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  • Lavazza turns to AI to pinpoint preferences

    By Vending International on December 13, 2017

    Coffee maker, Lavazza, is identifying the preferences of coffee lovers by turning to advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). It is gaining deeper consumer knowledge through Nextatlas, a data intelligence platform from iCoolhunt, to analyze data from social...

  • Quench.me.uk chooses SB Software

    Quench.me.uk chooses SB Software

    By Vending International on December 11, 2017

    Quench.me.uk has chosen Vendmanager from SB Software as its vending management system (VMS). Based in Hemel Hempstead, Quench operates in London and the surrounding areas and boasts a client base that includes prestige organisations and household names. “We have...

  • Five million water coolers in Europe

    Five million water coolers in Europe

    By Vending International on December 8, 2017

    There were 135,000 more water coolers installed across Europe in 2016, marking a 2.8% increase and taking the total to five million, according to the latest reports from the sector’s leading specialist consultancy Zenith. The number of bottled water...

  • AVA attends pound coin reception at Number 11 

    AVA attends pound coin reception at Number 11 

    By Vending International on December 6, 2017

    The Automatic Vending Association attended a reception this week at Number 11 Downing Street, the official residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The event was held to bring together representatives of the industries who were involved in the...

  • Barry Callebaut acquires ingredients division of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates U.S.

    Barry Callebaut acquires ingredients division of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates U.S.

    By Vending International on December 6, 2017

    Barry Callebaut, the manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has successfully closed the acquisition of the ingredients division of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates in the U.S. Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of Barry Callebaut, said: “Gertrude Hawk Ingredients adds new...

  • Record attendance for EVEX 2017

    Record attendance for EVEX 2017

    By Vending International on December 1, 2017

    Over 360 participants from the European vending and OCS industry convened in Rome on November 23 and 24 for a successful European Vending Experience (EVEX 2017). The show brought a record number of key industry names together for two...

  • N&W rebrands as EVOCA

    By Vending International on December 1, 2017

    N&W Global Vending S.p.A. (N&W), a manufacturer of professional coffee machines has rebranded as EVOCA S.p.A (EVOCA). The move coincides with the unveiling of the company’s coffee-focused global business strategy designed to strengthen its position in both the hotel/restaurant/cafeteria...

  • Name change for EVA

    Name change for EVA

    By Vending International on November 29, 2017

    The European Vending Association will now become known as European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA). Members voted on the name change at the EVA’s AGM held in Rome on November 22. The acronym ‘EVA’ as well as the...