Sales of bottled water continue to grow in the U.S.
Building on last year’s growth of 4.7%, bottled water will again post significant increases in both sales and consumption for 2014, according to preliminary data from the Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC). Information presented by BMC Managing Director of Research Gary Hemphill during the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) Annual Business Conference in Dallas points to bottled water’s growing share of the packaged beverage market.
In a series of graphs and numbers, the video explains benefits of bottled water
Bottled water is a small and efficient water user that spares people of billions of calories when they choose to drink water over other packaged drinks, according to a new video released by the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) via its BottledWaterMatters YouTube channel.
Increasing demand for bottled sparkling water prompted the move
Michigan-based Absopure announced today it has introduced three new flavors of its Cap10 all-natural sparkling mineral water product line: black cherry, orange mango and pineapple coconut.
In today’s on-the-go lifestyle, bottled water is a convenient, healthy hydration choice. The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) works not only to encourage Americans to make healthy choices, but also to advocate for its member companies when it comes to regulations affecting bottled water quality, sales, taxes and more. WQP Managing Editor Kate Cline recently caught up with Christopher Hogan of IBWA to learn more about the association’s current and future efforts.
Global bottled water market reached more than $157 billion in 2013
Boreal Water Collection Inc. announced that it landed a large distribution agreement in China with COFCO, the largest supplier of diversified products and services in the agricultural products and food industry in China, and received from them the first order for 10 containers of Boreal Baby Water.
IBWA dispels claims that the bottled water industry is a major contributor to the drought
Several recent media reports have incorrectly claimed that the bottled water industry is a major contributor to California’s ongoing drought, according to a press release from the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA). The association provided the following facts about this issue:
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Report finds that multicultural and Gen X consumers are most likely to drink bottled water
There are 60 million adults who consumed an average of at least one glass of bottled still water per day in the past seven days, and these consumers offer attractive possibilities for food and beverage marketers, according to findings published by market research publisher Packaged Facts in the report "
Study shows that the campaign resulted in a 3% lift in incremental sales among those who saw the advertising
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Drink Up campaign has increased bottled water sales, the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) reported in a press release. The First Lady announced the boost in sales, citing a new study from Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS). The study shows that the online Drink Up ad campaign resulted in a 3% lift in incremental sales among those who saw the advertising. This generated almost $1 million in incremental retail bottled water sales.
Industry focuses on environmental impact reduction efforts
The bottled water industry is focused on helping people lead healthier lives and enjoy environmentally friendly communities. “In keeping with this year’s Earth Day theme of ‘Green Cities,’ the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) demonstrates a sustainable community focus through its numerous environmental impact reduction efforts, which are built on a foundation of solid science and smart decisions,” said Chris Hogan, vice president of communications for IBWA.