IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - October 25, 2016) - True Drinks Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: TRUU), a healthy beverage provider with licensing agreements with Disney and Marvel for AquaBall™ Naturally Flavored Water, today announced significant distribution gains since the launch of its preservative-free formula in June 2016.
EVP of Sales, Jeff Culbertson stated, "I have been with True Drinks for 6 months, and I can confidently state the company is headed for significant growth in 2017." Mr. Culbertson arrived to True Drinks in April of 2016 and was tasked with restructuring the sales team and implementing an aggressive Go-To-Market Strategy. He has focused the sales team on expanding our reach in the grocery, convenience store, and mass channels and on continuing to build out and support our DSD (Direct Store Distribution) network. True Drinks has received an overwhelmingly positive response since the release of its preservative-free formula to the market. Mr. Culbertson and his team have added the following distribution points in both grocery and convenience outlets in the last 3 months:
- Cosentino's Price Chopper (28 Stores in Kansas City Area)
- Balls Food Stores (28 Hen House Markets/Price Chopper in Kansas City)
- Albertson Company Banners (5 new Divisions)
- Shaws (154 Stores)
- ACME (176 Stores)
- Safeway (126 Stores in their Eastern Division)
- United Grocers (73 Stores)
- Albertson's InterMountain Division (88 Stores)
- Town and Country
- Nash Finch
- Lowes (140 Neighborhood Grocers in the Southwest)
- Brookshire Bros. (100+ locations)
- Food Lion (1100+ locations)
- MDI (400 locations)
- King Cullen (34 locations in New York)
- Bossleman/Pump n Pantry (46 Stores in Nebraska)
- Buckey's (79 Stores)
Mr. Culbertson added, "The sales team is on a tear signing up new retailers, and we are also making enormous strides in our DSD footprint with the signing of Admiral covering seven Western states to solidify our 7-Eleven launch in the southwest." Culbertson added, "NACS in Atlanta last week provided us the opportunity to showcase our new bottle, highlighting our investment in merchandising and marketing plans that enabled my team to secure many appointments with both retailers and DSD representatives that we will be meeting with in the coming weeks. We are meeting with retailers to take part in their next shelf resets, and it is going very well. While a lot of our gains are hitting the shelves in the first quarter of Q1, we are also achieving cut-ins with some large retailers for which we are hitting the shelves in the fourth quarter."
Kevin Sherman, CEO stated, "We continue to provide the only solution in combatting childhood obesity and diabetes through our offering of zero sugar AquaBall Naturally Flavored Water. This is a fight we believe in and want to take head on."
About True Drinks, Inc.
True Drinks is a healthy beverage provider with licensing agreements with Disney and Marvel for use of their characters on its proprietary, patented bottles. AquaBall™ is a naturally flavored, vitamin-enhanced, zero-calorie, zero-sugar, zero-preservative, dye-free alternative to juice and soda. AquaBall™ is currently available in four flavors: fruit punch, grape, berry and strawberry lemonade. Their target consumers: kids, young adults, and their guardians, are attracted to the product by the entertainment and media characters on the bottle and continue to consume the beverage because of its healthy benefits and great taste. For more information, please visit www.aquaballdrink.com and www.truedrinks.com. Investor information can be found at www.truedrinks.com/investor-relations/. Proudly made in the USA.
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