SOURCE: KonaRed Corporation

January 09, 2014 08:50 ET

KonaRed Corporation Announces That ABC Stores Is First Retail Chain to Carry KonaRed Green Tea

KALAHEO, HI--(Marketwired - Jan 9, 2014) - KonaRed Corporation ( (OTCQB: KRED); developers of the powerful Hawaiian Coffee Fruit wellness beverage which is sold in such retailers as Kmart, Wal-mart, 7-Eleven, Longs Drugs, Walgreens, and Whole Foods stores throughout Hawaii and California; announced today that ABC Stores in Hawaii is the first retail chain to make KonaRed Green Tea available to consumers. The announcement was made today by KonaRed CEO, Shaun Roberts.

ABC Stores is a leading retail chain in Hawaii with 59 locations throughout Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and The Big Island. ABC Stores also has 8 locations in both Las Vegas and Guam, as well as two locations in Saipan, a tropical island in the Pacific. ABC Stores carries deli items, groceries, fine wines and spirits, drugs and cosmetics, gifts, souvenirs, and local apparel.

ABC Stores' executive buyer, Brandon Tashima, stated, "ABC Stores is proud to be the first major chain to have both KonaRed Green Tea and KonaRed Original on its store shelves. We are excited to be able to offer KonaRed products to our customers that shop at the more than 50 ABC Stores throughout Hawaii."

Made from the prized Hawaiian coffee fruit and enhanced with the wellness attributes of organic green tea, KonaRed Green Tea is now available in 10.5oz plastic bottles and is a low-calorie (30 calories per serving), low sugar (6g per serving) wellness beverage.

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 visiting For additional information about the company and Investor Relations, please email

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