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Premier Innovations Group Announces Promotion to Vice President

Pittsburgh, PA (October 6, 2014) – Noah Cohen, CEO of Premier Innovations Group, announced today that Frank Bachurski, who formerly served as Vice President of Marketing, would be promoted to the company’s new Vice President. Bachurski, shareholder and board member, has performed the duties of VP of Marketing since near inception of Premier Innovations Group in 2008.  He will now oversee all day-to-day operations of the business and build the overall company vision while still managing the international marketing director role.  Most recently, Bachurski spearheaded projects that resulted in distribution deals for Clique Vodka in Puerto Rico, Canada, and multiple target markets in the United States. 

In announcing this appointment, Cohen said, “It is with great honor that I have had the opportunity of working with and developing Frank since he started with our company.  Frank has an unbelievable balance of focus, leadership and talent coupled with commitment, drive and execution.  When assembling our team, all of our officers were on a level playing field in hierarchy.  It was to no surprise and an obvious company decision to promote Frank from within, to Vice President of Premier Innovations Group.  He has truly acted as if and earned this position while displaying great company culture.  We look forward to him continuing to lead the way.”

Bachurski holds an Associate’s degree from Penn State University and has over 10 years of experience in business as well as the entertainment industry.  He founded Faded Industry Entertainment, the marketing agency that was later acquired by Premier Innovations Group, which currently acts as an internal marketing arm for the umbrella corporation. 

With a combination of cultural leadership, vivid creativity, and unrelenting drive, Frank is expected to help move Premier Innovations Group and it’s products to the forefront of the spirits industry.

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About Premier Innovations Group

Premier Innovations Group is a multi-faceted alcoholic beverage importing Umbrella Corporation that develops internal private label brands while penetrating markets with in- house fusion of viral event-driven entertainment, art and design.  Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, development and logistics with full importing and exporting services.  Premier also provides these services to other companies that have or wish to develop brands that can complement our portfolio.

Clique Vodka Partners with International Distributors; Expands into Canada and Puerto Rico

  • Clique Vodka expands distribution into Canada and gains market share in Puerto Rico
  • Marks two more solid distribution deals for Clique Vodka in 2014

Pittsburgh, PA – Premier Innovations Group is proud to announce that Clique Vodka has partnered with Canadian spirits importer Kamex Imports. They will start distribution within the next couple of months in select areas. Premier is also well underway with their expansion into Puerto Rico alongside partnered company PRGM Distributors Inc.

“These are two key markets from which we have received an immense amount of interest in our product. We look forward to bringing the Clique Vodka lifestyle to these new areas and really making our presence known. Not only is Clique Vodka an internationally imported product of premium quality, but now an internationally distributed product as well.” said Frank Bachurski, Vice President of Premier Innovations Group.

Expanding into Canada has been a major goal for the Premier team in 2014 and to see that partnership come to fruition is exciting. Finding the right distributor to partner with is a delicate process and working with Kamex Imports has proven to be a great partnership.

“Kamex Imports Co. is very excited to announce the distribution of Clique Vodka into Canada. This cutting edge brand is going to revolutionize the vodka experience in our country.” said Kamil Lech, President of Kamex Imports Co.

Continuing Clique Vodka’s growth into Puerto Rico has been a strong sign of brand growth and recognition. “For us, Clique is changing the game of the vodka industry in Puerto Rico. We are now providing an excellent tasting product for a value driven price. People are taking notice of Clique Vodka and they know we are hitting the marketplace strong.“ stated Anabel Colon Reyes, General Manager PR of INTL Freight Consultant, Corp.

International distribution has been a goal for Noah Cohen and his team since Clique Vodka was launched in 2010, and getting there has been a company victory. With this expansion, it will allow the brand to move into even more areas and gain a larger foothold in the spirits market.

About Premier Innovations Group

Premier Innovations Group is a importer that develops label brands and penetrates markets with in- house fusion of viral event-driven entertainment, art and design.  Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, development and logistics with full importing and exporting services.  Premier provides these services to other companies that wish to develop brands that complement its portfolio.

Clique Vodka announces partnership with Redi-2-DrinQ™ / ShotPak

Clique Vodka announces that they are now the exclusive supplier of Latvian Vodka for Redi-2-DrinQ™/ShotPak STR8UP® brand initially, and eventually moving into the ShotPak products as well.

“As a leader in the ready-to-drink beverage market it was a natural choice to partner with a premium European vodka brand like Clique”, said R. Charles Murray, Chief Executive Officer of PPi Technologies Group/Redi-2-DrinQ Group.

