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., 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, one of 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 ounce bottles of Nestle Waters North America's regional spring waters – which include Arrowhead®, Deer Park®, Ice Mountain®, Ozarka®, 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, according to the company. 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, in a prepared statement. "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.