If not, you should.
America’s love for coconut water is growing by leaps and bounds. The New York Times reports that coconut water is a $400 million food craze. John Craven, chief executive and founder of trade publication BevNet, projects that the coconut industry will “eventually be a $1 billion-a-year category.”
In just one decade, this potassium-packed drink has gone from something that nobody heard of to lining convenience and grocery store shelves around the country.
If you look inside your vending machine, you’d expect to see most of the offerings in the form of candy, chips, and soda. But some smart businesses around Los Angeles (and around the country frankly) are turning to stocking their vending machines with healthy alternatives, like dried fruit, whole grain crackers — and yes coconut water.
In fact, healthy snack eating is making new waves in the vending machine market, and essentially forcing companies to alter their vending options t0 healthier alternatives that employees want and demand.
The three biggest players in the coconut water industry are Vita Coco, Zico, and O.N.E., controlling the majority of the coconut water market in American. Since 2009, these three brands have grown nearly 600 percent. And since 2007, they’ve grown by a staggering 2,759 percent, according to digital news outlet Quartz. For more recent figures, Statista reports that Vita Coco has sales exceeding $372 million alone.
Benefits of Coconut Water
If that’s not enough to get you to stock your Los Angeles office vending machine with coconut water today, here’s some other reasons.
- Coconut water is a good hydration option.
- It doesn’t give you the crash that you experience with sugary cola drinks.
- Coconut water is high in potassium (about 600 mg or 12 percent of your daily value in a 240g serving).
- Coconut water is high in electrolytes.
- Coconut water has a sweet, nutty, earthy taste/.
- Coconut water is relatively low in calories (46 calories in a 240g serving).
So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call here at Sun Vending and we’ll help you stock you LA vending machine with coconut water. 949-717-7632