WASHINGTON, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinity Beverage Group, Inc. (OTC/PK: ABVG), wholly owned subsidiary, Village Tea Company Distribution, Inc (the "Company"), maker of the Village Tea Company brand of organic, Fair-trade and sustainably packaged premium loose leaf tea and tea accessories, announced the launch of a new Kickstarter funding campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/villageteaco/village-tea-company) to support product development related to several new Company initiatives; the launch of a new food service and hospitality program with a large International customer, the introduction of a line of Hemp Infused Therapeutic Teas and other wellness teas and, finally, a Village Tea Company ready to drink bottled tea.
Since its inception in 2011, Village Tea Company branded products were primarily sold in traditional brick and mortar retail outlets across the U.S. and Canada including, Akins/Chamberlin® Natural Foods Markets, Winners® and Home Sense®, WholeFoods Markets and many other independent specialty and grocery store retailers. Due to multiple requests from restaurants, hotels and major food service providers the company is expanding its distribution into hospitality and food service. In response to demand, the Company has spent the past year developing the new product line and has recently signed a multi-year agreement with one of the world's largest food service and hospitality providers and anticipates initial orders to commence no later than June of this year.
In addition to Food Service the company has also embarked on a mission to develop more therapeutic and wellness teas to address the growing demand of US consumers seeking more alternative natural wellness options through food and beverage. The Company recently announced a partnership to develop a line of Hemp Infused Teas and is working on other partnerships, including the development of a line of pre-natal and post-natal teas to support women's reproductive wellness and lactation support.
All of these new initiatives will form the foundation of the Company's new platform and will play an integral role in the Company's 5 year growth strategy. In anticipation of this rapid growth and to support the Company's mission of introducing the benefits of loose-leaf tea to the masses, the Company is offering an opportunity for anyone who loves great tasting, quality tea, interested in supporting organic and sustainable packaged and sourced products as well as a certified minority-owned business enterprise, to participate in Village Tea Company's new Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/villageteaco/village-tea-company).
"Village Tea Company has always prided itself in offering great tasting premium products at a great value. The company's mission has always been to introduce the benefits of drinking loose-leaf tea to everyone, not just the truly informed and health conscious consumer. With more people looking for viable and accessible health and wellness options, the company feels that this campaign will enable us to fulfill our goal by creating a more direct and personal experience with our products and our customers. We ask for your support and we looking forward to you becoming a member of the extended Village Tea Company family," stated Janon Costley, CEO Village Tea Company/Affinity Beverage Group, Inc.
Interested backers please click on the following link for an opportunity to support the Company and receive fantastic Village Tea Company products in return:
About Village Tea:
Village Tea Distribution Company, Inc. (www.villageteaco.com) sources high-quality, unique teas with distinct flavor combinations and packages them under its Village Tea Company brand name in a variety of creative and earth-friendly ways. The Village Tea Company brand is currently sold in many major retailers throughout North America. The Company is no longer just about tea, as it is also using its unique positioning in the marketplace to create a distribution platform to introduce other complimentary health and wellness lifestyle brands and products.
To view the new Village Tea Company Food Service and Hospitality Catalog please visit: https://issuu.com/janoncostley/docs/villagetea_brochure_fin_small/1
About Affinity Beverage:
Affinity Beverage Group, Inc. (www.affinitybeverage.com) is a holding company that focuses on branded consumer product acquisition opportunities in the $3.4 trillion health and wellness sector. Affinity primarily targets lifestyle brands, companies, and/or exclusive product distribution rights focusing on traditional and non-traditional, healthy beverage options. Affinity will also seek opportunities involving uniquely positioned young brands specializing in all natural/organic foods, bio-food, supplements and personal care products for strategic partnerships, distribution agreements and potential acquisition.
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SOURCE Village Tea Company/Affinity Beverage Group