Tuesday, November 6, 2012

U.S. Bottled Water Sales Are Booming (continued)

Indeed, bottled water sales aren't just growing-it's fair to say they're booming.  Volume increased by 4.1 percent in 2011-five times as fast as the 0.9 percent growth in the sales of beverages overall, according to Beverage Maketing.  Bottled water sales, in fact, are growing twice as fast as the U.S. economy iteslf.

"Americans are drinking more bottled water because they find it convenient, appealing and also healthy," says Gary Hemphill, who is managing director for information services at Beverage Marketing, and a lontime observer of bottled water and beverage sales in the U.S. and around the world.

Source: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com