Avitae Available in Spartan Stores Across Michigan

Avitae LogoCLEVELAND — Avitae USA, LLC announced today that its caffeine water is now available in 70 Spartan Stores across Michigan. Spartan Stores operates four store banners, including D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare Supermarkets, Glen’s Market and VG’s Grocery, in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Kalamazoo. Sunrise Foods will distribute Avitae Caffeine Water in these four Spartan Store banners. It is the first time Sunrise Foods has carried a beverage brand.

“We’re thrilled more consumers in Michigan will now be able to find Avitae in their stores and have an all-natural way to get a boost from caffeine without drinking coffee, tea, soda or energy drinks,” said Norman E. Snyder, president and chief executive officer of Avitae. “Spartan Stores are a popular place for people in Michigan and we’re excited to be there, further strengthening our position in the beverage market and as a leader in the caffeinated water category.”

Avitae Caffeine Water is available in Spartan Stores this May 2014 and will retail for $1.19 per 16.9-fluid-ounce (500-milliliter) bottle.

Avitae offers consumers an all-natural beverage in three caffeine-level options. The 45-milligram and 90-milligram caffeine-level bottles are equal to a half-cup of coffee and a cup of coffee, respectively. In March, Avitae added a stronger caffeine-level option for consumers interested in a higher-level energy kick. The new 125-milligram-level bottle is equivalent to one and a half cups of coffee. Avitae Caffeine Water contains natural caffeine derived from green coffee beans, zero calories, no sugars or artificial ingredients, and no bitter aftertaste.

About Avitae

Avitae Caffeine Water is the leading caffeinated water company in the U.S. and seeks to provide consumers with an alternative to less healthy caffeinated beverages and sugary drinks. Avitae vows to provide the healthy hydration you need with the caffeine lift you want. Avitae Caffeine Water is currently offered in 45-milligram, 90-milligram and 125-milligram caffeine amounts for all lifestyles. For more information, visit www.goavitae.com.

About SpartanNash

SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 500 company and the largest food distributor serving military commissaries and exchanges in the United States, in terms of revenue. The Company’s core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 44 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 169 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Markets, No Frills, Bag ‘n Save, Sun Mart and Econofoods.