OPERATOR NEWS

  • All change at Cover

    By Vending International on August 30, 2018
    The Cover Association, one of the first groups of vending operators to work together to offer a regional and national service is parting company with long-standing member Templeman Retailing and Vending (TRV) by mutual agreement. TRV has been in discussion with the group and decided to take its business in a direction which is not compatible with Cover. TRV will remain […]
  • Montagu Group company, Snack-in-the-Box, welcomes first new franchisee

    By Vending International on July 13, 2018
     Vending solutions and ‘food-on-the-go’ company, Montagu Group, which acquired Snack-in-the Box (SITB) last month as part of its takeover of Uvenco, is welcoming SITB’s first new franchisee since the acquisition.  Alex Hall has taken over the Leeds area, due to the retirement of the former franchisee. Montagu Group, which has grown significantly since its inception in 2017, bought the trade […]
  • Record operator attendance at AVA regional meeting

    By Vending International on April 23, 2018
    The Automatic Vending Associations Scottish Regional Meeting, held on April 19 at AG Barr in Cumbernauld, welcomed 32 attendees including a record 19 from operating companies. Those who attended had the opportunity to find out more about the AG Barr brands of Rubicon, Strathmore Water and IRN BRU. Attendees also had an opportunity to see how IRN BRU is made, […]
  • Alpine Vending Co have acquired Liverpool based vending operator Merseyvend.

    By Vending International on February 16, 2018
      Alpine Vending Co are pleased to announce the acquisition of the machine park and assets of Liverpool based vending operator Merseyvend. The acquisition was completed and officially finalised on Tuesday 14th February 2018, all vending activities will now operate out of the Hoylake Wirral depot. Commenting on the acquisition John Hazelhurst managing director of the Wirral based AVS member […]
  • What does 24-7 mean to Excel?

    By Vending International on March 31, 2017
    The obvious assumption is that we are referring to the fact that our vending solutions provide 24-7 access to the best snacks and drinks on the market, however there is much more to Excel than great machines serving first class products. On Thursday (24th March) Excel Vending will be 24 years in business, it’s a milestone we are very proud […]
  • 50 years of business

    By Vending International on March 20, 2017
    Family business MannVend are this year celebrating 50 years of business. The journey began in 1965 when Patrick Leahy and his wife Ailsa Leahy visited the Isle of Man from Africa where he was a tea broker and his son Brian was running a tea estate. Little did he know that the island would not only become his home but […]
  • Broderick’s launches UK vending loyalty app

    By Vending International on March 17, 2017
    Marking the latest milestone in Broderick’s mission to get #vendingtrending, the operator has launched a loyalty and rewards app. in collaboration with Italian tech giant COGES and students at Manchester Metropolitan Business School. The Broderick’s app is being launched on the smart vending machines in three buildings on the Manchester Metropolitan Business School campus and the operator has big plans to roll out the […]
  • Update on the new pound coin

    By Vending International on February 22, 2017
    The Treasury and the Royal Mint have advised that after midnight on the 15 October the ‘Round Pound’ Coin will no longer be legal tender. This means that from that date, machines should not accept or give out as change old £1 coins as those coins will have been demonetised. This includes: Vending Machines Car Parking Machines Train Ticket Machines […]
  • Refreshment Systems rebrands for 50th anniversary

    By Vending International on February 16, 2017
    Bradford based coffee and vending company Refreshment Systems reveals a brand new identity and website in line with their 50th Year Anniversary. The year also sees a specially designed 50th Year emblem being introduced on various materials and products throughout the year, to celebrate this major milestone. The company started back in 1967 in Penistone, before moving to Bradford in […]
  • Top safety accreditation for Excel Vending

    By Vending International on February 8, 2017
    Excel Vending has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. Gemma Archibald, director of Alcumus SafeContractor, said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who […]