NutriPure Beverages and XND Technologies have released an initial marketing strategy and sales projections for the Nu2O line of bottled water products.

The two companies have reached an agreement in principle for NutriPure to acquire XND as a wholly owned subsidiary, pending final approval which is likely to occur at next week's shareholder meeting.

The company plans to initially launch three formulations under the Nu2O label, with three additional formulations, scheduled to be introduced after the second quarter of operations.

Distribution is scheduled to begin in the Southwest US within the next 60 to 90 days and expand nationwide over the following six to eight months, contingent upon finalisation of funding and staffing requirements.

The company forecasts gross product sales at $10.7m for the first 12 months of operations, $49.8m for its second year, and $66.1m for the third year.