7 New Bottled-Water Launches

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With can formats of sparkling and seltzer water trending north, the PET still-water segment of the bottled-water category is looking to shake out of a malaise.

The PET segment of bottled water is down 2.4% and 6.9% across dollar and unit sales, respectively, in convenience stores for the 52-week period ending July 12, 2020, according to data from Chicago-based IRI Worldwide.

The bottled-water category as a whole fared somewhat better, but was still off 1.8% for dollar sales (to $4.45 billion) and 6.2% for units.

In the PET-bottle segment, Glaceau Smart Water, Aquafina, Dasani, private label and Glaceau Vitamin Water led the pack. Of that top five, and perhaps indicative of a cost-cutting on the part of consumers during the pandemic, only private label water showed growth during the period, up 4% in dollar sales.

Read on for a look at new bottled, can and Tetra Pak water releases from the past several months.

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Voss

Voss water

Voss makes its debut in the functional-water space with Voss Plus, a premium variety blending 74 trace minerals and electrolytes sourced from Iceland. Available in 850ml single bottles and six-packs, Voss Plus is the first premium functional water to use Aquamin, a plant-based, multimineral complex derived from seaweed. This absorbs trace minerals from surrounding seawater, including calcium, magnesium and potassium. Voss Plus bottles feature 100% recyclable packaging. The blue-tinted bottles are made with high-grade, BPA-free 100% recycled PET plastic.

Photograph courtesy of Voss

Shine Water

Shine water

ShineWater comes in four tart flavors that include Poma-Grape, Strawberry Lemon, Peach Mango and Kiwi Cucumber. Each is packed with nutrients, electrolytes and key vitamins, including a full serving of vitamin D, according to the company. ShineWater contains no added sugar or artificial ingredients. The company is rolling out two new flavor fusions in the fall of 2020, the supplier says.

Photograph courtesy of Shine Water

Yerbae

enhanced sparkling water

An antioxidant-rich drink with zero sugar and zero calories plus 160 mg of caffeine, Yerbae Enhanced Sparkling Water recently launched a partnership with Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. around the debut of its new 16-ounce can lineup, which features new packaging and four additional SKUs: Mango Passionfruit, Watermelon Strawberry, Black Cherry Pineapple and Iced Triple Berry. Yerbae Enhanced Sparkling Water contains Yerba mate, a South American herb known for stimulating the body and mind.

Photograph courtesy of Yerbae

ZenWTR

ZenWTR

A vapor-distilled, high-alkaline premium water ionized to reach a pH of 9.5, ZenWTR uses up to five ocean-rescued plastic bottles to produce each 1-liter bottle. Available in 100% recycled bottles made with certified ocean plastic, the supplier’s goal is rescuing up to 70 million plastic water bottles from the ocean in 2020, the company says. ZenWTR is available in 1-liter, 23.7-ounce and 16.9-ounces bottles.

 Photograph courtesy of ZenWTR

CarryOn

Ocean spray CBD water

Capitalizing on mental wellbeing as a priority to complement physical fitness, Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. debuted CarryOn, a CBD-infused sparkling water that provides the functional benefits of focus and relaxation, according to the company. The beverage is available in two flavors: Elevate, aimed at keeping people calm but sharp through choline for focus and 10 mg of CBD; and Descend, designed for relaxation with no impairment and a combination of L-Theanine for relaxation and 20 mg of CBD. Both come in 11.5-ounce cans at 10 calories per-serving and no added sugar.

Photograph courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.

Talking Rain Elevate (TRE)

Talking Rain Elevate (TRE)

Talking Rain Elevate (TRE) is a noncarbonated, multifunctional performance water made with all-natural flavors. Containing 160 mg of caffeine, added electrolytes for enhanced hydration, L-theanine for increased focus and zero sugar, TRE comes in Mango Fusion, Mixed Berry and Power Punch flavors.

Photograph courtesy of Talking Rain

Nestle Pure Life Fruity Water

Nestle Pure Life Fruity Water

Regarded as the first Tetra Pak carton in the United States to include a paper straw, Nestle Pure Life Fruity Water is 100% quality water featuring a touch of natural fruit flavors and electrolytes, the company says. Three kid-friendly flavors include Apple, Watermelon and Tropical Twist, available for an SRP of $3.99 per eight-pack and $14.99 per 24-pack.

Photograph courtesy of Nestle Waters North America