Bottled water brands have managed to create a distinct name for themselves in the commercial beverage category because of increasing consumer demand in both developing and developed countries. Combine it with easy accessibility, innovation, marketing promotions and high-profit margin and you have an array of bottled waters flooding the industry.
The bottled water companies have realized that plain bottled water helps consumers in staying hydrated no doubt but it is no longer enough to capture the market.
The offerings of some of the most popular bottled water brands include natural spring water, purified water, bottled mineral water, sparkling water, distilled water, naturally-filtered bottled water and artesian well water etc.
Let us go through the top 10 bottled water companies to know more about their offerings.
Overview of Top Bottled Water Brands in the World in 2023 by Revenue
1. The Coca-Cola Company
- Origin Country: USA
- Founded: 1892
- Headquarters: Atlanta, USA
- Employees in 2022: 80,300
- Annual Revenue in 2022: 38,665 billion USD
- Net Income in 2022: 9.771 billion USD
- Market Value in 2022: 260.590 billion USD
- Market Cap in 2022: 243.070 billion USD
- Revenue from Bottled Water: 4600 million USD
The Coca-Cola Co. is a multinational corporation associated with the beverage industry. It is one of the leading manufacturers and sellers of soft drinks, concentrates, syrups and bottled water. Some of the leading bottled brands operating under Coca-Cola Co. are-
- Launched: 1999
- Gross Annual Sales: 3.79 billion USD
Dasani is one of the top bottled water companies in the world that boasts of freshwater enriched with minerals.
The tap water undergoes a specific purification and filtration process and is injected with trace amounts of minerals like potassium and magnesium sulfate to create a distinct flavour.
Product offerings of the bottled brand include Dasani Drops, Dasani Flavors and Dasani Sparkling.
• Launched: 1996
The bottled water brand Ciel has spread its presence to Mexico, Morocco and Angola and currently is one of the top sellers of mineral water.
Product offerings include Ciel +, Ciel Purified Water, Ciel Dasani and Aquarius etc.
• Launched: 2000
The packaged drinking water Kinley guarantees safe and clean water as it undergoes a 10-step verification and filtration process. The caffeine-free water is also available in several sizes.
- Launched: 1996
- Gross Annual Sales: 830 million USD
The bottled water brand Glaceau Smartwater offers vapor-distilled water with a tart and tangy taste which looks as if it has gone through a Brita filter. The water taste is very different from spring water. The vapor-distilled water goes through a purification process known as the Hydrologic Cycle to create water that the company claims is as pure as the first drop of rain water.
Most inorganic impurities are removed via Hydrologic Cycle and afterwards specific minerals like magnesium sulfate, calcium and potassium chloride are added. Product offerings include SmartWater Sparkling, SmartWater Antioxidant and SmartWater Alkaline.
Valpre is a brand of bottled spring water which is available in South Africa. Product offerings include Valpre Still Water and Valpre Sparkling Water
Vitamin Water Zero
Vitamin Water Zero is a commercialized healthy water line with no added sugar or calories.
2. Pepsi Co. (Aquafina)
- Origin Country: USA
- Founded: 1898
- Headquarters: New York, USA
- Employees in 2022: 309,000
- Annual Revenue in 2022: 79.470 billion USD
- Net Income in 2022: 7.610 billion USD
- Market Value in 2022: 240.690 billion USD
- Market Cap in 2022: 216.150 billion USD
- Revenue from Bottled Water: 4500 million USD
Pepsi Co is a multinational company associated with the food processing and beverage industry. Its product offerings include non-alcoholic beverages, chips, teas and snacks.
Pepsi Co is one of the most popular bottled water companies in the world and markets bottled water under the brand name Aquafina.
- Launched: 1994
- Gross Annual Sales: 872 million USD
Aquafina is a bottled water brand that has to pass through a seven-step filtration method known as HydRO-7. The source of the water is not a mountain valley spring but a municipal source of tap water. The purification process goes through osmosis, ultraviolet light, carbon- filtered and ozone sterilization and is considered far better than other filtration methods.
The full-bodied flavour and clean taste of the purified water are highly popular in countries like India and USA. Aquafina is available as both flavoured and unflavored water in several pack sizes like 25 litres, 2 litres, 1 litre, 500 ml and 300 ml.
