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