LOS ANGELES, Dec. 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reed’s, Inc. (NYSE-MKT:REED), maker of top selling craft sodas nationwide today announced Chris Reed, Founder and CEO of Reed’s, Inc. will be one of the featured speakers at the Beverage Digest “Future Smarts Conference” in New York City on December 14th, 2015.
A feature story with Chris Reed in the Beverage Digest September 25, 2015 newsletter titled “Surge in Craft Soda Interest a Boon for Pioneer Reed’s” prompted the invitation to participate in this prestigious event.
The Beverage Digest Future Smarts Conference is one of the highest level and most influential conferences for the U.S. beverage industry. Future Smarts brings together top executives from manufacturing, marketing and the financial world to discuss the latest trends and most pressing issues facing the industry. Some presenters at the upcoming conference will be the CEO of PepsiCo North America (PEP), CEO of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and COO of Coca-Cola (KO).
“We are honored to have Chris on the program and I am very excited that he has accepted our invitation to present,” said Duane Stanford, editor of Beverage Digest.
Chris Reed, stated, “As the leader in the craft soda industry, I’m very excited to share my thoughts and insights into its future. I entered the soft drink industry 25 years ago to introduce the world to my handcrafted ginger ales that use processes that predate today’s modern soft drinks. Our brewing process uses the finest, fresh raw ingredients, and does not use commercial ingredients like artificial flavors, preservatives or colors. This process put Reed’s on the map, and we have grown to become the top-ranked soft drink in the natural food channel today and the fastest growing of the top 50 soda companies in mainstream supermarkets. It is a true honor to be acknowledged as an innovator and pioneer in the craft soda movement. We have a big vision for our craft sodas and feel that we are one of the most disruptive new beverage concept in a long time. I welcome this opportunity from Future Smarts to discuss current trends, opportunities and challenges,” Reed concluded.
About Reed’s, Inc.
Reed's, Inc. makes the top-selling natural sodas in the natural and craft foods industry, which are sold in over 15,000 natural and mainstream supermarkets nationwide. In addition, Reed's products are sold through specialty gourmet, natural food stores, retail stores, convenience stores and restaurants nationwide and select international markets. Its seven 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 a top-selling cola line in natural foods, the China Cola product line. In 2012, the Company launched its Reed's Culture Club Kombucha line of organic live beverages. Other product lines include Reed's Ginger Candies and Reed's Ginger Ice Creams. The company celebrated 25 years of hand-crafting the best sodas in the world, naturally, in 2014.
For more information about Reed’s, please visit the Company’s website at: http://www.reedsinc.com or call 800-99-REEDS.
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