Frank is a 36 year veteran of the retail food industry. Most recently he is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Marsh Supermarkets Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana. During Frank's tenure the company completed a successful turnaround effort. The company operates nearly 100 supermarkets under such well recognized brands as Marsh Supermarkets, O'Malia Food Markets and Mainstreet Markets.
As our existing DSD network continues to exceed expectations and drive brand growth, we are pleased to announce Alkaline88’s strategic partnership Heidelberg Distributing in Ohio and Kentucky. Heidelberg has over 80 years of experience and provides service to approximately 26,000 retailers throughout Ohio and Kentucky which have a combined population of approximately 16 million people. This is a region of the country where we see great potential to continue to gain market share. As our sales team gains more retail doors in the region, having a premier DSD partner like Heidelberg boosts our initial product rollout and will enhance our brand presence in stores. This partnership will bear fruit almost immediately as we continue to add new major retail clients in the region. The continued growth of Alkaline88 in the Midwest and neighboring states will be supported by a new co-packer in the region, which we will announce in the coming weeks. Opening a new strategically located co-packer and partnering with Heidelberg Distributing demonstrate the ways The Alkaline Water Company continues to optimize operations by enhancing both production and distribution.