BBDA Transfer Agent currently under gag order.
"With the rapid expansion we are undertaking, we are using stock as a means to raise the funds or borrow funds to complete deals."
- BBDA CEO, Brian Weber, Shareholder Update, March 5, 2013
BeBevCo's KOMA UNWIND Relaxation Drink was in 78 South Carolina Walmart Stores
10:00 AM ET 6/28/12 | PR Newswire
3:59 PM ET 7/6/12
Bebida Beverage Company (OTC markets: BBDA) (BeBevCo) announced today the Company's KOMA UNWIND Liquid Relaxation will soon be found in all 78 Walmart Stores located in the Palmetto State of South Carolina.
The company added: This is a huge step for the rapidly expanding Relaxation drink category of beverages, also known as Anti-Energy and Sleep Drinks. KOMA UNWIND is a lightly carbonated, dietary supplement infused non-alcoholic beverage with a delectable multi berry flavor. The company also added, an aggressive rollout and marketing plan is being put in place to maximize sales in South Carolina stores starting on August 1st, 2012.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to share KOMA UNWIND with the 4.8 million people in South Carolina. They will now have the liquid option for rest, relaxation and a great night's sleep! This represents a huge jump forward for our Company and we cannot express in words the gratefulness we have for the forward thinking folks at Walmart," said Brian Weber.
AUGUST 20, 2012
Here is a pic of "Retreat Kola" for the USA , Looks like mid to late September production !
As of April 22, 2013 - This product has not been produced.
Say Hello To The Next Generation Of
KOMA UNWIND !
It will only be available for our new international partners in 2012 !
As of April 22th, 2013: not yet produced.
BeBevCo's Koma Unwind Coming to the City of Brotherly Love and Surrounding Counties Aug 10, 2012 10:01:00 (ET)
STATESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Bebida Beverage Company (otc markets:BBDA) (BeBevCo), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of liquid relaxation products, announced today that Mcleod Inc - Fun Drinks Distributing has come onboard to partner with BeBevCo to distribute the Company's flagship product, KOMA UNWIND liquid relaxation to Philadelphia, Delaware and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania. This will now bring KOMA UNWIND to over 2 million stressed out individuals that the product was previously not widely available to.
BeBevCo's expansion with regards to regional distribution partners is accelerating on the heels of their latest developments including, and most importantly, the South Carolina distribution of KOMA UNWIND in Wal-Marts statewide. This has given Koma Unwind massive and widespread exposure at the highest levels across the country.
"It is obviously a good situation to be in; the current South Carolina deal has regional distributors coming out of the woodwork for a piece of the action. There is no slowdown in sight," said BeBevCo CEO Brian Weber. "We are expanding our staff to accommodate the demand and of course, production runs will get larger and more frequent. Like I said, we have a really good situation here for growth. I can't say enough about what is happening here; there are so many entrepreneurs calling wanting to capture distribution territories. They are willing to come up with the resources to start a venture or make the major commitment we now require to join us on this relaxation revolution. It only solidifies what we are doing and the high regard people give our great products!" Weber went on to say.
Shareholder Update - From a Regional Merchandise Manager
Today, I thought I would share a letter from one of the regional merchandise managers from South Carolina Walmarts; the letter speaks for itself…
Please share with your store managers as discussed on Regional call today:
The time has finally come! We will be the first in the company to carry the new Koma Unwind product. The product just got finalized in the system and will begin scanning on Wednesday morning.
Please see the attached PDF with the product and information launch. This will be going to ALL stores and will begin set up this Wednesday evening and in store promotions thru the weekend.
I will tell you that I personally have tried this drink and can testify that it REALLY does work! Within 20 minutes of drinking it, you will be so relaxed and ready to fall asleep and the effects last for 5 hours. If you wake up between that time, you will still be able to go right back to sleep without your mind going back to work!
The drink is all natural herbs, no calories and comes in both regular and sugar free. Get one to take home with you and try it!
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.
Regional Merchandise Manager
South Carolina Wal-Mart
Koma Unwind Case Study
| || |Bebida Beverage Company
(BeBevCo) (OTC Markets: BBDA) became a client in May of 2011. It was the objective of the Company to build the brand of BeBevCo but also the brand of their flagship product, Koma Unwind
, which is a relaxation drink.
