• US water dispenser market approaches eight million units 

    By Vending International on November 6, 2019
    The US water dispenser market has grown by an annual average of 4.4% to reach almost eight million units at the end of 2018, according to a new report from the industry’s leading specialist consultancy Zenith Global. “For the first time, we have been able to include integrated tap systems alongside our regular research into bottled water dispensers and mains-fed […]
  • Two UK water cooler associations to form new trade body

    By Vending International on October 14, 2019
    The members of the British Water Cooler Association(BWCA) and the members of the European Drinking Water Cooler Association(EDWCA) have voted to form a new, combined association to replace the two separate existing trade associations. Talks began between members of the two executive committees in 2018. A proposal was formed as a result and the members of each organisation voted positively […]
  • Hydration – the facts

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    The British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) has launched two new hydration fact sheets in its series called Why Water Matters. The sector-specific guidance notes are for those in the dental and retail sectors, both identified by the Association’s members as being areas where healthy hydration and sustainability are of particular interest. The launch of the latest titles brings the total in the […]
  • Dubai to host Global Bottled Water Congress in October

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    ‘Open Water’ will be the theme of the 16th Global Bottled Water Congress from October 8 to 10 in Dubai, because the market’s rapid growth represents continuing open water for innovation, health and sustainability development. This year’s congress features industry leaders from many of the region’s top bottled water companies including Agthia, Dubai Refreshment, Mai Dubai, Masafi and Oman’s National […]
  • Tee off for a good cause

    By Vending International on April 18, 2019
    The BWCA has raised more than ‘just a drop’ of money to fund clean water sources in Zambia through the charity Just a Drop. The Association and its members have already raised over £66,000 and have a thirst to raise yet more. The BWCA annual charity golf day aims to do just that.  On Thursday June 27, 2019 members and guests […]
  • UK water cooler market rises to £140 million

    By Vending International on March 28, 2019
    The value of the UK water cooler market has reached the £140 million mark in 2018, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) annual conference heard today (28 March 2019) from Zenith Global. Last year the sector topped £133 million in value. The UK cooler market in 2018 increased in terms of the total installed cooler base growth, to reach 678,000 […]
  • Water coolers trade show ‘gets better every year’

    By Vending International on February 21, 2019
    The annual showcase for the water cooler industry, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) trade show, is being held this month on March 28. The free trade show features a number of new exhibitors plus many returning exhibitors showing new equipment and services on their stands. The event, sponsored by Crystal Mountain, runs from 1pm-5pm at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel, […]
  • Free training event

    By Vending International on February 14, 2019
    Abbeychart and Brita are hosting a free training event to help operators serve the best beverages by improving the quality of their water. The event is being held on February 19, from 8.30am– 12pm at the Bolton Whites Hotel, Bolton. Find out about the impact of water on beverage equipment; how to fit a Brita water filter correctly and about […]
  • Thirst for bottled water growth

    By Vending International on January 10, 2019
    With bottled water driving beverage market growth around the world, plans have been announced for the next UK Bottled Water Conference on March 12, 2019 in central London. Speakers include key names from brands, retail and research including Coca-Cola, Danone, Highland Spring, Nestlé and Tesco. The main theme will be ’Thirst for Growth’ and presentations will include a range of innovations such as alkaline water, energy water, […]
  • Primo Water goes cashless with Nayax

    By Vending International on November 23, 2018
    Primo Water has chosen Nayax as the cashless payment technology partner for its outdoor filtered drinking water or refill machines. To bring more payment options to consumers along with real-time telemetry alerting, Primo Water will be installing Nayax’s VPOS Touch devices on approximately 17,000 outdoor refill machines. VPOS Touch will allow Primo Water customers to choose from a wide variety of EMV-certified or […]