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  • easyCoffee boosted by £10 million investment to expand vending

    easyCoffee boosted by £10 million investment to expand vending

    By Vending International on July 17, 2018

    easyCoffee’s plan to roll out 800 vending machines nationally in the next year has been given a boost following a £10 million investment by Stellar Asset Management. The coffee chain – part of the ‘easy’ family of brands that...

  • Suzohapp machine passes Bank of England test

    By Vending International on July 16, 2018

    The Bank of England (BoE) has successfully tested Suzohapp’s banknote handling machine the Bill-to-Bill 300XE. The bank regularly tests automatic banknote handling machines to ensure they only accept genuine banknotes and reject counterfeits. Furthermore, the BoE publishes a list...

  • Montagu Group company, Snack-in-the-Box, welcomes first new franchisee

    Montagu Group company, Snack-in-the-Box, welcomes first new franchisee

    By Vending International on July 13, 2018

     Vending solutions and ‘food-on-the-go’ company, Montagu Group, which acquired Snack-in-the Box (SITB) last month as part of its takeover of Uvenco, is welcoming SITB’s first new franchisee since the acquisition.  Alex Hall has taken over the Leeds area, due...

  • EVA name change is now official

    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...

  • EVOCA stalwart retires

    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...

  • 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...

  • AVA to respond to Scottish consultation

    By Vending International on July 4, 2018

    The Scottish government has published a consultation on what the format and structure of a deposit return scheme should look like in Scotland. The government has pledged to match the EU’s commitment to require all plastic packaging to be...

  • Inspirational jockey joins Harrogate as hydration ambassador

    Inspirational jockey joins Harrogate as hydration ambassador

    By Vending International on July 4, 2018

    Ascot sponsor Harrogate Water has announced a season-long partnership with leading amateur jockey Becky Smith to promote healthy hydration in elite sport. Becky, 31, is amateur rider for Micky Hammond Racing in Middleham, North Yorkshire, and has just completed...