The BeBevCo site was an html site which did not lend itself well to publishing content. The site averaged 25 visitors a day and had an Alexa Ranking of 6.5 million. The Koma Unwind Brand was just beginning to emerge but was overwhelmed by the noise of the competitors. In a matter of a few months, that all changed.
Specific items we established or modified:
We replaced the website at BeBevCo.com with a content management system which enables us to easily create and distribute content from the site itself rather than being forced to market from other sites.
Today, BeBevCo averages 3,500 visitors per week, up from less than 200 when we started. BeBevCo appears regularly on page one, two on Google for searches around the term "relaxation drinks". The company's corporate site is steadily climbing and we expect to be on page one (ORGANICALLY) by late March or April.
Facebook: We established a corporate page for BeBevCo which now has 2,538 Likes (or fans)
We established a Facebook page for Koma Unwind which now has 4,210 Likes (or fans). We established a Twitter account for Koma Unwind which now has over 2,500 followers.
It is important to note that these have all been organically built with the emphasis on engaging relevant fans/followers of the brands. We have done nothing to inflate the numbers just for the sake of having numbers. Its better to have 20 people listening to you than have 20,000 that could care less about what you have to say.
Our marketing efforts have paid big dividends. Koma Unwind is now the online leader in media and brand awareness. The lead is not a slim one either:
In the graphic above, KU took the lead in the second month of our campaign and continued to widen that lead…
CEO Brian Weber was invited to speak at the 8th Annual Innobev Congress in London in March 2012. Because his Koma Unwind brand is so visible, he was asked to speak about the rapidly growing relaxation drink category to the movers and shakers of the beverage business.
BeBevCo recently reported a 35% increase in revenue for 2011 and is forecasting 40-55% growth for 2012.
Koma Unwind distribution is increasing on a weekly basis.
Our marketing objectives for brands and products is to have that product/brand #1 in its category. We achieved that objective with Koma Unwind and we are now working on the company's corporate brand.
BeBevCo is a client company; please see our disclosure page. Forward Looking Statements apply to all client news and information posts.
Bebida Beverage Company (OTC markets: BBDA) (BeBevCo), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of liquid relaxation products, announced today that the Company is in receipt of their permit from the US Department of Treasury and Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. This now enables BeBevCo to execute the partnership agreement announced on February 6, 2012. Specifically, the Company will now be able to begin the importation for the first products from Groupo KOSAKO including the Premium Adult Beverages of Paris de Noche, Cognac & Cola, Ron Mojito and Kosako Vodka & Soda.
BeBevCo is now the exclusive U.S. Distributor and Brand Manager for emerging brands from Mexico's Goupo Kosako. Now that this partnership agreement can be executed, it is expected to double sales for BeBevCo by next year. The partnership agreement includes distribution of BeBevCo products in Mexico as well as BeBevCo's distribution of Groupo Kosako's products.
"It's all about the paperwork but we are now cleared via permit to begin importing our partner, Groupo Kosako's products. We expect these products to be a big hit here in the U.S.," said CEO Brian Weber. "Being the exclusive distributor of Groupo Kosako's products will earn our Company another strong income stream. The market for craft beers as well as Premium Adult Beverages is showing significant increase and is expected to explode," added Brian Weber
Relaxation Beverage Growth Featured on CNBC's 'Hot Start Ups' Segment
Bebevco and its products are not mentioned.
Bebida Beverage Company (OTC markets: BBDA) (BeBevCo), is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of liquid relaxation products. The Thursday, March 22, 2012 edition of CNBC's 'Hot Start Ups' had a featured segment on relaxation drinks/beverages. The entire video can be seen at BeBevCo's site. During the segment, it was mentioned as of 2011, the relaxation drink category was driven by almost 70% annual growth over the past five years. The segment pointed out that there were few opportunities to invest in specialty relaxation companies because most are privately held. BeBevCo is publicly traded on the OTC Markets.
