Water In The News
Bottled Water is still America’s Favorite
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) announced that bottled water, for the second consecutive year, is the No. 1 beverage product in the United States, by volume. Bottled water volume grew to 13.7 billion gallons in 2017, a 7 percent increase over the previous year. Bottled water sales now total $18.5 billion, an increase of 8.8 percent, in dollar volume.
We Have Seen A Lot…But Apparently Not Everything
During a festival in Vancouver, one vendors decided he had a better idea….. selling “hot dog water.”
Yes, water used to boil hot dogs. "Hot dog water" sounds like something you couldn't pay people to drink, but this man, wearing a full-body hot dog costume, got people to “fork” over $38 (Canadian) or $28.57 US dollars, for just one bottle.
He marketed the product as a gluten-free, sodium-rich drink that can help people boost electrolytes, lose weight and look younger. The drink came in its own repurposed Voss bottle, with your own hotdog inside!
More Bottled Water For Phoenix, Please
The city of Phoenix, AZ has set up “Hydration Stations” to help keep their residents hydrated. 219 people died last year from heat-associated causes around the State of Arizona. Temperatures have been hovering above 100 degrees F, (38 degrees C). With records of 118 F, (48 C) recently.
Temperatures at the time of this publication were expected to reach 114 F. Use common sense when out in temperatures like this and remember everyone may be affected.
Brands In The News
Perrier Is Adding Juice
Perrier is adding fruit juice to their water. They already have water with “Natural Flavors” and now are adding as much as 17% fruit juice from concentrate, along with 3.5% natural sugar syrup, and .5% natural flavor. The product will be unveiled in Canada available in three varieties. Strawberry and kiwi, peach and cherry, and pineapple and mango.
Icelandic Glacial Flavored Waters
Icelandic Glacial has just announced it will be launching a new line of flavored sparkling waters. Their entry into the crowded sparkling market will include three new natural flavors.
Crafted with all-natural ingredients, the sparkling flavors include Tahitian Lime, Sicilian Lemon, and Elderflower.
Nestlé Waters Pledges Water Stewardship
Nestlé Waters have recently announced their commitment to certify all of their sites to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard by 2025. The global standard promotes responsible water use that benefits local communities socially and economically, while ensuring environmental sustainability of watersheds.
Everyone Gets Thirsty
Question To Ponder
Why Don't we ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?