Ray Rowlands, of Drinksinfo Ltd, turns his attention to the oft-overlooked Irish soft drinks market and considers its potential, relative to...
Following the announcement that Kraft Foods and Heinz are to merge, Ray Rowlands looks at some other actual - and would-be - company unions...
| 25 Jul 2014
Consumer concerns over calorie and sugar content have undoubtedly been a major contributor to shifting consumer beverage choices, particularly in developed markets like the US, UK, and France.
| 4 Feb 2014
Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd reports on the recent controversy surrounding the SodaStream Super Bowl advert in the US and asks, who really gained from its rejection by the media?
| 5 Nov 2013
Following recent reports that PepsiCo is planning to launch a premium water brand in the US, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a look at what arch rival Coca-Cola Co is up to in the country’s bottled water market.
| 24 Oct 2013
The sun is about to turn in for the winter here in the northern hemisphere. As he waves goodbye to a good Summer, Richard Corbett considers what the weather does for consumption across the soft drinks and bottled water categories.
| 10 Apr 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 Sep 2015
Groupe Danone has unveiled two limited-edition Evian bottles designed by US fashion designer Alexander Wang.
| 12 Aug 2015
China's devaluation of its currency could squeeze profit margins for Scotch producers and other country-of-origin drinks makers, an analyst has warned.
| 16 Feb 2015
Here's a look at what was happening on this day in…
| 14 Mar 2014
Danone Waters' North American unit has appointed a new marketing VP.
| 21 Aug 2013
Highland Spring Group has appointed a new finance director four months after overtaking Evian as the UK's top-selling bottled water brand.
| 29 Jul 2013
Groupe Danone has reported a solid rise in H1 sales in its bottled water division, as “vigorous growth” in Asia boosted the unit's performance.
| 25 Jun 2013
Groupe Danone has unveiled a label-free new design for its Evian bottled water brand in the US.
| 26 Apr 2013
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| 22 Apr 2013
Group Danone is supporting its latest Evian ad with a “babifier” app that promises to turn consumers into their "inner babies".
| 16 Apr 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.
| 9 Apr 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 Apr 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 Dec 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 Oct 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 Jul 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.
| 3 May 2012
UK bottled water sales grew by 2.1% last year, an annual survey has said.
| 15 Feb 2012
Danone Waters has recorded an increase in full-year sales, boosted by good growth in Western Europe and its top emerging markets.
| 18 Oct 2011
Danone Waters has reported an increase in third-quarter sales and confirmed its full-year growth targets.
| 18 Oct 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 Apr 2011
Danone Waters of America has launched a new television advertising campaign for its Evian water brand in the US.
| 17 Mar 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 Feb 2011
Nestle has filed a lawsuit against the Russian company Elitvoda Ru, accusing it of illegally importing Nestle products into Russia.
Société Anonyme des Eaux Minérales d'Evian (SAEME) in Soft D
Société Anonyme des Eaux Minérales d’Evian (SAEME) aims to at least maintain its third position within bottled water over the forecast period. The company is expected to continue to invest strongly in...
Bottled Water in France
Total volume sales of bottled water continued to increase in 2014, boosted by the efforts of manufacturers to recruit consumers who prefer tap water because it is cheaper but also more convenient, as...
Soft Drinks in France
Soft drinks posted low but still positive value growth in 2014. Volume sales also increased again, driven by population growth and the decline in consumption of alcoholic drinks, in particular on-trad...
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