• BRITA bids farewell to vending manager

    By Vending International on April 16, 2018
    Business account manager for professional products at BRITA Water Filter Systems, Les Pearce, will be retiring early in June after six years at the company. Les, who has worked in the vending industry for 31 years, helped Brita build the vending side of the business, forming good partnerships with customers and colleagues alike. Les said: “It’s been absolutely fantastic working […]
  • Just a Drop of kindness transforms lives

    By Vending International on March 14, 2018
    The British Water Cooler Association is well on the way to funding a fourth borehole in Zambia to provide clean water to villagers who have had no access to clean water. At the 2018 conference, trade show and gala dinner, the BWCA raised a further £7000 in addition to the £30,000 raised previously. Commenting on the background to the links […]
  • British water cooler market tops £130 million 

    By Vending International on March 8, 2018
    New market research shows that the value of the UK water cooler market has broken through the £130 million barrier, reaching £133 million in 2017, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) annual conference heard. Revenue increased by 3.5%, compared with 2016, when the market’s value stood at £129 million. In a report presented to the Association by global food and […]
  • Harrogate moves to recycled PET plastic

    By Vending International on February 26, 2018
    In a move towards achieving a circular economy, Harrogate Water has announced it has successfully secured sufficient availability of recycled PET (rPET), to ensure all product shall contain 50 per cent recycled content from April 2018. The amount of recycled PET content, all guaranteed UK post-consumer supply, will match that of Harrogate’s glass bottles, which have been produced with 50 […]
  • Wenlock Spring switches to 50% recycled plastic bottles in 2018

    By Vending International on February 20, 2018
    Wenlock Spring is switching to bottles made with 50% recycled plastic content. The company says it is introducing the change before political policy, taxes or green incentives make such measures compulsory. The 50% recycled plastic bottles will launch in April 2018 incorporating a new design showcasing their provenance. As well as being made from recycled plastic, the bottles are also […]
  • Join BWCA on ‘The Journey’

    By Vending International on February 6, 2018
    The British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) annual conference and trade show takes place on March 8 at the Nottingham Belfry and complete with a prestigious line up of speakers, it promises to be a thought-provoking event. Bookings and registration are now open for the conference/trade show which is themed The Journey, a title taken from the a book by the […]
  • Cup recovery and recycling for the drinking water sector

    By Vending International on January 22, 2018
    With recent media coverage on the global plastic recovery issues and the threat over the festive period of a 25p levy on coffee cups, The EDWCA along with other trade associations and interested parties from the drinking water industry met at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield earlier this month to discuss a solution for the plastic cup recovery & […]
  • BWCA accepts Wight Crystal as a member

    By Vending International on January 9, 2018
    The British Water Cooler Association (BWCA)has announced that Wight Crystal has been accepted formally as a new full member of the Association. Wight Crystal is a supplier of spring water and water coolers on the Isle of Wight. Their water source at Knighton lies at the foot of chalk down-land and has been an important natural source of water for […]
  • Five million water coolers in Europe

    By Vending International on December 8, 2017
    There were 135,000 more water coolers installed across Europe in 2016, marking a 2.8% increase and taking the total to five million, according to the latest reports from the sector’s leading specialist consultancy Zenith. The number of bottled water coolers rose by 1.2% to 2.9 million. Bottled water coolers lead in both the East and West European markets, accounting for […]
  • Global bottled water award winners announced

    By Vending International on November 13, 2017
    The winners of the 2017 Global Bottled Water Awards have been announced during the 14th Global Bottled Water Congress in Barcelona. Organised by global food and drinks experts Zenith, the awards attracted more than 100 entries from 23 countries in 12 categories, demonstrating creativity, innovation, marketing, community initiative and environmental practice. The Winners Best Natural Still Water Winner: Lofoten Arctic […]