Jel Sert Acquires Functional Beverage Brands from Solis Brands

WEST CHICAGO, IL., (July 31, 2012) – The Jel Sert Company, makers of fun foods, announced today that it has acquired the SUPER C, PURE KICK and ZOIC functional beverage brands from Solis Brands, Inc.

Jel Sert is a prominent consumer packaged goods food manufacturer that has been selling powdered soft drinks, freezer bars, dessert mixes and ready-to-drink beverages for over 80 years. Fitting with the company’s strategy of expanding into health and wellness platforms, the acquisition will allow Jel Sert to provide functional beverage options with brands that have been established in the marketplace.

“The addition of the SUPER C and Pure Kick brands will build on our strong position as a leading branded powdered soft drink manufacturer and allow us to leverage our existing innovation, marketing and distribution capabilities,“ said Ken Wegner, President of Jel Sert.

SUPER C is a vitamin and mineral powdered drink mix that delivers functional ingredients in addition to a healthy boost of vitamin C and antioxidants.  PURE KICK is an endurance energy drink mix with a proprietary blend of electrolytes, vitamins and amino acids to enhance performance and energy.  ZOIC is a ready to drink nutrition beverage that provides antioxidants, protein and 26 essential vitamins and minerals.

Jel Sert will immediately take over responsibilities for all sales and distribution of the three brands.  Any inquiries regarding sales of SUPER C, PURE KICK and ZOIC products can be directed to the Jel Sert Customer Service Department at 1-800-323-2592.

About The Jel Sert Company

The Jel Sert Company, based in West Chicago, Ill., is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a variety of well-known food and beverage products.  The company’s proprietary brands include Wyler’s, Wyler’s Light, Pop Ice®, Flavor-Aid®, Fla-Vor-Ice, Royal, My*T*Fine, Otter Pops® and Mondo®, among others. Jel Sert is also active in licensing and contract manufacturing with some of the premier brands and companies in the food, beverage and health and wellness industries. Jel Sert has been privately held since its founding in 1926. For more information on The Jel Sert Company, go to www.JelSert.com.

About Solis Brands, Inc.

Solis was founded in 2006 in response to the growing consumer demand for healthy and nutritious food and beverage products that are both functional and convenient.  Solis is managed by two veterans in the food & beverage industry, John Serieka and Bruce Svetz, who collectively have more than 40 years of experience developing channels and brands for Fortune 50 companies, including:  Pepsi, Gatorade, Kraft and Nestle.  Solis is headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida.  To learn more about Solis Brands visit www.solisbrands.com