"As I have been saying, the relaxation product category continues to heat up. For CNBC to feature the category is significant and gives it more than legitimacy. Our Company is placed in the right place and at the right time to capitalize on this growth," said Brian Weber, CEO, BeBevCo.
An estimated 70 million Americans have trouble sleeping according to the segment. Americans are also consuming over $100 billion a year in products that help relax and manage the stresses of life, including wine, beer, pills, and other items.
BeBevCo is a client company; please see our disclosure page. Forward Looking Statements apply to all client news and information posts.
Below are links to various web sites featuring Koma Unwind and the BeBevco Company news,financial reports,opinions etc..
The Reality Going Public and Raising Money in the Capital Markets
How one Company has beaten the odds…
Given my experience in the micro and small cap marketplace, one of the biggest misconceptions that investors have is how money is raised in the marketplace by publicly traded companies.
Why and how does a company go public in the first place?
When a company goes public especially at the small and micro cap level, it is usually done through a reverse merger. A reverse merger is a transaction whereby the private company shareholders may gain control of a public company by merging it in with their private company. This way is also the quickest route of going public; the other way being finding initial investors and filing a mountain of paperwork with the SEC. It takes usually well more than a year to go public in this way.
Via the reverse merger route, far more often than not, the publicly trading company that the private company merges with has a myriad of problems including debt, legal proceedings and disgruntled shareholders who are angry with the previous management team and now transfer anger and blame to the new company's management. It is paramount that the private company does extensive due diligence on the publicly trading company's trading vehicle because, if not, it can come back and bite the new company once the stock is trading again. I have heard hundreds of horror stories over the years regarding the problems that surfaced only after the reverse merger was complete.
It then becomes the responsibility of the new management team to fix the problems they inherited from the merger. In most cases these problems turn out to be too difficult to solve and the company ends up essentially going out of business just like the previous company. The problems with the trading vehicle and actions (or lack thereof) of the old company turn out to be too big of a liability to overcome.
When Brian Weber, CEO of Bebida Beverage Company (BeBevCo) (OTC Markets: BBDA) purchased the company in 2009, he discovered just how difficult the process of going public at the micro cap level was.
"When I bought this company, it was to have a vehicle to raise investment capital to introduce and grow our brands of drinks. The only asset in the company was 400 bottles of water. The water wasn't even any good; it was bottled tap water," Weber said.
Weber continued, "Once the merger was complete, we found not only did we have a $400k debt judgment against the old company which we were now responsible for but the stated number of shares outstanding was 1.3 Billion shares at closing of the deal. Subsequently, we found out it was more like 7.8 BILLION shares outstanding. In other words, this vehicle had a whole lot of miles on it."
"We ultimately went up to 12 billion shares outstanding by raising money between the .0002 and .0005 level. We certainly did not hit the lottery, it was only enough to keep the lights on and pay for legal work," Weber said.
Having worked with many micro cap companies, I can tell you that Brian Weber's story is not unique. Many reverse mergers have turned out to be a nightmare for the new company merging into the old company shell. The difference between Weber and many others is that he never gives up or quits at anything and has managed to turn his situation around. Most of the debt is paid off and revenues for BeBevCo are increasing steadily.
"Not in a million years would I go through this again," Weber said regarding the last 3 years of struggling through cleaning up the trading vehicle and paying off debt.
"I really did not have any experience with public companies and the process of going public; I got a lesson and learned it all the hard way," Weber said.
BeBevCo has grown substantially in a short period of time in spite of all of the problems and interference from people associated with the old company and the bashers on the message boards.
The entire purpose of a company going public is having the ability to raise money from investors to grow their business. This in itself causes a problem because many investors, especially at the micro cap level believe that it is the job of the company to increase the value of their investment; growing the business is a "secondary" objective in their eyes.
With regard to raising money to fund operations, many investors believe that the company themselves sell the stock directly into the marketplace. Well, it doesn't work like that; not legally anyhow…
"One of the biggest and most misunderstood issues in the capital markets and especially at the micro cap level is all the layers of what amounts to middlemen we have to work through to get things done," Weber said.
