Vending News

  • Well done Linzi!

    By Vending International on June 19, 2019
    Abbeychart has announced that Linzi Sahota-Moore, commercial director, as employee of the quarter in recognition of her achievements in relation to the company’s recent business relocation. With the support of the Abbeychart team, Linzi was responsible for the company’s office move to a new facility in Swindon.   Linzi also managed the successful return of the Stanford In the Vale property […]
  • Conquering Ben Nevis for bowel cancer

    By Vending International on June 13, 2019
    It’s become a bit of a tradition for Automatic Retailing Northern (ARN) to do a fundraiser each year for a chosen charity and this year the choice has been a bit of a no-brainer. ARN spokesman Lyndsey Boutflour says: “In other years, it’s been tough deciding which one to support, but unfortunately, one of our colleagues, Hylton Nesbitt, has been […]
  • West Midlands charities set to receive £20k from The Cadbury Foundation

    By Vending International on June 7, 2019
    Four charities from across Greater Birmingham have been hand-selected by employees at Mondelēz International sites throughout the region to each receive a donation of £5,000. Little Hearts Matter, national disability charity Sense, St Hilda’s Scout Group and Tamworth and Lichfield Sea Cadets will be granted the considerable figure from The Cadbury Foundation, as part of its ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ […]
  • Say it with flowers at all hours

    By Vending International on May 13, 2019
    A new florist has found a home at Clapham Junction – but it’s not your conventional shop. British company, Rockflower, has invigorated flower retailing with its new auto retail unit where the fresh hand-tied bouquets are available to customers 24/7. The business was founded by designer Andrew McAlpine who was driven by his vision to create a high-end automated kiosk […]
  • Join the AVA Board 

    By Vending International on April 26, 2019
    The AVA is undergoing a period of change and five of positions need to be filled on the Board next month. Positions include: one machines & components representative; one commodities representative; and three vending operator representatives Members of companies that are full members of the AVA are eligible for the posts.The Board meets four times a year and helps to shape and guide the […]
  • Selecta UK announces UK roll out of new Express Hub MicroMarket for the workplace 

    By Vending International on April 8, 2019
    Selecta UK, a group company of Selecta AG, a European leader in unattended self-serve coffee and convenience food, has announced the UK roll out of its Express Hub MicroMarket for the workplace. The Express HUB has been developed by fellow Selecta Group B.V. company, Express Vending which has successfully introduced the pioneering concept to sites across London and surrounding counties. […]
  • Urban Bistro set for growth after successful first year

    By Vending International on February 22, 2019
    Urban Bistro, the food-to-go vending solution, is gearing up for further UK wide growth, just a year after the start-up was launched by Crewe-based Wrights Food Group. Established in February 2018, Urban Bistro is one of the first vending businesses in the UK to directly manufacture and deliver fresh, wholesome food on a daily basis. And with a growing order […]
  • Global vending machines market to cross $30 billion by 2024

    By Vending International on February 21, 2019
    The global vending machines market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $11 billion to over $30 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The vending machines market is experiencing high growth due to a rise in the development of the energy-efficient solutions by manufacturers that will help […]
  • Honours for Wilkes Group chair

    By Vending International on January 10, 2019
    Chairman of the Wilkes Group, Peter Wilkes, has been recognised in The New Year’s Honours List for his services to tennis. Mr Wilkes who chairs the Wakefield-based automatic vending, catering and cleaning and properties specialist, was awarded a British Empire Medal for his services to the sport. He was nominated for the award by the Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Association (YLTA) […]
  • Vending loses a key figure

    By Vending International on December 5, 2018
    Managing director of Park Warren Vending, Terry Fairhead, has died after a long illness. Terry founded Park Warren Vending in 1972 and was a key figure in Associated Vending Services, a concept he devised with John Rowcroft, recruiting the inaugural companies, Garden County Vending, Jones Vending and AGM Caterers. John said Terry was originally a caterer who saw the opportunities […]