• BRITA continues support of project waterfall at London Coffee Festival

    By Vending International on May 19, 2017
    BRITA Professional has helped raise over £3,500 for charitable initiative, Project Waterfall at the recent London Coffee Festival. BRITA raised the funds by working closely with Project Waterfall to set up hydration stations which were located throughout the festival where visitors were able to help themselves to BRITA filtered water and donate to a good cause at the same time. […]
  • EDWCA launches new interactive website for members

    By Vending International on April 27, 2017
    The European Drinking Water Cooler Association’s new website has been designed to serve as a one-stop shop for new and existing members. The new website means members can benefit from a suite of news, templates and information to ensure they’re always on a firm footing. The site is a one-stop shop for anyone in the water industry seeking to keep […]
  • Harrogate Water announces new investment

    By Vending International on April 5, 2017
    Harrogate Water has announced a £6.5 million investment in production technology with the aim of increasing capacity. The company’s original glass bottle filling line is being replaced with a combination line, which can handle both glass and PET plastic production. It complements an £8 million investment in PET production in 2014 which has driven company growth of more than 60 […]
  • 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 […]
  • One Water trials ‘dirty-look’ packaging

    By Vending International on March 22, 2017
    Bottled water brand One Water is trialling alternative packaging to alert UK consumers to the poor water conditions experienced by an estimated 663 million people worldwide. This new water bottle was released to coincide with World Water Day on March 22. One Water, which pours its profits into clean water projects around the globe, has developed a sleeve for its […]
  • 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 […]