Redi-2-DrinQ™/ShotPak is distributed in 20 states, allowing both companies to increase their reach together. Clique Vodka is intricately crafted in the beautiful Baltic Region of North Eastern Europe by fine vodka Artisans in the country of Latvia. Clique combines Baltic production standards with multiple column distillation and the highest level of Baltic equipment. The natural spring water of the Latvian forest sets Clique apart with incredible body texture and smoothness. Clique combines the waters of Latvia and the finest premium wheat/rye grains grown in Europe. The end result is a product that cannot be matched in quality and smoothness anywhere in the world. Gold Medal – 2012 SIP (Spirits International Prestige) Awards. International Spirits Competition Gold Medal – 2012 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. Silver Medal – 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

“After visiting and solidifying our relationship with our wonderful friends at PPI Technologies, we are very excited about this partnership”, said Noah Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of Premier Innovations Group. “We are proud to be on the cutting edge of the industry, by providing our award winning Clique Vodka for these state-of-the-art convenient drink pouches. A true combination of quality and innovation.”

PPi Technologies Group/Redi-2-DrinQ Group contract- packs beverage pouches at its’ billion- pouch capacity plant and markets StandUp Pouch Machinery, as well as End-Of-Line systems from Sarasota, Florida.

For more information contact PPi Technologies GROUP at 941.359.6678 or visit www.ppitechnologies.com or Premier Innovations Group at 412.389.7706 or visit www.premierinnovationsgroup.com

Clique Vodka, Stewart, Murray & Assoc. to Pay for Free Cab Rides on New Year’s Eve

Pittsburgh, PA – Premier Innovations Group, owner of Clique Vodka, and Stewart, Murray & Assoc. Law Group, a DUI law firm, want you to get home safe this New Years Eve. The two companies have formed a partnership, utilizing Yellow Cab, to promote responsible transportation options to get home safely on one of the largest drinking nights of the year.

“In an effort to thank our customers for a great 2013, we are humbled to be providing free transportation to the public on New Year’s Eve, reminding everyone to Clique intelligently” said Noah Cohen, CEO of Premier Innovations Group. “We want to encourage everyone to enjoy drinking Clique Vodka while they are out celebrating and to remember to let us get them home safely.”

In order to obtain a free cab ride, you will need to call Yellow Cab and request “Clique Vodka, take me home”. The free cab ride will be valid within a 5-mile pick-up radius of downtown Pittsburgh, dropping off no further than 15-miles outside of the city. The cab ride has to be going to a residential location. It will not work from bar to bar.

Clique Vodka also owns the iPhone App ‘DrinkyPal’. It is their social responsibility app to get you home safely. Even if you’re not celebrating in Pittsburgh, you can utilize that app nationally to access the closest taxi and/or hotel number to get home safely as well.

Premier Innovations Group decided to partner with Stewart, Murray & Assoc. Law Group, as both companies are dedicated to promoting a safe, and healthy New Year’s celebration.

“Stewart, Murray & Associates is delighted to be partnering with Clique Vodka,” said Jonathan Stewart, Managing Partner of SM&A Law Group. “We are looking forward to offering our good neighbors and fellow residents of the Greater Pittsburgh region a free alternative to driving under the influence this upcoming New Year’s Eve. Happy Holidays everyone.”

For additional information, contact: Lauren Norris, Premier Innovations Group  – LNorris@PremierInnovationsGroup.com.

About Premier Innovations Group

Premier Innovations Group is a importer that develops label brands and penetrates markets with in- house fusion of viral event-driven entertainment, art and design.  Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, development and logistics with full importing and exporting services.  Premier provides these services to other companies that wish to develop brands that complement its portfolio.

About Stewart, Murray & Assoc. Law Group

Stewart, Murray & Assoc. Law Group believes a law practice must be aggressive in their representation of clients while maintaining that personal compassion which addresses more than just a client’s legal needs. Your individual needs and concerns are important to us and we represent our clients with the knowledge that their case is more than a legal situation, it’s their life.  Let us make a difference for you!

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Premier Innovations Group launches Clique Vodka in Los Angeles market; partners with Selective Spirits

Pittsburgh, PA – Premier Innovations Group is proud to announce that Clique Vodka has partnered with distribution company Selective Spirits, based out of Los Angeles, California. Clique will be available for distribution in most Wine & Spirits stores in the greater Los Angeles area.

Selective Spirits main focus has been the distribution of tequila brands until recent. Clique Vodka will be its first vodka brand to promote and sell to its already vast customer base.

“We have recently seen an ever-growing interest from club promoters and venues in Los Angeles. That, mixed with how Clique Vodka is often viewed as an innovative and fun brand by many consumers has made this an ideal market for us”, said Jimi Romanus, Vice President of Sales for Premier Innovations Group. “We have been conservative in launching in Los Angeles until the right distribution partnership could present itself, and Selective Spirits showed all of the attributes we look for.”

