Profile: Leading Brands Inc (LBIX.OQ)
24 Mar 2017
Leading Brands, Inc. (Leading Brands), incorporated on February 4, 1986, and its subsidiaries are engaged in the development, production, marketing and distribution of the Company's branded and licensed beverage brands, as well as production services for certain other customers. The Company's principal operations consist of an integrated bottling and distribution system for beverages. The Company sells beverage products through its integrated distribution system (IDS) of distributors, wholesalers and grocery chains. Its principal product lines include juices and other premium beverages. The Company's bottling plant provides bottling services for the Company's own products and for external customers, as requested. The Company's beverage brands include TrueBlue, PureBlue and HappyWater.
The Company provides beverage packaging (co-pack) services to a beverage company. Co-pack customers own their brands, and handle the distribution of the product to market. The Company operates a 50,000 square foot bottling plant in Edmonton, Alberta. The Company bottles juices and new age beverages for a co-pack customer, and the Company's own branded products. The Company's Edmonton plant is designed and equipped to handle various types of containers on its two lines that can fill containers of glass or polyethylene teraphalate (PET).
The Company operates in Canada as an integrated beverage bottler and distributor. In addition to the bottling plant, the sales and distribution system has a regional warehouse distribution center located in Edmonton, Alberta. In addition, there are third party distribution centers in Greater Vancouver, Metro Toronto and the State of Washington. The sales and distribution system distributes a range of beverages to retail, wholesale and distribution outlets. Through its distribution network, broker network and the Company's sales team, the Company maintains contact with its customers and provides the sales and merchandising services.
The Company's subsidiaries include Leading Brands of Canada, Inc. (LBCI), LBI Brands, Inc. and Neurogenesis Inc. LBCI is engaged in the Company's beverage business in Canada. LBI Brands, Inc. owns certain of the Company's brands, trademarks and other intellectual property. Neurogenesis Inc. is an operating company for the Happy Water brand.
Leading Brands Inc
33 8th Ave W Suite 101
VANCOUVER BC V5Y 1M8