Yorkshire based Gourmet Water is gearing up for a busy – and thirsty – summer, with the aid of some little monsters and the Port of Tyne.
The two-year-old soft drinks company centred in Harrogate secured the licence to produce its Moshlings range of drinks based on the hugely popular children’s cartoon characters Moshi Monsters.
Moshi Monsters is a website with more than 80 million registered users in 150 countries around the world. It has grown from being a website game to merchandising and a magazine.
Gourmet Water’s Moshlings Magic Water has joined the company’s range of vitamin waters made from natural ingredients sweetened with natural fruit and stevia. Moshlings Magic Water, along with the company’s other soft drinks, are distributed around the UK to major supermarkets, high street bakeries and pub chains.
Gourmet Water’s Andy Clarke said: “With a little help from the Port of Tyne our logistics partners we are getting ready for summer which is our busy time with family holidays, days out, kids’ parties and people just enjoying the sunshine. We’ve been producing Moshlings Magic Water for just over 12 months now. It’s proving to be extremely popular and we are sure it’s going to be another big hit this year.’’
Gourmet Water’s products are made in Sunderland and are distributed all over the UK by Port of Tyne logistics, which handles around four or five trailer loads a month for Gourmet Water.
Mr Clarke added: “We have forged an extremely useful relationship with Port of Tyne which is enabling our business development. They are very reliable and always flexible.
“We drop things on them at the very last minute because our customers tend to drop things on us but the Port always come through for us and handles our last minute deliveries.’’