SOURCE: KonaRed Corporation

April 22, 2014 09:00 ET

KonaRed Corporation Announces Addition of Four Major Hawaiian Grocery Chains to Its Retail Distribution Network

CVS/Longs to Carry Nutritional Line of Products

KOLOA, HI--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - KonaRed Corporation (OTCBB: KRED), manufacturers of Antioxidant Juices from the world famous Hawaiian CoffeeBerry®, coffee fruit from Kona, Hawaii, announced today that its new On-the-Go Packs and 100% Hawaiian CoffeeBerry® Powder in a Tub is being added to the shelves of four popular retail chains in Hawaii including CVS/Longs, Times Supermarkets, Don Quijote, and Marukai Markets. All notified KonaRed this week that they will begin carrying KonaRed's new nutritional line of products.

Shaun Roberts, CEO of KonaRed, said that "the addition of this strong group of retailers is an excellent start for our new line of nutritional products. Our On-the-Go-Packs and powders are yet another way to bring the health and wellness attributes of Hawaiian CoffeeBerry®, coffee fruit from Kona, Hawaii, to the public. The interest of these noted grocery chains indicates there is a good potential demand for our products."

KonaRed's On-the-Go-Packs and powders are 100% soluble powders that can be mixed with water or juice or added to a smoothie for extra antioxidants. More information about the On-the-Go-Packs and all KonaRed products is found at www.konared.com.

CVS/Longs is part of CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S. Times Supermarkets is one of the leading supermarket operations in Hawaii, with 24 Times-owned locations. Don Quijote is a chain store that carries a wide range of products, from groceries to electronics and clothing. Marukai Corporation has operating bases in California and Hawaii and was the first Japanese retailer to offer a wholesale market and membership system. Since its early days, Marukai has experienced tremendous success and customer loyalty, which has helped it expand to 14 retail locations in California and Hawaii and more than 160,000 members.

About KonaRed Corporation
KonaRed Corporation produces health and wellness nutritional products including beverages and supplements, which bring the attributes of Hawaiian Coffee fruit to an international consumer market. Our underlying business was established on August 22, 2008 and our first sales were achieved in February 2009. KonaRed became publicly traded through a merger with an existing listed company on October 4, 2013 and trades on the OTCBB and OTCQB under the symbol: KRED. KonaRed, through a licensing agreement with VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc., utilizes innovative, state of the art, proprietary processes that produce antioxidant extracts and powders from Hawaiian Coffee Fruit which are used to produce KonaRed's Antioxidant Juices, Organic Green Teas, and On-the-Go Packs. KonaRed Corporation is headquartered in Koloa, Hawaii, and its distribution is centered in San Clemente California. KonaRed products are sold in select Whole Foods, Safeway, Sprouts, Walmart, 7-Eleven, and many other retail outlets throughout the US and Canada.

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