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  • Operator representative vacancy on AVA Board

    By Vending International on August 5, 2019
    The AVA has a vacancy for an Operator Representative on Board. If the company you represent is a member of the AVA, you can apply for this voluntary position. The Board meets four times a year and helps to shape and guide the workings of the AVA to ensure that member interests are best served. The successful candidate will benefit […]
  • BWCA and EDWCA members to vote on a single Association

    By Vending International on July 17, 2019
    On October 10, members of both the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) and the European Drinking Water Cooler Association (EDWCA) will be invited to vote for their respective Associations to be amalgamated to create a new, combined Association to replace the two separate existing trade bodies. Talks began between members of the two executive councils in 2018. As a result […]
  • Former VI owner passes away

    By Vending International on July 12, 2019
    Former owner of Vending International and an industry stalwart, Neil Hird, has died at the age of 86 following a long illness. Mr Hird was the second owner of Vending International after he acquired the magazine from Ray Pearl who founded the trade title in 1967. After his time on VI, Mr Hird assisted the then Automatic Vending Association of […]
  • Still time to vote…

    By Vending International on May 28, 2019
    AVA members have been reminded there are just four days left to vote for the remaining AVA board representatives. For theMachines & Components Representative, Gillian White, MD EMEA APAC Crane Merchandising Systems,is re-standing for the position. Gillian has spent her career working in vending/unattended retailing in various key roles. Meanwhile two others are also standing for the position – Sue […]
  • Mondelēz International backs The Brain Tumour Charity

    By Vending International on April 26, 2019
    Farnborough-based The Brain Tumour Charity has been hand-selected by employees at Mondelēz International in Uxbridge to receive a donation of £5,000. The global cause is committed to furthering treatments and progressing research into finding cures, and has been granted the substantial figure thanks to The Cadbury Foundation, as part its ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme. The Brain Tumour Charity relies […]
  • Lavazza scores the perfect match

    By vendinginternational on October 31, 2018
    THE AUTHENTIC GLOBAL ITALIAN FAMILY COFFEE COMPANY TO SERVE EXCLUSIVELY AT ARSENAL AND LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB Vending International joined Lavazza Group at the Four Seasons Hotel, London yesterday as it announced its official coffee partner status for both Arsenal and Liverpool Football Club, uniting the excellence of authentic Italian coffee with that of English top flight football.    Over the coming […]
  • Selecta acquires Express

    By Vending International on August 17, 2018
    Selecta Group has announces that it has acquired Express Vending Group Limited. Express Vending is a privately-owned, UK supplier of premium vending services which has generated sales of more than £39 million in the past 12-month period. Founded in 1992, Express does most of its business in London and the neighbouring counties and has a track record of double-digit, profitable […]
  • Former AVA chairman dies

    By Vending International on April 23, 2018
    The Automatic Vending Association has announced that former chairman Ernie Johnson has died. AVA chief executive David Llewellyn said although now retired, Ernie remained a great supporter of the vending industry. He had been actively involved with the AVA over many years and chaired the Association from 2001 to 2003. When Ernie was elected chairman of the AVA in July […]
  • New board member for AVA

    By Vending International on April 18, 2018
    Gillian White of Crane Merchandising Systems has been elected to the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) Board in the position of Machines and Components Representative. Currently managing director Europe for Crane Merchandising Systems, based in Chippenham, Gillian has spent her career working in vending in a number of key roles and businesses including Mars Drinks, Mars Chocolate and 24vend to name […]
  • Care Vending sales director calls it a day

    By Vending International on April 18, 2018
    Care Vending Services sales director Graham Thompson is retiring at the end of April after 27 years in the vending industry. Graham joined the world of vending back in 1991 with Midland Vending / Midshires Group where he spent 13 years and at the time of leaving he held the position of sales director. From 2004 to 2010 he worked […]