Total bottled water sales increased for the year ended Dec. 31, 1999. No big surprise if you consider that the end of 1999 heralded a potential armageddon, or a nearly certain computer meltdown, which would have decisively affected water, electricity and gas power. Instead, another century began.
Luckily for those supermarket chains that stocked up in anticipation of a mad rush, bottled water isn't perishable -- at least not like milk or bananas.
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