Apparently, workplaces have caught on to this more-is-less phenomenon because global corporate expenditures on bottled water have slowed to a trickle. In fact, bottled water is now one of the least-selling workplace catering expenditures worldwide, according to the 2011 Global Consumer Food service Survey.
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But workplaces around the world are loving themselves some "hot drink machine" action. It's the number-one spending category for companies everywhere! And the vast majority of global workplaces love pizza, too. Well, geez, who doesn't? Via InfoGrok:
Similarly, the most used facilities worldwide were ‘hot drinks machines, with a high frequency of use in 90% of countries surveyed, and ‘on-site coffee or tea shops’, with a high frequency of use in 60% of countries surveyed. In terms of consumer expenditure, ‘lunch meals’ were identified as a high-spending category in 100% of countries surveyed; followed by ‘pizzas’, in 80% of countries surveyed; and ‘breakfast meals’, in 70% of countries surveyed. Conversely, ‘bottled water’ was identified as a low-spending category in 90% of countries surveyed and bottled water was identified as a low-spending category in 80% of countries surveyed.continue @ Work Place Diva