Innovative Beverage Group Holdings has secured distribution of its Drank beverage brand in nine counties in western Ohio.

The company confirmed yesterday (5 May) that it has entered into an agreement with C&G Distributing of Lima, Ohio, to distribute the relaxation drink in the counties.

C&G Distributing is the exclusive Budweiser wholesaler for the coverage area, with retail accounts including national chains Kroger and Wal-Mart.

"As distributors, we are always on the lookout for new and unique products to introduce into our markets," said Francis Guagenti, non-alcoholic brand manager for C&G Distributing. "Because of trusted and strong relationships with suppliers like Innovative Beverage, we are able to identify growth brands like Drank and stay on top of emerging trends in our industry."

Drank is currently sold at 7-Eleven stores nationwide and at other retailers in major markets in 12 US states including Kentucky and Texas.