Leading Brands, Inc. Announces First Shipments of New Brand Soy2o™
VANCOUVER, CANADA - December 15, 2003 - LEADING BRANDS, INC. (NASDAQ: LBIX), North America's only fully integrated premium beverage company, announces that this past week it produced and commenced shipping its new beverage brand: Soy2o™.
Soy2O™ (pronounced "soy-two-oh") is a unique blend of fruit flavored water and natural soy isoflavones. The 'Evolution of Soy™', Soy2O™ is 'Clearly refreshing without the soy taste™'. Soy2O™ is crisp and clear in appearance. There is absolutely no hint that the product contains a healthy 20 mgs of soy in every 12 oz bottle. Initially the product line consists of four distinct new flavors: Blueberry Grape, Peach Mango, Strawberry Guava and Lemon Green Tea.
The Company will initially distribute in the United States, followed shortly thereafter by Canada.
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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®, LiteBlue®, TREK® Natural Sports Drinks, NITRO® Energy Drinks, INFINITY® Health Water™, Country Harvest® Juices, and Caesar’s® Cocktails.
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