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Vending News 
Food Connections launch new brand
Published:  03 July, 2014

Food Connections Ltd is a producer of muffins, flapjacks, cookies and snacking cakes and have a real passion for producing quality products to meet today’s consumer requirements. 

Vending News 
Industry unites to celebrate success
Published:  28 June, 2014

The second Vending Industry Awards took place on Thursday night, at a sparkling celebratory dinner and ceremony at the Palace Hotel in Manchester. With over 225 guests, the evening was a huge success, honouring and rewarding the hard work and excellent service provided by outstanding individuals and businesses in the sector.

New Products 
Get ready for summer with Ibiza Ice
Published:  23 June, 2014

There has been very little innovation in the wine market lately, but new sparkling wine cocktail Ibiza Ice is set to change this.

Vending News 
Seaga announce new Business Manager
Published:  19 June, 2014

Seaga UK, European distributors for the Seaga family of vending equipment, are pleased to announce Vincent Cummings, or Vince, as their new Business Manager.

Vince has vast experience with the Seaga equipement range having spent a few years at their US Headquarters, and is ready to assist vending operators with the growth of their business.

Seaga UK Ltd. is part of Seaga,a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of equipment and accessories for the vending and cold merchandiser industries. They distribute the company's selection of vending equipment throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The equipment line includes snack machines, cold beverage machines, frozen foods machines and much more.

New Products 
Published:  16 June, 2014

Seabrook Crisps is launching a range of Straight Cut crisps into the Foodservice channel following overwhelming demand from fans to bring back the format, which was last on the shelves a decade ago.

Vending News 

Nigel Fowler is pictured left receiving his signed shirt from James Cushing, Business Account Manager at RPC Tedeco-Gizeh.

Published:  16 June, 2014

A charity which works to provide schools and education for children in Tanzania has received a boost from RPC Tedeco-Gizeh in South Wales.

Vending News 
AVA Announces Annual AGM, Conference and Awards Evening
Published:  10 June, 2014

The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has announced the date and location for its AGM, conference and awards evening.

Published:  10 June, 2014

Aimia Foods (Holdings) Limited, has signed an agreement to become part of Cott Ventures Limited, a subsidiary of Cott Beverages Limited.

Vending News 
Nupik-Flo announces new sales manager for the north
Published:  09 June, 2014

Nupik-Flo UK Ltd, specialist vending and catering disposables manufacturers is pleased to welcome Nigel Cannon to the business in the role of Sales Manager, Northern.

Industry Events 
Venditalia: ‘It was like being in the biggest N&W showroom on Earth’.
By Dave Ward
Published:  02 June, 2014

Venditalia is seen as the key industry event by most of the major players in European vending, but if you happen to be an N&W person it has always had extra importance. You see, our global Head Office and main manufacturing plant is right there in Lombardy at Valbrembo, less than thirty miles from the exhibition site at Milan, so N&W senior managers and their customers tend to gravitate to Venditalia from all over the world.

The new €10 banknote - A brief interview with Ton Roos, Director Banknotes, ECB
Published:  02 June, 2014

Q. How are preparations going for the introduction of the new €10 banknotes in September?

Ton Roos: We’ll be introducing the new €10 banknotes on 23 September this year as part of our ongoing efforts to keep euro banknotes secure against counterfeiting and to ensure that the 334 million people across the euro area continue to have confidence in their money.

We are pleased with the efforts made by all so far and are confident that the launch will go smoothly. It’s a complex exercise, but, since the development stage, we have been in close contact with the main stakeholders, including banknote equipment manufacturers and suppliers, the vending machine industry, cash-in-transit companies and all others whose business depends on handling banknotes.

Vending Awards 
And the finalists are...
Published:  13 May, 2014

Congratulations to all of our finalists! They have all met and exceeded the judges strict criteria and are now in with a chancing of winning a prestigious Vending Industry Award 2014!

What happens next?

Company awards process

• AVA members and the finalists' customers will then be asked to vote - there will be a TWO week time frame for this.

• The votes will count for 50% of the result, while the judges votes will count for the other 50%

Individual awards process

• Jonathan Hilder, CEO of the AVA will visit the finalists in the trade and choose the winner

The finalists are as follows:

Vending Awards 
Judges face the difficult task of selecting finalists
Published:  09 May, 2014

The number of entries and nominations received for the Vending Industry Awards has exceeded that of the previous year. Organised by the publisher of Vending International magazine, Datateam Business Media - in partnership with the AVA -the success of the inaugural Vending Industry Awards in 2013 has encouraged entrants to go the extra mile in the application process.

Publishing & Event Director Hannah Dedman said: "When we first pitched the idea of the Vending Industry Awards to the AVA in 2012, I don't think any of us could have predicted the impact it would have. To have welcomed 449 guests - the largest gathering of vending industry professionals in 10 years - was a huge achievement. However, there is no room for complacency and as a team we remain committed to producing a quality event every year."

