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Sunny Sky Products, LLC, a leading producer of dispensed beverage solutions offering hot, cold, frozen, and beverage enhancer products for the convenience store and foodservice channels in the US, announced the closing of its acquisition of LX/JT Holdings Inc and subsidiaries, Dba Bevolution Group, a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative beverage solutions, primarily selling clean label and preservative free smoothie bases, bar and cocktail mixes, juices, concentrates and other related beverage products into the foodservice channel from Highlander Partners, L.P. (along with its affiliates “Highlander”). The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Bevolution was created via the combination of well-respected and reputable brands including JuiceTyme, Lemon-X, Dr. Smoothie and Tropics. The business operates a multi-site beverage manufacturing platform with 3 facilities strategically positioned across the US, with capacity to support future growth. Bevolution develops and innovates new products with its in-house R&D staff and partners with its customers to bring new on-trend products to market.

About Sunny Sky Products
Sunny Sky, a portfolio company of TJC, is a leading producer of dispensed beverage solutions, offering hot, cold, frozen, and beverage enhancer products for the convenience store and foodservice industry. The Company’s products include specialty cappuccinos, frappes, hot chocolates, cold brew and iced coffee, craft beverages, fountain drinks, aguas frescas, teas, frozen slushies, smoothies, coffee syrups, creamers, sauces and toppers. The Company employs approximately 400 team members across three best-in-class manufacturing facilities, Houston, TX (headquarters), Tinley Park, IL and Douglassville, PA.

About Bevolution Group
Bevolution is a leading manufacturer of innovative beverage solutions primarily selling clean label and preservative free smoothie bases, refreshers, bar and cocktail mixes, juices, teas, lemonades, thickened waters, beverage powders and other beverage concentrates in both shelf stable and frozen formats. Bevolution predominantly serves the foodservice, hospitality, coffee shop and convenience channels. The company markets and sells its products under company brands including Dr. Smoothie, Tropics, Refrasia and Lemon-X, as well as partners with customers on select customer or private label products. The business operates 3 manufacturing facilities across the US with production facilities in Chicago, IL, Frostproof, FL, and Fullerton, CA and employs approximately 175 employees across all locations.

Bevolution, one of the most diverse and creative beverage providers in the US, has something new bubbling. Soda is now on the menu, but it’s not the Bevolution way to settle on just the classics. While the new options do include traditional flavours like Cola, Ginger Ale, Citrus, and Root Beer, new small-batch craft flavours will also be available. Try something sweet like our Banana Split, maybe a glass of Raspberry Lemonade will hit the spot, or if you are feeling adventurous, how about trying the Tropical Sriracha for a mix of sweet and heat! This is just a taste of everything Bevolution has brewing up. The new product line of sodas was released nationwide on December 1st, 2022.

Looking for something a bit more your own? Bevolution is launching a custom small-batch craft soda program. Bevolution will work with partners to create new and innovative dream flavour combinations that will perk up taste buds everywhere. All the soda flavours are sweetened with pure cane sugar, never high-fructose corn syrup, to ensure the highest quality and best tasting drinks.

“Today’s carbonated soft drink consumers want cane sugar, premium ingredients and better than national brand flavours. Bevolution Group is pleased to announce our Craft Soda line for fountain dispensers. Formulated to appeal to today’s beverage consumer.” – Robert Corlett Sr. VP of Sales

The craft soda market is now more than a 650 million dollar -a-year enterprise with expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 5 % over the next 8 years. As tastes change and demand grows for higher quality ingredients and unique flavours you can expect to see Bevolution at the forefront of craft beverages.

Bevolution Group has a history of beverage innovation dating back to 1962 from iconic mixers in New York bars, juices, energy drinks, and the first shelf stable smoothie free of artificial ingr edients.