DENVER, Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marley Coffee (OTCQB:JAMN) ( www.marleycoffee.com), the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, has engaged Alliance Sales & Marketing, a private food broker based in Charlotte, North Carolina, to increase its new market penetration in the Eastern region in the grocery and natural foods retail sector. Marley Coffee has also teamed with National Sales Associates, based in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, to act as its broker in the natural sector for the Western United States. With the addition of Alliance and National Sales Associates, these partnerships will substantially boost the representation and distribution of Marley Coffee's products with over 500 brand ambassadors calling on the retail trade. These full-time brokers will utilize their long standing relationships with grocery and natural food buyers to increase Marley Coffee's market share and provide a variety of services, including creating and promoting in-store merchandising, new item presentation, territory expertise, category insights and analysis, among other tactics. Alliance and National Sales Associates expand on the efforts of Harlow-HRK Sales & Marketing, Inc., Marley Coffee's broker of record for all Kroger Grocery Divisions, which include regional grocery chains Ralph's, Fred Meyer, QFC, Smith's, Fry's, King Soopers, and others. Scott Anderson, CEO of Alliance Sales & Marketing, said, "Marley Coffee is the next big name in coffee. We believe we can make this unique brand stand out among its peers, and boost its success within a wide range of untapped markets in 2014 and beyond." Mike Cook, CEO of National Sales Associates, said, "The attraction of the Marley story, the company's commitment to sustainability, and the allure of its specific coffee blends, should pave the way toward significantly greater market penetration. We are confident this partnership will dramatically boost Marley Coffee's presence in the natural food sector."
Rohan Marley, Founder and Chairman of Marley Coffee, said, "We expect that Alliance and National Sales Associates will help us get more 'feet on the street' and open up major opportunities with a larger and more geographically diverse set of retailers and provide brand support for our existing customer base. Alliance and National Sales Associates have a reputation for securing the maximum exposure for its client brands, and we are enthusiastic to be working with them."About Alliance Sales & Marketing Alliance Sales & Marketing is the largest private food broker covering the eastern United States. It offers a wide range of services to its clients including strategic brand partnerships, headquarter representation, category leadership and retail selling. For more information, please visit www.alliancesalesinc.com. About National Sales Associates National Sales Associates is a national brokerage company specializing in natural, organic, and specialty products, with eight corporate offices across the United States. National Sales Associates is comprised of six, well established "sales ready" organizations and industry veterans which provide national sales solutions and services for its clients. For more information, please visit www.nationalsalesllc.com. About Jammin Java Corp., d/b/a Marley Coffee Marley Coffee (corporate name Jammin Java Corp.) is a US-based company that provides premium, artisan roasted coffee to the grocery, retail, online, service, hospitality, office coffee service and big box store industry. Under its exclusive licensing agreement with 56 Hope Road, the company continues to develop its coffee lines under the Marley Coffee brand. The company is a fully reporting company quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol "JAMN". Learn more at www.MarleyCoffee.com or visit the corporate website at www.JamminJavaCorp.com. Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MarleyCoffee, or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/marleycoffee, where we post information that's material and non-material about the company. Forward-Looking Statement This Press Release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Acts"). In particular, the words "believe," "may," "could," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "propose," "plan," "intend," and similar conditional words and expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements and are subject to the safe harbor created by these Acts. Any statements made in this news release about an action, event or development, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the company. These risks and others are included from time to time in documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including but not limited to, our Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on our future results. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof. The company takes no obligation to update or correct its own forward-looking statements, except as required by law or those prepared by third parties that are not paid by the company. The company's SEC filings are available at http://www.sec.gov.
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