• Monster energy expands its Espresso Monster RTD coffee range

    By Vending International on December 11, 2019
    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is expanding its Espresso Monster range with the launch of a new flavour – Espresso Salted Caramel, designed to appeal to coffee drinkers and energy drink lovers alike. The new Espresso Monster variant is a combination of real brewed coffee and the Monster energy blend. Available in a premium ‘touch ink’ black 250ml can, the new […]
  • Britvic announces sustainable packaging milestone

    By Vending International on December 10, 2019
    Britvic has announced it has entered into a long-term agreement with Esterform Packaging for the supply of recycled plastic (rPET), an important milestone in the company’s sustainable business programme.   Britvic is committed to pursuing a sustainable packaging strategy. Critical to achieving this is delivering a step-change reduction in the use of virgin PET in its packaging and an increase […]
  • CCEP cuts carbon footprint

    By Vending International on December 6, 2019
    Coca-Cola European Partners has reduced the carbon footprint of its operations by 62 per cent since 2010 according to vice president, public affairs, communications & sustainability Julian Hunt. This has been achieved by investing in no or low carbon manufacturing and cold drinks equipment, moving to 100% renewable electricity and running energy efficiency behaviour change programmes across our entire business. […]
  • US plant-based drinks up 30% in four years 

    By Vending International on November 7, 2019
    US plant-based drinks consumption grew by almost 30% between 2014 and 2018, from 2.8 to 3.6 litres per person, according to a new report from leading beverage industry experts Zenith Global. Sales reached a value of $2.3 billion in 2018. “The main drivers behind plant-based drinks’ popularity reflect consumer concerns and perceptions about lactose intolerance, digestive benefits, health attributes, animal […]
  • New report shows further sugar reduction progress by food industry

    By Vending International on September 30, 2019
    Public Health England (PHE) has published its second-year report on progress made by the food industry to voluntarily reduce sugar in everyday foods revealing some welcome results. The report reveals the sugar reduction achieved by retailers and manufacturers (in home sector) and the out of home sector (including restaurants, pubs and cafes) in foods contributing the most sugar to children’s diets, such […]
  • Partnership brings healthy hydration to the vending sector

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    Westways Vending has teamed up with iPro Sport to bring healthy hydration drinks into the vending sector.  Westways has branded, configured and installed state-of-the-art vending machines to display and deliver the iPro Sport range. Contactless payments systems have been fitted to facilitate payment by card or cash to ensure that customers aren’t left thirsty. Westways uses intelligent vending to improve […]
  • New production facility for AMC Group

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    AMC Group has unveiled its first purpose-built factory for freshly-squeezed juice and a variety of plant-based and free-from products in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.  The new 55,000ft2 site has created over 100 jobs and aims to supply the growing demand for healthier food options. Build on the £11M facility started in February 2018 and production of dairy-free products, baby food and soups started in […]
  • Crafting the future of soft drinks

    By Vending International on January 18, 2019
    ‘Crafting the Future’ is the theme for the next UK Soft Drinks Conference on May 15 in central London, because consumers want to identify more personally with what they drink, and more people are seeking adult tastes without alcohol. The event will be opened by Tim Warrillow, chief executive officer of Fever-Tree. Major players will also be strongly represented including the […]
  • Plan to ban the plastic straw

    By Vending International on October 29, 2018
    The Government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds to protect our rivers and seas. The plan is subject to a consultation launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. In England, it is estimated that annually we use 4.7 billion plastic straws, 316 million plastic stirrers and 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds. An estimated 10% […]
  • Shmoo switches to paper straws

    By Vending International on October 22, 2018
    In a bid to help reduce waste created by single-use plastics, Shmoo has decided to part ways with plastic straws from the end of this year. Karen Green, marketing manager at Aimia Foods said: “To be able to do our bit in terms of helping the environment, whilst supporting a local business, is something that the Shmoo team is tremendously […]