LOS ANGELES — Koia, the 100 percent plant-based protein drink that is naturally craveable and uses simple ingredients, today announced new distribution into 1,200 Publix Super Markets, the largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States. Offering unparalleled nutrition with 18g of plant protein and only 4g of sugar, the ready-to-drink beverage is now available to more consumers across the Southeast.
Consumers can find Koia’s high-protein, low-sugar functional beverages in the refrigerated section of Publix for $3.99. All of Koia’s delicious flavors deliver nine essential amino acids for a complete plant protein source in every bottle, including Vanilla Bean, Cacao Bean, Coconut Almond and Cinnamon Horchata that are available at Publix.
“We are so excited that Koia is going to reach more consumers across the country and specifically the Southeast,” said Chris Hunter, Koia’s Co-Founder and CEO. “Consumers looking for cleaner protein options shouldn’t have to compromise on taste, excess sugars or artificial ingredients. We are as conscious about what we put into Koia as what we keep out to provide a craveable but healthy beverage that we are proud to bring to Publix’s shoppers.”
In 2016, Koia launched nationally at Whole Foods Market and quickly scaled to become the most productive refrigerated protein brand in the natural channel within 18 months of inception and is now sold in nearly 3,000 stores across the country. In March 2018, Koia debuted its new packaging design and standardized nutrition labels across all its flavors that helped propel Koia to be the fastest growing brand in the refrigerated juice/protein set within the natural channel. Koia has already surpassed its anticipated $10MM run rate for this year and plans to grow its current product portfolio in the coming months.
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Koia is a 100% plant-based protein drink made naturally craveable and nutritious using simple ingredients without compromising flavor. Koia keeps in things consumers recognize, such as almonds, pea, brown rice and hemp, and keeps out things you don’t want, such as excess sugar, artificial ingredients and GMO’s. All Koia flavors including the nine essential amino acids for a complete protein and provide plant powered nutrition on the go as it’s ready to drink with no mixing, stirring or shaking. Koia launched nationally at Whole Foods Market in September 2016 and is headquartered in Los Angeles where the drink is manufactured and produced. In addition to Publix, Koia is available for $3.99 at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Wegmans, The Fresh Market and online at Amazon Fresh, Peapod and Jet.