KonaRed Continues Expansion in New York City with addition of The Food Emporium

Company's Beverages now available in 12 Manhattan Locations of Popular Grocer

May 19, 2015, 08:17 ET from KonaRed Corporation

KOLOA, Hawaii, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KonaRed Corporation (OTCQB: KRED), manufacturers of Antioxidant Juices and nutritional supplements from the unique and exclusive Hawaiian CoffeeBerry® coffee fruit from Kona, Hawaii, today announced that its beverages are now available at The Food Emporium in 12 locations in Manhattan. The Food Emporium will offer all three of KonaRed's 10.5oz beverages which include Hawaiian Superfruit Antioxidant Juice Original, Hawaiian Superfruit Antioxidant Juice with Coconut Water, and Hawaiian Superfruit Antioxidant Juice with Green Tea. This is the Company's first foray into The Food Emporium retail chains.

KonaRed's CEO Shaun Roberts stated, "Getting our drinks selected by The Food Emporium and immediately into twelve of their locations is a major step for us given their stellar reputation and quality products. The Food Emporium is an excellent grocery chain providing their customers with organic, gluten-free and local produce. Their high standards and health conscious business model are things we advocate. Since our expansion into the New York Metro area in July of last year, we have received great response from customers and have excellent buy rates from stores in the area. We look to build on our relationship with The Food Emporium going forward."    

The Food Emporium name is synonymous with fine food, exceptional quality, service, taste and style. The greatest city in the world demands a world-class grocery shopping experience — one that combines the selection of a supermarket with the convenience of a NYC neighborhood grocery store. The store caters to the unique tastes of New Yorkers and offers an array of fresh foods and produce that include premium private label products, a huge selection of local, organic and gluten-free items, gourmet gifts, fresh-baked breads, imported cheeses, a fine variety of international products and more.

KonaRed has distribution across the US and its beverages and supplements are available at select Kroger, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, Walmart, 7-Eleven, Ralphs, Fred Meyer and many other retail locations throughout the US and Canada. KonaRed products are sold in approximately 5,000 store locations.

About A&P
Founded in 1859, A&P is one of the nation's first supermarket chains. The company operates approximately 300 stores in six states under the following trade names: A&P, Best Cellars, Food Basics, The Food Emporium, Pathmark, Superfresh and Waldbaum's.

About KonaRed Corporation
KonaRed Corporation produces health and wellness nutritional products including beverages and nutritional supplements, which bring the attributes of Hawaiian Coffee fruit to an international consumer market. The Company was established in August 2008 and achieved its first sales in February 2009. In October 2013 KonaRed went public and trades on the OTCQB under the symbol KRED. KonaRed, through a licensing agreement with FutureCeuticals, Inc., utilizes innovative, state of the art, proprietary processes that produce antioxidant extracts and powders from Hawaiian Coffee Fruit, which are used to produce KonaRed's Antioxidant Juice, Green Tea, Coconut Water, On-the-Go Packs and 100% Coffee Fruit Powders. KonaRed Corporation is headquartered in Koloa, Hawaii, and its distribution center is in San Clemente, California. KonaRed products are sold in select Kroger, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, Safeway, Walmart, 7-Eleven, and many other retail outlets throughout the US and Canada. More information about KonaRed and its products can be found at www.konared.com.

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