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Talking Rain's SPARKLING ICE® Beverages Launch Nationwide in Ball's 8-ounce Slim Cans

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Talking Rain Beverage Company, the makers of SPARKLING ICE® beverages, has launched in 8-ounce slim cans from Ball Corporation. Available in convenient 8-count fridge packs, SPARKLING ICE cans are available in four flavors - Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Kiwi Strawberry and Cherry Limeade.

"We are constantly looking for new ways to add value for our dedicated consumers, retailers and distribution partners," said Kevin Klock, president and CEO of Talking Rain. "With the addition of these grab-and-go fridge packs, we are responding directly to increased demand for smaller, more convenient beverage options, and will look forward to securing additional shelf space at retail through a bold new program surrounding this new format offering."

SPARKLING ICE 8-count fridge packs are available nationwide at select retailers including Kroger, Target, Publix and Albertson's, for a suggested retail price of $5.99.

The addition of SPARKLING ICE in slim cans from Ball introduces new distribution opportunities for the brand within the convenience and foodservice industries, two major focus areas as the brand continues to grow and increase occasions.

"Today's consumers, particularly millennials, view cans as a convenient, portable and sustainable package that can go anywhere they go while protecting the beverage inside from oxygen and light," said Bruce Doelling, vice president, sales, for Ball's North American metal beverage packaging business. "Cans also offer a 360-degree billboard for brand messaging and high quality graphics, making cans a fun package in any setting."

About SPARKLING ICE® Beverages
SPARKLING ICE combines sparkling water, natural flavors, fruit juice, vitamins and antioxidants to offer a great tasting lightly carbonated beverage all without the calories. SPARKLING ICE is the Bold Side of Water, offering a bold, flavored, lightly-carbonated beverage that appeals to all age groups. Available in 11 refreshing flavors: Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Kiwi Strawberry, Coconut Pineapple, Pomegranate Blueberry, Peach Nectarine, Lemon Lime, Crisp Apple and new in 2014 Cherry Limeade and Strawberry Watermelon. SPARKLING ICE Lemonades®, launched in 2013, are available in six refreshing flavors: Classic Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Lemonade with Tea, and new in 2014, Peach Lemonade and Mango Lemonade.  SPARKLING ICE Teas will be available nationwide in 2015, and include Raspberry Tea, Lemon Tea, and Peach Tea flavors. SPARKLING ICE can be found in retailers nationwide. SPARKLING ICE is part of the Talking Rain family of beverages, and retails for $1.19-$1.29. To locate SPARKLING ICE visit www.sparklingice.com.

About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2014 sales of $8.6 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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