Vending News

  • 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 […]
  • Suzohapp acquires the primary product lines of Coinco

    By Vending International on April 12, 2018
    Suzohapp has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the primary currency and cashless product lines of Coinco, a specialist in the design and manufacturing of payment solutions for the vending industry, based in St Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1958, Coinco specialised in product development, providing the market with a wide range of value-added payment solutions, including its coin […]
  • New era for Evoca

    By Vending International on April 6, 2018
    After nine years at the helm of coffee machine specialist Evoca UK, managing director David Ward is retiring. He will be replaced by Hervé Donneaud who will be in the UK from May 1 to start the handover process. Hervé has a background in finance and has been with Evoca for 15 years initially managing the company’s French Leasing business. […]
  • First regional AVA meeting of 2018

    By Vending International on March 15, 2018
    The Automatic Vending Association’s first regional meeting of the year will be held at A.G. Barr in Cumbernauld, Glasgow on April 19. Some topical subjects will be tackled on the day by speakers including: Muneeb Gill who will be discussing how your business can start preparing for GDPR in his talk entitled “Data Protection Reform is coming – Are you […]
  • Tribute to industry stalwart

    By Vending International on January 30, 2018
    Becktech has announced that technical manager Brian Randall, 63, died on January 19 surrounded by his family. Brian joined Becktech in 1994 and was well known throughout the vending industry for his expertise, charm and humour. Becktech director Rob Webb said: “He will be much missed in the company and by all who knew him. The funeral will take place at […]
  • Only weeks old £10 is phased out

    By Vending International on January 23, 2018
    The Bank of England is withdrawing the paper £10 note which features a portrait of Charles Darwin on the back after March 1. After this time, businesses and the public no longer have to accept them as payment or receive them as change. They are being replaced by the new polymer £10 which features Jane Austen on the back introduced […]