DEAR FELLOW SHAREHOLDERS:
Financially speaking, this past January was the best start to a calendar year that we have had at Leading Brands. February looks to bring an improvement as well. We primarily owe those advances to increased plant efficiency and improved planning and profit margins.
We have been working on increasing both the size and experience of our sales force, in Canada and the United States. With so many exciting new products, we want to make sure that we have the resources to adequately penetrate the market.
TrueBlue™ listings are coming up nicely. We look to be extremely well positioned going into the Spring.
We hope to make some significant changes to our corporate and brand websites over the next couple of months. We will incorporate a section showing the press we get on our brands. In the meantime, I attach three recent articles highlighting TrueBlue™, Brand X™ and Infinity®.
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Thank you for your continued support.
LEADING BRANDS, INC.
Ralph D. McRae
Chairman & CEO
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