Californian drinks producer Hat Trick Beverage and Texas-based distributor Waterfall Gourmet Beverage have joined forces as they continue their expansion across the US.

The two companies have formed a distribution joint venture that will widen the reach of each group's portfolios across the country.

"The product lines for both companies are extremely exciting, and we are very optimistic and positive with regard to this joint venture. We have been seeking a solid partner in Texas, and now we feel we found that person," stated Larry Twombly, president and CEO of Hat Trick.

Hat Trick produces and distributes three water-based brands, including the Dos Lagos Agua Frescas range for the Latino and Hispanic communities.

Phil Hroback, president and CEO of Waterfall Gourmet Beverage added: "We have been seeking to add new and exciting products to our already successful product line, and Hat Trick gives us the opportunity to do so."