Waiakea Water was founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons after he realized that the water he had been drinking while on his family trips to Hawaii was different from other waters. “I discovered my family had access to one of the most naturally healthy, pure, and sustainable water sources in the world,” said Emmons. Noob Prenuer reported that since Waiakea water launched, it has seen a 5000 percent growth. In the past year alone, the company has put its products on the shelves of nearly 2000 different stores in 30 states.
In celebration of their recent success, the company is launching a new manufacturing plant in Hawaii, hoping it will help them handle the ever-growing international demand. According to Emmons, Waiakea water has gone from selling a few thousand cases of water per year to selling over 120,000 cases.
In addition to their business and financial accomplishments, the company has also managed to give back, pledging to donate 650 liters of water for every 1 liter they sell through a partnership with Pump Aid. With all of their success, the company has been able to donate 500 million liters of clean water and establish more than 3500 elephant pumps in some of the underprivileged communities of Africa, in turn helping over 1.35 million people live a healthier life.
In addition to the charitable work Waiakea water contributes to the world, the company also makes efforts to support environmental conservation. It boasts a naturally alkaline, mineral-rich, and electrolyte-packed water, which is taken from one of the most pure water sources in the world and is packaged in recycled (rPET) bottles. Ryan Emmons attributes the company’s success to their knack for innovation and doing things differently from competitors.
For example, Waiakea water was the first brand of premium bottled water to be certified carbon neutral. “In focusing on health, sustainability, and ethics, we’ve built a brand that makes individuals feel good on multiple levels.” said Emmons. With all of these qualities, Waiakea spring water may be one of the most ethically run and health conscious companies in the industry.
According to Ladisco, Waiakea water has clearly been incredibly successful within their industry. The company has seen an average annual growth of 170 percenT. It has also garnered praise from consumers and reviewers alike, receiving positive write-up from organicauthority.com and being listed as the top volcanic water brand by 10bestwater.com.
It is now valued at over $10 million and its products are currently available for purchase in several major retailers, including Whole Foods and Wawa, and Waiakea is now beginning to expand internationally as well.
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