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  • 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, […]
  • AVA Live event postponed

    By Vending International on March 10, 2020
    The AVA Live: On the Road event, due to be held next Thursday, has been postponed over coronavirus concerns. AVA marketing and communications executive Kennedy Procter said: “Due to general concerns over Covid-19 and a number of delegate cancellations we have decided to postpone the AVA Live: On the Road @ Britvic scheduled for March 19. AVA members rightly feel […]
  • WHA conference postponed

    By Vending International on March 10, 2020
    The Water Dispenser and Hydration Association (WHA) has postponed its first conference, which was due to be held next week, until October. WHA general manager Phillipa Atkinson-Clow said the decision had been taken “in the light of the current coronavirus situation, taking into account the safety and concerns of both exhibitors and delegates”. Mrs Atkinson-Clow confirmed the event will now […]
  • Industry prepares as coronavirus spreads

    By Vending International on March 6, 2020
    As the coronavirus spread continues, the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has produced a summary of guidance for its members from the World Health Organisation, workplace expert ACAS and the NHS. The document also provides links to a range of official websites which are frequently updated as the situation changes. The AVA has advised members to check these regularly. What is […]
  • CPI acquires Cummins Allison

    By Vending International on February 4, 2020
    Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), the specialist in banknote and coin validation, cashless payment systems, and asset management software, has announced the acquisition of Cummins Allison, provider of coin, currency and check handling solutions, as well as ATMs. “We are extremely excited about the new opportunities created by the acquisition of Cummins Allison,” says Jan-Hinrik Bauwe, president, CPI. “The natural fit […]
  • Game-changing cup can be recycled with normal paper waste

    By Vending International on January 23, 2020
    Lavazza Professional has introduced the new KLIX Eco Cup, which it describes as a breakthrough in in-cup vending. It’s biodegradable and recyclable with normal paper waste. The cup will be available in KLIX vending machines from February 2020, serving a wide range of popular hot drinks brands, with many more to come throughout the year. Ashley Weller, UK market director […]
  • Two UK water cooler associations to form new trade body

    By Vending International on October 14, 2019
    The members of the British Water Cooler Association(BWCA) and the members of the European Drinking Water Cooler Association(EDWCA) have voted to form a new, combined association to replace the two separate existing trade associations. Talks began between members of the two executive committees in 2018. A proposal was formed as a result and the members of each organisation voted positively […]
  • Vending stalwart passes away

    By Vending International on September 25, 2019
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has announced that Alec Upton, of the Upton Group, has died after a short illness. AVA chief executive David Lewellyn said: “Alec was a stalwart and characterful part of the vending industry, having built Upton Group from a small sweet shop in Selby with his wife Janet. Our thoughts are with Janet, Tracy, Ross, their […]