CBD beverage maker teams with Pepsi NY to tackle New York City market

A New Jersey company that makes CBD-infused seltzers has an agreement with the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York to get the product in New York City grocery stores, convenience stores and bodegas.

Hillview, a hemp and marijuana producer based in Pequannock, New Jersey, said the deal lands it in all five New York boroughs plus Long Island and Westchester.

The Kaló-branded seltzers contain hemp-derived CBD and retail for $40 per eight-pack.

“Plant-based beverages are extremely innovative and growing fast,” said Reginald Goins, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York’s president and chief operating officer.

The distributor is privately held and also distributes Keurig, Dr. Pepper and Danone products.