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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

US: Nestle defends right to use Floridian water

2 Apr 2008

Nestle Waters has responded to claims that it is unfairly profiting from a spring water source in Florida in the US.

FRANCE: Nestlé loses in court over “Source Perrier”

15 Jan 2008

Nestlé Waters has had its request to have the “Source Perrier” name dissociated from its original source in Les Bouillens, in Vergèze, rejected by a court in Nimes, which upheld a provisional ruling.

US: House subcommittee discusses water concerns

13 Dec 2007

The House Subcommittee on Domestic Policy convened yesterday (12 December) to examine the environmental impact of water bottling and extraction on communities across the US.

GLOBAL: Nestle Waters prepares Sanpellegrino relaunch

14 Nov 2007

Italian water brand Sanpellegrino, which is part of Nestlé Waters, has relaunched its Limonata (lemon) and Aranciata (orange) sparkling fruit drinks in the UK, US, Canada, Greece and Australia.

GLOBAL: Bottled water growth on the up - research

26 Oct 2007

Global bottled water consumption has continued to increase, with Asia/Australasia and North America leading the markets, according to a recent report.

EUROPE: Bottled water cooler sales surge in E Europe - research

19 Oct 2007

Sales of bottled water coolers across Eastern Europe rose markedly last year, according to a recent report.

SWITZ: Nestlé Waters sees poor summer hit 2007 sales

18 Oct 2007

Nestlé has become yet another victim of the poor summer in Europe, with its waters unit posting slower growth for the first nine months of this year.

SWITZ: Nestlé looks to take total control of Henniez

17 Oct 2007

Nestlé has moved to buy the outstanding shares in Swiss mineral water company Sources Minerales Henniez.

SWITZ: Nestlé inks Henniez deal

10 Oct 2007

Nestlé Waters has signed a deal to acquire bottled water company Sources Minérales Henniez in Switzerland.

US: Nestlé Waters to set up Pure Life water plant

7 Sep 2007

Nestlé Waters has lined up a new water bottling plant in the US.

SWITZ: Nestlé to buy control of Sources Minérales Henniez

4 Sep 2007

Nestlé has lined up the acquisition of a majority stake in mineral water company Sources Minérales Henniez in Switzerland.

SWITZ: Nestlé hunts down China purchases

4 Sep 2007

Nestlé is looking to enter the Chinese water market.

SWITZ: Nestlé sees beverages contribute to group H1 rises

16 Aug 2007

Nestlé has posted a healthy lift in profit for the first six months of this year.

The View from A Farr – Water hero!

9 Aug 2007

Following the recent floods in the UK, bottled water companies provided emergency supplies when mains water services broke down. Their largely unsung actions gave the companies a chance to demonstrate their social responsibility, writes Annette Farr, at a time when the erratic weather patterns have focused public attention on environmental concerns and climate change.

Analysis: Bottled water set for further growth despite green pressure

26 Jul 2007

The health attributes of bottled water seem incontrovertible but the environmental issues surrounding the production and marketing of bottled water have opened what might have been viewed as a blameless product to considerable criticism from campaigners and pressure groups. Annette Farr reports on recent events in the US which have given bottled water producers cause for concern.

FRANCE: Works council call on Sarkozy to protect "Source Perrier"

12 Jul 2007

The Source Perrier works council has called on French President Nicolas Sarkozy to intervene to prevent any move by Nestlé to transfer production of the sparkling mineral water away from Vergèze in Provence.

ANALYSIS - Coca-Cola sails into functional waters

29 May 2007

Coca-Cola’s US$4.1bn acquisition of Glacéau gives the company a presence in the growing enhanced waters sector where, writes Annette Farr, the soft drinks giant will be competing not only with smaller niche companies but also with its major rivals PepsiCo, Danone and Nestlé.

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