Vending News

  • 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 […]
  • New contract sees low-touch vending stations installed at Leeds Bradford Airport

    By Vending International on August 10, 2020
    Livewell Vending has partnered with Leeds Bradford Airport to provide passengers with safe and easy access to high-quality refreshments and travel essentials. As lockdown eases and travel resumes, passengers are now returning to airports with new hygiene guidelines in place. Many airlines have suspended the sale of food and drink on flights to reduce in-flight contact points – and not […]
  • £2m of products to support businesses reopening

    By Vending International on August 4, 2020
    Nestlé Professional has announced £2m pounds’ worth of products is set to be given away to support independent customers reopening their businesses following lockdown. The donation is part of Nestlé Professional’s ongoing Always Open for You campaign, which has supported customers and communities throughout the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to around £4m worth of product donations to frontline workers, vulnerable […]
  • Pandemic takes it toll on vending and OCS

    By Vending International on August 3, 2020
    A survey carried out on vending and OCS businesses has revealed an average 64% fall in turnover in March to May when compared to the same period in 2019. The report by the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) and the European Vending and Coffee Service Association (EVA) aimed to gauge the financial impact of the COVID-19 on the industry; measure the change […]
  • EVEX 2021 to be held 27 & 28 May in Krakow

    By Vending International on July 28, 2020
    The vending trade show EVEX has been rescheduled for 2021. The European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) has announced news dates for EVEX which will be held on 27 & 28 May in Krakow, Poland. The event is being held in collaboration with the Polish Vending Association (PSV), taking place for the first time in Central & Eastern Europe. […]