Zola(R) Acai, maker of the first bottled Acai juice and one of the fastest growing brands of Acai juice on the market today, announced a partnership with Robeks(R), an industry-leading premium smoothie franchisor, to provide consumers with the highest quality Acai products including the Awesome Acai Smoothie, Acai Energizer Smoothie, and Acai Especial Bowl. Robeks has replaced their original Acai offerings with Zola Acai to give consumers better taste, increased nutrition, and the highest quality Acai available.
Together, Zola Acai and Robeks pack a healthy punch. Zola Acai uses Acai Especial, the highest grade of Acai available, and controls the process from tree to table to ensure premium quality, the freshest flavor, and maximum nutrient potency. Robeks healthy and flavorful Acai products now containing Zola Acai include:
-- Acai Energizer(TM) Smoothie -- Acai, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple sherbet, non-fat yogurt, ice, Powerbek(TM) & soy protein
-- Awesome Acai(TM) Smoothie -- Blended with Acai, raspberries, bananas, raspberry sherbet, non-fat yogurt, ice
-- Acai Especial Bowl(TM) -- An authentic Brazilian recipe: Blended with Acai, guarana, blueberries, banana and topped with fresh banana and granola
"We are committed to bringing the highest quality Acai to market today," says Chris Cuvelier, Zola Founder and President. "That's why we are thrilled to be partnering with Robeks to continually offer more consumers our premium Acai and promote a healthier lifestyle."
"Robeks is dedicated to providing consumers with high-quality smoothies and other nutritious foods that are healthful, tasty, and easy to go," says CEO Steve Davidson. "Because the Acai berry contains more antioxidants than any other edible fruit currently known in the world, we are excited to offer Zola's high-quality and delicious Acai in our line of Acai blends."
The program is being rolled out company-wide and will be available in all stores by July 6th, 2009. Visitors to Robeks locations will be reminded of this new offering with point of purchase materials such as posters, informational cards, t-shirts, and Project Zola bracelets, as well as promotional messages on Robeks in-store Ripple TV.
Founded in 2002 with the goal of creating products that are "Good for You and Good for the Planet," Zola Acai (www.zolaacai.com) offers a line of Acai Superfruit Juices and functional Brazilian Superfruit Smoothies sourced from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. Committed to social responsibility, Project Zola was created to provide funds to the school in the local community where Zola's Acai berries are grown. Zola always sustainably harvests its Acai berries, which puts the trees at their highest and best use and ultimately helps protect the trees of the Amazon. For an amazing visual tour of the Zola Acai story, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae9zeqsg140
Robeks is passionate about helping people maintain healthful lifestyles by serving a great-tasting selection of premium, made-to-order fruit smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices, plus sandwiches and wraps, salads, frozen yogurt (in most locations), and snacks. Robeks serves more than nine million guests annually at 155 franchise locations in 16 states and D.C. The company was named No. 10 in 2008 in Restaurant Business Magazine's Future 50 list of Fastest Growing Companies. Visit www.robeks.com.