Our History | Nestlé Waters North America
With 36 years of experience promoting healthy hydration, Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has 15 leading bottled water brands in the U.S. The company's commitment to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use and packaging and energy, as well as its dedication to partnering in the communities where it operates, has led Nestlé Waters to achieve the number one bottled water position in the U.S. Nestlé Waters has 7,500 employees and 29 bottling facilities across the U.S. and Canada, and annual revenues of approximately $4.2 billion in 2011.
As the industry leader, Nestlé Waters brings to market a great variety of brands and package sizes. The company's brand portfolio includes domestic brands Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water, Deer Park® Brand Natural Spring Water, Ice Mountain® Brand Natural Spring Water, Ozarka® Brand Natural Spring Water, Poland Spring® Brand Natural Spring Water, Zephyrhills® Brand Natural Spring Water and re-source® Natural Spring Water; imported brands Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water; and a national brand, Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water. In 2011, the company also acquired Sweet Leaf® and Tradewinds® ready-to-drink tea brands. Most of these are sold regionally and are leaders in their distribution areas. Nestlé® Pure Life®, sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, is the number one selling brand in the U.S. Non-sparkling water represents more than 90 percent of sales, and each brand has its own distinctive character, water source and story.
Nestlé Waters North America and its affiliate, Nestlé Waters Canada, manage both the U.S. and Canadian bottled water operations. Nestlé Waters North America is a division with Nestlé Waters, the world's leading bottled water company, based in Paris, France.
Nestlé Waters reports to Nestlé S.A., headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. Founded by Henri Nestlé in 1866, Nestlé S.A. is the leading food and beverage company in the world, with more than 280,000 employees. Consumers know Nestlé best for its respected brands, including Nestlé chocolate, Nescafé® coffee and Coffee-mate®, Stouffer's® and Lean Cuisine® frozen foods, and Purina® pet products.
Nestlé aspires to become the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company and is the largest private funder of health and nutrition research globally. Its desire to provide consumers with "the very best" food throughout their lives is reflected in the famous Nestlé logo depicting a mother bird feeding her young in the nest. This design is also inspired by the coat of arms of the Nestlé family name, which means "little nest."
As a member of the Nestlé global network, NWNA has the corporate resources to expertly source, bottle and deliver exceptional water products.