Thomas Gillespie, president and chief executive officer of Aqua Vie Beverage Corporation, announced that through its distributor Harris Brands (Tulsa), Aqua Vie has received authorization for the company's Hydrators(TM) to be carried in over 60 stores of the QuickTrip convenience store chain in the state of Oklahoma. QuickTrip, headquartered in Tulsa, operates a chain of over 300 convenience stores in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. Retail availability through QuickTrip is expected within the next 30 days. Additionally, Albertson's will begin carrying the product in its eastern Oklahoma stores by month-end.

Aqua Vie, which recently opened an office in Sacramento, continues to build its sales and distribution infrastructure in California, historically the nation's most lucrative new age beverage market. The company recently completed a successful product line kick-off with Bay Area Beverage (Oakland), a distributor that services several thousand accounts within the state. Gillespie indicated that further penetration into the California market will be accompanied by additional radio advertising on The Howard Stern Show in northern California beginning the week of July 17.

Low-calorie, non-carbonated, all-natural Aqua Vie Hydrators(TM) are available in seven flavors, including Avalanche(TM), Bamboo(TM), Harvest(TM), Java(TM), McIntosh(TM), Paradise(TM), and Sun Tea(TM).

Aqua Vie Beverage Corporation develops and markets all-natural, lightly flavored, still (non-carbonated) bottled spring water. The company's low-calorie alternative beverages are bacteria-free and contain no preservatives. Aqua Vie produces and markets the Hydrator(TM) line of beverages in the United States and Europe. This beverage line, comprised of seven low-calorie, all-natural beverages that are lightly flavored and packaged in half-liter bottles, is designed to increase one's personal consumption of water, naturally. The underlying technology also serves as the new delivery system for Aqua Vies nutritionally fortified E Line(TM), Elixir(TM), Empower(TM), and Ecstasy(TM), its nutritionally specific line of Aquaceuticals(TM); and Aqua Vie's nonalcoholic wine and champagne beverages made from spring water. For further information about Aqua Vie Beverage Corporation, visit the company's web site at

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