• AVA announces winner of student catering contest

    By Vending International on December 17, 2018
    The AVA continued to work with the University College Birmingham through 2018, with its continued support of the annual catering competition. This year the contest was won by the team Catherine A Watson with its gluten free and vegan macaroons, Aquarons. The annual catering competition helps to inspire the next generation of would-be product developers and give them the opportunity […]
  • Smart pizza?

    By Vending International on November 20, 2018
    New to the UK market is the Smart Pizza machine, which this month partnered with the European Pizza and Pasta Show in London. In August, the machine’s manufacturer, API Tech opened a trade office in London offering the “Smart Pizza” – an automatic pizza distributor with an integrated oven. Extending the concept to the UK market, managing director of API […]
  • Mr Lee’s Noodle Kiosk launches at Huddersfield University

    By Vending International on October 23, 2018
    Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co stirred things up this month at Huddersfield University with a trial launch of the company’s award-winning, Noodle Kiosk vending machine. These digital, interactive noodle bars offer students 24/7 access to hot, healthy foods that are prepared quick for “on-the-go”, or a “sit down ready” meal. The nationwide roll-out aims to challenge how we purchase foods […]
  • Cadbury boosts range with first protein single

    By Vending International on August 7, 2018
    With the protein bar market worth £51m and consumers consistently looking for ‘better for you’ snacks, Cadbury is launching something new for consumers this summer. Available now, Boost + Protein contains 12 grams of protein – four times more protein and 32% less sugar than standard Boost bar, with no compromise on taste. The bar is made with the same […]
  • 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 […]
  • Talking snacks at Vendex

    By Vending International on May 15, 2018
    Mondelēz International talked snacks at this year’s Vendex, showcasing some new vending opportunities for operators, including a new reward scheme for operators vending products from the Mondelēz range. Susan Nash, trade communications manager at Mondelēz International reviews the brand’s highlights from the event. Cadbury chocolate By vending bestsellers such as Cadbury Crunchie, Cadbury Wispa, Cadbury Double Decker, Cadbury Boost, and […]
  • Walkers celebrates 70-year anniversary

    By Vending International on May 3, 2018
    Crisp brand Walkers is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a multi-channel campaign and limited edition flavour launch to thank the British public for their continued support. The brand has launched six limited edition flavours inspired by the nation’s favourite tastes over the decades: Coronation Chicken (1950s), Roast Lamb & Mint (1960s), Cheese Fondue (1970s), Chicken Tikka Masala (1980s), BBQ Rib […]
  • New vending range of healthier snacks

    By Vending International on April 17, 2018
    With consumers generally on the look out for healthier snacks that fuel their bodies but don’t compromise on taste, there is one option that’s now available in 22g vending packs. Eat Real’s healthier snacks are said to help operators capitalise on the continuing consumer demand for ‘free from’ and vegan healthier snacking options. Including Hummus Chips, Lentil Chips, Quinoa Chips, […]
  • Nestlé cuts 2.6 billion teaspoons of sugar in three years

    By Vending International on March 14, 2018
    The amount of sugar in Nestlé’s UK and Irish products has been reduced by more than 2.6 billion teaspoons since 2015 thanks to an ongoing, intensive programme of innovation and reformulation. A report, issued today by Nestlé, reveals that more than 60 billion calories have also been removed from Nestlé UK & Ireland’s portfolio in the same time period. Last […]
  • Plans to cut calorie consumption

    By Vending International on March 14, 2018
    Major steps to reduce excessive calorie intake have been unveiled by Public Health England (PHE), as part of the government’s strategy to cut childhood and adult obesity. PHE has challenged the food industry to reduce calories in products families consumer by 20% by 2024 and it has launched the One You campaign, encouraging adults to consume 400 calories at breakfast, […]