KonaRed Expands in New York Via Preferred Beverage Distributors

konared100KOLOA, Hawaii — KonaRed Corporation (OTCBB/OTCQB: KRED), manufacturers of Antioxidant Juices and nutritional supplements from the exclusive Hawaiian CoffeeBerry®, coffee fruit from Kona, Hawaii, today announced its expansion into the New York metropolitan area via Preferred Beverage Distributors. Splash Beverage Group negotiated and manages this partnership.

Preferred Beverage has proven experience and reach in the five New York City boroughs - Manhattan, theBronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island – as well as Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties.

KonaRed’s CEO Shaun Roberts stated: “This launch in New York is another significant step in our national roll-out of KonaRed beverages. We’re very excited about our new partnership with Preferred Beverage and will be working hard with them and the Splash Beverage team to engage consumers and grow the KonaRed brand in America’s number one consumer market.”

About KonaRed Corporation

KonaRed Corporation produces health and wellness nutritional products including beverages and supplements, which bring the attributes of Hawaiian Coffee fruit to an international consumer market. We established our business in August, 2008 and achieved our first sales in February, 2009. In October, 2013 KonaRed went public on the OTCBB/OCTQB trading under the symbol KRED. KonaRed, through a licensing agreement with VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc., utilizes innovative, state of the art, proprietary processes that produce antioxidant extracts and powders from Hawaiian Coffee Fruit, which are used to produce KonaRed’s Antioxidant Juices, Organic Green Teas, and On-the-Go Packs. KonaRed Corporation is headquartered in Koloa, Hawaii, and its distribution center is in San Clemente, California. KonaRed products are sold in select Kroger, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, Safeway, Walmart, 7-Eleven, and many other retail outlets throughout the US and Canada. More information about KonaRed and its products can be found at www.konared.com.

About Preferred Beverage Distributors:

Preferred Distributors is a refrigerated and non-refrigerated beverage distributor based in Glendale, New York servicing Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn directly and Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk, and Westchester counties through a sub distributor network. Along with KonaRed, Preferred Distributorscurrently distributes TapouT Performance, Genesis Today, MADE Organic Green Teas with fruit juice, C2O Coconut Water, Real Beanz RTD Nutrient Enhanced Iced Coffees, Borojo Superfruit, and E-Boost Natural Energy Shots.