Vending News

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]