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The Sky is the Limit for Waiakea

The Hawaiian Volcanic Water by Waiakea recently announced growth of 5,000 percent since it was established in 2012. The brand was established on a triple bottom line (TBL) platform that focuses on charitable initiatives, sustainability, and health. During the previous year, the premium water brand managed to add its product to almost 2,000 stores in 30 states of U.S. As a result, the company has decided to launch a new facility for manufacturing based in Hawaii to meet the growing international demand.

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water’s founder, Ryan Emmons, stated that he was happy with the growth the brand has accomplished in a short time. He continued saying that the brand sales have increased from a few thousand cases to over 120,000 cases annually. Because of this, 500 million liters of clean water were donated to communities in Africa, which are underserved. As part of the brand’s mission of encouraging people to drink ethically, Waiakea, in collaboration with Pump Aid, donates 50 liters of water that’s clean for every liter they sell.

The brand’s charitable contributions are only a third of its success. Waiakea touts an electrolyte-packed, mineral-rich, and naturally, alkaline product, sustainably sourced from among the places that are purest on earth and packaged completely from rPET (recycled) bottles. Waiakea springs water is certified as CarbonNeutral, and is the first bottled to make such achievement. The company has had an annual 170 percent growth rate. The company’s value is now more than $10 million.

Waiakea water originates from snow melt and rain from the Mauna Loa volcano, which is at the center of the Big Island. The water is always filtered through several thousand porous volcanic rock feet and produces a sweet electrolyte-rich and alkaline natural waters worldwide. The water brand was listed as the #1 volcanic water by