Commenting on the standard of entries, Hannah added: "The success of the 2013 event was well documented and it seems to have prompted a very high standard of entries again this time in anticipation of the competition. All of the entrants are ready and willing to battle it out for what has quickly become a highly prestigious group of awards."

Jonathan Hilder, CEO, AVA said: "I am delighted with the response that we have had from the industry, with at least double the number of entries from the inaugural year.



Vending News 

Marcel Oelen - Managing Director

Suzo-Happ – the new name behind Currenza
Perfect synergies provide basis for further vending innovations
Published:  29 April, 2014

The Currenza c² coin recycling unit and the Currenza Clip cashless payment system are relied upon by a great deal of operators around the world. It is good to know that these products are now in the hands of a major currency handling company, namely Suzo-Happ. The agreement was signed in December last year with Crane and Suzo-Happ has the exclusive rights to market, sell and service the Currenza products in Europe.

The deadline for entries and nominations has been extended
Published:  24 April, 2014

Due to popular demand the deadline for entries and nominations has been extended to Tuesday 29th April.


There are four separate nomination forms, each with their own categories.

Companies are invited to nominate themselves for an award within each of the relevant categories. They are also invited to nominate a member of staff for an 'Individual Award'.

The judging panel will reduce the entries to three finalists in each category, before voting commences. The votes will count for 50% of the result, while the judges' votes will count for the other 50%.

Click HERE to download a COMPANY AWARDS nomination form.

Click HERE to download an INDIVIDUAL AWARDS nomination form.

Click HERE to download an EDWCA AWARDS nomination form.

Click HERE to download a General Awards nomination form.

The deadline for entries/nominations is Tuesday 29th April.

Taking place on Thursday 26th June 2014 at the Palace Hotel in Manchester, the Vending Industry Awards are designed to reward and celebrate the success, innovation and technology of the past 12 months.



Vending News 
Organisers remain focused, passionate and excited about other ways of reaching the FM market
Published:  03 April, 2014

The organisers of fmVend have announced that the one day event planned for 20th May will now not be taking place.

Vending Awards 
The Vending Industry Awards are back!
Published:  01 April, 2014

Nominations are open!


Click HERE to download a COMPANY AWARDS nomination form.


Click HERE to download an INDIVIDUAL AWARDS nomination form.


Click HERE to download an EDWCA AWARDS nomination form.


Click HERE to download a General Awards nomination form.


Vending News 
Aimia foods appoints new category controller - coffee
Published:  27 March, 2014

Aimia Foods has announced the appointment of Wayne Wanklyn to the role of Category Controller - Coffee. 

In the newly created role, Wayne will be responsible for the development of customer-specific coffee solutions in the out of home sector.  Wayne, who has worked in the foodservice and vending industry for 27 years with Nestle, joins Aimia Foods at a time when the company has recently invested in both coffee manufacturing and sourcing capabilities.

Vending News 
DGB Refrigeration celebrate 20 years!
Published:  25 March, 2014

DGB Refrigeration, providers of specialist refrigeration services and equipment, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

It was February 1994 when the present owner, Doug Barlow, with the help and support of his wife, sister and brother-in-law, established DGB Refrigeration following the purchase of a business which Doug had been managing since 1979.

Industry Events 
Automatic Vending Association Supports Plans For More Secure £1 Coin
Published:  20 March, 2014

The Automatic Vending Association understands the requirements of The Royal Mint to maintain the integrity of the £1 coin, and it comes as no surprise that because of the increased level of counterfeiting, a new public consultation will be launched by the Chancellor for the introduction of a new £1 coin.

Vending News 
New member of the What Price Solutions Team
Published:  17 March, 2014

What Price Solutions Ltd , the only dedicated UK sales agency focussed on the Vending sector has recruited Peter Clout to cover the South East of the country.

Peter’s background is very much in the foodservice market, with lengthy spells at Premier Brands, Burtons Biscuits (which he will be selling now) and Foodbrokers.

Vending News 
Huhtamaki UK and Sparsholt College Hampshire announce Chelsea Flower Show entry partnership
Published:  06 March, 2014

Huhtamaki, the UK’s leading packaging and disposables manufacturer, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of Sparsholt College Hampshire’s 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden entry. Working in partnership with the College to create a themed garden with a strong environmental message, Huhtamaki hope to both enthuse and educate everyone with the merits of sustainability, composting and waste recycling.

Vending News 
Siemens Financial Services scoops its fifth NIVO’s ‘Service Supplier of the Year’ award
Published:  06 March, 2014

  • Award recognises SFS’s commitment to the vending sector
  • Fifth consecutive win since the award’s inauguration in 2009

Siemens Financial Services (SFS) has been awarded the ‘Service Supplier of the Year’ accolade by the National Independent Vending Operators’ association (NIVO) for the fifth consecutive year. Voted by NIVO’s more than 300 members, this distinction acknowledges SFS’s outstanding customer support and services through its provision of innovative and competitive financing solutions to the vending industry. SFS has over 40 years’ track record in servicing the vending sector, and has been working with NIVO’s members since the organisation’s foundation in 1988.

