KonaRed Corporation Joins Forces With Splash Beverage Group to Expand
Distribution of KonaRed Products Throughout US
KALAHEO, HI -- (Marketwired) -- 01/06/14 -- KonaRed Corporation
(www.KonaRed.com ) (OTCQB: KRED), the developers of the powerful
antioxidant-rich wellness beverage made from the exclusive Hawaiian
Coffee Fruit, announced today that the Company has entered into an
agreement with Splash Beverage Group to sell and distribute KonaRed's
products throughout the United States. The announcement was made
today by KonaRed CEO, Shaun Roberts.
Splash Beverage Group is headed by seasoned beverage executives
Robert Nistico and Kevin McClafferty, the successful former executive
management team at Marley Beverage Company, one of the
fastest-growing beverage start-ups in recent years.
"Kevin, Robert, and their team of experienced beverage marketing and
sales professionals hold long-standing relationships with retailers,
distributors, and major players in the beverage sector. We are
excited about teaming up with Splash Beverage Group to expand
distribution of KonaRed east, across America."
Splash Beverage Group will leverage its two leaders' strong
relationships with direct-store-delivery (DSD) distributors across
the country to help position KonaRed Original, KonaRed Green Tea,
KonaRed Coconut, and other KonaRed products in top retailers
throughout the country.
Nistico, Splash Beverage Group's CEO, was one of the chief architects
for Red Bull in North America and began his career at E. & J. Gallo
Winery. McClafferty, Splash's President, is the former CEO of Talking
Rain, a privately held beverage company that manufactures and
distributes Sparkling Ice. He has also held senior sales positions at
Sara Lee and Nabisco. In 2011, Mr. McClafferty was appointed
President of Marley Beverages and later became CEO.
KonaRed joins TapouT, Bruce Lee Tea and Amazoo Acai as featured
brands in the Splash Beverage Group's portfolio of non-alcoholic
About KonaRed Corporation
KonaRed Corporation is in the business of
bringing the health and wellness attributes of Hawaiian Coffee fruit
to the masses. KonaRed Corporation has developed an innovative, state
of the art, proprietary process that produces extracts and powdered
Hawaiian Coffee Frui
t. The company is headquartered in Kalaheo,
Hawaii. Learn more about the science behind coffee fruit and follow
the healthy, Hawaiian active lifestyle by visiting www.konared.com.
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