Vending News

  • Cup recycling on AVA agenda

    By Vending International on June 22, 2018
    The AVA’s south east regional meeting was held this week at Scobie McIntosh in Surrey at which the critical issue of cup recycling was raised once again. The event, attended by operators, suppliers and interested parties, saw guests take part in a bakery demonstration and a tour of the company’s newly opened Client and Customer Demonstration area and Equipment showroom. […]
  • Enter now, celebrate later!

    By Vending International on June 18, 2018
    The Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham will be awash with light on Wednesday 2 October as the prestigious awards scheme for the vending and water industries – The Vendies – returns for a thrilling, Vegas themed celebration! Tickets are priced at £145pp (discounts available for EDWCA members) and include a drinks reception, three course meal with wine, […]
  • Scobie McIntosh opens new showroom

    By Vending International on June 18, 2018
    Scobie McIntosh will open its recently completed Client and Customer Demonstration area and Equipment showroom at its head office in Smallfield this week. This facility will showcase the company’s range of equipment and services in what’s described as a modern and interactive environment. The equipment ranges include bakery, catering, vending, coffee and refrigeration which are supplied nationally and internationally to […]
  • Vending stalwart to retire

    By Vending International on June 11, 2018
    After a successful career spanning some 30 years in the coffee industry, the past 15 years at Douwe Egberts and JDE Professional, segment manager Tony Smith is retiring at the end of September.  Apart from two years working in the retail market for Nestle Findus frozen foods, Tony developed his career mainly in the HORECA sector in both grocery wholesaler […]
  • Plastic debate taken to Number 10

    By Vending International on June 8, 2018
    Harrogate Water has taken the case for recyclable plastic bottles to 10 Downing Street and warned of the unintended health consequences of demonising bottled water as ‘single use’. The company says it has intervened in the debate at the highest level to add balance and context to what it believes has become a one-sided argument against all plastic, including PET […]
  • AAEON joins European Vending Association

    By Vending International on April 24, 2018
    AAEON, a manufacturer of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms for Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things has joined the European Vending Association. AAEON offers optimised vending machine management with 24/7 global monitoring through its telemetry solutions, which can provide live inventory tracking, active machine sensors, and video surveillance. These solutions can help the vending operator minimise maintenance […]
  • Former AVA chairman dies

    By Vending International on April 23, 2018
    The Automatic Vending Association has announced that former chairman Ernie Johnson has died. AVA chief executive David Llewellyn said although now retired, Ernie remained a great supporter of the vending industry. He had been actively involved with the AVA over many years and chaired the Association from 2001 to 2003. When Ernie was elected chairman of the AVA in July […]
  • New board member for AVA

    By Vending International on April 18, 2018
    Gillian White of Crane Merchandising Systems has been elected to the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) Board in the position of Machines and Components Representative. Currently managing director Europe for Crane Merchandising Systems, based in Chippenham, Gillian has spent her career working in vending in a number of key roles and businesses including Mars Drinks, Mars Chocolate and 24vend to name […]
  • Care Vending sales director calls it a day

    By Vending International on April 18, 2018
    Care Vending Services sales director Graham Thompson is retiring at the end of April after 27 years in the vending industry. Graham joined the world of vending back in 1991 with Midland Vending / Midshires Group where he spent 13 years and at the time of leaving he held the position of sales director. From 2004 to 2010 he worked […]
  • BRITA bids farewell to vending manager

    By Vending International on April 16, 2018
    Business account manager for professional products at BRITA Water Filter Systems, Les Pearce, will be retiring early in June after six years at the company. Les, who has worked in the vending industry for 31 years, helped Brita build the vending side of the business, forming good partnerships with customers and colleagues alike. Les said: “It’s been absolutely fantastic working […]