Members inform federal elected representatives about issues important to the bottled water industry
On June 19, 2013, members of the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA), representing bottlers, distributors and suppliers from across the country, participated in IBWA’s June Capitol Hill Day. This event allows IBWA members to directly interact with their federal elected representatives and staffs, and inform them about the many issues important to America’s bottled water industry. This was the fourth Hill Day that IBWA members have participated in to date during 2013.
Fred Water will be the preferred water for the crew during training
Fred Water has been named the preferred water supplier of Oracle Team USA, defender of the 34th America's Cup, making it the preferred water for the crew during training through the final in September 2013. The team selected Fred Water because it is a local company, based in Sausalito, Calif., serving water from the U.S.
Brand teams up with actress Alyssa Milano, Dress for Success, Project Runway and AiRealistic
Nestle Waters North America nationally launched resource natural spring water, its domestically sourced premium still water brand with naturally occurring electrolytes for taste. It is sustainably sourced natural spring water from carefully selected sources, packaged in a bottle made with 50% recycled plastic that is 100% recyclable.
Nearly 400,000 bottles of clean and safe drinking water supplied to Oklahoma disaster victims
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is working with its member bottlers to deliver critical supplies of bottled water to victims of the devastating tornado that ripped through the town of Moore, Okla. As with past disasters, IBWA member bottlers began responding immediately to provide substantial supplies of bottled water to those affected.
Product meets NSF compliance standards, indicating testing & analysis
SNO glacier water from Iceland has earned third-party certification from NSF Intl.
The water received NSF's certification, indicating it has met NSF's compliance standards, assuring consumers that this product has undergone extensive product testing and analysis, including a complete evaluation of every aspect of its development.
The Nava filtering water bottle contains a replaceable filter that lasts three months under normal use. The filter is made from coconut shells and has been independently tested to exceed NSF Standard 42 for chlorine taste and odor removal. The ergonomic mouthpiece is the result of more than a dozen prototypes, and the bottle has optimized water flow and is hands free and splash proof. An online filter subscription service is available.
Boreal Water Collection Inc. will be bottling Dean & Deluca private-labeled bottled water
Boreal Water Collection Inc., a private-label bottled water company in New York state, signed a private-label deal with Dean & Deluca Co., headquartered in New York City. Boreal will be bottling Dean & Deluca private-labeled bottled water out of its Catskill Mountains, N.Y., plant.
IBWA opposes the provision in House Bill 528 that eliminates sales tax exemption for bottled water
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) has urged Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin to continue his opposition to the sales taxes included in the budget proposals recently approved by both the Vermont Senate and House of Representatives. In particular, IBWA has stated its opposition to the current provision in House Bill 528 that would eliminate the existing sales tax exemption for bottled water.
U.S. bottled water consumption increases 6.2% in 2012; sales up 6.7%
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA), in conjunction with Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC) has released 2012 bottled water statistics, compiled by BMC, a research, consulting and financial services firm dedicated to the global beverage industry. The new data show that the overall consumption of bottled water increased by 6.2% and bottled water sales were up 6.7%.
Campaign urges consumers to "liberate water from 30 years of bondage"
In recognition of Earth Day, KOR Water launched a campaign to end bottled water wastefulness. Seeking to create a grassroots movement, the company is calling on people everywhere to "Free Water" from the "bondage" of plastic bottles. "Water has been literally and figuratively imprisoned by an industry that never should have existed, and we believe people are ready for change," said KOR CEO Eric Barnes.