January 04, 2012

Icelandic Glacial Named Official Water of 2012 Palm Springs Film Festival

January 04, 2012 — Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, makers of the award-winning, CarbonNeutral® premium natural spring water Icelandic Glacial, announced today that Icelandic Glacial Water will be cooling down entertainment insiders and film lovers as the exclusive bottled water of the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, taking place January 5-16 in Palm Springs, California. Icelandic Glacial will be on hand at select Festival events including the Guest & Industry Suite, the premier gathering spot for filmmakers, industry guests and press.

“Icelandic Glacial is proud to be the official bottled water of the Palm Springs Film Festival,” said Jon Olafsson, chairman and co-founder, Icelandic Glacial. “We look forward to offering our exceptionally pure water to the film industry’s influential attendees along with the troves of fans of these excellent films.”

This year’s Film Festival plays host to a fabulous array of movies and movie stars. The Festival will feature a stellar line-up of more than 200 films from more than 60 countries, special events and gala receptions.

For more information, please visit Icelandic Glacial’s official website at http://www.icelandicglacial.com.

More information on the Palm Springs International Film Festival can be found at http://www.psfilmfest.org 

October 13, 2011

Icelandic Glacial Supports Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and Provides the Web with Exclusive Festival Footage

October 14, 2011— Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, makers of the award-winning, CarbonNeutral® premium natural spring water Icelandic Glacial, announced today its support of the Iceland Airwaves music festival, October 12th through 16th in Reykjavik, Iceland. Icelandic Glacial will be providing water to artists and fans in many areas at the festival including backstage and at the KEX Hostel.

During the festival Icelandic Glacial will be producing exclusive backstage footage of artists, festival goers that will be broadcast around the world via social media channels. For an unrestricted behind-the-scenes look at Iceland Airwaves, please visit http://www.youtube.com/IcelandicGlacial. For the latest news and updates from the festival, please visit http://www.facebook.com/IcelandicGlacial and http://www.twitter.com/IcelandicGlacial.

Beyond the festival itself, Icelandic Glacial will be providing water for the KEX Hostel, which takes place from October 12th through 14th in Reykjavik. Featuring 15 live performances including Gus Gus, The Twilight Sad, Mugison, Lay Low and many more, the event will also have Seattle radio station KEXP broadcasting live to their listeners back in the U.S. Details at KEXP.ORG.

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.

 

August 23, 2011

Icelandic Glacial Teams Up with Georgia Food Industry Association to Support Local Initiative End Caps for Education

ÖLFUS, Iceland (August 23, 2011)— Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, makers of the award-winning, CarbonNeutral® natural spring water from Iceland, Icelandic Glacial, announced today that it has partnered with the Georgia Food Industry Association Education Foundation (GFIEF) to support their End Caps for Education program.

As part of this alliance, Icelandic Glacial has donated funds to help the GFIEF reach their goal of $120,000 to directly provide scholarships to deserving students in the state of Georgia. Additionally, Icelandic Glacial will be offering water to the End Cap for Education displays which aim to bring awareness to the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. The program, which will have distinct visibility in retail outlets throughout the state, runs during the second half of September.

“Icelandic Glacial is proud to support students seeking higher education in the State of Georgia through the End Caps for Education program,” remarked Jon Olafsson, chairman and co-founder of Icelandic Glacial.  “These local initiatives are a great way for us to support a child’s need for a college education while simultaneously allowing us greater exposure for our delicious water.”

May 16, 2011

Icelandic Glacial Donates 23 Tons of Water to Aid the Relief Efforts of Tornado-Torn Areas of St. Louis, Alabama and Georgia

May 16, 2011— Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, makers of the award-winning, CarbonNeutral® premium natural spring water Icelandic Glacial, announced today their pledge to donate 23 tons of water to aid in the tornado relief efforts in the Central and Southern United States. Partnering with the Red Cross, local Churches and Mission Groups, Icelandic Glacial will be providing water for victims and disaster relief volunteers of the St. Louis, Alabama and Georgia tornadoes that struck in recent weeks. This marks the fifth major donation from Icelandic Glacial in conjunction with the company’s Water For Life foundation, which has provided over 460 tons of water for post-natural disasters throughout the world.

