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SOURCE Affinity Beverage Group, Inc., Village Tea Distribution Company, Inc.
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinity Beverage Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: ABVG), CEO Janon Costley is proud to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Village Tea Company (the Company), is now the official tea and vegan smoothie provider for a new on-campus (Colleges and Universities) food and beverage concept operated by one of the world's largest food service and hospitality companies. The flagship location is slated for an August 2017 launch to coincide with the start of the school year. More details will follow in the coming weeks. The Company continues to expand its hospitality and food-service product lines and is currently working on additional opportunities with other programs, including colleges and universities, hotels, resorts, corporate campuses and other points of distribution.
The Company has also been very busy working on a number of other initiatives that were outlined in the May 2016 update. Including the following:
The Company is happy to announce that it will resume shipments of new orders to new and existing customers in Q2, including Amazon.com, Akins and Chamberlin and others as well as the company e-store, www.villageteaco.com.
The Company has been invited and approved to participate in a pending Carnival Cruise 2017-18 RFP for several food and beverage categories.
Village Tea/On the Move (OTM)/Florida Panthers sales and promo agreement is in place and scheduled to start during the off-season into the 2017/18 season, now slated for all OTM locations across the state of Florida.
Village Tea Company is in the process of completing its annual renewal of its minority owned business certification with the National Minority Supplier Development Council. The Company has been a certified supplier since 2012.
Village Tea Company is currently exploring several funding options, including non-dilutive crowd funding and trade financing to help support the Company's growth and new product development initiatives.
Affinity Beverage Group/Village Tea Company will continue to explore additional opportunities to expand and grow its health and wellness platform in an effort to create maximum value for its shareholders.
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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.
About Village Tea Company:
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 the US market.
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