August 25, 2011, Kona, HI – KonaRed™, a 100 percent natural Hawaiian superfruit beverage derived from the fruit of the coffee plant, is proud to announce that its 16 oz. bottles and 3 oz. wellness shots are now available at Pacific region commissaries including Hawaii, California, Japan, Guam and South Korea. The new distribution agreement represents KonaRed’s™ presence in over 30 locations, many of which include the largest volume supermarkets in the United States.
Furthermore, during the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCa) Military Trade, KonaRed™ was referred to as the “Best New Product” among the nations top military buyers. The annual event provides the DeCa buyers with the opportunity to taste-test locally produced items before selecting new products for commissary shelves.
“We are thrilled to see our wellness beverage selling in commissaries across the Pacific region,” says Shaun Roberts, CEO and Co-Founder of KonaRed™. “Not only is it an accomplishment to be one of the “Best New Products” among military buyers at the DeCA trade, but to be able to provide military shoppers with a taste of our homeland is quite the honor. We believe that KonaRed’s™ continued commitment to a healthy lifestyle is parallel to that of the military and we couldn’t be happier.”
KonaRed™ launched earlier this year in Hawaii through Paradise Beverage distributors, which made the superfruit beverage available in Whole Foods, Don Quijote, Foodland, Times Supermarkets, KTA and many other stores throughout the state. It is already widely available in Southern California, Arizona, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Colorado.
The crisp, berry-flavored taste of KonaRed™ comes from the red, ripe fruit of the coffee plant that surrounds the coffee bean (the seed of the fruit). 100 percent natural juice, KonaRed™ Coffee Fruit extract is blended with other body loving fruits, including pineapple and apple. It contains no coffee beans, no preservatives and no added sugar or caffeine. Boasting on ORAC Score of 7909 per serving, KonaRed™ also includes unprecedented levels of powerful antioxidants – Quinic Acid, Chlorogenic Acid and Ferulic Acid – each with protective benefits that are scientifically proven to help fight disease, suppress appetite, and inhibit inflammation. Better still, it is highly bio-available, meaning the beverage’s antioxidant properties are absorbed at the cellular level, giving the body what it needs when it needs it, naturally.
Suggested retail price is $3.99 for the 16-oz bottle and $2.99 for the 3 oz. wellness shots. Additionally, consumers can purchase the product by contacting KonaRed™ at 808.212.1553, or by visiting www.konared.com.
In 2008, KonaRed™’s executive team, led by CEO and Co-Founder Shaun Roberts, began to study the benefits of the coffee fruit in conjunction with Kona’s major coffee producers, which led to perfecting extraction methods and months of testing in leading U.S. laboratories to identify its antioxidants and their benefits. Clinically tested and proven from this process, KonaRed™ was created. For more information on KonaRed™, please visit www.konared.com, or call 808.212.1553. We also invite fans to “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube. Taste It! Feel It! Live It!