Bottled Water

Store brands join health and wellness trend

Private-label beverage market remains flat

Although many private-label brands have moved beyond the “me-too” positioning for which they were once known, the private-label beverage segment still is struggling to keep up with the rest of the beverage market as consumers' needs and wants have evolved.


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Hug Water

American Beverage Corp. introduced a line of Hug Water drinks for kids.


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Sodastream repositions focus to emphasize health and wellness

Company aims to encourage consumers to drink more water

SodaStream International Ltd., Airport City, Israel, announced a commitment to shift its focus toward health and wellness and highlighting the importance of hydration in a healthy and active lifestyle.


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Sparkling Ice teams up with NBA MVP in new ad campaign

“The Bold and the Best” celebrates Kevin Durant’s career

Sparkling Ice, a brand of Preston, Wash.-based TalkingRain Beverage Co., announced the launch of a new advertising campaign featuring Oklahoma City Thunder forward and 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant. “The Bold and the Best,” which is part of a recently announced partnership initiated by Durant, celebrates Durant’s career, both on and off the court, as part of an advertisement for one of the fastest-growing beverage brands in the United States, the company says.


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Sparkling Fruit2O Lime Twists

Sunny Delight Beverages Co. will extend its Sparkling Fruit2O lineup with a new line of Lime Twists.


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Jones Sparkling Water

In response to consumer demands for healthier products, Jones Soda Co. ventured past the carbonated soft drinks category and entered the sparkling water category with the launch of its new Jones Sparkling Water line.


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Bottled water consumption rises

Sparkling water continues to lead category growth

For decades, consumers have strived to live by the unofficial rule of drinking eight glasses of water a day. Although this mantra is well-known throughout the United States, many consumers don’t drink as much water as they should. However, that has begun to change in recent months.


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Omega Brands to acquire Omega Infusions

Company also enters 20-year supply agreement with Oceans Omega

Omega Brands Corp., Tampa, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Mycell Technologies LLC, Paramus, N.J., to purchase certain specified assets related to its Omega Infusion omega-3-infused beverages and nutritional shots. Omega Brands also entered into a 20-year supply agreement with Oceans Omega LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mycell Technologies, for its proprietary omega emulsion.


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IBWA infographic highlights bottled water’s health benefits

Infographic also notes industry’s small water use

The bottled water industry is efficient when it comes to both calories and water use, according to a new infographic released by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Alexandria, Va. Consumers can cut billions of calories by choosing bottled water instead of another packaged drink and support an industry that uses little water, it says.


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Wat-aah! partners with pop artist Ariana Grande

Music artist joins bottled water company as equity holder and partner

New York-based Wat-aah! announced a marketing and long-term equity partnership with pop artist Ariana Grande.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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