SOURCE: Reed's, Inc.

Reed's, Inc.

April 20, 2011 09:30 ET

Reed's First Quarter Revenues Increase 28%

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - Reed's, Inc. (NASDAQ: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, today announced its net sales for its first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011.

Revenues for the first quarter of 2011 increased to $5.1 million from $4.0 million in Q1 of 2010. The 28% increase was driven by an over 30% increase in the volume of 12 oz branded soft drinks shipped.

"This is our sixth quarter of double-digit revenue growth," stated Chris Reed, Founder and CEO of Reed's, Inc. "Our branded products continue to drive growth in the first part of 2011. Soon we will pass a major quality standard certification, SQF, that will open more doors for our private label initiative. Private label is still on track to be a strong driver of growth for us in 2011 with more affect in the 3rd and 4th quarters. We are eagerly anticipating a number of exciting new product launches of our branded products. The Stevia sweetened Virgil's Zero line launched last year continues to gain momentum. We expect continued strong growth for the foreseeable future."

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About Reed's, Inc.
Reed's, Inc. makes the top selling natural sodas in the natural foods industry sold in over 10,500 natural food markets and supermarkets nationwide. In 2009, Reed's started producing Private Label natural beverages for select national chains. 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. Recently, Reed's introduced its Reed's All Natural Ginger Nausea Relief product for the over-the-counter stomach aisle for all retail channels and acquired the Sonoma Sparkler brand, a sparkling juice celebration drink with an established customer base. Other product lines include: Reed's Ginger Candies and Reed's Ginger Ice Creams.

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. For more information about Reed's, please visit the company's website at: or call 800-99-REEDS.

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