BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 13, 2017, BRFH, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (OTCQB:BRFH), a developer, manufacturer, and distributor of frozen, ready-to-blend beverages, announced that it has entered into a multi-year contract with the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, to offer Barfresh’s smoothies at the aquarium’s new “Barfresh Hut” foodservice location. The Barfresh Hut is located on the first floor, in a high traffic area adjacent to the gift store and popular Shark Lagoon exhibit. The Aquarium of the Pacific was established in 1998 and is the fourth most attended aquarium in the country, hosting some 1.7 million visitors annually. Based on current sales run rates, estimated Barfresh smoothie volumes from the Hut are expected to be approximately 200,000 servings annually.
“The Aquarium of the Pacific is a world class venue and aligns perfectly with our frozen beverage solution that improves customer turnover, while eliminating waste and maximizing profit margins. This contract is another example of how our recent shift in sales focus toward larger and higher volume accounts is generating results. We are working in conjunction with the aquarium’s foodservice contractor, SMG Food & Beverage LLC, to optimize the experience at our new location, as well as target similar high volume locations that the contractor operates that can benefit from Barfresh’s solution,” commented Riccardo Delle Coste, Barfresh’s Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Delle Coste continued, “Premier locations like the Aquarium of the Pacific and our recent placement at the Pepsi Center arena are raising Barfresh’s brand profile with prospective customers and foodservice contractors alike. Our team continues to gain traction with additional foodservice contractors and we expect similar opportunities to materialize within their high traffic venues. These companies are coming to appreciate how differentiated Barfresh’s solution is, which in many cases is creating a new profit center that’s aligned with shifting consumer preferences toward healthy living.”
About Barfresh Food Group
Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (OTCQB:BRFH) is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of ready-to-blend beverages, including smoothies, shakes and frappes, primarily for restaurant chains and the foodservice industry. The company’s proprietary, patented system uses portion-controlled pre-packaged beverage ingredients that deliver freshly made frozen beverages that are quick, cost efficient, better for you and without waste. PepsiCo North America Beverages, a division of PepsiCo, Inc., is the exclusive sales representative in North America within the food service channel for Barfresh’s full line of beverages. Barfresh has an exclusive distribution partnership with the leading food distributor in North America. For more information, please visit www.barfresh.com.
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