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Hydrating news! BeverageDaily.com 2014 waters round-up

Fresh from the Zenith International Premium Waters conference in Dubai, we've selected a handful of this year's top waters stories.

Excite and hydrate consumers, BeverageDaily tells Premium Waters conference

Premium bottled water producers must excite as well as hydrate consumers, delegates at the Zenith International Premium Waters conference heard last week.

PREMIUM WATERS 2014, ZENITH INTERNATIONAL, DUBAI, DECEMBER 8-9

‘Big brands commoditize water, and hydration is boring!’ – FineWaters connoisseur

Waters connoisseur Michael Mascha believes hydration alone is boring and believes that premium water brands should push their epicurean credentials to emphasize distinctive terroir and taste.

PREMIUM WATERS 2014, ZENITH INTERNATIONAL, DUBAI, DECEMBER 8-9

Agthia Group: Water faces challenge to dethrone CSDs as UAE’s ‘natural rehydrator’

Abu Dhabi-based food and beverage giant Agthia Group says the bottled waters industry faces a challenge to persuade UAE consumers to swop soft drinks for water as a ‘natural rehydrator’.

CANADEAN BEVERAGE PACKAGING 2014, BRUSSELS

Danone Waters warns EU bottled water PEF rules could cost struggling SMEs

Danone Waters has warned that EU plans to introduce rules obliging bottled water brands to assess their product environmental footprint risks discriminating against hard-pressed SMEs.

Dr Pepper hopes for Hispanic ‘home run’ with Mexican sparkling waters brand Penafiel

As one analyst suggests that Dr Pepper Snapple Group has hit a ‘home run’ with Mexican mineral water brand Penafiel, the company says it hopes to increase distribution in the US.

PURE LIFE EXOTICS LAUNCH FLAVORED WITH NATURAL FRUIT ESSENCES

Nestle Waters seeks soda-style taste with unsweetened sparkling waters

Nestle Waters tells BeverageDaily.com it designed new flavored sparkling waters range Nestle Pure Life Exotics to provide a ‘taste delivery’ as similar as possible to sodas without using sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Spotlight

Soft drink trends, opportunities and challenges: Euromonitor
In-depth on carbonates with Euromonitor International

Want your fizz back? Get into the water aisle, go retro and hit new day parts, say experts

Carbonates will never return to the buzz of the 80s but beverage makers can inject life back...

Soft drink depression link in China

Soft drinks linked to depressive symptoms among Chinese adults: Study

Higher consumption of soft drinks correlates with higher prevalence of depressive symptoms, according to a cross-sectional study...

Coca-Cola Enterprises ends British PET bottle recycling JV

Coca-Cola Enterprises ends British PET bottle recycling JV

Coca-Cola Enterprises has brought an end to its British polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle recycling joint venture with recently...

White tea: Antioxidant, anticancer properties

White tea packs antioxidant punch against colon cancer: Study

White tea could slow the spread of colon cancer cells thanks to its antioxidant properties, claim researchers.

PepsiCo, job cuts, layoffs, Chicago, Gatorade, Quaker, Tropicana
Division encompasses Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade

PepsiCo cuts about 100 employees from Chicago's North America Nutrition team

PepsiCo has cut about 100 employees from its Chicago, Illinois office, home to the company’s North America...

Liquid Luminaries: Vote for your BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2014!
DYNAMISM IN DRINKS: WHO WINS YOUR 2014 VOTE?

Liquid Luminaries: Vote for your BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2014!

Read through our shortlist of 10 nominees and then vote for your BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2014!