Selective Spirits currently distributes its portfolio of brands to hundreds of Los Angeles area Wine & Spirits stores. This will mark one of a number of recent exclusive distribution partnerships for Premier Innovations Group.

For additional information, contact: Lauren Norris, Premier Innovations Group  – LNorris@PremierInnovationsGroup.com.

About Premier Innovations Group

Premier Innovations Group is a importer that develops label brands and penetrates markets with in- house fusion of viral event-driven entertainment, art and design.  Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, development and logistics with full importing and exporting services.  Premier provides these services to other companies that wish to develop brands that complement its portfolio.

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Premier Innovations Group forms partnership with OWimex Spirits

Clique Vodka gears up for distribution in select Asian markets.

Pittsburgh, PA – Premier Innovations Group is proud to announce that Clique Vodka has partnered with OWimex Spirits. Clique will be available for distribution in Cambodia, Korea, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

OWimex prides itself in promoting American-made goods and assists local businesses to enter the international market. OWimex Spirits is a division of OneWorld Imex (Owimex) Inc, which exports agricultural commodities such as soybean, corn oils and select consumer goods to Asia. The Owimex spirits business is managed by two partners with a joint experience of 40 years in international trade and product development.

“In our efforts to continue growth towards becoming a global brand, we could not be more optimistic of our new relationship with OWimex Spirits,” says Noah Cohen, CEO of Premier Innovations Group. “The key markets they represent are underdeveloped in the vodka category, and show promising growth trends with an open opportunity to gain market share in the Asian distilled spirits industry.”

Cohen’s vision for Clique Vodka as an international brand becomes stronger with OWimex, a company aligned with Premier in terms of corporate values and culture.

“Their strong culture, professional outlook, knowledge and experience will be a perfect fit for Premier. We look forward to a long mutually successful relationship.” 

This will mark one of a number of recent exclusive distribution agent partnerships for Premier Innovations Group, creating a broad distribution outside the United States.

For additional information, contact: Lauren Norris, Premier Innovations Group  – LNorris@PremierInnovationsGroup.com.

About Premier Innovations Group

Premier Innovations Group is a importer that develops label brands and penetrates markets with in- house fusion of viral event-driven entertainment, art and design.  Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, development and logistics with full importing and exporting services.  Premier provides these services to other companies that wish to develop brands that complement its portfolio.

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Premier Innovations Group to expand vodka brand in major U.S. city markets

Clique Vodka expands into the Cleveland market

Pittsburgh, PA (August 22, 2013) – In addition to Clique Vodka’s success in the past nine months with its launch of a sleek black bottle and national expansion with Total Wine & More, Premier Innovations Group is now developing its vodka brand into niche city markets across the country. Private distributor agreements are being finalized and will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The first major city within Ohio that is now selling Clique Vodka is Cleveland.

“Keeping with one of Premier Innovations Group’s 2013 goals to launch Clique successfully in many major U.S. cities is coming to fruition.” says Jimi Romanus, Vice President of Sales, Premier Innovations Group. “Breaking into the Cleveland market makes perfect sense since we have seen demand due to the city’s proximity of our largest volume selling state in Pennsylvania.”

Currently, Premier Innovations Group is using its own infrastructure for Ohio sales, however, the plan is to team up with a distributor in the near future. Supermarket chain Giant Eagle, along with locally owned wine and spirits stores, are carrying Clique Vodka in the top selling locations in the Cleveland and Youngstown markets.

For additional information, contact: Lauren Norris, Premier Innovations Group  – LNorris@PremierInnovationsGroup.com.

About Premier Innovations Group

Premier Innovations Group is a multi-faceted alcoholic beverage importing Umbrella Corporation that develops internal private label brands while penetrating markets with in- house fusion of viral event-driven entertainment, art and design.  Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, development and logistics with full importing and exporting services.  Premier also provides these services to other companies that have or wish to develop brands that can complement our portfolio.

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Premier Innovations Group CEO Travels Oversees for New Brand Development

Pittsburgh, PA (June 21, 2013) – With the successful momentum Premier Innovations Group is having with its flagship brand, Clique Vodka, a decision was made to pursue adding another brand to its portfolio.

Chief Executive Officer, Noah Cohen, is traveling oversees to France and Switzerland in the search for the perfect formula for a new liquor brand set to launch this fall. His three week trip includes visiting multiple factories to test new recipes, as well as stopping in Latvia at Clique Vodka’s facility to continue strengthening our global relationship we have already established there.

“With all the growth and attention that Clique Vodka is receiving, this venture couldn’t have come at a better time”, said Frank Bachurski, Vice President of Marketing for Premier Innovations Group. “We couldn’t be more excited for Noah to return with the samples of this new product so we can excel toward expanding Premier Innovations Group’s portfolio. This addition will take our company one step closer to its overall vision. We have found a real niche in the market. And if this product comes out half as good as we expect it to, everyone is in for quite a surprise.”

