#GoGIRLS: Black-Owned Water Brand Makes History
For the first time, Walmart is selling a black-owned bottled water brand on their shelves, and the co-owner is a woman.
Live Alkaline Water is based in Jacksonville, Florida, but the water comes from the North Carolina spring that has been in Robert McCray's family for over 100 years. Upon learning the water could be sold as a product, he partnered with Dr. Shayla Creer of Jacksonville to create the brand.
The water is 100% natural alkaline water that is bottled at the source from a natural underground spring, an aquifer, and a mineral rock bed that lies 800 feet below the ground.
Dr. Creer told First Coast News, "I called... many Walmarts, and finally we got a hold of one who allowed us to do a presentation." Soon after, they presented their business plan to a local Walmart... and to their surprise, the regional manager was there and decided to give them a chance.
Being the first black-owned bottled water company at Walmart is already an amazing accomplishment, but then they sold out in a month! Walmart has since reordered, and plans to continue selling their water and possibly adding the product to more stores across the country.
According to McCray and Dr. Sheer, the 100% organic minerals in Live Alkaline Water work together to naturally boost energy levels by cleansing your cells & ridding your body of toxins that slow you down. They also say that their water contains the highest levels of 100% organic, natural minerals that not only help keep the body functioning at its best, but also give it a fresh, pure, taste that people love so much.
Women making history...by selling a product that we all need anyway. Sounds like a reason to support to me. You Go G.I.R.L.