• 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 […]
  • A year and a half of the Slow Food Coffee Coalition

    By Vending International on October 5, 2022
    It’s been 18 months since the Slow Food Coffee Coalition (SFCC) was officially launched, but what has been achieved in that time. When the SFCC was officially launched, the first objective was to unite the many actors within the coffee chain, from growers to consumers via roasters and distributors. In that time, 29 new Slow Food Communities were formed linked to coffee production in nine […]
  • 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 […]
  • Integrated self-serve hot and iced drinks rolled out

    By Vending International on July 27, 2022
    Costa Express has rolled out integrated hot and cold drinks self-serve machines this summer. The Costa Express machines have been upgraded to deliver both hot and iced drinks and 1,100 new machines will now be available to enjoy across England, Scotland and Wales. This follows a successful trial in Bristol last summer, alongside testing dairy alternative milks in a small […]
  • 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 […]
  • Rhea Vendors Group and SECO to collaborate in vending and new retail

    By Vending International on October 12, 2021
    Rhea Vendors Group SpA, producer of customised vending machines, and SECO, center of excellence in the field of technological innovation for IoT and AI solutions, have signed a partnership agreement for the development of innovative solutions in the world of vending, coffee machines and new retail. The first step of this partnership envisages the adoption of Clea, the integrated software platform with […]
  • New vending format stirs up the market

    By Vending International on September 29, 2021
    Ferrero Foodservice has launched its new vending format hot chocolate out-of-home and also its first bakery product – the Nutella Muffin. From table-top to self-serve machines, Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolateis expected to complement your coffee offering. Made with Thorntons chocolate, and already containing milk powder, all you have to do is add water to create a luxurious tasting hot chocolate […]
  • Costa Coffee trials hot and iced drink machines in Bristol

    By Vending International on August 9, 2021
    Costa Coffee, is trialling a new line of coffee machines across selected locations in Bristol this Summer. The new Costa Express Hot & Iced Drinks Machine is an integrated self-serve coffee machine, reinvented to deliver both hot and iced drinks. Nick Orrin, director of Costa Express UK&I, said: “Costa Express is synonymous with exceptional coffee on-the-go, so we’re delighted to […]