Reed's Announces New Distribution Partnership for Chicago
Reed's (NASDAQ: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced today that it has reached a new distribution agreement with Central Beverage of Chicago, a full service beverage distributor headquartered in Broadview, IL. Central Beverage is a fully integrated direct store delivery (DSD) distributor serving all retail channels and over 3500 customers throughout the eight county Chicago Metro market. Central Beverage has successfully been distributing some the most popular alcoholic and non alcoholic national and regional brands in Chicago since 2002. Some of the brands within in their portfolio of products are Old Style, LaCroix, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Arizona Iced Tea, Sweet Leaf, Marleys, Zico Coconut Water, San Pellegrino and many more.
Chris Reed, Founder and CEO, stated, "We are excited to be partnered with a great distributor, in one of the largest markets in the country and to start moving our Reed's and Virgil's brands into the Chicago marketplace. We've had a presence in Chicago for years in the natural and gourmet channels. This will allow us to target the rest of the accounts including mainstream markets, restaurants and up and down the street business in general. We anticipate the continued roll out of our products into mainstream distribution throughout the US."
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