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IN THIS ISSUE Empowering Is It Time to Bottled Water Review Your Advocates Continuity Plans? With Facts

Summer Hydration Tips

BOTTLED WATER REPORTER | JUL/AUG 2021

BOTTLED WATER:

#1 PACKAGED BEVERAGE IN AMERICA FOR THE 5TH YEAR IN A ROW

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2021 IBWA Buyers' Guide Find Suppliers That Understand the Bottled Water Industry A PUBLICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOTTLED WATER ASSOCIATION



VOL. 61 • NO. 4

COLUMNS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

52 | Beating Back the Ban: Communicating the Truth About Bottled Water Empower industry advocates to make strong, factual statements about the value of bottled water. COMMUNICATIONS

54 | Healthy Hydration Reminders for Summer Travel Hydration tips you can share with consumers to educate them on the importance of not getting dehydrated. TECHNICAL UPDATE

56 | The Coronavirus Pandemic: Time for Evaluations? Now might be a good time to review your pandemic and business continuity plants. BY THE NUMBERS

60 | Still No.1 Consumers continue to prefer bottled water over other packaged beverages. Review the statistics.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 10 | Bottled Water 2020: Continued Upward Movement The COVID-19 pandemic did not derail the U.S. bottled water market in 2020. In fact, in 2020, for the fifth year in a row, bottled water ranked as the largest beverage category by volume in the United States. Beverage Marketing Corporation foresees bottled water continuing to reshape the U.S. multiple beverage marketplace—and increasing the space between it and the erstwhile leader, carbonated soft drinks. By John G. Rodwan, Jr.

CHAIR'S COMMENTARY ......................................2 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE ......................................4 WATER NOTES ....................................................6 CPO QUIZ .........................................................58 ADVERTISERS ...................................................59 CALENDAR .......................................................59

CONNECT WITH IBWA

22 | 2021 IBWA Buyers’ Guide Recent supply chain disruptions have economists encouraging industry leaders to analyze their current procurement procedures and recommending they consider diversifying their supplier portfolios. IBWA’s print and online guide (www.bottledwater.org/buyers-guide) can help. Page 24 | Companies The IBWA member companies listed here have the knowledge, products, and services to help you realize your business goals. They are committed to IBWA and understand the unique challenges of the bottled water industry.

Page 33 | Products & Services Are you searching for a specific product or service? Do you want to work with vendors who truly understand the bottled water industry? Find what you are looking for in this products/services list, presented alphabetically by category.

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CHAIR’S COMMENTARY THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS

Without the catalyst of a crisis, some organizations find it hard to implement change. One positive we’re experiencing from the pandemic is that our normal business operations and routines have been disrupted, which is motivating us to search for new and better ways of working. The fact that I’m writing this column from my home office is a testament to one of the obvious adjustments corporate America has been forced to make during the last year: working remotely. The bottled water industry is accustomed to responding swiftly to emergency situations. Because of that, adjusting company culture might be easier for us than for other industries. Yet, there’s one aspect of our business where we too have felt the full impact of the pandemic: exposed vulnerabilities in supply chains. Disruptions are common in any supply chain but not at the magnitude businesses have experienced because of COVID-19 and the backlog at California ports. A recent Wall Street Journal article noted that 44 percent of American small businesses reported temporary supply-chain issues just last March (bit.ly/WSJ_SupplyChain2021). That’s why economists are suggesting that you take the time to map and analyze your supply chains now. Learn the distribution processes of your Tier 1 suppliers—and document the source of the products they get from their suppliers (Tier 2). A popular example of the current global supply chain breakdown highlights how the inability to obtain a $5 chip from a Tier 3 supplier shut down the auto industry. During your assessment, experts recommend you ask questions like, “Are the majority of my supplies sourced from foreign or domestic vendors?” “Are my domestic suppliers reliant on foreign companies?” “Does another company offer products of equal (or better) quality domestically, and, if so, are they worth any extra costs?” Fortunately, I know of a place where you can easily obtain answers to such questions: the IBWA Annual Business Conference and Trade Show. IBWA is meeting in-person this year, at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, November 8-11. If you start mapping your supply chain now, you’ll uncover any gaps that might exist, and you can start planning how to lower those risk and streamline process. At the IBWA trade show, suppliers that intimately understand the bottled water industry will be on hand to discuss how they can help you correct any inadequacies. This Buyers’ Guide issue of Bottled Water Reporter can also help you find potential vendors that offer products and services within the vision of your improved supply chain. Scan the listings to discover IBWA supplier members that will work with you to identify opportunities and mitigate risks—so the next time the unthinkable happens, your supply chain won’t take a hit.

Tara Carraro Former IBWA Chair 2 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

As this BWR issue was going to press, Tara Carraro stepped down as IBWA chair because she is no longer with BlueTriton Brands. In our September/ October issue, current IBWA Chairman C.R. Hall (Hall’s Culligan) will discuss his vision for the association and how he plans to build on the great work started by former IBWA Chair Carraro.

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International Bottled Water Association OFFICERS Chairman C.R. Hall, Hall's Culligan Vice Chair Vacant Treasurer Brian Hess, Niagara Bottling LLC Immediate Past Chairman Robert Smith, Grand Springs Distribution

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Shayron Barnes-Selby, Primo Water North America Joe Bell, Aqua Filter Fresh, Inc. Philippe Caradec, Danone Waters of America C.R. Hall, Hall's Culligan Brian Hess, Niagara Bottling LLC Doug Hidding, Blackhawk Molding Co. Dan Kelly, Polymer Solutions International Kari Mondt, Allied Purchasing Jillian Olsen, Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC David Redick, Steelhead, Inc. Robert Smith, Grand Springs Distribution Lynn Wachtmann, Maumee Valley Bottlers, Inc. Brad Wester, Premium Waters, Inc. William Patrick Young, Absopure Water Co., Inc.

IBWA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman C.R. Hall, Hall's Culligan Joe Bell, Aqua Filter Fresh, Inc. Philippe Caradec, Danone Waters of America Brian Hess, Niagara Bottling LLC Henry R. Hidell, III, Hidell International Dan Kelly, Polymer Solutions International Dave Muscato, Primo Water North America Robert Smith, Grand Springs Distribution William Patrick Young, Absopure Water Co., Inc. Lynn Wachtmann, Maumee Valley Bottlers, Inc.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS Communications Committee Julia Buchanan, Niagara Bottling, LLC Maureen Hendrix, Primo Water North America Education Committee Glen Davis, Absopure Water Co., Inc. Douglas R. Hupe, Aqua Filter Fresh Environmental Sustainability Committee John Cook, Niagara Bottling LLC David Tulauskas, BlueTriton Brands Government Relations Committee Viola Johnson Jacobs, Primo Water North America Derieth Sutton, Niagara Bottling LLC. Membership Committee Marge Eggie, Polymer Solutions International Kelley Goshay, Primo Water North America State and Regional Associations Committee Robert Smith, Grand Springs Distribution Supplier and Convention Committee Joe Bell, Aqua Filter Fresh, Inc. Dan Kelly, Polymer Solutions International Technical Committee Glen Davis, Absopure Water Co., Inc. Ryan Schwaner, Niagara Bottling, LLC


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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE UNEXPECTED SYNERGY

This year, it is uniquely appropriate that the Buyers’ Guide issue of Bottled Water Reporter focuses on the supplier members of IBWA and the fact that bottled water is the No.1 packaged beverage in the United States, for the fifth year in a row. In the early days of the pandemic, bottled water was in the news because consumers were stockpiling our products as they prepared for the unknown. The home and office delivery segment took an expected hit as offices closed around the country; however, the impact was less than predicted as many consumers started having water delivered to their residences. Consumers’ continued preference for bottled water is reflected in the fact that, as John G. Rodwan, Jr. writes in our cover story “Bottled Water 2020: Continued Upward Movement” (p.10), in 2020 “volume grew faster than it did the year before and again enlarged by a much more vigorous rate than most other beverage categories. . . As a result, per capita consumption [of bottled water] surpassed 45 gallons in 2020, while the average intake of carbonated soft drinks dipped below 35 gallons." Recently, supply chain disruptions are garnering attention. Small and large companies alike are facing supply shortages due to COVID-19, backlog at California ports, and even the closure of the Suez Canal last March. Economists recommend reviewing your current supply chain to see where adjustments can be made to help bypass any issues in the future. That’s where IBWA’s print and online Buyers’ Guide can help. Turn to p.22 to review alphabetical company listings of IBWA supplier members or visit www.bottledwater.org/buyers-guide to learn about suppliers that have a vested interest in ensuring that your company succeeds. In addition, the Technical Update column (p.56) also reviews the importance post-COVID of evaluating current processes and procedures to ensure you are prepared for future emergencies. The summer months offer a great opportunity to share hydration tips with your customers, and we provide a few in our Communications column (p.54). But the weather isn’t the only thing heating up, as a few small towns have renewed their interest in bottled water sales bans. The Government Relations column (p.52) presents a template you can customize to help ensure industry facts are presented during any state or local level discussions on bottled water. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention there’s another excellent opportunity on the horizon for you to network with IBWA suppliers: the 2021 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Trade Show occurring November 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. IBWA supplier members are special: They take the time to understand your challenges and opportunities and look for ways to fill those needs. I hope you’ll support them just as they continue to support this association. Start planning now to join us in Texas—I look forward to seeing you there!

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IBWA STAFF President Joe Doss jdoss@bottledwater.org Senior Vice President of Education, Science, and Technical Relations Robert R. Hirst bhirst@bottledwater.org Vice President of Communications Jill Culora jculora@bottledwater.org Vice President of Government Relations Cory Martin cmartin@bottledwater.org Director of Conventions, Trade Shows, and Meetings Michele Campbell mcampbell@bottledwater.org Director of Government Relations J.P. Toner jtoner@bottledwater.org Director of Science and Research Al Lear alear@bottledwater.org Director of Communications Sabrina E. Hicks shicks@bottledwater.org Manager of Member Services Cheryl Bass cbass@bottledwater.org Communications Coordinator Chris Torres ctorres@bottledwater.org Education and Technical Programs Coordinator Linda Amar lamar@bottledwater.org Executive Assistant Vacant Bottled Water Reporter Layout and Design Rose McLeod rozmack@gmail.com Tel: 315.447.4385 Editor Sabrina E. Hicks shicks@bottledwater.org Advertising Sales Stephanie Schaefer stephanie@bottledwater.org

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WATER NOTES

TARIFFS

IBWA Continues to Push for Relief From Tariffs on Water Coolers On May 26, IBWA, along with 168 other trade organizations that are part of the Americans for Free Trade (AFT) coalition, sent a letter regarding tariff exclusions to U.S. House of Representatives and Senate leaders serving on key congressional committees that have jurisdiction over trade policy. The letter encouraged their support of extending tariff exclusions to those products that previously had exclusions in 2020, as well as reopening the exclusion process. Since the beginning of 2021, the bottled water industry has had to pay a 25 percent tariff on water coolers imported from China. That, what in essence is a tax paid by Americans, will cost the bottled water industry $42 million in tariffs that companies will be solely responsible to pay for in 2021. 6 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

AFT argued that the United States has collected more than $87 billion in tariffs. They have caused significant financial hardship for U.S. businesses, the millions of workers they employ, and the millions of American consumers they serve, while ineffectively addressing China’s unfair trading practices. In fact, Moody’s Investor Services recently released a report finding that the tariffs hit American businesses and consumers hardest, with China absorbing only 7.6 percent of the tariffs while the rest of the tab was picked up by Americans. The coalition supports the Biden Administration launching a new exclusion process (sooner rather than later) and is concerned that the Administration

will not decide whether to resume the exclusions until it completes its overall review of trade relations with China. Reinstatement of a product exclusion process to provide targeted relief to Americans can happen while this review is ongoing. The AFT letter strongly encouraged the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees to urge the Administration to immediately reinstate a product exclusion process and to reinstate all product exclusions that expired in 2020. For more information on this issue or a copy of the AFT letter, please contact IBWA Vice President of Government Relations Cory Martin: cmartin@ bottledwater.org.


WATER NOTES

DIGITAL ADVOCACY

Real Impact of Drink Packaging IBWA Infographics Highlight the Science

Environmental Impact of Drink Packaging (Weights are for individual 16.9 oz containers. Other values represent 1 million 16.9 oz bottles, cartons, or cans each.)

In 2020, IBWA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee initiated a life cycle assessment (LCA) of drink packaging PET PET Glass Aluminum Beverage Soda Water Bottle Can Carton containers, and the study’s recently published results were the Bottle Bottle Resources inspiration for nine new association infographics. The graphics Used to Make Packaging present the research data illustrating the fact that 16.9 oz PET 8.3 19.7 21.8 300.6 22.2 grams grams grams grams grams bottled water containers have the lowest environmental impact Avg. Container Weight of any packaged beverage of the same size. These infographics on the environmental impact of drink 155 141 50 75 383 Greenhouse packaging are certain to become a main social media tool Gas Emissions used by IBWA to help the association respond to any new articles published by traditional and social media that mislead 958 1,342 1,056 4,320 2,639 Fossil Fuel Use GJ consumed GJ consumed GJ consumed GJ consumed GJ consumed or misinform readers about bottled water’s impact on the 4.6 7.5 13.7 12.5 million gallons million gallons million gallons million gallons environment. In addition, IBWA’s Government Relations staff 28.9 Water Use million gallons have already found the infographics useful in helping to educate legislators and defend our industry against sales ban and other restriction proposals. These impactful graphics have been distributed to all IBWA members via the Splash e-newsletter, and all members are encouraged to share them on their social media platforms. If you need copies of the infographics, contact IBWA Communications Coordinator Chris Torres: ctorres@bottledwater.org. If you have any questions about the LCA research, please contact IBWA Director of Science and Research Al Lear: alear@bottledwater.org. Ton CO2 eq.

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Source: Life Cycle Assessment for the International Bottled Water Association (www.bottledwater.org) by Trayak (2021), which used COMPASS to compare packaging sustainability using the average recycled content for each package as reported by industry/industry associations. “Gigajoule (GJ) consumed” is the total quantity of fossil fuel consumed throughout the life cycle. Visual representations of numerical values are not to scale.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated With Beverage Container Production

Fossil Fuel Used to Make Beverage Containers (Values represent the amount for 1 million 16.9 oz bottles, cans, or cartons each.)

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* Weights are for a 16.9 oz PET water bottle (with cap) and a 16.9 oz aluminum can. Other values represent 1 million 16.9 oz bottles or cans each. Visual representations of numerical values are not to scale.

* Weights are for a 16.9 oz PET water bottle (with cap) and a 16.9 oz PET soda bottle (with cap). Other values represent 1 million 16.9 oz bottles each. Visual representations of numerical values are not to scale. Source: Life Cycle Assessment for the International Bottled Water Association (www.bottledwater.org) by Trayak (2021), which used COMPASS to compare packaging sustainability using the average recycled content for each package as reported by industry/industry associations. “Gigajoules (GJ) consumed” is the total quantity of fossil fuel consumed throughout the life cycle.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Choosing water packaged in PET plastic—instead of these other packaging types—reduces GHG emissions equivalent to taking this number of cars off the road for an entire year:

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Source: Life Cycle Assessment for IBWA by Trayak (2021), which used COMPASS to compare packaging sustainability using the average recycled content for each package as reported by industry/industry associations. “Gigajoule (GJ) consumed” is the total quantity of fossil fuel consumed throughout the life cycle. Visual representations of numerical values are not to scale.

