Leading Brands, Inc. Announces Major New Listings For TrueBlue® Blueberry Juice Brand
VANCOUVER, CANADA - March 1, 2007 - Leading Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: LBIX), North America's only fully integrated premium beverage company, is pleased to announce that its TrueBlue® Blueberry Juice brand has now been listed with The Kroger® Co., one of America's largest retail grocery chains.
The Company said that most locations will at the outset carry four flavors of the fast growing blueberry juice brand: Blueberry, Blueberry Blackberry, Blueberry Pomegranate and Blueberry Cranberry in nine of its major banners. Product should be on the shelves there within 30 days.
Leading Brands Senior Vice-President of Sales, Patrick Wilson said: "We have been working to secure these listings for more than a year now. This is particularly helpful to us in the Mid-West US where TrueBlue® will now have a greater than 60% ACV in most major markets. This development adds to the momentum of our wonderfully delicious and healthy TrueBlue® Blueberry Juice brand and is a major milestone for us."
About Leading Brands, Inc.
Leading Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIX) is North America’s only fully integrated premium beverage company. The Company’s unique Integrated Distribution System (IDS) ™ offers turnkey, one-stop shopping to food and beverage brand owners, including manufacturing, distribution, sales/marketing and licensing. In addition, Leading Brands produces their own line of beverages such as TrueBlue® Blueberry Juice, Ceasar’s® Cocktail, TREK® Natural Sports Drinks, NITRO™ Energy Drinks and Infinite Health™ Water.
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