Hi there, New to the forum and appreciate that this resource is here, thank you! I was wondering if anyone might know approximately how much the average mom 'n' pop's convenience store and the average small chain grocery store pay for a 500ml (16.9oz) bottle of spring water and how many cases might they each buy at a time? Also, if a grocery store is selling the same brand and size of bottled water both in cases (24 packs) and individual bottles at the counter, do they buy the bottles intended for individual sale at a higher price than the bottles that are being resold in cases? I notice a lot of the 24 packs available in the average grocery store contain bottles with bar codes on them, implying that the grocery store can just tear open the cases of water that they are already getting cheap enough to resell in cases and sell the bottles individually as well? Any information would be greatly appreciated.