Vending News

  • AVA launches Jobs Page

    By Vending International on November 23, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has launched a temporary free Jobs Page for its members, which will run during COVID-19 crisis. AVA chief executive David Llewellyn said: “With the impact of COVID-19 and many businesses having to restructure, there is a great deal of ‘fluidity’ in the vending market especially with some companies having to look at moving roles to […]
  • Grab a rosemary or basil plant from a vending machine

    By Vending International on November 18, 2020
    Masters students from Wageningen University in the Netherlands are in contention to win an innovation contest between the country’s four technical universities with their FarmVent – a vertical farming vending machine. While vertical farming is not new, biosystems engineering students Nikolaos Alfieris and Orestis Spirou say vertical farming in the supermarket is new. Their concept: breeding and harvesting live in […]
  • Urgent call to Government for support for UK vending

    By Vending International on November 10, 2020
    The UK vending industry is calling on the UK government for renewed and further support to help vending operators and their direct supply chain to survive the pandemic as research shows one in five jobs in the sector could be at risk. The Automatic Vending Association (AVA), the trade body representing the vending industry in the UK, called for urgent […]
  • AVA responds to Trading Standards allergen investigation

    By Vending International on October 13, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) says it takes the issue of allergen labelling “extremely seriously” after a Torfaen Trading Standards report on milk content (and labelling) in ‘vending machines’. The investigation was reported in an article in Food Manufacture stating that 10 outlets had been visited where ‘vending machines’ drinks, particularly black tea and black coffee were tested. It reportedly […]
  • AVA sets safety standard of food and drink consumption during pandemic

    By Vending International on September 25, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA), the trade body of the vending industry in the UK, has reaffirmed its high safety standards in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that vending is one of the most hygienic and safest ways for workers to buy food and beverage products when not working from home. Factors including rising cashless technology, how safely machines are stocked, how long the […]
  • Webinars plot the way forward for vending businesses

    By Vending International on September 22, 2020
    A series of webinars are coming up which will help vending businesses  stay informed despite the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first, focusing on Sustainability, is being held by the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) on 8 October.   After a pause, Defra has restarted the process of consultation around the introduction of the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for England, […]
  • Consultant Services Group rebrands its vending arm as VendPlus

    By Vending International on September 10, 2020
    Consultant Services Group (CSG) which has been an established player in the vending, FM and cleaning sectors for over 50 years, has unveiled a new, refreshed, look for its vending arm. To be known as VendPlus, the company will continue to offer vending solutions to satisfy a broad range of clients’ needs including hot and cold drinks, confectionery and fresh […]
  • Hot issues for vending from EVA

    By Vending International on September 3, 2020
    The European Vending and Coffee Services Association (EVA) has revealed some of the most pressing issues currently affecting vending.  EN 50597 becomes IEC standard. The official European standard on how to calculate the energy consumption of refrigerated vending machines, EN 50597, has now been accepted as a global IEC Standard, IEC 63252. While undoubtedly it is positive that EN50597 will […]
  • John Moores University brings in Brodericks app to become cashless campus

    By Vending International on August 26, 2020
    Leading refreshments and vending business Broderick’s is helping Liverpool John Moores University to become a cashless campus ahead of students’ return in September. The latest adopter of Broderick’s ground-breaking Pay4Vend app, each of the university vending machines – from meeting places and social zones to the library – will have the app enabled.  This means that staff, students and visitors […]
  • AVA members urged to respond to single use plastic tax consultation

    By Vending International on August 18, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has called on members to respond to the government’s consultation on a Single Use Plastics Tax with the deadline approaching. The UK Government budget in 2018 declared the intent to introduce a new tax “to encourage the use of recycled plastic” and submissions are due to close on Thursday. The AVA said maximum impact for […]