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.
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.
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
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 International Poultry Exposition
in Atlanta, Georgia this week.
Further evidence of the growing importance of the enhanced water
market has been revealed this week as Gatorade announces that its
Propel Fitness Water brand had exceeded sales of $100 million
(€99.9m) in the US.
Health concerns are leading to increasing consumption of bottled
and bulk water, so much so in fact that water is set to overtake
carbonates as the leading soft drink within just three years,
according to a new report by Canadean.
Already the world's leading water cooler supplier, France's Danone
has further strengthened its business with the acquistion of the
Canadian firm Sparkling Spring, giving it strong positions in the
UK and the Netherlands...
With the four major international bottled water groups and a
handful of strong local players all keen to grow sales, the bottled
water market in East Europe has grown strongly in spite of economic
troubles in many markets - and is...
Just a few months after the launch of its distilled water brand
BonAqua in Spain, Coca-Cola has signed a bottling agreement with
Italian water group San Benedetto which will step up the pace of
the brand's introduction there.
Further proposals by the European Parliament to increase the level
of packaging recycling have, naturally, bought about mixed
reactions from the food and beverage manufacturers.
FoodProductionDaily.com spoke to Kate Snowden, from...
Most consumers in the UK do not understand the risks of not
drinking enough water, and that the wide variety of bottled waters
available to them have more differences than simply still or
sparkling. We spoke to Ian Hall of the Natural...
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled that the
product called Nico Water is an unapproved drug and that it cannot
therefore be legally marketed as a cure for nicotine addiction or a
In an interview with French daily Les Echos on Tuesday,
Franck Riboud, CEO of Groupe Danone, quickly denied accusations
that developments with Coca-Cola were a sign of Danone's defeat in
the US water market.
French wines and spirits maker Remy Cointreau has reported revenue
growth of 10 per cent in the 12 months to the end of March. The
company added that a 21 per cent surge in the final quarter
indicated that the company has ridden out...