“Providing water to the displaced victims and incredible volunteers of these devastating tornadoes is the least we can do to show our support for their hard work and dedication,” says Jon Olafsson, chairman and co-founder, Icelandic Glacial. “I know I speak for the entire Icelandic Glacial family when I say that our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.” 

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.

April 27, 2011

Icelandic Glacial and Volcano Update

With all the current excitement about Iceland, we would like to ensure all of our loyal customers at home and abroad that Icelandic Glacial is operating at full force. The Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption has had no impact on our operations or the quality of our water.

The volcano is located more than 100km away from Icelandic Glacial’s operations so we are in no danger of lava flows. Additionally, the prevailing winds direct any resulting ash away from our factory, and if that were to change, according to leading European food and drinks consultancy Zenith International, the ash would not affect Icelandic Glacial’s water due to natural conditions and high quality controls.

The Ölfus Spring source for Icelandic Glacial is naturally filtered through lava and basalt rock over many years which removes any impurities. In addition, the closed system bottling process within the Icelandic Glacial factory is operated within an enclosed space that draws in air through a hygienic air filter.  This space is then maintained at an air pressure higher than that of the rest of the factory to ensure that the filtered air flows outward.  This positive air pressure prohibits any unfiltered air from the factory flowing into the filling enclosure.

Our natural spring water is as exceptionally pure and pristine as ever, and we continue to produce and ship our CarbonNeutral certified bottled water throughout the world, delivering the crisp, clean water our customers have come to know and love.

April 24, 2011

Icelandic Glacial Makes A Splash At The 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival

ÖLFUS, Iceland (April 25, 2011)— Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, makers of the award-winning CarbonNeutral® natural spring water from Iceland, announced today that they will be the official water of the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, Calif. Big-screen legends, tastemakers and A-list celebrities will quench their thirst with Iceland’s purest water at numerous events throughout the festival, presented by Turner Classic Movies.

“We are thrilled to be a part of such a great film festival,” said Jon Olafsson, Chairman and Co-Founder, Icelandic Glacial. “We are excited to share a piece of Iceland’s exceptionally pure water, Icelandic Glacial, with the guests at the TCM Classic Film Festival while they enjoy some of history’s greatest films.”

Centered in the historic heart of Hollywood, the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival will take place at such iconic venues as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Egyptian Theatre and The Music Box Theatre April 28 through May 1. Icelandic Glacial will be available to festival guests at Club TCM, the official festival hub in the Blossom Room of the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, site of the first Academy Awards ceremony.

# # #

About the TCM Classic Film Festival

The multi-faceted TCM Classic Film Festival – which runs from April 28 – May 1, 2011, in Hollywood – will be packed with more than 70 screenings, as well as special introductions, guest appearances, panel discussions and more. Vanity Fair is once again joining TCM as a festival partner. The magazine will produce the exclusive, opening-night after-party that will follow the red-carpet gala screening of An American in Paris. TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne will serve as official host of the festival. Time Warner Cable is also an official festival partner. Delta Airlines is the official airline sponsor.

Peter O’Toole, Kirk Douglas, Leslie Caron, Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, Jane Powell, Warren Beatty, Alec Baldwin, Hayley Mills, Richard Roundtree and Roger Corman are just a few of the notables slated to appear during the festival. Throughout the festival, TCM will celebrate movie music, with multi-film tributes to George and Ira Gershwin, composer Bernard Herrmann and singing cowboy Roy Rogers. The festival will also celebrate the musical legacy of Walt Disney, including his Silly Symphonies and Laugh-O-Gram shorts.

