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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  •  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 […]