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Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Flat Water in Western Europe a Worry for Nestlé

28 Oct 2014

Bottled water appears to have been the biggest victim of the economic downturn, particularly in Western Europe. Richard Corbett takes a look at the prospects for one of the larger water players in the region, Nestlé.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part I: Bottled Water

17 Jan 2014

As we welcome in the New Year, we invite Euromonitor to cast its eye over what 2014 holds for the drinks industry. In the first part of this month's management briefing, the global market research and analysis provider looks at the bottled water category.

Round-Up - NPD: The Future of Plastic Beverage Packaging

26 Nov 2013

Returning from Mexico, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor shares his thoughts on what plastic packaging has to offer, going forward.

Review of the Year 2012 - Part III: Bottled Water

21 Dec 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.

SWITZ: Nestle Waters continues healthy 2012 as sales stay up

19 Oct 2012

Nestle has posted continued growth for its water division in the year so far, with all regions delivering positive numbers for Nestle Waters.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Responsible Packaging

16 May 2012

This month, Ray Rowlands, takes a look at the developing role of PET in soft drinks and its environmental impact.

Review of the Year 2011 - Water

22 Dec 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.

just On Call - Nestle eyes improvements in North America business

20 Oct 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.

SWITZERLAND: North America competition hits Nestle Waters sales

20 Oct 2011

Nestle Waters has recorded a drop in nine-month sales, hurt by competition in North America.

FRANCE: Nestle Waters appoints marketing director

21 Sep 2011

Nestle Waters has appointed a marketing director for its France and Belgium divisions.

Comment - Danone, Nestle see fresh water growth

12 Aug 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.

just On Call: Nestle keeps eye on M&A opportunities

10 Aug 2011

Nestle has said that it will continue to focus on merger and acquisition opportunities this year, with a focus on bolt-on deals.

SWITZERLAND: Europe boosts Nestle Waters' H1 profits

10 Aug 2011

Nestle Waters has seen its operating profit margin fall in the first-half of the year, hurt by higher input costs.

RUSSIA: Nestle sues Elitvoda Ru over imported water

25 Feb 2011

Nestle has filed a lawsuit against the Russian company Elitvoda Ru, accusing it of illegally importing Nestle products into Russia.

SWITZERLAND: Nestlé Waters stops the rot in 2010

17 Feb 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.

SWITZ: Nestle Waters' nine-month sales climb

22 Oct 2010

Nestle Waters has recorded an increase in sales for the first nine months of the year, driven by share gains in key markets.

Focus – Europe's Water Industry Pushes Positive Sustainability Image

19 Oct 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.

FRANCE: Nestle Waters to sell water cooler business

23 Jul 2010

Nestle Waters is in talks with Eden Springs to sell its French water cooler business, Nestle Waters Direct France.

FRANCE: Nestlé Waters cuts jobs

24 Nov 2009

Nestlé Waters is to cut 250 jobs at its production plant for Vittel and Contrex mineral water brands in eastern France.

Insight - Nestlé faces bottled water challenge

12 Aug 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.

SWITZERLAND: Nestlé Waters sales drop H1

12 Aug 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.

RUSSIA: Nestle Waters to sell Saint Spring

20 Apr 2009

Nestle Waters has agreed to sell its Russian water bottling company Saint Spring to mineral water producer IDS Group.

FRANCE: Nestle Waters invests in Vittel plant

6 Apr 2009

Nestlé Waters plans to invest EUR18m (US$24m) this year at its mineral water bottling plants at Vittel and Contrexéville in eastern France.

UK: Bottled water will spring back to growth in 2010 - research

23 Mar 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.

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.

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.

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.

UK: Tap water trumps bottled in taste test - report

19 Dec 2007

UK tap water has come up near the top in a blind taste test, according to local reports.



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