Among the numerous films slated for the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival are Reds (1981), Becket (1964), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), West Side Story (1961), The Parent Trap (1961), Whistle Down the Wind (1961), The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), La Dolce Vita (1960), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Cabin in the Sky (1943), Went the Day Well? (1942), Citizen Kane (1941), Fantasia (1940), Dodsworth (1936), Hoop-La (1933), The Cameraman (1928) and The Merry Widow (1925), to name a few. TCM is dedicated to showcasing the best possible projection, including digital, 35mm and 70mm prints. Most of the films presented during the TCM Classic Film Festival have been digitally restored and remastered.

Additional information, including a list of programming and events slated for the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival, is available here.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Academy AwardsÒ ceremony, will once again serve as the official hotel for the festival, as well as home to Club TCM, a central gathering point for attendees. The Hollywood Roosevelt will also offer special rates for festival goers. Screenings and events will be held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Multiplex and the Egyptian Theatre. Delta is the official airline partner.

 

April 18, 2011

Icelandic Glacial Now Delivers The Taste of Iceland Directly to Your Doorstep

ÖLFUS, Iceland (April 19, 2011)— Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, makers of the award-winning CarbonNeutral® natural spring water Icelandic Glacial, announces today that Icelandic Glacial will be available to purchase directly from the company’s website, www.icelandicglacial.com. Consumers all over the country will have the opportunity to purchase exceptionally pure water from Iceland’s legendary Ölfus Spring and have it shipped directly to their front door.

“As Icelandic Glacial continues to grow, we are delighted to announce our online sales option to consumers,” said Jon Olafsson, Chairman and Co-Founder, Icelandic Glacial. “Now you can truly experience the purest water from Iceland without ever leaving your home or office.”  

Icelandic Glacial’s source, the Ölfus Spring, is one of the most pristine sources of water on the planet, with a natural low mineral content and naturally high pH level of 8.4. Icelandic Glacial will be available online in 330ml, 500ml, 750ml and one-liter cases.

 

January 12, 2011

Icelandic Glacial will be the Exclusive Bottle Water served at the 2011 Bob Hope Classic

La Quinta, CA., January 13, 2011 – Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, makers of the award-winning CarbonNeutral® natural spring water Icelandic Glacial, announced today their partnership with the 52nd annual Bob Hope Classic, taking place from January 17th – 23rd. Icelandic Glacial’s super-premium water from legendary Ölfus Spring in Iceland will be quenching the thirst of Hollywood Stars, Professional Athletes, PGA Tour golfers and guests throughout the five day tournament.

“We are excited to be apart of such a long-standing event that supports such a great cause,” says Jon Olafsson, chairman and co-founder of Icelandic Glacial. “Guest can enjoy a piece of Iceland while staying hydrated with our exceptional pure water.”

Icelandic Glacial, renowned for its award-winning bottle design, exceptional purity and green credentials, is one of the fastest-growing super-premium bottled water in the United States. Naturally filtered through volcanic rock nothing is added or taken away. Guest at the tournament will enjoy Iceland at it’s finest.

A tradition since 1960, The Bob Hope Classic is a professional golf tournament played each January by celebrity professional and amateur golfers in California's Coachella Valley. It is part of the PGA Tour's early season West Coast Swing, where the golfers play five daily 18-hole rounds of competition vs. the Tour standard of four rounds.

Some of the celebrity and athletic participants scheduled to play in this year’s tournament are musicians Alice Cooper, Tommy Thayer (KISS guitarist), Steve Cropper, Steve Azar and Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles), country music singer Pat Green, actors Kurt Russell, William Devane, Craig T. Nelson (Parenthood), Rob Morrow (Numb3ers, Northern Exposure), Peter Gallagher (Covert Action, The OC, Mr. Deeds), Scott Wolf (V, Party of Five), Jerry Ferrara (Entourage), actors/comedians Kevin Nealon (Saturday Night Live, Happy Gilmore, Weeds) former National Football League and Major League Baseball star Bo Jackson, NFL career rushing leader, three-time Super Bowl champion and "Dancing With the Stars" winner Emmitt Smith.

