History Of Le Bleu
Le Bleu Corporation was formed in 1990 by Jerry W. Smith. Mr. Smith,
President and CEO of Le Bleu Corporation, had the foresight to realize
the potential of what is today's bottled water industry. His over thirty-five
years of experience in water treatments and a Certified Water Specialist
CWS-V certification by the National Water Quality Association provided
the background from which Mr. Smith would develop numerous patents and
Le Bleu's patent-pending purification process.
The company's first product was a 10-oz. glass bottle.
The product was praised for its purity, taste and label
design. As bottled water continued to develop in the
early 1990's, Le Bleu introduced PET packages
in 20-oz., 1 liter and 1.5-liter sizes. As the distribution
network was established, product availability increased
and sales rose rapidly.
Le Bleu has since been growing by leaps and bounds
in the beverage industry, introducing a number of new
Le Bleu Products to the marketplace.
In the fourth quarter of 2000, Le Bleu introduced a
12-oz. bottle in a 12 and 24 pack case. The 12-oz. is
ideal for school children to take to lunch or just to
carry with you when you are on the go. This product
can now be found in major grocery chains, sporting arenas,
elementary schools and vending machines.
Le Bleu's five-gallon division was
established in 1996 as the demand for Le Bleu's product
moved beyond the convenience stores and grocery chains
points of availability. Le Bleu Corporation's facility
in Advance, North Carolina supplies five-gallon bottled
water through 12 branches located throughout
North and South Carolina.
Many five-gallon residential customers have been enjoying
pure and refreshing Le Bleu Bottled Water from their
five-gallon water cooler for a number of years. Le Bleu
introduced the second phase of its residential service
in the second quarter of 2001. The Le Bleu
Automatic Ultra Pure Bottled Water System provides
Le Bleu water throughout the home through secondary
faucets, ice-makers and refrigerator water dispensers.
The system can be pre-plumbed into new homes or installed
into most existing homes. It only takes ten minutes
a month to fill your homes system's 50-gallon tank with
Le Bleu five-gallon bottled water.
Le Bleu's Shower Filtration System
was introduced in the third quarter of 2001, offering
healthier chlorine-free showers, saving water, energy
In December 2001, Le Bleu introduced a line of Gourmet
Coffee, including 100% Colombian, 100% Colombian
Decaf and Blue Ridge Blend. And when made with Le Bleu's
Thermal Coffee Brewer, customers can
enjoy the perfect cup of coffee.
In September 2005, Le Bleu began distribution of Nature's Pearl Muscadine
Grape Seed. Nature's Pearl is a dietary supplement that is 100% pure and
natural Muscadine grape seed in capsule form. Nature's Pearl Muscadine
Grape Seed is nature's number one source of antioxidants and contains
a wide array of health benefits. Nature's Pearl Muscadine Grape Seed has
been found to contain anti-inflammatory properties, and promotes healthy
cholesterol levels by protecting LDL (bad) cholesterol from free radicals
and improving HDL (good) cholesterol. For more information, visit www.naturespearlproducts.com.
In November 2005, Le Bleu expanded its Nature's Pearl distribution to
include Nature's Pearl Muscadine Grape Juice. No other grape compares
to the taste of a Muscadine grape. Full of natural flavor and sweetness,
Nature's Pearl Muscadine Juice is a delicious and healthy beverage. It is all natural,
not from concentrate and contains no added sugar.
Le Bleu Corporation continues to grow both inside and outside the United States. Le Bleu Corporation has licensed bottling plants in Advance NC; Asheville
NC; The Cayman Islands, British West Indies; St. Thomas, and US
Virgin Islands. Additional plants are being built
for manufacture of Le Bleu Bottled Water in Turks and Caicos, The Bahamas,
and Honduras in 2006.
As the worldwide need for high purity water increases, Le Bleu's export
division continues its expansion into international markets. Le Bleu's
foreign distributor network currently includes The Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Japan, St. Croix, Curacao and St. Thomas. Contact
an International Distributor near you. If you are interested in distribution
of Le Bleu in a country where Le Bleu is not currently distributed, please
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