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Evolution Fresh™ Brings Fresh, Flavorful Juice to Downtown Seattle with Opening of Second Retail Store; Plans Further Expansion

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Evolution Fresh™ new store openings fueled by positive consumer response to Evolution Fresh™ bottled juices in Starbucks retail and select grocery stores</i> </p>

Friday, July 20, 2012

Evolution Fresh™ Brings Fresh, Flavorful Juice to Downtown Seattle with Opening of Second Retail Store; Plans Further Expansion09:01 EDT Friday, July 20, 2012 SEATTLE (Business Wire) -- Committed to expanding the availability of super-premium juices and nourishing foods, Evolution Fresh™ today opened a new retail store in downtown Seattle just four months after opening its first flagship location in Bellevue, Wash. Additional stores in Seattle and San Francisco will open this fall. Evolution Fresh opens its second store in downtown Seattle, featuring handcrafted juices, bottled juices and a variety of globally inspired food items. (Photo: Business Wire) Downtown Seattle Gets Juiced The downtown Seattle Evolution Fresh™ store, located at 517 Pine Street, is a made-to-order grab-and-go destination for busy urban customers in and around the city's retail and business core. Juice experts craft fresh juice blends and serve up globally-inspired recipes using fresh ingredients in a unique retail setting with convenient free local delivery. The Evolution Fresh™ store also offers a selection of organic, vegetarian and vegan options, as well as grab-and-go packaged sandwiches, collard wraps, snacks, and bottled Evolution Fresh™ juices. Additionally, customers can purchase One-Day Evolution™ Rituals juice packs as a fresh and easy way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their everyday routine. Four different One-Day Evolution™ packs are available, including the Easy Evolution™ Pack, Balanced Evolution™ Pack, Green Evolution™ Pack and the One Salad Evolution™ Pack. "We have received a very positive response from the first Evolution Fresh retail store opening just a few months ago, and we are excited to open our second store in the Seattle area," said Arthur Rubinfeld, president, Global Development and Evolution Fresh Retail. "Evolution Fresh provides convenient accessibility for our customers to enjoy flavorful, cold-pressed juices and natural foods, and we are pleased to bring these offerings to downtown Seattle." Evolution Fresh™ Bottled Juices Expands in Distribution Customers can also now find Evolution Fresh™ ready-to-drink juices in select premium grocery and natural food stores across the West Coast as well as at Evolution Fresh™ stores and select Starbucks retail locations. The continued expanded availability of Evolution Fresh™ bottled juices brings customers the vibrancy and convenience of real, pure ingredients while they are on the go. These ready-to-drink juices capture the flavor, vitamins and nutrients of raw fruits and vegetables, delivered by Evolution Fresh's innovative use of high pressure processing (HPP). For customers seeking a classic morning beverage, Evolution Fresh™ Orange Juice is bright with the flavor of fresh-squeezed oranges. Evolution Fresh™ makes it easy for customers to incorporate more vegetables in their diet with vegetable-based juices, such as Essential Vegetable and Vital Greens, and brings flavor to hydration with options including Pineapple Coconut Water and Spicy Lemonade. “Evolution Fresh juice is now available to more consumers than ever before, and we are pleased to see the strong momentum and consumer interest in what Evolution Fresh delivers,” said Jeff Hansberry, president, Channel Development. “Customers are looking for convenient, high-quality, and nutritious beverages and foods, and we see an opportunity to harness the intense consumer interest in Evolution Fresh products coming to market, both in Starbucks retail stores and down the grocery aisle.” For a complete list of grocery retailers, visit EvolutionFresh.com. About Evolution Fresh, Inc. Evolution Fresh™ offers pure juices and natural foods to provide delicious nutrition to consumers. Acquired by Starbucks in 2011, Evolution Fresh is one of the few major juice companies in the U.S. using high pressure processing (HPP) to preserve fresh-picked flavor and capture more of the vitamins and nutrients of fruit and vegetables - this juice is squeezed fresh, bottled cold and never heated. Evolution Fresh offers an extensive portfolio of bottled juices, available in grocery retailers, select company-owned Starbucks stores on the West Coast, and serves customers seeking super-premium juices and foods through a differentiated retail store experience in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington. Together, Starbucks and Evolution Fresh seek to make incredible nutrition widely accessible. To learn more about Evolution Fresh, please visit us online at: www.evolutionfresh.com or through our social media channels https://www.facebook.com/EvolutionFresh, https://twitter.com/evolutionfresh or http://pinterest.com/evolutionfresh/. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50348100&lang=en Evolution Fresh206-318-7100press@evolutionfresh.com