Printed Ice Buckets – the unspoken bespoke wine cooling revolution

An image of champagne cooling off in a printed ice bucket

Chilling in Style. Set up thirty years ago, The Waiter’s Friend Company has established itself as a master supplier of printed ice buckets and promotional wine coolers, with a range of custom-printed ice buckets and bowls second to none. So, when it comes to seeking out a branded ice bucket or bowl that will make a strong advertising statement, right at the point of consumption, clearly we’re the people you should be talking to.

Promotional wine accessories have long been recognised as a cost-efficient advertising solution for below-the-line promotion in the hospitality industry. But items such as branded plastic wine coolers and metal wine coolers need a degree of design innovation that combines form with function and recognises the knockabout demands placed on wine service accessories in today’s wet sales environments. Aspects of functionality such as handling, transport and stack-ability have been carefully thought through at the design stage, so you don’t have to.

The only thing worse than a tepid glass of Sauvignon Blanc is sparkling wine or champagne that’s lost its cool. Understanding the temperature conductivity qualities of different types of materials suitable for wine service has been a key part of Waiter’s Friend’s success. However, they have combined their technological competence with creativity and design flair to understand how to achieve sales success in drinks industry marketing.

Sometimes, for new brands, that success has to be preceded by regional trial and evaluation, before a national rollout can occur. So how do you get a full advertising message on printed ice buckets, bowls and coolers when only a small order quantity is feasible? This is where Waiter’s Friend steps in. Not only can they offer high visibility, full-colour branding on ice buckets, wine coolers and bowls for national promotions, but they also specialise in supporting your tailor-made promotions, with small order print runs, utilising laser-cut vinyl logos that can be custom cut to fit your printed ice buckets.

Waiter’s Friend’s expertise doesn’t stop there. Differing brand profiles call for custom-printed wine accessories that can properly reflect back and enhance your brand’s image. So, offering the widest range of designer and off-the-shelf coolers and buckets pays real dividends for your brand image.

Working closely with our European manufacturing partners, we’ve overseen the birthing and evolution of various materials that are perfect for promotional printed ice buckets and wine bowls. Whether you’re after traditional polished aluminium or steel finishes or the very latest cutting-edge technology in scratch-resistant thermo polymers, Waiter’s Friend can offer the complete solution to successful wine cooler branding.