Thomas Kemper Soda Announces Expansion Into Giant Eagle Supermarkets

PORTLAND, OR. May 21, 2012 – Thomas Kemper Soda, a Portland, Ore. based maker of super premium craft brewed soda announces the expansion into Giant Eagle Supermarkets in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

Four Thomas Kemper SKU’s, including category favorites Root Beer and Ginger Ale, will be slotted onto Giant Eagle shelves in May in advance of the summer holidays.

“Giant Eagle is a progressive, leading grocery chain in the Midwest” said Bill Germano, President of Thomas Kemper Soda. “and our new association with them provides a significant step forward in our efforts to grow beyond our traditional western markets. Our customer base continues to expand as the market for premium craft soda grows. We’re excited that our new association with Giant Eagle will help make it easier for Thomas Kemper fans to find us.”

Plans are to continue to expand the Thomas Kemper line of hand-crafted super premium sodas to strategic retailers in the Midwest and Eastern US throughout 2012.

About Thomas Kemper Soda Co.

Thomas Kemper Soda is a Division of Big Red, Inc, and produces super premium craft-brewed bottled soda. The company got its start in the explosive microbrew scene of 1980’s Seattle. Today, Thomas Kemper maintains the same Northwest spirit at its Portland, OR, headquarters and continues to bottle its soda in small batches using cane sugar and the finest ingredients. Thomas Kemper products are available at finer retailers and restaurants in the Western U.S. with growing availability across the remainder of the country. For more information, visit www.tksoda.com.