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Minute Maid Chilled Singles Travel Into Airports, Turnpikes Nationwide

Host Marriott Services Signs Three-Year Agreement with The Minute Maid Company

HOUSTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming soon to an airport or turnpike travel plaza near you -- the great taste of Minute Maid Premium juices and juice drinks in "travel-perfect" 10 ounce single-serve plastic bottles.

The Minute Maid Company has won a three-year contract with Host Marriott Services to serve a variety of Minute Maid 100 percent juices and juice drinks at 70 U.S. airports and 90 travel plazas on 13 turnpikes nationwide.

The contract places Minute Maid products in nearly every major airport in the U.S., including New York's Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles' LAX Airport, Chicago's O'Hare Airport, Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport, Miami International Airport and Orlando International Airport.

"Host Marriott Services selected The Minute Maid Company because its chilled single-serve juices and juice drinks are the perfect portable juice product for busy, on-the-go consumers," said Don Knauss, senior vice president and general manager of the U.S. division of The Minute Maid Company.

"Our partnership with Host Marriott Services further strengthens our presence in the travel industry and is a major step in our efforts to achieve pervasive availability for the Minute Maid brand," said Knauss.

Through the past several years, The Minute Maid Company has established a number of long-term partnerships with major airlines in the U.S., covering
about 85 percent of all passenger traffic in the country. Minute Maid brands are served on leading airlines, including American, Continental, Delta, Southwest and USAir.

The Minute Maid Company, the world's leading marketer of premium fruit juices and drinks, is a division of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) and the flagship of its worldwide fruit beverage business. Minute Maid is the leading trademark in the U.S. juice and juice drink industry.

Host Marriott Services Corporation (NYSE: HMS), with its worldwide headquarters in Bethesda, Md., is the leading food, beverage and retail concessionaire at nearly 200 travel and entertainment venues, with more than 23,000 employees in five countries around the globe.

SOURCE The Minute Maid Company
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/CONTACT: Audrey Rummele of The Minute Maid Company, 713-888-5019/


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