Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
After more than a decade of strong growth stemming from rising health awareness, societal trends and supportive economic conditions, growth in the Bottled Water Production industry has dried up during the past five years. Unfavourable climatic conditions, a mounting community backlash against the environmental impact of bottled water and the most savage recession witnessed in the United Kingdom for half a century took a toll on industry revenue and profitability. Revenue contracted during the four years between 2006-07 and 2009-10 before returning to weak growth in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
Conditions are expected to strengthen over 2012-13 as the Olympic Games draws tourists and boosts sales leading up to and during the event. Growth is estimated to come in at a weak... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
To be classified as either spring or mineral water, water needs to be bottled at the source. Hence, revenue in the Bottled Water Production industry tends to be concentrated in regions where water is sourced or in regions close to major cities.
Scotland is the most important region for the industry, generating 22.6% of revenue. Scotland is both a source of natural water as well as a traditional region for low-cost manufacturing, with other beverages also produced there. Scotland is home to Highland Spring, the largest player in the industry... purchase to read more