• Selecta extends strategic partnership with Nestle Starbucks

    By Vending International on October 18, 2018
    Selecta Group, the unattended self-service coffee and convenience food provider, has signed a new strategic licensing agreement with Nestle Starbucks, giving it the rights to proceed to develop and operate the premium self-serve beverage concept, Starbucks on the go.   Starbucks on the go brings the authentic Starbucks experience to workplaces and customers on the go. Designed with the look and feel of a Starbucks coffeehouse, […]
  • Specialty tea and coffee reign at Tea & Coffee World Cup 2018

    By Vending International on October 1, 2018
    Tea remains the preferred cup in the United Kingdom – at least that was evident at this year’s Tea & Coffee World Cup, which was held in Birmingham, from September 3 to 5 – but the interest in and growth of specialty coffee is strong. According to the 2018 Tetley Tea Report, one in five consumers are drinking more tea […]
  • Lavazza introduces ethical range at London Fashion Week

    By Vending International on September 14, 2018
    Tierra!, a collection of organic and single origin coffee blends, sourced from communities involved with Lavazza’s global sustainability project of the same name, is making its London Fashion Week (LFW) debut this week. Lavazza, official coffee partner of LFW for the 18th year, will be fuelling attendees from multiple Tierra! themed touchpoints across the site. Established in 2002, Tierra! aims to […]
  • 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 […]