LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Reed’s, Inc. (NYSE MKT: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced today that it has partnered with OTG, a New York based premier airport food and beverage operator to expand the Reed’s and Culture Club Kombucha presence in the travel and transportation channel. OTG will begin featuring Reed’s brands in almost 70 locations throughout 6 major North American airports: JFK, LaGuardia, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Ronald Reagan Washington National and Toronto-Pearson.
Chris Reed, Founder and CEO of Reed’s Inc. stated, “OTG is an innovative and exceptional operator with extensive experience in the industry. We know our brands are a great fit with their vision for first-class food service, as demonstrated by OTG’s selection of Reed’s as their official ginger beer in OTG’s restaurant locations. By end of month, worldwide travelers will be able to buy Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew and Cabernet Grape and Lemon Ginger Raspberry Culture Club Kombucha in major U.S. airports, and that represents significant increased presence and tremendous brand exposure.”
OTG is an award-winning airport food & beverage operator with more than 200 restaurants and eateries in ten airports, including Philadelphia, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Toronto-Pearson, Boston Logan, Tucson, Washington National, Orlando and Chicago O’Hare. Since our entry into airports in 1996, we have been recognized throughout the industry for exceptional customer focus and ground breaking innovation.
Rick Blatstein, founder and principal owner, heads up OTG. With more than 30 years’ experience in the entertainment and food service industries, Rick ventured into airports in 1996 as an interim operator at Philadelphia International Airport. From that first concession, Rick has grown OTG into the second largest privately held airport food operator in the United States, with revenue numbers that lead the industry. Rick’s vision: creating customer desire for the OTG experience in airports all around the world.
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. In 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.