26 April 2013
The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:
22 April 2013
Group Danone is supporting its latest Evian ad with a “babifier” app that promises to turn consumers into their "inner babies".
16 April 2013
Groupe Danone has reported a "solid" rise in Q1 sales in its bottled waters division with emerging markets continuing to boost the unit's performance.
10 April 2013
Highland Spring Group's namesake brand was confirmed this week as the top-selling bottled water brand in the UK. just-drinks talked to the group's CEO, Les Montgomery, yesterday (9 April) about the brand's long fight to the top and how it is survival of the fittest in the water industry.
9 April 2013
Highland Spring Group's “finger in all the channels” helped its namesake brand overtake Evian as the UK's top-selling bottled water last year, the company's CEO has said.
8 April 2013
UK bottled water volumes grew by 3.3% last year as the industry continued its recovery from the 2006 slump, new figures have revealed.
14 March 2013
Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd looks at some of the pack designs being implemented for soft drinks and asks, is the industry in the business of selling beverages, or has it inappropriately diversified into the art world?
21 December 2012
The third in our five-part review of 2012 sees Ben Cooper consider how the last 12 months have treated the bottled water category.
14 December 2012
Danone is to cut EUR200m (US$261m) in costs from its European operations in a bid to "win back its competitive edge" in the region after falling sales.
17 October 2012
The bottled water division of Groupe Danone has continued its strong performance in 2012, with a healthy rise in sales in the third quarter.
27 July 2012
Danone's bottled water unit has posted a healthy set of numbers for the first half of this year, despite robust comparatives in Q2 last year.
26 June 2012
In the fourth and final part of this month's management briefing, Ben Cooper continues his consideration of the environmental sustainability of the soft drinks and bottled water categories. Here, Ben looks at the role of packaging.
16 May 2012
This month, Ray Rowlands, takes a look at the developing role of PET in soft drinks and its environmental impact.
3 May 2012
UK bottled water sales grew by 2.1% last year, an annual survey has said.
27 March 2012
At last week's Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference, Danone faced up to the challenges its bottled water division faces in Western Europe. Richard Corbett concurs and sympathises. But, Richard warns, beware of the emerging markets: The rewards they promise come only from booming volumes.
15 February 2012
Danone Waters has recorded an increase in full-year sales, boosted by good growth in Western Europe and its top emerging markets.
22 December 2011
In the last 12 months, the bottled water industry has managed to pick itself out of the doldrums after a number of years of declines in mature markets, and stagnation in the UK and North America.
25 October 2011
For a company which claims to have water in its ‘DNA’, Danone has to fend off rumours that it is ready to sell its water business with remarkable regularity. The speculation arose last week that the French company had been approached by Japanese drinks group Suntory. The rumours were fuelled further on Friday by reports in Japan that the two companies would begin negotiations next month.
18 October 2011
Danone Waters has reported an increase in third-quarter sales and confirmed its full-year growth targets.
18 October 2011
Danone has said that its water division is still a strategic part of the business, despite reports suggesting the company is looking to dispose of it.
13 May 2011
Danone is investing around EUR6m (US$8.6m) to build an innovation centre for bottled water on the site of its Evian bottling plant south-east France.
20 April 2011
Danone Waters of America has launched a new television advertising campaign for its Evian water brand in the US.
15 April 2011
Danone has made a positive start to the year thanks to resurgent bottled water sales, which helped it to beat analyst estimates and sending shares climbing.
17 March 2011
Danone Waters of America has launched a redesigned bottle for its Evian brand in the US in a move to reduce its carbon footprint.
25 February 2011
Nestle has filed a lawsuit against the Russian company Elitvoda Ru, accusing it of illegally importing Nestle products into Russia.
16 February 2011
Danone has said its waters division is entering 2011 with "a healthy face" after reporting a rebound in sales in 2010.
16 February 2011
Danone Waters has recorded an increase in full-year sales, driven by double-digit growth in emerging markets.
2 December 2010
As 2010 draws to a close, just-drinks once again launches its review of the global drinks industry. Made up of five parts, the review makes up December's management briefing for just-drinks suscribers. Coming up between now and Christmas, we'll look at how the last 12 months have treated the beer, soft drinks, spirits and wine sectors. To start, however, Ben Cooper takes a look at how the water industry fared in 2010.
22 November 2010
Danone's CEO has reportedly said that the French group is not seeking to sell its bottled water business, but it is negotiating a new distribution set-up in Japan.
15 November 2010
PepsiCo has confirmed details of its latest dividend payment.