ROK Stars Announce ROK Solid Finance Ahead Of Lending Forecast

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its ROK Solid Finance division, a financial lender and product supplier to the licensed trade in the UK has, since it was launched in the spring of this year, already reached the anticipated £1 million level of orders and pre-orders forecasted and will now be entering into contractual plans to implement a number of these in the coming months. With a combination of specialist knowledge, competitive interest rates and no up-front fees, ROK Solid Finance offers both secured and unsecured loans to the licensed trade, designed to fill the funding vacuum left by traditional lenders. Commenting, a bar owner in Digbeth near Birmingham said “ROK is leading the way as far as we are concerned. They completed the loan transaction with us faster than any loan facility we’ve taken out in the last 14 years.” In addition, another bar owner in Upton upon Severn said “We’ve been able to refurbish the outdoor garden area without the need to pay upfront fees or expensive interest rates or worry about barrelage shortfall charges. I would recommend anyone to give ROK a call.” The ROK drinks portfolio includes ABK Beer from ROK’s 700 year old Bavarian brewery, globally-sourced Graffiti Wine, Bogart’s Spirits from California and Bandero Tequila from Mexico. ROK Chairman Jonathan Kendrick said “ROK Solid Finance is designed to facilitate the On Trade to invest in their businesses while having access to our fast-growing and award-winning portfolio of drinks and I’m delighted to see it already proving successful as it presents tremendous business growth opportunities for all involved.”


ROK Stars to Present the ROK Drinks Portfolio at the United States Trade Tasting Event in New York City

ROK Stars, the consumer products and environmental technologies development company founded by John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick, has announced it will be showcasing ABK Beer, Bogart Spirits and Graffiti Wine, at the United States Trade Tasting Event in New York City from 16th to the 17th May. The USATT 2017 event, arranged by Beverage Trade Network, is expected to host over 2,000 trade show visitors, giving each exhibitor a tremendous opportunity to build awareness of their brands and connect with importers and distributors from across the United States. Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said, “We are enormously proud that our products continue to be recognised and rewarded for their outstanding quality and taste. Succeeding in competitions such as the European Beer Star Awards are key to the on-going global distribution of our portfolio which are now available in new markets such as China, Australia, the UK and the United States amongst others.” More information can be found at: www.rokstars.com, www.rokdrinks.com and www.usatradetasting.com


ROK Stars to Showcase ABK Beer at SIAL Food & Beverage Fair in Shanghai

ROK Stars, the consumer products and environmental technologies development company founded by John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its Chinese distribution partner, Uniworld, will be showcasing ABK Beer at the SIAL Food & Drinks Fair in Shanghai from the 17th to the 19th May. SIAL is Asia’s largest food and beverage trade fair with 3,000 exhibitors and 80,000 trade professional attending. ABK Beer, brewed in the historic 700 year old brewery in Kaufbeuren, Germany, are amongst the most decorated beers in the history of brewing, earning multiple gold medals from the World Beer Cup and The European Beer Star Awards. “We achieved tremendous success at the recent Chengdu trade fair and are now ahead of our sales forecasts for ABK Beer in China” Stated Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars. “We are pleased, once again, to be supporting our Chinese distribution partners with the promotion of  our award-winning beer at SIAL as part of our overall strategy to further increase the distribution and sales of ABK Beer across China.” More information can be found at http://www.sialchina.com/


ROK Stars’ Graffiti Wines Sponsor Scottish Entertainment and Hospitality Awards 2017

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology development company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its Graffiti Wine will sponsor the prestigious Scottish Entertainment and Hospitality Awards to be held in Glasgow on Sunday 7th May. ROK Stars has sourced a portfolio of Graffiti Wines from off-the-beaten-path regions of the world such as Mumbai in India, Campania in Italy and the Quereteo Valley in Mexico, focusing on single varietal grapes such as Chenin Blanc, Falanghina, Sauvignon Blanc, Aglianico, Syrah and Cabernet. Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “This event will be a fantastic showcase for Graffiti Wines, helping to create significant profile for our outstanding wine portfolio as part of our overall marketing push. The Scottish Entertainment and Hospitality Awards is a sell-out event attended by 800 eminent people, with the winners voted for by the general public.” More information at: www.rokstars.com www.thegraffitiwinecompany.com www.rokdrinks.com www.entertainmentawards.co.uk


ROK Stars Adds ABK Pilsner to Export Beer Roster

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology development company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced it has added Pilsner to its multi award-winning ABK Beer export portfolio. ABK’s Hell & Edel beers, from the historic 700 year old  brewery in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, are two of the most decorated beers in the history of beer brewing, earning multiple medals from the World Beer Cup and The European Beer Star Awards. “As we continue to develop our export business, particularly in the US, China and the UK, we are responding to customer demands with the addition of Pilsner lager to our export roster of ABK Hell, Edel, Hefeweizen, Schwarz and Rose beers.” stated Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars. “We look forward to the resulting increase in sales volumes which will follow.” More information at: www.rokstars.com www.rokdrinks.com