Source: Life Cycle Assessment for the International Bottled Water Association (www.bottledwater.org) by Trayak (2021), which used COMPASS to compare packaging sustainability using the average recycled content for each package as reported by industry/industry associations. “Gigajoules (GJ) consumed” is the total quantity of fossil fuel consumed throughout the life cycle.

Source: Life Cycle Assessment for IBWA by Trayak (2021), which used COMPASS to compare packaging sustainability using the average recycled content for each package as reported by industry/industry associations. Visual representations of numerical values are not to scale.

MEMBER BENEFIT

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended Until July 31 The Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF) has extended the application deadline for the 2021 Kristin Safran Scholarship to July 31, 2021. This year’s scholarship has been expanded to provide an award to two recipients. Each scholarship is for a total of $4,000. For full details, visit thefactsaboutwater.org/researchstudies/dwrf-kristin-safran-college-scholarship-award.

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WATER NOTES

EMERGING CONTAMINANTS

IBWA and U.S. Senators Urge FDA to Establish PFAS Standards for Bottled Water On May 19, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), along with 10 additional senators on both sides of the aisle, sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to establish standards of quality (SOQ) relating to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for bottled water products. IBWA supports this effort and worked to gain cosigners to the letter by meeting with several Senate offices. In addition to Blumenthal, those supporting the letter included Senators Susan Collins (RME), Ed Markey (D-MA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA),

Angus King (I-ME), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH). The letter encouraged FDA to act expeditiously to tackle this critical public health issue and establish standards based on the best available science and allow for periodic review. This action is needed because many people are turning to bottled water to avoid tap water contaminated with perfluorinated compounds. Further, establishing an SOQ for bottled water is an

important step that will help ensure consumer confidence and protect public health. In addition, a coalition of NGOs in the United States petitioned FDA on June 3 to ban “all long-and short-chain” PFAS as food contact substances. Organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund, Center for Food Safety, and Breast Cancer Prevention Partners are calling on FDA to systematically reassess previous positions based on a presumption that all per- and polyfluorinated compounds bio-persist in the human body, unless evidence exists otherwise.

Bottled water containers do not contain PFAS, but they have been added to other paper and plant-fiber food packaging to make them water and grease resistant (e.g., burger wrappers and takeout pizza boxes). On the occasions when consumers learn that their tap water is contaminated with PFAS, they can remain confident about the safety of drinking bottled water products. IBWA members can contact Vice President of Government Relations Cory Martin for a copy of this letter: cmartin@bottledwater.org.

AWARDS

IBWA Bottlers Win at Berkeley Springs Water Tasting Competition

IBWA would like to congratulate three IBWA bottler members for their recent wins at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting event. Grand Springs Spring Water, out of Alton, Virginia, placed in the “Best Bottled Water” category; Mountain Valley Sparkling Spring Water, owned by Primo Water North America, placed in the “Best Sparkling” category; and new member Hawaii Springs, located in Kea’au, with bright Hawaiian blooms on its Natural Artesian Water won bronze in the People’s Choice package design. The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting welcomed waters from more than a dozen countries. Held on June 3-6, 2021, in the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, it is the largest and longest running water tasting in the world, dubbed by BuzzFeed and The Week as “the world’s most prestigious water tasting.” The 31st annual tasting included the following categories: best municipal waters, best bottled water, best sparkling, best purified drinking water, and People’s Choice best packaging, which was determined by online voting. For more information, visit berkeleyspringswatertasting.com.

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WATER NOTES

ONLINE EDUCATION

Test Your Knowledge: CPO Exam Now Available Online IBWA recently launched an online version of the association’s Certified Plant Operator (CPO) Examination. On June 14 and 17, the exam was proctored via Zoom by IBWA staff, and those sittings offered an opportunity to test the reliability of the new exam platform. IBWA plans to offer more exam dates and times once staff confirms there are no technical issues with the platform. What You Need IBWA members who wish to take the online CPO exam will need reliable internet access; a private, quiet environment; a computer with a functioning webcam and microphone; and a photo ID. It is also recommended that you have a piece of blank paper, a pen or pencil, and a non-phone calculator. The exam is not “open book” (or “open note”), and outside resources are prohibited during the test. Before the Test To pass the CPO exam, you will need to study IBWA’s Plant Technical Reference Manual and the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice before sitting for the exam. IBWA recommends that you study for at least one month before you take the test, especially if you are new to the bottled water industry. The Registration Process The online exam will be $80 per exam candidate, and each candidate will be allowed up to three hours to complete the exam. Once you feel you’ve studied enough and are ready to take the exam, follow these steps to register on the new IBWA CPO Exam portal: cpo-exam.bottledwater.org.

Step 1: Read all the information on the cpo-exam.bottledwater.org webpage, then click “Register Now” to be directed to the registration page. Step 2: Ensure that “1” is in the quantity box because you may only purchase one CPO exam at a time, as each exam purchase is tied to a single user login. (If you purchase more than one exam at a time, you may not be able to access the exam.) Step 3: Click “Proceed to checkout.” Step 4: Complete the form by providing all of your billing details and credit card information, then scroll down to create your username and password. You will need these login credentials to take your exam, so be sure to retain that information for your records. Once you have confirmed all information is correct, click “Place order.” Step 5: Look to receive two emails: one confirming your order and one confirming the success of the payment. Step 6: Forward the email titled “Your order is now complete” to IBWA Program Coordinator Linda Amar (lamar@ bottledwater.org) and include your desired exam date and time slot. Step 7: Look for an email from IBWA Program Coordinator Linda Amar confirming your exam date/time and providing further instructions. If you experience any difficulties with this process, please contact Linda Amar: lamar@bottledwater.org.

MEETINGS

We're Going Live! Save the Dates: IBWA Annual Business Conference and Trade Show to Be Held November 8-11 IBWA is excited to announce that we will once again host an in-person event, November 8-11 in San Antonio. Bottled water professionals will be able to gather for networking, education, and fun! If ever there was a year when the exchange of ideas, concerns, and experiences is critical, it is this one. We hope to see you at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk. The conference schedule, as well as registration and exhibitor materials will be available at www.bottledwater.org/convention.

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COVER STORY

BOTTLED WATER 2020:

CONTINUED UPWARD MOVEMENT U.S. and International Developments and Statistics By John G. Rodwan, Jr.

The COVID-19 pandemic did not derail the U.S. bottled water market in 2020. In fact, volume grew faster than it did the year before and again enlarged by a much more vigorous rate than most other beverage categories. Bottled water was in especially great demand early in the year, as consumers stocked up in order to stay home amid the coronavirus crisis. Per capita consumption of bottled water reached another all-time high.

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IN 2020, FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW, BOTTLED WATER RANKED AS THE LARGEST BEVERAGE CATEGORY BY VOLUME IN THE UNITED STATES. It enlarged its lead over carbonated soft drinks, the erstwhile top category, which once again decreased in size. Bottled water volume increased by 4.2 percent in 2020, compared to 2019’s 3.7 percent growth. Volume advanced from 14.4 billion gallons in 2019 to nearly 15 billion gallons in 2020. While the category saw much more vigorous growth just a few years earlier—such as the 2016 leap of almost 8 percent—2020’s growth was significant for a beverage of such substantial size. Bottled water changed the U.S. beverage marketplace and continues to shape consumers’ ideas about what they want from their liquid refreshment beverages. When Perrier first arrived on the U.S. market in the 1970s, few could have foreseen the heights to which bottled water would eventually climb. At that time, it might have seemed peculiar to see Americans walking around carrying plastic bottles of water, or driving around with them in their cars’ cup holders, but now that’s commonplace. A noteworthy consequence of this transformation is that the number of calories U.S. consumers take in from beverages has declined. In fact, IBWA calculates that consumers consumed 5 trillion fewer calories in 2020 alone as a result of drinking bottled water instead of carbonated soft drinks or fruit beverages.

Consistent Growth Apart from a couple of small reductions in 2008 and 2009, years when most other beverage categories also contracted due to the financial crisis, bottled water volume grew every year from 1977 to 2020. That span included 17 double-digit annual volume growth spurts. Since resuming growth in 2010, bottled water volume has reliably enlarged at solid single-digit percentage rates. As a result, per capita consumption surpassed 45 gallons in 2020, while average intake of carbonated soft drinks dipped below 35 gallons. The diverging trajectories of the two biggest beverages points to broader trends. Bottled water’s rapid rise coincided with,

2020 Volume Share of Stomach By U.S. Beverage Segment (Billions of Gallons) Beer/Cider 10.1%

Wine/Spirits 2.3% Bottled Water 23.6%

Milk 8.4%

Tea 5.5%

Coffee 10.9%

Sports Drinks 2.6% Energy Value-Added Fruit Water 1.2% Drinks 1.3% Beverages 4.4%

Carbonated Soft Drinks 18.3%

Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation Copyright © 2021 by Beverage Marketing Corporation

and contributed to, major changes in consumer preferences for refreshment and rehydration. As the quintessential portable and affordable beverage, bottled water prompted the formation of new habits and even new usage occasions. Suitable for consumption at any time of the day or night, and not necessarily requiring to be kept ice cold, bottled water became the preferred beverage option for all consumers—not just consumers aiming to reduce caloric intake or lessen artificial sweetener usage. Carbonated soft drinks, of course, lacked precisely those attributes and struggled to grow, let alone sustain, their volume as a result.

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2020 Per Capita Consumption (Gallons)

water volume charted double-digit percentage growth rates in two years and advanced at rates close to that level in several others. Bottled water volume grew by nearly 12 percent in 2002, and after growing by almost 11 percent in 2005, it enlarged by 9.6 percent in 2006. Departing from the pattern of preceding years, bottled water volume declined by 1.1 percent in 2008 and then by 2.5 percent in 2009 during those recessionary years.

45

Bottled Water

35

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Plastic bottles in single-serving sizes became the most popular format, driving overall growth of the category and accounting for the majority of its volume. Yet most other segments, including multi-serving bottles (generally ranging in size from 1 to 2.5 gallons), sparkling water, and imports, also registered growth in 2020. The sole exception was home and office delivery (HOD), which saw volume contract during a year when the pandemic caused many people to work from home rather than in cooler-equipped offices. Domestic sparking advanced at a double-digit rate for the seventh year in a row, driven in part by major beverage companies’ efforts in the segment. Imports outperformed the total bottled water market, but, like sparking water, grew from a relatively small base. Prior to the economic downturn at the end of the century’s first decade, bottled water enjoyed a lengthy run of forceful volume growth, as documented in U.S. Bottled Water through 2025, Beverage Marketing Corporation’s latest annual analysis of the market. During the 2000s, bottled

In contrast to carbonated soft drinks, which followed a number of years of tepid growth with multiple volume reductions, bottled water demonstrated that its two consecutive losses were aberrations rather than the beginning of stagnation. When bottled water volume resumed growth in 2010, it effectively restored volume to where it had been prior to the declines. Still stronger growth ensued in subsequent years. By 2020, volume reached a new volume record—more than 6.3 billion gallons higher than it had been in 2007. Carbonated soft drinks, on the other hand, underwent their sixteenth consecutive year of volume reduction in 2020. Bottled water producers’ revenues also fell in both 2008 and 2009, and did so more dramatically than volume did, but they also recovered. Bottled water wholesale dollar sales first approached $6 billion in 2000. By 2007, they neared $11.9 billion. Category sales declined by almost 4 percent to $11.4 billion the following year and then by 5 percent to $10.9 billion in 2009. They inched upward in 2010 and 2011 and moved above $12 billion in 2012. Wholesale dollars reached $12.7 billion in 2013 and exceeded $13.5 billion in 2014. They hit $14.7 billion in 2015, surpassed $16 billion in 2016, topped $17 billion in

U.S. BOTTLED WATER MARKET Volume, Producer Revenues, and Retail Sales 2017 – 2020

Year

Millions of Gallons

Annual % Change

Millions of Wholesale Dollars

Annual % Change

Millions of Retail Dollars

Annual % Change

2017

13,195.1

6.1%

$17,116.2

6.9%

$30,698.4

5.5%

2018

13,846.8

4.9%

18,356.0

7.2%

32,930.8

7.3%

2019

14,354.8

3.7%

19,406.4

5.7%

34,631.4

5.2%

2020

14,957.8

4.2%

20,150.3

3.8%

36,257.7

4.7%

Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation Copyright © 2021 by Beverage Marketing Corporation

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2020 STATISTICS 2017, climbed above $18.3 billion in 2018, exceeded $19.4 billion in 2019 and neared $20.2 billion in 2020. At the retail level, 2020 sales exceeded $36 billion, up from $34.6 billion in 2019. That increase represented a slightly slower year-over-year growth than was measured one year earlier, largely due to changes in where consumers made purchases. Early on in the pandemic, convenience stores saw slower traffic as consumers stocked up in grocery stores and mass marketers, and, through much of the year, high-margin on-premise channels saw greatly reduced activity.

Except for the recessionary years of 2008-2009, bottled water volume has grown every year since it first arrived on the U.S. beverage market.

No.1 in Consumption Upward movement in per capita consumption indicates clear, persisting demand for bottled water, a product that consumers see as a healthy alternative to other beverages. U.S. residents increased their annual consumption by more than 17 gallons, from about 28 gallons per person in 2010 to 45.2 gallons 10 years later. During the same period, per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks dropped by almost 10 gallons. Per capita consumption of major beverage categories, like milk and fruit beverages, also fell. Other types, including coffee and tea, were characterized by stability, though the

U.S. BOTTLED WATER MARKET Per Capita Consumption 2010 – 2020

Year

Gallons Per Capita

Annual % Change

2010

27.8

2.5%

2011

28.7

3.3%

2012

30.4

5.7%

2013

31.6

4.0%

2014

33.6

6.4%

2015

35.9

6.8%

2016

38.5

7.1%

2017

40.6

5.5%

2018

42.4

4.4%

2019

43.7

3.2%

2020

45.2

3.5%

Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation Copyright © 2021 by Beverage Marketing Corporation

ready-to-drink versions of both categories made gains. Those beverages associated with beneficial properties and functional benefits—a group that includes packaged water as well as energy drinks, sports beverages, and ready-to-drink tea—were the most resilient elements of the beverage market after 2009. Even so, average intake of ready-to-drink tea and sports beverages remained fractions of bottled water’s per capita consumption level. Indeed, bottled water added more gallons to its per-person consumption rate in 10 years than either ready-to-drink tea or sports beverages reached by the end of that period. (Ready-to-drink tea intake stood above 5 gallons per American in 2020, while sports beverages remained just below that level.) Bottled water proved itself to be not only a key component of the U.S. liquid refreshment beverage market but also poised for additional increases in per capita consumption in the future. Beverage Marketing anticipates that bottled water consumption could climb to around 50 gallons within just a few more years. Multiple inherent qualities explain bottled water’s ongoing appeal for U.S. consumers, including its associations with healthfulness, convenience, safety, and value. Varied packaging types, ranging from single-serve to bulk, facilitate a wide array of uses. Among commercial ready-to-drink beverages, bottled water is fairly inexpensive, and aggressive pricing—especially in the retail PET segment (named for its bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate)—made it more and more affordable. Consumers’ interest in beverages that boast benefits beyond refreshment alone also played a part in the fundamental hydrating beverage’s rise in the beverage rankings. Bottled water’s freedom from calories and artificial ingredients appeals to many consumers. Even where tap water may be safe, people may prefer bottled water, which they believe tastes better. The ready availability of packaged water wherever beverages are sold also differentiates bottled water from tap. Those qualities also explain why consumers sought, and bought, bottled water during pandemic-fueled pantry-loading. JUL/AUG 2021 • BWR • 13


While it has sometimes been likened to tap water, bottled water achieved its position at the apex of beverage rankings by enticing consumers away from other packaged beverages. Some consumers may have transitioned away from regular, full-calorie sodas in favor of their diet versions, but many others opted for bottled water instead. As some consumers became wary of artificial sweeteners, they shifted away from diet sodas as well as regular counterparts.

