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Nestlé Waters extends market leadership

Nestlé Waters, the Swiss group which owns the Perrier and Vittel mineral water brands, among others, has reported a 9.6 per cent increase in organic...

Vitamin E for 'designer' waters

ADM Natural Health and Nutrition is launching a new vitamin E for use in clear beverages onto the European market. 230 Clear, to be presented...

WBD enters water market

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, the Russian producer of dairy products and fruit juice, has embarked upon a third line of business - bottled water. The company yesterday...

Will wine snobs ever drink from cans?

Australia's Gowrie Mountain Estate is preparing to release wine in cans to the US, UK and Japan - not a new concept, but nevertheless one...

Bottled water producer continues to grow

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Well, not exactly, at least not in the case of the world's biggest food company, Nestlé. The...

Healthy consumers turning to water

Health concerns continue to drive bottled water sales in the UK as the findings of a new report reveal that sales rose another 11 per...

Cadbury to reshuffle US soft drinks unit

Cadbury Schweppes, the UK-based confectionery and soft drinks company, has today reported a 7 per cent rise in sales of the year to 29 December...

Austrians drinking more water

This year has been designated as 'Mineral Water Year' in Austria, and the latest figures from the country's industry association Forum Mineralwasser show that there...

Increasing demand for soft drinks in France

Despite their reputation as wine drinkers, the French are expected to swig more than 7.9 million hl of fruit juice and 23.4 million hl of...

Chickens' drinking habits uncovered

A device developed by the US Agricultural Research Service that measures how much water chickens receive through automatic watering systems has been previewed at the...

Coke enters European water market

Coca-Cola, the world's leading soft drink company, has continued its move into the bottled water sector with the acquisition of the Belgian natural water brand...

Striking bottle for Cumbrian water

UK glass specialist Rockware has introduced a striking new bottle for Wasdale Water. The 330ml and 1-litre containers are sprayed with a distinctive purple coating...

Soya firm buys soft drinks

UK food ingredients supplier Soya International has acquired the soft drinks and juice manufacturing business from Bradford-based company T Kearns. The business, under the new...

Enhanced water segment poised for more growth

Further evidence pointing to the growing importance of the enhanced water market was revealed this week as Gatorade announced that its Propel Fitness Water brand...

Water to flow faster than pop by 2005

Last week we reported that children in the UK were steadily increasing their consumption of carbonated drinks, and at the same time their risk of...

New UK body for vegetarian food and drink manufacturers

In the UK the Food and Drink Federation has launched a new voice for vegetarian food and drink manufacturers - the FDF Vegetarian (Meat-Free) Group....

Danone continues water cooler expansion

Danone, the diversified French group which operates in the dairy, biscuits and bottled water markets, has further extended its presence in the fast-growing water cooler...

Economic slowdown does little to dampen water's spirits

The slowdown in consumer spending post 11 September and the ubiquitous poor summer weather has done little to dampen the spirits of the bottled water...

Bottled water market flourishes despite East European economic woes

Bottled water sales in East Europe have seen double digit growth in each of the past five years, reaching more than 6,300 million litres in...

Coke to push bottled water brand in Spain

Coca-Cola Espana, the Spanish arm of the Atlanta-based soft drinks giant, is preparing to bring the might of its marketing machine behind the BonAqua bottled...

UK drinks company updates cider bottle

In the UK, Rockware Glass has created a sleek new bottle shape and contemporary presentation to give the Thatchers Single Variety Cider range fresh impact...

Water, beer and vodka - all from Greenland's glacier

A Canadian company called Premium Glacier has signed an agreement giving it the exclusive right to market products from the ice and water from Greenland's...

Danone strengthens leadership of Canadian water market

Just days after Nestle Waters announced plans to expand its home and office delivery (HOD) business in France with the acquisition of the Saphir company...

EU food and drink industry: Enemy of the environment?

The European Union is currently strongly divided over the issue of package recycling. On the one hand there is the powerful environmental lobby groups who...

Danone, Kirin to push bottled water brands

Danone, the diversified French food and drink group, has formed a new joint venture with the Japanese brewer Kirin and its compatriot Mitsubishi Corp which...

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