Paul Martin, managing director of Waterbrands – Harrogate Spa Water’s parent company – said the listing was further proof that the brand was bucking the trend in declining sales across the bottled water market.
He said: “This is fantastic news and a real boost for our business. We were the only bottled water and one of only two beverage brands on the list, which shows that Harrogate Spa Water is going from strength to strength despite the recession and three relatively poor summers.
“The fact we are outperforming so many more companies from all categories of the grocery market is a real testament to the quality of our product and strength in our brand in what is a very crowded market.”
The Grocer Fast 50 list ranks the fastest growing private food and drink businesses in the UK by total annual sales growth over a three-year period, with sales exceeding £5m in at least one of those years.
Harrogate Spa Water, Britain’s original spa water, was first bottled in 1571 and the brand was revived in 2002.
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