SOURCE: Hall of Fame Beverages Inc.

Hall of Fame Beverages Inc.

August 09, 2011 09:30 ET

Hall of Fame Beverages Lands Largest Wholesale Grocery Distributor in U.S.

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - Hall of Fame Beverages, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HFBG) C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., the nation's largest wholesale grocery distributor, has partnered with Hall of Fame Beverages to deliver Grand Ma Ma's Sweet Southern Tea. The two partners will get right to work distributing Hall of Fame's featured brand tea to grocery stores, over several states and into New York City.

Jessica Gutierrez, CEO of Hall of Fame Beverages, said, "We are elated to work with such a reputable distributor, and hope everyone can see we're setting up an impressive network of distributors. We're ready to announce immediately the first of the grocery stores that C&S will distribute to upon receiving the go-ahead to make the announcement from the retailer, but we will not damage relationships in order to rush information."

Larry Johnson the former NBA star who played in New York City with the Knicks, is co-owner of Hall of Fame Beverages and the face behind Grand Ma Ma's Sweet Southern Tea. "I have waited a long time to bring my tea to New York City and it's finally going to happen with C&S. This is a partnership we're really excited to have."

C&S Wholesale Grocers was named the tenth largest privately held company by Forbes Magazine in 2010 with almost $20 billion in revenues. The company out of Keene, New Hampshire, serves about 3,900 stores from 50 distribution centers in 11 states.

Hall of Fame Beverages completed its second production run at Tampa Bay CoPack in Dade City, Florida, last Friday. There were more than 80 pallets of tea produced, each pallet containing 1,020 bottles of tea. The company produced both the regular and sugar free.

Gutierrez said, "It was a smaller run than the company's initial production of the tea, but my goal is to be more responsible with production. We'll make sure most of each run of tea is already placed, of course, leaving some for sales and reorders. We are already planning our third run of the bottles and have another run of Bag in a Box product being planned as well."

About Hall of Fame Beverages

Hall of Fame Beverages Inc. is an innovative beverage company trying to grow its footprint in an industry rife with ordinary drinks. We are home to our signature brand Grand Ma Ma's Sweet Southern Tea. The tea is complemented nicely by our signature desserts, also branded under the Grand Ma Ma icon, Grand Ma Ma's Gourmet Southern Desserts. Hall of Fame Beverages is co-owned by former NBA star Larry Johnson who famously dressed up as his basketball playing Grand Ma Ma in Converse shoe commercials in the 1990s.

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