Product variants include Aquafina Pure Water, Aquafina FlavorSplash, Aquafina Sparkling and Aquafina Plus+.
3. Nestle Waters
- Origin Country: Switzerland
- Parent: Nestle
- Founded: 1992
- Headquarters: Issy Les Moulineaux, Paris, France
- Gross Annual sales: 7.8 billion USD
- Revenue from Bottled Water: 4170 million USD
The Swiss multinational company Nestle Waters handles the bottled water division of its parent company along with the chocolate and flavoured milk categories. It has spread its presence to 34 countries with 94 production plants. It is one of the bottled water companies with a total focus on the health benefits of drinking water.
Some of the leading bottled brands are Deer Park and Pure Life.
• Launched: 1998
Nestle Pure Life is a bottled brand of purified water which comes from either a well or a municipal source like tap water. It is carbon filtered and purified via ultraviolet light and ozone sterilization. Pure Life water tastes clean without any trace of minerals.
Acqua Panna natural mineral water is one of the popular bottled water brands with a balanced ph level of 8. The source is Aqua Panna spring which gives the water its distinct taste.
- Launched: 1870
- Gross Annual Sales: 670 million USD
Poland Spring is one of the top bottled water companies in the world with product variants of sparkling, natural spring water and distilled water along with varieties of flavours like lemon, lime and orange. The water for the Poland Spring brand is sourced from natural springs in Maine which are later transported for purification to New England.
- Launched: 1873
- Gross Annual Sales: 58.1 million USD
Deer Park is a bottled brand that offers 100 per cent natural spring water. The source of Deer Park water is thirteen springs spread across four states. The water tastes refreshing and is free of sugar or colour.
Deer Park product offerings include both unflavored and flavoured water free of colour or sugar. The recyclable bottles are available in several sizes like 20 fl oz, 700 ml and 500 ml etc.
- Origin Country: France
- Founded: 1919
- Headquarters: Paris, France
- Employees in 2022: 101,911
- Annual Revenue in 2022: 26.758 billion USD
- Net Income in 2022: 2.120 billion USD
- Market Value in 2022: 40.795 billion USD
- Market Cap in 2022: 47.706 billion USD
- Revenue from Bottled Water: 3900 million USD
- Gross Annual Sales: 28.727 billion USD
Danone is a multinational corporation associated with the food processing industry. Products include baby food, dairy-free products, coffee, dairy products and bottled waters.
The company sells bottled water via the following brands
• Launched: 1992
Bonafont is one of the popular bottled brands from Danone known for its high standard and premium taste. It is bottled at the plant in the valley of Toluca.
• Launched: 1973
Aqua mineral water is known for purest water processed with advanced technology and quality control. it is one of the largest manufacturers of bottled water in Indonesia and is available in various sizes like 240 ml, 1.5 litres and 19 litres etc.
• Launched: 1829
Evian is a brand of bottled water from the French Alps. The company claims that the water they offer is a geological miracle as the snow and rainwater have to go through an underground spring for 15 years as part of a naturally filtered process.
5. Nongfu Spring Co Ltd
- Origin Country: China
- Founder: Zhong Shanshan
- Founded: 1996
- Headquarters: Hangzhou, China
- Annual Revenue in 2022: 4.780 billion USD
- Revenue from Bottled Water: 3800 million USD
Nongfu Spring Co Ltd is a Chinese brand of bottled water sourced from the natural water source Zhejiang Thousand-Island Lake. The company’s diversified product portfolio includes tea, coffee, rice, yoghurt, fruit products and bottled water.
Nongfu Spring Co Ltd’s natural water offerings include Nongfu Spring Natural Mineral Water and Nongfu Spring Drinking Natural Water etc. The company has set up three production sites to meet the excessive market demand for healthy water.
6. Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co Ltd
- Origin Country: China
- Founded: 1987
- Headquarters: Hangzhou, China
- Revenue from Bottled Water: 2800 million USD
Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co Ltd is the largest producer of beverages in China and one of the leading bottled water companies in the world. It has spread its presence with help of 60 manufacturing plants and 150 subsidiaries.
