Cool Mountain Expands in Ingles Markets

cool mountain 480DES PLAINES, ILL. — Cool Mountain’s sodas have been so successful in Ingles Markets in the past year that Ingles has expanded the brand from the cooler to the shelf. Cool Mountain’s newly designed Swirl of Flavor mix-and-match variety pack is serving to expand the line from Black Cherry and Orange Cream and include Blue Razzberry, Root Beer, Strawberry, and Cream Soda.

The addition of the variety pack means that Ingles will now carry a total of six stock keeping units (SKUs) for Cool Mountain sodas. “We are extremely excited by this opportunity, which was initially developed with the buyer from Ingles,” said Bill Daker, President of Cool Mountain. “Taking a cue from Ingles’ success in the craft beer category and considering the wide flavor selection Cool Mountain provides, it just made a lot of sense.”

Ingles self-distributes its own merchandise from a distribution center in Asheville, N. C., which is also where the headquarters is located. The company’s highly efficient warehouse and distribution center is within 250 miles of Ingles’ retail stores, which include more than 200 locations in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Their location and self-distribution facilitate their high standards of quality and freshness.

Cool Mountain Markets a premium array of craft sodas in mouthwatering flavors all carefully crafted to perfection using only the finest ingredients, such as pure cane sugar. Cool Mountain sodas are 100 percent caffeine-free and lightly carbonated to perfection.

About Cool Mountain Beverages

Cool Mountain Beverages, Inc., supplies an assortment of delicious gourmet sodas. Incorporated in 1997 and based in Des Plaines, Ill., Cool Mountain soda is distributed throughout the United States. For more information, visit