SOURCE: Long Island Iced Tea Corp.

Long Island Iced Tea Corp.

October 24, 2016 08:00 ET

Long Island Iced Tea Corp. Continues Northeast Expansion with ACME Partnership

Long Island Iced Tea® Now Sold Through All 179 ACME Locations Across Northeast

HICKSVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 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 a new partnership to supply its beverages to all 179 ACME Markets Inc. ("ACME") locations across the Northeast.

Philip Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We are thrilled to begin this new partnership with ACME as we continue to solidify our brand in the Northeast. ACME is a premier supermarket chain and we believe its network will help us to broaden our distribution in the region, reinforcing the validity of our strategy to progress from distributors to regional chains to national chains. Our brand has its roots in the Northeast and this partnership will further strengthen our presence across this market."

This is the Company's first foray into ACME locations. Long Island Iced Tea® is a RTD tea now available at ACME in gallon bottles, with flavors including Lemon, Peach and Southern Sweet Tea.

About ACME Markets Inc.

Founded in South Philadelphia in 1891 by Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, ACME is a regional grocery chain that emphasizes quality products, low prices, and friendly service. In 2013, AB Acquisition LLC acquired ACME from SUPERVALU, a transaction that brought all Albertsons stores under singular ownership again. Today, ACME operates 179 stores throughout Philadelphia, PA, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, which is part of a 2,200+ store operation that employs approximately 265,000 people nationwide. For more information, visit ACME Markets' website at

About Albertsons LLC

Founded and based in Boise, Idaho, Albertsons is the second largest supermarket chain in North America with 2,200 stores and approximately 265,000 employees. It combines a strong local presence and with the benefits of national scale. Albertsons operates stores across 33 states and the District of Columbia under 18 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market and Carrs. It is owned and operated by Cerberus Capital Management. For more information, visit Albertsons' website at

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

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