• 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 […]
  • Nestlé UK & Ireland to strip 10% of confectionery sugar

    By Vending International on March 14, 2017
    Nestlé UK and Ireland is stepping up to the sugar challenge by stripping out 10% of sugar from its confectionery portfolio by 2018. The move will see around 7,500 tonnes of sugar removed across a number of well-known brands through a range of methods and initiatives. The changes will largely be achieved by replacing sugar with higher quantities of existing […]
  • New dedicated pack size of jerky for the vending market

    By Vending International on March 3, 2017
    The Meatsnacks Group are bringing jerky to the UK vending market with a dedicated 25g pack size across their range including Wild West, Wild West Deli and Texas Joe’s Beef jerky. With Men’s Health Fuel Beef Jerky, available in a 30g pack. These new packs enable an attractive price point to the consumer and have been tested to fit most […]
  • BSA breakthrough on waste

    By Vending International on February 3, 2017
    Thousands of tonnes of food that might otherwise have gone to waste could now become available for feeding the homeless, vulnerable and needy in society following an agreement between the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association (BSA) and Government agencies. Until now, the law was interpreted to mean that at midnight on the stated date all sandwiches and other […]
  • 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 […]
  • Cadbury partners Cocoa Life and Fairtrade

    By Vending International on November 22, 2016
      Cadbury has announced a new global partnership between Cocoa Life and Fairtrade with the aim of driving greater scale and impact for cocoa farmers and their communities. In the UK, five times as much Cadbury chocolate will now be made with sustainably sourced cocoa. Cadbury and Fairtrade will now work together on new innovative programmes to enhance the future […]
  • Metcalfe’s skinny reveals new packaging design

    By Vending International on November 21, 2016
    Metcalfe’s skinny popcorn has announced the launch of its new packaging design. The updated look will be rolled out into stores nationwide from the end of October. The new creative combines bold colour schemes, with simplified layouts and messaging, which will appeal to a broad consumer base, whilst at the same time providing additional stand out on shelf. The packs […]
  • NPD driving popcorn sales increase

    By Vending International on September 29, 2016
    Total UK popcorn value sales have increased by 13.6% year on year to over £120m of sales, despite the total snacks category struggling, according to IRI, a leading provider of FMCG market intelligence. According to IRI’s recent New Product Development (NPD) study the total grocery market saw 13% fewer new branded items launched in 2015 compared with 2013. The proportion […]
  • Whitworths launches new no-added-sugar snack packs

    By Vending International on August 11, 2016
      Whitworths, a leading UK supplier of dried fruits, nuts and seeds, has released a new range of no-added-sugar snack packs – made using only the best fruit and including a new product: plump pears. The snack packs tap into the clean-eating market, as all products have no added sugar without compromising on taste. Consumers have a choice of eight […]
  • Boka Food secures first NHS order

    By Vending International on July 26, 2016
      East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has become the first NHS facility to order Boka Food’s all green traffic light cereal bars. The Boka bars have gone on sale in staff and visitor restaurants and in vending machines across all five Trust hospitals. In particular they are sited at checkouts as a healthy choice impulse purchase. The move is part of […]