Author archive for Vending International

  • Vending currently excluded from VAT reduction

    By Vending International on July 9, 2020
    Following the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement this week of a VAT reduction to 5% for businesses in the hospitality and tourism industries, it has transpired that vending firms are not included at this stage. The Automatic Vending Association’s membership services manager Steve Collins said after contacting HMRC about the VAT reduction to 5%, they advised the following: “The full list of […]
  • Veolia launches new plastic recycling report

    By Vending International on July 8, 2020
    A new report titled ‘Examining material evidence – the carbon fingerprint’ highlights the importance of plastic as a material compared to alternatives when examining the carbon emissions. The report, commissioned by Veolia and published by Imperial College, analysed over 70 life-cycle assessments to evaluate the environmental impacts of packaging alternatives over their life-time, including impacts from mining, manufacturing, logistics, usage […]
  • euvend & coffeena 2020 cancelled

    By Vending International on July 7, 2020
    euvend & coffeena 2020 has been rescheduled to October 27-29, 2022 as a result of effects of the global pandemic. Oliver Frese, chief operating officer and in charge of trade fair management at Koelnmesse said: “Intensive conversations with our customers have shown how profound the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been on the economic situation of many companies. “A trade […]
  • Crane Merchandising Systems merges into Crane Payment Innovations

    By Vending International on July 6, 2020
    EVA member Crane Merchandising Systems, a provider of cold drink, snack, food, and premium hot beverages has merged with fellow EVA member Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a specialist in banknote and coin validation, cashless payment, cash processing, and asset management software. With this merger, Crane Merchandising Systems portfolio will integrate with the CPI line of note and coin validators, software […]
  • Express Vending adapts grab-and-go convenience catering to meet COVID-19 restrictions

    By Vending International on July 1, 2020
    Express Vending has adapted its HUB micromarkets to ensure they are COVID-19 compliant, as businesses start to reopen post-lockdown. The latest HUBs come with new COVID-19 secure features including: • Perspex screens and social distancing floor stickers • Touch-free product scanning and payment with a new smartphone app • One-way systems to control the flow of traffic • Hygienic touch-free […]
  • 2020 InnoBev Awards winners announced

    By Vending International on July 1, 2020
    The winners of the 2020 InnoBev Awards were announced on June 30 during a special online awards ceremony. The fourth annual InnoBev Awards were organised by global food and drink experts Zenith Global and attracted over 120 entries from innovators across the worldwide soft drinks industry. The Winners Best Low/No Sugar Drink Shaka Tea – Shaka Tea Best Functional Drink […]
  • The Cadbury Foundation celebrates 85 years of giving

    By Vending International on June 30, 2020
    Originally named ‘The Charitable Brothers Trust’ in 1935, The Cadbury Foundation builds on both the brand’s rich heritage and the Cadbury brothers’ conviction that investing in local communities is good for business. The brother’s approach saw them focus on creating a prosperous, enterprising and inclusive community at the company’s home in Bournville, Birmingham. With green spaces and the health and […]
  • AVA AGM, what happened

    By Vending International on June 29, 2020
    On Wednesday June 24 the AVA held its annual general meeting via Microsoft Teams – the first AGM to be held online. Over 80 AVA members attended and with the round table style discussion open at the end of the meeting, everyone had their opportunity to speak and contribute on the top three topics as decided by members. Here’s what […]
  • Venditalia moved to March 2021

    By Vending International on June 24, 2020
    The upcoming edition of Venditalia, which was due to be held in November, has now been rescheduled to March 10-13, 2021 at Fieramilano Rho. Stakeholders of Venditalia have agreed with the organisers that the decision to reschedule to March 2021 will allow thousands of national and international visitors to travel to the event safely and ensure its success. Care has […]
  • ‘Bounce back’ plan for food and drink industry

    By Vending International on June 24, 2020
    A ‘bounce back’ plan of trade measures for the agriculture, food and drink industry has been announced to help support businesses that have been impacted by coronavirus. The new strategic interventions jointly announced by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will offer immediate support to help businesses in the industry grow […]