Grins now available in Quality Mart convenience stores

The Grins are multiplying in Forsyth County. We’ve just made deliveries to 11 Quality Mart convenience stores, where you can now buy The Official Beverage of Happy People. As you can see from this photo from the Union Cross Road store in Kernersville, employees are already grinning!

Here’s where to find us:

600 S. Stratford Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

1465 River Ridge Rd.
Clemmons, NC 27012

2805 Reynolda Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

4995 Country Club Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

101 Clayton Forest Rd.
Kernersville, NC 27284

800 Hanes Mall Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

3180 Peters Creek Pkwy
Winston-Salem, NC 27127

1580 Highway 66
Kernersville, NC 27284

1400 Union Cross Rd.
Kernersville, NC 27284

743 Piney Grove Rd.
Kernersville, NC 27284

3398 Robinhood Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Grins put to the test at Westchester Country Day School

Westchester Country Day School students help with a Grins delivery, with Assistant Headmaster Gardner Barrier behind the wheel of the Grinsmobile.

High school students are tough critics.

One of the reasons we started making Grins was to provide a healthier alternative to many of these students’ preferred beverages (read more about this here). Of course, to make that worth the effort, you’ve got to create a product that tastes good, so kids will choose it above the other beverages.

We think we’ve accomplished that, and we got some good proof this week at Westchester Country Day School in High Point, N.C.

The kids and administrators at Westchester have been crazy about Grins since they first tasted it. They are participating in our Grin and Share It! program and also selling bottles in their cafeteria and concessions stands.

Assistant Headmaster Gardner Barrier reports that the first day Grins went on sale in the cafeteria, about half the kids bought Grins and half bought their usual Gatorade. It didn’t take long for that to change.

By the second and third days selling Grins, Barrier said, almost nobody was buying Gatorade anymore.

Want to get your school grinning? Contact Nathan Battle.

Grins available in four new locations

Four convenience stores in the Piedmont Triad area will be offering Grins for sale by the end of today. Stop by and get grinning!

Here are the locations (click the links for a map):

1 Stop #2 Citgo
7190 Vance Rd
Kernersville NC 27204

1 Stop #3 Exxon
6536 Old Hwy 52
Welcome NC 27374

1 Stop #4 Exxon
4751 S Main St
Winston Salem NC 27107
336 -650-1773

1 Stop #6 Marathon
2748 West Mountain St
Kernersville NC 27284

Let the Grinning begin: From production line to corner store in under 24 hours

There are 5,968 people in the town of Marion, Va., according to the U.S. Census Bureau. On Nov. 2, there were 69,216 Grins there.

Grins had a successful first production run last week in Marion. Almost 70,000 bottles of Grins Grape, Strawberry Kiwi and Citrus Punch came rolling off the line. This full-flavored, naturally colored and sweetened, better-for-you beverage is now a step closer to your favorite market, your school or your own refrigerator.

Nathan Battle, Grins Director of Fun (a.k.a. operations)

This product is all about fun, and as the first 16.9-ounce bottles rolled along the conveyor belts, we saw the positive vibes that are just contagious around Grins at work on the production floor. More than once, busy workers approached us out of the blue to tell us how excited they were to learn about this beverage.

No artificial colors there. Grins uses fruit and vegetable juices to distinguish its three flavors.

We’re back home in Winston-Salem, N.C., right now, and within fewer than 24 hours after returning, those fresh bottles of Grins went on sale at the Exxon convenience store on South Stratford Road here, near the Five Points intersection. If you’re in town, pick up a bottle. Then shoot us a line or send us a photo on our Facebook page.

We are working hard right now to get Grins in your favorite neighborhood market. We are excited for you to enjoy our all-natural product, and to help us spread our message of optimism, positivity and cheer.

Stay tuned for more updates as we enter the marketplace, and remember…Life Deserves Grins.