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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 11, November 2012, Posted On: 10/11/2012

Industry Veteran Chris Hopkins Joins Marley Coffee As National Accounts SVP

Emily Jed

LOS ANGELES -- Marley Coffee has named Chris Hopkins senior vice-president of national accounts.

Hopkins, a 20-year food and beverage sales veteran, will be responsible for distribution of Marley Coffee in supermarkets, specialty retailers and convenience stores.

Prior to joining Marley Coffee, Hopkins worked with Marley Beverage Co. to secure distribution and partnerships with leading retail outlets for Marley's Mellow Mood relaxation beverage. His efforts helped drive first-year sales of one million cases, which has reportedly grown to almost three million cases after two years in the market.

Earlier in his career, Hopkins spent 13 years at Dr Pepper Snapple Group (previously Cadbury Beverages), where he helped launch a category-management team within the company's distribution network and secured several first-ever strategic partnerships with key retailers. He has also worked with Fleming Foods and Kellogg Sales Co.

Marley Coffee is available for OCS in fraction packages,single-serve pods and portion packs, and for full-line vending through branded machines

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