Baywood International, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary New Leaf Brands announced today that its new distributors, RBI Distributing in Des Moines, IA and Gateway Distributing in Omaha, NE, have expanded its distribution network with the addition of four chain stores, including Hy-Vee, Dahl’s Foods, No Frills Supermarkets and Bag ‘N Save, in addition to many other independent accounts.

“We believe New Leaf has brand appeal with captivating packaging, great taste profile and distinct points of difference. New Leaf’s naturally sweetened tea and use of a variety of different teas and flavors is what sets it apart from the competition. When the customer tries it, they buy it,” stated Scott Hodges, General Sales Manager at RBI Distributing. “We are happy with New Leaf and the potential the brand has as volume continues to grow and gains more widespread recognition.”

“I am very excited about working with RBI Distributing in Iowa and their sister company, Gateway Distributing in the Omaha – Lincoln market,” commented Paddy Sheya, Regional Manager for New Leaf. “They are a well-respected distributor in the Midwest and an excellent partner to help us make New Leaf Tea a success in their markets.”