Author archive for Vending International

  • Signs of recovery as vending industry reports year-on-year growth

    By Vending International on June 23, 2022
    The vending industry is showing signs of a post-pandemic recovery, with 16% growth reported in the sector from 2020 to 2021, new research from the Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) has found. The findings from the AVA’s annual Census for 2021, which consists of submissions from the operators of 310,000 machines around the UK, also highlighted the continued growth […]
  • New Deputy Chairman for the WHA

    By Vending International on June 23, 2022
    The Water Dispenser & Hydration Association (WHA) has announced the appointment of Mark Cross as its deputy chairman, with immediate effect. Mark Cross is sales & marketing director at Waterlogic GB and managing director at MIW Water Cooler Experts and has over 20 years’ commercial experience in the UK water dispenser sector. He has worked with Nestle Water Coolers and Angel […]
  • Rethinking the office coffee experience

    By Vending International on June 23, 2022
    International design and innovation studio CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and coffee vending machine manufacturer Rhea, along with architect Italo Rota, have unveiled a new coffee experience concept. The Coffee Landscape is a composite coffee station for offices that transforms coffee making from a solitary activity – in which individuals gravitate away from people and towards the machine – into one where […]
  • The Vendies 2022: Introducing the winners

    By Vending International on June 13, 2022
                Professionals from across the vending industry attended The Vendies 2022 ceremony on Thursday 9 June to celebrate as the best innovations and individual achievements were recognised and rewarded. The gala event was held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, hosted by comedian Ian Moore and the National Lottery’s ‘voice of the balls’ […]
  • RFID-enabled micro stores

    By Vending International on June 13, 2022
    Selfly Store has expanded its range of RFID-enabled micro stores designed for contactless on-the-go purchasing. Selfly Store enables hotels, offices, and other venues to offer meals and snacks in a cost-efficient way as the intelligent cabinets are unmanned and fully digitalised. The new range consists of three intelligent cabinets suitable for different end uses. Selfly Fresh is designed for goods stored at […]
  •  Selecta Group achieves double-digit growth in q1 2022

    By Vending International on June 13, 2022
    Announcing its results for the first quarter of 2022, Selecta Group, the Swiss-based Foodtech specialist with a distribution network in Europe, has recorded strong double-digit growth of 16.7% compared to 2021. Highlights of its results include: Group sales of €276.6 million, strong double-digit growth of 16.7% compared to 2021, in a quarter still impacted by the pandemic. Adjusted EBITDA of […]
  • InnoBev winners announced

    By Vending International on June 13, 2022
    The winners of the 2022 InnoBev Awards were announced on 10 May in an awards ceremony during the 2022 UK Soft Drinks Conference in London and online. Organised by the food and drink experts Zenith Global with support from category sponsors Coveris, ICE Water Engineering, Relish Agency and Salomons & Partners, the sixth annual awards attracted over 185 entries from […]
  • EVEX returns at Venditalia

    By Vending International on June 13, 2022
    EVEX, the European Vending Experience, returned this year from 11-14 May with a new format as a specific zone inside the Venditalia trade show. The EVEX area at Venditalia was designed at conception to be an interactive and insightful zone with knowledge exchange and business networking at its forefront, and the high attendance during each EVEX session last week certainly […]
  • euvend & coffeena 2022 has been cancelled

    By Vending International on June 13, 2022
    The International Trade Fair for Vending & Office Coffee Service planned for 27 to 29 October, euvend & coffeena 2022, is not taking place this year. As the international meeting point for industry decision-makers, aims to offer something for everyone with wide-ranging spectrum of offers. In the course of discussions with industry participants, it has however become evident that euvend […]
  • Coca‑Cola trials drinks dispenser in Europe

    By Vending International on June 13, 2022
    Trials of Coca-Cola’s compact smart dispenser – the smallest unit in its Freestyle® range are beginning in Europe. The first trials will take place at a range of at-work and on-the-go outlets in France and Belgium, in partnership with Coca‑Cola Europacific Partners. Trials in Great Britain will begin shortly thereafter, as additional European countries and customers are added to the […]