For more information about Icelandic Glacial, visit www.icelandicglacial.com

For more information about Bob Hope Classic, visit http://www.bobhopeclassic.com/ 

# # #

About Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water

As the world’s first CarbonNeutral® certified bottled spring water for both product and operations, Icelandic Glacial delivers a water of exceptional purity to consumers with a “net zero” carbon footprint. 

Located in Ölfus, Iceland, Icelandic Glacial is an environmental pioneer in the industry. The company uses 100% natural green energy in the form of geothermal and hydroelectric power to fuel production.  The source of Icelandic Glacial is the legendary Ölfus Spring, a naturally replenished catchment zone formed during a massive volcanic eruption more than 4,500 years ago, and which has been deemed certifiably sustainable by Zenith International, Europe’s leading food and drinks consultancy.

Icelandic Glacial was named “Best Water of 2007” by industry experts BevNET, and also received accolades for the “Best Sustainability Initiative” at the 2007 BottledWaterWorld awards. 

Icelandic Glacial is distributed in the United States by Anheuser-Busch, which took a 20 percent ownership stake in the company in July 2007.

For more information on Icelandic Glacial, go to www.icelandicglacial.com. Follow us on Twitter @IcelandicWater.

December 06, 2010

Dior Announces Collaboration with Icelandic Glacial

Paris, France (December 7, 2010)  Parfums Christian Dior and Icelandic Water Holdings ehfhave announced that Dior will exclusively useIcelandic Glacial to hydrate its skincare cosmetics products because of its optimal biological properties including brightening efficacy. As the world’s first CarbonNeutral® certified bottled spring water for both product and operations, Icelandic Glacial delivers a water of exceptional purity to consumers with a “net zero” carbon footprint.

Icelandic Glacial’s water hails from Iceland’s pristine Ölfus Spring, a naturally replenished catchment zone formed during a massive volcanic eruption more than 4,500 years ago, and which has been deemed certifiably sustainable by Zenith International, Europe’s leading food and drinks consultancy.

The company, an environmental pioneer in the industry, uses 100% natural green energy in the form of geothermal and hydroelectric power to fuel production.

“Icelanders have the longest life expectancies in the world and are known for their natural, healthy skin. Icelandic Glacial, an award-winning natural spring water has long been suspected to have critical health and beauty benefits,” said Jon Olafsson, chairman and co-founder, Icelandic Glacial. “With Icelandic Glacial’s exceptional purity and optimal mineral balance, we are proud that Christian Dior selected our water to help enhance the efficacy of their skincare products.”

“For the first time, we have decided to take care of an inert ingredient present at strong concentration in cosmetic formulations: water, and have decided to replace it by a cosmetic active ingredient, Icelandic Glacial water. We are very proud of the results obtained” said Claude Martinez, President & CEO of Parfums Christian Dior.

The first Dior skincare products infused with Icelandic Glacial water will be officially launched in 2012, with pilot productions in 2010 and 2011. 

About Christian Dior

Dior, an international company: 32 subsidiaries in 5 continents, 2 industrial sites and 1 research center, more than 8,600 employees, more than 25,200 points of sale worldwide?

Dior Skincare : Science and Creation
With its 40 years of research, Dior Skincare has been able to gain women’s trust and assure the legitimacy and scientific credibility of its products. Linking scientific know-how to the pursuit of beauty is the key to these products whose simplicity allows them to remain timeless. Contributing to the enchantment of women through innovation and high standards of quality, developing products with unparalleled efficacy and creating incredibly pleasant textures: these are the missions of our researchers.

The research surrounding stem cells and the rare natural substances found in the biodiversity of the Dior Gardens are the secrets of the entire Dior Skincare range.

About Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water

As the world’s first CarbonNeutral® certified bottled spring water for both product and operations, Icelandic Glacial delivers a water of exceptional purity to consumers with a “net zero” carbon footprint.

Located in Ölfus, Iceland, Icelandic Glacial is an environmental pioneer in the industry. The company uses 100% natural green energy in the form of geothermal and hydroelectric power to fuel production.  The source of Icelandic Glacial is the legendary Ölfus Spring, a naturally replenished catchment zone formed during a massive volcanic eruption more than 4,500 years ago, and which has been deemed certifiably sustainable by Zenith International, Europe’s leading food and drinks consultancy.

