• Zenith reports water cooler market growth at BWCA Conference

    By Vending International on March 24, 2017
    The water cooler market has seen nearly 5% growth, heard delegates at the BWCA Conference, held on Thursday 23 March. The total market worth was £129 million in 2016 compared with £123 million the previous year. Karen Wells, managing consultant at Zenith Global, presented the figures. She told the conference: “Although this is a relatively mature market, the sector is […]

    By Vending International on March 22, 2017
    New water bottle to coincide with World Water Day makes clean spring water look dirty. One Water, which pours profits into clean water projects worldwide, uses test packaging to urge consumers to ‘drink and think’. 663 million people worldwide don’t have easy access to clean water. British bottled water brand One Water is trialling alternative packaging to alert UK consumers […]
  • How a new bottle design helped shape a business

    By Vending International on March 20, 2017
    Harrogate Water’s signature diamond-faceted bottle has been recognised with the presentation of a coveted Gold Award at the Design Business Association’s annual Design Effectiveness Awards. Harrogate managing director James Cain said: “The introduction of the diamond bottle was a key part of a brand strategy that proved a game-changer for our business. We’ve seen business growth of more than 40 […]
  • H20 to distribute OP crates

    By Vending International on March 14, 2017
    H2O Direct has announced that it is now an official distributor for OP crates. The company reports that the crates are made of durable, easy to clean and recyclable food-approved plastic, and is designed to prevent mould whilst being extremely hygienic and meeting HACCP requirements. Whilst metal racks may rust and wooden pallets splinter, OP crates are robust and do […]
  • BRITA RAISES £2,000 FOR HOSPITALITY ACTION Great Hospitality Show goers let off steam with PURITY C Steam Cycling Challenge

    By Vending International on March 3, 2017
    BRITA Professional has raised £2,000 for industry charity, Hospitality Action (HA), by hosting the PURITY C Steam Cycling Challenge at this year’s Great Hospitality Show. The challenge, which was kick started by National Chef of the Year 2013, Hayden Groves, saw 100 people take part raising a grand total of £1,000, which was then doubled by BRITA Professional. Participants were […]
  • New Horizons for the water cooler industry in 2017

    By Vending International on January 18, 2017
    The leading annual water cooler event, the British Water Cooler Association Conference and Trade Show, is being held in March and this year takes as its theme ‘New Horizons: Plan to Win’. The keynote speaker this year will be the former Director of Coaching for British Athletics – Frank Dick OBE. The event takes place on Thursday 23rd March 2017 […]
  • BWCA makes sustainability pledge

    By Vending International on October 17, 2016
      The British Water Cooler Association is this week launching a major Sustainability Programme whose flagship is The 5 for 5 Sustainability Pledge. This is a manifesto for member companies who are being asked by their association to pledge support for five actions over five years beginning in January 2017. “Ours is one of the most sustainable sectors,” said Chairman […]
  • EDWCA and NSF launch re-vamped installers course

    By Vending International on October 5, 2016
    As part of the Association continual improvement plan, the EDWCA is delighted to offer to the industry a modernised NSF/EDWCA Installers course that reflects the changes within our industry. The first course was delivered on Thursday 22 September 2016 and fully subscribed. Tracy Corroll (EDWCA trainer) commented: “As the only Water Cooler Trade Association with a hands-on practical element incorporated […]
  • Premium bottled water growth rises to 6% globally

    By Vending International on October 3, 2016
      Global growth in the premium water market increased to 6% in 2015, according to a new report from food and drink consultancy Zenith International. Premium water sales of 10.7 billion litres accounted for 5% of global packaged water by volume and 12% by value, at US$14.6 billion. The top 5 global premium water brands – Evian, Vittel, Volvic, San […]
  • Best Water Technology Group acquires Tk Water Systems

    By Vending International on October 3, 2016
      Best Water Technology (BWT) Group, a leading European water technology company, has purchased UK-based bottled and point of use water cooler business, TK Water Systems, for an undisclosed sum. “This acquisition provides a great fit with our strategic plan,” commented BWT UK managing director, Jon Wicks.  “TK Water Systems is a long established and successful player in the industry and […]