Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 21, 2012
As the popularity of agave nectar increases in the U.S., so does the demand for products made with the natural plant sweetener. Oogavé organic sodas today announced a broader distribution footprint by partnering with Raley’s, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Carmela Foods.
Until recently, Oogavé was primarily available only through natural food channels. Now, with a nationwide focus on organic, healthier alternatives to traditional sodas, Oogavé is proactively expanding distribution to a wider variety of stores. As an example, Oogavé’s Cola has 23 grams of all natural sugars and 100 calories per 12 ounce bottle unlike market leader, Coca-Cola that has 39 grams of sugar and 140 calories in a 12 ounce can. In addition to extending the reach of their bottled sodas, Oogavé also offers certified organic soda syrups for use in bar-guns and soda fountains.
As of this month, Oogavé now supplies four of its seven flavors to Raley’s in California and Nevada. In total, over 120 Raley’s stores will carry Oogavé, significantly increasing the soda company’s presence in those states, particularly Northern California.
Oogavé is also available in 173 corporate-owned Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations in California and Arizona. These stores now offer Ginger Ale, Mandarin Key Lime and Watermelon Cream sodas in a “grab-and-go” format in areas where Oogavé already has a strong grocery store presence.
In the Midwest, Michigan distributor Carmela Foods blankets the state with Oogavé, servicing over 500 accounts.
“The addition of Carmela Foods as well as Raley’s and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf increases Oogavé’s points of distribution by approximately 15%,” said Gannon Merrell, President and Chief Financial Officer at Oogavé. “We are very excited to be able share Oogavé with more and more people as our company and our reach grows.”
At Oogavé, our mission is to create healthier, more thoughtful alternatives to traditional sodas. Oogavé is the first certified organic, all natural soda sweetened naturally by the nectar of the amazing agave plant. We have set out to show the world that there are better-for-you beverage choices that don’t compromise on flavor or satisfaction. Oogavé is proudly produced in Denver, CO. Get a taste for Oogavé at http://www.oogave.com and “Like” us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/#!/Oogave.