Vending News

  • Vending is included in VAT reduction

    By Vending International on July 14, 2020
    After the Government announced VAT registered hospitality businesses would benefit from a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT, the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has now established that vending businesses are included. The AVA confirmed that HMRC tax experts had indicated that catering, foodservice and out-of-home food and drink provision are all covered by the VAT reduction and that vending is […]
  • SandenVendo set to launch Safety Point Table Top

    By Vending International on July 10, 2020
    SandenVendo is about to launch a table-top vending machine known as Safety Point. With a small foot print, this versatile machine is developed with social contribution in mind, aiming to support public health and protect against the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety Point supports businesses such as hotels, restaurants, offices, unattended 24/7 service, by providing the protection and sanitising materials for all. […]
  • AVA AGM, what happened

    By Vending International on June 29, 2020
    On Wednesday June 24 the AVA held its annual general meeting via Microsoft Teams – the first AGM to be held online. Over 80 AVA members attended and with the round table style discussion open at the end of the meeting, everyone had their opportunity to speak and contribute on the top three topics as decided by members. Here’s what […]
  • Foot-operated hand sanitiser dispenser suitable for every location

    By Vending International on June 23, 2020
    Because good personal hygiene is very important in today’s world and the fact cleaning your hands is still the number one basic rule against the coronavirus, Bravilor has developed a foot operated sanitiser gel dispenser. This means you are able to welcome your employees and visitors in a time that hygiene requirements are high. The disinfection column is suited for public […]
  • WCD signs exclusive UK distributorship with mask vending firm

    By Vending International on June 22, 2020
    The WCD Group has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with German vending firm Flavura, for the sales and supply of mask vending machines and masks (Automask) to UK businesses and local government establishments for consumers to access. Automask represents the future of vending machines for the protection against bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus. Face coverings (non-medical) are now compulsory for […]
  • Innovations in contactless, hygienic vending

    By Vending International on June 18, 2020
    The world has changed dramatically over the past few months, with all industries learning that they must adapt in order to survive, and vending is not immune to the effects of the pandemic. In order to meet the needs of the ‘new normal’ Brodericks has developed two new pieces of technology that enable customers to pay for vending purchases touch […]
  • Vending solution for public PPE distribution

    By Vending International on June 15, 2020
    Necta, the vending machine brand, has developed a simple and reliable solution to help companies improve their safety standards to meet the demands of the pandemic. ‘The idea is as simple as it is effective: to offer vending systems for the distribution of masks and other PPE equipment at strategic locations in the workplace’ Evoca UK sales director Craig Jukes […]
  • AVA AGM goes virtual

    By Vending International on June 15, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) AGM will be held virtually on June 24 from 11am to 12pm. Procedural aspects to the meeting will include: • A summary of 2019 from chair, Gillian White • A review of the 2019 accounts with Roger Williams, AVA treasurer The AVA also wants to know what members think about the AVA and the impact […]
  • Furlough update

    By Vending International on June 15, 2020
    Following the deadline for adding new employees to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has drawn attention to updated guidelines on how to implement or make a claim under the scheme through its business support partner, Quest. These can be found on the AVA COVID-19 advice pages of the AVA website. The most recent changes […]
  • Vendex 2020 cancelled

    By Vending International on June 8, 2020
    Due to the current Covid-19 virus,  Vendex 2020 has been cancelled to allow organisers to move the event to a time when it can be held safely, and to a level that visitors expect. Event director Phil Reynolds said: “This wasn’t an easy decision to make but we feel it is in the best interests of our exhibitors, visitors and […]