KETCHUM, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 29, 2002--Aqua Vie Beverage Corp. (OTCBB:AVBC) Monday announced that United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) will distribute Aqua Vie Hydrators in the Northeastern United States.
Initial distribution will include natural product superstore chains, independent natural products retailers and conventional supermarkets.
"United distributes to a number of key retailers in the region. As various brands of flavored waters are introduced throughout the remainder of the summer, UNFI will play an important role in penetrating a market of uncompromising consumers who demand purity without preservatives," said Thomas Gillespie, president and chief executive officer. "With a flavored spring water that is preservative-free -- as it should be -- Aqua Vie has a clear window of opportunity."
United Natural Foods is the largest publicly traded wholesale distributor to the natural and organic foods industry. With a product selection of more than 30,000 SKUs, the company is the primary supplier to over 7,000 customers in 50 states through its eleven distribution centers. United serves a wide variety of retail formats, including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores, and independent health food stores. United's distribution operations are divided into three principal regions: Eastern, Central (Rainbow Natural Foods) and Western (Mountain People's Warehouse).
Aqua Vie Beverage Corp. develops and markets all-natural, lightly flavored, still (noncarbonated) bottled spring water. The company's low-calorie alternative beverages are bacteria-free and contain no preservatives. Aqua Vie produces and markets the Hydrator(TM) line of beverages in the United States and Europe. This beverage line, comprised of seven low-calorie, all-natural beverages that are lightly flavored and packaged in half-liter bottles, is designed to increase one's personal consumption of water, naturally. The underlying technology also serves as the delivery system for Aqua Vie's new line of children's Hydrators(TM), PurePlay(TM), and Eau Vin(TM), Aqua Vie's line of nonalcoholic wine and champagnes made from spring water. For further information about Aqua Vie Beverage Corp., visit the company's Web site at www.aquavie.com.
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