Transaction expected to bring significant strategic, financial benefits
September 10, 2019
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based The Alkaline Water Co. Inc. and Los Angeles-based AQUAhydrate announced they have entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger under which Alkaline will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock and preferred stock of AQUAhydrate in an all-stock transaction.
Bottled water brand invites consumers to hashtag #Liveyoung
July 10, 2018
Evian Natural Spring Water, a brand of France-based Danone, announced its new advertising campaign exclusively for the U.S. market: I Wanna hashtag #Liveyoung. Derived from the company’s global Live young campaigns, the new advertisements will go live on July 16, with out-of-home, social, influencer activations and sponsored events, it says. The new campaign draws inspiration from how people Live young, emphasizing that it is more than an age, but an attitude focused on living a life full of vitality and experiences, the company says.
As health and wellness gains more attention from consumers, some food and beverage categories have faced new challenges. However, the bottled water market is one beverage category that has benefited from the increased prevalence of better-for-you products as more consumers strive to lead healthier lives.
Since starting his first bottled water company in Hawaii in 1980, and subsequently launching more than 50 bottled water plants in seven countries, Steven Nickolas has had a longtime fascination with the hydrating benefits of water.
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.
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.
Bottled water has come a long way in its lifetime, and today, consumers are choosing this natural, healthy beverage more than ever. Industry experts even speculate that the category could grow larger than the carbonated soft drink (CSD) category by the end of the decade.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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