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Sunrich Naturals Announces SōL's National Distribution Through UNFI

New sunflower beverage will be available in all UNFI warehouses by August 12

Hope, MN – (Aug. 11, 2011) – Sunrich Naturals today announced that SōL, the brand's delicious new nondairy beverage made from Vitamin E and antioxidant-rich sunflower kernels, will be available nationwide to customers of United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the primary supplier to Whole Foods Market and natural and organic retailers in the U.S. as of August 12, 2011.

"We're very excited to have UNFI as the first distributor to have SōL available in all of their regional warehouses across the country," said Tina Nelson, vice president of Sales & Marketing, Consumer Products, SunOpta Grains & Foods Group. "Retailers were immediately enthusiastic about SōL Sunflower Beverage from the moment the product debuted. Now they can contact their local UNFI warehouse and begin stocking their shelves with this great tasting, food-allergy friendly beverage by next week."

SōL Refreshing Sunflower Beverage is a delicious new addition to the functional beverage category that's gaining increasing consumer interest and adoption. Made from wholesome sunflower seeds grown on American family farms, SōL is naturally free of the eight most common food allergens, which include soy, dairy, wheat, and tree nuts. SōL also provides an excellent source of Vitamin E, Phosphorus, Folic Acid, Calcium and Vitamin D. Each 8 oz. serving provides 50% of the recommended daily allowance for Vitamin E, 60% for Phosphorus, 30% for Calcium, 25% for Vitamin D, and 20% for Folic Acid.

Available in shelf stable, aseptic 32 ounce Tetra Pak containers, SōL comes in three delicious flavors: Vanilla, Original, and Unsweetened. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $2.69 for 32 ounces.

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About SunOpta Inc.
SunOpta Inc. is a leading global company focused on natural, organic and specialty foods. The Company specializes in sourcing, processing and packaging of natural and organic food products, integrated from seed through packaged products; with a focus on strategically significant vertically integrated business models. The Company's core natural and organic food operations focus on value added grains, fiber and fruit based product offerings, supported by a global infrastructure. The Company has two non‐core holdings, a 66.4% ownership position in Opta Minerals Inc. (TSX:OPM), a producer, distributor, and recycler of environmentally friendly industrial materials, and a minority ownership position in Mascoma Corporation, an innovative biofuels company.

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