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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 hunts down China purchases

4 Sep 2007

Nestlé is looking to enter the Chinese water market.

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 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.

UK: Nestlé to launch Contrex across UK market

24 May 2007

Nestlé Waters is launching Contrex, one of France’s oldest natural mineral waters, across the UK. It is being marketed as a functional water aimed at weight and health-conscious women.

Soft Drinks: Qatar and UAE set to head growth among GCC countries

25 Apr 2007

Among the six GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, Saudi Arabia is by far the largest soft drinks market, but the UAE and Qatar are forecast to show the most rapid growth over the coming five years. David Edwards of Dubai-based IMES Consulting looks at what the future holds for the soft drinks markets across the GCC states.

CHINA: Nestlé Waters strikes Vittel, Perrier deal

9 Mar 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..

FRANCE: Nestlé Waters to enter diet soft drinks segment

8 Mar 2007

Nestlé Waters will next month enter the diet soft drinks segment with the launch in France of a zero-calorie, fizzy, fruit-flavoured beverage named Frisson.

ITALY: Nestlé Waters ready to pounce?

8 Mar 2007

Nestlé Waters is looking to further grow its business in Italy after a successful year in the country in 2006.

FRANCE: Nestlé Waters aims for enhanced water push

6 Mar 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).

PHILIPPINES: Price revealed for Nestlé Waters sale

6 Mar 2007

Philippines food and beverage group Universal Robina Corp. (URC) has revealed that it will pay around US$5m for Nestlé Waters’ local bottled water business.

PHILIPPINES: Nestlé Waters sells production assets

2 Mar 2007

Nestlé Waters has decided to quit production in the Philippines after its performance in the country failed to meet expectations.

MEXICO/FRANCE: Modelo, Nestle seal water venture

31 Jan 2007

Mexico’s Grupo Modelo and French group Nestle Waters have sealed their joint venture for the Mexican bottled water market.

SPAIN/PORTUGAL: Nestlé Waters sells operations

22 Dec 2006

Nestlé Waters has sold bottled water operations in Spain and Portugal as it looks to focus on a smaller number of key brands in Europe.

MEXICO: Nestlé signs bottled water deal with Modelo

30 Nov 2006

Nestlé Waters has signed a letter of intent with Grupo Modelo to establish a strategic bottled water alliance in Mexico.

SWISS: Nestlé Waters enjoys sales lift

19 Oct 2006

Nestlé Waters enjoyed an 8% rise in nine-month revenues to CHF7.5bn (US$6bn), its parent company Nestlé said today (19 October).

UK: Eastern Europe primed for water growth, says analyst

13 Sep 2006

Eastern Europe is set to provide impressive growth for bottled water companies, according to a recent report. Sales of bottled water last year in the region rose by 9%, a report by drinks analyst Zenith International has highlighted.

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