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
Water firm puts faith in new technology
A small US water bottling company, Kolob, claims to have tripled
productivity and significantly reduced costs following investments
it has made in automation equipment sourced at last year's Pack
Expo in Las Vegas.
Australian bottled water company looks to Europe
Australian bottled water company Neverfail Springwater is reported
to be looking for buyers in Europe, the US and Asia in an effort to
ward off a hostile bid from Coca-Cola Amatil.
Nestlé Waters extends market leadership
A year of acquisitions and growth has helped Nestlé Waters extend
its leadership of the bottled water market in 2002 - a performance
which the company has already continued into the first quarter of
the current year.
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.
WBD enters water market
Wimm-Bill-Dann is to launch its own brand of bottled mineral water
in Moscow and St Petersburg, marking the company's entry into a
market with significant potential.
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 one that is
still deemed to be unusual.
Bottled water producer continues to grow
Nestlé, owner of the Perrier and Vittel bottled water brands, posts
record sales and profits for 2002 despite difficult economic
Healthy consumers turning to water
Increasing awareness of the need for proper hydration and other
potential health benefits of drinking bottled water are driving
market growth in the UK.
Cadbury to reshuffle US soft drinks unit
Cadbury Schweppes is to merge its US soft drinks operations this
year as part of a major overhaul of its business units.
Austrians drinking more water
Austrian mineral water consumption continued to rise last year,
topping 90 litres per capita. With 2003 designated 'Mineral Water
Year', the aim is to push consumption above 100 litres for the
Increasing demand for soft drinks in France
Increasing awareness of the health benefits of fruit juice and
other soft drinks is driving consumption in France.