Author archive for Vending International

  • ‘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 […]
  • Foot-operated hand sanitiser dispenser suitable for every location

    By Vending International on June 23, 2020
    Because good personal hygiene is very important in today’s world and the fact cleaning your hands is still the number one basic rule against the coronavirus, Bravilor has developed a foot operated sanitiser gel dispenser. This means you are able to welcome your employees and visitors in a time that hygiene requirements are high. The disinfection column is suited for public […]
  • WCD signs exclusive UK distributorship with mask vending firm

    By Vending International on June 22, 2020
    The WCD Group has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with German vending firm Flavura, for the sales and supply of mask vending machines and masks (Automask) to UK businesses and local government establishments for consumers to access. Automask represents the future of vending machines for the protection against bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus. Face coverings (non-medical) are now compulsory for […]
  • Innovations in contactless, hygienic vending

    By Vending International on June 18, 2020
    The world has changed dramatically over the past few months, with all industries learning that they must adapt in order to survive, and vending is not immune to the effects of the pandemic. In order to meet the needs of the ‘new normal’ Brodericks has developed two new pieces of technology that enable customers to pay for vending purchases touch […]
  • West Midlands charities receive £25,000 from The Cadbury Foundation

    By Vending International on June 17, 2020
    Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, Lindens Primary School in Walsall, Cannock-based charity Special Needs Adventure Playground (SNAP) and Grocery Aid have each been granted £5,000 from The Cadbury Foundation, whilst Sandwell Advocacy and Cerebral Palsy Midlands have received £2,500 from the Foundation, as part of Mondelēz International’s ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme. Each year, the company’s UK employees are invited to […]
  • Lavazza’s first documentary is a story about women, rebirth and hope.

    By Vending International on June 16, 2020
    Lavazza has launched its first docufilm, “Coffee Defenders, a Path from Coca to Coffee” on Amazon Prime Video in Italy, the US and the UK.  The Docufilm is directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, one of the best-known voices in contemporary Colombian cinema.   The documentary tells the true story of Johana, a young Colombian woman who lost everything during the […]
  • Vending solution for public PPE distribution

    By Vending International on June 15, 2020
    Necta, the vending machine brand, has developed a simple and reliable solution to help companies improve their safety standards to meet the demands of the pandemic. ‘The idea is as simple as it is effective: to offer vending systems for the distribution of masks and other PPE equipment at strategic locations in the workplace’ Evoca UK sales director Craig Jukes […]
  • AVA AGM goes virtual

    By Vending International on June 15, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) AGM will be held virtually on June 24 from 11am to 12pm. Procedural aspects to the meeting will include: • A summary of 2019 from chair, Gillian White • A review of the 2019 accounts with Roger Williams, AVA treasurer The AVA also wants to know what members think about the AVA and the impact […]
  • Furlough update

    By Vending International on June 15, 2020
    Following the deadline for adding new employees to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has drawn attention to updated guidelines on how to implement or make a claim under the scheme through its business support partner, Quest. These can be found on the AVA COVID-19 advice pages of the AVA website. The most recent changes […]
  • InnoBev Awards finalists announced

    By Vending International on June 15, 2020
    The finalists for the 2020 InnoBev Awards have been announced. Organised by food and drink experts Zenith Global, the awards celebrate the best in innovation across the global soft drinks industry. This year’s awards attracted over 120 entries worldwide. The finalists and winners have been selected by an eminent panel of independent judges who represent all corners of the global […]