Author archive for Vending International

  • Vending stalwart passes away

    By Vending International on September 25, 2019
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has announced that Alec Upton, of the Upton Group, has died after a short illness. AVA chief executive David Lewellyn said: “Alec was a stalwart and characterful part of the vending industry, having built Upton Group from a small sweet shop in Selby with his wife Janet. Our thoughts are with Janet, Tracy, Ross, their […]
  • The Energy Measurement Protocol (EMP) for refrigerated vending machines no longer valid

    By Vending International on September 12, 2019
    What did the EVA Energy Measurement Protocol for refrigerated vending machines do?  The Energy Measurement Protocol, developed by EVA technical experts, has provided a reliable method for over 10 years for vending manufacturers to test the energy consumption of their machines, and to present their results to both customers as well as procurement tenders. Due to its replacement by official […]
  • Vianet unveils new website

    By Vending International on August 26, 2019
    Vianet has launched a new website that provides field workers, operators and engineers with immediate access to the all the information and tools they need to install its devices. Additionally, ithosts a selection of useful tips and tricks of the trade for when things go wrong. Head of customer experience Jo Vinton-Bulwinkel said: “We’re really excited about this resource. Our […]
  • Hot chocolate powder gets a luxury twist with new Thorntons Launch

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    Ferrero Foodservice has launched Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolate Powder, that expects to raise the standard for powdered hot chocolate out-of-home.   With the latest independent research showing a real disparity between key markets and the hot chocolate experience on offer, the launch brings a golden opportunity for operators to boost their offering with the backing of 100 years of Thorntons quality […]
  • Catercost acquired by the EF Group

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    Catering cloud-based service provider, The EF Group, has announced the acquisition of menu planning, nutrition and allergen management service provider Catercost. Through this acquisition, The EF Group which trades as e-foods, plans to expand its software platform to offer fully integrated menu planning, allergen compliance, purchasing and supply for all types of catering. Development has already begun on a new version […]
  • Vendmanager appoints new technical manager

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    SB Software, the maker of Vendmanager, has appointed Martin Olivant to the role of technical manager. With more than 27 years’ experience in vending, and most recently over 13 years at Express the market-leading operator, Martin has earned his reputation for “making things work” through his: technical excellence understanding of the market depth of experience. His expertise spans the full […]
  • Acquisition presents ‘exciting opportunity’

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    Options Management has acquired Hilton Lane Associates Ltd T/a Boxlogix and the company will now be known as Options Management t/a Boxlogix. Paul Ure, group managing director of Options Management said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for both businesses. Both companies have similar cultures and synergies and share a passion for providing excellent goods and services. The acquisition will […]
  • Top industry leaders to speak at global water congress

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    All five of the world’s leading international bottled water companies will be represented the 16th annual Global Bottled Water Congress from October 8 to 10 in Dubai. Speakers will include: Nestlé Waters chief executive officer Maurizio Paternello Groupe Danone executive vice president – Waters and Africa Henri Bruxelles Coca-Cola Europe president Tim Brett PepsiCo Global Foods president and chief marketing […]
  • Mondelēz International brings kids’ treats to under 100 calories

    By Vending International on August 5, 2019
    Mondelēz International is pledging to bring all its Cadbury chocolate and wider biscuit products, typically bought by parents for children, to under 100 calories. This will see billions of calories removed from the market. The move would see Fudge, Curly Wurly and Chomp as well as Barny sponge bears brought under 100 calories by the end of 2020, while Cadbury […]
  • £3 million investment in high-tech vending business

    By Vending International on August 5, 2019
    Montreux Capital Management has invested £3 million into high-tech vending business Mother. The investment will be used for continued development of technology including the machines digital advertising platform and allow Mother to target new sectors such as education, healthcare and transport. Founded by Phil Davison in 2014, Mother is now present in 70 London locations. Phil said: “It’s an incredibly […]