has also published four cookbooks: New Italian Cooking, Bold Italian, The Scarpetta Cookbook, and his newest and most personal book to date, Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef's Home Kitchen, which launched in September 2021. Conant has been a popular presence on Food Network for years, becoming a fan favorite as a recurring judge on Chopped since 2009 and frequent co-host of Beat Bobby Flay. As Chef Conant embarks on new opportunities, he looks forward to continuing to share his enduring philosophy that emphasizes the beauty of simplicity. For more information, visit ScottConant.com.

About "The Ponte San'gwich Shoppe and Italian Deli"

The Ponte San'gwich Shoppe and Italian Deli is a wholly-owned subsidiary by Kisses From Italy and houses the new brand alliance and concept developed withScott Conant, Food Network celebrity, two-time James Beard Award-winning chef, and cookbook author. Chef Scott Conant and his team will be taking the lead on the branding and concept development initiative in collaboration with the Kisses From Italy team. Fransmart, a worldwide industry leader in the global franchise development market and current advisor to Kisses From Italy, will play the key role of serving as the group's exclusive global franchise developer and representative.

The Ponte San'gwich Shoppe & Italian Deli SM name is inspired by the tight-knit Italian community, nicknamed "Pontes," who lived in Scott's neighborhood where he was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut. They were a group of ex-pats from Pontelandolfo, Italy that settled in the States in the late 1930's. The camaraderie that they fostered, and many years spent around the kitchen table with family conjures up nostalgic and fond memories.

About Fransmart

Fransmart is a global leader in franchise development, selling over 5,000 franchises worldwide and turning emerging restaurant concepts into national and global brands for 20 years. Company founder Dan Rowe identified and grew brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries, QDOBA Mexican Grill, and The Halal Guys from 1-5 unit businesses to the powerhouse chains they are today. Fransmart's current and past franchise development portfolio brands have opened thousands of restaurants globally. Fransmart and its partner brands are committed to franchise development growth. For more information, visit www.fransmart.com.

About Kisses From Italy Inc.

Kisses From Italy Retail Store: https://kissesfromitaly-retail.myshopify.com

Kisses from Italy, Inc. (OTCQB:KITL) is a publicly listed U.S.-based company, restaurant chain developer, Franchisor and product distributor with locations in North America and Europe. On March 2, 2023 entered into a strategic alliance to develop a new restaurant concept with American celebrity chef, Food Network star, restaurateur, cookbook author, and newest Kisses From Italy board member Scott Conant. Kisses From Italy formed a wholly-owned subsidiary to house the new brand and concept, named 'The Ponte San'gwich Shoppe & Italian Deli (SM).' Chef Scott Conant and his team will be taking the lead on the branding and concept development initiative in collaboration with the Kisses From Italy team. Fransmart, a worldwide industry leader in the global franchise development market and current advisor to Kisses From Italy, will play the key role of serving as the group's exclusive global franchise developer. The Company focuses on traditional Italian delicacies through continued corporate-owned store expansion, along with the development and sales of additional locations through the advancement of our franchise and territorial rights program.

In September 2019, FINRA approved our common stock for trading, and in October 2019, it approved our common stock for up-listing to the OTCQB tier of the OTC Markets Group under the ticker symbol KITL

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts, and assumptions involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those anticipated or expected. These risks and uncertainties are further defined in filings and reports by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Actual results and the timing of certain events could differ materially from those projected in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements due to several factors detailed from time to time in our filings with the SEC. Reference is made to cautionary statements outlined in the company's most recent SEC filings, available at www.sec.gov and the company's website at www.kissesfromitaly.com. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, unanticipated events, or changes to future operating results.

For more information, please visit www.kissesfromitaly.com.

Contact Information:

Kisses From Italy Inc.305-423-7129info@kissesfromitaly.com

SOURCE: Kisses From Italy Inc.

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