Reed's, Inc. REED +4.00% , maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announces its completion of their SQF Certification.
The company has successfully qualified and has been granted SQF 2000 status as of May 6th, 2011. Reed's has satisfied all the necessary requirements and has been granted a certificate of registration in the category of non-alcoholic beverages, brewed sodas, sparkling juice and mineral water.
"There is nothing casual about obtaining SQF certification for a plant. This is one the highest quality standards in the world and is very well respected in the food industry. The speed at which we were able to accomplish this milestone is a testament to the people we have on board and our commitment to providing Private Label. We have a number of new Private Label customers that required the SQF certification in order to start producing for them. In fact, the largest retailers in the world including Wal-Mart require SQF Certification to do private label for them. Interest in our unique Private Label product capabilities continues to grow. We are not using our proprietary branded flavors with Private Label, but are either knocking off national brands or developing unique products for our new Private Label customers. Our current Private Label customers include some of the largest retailers in the country. We expect our Private label business to continue to expand for the foreseeable future," stated Chris Reed, Founder and CEO of Reed's, Inc.
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: http://www.reedsinc.com.