Author archive for Vending International

  • Apple Industries makes two key appointments

    By Vending International on December 6, 2019
    Apple Industries has hired two new sales executives to drive national and international expansion of its product portfolio while fortifying its position as a leading photo booth manufacturer in amusement. Shontae Savage joins Apple Industries as senior director of business development and Michael Lavelle joins as sales account executive. Both bringvast international knowledge of photographic, licensing, sports and entertainment markets […]
  • Abbeychart appoints new sales engineer

    By Vending International on December 5, 2019
    Abbeychart, the liquid dispense expert, has appointed Joseph Bertera to the post of field sales engineer. Joseph will be supporting key customers across the north of the country as well as maintaining relationships and creating new commercial opportunities within the vending, coffee, water, brewing and soft drinks markets. “I’m a fresh face to the company coming from a background in […]
  • Top barista named as Lavazza hosts first-time competition

    By Vending International on December 5, 2019
    Italian coffee brand Lavazza hosted its first-ever barista competition, the Lavazza UK Barista Championships 2019, at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. The event put six top baristas from some of London’s finest hospitality locations to the test, with Kumar Ghale from Côte Restaurants coming out on top. Kumar surpassed the other talented contenders to be named as Lavazza’s UK Barista Champion 2019. As part of his […]
  • Mondelēz International releases global snacking report

    By Vending International on December 5, 2019
    The average daily snack intake in the UK exceeds average meals consumed as Brits depend on snacks to help them get through the day. This has been revealed in Mondelēz first-ever State of Snacking report. The report is a global consumer trends study examining the role snacking plays across the world in meeting consumers’ evolving needs: busy modern lifestyles, the […]
  • Schaerer AG prepares Zuchwil production facilities for increasing demands of the world market

    By Vending International on November 13, 2019
    Spurred on by the increasing worldwide demand for professional coffee solutions, Schaerer AG is on an expansion course. In addition to the traditional sales markets in Switzerland and Europe, the Swiss-made coffee machine technology and the extensive coffee expertise of the Swiss company are in particular demand in the US and Asia – the regions which are driving the growth. […]
  • Lavazza launches compostable capsules

    By Vending International on November 12, 2019
    Lavazza has launched its 100% industrially compostable coffee capsules allowing consumers to enjoy a guilt-free daily cup of coffee. According to research by Lavazza, more than a third of people in the UK admit to throwing their used coffee capsules into the bin because they don’t know how to properly dispose of them. Consumers today are confused about what can […]
  • 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 […]