Waiakea Water announced in October 2015 that they had achieved a 5,000 percent growth since its establishment just 3 years before. Just in the year prior, the premium bottled water brand had added its product to almost 2,000 stores in 30 different states.
The brand that was founded on the platform of health, sustainability, and charitable initiatives announced that they would be establishing a new manufacturing facility to meet the substantial demand.
Founder of Waiakea water, Ryan Emmons, is very proud of the company’s extreme growth and stated that the company has gone from selling a couple thousand cases a year to more than 120,000 per year. What makes Emmons feel even prouder is that as a result of the company’s increase, over 500 million liters of clean water have found its way to underprivileged areas in Africa.
Part of Waiakea spring water’s mission is to inspire their customers to “drink ethically.” The company partnered with Pump Aid. Through this partnership, 650 liters of clean water is donated for every liter that is sold. Its charitable contributions, however, only make up one-third of their success.
Forbes said that Waiakea water boasts a mineral-rich, naturally alkaline, electrolyte-packed product. It is also naturally sourced from one of the most pure places on Earth and is packaged from 100 percent recyclable materials.
On average, the company has experienced an annual growth of 170 percent. The company is currently worth an estimated $10 million. This bottled water is available in premier chains all over the country, in places like Wawa and Whole Foods. It is beginning to experience international expansion as well. Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/waiakea-brings-clean-water-to-six-communities-in-rural-malawi-this-year-300311312.html
Waiakea was founded by Ryan Emmons in 2012. It is the first Hawaiian volcanic water of its kind. The company was founded on an unrivaled platform of healthy, sustainable, and charitable initiatives.
Emmons wanted to create a lifestyle brand that inspired a positive change. Their goal was to create a transformation within the industry, helping people to move away from singular profit and more towards a model that emphasized the planet and its people.
In 2015, Waiakea water had become the most awarded beverage in the entire continent. Its mission is to provide healthy water while having as little of an impact as possible. They plan to accomplish this while still contributing and promoting conservation and education for people in need. Waiakea’s slogan is, “Drink Healthy, Drink Sustainably, Drink Ethically.”
The volcanic water comes from Hawaii, through snowmelt and rain on the peak of the Mauna Loa volcano. This is one of the purest environments on the planet.
According to Specialty Foods, Waiakea water is sifted through thousands of feet of volcanic rock which enriches the water with a variety of minerals which make it rich in electrolytes and naturally alkaline.