Stock must be sold directly to institutional investors in a cash for stock transaction. Most of the institutional investors willing to put money into micro cap stocks want a 50% discount, and in some cases, more than a 50% discount off of the face value at the bid price of the stock in the marketplace (depending on the stock's liquidity). The stock purchased by institutional investors is usually in the $10,000 range or more. The stock issued to these institutions is debt in the company which has been aged and converted to equity.
In some cases institutional investors buy and hold to help the company stock value. They will hold the stock in expectations that when capitalization is complete their investment value will rise. However, other institutions will buy a stock at a discount and sell out at any profit. They will also short against their position and accumulate more money to buy more debt in the company. The debt buyers (as they are called) have no interest in the company they are "investing in" ever getting out of debt. If possible (which is the case most of the time), they want the company to continue to increase their debt load and convert more debt to equity. They are just like credit card companies in that respect. They can use the debt to continue to make money on their position. So, clearing the debt leaves them to move on to another company to toy with and make money on.
Another method of capitalization is the 504 Registration. The 504 allows a company to raise up to $1 million via the 504. The 504 is considered illegal by the DTCC and frowned upon by the SEC. The 504 is widely used in Delaware, Wyoming, and Texas as a means to raise capital; 504s are legal in these states. There is an ongoing State vs Fed issue regarding 504s and this battle has been going on for years.
The SEC and other large entities have been waging a war against small publicly traded companies for years now. While it is true that many micro cap companies have been used by a criminal element to bilk money from investors as well as money laundering activities, not all small companies fit into this category. The SEC is clearly winning because they have more resources. The DTCC is a tool wielded by the SEC to systematically destroy micro cap companies. If a company files a 504, which is technically legal the DTCC will chill the stock of that company. Most of these companies do not have the resources to get their DTC eligibility back and will be starved to death.
So, if the micro cap space is viewed as a garden, while there are weeds that need to be pulled and pests eradicated, the SEC and other entities have decided to burn the whole thing to the ground. Or… rather than digging through a basket of apples and separating the good ones from the bad and throwing the rotten ones out, they have decided it's cheaper and easier to throw all the apples away basket and all.
Too much debt is the biggest reason companies end up out of business and their stock becoming worthless. In many cases the management team members scatter to the winds and run off leaving the mess for someone else to clean up.
"We end up with about 38% of the face value of the stock we sell to investors; between the discount they expect and the fees to free up and transfer the stock, we end up with a relatively small amount of the total," Weber said. "The public company absorbs all of the expenses of these transactions. And, it is getting harder and harder and more expensive to transfer stock to investors all the time. It's unconscionable to companies and their shareholders," Weber went on to say.
Another misconception investors at the micro cap level have is that in filings with the SEC the amount of stock owned by the CEO and the management team is for stock for sale into the market by the management team. That is absolutely not true although I am sure it has been done on many occasions at the micro cap level.
In another company I am very familiar with, the CEO owns 100M shares of the company. Every time the stock trades briskly and doesn't move up sharply in price, he is accused by many shareholders on the message boards of selling his stock into the marketplace. Many of these investors live in fear of the CEO dumping his stock into the market and rendering their own positions worthless.
The reason the CEO and other management team members hold so much stock is for control purposes. CEOs need to always maintain the "control block" of stock. If the CEO starts selling this stock off, anyone with real money can come in and buy enough of the stock to effectively take control of the company and throw the CEO and management team out onto the street.
Companies go public to have access to capital to develop and grow a business. Now, there is no doubt that the SEC litigation pages are full of miscreants that went public to line their own pockets as well as the pockets of those involved in putting the deal together. They almost always get caught though.
In small business today, access to capital through banks has all but been cut off. Small businesses are considered "great risks" with regard to loans unless the company has a history of revenue and profits as well as assets to cover the value of the loan.
But, how does a business go from being an idea or goal to actually being in business and generating revenues? One thing all start ups need is capital. The public marketplace is one way for developmental businesses to go into operation and grow and ultimately become the next multi-million dollar (or in some cases, multi-BILLION) business.
In most cases, it takes years of raising capital for a company to become profitable and debt free. In the micro caps, well more than 90% of the companies that go public fail and end up out of business.
