Distribution Roundup: Minta Inks Exclusive Partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits

Minta_Original_10_oz_can___07709.1418871738.1280.1280Here’s the latest in distribution news across the beverage industry:

MINTA has entered into an exclusive partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits to expand the brand’s distribution footprint in California, Arizona and New Mexico. In addition to getting Minta into an array of new retailers, the new partnership will bring the naturally flavored mint soda into new venues like hotels and nightclubs. The company recently added natural lemon flavor to its lineup, making for three total varieties.

Zola is now the fourth best-selling coconut water brand in the conventional channel, according to a recent company press release citing SPINS sales data. The company also announced a significant expansion in its distribution with the addition of 2,600 new stores, including Kroger, Winn-Dixie, BI-LO and its subsidiaries. Additionally Zola’s gotten into Stop & Shop supermarkets in Boston and New York and expanded its offerings in Whole Foods’ Southern Pacific division.

Avitae Caffiene Water has new distribution in more than 400 stores across the country. Making the brand’s first significant impact into the Western and Southwest markets, Avitae’s 45-milligram and 90-milligram caffeine-level bottles will now be sold at Albertson’s divisions in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Florida and Roundy’s Supermarkets in Wisconsin and Illinois.


  • LifeAID Beverage Co. has signed a distribution agreement with Fit Trendz Pty Ltd. to bring FitAID to Australia and New Zealand.
  • Beverly Hills Drink Company announced that it has entered into a multi-year, multi-million dollar distribution agreement with Dubai-based VKOB Beverages to bring Beverly Hills 90H2O water to the Middle East. The super premium water brand will now be available in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen has landed shelf space at Bed Bath & Beyond for its new BREWSTICKS, a line of cold-brewed liquid instant coffee.