Clique Vodka has proven that it is able to compete in the ever-growing vodka industry and is taking its much deserved market share. It is now time for Premier to launch another brand in the liquor industry to continue the successful formula of marketing a new brand on the national and global level, continuing to make a name for themselves in such a saturated market.

For additional information, contact: Lauren Norris, Premier Innovations Group  – LNorris@PremierInnovationsGroup.com.

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About Premier Innovations Group

Premier Innovations Group is a multi-faceted alcoholic beverage importing Umbrella Corporation that develops internal private label brands while penetrating markets with in- house fusion of viral event-driven entertainment, art and design.  Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, development and logistics with full importing and exporting services.  Premier also provides these services to other companies that have or wish to develop brands that can complement our portfolio.

Premier Innovations Group Launches Clique Vodka in Naval Bases Throughout the United States

Pittsburgh, PA – In adding to Premier Innovations Group’s extensive growth, they are proud to announce their most recent partnership with Riley Shea, LLC. Riley Shea is dedicated to the sales and marketing of fine wines, spirits, consumer goods and other specialties to the military market across the country.

“As Clique Vodka‘s brand recognition has grown internationally, we have seen demand not only through retail stores, but in niche markets such as military bases,” said Jimi Romanus, Vice President of Sales, Premier Innovations Group. “Partnering with Riley Shea has allowed Premier to reach these men and women who serve our country. We are very excited about this opportunity to provide what we feel is the best valued vodka to those who protect us daily.”

Effective June 2013, major naval bases in California, Florida and Virginia will be selling Premier’s top brand, Clique Vodka. Premier is focused on expanding their distribution to many other naval bases and military units, while strengthening their partnership with Riley Shea in the process throughout 2013.

For additional information, contact: Lauren Norris, Premier Innovations Group  – LNorris@PremierInnovationsGroup.com.

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About Premier Innovations Group

Premier Innovations Group is a multi-faceted alcoholic beverage importing Umbrella Corporation that develops internal private label brands while penetrating markets with in- house fusion of viral event-driven entertainment, art and design.  Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, development and logistics with full importing and exporting services.  Premier also provides these services to other companies that have or wish to develop brands that can complement our portfolio.

Premier Innovations Group Promotes Social Responsibility with the 2.0 Release of Smart Phone App ‘DrinkyPal’

February 15, 2013—Premier Innovations Group, who own the brands Clique Vodka and Don Pantaleon Tequila, believes that with every alcohol promotion must come a social responsibility resource as well. The company owns the iPhone App ‘DrinkyPal’, which is a free download on the iTunes App store.

The DrinkyPal app lets users pull up a list of the nearest taxi companies and the nearest list of hotels to help prevent drinking and driving. You can now book a hotel room directly from your phone within the application, as well as call the taxi company directly. This iPhone app is available nationwide and works based off of the iPhone’s GPS system. DrinkyPal is available in the Apple iTunes Store for free, as well as a link from the scanned QR Code on the back of our Clique Vodka bottle.

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Nationally, alcohol-related deaths declined in 2010* by 4.9%. However, they still made up 31% of the overall traffic fatalities in 2010. In 2010, there were 12,426 alcohol-related vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania, which was a decrease from 2009 (12,712).

“Upon redeveloping DrinkyPal, my focus was to make an already socially responsible drinking app more fun and interactive for the user”, said Joel Kamensky, VP of Design for Premier Innovations Group. “The purpose of DrinkyPal is to allow the user to upload and share photos with our built in camera and browse the photo newsfeed, all while being able to book a hotel or call a taxi within minutes of where they are. If our app helps even a handful of people to ‘clique intelligently’, then we’ve done our part.”

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“Being in the liquor business, it is our company’s biggest goal to stand out by accomplishing outstanding corporate and social responsibility. We are so proud of our branding department for putting together an application with cutting edge technology towards better safety against the potentially dangerous effects of alcohol consumption” stated Noah Cohen, CEO of Premier Innovations Group.

For additional information, contact: Lauren Norris, Premier Innovations Group  – LNorris@PremierInnovationsGroup.com.

Please note that most 2011 and 2012 national drunk driving accident statistics have not yet been released.

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About Premier Innovations Group

Premier Innovations Group is a multi-faceted alcoholic beverage importing Umbrella Corporation that develops internal private label brands while penetrating markets with in- house fusion of viral event-driven entertainment, art and design.  Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, development and logistics with full importing and exporting services.  Premier also provides these services to other companies that have or wish to develop brands that can complement our portfolio.

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