Nitrate-free bottled water brand launches in Kroger stores across US
May 31, 2016
New York-based Aqua Carpatica has earned national distribution for its naturally sparkling mineral and still spring varieties in Kroger stores. The brand's authorization at Kroger will significantly increase availability for its naturally alkaline, nitrate-free waters throughout the United States, the company says.
Sparkling Ice Lemonade with Tea renamed Half & Half
May 16, 2016
Sparkling Ice announced a new packaging design for its Sparkling Ice Tea product line. The new packaging features bold colors and bright fonts that are designed to reflect each of the Sparkling Ice Tea flavors and characteristics, the company says.
As Americans look for better-for-you alternatives to carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), the U.S. bottled water category is reaching unprecedented heights, according to new research from Chicago-based Mintel, which reveals that sales of bottled water increased 6.4 percent to top $15 billion in 2015. The market research firm expects sales to continue ascending at a rapid pace through 2020, with projected sales growth of 34.7 percent for the category, including 75.1 percent growth for the sparkling/mineral water/seltzer segment, it says.