• A £5K sandwich: it could be you

    By Vending International on January 2, 2018
    The British Sandwich Awards have launched a quest to find the British Sandwich Designer of the Year with a £5k prize incentive. The Sammies also known as The British Sandwich Industry Awards are looking for the ultimate sandwich. The Sandwich Designer of the Year competition encourages those in the industry to create a tasty and innovative sandwich using key sponsor […]
  • Cocoa industry agrees on action to stop deforestation

    By Vending International on November 22, 2017
    Top cocoa-producing countries Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana have announced Frameworks for Action with leading chocolate and cocoa companies to end deforestation and restore forest areas. Companies that have committed to the Frameworks are Barry Callebaut; Blommer Chocolate Company; Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate; CEMOI; Cococo Chocolatiers; ECOM Group; Ferrero; General Mills, Inc.; Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.; Guittard Chocolate Company; The Hershey Company; […]
  • ‘Skinny’ popcorn wins award

    By Vending International on November 20, 2017
    Metcalfe’s skinny popcorn has won the ‘Best Sugar Reduction Through Reformulation’ category at the Sugar Reduction Awards which took place recently at the Royal Society in London.  Metcalfe’s skinny is a popcorn brand made for consumers seeking lighter snacking options for their cinema, at home or snacking on-the-go occasions. The award was presented to Metcalfe’s for the successful redevelopment of […]
  • Burts installs high-speed potato frying line to meet demand

    By Vending International on October 26, 2017
    Burts Chips has increased capacity at its Devonshire factory by 20% by installing a high-speed frying line and adding 12 jobs. The £3m investment in equipment and staff will help meet the growing demand from across the UK, as well as further afield. The potato fryer is the company’s second high-capacity line to be installed and the tenth overall at […]
  • Munchy Seeds launches new packaging

    By Vending International on October 6, 2017
    Nutritious snack brand Munch Seeds has launched a new format shaker-style pot. The new 140g shaker pot is a taller, slimmer pack format, more convenient for sprinkling seeds over breakfast or lunch meals, as well as snacking, and with significantly more visual impact on retailers’ shelves. Initially they will be available in four top selling flavours: honey seeds, super berry, […]
  • Golden Wonder launches Chippies at the brand’s birthplace

    By Vending International on September 26, 2017
    Golden Wonder, which originated in Stockbridge 70 years ago, has launched its new product, Golden Wonder Chippies, in the town’s Scotmid store. Chippies are real potato sticks in three strong, distinctive flavours, chip shop curry, salt & vinegar and ready salted, are now available in 45g bags. Matt Smith, marketing director for Golden Wonder, said:  “Golden Wonder is a well-loved […]
  • Healthy Nibbles secures £100k worth of investment

    By Vending International on September 22, 2017
    Vending machine company, Healthy Nibbles, has secured £100,000 worth of investment to create jobs and launch its own branded product. The Loanhead-based snack firm will use the finance to introduce its own raw chocolate trail mix to its vending machines and corporate boxes and take on a modern apprentice and business development expert. Founder Sara Roberts is now looking to […]
  • Golden Wonder refreshes popular snacks range

    By Vending International on August 21, 2017
    Following the successful relaunch of its crisps range last year, iconic Tayto Group brand, Golden Wonder, has refreshed its popular snacks range with exciting new products and updated packaging, giving it even more shelf appeal than ever before. As part of the revamped range, the leading flavours of Golden Wonder’s best-selling snack brands, Transform-A-Snack and Ringos, are now available in […]
  • Cadbury gives consumers and vending operators the chance to win in new promotion

    By Vending International on July 26, 2017
    Cadbury is announcing its first, and broadest, on-pack promotion following its new partnership with the Premier League which aims to increase vending machine traffic by offering consumers the chance to win the ultimate football experience. Running across more than 80 million packs, the new promotion features a unique on-pack code which, when entered online, will generate a predicted score for […]
  • Kettle introduces new packaging

    By Vending International on July 19, 2017
    Kettle has introduced a new look across its entire range of hand-cooked chips. While the new packaging retains the distinctive colours that help consumers quickly find their favourite flavour, Kettle has been made more prominent, moving to a central position on the front of pack which really enhances visibility on shelf. The new designs provide added vibrancy and impact and […]