Gaithersburg, MD, May 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verus International, Inc. (“Verus” or the “Company”) (OTC:VRUS) is pleased to announce that it has signed a new distribution agreement to place Major League Baseball (MLB) branded confectionary products into approximately 2,500 locations in the New York (Yankees), Boston (Red Sox), Philadelphia (Phillies) and Chicago (Cubs) metro markets. This is a new marketing agreement that will begin the roll-out of the MLB-team branded candy products from the Company’s wholly-owned Big League Foods Subsidiary. 

Placement will be in independent convenience and corner stores as well as gas stations, including popular retailers such as 7-11, 76, BP, Chevron, Circle K, Marathon, Shell and Sunoco. The products will include gummi candies and chocolate caramel baseballs.

“We are very excited about this new marketing partnership,” said Big League Foods Subsidiary President James Wheeler. “This relationship enables us to add stores in our 2019 core markets at a rapid pace and scale right in the middle of the season. This marketing venture will give us a foundation to reach other locations and distributors in these markets as we introduce our full line of MLB-branded products.”

“Candy is a great stand-alone category, but also an excellent lead-in to our frozen desserts,” explained Verus CEO Anshu Bhatnagar. “There are far more retailers who sell candy than ice cream, but establishing a retail network always starts with that first essential piece of shelf space. In many locations, we have the chance to get sales from two different parts of each store, the candy counter and the freezer section, increasing our revenue potential. We intend to replicate this kind of arrangement around the country as we stairstep our distribution to include all 30 MLB teams.”

Production Update

Starting with packaging and labelling, Big League Foods has already commenced production and expects to begin initial deliveries within 4-5 weeks. Shipments will be rolled out on a regional basis, determined by proximity to production facilities and team market size. Both frozen dessert and confectionary products will begin distribution concurrently. Specific products may vary by location, but will feature team labelling consistent with the MLB teams in each territory.

Interested investors are encouraged to monitor ongoing product announcements via the official Twitter feed @Verus_Foods.

About Verus International, Inc.

Verus International operates an international food subsidiary (Verus Foods) that sells branded consumer products to customers worldwide. The Company trades on the OTC market (OTC:VRUS). Investors can find Real-Time quotes and market information for the company on and can access company information at

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