HICKSVILLE, NY–(Marketwired – Sep 6, 2016) – Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (NASDAQ: LTEA) (the “Company”), a growth-oriented company focused on the ready-to-drink (“RTD”) tea segment in the beverage industry, today announced that its beverages are now sold at General Trading Company (“General Trading”), which services approximately 278 select independent grocery supermarkets such as Fine Fare, Trade Fair, H Mart, Shop Fare, City Fresh and others locations across the Northeast.
Philip Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, “We are thrilled to expand our distribution network through a new partnership with General Trading, as they are a high quality warehouse distributor servicing a wide array of independent grocers throughout the NY metro area. We have our roots in the Northeast and will further strengthen our presence in this market through this new partnership with General Trading.”
This is the Company’s first foray into General Trading locations. Long Island Iced Tea® is a RTD tea now available in both 20-oz and gallon bottles, with flavors including Lemon, Peach, Raspberry, Mango, Guava, Southern Sweet Tea, Green Tea & Honey, Half Tea & Half Lemonade, Diet Lemon and Diet Peach.
About General Trading Company
General Trading is a full-service wholesale food distributor — exporting over 10,000 grocery and dairy items. It carries brand name products, as well as private label brands “Parade” and “Better Valu”. General Trading also offers export services to Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean Islands. General Trading expanded into the Export arena over 20 years ago. It is currently exporting to parts of Europe, South America, Africa, Bermuda, the Middle East, and the Caribbean Islands.
About Long Island Iced Tea Corp.
Headquartered in Long Island, New York, Long Island Iced Tea Corp. operates in the ready-to-drink tea segment of the beverage industry. The Company has developed non-alcoholic, premium iced tea bottled beverages made with quality ingredients that are offered at an affordable price. The Company is currently organized around its flagship brand Long Island Iced Tea®, a premium, ready-to-drink iced tea sold primarily on the East Coast of the United States through a network of regional chains and distributors. The Company’s website iswww.longislandicedtea.com.
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