Bernick’s to Distribute Reed’s Kombucha in Minnesota and Wisconsin

LOS ANGELES — Reed’s, Inc., maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced today that Bernick’s will begin distributing Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha throughout the state of Minnesota and select cities in Wisconsin. Headquartered in Waite Park, MN, Bernick’s is a fully integrated Pepsi-Cola bottler with refrigerated storage capabilities. Bernick’s has been delivering outstanding products such as Reed’s Ginger Brews, Virgil’s Sodas, Pepsi Cola, Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper, Miller Brewing brands and New England Coffee, just to name a few.

Neal Cohane, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Reed’s, Inc., commented, “Bernick’s has been an outstanding partner of Reed’s since 2011. In today’s ever-changing beverage landscape, Bernick’s has proven themselves to be forward-thinking beverage experts. Not only does Bernick’s recognize the strength of the Kombucha category, but they clearly understand what distinguishes the Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha brands and flavors from all others in this category. This enhanced partnership with Bernick’s will drive volume and increase exposure of Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha, further fueling the momentum we are experiencing across the country.”

About Bernick’s

Bernick’s is a fourth-generation family-owned business that proudly distributes Pepsi and Miller products, along with New England Coffee, and a wide variety of snacks, craft beers, energy drinks, waters, and juices. Bernick’s has been providing full service beverage, vending, and food service solutions to the Central Minnesota area since 1916.

The company is headquartered in Waite Park, MN, and has facilities in Bemidji, Brainerd, Duluth, Twin Cities, and Willmar, Minnesota; and Dresser, Wisconsin.

About Reed’s, Inc.

Reed’s, Inc. makes the top-selling natural sodas in the natural foods industry sold in over 13,000 natural food markets and supermarkets nationwide. 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.

n 2012, the Company launched Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha line of organic live beverages. Other product lines include: Reed’s Ginger Candies and Reed’s Ginger Ice Creams. In 2009, Reed’s started producing private label natural beverages for select national chains. 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.