Weber commented, "BeBevCo is a great investment for those with an 18 to 36 month horizon. If you are looking at a quick gain, BBDA is not the choice. Many micro cap investors want to buy and cash out weekly or even daily. They think micro cap companies are slot machines in Las Vegas. We are running our Company in the way it was intended to be in the capital markets; raise money through investors, increase revenues and profitability. We are operating like a Big Board Company in a small board environment."
Weber predicts a capitalization crest in 2012 and a lull period afterward where capitalization ends but a buyback is not yet in effect. This period could last 4-8 months depending on several major distribution and retail partnerships that are pending and in the discussion phase.
He continued, "We are going to continue to raise capital to grow our brands as long as we need to until our capitalization needs are met. We expect that to occur by later this year. At that point, we will have enough revenues and enough profit to shut off sales of stock to investors. Once we have reached critical mass and are able to run on our own revenues and profits as well as be able to continue our growth, we will begin a systematic buyback of the stock."
In my 15 years of experience, I have seen very few companies get out of debt and actually buy back stock. Those that were able to clean up their stock via their own profitability did so by going public with a clean vehicle. I cannot think of one that dug themselves out of the mess that BeBevCo inherited and went on to grow and become profitable.
If Brian Weber pulls this off, and I think he will, he should be invited to the White House. It would be an extraordinary American success story like few others.
BeBevCo has come one hell of a long way since the 400 bottles of tap water and a mess of a trading vehicle.
"All any investor has to do is call us and set up and appointment. We will make the time to show them around, let them sample products and ask all the questions they want," Weber said emphatically.
"So far, we have had few takers; most, it seems would rather believe what is written in the bashersphere of the message boards. Time will prove what we are doing here is real. It will be reflected in our distribution, our relationships with distributors and most of all, our bottom line," Weber said.
Weber's disgust with regard to the micro cap markets is thinly veiled (and, sometimes not very thinly). At the same time, relationships with long term investors that support the Company and its goals are important to Weber.
"I am extremely confident that the day will come whereby our investors will be rewarded and rewarded significantly for their patience and support. We will attain much higher revenues with great margins in 2012 and beyond. As our brands continue to grow, awareness of our Company grows as well," Weber said.
"I know that some of our investors are worried about the specter of BeBevCo going private. However, as disgusted as I am at times with the micro cap marketplace, they deserve to cash in on the success of our Company. One way or the other we will eventually achieve a fair valuation for BeBevCo in the capital markets. We will see to that," Weber concluded.
I have often characterized the micro caps as a "swamp". As you move through this swamp, any number of denizens can rear up at any point and pull you under into the muck and be consumed. Only a great deal of persistence and a "never give up" attitude can carry a company management team through the swamp.
I frequently visit BeBevCo's headquarters and the changes and improvements are remarkable since my first visit last summer. The very first time I went to BeBevCo's building I was somewhat surprised. The building was in need of repair and a lot of work. It was very quiet because Brian Weber was the only one there at the time.
His "office" was in the reception area of the building just inside the front door. His furniture consisted of two chairs; one to sit in and the other being used as a makeshift desk. The building was essentially a construction zone and most of the small team was working from home. It was a sort of "organized confusion" before the great transformation took place.
Today, BeBevCo's headquarters has a "corporate" feel about it but with individual touches. The entire administrative section in the front part of the building has been made over. All of the work has been done by Brian Weber himself along with family members. Brian is very proud of the appearance of the building and how he saved tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars redoing the entire building with family help instead of hiring contractors.
Brian has his own spacious office now. Daisy Ramirez, the COO has her own office and all support personnel including sales and orders have their own offices. There is far more activity going on every time I stop in. More drinks are being moved to and from the middle part of the building as well as the small orders room.
During my last visit Brian was thinking out loud about what to do with the back part of the building which is several thousand more square feet. He said they could rent it out 3 months at a time but more than likely and before too long, this space would be needed to support the growing company's needs.
At first, a 23,000 square foot building looked ridiculous for such a small company. Now it is not looking ridiculous at all. They will need every bit of it before too long. Brian has already enquired about space in surrounding buildings.
