Kaló hemp-infused seltzer is now available in stores and restaurants throughout the New York City metropolitan area, thanks to an agreement with Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York Inc. (PCNY). 

Kaló will be available for purchase in major grocery stores, bodegas, natural food markets and more in all five boroughs of NYC, along with Long Island and Westchester. This makes Kaló the first functional hemp beverage to launch in the PCNY distribution system. 

“Kaló represents a massive step forward for hemp-infused beverages,” said Ken VandeVrede, CEO of Hillview. “Generations of agricultural experience and investment and state-of-the-art hemp technology has led to a product that we feel is unmatched in the space. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with PCNY, as we know New York is ready for Kaló.” 

Kaló is available in four flavors: Strawberry Watermelon, Lemon Lavender, Pomegranate Peach and Raspberry Lime. A 12-oz. can contains 15 calories and 2 grams of sugar. The hemp-infused seltzer is created by Hillview, a family-owned New Jersey-based innovator in agricultural technology. Hillview provides Kaló with locally-grown hemp rich in naturally occurring cannabinoids, vitamins and nutrients. 

“Plant-based beverages are extremely innovative and growing fast,” said Reginald Goins, PCNY president and COO. “Our employees and distributors are very pleased to sell and deliver Kal,  which will be a fantastic addition to our portfolio of innovative beverages. We continue to be very selective in which brands we carry, and Kaló is a special hemp-infused beverage that our consumers will love.”

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