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Retro Canadian drink crowdfunds to revive brand


June 1, 2015
By Canadian Vending

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June 1, 2015, Vancouver – Clearly Canadian, a flavoured,
sparkling spring water sold in the 1980s and ’90s, is seeking support from fans
to re-introduce the drink to the market.

June 1, 2015, Vancouver – Clearly Canadian, a flavoured,
sparkling spring water sold in the 1980s and ’90s, is seeking support from fans
to re-introduce the drink to the market.

More than 30,000 cases have been pre-sold on
ClearlyCanadian.com, the company said in a news release. It is launching an
Indiegogo campaign to help support the revival.

“Clearly owes its entire turnaround to our fans and
community,” explained chief executive officer Robert Khan. “Without their
support and pre-orders, Clearly Canadian would not be here today. Now that
we’ve successfully finished our pre-order campaign, we’re looking for more ways
to push Clearly Canadian.”

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The Indiegogo campaign is live for only 15 days. Customers
can choose from four flavours (Wild Cherry, Mountain Blackberry, Orchard Peach
and Country Raspberry) with each case selling for $30. Cases are currently
available to customers in the U.S. and Canada but Clearly Canadian may expand
shipping to other countries in the near future.

Established in 1987 in British Columbia, Clearly Canadian
plans to return to retail sometime next year. “Our goal is to scale into 13,000
grocery stores in Canada and the United States in 2016,” said Khan. “We’re
encouraging fans everywhere to make their voices known and reach out to their
local grocers to request they begin carrying Clearly Canadian.”

If Clearly Canadian reaches a stretch goal of $250,000,
backers will get to choose a new flavour that will be added to the original
lineup.