Monday, October 19, 2009

Fully Loaded Tea continues US expansion into Ohio

Fully Loaded Tea (FLT) is proud to announce its first distribution partnerships with Ohio retailers. Starting in Early October, select bigg’s hypermarkets and Jungle Jim’s International Market will join the growing number of key locations throughout the country carrying FLT’s distinctly different product. This continued expansion ensures that residents of Cincinnati and Fairfield will now be able to enjoy the bold and opinionated blends, already extremely popular with young professionals and celebrities.

Katya Popoff, co-founder of FLT explained: “We are extremely pleased to be working with bigg’s and Jungle Jim’s International Market. Bigg’s has been a supporter of Fully Loaded Tea since our inception, so we are particularly delighted as this distribution partnership confirms our immense progress, and gives us further momentum going forward. We continue to be overwhelmed by the support received from retailers such as bigg’s and Jungle Jim’s International Market - our blends are popping up on shelves throughout the US, and this is certainly a most rewarding feeling.”

The brainchild of sister-duo Katya Popoff and Olga Lenova, since the company’s launch in 2007 FLT has experienced unprecedented success and momentum with an increase in sales by more than 400 percent in 2008. The unique combination of berries and tea blends results in bold, opinionated flavors rich with vitamins and antioxidants.

FLT’s distinct blends continue to garner invitations to participate in high-profiled, celebrity events, including the Primetime Emmy Awards, SXSW Film Festival, and the Much Music Video Awards.

Ohio gourmands can look forward to purchasing Fully Loaded Tea blends at:
bigg’s hypermarket located at 5218 Beechmont Avenue and 5022 Delhi Road in Cincinnati, and Jungle Jim’s International Market at 5440 Dixie Hwy in Fairfield.

For more information about FLT, to purchase the blends online, or to find locations around the country where FLT is available, please visit

About Fully Loaded Tea
A truly modern drink company, Fully Loaded Tea takes exotic berries full of vitamins and antioxidants and blends them with premium whole leaf green, black, and white teas to create innovative, award-wining teas.

Siberian natives and tea lovers, sisters Katya Popoff and Olga Lenova, founded the modern tea company in 2007. Winner of the International Taste and Quality Award, the world’s leading organization dedicated to judging, honouring and promoting superior tasting food and beverage products the distinct blends are “Fully Loaded” with superfruits, including goji berries, blueberries, strawberries and black currants. And with names like Shameless Berries Fruit Tea, Cucumber Mojo White Tea, and Naked Strawberry Green Tea – it’s no wonder the blends continue to make a lasting impression with celebrities, including American Idol Judge Randy Jackson, Dancing with the Stars Julianne Hough and How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris. Available in a number of fine food stores and gourmet tea and coffee shops across North America, every Fully Loaded Tea blend is also available for purchase online at

About bigg’s
bigg's opened its doors in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1984 as the first store in the country to specialize in both grocery and general merchandise. The idea was so successful that almost every large grocery retailer has since imitated the concept.

In 1994, bigg's became a wholly owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU with seven locations. Today bigg's has 11 locations in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky markets. Shoppers can depend on bigg's to provide the finest quality fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood departments, an extensive grocery department and a non-food section dedicated to seasonal merchandise, all with a fresh approach, at a refreshing value.

About Jungle Jim’s International Market
Jungle Jim's International Market is described as a theme park for foodies. Founded in 1974 by "Jungle" Jim Bonaminio, the store started as a small produce stand and has grown to over 6½ acres. Jungle Jim's is noted for having one of the largest wine collections in the United States, live seafood tanks, and an in-store cooking school in addition to a 1000 person Event Center. Each week, the store is visited by approximately 50,000 shoppers, who are known to as "Foodies". Many of the 50,000 specialty products in the store's International department are difficult to find elsewhere in the Greater Cincinnati area, and customers have been known to drive from other cities, and even states, for the store's wide variety of foods and unique shopping experience.

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