Bottled Water

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Packaged potable water that has been processed—e.g., filtered or distilled—or obtained from a natural source
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Research and polling indicate people are continuing to make the switch from other packaged drinks to bottled water," says Joe Doss, IBWA president and CEO, who points to the following key reasons for the shift:
Bottled water sales in 2016 rose by 10 per cent year-on-year to US$16 billion (wholesale), while volumes were up 8.
Consumers are significantly more likely to want reusable bottled water packaging than they are to want biodegradable packaging.
Bottled water is expected to grow sustainably over the forecast period, thanks to growing needs among consumers to drink healthy water instead of RTD tea and carbonates.
Demand for bottled water will continue to be unmet as long as price controls remain in place.
Over a nine-year period from 2004 to 2013, the number of people drinking five or more glasses of bottled water in the last week was up by 22 percent, and diet cola was down 17 percent," Robert Brown, an analyst with Packaged Facts told Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner.
Today, with a rise in health awareness, poor quality of tap water, and the ease of availability of bottled water, the per capita consumption of bottled water in India is on the increase.
IBWA released a water use ratio study in 2013, showing that the amount of water used to produce bottled water products is less than all other types of packaged beverages--on average, only 1.
Bottled water also has less of an environmental impact than any other packaged beverage.
The bottled water industry is also witnessing rapid global market growth owing to rising health concerns of the ever-increasing population.
Product coverage: Carbonated Bottled Water, Flavoured Bottled Water, Functional Bottled Water, Still Bottled Water.
Industry sources further claimed that some bottled water suppliers had also started illegal businesses under the "umbrella" of registered companies, and added that these suppliers sold these illegal products in the market at lower rates than of the original ones.