Author archive for Vending International

  • easyCoffee boosted by £10 million investment to expand vending

    By Vending International on July 17, 2018
    easyCoffee’s plan to roll out 800 vending machines nationally in the next year has been given a boost following a £10 million investment by Stellar Asset Management. The coffee chain – part of the ‘easy’ family of brands that includes easyJet – has enjoyed rapid growth since it launched in 2016 and recently installed its 50th vending machine in the market. […]
  • Suzohapp machine passes Bank of England test

    By Vending International on July 16, 2018
    The Bank of England (BoE) has successfully tested Suzohapp’s banknote handling machine the Bill-to-Bill 300XE. The bank regularly tests automatic banknote handling machines to ensure they only accept genuine banknotes and reject counterfeits. Furthermore, the BoE publishes a list of machines that have passed the test in order to help manufacturers choose the banknote handling equipment most suitable to their […]
  • Montagu Group company, Snack-in-the-Box, welcomes first new franchisee

    By Vending International on July 13, 2018
     Vending solutions and ‘food-on-the-go’ company, Montagu Group, which acquired Snack-in-the Box (SITB) last month as part of its takeover of Uvenco, is welcoming SITB’s first new franchisee since the acquisition.  Alex Hall has taken over the Leeds area, due to the retirement of the former franchisee. Montagu Group, which has grown significantly since its inception in 2017, bought the trade […]
  • EVA name change is now official

    By Vending International on July 13, 2018
    After EVA members voted last November to change the name of the association to the European Vending & Coffee Service Association, the EVA has announced that the name has now been legally approved and published in the Belgian official journal. The acronym ‘EVA’ will remain unchanged. The association logo has undergone a minor change in order to reflect the new […]
  • EVOCA stalwart retires

    By Vending International on July 10, 2018
    After nine years presiding over EVOCA UK Dave Ward has retired. His replacement is Hervé Donneaud, who’s been in the UK since the beginning of May undergoing a comprehensive handover process. Hervé has a finance background and has been with EVOCA for 15 years, initially managing the company’s French leasing business. He subsequently took over as country manager for France […]
  • Vending manufacturers set default zero sugar level on hot drinks machines

    By Vending International on July 6, 2018
    The European Vending Machine Manufacturers Association (EVMMA), a group within the European Vending and Coffee Association (EVA) representing 20 machine manufacturers, has agreed to set a zero-sugar level on hot drinks machines as standard. This means all hot drinks vending machines will be configured as standard in the factory with no added sugar, unless a specific request has been made […]
  • AVA to respond to Scottish consultation

    By Vending International on July 4, 2018
    The Scottish government has published a consultation on what the format and structure of a deposit return scheme should look like in Scotland. The government has pledged to match the EU’s commitment to require all plastic packaging to be 100% recyclable by 2030. Meanwhile the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) says it plans to formulate its response before the September deadline […]
  • Inspirational jockey joins Harrogate as hydration ambassador

    By Vending International on July 4, 2018
    Ascot sponsor Harrogate Water has announced a season-long partnership with leading amateur jockey Becky Smith to promote healthy hydration in elite sport. Becky, 31, is amateur rider for Micky Hammond Racing in Middleham, North Yorkshire, and has just completed her finest NH season, finishing runner-up in the 2017/18 Amateur Lady Jockeys National Hunt (NH) Championship. Becky said: “I’m delighted to […]
  • Evian to host Global Bottled Water Congress 

    By Vending International on July 3, 2018
    This year’s 15th Global Bottled Water Congress from October 22 to 24 will be held at the home of the global brand Evian in France, whose factory has now been completely upgraded to carbon neutral status. Participants will feature chief executives and directors from many national market leaders as well as a majority of the top global producers. Other highlights […]
  • New addition to filter range

    By Vending International on June 29, 2018
    H2O Direct has announced a new addition to its IEN range of filters, the IEN 1500.  This range was first introduced to the market in 2016 and since then has expanded to offer four filters, with a wide variety of capacities from 1,500 to 9,000 litres. The specially developed ION Exchange Resin Filters incorporate a mixed blend of media to […]