Category Developments As usual, domestic non-sparkling water stood out as by far the biggest single segment of the U.S. packaged water business. Domestic non-sparkling water’s 14.2 billion gallons represented 94.6 percent of total volume in 2020. Domestic non-sparkling saw slower volume reductions than the overall market in 2008 and 2009, and then outperformed it again in 2010. It moved very slightly slower than the total market in following years, including 2020. The non-sparkling category includes diverse components that typically perform quite differently from each other. For several recent consecutive years, all four segments grew, albeit at dissimilar rates. In 2020, however, three of the four grew. Throughout most of the 1990s and 2000s, the retail premium segment—consisting of still water in single-serve PET bottles—propelled the overall category’s development. Indeed, the PET segment enlarged by a

double-digit percentage rate 16 consecutive times through 2007. Growth slowed considerably in 2008 before it halted in 2009. Yet PET’s 0.9 percent reduction was far less than the 2.5 percent loss measured for bottled water volume as a whole. Moreover, 2009 PET volume of almost 5.2 billion gallons stood more than 4.1 billion gallons higher than it had in 1999, and its share of total bottled water swelled from 25 percent to more than 62 percent during that 10-year period. In 2010, PET experienced the strongest growth of any bottled water segment, advancing by 6.8 percent to 5.5 billion gallons, which boosted its share above 64 percent. Growth slowed in 2011 but remained well in advance of the total market: volume greater than 5.8 billion gallons flowed from growth of 5.3 percent, which pushed PET’s share to 65 percent. In 2012, the segment saw its strongest showing since 2007, increasing by more than 8 percent to 6.3 billion gallons, which represented 65 percent of the overall market. Greater than 6 percent growth in 2013 pushed volume up to nearly 6.7 billion gallons—essentially two-thirds of the total. In 2014, the segment advanced at an even greater rate than in 2012, catapulting volume above 7.2 billion gallons and market share to 67.5 percent. Still another year of acceleration in 2015 drove PET volume to nearly 7.9 billion gallons and share to more than 68 percent. In 2016, the single-serve segment enlarged by more than 9 percent to reach 8.6 billion gallons, which gave it still more market

U.S. Consumption by Beverage Type 2010 - 2020 30,000

Millions of Gallons

25,000

20,000

15,000

10,000

5,000

0

2010

2011

2012

2013

Fruit Beverages

2014

2015

2016

Soft Drinks

2017

2018

2019

2020

Bottled Water Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation, 2021

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2020 STATISTICS

U.S. BOTTLED WATER MARKET Volume and Growth by Segment 2018 – 2020 Non-sparkling

Domestic Sparkling

Imports

Total

Year

Volume*

Change

Volume*

Change

Volume*

Change

Volume*

Change

2018

13,215.1

4.2%

372.9

36.3%

258.7

6.7%

13,846.8

4.9%

2019

13,659.0

3.4%

424.4

13.8%

271.5

4.9%

14,354.8

3.7%

2020

14,154.4

3.6%

516.4

21.7%

287.0

5.7%

14,957.8

4.2%

*

Millions of gallons

Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation Copyright © 2021 by Beverage Marketing Corporation

share. PET volume slowed in 2017, but with volume of close to 9.2 billion gallons, the segment still accounted for close to 70 percent of U.S. bottled water volume, a share it held onto in 2018, when volume approached 9.7 billion gallons. In 2019, the segments share did climb above 70 percent as volume exceeded 10 billion gallons for the first time. Volume topped 10.5 billion in 2020, which represented 70.5 percent of all bottled water. Retail bulk volume experienced some reversals as consumers frequently opted for convenient PET multipacks in large format retail channels instead of larger sizes. Its share

2020 Volume Share of Stomach by Water Segment Vended 6.7%

Sparkling 3.5%

Imports 1.9%

HOD 9.3%

Retail bulk 8.1%

Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation Copyright © 2021 by Beverage Marketing Corporation

PET Single-serve 70.4%

fell from nearly one-quarter of the category volume at the beginning of the century to 8.1 percent by 2020, largely due to competition from PET. After several declines, the segment did grow each year from 2011 to 2018, but, in 2019, retail bulk volume saw a minute reduction in volume. Growth resumed in 2020, when portability was less of an issue during the pandemic for homebound consumers. Like retail bulk, HOD faced competition from PET bottles. The segment, which was the largest of them all as recently as the mid-1990s, accounted for less than 10 percent of total volume by 2020. U.S. volume of HOD slipped from close to 1.4 billion gallons in the early 2000s to around 1.2 billion gallons a few years later, but it again stood at 1.4 billion gallons again in 2019, when volume enlarged by just 0.4 percent. As noted above, volume dipped in 2020, when fewer workplaces were serviced. The comparatively small, mostly regional vending segment consisting of refillable jug containers saw some growth even when total bottled water volume did not. Its low cost during economic difficulties undoubtedly had something to do with vending’s positive results. It continued to grow in 2020 and did so at a faster clip than in 2019. Even so, it moved at a slower pace than the domestic still water market or the bottled water market as a whole. Domestic sparkling and imports, the two segments outside the domestic non-sparkling space, grew in 2020; both sped up from the preceding year and registered faster growth than any domestic non-sparkling segment as well as the overall market. Imported water, the smallest segment of them all, is prone to fluctuations. In the 2000s, it registered double-digit percentage growth in some years, and JUL/AUG 2021 • BWR • 15


equally sizeable contractions in others. After one of those up years in 2007, imported water’s volume fell sharply in 2008 and then plummeted precipitously in 2009, thanks to the recession. It continued to shrink in 2010 before moving up again in 2011. In 2012, imports notched their first double-digit growth rate since 2007. Growth rates remained at similarly high levels for a few years until 2017, when imported volume enlarged by 9.2 percent. Growth cooled to less than 7 percent in 2018 and less than 5 percent in 2019 before approaching 6 percent in 2020. Sparkling water held a small share of bottled water volume but grew it at an even more explosive rate than imports, let alone retail PET, for several years, and 2020 was no exception. After growing by nearly 14 percent in 2019, sparkling volume shot up by nearly 22 percent in 2020. Domestic non-sparkling water accounted for almost all per capita bottled water consumption in 2020. Sparkling water

volume worked out to about 1.6 gallons per person. (With imports, the figure translated into less than 1 gallon per U.S. resident.) In the key PET portion, average intake moved from 17.9 gallons in 2010 to almost 32 gallons a decade later. In terms of retail sales, single-serve PET was by far the biggest part of the business with $25.9 billion or 71.3 percent of the total. Domestic non-sparkling of all types together accounted for more than 82 percent of retail sales. Though domestic sparkling and imports represented comparatively small portions of bottled water volume, they have outsize shares due to their higher price points. For instance, while imported volume was less than 2 percent of the total, it garnered a share of retail sales of close to 11 percent.

International Developments Bottled water became a beverage industry phenomenon not only in the United States—which once ranked as the No.1

GLOBAL BOTTLED WATER MARKET Leading Countries’ Consumption and Compound Annual Growth Rates 2015 – 2020 Millions of Gallons 2020 Rank

Countries

CAGR*

2015

2020

2015/20

20,506.4

27,780.4

6.3%

1

China

2

United States

11,523.6

14,957.8

5.4%

3

Mexico

8,081.2

9,959.0

4.3%

4

Indonesia

6,815.6

8,514.1

4.6%

5

Brazil

5,357.4

6,456.0

3.8%

6

India

4,596.3

6,416.1

6.9%

7

Thailand

3,624.0

3,959.3

1.8%

8

Italy

3,302.2

3,475.0

1.0%

9

Germany

2,970.2

2,747.4

-1.5%

10

France

2,079.8

2,238.1

1.5%

68,856.6

86,503.1

4.7%

19,419.9

21,789.8

2.3%

88,276.5

108,292.9

4.2%

Top 10 Subtotal All Others WORLD TOTAL

* Compound annual growth rate Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation Copyright © 2021 by Beverage Marketing Corporation

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2020 STATISTICS market in terms of volume—but also in just about every part of the world. Bottled water initially became a sizeable, mainstream commercial beverage category in Western Europe, where consumption of it has been part of many consumers’ longstanding habits. It later grew into a truly global beverage. Several Asian markets achieved strong growth to become major bottled water markets during the 2000s and 2010s. In fact, Asia itself became the largest regional market in 2011, edging out North America and easily outshining Europe. After having moved ahead of Mexico to claim the No.2 position in 2012, China surpassed the United States to take the lead in 2013. By 2020, China accounted for more than one-quarter of the world’s bottled water volume. Global bottled water consumption is estimated to have stood at 108 billion gallons in 2020, according to data from the latest edition of Beverage Marketing’s The Global Bottled Water Market. Total consumption dipped by 1.2 percent during the year. Nevertheless, per capita consumption of almost 14 gallons was nearly 2 gallons higher than it had been five years earlier. Inevitably, per capita consumption by individual country or region differs greatly from the global average. For instance, several Western European countries have per capita consumption levels far above 25 gallons, and the No.1 market had average intake of more than 74 gallons in 2020. Simultaneously, much of the developing world, where the majority of the world’s population resides, finds its per capita consumption figures still in the single-digit range. While the global per capita consumption figure can obscure significant regional variations, bottled water’s international growth indicates demand for it in all types of markets. Consumers have shown an enthusiasm for it in well developed markets, in less developed ones, and in economies in transition. Bottled water synced with various consumer trends around the globe. In developed countries, such as the United States and Canada, bottled water became a particularly dynamic major commercial beverage category by registering as an attractive option for health-conscious consumers. Marketers positioned bottled water as a virtuous alternative to carbonated soft drinks and fruit juice drinks (some of which comprise sizeable portions of their own product portfolios). In the developed world, some people viewed bottled water as not only a way of achieving hydration but also as a functional beverage. Simultaneously, bottled water serves at least a partial solution to the problem of often-unsafe water found in many economically developing countries. North America contains two of the three largest individual bottled water markets: the United States and Mexico. Together, they represented 23 percent of the world’s pack-

Beverage Marketing anticipates that bottled water consumption in the United States could climb to around 50 gallons per person within just a few more years. aged water market in 2020. The U.S. bottled water market had been a catalyst for much of the global expansion up until the mid-2000s, and its ongoing growth continues to contribute to the overall market’s enlargement. Its compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4 percent for the five-year period ending with 2020 was higher than the CAGR achieved by the global market in the same timeframe. Mexico alone accounted for more than 9 percent of the global volume with almost 10 billion gallons in 2020. With a five-year CAGR of 4.3 percent, however, it grew much more slowly than the United States but more or less in line with the world market. Besides the United States, China was the only other country that could claim a double-digit share of global volume with 27.8 billion gallons and a percentage of the total market higher than the combined shares of the second and third largest markets in 2020. From 2015 to 2020, Chinese bottled water volume saw a CAGR of 6.3 percent, the second highest rate among the ten biggest bottled water markets. (Only India, the No.3 Asian market and the No.6 market overall, grew more quickly.) Fourth-place Indonesia moved more slowly than China but ahead of the international market. Thailand also ranked as a top-10 bottled water market, but lagged the global market as well as the larger Asian ones from 2015 to 2020. Though Europe can no longer claim to have any of the biggest bottled water markets, it does have several major ones, including three of the ten biggest. These are firmly established markets, meaning their growth tends to be slower than those where bottled water has less of a foothold. Some of the most prominent continental countries JUL/AUG 2021 • BWR • 17


GLOBAL BOTTLED WATER MARKET Per Capita Consumption by Leading Countries 2015 – 2020 Gallons Per Capita 2020 Rank

Countries

2015

2020

1

Mexico

64.2

74.4

2

Italy

55.5

58.8

3

Thailand

52.8

57.0

4

United States

35.9

45.2

5

United Arab Emirates

31.0

35.4

6

Spain

32.1

35.3

7

France

32.3

34.1

8

Belgium-Luxembourg

34.9

34.0

9

Germany

36.4

33.3

10

El Salvador

28.5

33.1

11

Saudi Arabia

28.7

31.6

12

Indonesia

26.4

31.3

13

Hungary

31.8

31.2

14

Korea, Republic of

24.0

31.0

15

China, Hong Kong SAR

28.4

30.9

16

Brazil

26.0

30.2

17

Portugal

23.4

29.7

18

Poland

25.1

29.4

19

Greece

23.9

26.4

20

Romania

21.7

26.0

GLOBAL AVERAGE

12.0

13.9

Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation Copyright © 2021 by Beverage Marketing Corporation

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experienced only very slight growth. For example, during the five-year period ending with 2020, Italy’s volume grew by a CAGR of 1 percent. Germany, the ninth largest bottled water market in the world, saw volume decline, and tenth-place France recorded a CAGR of 1.5 percent. As a group, the trio of leading European bottled water markets accounted less than 8 percent of the world’s total volume in 2020, a smaller share than Indonesia held on its own. Packaging preference. Plastic packaging is preferred over glass in almost every country. Even in Germany and other countries, such as the United Kingdom, where glass has a strong presence, PET is the most dynamic and rapidly growing segment. HOD, or bulk water, still accounts for a minority of global bottled water sales. Yet it is a vital segment in many countries, such as Mexico, where it accounts for a majority of the volume. Per capita consumption. Mexico regularly leads the world in bottled water per capita consumption, and that remained the case even after China surpassed it (and all other countries) in absolute volume. Average intake in Mexico went from 64.2 gallons in 2014 to 74.4 gallons five years later. Per capita consumption in China stood significantly lower, at 19.5 gallons, in 2020. The erstwhile leader in average intake, Italy, consumed the equivalent of 58.8 gallons per person in 2020, which put it in second place ahead of Thailand, which in 2015 consumed the equivalent of 52.8 gallons per person but had upped average intake to 57 gallons by 2020. Some Middle Eastern markets rank exceptionally high in per capita bottled water consumption. With the equivalent of 35.4 gallons for each resident in 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had the fifth highest level of bottled water consumption in the world. In addition to the UAE, the Middle East region had Saudi Arabia in the top 20 in per capita bottled water consumption. At slightly more than 20 gallons per resident, both Kuwait and Lebanon also consume bottled water at rates greater than the global average, though neither made it onto the 2020 top-20 list. Although Europe no longer held the top spot in volume per capita, half of the top 20 bottled water consumers on a per person basis were European countries as of 2020. The consumers of the combined market of Belgium-Luxembourg imbibed 34 gallons each, a rate that tended to inch downward over the years. Germany, France, Spain, Hungary, and Italy were the other European countries with per capita consumption greater than 30 gallons. French consumers quaffed 1.8 gallons more bottled water in 2020 than they had five years earlier. In 2020, Spain and Germany had per capita


2020 STATISTICS consumption rates of 35.3 gallons and 33.3 gallons, respectively, putting them in sixth and ninth place in terms of average bottled water intake. Other European markets among the top 20 were Hungary, Greece, Portugal, Romania, and Poland. Though Asian nations attained prominence among the world’s bottled water markets when measured in total volume, the most populous countries generally do not have high per-person intake levels. The Chinese special administrative region (SAR) of Hong Kong made the list for the first time as its average intake approached 22 gallons in 2009 and continued to increase per capita consumption subsequently, climbing to 30.9 gallons in 2020. Despite its position as the largest market, mainland China did not rank among the top 20 markets in per capita consumption in 2020, although intake had climbed above the global norm by that point. Americans’ 2020 per capita bottled water consumption put the United States in the No.4 position among the countries of the world, right behind Thailand but ahead of the UAE.

