Nestlé USA announces Essentia Water buyout to expand premium water biz

Nestlé USA announces Essentia Water buyout to expand premium water biz
  • The acquisition complements Nestlé’s efforts to improve its portfolio of international premium water brands and hydration products
  • The Essentia buyout would facilitate Nestlé’s position in the water business, endorsing long-term profitable growth in the U.S. and worldwide
Nestlé USA, the leading food and beverage product manufacturers, has recently taken over Washington-based premium functional water brand, Essentia Water (Essentia), in a deal that comes in line with Nestlé’s vision to expand its presence in the global water landscape. Reports have it that the F&B major is elevating its focus on international mineral and premium water brands as well as other healthy hydration products like functional water. While, the acquisition deal follows a recently disclosed agreement that includes Nestlé selling Canadian and U.S. regional spring water brands, beverage delivery service and purified water business. Commenting on the acquisition, Nestlé USA CEO & Chairman, Steve Presley said that the addition of Essentia transforms and best positions their firms water biz on a path of long-term profitable growth in the U.S. and worldwide. Mr. Presley added that the Nestlé is pleased to welcome the Essentia team to its family as the company looks to expand its premium water portfolio. The acquisition gives Nestlé an immediate presence in the thriving functional water industry, and endorses its efforts to record new opportunities with emerging consumer trends like healthy hydration. About Essentia Essentia is one of the leading alkaline water brand and the bestselling bottled water brand in the natural channel. The company make advances in ionized alkaline water almost 2 decades ago and is at the forefront in this niche in the U.S. Essentia mainly utilizes a proprietary process to ionize water, offering consumers clean water that has a smooth taste and a pH of over 9.5.