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June 16, 2017
Ounce Water Contact: Meghan Rossi
New York, NY – Premium bottled water company, OUNCE WATER®, competed this week in BevNET’s New Beverage Showdown 13. The competition was held Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Metropolitan West in New York, NY. Presenting for OUNCE WATER were Meghan Rossi, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Office, and Christina Korkowski, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer.
Known for its innovative approach to encouraging proper hydration and distinctive packaging, OUNCE WATER was selected to present in the semifinal round of New Beverage Showdown 13, held Tuesday, against 11 other emerging beverage brands — Ugly Drinks, Lion Tea, Rise Brewing Co., Smart Pressed Juice, Mooala, Cannabinoid Creations, FYLO, Limitless Coffee & Tea, Remedy Organics, Inspired Brews, and Still Thyme Soda.
The semifinal round judging panel included Matthew Mitchell, VP of Investments and Ventures at Venturing & Emerging Brands, Matt Jimenez, Sr. Category Manager of Grocery at Whole Foods Market, Zoe Feldman, Managing Director at Cleveland Avenue, and Mike Schneider, CMO at BevNET.
“It was an honor to be part of this competition and to be amongst this group of new beverage brands,” said Christina Korkowski, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer.
“The experience of presenting at BevNET Summer Live 2017 was incredibly encouraging, and we look forward to utilizing the judges’ feedback in our future growth plans for OUNCE WATER,” said Meghan Rossi, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer.
OUNCE WATER was given two minutes to present what sets the premium water brand apart from other emerging beverage brands, namely in the bottled water space. Focusing on the brand’s distinctive hydration tracking system, premium water quality, and innovative marketing strategy, OUNCE WATER was selected to advance to the final round of competition in New Beverage Showdown 13.
On Wednesday, OUNCE WATER presented against five other finalists –Rise Brewing Co., Remedy Organics, Mooala and Ugly Drinks. OUNCE WATER had five minutes to offer judges Kerrie Lopez, Sr. Category Manager of Fresh at Jet.com, John Craven, CEO at BevNET, Kellam Mattie, VP of Marketing and Innovation and CMO of Venturing & Emerging Brands, Trevor Nelson, co-founder and Managing Partner at Alliance Consumer Growth, and Tim Sperry, President and owner of the Tim Sperry Group, a more in-depth look at OUNCE WATER’s success points in shaking up the premium bottled water category and standing out as a new beverage in the marketplace.
The New Beverage Showdown 13 was broadcast live on BevNET.com. Clips can now be seen on BevNET You Tube Channel.
OUNCE WATER is one of the fastest growing new premium bottled water companies. Founded by actor and producer Theo Rossi, along with Meghan Rossi, Christina Korkowski and Nicholas Carmona, with headquarters in New York City, OUNCE WATER is making healthy habits easier. With a goal of consuming 80 ounces of water per day, OUNCE WATER does the math for you. Simply drink two OUNCE WATER 40oz bottles or four OUNCE WATER 20oz bottles of premium Natural Spring Water and you’ll reach your daily goal. OUNCE WATER is naturally balanced and free from additives and chemical processing. OUNCE WATER owes its freshness to its pristine underground water source protected by Mother Nature for more than 600 million years. Ounce Water is available for in-store purchase in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and for home or office delivery across the United States via Amazon.com with Amazon Prime. http://GetOUNCED.com @getounced