Leading Canadian Kombucha Company Expands into the U.S.
After pioneering in Canada, RISE Kombucha shelves in New York City
MONTREAL, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - This fall, RISE Kombucha, the first and leading Canadian kombucha company, is expanding beyond its Montreal roots and venturing into the United States. A pioneer of modern kombucha, RISE continues to evolve with their new state-of-the-art production facility in Montreal, Quebec. True to its core philosophy, RISE Kombucha continues to craft an authentic, raw and unpasteurized kombucha using high-quality ingredients. RISE Kombucha's first American distribution points are Vermont and New York City.
RISE Kombucha was inspired by a gap in the market in 2009 for healthier beverage alternatives. At the forefront of the better-for-you movement in Canada, RISE kickstarted the kombucha industry by introducing a great tasting beverage full of unique health benefits. Fueled by the recent investment and support of Lyra Growth Partners, the Vancouver-based fund of Vega's founders, and armed with the new production facility, RISE is primed for the US.
Julian Giacomelli, President and co-founder of RISE Kombucha, has built the foundations for RISE's continued success and expansion. With years of experience in scaling and fine-tuning the complex product, his sights are now set on bringing the RISE difference to US drinkers. 'I am beyond excited to introduce RISE Kombucha to American palates. More than ever, we're noticing that consumers are swapping sugary drinks for natural beverages that not only taste good but are good for them. We, at RISE Kombucha, have crafted an optimised kombucha that is authentic, raw, unpasteurized and oddly delicious. We're continuously researching and testing our kombucha to ensure an evolving mastery of this amazing beverage and are excited to continue our mission to democratize authentic kombucha south of the border," states Julian Giacomelli.
The opportunity for kombucha
According to the Grand View Research's 2018 findings, the global kombucha market is currently sitting at one billion USD, with projections to grow beyond $4.5 billion USD by 2024.
Kombucha is a tea based fermented beverage known to help with gut health, stress relief and energy enhancement. RISE's current flavour portfolio includes Ginger, Hibiscus & Rose Hips, Blueberry & Maple, Lemongrass, Mint & Chlorophyll and Rose & Schizandra. Each organic and equitably sourced ingredient is carefully selected to contribute to RISE's delicious and healthy mix.
Thanks to RISE Kombucha's new state-of-the-art facility, the company can now brew significantly more product. More importantly, RISE has achieved the holy grail of balanced kombucha: delicious and approachable, powerful (billions of beneficial microorganisms per bottle), with no added foreign probiotic strains, not-from-concentrate, and in strict regulatory compliance.
For more information, please visit RISE Kombucha's website at www.risekombucha.com.
About RISE Kombucha
RISE Kombucha is a Canadian-made authentic, raw and unpasteurized kombucha brand. True to its core philosophy, RISE Kombucha only sources certified organic, fair-trade and high-quality ingredients that are carefully selected. In operation since 2009 and led by President and co-founder, Julian Giacomelli, the company employs more than 100 people, including brew masters and scientists. In 2018, RISE Kombucha opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Montreal, Quebec to increase their production capacity and build scientific know how. Their first American distribution points are New York City and Vermont.
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