Vending News

  • 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 […]
  • Update on Single Use Cup levies

    By Vending International on October 25, 2022
    The Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) has offered the following updates from its Environment and Sustainability Committee on single use cup levies across the Home Countries. Each of the Home Countries are in the process of reviewing the need, or how to implement, a ‘consumer point of purchase’ levy (around 20p-25p) per cup as part of environmental or packaging […]
  • Steve Collins to retire

    By Vending International on October 5, 2022
    At the end of December this year, Steve Collins, membership services manager of the Vending and Automated Retail Association (AVA) will be retiring from the AVA – after 23 years, over 2,000 audits, thousands of miles, a few AVEXes and several chief executives. AVA chief executive, David Llewellyn said: “Starting as quality co-ordinator in 1999, Steve has made a significant […]
  • Covid test vending machines installed at US university

    By Vending International on September 26, 2022
    Vending machines stocked with more than 300 of saliva-based, PCR tests for COVID-19 are being installed at the University of Illinois in America. Students activate the machines with their smartphones, by scanning a QR code, at no cost to the student. The machines come with a dropbox, so a user can collect a sample and submit his or her test […]
  • ITL celebrates 30-year milestone 

    By Vending International on September 20, 2022
    Innovative Technology Ltd. (ITL), the award-winning provider of cash handling equipment and AI-powered biometric solutions, is celebrating 30 years in business this year.  Founded in 1992 by David Bellis MBE, the Oldham-based firm was created with the aim to design and manufacture cost effective banknote validation equipment. In 1994 the company launched its first product, the NV1, and their iconic […]
  • Signs of recovery as vending industry reports year-on-year growth

    By Vending International on July 27, 2022
    The vending industry is showing signs of a post-pandemic recovery, with 16% growth reported in the sector from 2020 to 2021, new research from the Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) has found. The findings from the AVA’s annual Census for 2021, which consists of submissions from the operators of 310,000 machines around the UK, also highlighted the continued growth […]
  • Signs of recovery as vending industry reports year-on-year growth

    By Vending International on June 23, 2022
    The vending industry is showing signs of a post-pandemic recovery, with 16% growth reported in the sector from 2020 to 2021, new research from the Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) has found. The findings from the AVA’s annual Census for 2021, which consists of submissions from the operators of 310,000 machines around the UK, also highlighted the continued growth […]
  • Rethinking the office coffee experience

    By Vending International on June 23, 2022
    International design and innovation studio CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and coffee vending machine manufacturer Rhea, along with architect Italo Rota, have unveiled a new coffee experience concept. The Coffee Landscape is a composite coffee station for offices that transforms coffee making from a solitary activity – in which individuals gravitate away from people and towards the machine – into one where […]
  • Share your memories

    By Vending International on April 5, 2022
    The family of vending stalwart Paul Beard whose career has spanned decades in the industry are calling for any former colleagues to get in touch as Mr Beard is now unexpectedly in ill health. His son, David Beard, said he would love to hear from former colleagues who have any memories/stories or those who remember his father, now 75. Mr […]