Acqua Panna

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Acqua Panna
Acqua Panna mineral water in a glass bottle - 20140408.jpg
CountryItaly
SourceAcqua Panna
TypeStill
pH8.2 [1][2]
Calcium (Ca)30.2
Chloride (Cl)7.1
Bicarbonate (HCO3)100
Fluoride (F)0.1
Magnesium (Mg)6.9
Nitrate (NO3)5.7
Potassium (K)0.9
Silica (SiO2)8.2
Sodium (Na)6.5
Strontium (Sr)0.2
Sulfate (SO4)21.4
WebsiteAcquapanna.com
All concentrations in milligrams per liter (mg/L); pH without units

Acqua Panna is an Italian brand of bottled water and one of the world's largest bottled water brands.[1][3][4] Acqua Panna takes its name from the Villa Panna in the hills of Tuscany, where the natural spring was first discovered, and it was first bottled in 1880, and in Italy, later the first still (uncarbonated) water to be bottled in plastic bottles.[5]

Origin[edit]

The Acqua Panna source is located 3,700 feet (1,100 m) feet high in the Apennine Mountains of Tuscany, to the north of Florence.[5]

History[edit]

In the 16th century the powerful ruling family of the Medicis in Florence owned the spring, and it was fenced off as their private property.[6] The family had fresh drinking water from this preserved natural spring,[7] whereas many other unclaimed springs were contaminated with animal waste.[citation needed]

This brand now belongs to San Pellegrino, which is owned by Nestlé,[8] which distributes it into Europe and North America.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dickson, Rebecca (February 28, 2017). "Water: A comparison of bottle brands". The Puyallup Post. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "Water Quality Report" (PDF). Acqua Panna. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  3. ^ George, Neil (February 24, 2017). "Time is catching up with Coca-Cola". TheStreet. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Lamb, C.W.; Hair, J.F.; McDaniel, C. (2008). Essentials of Marketing. Cengage Learning. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-324-65620-6. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  5. ^ a b LaMoreaux, P.E.; Tanner, J.T. (2012). Springs and Bottled Waters of the World: Ancient History, Source, Occurrence, Quality and Use. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 109. ISBN 978-3-642-56414-7. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  6. ^ Danesi, S. (2009). Occasione commercio. Il commercio come fattore strategico per lo sviluppo del territorio e dell'occupazione: Il commercio come fattore strategico per lo sviluppo del territorio e dell'occupazione. Economia - Ricerche (in Italian). Franco Angeli Edizioni. p. 148. ISBN 978-88-568-2051-5. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  7. ^ Salamone, Gina. "Tuscany is the spot for food and wine lovers". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  8. ^ Fioroni, M.; Titterton, G. (2016). Brand Storming: Managing Brands in the Era of Complexity. Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 256. ISBN 978-0-230-23351-5. Retrieved November 24, 2017.

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