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  • 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 […]
  • The Energy Measurement Protocol (EMP) for refrigerated vending machines no longer valid

    By Vending International on September 12, 2019
    What did the EVA Energy Measurement Protocol for refrigerated vending machines do?  The Energy Measurement Protocol, developed by EVA technical experts, has provided a reliable method for over 10 years for vending manufacturers to test the energy consumption of their machines, and to present their results to both customers as well as procurement tenders. Due to its replacement by official […]
  • 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 […]