Vending News

  • Parcel vending machine comes to Asda Trafford Park

    By Vending International on January 15, 2018
    In what’s described as a first for the UK, a new 16ft foot tall and 8ft wide automated parcel tower has been installed at Asda’s Trafford Park store following a successful trial by parent company Walmart in the US. The tower, which acts as a giant parcel vending machine, is located inside the store so customers can pick up their […]
  • Call to end ‘topping up’

    By Vending International on January 12, 2018
    A refrigeration specialist has spoken out against the practice of “topping up” vending machines with harmful Flourocarbons as a quick fix alternative to repairing environmentally damaging leaks. DGB refrigeration’s Gary Barlow says: “Topping up frustrates me and I think it is something we all should be very concerned about. It is illegal and has grave consequences for the environment.” As […]
  • SUZOHAPP receives ECB approval for Bill-to-Bill and MFL 

    By Vending International on January 11, 2018
    The European Central Bank (EC) has recently recognised two Suzohapp products for ensuring excellent banknote acceptance and optimal fraud rejection. The two machines are Suzohapp’s Bill-to-Bill banknote recycler and the MFL banknote validator. Both successfully passed the latest testing process in December 2017. “Security plays an essential role for us and we are proud to have comfortably passed the ECB […]
  • Early Christmas for AVA and EDWCA members

    By Vending International on December 18, 2017
    The Automatic Vending Association and the EDWCA kicked off the festive season with their annual Christmas Luncheon at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on December 7. A total of 230 guests enjoyed the day of networking and Christmas cheer. The day began with guests greeted by Paul Smith, the Toastmaster, and welcomed with some complimentary drinks. Then after being called […]
  • Vending for the homeless

    By Vending International on December 18, 2017
    Charity Action Hunger has introduced a vending machine to provide free food and clothing to the homeless in Nottingham. The BBC reported that the charity was working with Tesco and other partners to stock the machine which would offer items including fresh fruit, socks, energy bars, crisps, chocolate, sandwiches and sanitary towels. Only street dwellers given a key card will […]
  • AVA attends pound coin reception at Number 11 

    By Vending International on December 6, 2017
    The Automatic Vending Association attended a reception this week at Number 11 Downing Street, the official residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The event was held to bring together representatives of the industries who were involved in the new pound coin project. CEO, Jonathan Hart and Steve Collins represented the AVA at the event. Jonathan commented: “It was great […]
  • All age groups want contactless

    By Vending International on November 9, 2017
    The latest research from Vianet, the smart machine provider for the vending and hospitality industries, has revealed that all ages are adopting contactless payment, with every age cohort at least twice as likely to use contactless payment for lunch than a year ago. The research, which has been taken from a proportionally representative panel of 2,000 consumers, discovered that one […]
  • Suzohapp opens new modern facility in Sweden

    By Vending International on November 7, 2017
    Suzohapp has opened a new facility in Malmö, Sweden, which will serve as the EMA technology centre for the group. The new property houses 70 employees, including Suzohapp technology services (STS) engineers, product managers, market support, as well as customer service, finance and IT. The Swedish site hosts the Suzohapp EMA Technology Hub which is the largest global technology centre […]
  • Get ready for Vendex North

    By Vending International on November 6, 2017
    The stage is set for Vendex North on November 7 – with more than 100 stand spaces taken and pre-registrations said to be higher than they have ever been before. Show director Phil Reynolds says: “We are so excited to open the doors to the Show at Manchester United this year, knowing we are offering both exhibitors and visitors the […]
  • Parlevel releases Smart Routing tool to enhance routing automation, speed, and accuracy

    By Vending International on November 2, 2017
    Parlevel Systems has announced the release of Smart Routing – a powerful tool for operators to route their business. Smart Routing enables vending operators to plan customised-dynamic routes, schedule dozen of routes automatically and immediately, and increase overall routing speed and accuracy. Through Smart Routing, operators can customise their routes based on machine, station, or micro market factors important to […]