John Lewis applies for water self-supply licence in first for UK retail
John Lewis & Partners has become the first UK retailer to apply for a water self-supply licence, in a bid to reduce water use and deliver savings.
Nottingham City Council granted water self-supply licence
Nottingham City Council has been granted a licence to self-supply water from next month, in a bid to minimise costs and cut water wastage.
Kellogg's seeks water self-supply licence for Manchester operations
Food manufacturing giant Kellogg's has applied for a water and sewerage self-supply license for its Manchester facility, in a bid to gain greater control on water usage and generate savings.
Heineken granted water self-supply licence for UK operations
Brewer Heineken has been granted a self-supply licence to deliver its own water and wastewater services for all of its UK operations, in a move it claims will bolster its water stewardship efforts.
Greene King saving more than 600,000 pints of water daily since water retail switch
Pub chain and brewer Greene King has revealed that it is saving more than 600,000 pints of water each day since obtaining a self-supply licence to deliver its own water and wastewater services last year.
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.
Water retail market reaches 100,000 milestone
More than 100,000 supply points have switched water retailer in the first 10 months of the market, according to figures released by the market operator - MOSL.
Roadchef switches water supplier to drive efficiency improvements
Motorway services operator Roadchef has switched water and wastewater supply for all 27 of its sites in England to Wave.
Marston's brewer receives water self-supply licence
Brewery and pub retailer Marston's, which operates more than 1,600 pubs, bars and lodges has been granted a self-supply licence to supply its own water and wastewater services.
Coca-Cola applies for water self-supply licence
Multinational bottling firm Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has redoubled its water stewardship commitment by applying for a self-supply water and sewerage retail licence.
Whitbread first hospitality firm to be granted water self-supply licence
Regulator Ofwat has granted hospitality giant Whitbread a self-supply licence to deliver its own water and wastewater services for all of its brands in England.
Majority of SMEs still unaware of water retail competition
More than half of small businesses are still unaware of the open water retail market, according to research by the Consumer Council for Water.
Holland and Barrett capitalises on water retail competition with new supply deal
Health food retailer Holland and Barrett has brought hundreds of its UK sites under one contract for water retail services, after striking a new three-year deal with Anglian Water Business.
Reaping the benefits of the open water market
The business water market has been open for more than three months, and businesses are already beginning to see the water-saving benefits.
Businesses bag big savings through water retail competition
Metal manufacturer Magnesium Elektron is among a number of organisations from across the public and private sectors that have realised thousands of pounds' worth of efficiency savings by capitalising on the UK's newly opened water retail market.
36,000 businesses have switched water retailer since market competition opened
More than 36,000 businesses have switched water retailer since the market opened to competition earlier this year, with around 60% of those switches coming from low-water-users.
Water market opening has made an 'April fool' of businesses
Businesses have been taken for an "April fool" with the promise of a competitive and open water market, utility consultancy Utilitywise has insisted, as research reveals fewer than 1% of businesses have switched water retailer since the market opened.
Marston's brewery seeks to supply own water retail services
Brewery and pub retailer Marston's has applied to Ofwat for a water self-supply licence, which would allow it to provide its own water retail services.
Water retail market switch passes 22,000 mark
In the first two months of the market, 22,539 supply points have switched water retailer, data from the market operator has revealed.
The open water market: the benefits of bundled services
A major benefit of the open water market is the ability to bundle utility services, which will give rise to cost savings and efficiency. This is definitely something businesses should be considering.