Europe causes waves in the water market
West European bottled water sales continued to grow last year, even
in mature markets such as Germany, Italy or France, the hot summer
weather in 2003 is likely to mean a further surge in consumption.
WBD strengthens its water business
Wimm-Bill-Dann is set to do likewise in mineral water following the
purchase of Essentuki, one of the country's best known brands.
This year's blistering summer has been bad news for chocolate
manufacturers but good news for bottled water suppliers.
A Mexican soft drinks wave
Despite its often fragile economy, Mexico has proven to be one of
the best growth markets for the soft drinks industry over the last
Danone's water strategy not enough
Danone's move into the high profit home and office delivery sector
of the bottled water market made little impact on first half
results which were instead reduced by negative exchange rates and
Bottled water buoyant
British consumers are drinking nearly three times as much bottled
water as they were just five years ago - but few drink anywhere
near the recommended daily intake, according to Mintel.
Carlsberg sells Swiss soft drinks unit
Feldschlösschen, the Swiss unit of Denmark's Carlsberg group, is to
sell its soft drink unit to compatriot juice and cider maker
Thurella in order to focus on its core beer and mineral operations.
India thirsts for soft drinks
An exceptionally hot summer in India last year was good news for
soft drink producers, in particular carbonate manufacturers who saw
sales surge by 20 per cent.
Danone and Nestlé shake up water cooler sector
The expansion of bottled water groups Danone and Nestlé into the
water cooler arena has given added impetus to an already
Baltika begins bottled water production
Baltika, the leading Russian beer brand, is to launch its own brand
of bottled water, Khrustalnaya, in a bid to win a share of the
fast-growing mineral water market in Russia.
Europen voices concern over mandatory deposits on drinks containers
Mounting animosity to mandatory deposits for non-refillable drinks
containers has been highlighted by criticsm from Europen, the
European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment, in an
address to the European Commission and...
Extra fizz in the UK soft drinks industry
The 2003 UK Soft Drinks Report from drinks consultancy Zenith
International reveals that the UK soft drinks industry is in fine
Water drives Italian packaged beverage market
Bottled water in non-refillable PET packaging is driving growth in
the Italian packaged beverage market, despite poor weather
Potential in Asian water market
The need for good quality water from a trusted source is driving
bottled water sales in the Asia and Middle East regions, according
to a new report from Zenith International.
Potential in Polish soft drinks market
Soft drinks consumption in Poland has grown almost exponentially in
the last 10 years, but despite this, growth shows no signs of
slowing as retail networks improve and more new products are