Hafil is looking to launch Edge in the US

Hafil is looking to launch Edge in the US

Brazil’s Hafil Group is in “advanced negotiations with a large US distributor” to enter the American market with Edge, its flagship energy drink brand.  

Silvio Honda, Hafil's director, told just-drinks: “We are currently working together to define key states [for product distribution]." Edge, which was launched in Brazil last year, is sold in 269ml cans.

The company is already exporting Edge to Panama and the Caribbean, having started shipments in July. 

Honda added: “In the long-term, we wish to be well positioned and well distributed in the US market. We have the ambition to become a global company."

Edge's RRP is "above the average market price" at BRL7 (US$3.10), Honda said. 

The company hopes to produce 2m units of Energy with a sales target of at least BRL7m in 2015.