Author archive for Vending International

  • Mondelēz International takes action to support and protect communities during COVID-19 crisis

    By Vending International on March 27, 2020
    Mondelēz International will donate $15 million in financial and in-kind support to community partners advancing critical food stability and emergency relief efforts across the world in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. “Managing through and recovering from this global crisis will take everyone’s support and I am pleased we’re standing up to advance relief efforts around the world,” said Dirk […]
  • Contactless limit in UK to increase to £45

    By Vending International on March 27, 2020
    The spending limit for contactless card payments will be increased from £30 to £45, with a national roll-out beginning from April 1, 2020, UK Finance has announced. The decision to raise the limit was taken following consultation between the retail sector and the finance and payments industry and follows similar increases in several other European countries over the past week. […]
  • UK Water dispense market nears £200 million

    By Vending International on March 27, 2020
    With hydration becoming ever more important for British consumers, the UK water dispense market grew by 2.3% in value to £192 million and by 2.9% in units installed to over 870,000 in 2019, according to the latest UK Water Dispense Market report from Zenith Global, the food and drink experts. “This was despite poorer summer weather than 2018 and increased […]
  • Advice for businesses affected by coronavirus outbreak

    By Vending International on March 27, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has issued some advice to members who are currently having to make, in some cases, “very difficult decisions” about their businesses.  Foremost on members’ minds has been the ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’ and how it works. Right now, many of the finer details have not yet been released by HMRC – and the support portal […]
  • No ban on vending in Italy

    By Vending International on March 26, 2020
    Recent  reports in the mainstream media than vending had been banned in Italy as a result of the coronavirus are not correct, the Automatic Vending Association has said. The AVA’s partners in Europe CONFIDA and the EVA, have confirmed the situation as follows: • The Lombardy region, being one of the Italian regions most impacted by COVID-19, has introduced additional restrictions […]
  • New director of euvend & coffeena

    By Vending International on March 23, 2020
    Effective immediately, Julia Kölsch is assuming the position of director euvend & coffeena, the international trade fair for the vending and coffee sector which is due to be held in October. She succeeds Stefanie Mauritz, who has moved on to become director of Anuga. Julia has been with the company since 2010, initially as sales manager for the world’s leading […]
  • New guidance for UK as Lombardy restricts vending operations

    By Vending International on March 23, 2020
    As the Italian region of Lombardy tightens coronavirus related restrictions to include vending machines, the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has issued new guidance to address members’ concerns. The new guide stresses that even as restrictions are brought in in Lombardy, ‘vending machines remain an open and safe channel for consumers to purchase food and beverages’ and there is no increased […]
  • Unmanned coffee machines for Wuhan hospitals

    By Vending International on March 19, 2020
    In order to fight against the coronavirus disease, Luckin Coffee allocated unmanned coffee machines to Wuhan hospitals to provide safe and free coffee to medical staff. All hospitals have been able to apply for the service via an application hotline.On February 12th, the first unmanned coffee machine was installed at Wuhan Liuqier Hospital while unmanned coffee machines and coffee were […]
  • Global study highlights impact of water access on employee wellbeing

    By Vending International on March 19, 2020
    A report on global workplace water consumption finds that workers are happier and feel more productive when employers provide better drinking water facilities. The report, produced by Waterlogic from a survey of more than 6,300 respondents, also estimates that the USA alone could cut almost 19 billion plastic bottles from its waste each year through one simple switch. Full-time workers from across Europe, North America […]
  • New electronic payment specification

    By Vending International on March 19, 2020
    The European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) has published Version 2 of its Electronic Payment Specification (EPS). The EVA EPS defines a minimum set of requirements to be followed by vending machines and electronic payment systems to ensure mutual compatibility. Both hardware and software/communication specifications were covered in the initial version as well as this comprehensive update. The EVA EPS also includes […]