SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Youngevity International, Inc. (Nasdaq:YGYI), a leading omni-direct lifestyle company, announced that it has expanded its footprint in the cruise line industry by adding another prestigious brand to its hospitality business. CLR is proud to now be roasting and serving its coffee to the entire crew and staff of another top cruise line in the hospitality industry. The 2-year contract includes coffee for the crew of 60 ships that represent an employee base of over 60 thousand people from over 100 countries. In addition to the crew coffee the contract includes supply to the passengers of 3 luxury cruise ships new to CLR Roasters.
"We are very proud of the footprint we have established in the cruise line industry and this new contract establishes us as a worldwide player in the space. We are hopeful that this relationship will lead to other opportunities among this prestigious operator's other 6 cruise line brands," stated Ernesto Aguila, President of CLR, and Founder of the Café La Rica Brand. "We are quite enthusiastic about this opportunity to expose our coffee and custom blends to such a large organization."
About CLR Roaster Youngevity's coffee manufacturing division, CLR Roasters, was established in 2001 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary. CLR Roasters is a full-sized coffee roaster that produces gourmet coffees under its own boutique brands -- Café La Rica®, Josie's Java House®, and Javalution®; manufactures a variety of private labels for major national chains; and for the direct selling channel under Youngevity International. The company remains one of the largest suppliers in North America to the cruise line industry. CLR was the first entrant into the fortified coffee niche with its Youngevity JavaFit® brand. In May 2014, CLR acquired a coffee plantation and processing facility in Nicaragua, allowing the entity to control coffee production and quality -- from field to cup.
About Youngevity International, Inc. Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI ), is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company -- offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model, that also offers e-commerce and the power of social selling. Assembling a virtual Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity, Youngevity offers proven products from the six top-selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, as well as innovative services. The Company was formed during the summer 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company (now part of the company's food and beverage division). The resulting company became Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013. For investor information, please visit YGYI.com. For general information on products and services, please visit us at youngevity.com. Keep up with our activities by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
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