One of Florida’s most famous products that is consumed by people all over the country, and even the world, is Zephyrhills Water. The brand is decades old, but has certainly been growing in recent years. Zephyrhills is owned by the Nestle Corporation and has become one of their main brands that are sold in the United States. The source of the water comes from Florida’s natural spring aquifer underground. The town of Zephyrhills is located in central Florida, not far from the Tampa Bay area. Throughout this region are fresh springs, the vast majority of which are owned by Zephyrhills. A common misconception is that the spring water all comes from the same source, but it does not. It comes from several springs all located within the same region. Each of these springs is tested to make sure the water is up to the company’s standards, as their website says, and then it is bottled and distributed to vendors all around the world.
In 1961, Mr. Don Robinson founded the Zephyrhills Water Co. which was the first bottling and selling of spring water from the area. Throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s the company kept on growing, until it eventually was bought by Nestle. Originally, the water that was bottled there was more or less confined to being sold in Florida, since it was Florida’s spring water. After being bought by such a large company, Nestle broadened the horizons of Zephyrhills and it became both a national and international brand of water. The size of the bottles has changed from being standard sizes to having 12 different sizes of containers in which the water comes in. The most famous one of these is called the AquaPod. It is a miniature version of a water bottle and quickly became a fast selling product, due to its innovative design. Other companies selling bottled water have tried to mimic the success of this design, but none have taken a popular hold yet.
Zephyrhills Water has three main competitors in the industry, Dasani, Aquafina, and Fiji. Dasani and Aquafina are owned by Coca-Cola and Pepsi, respectively, and naturally have a wide market. The difference between Zephyrhills and those brands is that both of those bottles of water use tap water, not spring water. This fact sets Zephyrhills in a separate category from Dasani and Aquafina as some people will only drink spring water. Fiji water is spring water, like Zephyrhills, but it is considerably more expensive and is bought for its elite status more than anything else. For good old fashion spring water, at an affordable rate, Zephyrhills Water cannot be beat.
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