Icelandic Glacial was named “Best Water of 2007” by industry experts BevNET, and also received accolades for the “Best Sustainability Initiative” at the 2007 BottledWaterWorld awards. 

Icelandic Glacial is distributed in the United States by Anheuser-Busch, which took a 20 percent ownership stake in the company in July 2007.

For more information on Icelandic Glacial, go to www.icelandicglacial.com. Follow us on Twitter @IcelandicWater.

For additional information, please contact:

Leland DRUMMOND
Icelandic Glacial
Tel : +1 323 462 6600 / leland@azionepr.com 

Jérôme PULIS
Parfums Christian Dior
France & International Communications Director
Tel: +33 1 49 53 85 17 / jpulis@diormail.com

Edouard MAUVAIS-JARVIS
Parfums Christian Dior
International Scientific Communication Director
Tel: +33 1 49 53 85 36 emauvaisjarvis@diormail.com

October 12, 2010

Icelandic Glacial Hydrates Attendees at AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi

OLFUS, Iceland (October 13, 2010) — Icelandic Water Holdings ehf’s award-winningCarbonNeutral® natural spring water Icelandic Glacial announces today that its super-premium bottled water from Iceland will be cooling down entertainment insiders and film lovers at this year’s AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi, taking place November 4-11 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Icelandic Glacial has been chosen as the international film festival’s official bottled water and will be on hand at all festival venues, including at screenings and panel discussions.

Icelandic Glacial, renowned for its award-winning bottle design, exceptional purity and green credentials, is currently the fastest-growing super-premium bottled water in the United States.

Each fall, AFI FEST presents the year's most significant films. Featuring international work from emerging filmmakers, global showcases of films from the great masters and red-carpet gala premieres, AFI FEST brings the very best of world cinema to the city of Los Angeles, the film capital of the world.

“Icelandic Glacial’s North American headquarters are located in Los Angeles, so we are particularly proud to be the official bottled water for AFI FEST, the longest-running international film festival in the city. Our exceptionally pure water is one of Iceland’s greatest natural resources and we look forward to bringing a little bit of majestic, exotic Iceland to the festival,” remarked Jon Olafsson, chairman and co-founder, Icelandic Glacial.

Icelandic Glacial uses 100% natural green energy in the form of geothermal and hydroelectric power to fuel production. Icelandic Glacial’s label and plastic bottle are 100% recyclable. Earlier this year, the company’s water source was declared certifiably sustainable by Zenith International, Europe’s leading food and beverage consultancy.

This announcement comes on the heels of Icelandic Glacial’s involvement as the official water sponsor of last month’s popular EPICENTER Twenty Ten music festival.

For more information about Icelandic Glacial, visit www.icelandicglacial.com.

Additional information about AFI FEST is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST.

# # # 

About Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water

As the world’s first CarbonNeutral® certified bottled spring water for both product and operations, Icelandic Glacial delivers a water of exceptional purity to consumers with a “net zero” carbon footprint.

Located in Olfus, Iceland, Icelandic Glacial is an environmental pioneer in the industry. The company uses 100% natural green energy in the form of geothermal and hydroelectric power to fuel production.  The source of Icelandic Glacial is the legendary Olfus Spring, a naturally replenished catchment zone formed during a massive volcanic eruption more than 4,500 years ago, and which has been deemed certifiably sustainable by Zenith International, Europe’s leading food and drinks consultancy.

Icelandic Glacial was named “Best Water of 2007” by industry experts BevNET, and also received accolades for the “Best Sustainability Initiative” at the 2007 BottledWaterWorld awards. 

Icelandic Glacial is distributed in the United States by Anheuser-Busch, which took a 20 percent ownership stake in the company in July 2007.

For more information on Icelandic Glacial, go to www.icelandicglacial.com. Follow us on Twitter @IcelandicWater.