Vending News

  • Nayax installs all-in-one cashless payment reader in Italian airport

    By Vending International on May 26, 2017
    Nayax has installed VPOS, an all-in-one cashless payment reader for unattended automated machines, in Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa, Italy. Working with Produco, the operating company, VPOS will be installed on all vending machines in the airport, with an initial 80 machines, soon to be expanded to all 200 machines. This plan ensures that ultimately over six million visitors, yearly […]
  • Shoppers hugely misunderstand sugar tax

    By Vending International on May 24, 2017
    Retail experts Nielsen recently surveyed 539 adults from across the UK and found that the vast majority incorrectly think the sugar tax applies to far more products than just soft drinks. Eight in 10 of those surveyed were aware of a potential new sugar tax, but not one respondent correctly identified that the tax only applies to sugary soft drinks. […]
  • CCEP makes the switch to renewable energy in UK

    By Vending International on May 22, 2017
    Coca-Cola European Partners has started sourcing all of the electricity for its UK operations from renewable sources. By making the switch CCEP claims it is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable manufacturing across the whole of its UK operations. The news coincides with the launch of a solar farm at the Europe’s largest soft drinks factory in Wakefield. The solar farm […]
  • 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 […]
  • Trend continues for the consummate hot chocolate

    By Vending International on May 11, 2017
    Barry Callebaut Beverages UK has seen a steady rise in sales of one of its premium brands, Van Houten. The Van Houten selection, which provides 26 variants of chocolate products including Fairtrade, low sugar and white chocolate, sits at the pinnacle of the company’s product range. It is renowned for providing an indulgent and authentic chocolate drink with a conscience, […]
  • Broderick’s teams up with Mars to launch first university loyalty app

    By Vending International on May 10, 2017
    Broderick’s has partnered with Manchester Metropolitan and confectionery giant Mars to launch the UK’s first loyalty app aimed at university students and staff. The app shares notifications of Mars product launches introduced at Broderick’s vending machines in return for loyalty rewards, competition prizes and freebies. Customers will also be given the chance to vote for their favourite products to be given a […]
  • Automatic Vending Association announces findings from latest industry census

    By Vending International on May 9, 2017
    The AVA’s 2016 UK Vending Industry Census has found that the UK vending industry turnover has increased by 2% to £1.53bn. This growth, together with price rises across the board, due to inflation and the introduction of more premium lines, has helped compensate for consumption levels, which have continued to decline. The coffee shop boom shows no sign of slowing […]
  • AVA announces new dates for its engineers’ training programme

    By Vending International on May 3, 2017
    New dates have been released for AVA’s City & Guilds-accredited Engineers’ Training programme. The available course dates are as follows: June 8 and 9 July 13 and 14 September 14 and 15 Topics covered in the V301 course include; basic electrical theory, isolating machines safely, electrically testing machines safely and health and safety working with electricity. The course is a […]
  • Nestle to cut 300 UK jobs as production moves to Poland

    By Vending International on April 27, 2017
    It was announced on April 26 that Nestle is cutting 300 jobs in the UK as it moves production of the Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to Poland. The company is making the cuts despite achieving £21 billion from sales – a quarterly increase of 0.4%. Blue Riband has been made in Britain since 1936 and is primarily consumed by the […]