Vending News

  • Retail vending – North America dominates, but India fails to gain traction

    By Vending International on March 1, 2023
    Vending machines are starting to gain ground in India thanks to technological advancements, but it is still a minor market when compared with others such as the USA and Japan. In India, certain locations are more likely to have vending machines, including metro stations, airports, hotels, restaurants, and offices but they are still uncommon compared to other parts of globe […]
  • Eco-friendly, cash-free vending machines installed at 51 train stations in the North

    By Vending International on March 1, 2023
    Train operator, Northern has teamed-up with Decorum Vending to install 79 new vending machines at 51 locations across its network, offering customers a choice of top-quality, well-known brands. The new vending machines offer a range of products, including low-sugar and healthy alternatives for customers who want to grab a snack ‘on the go’ whilst travelling across the North of England. […]
  • AVA committed to helping members overcome industry challenges

    By Vending International on January 23, 2023
    The Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) has reflected on the events of 2022 and highlighted key issues that will continue to impact the vending industry throughout the year ahead. Following another successful annual census last year, the AVA will be conducting its yearly census over the coming months. This data is vital for the sector, and it is regularly […]
  • Marco Beverage Systems acquired by the Middleby Corporation

    By Vending International on January 3, 2023
    The Middleby Corporation has announced the acquisition of Marco Beverage Systems, a designer and manufacturer of innovative and energy-efficient beverage dispense solutions. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Marco has annual revenues of $30 million. The acquisition represents an opportunity to support the growth of Marco’s products and global brand. Management, activities, and contacts for Marco remain unchanged. Paul Stack remains managing […]
  • Retail vending machine market value to more than double by 2032

    By Vending International on December 14, 2022
    The global retail vending machine market is likely to secure US$ 130 Billion by 2032 while expanding at a CAGR of 9%, according to a report by Future Market Insights. Increasing adoption of a vending machines in a large number of fitness clubs around the globe for offering their clients supplements like soft drinks, protein bars, energy drinks, and others, […]
  • Britvic & Pepsico join partnership to provide one-stop vending solution

    By Vending International on December 14, 2022
    Britvic & PepsiCo are the latest companies to join a collaboration which provides a one-stop solution for those seeking automated retail and vending solutions. Launched in 2020 at the first annual OOH Summer Gala, the partnership brings together expertise in all areas of unattended retailing to provide customers with the ultimate turn-key operation, covering food to go, interior design and […]
  • Defra legislation update

    By Vending International on November 28, 2022
    With Thérèse Coffey back as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), The Vending and Automated Retail Association (AVA) has  hope that the various delayed pieces of legislation will get back on track. These include the Extended Producer Responsibility, Deposit Return Scheme for England, Northern Ireland and Wales and Consistent Waste Collection which are all queuing up. The […]
  • Don’t forget about R&D

    By Vending International on November 28, 2022
    Businesses in the vending industry may not think that they undertake R&D but the Vending and Automated Retail Association (AVA) has reminded its members that the government definition of R&D is very wide ranging and investing in R&D is encouraged. Tax credits worth about 28p in the pound of expenditure for projects are available for companies with fewer than 500 […]
  • Community vending project promoted at NEC show

    By Vending International on November 16, 2022
    The team from community-focused organisation Planed visited the Farm Business Innovation Show held at NEC Birmingham this month to promote one of its current food projects, “Pembrokeshire Fresh Community Vending” (PFCV). Planed has been successful in receiving funding for the project from the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which itself, is funded by the European Agricultural […]
  • Deposit return schemes – the latest

    By Vending International on October 25, 2022
    Deposit return schemes are on the cards across the home countries, but where do things stand right now? The Vending and Automated Retail Association (AVA) has the latest. Scotland continues to drive towards their implementation date of 16 August 2023. Whether you are a manufacturer, wholesaler, or vending operator you will be charging an additional 20p per container for PET, cans […]