Get Grins at your favorite local store

Retailer Request Postcard

Hot summer days will soon be upon us. When you’re busy working up a thirst doing your favorite summer activities, you’re going to want to have Grins available nearby to keep your fridge and cooler stocked.

We’ve created an easy way to tell your favorite grocery store, corner shop or convenience store that you’d like them to carry The Official Beverage of Happy People.

Click here to download and print this simple postcard that explains why no beverage cooler should be without Grins. Drop it off at the shops you frequent, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Keep Grinning, and have a great summer!

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Winston-Salem’s soccer HQ makes Grins its first beverage

Soccer Unlimited in Winston-Salem celebrated its 30th year in business March 12. In all those three decades, the soccer retailer, which has been a gathering point for Winston-Salem’s soccer community as it has grown, hasn’t offered beverages for sale.

Until now, that is. Last week, Grins became the first beverage President Brian Fitzgerald put in his shop.

Fitzgerald said he learned about Grins while working with Winston-Salem native and Major League Soccer player Wells Thompson on his Wells Thompson Signature Soccer camp back in January. Grins was the official beverage sponsor of the camp.

Fitzgerald–who doesn’t go for high-sugar beverages in his own home–said Grins’ nutritional profile appealed to him.

“In our family, we don’t drink soft drinks or Gatorade, … so we loved the idea of a low-calorie, better-for-you beverage,” he said. “It’s the only thing we’ve put in the store.”

A lot of kids come to Soccer Unlimited fresh off the field from soccer practices, games or tournaments, and Fitzgerald said he wanted them to be able to grab something to help them rehydrate–he just wanted to make sure that something wasn’t going to load them down with sugar or sodium.

“I like everything about the drink and thought it fit in well with our philosophy here and the vibe in the store,” he said.

For a full list of where to buy Grins, click here. Find Soccer Unlimited on Facebook here.


The Official Beverage of Happy People, now sold at the “Happy Hospital”

Grins Director of Fun (a.k.a. director of operations) Nathan Battle delivers Grins to Ginger Penley, director of volunteer services, and Carolyn Campbell, president of volunteers for the auxiliary at The Women’s Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

Among the newest locations to sell Grins is a place that we really think fits well with the Grins mantra of happiness and positivity.

The Sweet Pea Gift Shop at The Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, N.C., part of the Cone Health network, started selling Grins a few weeks ago.

The Women’s Hospital is North Carolina’s first freestanding hospital dedicated to women, and offers a top-of-the-line slate of services for new mothers and babies. Because of this mission, it is known as the “Happy Hospital.”

If you find yourself at this hospital any time soon, we wish your warm congratulations on your new addition. Why not celebrate with an ice-cold, all-natural Grins?


Two new places to buy Grins in Winston-Salem!

The word about Grins is getting out in Winston-Salem, and as a result, there are even more places to buy The Official Beverage of Happy People.

You can now down an ice-cold Grins with your pizza, salad or other mouthwatering meal at The Loop Pizza Grill at Thruway Shopping Center on Stratford Road. This is a great place for a family meal, and we’re glad to be offered here. Learn more about the loop here on their Facebook page.

Grins is also on sale now at the Downtown Diamondback, a great place to eat with a menu that’s hard to resist. You can find them at 101 N. Cherry St. and here on Facebook.

As always, check out our full list of retail locations here. Hope your day is full of Grins!


Grins now offered at Washington Perk

Washington Perk & Provision Co., a grocery, deli, coffee shop and community gathering point in Winston-Salem’s Washington Park neighborhood, is now carrying Grins. Stop by this neighborhood gem for a sandwich to go with your Grins, browse the book exchange shelf and enjoy the atmosphere. We love working with businesses like this one!

Find Washington Perk on Facebook here. The shop is located at 228 W. Acadia Ave. in Winston-Salem. See a full, updated list of our retail partners here.


Spreading Grins everywhere we can

Nathan Battle and Ben Bloodworth at The Really Big Expo in Myrtle Beach.

It’s been a busy several months here at Grins headquarters, but there’s never a bad day when you’re selling Grins.

From the Wells Thompson Signature Soccer camp in January to the meetings we’ve had with school officials all over the Carolinas to the Southeast Petro-Food Marketing Expo we attended last week in Myrtle Beach, people everywhere seem to love the taste of Grins and the positive message we carry.

We wanted to keep you up-to-date on a few things, and we hope you’ll stay tuned to this blog in the months to come, as we expect to have more exciting news about The Official Beverage of Happy People.

  • Grins is now available in all Quality Mart convenience stores. You can find a list of all their stores here, and don’t forget to check our full list of retail locations here to see where else we are available.
  • Grins continues to be a hit in school cafeterias. We’ve heard from school administrators that kids are regularly choosing us over their usual Gatorade and other sports drinks. That’s great news, because we know we provide a healthier product than these beverages, and the reason we exist is to help kids (and everyone, for that matter) make healthier beverage choices. We’ve started a separate page on Grins in Schools to provide information on where we’re being served. Check back often, because we expect this list to grow rapidly.

Grins now available at Musten & Crutchfield in Kernersville

An old photo of Musten & Crutchfield, a Kernersville tradition since 1938.

As of Friday, March 9, Grins is being sold at Musten & Crutchfield, a family-owned grocery store on Main Street in Kernersville, N.C., that has been around since 1938.

If you’re in the area, take some time to stop by this unique small-town gem. Be sure to pick up some of their famous pimento cheese while you’re there.

For more information on where to get your hands on Grins, check out our updated list of retail locations here.