Dec 28, 2000

Aqua Vie Enters Chicago

Aqua Vie Beverage Corp. announced that the company will
commence distribution in the Chicago metro area. In conjunction with its Chicago
debut, the company also will be participating as a major presence in the Food
Marketing Institute (FMI) Show, held in Chicago May 7-9.
FMI's domestic member companies operate approximately
21,000 retail food stores with combined annual sales volume of $220 billion—more
than half of all grocery store sales in the United States. FMI's retail
membership is composed of large multi-store chains, small regional firms and
independent supermarkets. The organization's international membership includes
200 members from 60 countries. The FMI Show is host to thousands of industry
decision makers from around the country and around the world. "With 60 days
lead time until the FMI Show, we are enthusiastic about opening up the Chicago
metro area, which is not only a major market but also a strategic fit for Aqua
Vie's growing distribution matrix," said Thomas Gillespie, president and
chief executive officer of Aqua Vie.
(Source: Aqua Vie Beverage Corp.)