KALAHEO, Hawaii — KonaRed Corporation (www.KonaRed.com ) (OTCQB: KRED), the developers of the powerful antioxidant-rich wellness beverage made from the exclusive Hawaiian Coffee Fruit, announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement with Splash Beverage Group to sell and distribute KonaRed’s products throughout the United States. The announcement was made today by KonaRed CEO, Shaun Roberts.
Splash Beverage Group is headed by seasoned beverage executives Robert Nistico and Kevin McClafferty, the successful former executive management team at Marley Beverage Company, one of the fastest-growing beverage start-ups in recent years.
“Kevin, Robert, and their team of experienced beverage marketing and sales professionals hold long-standing relationships with retailers, distributors, and major players in the beverage sector. We are excited about teaming up with Splash Beverage Group to expand distribution of KonaRed east, across America.”
Splash Beverage Group will leverage its two leaders’ strong relationships with direct-store-delivery (DSD) distributors across the country to help position KonaRed Original, KonaRed Green Tea, KonaRed Coconut, and other KonaRed products in top retailers throughout the country.
Nistico, Splash Beverage Group’s CEO, was one of the chief architects for Red Bull in North America and began his career at E. & J. Gallo Winery. McClafferty, Splash’s President, is the former CEO of Talking Rain, a privately held beverage company that manufactures and distributes Sparkling Ice. He has also held senior sales positions at Sara Lee and Nabisco. In 2011, Mr. McClafferty was appointed President of Marley Beverages and later became CEO.
KonaRed joins TapouT, Bruce Lee Tea and Amazoo Acai as featured brands in the Splash Beverage Group’s portfolio of non-alcoholic brands.
About KonaRed Corporation
KonaRed Corporation is in the business of bringing the health and wellness attributes of Hawaiian Coffee fruit to the masses. KonaRed Corporation has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary process that produces extracts and powdered Hawaiian Coffee Fruit. The company is headquartered in Kalaheo, Hawaii. Learn more about the science behind coffee fruit and follow the healthy, Hawaiian active lifestyle by visitingwww.konared.com. For additional information about the company and Investor Relations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.