Vending News

  • AVA calls for support as 2021 budget announced

    By Vending International on March 4, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has called on local authorities and local members of parliament to support the ‘vital vending industry’ as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced up to £18,000 in grants for hospitality & leisure businesses and £6,000 in grants for retail businesses in the 2021 Budget today. Across the country, AVA members have experienced resistance when […]
  • Get your workplace testing kits

    By Vending International on February 23, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association has reminded vending businesses that the Government is, until the end of March, providing workplace COVID-19 testing kits free of charge to businesses with 50 or more employees (this is 50 employees in total whether or not on a single site). The aim is for staff to be tested on a twice weekly basis as part of the drive […]
  • AVA clarifies where operators stand with Scottish DRS

    By Vending International on February 23, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has moved to reassure vending operators of their obligations with regards to the impending Scottish DRS programme. The AVA said it had become aware that there is some confusion surrounding the involvement of vending and vending operators in management of the forthcoming Scottish Deposit Return Scheme in Scotland with some sites and personnel indicating that […]
  • New energy label brings big changes for refrigerated vending machines

    By Vending International on February 9, 2021
    New energy consumption regulations come into force on 1 March which will see the least efficient refrigerated vending machines banned from being sold and requiring all new chilled machines to display an official energy label. For the first time, refrigerated vending machines will have an official energy rating – similar to those already displayed on TVs and washing machines – […]
  • Mr Lee’s founder passes away

    By Vending International on February 1, 2021
    Mr Lee’s Pure Foods has announced that founder Damian Lee who has battled cancer over the past six years, has passed away. A company statement said the announcement was made with “a collective sad and heavy heart”. It went on… “Damien’s energy, enthusiasm, creativity, his twinkling rebelliousness and his deeply caring nature are an entrenched inspiration to us all. “His […]
  • AVA calls for support for ‘vital vending industry’

    By Vending International on January 20, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has called on Local Authorities to support the ‘vital vending industry’ as new research shows two thirds of operators have seen turnover reduced, with some losing all revenue completely. Across the country, AVA members have experienced resistance when seeking help from Local Authorities despite specific funds being allocated in the form of ‘Additional Restrictions Grants’ […]
  • New EVA report on COVID-19 impact

    By Vending International on January 13, 2021
    An updated European Vending and Coffee Services Association (EVA) report has found there has been a marked improvement for vending & OCS businesses, but ongoing impact from COVID-19 restrictions remains severe. Previewed at the EVA Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month, the new COVID-19 impact report is based on survey responses from both vending operators and suppliers (such as manufacturers, […]
  • Beaver Machine Corporation founder passes away

    By Vending International on December 18, 2020
    Beaver Machine Corporation has announced that its founder, Josef Schwarzli, has sadly died of COVID-19. Joe started Machine-O-Matic Limited, later renamed Beaver Machine Corporation, as a metal casting company in 1963 while also designing and manufacturing the Beaver gumball machines that are well known today. His passion, vision and industry changing engineering continue to set the benchmark in the industry around the world […]
  • Partnership to expand Smartfridge offer

    By Vending International on December 18, 2020
    Selecta, Europe’s leading route-based unattended self-service provider, has signed a long-standing exclusive partnership agreement with Instant Systems Sweden to expand the Group’s Smartfridge offer across its European markets. Selecta introduced the concept in Sweden in June through the launch of two new smart fridge solutions: Selecta Deli and Selecta Minicooler. Selecta designed the 24/7 self-service solutions to provide simple and […]
  • Vending market growth to be offset by impact of COVID-19

    By Vending International on December 7, 2020
    According to the new European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) market report, the vending industry was delivering sustained revenue growth in almost all European markets prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly published report provides the latest in-depth look into the European vending and office coffee service (OCS) industry and reveals the current and latest trends. Overall, the report […]