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SANFORD, N.C. -- The Pantry Inc., headquartered here with 1,653 c-stores, will add Icelandic Glacial natural spring water to the beverage selection at its chain of c-stores in the southeastern United States. Beginning this month, Icelandic Glacial will be added to The Pantry’s c-store and gas station locations with seven cold doors or more, BevNET reported.
Icelandic Glacial dubs itself "the world’s first Carbon Neutral certified bottled spring water" for both product and operations. Its source is the Ölfus Spring in Ölfus, Iceland, a naturally replenished catchment zone formed during a massive volcanic eruption more than 4,500 years ago, according to the report. Icelandic Glacial was named “Best Water of 2007" by BevNET, and also received accolades for the "Best Sustainability Initiative" at the 2007 Bottled Water World awards, according to the report.
"Since concluding our national rollout at the end of 2008, our team has been broadening our availability by securing targeted new listings in key regions of the country," stated Danny Stepper, vice president of sales for Icelandic Glacial. "The Pantry’s widespread presence in the southeast enables Icelandic Glacial to expand even further…"