Greggs builds appetite for water efficiency with service switch
On-the-go food retailer Greggs has chosen water retail company Business Stream to supply services to all of its managed outlets and major production sites across the UK.
As part of the deal, Business Stream will help Greggs develop a water management strategy to identify water efficiencies across 1,650 retail stores. A full trade effluent and treatment review is already underway.
Ally Stephenson, head of purchasing for Greggs, said the business is “already seeing the benefits of working with a national supplier”.
“Having a single point of contact who is helping us to resolve issues and minimise water usage will bring both financial and environmental benefits, which is key for us as a responsible business,” Stephenson said.
The contract will allow the bakery business to consolidate all of its water and wastewater billing through Business Stream, benefitting from having a single contact for all its water needs.
Business Stream commercial director James Cardwell-Moore said: “We are delighted to be working with Greggs across its growing UK estate and are particularly pleased to have won back this business in Scotland.
“Our aim is to work with Greggs to provide water and wastewater solutions that help the company become even more water efficient, delivering both financial and environmental gains. We look forward to building a strong partnership with this ambitious company for many years to come.”
Scotland’s non-domestic market, which covers all premises across private and public sector organisations, opened to competition in April 2008. Since then, Business Stream claims its customers have saved more than £160m on their water bills. Business Stream expanded its operation in April 2017 when it began competing in the new £2.5bn English water market, which has enabled 1.2 million businesses and public bodies in England to choose their water supplier for the first time.
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