Vending News

  • 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 […]
  • EVA stands in solidarity with Ukrainian vending companies

    By Vending International on April 5, 2022
    The European Vending & Coffee Service Association stands in solidarity with the people impacted by the invasion in Ukraine and with all those who are affected by the crisis, the body has said. As an industry sector dedicated to providing food and drinks on-the-go and in the workplace, the EVA said its members in Ukraine are working hard to ensure […]
  • AVA reacts to Spring Statement 

    By Vending International on April 5, 2022
    The Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) has welcomed the support that the Government has offered to individuals and businesses within the UK in the Spring Statement. Chief executive David Llewellyn said: “With continued uncertainty over pricing, the announcement that fuel duty will be cut by 5p a litre will act as a small help to the vending sector though […]
  • Selecta announces partnership with Mars Wrigley for its smart vending solutions

    By Vending International on February 23, 2022
    Selecta has announced a new strategic partnership with treats and snacks company Mars Wrigley in which the companies willintroduce a new generation of intelligent vending machines with user-friendly touch screens, detailed product information, as well as smart and modern payment processing. The partnership builds upon the leading market positions of both companies to create new opportunities in the European vending […]
  • New website and vision for vending

    By Vending International on February 23, 2022
    The Vending & Automated Retail Association launches its refreshed website to support new vision for the future of vending. The Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) is repositioning to support the changing industry and amongst numerous new initiatives has invested in a refreshed website that can better meet the ever-changing needs of its members. The website has been re-launched as […]
  • Coinadrink marks six decades in business

    By Vending International on February 23, 2022
    Coinadrink Limited is celebrating its 60th birthday as of February 2022. 1962 was when the company first opened its doors and it is still be going strong six decades later. Managing director Roger Williams has steered a tight ship based on values that have been in place right from day one. By putting his people first, he has moulded a […]
  • VMC celebrates 30 years in the vending industry

    By Vending International on January 26, 2022
                  VMC recently celebrated a significant milestone for any company – its 30thyear in business. During those three decades VMC has been a constant and trusted supplier to the vending industry, providing market-leading solutions and expert advice on all things payment related. The business began back in 1991 as Vending Micro Circuits (not everybody […]
  • VENDEX Scotland postponed to September

    By Vending International on January 11, 2022
    Due to the high Covid infection rates currently happening in Scotland, Vendex Scotland has been postponed to 14 September when organisers hope that the pandemic will be under control. The show is to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Glasgow. A host of exhibitors are expected to unveil all their latest product developments and the latest technological innovations, […]