ROK Stars announce Graffiti Wine now on sale in the UK

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology development company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its first batch of Graffiti Wines are now in sale in the UK. ROK has sourced a portfolio of Graffiti Wines from off-the-beaten-path regions of the world such as Mumbai in India, Campania in Italy and the Quereteo Valley in Mexico, focusing on single varietal grapes such as Chenin Blanc, Falanghina, Sauvignon Blanc, Aglianico, Syrah and Cabernet. “We know the design of the label is vital in the success of a new wine brand introduced to the market and, as such, we have created our wine range to be truly visually outstanding.” Said Jonathan Kendrick. “Our graffiti artwork on the bottles looks spectacular and the wine is superb, hence the immediate sales success in the UK.” More information at: www.rokstars.com www.rokdrinks.com http://www.thegraffitiwinecompany.com


ROK Stars announce ABK Beer now available on Draft in the UK for the first time

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology development company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its multi award-winning ABK Beer is now available on draft for the first time in the UK. ABK’s Hell & Edel beers, from the 700 year old brewery in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, are two of the most decorated beers in the history of beer brewing, earning multiple medals from the World Beer Cup and The European Beer Star Awards. “We are delighted to be able to offer ABK beer on draft to pubs and clubs across the UK” stated Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars. “We look forward to the resulting increase in sales volumes which will follow.”


ROK Stars Announce Distribution Agreement for ABK Beer with Standard and Partners in Australia

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology development company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced an agreement with Standard and Partners as their new Australian distributor for ABK Bavarian Beer. ABK’s Hell & Edel beers, from the 700 year old  brewery in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, are two of the most decorated beers in the history of beer brewing, earning multiple medals from the World Beer Cup and The European Beer Star Awards. Standard and Partners have a clear vision to create a fully-fledged commodities trading house that works closely with its suppliers to ensure only the finest of products are delivered to their clients. “We are pleased to be partnering with Standard and Partners as they share our enthusiasm for developing the ABK brand in the valuable Australian market” stated Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars. “We look forward to supporting our new distributor in their efforts to increase selection, volume, and exposure for the growing ROK Drinks portfolio.” More information at: www.rokstars.com www.rokdrinks.com www.standardandpartnersltd.com


ROK Stars Showcase ABK Beer at the China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu

ROK Stars, the consumer products and environmental technologies development company founded by John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its Chinese distribution partner will be showcasing ABK Beer at the China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu which begins today, 23rd March 2017, as part of the company’s strategy to further increase the distribution and sales of ABK Beer across China. ABK Beer, brewed in the historic 700 year old brewery in Kaufbeuren, Germany, are amongst the most decorated beers in the history of brewing, earning multiple gold medals from the World Beer Cup and The European Beer Star Awards. “We recognise China as an important market for ABK Beer and have already shipped many containers there with more on the seas right now.  Exhibiting at leading industry fairs such as Chengdu is key to build upon our success and further increase the distribution of our beers.” Stated Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars. More information can be found at http://10times.com/china-food-drinks-fair


ROK Stars Announce ACE Distributing As New East Coast Distributor for ABK Beer and Bogart Spirits

ROK Stars, the consumer products and environmental technologies development company founded by John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick, have announced its ROK Drinks division has signed an agreement with ACE Distributing to distribute Bogart Spirits and ABK Beer. Ace Distributing is a wholesaler of liquor, wine and specialty drinks servicing licensed retailers, restaurants, and clubs in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. As the distribution of ABK and Bogart’s expands throughout the US, new beer styles and packaging have been added to the ABK portfolio, including Schwarz Black Lager and Edel, Hell and Pilsner on draft in recyclable kegs. These new offerings have joined the ABK flagship beer styles of Hell, Edel & Rose in bottled four packs and six packs. ABK Beer, brewed in the historic 700 year old brewery in Kaufbeuren, Germany, are amongst the most decorated beers in the history of brewing, earning multiple gold medals from the World Beer Cup and The European Beer Star Awards. Bogart Spirits are produced at the ROK Distillery in California, which has recently been upgraded to meet consumer demand. In addition to Gin and Vodka, ROK Drinks will be adding Rum and Whiskey to the Bogart Spirits portfolio. “We are thrilled to be working with ACE Distributing as they share our enthusiasm for developing both the ABK and Bogart brands in the Eastern US market.” Stated Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars. “Aligning with ACE Distributing enables retail customers and consumers to have access to ABK’s 700 years of Bavarian Brewing Tradition, as well as the Hollywood legacy of Humphrey Bogart through our spirits portfolio.”