Sparkling and enhanced waters drive category growth
July 11, 2016
Today, consumers are choosing bottled water more often for its natural and healthy attributes. The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Alexandria, Va., and Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), New York, recently released 2015 bottled water statistics showing that Americans’ consumption of bottled water increased by
7.9 percent and bottled water sales were up 8.9 percent from the previous year.
New lines are zero-calorie, available in select markets in US
June 30, 2016
Culver City, Calif.-based Zevia, the zero-calorie, naturally sweetened soda brand, announced the addition of two new product lines to its portfolio: Energy and Sparkling Water. The new lines will complement the brand's existing share of the natural zero-calorie soda market in the United States, the company says.
Film partnership offers trip to Kennedy Space Center, custom TV spot
June 10, 2016
Aquafina, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., announced the brand's first-ever film partnership of the upcoming summer release of “Ice Age: Collision Course.” In conjunction with the movie, which hits theaters July 22, Aquafina will roll out a custom TV spot and a national consumer sweepstakes, along with engaging retail and digital initiatives, the company says.
Switching to bottled water saves the equivalent of 87 cheeseburgers a year
June 7, 2016
The tremendous rise in U.S. bottled water consumption has resulted in significant caloric savings, according to a new study from the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), New York. As Americans increasingly have opted for calorie-free bottled water instead of other beverages, they have collectively cut 61 to 68 trillion calories during the past 15 years (2000-2015), the market research firm reports.
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.