Vending News

  • Vending under threat from proposed single use plastic tax

    By Vending International on October 16, 2018
    The Automatic Vending Association, AVA, is warning that any levy or tax on vending cups as part of the introduction of a single use plastic tax could have a severe negative impact on this successful industry. The UK’s vending operating sector alone employs around 24,500 people. Even more people are employed by manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers involved with the supply […]
  • Vending firm in green initiative

    By Vending International on October 1, 2018
    Anglia Coffee Solutions, a coffee and vending company based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, recently teamed up with an eye-wear company Wild Wood to offer a prize of a pair of eco-friendly sunglasses to four winners if they found a star on the bottom of one of Anglia’s vending cups. Wild Wood is an environment focused business concentrating on reforestation, […]
  • Selecta sells Custompack

    By Vending International on September 21, 2018
    Selecta, the European vending and coffee services provider, has sold Custompack Ltd formerly known as Chequer Foods Ltd, to PortionPack Europe Group, the European specialist in the field of portion packed products, via its UK based company Single Source Ltd. Custompack focuses on the provision of single portion items such as wet sauces, dry products and portion packing to its […]
  • Meet the Experts – keynotes announced for the Coffee Shop Innovation Expo

    By Vending International on August 21, 2018
    The Coffee Shop Innovation Expo – the event for coffee shop business owners – has announced its keynote speakers for the event on September 25th & 26th September at the ExCeL London. At the event, guests will be able to experience the latest, innovative products and services transforming the industry which is worth an estimated £8.9 billion. In the line-up […]
  • Self-service kiosks boost foodservice sector

    By Vending International on August 14, 2018
    Systopia, the order and payments solutions provider, is helping on-site foodservice companies compete with high street food outlets by launching a range of self-service kiosks. The kiosks, which could increase a consumer’s average order value by 20%, replicate the choice, speed and convenience offered by external eateries, thereby encouraging employees to use on-site facilities and appealing to those who typically […]
  • A new way of printing

    By Vending International on July 31, 2018
    You may have noticed a new modern method of document printing if you’ve been to any of the major vending trade shows this year. Printbox is a global network of self-service document printing kiosks, that allow you to print documents from your phone, tablet, PC or other cloud platforms. The Printbox kiosks are designed and shaped to fit in public places […]
  • Two industries, working together to improve the customer experience

    By Vending International on July 18, 2018
    The vending industry’s most prestigious awards programme – The Vendies – will run in conjunction with the EDWCA’s new Business Day and Trade Show on 2 October 2018 at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham: two industries, working together, to provide an even better service. Water coolers and bottled water have been integrated into all aspects […]
  • EVA name change is now official

    By Vending International on July 13, 2018
    After EVA members voted last November to change the name of the association to the European Vending & Coffee Service Association, the EVA has announced that the name has now been legally approved and published in the Belgian official journal. The acronym ‘EVA’ will remain unchanged. The association logo has undergone a minor change in order to reflect the new […]
  • EVOCA stalwart retires

    By Vending International on July 10, 2018
    After nine years presiding over EVOCA UK Dave Ward has retired. His replacement is Hervé Donneaud, who’s been in the UK since the beginning of May undergoing a comprehensive handover process. Hervé has a finance background and has been with EVOCA for 15 years, initially managing the company’s French leasing business. He subsequently took over as country manager for France […]
  • Vending manufacturers set default zero sugar level on hot drinks machines

    By Vending International on July 6, 2018
    The European Vending Machine Manufacturers Association (EVMMA), a group within the European Vending and Coffee Association (EVA) representing 20 machine manufacturers, has agreed to set a zero-sugar level on hot drinks machines as standard. This means all hot drinks vending machines will be configured as standard in the factory with no added sugar, unless a specific request has been made […]