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  • AVA issues urgent call to Government for support for UK vending

    By Vending International on October 21, 2020
    The UK vending industry is calling on the UK Government for renewed and further support to help vending operators and their direct supply chain to survive the pandemic as research shows one in five jobs in the sector could be at risk. The Automatic Vending Association (AVA), the trade body representing the vending industry in the UK, is calling for […]
  • Fears for vending as new restrictions announced

    By Vending International on September 22, 2020
    As the Prime Minister announces further restrictions for the country aimed at curbing the rapidly rising coronavirus infection rate, The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has warned of a significant impact on vending businesses. AVA chief executive David Llewellyn said: “AVA members have seen their business return over the past few weeks to around 50% of where it was at the […]
  • New date for WHA conference

    By Vending International on August 6, 2020
    The Water Dispenser and Hydration Association (WHA) has announced its “Celebrating Our Industry Evolution” conference, trade show, launch and charity gala dinner will be held on 4 March 2021 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Milton Keynes. The day’s events will begin with a morning conference with industry information and business influencers discussing topics of interest and this will […]
  • Pandemic takes it toll on vending and OCS

    By Vending International on August 3, 2020
    A survey carried out on vending and OCS businesses has revealed an average 64% fall in turnover in March to May when compared to the same period in 2019. The report by the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) and the European Vending and Coffee Service Association (EVA) aimed to gauge the financial impact of the COVID-19 on the industry; measure the change […]
  • EVA report reveals COVID-19 impact on vending and OCS industry

    By Vending International on July 15, 2020
    The European Vending and Coffee Service Association (EVA) has published a COVID-19 impact report on vending and the OCS industry indicating significant reductions in turnover with the crisis likely leading to changes in consumption behaviour at vending machines. The COVID-19 impact report is based on survey responses from both vending operators and suppliers (such as manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, payment solution […]
  • Vending is included in VAT reduction

    By Vending International on July 14, 2020
    After the Government announced VAT registered hospitality businesses would benefit from a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT, the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has now established that vending businesses are included. The AVA confirmed that HMRC tax experts had indicated that catering, foodservice and out-of-home food and drink provision are all covered by the VAT reduction and that vending is […]
  • Venditalia moved to March 2021

    By Vending International on June 24, 2020
    The upcoming edition of Venditalia, which was due to be held in November, has now been rescheduled to March 10-13, 2021 at Fieramilano Rho. Stakeholders of Venditalia have agreed with the organisers that the decision to reschedule to March 2021 will allow thousands of national and international visitors to travel to the event safely and ensure its success. Care has […]
  • Coronavirus: Vending machines remain open and safe

    By Vending International on March 18, 2020
    The European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) has assured consumers and customers that in light of the coronavirus outbreak there is no increased risk of using vending machines for drinks and snacks. It has also issued the following advice and guidance to consumers: • Please sanitise your hands before touching the buttons on a vending machine • Don’t cough […]
  • Vendex Midlands postponed to October 6

    By Vending International on March 17, 2020
     Vendex Midlands has been postponed until October 6 following the latest government advice around COVID-19. Show Director Phil Reynolds of Trade Events, said: “All exhibitors have been contacted and we are contacting pre-registered visitors.  This has been a difficult but necessary decision and we would like to thank our exhibitors, visitors and suppliers for their understanding.  We look forward to […]
  • Venditalia 2020 has been rescheduled

    By Vending International on March 12, 2020
    Venditalia, the international vending fair, initially scheduled for May, has been postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus. A statement from the organisers said the next edition of Venditalia will now be held at Fieramilano Rho Exhibition Centre from November 18 to 21, 2020. The decision to postpone the event is in line with the latest ordinances issued by Italy’s Lombardy region, […]