Many Americans, Asians and Europeans worry about the quality of their tap water; almost 40% of Americans participating in a new survey said they boiled or filtered their water before drinking it. That level of concern is a key trend in consumer attitudes toward the water they drink at home, work and leisure.
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Attitudes toward tap water lead consumers to search for treatment options
Sales of Poland Spring brand water in the New York metropolitan area topped $506 million in 2013
New Nielsen data from 2013 of packaged beverage sales across retail channels indicate that Poland Spring brand water, the leading product of Nestlé Waters North America, is the best-selling beverage in the New York tri-state area. In addition, it is a bestseller across major Northeast markets, including Boston; Albany, N.Y.; and Hartford/New Haven, Conn.
Sno Glacier Water is high in oxygen, has low TDS, a neutral body pH of 7.4 and zero nitrates
FoodBev.com nominated nitrate-free Sno glacier water from Iceland as one of the Best New Drink Brands in 2013. Sno is available in California at Bristol Farms grocery stores.
Each year the FoodBev.com Awards celebrate creativity and recognizes brands that are eye-catching, creatively dominant, original, unique, practical and useful.
Of the thousands of brands seeking this recognition, FoodBev.com selects only about 100 brands annually to qualify for its award.
Splash Water customers can now choose DS Waters' Sparkletts brand spring or purified water
DS Waters of America Inc., owner of the Sparkletts bottled water brand, acquired Splash Water Inc.'s home and office bottled water delivery business serving the Los Angeles community.
Partnership signals greater expansion for Ferrarelle in U.S. home and office beverage delivery market
Ferrarelle USA has partnered with DS Waters of America Inc. to deliver Ferrarelle’s naturally effervescent bottled mineral water nationwide. DS Waters provides bottled water, water filtration and coffee and tea services to more than 1.4 million customers. DS Waters will add 330- and 750-mL bottles of Ferrarelle to its existing portfolio of regional bottled water brands.
WQA hires experienced manager to promote industry cooperation and opportunity
To help its members with bottled water opportunities and promote industry cooperation, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) hired Barbara Marteney to develop its new bottled water program.
Marteney, with 17 years of in-depth experience in the bottled water and food industries, will help WQA support the bottled water industry through education, certification and consultative services. She will work as an independent contractor for WQA.
Water use ratio for the bottled water industry is the lowest among packaged beverages
The results of a new study released by the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) show that the amount of water used to produce bottled water products is less than all other types of packaged beverages. On average, only 1.39 liters of water are used to produce every 1 liter of finished bottled water.
New book highlights the efforts of Maine citizens to prevent a corporation from extracting groundwater
In From Groundwater to Grass Roots, author Walter Baily chronicles the struggle of residents in the rural Maine towns of Newfield and Shapleigh to prevent an international corporation from extracting groundwater. This book highlights residents’ actions and developing knowledge as they advocate for protecting groundwater beneath their homes and communities. The issue was not only preservation of an aquifer, but the principle that a resource fundamental to life should not become a commodity for private profit.
Former president of Mid-Atlantic Coca Cola and the 7UP Co. to lend his experience to Eco-Carton
Jim Harford joined the WaterBox team in support of the Eco-Carton, a paperboard beverage container with a mineralized barrier coating that supports the environment. Harford began his career in the soft drink industry in 1967 and became the youngest corporate vice president in Royal Crown Cola Co.'s history in 1969. He has held other executive positions, and was tapped to manage large beverage investments for both First Boston and Citi-Corp Venture Capital. He managed the integration of Everfresh Juice Co.
The Evo Eau reusable water bottle filters up to 99% of contaminants from tap water
Evo Eau — a reusable water bottle that filters up to 99% of contaminants from municipally supplied tap water — is now available through IndieGoGo.