Reed's announces Q1 revenue of US$6.5M, up 27.5% from year-ago period as company's branded business grew 26%, private label brands grew 54%

Nevin Barich

Nevin Barich

May 7, 2012 – Marketwire

LOS ANGELES , May 7, 2012 (press release) – Reed's, Inc. (NASDAQ: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, today announced its revenues for its first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Revenues for the first quarter of 2012 increased to $6.5 million from $5.1 million in the first quarter of 2011.

"This is our 10th quarter of double-digit revenue growth," stated Chris Reed, Founder and CEO of Reed's, Inc. "Our business model continues to drive positive growth, with our Reed's branded business growing at 26% and our private label brands growing at 54% during the first quarter 2012. We are off to a strong start for the year. We're confident in our ability to deliver sustained double digit growth for the remainder of the year."

The Company will conduct a conference call @ 4:15PM EDT on Monday, May 14th to discuss its 2012 first quarter results and outlook for the remainder of 2012. To participate in the call, please dial the following number 5 to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled call time (866) 240-5139. International callers should dial (713) 481-0091.

A replay will be available within a few days after the meeting in the investor relations section of the Company's website at:

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.

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.

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

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