• Post date: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:20

    2015 is here and with a new year comes all of the resolutions that are sure to go along with it. Weight-loss, diet and improved eating habits are always at the top of the list, but often forgotten is changing what you drink along with what you eat. Beverages can add calories and ingredients that you might not pay attention to as closely as those of what you eat, so Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together some tips and beverages that you can take advantage of in 2015.

    The words energy and drink have become synonymous in recent years. That isn’t always a good thing, calories and sugar and who knows what else comes in these usually carbonated drinks, which leads us to our favorite new drink in this area, HYDRIVE Energy WaterHYDRIVE Energy Water offers you a great alternative to those heavy drinks that fill store shelves....

  • Post date: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 15:30

    PORTLAND, OR. March 1, 2012 – Thomas Kemper Soda, a Portland, Ore. based maker of super premium craft brewed soda and Division of Big Red, Inc, announces the expansion of its distribution network to new markets in the eastern US

    Full Circle Distributors LLC, a full-service premium distributor of non-alcoholic beverages based in New Kensington PA, will distribute the Thomas Kemper portfolio to their 20 county market in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. Additionally, Empire Distributors, a major distributor of alcoholic beverages in the South East US with an extensive Craft portfolio, will distribute Thomas Kemper to customers in throughout the state of North Carolina.

    “Thomas Kemper is an iconic brand in the western US” said Bill Germano, President of Thomas Kemper Soda. “But as the super premium category continues to grow we’ve found that our rich, complex flavors have developed a following in many other areas of the country. With Full Circle Distributors and...

  • Post date: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:12

    PORTLAND, OR. March 1, 2012 – Thomas Kemper Soda, a Portland, Ore. based maker of super premium craft brewed soda and Division of Big Red, Inc, announces the expansion of its distribution network on the west coast.

    In the Pacific Northwest Thomas Kemper has added Sound Beverage Distributors in Bellingham WA and Harbor Wholesale Foods in Lacey WA. New distribution in Southern California includes Unified Grocers Market Centre and Garvey Wholesale.

    “Thomas Kemper is an iconic brand in the western US” said Bill Germano, President of Thomas Kemper Soda. “Our roots are in Craft and our customers are wide spread. We believe that our new partners will provide opportunities to reach deeper into our core markets where loyal customers may have had a hard time finding our products before”.

  • Post date: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 00:00
    Austin, TX (October 10, 2011) — Big Red, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the Thomas Kemper Soda Company. In sale orchestrated by Kemper investor First Beverage Group, Austin-based marketer of Big Red, All Sport isotonic, NuGrape, Nesbitt’s and other mass-oriented lines will take ownership of Portland, Oregon based boutique soda, which was spun off from Pyramid Brewing about 5 years ago. Big Red is the sixth largest soft drink company in the US, based in Austin, TX, with products that sell throughout the country and Thomas Kemper is an iconic premium brand with great promise. “The addition of Thomas Kemper products into the Big Red portfolio will strengthen the Thomas Kemper brand and provide opportunities for growth and development far greater than it would as a stand-alone company” said Bill Germano, President of the Thomas Kemper Soda Company. About Big Red, Inc. Big Red, Inc. is one of the top 10 beverage companies in North America with a history dating back to...
  • Post date: Monday, January 3, 2011 - 00:00

    PORTLAND, Ore. –January 3, 2011 – Thomas Kemper Soda, a Portland, Ore. based maker of premium craft brewed soda, announces the launch of new Naturally Diet™ Soda. Hand crafted with all-natural ingredients, Naturally Diet™ Soda contains none of the artificial sweeteners or colors of other diet sodas yet delivers the great taste that consumers have come to expect from Thomas Kemper.

     

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  • Post date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 00:00

    PORTLAND, Ore. October 1, 2010 – Thomas Kemper Soda Company, a Portland, Ore. based maker of premium craft brewed soda, has entered into new distribution agreements in the Pacific Northwest.

    In the State of Washington new distributors include Anheuser-Busch wholesalers K&L Distributors in Seattle and Crown Distributing in NW Washington, as well as Marine View Beverage in Tacoma/Olympia and Stein Distributing in Vancouver. Oregon distribution will include Anheuser-Busch wholesalers Morgan Distributing in Portland and Western Beverage in the remainder of the State.