Looking Ahead Beverage Marketing expects that bottled water will continue reshaping the U.S. multiple beverage marketplace, enlarging its market share in the process. The overall amount of liquid Americans annually drink will remain steady, resulting in total volume growth in line with population increases. Bottled water is on track to grow faster (though more slowly than it did in recent years), unlike carbonated soft drinks or fruit beverages, which will, in all probability, lose share points. Other major beverage categories, such as coffee and tea, are expected to grow but do so more slowly than bottled water. Building on its remarkable track record of growth, bottled water will likely put still more distance between itself and carbonated soft drinks, the former leading category. BWR John G. Rodwan, Jr., is editorial director at Beverage Marketing Corporation and editor of its bi-weekly newsletter, The Beverage Strategist. Beverage Marketing, a New York-based research, consulting, and financial services firm dedicated to the global beverage industry, publishes numerous market reports on bottled water and other beverages.

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In 2020, bottled water was the No.1 packaged beverage in the United States—for the fifth year in a row—and is projected to again be America’s favorite in 2021. Beverage Marketing Corporation is forecasting that within a few years the average U.S. resident will consume 50 gallons of bottled water per year. (In 2020, the per capita consumption was 45 gallons.) How do you ensure your bottled water business can continue to meet the consumer demand for bottled water? The answer is easy: Work with suppliers you can depend on. The 2021 IBWA Buyers’ Guide presents a list of IBWA supplier members and the innovative and essential products/services they offer. IBWA suppliers are invaluable to this association. They show their commitment to this industry by not only paying membership dues but also, and most importantly, actively participating on IBWA committees. IBWA supplier members invest time and money in learning about the issues bottled water bottlers face—and then they strive to find ways to help you achieve your business goals. Use this guide to create a supply chain that includes companies and people who are invested in seeing you succeed!

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2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division 400 Research Parkway Meriden, CT 06450 Phone: 203.238.8777 Fax: 203.819.3596 Email: mentezarian@mmm.com Website: www.3Mpurification.com Contact: Majid Entezarian, PhD, Senior Technical Specialist 3M Purification Inc. manufactures and markets a wide range of filtration equipment for the bottled water industry.

A Absopure Water Company 41590 Joy Road P.O. Box 701760 Plymouth, MI 48170 Phone: 734.459.8000 Fax: 734.451.0055 Website: www.absopure.com facebook.com/Absopure Contact: Frank Zolenski Founded in 1908, Plymouth, Michigan-based Absopure is a family-owned home and office refreshment delivery services provider, offering direct delivery of water and coffee-related goods throughout the Midwest. The company provides a variety of bottled waters—including natural spring, steam-distilled, purified drinking, vapor distilled with electrolytes and alkaline drinking water—in an assortment of sizes ranging from individual bottles and cases to 5-gallon jugs.

Allied Purchasing See QCS Purchasing Cooperative Altium Packaging 2500 Windy Ridge Parkway SE, Suite 1400 Phone: 678.742.4600 Emails: Stephanie.Roske@altiumpkg.com Scott.Haden@altiumpkg.com Website: www.altiumpkg.com linkedin.com/company/altium-packaging Contacts: Stephanie Roske Scott Haden Altium Packaging is a leading supplier of rigid plastic packaging solutions to national, regional, and local customers across North America. As one of the largest blow molding companies with diverse technology platforms and broad geographic coverage, Altium Packaging can deliver reliable and cost-effective packaging solutions to meet the needs of a wide range of customers and markets. 24 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

Aqua Filter Fresh Inc./ Tyler Mountain Water 1 Commerce Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15239 Phone: 800.864.8957 Fax: 412.795.5407 Email: info@aquafilterfresh.com Websites: www.aquafilterfresh.com www.tylermt.com facebook.com/TylerMtnH20 @TylerMountainW1 Contacts: Doug Hupe, Sr., President Joe Bell, Vice President Doug Hupe, Jr., Special Projects Manager Private label bottler of Spring, Purified, and Distilled water. Bulk water seller.

Aqua Systems 7785 East US Highway 36 Avon, IN 46123 Phone: 317.272.3000 Fax: 317.272.5000 Email: info@aquasystems.com Website: www.ilovemywater.com facebook.com/aquasystems @ILoveMyWater Contact: Chris Utterback, VP of Operations Private label bottler.

Army Air Force Exchange Service 3911 S. Walton Walker Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75236 Phone: 214.312.3923 Fax: 317.272.5000 Email: hensondf@aafes.com Website: www.shopmyexchange.com facebook.com/shopmyexchange pinterest.com/shopmyexchange @shopmyexchange youtube.com/user/AAFESsalutes Contact: Donald F. Henson Private label bottler.

B Bell Sales Inc. (BSI) 1 Commerce Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15239 Phone: 412.795.8167 Fax: 412.795.5407 Emails: Joebell@BellSalesInc.com orders@BellSalesInc.com Contacts: Joseph Bell, President Bob Kremer, Customer Service/Inside Sales

Bell Sales, Inc. is a manufacturer representative/distributor firm. BSI specializes in products for the bottled water and office coffee industries

Berain Water Company 170 Street, New Second Industrial City Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 11383 Phone: 966.11.2039.434 Email: info@berain.com.sa Website: www.berain.com.sa facebook.com/BerainWaterCompany instagram.com/berain_water @Berain_water Contacts: SaiafYahia Habashy, Quality Assurance Section Head Saiaf Mohammed, Procurement Department Bulk water seller.

Beverage Marketing Corporation P.O. Box 2399 143 Canton Road, 2nd Floor Wintersville, OH 43953 Phone: 212.688.7640, ext. 1962 Fax: 212.826.1255 Email: bmcresearch@beveragemarketing.com Websites: www.beveragemarketing.com www.bmcreports.com facebook.com/bevmarketing linkedin.com/company/beverage-marketing-corp @bevmarketing Contact: Charlene Harvey, Director Sales & Marketing Founded in 1972, Beverage Marketing Corporation is the leading provider of management consulting, advisory services, data, and analysis to the global beverage industry. Through its Research/Analytics division, BMC offers the DrinkTell™ database, a comprehensive, easy to use resource that acts as the industry’s one-stop destination to all things beverage. BMC’s Research/ Analytics division also publishes 40+ all-sales-channel inclusive market reports offering data, insight, and forecasts on broad range of beverage segments. This group also conducts custom research, offers quarterly market briefings and delivers the BMC Beverage Company Database, which tracks beverage manufacturing, bottling, and distributor networks. Most recently, BMC’s Research/Analytics group has introduced The Beverage Strategist™, a bi-weekly data-driven newsletter designed to help beverage industry professionals navigate the ever-changing beverage marketplace.


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES Blackhawk Molding Co. Inc. 120 West Interstate Road Addison, IL 60101 Phone: 630.458.2100 Fax: 630.543.1905 Email: info@blackhawkmolding.com Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Contacts: Douglas Hidding Kyle Hidding Dale Berg Kathy Molnor Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. is a privately owned, family operated bottle cap manufacturer founded in 1949. The company’s headquarters is in Addison, Illinois—just a short drive from O’Hare Airport. The headquarters operation includes the production design department, engineering group, proto-type design, and tool room that builds and maintains all Blackhawk injection molds. Blackhawk has production facilities in: Addison, Illinois; Little Rock, Arkansas; Reno, Nevada; and Lodz, Poland. Caps produced include: 55mm SafeGard, 55mm U5; and 55mm traditional caps. The company carries a line of bottled water accessories that include bottle stackers, carrying handles, and a manual water pump. In addition, the company produces a full line of 33mm press-on and 38mm screw caps.

BlueTriton Brands 900 Long Ridge Road, Building 2 Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: 203.531.4100 Email: Chris.Link@waters.nestle.com Website: www.nestle-watersna.com facebook.com/BlueTritonBrands instagram.com/bluetritonbrands linkedin.com/company/bluetritonbrands @BlueTritonBrnds bit.ly/YT_BlueTritonBrands Contact: Chris Link BlueTriton Brands, the business formerly known as Nestlé Waters North America, offers an unrivaled portfolio of sustainable water brands for healthy hydration, including Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, Splash, and Pure Life®. BlueTriton also owns and operates the customizable water and beverage delivery service ReadyRefresh®.

Brio Water Technology 5899 S. Downey Road Vernon, CA 90058 Phone: 800.781.1680 Fax: 818.301.2185

Email: Arman@briowt.com Website: www.briowt.com facebook.com/BrioWaterTech instagram.com/briowatertech linkedin.com/company/briowatertech twitter.com/BrioWaterTech Contact: Arman Melkonian, VP of Sales Brio Water Technology is committed to innovation. The company utilizes modern technology and forward-thinking design to create water filtration products that enhance the lives of its customers. With an extensive inventory and dedication to its dealer network, Brio Water Technology’s products are of superior quality, always in stock, and ready for shipment all year round.

Buck Springs Operations Inc. 4829 US Highway 96 North Jasper, TX 75951 Phone: 409.384.4701 Fax: 409.384.2514 Email: heather@buckspringstexas.com Website: www.buckspringstexas.com facebook.com/buckspringswater Instagram.com/buckspringswater linkedin.com/company/buck-springswater-co-inc Contact: Heather Greer Bulk water seller. Private label bottler.

C CapSnap Equipment

CG Roxane LLC PO Drawer A Olancha, CA 93549 Phone: 760.764.2885 Fax: 760.764.2861 Email: s.fitzpatrick@cgroxane.com Website: www.CrystalGeyserPlease.com facebook.com/CrystalGeyserASW @CGASW Contact: Shawn Fitzpatrick Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water is a product of CG Roxane LLC. Established in 1990 as an independent, family owned and operated company, CG Roxane's founding principle was to bottle spring water right at its source. Since that time, the company's approach has remained the same, and it’s what separates CG Roxane from other U.S. bottled water companies. CG Roxane has seven spring water plants across the country.

Chameleon Beverage Company, Inc. 6444 East 26th Street Commerce, CA 90040 Phone: 323.724.8223 Fax: 323.724.9048 Email: customerservice@ chameleonbeverage.com Website: www.chameleonbeverage.com Contacts: Morgan Reed Araceli Ramerez Private label bottler.

Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC

1300 Falahee Road, Suite 51 Jackson, MI 49203 Phone: 517.787.3481 Fax: 517.787.2349 Email: sales@midbrook.com Website: www.capsnapequipment.com facebook.com/CapSnapEquipment linkedin.com/company/capsnapequipment Contacts: Mick Lutz, Managing Director Ernie Houghton, Managing Director

PO Box 267 Wind Gap, PA 18091 Phone: 570.350.0809 Email: jillian.olsen@cherryridgellc.com Website: www.cherryridgellc.com facebook.com/cherryridgellc linkedin.com/company/cherry-ridgeconsulting-llc @CherryRidgePWS Contact: Jillian Olsen

CapSnap Equipment is a leading provider of high-quality HOD water bottling equipment and service. CapSnap Equipment produces automated water bottling systems for washing, sanitizing, filling, and capping of 3, 4, 5, and 6 gallon water bottles. The company’s automated systems range from 150 to 3,000 bottles per hour (BPH) capacities, making its equipment an ideal fit for water bottling operations of all sizes. All CapSnap water bottling equipment meets or exceeds IBWA and FDA standards. CapSnap Equipment is also NSF food-zone component certified.

Cherry Ridge LLC is owned and operated by an environmental biologist and regulatory specialist with 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry, focusing on spring water resource development and regulatory compliance for the bottled water industry. Areas of expertise include bottled and bulk water industry permitting and regulatory compliance; water resource evaluation and development; AWS certification support; and wetland identification, delineation, and permitting. Cherry Ridge LLC offers environmental consulting services to private industry. JUL/AUG 2021 • BWR • 25


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES Creekside Springs LLC

Crystal Mountain Products, Inc.

667 Merchant Street Ambridge, PA 15003 Phone: 724.266.9000 Fax: 724.266.9001 Email: sales@creeksidesprings.com Website: www.creeksidesprings.com Contact: Dave Carlson

1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Phone: 614.454.1618 Email: tkeller@crystalcoolers.com Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Contact: Tam Keller

Creekside Springs is a private label and contract packager of water-based beverages, including spring, distilled, purified, and alkaline waters that may be enhanced with proprietary client processes, minerals, flavors, or other additives. With production lines able to fill sizes standard and custom single-serve bottles from 235ml through 1500ml with multiple labeling and packaging alternatives, the company also produces 1 gallon and 2.5 gallon units for large retailers and 5 gallon returnable units to distributors. Creekside Springs’ three bottling facilities near Pittsburgh, PA are SQF certified, Kosher, Dept of Defense and 50 state permitted in support of large regional and national distribution.

Crystal Mountain Products Inc. manufactures bottle water and point-of-use water dispensers for both residential and commercial applications. Bottled water dispenser models include: traditional top load, bottom load, and countertop models. Point-of-use dispenser models include: Tri-temp R/O or Filtration, Remote Chillers, Economy, Stainless and Traditional Floor models, Filtration Systems, and other water cooler related accessories. Storm model has 1-minute sanitizing technology to improve customer satisfaction and increase revenue.

Culligan International

1055 Crossroads Boulevard Reading, PA 19605 Phone: 352.509.3127 Fax: 484.671.2212 Email: Kirk.Richmond@Crossroadsbev.com Website: www.crossroadsbev.com Contacts: Kirk Richmond Jennifer Smith

9399 West Higgins Road, Suite 1100 Rosemont, IL 60018 Phone: 847.430.2800 Fax: 847.430.2264 Email: tvitacco@culligan.com Website: www.culligan.com facebook.com/culligan linkedin.com/company/ culligan-international-company @CulliganMan youtube.com/user/CulliganIntl Contact: Thomas Vitacco, Vice President, Franchise

Private label bottler.

Bottled water products.

Crossroads Beverage Group LLC

Crystal Clear Water Company 3717 Delaware Avenue Des Moines, IA 50313 Phone: 515.265.2324 Email: rheiken@ccbw.com Website: www.ccbw.com facebook.com/crystalclearbottledwater @CrystalClearBW Contacts: Ryan Heiken Thomas Heiken Crystal Clear Bottled Water is a bulk water seller and private label bottler that has been bottling and delivering water to businesses and homes throughout Iowa since 1975. Over the years, the company has added coffee service, coffee brewing systems, coffee delivery, water treatment systems, laboratory water, restaurant water filtration systems, and more.

