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Splash Beverage Group. is developing a prolific mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in hot categories that consumers are jumping on now. Their latest addition, TapouT brand, is a performance energy drink line with a real punch.

Beverage upstart Splash Beverage Group Inc. (OTC: SBEV) is gaining traction in three of the beverage industry’s top categories. This is a strong formula for success that its management knows all too well from its Red Bull heritage.

Life is much too short to drink bad wine, bland tequila, or energy drinks that fall flat. It seems that junior company Splash Beverage Group (OTC: SBEV) recognized this fact early on and is developing just the right mix of unique, high-quality beverages ripe for a rebound economy.

Worldwide, people are reaching for wine, tequila, and energy drinks to quench thirst, boost health, and celebrate. In 2020, we drank 3% more beverage than in any previous year, according to Information Resources Inc. (IRI), a leading data analytics and market research company. (1)

Experts believe the market will continue to grow at a healthy clip. Worldwide, the beverage market was valued at $1.5 Trillion in 2018. It’s expected to grow to $1.8 Trillion by 2024. (2)

Of note, many of the recent gains came from wine, tequila, and energy drinks. It seems that folks also favor premium product, as well as natural and organic beverages. (3)

That puts newcomer Splash Beverage Group at the forefront of a thirsty market.

Splash Beverage – which specializes in manufacturing, distributing, sales and marketing of various beverages – has earned its reputation for backing only high-quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

The company only works with brands that it believes are highly innovative or which already have highly visible, pre-existing brand awareness. Over time, Splash Beverage has come to represent a diverse group of beverages.

Company Spotlight
Symbol:   SBEV

Company:   Splash Beverage Group
Website:  splashbeveragegroup.com

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A Proven Leader Navigating the Competitive Market

Who is SBEV?

If you have doubts about Splash Beverage’s prospects as a newcomer in such a large market, then consider the 28 year beverage industry experience of the CEO, Robert Nistico.

Recently, Robert Nistico led the Marley Beverage Company from startup to over $47m in revenue in just three years. Prior to that, he was the Sr. VP and General Manager for the highly successful Red Bull North America.

During his 11 years at Red Bull he was credited with leading Red Bull from an unknown start-up with ZERO revenue to over $1.6 Billion in annual sales.

He’s held positions with Diageo, The Julius Schweppes Company (now Republic National Distributing) and The Gallo Winery.

That is precisely the kind of management that you want guiding the development of a new, upcoming beverage company.

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Learn more about Splash Beverage Group in this interview with Robert Nistico, the Chairman & CEO of the company on Stock Day Radio (via YouTube.com)

The unique variety of products heading the Splash Beverage portfolio of brands across several headline categories include:

TapouT Sports Drinks

TapouT, an international performance sports drink that’s previously been associated with UFC and mixed martial arts (MMX). TapouT now is the training partner of the WWE. The premium brand is known for its line of sports drinks containing a proprietary blend of essential vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. (4) 

TapouT provides precisely what fitness buffs demand. The brand promises to deliver a 3-in-1 advanced performance formula for hydration and cellular recovery benefits. As people seek out the health-boosting benefits that come from premium, natural ingredients, TapouT stands to benefit.

Energy drinks and mixes have been steadily building strength. For the year ending May 17, sales of energy drinks at convenience stores had risen nearly 10% over the previous year. (5)

In a recent article in Beverage Industry, Madelyn Franz, research analyst for Chicago-based Mintel said: “Sports drinks are running a marathon, not a sprint. Sales have been growing, but pretty gradually, and that’s probably going to continue to be the case over the next few years.” (6)

One factor helping those sales is the brand’s strong tie to extraordinarily popular sports. For example, WWE, or World Wrestling Entertainment, is the force behind household names such as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin® and “Macho Man” Randy Savage. WWE is about much more than WrestleMania – although that alone attracted a record-breaking audience of 1.95 million people on the WWE Network alone in 2017. (7)

The company also is a recognized leader in global entertainment, reaching more than 900 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. (8)

SALT Tequila

Another of Splash Beverage’s other high-profile, in-demand holdings is SALT Tequila, a naturally flavored 100% blanco agave tequila. Salt Tequila is valued for its clean, sweet taste. It offers tequilas naturally infused with Berry, Citrus, and Salted Chocolate flavor to increase its appeal and broaden its market.

During the pandemic, tequila did well. As people mixed up at-home cocktails, many experimented with the flavors of tequila, leading to sales rising as much as 50%, according to a Dec. 31, 2020 article in Forbes. (9)

 

Copa Di Vino

Wine sales are poised to follow a similar rosè-colored growth trend. Growth stalled during the pandemic, according to a December 2020 article in Wine Spectator. However, the same article points out that prior to the pandemic, demand for wine was expected to shrink. Experts believed millennials and younger drinks were still exploring a wide range of beverages. Instead, we poured about 1% more wine during the pandemic than the year before, which could signal a bright future. (10)

Once again, Splash holds a key product to appeal to both new and established oenophiles — Copa Di Vino. Copa Di Vino is the leading producer of premium wine available in a ready-to-drink wine glass.

