Natural mineral and spring water brands are built on their provenance, making their source a unique part of who they are. But with increasing pressure from man's impact on the planet, how are brands protecting their water for the future?
A focus on sustainability is becoming more and more important across all industry sectors: and the bottled water industry is no exception. Plant-based bottles, edible and biodegradable packaging, and programs on water stewardship are all initiatives being...
Aventics is responding to a trend towards more complex PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) bottle shapes and smaller batches with a PET bottle formation that can be controlled and adjusted during the blow molding process.
Mai Dubai, bottled water company, part of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), has partnered with Swisslog to automate its storage and distribution centre as part of its 2020 $21m mega expansion project.
It looks set to be a vintage year ahead for Chateau Eau De Source
Public - or as it is more humbly known, tap water - as consumers
find themselves encouraged to shun the mineral variety of the
product to reduce packaging waste.
Sales of carbonated soft drinks in the US are forecast to decline
for the fourth consecutive year, according to a new market report,
which examines the steps taken by some of the category leaders in
response to the tough market conditions.
Bottled water sales are booming in Britain thanks to a new
generation of consumers who see the sector as more than glorified
tap water and better for their health and well-being than fizzy
drinks, reports Chris Mercer.
Coca-Cola's Greek bottling subsidiary has announced it will buy its
way into Serbia's bottled water market as the trend towards healthy
living increases the importance of non-carbonated soft drinks,
reports Chris Mercer.
Danone's rapid expansion into the home and office delivery (HOD)
bottled water market has given it a global market share to match
that of rival Nestlé in recent years, but the growth has not come
without a price, writes Chris...
With the proposed sale of Serbian water bottler Knjaz Milos
attracting the attention of major international players, the
importance of this category is hard to ignore. The latest report
from Zenith International backs this up, highlighting...
The Serbian Privitisation Agency says that all the current bids for
mineral water bottler Knjaz Milos will fail because they are too
low, a fact that is likely to lead to a second round of more heated
bidding. And with interest in...
Serbia appears to be flavour of the month for investors, as the
race to bag the country's leading mineral water bottler, Knjaz
Milos, intensifies following a late but serious bid from Serbian
national and LA Lakers basketball...
The sale of shares in Serbian mineral water bottler Knjaz Milos has
attracted considerable attention from a succession of foreign
companies, with France's Group Danone, Cayman Islands registered
FPP Balkan, Hungarian-based Jaminca...
Thailand's tropical climate has fuelled the country's thirst for
soft drinks, with consumption growing steadily in recent years,
according to market analysts Canadean. Bottled water and
other 'healthy' drinks are...
Italy is western Europe’s biggest bottled water market, with both
the highest overall volumes and the largest per capita intake. But
despite this flood of water, the market is far from reaching
saturation as Italians turn increasingly...
Persuading consumers to pay money for tap water - no matter how
well it is purified and packaged - is a difficult task, but growing
numbers of companies across Europe are successfully doing just
that. The key, it seems, is to focus...
Water coolers are becoming an increasingly important part of office
life in the UK, fuelled by growing consumer awareness of the health
benefits of good hydration and - last year at least - by hot summer
weather. And while the British...
Narzan, one of Russia's best-known mineral water companies, has
received a loan for $12.25 million from the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development as part of a combined equity
Convincing US consumers to buy bottled, purified tap water at a
premium price may be relatively easy for a company as adept at
marketing as Coca-Cola, but doing the same with the rather more
savvy European bottled water drinker appears...
British consumers are now drinking more bottled water than ever
before, attracted by the healthy image of the product. And it is
this image which is likely to protect natural mineral waters such
as Evian or Vittel from the impact...
Eastern Europe's thirst for bottled water shows no signs of being
quenched, with all of the 15 biggest countries in the region
showing volume growth over the five years, according to a new
report from beverage industry analysts...
France is the home of some of the world's biggest mineral water
brands - Perrier, Vittel, Evian, Volvic, to name just four - but a
new entry into the market early next year is likely to give brand
owners such as Danone and Nestlé...
Health concerns continue to drive bottled water sales in the UK as
the findings of a new report reveal that sales rose another 11 per
cent last year to 1770 million litres, contributing £1,000 million
(€1.472m) in retail value, writes...
With the four major international bottled water groups and a
handful of strong local players all keen to grow sales, the bottled
water market in East Europe has grown strongly in spite of economic
troubles in many markets - and is...
Italian food group Parmalat has been busy this week. Not only has
it opened its first bottled water bottling plant in the Canadian
province of Quebec, it has also begun legal proceedings against
Agrinove over an alleged copyright...