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What stores sell Clearly Canadian?

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Clearly Canadian sparkling flavored water was discontinued and is not available in stores as of 2015. However, a crowd-sourced campaign began in 2013 to revive the brand. If enough cases of the beverage are pre-ordered, Clearly Canadian has the potential to once again enter supermarkets throughout Canada and the United States.

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Founded in 1987, the Clearly Canadian premium beverage company rose to extreme popularity throughout the 80s and 90s, but was discontinued due to a lack of success in the United States. This occurred because of a poor marketing strategy on the part of the manufacturers; Clearly Canadian was more expensive than most comparable soft drinks, and there was a surplus of the product available.

However, in 2013, Clearly Canadian announced a potential comeback though a crowd-sourced fan campaign. Their stated goal was to see 25,000 cases ordered for direct-to-consumer delivery in order to start selling the product in supermarkets throughout the United States and Canada. They further announced that sales of 250,000 cases would facilitate a worldwide comeback.

Direct-to-consumer orders were expected to be delivered at some point in the first quarter of 2015. Four original flavors are slated for availability: Mountain Blackberry, Wild Cherry, Orchard Peach and Country Raspberry.

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