September 22, 2021
Nongfu Spring was established on September 26, 1996. It launched its first packaged drinking water product in 1997 with water sourced from Zhejiang Thousand-Island Lake and became a joint stock company Nongfu Spring Co., Ltd in 2001. It developed and launched a range of beverage products, including Farmer's Orchard, Scream and Oriental Leaf and used marketing slogans, most notably 'a little bit sweet' to popular effect.
Through growth and acquisition Nongfu Spring has become China's largest bottled water producer and a top three producer in the bottled tea and juice market.