Author archive for Vending International

  • AVA Futures gets underway

    By Vending International on November 11, 2019
    The next generation of vending industry leaders are making their voices heard through a new AVA group. AVA Futures brings together the vending professionals of tomorrow to share views and ideas, discuss key concepts and issues affecting the industry together with learning from established, successful businesses and industry experts. “The first AVA Futures meeting was a huge success and sets […]
  • NAMA announces public health commitment

    By Vending International on November 8, 2019
    NAMA, the association representing the US convenience services industry with the support of the Partnership for a Healthier America and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, has announced that it has adopted a public health commitment to substantially increase the percentage of ‘better for you’ offerings to 33% in the nation’s vending machines. The commitment, implemented over the next three years, represents a nearly […]
  • Nestlé Professional creates new UK partnership with Manchester City

    By Vending International on November 7, 2019
    Nestlé Professional and Manchester City Football Club, announce today a multi-year UK partnership. As the official coffee, vegan and vegetarian partner of Manchester City, Nestlé Professional, will work with the club to provide new opportunities for its customers across strategic channels. The collaboration will deliver engaging content, match day activations, promotions, rewards and events designed to push the boundaries of innovation and […]
  • US plant-based drinks up 30% in four years 

    By Vending International on November 7, 2019
    US plant-based drinks consumption grew by almost 30% between 2014 and 2018, from 2.8 to 3.6 litres per person, according to a new report from leading beverage industry experts Zenith Global. Sales reached a value of $2.3 billion in 2018. “The main drivers behind plant-based drinks’ popularity reflect consumer concerns and perceptions about lactose intolerance, digestive benefits, health attributes, animal […]
  • Selecta Sweden signs strategic agreement with OKQ8

    By Vending International on November 6, 2019
    Selecta, Europe’s route-based unattended self-service retailer, has signed a significant strategic agreement with OKQ8 in Sweden to offer Starbucks on the go coffee throughout the country. The agreement will offer OKQ8, Sweden’s leading fuel supplier, access to Starbucks on the go across its fuel stations within the country, offering customers a Starbucks experience through its range of classic brewed coffees, cappuccinos, teas and other […]
  • US water dispenser market approaches eight million units 

    By Vending International on November 6, 2019
    The US water dispenser market has grown by an annual average of 4.4% to reach almost eight million units at the end of 2018, according to a new report from the industry’s leading specialist consultancy Zenith Global. “For the first time, we have been able to include integrated tap systems alongside our regular research into bottled water dispensers and mains-fed […]
  • AVA Live – On the Road

    By Vending International on November 5, 2019
    Logistics specialist RBC Group will be hosting the next AVA Live – On the Road event at its Old Dalby offices in Leicestershire on November 20. On the agenda will be the following: Scotland and Wales want to introduce a 25p cup levy. Is England next? What action can you take? The Deposit Return Scheme will add 20p to the […]
  • EVA celebrates 25 years

    By Vending International on November 5, 2019
    Up to 200 participants from the European vending and OCS industry convened in Baveno, Italy on October 16 and 17 to celebrate the 25thanniversary of the European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA). The town of Baveno, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, hosted the two-day celebration. The event kicked off with a special edition of the EVA Annual General […]
  • AVA Futures: preparing the next generation

    By Vending International on November 5, 2019
    The AVA has announced a new committee which aims to engage the the next generation of the vending industry, providing a platform to openly discuss key concepts and ideas within vending, whilst learning from successful people and established businesses. The committee will be led by AVA marketing and communications executive Kennedy Procter who said: “I am so grateful for the help I […]
  • Vendex scores at new Leeds venue

    By Vending International on November 5, 2019
    Vendex North opened the doors at its Elland Road Centenary Pavilion venue for the first time late last month. Kick-off was marked by the exclusive launch of Westomatic Vending Services’ new Autorista premium coffee vending machine.  “Launching at Vendex made complete sense for us,” said Andrea Goswell, commercial director at Westomatic.  “We have been very busy on the stand.  It’s […]