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Marley Coffee names SVP national accounts

LOS ANGELES — Marley Coffee has appointed a new SVP national accounts.

Chris Hopkins will be responsible for continuing to expand distribution of Marley Coffee through supermarkets, specialty retailers and convenience stores throughout the United States. Prior to his new role, Hopkins served as SVP national accounts at Marley Beverages, where he helped drive Marley's Mellow Mood first year sales of 1 million cases, which has grown to almost 3 million cases after two years in the market.

In addition to his work with Marley Beverages, Hopkins spent 13 years at Dr Pepper Snapple Group (previously Cadbury Beverages), where he helped start and develop their category management team within their distribution network, and eventually into top national accounts. Hopkins also has worked with Fleming Foods and Kellogg Sales Co., a subsidiary of Keebler.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of the Marley Coffee movement, and expect to be able to take this brand to the next level nationally," Hopkins said. "I really believe in Marley Coffee's products and values, and I believe retailers will understand and appreciate the opportunity to carry Marley Coffee in their stores."

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