Vending News

  • NHS Coffee Appeal seeks coffee machines

    By Vending International on April 8, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has been contacted by the NHS Coffee Appeal which is seeking coffee machines and supplies to help keep doctors and nurses going through their long shifts during the coronavirus crisis. So far 20 NHS Trusts across London have put out an appeal and they estimate that a total of 700 coffee machines are currently needed along […]
  • Open letter from EVA president reveals impact of COVID-19 on vending industry

    By Vending International on April 2, 2020
    EVA President Paolo Ghidotti has informed the Presidents of the European Council, European Commission, European Parliament, European Central Bank and the Eurogroup, about the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the vending industry and has asked for urgent financial assistance. Mr Ghidotti said: “We are currently living in an unprecedented situation that will not only cost many human lives, but also […]
  • AVA COVID-19: subscription holiday

    By Vending International on March 30, 2020
    To support members who are paying in instalments, The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) is offering a subscription holiday, during the coronavirus crisis. For those companies who wish to benefit and apply, there will be a three-month pause in AVA subscriptions from April 2020 to June 2020.  To apply, members should email Penny.Rowell@the-ava.com confirming their interest  For those paying in instalments, these will be […]
  • Advice for businesses affected by coronavirus outbreak

    By Vending International on March 27, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has issued some advice to members who are currently having to make, in some cases, “very difficult decisions” about their businesses.  Foremost on members’ minds has been the ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’ and how it works. Right now, many of the finer details have not yet been released by HMRC – and the support portal […]
  • No ban on vending in Italy

    By Vending International on March 26, 2020
    Recent  reports in the mainstream media than vending had been banned in Italy as a result of the coronavirus are not correct, the Automatic Vending Association has said. The AVA’s partners in Europe CONFIDA and the EVA, have confirmed the situation as follows: • The Lombardy region, being one of the Italian regions most impacted by COVID-19, has introduced additional restrictions […]
  • New guidance for UK as Lombardy restricts vending operations

    By Vending International on March 23, 2020
    As the Italian region of Lombardy tightens coronavirus related restrictions to include vending machines, the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has issued new guidance to address members’ concerns. The new guide stresses that even as restrictions are brought in in Lombardy, ‘vending machines remain an open and safe channel for consumers to purchase food and beverages’ and there is no increased […]
  • EAT REAL sales manager reaches blood donor milestone

    By Vending International on February 10, 2020
     Eat Real sales manager and blood donor extraordinaire Simon Roberts is celebrating a remarkable achievement in that he recently donated his 100thpint – a feat which puts him in the top 6% of UK donors. Simon’s blood type – O-negative – is also known as the ‘universal donor’ which means it can be given to anyone in an emergency and […]
  • Selecta chooses Arishi as global technical partner 

    By Vending International on December 20, 2019
    Arishi, experts in delivering technical solutions for enterprise, retail, fintech and government, has announced that it has been chosen by European specialist in vending, Selecta, to be its digital technology partner. As part of their work together, Arishi will service the needs of Selecta’s global marketing teams across the 16 countries in which it operates, providing technical expertise to support […]
  • The Vendies 2020: Entry is now open!

    By Vending International on December 20, 2019
    Following the success of last year, The Vendies – organised by the publishers of Vending International, Datateam Business Media – heads to the opulent Café De Paris on Tuesday, June 3, 2020 to continue its longstanding tradition of recognising and rewarding companies and individuals that have made exceptional contributions to the trade – and entries are now open! The entry […]
  • NAMA announces public health commitment

    By Vending International on November 8, 2019
    NAMA, the association representing the US convenience services industry with the support of the Partnership for a Healthier America and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, has announced that it has adopted a public health commitment to substantially increase the percentage of ‘better for you’ offerings to 33% in the nation’s vending machines. The commitment, implemented over the next three years, represents a nearly […]