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Vermont Pure Names Farrell New Vermont Distributor

WILLISTON, Vt., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vermont Pure Holdings, Ltd. (Amex: VPS), the largest independent home and office distributor of its kind in the United States, has announced that it selected Farrell Distributing Corporation of South Burlington as the exclusive distributor of Vermont Pure(R) Natural Spring Water in retail-size bottles throughout the state of Vermont.

Farrell will distribute Vermont Pure water in 8-oz., half-liter, and 1 liter bottles, as well as 24-oz. bottles with sports caps, to retail and food service venues throughout Vermont. Vermont Pure brand 5- and 3-gallon bottled water -- along with coffee, snack and vending products -- is distributed directly by Vermont Pure Holdings to homes and offices in Vermont. Vermont Pure water is bottled in 5- and 3-gallon bottles at the Company's White River Junction facility and distributed from there and their Williston, VT facility throughout most of the state.

"We look forward to a long and productive relationship with Farrell Distributing," said Jason Miller, Vermont and New Hampshire regional manager for Vermont Pure. "Their years of experience and reputation for excellent service and reliability make them a perfect partner for Vermont Pure."

"Bottled water is a category that continues to grow and evolve," said Chris Vance, Farrell Distributing's Vermont non-alcoholic beverage manager. "We hope for continued growth in this area, and Vermont Pure is an important part of that growth potential."

Vermont Pure was founded in 1990, and merged with Crystal Rock Bottled Water in Fairfield County, Conn., in 2000 to form Vermont Pure Holdings, Ltd. The Farrell Distributing Corporation is a wholesale beverage distributor with offices and warehouse facilities located in South Burlington and Rutland. It has operated in Vermont since 1933.

Vermont Pure Holdings, Ltd. (Amex: VPS), the largest independent home and office distributor of its kind in the United States, markets water, coffee and other home and office refreshment products throughout the Northeast. The Company bottles and distributes natural spring water under the Vermont Pure(R) brand and purified water with minerals added under the Crystal Rock(R) label. The majority of its sales are derived from a route distribution system that delivers water in 3- to 5-gallon reusable and recyclable bottles. The Company continues to set high standards in the bottled water industry through its technical innovation, commitment to the environment and by integrating its family roots into relationships with employees and customers. More information is available at

SOURCE Vermont Pure Holdings, Ltd.