The Water Dilemma
By JENNIFER ZEGLER
Will environmental issues dry up bottled water’s rise?
Bottled water has been making headlines lately. And not for new high-priced, ultra-premium brands, but for fears that bottled water’s popularity could impact the environment. Some are concerned that the increased popularity of petroleum-based packaging is more often clogging landfills than being recycled.
|Top 10 bottled waters|
|Brand||DOLLAR SALES||% change vs. prior year||Market Share||% change vs. prior year|
|NESTLé PURE LIFE||$113,328,000||51.7%||2.9||0.7%|
|Source: Information Resources Inc., Chicago, Total food, drug and mass merchandise outlets (excluding Wal-Mart) for the 52 weeks ending Aug. 12, 2007.|