HOUSTON, May 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minerco Resources, Inc. (OTC:MINE), parent company of Level 5 Beverage Company, Inc., the makers of VitaminFIZZ®, announced that Level 5 has exercised its option to purchase an additional 24% equity stake in Avanzar Sales and Distribution, LLC in California. This option increases Level 5's equity stake in Avanzar to 75%. Minerco previously announced the initial purchase of the controlling interest last year and a 21% equity purchase option during March of this year in Avanzar.
"Minerco is taking accelerated and strategic steps to acquire cash flowing assets to increase our stockholders' equity," said V. Scott Vanis, Minerco's Chairman and CEO. "Our partnership with Avanzar continues to be mutually beneficial on multiple levels. With our support and their expertise, Avanzar has been able to increase its clientele and geographic network, which in turn has quickly increased the number of retailers carrying VitaminFIZZ and all of Avanzar's products."
Avanzar is a leading full service broker and distributor of world-class consumables and products. The company distributes specialty snacks and beverages to over 5,300 Southern California locations from Santa Barbra to San Diego. Avanzar's high-profile accounts include Gelson's, Kmart, Stater Bros., Walmart and Winco as well as recently expanded contracts with Albertsons and Walgreens.
Bill Juarez, the President of Avanzar, stated, "We are very pleased to have Minerco and Level 5 increase their investment in our organization. This partnership has resulted in significant expansion in our service offerings and our footprint. We are well positioned to continue our growth and breadth for all parties."
Headquartered in Brea, California, Avanzar Sales and Distribution specializes in working with early stage, fast moving consumer brands to develop and implement sales and distribution strategies. The Company operates a full service brokerage which includes account management, trade development and logistics services as well as in house DSD operations throughout Southern California. Avanzar distributes products to some of the most trusted retailers in the United States, including Kroger, Albertsons, HEB, Golub (Price Chopper), Whole Foods, Walgreens, 7-Eleven, Tesoro, Circle K, Chevron, Kmart, Walmart, Stater Bros., Gelson's and Winco. www.avanzarsales.com
About Minerco Resources, Inc.
Minerco Resources, Inc. (OTC:MINE), is the parent company specializing in the food and beverage industry. Its portfolio of companies include Level 5 Beverage Company, Inc. (Level 5), Avanzar Sales & Distribution, LLC and The Herbal Collection™. Level 5 is a specialty beverage company that develops, produces, markets and distributes a diversified collection of forward-thinking, healthful consumer brands. Level 5 brands include VitaminFIZZ®, Vitamin Creamer® and Island Style™. http://minercoresources.com
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