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herry
09-08-2004, 01:42 PM
Hi all


I have plan to export a brand of soft drink and mineral water to US and I would like to study the market at first.

Which soft drink and mineral water brand is market leader in US ?

Did anyones known some websites of mineral water manufactured in US ?

Thanks
Herry

boodoo
09-10-2004, 07:46 AM
The high TDS rate of true mineral water doesn't fit well with the current US market taste. Look into specialty/import retailers.

kmikeym
09-10-2004, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by boodoo:
The high TDS rate of true mineral water doesn't fit well with the current US market taste. The noobie asks, "What is TDS rate?"

boodoo
09-13-2004, 07:15 AM
"Total Disolved Solids"...it is basically the mineral content measured in parts per million.

Drinking Water (like Dasani, Aqua Fina, Deja Blue) has a TDS of around 35.

Spring Water (like Ozarka, Mountain Valley Water) has a TDS of around 140.

Mineral Water (usually an import) can be very high in TDS up to and beyond several hundred.

fusion
09-13-2004, 03:39 PM
Gerolsteiner is the only one that comes to mind. the TDS (in milligrams per liter) is 2527. I found that number on the www.finewaters.com (http://www.finewaters.com) site.


http://www.finewaters.com/Bottled_Water/USA/Imported/Gerolsteiner.asp

fusion
09-13-2004, 03:41 PM
Also, here's a site that explains the different types of bottled water in the US.

http://www.mineralwaters.org/index.php?func=f&parval=regulation/usa

the minimum TDS for mineral water is 250.