The 16 oz. the drink is available in six popular flavors
TUCSON, Ariz., January 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — A new distribution agreement between Kalil Bottling Co. (Kalil) and the makers of 5-hour ENERGY® commenced on tuesday january 24 at the headquarters of the beverage distributor in Tucson. Kalil is now distributing the new 16 oz. 5-hour ENERGY® soft drink in all stores Arizona For the very first time.
“Our Kalil team is thrilled to have the opportunity to be on the ground floor of building the new ENERGY® 16oz 5 Hour Beverage business as it joins our strong portfolio that we distribute across the ‘state of Arizona,” said John KalilPresident of Kalil Bottling Co. “The energy category is large and growing. 5-hour ENERGY® is the ideal brand to further expand this growth.”
Founded in 1948, Kalil is a family-owned bottling, distribution and freight forwarding company with three sites in Arizona. Colloquially known as “Good Guys at Kalil”, the company employs over 500 people and regularly gives back to its local community.
“5-hour ENERGY® is one of the most recognized brands in the energy category and the undisputed leader in energy shots,” said Jeff Sigouin, president of the manufacturer of ENERGY® products 5 hours. “We now have an option for customers who prefer full-size energy drinks, which is a much larger market. We can now meet the needs of consumers who are both tired and thirsty.”
The 16 oz. carbonated energy drink launched in 2021 with three original flavors: berry, grape and watermelon. The line expanded in Fall 2022 with the announcement of three additional, bold flavors: Pineapple Splash, OrangeSicle and Tropical Burst. The cans contain the same amount of caffeine as the 1.93 oz. extra-strength injections, as well as the proprietary blend of vitamins and nutrients consumers rely on.
The 16 oz. the drink is available for purchase in most stores.
About Kalil Bottling Co.
In 1948, Fred Kalil and his father, Frank, founded Kalil Bottling Co. in Tucson, Arizona. Kalil now operates from three locations, supported by more than 500 employees, third and fourth generation family members, and a large fleet of trucks and vehicles.
About 5 hours ENERGY®
Founded by Manoj Bhargava, Living Essentials, LLC launched its 5-Hour ENERGY® brand in 2004. The effective formula is found in its signature shot size and 16-ounce soft drink. Trusted by hardworking people to get them through a hectic day, ENERGY® 5 Hour products are widely available at convenience stores, grocery stores, retail stores, club stores and online outlets.
SOURCE 5 hours of ENERGY