Fifteen percent of consumers only drink bottled products for water, according to an article in Food & Wine that covered a survey by Harris Poll on behalf of the International Bottled Water Association. For 63 percent of respondents, bottled water was among their most preferred beverages, edging out coffee, which had 62 percent support, and soft drinks with 58 percent.
The top reasons for liking bottled water were because it’s healthier than soft drinks, lacks artificial sweeteners, and has lower calories. Overall, 90 percent said they consider bottled water a healthy and convenient beverage, with 86 percent saying they have a positive opinion of bottled water, according to the report. Full Story