CARBONATED WATER ON DEMAND
At Nestlé Waters North America, we’re committed to providing healthy hydration options to our consumers, whether they’re at home, at work or on the move. Our ReadyRefresh business is already providing Click & Quench services to homes and offices around the country, and now we’re ready to broaden our portfolio by offering a carbonated water dispenser.
Our vision is to provide affordable, sustainable, easily-accessible carbonated water, complete with flavourings and enhancements that will open up new possibilities for our consumers.
So we’re interested to hear about anything that will allow us to offer our consumers an in-home or in-office carbonated water dispensing unit.
But there are a few priorities to bear in mind. Firstly, we’re looking for adaptable carbonation levels (i.e. lightly carbonated to fully carbonated), and the ability to introduce flavours and enhancements – like increased mineral levels.
We’d prefer 5-gallon or 3-gallon water bottle compatibility. It needs to be straightforward to install and operate, and ideally it would have IoT connectivity. Finally, it needs to be easy to clean and safe to handle – especially when it comes to changing the CO2 cylinders.
So if you have any scalable, innovative ideas to enable our consumers to enjoy flavoured carbonated water at home, at work & on demand, then we want to hear from you. Send us a proposal through this page – including a mock-up or concept of your solution, and some detail:
How does it provide sustainable, viable carbonation? Why is it aesthetically (and otherwise) attractive to consumers? What are its key features and benefits to consumers? How could it be enhanced in future? And what would it be built from (and why)?
We’ll then work with one selected partner to develop a pilot programme in a test and learn phase. We’ll take a subset of our existing customer base and go to trial. Depending on popularity, viability, training and cost implications, and how it fits in to our current infrastructure, we’ll then work with you to see how we can take things to the next level.
Why It Matters
Now more than ever, consumers are looking for healthy carbonated beverage options to replace sugary sodas. Ensuring that alternatives exist is essential to make sure they can meet their hydration needs and quench their thirst for carbonated drinks without needing to compromise on health. Beyond that, we need to make sure that they can do so in a way that is environmentally friendly. If they have healthy, carbonated beverages available to consume from sustainable receptacles, it’s not only consumers who benefit. It’s the planet.
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