Zenedge is a lifestyle beverage brand that was created to address the lack of healthy alternatives to the energy drink sector. In 2009 I was introduced to Zenedge Energy Drinks, and it fit my goals on many levels; personally and professionally. I finally found an energy drink that wasn’t overly loaded in caffeine and gave me a boost without jitters and dizziness.
Zenedge Energy Drinks is in a class by itself. It tastes awesome and hydrates with sufficient energy without the caffeine highs, ridiculous sugars and delivers strong and has no medicine aftertaste. The company started in 2011 and can be found online and at local retailers.
Zenedge is currently in the marketplace and can be found on Walmart.com online and is a recently approved vendor for several large big box companies which we hope to go into, during 2022. Or find other MWBE owned beverage businesses.
During Covid 19, I worked with my now deceased investor to hire one of the top flavor manufacturers in the US to create a great my tasting improved product that features four new natural flavors, no high fructose corn syrup, and also has less caffeine than the top four national brands. Zenedges’ point of difference is the low caffeine, yet it gives a needed boost and is listed as a nutritional supplement (because of its high vitamin profile). It has no high fructose corn syrup and according to independent taste tests its’ is one of the best-tasting energy drinks.
I went from 2 flavors (original and lite) into six new flavors adding LeMone’ Ginger, Jazzy Lite, Mango Essence, and Cherie’ Amore.
My company is now located in Western Pennsylvania on beautiful Lake Erie. My office is located in a downtown co-working space where I am able to receive lots of shared resources. We moved after Tim’s death from Somerset, PA.
I manufacture Zenedge in New Jersey at one of the nation’s top co-packing facilities where they make 27,000 cans per minute. The facility is state of the art.
Made in America
Zenedge Energy Drinks are made in the USA. Premier Manufacturing is headquartered in central Pennsylvania, and its manufacturing capability is currently warehoused in several locations within the US.
As a single mom raising four children, I dreamed one day I would own a legacy company and leave it to them. After successfully putting them through college, it didn’t leave many resources for me. I never realized how this impacted them and now, they believe in me and hope to work for me someday! How awesome is that? I also dreamed of being involved with a product that was healthy, sustainable, and helped the environment. My proven background in management, consumer packaging, manufacturing, and sales prepared me for when the big opportunity came. I merged my skills to become a 20% owner of a beverage company formerly, Zenedge Inc with the help of investment partner, Tim. Shortly after getting involved with Zenedge, I took over the business-owning 51% control under; now Premier. I worked night and day with few rewards to get the brand into Walmart.com and other channels of distribution. My goal was to create brand awareness, invest in improving the brand and its packaging and then scale. Well, right before I was able to launch my new healthy formula, new flavors, and packaging my business partner/investor died from Covid 19 on 12/15/20. I was devastated. In spite of his death, I pushed forward, hired a broker, pitched to over 40 companies, and now I’m poised for tremendous growth. I did this without my partner. Based on past historical sales I know I can scale but I need help buying new inventory and labels. I spent COVID 19 time redesigning our product, onboarding with Walmart.com and got into Amazon’s Pilot Program. I plan to turn over this new inventory quickly into these channels. This loan will help fund future growth. My slogan “It’s What’s Inside that Counts, tm” rings true to my heart.