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Company Makes History by Becoming First Black-Owned Water Brand to Sell at Walmart

For the first time in Walmart’s history a Black-owned bottle company selling alkaline water will grace its shelves, First Coast News reports.

Live Alkaline Water, founded by Dr. Shayla Creer and Robert McCray, is being sold at a Walmart store in North Carolina.

McCray’s family has owned the natural alkaline water spring for more than 100 years and he decided to work with Creer to create the water company.

“I called… many Walmarts, and finally we got a hold of one who allowed us to do a presentation,” Dr. Creer told First Coast News.

The brand’s success in the first month of availability in Walmart led to it sold in three different Walmart locations on Florida.

According to Black Enterprise, “the water is sourced from a natural underground spring, an aquifer, and a mineral rock bed that lies 800 feet below the ground making it extremely pure and fresh to the taste.”

“Healthy people make a healthy community,” McCray told First Coast News. “Eat right, drink right and you begin to think right, as a people.”

Live Alkaline Water is also sold online.

Check out a video of the news report below.

Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.