Author archive for Vending International

  • 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 media such as comments, likes and posts, and identify genuine coffee lovers who have a trendsetting influence on their peers, as […]
  • chooses SB Software

    By Vending International on December 11, 2017 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 been growing especially fast of late,” explains Terry Ride, managing director of, “and that’s a key reason for signing with […]
  • 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 coolers rose by 1.2% to 2.9 million. Bottled water coolers lead in both the East and West European markets, accounting for […]
  • 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 new pound coin project. CEO, Jonathan Hart and Steve Collins represented the AVA at the event. Jonathan commented: “It was great […]
  • 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 capabilities, technologies and skilled employees who we are happy to welcome to the Barry Callebaut family. “The acquisition allows us to […]
  • 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 days of educational conferences, networking opportunities, cultural activities, a Young Operators’ Forum and a commercial exhibition. For 2017, EVEX was organised […]
  • 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 and office coffee service sectors. Andrea Zocchi, chief executive, states: “EVOCA is the result of the integration of numerous global coffee […]
  • 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 association’s star logo will remain the same as they are considered to be highly recognisable by both key stakeholders and institutions […]
  • Courier service keeps party going

    By Vending International on November 28, 2017
    Packaging specialist 4 Aces’ reactive courier services is said to have led to an increase in smaller orders of 12 oz and 16 oz plastic cups. This follows a 30 per cent rise in sales of its American-style plastic party cups earlier in the year. 4 Aces’ direct parcel delivery service offers a prompt, personal service, regardless of the size […]
  • Recycling is on the rise

    By Vending International on November 27, 2017
    The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in Europe has increased to a record 73%. European Aluminium considers this result an important milestone on the path towards a of target of 75% for 2025, proposed by the European Union. On the whole, across the European continent nearly 30 billion cans have been recycled. This means that every second an […]