SOURCE: Reed's, Inc.

Reed's, Inc.

February 23, 2010 08:00 ET

Reed's Inc. Expands Product Distribution in Wisconsin and Illinois Markets

Gaining Distribution Within Woodman's Food Market

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) -  Reed's, Inc. (NASDAQ: REED) ("Reed's" or "the Company"), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced today that it has expanded its product placement into Woodman's Food Market, the largest size full-service grocery store chain in Wisconsin and northern Illinois that operates on a warehouse model with 13 locations in the 200,000 to 250,000 square foot range, in contrast to typical grocery stores in the 50,000 to 75,000 square foot range.

Reed's will sell 14 Reed's and Virgil branded products into Woodman's Food Market's, including its Virgil's Root Beer, Virgil's Cream Soda, Virgil's Black Cherry Cream, Virgil's Orange Cream, Virgil's Diet Root Beer, Virgil's Diet Cream, Virgil's Diet Black Cherry Cream, Reed's Extra Ginger, Reed's Original Ginger, Reed's Premium Ginger, Reed's Raspberry Ginger, Reed's Cherry Ginger, including China Cola & Cherry China Cola. Reed's expects its products to be rolled out and available in Woodman's Food Market's warehouse locations beginning in March 2010.

"This is another exciting step towards our build out of Reed's and Virgil's into mainstream channels of business. We are extremely pleased to be working with such a high-quality supermarket chain within the industry," said Neal Cohane, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Reed's, Inc. "This continues to reflect the increasing demand among consumers for our natural soda and beverage products when given a choice."

About Reed's, Inc.

Reed's, Inc. makes the top selling sodas in natural food markets nationwide and is currently selling in 10,500 supermarkets in natural foods and mainstream. 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.

In addition, 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 added the Sonoma Sparkler brands to its line, a 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. For more information about Reed's, please visit the company's website at: or call 800-99-REEDS.

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About Woodman's Food Market

Founded in 1918, Woodman's Food Market is employee-owned supermarket chain that operates thirteen warehouse stores in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The company was founded as a small grocery in Janesville, Wisconsin by Williard Woodman, and expanded into a chain of warehouse supermarkets serving medium-sized cities in the North Central U.S., including Madison, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., and Rockford, Ill. Woodman's has approximately 2,200 hundred employees with annual revenue of about $2 billion. Woodman's is listed as number 75 in the 2009 list "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on revenue generated in fiscal 2008.


Some portions of this press release, particularly those describing Reed's goals and strategies, contain "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words, such as "expects," "should," "believes," "anticipates" or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. While Reed's is working to achieve those goals and strategies, actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include difficulty in marketing its products and services, maintaining and protecting brand recognition, the need for significant capital, dependence on third party distributors, dependence on third party brewers, increasing costs of fuel and freight, protection of intellectual property, competition and other factors, any of which could have an adverse effect on the business plans of Reed's, its reputation in the industry or its expected financial return from operations and results of operations. In light of significant risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by Reed's that they will achieve such forward-looking statements. For further details and a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, please see our most recent reports on Form 10-KSB and Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as they may be amended from time to time. Reed's undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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