Vending News 

The Vimto team in training on Mount Snowdon earlier this month before they tackle Kilimanjaro at the beginning of March

Vimto tackles Kilimanjaro in support of Warrington Youth Club
Published:  06 March, 2014

A team from leading soft drinks brand Vimto, is preparing to scale Kilimanjaro hoping to raise in excess of £25,000 for the company’s chosen charity; Warrington Youth Club.

The team of six tackling the mite of the summit includes James Nichols who is the great grandson of the inventor of Vimto, John Noel Nichols. He is joined by two department heads, Tim Spur and David Perkins from the Warrington based soft drinks company.

Vending News 
Exhibitors hail successful show as visitors defy weather to converge on NEC
Published:  24 February, 2014

Despite extreme weather conditions affecting many parts of the country, the ACR Show 2014 proved to be a resounding success.

Final visitor numbers are currently subject to ABC audit, however the organisers report a strong attendance throughout the show's three days - even on the final day, traditionally the quietest.

Vending News 
New face at TradeCoolersDirect, leading water solutions supplier
Published:  24 February, 2014 (TCD), specialist suppliers in hot and cold drinking water solutions for the wholesale market, has announced the appointment of Paul Donovan, who joins the team as national sales manager. Paul replaces Nigel Elwick who, after 3 years at TCD, has moved within the industry to work with water treatment specialists, Aqua Cure.

Vending News 
NIVO members choose Coffetek as Equipment Supplier of the year 2013
Published:  17 February, 2014

Formed in 1998, NIVO (National Independent Vending Operators), has an extensive membership of 280 companies, specialising in the supply, fulifillment and maintenance of vended refreshment solutions.

The annual award is an important accolade – voted for by individual members. Coffetek were chosen from many suppliers and received the majority vote. Coffetek also received, equipment supplier of the year at the AVEX 2013 supplier awards.

Vending News 

Lord Digby Jones

BWCA builds up to its 18th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Thursday 3 April 2014 at The Nottingham Belfry near Nottingham
Published:  06 February, 2014

The BWCA has issued a timely reminder to book now for its annual conference and trade show - the highlight of the year for the water cooler industry. The theme for the annual conference and trade show is ‘Waves of opportunity; Oceans of Change', and the event takes place on Thursday 3 April 2014 at The Nottingham Belfry near Nottingham.

Vending in the face of new challenges
All-new content to discover all the keys to a market in constant evolution
Published:  27 January, 2014

With an annual turnover of €2 billion, the vending industry continues to offer growth opportunities beyond traditional channels and food supplies.

The international meeting for vending, Vending PARIS, in an exclusive partnership with NAVSA (Chambre Syndicale Nationale de Vente et Services Automatiques), will give industry professionals 2 days of keys to address this evolving market.

Vending News 
Coges offers a cashless for every need in Vending Paris
Published:  27 January, 2014

COGES will attend Vending Paris exhibition that will be held from 5th to 6th of February, taking the opportunity to present its latest innovations in the field of payment system. “ONE CASHLESS FOR ALL”, the message chosen by the Italian company for this event, represents COGES’ proposal to satisfy the needs of operators of automatic vending machines and catering companies, with a complete and reliable solution thanks to COGES ENGINE and to its innovative modular design.

Vending News 
National wholesaler HRP confirms backing for show as industry gears up for opening
Published:  27 January, 2014

As the trade gears up for the opening of the ACR Show 2014 at the NEC, 11-13 February, national wholesaler HRP has confirmed its participation in the industry's national event and a wave of other well-known companies continue to sign up.
HRP is sponsoring the high profile Business Seminar Programme, which features cutting edge presentations from industry leaders and experts.

Vending News 
Wingham Well Spring joins British Bottled Water Producers
Published:  15 January, 2014

British Bottled Water Producers (BBWP) has announced that Wingham Well Spring has become a member of the Association.

The Kentish based firm, which supplies mains-fed and bottled water coolers across the whole of Kent, offers an unusual free loan, no contract service on its bottled water cooler range, which appeals to customers for its flexibility. Wingham Well Spring delivers its services and products throughout the whole of Kent serving both domestic and business customers.

Vending News 
The refresh-U Group announces strategic partnership with Douwe Egberts Professional
Published:  08 January, 2014

The refresh-U Group is pleased to announce that Douwe Egberts Professional will be joining its supplier membership scheme as a strategic partner.

The partnership will see Douwe Egberts at the forefront of developing the refresh-U Group's vending product offering. As the leading branded roast, ground and espresso supplier to the vending market, Douwe Egberts is expertly placed to provide the highest quality vended coffee experience to refresh-U customers.

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