Celsius Converting Over 1,100 National Retail Chain Locations to Direct Store Delivery (DSD) Distribution Network
Boca Raton, FL (September 17, 2020) –Celsius Holdings Inc., (Nasdaq: CELH), maker of the leading global fitness drink, CELSIUS®, today announced it commenced the conversion of more than 1,100 Target Store locations to its Direct Store Delivery (DSD) distribution network, which now includes more than 135 regional partners and continues to grow at an accelerated pace.
“Transitioning this premier, national retailer to our DSD network continues our rapid national platform expansion while significantly increasing sales volume in these accounts,” said John Fieldly, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have steadily grown in Target from an initial two SKUs and 200 store test to national availability with five SKUs. We are thrilled to further partner with Target and to leverage the power of the DSD network which is a great catalyst to ensure product availability for our consumers. Our experience and data tells us that transitioning key accounts to our DSD network can significantly reduce out of stocks at retail, improve instore placements and drives increased sales volume, with organic growth rates increasing an incremental 100% at certain retailers.”
SPINS third party data (Shelf Stable Energy & Functional Beverages) for the 52 weeks ended July 12, 2020, indicates CELSIUS’® sales growth has continued to accelerate in both the convenience, grocery and mass channels year-over-year, while significantly outpacing the channel in volume growth in existing accounts.
- Convenience: 46.5% Growth, outpacing category by 11.6x: 13.8% ACV, Ranked 11th top brand
- Recently announced expansion into 2,700 company-owned Speedway locations beginning in the fourth quarter of 2020.
- MULO (Grocery/Mass): 99.1% Growth, outpacing category by 8.1x: 32.5% ACV, Ranked 8th top brand
- 1,100 Target locations being transitioned to (DSD) distribution network starting in September 2020.
The company expects to complete the conversion at all Target store locations by the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2020. Celsius will also be participating in an “End-Cap” marketing program to support this transition during the months of August and September. Upon the Target conversion and the recently announced Speedway chain expansion, the company anticipates that approximately 20% of doors will be covered by DSD distribution.
About Celsius Holdings, Inc.
Celsius Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CELH), is a global company with a proprietary, clinically proven formula for its master brand CELSIUS® and all its sub-brands. A lifestyle fitness drink and a pioneer in the rapidly growing performance energy sector, CELSIUS® has five beverage lines that each offer proprietary, functional, healthy-energy formulas clinically-proven to offer significant health benefits to its users. The five lines include, CELSIUS® Originals, CELSIUS HEAT™, CELSIUS® BCAA +Energy, CELSIUS® On-the-Go, and CELSIUS® Sweetened with Stevia. CELSIUS® has zero sugar, no preservatives, no aspartame, no high fructose corn syrup, and is non-GMO, with no artificial flavors or colors. The CELSIUS® line of products is Certified Kosher and Vegan. CELSIUS® is also soy and gluten-free and contains very little sodium. CELSIUS® is backed by six university studies that were published in peer-reviewed journals validating the unique benefits CELSIUS® provides. CELSIUS® is sold nationally at Target, CVS, Walmart, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, 7-Eleven, Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Fresh Market, Sprouts and other key regional retailers such as HEB, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Harris Teeter, Shaw’s and Food Lion. It is also available on Amazon, at fitness clubs and in select micro-markets across the country. For more information, please visit http://www.celsiusholdingsinc.com
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