Bravo! Foods International Corp., says it will expand operations into Canada. Beverage veteran Jeffrey Pencer has joined Bravo! to lead its new Canadian division which is expected to be operational this fall for the "back to school" time frame.

Bravo! CEO Roy Warren said, "Recent marketing initiatives have resulted in a number of inquiries from retailers and distributors who are anxious to carry our Slammers brands in Canada, where importing from the U.S. is relatively inefficient and costly."

Pencer, who will develop co-packing arrangements in Canada, is a former national sales mgr. at Cotts Beverage, one of Canada's best-known carbonated beverage companies.