• UK flavoured and functional waters grow 16%

    By Vending International on April 28, 2023
    The UK market for flavoured and functional waters grew faster than for plain water in 2022, according to the latest UK Water Drinks Market Reports from industry experts Zenith Global Commercial. Total flavoured and functional water consumption rose 16% to 530 million litres, 6% above the pre-pandemic peak of 2018. Sales value rebounded 25% to over £600 million. This takes […]
  • The WHA Water Dispenser Trade Show: new products and show promotions

    By Vending International on March 14, 2023
    If you’re after the latest information and products about hydration, then make a beeline for the UK’s largest water dispenser trade show, which takes place on 16 March, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes. Run after the WHA (Water Dispenser and Hydration Association) annual conference, the trade show features over 40 exhibitors, several of whom are launching new products […]
  • WHA and Just a Drop plan to bring fresh water to hundreds in Zambia

    By Vending International on February 14, 2023
    Here in the UK we sometimes take our clean drinking water for granted. The mission of the Water Dispenser and Hydration Association (WHA) is to make it easier to rehydrate, anywhere… in offices, homes, schools, restaurants, leisure centres and so on. However, the Association is very aware that millions of people around the world lack safe water supplies, which is […]
  • Cups, trees & buildings – WHA members demonstrate environmental credentials

    By Vending International on December 14, 2022
    When it comes to sustainability, members of the Water Dispenser & Hydration Association (the WHA) are proving that the sector is an exemplar when it comes to the environment. From buildings and trees to the important issue of reducing single use plastics. Green building and land management An example is the environmentally friendly building and land project by Glastonbury Spring Water. Sales Director, David […]
  • Water refill stations and sustainable bottles bring hydration solution to COP27

    By Vending International on November 16, 2022
    Climate leaders gathered for COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, were able to get a taste of a new hydration solution from Swedish water and beverage innovator Bluewater. The company’s purified water refill stations and sustainable reusable bottles allowed delegates to stay healthily hydrated in the Climate Action Innovation Zone. “We are deeply honoured that Climate Action chose Bluewater to provide […]
  • Bottled water shortage prompts water dispenser use

    By Vending International on September 15, 2022
    The shortage of small-pack bottled water has caused bottled water sales to drop as low as 25% of normal levels for some retailers, according to a recent report. Manufacturing and logistical issues mean that even more people may now be in the mood to turn their thoughts to choosing different ways to hydrate. This could be the perfect time for […]
  • Drinking fountains for London

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has partnered with Thames Water to install a network of more than 100 drinking water fountains in busy and accessible areas of London. This is part of a range of measures taken by the Mayor to reduce the number of single-use plastic water bottles used in the capital and provide free access to healthy tap water. The average London adult buys more […]
  • The WHA to stage first in person AGM

    By Vending International on July 27, 2022
    The Water Dispenser & Hydration Association (the WHA) is holding its first in person AGM and General Meeting since the formation of the trade body in January 2020. The event, taking place in the West Midlands on 22 September 2022, is for WHA members only. Phillipa Atkinson-Clow, general manager of the WHA, said: “In surveys, many members name ‘networking’ as […]
  • New NMWE President elected

    By Vending International on July 27, 2022
    Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), representing the interests of over five hundred natural mineral and spring water producers in Europe, has elected Alessandro Pasquale, chief executive and owner of Mattoni 1873, as its new president for the next two years. Mr Pasquale, a Swiss-Italian national, is the second generation to lead the family business. The father of two children has […]
  • Are consumer preferences changing on water?

    By Vending International on May 4, 2022
    The European Vending & Coffee Services Association (EVA) recently contacted vending machine operators and bottlers as part of a survey to help analyse the current trends of bottled water in the industry. The objective of the study was to understand how bottled water is currently provided in the vending industry, to understand if new formats for bottled water are being […]