Maine Root introduces 3 new flavors, Fair Trade certification

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Maine Root will launch three new flavors in May, and introduce the brand’s entire six-flavor line as Fair Trade Certified.

@@img Mark and Matthew Seiler – co-owners of Maine Root – introduced Fair Trade root beer last year in a 22 oz. glass bottle with a Fair Trade logo. The Sielers said in a press release that, due to “overwhelming demand,” the company transitioned its entire brand to Fair Trade certification – including it’s three new flavors, Mandarin Orange Soda, Lemon Lime Soda and Blueberry Soda.

Fair Trade ensures that family farmers receive a fair price for their top quality products, the release said, and because Fair Trade farmers are careful stewards of the land, their products are the healthiest and most environmentally-friendly available.

In other Maine Root news:

Maine Root signed up hundreds of new retail accounts at Expo East, and  Won distribution with UNFI East, Savannah Distributing, GA Wine/GA Beer, Costco, Whole Foods South region, Tree of Life and Austin Beverage.

The company also opened aNew Root Beer Kegging operation in Belmont CA is up and running servicing the Bay Area California.