• 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 […]
  • Ryvita invests in new bespoke refrigeration unit

    By Vending International on July 11, 2017
    Jordan’s Ryvita has installed a bespoke refrigerated unit at its premises in Poole ready for a brand-new product, launched last month. The unit was designed and built to bespoke requirements using a modular system. It is big enough to store and easily access a euro pallet holding up to 500 kilograms of cheese. The product is a new flavour variant […]
  • Burts Chips potatoes gets the stamp of approval from Red Tractor

    By Vending International on June 22, 2017
    Plymouth-based Burts Chips has been awarded the Red Tractor stamp of approval for being the first licensed crisps manufacturer to use accredited British potatoes which are farmed responsibly, processed and packed in the UK. With 67% of UK shoppers now recognising the Red Tractor logo, the crisp producer wants to heighten awareness of the origin and quality of its produce. […]
  • Metcalfe’s launches salted caramel popcorn and extends new look across the range

    By Vending International on June 2, 2017
    Salted caramel is the newest flavour to be added to Metcalfe’s range of skinny popcorn. The new flavour is being launched in sharing and impulse packs and capitalises on the popular sweet and savoury trend, but with 30% less saturated fat then typical salted caramel popcorn on the market. Also, the updated packaging design, which was introduced at the end […]
  • Nestlé fails to trademark four-fingered KitKat shape

    By Vending International on May 23, 2017
    Court of Appeal judges in London have ruled that Nestle cannot trademark the shape of its famous four-fingered KitKat bar. Nestlé claimed that the shape of the bar was unique and should be protected by law. But time after time, judges have thrown out the attempt. A spokesperson for Nestlé said: “Nestle is disappointed by the Court of Appeal judgement […]
  • India is among the world’s fastest growing chocolate markets

    By Vending International on May 15, 2017
    New research from Mintel has revealed that India is now one of the world’s fastest growing chocolate confectionary markets. Sales of chocolate confectionery in retail markets grew by 13% between 2015 and 2016 in India, followed by Poland which saw sales growth of 2%. In comparison to the rest of the world, Poland and India were the only two markets to […]
  • GMB backs peers’ call for guarantees over post-Brexit chocolate bar tariffs

    By Vending International on May 12, 2017
    GMB, the union for chocolate bar producers, has backed a House of Lords report calling for guarantees on confectionary tariffs post-Brexit. In a document published on April 27, peers said up to 97% of the UK’s food and drink exports could be at risk after Britain leaves the EU. Sugar and confectionary are already subject to the highest EU tariffs […]