By mutual agreement, Kimball and SLT are ending their year and a half relationship in distributing Sweet Leaf Tea to major north Texas convenience and grocery stores effective at the end of February.
“It’s a great product, and we have enjoyed our relationship with SLT” said Kimball Smith, President of Kimball, “but our business models were beginning to diverge, and we have mutually agreed that we each shall find new business partners to assume each other’s responsibilities.” Kimball will continue to provide full distribution services to its Sweet Leaf Tea customers through the end of February.
“Kimball Distributing continues to provide high-quality service for their customers but unfortunately their business model does not focus on all the channels of trade that we are pursuing. We have agreed to separate in an amicable fashion and I wish the most success for Kimball in the future” stated David Smith (no relation), Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Sweet Leaf Beverage Company. Sweet Leaf will release a future statement as soon as possible for information regarding their new distributor in the North Texas market. Kimball is a full service Direct Store Delivery (DSD) distribution company located in Arlington, TX. It distributes premium non alcoholic beverages, including Redline Energy, Myoplex Protein, Xenergy by Xyience, Purple Stuff, New Leaf Teas and Lemonades and other beverages to 2000 stores in the north and central Texas region including Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Waco, Temple and Denton. Founded in 1998, Sweet Leaf Tea is one of the fastest-growing beverage companies in the United States.
Made from all-natural ingredients, including purified water, pure cane sugar and high-quality organic tea leaves, Sweet Leaf Tea is made and brewed based on co-founder Clayton Christopher’s grandmother’s recipe and technique, and is available nationwide. Nestle Waters North America, the number-one bottled water company in the US, is now a partner with Sweet Leaf Tea. For more information on Sweet Leaf Tea please visit, http://www.sweetleaftea.com For more information regarding this press release, contact Kimball Smith or John Cook at Kimball (817-860-4000) or David Smith at Sweet Leaf Tea (512-328-7775).