This is the reality of raising money in the public marketplace. This is the way it was intended to be. Micro cap companies are not exclusively for scalpers, day traders, short term swing traders, promoters and other sorts of short term and immediate gratification people.
Building a Company is what Brian Weber and his team envisioned at the very beginning. It was not going to be easy and in fact, it turned out to be a very difficult road to travel. But, perseverance and attaining goals one step at a time has led to a success story on the micro caps, a place where success stories seldom last for more than a few days.
David Brinkley said: A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
I think that quote spells out exactly what BeBevCo has done.
See our case study on Koma Unwind, BeBevCo's flagship product.
BeBevCo is a client company; please see our disclosure page. Forward Looking Statements apply to all client news and information posts.
BeBevCo ends Marketplace Capitalization
1:30 PM ET 6/14/12 | PR Newswire
Bebida Beverage Company (OTC markets: BBDA) (BeBevCo), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of liquid relaxation products, announced today that the Company will no longer need to raise capital in the marketplace. A significant announcement coming next week will be self-explanatory as to why the Company no longer needs capital raised via the sales of stock.
In a Live Video Conference held by CEO Brian Weber on 6 March, 2012, Mr. Weber explained the capital structure and how the marketplace capitalization would end in the late spring and early summer for BeBevCo. The Company is holding at 2.4 billion shares outstanding with 2.5 billion authorized. BeBevCo is expected to see substantial growth in revenues and profits for the rest of the year and into the foreseeable future.
"I expected to end capitalization at around 2 billion shares; we went a little over due to difficult market conditions but we are now at a point that revenues and profits will fund our operations from this point forward," said BeBevCo CEO Brian Weber. "Additionally as detailed in my video conference back in March, we will begin a systematic buyback of our stock later this year or early next year which will increase the value of the stock for our shareholders. We are grateful to our loyal shareholders for staying with us through the capitalization process. Between the deals we have in the works and the growth we have achieved and expect to sustain well into the future, the stock will no longer be a necessary capitalization tool," said Weber.
BeBevCo CEO Comments on End of Marketplace Capitalization
10:00 AM ET 6/18/12 | PR Newswire
Bebida Beverage Company (OTC markets: BBDA) (BeBevCo), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of liquid relaxation products, announced today that CEO Brian Weber issued the following comments regarding the end of capitalization in the marketplace:
"We have worked on obtaining private investors to fund our Company's growth for the foreseeable future. To that end, we have now obtained a funding commitment of up to $4 million to facilitate the rapid growth of our KOMA UNWIND relaxation drink," said Brian Weber, CEO of Bebida Beverage Company.
"So, between this private financing, increasing revenues and profits at the organic level, we feel it is time to end marketplace capitalization through the sales of stock into the marketplace. Additionally, by the end of this year and into next year, we will begin to systematically buy back the stock in the marketplace and substantially reduce the amount of stock outstanding," Weber continued.
"Those long term and loyal investors that have been through the entire process with us deserve the increasing value of the stock that our growth as well as our buyback program will deliver. Nothing about this process over the last couple of years has been easy; but we stayed the course and our time has now come," Weber concluded.
Changing the U.S. Psyche: Don't Speed Up; Slow Down (PINK:BBDA)
The People at Bebida Could Be Onto Something Very Big…
By Dennis Askew
Jul 6, 2012 10:31:24 AM PDT
Lots of recent news and talk about Bebida Beverage Company (PINK:BBDA). On June 14 shares were trading at $0.001 a share; today, after a few big spikes in the last few weeks, shares are trading in the $0.0028 range; a gain of 179%.
So what's going on with this penny stock?
Bebida Beverage makes and sells liquid relaxation products. The Company's primary products are KOMA Unwind "Liquid Relaxation", KOMA Unwind Sugar-free "Liquid Relaxation" (using Splenda as its sweetener), and the KOMA Unwind "Liquid Relaxation" Shot.
KOMA Unwind is a multi-berry flavor lightly carbonated beverage that is enhanced with the dietary supplements of Melatonin, Milk Thistle, Rose Hips and Valarium root.