Product offerings of Hangzhou Wahaha Group include soft drinks, milk drinks, fruit juice, yoghurt and bottled water.
The source of Wahaha’s natural mineral water is Changbai Mountain. The company uses reverse osmosis technology to remove water impurities and create purified water with a fresh taste.
7. CR Beverages or China Resources Beverage (Holding) Ltd
- Origin Country: China
- Launched packaged drinking water: 1990
- Headquarters: Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
- Revenue from Bottled Water: 1100 million USD
CR Beverages or China Resources Beverage (Holding) Ltd is a part of the conglomerate China Resources. The company is associated with the beverage industry and sells tea, coffee, soft drink and bottled water.
CR Beverages operates its bottled water division under China Resources C’estbon Food and Beverage. It has spread its presence with help of regional offices in Shenzhen, Shenyang, Chengdu, Beijing and Shanghai.
The leading brand of bottled water ensures purity with help of reverse osmosis technology. The Pure Water series includes 5 gallons, 6 litres, 4.5 litres, 1.18 litres and 400 ml.
8. Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation
- Origin Country: China
- Founded: 1996
- Employees in 2022: 62,107
- Annual Revenue in 2022: 11.5 billion USD
- Net Income in 2022: 597 million USD
- Market Value in 2022: 11.744 billion USD
- Market Cap in 2022: 9.4 billion USD
- Revenue from Bottled Water: 400 million USD
Tingyi (Cayman) Holding Corporation is a Chinese company associated with the manufacturing and marketing of beverages and instant food. Its product portfolio includes ready-to-drink tea, instant noodles, cool iced black tea, functional drinks, fruit juice, probiotics and bottled water etc.
The company sells its products to direct retailers and wholesalers under the brand name Master Kong.
• Gross Annual Sales: 9.798 USD
Master Kong Mineral Water was launched in 2014 and is one of the top brands of bottled water. The company uses municipal plain water as its source and world-class filtration methods to remove impurities. Both magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride are later added to create healthy and natural clean water.
9. Fiji Water
- Origin Country: Fiji
- Founder: David Gilmour
- Founded: 1996
- Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Revenue from Bottled Water: 300 million USD
- Gross Annual Sales: 43.0 million USD
Fiji Water is a bottled water brand founded under the name of Natural Waters of Viti Ltd. The company has spread its presence to 60 countries in the world and is the largest exporter of bottled water in the USA.
The water source is tropical rainfall and an underground aquifer on Viti Levu, an island in Fiji. The water is considered a geological treasure as it is filtered through the underground volcanic rock where it picks up minerals and electrolytes before accumulating in the underground aquifer.
The bottled water brand does not have either taste or odour and is considered one of the healthiest mineral water in a water bottle. The sleek and trendy-looking square bottles are distinctive to the brand and are sold in retail locations, restaurants and hotels. The brand has introduced 100% recycled plastic bottles in sizes 500 ml and 330 ml etc.
10. Bisleri International
- Origin Country: India
- Founder: Felice Bisleri
- Founded: 1965
- Incorporated: 1984 by Jayantilal Chauhan
- Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Employees in 2022: 4,200
- Annual Revenue: 322 million USD
- Net Income: 42 million USD
- Revenue from Bottled Water: 250 million USD
Bisleri International is one of the most popular brands of bottled water in India. It was Felice Bisleri who introduced Bisleri in India in two varieties- still and bubbly. The source of water was Angelica Springs in Nocera Umbra in Italy.
Currently, the company sells bottled water under the brand names Vedica and Bisleri. It occupies nearly 36% of the total market share in the bottled water industry.
Bisleri International has 18 manufacturing plants, 58 contract packers and 13 franchises. It has spread its presence with help of 5,000 distribution trucks, 3,000 distributors and 135 operational plants. Product offerings include Baba Bisleri and Vedica Fine Mineral etc.
Popular bottled water brands have realized the importance of purity, quality and taste hence are marketing bottled water as the purest water with a clean taste, balanced ph and distinct differences. The global bottled water industry is second to none as it is seeing a continuous growth of 8% to 10% annually year after year.
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I like your rankings I’m 135 year-old from Ohio and I get Aquafina all the time