Jones Soda Gets US, Canada Starbucks Distribution Rights

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Jones Soda Co. (JSDA) said Monday that it
secured the distribution of Jones Soda drinks in Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) stores across the U.S. and Canada, according to a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Effective mid-March, two flavors of Jones Soda, root beer and sugar-free black cherry, will be available in more than 3,900 Starbucks locations across the U.S.

In addition, Jones Soda sugar-free ginger ale has now been added in all Canadian Starbucks stores, of which there are about 400, the filing said.

Based in Seattle, Jones Soda Co., manufactures its Jones Soda, Jones Naturals, Jones Energy and Whoopass brands and sells them through its distribution network in select markets across North America.

Seattle-based Starbucks is a coffee retailer that operates locations in North America, the U.K., the Pacific Rim, and the Middle East.