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D Dakota Splash Inc. 3601 North 1st Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Phone: 605.334.3294 Fax: 605.334.2465 Email: jeff@dakotasplash.com Website: www.dakotasplash.com facebook.com/DakotaSplash Contact: Jeff Palmer

@evianwater youtube.com/user/evian Contact: Philippe Caradec, VP Public and Government Affairs Bottled water products.

E Edge Analytical Laboratories 1620 S. Walnut Street Burlington, WA 98233 Phone: 800.755.9295 Fax: 360.757.1402 Email: ljh@edgeanalytical.com Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Contact: Larry Henderson Edge Analytical Laboratories has a focused bottled water program that satisfies even the most demanding of circumstances. Edge is certified in all 50 states. By using Edge Analytical, you can take advantage of the company’s experience and competitive pricing. Please take a moment to call and see for yourself.

Eurofins Eaton Analytical LLC 750 Royal Oaks Drive, Suite 100 Monrovia, CA 91016 Phone: 626.386.1100 Fax: 866.988.3757 Email: bradley.cahoon@eurofinset.com Website: www.eurofinsus.com/environmenttesting/testing-services/drinking-waterpotablewater-testing facebook.com/EurofinsEnvTesting bit.ly/EurofinsScience @eurofins Contact: Bradley Cahoon, Senior Account Manager Eurofins – world’s largest food lab network. Eurofins Eaton Analytical services bottlers worldwide. Comprehensive in-house testing for all 50 states, FDA and WHO parameters. Specializing in emerging contaminants: PFAS, 1,2,3-TCP, Cr-6, NDMA, perchlorate, 1,4-dioxane, PPCPs, micro, radionuclides. Secure website access to search historical data.

Danone Waters of America Inc.

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1 Maple Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 Phone: 914.872.8400 Website: www.evian.com facebook.com/evian instagram.com/evianwater

250 Aqua Lane Ramona, CA 92065 Phone: 760.789.0174 Fax: 760.789.1066 Email: frw.JBruni@gmail.com

Bulk water seller. Private label bottler.

Famous Ramona Water


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES Website: www.famousramonawater.com Contact: Joe Bruni Famous Ramona Water specializes in co-packing, custom, and private label production. The company also does bulk water sales. Proudly doing business for over 46 years.

Franklin Electric Company 6411 Parkland Drive, Suite 103 Sarasota, FL 34243 Phone: 941.727.7211 Fax: 941.727.7220 Email: bclark@waterite.com Website: www.waterite.com Contact: Bruce Clark Franklin Electric Company (formerly Waterite) is a manufacturing and distribution company that specializes in producing blow molded PET bottles and accessory products for the water bottling industry. Additionally, it serves the water treatment and purification industries with a full range of products for the residential, commercial, industrial and municipal sectors. Its Sarasota, FL and Columbus, OH production and warehouse operations supply water quality specialists, distributors and water bottlers nationally. Its associate company, Waterite, operates out of its five Canadian production and warehouse facilities.

G Genco Water Company 821 East Commercial Street Springfield, MO 65803 Phone: 417.866.0884 Fax: 417.866.2727 Email: click@amcon.com Website: www.amcon.com Contact: Charles Lick Private label bottler.

GoodPac Plastics a division of Goodwin Enterprises Inc. PO Box 16589 Atlanta, GA 30321 Phone: 404.363.8978 / 404.323.3978 Fax: 404.363.8979 Email: gene@goodpac.com Website: www.goodpac.com Contact: Gene Ross, VP Sales and Marketing GoodPac is a premier producer of highquality PET bottles specific to the bottled water and flavored water industry. With a full line of standard and premium bottles

sizes, GoodPac also specializes in design and production of proprietary bottles. Family owned and operated since 1997, GoodPac makes a special pledge to supply superior bottles at affordable prices. This pledge, along with excellent customer service, the addition of rPET bottles, and innovative ideas have contributed to GoodPac’s distinction as IBWA’s Supplier of the Year for 2012.

Grand Springs Distribution 2140 Mount Carmel Road Alton, VA 24520 Phone: 434.753.2515 Fax: 434.753.1413 Email: info@grandsprings.com Website: www.grandsprings.com facebook.com/grandspringsnaturalspringwater @GrandSprings bit.ly/GrandSprings_YT Contact: Robert Smith HOD private label packaging. PET private label packaging. Bulk water sales. Spring water sales. R/O purified sales.

H Hamidiye Kaynak Sulari A.S. Mithatpasa Mahallesi Selanik Bulvari No: 1 Istanbul, Turkey 34077 Phone: 90.212.360.17.45 Email: bilgi@hamidiye.istanbul Website: www.hamidiye.istanbul facebook.com/hamidiyesuistanbul instagram.com/hamidiyeistanbul @hamidiyeas bit.ly/Hamidiye_YT Contact: Sertag M. Nisli, General Manager Bulk water seller.

Harford Glen Water PO Box 786 Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Phone: 607.844.8351 Email: dan@harfordglenwater.com Website: www.harfordglenwater.com facebook.com/harfordglenwater Contact: Daniel Correll, Jr., General Manager Private label bottler.

Hidell International 195 Whiting Street Hingham, MA 02043 Phone: 781.749.8040 Fax: 781.749.2304

Email: hidell@hidelleyster.com Website: www.hidellinternational.com Contact: Bob Hidell Hidell International provides beverage consulting and business management services for startups, turnarounds, and rapid growth situations: HOD (management and organic growth); retail (operation, management, and new product development in functional/enhanced beverages); technical support (hydrogeological, QC, design, engineering, compliance, and permitting); and valuation services (springs, production facilities, and businesses).

I IDEXX Laboratories One IDEXX Drive Westbrook, ME 04092 Phone: 800.321.0207 Fax: 207.556.4360 Email: water@idexx.com Website: www.idexx.com/en/water/ facebook.com/IDEXXLaboratories IDEXXLaboratories @IDEXXwater Contact: Paulette Barter, North American Sales Supervisor As the world-premier provider of innovative drinking water microbiology test kits, IDEXX is known for its breakthrough products. IDEXX provides easy, rapid, accurate, and cost-effective water testing solutions. The company offers tests for drinking water microbiological analytes, including coliforms and E.coli, Legionella pneumophila, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci, heterotrophic plate counts, Cryptosporidium, and Giardia. IDEXX entered the water-testing market in 1993 with Colilert, its popular coliform and E.coli water test, which is included in Standard Methods of Examination of Water and Wastewater, 22nd edition. IDEXX’s sales, customer service, and technical support teams serve customers in over 170 countries.

Inversiones Vida, S.A. de C.V. Calle Antigua a San Marcos Km. 3.5 No. 2000 San Salvador, El Salvador Phone: 503.2213.2002 Fax: 503.2270.8589 Website: www.aguaalpina.com facebook.com/aguaalpina instagram.com/aguaalpina @AguaAlpina JUL/AUG 2021 • BWR • 27


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES bit.ly/YT_AguaAlpina Contact: Alejandro Antonio Villalta Magana, General Manager

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Private label bottler.

Mayer Bros. Apple Products Inc.

K Kent Precision Foods Group (Sqwincher) 1409 Hwy 45 S Columbus, MS 39701 Phone: 662.328.0400 Fax: 662.327.7821 Email: sqwincherinfo@kentww.com Website: www.sqwincher.com facebook.com/sqwincher linkedin.com/company/sqwinchercorporation @Sqwincher youtube.com/user/sqwincher Contact: Mary Shirah Sqwincher electrolyte beverages replenish the body with the electrolytes needed to stay hydrated, fueled, and focused. Sqwincher is available in Regular, Sugar Free, and Reduced Sugar solutions packaged in bulk powders and liquid concentrates, along with single serve ready-made drinks, powders, and freeze pops.

L Lighthouse Inc. 531 Roselane Street NW Suite 320 Marietta, GA 30060 Phone: 770.590.4897 Fax: 770.218.8255 Email: rob@insidelighthouse.com Website: www.insidelighthouse.com facebook.com/heylighthouse instagram.com/heylighthouse linkedin.com/company/lighthouse-marketing @HeyLighthouse Contacts: Kim McNeill, CFO – Operations Robert Chaput, President Lighthouse is a strategic partner for brand, interactive and marketing communications development. Lighthouse creates bright solutions for consumer brand and b2b marketing initiatives, utilizing all mediums to connect with your customers and grow your business.

3300 Transit Road West Seneca, NY 14224 Phone: 716.668.1787 Fax: 716.668.2437 Email: jwasinger@mayerbrothers.com Website: www.mayerbrothers.com facebook.com/mayerbrosapples Contact: Jake Wasinger Bottled water products. Private label bottler.

Melwood Springs Water Co. 2000 Blue Ridge Drive Blue Ridge, GA 30513 Phone: 706.492.4600 Fax: 706.492.4602 Email: cbell@georgiacrown.com Website: www.melwoodsprings.com Contact: Clay Bell Private label bottler.

Misty Mountain Spring Water Co. LLC PO Box 129 Abingdon, VA 24212 Phone: 800.473.0713 Fax: 276.623.5401 Emails: mayse@mistymountainspringwater.com millers@mistymountainspringwater.com Website: www.mistymountainwater.com facebook.com/MistyMountainWater linkedin.com/company/kvat-gm-mistymountain/about Contact: Steven Miller Private label bottler. Branded water. Bulk water. Misty Mountain Spring Water. Misty Mountain Distilled Water. Carolina Summit Mountain Spring Water. Carolina Summit Mountain Distilled.

Mountain Glacier LLC 1916 N. Bedford Avenue Evansville, IN 47711 Phone: 888.423.1955 Email: customerservice@mountainglacier.com Website: www.mountainglacier.com facebook.com/mountainglacier2012 @MountainGlacier youtube.com/user/ MountainGlacierWater Contacts: Jay Peterson, President Chris Goodson, Plant Manager Private label bottler.

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N National Testing Laboratories Ltd. 6571 Wilson Mills Road Cleveland, OH 44143 Toll Free: 800.458.3330 Intl.: 440.449.2525 Fax: 440.449.8585 Email: food-bev@ntllabs.com Website: www.ntllabs.com bit.ly/NTLLabs_FB Contacts: Stephen Tischler Bob Gelbach Drinking water testing laboratory offering 50-state compliance for bottled water analysis, tests to meet global requirements and industry standards. Consulting on regulations, licensing, FSMA, Preventive Controls, HACCP, and quality control issues. The technical staff consists of contributing members of the IBWA Technical, Education, Government Relations, Communications, and Supplier Committees.

Nestlé Premium Waters 1812 N. Moore Street Arlington, VA 22209 Phone: 800.225.2270 Website: www.nestleusa.com facebook.com/nestle.USA linkedin.com/company/nestle-s-a @NestleUSA youtube.com/user/nestleusa Contact: Stephanie Potter Producers of bottled water products S.Pellegrino, Perrier, San Pellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks, Acqua Panna, and Essentia.

Niagara Bottling LLC 1440 Bridgegate Drive Diamond Bar, CA 91765 Phone: 909.230.5000 Fax: 951.346.3887 Email: sales@niagarawater.com Website: www.niagarawater.com facebook.com/niagarawater instagram.com/niagaranothype linkedin.com/company/niagara-bottling-llc @Niagara_Water Contact: Scott Slocum, Director of Sales Branded and private label still, sparkling, enhanced and alkaline bottled water, teas, sports drinks, ready-to-drink coffee, protein drinks and non-dairy milk products.


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES NSF International 789 N. Dixboro Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Phone: 734.769.8010 Fax: 734.827.7834 Email: bq@nsf.org Website: www.nsf.org facebook.com/NSFInternational bit.ly/NSF_LI @NSF_Intl bit.ly/NSF_YT Contacts: Anna Baker Sara Risley NSF provides an extensive range of services for the Bottled Water and Beverage industry to support you from source to shelf. NSF can help with your global regulatory bottled water testing (FDA, EU, WHO, EPA and Canadian Drinking Water), packaging migration testing, label review, audits, product and food safety certification, and training.

O Oasis International 222 East Campus View Blvd. Columbus, OH 43235 Phone: 614.861.1350 Email: rtellier@oasiscoolers.com Website: www.oasiscoolers.com facebook.com/OasisIntl instagram.com/oasisintl pinterest.com/waterfriendly @OasisIntl www.youtube.com/user/OasisCoolers Contact: Rej Tellier, VP of Sales and Marketing Oasis pioneered the delivery of clean drinking water with such products as bottle fillers, water coolers, bottleless coolers, under counter coolers, and countless environmentally friendly products. Along the way, Oasis International became a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of clean drinking water systems. More importantly, the company develops water-friendly solutions that provide clean, safe drinking water for everyone, everywhere.

Oasis Pure Drinking Water Company PO Box 61130, near Dubal Exit 25 Sheikh Zayed Road Jebel Ali Dubai, U.A.E. 61130 Phone: 00971.488.43162 Fax: 00971.488.45660 Emails:Francis.Xavier@nfpc.net Thomas.P@nfpc.net

Rajesh.Durai@nfpc.net Nadeem.Asghar@nfpc.net Websites: www.ouroasis.com www.nfpcgroup.com facebook.com/ouroasisuae instagram.com/ouroasisuae Contacts: Francis Xavier Thomas P. Rajesh Dorai Nadeem Asghar

innovative filtration solutions to remove contaminants, particulates, microbes, and spoilage organisms from food and beverage liquid and gas streams. Products include membrane cartridges, depth filters, filter sheets, water treatment, and crossflow systems, as well as training and other process filtration consulting services.

As a leading water brand in the UAE since 1984, Oasis Pure Drinking Water Company has always placed quality, innovation, and community at the heart of its business. Oasis' belief in ‘Together for Good’ means that the company always adheres to the highest safety and hygiene standards, champion environmentally-conscious practices throughout its operational processes, and continue to enhance its customer experience through improved levels of efficiency and responsiveness. All Oasis products are bottled under strict international quality guidelines, using state-ofthe-art technology. Oasis is accredited by various international agencies and holds HACCP, IBWA, and ISO certifications. Private label bottler. Oasis produces highquality drinking water in a variety of sizes and formats. Oasis is also the only producer of sparkling water in the GCC.

41605 Ann Arbor Road Plymouth, MI 48170 Phone: 734.455.3600 Fax: 734.354.7398 Email: info@plastipak.com Website: www.plastipak.com facebook.com/plastipakpackaginginc linkedin.com/company/plastipak-packaging-inc youtube.com/user/ppkglobal Contact: Jim McManus

Ozarka Water & Coffee Service 729 S.W. 3rd Street Oklahoma, OK 73109 Phone: 405.235.8474 Fax: 405.235.6344 Email: sraupe@ozarkah2o.com Website: www.ozarkah2o.com facebook.com/ozarkaok instagram.com/ozarkaok @OzarkaOK Contact: Steve Raupe

Plastipak Packaging Inc.

Plastipak—a name synonymous with quality, innovation, technological achievements, product and management leadership, and continuous growth and expansion. As a major leader in the plastic packaging industry, Plastipak is eager to put its advanced technology talents to work for you and perfect the power of your packaging. Complete line of PET packaging.

