XI'AN, China, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPU - News) ("SkyPeople" or "the Company"), a producer of fruit juice concentrates, fruit juice beverages and other fruit-related products, today announced the introduction of Hedetang-branded fruit juice beverages into 24 Shaanxi Dongdongbao restaurant chain stores through automatic fruit juice dispensing machines. Dongdongbao is a restaurant chain with most of its stores located throughout Xi'an, Shaanxi province of China.
The use of automatic fruit juice dispensing machines for our Hedetang-branded fruit juice beverages is a relatively novel marketing approach for fruit juices since it mixes fruit juice syrup with water in accordance with a pre-set formula. The Company has found that customers prefer fruit juice beverages produced and dispensed this way since it has an excellent flavor. In addition, there is an element of freshness to the process and there is a sense that the juice it is made especially for them. There are four flavors of Hedetang-branded fruit juice beverages made by automatic fruit juice dispensing machines currently available to customers, including kiwi, pear, mulberry and orange.
The Company expects automatic fruit juice dispensing machines in restaurant chain stores to bolster the presence of Hedetang-branded fruit juice beverages in the local market of Xi'an, and plans on gradually spreading this fruit juice beverage dispensing method for our fruit juice beverages to other provincial capital cities of China."The introduction of our fruit juice beverages dispensed through automatic fruit juice dispensing machines placed in restaurant chains is expected to help boost the brand awareness of our Hedetang-branded fruit juice beverages among customers," commented by Mr. Yongke Xue, CEO of SkyPeople. "This platform represents just one component of our strategy to both heighten the profile and increase the volume of our fruit juice beverages in the marketplace so as to meet the growing demand for healthy fruit juices by Chinese consumers." About SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., a Florida company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pacific Industry Holding Group Co., Ltd. ("Pacific"), a Vanuatu company, holds 99.78% ownership interest in SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. ("SkyPeople ( China)"). SkyPeople ( China) is engaged in the production and sales of fruit juice concentrates, fruit beverages, and other fruit related products in the PRC and overseas markets. Its fruit juice concentrates are sold to domestic customers and exported directly or via distributors. Fruit juice concentrates are used as a basic ingredient component in the food industry. Its brands, "Hedetang" and "SkyPeople", which are registered trademarks in the PRC, are positioned as high quality, healthy and nutritious end-use juice beverages. For more information, please visit http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com. Safe Harbor Statement