Icelandic Glacial Stocks The Pantry

Ölfus, Iceland (January 30, 2009) – Icelandic Glacial natural spring water is set to saturate the south-eastern region of the United States even further, securing a new listing agreement with the area’s leading independently operated convenience store chain, The Pantry.

With the pioneering CarbonNeutral® bottled water continuing to grow in popularity across the country, stocking with The Pantry opens up a large number of convenience store and gas station locations in the southeast to Icelandic Glacial – increasing consumer access to the multi-award winning and environmentally responsible spring water.

“Since concluding our national rollout at the end of 2008, our team has been broadening our availability by securing targeted new listings in key regions of the country,” said Danny Stepper, Vice President of Sales, Icelandic Glacial. “The Pantry’s widespread presence in the southeast enables Icelandic Glacial to expand even further, delivering more of our award-winning CarbonNeutral® water to the consumer.”

Commencing this month, Icelandic Glacial will be added to The Pantry’s c-store and gas station locations that have seven cold doors or more — making it even more convenient for consumers to get their hands on a cold, refreshing and environmentally responsible premium brand of bottled water.

About Icelandic Glacial Natural Mineral Water

As the world’s first CarbonNeutral® certified bottled spring water for both product and operations, Icelandic Glacial delivers a water of exceptional purity to consumers with a “net zero” carbon footprint.

Icelandic Glacial is the product of Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, located in Ölfus, Iceland, is an environmental pioneer in the industry. The company benefits from Iceland’s natural green energy sources, using only geothermal and hydroelectric power. The source of Icelandic Glacial is the legendary Ölfus Spring, a naturally replenished catchment zone formed during a massive volcanic eruption more than 4,500 years ago.

Icelandic Glacial was named “Best Water of 2007” by industry experts BevNET, and also received accolades for the “Best Sustainability Initiative” at the 2007 BottledWaterWorld awards.

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About The Pantry

Headquartered in Sanford, N.C., The Pantry is the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country, with revenues for fiscal 2008 of approximately $9 billion. As of Nov. 13, 2008, the Company operated 1,653 stores in 11 states under select banners, including Kangaroo Express, its primary operating banner

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