DS Waters of America, Inc. Acquires the Business of The Standard Companies, Inc.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:15pm

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NEW ORLEANS, March 27, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- DS Waters of America, Inc., one of the country's largest providers of bottled water products with a growing presence in office coffee services and water filtration, today announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of The Standard Companies, Inc.  The Standard Companies operates three business units:  Standard Coffee Service®, StandGuard Quality Water Assurance® and Relyant Coffee Equipment Services™ through which they provide nationwide distribution of brewed coffee and tea beverages, breakroom supplies, equipment and services and water filtration systems to offices, restaurants and food service organizations throughout the United States.

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As the significant resources of these two companies are combined, DS Waters will assume management of the Standard Coffee business. This addition will enable DS Waters to enhance its service offerings throughout the country.

Standard Coffee was created in 1919 and was one of the first office coffee service companies in the United States.  DS Waters offers water brands with over 100 years of legacy.  These two companies have joined forces to maintain decades of excellence in providing the finest products and services to homes and offices.

About DS Waters:
DS Waters of America, Inc. (DS Waters) is a U.S. operated bottled water, water filtration and coffee service company.  Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company's products are produced at 28 company-managed production facilities, 10 supplier-managed facilities and delivered to over a million home, office and retail locations across the U.S.  DS Waters is a leader in the home and office delivery of bottled water and several of our brands have been satisfying consumers for well over 100 years.  The DS Waters products are sold under the brand names Alhambra®, Athena®, Belmont Springs®, Crystal Springs®, Deep Rock®, Hinckley Springs®, Kentwood Springs®, Mount Olympus®, Nursery® Water, Sierra Springs®, Sparkletts®, and Roast2Coast®, a coffee delivery service, as well as My Utapia™, a water filtration service. The company's water product offerings include three and five gallon returnable bottles, one gallon, two and a half gallon and single-serve bottles, as well as water coolers and water filtration units.  DS Waters and its associates provide safe drinking water to communities during emergencies such as hurricanes, fires, floods, droughts and other natural disasters. Visit water.comnurserywater.com, myutapia.com or athenawater.com for more information.

Athena® Created for the Cause®.  Athena® is proud to support the American Cancer Society and other organizations who share our mission to fight against breast cancer.  A minimum of $1,000,000 related to the sale of Athena® will go to breast cancer awareness education and research by 2014.

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Keywords: Business & Trade | Athena | DS Waters of America | The Standard Companies | coffee services | csr | water filtration

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