    “We are proud to be associated with companies that have such a tradition of excellence,” said Bill Germano, President and CEO of Thomas Kemper Soda Co. “Thomas Kemper is an iconic brand in the Pacific Northwest. Our new distribution partners are leaders in their respective markets and our brand matches up well with their beverage portfolios. This distribution change provides us with strong partners to...

  • Post date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 00:00
    PORTLAND, Ore. October 1, 2010 – Thomas Kemper Soda, a Portland, Ore. based maker of premium craft brewed soda, announces expanded distribution of new Purely Natural Soda. Purely Natural Soda was initially launched in the spring of 2010 in Whole Foods Market in the Pacific Northwest. Based on initial success the Purely Natural brand has recently expanded to more Whole Foods markets including the Southwest US, Northern California, Mid Atlantic US and Texas. Additional expanded distribution also includes major retailers such as Fred Meyer, New Seasons, and Haggen/Top Foods in the Pacific Northwest, Sunflower Markets and Bristol Farms in the Southwest, and Lunardi’s and Andronico’s in Northern California. Brewed by hand with all-natural ingredients including honey, fruit juice and premium spices, Purely Natural Sodas are also caffeine and gluten free, contain no preservatives or artificial ingredients, and are lightly sweetened with cane sugar. “Thomas Kemper Soda is well known for...
  • Post date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 00:00

    PORTLAND, Ore. – May 21, 2010 – Thomas Kemper Soda, a Portland, Ore. based maker of premium craft brewed soda, announces the launch of new Purely Natural Soda in Whole Foods Market. Brewed by hand with all-natural ingredients including honey, fruit juice and premium spices, Purely Natural Sodas are also caffeine and gluten free, contain no preservatives or artificial ingredients, and are lightly sweetened with cane sugar.

    Purely Natural Soda initially launched in Whole Foods Market in the Pacific Northwest in April, and based on initial success has since expanded into Whole Foods Market So Pac Region (Southwest US). “Thomas Kemper Soda is well known for premium ingredients and hand-crafted taste”, said Bill Germano, President and CEO of Thomas Kemper Soda Co. “moving into Whole Foods Market seemed like a natural evolution to us as well as to our loyal customers.”

    Thomas Kemper Purely Natural Soda collection includes innovative flavors, with less sugar than regular...

  • Post date: Friday, May 1, 2009 - 00:00

    PORTLAND, Ore. – April 29, 2009 – Thomas Kemper Soda Company, a Portland, Ore. based maker of premium craft brewed soda, has entered into new distribution agreements with Anheuser-Busch wholesale distributors in key expansion markets. New distributors include the Ben E. Keith Company, Silver Eagle Distributing, Del Papa Distributing, and L&F Distributing for the state of Texas. In addition, Union Beer Distributors (an L. Knife Company) will launch Thomas Kemper Soda in New York City.

    “We are proud to be associated with companies that have a tradition of excellence,” said Bill Germano, President and CEO of Thomas Kemper Soda Co. “We believe that our premium sodas match up very well with their craft portfolios and are excited to be working with such top-tier distributors. Demand for our soda continues to grow but availability in these markets has always been limited. Our new distribution partners will enable us to expand and better reach our customers.”

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  • Post date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 00:00

    PORTLAND, Ore. – April 14, 2009 – Thomas Kemper Soda Company, a Portland, Ore. -based maker of premium craft brewed soda, announced the addition of Steve Smith, Founder of Tazo Tea, as a new member to their Board of Directors.

    “I saw firsthand over many years working with Steve at Tazo what he can do to drive innovation in product as well as sales and marketing strategies,” said Tal Johnson, Managing Partner of Adventure Funds and current board member for the Kemper Company. “We’re glad to have him join Kemper’s board.”

    Steve Smith, a beverage innovator and pioneer founded Tazo Tea in 1994 and led the branding, marketing, tea blending, and other aspects of the business. Steve was among the first to innovate with brewed tea and juice in concentrate. He was instrumental in building Tazo into a national brand in hot tea, chai, and RTD. Tazo Tea became a subsidiary of Starbucks Coffee in 1999. Prior to Tazo, Steve co-founded and was Teamaster of Stash Tea.

    “As a...

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