Polar Beverages 1001 Southbridge Street Worcester, MA 01610 Phone: 508.753.4300 Fax: 508.749.2431 Email: customerservice@polarbev.com Website: www.polarbev.com facebook.com/PolarBeverages instagram.com/polarbeverages @PolarBeverages Contact: Tim Brooks, Director of Quality Assurance Private label bottler.

Private label bottler. Bulk water seller.

P Pall Corporation 25 Harbor Park Drive Port Washington, NY 11050 Phone: 866.905.7255 Email: foodandbeverage@pall.com Website: www.pall.com/foodandbev Contact: David Kalman, North America Market Manager Pall Corporation is a specialty materials company providing brand protection through

Polymer Solutions International Inc. PO Box 310 Newtown Square, PA 19073 Phone: 610.325.7500 Fax: 610.356.6327 Email: info@prostack.com Website: www.prostack.com Contacts: Dan Kelly Steve Kurth Marge Eggie Polymer Solutions International (PSI®) is a leading global supplier of material handling products serving diverse industries including food & JUL/AUG 2021 • BWR • 29


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES beverage, pharmaceutical, industrial, retail, and general purpose. PSI® specializes in engineering and manufacturing innovative solutions for a variety of applications that improve supply chains, reduce costs, and protect products. PSI’s ProStack®, TierStack®, and UpRight™ plastic modular rack systems are the racks of choice in the industry to warehouse, transport, and distribute 3-, 4-, and 5-gallon bottles in home, office (HOD) and retail by providing solutions needed for bottlers to extend their global reach to deliver clean drinking water. PSI's rack systems will significantly reduce bottle leakers and extend bottle life. The company's modular design will improve payload by offering various layer handling configurations, maximize plant efficiency and are used in both manual and robotic loading. Additional popular products include: Bottle-Up® (plastic display rack to store bottles in a home, office or retail environment); Bottle Hammock™ (a safe flexible system for volume delivery/retrieval of full or empty bottles); and a complete line of reusable plastic pallets, including Nestable Distribution Pallet, Double Leg Ratchet®, ProGenic®, and ProTech™.

Premium Waters Inc. 2100 Summer Street, NE Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55413 Phone: 612.379.4141 Fax: 612.623.0363 Email: mark.lindblom@premiumwaters.com Websites: www.premiumwaters.com www.waterjoe.com facebook.com/premiumwaters facebook.com/waterjoe instagram.com/waterjoeusa linkedin.com/company/premium-waters-inc @Premium_Waters @Water_Joe Contact: Mark Lindblom Bulk water seller. Private label bottler. 5-gallon producer. HOD distributor. Custom label PET packages for special event and branding opportunities. Broad-line PET and gallon producer of private label and branded products, flavored water, fruit flavored drinks, and caffeinated “Water Joe” brand.

Presage Analytics 2124 Y Street Lincoln, NC 68503 Phone: 800.309.1704 Email: nate@presageanalytics.com Website: www.presageanalytics.com facebook.com/presageanalytics 30 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

linkedin.com/company/presage-analytics @PresageAnalytic Contact: Nathan Fryzek Presage Analytics is the leading suite of software tools to help food, beverage, and chemical manufacturing facilities capture data, ensure quality, and keep up with an ever-changing regulatory environment. Presage offers the best hardware and software solutions for bottlers, and our IBWA customer list proves it. Ask us! Whether your business is overflowing at one site, nationwide, or international: Presage helps you be compliant with FSMA; keep up with daily records in your QA, production, sanitation, and maintenance; and run smoother and more efficiently to reduce the chance of a recall.

Primo Water North America 2300 Windy Ridge Parkway Suite 500 N Atlanta, GA 30339 Phone: 770.933.1400 Websites: water.com, nurserywater.com, mountainvalleyspring.com, www.primowater.com facebook.com/alhambra, facebook.com/ crystalrock1914, facebook.com/CrystalSprings, facebook.com/DeepRockWaterCo, facebook. com/hinckleysprings, facebook.com/ kentwoodsprings, facebook.com/MountOlympus, facebook.com/NurseryWater, facebook.com/ pureflowater, facebook.com/ sierrasprings, facebook.com/Sparkletts, facebook.com/CanadianSprings, facebook.com/LabradorSource @Crystalsprings_h2o, Sparkletts_h2o, @Kentwoodsprings_h2o, Sierrasprings_h2o, @Deeprock_h2o,@Mountolympus_h2o, @Hinckleysprings_h2o, @Alhambra_h2o, @nurserywater, @crystalrock1914 @DrinkAlhambra, @AthenaWater, @CrystalRock1914, @DrinkCrystal, @DeepRockWaterCo, @hinckleysprings, @kentwoodsprings, @mtolympuswater, @NurseryWater, @PureFloWater, @MountainValleyWater,@DrinkSierra, @DrinkSparkletts, @CanadianSprings, @LabradorSource Contact: Shayron Barnes-Selby Primo Water North America offers bulk water, private label bottling, retail containers, HOD 3- and 5-gallon with various types of bottled water, water filtration, and coffee and tea products for home and office delivery service in U.S. and Canada.

Publix Super Markets Inc. 3300 Publix Corporate Parkway Lakeland, FL 33811 Phone: 800.242.1227 Email: luke.satmary@publix.com Website: www.publix.com facebook.com/publix instagram.com/publix pinterest.com/publix @Publix youtube.com/user/Publix Contact: Luke Satmary Private label bottler.

Puritan Springs Water 1709 N. Kickapoo Street Lincoln, IL 62656 Phone: 800.292.2992 Email: dhansen@puritansprings.com Website: www.puritansprings.com facebook.com/Puritan.Springs Contact: Dan Hansen Custom label 12oz and 16.9oz for weddings, parties, and special events—great for marketing your business. Puritan Springs also offers bulk water and office coffee service.

Q QCS Purchasing Cooperative PO Box 1249 1334 18th Street, SW Mason City, IA 50402 Phone: 800.247.5956 Fax: 641.423.2346 Email: kari.mondt@qcspurchasing.com Website: www.qcspurchasing.com facebook.com/QCSpurchasing linkedin.com/company/qcs-purchasing @qcs_purchasing Contact: Kari Mondt, Director of Member Services QCS Purchasing Cooperative (formerly Allied Purchasing) is a leading supply-chain solutions provider and the largest purchasing cooperative of its kind in the food and beverage industry. By consolidating spend at a category level, QCS provides members with more competitive pricing than they typically could achieve on their own. More than 200 national supply-partners provide solutions in a wide variety of categories from fleet management and workwear to labels, bottledwater products, and components. For more information, please visit QCSPurchasing.com.


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES

S S.M. Jaleel & Company Ltd. Otaheite Industrial Estate South Oropouche Trinidad and Tobago Phone: 868.665.7520 Email: hrsmj@smjaleel.com Website: www.smjaleel.com www.facebook.com/smjaleelcorporate @SMJaleel Contact: Anna Mohammed, Chief Operating Officer Private label bottler.

Saegertown Beverages PO Box 54 341 Grant Street Saegertown, PA 16433 Phone: 814.763.5308 Fax: 814.763.3131 Email: saegertownbeverages@windstream.net Website: saegertownbeverages.com Contact: Kevin Schlosser Saegertown Beverages specializes in production of its own brand as well as private labeled bottled water in 8, 12, 16.9, and 20 ounces as well as 1 and 1.5 liter bottles. The company also bottles 1- and 5-gallon products. All sizes are available in spring, purified, and steam distilled product. Please contact Saegertown for all your bottled water needs.

SafeWater Device, LLC 218 Main Street South Bridgewater, CT 06752 Phone: 203.994.0801 Email: jackcwest@gmail.com Contact: Jack West, Managing Partner Consultants: M&A, management, source evaluation, expert testimony, equipment and products, QA/QC, services only.

Silgan Closures 1140 31st Street Downers Grove, IL 60515 Phone: 724.730.9064 Email: mitch.turnipseed@silganclosures.com Website: www.silgancls.com facebook.com/silganclosures linkedin.com/company/silgan-closures @SilganClosures Contact: Mitch Turnipseed, National Accounts Manager

Silgan Closures is a leading manufacturer of tamper-evident plastic closures for the bottled water industry. The company’s technical service support has an unwavering commitment to the important operational needs of its partners. By providing innovative product integrity, superior technical capabilities, and extensive product offers, Silgan Closures will exceed clients’ expectations.

for HOD and PET bottlers, including the following: washer, filler, capper, decappers, conveyor systems, quality control systems, mechanical and robotic loaders and palletizers, water purification, mineral injection, ozone injection, and more.

Silver Springs Bottled Water Co.

Water Boy Inc.

PO Box 926 Silver Springs, FL 34489 Phone: 352.368.7907 Email: David.Pruett@ssbwc.com Website: www.ssbwc.com Contact: David Pruett, VP of Sales

4454 19th Street Court East Bradenton, FL 34203 Phone: 941.744.9249 Fax: 941.744.0799 Email: scott@waterboyinc.com Website: www.waterboyinc.com Contact: Scott McLauchlin

Private label bottler.

Silver Springs Water Inc. 480 Mirror Court, #109 Henderson, NV 89011 Phone: 877.453.6223 Fax: 702.478.8296 Email: info@wateroffer.com Website: wateroffer.com facebook.com/SilverSpringsWater linkedin.com/company/silver-springs-water @SilvrSprngWater Contacts: Tony Siao, President Richard Rennison, Operations Director Private label bottler.

Starkey Spring Water PO Box 88 Council, ID 83612 Phone: 855.910.4844 Email: customerservice@starkeywater.com Website: starkeywater.com facebook.com/starkeywater starkeyspringwater @StarkeyWaterCo Contacts: Susan Drexel Justin Getusky Private label bottler.

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Water Boy offers HOD bottled water delivery, water filtration and office coffee service, as well as Private Label bottling in 5 gallon to .5L sizes.

Waterways 30021 Tomas Street, Suite 300 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 Phone: 909.230.4753 Emails: michael@thewaterwayscompany.com chris@thewaterwayscompany.com lynette@thewaterwayscompany.com Website: www.thewaterwayscompany.com Contacts: Michael Efron Chris Goade Lynette MacFee Waterways is a supplier of premium bottled and point-of-use water dispensers distributed throughout the world. The company’s reputation and line of water coolers, accessories, and parts are well established in the industry. Waterways’ customer service, technical support, and competitive pricing will exceed your expectations. Let Waterways depth of experience help you build your business for greater profitability and customer satisfaction.

Steelhead Inc.

Wisconsin Glacier Springs Bottling LLC

PO Box 240487 San Antonio, TX 78224 Phone: 210.628.1066 Fax: 210.628.1818 Emails: sales@steelheadinc.com dredick@steelheadinc.com Website: www.steelheadinc.com Contact: David Redick, President

Private label bottler.

2244 South Calhoun Road New Berlin, WI 53151 Phone: 262.797.9901 Fax: 262.797.0484 Email: wgs@chorus.net Website: www.wisglacier.com Contact: Chris Weichman, Plant Manager

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2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Adhesives - Packaging/Labeling QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Advertising Banners Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Advertising/Promotional Items Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Air Purification Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Air Purification Bottling Room/Storage Tank CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Analytical Monitoring Programs Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Wind Gap, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Edge Analytical Laboratories Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/environmenttesting/testing-services/drinking-waterpotablewater-testing Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Analytical Services Edge Analytical Laboratories Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295 Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/environmenttesting/testing-services/drinking-waterpotablewater-testing Phone: 626.386.1100 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Anti-Microbial Equipment Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Beverage Cans QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Beverage Dispensers Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Blow Molding - Custom Altium Packaging Atlanta, GA Website: www.altiumpkg.com Phone: 678.742.4600 GoodPac Plastics Atlanta, GA Website: www.goodpac.com Phone: 404.363.8978 Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Bottle Handling Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Bottle Molds Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

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2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Bottle Washers CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Bottle Washing Compounds QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Bottled Water Accessories Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Bottled Water Dispensers Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

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Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Bottled Water Marketing and Sales Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Bottled Water Plant Construction and/or Design Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Wind Gap, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040 Note: Sustainable/Green/LEED specialty Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Bottled Water Plant - Portable CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Bottled Water Plant Renovations/Expansions Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Wind Gap, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

Bottled Water Products Absopure Water Company Plymouth, MI Website: www.absopure.com Phone: 734.459.8000 BlueTriton Brands Stamford, CT Website: www.nestle-watersna.com Phone: 203.531.4100 CG Roxane LLC Olancha, CA Website: www.CrystalGeyserPlease.com Phone: 760.764.2885 Culligan International Rosemont, IL Website: www.culligan.com Phone: 847.430.2800 Danone Waters of America White Plains, NY Website: www.evian.com Phone: 914.872.8400 Mayer Bros. Apple Products Inc. West Seneca, NY Website: www.mayerbrothers.com Phone: 716.668.1787 Nestlé Premium Waters Arlington, VA Website: www.nestleusa.com Phone: 800.225.2270 Niagara Bottling LLC Diamond Bar, CA Website: www.niagarawater.com Phone: 909.230.5000 Primo Water North America Atlanta, GA Website: www.water.com Phone: 770.933.1400


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Bottles - Glass Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Bottles - Other Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 GoodPac Plastics Atlanta, GA Website: www.goodpac.com Phone: 404.363.8978 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Bottles - PET Altium Packaging Atlanta, GA Website: www.altiumpkg.com Phone: 678.742.4600 Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 GoodPac Plastics Atlanta, GA Website: www.goodpac.com Phone: 404.363.8978

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

GoodPac Plastics Atlanta, GA Website: www.goodpac.com Phone: 404.363.8978

Bottles - PET - 5 gallon

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Altium Packaging Atlanta, GA Website: www.altiumpkg.com Phone: 678.742.4600 Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Bottles - Polycarbonate Altium Packaging Atlanta, GA Website: www.altiumpkg.com Phone: 678.742.4600 Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Bottles - Plastic

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Altium Packaging Atlanta, GA Website: www.altiumpkg.com Phone: 678.742.4600

Bottles - Preforms

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

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2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Bottling Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Bottling Equipment Design/Build CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Wind Gap, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Bottling Plant - Polycarbonate CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Brand/Market Research Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Brand Strategy Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

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Bulk (Tanker) Water Sellers Aqua Filter Fresh Inc./ Tyler Mountain Water Pittsburgh, PA Websites: www.aquafilterfresh.com www.tylermt.com Phone: 800.864.8957 Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Berain Water Company Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Website: www.berain.com.sa Phone: 966.11.2039.434 Buck Springs Operations Inc. Jasper, TX Website: www.buckspringstexas.com Phone: 409.384.4701 Crystal Clear Water Company Des Moines, IA Website: www.ccbw.com Phone: 515.265.2324 Dakota Splash, Inc. Sioux Falls, SD Website: www.dakotasplash.com Phone: 605.334.3294

Misty Mountain Spring Water Co. LLC Abingdon, VA Website: www.mistymountainwater.com Phone: 800.473.0713 Mountain Glacier LLC Evansville, IN Website: www.mountainglacier.com Phone: 888.423.1955 Ozarka Water & Coffee Service Oklahoma, OK Website: www.ozarkah2o.com Phone: 405.235.8474 Premium Waters Inc. Minneapolis, MN Website: www.premiumwaters.com Phone: 612.379.4141 Primo Water North America Atlanta, GA Website: www.water.com Phone: 770.933.1400 Puritan Springs Water Lincoln, IL Website: www.puritansprings.com Phone: 800.292.2992

