Napa Valley, Calif.-based Crystal Geyser Water Co. and San Francisco–based Soma Beverage Co. announced that they have entered into a sales licensing agreement, whereby Crystal Geyser Water Company will add Metromint bottled waters to its product portfolio.
"We're looking forward to being able to offer our customers and distributors a wider range of new products to fit their individual preferences through this collaboration," said Doug MacLean, CEO of Crystal Geyser Water Co. "Soma Beverage Co.'s strength is innovation and product development, and it made sense to leverage these qualities to further serve our customers' needs."
An industry innovator, Crystal Geyser Water Co. pioneered flavored sparkling mineral water, whose popularity continues to grow as more consumers seek natural alternatives to sugared or artificially sweetened soft drinks.
In addition, CGWC produces Juice Squeeze®, a refreshing line of lightly carbonated juice beverages that contain a full serving of fruit and are made with 70 percent real fruit juice and no added sugars or preservatives.
CGWC also produces Tejava®, the world's only 100 percent all natural, microbrewed iced tea made entirely from handpicked tea leaves from the island of Java. Tejava has been recognized for the past two years as the North American Tea Champion in the unsweetened iced tea category
"This partnership increases Metromint's distribution reach and opens multiple trade channels throughout the Western United States via Crystal Geyser Water Company's existing accounts," said Scott Lowe, president and CEO of Soma Beverage Company. "Crystal Geyser Water Company is well- known throughout the country as a leading flavored sparkling mineral water manufacturer. Together, we offer our trade customers a broader beverage portfolio with a single point of contact."
Metromint, an all-natural purified water infused with real mint and pure flavor essence, is available in seven 16.9 oz. (500mL) varieties including Peppermint, Spearmint, Orangemint, Lemonmint, Chocolatemint, Cherrymint and Goodberrymint. It is calorie-free and contains no artificial sugars, sweeteners, colors or flavors.