DS Services Of America Acquires The Water Guy, Strengthening Mid-Atlantic Customer Base

Posted On: 11/19/2019

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MISSISSAUGA, ON, Canada -- DS Services of America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cott, has acquired substantially all of the assets of WG America Company and certain affiliated companies.

Cott Corp., based here, is a leading provider of home and office bottled water delivery services in North America and Europe and in custom coffee roasting for the U.S. foodservice industry. DS Services delivers bottled and point-of-use filtered water and coffee to homes and offices across the U.S and Canada.

The acquisition of The Water Guy, a leading provider of water solutions and office coffee service to residential and commercial customers, will grow the customer base of DS Services by more than 7,500 in eastern and central Pennsylvania, northern Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. The Water Guy has become one of the largest independent distributors in the mid-Atlantic since its founding in 1990, growing its footprint and customer base through organic growth and acquisitions.

Customers of Birdsboro, PA-based The Water Guy will now be served by Crystal Springs, the DS Services brand in the region, and will be able to select additional products for their orders, including coffee and tea, sparkling water beverages such as LaCroix, and premium water products such as Mountain Valley Spring and Fiji water, where available.

"The Water Guy shares our commitment to quality products and superior customer service and offers the opportunity to further increase route density," said DS Services president Dave Muscato. "We are excited to welcome the Water Guy customers and associates to the Crystal Springs family."

"DS Services was the natural partner when we decided to sell our business," said Bryan and Douglas Shinn, owners of The Water Guy. "Their expanded portfolio of hydration solutions and commitment to serving customers will benefit our customers with even more beverage options delivered where they live and work."