October 18, 2011— Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, makers of the award-winning, CarbonNeutral® premium natural spring water Icelandic Glacial, announced today its nomination for the Food and Nutrition Association of Iceland's "Fjöregg" Award 2011 (Fjöregg = Egg of Life).
A total of five Icelandic companies have been nominated for this prestigious award, which is given to the corporation that has shown outstanding enterprise and performance in the field of food and nutrition. The Award, sponsored by the Association of Icelandic Industry, will be handed out on Iceland’s Food Day on October 18, 2011.
Icelandic Glacial’s nomination comes with the recognition of the company’s outstanding practices in the food and beverage industry. The Food and Nutrition Association of Iceland has acknowledged Icelandic Glacial Water for their environmental tactics, marketing and distribution—that have fueled the company’s immense expansion and allowed Icelandic Glacial to provide consumers worldwide with Iceland’s purest water.
Icelandic Glacial was named “Best Water of 2007” by industry experts BevNET, and also received accolades for the “Best Sustainability Initiative” at the 2007 Bottled Water World awards.
Renowned for its award winning bottle design, exceptional purity and environmental credentials, Icelandic Glacial is bottled at the source from the legendary Ölfus Spring in Iceland to provide customers with a product of the very highest quality. As a result, Icelandic Glacial is one of the fastest-growing super-premium bottled water in the United States.
For more information about Icelandic Glacial, visit www.icelandic.staging.wpengine.com.
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About Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water™
Born and bottled in Ölfus, Iceland, Icelandic Glacial™ is the world’s first certified CarbonNeutral® natural spring bottled water for both product and operations. An environmental pioneer in the industry, Icelandic Glacial™ uses 100% natural green energy in the form of geothermal and hydroelectric power to fuel production, delivering a super-premium bottled water from pristine Iceland to consumers while maintaining a “net zero” carbon footprint.
The source of Icelandic Glacial™ is Iceland’s legendary Ölfus Spring, a naturally replenished catchment zone formed during a massive volcanic eruption more than 4,500 years ago. The Spring has been deemed certifiably sustainable by Zenith International, Europe’s leading food and drinks consultancy. The Ölfus Spring produces water so pure that nothing is added or taken away. As a result, Icelandic Glacial™ possesses exceptional balance that is the envy of the industry, featuring a naturally occurring low mineral content and naturally high alkaline pH level of 8.4.
As a testament to its exceptional purity, Icelandic Glacial™ was chosen by Parfums Christian Dior as the exclusive hydration method to be used in their Diorsnow line of skin-lightening beauty products to be released in 2012.
Icelandic Glacial™ is distributed in the United States by Anheuser-Busch, which took a 20 percent ownership stake in the company in July 2007 and subsequently increased its stake to over 23%.
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