HICKSVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 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 that it has partnered with SellEthics Marketing Group, Inc. ("SellEthics"), the largest regional food brokerage in the Southeast, to further expand its distribution in the Southeast.
Philip Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We are thrilled to be partnering with SellEthics, one of the largest food and beverage brokerages in the US, to assist us in our continued expansion into the Southeast. SellEthics has relationships with many of the largest and most respected Southeast chains, and we are excited to collaborate with them as we build our presence in the region."
Long Island Iced Tea® is a RTD tea now available in 20-oz bottles, with flavors including Lemon, Peach, Raspberry, Mango, Guava, Southern Sweet Tea, Green Tea & Honey, Half Tea & Half Lemonade, Diet Lemon and Diet Peach.
About SellEthics Marketing Group, Inc.
Founded in 1999, SellEthics is the largest regional food brokerage in the Southeast and one of the largest in the US, serving over 200 clients. SellEthics is independently owned and has over 300 sales associates servicing 8 southeastern states at the headquarter level as well as a retail sales force that covers all spill-out retail from each account. SellEthics provides headquarter and retail services in grocery, frozen, dairy, meat, produce, general merchandise, health/beauty care, confections and deli/bakery servicing supermarkets, wholesalers, convenience stores and dollar stores. It also owns On-Shelf Marketing Group, LLC with three partners to manage Walmart and Kroger, providing headquarter, analytical and retail services. For more information, visit SellEthics' website at www.sellethics.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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