Buying Cooperative

Famous Ramona Water Ramona, CA Website: www.famousramonawater.com Phone: 760.789.0174

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Grand Springs Distribution Alton, VA Website: www.grandsprings.com Phone: 434.753.2515

Cap Disinfection Units

Hamidiye Kaynak Sulari A.S. Istanbul, Turkey Website: www.hamidiye.istanbul Phone: 90.212.360.17.45 Harford Glen Water Seneca Falls, NY Website: www.harfordglenwater.com Phone: 607.844.8351 Melwood Springs Water Co. Blue Ridge, GA Website: www.melwoodsprings.com Phone: 706.492.4600

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Capping Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Carriers and Machinery/Six Pack

Caps Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956 Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064

Carbonation/Carbonation Dispensers Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Cartridges - Filter Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Pall Corporation Port Washington, NY Website: www.pall.com/foodandbev Phone: 866.905.7255 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Case Packers Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Case Washers CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Cases/Crates/ Corrugated Boxes Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Cleaners - Coolers Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Cleaners - Equipment QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Cleaners - Floor/Wall QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

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2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Cleaners - General

Closures – Sports

Consultants - Environmental

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100

Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Wind Gap, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809

Closures

Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

SafeWater Device, LLC Bridgewater, CT Phone: 203.994.0801

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956 Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064

Closures - Flat Cap Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956 Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064

Coding Equipment Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Coffee - Extracts/Gourmet Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Coffee Service - Office/ Related Supplies & Equip. Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Computer Services Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

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Consultants - Equipment and Products Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040 SafeWater Device, LLC Bridgewater, CT Phone: 203.994.0801

Consultants - QA/QC Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Wind Gap, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/environmenttesting/testing-services/drinking-waterpotablewater-testing Phone: 626.386.1100 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 440.449.2525

Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618

Waterways Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Website: www.thewaterwayscompany.com Phone: 909.230.4753

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Consultants - Services Only

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

SafeWater Device, LLC Bridgewater, CT Phone: 203.994.0801

Waterways Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Website: www.thewaterwayscompany.com Phone: 909.230.4753

Consulting - Supply Chain

Coolers - Point Of Use Type

Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Conveyor Equipment Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Conveyor Systems Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Coolers - Bottled Water Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Coolers - Pressure Type Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Coolers - Replacement Parts and/or Repairs Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

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2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Waterways Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Website: www.thewaterwayscompany.com Phone: 909.230.4753

Cup Dispensers

Coolers - Water Bags QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Covers - Cooler Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Crates - Plastic Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500

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Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Decals - Graphics/Fleet QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Deionization Equipment QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Design - Plastic Packaging Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897 Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600 Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064

Detectors

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Waterways Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Website: www.thewaterwayscompany.com Phone: 909.230.4753

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Cups - Paper/Plastic

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Distillation Equipment Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Divider and Slip Sheets

Engineering Services

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Drinking Water Systems

Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Wind Gap, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Equipment Leasing/Filling and Processing Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Equipment Manufacturer CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Drums - Plastic QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Electrolyte Replacement Kent Precision Foods Group (Sqwincher) Columbus, MS Website: www.sqwincher.com Phone: 662.328.0400 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

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2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Feasibility and Market Analysis Beverage Marketing Corporation New York, NY Website: www.beveragemarketing.com Phone: 212.688.7640, ext. 1962 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

Filling Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 Pall Corporation Port Washington, NY Website: www.pall.com/foodandbev Phone: 866.905.7255 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Filter Paper QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Filtration Equipment 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division Meriden, CT Website: www.3Mpurification.com Phone: 203.238.8777

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Pall Corporation Port Washington, NY Website: www.pall.com/foodandbev Phone: 866.905.7255

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Filtration Supplies - Membranes

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Filtration Supplies 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division Meriden, CT Website: www.3Mpurification.com Phone: 203.238.8777

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Pall Corporation Port Washington, NY Website: www.pall.com/foodandbev Phone: 866.905.7255

Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Financial Services

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

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3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division Meriden, CT Website: www.3Mpurification.com Phone: 203.238.8777

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Fittings Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Pall Corporation Port Washington, NY Website: www.pall.com/foodandbev Phone: 866.905.7255 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Flavors/Concentrates Kent Precision Foods Group (Sqwincher) Columbus, MS Website: www.sqwincher.com Phone: 662.328.0400 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Graphic Design Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Handles Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Handtrucks

Labeling Equipment

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Hydrogeological Services

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Wind Gap, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809

Ice Makers/Ice Maker Systems/ Water Delivery System Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Injection Molding Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Insurance QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Labeling - Private Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Labeling Services QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Labels Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.816 Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Labels - Custom Printing Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Labels - Heat Transfer Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

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2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Labels - Pressure Sensitive Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Labels - Screen Printed on Container Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Laboratory Supplies and Services CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Edge Analytical Laboratories Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295 Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/environmenttesting/testing-services/drinking-waterpotablewater-testing Phone: 626.386.1100 IDEXX Laboratories Westbrook, ME Website: www.idexx.com/en/water Phone: 800.321.0207 National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 440.449.2525 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

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QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Leak Detection Equipment Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Loaders/Unloaders CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Logistics - Routing, Reporting, Vehicle Tracking QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Lubricants QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Machinery - Used and Remanufactured CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Market Assessment/Research Beverage Marketing Corporation New York, NY Website: www.beveragemarketing.com Phone: 212.688.7640, ext. 1962 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

Marketing Communications Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Marketing Technologies Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Mergers and Acquisitions Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

Microbiolgical Equipment 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division Meriden, CT Website: www.3Mpurification.com Phone: 203.238.8777


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES IDEXX Laboratories Westbrook, ME Website: www.idexx.com/en/water Phone: 800.321.0207 National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 440.449.2525 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Oxygen Concentrators CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Ozone Detection Equipment

Packaging Equipment

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Ozone Generating Systems

Packaging Equipment Liquid Packaging

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Packaging Equipment Service/Installation CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Ozonation Equipment

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Packaging - Water Bags

Packaging Equipment Tamper Evident

Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Packaging Design

Packaging Machinery

Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

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2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Printing - Ink Jet

Creekside Springs, LLC Ambridge, PA Website: www.creeksidesprings.com Phone: 724.266.9000

Palletizers/Depalletizers

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Pallets - Plastic

Printing - Laser

Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Personnel Specialists

Private Label Bottlers

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Absopure Water Company Plymouth, MI Website: www.absopure.com Phone: 734.459.8000

Genco Water Company Springfield, MO Website: www.amcon.com Phone: 417.866.0884

POU Technology

Aqua Filter Fresh Inc./ Tyler Mountain Water Pittsburgh, PA Websites: www.aquafilterfresh.com www.tylermt.com Phone: 800.864.8957

Grand Springs Distribution Alton, VA Website: www.grandsprings.com Phone: 434.753.2515

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

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Aqua Systems Avon, IN Website: www.ilovemywater.com Phone: 317.272.3000 Army Air Force Exchange Service Dallas, TX Website: www.shopmyexchange.com Phone: 214.312.3923 Buck Springs Operations Inc. Jasper, TX Website: www.buckspringstexas.com Phone: 409.384.4701 Chameleon Beverage Company, Inc. Commerce, CA Website: www.chameleonbeverage.com Phone: 323.724.8223

Crossroads Beverage Group LLC Reading, PA Website: www.crossroadsbev.com Phone: 352.509.3127 Crystal Clear Water Company Des Moines, IA Website: www.ccbw.com Phone: 515.265.2324 Dakota Splash, Inc. Sioux Falls, SD Website: www.dakotasplash.com Phone: 605.334.3294 Famous Ramona Water Ramona, CA Website: www.famousramonawater.com Phone: 760.789.0174

Inversiones Vida, S.A. de C.V. San Salvador, El Salvador Website: www.aguaalpina.com Phone: 503.2213.2002 Mayer Bros. Apple Products Inc. West Seneca, NY Website: www.mayerbrothers.com Phone: 716.668.1787 Melwood Springs Water Co. Blue Ridge, GA Website: www.melwoodsprings.com Phone: 706.492.4600 Misty Mountain Spring Water Co. LLC Abingdon, VA Website: www.mistymountainwater.com Phone: 800.473.0713


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Niagara Bottling LLC Diamond Bar, CA Website: www.niagarawater.com Phone: 909.230.5000

Silver Springs Water Inc. Henderson, NV 89011 Website: wateroffer.com Phone: 877.453.6223

Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Oasis Pure Drinking Water Company Dubai, U.A.E. Website: www.ouroasis.com Phone: 00971.488.43162

Starkey Spring Water Council, ID Website: starkeywater.com Phone: 855.910.4844

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Water Boy, Inc. Bradenton, FL Website: www.waterboyinc.com Phone: 941.744.9249

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Wisconsin Glacier Springs Bottling, LLC New Berlin, WI Website: www.wisglacier.com Phone: 262.797.9901

Quality Assurance Specialists

Ozarka Water & Coffee Service Oklahoma, OK Website: www.ozarkah2o.com Phone: 405.235.8474 Polar Beverages Worcester, MA Website: www.polarbev.com Phone: 508.753.4000 Premium Waters Inc. Minneapolis, MN Website: www.premiumwaters.com Phone: 612.379.4141 Primo Water North America Atlanta, GA Website: www.water.com Phone: 770.933.1400 Publix Super Markets Inc. Lakeland, FL Website: www.publix.com Phone: 800.242.1227 Puritan Springs Water Lincoln, IL Website: www.puritansprings.com Phone: 800.292.2992 S.M. Jaleel & Company Ltd. Trinidad and Tobago Website: www.smjaleel.com Phone: 868.665.7520 Saegertown Beverages Saegertown, PA 16433 Website: saegertownbeverages.com Phone: 814.763.5308 Silver Springs Bottled Water Co. Silver Springs, FL Website: www.ssbwc.com Phone: 352.368.7907

Pumps Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Pumps – Hand Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/environmenttesting/testing-services/drinking-waterpotablewater-testing Phone: 626.386.1100 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Rack Loader CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Rack Loader – Ergonomic CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

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2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500

Rack Washers CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Racks - Display/Transportation/ Tilters/Storage Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Racks - Plastic Modular Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Recycling - Resins Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

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Recycling Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Recycling/Sustainable Resources Management Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Refrigerators/Freezers QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Regulatory Assistance Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Wind Gap, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/environmenttesting/testing-services/drinking-waterpotablewater-testing Phone: 626.386.1100 National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 440.449.2525 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Resins Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Reverse Osmosis Equipment Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology Vernon, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Robotic Applications CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Sanitizers CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Shrink Wrap Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Software Services Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Stackers CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Edge Analytical Laboratories Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295

NSF International Ann Arbor, MI Website: www.nsf.org Phone: 734.769.8010

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/environmenttesting/testing-services/drinking-waterpotablewater-testing Phone: 626.386.1100

Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 440.449.2525

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Tray Loaders

NSF International Ann Arbor, MI Website: www.nsf.org Phone: 734.769.8010

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Tray Trucks

Strategic Planning

Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Tamper Evident PVC Shrink Band Materials

Testing – Microbiological

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Testing – Air Quality CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Testing – Chemical CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Edge Analytical Laboratories Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295 Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/environmenttesting/testing-services/drinking-waterpotablewater-testing Phone: 626.386.1100 IDEXX Laboratories Westbrook, ME Website: www.idexx.com/en/water Phone: 800.321.0207 National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 440.449.2525

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Truck/Automobile Leasing/Sales QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Trucks and Truck Bodies QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Tubing QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Ultraviolet Equipment Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

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2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Water Conditioning Equipment

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Warehouse Automation Solutions

Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Warehouse Storage Systems

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Uniforms

Water Analysis

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Edge Analytical Laboratories Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/environmenttesting/testing-services/drinking-waterpotablewater-testing Phone: 626.386.1100

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 440.449.2525

Valves and Faucets

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Used Equipment

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618

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Water Analyzer – Handheld CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Water Heaters CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Water Purification Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211


2021 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Pall Corporation Port Washington, NY Website: www.pall.com/foodandbev Phone: 866.905.7255

Water Source Evaluation

Water Treatment Equipment/Products

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Wind Gap, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/environmenttesting/testing-services/drinking-waterpotablewater-testing Phone: 626.386.1100

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. 1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618

QCS Purchasing Cooperative Mason City, IA Website: www.qcspurchasing.com Phone: 800.247.5956

SCD-9

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CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 IDEXX Laboratories Westbrook, ME Website: www.idexx.com/en/water Phone: 800.321.0207 National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 440.449.2525

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Beating Back the Ban: Communicating the Truth About Bottled Water By J.P. Toner, IBWA Director of Government Relations

As a bottled water professional, have you’ve ever wondered what you can do when your town, school, community, or a local business is debating whether or not to impose a restriction or sales ban on single-use plastic water bottles? For several years, IBWA's Communication Team has produced a very useful social media toolkit that supports members efforts to deliver strong, positive, and factual talking points on bottled water on their social media platform, such as Facebook and Instagram. Now, let’s take that same concept, but this time develop talking points that you or a representative can use to highlight the 52 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

benefits of bottled water in a public setting amongst your neighbors, peers, co-workers, and local officials and residents (e.g., a town hall meeting). At the national and state levels, IBWA always has a good strategy in place to deliver positive educational messages about bottled water to legislators. At the local level, however, it is preferable for a local citizen (not a national nonprofit) to discuss with their neighbors and friends the many benefits of bottled water to a community because their voice will have a stronger impact. IBWA’s involvement (and sometimes even the mere mention of the association) can tilt arguments

in favor of a ban or restriction simply because local citizens do not want what they perceive as a large, multinational organization or business trying to influence a local issue. In those instances, it is better to have a local voice introduce any pro-bottled water messages that IBWA would have delivered on this topic. That local voice has a much stronger impact than testimony from a representative of a national nonprofit made up local and national bottled water companies. If you or someone you know would like to be an advocate for bottled water and make a strong, factual statement on its importance and value, what follows


GOVERNMENT RELATIONS is a quick and easy statement that can be used and customized for any discussion on bottled water—whether in a public setting, a letter-to-the-editor, or just everyday conversations. Public Statement on Bottled Water People are being misled by activists who are spreading false information about bottled water in the hopes of having it banned here. Those activists, while small in number, are a very vocal group. But their opinion does not represent the majority of us in [city name] or tell the truth about bottled water and its impact on the environment. We all are very concerned about plastic pollution. But it makes no sense to single out the one product that actually has the lowest environmental footprint of all packaged drinks and is also the most recycled PET item. (For graphics emphasizing this point, turn to p.7.) A ban on selling bottled water is not a solution to plastic pollution. In fact, it could make it worse. • A recent Harris Poll showed that if bottled water is not available, 74 percent of Americans will choose another less healthy packaged drink. And that less healthy drink is packaged in much thicker plastic packaging. Soda and juice containers use approximately 142 percent more plastic than bottled water bottles. • Those poll results have been replicated in real life in a small community in Massachusetts [Sudbury], where grocery and convenience store data show soft drink sales increased after that town banned the sale of bottled water. So, those residents are dealing with more plastic waste, and they are consuming more sugar and calories because of their available packaged drink choices. • Did you know that bottled water outsold soda for the first time in 2016? Busy people like me prefer the convenience of being able to grab a healthy

bottled water instead of a sugary, calorie-laden soft drink. And I’m not alone. Research shows that in the last decade (since 2010) 44 percent of the growth in bottled water sales has come from people switching from carbonated soft drinks and fruit juice to bottled ater. (A graphic highlighting this fact can be found on p.14.) Today we know that nearly all Americans (91 percent) want bottled water to be available as a packaged drink choice wherever other drinks are sold. Here are some recycling facts about bottled water. It’s packaged in PET #1 plastic and HDPE #2 plastic, which most people know are recyclable—and they are, in fact, the most recycled plastics in the world. Conversely, there are a lot of plastic items out there that aren’t easily recyclable—like straws, cutlery, plates, the plastic film around food items, heatsealed and multi-layered laminate bags, and plastic containers that are not #1 or #2 plastic. But bottled water containers? They're always recyclable—even the caps. We know that bottled water drinkers recycle more often than drinkers of other plastic packaged beverages because, of all the PET containers recycled through curbside collections systems, bottled water containers make up approximately 55 percent. This post-consumer PET plastic is in huge demand by industries because they want to use that recycled plastic to make more products. The bottled water industry even uses the recycled PET plastic to create more bottles for their producers. Empty bottled water containers should always be returned or placed in a recycling bin, but when they are not, they make up only 3.3 percent of all drink packaging that ends up in landfills, and just 0.02 percent of landfill waste. Here’s something that you need to know: Environmentalists are

