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Stories by Richard Girard
Richard Girard is the corporate researcher at the Polaris Institute.
Bottled Water Industry Targets a New Market: The Global South
Posted on: Jun 15, 2009, Source: Polaris Institute
Market reports predict that over the next four years sales of bottle water will grow most quickly in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Bottled Water Industy Faces Downward Spiral
Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: Polaris Institute
These are desperate times indeed for bottled water companies, which means they're resorting to desperate measures.
Where Have All the Water Fountains Gone?
Posted on: Oct 28, 2008, Source: Polaris Institute
New buildings are being constructed without water fountains, and existing buildings are decommissioning older fountains.
Why For Profit Water Companies Are Behind a Bottled Water Backlash
Posted on: Jul 31, 2008, Source: Polaris Institute
In the UK, private water delivery companies see bottled water as a direct competitor for their product, tap water.
Why the Oil Industry Benefits from Bottled Water Sales
Posted on: Jun 26, 2008, Source: Polaris Institute
The PET plastic bottles used for bottled water can all be traced back the world's biggest oil giants.
Coke's CEO Dishes: The Company Plans to Prey on Unsustainable Urbanization
Posted on: May 29, 2008, Source: Polaris Institute
While water shortages are getting worse in areas of increasing urbanization, Coke is digging in their heels there to make more money.
Coke and Pepsi's New Marketing Strategy: Pull at Your Heart Strings
Posted on: Mar 14, 2008, Source: Polaris Institute
The big bottled water companies are trying to counter negative press by tying their products to charitable causes.
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