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As companies continue to position bottled water as a healthier refreshment, the category saw sales rebound across segments leading to an overall category boost of 2.9 percent for more than $7.7 billion in sales, according to SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago, for the 52 weeks ending May 15 in U.S. supermarkets, drug stores, gas and convenience stores and mass merchandise outlets, excluding Wal-Mart.
The Ayala’s Herbal Water brand has expanded its line of sparkling waters to retail outlets.
Something Natural, an all-natural flavored sparkling water from Blue Coast/Great State Beverages, launched in New England with plans for East Coast expansion by the end of next year.
The Coca-Cola Co. introduced naturally flavored Seagram’s Sparkling Selzter Waters in Key Lime, Orange Citrus, Blackberry Raspberry and White Peach flavors.
The overall bottled water category reported nearly $6.7 billion in sales and a 3.4 percent increase in dollar sales during the 52 weeks ending April 14 in food, drug and mass merchandise stores including Walmart, according to New York City-based Nielsen.
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