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  • Hole in one for vending industry at 37th Hawkstone Golf Day

    By Vending International on June 23, 2017
    More than 75 senior professionals from the UK’s biggest vending companies gathered last month to take part in the 37th annual Nestlé Professional Hawkstone Golf Day. The winner on the day was Team Gallagher, led by Steve Gallagher, chairman of GEM Vending. Paul Howard, MD of Nebrak, secured the individual high score at the event, with an impressive 66 points. The Hawkstone […]
  • Burts Chips potatoes gets the stamp of approval from Red Tractor

    By Vending International on June 22, 2017
    Plymouth-based Burts Chips has been awarded the Red Tractor stamp of approval for being the first licensed crisps manufacturer to use accredited British potatoes which are farmed responsibly, processed and packed in the UK. With 67% of UK shoppers now recognising the Red Tractor logo, the crisp producer wants to heighten awareness of the origin and quality of its produce. […]
  • The hosts for The Vendies are announced

    By Vending International on June 20, 2017
    The Vendies is fast approaching, and those within the vending and water industries are preparing to gather at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel on Wednesday, June 28 for an evening of celebration. For one night only ‘The Voice of the Balls’ will become the voice of the industry, as the winners at the vending industry’s answer to the Oscars will be […]
  • BWCA members deliver more than Just a Drop

    By Vending International on June 19, 2017
    Earlier this year The British Water Cooler Association launched its ‘5 for 5 Pledge’, with one of the pledges asking member companies to seek ways of being being more socially sustainable by supporting industry-wide and local community corporate social responsibility schemes involving staff and the wider community. The membership responded with enthusiasm. In addition to already raising the funds for […]
  • Coke No Sugar is closer than ever to classic Coca-Cola taste

    By Vending International on June 19, 2017
    Coke No Sugar has launched in Australia after years of research to create the best tasting sugar-free Coke ever. President of Coca-Cola in Australia, Roberto Mercadé, said: “We wanted the experience of drinking Coke No Sugar to be as close as possible to the real thing. “That’s no small task when you consider the original has been cherished by consumers […]
  • Refreshment Systems team tackle 50 miles in their 50th year

    By Vending International on June 16, 2017
    On July 28,  14 members of staff from the Bradford based company Refreshment Systems will be tackling a 50 mile walk from Burnley to Apperley Bridge in celebration of their 50th anniversary. The walk will not only be a way to celebrate their 50th year but will also be aiming to raise £2,000 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, based in […]
  • H2O to expand into Europe

    By Vending International on June 15, 2017
    On a recent visit to South Korea it was agreed that H2O will expand its sales operations into European markets. H2O managing director, Jim Redford, visited the country to discuss new products, market strategy and future developments with partner companies Microfilter and MCM. He said: “With both Microfilter and MCM now manufacturing some of the highest quality products in the […]
  • Coffee innovator Matt Perger joins forces with Eversys

    By Vending International on June 15, 2017
    Champion barista; Barista Hustle founder; and coffee innovator, Matt Perger, is collaborating with Swiss coffee equipment company, Eversys, on its range of super automatic coffee machines. Mr Perger will work closely with Eversys to launch its new machine later this year. He will also work with the Swiss-based team and its customers worldwide to help them provide consistent quality in […]
  • Exclusive Lucozade bottles contained contactless technology

    By Vending International on June 12, 2017
    From May 30 to June 2, Lucozade offered 5,000 commuters travelling through Oxford Circus tube station one completely free journey using one specially-designed bottle of Lucozade Energy. The 5,000 bottles contained a contactless chip in the bottom and entitled users to one free journey on the underground when tapped on the oyster card reader. This offer kicked off Lucozade’s Find […]
  • Major industry players call for EU-wide nutrient profiles for nutrition and health claims

    By Vending International on June 9, 2017
    Companies including Unilever, Nestle and Pepsico have written an open letter to commissioners of the EU asking for the introduction of EU-wide nutrient profiles for nutrition and health claims in the fight against obesity. The letter states that without the underpinning of nutrient profiles, the EU’s legal framework for nutrition and health claims made on foods has been incomplete for […]