View Full Version : Soft drink and mineral water brands ?
09-08-2004, 01:42 PM
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 ?
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.
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?"
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.
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.
09-13-2004, 03:41 PM
Also, here's a site that explains the different types of bottled water in the US.
the minimum TDS for mineral water is 250.