These Two Doctors Are Behind The First Black-Owned Water Company To Have Products Sold At Walmart

The water sold out within one month!

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| July 10 2018,

8:57 pm

A black-owned alkaline water company has made it onto Walmart’s shelves.

Live Alkaline Water is sourced from a spring in North Carolina that has been in Dr. Robert McCray’s family for over a century. He told First Coast News his aunt took him to the spring and told him his “ancestors are crying out” to him, calling on him to be a responsible steward for the water.

To put his family's water to good use, McCray partnered with Dr. Shayla Creer to start a bottled water company.

At first things didn't seem to be going anywhere; however, eventually, Creer and McCray had a stroke of luck.

"I called ... many Walmarts, and finally we got a hold of one who allowed us to do a presentation,” Creer told the station.

Unbeknownst to them, a regional manager was present and liked their idea.

"It was hard to keep our composure," said McCray. "Because it’s the product that was [our] baby."

Alkaline water is thought by many to have extraordinary health benefits, including the management of acid reflux disease. Once it was in stores, McCray and Creer's water sold out within a month of being on sale.

The water is now sold in three Walmart locations and several privately-owned businesses in North Florida. It can also be purchased online.

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