KonaRed makes strong headway with international expansion

Company takes first orders in South Korea and Canada and continues to expand into Japan’s multi-billion dollar nutraceutical market

KonaRed Corporation, a pioneer in the coffee fruit category and manufacturers of antioxidant juices and nutritional supplements from the unique and exclusive Hawaiian CoffeeBerry coffee fruit from Kona, Hawaii, has announced several progress initiatives regarding the company’s international expansion, further establishing its global brand visibility and long-term growth.

Since breaking into the Asian markets in July 2015, KonaRed products have achieved success, hitting the shelves of hundreds of leading Japanese retailers such as Aeon Retail, Kinokuniya and Natural Lawson Stores. KonaRed is pleased to announce that it has added another 70 stores with Aeon Stores in Japan and continues to grow with Lawson, Inc., Japan's second largest convenience store chain.

KonaRed has shipped its first order to South Korea and has more expansion planned in this region in the near future.

The company has also expanded its distribution in Canada with the distributor, UNFI, one of the largest natural food distributors in the world. UNFI has put the product on many of the leading retailers shelves in Western Canada and is working on more expansion as well.

UNFI is already a solid part of the company's US distribution network and offers all three of KonaRed’s 10.5oz beverages, which include Hawaiian Superfruit Antioxidant Juice Original, Hawaiian Superfruit Antioxidant Juice with Organic Coconut Water, and Hawaiian Superfruit Antioxidant Juice with Organic Green Tea.

President and COO, Kyle Redfield, commented: 'We are focused on making strong progress in our international efforts and creating brand awareness and visibility on a global scale. Asia is a large priority for us at the moment. Our recent expansion successes not only add to our immediate top line but also build a strong platform for long-term growth. During the next few quarters, we anticipate rapid growth in both foreign and domestic markets.'

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