Nestlé reorganises waters business, plans to return US$20.1bn to investors

SWITZERLAND – The world’s leading food and beverage firm, Nestlé has announced changes in its waters business and unveiled plans of returning as much as US$20.1 billion to shareholders by 2022 through a new stock […]

Bottled water industry calls for efficient plastic recycling systems

EUROPE – The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) has called for more efficient collection and sorting systems for beverage containers to high-quality recycled PET in the EU. EFBW has recommended a step-change in the […]

Astral Foods signs water emergency agreement to avert supply constrains

SOUTH AFRICA – Astral Foods, a South Africa based integrated poultry produce, said that it had signed an emergency agreement with Standerton (Lekwa) Municipality as an interim measure to stave off the current water crisis. […]

Danone’s venture arm invests in Impact Water Nigeria to enhance access to safe drinking water

NIGERIA – Danone, through its investment fund and social business incubator, Danone Communities has invested in Impact Water Nigeria to develop access to safe drinking water. Impact water is a social business operating an innovative […]

Nestlé Nigeria relaunches ‘Nestlé Pure Life’ bottled water

NIGERIA – Nestlé Nigeria has introduced a new look of its ‘Nestlé Pure Life’ premium bottled drinking water under the mantra ‘championing pure water for healthier generations’ in its quest of providing more healthier products. […]

Ethiopia’s Ker Water invests US$3.2m in a new water bottling plant

ETHIOPIA – Ker Water S.C has invested about US$3.23 million in a new water bottling facility in the Southern Nations, Nationalities & People’s regional state, Ethiopia. According to AddisFortune report, the new product, branded Ethio […]

Ethiopia’s Nared Trading invests US$5m in a new water bottling plant

ETHIOPIA – Nared General Trading, an Ethiopian pharmaceuticals import and wholesale company has invested US$5.01 million (140 million Br) to set up a new water bottling company in Chacha Wereda, Amhara Regional State. According to […]

British water brand Wenlock Spring re-brands sustainable bottle line

UK – Wenlock Spring, a premium British water lien, has redesigned its recycled plastic (rPET), fully recyclable range to illustrate their natural origins, incorporating the rock strata of the Wenlock Edge limestone escarpment through which […]

Singapore opens new research centre to address global food and water safety

ASIA – Singapore has opened the International Food and Water Research Centre (IFWRC) to support food companies and other scientists with food and water safety-related projects. The IFWRC will support scientists throughout the world working […]

Upbeat Drinks introduces new low-sugar flavored water line-up to UK market

UK – Upbeat Drinks, a leading beverage brand in the UK, has introduced its new low-sugar flavoured water line-up to the UK market, designed for health-conscious consumers. According to FoodBev, the new water is a […]