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Focus - Wising up to the opportunities in healthier children’s drinks

23 Jan 2009

The children’s drinks market has changed substantially in recent years as health concerns have increased. However, writes Simon Maddrell of Euromonitor International, some companies have been quicker than others to recognise the commercial opportunities that new parental priorities offer.

Soft drinks & water review 2008 - Coke has the best of a tough year for soft drinks

23 Dec 2008

While the past 12 months have been difficult for many soft drinks companies, notably in North America, the last year has seen continued development in better-for-you categories, notably enhanced waters and healthy colas. Ben Cooper takes a look back at 2008.

US: Nestlé, Jamba suspend smoothies, juices

19 Dec 2008

Nestlé USA and partner Jamba have suspended shipments of their ready-to-drink smoothies and juices, due to "production issues".

Packagers look to meet new priorities in soft drinks

12 Dec 2008

Concern over environmental impacts and the need for functionality have precipitated many notable packaging innovations in the soft drinks arena. Simon Maddrell of Euromonitor International takes a look at recent developments.

Packagers look to meet new priorities in soft drinks

12 Dec 2008

Concern over environmental impacts and the need for functionality have precipitated many notable packaging innovations in the soft drinks arena. Simon Maddrell of Euromonitor International takes a look at recent developments.

BRAZIL: Nestlé acquires spring water operation

12 Dec 2008

Nestlé has bought the Brazilian operation Santa Bárbara Mineral Springs and part of its assets located in Santa Bárbara Spa, in the State of São Paulo.

BRAZIL: Nestlé acquires spring water operation

12 Dec 2008

Nestlé has bought the Brazilian operation Santa Bárbara Mineral Springs and part of its assets located in Santa Bárbara Spa, in the State of São Paulo.

CANADA: Eco groups take on Nestle Waters

4 Dec 2008

Environmental groups in Canada, including Friends of the Earth, have filed a complaint with the country's advert watchdog over publicity for Nestlé Waters.

CANADA: Eco groups take on Nestle Waters

4 Dec 2008

Environmental groups in Canada, including Friends of the Earth, have filed a complaint with the country's advert watchdog over publicity for Nestlé Waters.

Focus - Leading water brands hit by credit crunch

3 Dec 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.

COMMENT: Bottled water hit by the crunch

27 Oct 2008

Branded bottled water looks like the early victim in the global economic downturn, following results from big hitters Nestle and Danone last week.

COMMENT: Bottled water hit by the crunch

27 Oct 2008

Branded bottled water looks like the early victim in the global economic downturn, following results from big hitters Nestle and Danone last week.

SWITZERLAND: Nestle reports sales, profit rise

23 Oct 2008

Nestlé has increased its full-year revenue and profits forecasts after seeing sales climb almost 9% during the first nine months of the year.

SWITZERLAND: Nestle reports sales, profit rise

23 Oct 2008

Nestlé has increased its full-year revenue and profits forecasts after seeing sales climb almost 9% during the first nine months of the year.

E EUROPE: Bottled water sales still booming - figures

14 Oct 2008

Bottled water sales in Eastern Europe rose by 17% in 2007 to EUR5bn, a new report has said.

Focus - Leading bottled water groups respond to pressure

25 Sep 2008

The three leading bottled water brands in the UK launched the Natural Hydration Council (NHC) earlier this month. The organisation says it is not a lobby group but aims to research and promote the environmental, health and other sustainable benefits of natural bottled water. Ben Cooper spoke with the NHC’s director, Jeremy Clarke, about the challenges the NHC faces.

Focus - Leading bottled water groups respond to pressure

25 Sep 2008

The three leading bottled water brands in the UK launched the Natural Hydration Council (NHC) earlier this month. The organisation says it is not a lobby group but aims to research and promote the environmental, health and other sustainable benefits of natural bottled water. Ben Cooper spoke with the NHC’s director, Jeremy Clarke, about the challenges the NHC faces.

GLOBAL: Bottled water sales continue to rise in 2007- research

12 Sep 2008

Negative publicity for bottled water in the US and Europe failed to stem growth in the sector around the world last year, according to recent research.

GLOBAL: Bottled water sales continue to rise in 2007- research

12 Sep 2008

Negative publicity for bottled water in the US and Europe failed to stem growth in the sector around the world last year, according to recent research.

Research - Juices and water to lead growth in Middle East

5 Sep 2008

With a young population and increasing demand for a wider variety of soft drinks, the Middle East represents a strong growth opportunity for soft drinks producers, both international and local. Simon Maddrell of Euromonitor International picks out the 100% juice and bottled water categories as strong growth areas.

NETHERLANDS/UK: Nestlé Americas boss named Unilever CEO

4 Sep 2008

Unilever today (4 September) revealed that Nestlé executive Paul Polman will replace CEO Patrick Cescau when he retires at the end of the year.

UK: Bottled water makers unite to form lobby group

29 Aug 2008

Top bottled water companies Nestlé Waters, Danone and Highland Spring, have launched a new industry lobbying association to jointly promote their sector.

UK: Bottled water makers unite to form lobby group

29 Aug 2008

Top bottled water companies Nestlé Waters, Danone and Highland Spring, have launched a new industry lobbying association to jointly promote their sector.

ANALYSIS: Market under-estimating Nestlé potential

8 Aug 2008

Shares in Nestlé dipped yesterday (7 August) in the wake of the publication of its first-half results, but analysts remain upbeat about the company's performance.

SWITZ: Nestlé bucks downturn with strong earnings growth

8 Aug 2008

Global food and beverage giant Nestlé has shrugged off surging energy and commodity costs to post strong sales and earnings growth in the first half.

UK: Eastern Europe sees 18% rise in water coolers - research

24 Jul 2008

More than 230,000 new bottled water coolers, dispensers and pumps were installed across East Europe during 2007, according to recent research.

UK: Eastern Europe sees 18% rise in water coolers - research

24 Jul 2008

More than 230,000 new bottled water coolers, dispensers and pumps were installed across East Europe during 2007, according to recent research.

US: Nestlé scales back California water plans

14 May 2008

Nestlé is scaling back its plans to build what would have been the largest water bottling plant in the US in Northern California, according to Associated Press.

FRANCE: Nestlé Waters to cut jobs at Vittel and Contrex plants

29 Apr 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.

US: Suntory takes Iyemon Cha green tea to US

28 Apr 2008

Suntory has teamed up with the Nestlé Waters subsidiary Calistoga Beverage Co. to distribute its Japanese green tea brand Iyemon Cha across the US.

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