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  • London Coffee Festival postponed

    By Vending International on April 22, 2020
    The London Coffee Festival, the event for discerning coffee lovers and those working in the coffee scene, had previously been planned for April 2-5, but as a result of the coronavirus lockdown, will now be held from 23-26 July 2020. The event will feature over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls, tastings and demonstrations from world-class baristas, interactive workshops, street food, coffee-based […]
  • VMF 2020 set to go-ahead as COVID-19 lockdown measures are relaxed

    By Vending International on April 22, 2020
    The 2020 Guangzhou Int’ l Vending Machines and Self-service Facilities Fair (VMF 2020 ), which is expected to attract more than 800 vending related companies, is all set to go ahead on August 3-5 as China emerges from the COVID-19 related lockdown. The vending trade show which will cover an area of 50,000m2, creating a high-end exchange event with industry […]
  • UK plain water market dips after 2018 heatwave

    By Vending International on April 22, 2020
    After a searing summer in 2018, UK sales of plain water slipped back in 2019, but were ahead of results for 2017, according to the new 2020 UK Plain Water Report from the food and drink experts Zenith Global. Volumes excluding water coolers and dispensers dipped 3.1% to 3,500 million litres in 2019, while value fell a more modest 2.5% […]
  • Coffee roaster donates materials for the protection of medical workers

    By Vending International on April 21, 2020
    Specialist coffee roaster 200 Degrees Coffee and members of the public have donated acetate to the Queens Medical Centre hospital (QMC) in Nottingham, to help alleviate the shortage of protective visors for NHS staff working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic  With the NHS under huge pressure and limited resources of personal protective equipment (PPE), specialist medical designers in […]
  • Suzohapp donates surgical masks to MPAC Healthcare

    By Vending International on April 21, 2020
    Suzohapp, the specialist in payment systems and cash management solutions, has donated a supply of 6,000 surgical masks to MPAC Healthcare, an organisation that provides primary care and mental health services primarily focused on skilled-nursing homes, to aid in their frontline service against the COVID-19 virus. Data has shown that older people and people with multiple co-morbidities tend to have more […]
  • Huhtamaki produces face shields for healthcare workers in Northern Ireland

    By Vending International on April 20, 2020
    Packaging specialist Huhtamaki has started to produce face shields for healthcare workers together with a local partner in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Initially, four million face shields will be produced per week for HSCNI, the publicly funded service which provides health and social care services in Northern Ireland, butHuhtamaki is looking to ramp up the production up to six million per […]
  • Second AVA webinar on COVID-19

    By Vending International on April 17, 2020
    The AVA is hosting its second COVID-19 webinar next week, this time on the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme and HR Q&A with employment law specialist Sue King of Wrigleys Solicitors. Sue will provide background and interpretation on how to implement the Government CJRS, what are the restrictions and how to ensure compliance. To take part in the webinar – just […]
  • Burts Snacks steps up to support local key workers

    By Vending International on April 16, 2020
    Burts Snacks, one of the UK’s independent snack producers, is supporting local key workers across the South West. The Plymouth and Leicester based business has committed to sending regular snack packs to local hospitals, police stations, food banks and council offices. After the government announced a definitive list of key workers this week, Burts has begun to supply those that […]
  • Vending machines selling face masks and sanitisers in Poland

    By Vending International on April 16, 2020
    Vending machines selling face masks, gloves and sanitisers have have been spotted in the Polish cities of Warsaw and Krakow as the country steps up plans to slow the spread of coronavirus. The Polish Vending Association is planning to install hundreds more machines across the country in coming weeks with face masks selling at a price of £1.69. Polish health […]
  • The vending evolution and how merchants can benefit

    By Vending International on April 14, 2020
    By Darren Anderson, business development manager, self service and Anthony Wicks, channel partner manager at Ingenico Enterprise Retail Payment systems have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, from cashless transactions to cashier-less checkouts – and the same goes for the unattended market. Now, new self-service checkout options and interactive machines have changed the game entirely, offering next level […]