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.
19 October 2012
Nestle has posted continued growth for its water division in the year so far, with all regions delivering positive numbers for Nestle Waters.
16 May 2012
This month, Ray Rowlands, takes a look at the developing role of PET in soft drinks and its environmental impact.
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.
20 October 2011
Nestle has said that it is seeing improving momentum in its North America business, despite competition in the region hitting nine-month sales at its waters division.
20 October 2011
Nestle Waters has recorded a drop in nine-month sales, hurt by competition in North America.
21 September 2011
Nestle Waters has appointed a marketing director for its France and Belgium divisions.
12 August 2011
Nestle and Danone's waters divisions both reported sales increases in the first-half of the year, signalling that bottled water is experiencing a resurgence in demand in some key western markets.
10 August 2011
Nestle has said that it will continue to focus on merger and acquisition opportunities this year, with a focus on bolt-on deals.
10 August 2011
Nestle Waters has seen its operating profit margin fall in the first-half of the year, hurt by higher input costs.
25 February 2011
Nestle has filed a lawsuit against the Russian company Elitvoda Ru, accusing it of illegally importing Nestle products into Russia.
17 February 2011
After two years of declines, Nestlé Waters has reported a slight sales increase in 2010 thanks to renewed consumer demand in several developed countries.
22 October 2010
Nestle Waters has recorded an increase in sales for the first nine months of the year, driven by share gains in key markets.
19 October 2010
While marketing bottled water in countries with a safe tap water supply is seen as environmentally unsustainable by campaigners, the bottled water industry believes it has a positive story to tell with regard to its environmental footprint. Ben Cooper spoke with Patricia Fosselard, secretary general of the European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW), about the publication of the EFBW’s first sustainability report and the industry’s environmental record.
23 July 2010
Nestle Waters is in talks with Eden Springs to sell its French water cooler business, Nestle Waters Direct France.
24 November 2009
Nestlé Waters is to cut 250 jobs at its production plant for Vittel and Contrex mineral water brands in eastern France.
12 August 2009
Nestlé has said it must find new opportunities for bottled water in the US and key Western Europe markets in order to help turn around flagging sales for the Nestlé Waters business.
12 August 2009
Weak bottled water markets in Western Europe and North America have damaged sales at Nestlé Waters and parent group Nestlé in the first half of 2009.
20 April 2009
Nestle Waters has agreed to sell its Russian water bottling company Saint Spring to mineral water producer IDS Group.
6 April 2009
Nestlé Waters plans to invest EUR18m (US$24m) this year at its mineral water bottling plants at Vittel and Contrexéville in eastern France.
23 March 2009
Bottled water sales in the UK will continue to fall in 2009, but the category is on-track to recover in 2010, according to a new report.
3 December 2008
Bottled water was the fastest growing sector of the global soft drinks market in 2007 but as the economic downturn squeezes middle-class wallets in Western Europe and North America, there is evidence that tap water is making a comeback. Euromonitor International analyst Rob Walker believes the leading bottled water companies must maintain investment in these markets during the tough times in order to maximise returns in the long term.
27 October 2008
Branded bottled water looks like the early victim in the global economic downturn, following results from big hitters Nestle and Danone last week.
29 August 2008
Top bottled water companies Nestlé Waters, Danone and Highland Spring, have launched a new industry lobbying association to jointly promote their sector.
29 April 2008
Nestlé Waters is planning to cut 250 jobs at its mineral water production sites at Vittel and Contrex in eastern France, by the end-of 2009.
19 December 2007
UK tap water has come up near the top in a blind taste test, according to local reports.
4 September 2007
Nestlé is looking to enter the Chinese water market.
16 August 2007
Nestlé has posted a healthy lift in profit for the first six months of this year.
9 March 2007
Nestlé Waters is to launch bottled water brand Vittel in China next month after securing a deal with one of the country’s leading wine and spirits distributors..
6 March 2007
Nestlé Waters is looking to bolster its presence in the enhanced water category after a solid performance from its core business last year, its chairman and CEO said today (6 March).