SOURCE: Long Island Iced Tea Corp

Long Island Iced Tea Corp

November 22, 2016 08:00 ET

Long Island Iced Tea Corp. Announces New Distribution Partnerships in the Southeast with Southeast Beverage and Milestone Beverage

Long Island Iced Tea® To Be Sold Through Southeast Beverage and Milestone Beverage in North and South Carolina

HICKSVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 22, 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 new partnerships with Southeast Beverage Distributing ("Southeast Beverage") and Milestone Beverage, LLC ("Milestone Beverage") to distribute its beverages in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Southeast Beverage and Milestone Beverage service over 1,500 customers in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as Charleston and Columbia in South Carolina.

Philip Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We are excited to begin these new partnerships as we continue to broaden our presence in the Southeast. Both Southeast Beverage and Milestone Beverage provide a great opportunity to further expand into the Southeast, reinforcing the validity of our strategy to progress from distributors to regional chains to national chains."

About Southeast Beverage Distributing

Southeast Beverage began in 2008 with a single owner/operator and has grown into a company that employees a staff of 21, with multiple distribution centers in North and South Carolina. It is partnered with national chains and independent suppliers, and has over 500 company owned cooler placements in the market in over 1,500 retail accounts. Chain customers include Kroger, Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven and QuikTrip. The portfolio of beverages includes juice, energy drinks, carbonated soft drinks, iced teas, sparkling waters, alkaline waters, recovery drinks, sports drinks, mixers, wine and craft beer. To learn more about Southeast Beverage, visit www.se-bev.com.

About Milestone Beverage, LLC

Founded by Tyler Miles and headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina, Milestone Beverage is an alcohol and non-alcohol beverage distributor in North and South Carolina. To learn more about Milestone Beverage, visit www.milestonebeverage.com.

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 is www.longislandicedtea.com.

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