• COVID-19 leads to increased demand for sustainability

    By Vending International on September 8, 2020
    It’s safe to say lockdown has influenced consumer purchasing decisions and priorities in a big way. In fact, according to new research commissioned by BRITA Professional, almost half (48%) of all GB adults are now more conscious of making sustainable, environmentally friendly choices day-to-day. Consumer demand for sustainability in the industry isn’t new – research conducted by BRITA Professional last […]
  • Virtual UK drinks conferences become reality

    By Vending International on September 1, 2020
    Over 150 people have already booked for the virtual UK Water Drinks and Soft Drinks Conferences on 3rd and 4th September. “We had expected everyone to book at the last minute, but more people now realise you can’t have better access to industry leaders and extensive networking any other way,” commented Richard Hall, chairman of event organisers Zenith Global, the […]
  • UK water and soft drinks event goes virtual

    By Vending International on July 27, 2020
    The annual UK Water Drinks and Soft Drinks Conferences, in conjunction with the Natural Source Waters Association and British Soft Drinks Association, will both be held online this year, on 3 and 4 September. “After months of separation, September will be a great time to re-connect,” commented Richard Hall, chairman of event organisers Zenith Global.  “We believe we have found […]
  • New date for UK Water Drinks Conference 2020

    By Vending International on June 3, 2020
    A new date of September 3 has been arranged for Zenith Global’s UK Water Drinks Conference, which has become one of the industry’s main annual forums to debate key issues and meet other business leaders. This year’s theme of ‘Hydration Nation’ has been selected to keep a focus on product benefit, while also addressing challenges such as sustainability and innovation. The […]
  • Four investors have acquired a “significant minority stake” in Waterlogic

    By Vending International on May 19, 2020
    Waterlogic, the designer, manufacturer, distributor and service provider of purified drinking water dispensers, has announced the closing of the acquisition of a significant minority stake in the company by four strong institutional investors – BCI, Neuberger Berman, StepStone, and Skandia. Following January’s announcement of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) entering into an agreement to acquire a significant minority stake […]
  • UK water sales up a billion litres in five years

    By Vending International on April 27, 2020
    UK sales of plain, flavoured, juicy and functional waters have increased by more than one billion litres over the past five years, according to the new 2020 UK Water Drinks market report from the food and drink experts Zenith Global.  Volumes excluding water coolers rose from under three billion litres in 2014 to over four billion litres in 2019, dipping […]
  • Green Earth Awards for water filter recycling

    By Vending International on April 23, 2020
    WaterCare Recycling is giving out ‘Green Earth Awards’ to customers who return over a certain amount of water filters, either WaterCare’s or 3rdParty. The first award was given to Qualitasse, which returned 370 filters and equated to 3,680kg of plastic being recycling and equivalent to 11 million plastic cups (based on a 3g cup) or 22 tonnes of CO2. WaterCare […]
  • UK plain water market dips after 2018 heatwave

    By Vending International on April 22, 2020
    After a searing summer in 2018, UK sales of plain water slipped back in 2019, but were ahead of results for 2017, according to the new 2020 UK Plain Water Report from the food and drink experts Zenith Global. Volumes excluding water coolers and dispensers dipped 3.1% to 3,500 million litres in 2019, while value fell a more modest 2.5% […]
  • Bag-in-Box water cooler refill wins award

    By Vending International on April 4, 2020
    Liquibox has received a silver award from the Flexible Packaging Association for Waterspout, a specialised bag-in-box refill system for home and office water coolers. This is the company’s eighth win since first entering the annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition in 2014. Waterspout is described as a more sustainable alternative to rigid bottles. Greg Gard, VP of R&D at Liquibox, […]
  • UK Water dispense market nears £200 million

    By Vending International on March 27, 2020
    With hydration becoming ever more important for British consumers, the UK water dispense market grew by 2.3% in value to £192 million and by 2.9% in units installed to over 870,000 in 2019, according to the latest UK Water Dispense Market report from Zenith Global, the food and drink experts. “This was despite poorer summer weather than 2018 and increased […]