Bottled Water - US - February 2018

Bottled Water - US - February 2018

The bottled water category continues steady growth contributed by all segments. As consumer concern over sugar and hydration grows, still and sparkling waters alike reap the benefits. Brands at both ends of the price spectrum are finding success: private label often winning via price, and premium bottled water appealing via taste, water source, and claims regarding health or functional benefits. As the category evolves, new drinking occasions emerge as opportunities for brand communication and growth. To ensure future success, sparkling water will need to recruit new drinkers to the category and brands must educate consumers on the meaning of unfamiliar claims.

This report examines the following issues:

Category growth eventually will begin to taper
Consumers don’t understand the claims they see
Not all consumers are willing to pay for luxury waters

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