Reed’s, Inc. Announces Distribution Agreement With Specialty Beverage of Virginia

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reed's, Inc. (NASDAQ:REED) (OTCBB:REEDP), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced today that it has reached a distribution agreement with Specialty Beverage of Virginia, an affiliate of L. Knife & Sons Co. Specialty Beverage is a direct store distributor in the state of Virginia for some of the best craft brews in the United States, servicing all channels of business.

Christopher Reed, Founder and CEO of Reed’s, Inc., stated, “Specialty Beverage of Virginia is known for working with some of the finest specialty import and local independent craft brewers. This is a great fit for Reed’s and we are excited to partner with them and further develop our brand in Virginia and the Southeast, one of our most important markets, and one of the fastest growing markets in the U.S.”

Eddie Pearson, Reed’s VP of Sales Southern Region, commented, “Specialty Beverage of Virginia is unique in working with some of the best known brewers in the world and is at the forefront of understanding the brewed beverage marketplace and consumers’ tastes for natural and premium products such as Reed’s. They are committed to customer service and satisfaction and becoming the preeminent brewed beverage distributor in Virginia. We are excited to be working with them in this high growth market.”

Neal Cohane, Reed’s Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, stated, “We continue our thoughtful and methodical ‘build out’ of distribution across the U.S. We are extremely excited about this distribution opportunity as we move south. No other beverage organization of Reed’s size in the U.S. works as efficiently and intelligently as our sales team. We will not stop expanding distribution until Reed’s & Virgil’s is available in every retail channel; grocery, c-store, drug, mass, club, and on premise. Opportunities for our brands are endless.”

About Reed's, Inc.

Reed's, Inc. makes the top selling natural sodas in the natural foods industry sold in over 10,500 natural food markets and supermarkets nationwide. In 2009, Reed’s started producing Private Label natural beverages for select national chains. 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. 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. Recently, Reed's introduced its ‘Reed’s Rx’ line of ginger-based nausea relief products for the drug store market and acquired the Sonoma Sparkler brand, a sparkling juice celebration drink with an established customer base. 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, as well as through private label relationships with major supermarket chains. 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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About Specialty Beverage of Virginia

Founded in 1991 by Bobby Roberts, Specialty Beverage of Virginia has grown to become one of the finest and most respected craft beer and wine distributors in the southeast. Representing more than 100 suppliers throughout Virginia, Specialty prides itself in being able to introduce a world class selection of beers and wines to retailers statewide. Specialty Beverage is an affiliate of the L. Knife & Son Companies. Additional information on Specialty Beverage can be found at: http://greatbrewers.com/specialty-beverage-virginia.