With everyone so focused on consuming "Energy Drinks" like Red Bull and Monster to give them a lift or a kick when they're exhausted; here's a true contrarian play: Slow down. Relax.
I don't know if American's have it in them with the pressures of modern life and its economics; but maybe, just maybe, a little more than suspected, and that's the demographic BBDA is targeting. I think they may well be onto something… instead of a cup of warm tea, how about a non-alcoholic beverage, cool beverage with Melatonin, Milk Thistle, Rose Hips and Valarium root.
I like contrarian thinking; looking at the literal 'other side of the coin' if you will: it opens up new markets. And so it has with Bebida Beverage (BeBevCo).
On June 28 BBDA announced that KOMA Unwind will soon be found in all 78 Walmart Stores located in South Carolina starting on August 1st, 2012.
Also on June 28 at the Company's web site in its CEO updates section, Brian Weber, CEO of BeBevCo said: "Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink will be the first mass marketed Relax Drink in the Walmart Stores anywhere. I am completely humbled to be able to say our team accomplished this feat. But lets not forget, we also are now in the McLane System as well as many other distributors from California to Maine.
"The Journey is far from over, but the relaxation revolution rolls on and BeBevCo is certainly becoming a name to recognize. I will continue to do the very best I can everyday building our brands, creating jobs and increasing shareholder value. I will protect and serve this company with every fiber of my being and together KOMA UNWIND will be the Global Brand it can be! God Bless, Brian."
Well, you have to like that guy. He made something "Big" happen for his shareholders and employees.
A note… BeBevCo will have a significant presence at the Mid Atlantic C-Store Expo on 12 July, 2012 that will be held at the Richmond Raceway Complex. This Expo is the largest C-Store Expo in the Mid Atlantic U.S. area covering the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia.
And a thought... Currently BBDA also sells secondary products: Potencia Energy, Potencia "BLAST" energy shot, Relax 5 shots and Piranha Water. The water and Relax 5 shots I get, but the energy drinks present a bit of a conundrum. Are they a 'hedge' against relaxing too much? Is this the Company's own 'contrarian' policy?
CEO Weber seems like a very capable leader and perhaps bringing on a big time "Branding" expert to assist him with such questions would be a good thing. Perhaps not. Just a thought.
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At the end of 2006, CEO Brian Weber and COO Daisy Ramirez searched out alternative business opportunities. Having worked well together for many years in a Nationwide Contracting Company, and having built over 800 projects for national retailers throughout the United States, they desired to further their professional partnership.
Their first venture included developing POTENCIA energy drink, a product made with REAL FRUIT imported from Mexico, and developed for the number one energy drink consumers in the USA: Latinos. The challenges mounted, but ultimately Potencia was born, and has flourished since.
In 2009 Bebida Beverage Company USA became available for purchase. The company had virtually no sales, and multiple legal issues, but Brian Weber and his team navigated it to a clear path with new products and corporate growth. Over the last 30 months the company has grown, with current sales heading into the millions.
In 2010, Brian & Daisy brought their private beverage company under the control of Bebida Beverage Company, and now, due to massive growth expectations around the world, Bebida Beverage Company is expanding to Europe.
Bebida Beverage Company USA products include KOMA UNWIND relaxation drinks & Shots, Potencia Blast Energy Shots & Drinks and Piranha Water.
- The Koma Unwind products feature a lightly carbonated, multi-berry flavor containing supplements which provide relaxation.
- Over 55% of all consumers in the world suffer from some type of Anxiety, Stress, or sleep disorders. KOMA UNIWND provides such consumers a natural, non-alcoholic option to relieve their suffering.
- KOMA UNWIND Relaxation drink was featured in a J-Lo (Jennifer Lopez) music video, and seen over 95,000,000 times on YouTube around the world.
- KOMA UNWIND was a major sponsor of multiple NASCAR drivers and teams through 2010 & 2011 with TV exposure of many millions of consumers.
- The Company has distribution agreements with Budweiser Distributors, RC Cola, Dr. Pepper Distributors, Coca Cola Distributors, and many others in the USA. Its products are sold to convenience stores, hotels, supermarkets, Pharmacies, Grocery Stores, and Airlines & Military commissaries.
