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  • Coffee training facility gets stamp of approval

    Coffee training facility gets stamp of approval

    By Vending International on January 2, 2018

    The Lavazza Training Center in Turin has been awarded official Premier Training Campus certification by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), the association dedicated to promoting excellence in coffee industry. The training hub will now welcome coffee professionals for all...

  • Packaging trends

    Packaging trends

    By Vending International on January 2, 2018

    Looking ahead to 2018 market intelligence agency Mintel has named five major trends set to influence the packaging sector worldwide this year. Mintel’s global packaging director David Luttenberger said: “Our packaging trends for 2018 reflect the most current and...

  • A £5K sandwich: it could be you

    By Vending International on January 2, 2018

    The British Sandwich Awards have launched a quest to find the British Sandwich Designer of the Year with a £5k prize incentive. The Sammies also known as The British Sandwich Industry Awards are looking for the ultimate sandwich. The...

  • Paper cup recycling initiative

    Paper cup recycling initiative

    By Vending International on December 20, 2017

    Huhtamaki, a global manufacturer of packaging products for food and beverages, has announced plans for a new recycling initiative for used paper coffee cups in Gosport, the first of its kind in the UK. The scheme is set to...

  • Software switch

    By Vending International on December 20, 2017

    Care Vending Services, a Stevenage-based family business, has chosen a new vending management system in its ongoing pursuit of excellence. The company has over 25 years of experience in the vending industry and its services across London and home...

  • Early Christmas for AVA and EDWCA members

    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....

  • 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...

  • Lavazza turns to AI to pinpoint preferences

    By Vending International on December 13, 2017

    Coffee maker, Lavazza, is identifying the preferences of coffee lovers by turning to advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). It is gaining deeper consumer knowledge through Nextatlas, a data intelligence platform from iCoolhunt, to analyze data from social...