Waiakea is a bottled water company that does so much more than bottle and sell water. In 2012, Waiakea was founded by Ryan Emmons, who got right to work making his company and the world a better place, and because of his hard work and dedication Waiakea is now 414th of 5000 in the list of fastest growing companies in America. This impressive company has received many awards since its founding including the 2015 Food and Beverage Innovation Award 2015, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative and Best Packaged Water, #2 Leading Bottled Water Brands 2016 globally, #1 best volcanic water brand, and many more. In three years they also an almost unbelievably grew 1059.3%.
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Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is experiencing such phenomenal growth they have announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Hawaii to keep pace with their domestic and international gain. Since opening in 2012, the company has grown at the rate of 5,000 percent. In the last twelve months, Waiakea has added almost 2,000 vendors in thirty states. Waiakea was founded on a business platform that focuses on health, sustainability, and giving back.
Gust revealed that Ryan Emmons, the founder of Waiakea water, is very proud of the growth his company has experienced in such a short time. Ryan recently noted they have gone from delivering 2,000 cases a year to now selling over 120,000 cases a year. Ryan says it feels even better when you realize this boom has made it possible to provide 500 million liters of clean water to underserved communities in Africa.
According to New You, Waiakea water mission is to urge consumers to “drink ethically,” as part of that mission Waiakea water has formed an alliance with Pump Aid to distribute 650 liters of clean water for every liter they sell. Pump Aid is an international charity that promotes clean water and proper sanitation for vulnerable communities in Africa. While accounting for one-third of the companies success Waiakea attributes much of its performance to the product and how it’s packaged. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is rich in electrolytes, minerals, alkaline, and is packaged only in recycled bottles. Learn more about Waiakea water: https://www.instagram.com/waiakea/?hl=en
After falling as snow and rain on the peaks of the Mauna Loa volcano, located on Hawaii’s big island, Waiakea spring water is filtered by several thousand feet of porous volcanic rock, resulting in one of the best tasting and mineral-rich waters in the world.
By doing things differently, focusing on health, sustainability, and ethics, Waiakea is building a brand that makes people feel good when they use it. Waiakea water has created a lifestyle brand designed to create meaningful and positive change in several ways. Moving away from the traditional thinking of singular profit, Waiakea’s model is more about people and the planet. They are the first premium bottled water company that are certified CarbonNeutral®.
Experiencing an annual growth rate of 170 percent and a current value of $10 million Waiakea Water is quickly becoming one of the premium bottled water companies in the world. Waiakea continues to expand their reach, now available in premier food chains such as Whole Foods and Wawa and are beginning to expand internationally.