LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – May 7, 2009) – Reed’s, Inc. (
“With a name like Fresh Market it’s an obvious fit for our products since we have the top four selling sodas in the natural food industry,” stated Christopher Reed, Founder and CEO of Reed’s, Inc. “We’re pleased to be available in The Fresh Market supermarket chain and look forward to creating a strong partnership.”
Eddie Pearson, VP of Sales, South Region for Reed’s, Inc., stated, “The Fresh Market is an important retailer in the mid-Atlantic region. They reach into 17 states and carry high-quality items throughout their stores. Reed’s is proud to be associated with The Fresh Market and we hope to grow this relationship over the long-term.”
About The Fresh Market®
On March 5, 1982, Ray and Beverly Berry opened the first Fresh Market in Greensboro, North Carolina. The fulfillment of a dream, The Fresh Market was founded with one simple goal in mind: to bring friends, family and neighbors high-quality perishable products in a warm and friendly atmosphere with a high level of customer service. The Fresh Market currently operates 86 stores in 17 states, concentrated in the Southeast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic, with plans for continued expansion in these areas. The Fresh Market is a family-owned, privately held company and is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit: www.thefreshmarket.com.
About Reed’s, Inc.
Reed’s, Inc. makes the top selling sodas in natural food markets nationwide and is currently selling in 10,500 supermarkets in natural foods and mainstream. Its six award-winning non-alcoholic Ginger Brews are unique in the beverage industry, being brewed, not manufactured and using fresh ginger, spices and fruits in a brewing process that predates commercial soft drinks. In addition, the Company owns the top selling root beer line in natural foods, the Virgil’s Root Beer product line, and the top selling cola line in natural foods, the China Cola product line. Other product lines include: Reed’s Ginger Candies and Reed’s Ginger Ice Creams.
Reed’s products are sold through specialty gourmet and natural food stores, mainstream supermarket chains, retail stores and restaurants nationwide, and in Canada. For more information about Reed’s, please visit the company’s website at: http://www.reedsgingerbrew.com or call 800-99-REEDS.
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SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
Some portions of this press release, particularly those describing Reed’s goals and strategies, contain “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words, such as “expects,” “should,” “believes,” “anticipates” or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. While Reed’s is working to achieve those goals and strategies, actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include difficulty in marketing its products and services, maintaining and protecting brand recognition, the need for significant capital, dependence on third party distributors, dependence on third party brewers, increasing costs of fuel and freight, protection of intellectual property, competition and other factors, any of which could have an adverse effect on the business plans of Reed’s, its reputation in the industry or its expected financial return from operations and results of operations. In light of significant risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by Reed’s that they will achieve such forward-looking statements. For further details and a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, please see our most recent reports on Form 10-KSB and Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as they may be amended from time to time. Reed’s undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.