Acquisitions & Appointments

  • Marco Beverage Systems and Beyond the Bean join forces

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
      Marco Beverage Systems, a provider of beverage delivery solutions, teamed up with Beyond the Bean at Caffe Culture this year. Beyond the Bean is the creator of brands such as Sweetbird, Bristol Syrup, and Zuma. Marco supported Beyond the Bean at its booth with the help of POUR’D – a beverage dispense system said to streamlines service, cut labour costs, and reduce waste. Beyond […]
  •  Iceland Foods has selected Envipco as its reverse vending technology partner

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    Envipco, a global provider of recycling systems and reverse vending machines (RVMs), has been appointed by Iceland Foods to install Reverse Vending Machines (RVM’s) in all 87 of their stores operating in Scotland. The machines will be delivered in 2023; this represents Envipco’s first agreement with a national retailer in the Scottish market. Iceland Foods is a leading environmentally conscious […]
  • Azkoyen Group acquires espresso machine manufacturer

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    The Azkoyen Group, the Spanish technology multinational, offering automated products and services has acquired Ascaso, a manufacturer of traditional premium coffee machines. Ascaso is a family business, based in Barcelona, that manufactures high quality traditional espresso machines. The company’s products feature a technology based on their 100% stainless steel composition, which allows significant energy savings compared with competitor machines. Azkoyen Group aims […]
  • Juice dispenser manufacturer embraces augmented reality

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    A manufacturer of juice dispensers is using augmented reality to transform its sales process, drive productivity and create new jobs. GenerationJuice, based in Bromborough, Liverpool City Region, makes app-driven drink dispensers, or drink hubs, designed to serve natural juice drinks from concentrate into reusable bottles, as an alternative to single use plastic and aluminium cans. After success in the leisure […]
  • Minor Figures welcomes minority investors

    By Vending International on July 27, 2022
    Minor Figures, the plant-based beverage specialist has received minority investments from Danone Manifesto Ventures, the corporate venture arm of global food and beverage company Danone, and Green Monday Group, a Hong Kong-based social venture model aimed at shifting the public towards sustainable living. Minor Figures is a rapidly-growing, independent company that is committed to crafting best-in-class plant-based food products using […]
  • VMC strikes up new partnership with Payter

    By Vending International on July 27, 2022
    VMC, one of the UK’s leading cashless payment solutions providers, has struck up a new partnership with vending payment terminal manufacturer Payter. VMC joins Payter’s established global network of Value Added Partners and is now offering their payment terminals to its customers in the UK. Both pioneers of the vending industry, this new partnership offers many benefits for VMC customers, […]
  • Connected Molecules changes its name to SmartNow

    By Vending International on July 27, 2022
    Connected Molecules, the Dutch company behind the international software platform for self-service machines, is being renamed to SmartNow. The new name marks a new phase for the company in which the focus will be completely on creating smarter and data-driven management of self-service machines. Self-service is more relevant than ever. We all deal with it on a daily basis. Whether […]
  • 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 […]
  •  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 […]
  • Selecta kicks off shop & go concept in Belgium

    By Vending International on April 5, 2022
    Selecta is launching its next generation of food tech solutions in Europe – a modern, fully automated store concept at Corda Campus in Hasselt, Belgium. Its new Foodies Shop & Go concept offers fresh food available for purchase in a hassle-free consumer experience with automated payment process. After scanning a credit or debit card or the according app upon entering […]