Coca-Cola to take on bottled water giants in France
France is the home of some of the world's biggest mineral water
brands - Perrier, Vittel, Evian, Volvic, to name just four - but a
new entry into the market early next year is likely to give brand
owners such as Danone and Nestlé...
Still waters run deep
The world's largest carbonated soft drinks company Coca-Cola is
counting on growth from its still drinks business to drive sales in
the European market over the coming years.
Soft drinks giant takes hard approach
UK soft-drinks and confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes has said
that it will cut around 5,500 jobs and 20 per cent of its factories
Fizzy heights for French soft drinks
French soft drinks sales will undoubtedly be boosted this year by
the summer heat wave, but a recent report shows that there was
plenty of growth in the market even before the hot summer.
Soft drinks market full of energy
Energy drinks are adding a touch of zest to the European soft
drinks market, with Mintel's Global New Products Database revealing
an array of weird and wonderful names, ingredients and marketing
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.