Profile: Leading Brands Inc (LBIX.OQ)
30 Jan 2015
Leading Brands, Inc. (Leading Brands), incorporated on February 4, 1986, is a Canada-based company engaged in beverage bottling, distribution, sales, merchandising, brand development and brand management of beverage products. Leading Brands has customers across Canada, the western United States and Asia.
As of February 28, 2014, the Company operated a bottling plant in Edmonton, Alberta. The Company bottles juices and beverages for a co-pack customer and the Company’s own branded products. The Company’s plant is primarily a hot fill plant designed to allow for extended shelf life of products without the use of preservatives. The Company provides beverage packaging (co-pack) services to a branded beverage company. The Company’s Edmonton plant is designed and equipped to handle various types of containers on its two lines.
The Company sells branded and licensed beverage products through its Integrated Distribution System (IDS) of distributors, wholesalers, and grocery chains. Its principal product lines include juices and other beverages. The Company’s bottling plant provides bottling services for the Company’s own products and for external customers. Some of the Company’s branded products include TrueBlue, PureBlue, TrueBlack and Happy Water. Its subsidiaries include Leading Brands of Canada, Inc. (LBCI), the Company’s principal operating subsidiary in Canada and also operates as North American Bottling (a division of LBCI); LBI Brands, Inc., which owns certain of the Company’s brands, trademarks and other intellectual property; Neurogenesis Inc., an operating company for the Happy Water brand, and Neurogenesis Inc., which is the Company’s principal operating subsidiary in the United States.
Leading Brands Inc
Unit 101, 33 8th Ave W
VANCOUVER BC V5Y 1M8