Minerco's Athena Brands Acquires Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba!

Mar 30, 2016, 13:00 ET from Minerco, Inc.

HOUSTON, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba!®

Fun and Healthy Hydration for Growing Bodies

Minerco, Inc. (OTC: MINE), through its subsidiary, Athena Brands, Inc., the makers of VitaminFIZZ®, announced the acquisition of Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba!, the fun, nutritious and delicious juice with half the sugar and calories of the standard children's juice. The combination of healthy refreshment with the Yo Gabba Gabba!® Brand licensing rights is a perfect fit for the Athena Brands' good-for-you philosophy.

Athena's acquisition of Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba! contemplates the assignment of the Licensing Agreement for exclusive use of the "Yo Gabba Gabba" trademark in the beverage category from DHX Media, Ltd. The Yo Gabba Gabba! brand consists of a tremendously popular Nick. Jr. show, the Yo Gabba Gabba! live tour and robust consumer products including Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba! juice.

Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba! gives parents a healthy and convenient alternative that kids love as much as traditional juice boxes. It has 50% less sugar and calories than standard juice blends, and Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba! has zero artificial sweeteners, preservatives or additives. Combining natural fruit and vegetable juices with reduced sugar and calorie content in popular Yo Gabba Gabba! packaging creates a healthier and unique option in the billion dollar children's beverage category.

Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba! comes in four flavors kids love: Brobee's Goofy Apple, Muno's Fruit Punch, Foofa's Pink Lemonade, and Break It Down Berry. Each 6.75 oz. juice box blends antioxidant-rich apples, carrots and acerola berries with water and plant-based sweetener Stevia for a 100% natural beverage that contains only 40 calories and 10 grams of sugar.

Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba!'s current juice box packaging features everyone's favorite cast of characters from the hit television series and live stage show, and Athena plans to offer additional packaging options in the very near future. It is currently available in Southern California and select locations outside the region. Athena expects to expand the packaging options and geographic availability of Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba! in Summer, 2016. Watch for updates and contests on the brand's social media pages at:

http://www.twitter.com/YGGKids50

http://www.facebook.com/YoGabbaGabbaKids50

http://www.instagram.com/YGGKids50

"With the increasing and valid concern of what our kids eat and drink, parents are always looking for and demanding a healthier option at a reasonable price while our kids demand tasty and fun. Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba! perfectly delivers on every demand, combining a healthy, all natural juice at an affordable price with a great taste in fun Yo Gabba Gabba! packaging perfect for busy on-the-go families," said V. Scott Vanis, Minerco's Chairman and CEO. "Kids 50 - Yo GabbaGabba! is a perfect addition to our good-for-you and healthy portfolio. Pairing this with VitaminFIZZ and partnering with DHX Media, initially with Yo Gabba Gabba!, allows us to have an efficient and built-in marketing program for our brands."

About Yo Gabba Gabba!  

Yo Gabba Gabba!® is an American children's television show airing on Nick Jr. starring a cast of five colorful characters who come to life when their friend, DJ Lance Rock, says the magic words, "Yo Gabba Gabba!" The Gabba gang explores a variety of topics including eating healthy, dancing and exercising, going to the doctor and being nice to others! The show is noted for the appearances of indie and pop-culture guests stars and bands for the Dancey Dance and Super Music Friends segments. Created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, the show appeals to both children and their parents!

Yo Gabba Gabba! is aired on Nick Jr. and in several major international territories, including Australia, Canada, France, Israel, Latin America, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K. The robust consumer products program features apparel, books, CDs, DVDs, toys and exclusive merchandise sold online and in mass and specialty retailers nationwide.

Learn more about the brand's colorful cast of characters and their guest star friends at http://www.yogabbagabba.tv.

About Minerco, Inc. 

Minerco, Inc. (OTC:MINE) is an emerging growth company specializing in the food and beverage industry. Its portfolio includes Athena Brands, Inc., The Herbal Collection™ and Coffee Boost™.  Athena Brands, Inc. is a specialty beverage company that develops, produces, markets and distributes a diversified collection of forward-thinking, good-for-you, enhanced and healthful consumer brands. The Athena Brands portfolio includes Avanzar Sales & Distribution, LLC, VitaminFIZZ®, Kids 50 - Yo Gabba Gabba!®, Vitamin Creamer® and Island Style™. More information available at http://www.minerco.com.

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