IBWA ENCOURAGES ALL MEMBERS TO BECOME BOTTLED WATER ADVOCATES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. emphasizing the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. One way we all can help is by drinking bottled water rather than other packaged drinks. Sounds odd to you, I’m sure. But, you may be surprised to learn that, when comparing materials throughout the entire life cycle of a package, plastic containers have a much smaller environmental footprint than alternative drink packaging materials like cans, glass bottles, and paperboard containers. (A graphic presenting the research data illustrating the fact that 16.9 oz PET bottled water containers have the lowest environmental impact of any packaged beverage of the same size can be found on p.7.) [end of template]

Here to Help If your town or a local business or school is considering a sales ban on bottled water, don’t hesitate to reach out to IBWA. We have many educational materials and bottled water facts we can share with you to ensure your talking points focus on the issues that most concern the local citizens. We encourage all members to become an advocate for bottled water at the local level. It only takes a few concerned and vocal citizens to help fight back against onerous and detrimental proposals to our industry. You can make a difference! BWR

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Healthy Hydration Reminders for Summer Travel By Chris Torres, IBWA Communications Coordinator

Summer is here. What makes this season seem light-years better than last year is that, because millions of Americans have been vaccinated to help lessen the spread of COVID-19, people are getting out and about more. In fact, the public’s confidence in travel has grown so much that airports are reporting pre-pandemic travel numbers. As life more closely resembles “normal,” now is a great time to highlight the importance of having bottled water handy as the best healthy hydration option. In the summer, it’s easy to get dehydrated because the temperatures 54 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

are higher and you’re moving more and doing more outside activities (especially this year). So, keeping bottled water nearby to sip throughout the day is essential. Below are a few hydration tips you can share with consumers to help educate them about the importance of not getting dehydrated.

Prevent Dehydration on a Flight More than two-thirds of Americans (67 percent) plan to travel this summer, which would mark a 17 percent increase from those who traveled this spring,

according to Tripadvisor’s 2021 Summer Travel Index (bit.ly/Tripadvisor2021). Even during the spring there was a significant uptick in travel. On May 7, 1.7 million people were screened by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA); on the same date last year, just 215,044 people were screened (bit. ly/TSA2021MayTravel). Air travelers often suffer the effects of dehydration while flying, but do you know why? The airplane’s filtration system causes the cabin’s humidity to drop because it takes in air from outside and circulates it in the cabin. That may


COMMUNICATIONS

help clean the environment, but it also drops the humidity level to an uncomfortable 10-20 percent. That means moisture “evaporates from the body quickly, which can lead to dehydration” (bit.ly/DehydratedInFlight). To help your consumers feel more comfortable during and after taking a flight, suggest that they drink about half of the water from a 16.9 oz bottled water container for each hour of their flight (bit.ly/ FlightWaterConsumption). So, for a standard three-hour flight, you’d want to consume 1.5 bottles of water. Also, according to a viral TikTok video from flight attendant Kat Kamalani, you should never drink any liquid on a plane that doesn’t come in a packaged bottle or can (bit.ly/TikTokTravelHack).

Water Outside, Water Inside If your summer plans include water adventures at the beach or pool, remember to take bottled water with you. While swimming and doing other water activities, your body might feel physically cool in the water, so it can be easy to forget to hydrate. But on the inside, you’re still using energy and burning calories, and your body needs water to keep functioning properly. Consumers should be reminded that they’re mildly dehydrated at just 1-2 percent body weight loss, which can affect their mood, energy level, and awareness. Along with dehydration, heat stroke is a real summertime concern, so be on the lookout for the signs, for example headache, dizziness, disorientation/ confusion, seizure, hot skin that is flushed but not sweaty, a high body temperature, and rapid heartbeat. If you suspect someone is experiencing a heat stroke, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine suggests getting that person to a shaded, cool area quickly, slightly elevate their feet, and cool the person rapidly however you can, including applying cool water to the skin followed

THE UNDERLYING MESSAGE OF YOUR SUMMER COMMUNICATIONS SHOULD BE CLEAR: BOTTLED WATER IS ESSENTIAL IN PROVIDING HEALTHY HYDRATION. by fanning to stimulate sweating and applying ice packs to the groin and armpits. In a heat stroke emergency, the person may need to receive intravenous (IV) fluids to compensate for the fluid or electrolyte loss. To help prevent a heat stroke, Johns Hopkins recommends drinking plenty of fluids during outdoor activities—and the drinks of choice are water and sports drinks (bit.ly/ JohnsHopkinsHeatStrokeInfo).

IBWA Resources IBWA has several resources that members can use to help them relay the importance of healthy hydration to consumers. The association encourages members to use the following materials on their social media channels: #HydrationFastFacts. This social media campaign includes nearly three dozen graphics that you can select from to present various scientific facts about water’s role in hydration across all age groups. The images can be found on the Social Media Graphics page on IBWA’s website (www.bottledwater.org/socialmedia-graphics). H2O In The Know Podcast. Currently, two episodes of IBWA’s “H2O In the Know” podcast specifically focus on hydration and how it effects the body. In “Healthy Hydration,” Harold Goldstein, DrPH, executive director of the Californiabased Public Health Advocates, discusses the importance of drinking water instead of sugary beverages.

In the second episode, “The Effects of Hydration on the Body,” Larry Armstrong, PhD, professor emeritus of the University of Connecticut and trustee of the Drinking Water Research Foundation, reviews the many ways that water and hydration impact the human body. You can find these and all other episodes of “H2O In The Know” on SoundCloud (bit.ly/H2OInTheKnow).

When All Is Said and Done, Recycle The underlying message of your summer communications should be clear to consumers: Bottled water is essential in providing healthy hydration. Which leads to a concluding point: It’s also important to take this opportunity to reiterate the importance of recycling. Whether at home or on the go, consumers must recycle their empty bottled water containers. This message is especially relevant during the summer, as many people will visit beaches or other travel destinations where recycling bins tend to be scarce. Of upmost importance is the message that people should remember to “pack it out” and keep their recycled bottles with them until they find a recycling bin. Because historically the negative media coverage of bottled water lessens during summer months, your pro-bottled water messages have a better chance of being heard by their intended audience. BWR

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: Time for Evaluations? By Bob Hirst, IBWA Senior Vice President, Education, Science, and Technical Relations

Many areas of the United States are experiencing a return to near-normal life as the coronavirus pandemic wanes. That means now may be a good time to evaluate your operations to determine what worked well and what processes and procedures may need improvement to ensure you are prepared for any future emergencies. In 2008-2009, long before the current pandemic infected large populations around the world, IBWA and several other food trade association representatives, led by the International Dairy Foods Association, met on numerous occasions to draft guidance for developing pandemic continuation of operations plans 56 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

(COOPs). The collaboration resulted in a template for food manufacturers to use to establish COOPs for their operations. COOPs and the template were discussed in IBWA seminars throughout 2009-2010. Bottled water is a critical infrastructure industry, and, in recent years, we’ve experienced the full responsibility of that distinction, which emphasizes the need for our businesses to be prepared to face many types of emergencies, including pandemics. During the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) workshops a few years ago, IBWA covered the need for COOPs to be part of a company’s overall food safety and recall plan.

Because of COVID-19, some thirdparty certification bodies (CBs) have begun to include reviews of pandemic and business continuity plans as part of the food safety audit. IBWA does not yet include such plans in current audits, but it is conceivable they could become part of the program in the future, given our importance in times of regional and national emergencies. Below is a short summary of the necessary components of a pandemic or business continuity plan: • For viral pandemics, companies should prepare themselves for restrictions based on recent experiences with the coronavirus. This would include information


TECHNICAL UPDATE

on viral transmission routes, medications, vaccines, and infection control measures. Understanding the pathogen as promptly as possible helps to avoid large scale infection of employees and thus impede operations. Companies should have a management structure in place to prepare for, and oversee, a pandemic or other emergency, as well as a contingency plan intended for use in responding quickly and effectively in those situations. An appropriate management structure will help to minimize the impact of a pandemic, while the plan would be activated when the emergency occurs. In this way, companies may prevent, or substantially reduce, risk through effective risk management programs. As is true with establishing a team for a food safety program, your team should be composed of a wide variety of company personnel. Representatives from senior management, operations, distribution and logistics, legal counsel, quality control, engineering, sales and marketing, and public relations should be represented. Materials and ingredients that are critical to the operation of the company should be reviewed. Specifically, your coordination team members should evaluate bottled water products made at each facility and the equipment, ingredients, and supplies necessary to produce them. Products and services that are provided by only one vendor are of particular concern. For example, during a pandemic, an exclusive contract with a trucking company to ship ingredients from a critical source creates the potential for an emergency. Companies may want to consider using more than one or alternate suppliers of goods and services, and coordinate with their suppliers so that more than one option is available to get the product from the supplier to your facility.

BOTTLED WATER IS A CRITICAL INFRASTRUC­TURE INDUSTRY, AND, IN RECENT YEARS, WE’VE EXPERIENCED THE FULL RESPONSIBIL­ITY OF THAT DISTINCTION.

Don’t forget to provide for a good supply of cleaning and disinfecting chemical/agents. Essential vs. Non-critical/Nonessential Services: Services provided by personnel may be categorized as critical or essential considering their importance to business continuity (i.e., from the perspective of a business or organization) or considering their contribution to maintaining critical infrastructure (i.e., from a societal or national perspective). Managers must make determinations about which employees perform essential functions at the business or organization level. An emergency may result in a temporary change in the way you conduct business. For example, school closures were employed during the pandemic to mitigate transmission of the coronavirus. If your company is supplying food to schools or other institutions, how would school closures impact your business, and how would you prepare for that eventuality? Other production considerations should be contemplated. Transportation services could drop as much as 50 percent and arts, recreation, accommodation, and food service sales could be reduced as much as 35 percent. Reductions such as those would significantly impact the industry; however, companies should also consider that consumers would be spending more time eating meals at home. Thus, the food industry could see shift in sales to retail outlets. If raw materials, ingredients, or manpower are limited, some companies

may wish to give certain products prioritization. If so, describe what products get preferential production treatment. For example, a bottled water company may choose to produce purified water products over natural waters due to restrictions in transportation of raw spring water to the bottling plant. • The identification and preparation of alternate operating facilities and the preparation of personnel for the possibility of an unannounced relocation of essential functions and COOP personnel to those facilities is part of COOP planning. • Testing, training, and exercising the plan is essential to assessing, demonstrating, and improving the ability of organizations to execute the plan and any related programs during an emergency. Emergency contingency plans should be reviewed annually, like the facility food safety and recall plans. Training on the contents of the COOP is vital for key management staff in a decision-making capacity. Also, awareness level training for all other personnel is strongly recommended. Such training should be pointed towards eliminating uncertainty and deflating rumors or potentially untrue or inaccurate information fueled by the media. A copy of the COOP template published in 2009 is available from IBWA. For a copy, contact Bob Hirst at bhirst@bottledwa­ter.org. BWR

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CPO QUIZ

IBWA

certified plant operators (CPOs) are encouraged to complete the following quiz for ½ IBWA continuing education unit (CEU). The questions are derived from material presented in this issue of the Bottled Water Reporter, the IBWA Plant Technical Reference Manual, and the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice. Submit this quiz to Linda Amar (lamar@bottledwater.org / Fax: 703.683.4074), IBWA Education and Technical Program Coordinator, 1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 650, Alexandria, VA 22134. Look for additional quizzes in future issues and earn additional IBWA CEUs!

Name______________________________________________________ Company__________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________ City_______________________________________________________ State/Province______________________________________________

ZIP/Postal Code____________________________________________

Check your selection for each question

1|

Bottled water is a critical infrastructure industry and must be prepared to face many types of emergencies, including pandemics.

O True O False

2|

The current practice for labeling added fluoride in a bottled water product is to list the fluoride content in _____.

O O O O

mg per serving ppm mg/L grains per gallon

3|

When adding fluoride to a bottled water product. _____ is most commonly used.

O O O O

Potassium fluorosilicate Sodium fluoride Potassium fluoride Fluorocarbon

4|

When a pandemic or other national emergency affects the operation of a bottled water facility, the facility should activate its _____.

O O O O

Quality Assurance Plan Continuity of Operations Plan Food Safety Plan Company Facility Operations Plan

5|

Services provided by personnel may be categorized as critical or essential considering their importance to business continuity.

O True O False

6|

During an emergency that affects the supply chain, products and services that are provided by _____ are of particular concern.

O O O O

Only one vendor A foreign supplier A new vendor The facility’s routine vendor

7|

FDA requires that all fluoride records be kept for _____ years.

O O O O

5 10 2 7

8|

One example of how an emergency may impact a bottled water operation is _____.

O School closures if the facility supplies bottled water to the school O Any government shutdown O Fuel shortages O School closures if the facility supplies bottled water to it and fuel shortages

9|

____ are good tools to assure the bottling facility staff is prepared for large scale emergencies.

O O O O

Tabletop exercises Annual meetings Weekly staff meetings Actual emergencies

10|

“Sodium Free” is an example of a claim on a bottled water label that would trigger the need for a nutrition facts panel.

O True O False

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BOTTLED WATER: BY THE NUMBERS In 2020, for the fifth year in a row, bottled water was America’s favorite packaged beverage (by volume). 2020 Volume Share of Stomach By U.S. Beverage Segment

2020 Per Capita Consumption (Gallons)

(Billions of Gallons)

Beer/Cider 10.1%

Wine/Spirits 2.3%

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Bottled Water 23.6%

Milk 8.4%

Consumers continue to choose bottled water over carbonated soft drinks, the former No.1 packaged beverage.

Tea 5.5% Coffee 10.9% Sports Drinks 2.6% Energy Drinks 1.3%

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Carbonated Soft Drinks 18.3% Value-Added Water 1.2% Fruit Beverages 4.4%

Bottled Water

Carbonated Soft Drinks

22 PERCENT

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Plastic packaging continues to be preferred by consumers over glass, with

PET showing the most growth. In the U.S., PET bottled water containers make up 70.4% of the bottled water segment.


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