Wine lovers (also known as oenophiles) can sip a glass of wine anywhere without worrying about bringing a corkscrew or glass. Such ready-to-drink options are really growing in popularity. Pre-mixed, ready-to-drink cocktails grew 90.4% year over year. Before COVID-19 hit, the year-over-year growth was only 21.5% (11)

Copa Di Vino holds a special place in the market as a result of founder James Martin appearing on the investment reality TV show Shark Tank in 2011.

Martin pitched his business to sharks Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary and Daymond John. He didn’t get the funding he wanted, but sales skyrocketed as a result of the publicity. Today, it’s distributed within the Anheuser-Busch Network and is available in 13,000 retail locations. (12)

Pulpoloco Sangria

 

The story is the same for sangria, which was rising before the pandemic was reality. In the summer of 2019, Fortune.com reported sangria sales had exploded 15% from a year earlier. (10) Splash offers Pulpoloco Sangria, imported from Spain.

Pulpoloco not only delivers on its promise of delivering a fruity and refreshing beverage, it also is packed in an eco-friendly container. In addition, the container preserves the flavor and extends the shelf life of the sangria. (13)

Why Investors Love the Beverage Industry

Beverages provide an industry that’s both timeless and recession-proof. For coffee, tea, soda, or beer and alcohol, and more recently water and energy drinks, people rely on these commodities, and that has helped create some of the world’s most valuable and iconic brands. As seen over the last year, these are products that people keep buying regardless of the state of the broader economy. Even better, the industry tends to offer high profit margins and it has created its share of unknown to Rockstar stories. For instance, Monster Beverage was once a tiny beverage company called Hansen Natural that struck gold in the 1990s when it acquired the Monster brand. It has since been one of the best-performing stocks on the market since its 1992 IPO and has been up more than 200,000% since then. Is TapouT a potential Monster? Energy drinks continue to soar, and TapouT is a solid foundation to grow a leading competitor. Back in 2019, the health and diet beverage industies were crowded. Celsius, though, quickly differentiated itself by promoting itself as healthy rather than something to help with weight loss. On its website and in its ads, Celsius reminds consumer that it’s made with ginger, guarana, and green tea. It loudly proclaims that it contains no sugar, no aspartame, no high fructose corn syrup, and no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors. It is gluten free, kosher, and non-GMO. The company’s website sums it up this way: “We’re made with nothing but the best, so you can do your best and take on any challenge that comes your way.” (14) The move worked. In April 2019, SmartBrief (which is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news) announced that Celsius had grown by 40% in one year due to the new campaigns focused on energy and fitness instead of weight loss. (15) Hard liquor, meanwhile, has been taking market share from wine and beer over the past decade, while whiskey and tequila among the big winners in the category. The one anomaly in the wine category is new, and innovative packaging and marketing concepts. Here, Splash Beverage Group has a huge leg up with its single serve concept in Copa Di Vino. Likewise, the company has a unique and popular pairing with its Salt Tequila brand and the Pulpoloco Sangria lines. These are both trending concepts that are gaining ground with a continually younger audience. Beverage stocks typically offer the benefits of a recession-proof investment that often add a serious reward. Beverage companies also tend to enjoy high profit margins. And as anomalies like Monster and Celsius brands have shown, there is plenty of room for a small, lesser-known brand to vault itself to the leading edge of an enormous industry.

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Six Solid Reasons that Put Splash Beverage Group Inc. in Prime Position to Soar in The Coming ‘Recovery Economy’

    • A diverse product line including 4 beverages in the high-demand areas of healthy energy drinks; tequila; wine; and sangria.
    • TapouT Performance drink already has an international presence now has the backing of the WWE with millions of fans worldwide.
    • During the pandemic, people tried their hands at mixing their own cocktails, fueling an increase in sales of liquors including tequila. Salt Tequila, one of Splash Beverages’ well-known holdings, touts its clean, sweet taste that extends the liquor’s appeal far beyond margaritas and shots.
    • Just over a year ago, experts were predicting wine sales would shrink as younger drinkers turned 21 and began to explore their options. Instead, the opposite happened. Wine sales nudged up by about 1%. Once again, Splash Beverages is poised for success with its Copa Di Vino brand. Copa Di Vino packages premium wine in a no-fuss, ready-to-drink glass.
    • Demand for fruity and refreshing sangria is exploding. Splash Beverages’ Pulpoloco Sangria not only fits the bill for refreshment, but it’s also packaged in an eco-friendly container. As an added benefit, the container extends the shelf life of the beverage.
    • Robert Nistico, once the Sr. VP and General Manager for Red Bull North America, is now leading Splash Beverages. Nistico has the savvy and experience to deliver multi-million-dollar success to the company.
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Company Spotlight
Symbol:   SBEV

Company:  Splash Beverage Group
Website:  splashbeveragegroup.com/

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