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CANTON, Mass. and
Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From now on, when patrons of more than 9,600 Dunkin' Donuts® and Baskin-Robbins® restaurants across the country reach for a bottle of water, they'll be pulling a Nestle Waters product from the cooler. Under the five-year contract between
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), the National DCP, the exclusive supply chain partner for Dunkin' Brands, and
Nestle Waters North America, the country's largest bottled water company, Nestle Waters is now the exclusive bottled water supplier for Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants nationally.
Dunkin' Brands started introducing 20-oz bottles of Nestle Waters North America's regional spring waters – which include
Poland Spring® and
Zephyrhills® – in more than 9,600 Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants across
the United States last Spring. Nestle Waters North America's regional spring water brands are the No. 1 spring water brands in their respective regions. With the conversion now complete, customers across the country have access to their favorite Nestle Waters regional spring water brands to complement their favorite Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins foods.
"We're thrilled to be working with Dunkin' Brands to deliver refreshing hydration options to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurant customers across the country," said
David Hardie, national channel manager, foodservice, Nestle Waters North America. "Water has become the beverage choice for many Americans, and bottled water gives them that option on-the-go. Now, they can enjoy their favorite Nestle Waters' regional bottled water brand with their sandwich or snack."
"By partnering with Nestle Waters North America, we can offer our guests refreshing, high-quality bottled water that is sourced regionally," said
John Costello, chief global marketing and innovation officer, Dunkin' Brands. "We're happy to be bringing our guests another great beverage choice from their favorite Nestle Waters' regional spring water brands."
"We look forward to working with Nestle Waters to bring our members a quality bottled water offering to quench their customers' thirst for water," said
Kevin Bruce, chief executive officer, National DCP, a member owned purchasing and distribution cooperative for Dunkin' Donuts.
Nestle Waters North America carefully sources and manages its regional spring waters, providing customers with quality-assured water in a sealed bottle as a thirst-quenching choice. Committed to being a leader in environmental sustainability, all of Nestle Waters North America's regional spring water bottles are recyclable and have one of the lightest environmental footprints of any packaged beverage.