- We expect the unique features of the company's products to attract consumers to the new relaxation drink market. We also expect many relaxation drink consumers to switch to KOMA UNWIND products.
Management Brian Weber, CEO
Brian was born and raised on Long Island, New York. His career path and entrepreneurial spirit has led him from Auto Mechanic, Union Carpenter, and Northeast NASCAR Competitor to relocating to the Southeast to follow his dreams in NASCAR as a driver. Brian made racing starts from 1988-2010 in the NASCAR second tier racing NATIONWIDE Series and Camping World Trucks series.
From 1994-2007 Brian was a Nationwide General Contractor holding 13 state licenses and building over 800 retail stores for many nationally know chains. From 2005 to 2007 Brian took the challenge of rebuilding and operating of a 150 room motel and 220 room hotel in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He had the distinction of having the first lights on with clean safe beds for workers and displaced residents.
With the subsequent demand for both hotels and construction teams, Brian started a commercial sanitation business bringing 20 roll-off containers and buying two trucks to service internal needs as well as local resident's needs. At the close of 2006, Brian made the decision to transition into beverages. His businesses including hotels and sanitation as well as contracting business were liquidated to launch and capitalize Potencia USA.
Brian is an accomplished manager and team leader with an entrepreneurial spirit. He is has extensive experience in wide-ranging areas, including administration, warehouse and inventory management, procurement, manufacturing, marketing strategies, distribution and logistics.
Brian's business expertise is complemented by vision, hands-on tactical skills, and insightful leadership. Brian has proven ability to increase revenue and market share; implement systems and processes that improve productivity and profitability as well as strong negotiating skills with an 'everyone must win' attitude. Daisy Ramirez, COO
Born and raised in Honduras and starting from humble beginnings, Daisy moved to the USA in 2001 becoming both United States Citizen and becoming the First Hispanic female NASCAR team owner to qualify for DAYTONA in the Camping World Truck events with not one truck, but two on the same day on February 12, 2010.
In Honduras Daisy attended Universidad Autonoma de Honduras for Business Administration. Making her own clothing to attend school, she found a passion for creating styles to wear, which ultimately led to designing, and opening a boutique making enough women's clothing to sell to classmates and pay her way through school and get her education.
Once settled in the USA Daisy proceeded to obtain the necessary education and license to work in the Insurance Industry as well as become a notary. In 2004 a random meeting with Brian Weber led to becoming first office management, then VP of a Nationwide Contracting Business. Since 2006 Daisy has been intricately involved developing POTENCIA Energy Drink, Potencia Blast energy Shots, Koma Unwind relaxation drink as well as owning a NASCAR team in 2010. Daisy also works in building a charity in her father's name, JuanRamirezFoundation.org.
KOMA UNWIND Relaxation Drinks and Shots:
Koma Unwind relaxation drink is a multi berry flavored lightly carbonated beverage that uses natural supplements to enhance its function of reducing stress, lessening anxiety and improving the quality of sleep for those who consume it. KOMA UNIWND regular is sweetened with HFCS. KOMA UNWIND is also available in Sugar free which uses Splenda (Sucralose) as its sweetener.
Relax 5 Relaxation Shots:
January will see the addition of the first production of 'RELAX 5', a 2 oz relaxation shot. Relax 5 will have a delectable orange flavor with a supplement blend that includes Melatonin. This new product addition will only enhance BeBevCo's positioning at retail locations.
POTENCIA Blast Energy Drinks and Shots:
The Potencia Blast Energy Shots are specially formulated shots low in calories. The products provide sustainable energy with adaptogenic herbs, vitamins and amino acids that produce a sharpened sense. The company believes these ingredients sharpen focus and increase energy. The energy drinks have no sugar or carbohydrates, two ingredients health-conscious consumers try to avoid. The Potencia Blast Energy Shots are currently available in one flavor (Berry) however multiple flavors are in the queue for development. We believe the uniqueness of the products without any sugar or caffeine, along with the health benefits of the proprietary blend of herbs, will gain a significant market share over the next several years.
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