HONOLULU, HAWAII – Hawaiian Springs, LLC, a Hawaii-based premium natural bottled water company, has entered the New York retail market through distribution at 170 locations including 30 Gristedes stores in Manhattan, Westchester and Brooklyn, as well as 140 other independent market retailers throughout New York City. The addition of the New York Metro market has increased Hawaiian Springs’ retailer presence on the U.S. Mainland by 25 percent in 2011.
“We are pleased to make Hawaiian Springs available to New Yorkers at 170 of their convenient, neighborhood supermarkets where they already shop for top quality groceries, with more locations to be added in 2012,” says Clint Welker, National Sales Manager for Hawaiian Springs Water. “Now, New Yorker residents have immediate access to the unique taste of natural lava-filtered artesian water, as only Hawaii’s Big Island can make it.”
Gristedes, which began serving New York City customers in 1888, is a 31-store supermarket chain that offers a wide assortment of national brands. The landmark retailer stocks its shelves with specialty foods, including sugar-free, kosher, organic and natural products, making Hawaiian Springs Water a perfect fit at Gristedes.
Circle KO, a New York City beverage distribution company, has also placed Hawaiian Springs Water in 140 additional locations around the city. The list of locations includes Chelsea Market Basket, Grand Central Market, Ernest Klein & Co, and Wild Olive Market.
Hawaiian Springs is sourced from an artesian aquifer at the base of the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, and has been distributed in the U.S. mainland since 2009. The additional New York distribution points highlight the continuing, significant retail growth of Hawaiian Springs.
In September 2011, the company announced its expanded distribution through 105 H-E-B grocery stores in Texas and 13 AJ’s Fine Foods stores in Arizona. Over the summer, Hawaiian Springs Water announced new partnerships with Raley’s, Gelson’s, and Bristol Farms Markets in California and Northern Nevada. In 2011, Hawaiian Springs’ expanded its retail presence on the U.S. mainland by 80 percent. It also distributes its natural artesian water in Hawaii, Canada, Japan, China and Hong Kong.
About Hawaiian Springs
Hawaiian Springs began bottling its young, natural, artesian water in February 1995. Drawn from a highly sustainable artesian aquifer at the base of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaiian Springs bottles its water directly from the source within 30 days of falling as Arctic rain. Hawaiian Springs is one of the finest natural waters available today, with a distinctive, slightly sweet taste and delivering a moment of what makes Hawaii special.
Hawaiian Springs is available throughout the Hawaiian Islands, as well as the U.S. mainland, Canada and Asia, at leading supermarkets and natural food retailers such as AJ’s Fine Foods, Lucky’s, Bristol Farms, Raley’s, BelAir, Nob Hill Foods, H-E-B stores, Gelson’s Markets, Mollie Stone’s, Mother’s Market, SaveMart, Sprouts Farmers Market, Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers and Whole Foods. A store locator and webstore are available at www.HawaiianSpringsWater.com/blog/products.
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