DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2017) - New Age Beverages Corporation (NASDAQ: NBEV) the Colorado-based Company that markets the brands XingTea®, Aspen Pure® Rocky Mountain Water, Búcha® Live Kombucha, Marley One Drop® Coffee, and Marley Mellow Mood® Relaxation Drinks, today announced the expansion of its portfolio of XingTea® Ready-to-Drink Teas throughout Chile with Jumbo, the largest retailer in the country.
Jumbo is the largest retail company in Chile and the third largest in Latin America with recent retail sales in excess of $19 Billion across more than 1,000 hypermarkets, supermarkets and other outlets primarily in Chile, Argentina, Peru Brazil and Colombia.
Less than two weeks ago, New Age Beverages Corporation completed a successful up-listing to the NASDAQ Capital Market Exchange together with a financing led by Aegis Capital and Maxim Group that raised more than $17 million. One of the major drivers of organic growth that the company shared with investors was the penetration of selected international markets. One component of the entry strategy in those markets is to partner with leading multi-national retail organizations. The expansion in Chile with Jumbo is a reflection of that strategy taking hold, meanwhile New Age expects to reinvest the profits gained from this incremental distribution into brand building in the Chilean and surrounding markets.
Brent Willis, Chief Executive Officer for New Age Beverages, mentioned, "We view international expansion as fundamental part of achieving our goal of becoming the world's largest healthy functional beverage company. We have no intention of gaining opportunistic distribution, but rather intend on building our brand portfolio in high growth/low relative competitive intensity markets. Our distribution partner in Chile, Bebidas Chile, led by Commercial Director Jorge Chamudes, has done a superb job and we look forward to building the entire New Age portfolio of brands in Chile together with them going forward."
About New Age Beverages Corporation (NASDAQ: NBEV)
New Age Beverages Corporation is a Colorado-based, healthy functional beverage company originally founded in 2003 and re-created via the combination of XingTea®, Aspen Pure® Rocky Mountain Water, Búcha® Live Kombucha, and New Age Beverages in June 2016. In October 2016, the Company signed a management agreement to take over the Marley One Drop® RTD Coffee, and Marley Mellow Mood™ Relaxation Drinks brands. The Company competes in the fast growing healthy functional beverage segments including Ready to Drink (RTD) Tea, RTD Coffee, Kombucha, Energy Drinks, Relaxation Drinks and Functional Waters. The Company's brands are sold across all 50 states within the US and in more than 10 countries internationally across all channels via direct and store door distribution systems. The company operates the websites www.newagebev.us, www.mybucha.com, www.xingtea.com, www.aspenpure.com, and www.drinkmarley.com.
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