Turnover: 1.1 billion EUR (2021)

Country: France

The Alma Group is a holding company with interests in companies selling bottled water.

Neptune, a subsidiary of the holding company, is the market leader in still water thanks to its entry-level brand, Cristaline. With plants all over France, it produces four billion bottles a year, some of which are private label.

Headquartered in La Ferrière-Bochard (Orne), the group's brands include Cristaline, Vichy Célestins, Saint-Yorre, Pierval, Chateldon, Courmayeur, Vernière and Rozana. These waters are sold in over 70 countries.

In 2008, Pierre Castel sold the Alma group to Pierre Papillaud and the Japanese group Otsuka, second only to Suntory(Les Echos)

Studies mentioning this company

The bottled water market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Alma Sources (Groupe Alma - Neptune)
  • Ogeu Groupe
  • Nestlé Waters
  • Cristaline
  • Abatilles Eaux Minérales d'Arcachon
  • Mont Roucous
  • Hepar (Nestlé Waters)
  • Fiji Water
  • Evian (Danone Groupe)
  • Volvic (Danone Groupe)
  • Badoit (Danone)
  • Perrier (Nestlé)
  • Contrex (Nestlé Waters)
  • Les Thermes de Vittel
  • Fiée Des Lois (Intermarché Groupe)
The Flavoured Water Market | France - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Alma Sources (Groupe Alma - Neptune)
  • Danone Groupe
  • Nestlé Waters
  • Cristaline