Author archive for Vending International

  • Gearing up for Virtual Vendex

    By Vending International on April 8, 2021
    Virtual Vendex, the online vending show will be held for three days from 20 April. Guests will be able to see all the latest products and services from existing and new suppliers in a virtual exhibition booth. They will be able to source new products, product brochures, marketing material and access wider markets for new business opportunities. The virtual stands […]
  • AVA reminder on new Restart Grants

    By Vending International on April 8, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association has sent out a reminder about new government grant funding to support businesses in England. This is in addition to the £425 million added to the Additional Restrictions Grants scheme, effective from 1 April. Businesses in England in the non-essential retail sector are now eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000, while businesses in the […]
  • FLAVIA Creation 600 may be a landmark event in the story of OCS

    By Vending International on April 1, 2021
    If you’re in the market to purchase coffee machines or in the business of supplying to your customers, particularly Flavia machines, the chances are you’ll know Ralph Francis, the man responsible for looking after Lavazza Professional’s distributors. Amongst his colleagues, Ralph is known as ‘Mr. Flavia’. Get him talking on his favourite subject and you’ll encounter his extraordinary evangelistic zeal: […]
  • SB Software launches new website

    By Vending International on April 1, 2021
    The makers of Vendmanager and Coffeemanager – the management systems for vending and OCS – have announced that their new website –  – is now live. You can get your fill of case studies, news blogs highlighting key aspects of our sector as well as technical and practical insights with the emphasis throughout on “making things simply better” through technology.
  • UK conference to explore new world for soft drinks

    By Vending International on March 30, 2021
    As UK business prospects brighten, the next UK Soft Drinks Conference will be held on 11 May 2021 with the theme of discovering the ‘New World for Soft Drinks’. The programme features numerous industry leaders and key innovators covering all the latest trends, issues and developments: • Industry leadership panel with chief executive of PepsiCo Europe and GB general manager […]
  • Inspiring stories shared on Dairy Milk bars

    By Vending International on March 30, 2021
    Cadburys is removing the branding on 10 million of its iconic Dairy Milk bars and replacing it with quotes of unexpected stories from older people about the lives they’ve led. The new limited-edition bars, available now, will be replacing Cadbury Dairy Milk bars – single and tablet – for the month of April. This unique takeover is the next iteration […]
  • Nayax extends reach of cashless payment platforms

    By Vending International on March 29, 2021
    Nayax has announced a strategic partnership with Tigapo, the cloud-based management and monetisation system for amusement locations, to expand Nayax’s cashless payment and consumer engagement platforms. Nayax will implement Tigapo’s, proprietary technology, which is powered by artificial intelligence and able to predict visitors’ actions, into Nayax’s advanced payment systems. This will enable coin-operated machines’ operators with state-of-the-art consumer engagement platform […]
  • BofE update on withdrawal of old £20 and £50

    By Vending International on March 29, 2021
    The Bank of England has released details of timings for the withdrawal of the old paper £20 and £50 notes. The impact Covid-19 on the £20 paper and polymer transition means there is a larger volume of paper £20s circulating than initially expected at this time.  The slower transition has presented challenges in deciding an appropriate time to withdraw the […]
  • Lavazza reaffirms commitment to sustainability

    By Vending International on March 29, 2021
    Lavazza has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable production and coffee farmer welfare with the relaunch of its premium range of sustainable, quality blends for coffee professionals, La Reserva de ¡Tierra!. Every blend within Lavazza’s range contains coffees from communities involved in social responsibility projects – promoted and managed by The Lavazza Foundation – which are then carefully selected and gently […]
  • Rhea Vendors wins award at Russian trade fair

    By Vending International on March 26, 2021
    For the second year in a row, Rhea Vendors has won the Vending & Automated Services Award (VASA) which celebrates the most innovative products in the Vending sector. Rhea Vendors’ Fresh Milk Machine was judged the best technological solution in the Technical Device category. The prize was awarded by an international jury, including the European Vending Association, at VendExpo, the […]