• New customer services administrator at Barry Callebaut Beverages

    By Vending International on March 15, 2017
    Barry Callebaut Beverages has appointed Laura Furlong as its new customer services administrator. With a background in customer service and marketing, accrued at home and abroad, Laura is a strong candidate who is expected to complement the team and develop her role going forward. As the first point of contact for all customers, Laura is responsible for managing any initial […]
  • First Milk agrees contract with Nestlé U&I

    By Vending International on March 14, 2017
      First Milk has supplied fresh British milk to Nestlé UK&I since 2003, in a relationship that has focused on building a long term sustainable supply chain for Nestlé’s confectionary and beverage businesses. CEO Mike Gallacher said: “Nestlé are a hugely important customer for First Milk and I am delighted to see this relationship renewed for the long term. Nestlé […]
  • Lincoln & York celebrates Rebekah’s new R-Grader status

    By Vending International on March 1, 2017
    The team at Lincoln & York is celebrating after Coffee Buyer and Taster, Rebekah Kettrick, became the first and only female Q Arabica and Q Robusta licensed coffee grader in Europe. At the UK’s first ever Q Robusta course, held at the end of 2016 in Edinburgh, Rebekah experienced a rigorous six days learning about the Robusta bean’s attributes and […]
  • JDE product deal leads to new business for Cambridge Vending

    By Vending International on March 1, 2017
    Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) Professional has won a deal to supply Cambridge Vending with Douwe Egberts instant coffee supporting the initial conversion of over 25 machines to Douwe Egberts branded instant coffee machines plus rolling the product out across the rest of its machine park. The deal represents 3T of instant coffee annually for the coffee supplier. Cambridge Vending switched […]
  • Green tea and nuts predicted to perform well in 2017

    By Vending International on December 21, 2016
    Seeds, nuts and green tea have been highlighted in the fourth annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey from Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian. The survey asked 1700 registered dieticians about their predicted top performing superfoods of 2017. Dietitians are attributing the latest shift in consumer food perception to the growing trend of “mindful eating,” a slower and more thoughtful approach to eating. Based on the survey, 49 […]
  • UCC Coffee UK&I unique coffee experiences at European Coffee Symposium

    By Vending International on November 16, 2016
    UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, the total coffee solution provider, will combine expert knowledge from across the food and drink industry to provide a comprehensive coffee experience at the European Coffee Symposium 2017 (21-23 November, Hilton Hotel Budapest). UCC Coffee has worked with brand ambassadors, Ronan Sayburn and Sarah Hartnett, to bring delegates two premium coffee flights, featuring the new […]
  • UCC Coffee UK&I wins café quality food award

    By Vending International on October 31, 2016
    UCC Coffee’s Grand Café Fairtrade blend has won the coffee category in this year’s Café Quality Food Awards. Its Grand Café Triple Certification and ThreeSixty˚ Blend No.1 coffees were also Highly Commended. Nicole Hartnell, brand manager, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland commented: “We’re thrilled that not only has our Grand Café Fairtrade coffee won, but that our Grand Café and […]
  • New Q Grader For Lincoln & York

    By Vending International on October 19, 2016
    Longstanding member of staff Tom Altoft has become the private label coffee roaster’s third qualified Q Grader. Green bean co-coordinator Tom passed with flying colours after a rigorous six day examination process. The prestigious coffee tasting qualification, awarded by the Coffee Quality Institute, is held by only 42 people in the UK. Tom joins Lincoln & York’s managing director James […]
  • UCC Coffee UK & Ireland’s Threesixty brand wins Great Taste Awards

    By Vending International on September 21, 2016
    UCC Coffee UK & Ireland’s ThreeSixty coffee range has won four Great Taste 2016 Awards. The accolade of Two Gold Stars was awarded to its limited edition ThreeSixty Thailand Doi Chaang, with ThreeSixty Peru Lima Province, ThreeSixty Guatemala Antigua and ThreeSixty Rainforest blend each awarded One Star. The range is available for both out of home and retail. Great Taste […]
  • Tea Fusion at Howletts Wild Animal Park

    By Vending International on September 16, 2016
    In February 2016, the Coffee House at Howletts Wild Animal Park introduced Tea Fusion to its drinks offering. Offering a high quality cup of loose leaf hot or iced tea at the touch of a button, in under one minute, the Coffee House reports that Tea Fusion has driven volume and increased value by 50p per cup. Helen McCarthy, group […]