Hermosa Beach, CA – ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water continues its monumental growth nationwide with the addition of Buckeye Distributing, the experienced independent beverage distributor based in Cleveland, Ohio. Buckeye will add ZICO to its impressive portfolio of beverage brands, including: Nesquik, Arizona Iced Tea, Neuro Brands, Welch’s, Bob Marley Relaxation, and Myoplex. The company is well-known for distributing its clients into major chains like Circle K, Discount Drug Mart, True North, Speedway as well as independent retailers. The Buckeye partnership enables ZICO to continue its distribution expansion across the United States.
“We continue to bring our customers the newest and most innovative brands available. We continue that trend by partnering with ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water for our Ohio and Northern Kentucky territory,” states Bryon Evans, Vice President at Buckeye Distributing. “Coconut Water is an exciting category with rapid growth and we anticipate our partnership with ZICO will add significant value for our customers.”
In May 2011 ZICO continued its triple digit growth, significantly outpacing other national brands in both the natural channel and traditional grocery. This explosive growth continues to be fueled by recent partnership announcements (such as ZICO’s partnership with the NFL Players Association), athlete and celebrity endorsements, including Kevin Garnett, Amar’e Stoudemire, Bryan Clay and Ray Rice, new flavor launches, including ZICO Chocolate and distribution expansion such as this.
“ZICO is excited to partner with Buckeye Distributing due to their solid experience in the coconut water category and their ambitious attitude and entrepreneurial spirit when it comes to developing brands,” said Mike Sharman, VP of Sales, ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water.
About ZICO Beverages, LLC.
Founded in 2004 by Mark Rampolla, ZICO Beverages, LLC. (pronounced Zee-co) is the maker of ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water. With five essential electrolytes, more potassium than a banana and, low acidity, zero fat, zero added sugar, and zero cholesterol, ZICO is the all natural, refreshing way to hydrate and replenish. And now that ZICO is the only major brand of pure premium coconut water available in a re-sealable, recyclable, on-the-go bottle, it truly is the ultimate hydration drink. ZICO is headquartered in Hermosa Beach, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.zico.com.