by Breck on Feb 29, 2012 at 9:51 AM

The largest home and office water delivery company in the US combines with one of the largest, if not the largest, office coffee company in the US. Standard was owned by the Riley Company of New Orleans who also sold Abita Water to DS a few years ago.

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 28, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- On February 3, 2012 DS Waters of America, Inc. (DS Waters) and The Standard Companies, Inc. (Standard) signed an asset purchase agreement whereby DS Waters will acquire substantially all of the assets of Standard. The transaction is expected to close in late March, 2012, subject to regulatory clearance.

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by Robin on Feb 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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Company to Offer New Manufacturing Capabilities for Flavored Beverage Market

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mountain Valley Spring Company announced today a new bottling agreement with TalkingRain® Beverage Company, Inc. Pursuant to the agreement, the Company will manufacture certain TalkingRain branded bottled water products for TalkingRain to market to its retail partners nationwide.

“We are impressed with the capabilities of Mountain Valley to help us meet the high consumer demand for our Sparkling Ice product”

In order to fulfill its obligations under the agreement, Mountain Valley is in the process of enhancing its production capacity and upgrading one of its five bottling lines to permit the addition of flavors and carbonation to its natural spring water.

“We are impressed with the capabilities of Mountain Valley to help us meet the high consumer demand for our Sparkling Ice product,” said Kevin Klock, President of TalkingRain Beverage Company. “There are not a lot of bottling companies that have the natural spring water resources and manufacturing capabilities necessary to meet our high quality production requirements and we are looking forward to working with Mountain Valley.”

About Talking Rain®

The TalkingRain® family of beverages includes healthy, thirst-quenching product lines: Twist™, Sparkling ICE®, AirWater™, TalkingRain Fusions, TalkingRain Mountain Spring Water and TalkingRain Sparkling Water, all of which are created to refresh the body and renew the mind. For 25 years the brand has been the regional market leader in the Pacific Northwest and is now available in national and regional grocery store chains across the country. For more information about TalkingRain Beverage Company, please visit www.talkingrain.com.

About Mountain Valley Spring Company

Mountain Valley Spring Company is a premium bottled water producer headquartered in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. For over 140 years, the Company and its predecessors have bottled and sold natural spring water flowing from proprietary natural springs located in central Arkansas. The Company, which bottles its water in both glass and plastic bottles, also manufactures plastic bottles from PET for use in its bottling operations and for sale to third party beverage bottlers. For more information about Mountain Valley Spring Company, please visit: www.mountainvalleyspring.com

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by Caroline on Feb 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Anytime you despair because of the anti-bottled water press - just remember it could be worse! There definitely will not be any scientific studies linking water with anything other than the need to empty your bladder...

This article on the New York Times highlights recent studies that link diet soft drinks with Type 2 Diabetes and a condition known as metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, and other health risk factors. You can read the entire article here: www.nytimes.com

Follow this link to read more about the bottled water quality of Mountain Valley Spring Water.

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by Caroline on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM

This guy is not a bottled water fan - but admits his wife and 13 year old son are! - and clearly sees the emperor has no clothes.

Charles Fishman of National Geographic Water Currents writes, "Bottled water bans are not just oddly hypocritical — taking bottled water out of campus vending machines while leaving soda in those machines — they seem oddly misplaced in a setting where people are supposed to be thinking for themselves."

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by Caroline on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

This is the way they're going to get people to drink reprocessed waste water? Really?

“Ten million dogs can’t be wrong.”

I'm liking our chances of continuing to sell bottled water...

As ‘Yuck Factor’ Subsides, Treated Wastewater Flows From Taps

By FELICITY BARRINGER
SAN DIEGO — Almost hidden in the northern hills, the pilot water treatment plant here does not seem a harbinger of revolution. It cost $13 million, uses long-established technologies and produces a million gallons a day.

But the plant’s very existence is a triumph over one of the most stubborn problems facing the nation’s water managers: if they make clean drinking water from wastewater, will the yuck factor keep people from accepting it?

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