Features

  • How payments can help power the vending market

    By Vending International on September 29, 2020
    By Darren Anderson, Business Development Manager, Self Service, Ingenico Enterprise Retail The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the unattended market in various ways. In some cases, vending machine use has decreased as a result of lower footfall and closed premises. However, the nature of vending being self-service, for many it’s just been a case of upgrading systems to meet new guidelines […]
  • Veolia launches new plastic recycling report

    By Vending International on July 8, 2020
    A new report titled ‘Examining material evidence – the carbon fingerprint’ highlights the importance of plastic as a material compared to alternatives when examining the carbon emissions. The report, commissioned by Veolia and published by Imperial College, analysed over 70 life-cycle assessments to evaluate the environmental impacts of packaging alternatives over their life-time, including impacts from mining, manufacturing, logistics, usage […]
  • The Cadbury Foundation celebrates 85 years of giving

    By Vending International on June 30, 2020
    Originally named ‘The Charitable Brothers Trust’ in 1935, The Cadbury Foundation builds on both the brand’s rich heritage and the Cadbury brothers’ conviction that investing in local communities is good for business. The brother’s approach saw them focus on creating a prosperous, enterprising and inclusive community at the company’s home in Bournville, Birmingham. With green spaces and the health and […]
  • Lavazza’s first documentary is a story about women, rebirth and hope.

    By Vending International on June 16, 2020
    Lavazza has launched its first docufilm, “Coffee Defenders, a Path from Coca to Coffee” on Amazon Prime Video in Italy, the US and the UK.  The Docufilm is directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, one of the best-known voices in contemporary Colombian cinema.   The documentary tells the true story of Johana, a young Colombian woman who lost everything during the […]
  • COVID-19 impact on cash payment threatens industry viability

    By Vending International on May 22, 2020
    With ‘dirty cash’ identified as a medium for transmitting COVID-19 the final curtain is slowly closing on cash payment – clearing the way for another stellar rise in contactless payment. For a long time cash has been king in the Vending market, however with innovation in contactless payment technology and corresponding growth in consumer adoption, momentum has steadily grown towards […]
  • Time for fresh thinking research reveals

    By Vending International on June 2, 2019
    New research has revealed that some fresh thinking may be needed to secure event bookings, with value for money proving the number one reason to book and dated complimentary products could be doing more harm than good. The survey of event managers, office managers, PAs and F&B managers delved into what are the key influencers for booking meeting and conference […]
  • 50 years and counting for GEM

    By Vending International on March 19, 2018
    GEM Vending based in Nottingham, is celebrating 50 years of local service to the East Midlands in 2018. The vending industry has seen many changes since the company was first registered in 1968 in both the style of the machines and the quality of the coffee and other products dispensed. Back in the 1970s with no computerised systems GEM had […]
  • EDWCA Trade Show sold out

    By Vending International on June 15, 2016
    The event, which is co-located with The Vendies, will take place on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at the 5* Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London Stands for the European Drinking Water Cooler Association’s (EDWCA) 2016 Trade Show sold out in a matter of days, with exhibitors keen to talk operators, facilities managers and end users in the public and private sector. […]
  • Venditalia: An evolving show for an evolving market

    By Vending International on June 1, 2016
    Arguably the world’s most important vending show, Venditalia 2016 took place from the 4-7 May at Fieromilanocity, just outside the city of Milan. Vending exhibitors from all over the world showcased their latest products, services and technology at the tenth edition of international exhibition Venditalia. Organised by Venditalia Services and promoted by Trust, the technological advances and investment evident throughout […]
  • BWCA Conference

    By Vending International on April 27, 2016
    The annual British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) conference and trade show was held at the Nottingham Belfry on 17 March 2016. Karen Wells, senior commercial consultant at Zenith International, shared the latest figures from the water cooler market with attendees. VI reports New market research shows continuing positive growth of 1.5% for UK water cooler numbers, the BWCA annual conference […]