5.8 million water coolers in United States
The US water cooler market expanded to nearly 5.8 million units installed at the end of 2015, up 6.5% on 2013, according to a new report from the sector’s leading specialist consultancy Zenith International.
2015 marked a fifth consecutive year of volume and value growth. Bottled water coolers continued to dominate with a 76.5% share, but point of use mains water coolers have climbed rapidly to a 23.5% share.
At 4.4 million, the number of traditional bottled water coolers is lower than 10 years ago, but 3% higher than in 2010. Meanwhile, point of use mains water cooler numbers have grown by 60% since 2010 to almost 1.4 million units.
“Gradual economic recovery has enabled households and businesses to improve their quality of life again,” commented Zenith Market Analyst Iuliana Boda. “Healthier hydration contributes to that, with point of use coolers competing strongly on price and convenience.”
Zenith forecasts that the total market will reach 6.8 million units by the end of 2020. Then point of use coolers are expected to account for over 30% of the total market.
The 2016 Zenith Report on USA Bottled & POU Water Coolers contains over 70 pages of market commentary, charts and tables, including more than 40 company profiles. Contact Zenith International on tel +44 (0)1225 327900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Notes for Editors
Two charts are attached for publication.
Point of use mains water coolers are plumbed in to mains water supplies.
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