EMERGE Announces Additional Cost Optimization and Synergies Measures

February 15, 2023

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2023 /CNW/ - EMERGE Commerce Ltd. (TSXV: ECOM) ("EMERGE" or the "Company"), a diversified acquirer and operator of niche e-commerce brands, today announced additional cost optimization and synergies measures.

The Company is pleased to announce continued progress in our cost reduction efforts meant to enhance cash flow generation.

Further to the anticipated savings previously announced in late 2022, the Company has identified additional savings and cost reductions of $1M, for a combined annualized total of $2M in anticipated savings implemented under this initiative.

As part of overall efforts to drive additional cash flow, the initiative includes reducing overhead expenses, improving margins, maximizing cross-functional synergies amongst EMERGE HQ and portfolio brands, and eliminating unprofitable revenue streams.

"The implemented savings mean EMERGE is yielding more revenue per employee, making it a leaner team than it has been at any point since completing our latest acquisitions," said Ghassan Halazon, Founder and CEO of EMERGE.

Examples of savings from recent efforts include corporate expenses such as investor relations, office rent, and M&A, in addition to staff reductions associated with unprofitable and discontinued revenue streams. EMERGE expects to begin seeing results from some of these additional measures starting Q1 2023.

"The Company's top priority for 2023 remains to optimize the business for cash flow generation, and we believe these additional savings represent another significant step towards our primary objective," continued Halazon.

EMERGE is a diversified acquirer and operator of profitable niche e-commerce brands. Our subscription and marketplace e-commerce properties provide our members with access to pet products, premium meat, outdoor gear, golf, and other curated experiences. Our portfolio houses various online destinations including WholesalePet.com, trulocal.ca, BattlBox.com, UnderPar.com, JustGolfStuff.ca, CarnivoreClub.co, WagJag.com, BeRightBack.ca, and Wanlow.com. EMERGE was named one of Canada's Top Growing Companies by Globe and Mail in 2022 (and 2020), and one of the fastest growing companies in Canada by the Startup 50 in 2020.

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On Behalf of the Board
Ghassan Halazon
Director and CEO