What makes good bottled water? Is it the water source or the packaging process? Or is it the overall health benefits consumers get from drinking the water? What if there was a bottled water brand that provided all of the above? Well, now there is. Waiakea Water is the fastest growing bottled water company in the world. The company was founded just five years, and yet, it has grown by 5000 percent.
Founder, Ryan Emmons, launched his company on a triple bottom line platform. He wanted to reinvent the bottled beverage industry and give bottled water a new look. His company focuses on health, sustainability, and charitable initiatives.
Ryan’s business strategy of evolving the beverage industry is one of the reasons that his company is the fastest growing beverage company in the world right now. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is now available in 2,000 stores in 30 states across America. The company just recently began seeing rising demand on an international level and has launched a manufacturing facility to meet that growing demand.
According to Gust, one of the other reasons Waiakea water is growing so quickly is its charitable partnership. Shortly after founded Waiakea, Ryan formed a partnership with Pump Aid, a foundation that provides clean water to underserved communities in Africa. For every liter of Waiakea bottled water sold, Waiakea donates 650 liters of clean water.
When Waiakea water was founded, it was only selling a few thousand cases a year. Now that it’s popular, it’s selling over 120,000 cases a year. That means Waiakea donates over 500 million liters of clean water every year. Ryan takes more pride in aiding the underserved communities than he takes in increasing profits.
The main reason Waiakea Water is so successful is how healthy it is. It’s one of the purest waters on the planet. Unlike most corporate bottled water companies, Waiakea’s water comes from Waiakea springs.
The water is a combination of snowmelt and rainfall that has been filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock before spurting out of springs all over the Big Island. The volcanic rock enriches the water with several nutritious minerals. The water is naturally enriched with alkaline and electrolytes. The water is then packaged in recycled bottles at the source, to ensure the water maintains its purity level.