Acquisitions & Appointments

  • Caffeine Limited appoints new operations manager

    By Vending International on January 23, 2023
    Jodie Makin has been appointed operations manager at UK coffee machine specialist, Caffeine Limited. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, which sees her co-ordinating the work of the different departments at Caffeine to ensure customers get the high levels of service they’ve come to expect. Before joining Caffeine, Jodie was with Costa Coffee for nine years, working […]
  • Marco Beverage Systems acquired by the Middleby Corporation

    By Vending International on January 23, 2023
    The Middleby Corporation has announced the acquisition of Marco Beverage Systems, a designer and manufacturer of innovative and energy-efficient beverage dispense solutions. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Marco has annual revenues of $30 million. The acquisition represents an opportunity to support the growth of Marco’s products and global brand. Management, activities, and contacts for Marco remain unchanged. Paul Stack remains managing […]
  • New chief for Nestlé UK and Ireland

    By Vending International on January 23, 2023
      Richard Watson is to become chief executive of Nestlé UK and Ireland as Stefano Agostini moves to a new role after six years as market head. Richard is the current managing director for Nestlé Confectionery in the UK & Ireland and becomes chief executive of the market in his 27th year at Nestlé. Stefano will become the new head […]
  • Aimia Foods become exclusive OOH brand partner for Koko

    By Vending International on January 23, 2023
    Leading UK food and drink manufacturer Aimia Foods has announced that they have become the exclusive OOH, vending and wholesale partner for Koko: the first UK company to make a coconut-based alternative to dairy milk.  As part of the partnership, Aimia Foods will be introducing Koko Original, Unsweetened and Barista varieties to their portfolio: a range of coconut milks. Karen […]
  • Marco Beverage Systems acquired by the Middleby Corporation

    By Vending International on January 3, 2023
    The Middleby Corporation has announced the acquisition of Marco Beverage Systems, a designer and manufacturer of innovative and energy-efficient beverage dispense solutions. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Marco has annual revenues of $30 million. The acquisition represents an opportunity to support the growth of Marco’s products and global brand. Management, activities, and contacts for Marco remain unchanged. Paul Stack remains managing […]
  • Nestlé launches plan drive regenerative agriculture

    By Vending International on October 25, 2022
    Nescafé, Nestlé’s largest coffee brand and one of the world’s favorite coffees, has outlined its extensive plan to help make coffee farming more sustainable: the Nescafé Plan 2030. The brand is working with coffee farmers to help them transition to regenerative agriculture while accelerating its decade of work under the Nescafé Plan. The brand is investing over one billion Swiss francs […]
  • Shaping the future of vegan coffee speciality culture

    By Vending International on October 17, 2022
    WMF Professional Coffee Machines and vly have entered into a partnership said to underscore sustainable development. Coffee specialities with plant-based alternatives to milk have become an important sales driver in the coffee industry. With their combined expertise in the areas of machine technology, coffee excellence, plant-based beverage trends and forward-thinking food development, the two partners aim to actively promote a […]
  • Lead customer support engineer celebrates 10 years with ITL Germany

    By Vending International on October 17, 2022
    A valued member of the support team at ITL is celebrating a decade with the cash handling and biometrics solutions provider this month. Steve Geske, based at ITL’s German office in Pinneberg, is a key part of the technical team who has progressed his way through the company up to a lead support level.  Commenting on his impressive milestone Steve […]
  • 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 […]