FILLING STATIONS

The popularity of water dispensing machines at supermarkets is on the rise, with no crest in sight.Major chains and smaller operators alike are installing more systems to dispense filtered water, according to retailers, grocery wholesalers and system suppliers interviewed by SN.They said water dispensers to some extent are riding the same consumer trend wave as the other bottled waters that are moving

The popularity of water dispensing machines at supermarkets is on the rise, with no crest in sight.

Major chains and smaller operators alike are installing more systems to dispense filtered water, according to retailers, grocery wholesalers and system suppliers interviewed by SN.

They said water dispensers to some extent are riding the same consumer trend wave as the other bottled waters that are moving off retailers' shelves: a desire for healthier beverages.

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