Privately held Roll International Corporation announced today that it has acquired FIJI Water LLC. Headquartered in Basalt, CO, privately held FIJI Water markets the second largest selling imported water brand in the United States. The water is sourced and bottled in the Fiji Islands and is sold internationally. FIJI Water will continue to operate as an independent company under the current management team. No financial details were disclosed.
“FIJI Water has been by far my most satisfying business venture, both personally and professionally,” said David Gilmour, Founder, FIJI Water. “It is with great pride that I turn the reins of this exceptional company over to a group that shares our vision of quality and excellence in all they do. I am confident that the FIJI Water brand will continue to thrive as part of Roll International.”
“We are very excited that FIJI Water is now part of our family of Roll International companies,” commented Stewart Resnick, President, Roll International. “FIJI Water is a premium brand, and is the finest water in the world. We are committed to growing the business and we embrace this exciting opportunity.”
About FIJI Water
FIJI Water is a privately held company headquartered in Basalt, Colorado. FIJI Water is currently the second largest selling imported water brand in the United States. This natural artesian water is shipped directly from the Fiji Islands. Bottled at the source, FIJI Water is known for its soft, smooth taste and superb mineral content. Since entering the highly competitive bottled water market in 1998, FIJI Water has seen tremendous growth and is now available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, and many of the Caribbean and South Pacific islands. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell recently presented the 2004 Award for Corporate Excellence to FIJI Water for the Company’s extraordinary achievements in support of economic development, education and enhancement in overall quality of life in the Fiji Islands.
About Roll International
Roll International is a privately held holding company located in Los Angeles, California. Among its holdings are Paramount Citrus and Paramount Farms, the world’s largest growers and processors of citrus, almonds and pistachios; POM Wonderful, the largest grower of pomegranates and makers of the all-natural POM Wonderful pomegranate juice; Teleflora, the foremost floral wire service and the Franklin Mint, a leader in high quality collectibles.