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 Affinity Beverage Group, Inc is a holding company that focuses on branded consumer product acquisition opportunities in the $3.4 trillion health and wellness industry. Affinity primarily targets lifestyle brands, companies, and/or distribution rights focusing on traditional and non-traditional, healthy beverage options. Affinity will also seek opportunities involving uniquely positioned young brands specializing in all natural/organic foods, bio-food, supplements and personal care, for strategic partnerships, distribution agreements and/or potential acquisition 

Deal with Sodexo!

 Product is available for purchase directly from Amazon! 


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 Affinity Beverage Group, Inc., a publicly traded company under the ticker symbol (OTC Pink: ABVG) announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Village Tea Company Distribution, Inc. (hereinafter, "The Company").  The Company, headquartered in National Harbor, MD, is the owner of the Village Tea Company brand of premium loose leaf teas and tea accessories. Village Tea Company sources high-quality, unique teas that are blended to create distinct flavor combinations which are packaged in a variety of creative and earth-friendly ways for wholesale and retail sales.  The brand has been sold in several major retailers in North America including Vitamin Shoppe®, Whole Foods® Markets, Winners®, HomeSense®, Akins/Chamberlin® Natural Foods Markets and many other independent specialty and grocery store retailers.  Village Tea Company products are also available through e-commerce retailers such as Amazon, the company's own website, and other online retailers. The Company also recently acquired distribution rights for Pura Organic Agave sweeteners which will be available at select US retailers in the coming weeks.

Affinity CEO, Janon Costley will remain in his role as CEO of Village Tea Company Distribution, Inc., while Affinity advisory board member and Village Tea Company founder, Martin Ekechukwu will continue in his role as Brand Manager and President.  "Acquiring Village Tea Company was at the forefront of our thought process when we decided to build a health and wellness lifestyle brand building and acquisition platform with Affinity Beverage Group. We have learned some important lessons over the past couple of years while trying to find the proper platform to grow Village Tea Company, so it was extremely important to us that we put the company into the best situation that would allow us to have full control of our strategic growth strategy that will enable us to maximize the tremendous potential of the brand and its distribution platform.  We feel that Village Tea Company is poised for exponential growth over the course of the next several years and Affinity gives us the best opportunity to fulfill those expectations," stated Janon Costley, CEO of Affinity Beverage Group, Inc. 

CEO Janon Costley
Janon Costley, the new CEO of Affinity Beverage Group, Inc., is a business executive with over 15 years of experience in brand development, licensing and operations. Mr. Costley has consistently been able to utilize his unique entrepreneurial spirit and keen market insight to identify quality, revenue generating, brand extension, acquisition, licensing and distribution opportunities for companies in the retail and consumer products sectors. Throughout his career Mr. Costley has been involved with many major consumer products brands, including Converse, Pony, FIFA , YMLA, Loudmouth Golf, Roland Garros - French Open, Mano Swartz Furs, Tiny’s Tequila and others as either a licensee, brand manager, owner/operator or consultant. Mr. Costley is co-founder of boutique licensing and brand extension agency, The Brand Liaison, as well as the co-founder of STI Signature Sprits Group, LLC which focuses on developing and launching unique craft spirits and celebrity branded alcoholic beverage brands.  For the past 3 years Mr. Costley has been the CEO of Village Tea Company Distribution Company, Inc., owner of the Village Tea Company brand of premium loose leaf tea, tea accessories, distributor of Pura Organic Agave Sweetener, Pura Natural Flavored Tea and other related brands and products.
 Martin Ekechukwu
Mr. Ekechuwu is a former senior brand manager at Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Hershey, Bacardi USA and founder of premium tea brand, Village Tea Company as well as boutique marketing consulting firm, WHTWRKS, Inc. "Mr. Ekechuwu will bring a wealth of brand development experience and industry insight to our team and we look forward to his involvement in the development of the Company's new direction", stated Janon Costley, the Company's new Ceo.  Please stay tuned for further updates regarding the advisory board and additional Company developments in the coming weeks. 
-The new company Affinity Beverage has been filing quarterly reports pertaining to the old company that was Strategic Rare Earth Metals. Possibly to become Fully reporting.
-Name and symbol change have become effective. All new filings should reflect that.
-The company has social media platforms to keep investors informed and showcase their products to the public.

The company has started a new ad campaign featuring actress, singer and tv personality Ms.Demetria McKinney
She has also been promoting the product through both her instagram and twitter.

Looking through both Affinity and Demetria's social feed you can see they have been posting pictures and mini videos of the commercial.The Commercial was first spoted on NBC Sports which verifies that the company is doing its best to become the next brand in the beverage industry.

Share Structure:

A/S 5B
NV SOS 2/16/2016
per,TA Mike Ajzenman
August 3, 2016
O/S 1,522,123,132
As of May 28th 2015
A/S: 1,000,000,000
O/S: 633,433,027
Float: 574,448,063
Insider Owns: 365 million shares

From their Annual Report on Dec 31st, 2014:
A/S: 1,000,000,000
O/S: 999,363,027
Float: 574,448,063

From updated on June 30th, 2014:
A/S: 1,000,000,000
O/S: 999,363,027
Float: 574,448,063

Which means this company doesn't dilute, nor do notes convert


Legal Counsel:

This has been removed from OTC Markets. I'd expect new counsel to be listed soon/with next Q filing.


