VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq:LBIX), North America's only fully integrated healthy branded beverage company, announces that its Neurogenesis HAPPY WATER® brand has been named one of the "Top 10 Most Innovative Products for 2013" by The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG). See CFIG Press Release at the following link: From Happy Water to Custom Frosting, Grocery Innovations Canada Announces Most Innovative Products from Annual Trade Show.

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Chosen by the CFIG from tens of thousands of grocery products at its annual Grocery Innovations Tradeshow in Toronto, Ontario, Neurogenesis HAPPY WATER® is honored to receive this prestigious award.

HAPPY WATER® is now available across most of Canada. It is the embodiment of Leading Brands' vision of the future of the beverage industry: bringing "naturally functional" products to health conscious consumers.

About Leading Brands, Inc.

Leading Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq:LBIX) is North America's only fully integrated healthy beverage company. Leading Brands creates, designs, bottles, distributes and markets its own proprietary premium beverage brands via its unique Integrated Distribution System (IDS)™ which involves the Company finding the best and most cost-effective route to market. The Company strives to use the best natural ingredients hence its mantra: Better Ingredients – Better Brands.

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Better Ingredients | Better Brands™

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