Drinkers in the UK are now more likely to get their next water fix from a food takeaway than from a takeaway restaurant, according to a new study.
The findings were presented at a recent meeting of the Beverage Digest Association, which represents food and drink retailers and restaurant owners.
Drinking from a vending machine is also becoming increasingly common.
The Association has published its new report Beverage Delivery, which looks at the current situation in the food industry and the role of delivery services in the delivery of water to consumers.
It is a first look at how delivery is impacting the supply chain, and how delivery drivers are able to use their own knowledge of the industry to maximise efficiency.
In an interview, Beverage CEO Chris Hulme said that delivery drivers, who make up around 20 per cent of the UK’s workforce, are becoming more confident in their abilities.
“They are looking for more information, more training, more experience, and they’re very much in the driver’s seat.
I think that’s one of the biggest benefits for the business,” he said.”
We’ve got a number of companies who have started looking at this and they have started to look at our service.
There’s a lot of things that they are doing to look for the right delivery driver, whether it’s in terms of the drivers or the people they are looking to work with.”
He said that the delivery industry needs to consider that there are also other industries that are also working in a similar way.
He added that it was critical that delivery was seen as a positive for customers.
Drinking water is now more common than ever, and is the second-most popular water source after ice-cream after tap water.
However, the industry faces the challenge of a number challenges, including rising demand, an ageing population and the rising cost of bottled water.
According to the Beverages Digest Association report, delivery drivers account for just 0.3 per cent and food delivery drivers 0.6 per cent.
Food delivery drivers make up about 10 per cent, while delivery drivers in the hospitality sector account for 2 per cent.(Image: Beverages Digests) The Beverages digest report found that food delivery has more than doubled in the last 10 years and that the average cost per litre of water has risen by nearly 30 per cent over the same period.
This has led to more people turning to drinking water in the form of ice-cube containers.
Although this trend is still fairly slow compared to other delivery services, Hulman said that there was no need to be complacent.
“I think the industry needs a lot more support.
We’re still very much dependent on the hospitality industry and it’s very much an industry that needs to be looked at,” he added.
Beverages Digest is currently seeking the endorsement of delivery drivers from their industry to increase efficiency and reduce wastage in the industry.
A new study also found that the number of food delivery vehicles is rising.
According to BeveragesDigests data, there are currently 1,600 food delivery businesses operating in the US.
While this is a small number compared to the 5.2 million food delivery riders in the country, it represents a significant increase.
Currently, food delivery is more than double the number that are employed by hotels.
Hulme added that he believes that the industry is moving towards a tipping culture, which is something that food service drivers are also well aware of.
As food delivery becomes more common, consumers will also need to look out for the ingredients used to make their own drinks, and the potential contamination of their drink containers.
(Image: JOE REYNOLDS) This could mean that water is becoming a more common ingredient for drinking in some establishments.
These types of contamination, which are still relatively rare, have been detected in some food packaging.
An industry spokesperson said that a major concern for the industry was that consumers are consuming too much water, with the average UK household consuming around a third of their daily requirements of water.
The Beverage Association has previously warned that consumers could be exposed to contaminants during their meals.
And the association said that water safety was the biggest issue facing the industry today.
If consumers drink from a dispenser or other water dispensing devices, the water used could be contaminated with chemicals such as chlorine, lead, or even the colour yellow, which has been linked to cancer.
Last month, the British Medical Association (BMA) called for further research into the safety of bottled tap water in order to determine the risks of consumption of water containing chlorine.