Transfer Agent:

Madison Stock Transfer Inc.
Transfer Agent
PO Box 290-145
Brooklyn, NY, 11229
(718) 627-4453(718) 627-4453





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ABVG News: Affinity Beverage Group Acquires Undone Chocolate 05/19/2017 08:04:00 AM
ABVG News: Affinity Beverage Reaches Important Milestone 05/08/2017 04:06:29 PM
ABVG News: Village Tea Company Launches Kickstarter Offering 05/02/2017 04:05:32 PM
ABVG News: Village Tea Company Product to be Featured in a New Craft Beer 04/25/2017 01:29:54 AM
ABVG News: Affinity Beverage Group Announces LOI for New Acquisition 02/24/2017 09:14:44 AM
#44651  Sticky Note Agreed, the CBD oil tea will be a ccrawford929 06/09/17 11:34:05 AM
#44488  Sticky Note atleast we are getting some threewheeler 06/01/17 06:39:07 PM
#44430  Sticky Note *** ABVG 5-31-2017 T/A UPDATE NO CHANGES *** MIKEY501 05/31/17 11:10:08 AM
#44178  Sticky Note Quarterly is out Ace508 05/22/17 05:19:07 PM
#43401  Sticky Note $Approved vendor for Wholefoods, Sodexo, Walmart, Carnival Cruise, capt_obvious 05/06/17 01:15:48 PM
#32266  Sticky Note ABVG SODEXO partnership coming $$Mind BLOWING NEW DD balamidas 02/03/17 11:21:06 PM
#44815   Nothing is gonna happen here until VNDM comes nicpag9 06/22/17 03:48:31 PM
#44814   Agreed, hopefully it comes soon Scottie. We won't darkhorseinvestor 06/22/17 01:43:07 PM
#44813   600 million on the bid Asazealhex 06/22/17 11:28:49 AM
#44812   Yes we do lol!! ABVG MIKEY501 06/22/17 09:20:21 AM
#44811   Long overdue here, we deserve some love scottietoohottie 06/22/17 09:16:51 AM
#44810   Yes time to get some action here! ABVG $$$$ MIKEY501 06/22/17 09:12:08 AM
#44809   Good morning all. Let's get this going Pierretp 06/22/17 09:05:11 AM
#44808   Morning ABVG $$$$ MIKEY501 06/22/17 08:02:12 AM
#44807   Good morning ABVG! The Big Lebowski 06/22/17 07:55:47 AM
#44806   We need more buying pressure, but we need darkhorseinvestor 06/21/17 03:34:36 PM
#44805   Nice slaps on 2s today. OTC Knight 06/21/17 01:50:58 PM
#44804   ask growing. going to need news with muscle to RicFlair 06/21/17 12:56:59 PM
#44803   Always nice to see Townbike203 06/21/17 12:55:46 PM
#44802   Maybe those .0002s getting ready to come down. MIKEY501 06/21/17 11:48:49 AM
#44801   A few nice ask smacks to open the MIKEY501 06/21/17 10:21:36 AM
#44800   Would not cashclan 06/20/17 10:56:57 PM
#44799   Agreed. No use crying over spilled milk though darkhorseinvestor 06/20/17 10:55:41 PM
#44798   If Costley would have put out a road The Big Lebowski 06/20/17 03:25:05 PM
#44797   Yes, it's all our fault we're in this darkhorseinvestor 06/20/17 03:08:02 PM
#44796   only thing that moved abvg was the early RicFlair 06/20/17 02:13:19 PM
#44795   At this point cashclan 06/20/17 01:27:25 PM
#44794   So what does all this mean? Stuck in scottietoohottie 06/20/17 12:36:58 PM
#44793   Costley cashclan 06/20/17 12:22:15 PM
#44792   have you contacted costley on any of this? RicFlair 06/20/17 12:03:19 PM
#44791   Again cashclan 06/20/17 11:32:47 AM
#44790   those companies don't have anything to do with RicFlair 06/20/17 11:06:57 AM
#44789   Fuzzy Math cashclan 06/20/17 10:18:24 AM
#44788   Standstill agreement MIKEY501 06/20/17 10:03:34 AM
#44787   What needs to be done to get this going? scottietoohottie 06/20/17 10:02:50 AM
#44786   Good Morning ABVG! The Big Lebowski 06/20/17 09:53:21 AM
#44785   Have to wonder cashclan 06/20/17 09:52:29 AM
#44784   Good morning all. Pierretp 06/20/17 09:06:59 AM
#44783   gm MIK' Den 06/20/17 09:01:01 AM
#44782   Say is cashclan 06/20/17 08:50:51 AM
#44781   Good mornin! I'm amped up and ready for PeanutButterJellyTime 06/20/17 08:30:51 AM
#44780   Goood morning ABVG MIKEY501 06/20/17 07:59:31 AM
#44779   need solid news + a good promo :-) Den 06/20/17 04:08:51 AM
#44778   Ptel cashclan 06/19/17 02:20:26 PM
#44777   yes, good to see that. $ABVG TradeForProfits 06/19/17 12:14:18 PM
#44776   more revenue ! Den 06/19/17 11:31:11 AM
#44775   right on. $ABVG management building real revs/ real products TradeForProfits 06/19/17 11:27:41 AM
#44774   :) Williams Sonoma expansion for $ABVG / undone TradeForProfits 06/19/17 11:27:06 AM
#44773   It will be what it is. I The Big Lebowski 06/19/17 09:49:51 AM
#44772   if that was the case wouldn't they keep RicFlair 06/19/17 09:33:39 AM
#44771   Well with $140k in stock I'd hope they The Big Lebowski 06/19/17 09:30:57 AM
#44770   quote from the kickstarter: "to support product development related RicFlair 06/19/17 09:21:34 AM
#44769   Filings show $140k of inventory on hand so The Big Lebowski 06/19/17 09:17:09 AM
#44768   filings show dilutive convertible notes on the books. more RicFlair 06/19/17 09:10:31 AM
#44767   Perhaps there are more ways to get funding The Big Lebowski 06/19/17 09:04:56 AM
#44766   how did they get funding for product? RicFlair 06/19/17 08:55:20 AM