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Select Walmart stores have something special on their shelves this summer. For the first time, a 100 percent Black-owned bottled water product is being sold in three of its locations.

According to Black Enterprise, Live Alkaline Water, created by Robert McCray and business partner Dr. Shayla Creer, can now be found in two Jacksonville, FL Walmarts and another in Fruit Cove.

Live Alkaline Water is sourced from a natural spring in North Carolina that has been in McCray’s family for nearly 100 years. In an interview with First Coast News, he said that it was his great aunt who pushed him to make the business a reality.

“The blood of your ancestors is crying out for you,” McCray recalls his aunt saying to him. “You’re responsible for this.”

Benefits of the water, according to their e-commerce site, include detoxifying properties, electrolytes, antioxidants, minerals, and the ability to balance PH levels.

Dr. Creer admitted to First Coast News that the journey to store shelves wasn’t easy, but both agreed that the excitement after getting a “yes” was rewarding.  ‘I called… many Walmarts, and finally we got a hold of one who allowed us to do a presentation,” Creer told Black Enterprise.

The pair presented their business plan unaware that the regional manager would be there, and once the bottles hit store shelves, they sold out within the first month. Now people as far away as Africa are hoping to get their hands on the water, reports Black Enterprise.

McCray said, “Healthy people make a healthy community. Eat right, drink right, and you begin to think right.”

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11 thoughts on “First Black-Owned Bottled Water Company To Be Sold In Walmart!

  1. Steve Drane on said:

    I’m starting with a healthy diet this would help I own small business I would love to sell to my local community (send information management)

  2. Thank God first of all! Walmart should not have a problem with having the water in their stores. They get 85-95 percent of African Americans business. Please bring it to NOLA, I will buy it not because it’s black-owned but because it’s healthier.

  3. Ms.Peace nI love Niche' on said:

    God bless this man and his families business, Its about time we got into the water business
    Its very important and we all should get behind him and raise his stock because there will b an uprising! We need all the smart leaders and company’s owne by the our people!!

  4. Ernestine Morrison on said:

    Wonderful for our folks.My hope is
    Live Alkaline Water will branch out
    and approach Amazon who bought Whole
    Foods. Even Harlem,in New York City,
    has a Whole Foods, in the Black
    community and sells many products by
    African Americans. Pass the word folks
    like our ancestors used to do, word
    of mouth selling and a Kwanzaa
    principle of supporting our own.

  5. S.D. on said:

    No, mac dummy, it’s not cra cra – – it’s business savvy…something the likes of you will never be able to understand!!

    • Phoenix Rising on said:

      No, what’s cra cra is your orange mentor aka traitor, in bed with Russia. Even after that fiasco press conference, he’s still got d*ck in his mouth. That’s for you and Kates0000.

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