Bottled water poised to the be largest beverage category by volume in America by 2017
May 25, 2016
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Alexandria, Va., in conjunction with New York-based Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), released 2015 bottled water statistics, which show that Americans’ consumption of bottled water increased by 7.9 percent and bottled water sales are up 8.9 percent from the previous year, according to the companies.
My husband drinks a lot of water, particularly because he had a painful kidney stone in 2001. I also have several friends who attest that they immediately start each day, not by consuming a caffeinated beverage, but by drinking a 16.9-ounce bottle of water.
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.
Water is perhaps the single-most important liquid on the Earth. The United States Geological Society (USGS) reports that water covers about 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, which is about 96.5 percent of all the water on this globe.
Harris Poll survey finds consumers view bottled water as healthy alternative to carbonated soft drinks
January 27, 2015
A vast majority of consumers see water as a smart beverage choice and consider bottled water to be healthier than soft drinks, according to newly released findings from a survey conducted online by Harris Poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults aged 18 years and older for Alexandria, Va.-based International Bottled Water Association (IBWA).
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.