• 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. […]
  • Award-winning drinks dispenser

    By Vending International on June 8, 2018
    The new Natura Hot’n’Cold drinks dispenser from BeviLaNatura has won a SCI Equipment Award at the Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) show. The drinks dispenser took the silver award in the Light Equipment category. With 4,000 international exhibitors from over 70 countries/regions, the FHA is a tradeshow synonymous with the food and hospitality industry in Asia and beyond. Jointly organised […]
  • Creamy cocoa drink favoured by students

    By Vending International on May 31, 2018
    A recent survey carried out by national vending supplier and operator, Broderick’s at Manchester Metropolitan University has revealed that Le Royal Choco, a creamy cocoa drink supplied by Barry Callebaut Beverages UK, is a student favourite.    Director of Broderick’s, John Broderick said: “Students have said that once you try this chocolate, you become a regular purchaser and it has undoubtedly […]
  • Barry Callebaut Beverages UK tips European standard  

    By Vending International on May 18, 2018
    Barry Callebaut Beverages UK has been awarded FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification 22000). One of the first companies in the UK, supplying the UK beverage market, to achieve this European standard, the certification recognises the beverage manufacturer’s best practice for food safety. Supported by the European Food and Drink Association and the American Groceries Manufacturing Association (GMA), the FSSC […]
  • Coffee in space?

    By Vending International on May 15, 2018
    This spring, the V&A Museum will explore the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow in its exhibition: The Future Starts Here, and among the projects showcased will Lavazza’s ISSpresso machine. The ISSpresso, a capsule-based machine designed by Argotec and Lavazza, will be one of 100 projects said to be shaping the world of tomorrow. The machine is […]
  • Coffee collaboration

    By Vending International on May 3, 2018
    Two food and drink specialists from the north-east, Fresh Element and Ringtons, have partnered in a deal which will see the duo offer Ringtons coffee and tea in all four venues operated by the hospitality group. Thanks to the recent introduction of Ringtons coffee and tea to both Six Restaurant and Baltic Kitchen at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, all […]
  • easyCoffee looks to the future

    By Vending International on April 17, 2018
    Following a successful pilot stage and eight store openings across the UK, easyCoffee is looking to raise a further £3 million to support its continued growth in the coffee shop and vending sectors. Part of the easyGroup family of brands, easyCoffee offers beans-to-cup fairtrade coffee of its own speciality blend at its coffee stores and vending machines nationally. The brand […]
  • Tea lovers treat

    By Vending International on April 11, 2018
    The dedicated tea festival, National Tea Day, will be held on April 21 – 22 at Chiswich House and Gardens. With some celebrities in attendance, the day will include a busy agenda of tea-related events. Some of the highlights include: Tea ‘n’ Treat Village – An village of treats, snacks, bakes and cakes. Celebrity cake maker Mitch Turner MBE will be […]
  • Red Dot award for Animo

    By Vending International on April 11, 2018
    After winning the iF Design Award for its OptiBean Touch machine, Animo’s new ComBi-line has won the Red Dot Award for its high quality and design features. Over several days 40 experts evaluated over 6,300 products from some 59 participating countries. Reinder Schortinghuis, managing director of Animo said: “Good taste isn’t just about coffee. The design of our products plays […]
  • Nestlé launches nitrogen infused coffee product in UK

    By Vending International on March 22, 2018
    Nestlé is launching a new product for coffee fans in the UK and Ireland. Nescafé Azera Nitro is a coffee drink infused with nitrogen for a smoother taste. It will be available in Americano or Latte flavours. Upon opening a can of chilled Nescafé Azera Nitro consumers will be treated to the sound that occurs as the nitrogen is released. […]