• 2020 InnoBev Awards winners announced

    By Vending International on July 1, 2020
    The winners of the 2020 InnoBev Awards were announced on June 30 during a special online awards ceremony. The fourth annual InnoBev Awards were organised by global food and drink experts Zenith Global and attracted over 120 entries from innovators across the worldwide soft drinks industry. The Winners Best Low/No Sugar Drink Shaka Tea – Shaka Tea Best Functional Drink […]
  • ‘Bounce back’ plan for food and drink industry

    By Vending International on June 24, 2020
    A ‘bounce back’ plan of trade measures for the agriculture, food and drink industry has been announced to help support businesses that have been impacted by coronavirus. The new strategic interventions jointly announced by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will offer immediate support to help businesses in the industry grow […]
  • InnoBev Awards finalists announced

    By Vending International on June 15, 2020
    The finalists for the 2020 InnoBev Awards have been announced. Organised by food and drink experts Zenith Global, the awards celebrate the best in innovation across the global soft drinks industry. This year’s awards attracted over 120 entries worldwide. The finalists and winners have been selected by an eminent panel of independent judges who represent all corners of the global […]
  • 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 […]