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  • 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 […]
  • Covid test vending machines installed at US university

    By Vending International on September 26, 2022
    Vending machines stocked with more than 300 of saliva-based, PCR tests for COVID-19 are being installed at the University of Illinois in America. Students activate the machines with their smartphones, by scanning a QR code, at no cost to the student. The machines come with a dropbox, so a user can collect a sample and submit his or her test […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Coca‑Cola trials drinks dispenser in Europe

    By Vending International on June 13, 2022
    Trials of Coca-Cola’s compact smart dispenser – the smallest unit in its Freestyle® range are beginning in Europe. The first trials will take place at a range of at-work and on-the-go outlets in France and Belgium, in partnership with Coca‑Cola Europacific Partners. Trials in Great Britain will begin shortly thereafter, as additional European countries and customers are added to the […]
  • Marco system wins award at Specialty Coffee Expo 2022

    By Vending International on May 4, 2022
    The Marco POUR’D cold coffee dispense system has won in the Commercial Coffee Preparation & Serving (Electrical) category of the Best New Product Awards, held at the Specialty Coffee Expo 2022 in Boston. The Best New Product Awards recognises products for quality, innovation, and value within the specialty coffee industry. The Marco can be used to optimise space for maximum output […]
  • Lush dabbles in vending

    By Vending International on May 4, 2022
    Cosmetic retailer Lush has opened its first 24-hour, automated retail experience in the Coal Drops Yard at King’s Cross, London. The iLocker vending machine is designed by Anmac which is owned by world renowned couple, Andrew McAlpine and his wife Gemma Jackson, known as designers on Hollywood films and series such as The Piano, The Beach, Bridget Jones Diary and Game of Thrones. […]
  • Smart Covid test kit machines launch in US

    By Vending International on February 23, 2022
    Hot on the heels of IBrands Global’s announcement of its acquisition of  Vendx, the interactive, touchless smart vending machine provider, the company is focusing on tech-fuelled wellness experiences. The first of IBrands’ six Covid-19 Test Kit Vending Machines to launch nationwide in the United States is now operating at the FindTape retail store in North Brunswick. IBrands is actively seeking homes for its initial order of […]
  • Partnership in bag-in-box fabric softener refill stations

    By Vending International on January 26, 2022
    When Thailand-based I.P. One, a manufacturer and distributor of leading fabric care products, set out to install fabric softener refill stations for its Hygiene brand in retail stores, the company opted for a bag-in-box solution that met stringent requirements and aligned with the company’s earth-friendly ethos. Not only did they seek to capture a growing share of the global home […]