LAKE BARRINGTON, IL--(Marketwired - Dec 15, 2014) - CTI Industries Corporation (NASDAQ: CTIB) announces that it has reached agreement with Food Lion stores to supply the requirements of Food Lion stores for certain foil and latex balloon products and helium for the period from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.

Food Lion, LLC, operates over 1,100 grocery stores in 10 Middle Atlantic and Southeastern states in the U.S.

Through a distributor, CTI has been a supplier of foil and latex balloon products to Food Lion stores for several years. This agreement will replace and expand that relationship, to include substantially all of the foil balloons sold at Food Lion stores as well as latex balloons and helium.

About CTI: CTI Industries Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of foil and latex balloons, develops, produces and markets vacuum sealing systems for household use and produces laminated and printed films for commercial uses. CTI markets its products throughout the United States and in a number of other countries.

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