Vending News

  • “Life-changing” coffee

    By Vending International on May 14, 2021
    The supplier and installer of commercial coffee machines, Liquildine, has partnered with Change Please, a social enterprise that helps lift people out of homelessness. It may be bold to say that a cup of coffee changed your life, but when you choose Change Please coffee for your business, it may genuinely be helping to transform the lives of people experiencing […]
  • £21 billion industry still not getting support it needs

    By Vending International on April 28, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association is disappointed to see that minimal Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) are being awarded when jobs are being lost due to the pandemic and members could be aided with these grants. AVA chief executive David Llewellyn said: “Since the start of the pandemic the food-to-go industry has provided a lifeline to those key workers on the front […]
  • Your chance to join the AVA board

    By Vending International on April 27, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has invited nominations for board members. Throughout the pandemic the AVA has tried to keep its members fully up to date with the information and support needed to address business challenges – work which has been has been aided by the experienced input of board members. The Board elections, like many others, were deferred for […]
  • AVA reminder on new Restart Grants

    By Vending International on April 8, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association has sent out a reminder about new government grant funding to support businesses in England. This is in addition to the £425 million added to the Additional Restrictions Grants scheme, effective from 1 April. Businesses in England in the non-essential retail sector are now eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000, while businesses in the […]
  • BofE update on withdrawal of old £20 and £50

    By Vending International on March 29, 2021
    The Bank of England has released details of timings for the withdrawal of the old paper £20 and £50 notes. The impact Covid-19 on the £20 paper and polymer transition means there is a larger volume of paper £20s circulating than initially expected at this time.  The slower transition has presented challenges in deciding an appropriate time to withdraw the […]
  • AVA members prioritise legislation, lobbying and learning

    By Vending International on March 22, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has released the results from its annual member survey this month, highlighting widespread industry support for continued remote collaboration to deliver positive change. The survey, which gained 68 company responses from the AVA’s 180-strong member base pinpointed AVA lobbying on key legislation as crucial in the industry’s post-pandemic recovery. In response to this feedback, the AVA […]
  • EVA launches ambitious manifesto

    By Vending International on March 18, 2021
    With over 100 participants, EVA’s webinar on 15 March saw the official launch of its manifesto which introduced the industry, its challenges, and its calls for action for the current parliamentary term. The event heard from a diverse group of high level stakeholders, including MEP Brando Benifei, MEP Stefan Berger, and Emmanuelle Maire, head of unit in DG ENV. The […]
  • AVA calls for support as 2021 budget announced

    By Vending International on March 4, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has called on local authorities and local members of parliament to support the ‘vital vending industry’ as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced up to £18,000 in grants for hospitality & leisure businesses and £6,000 in grants for retail businesses in the 2021 Budget today. Across the country, AVA members have experienced resistance when […]
  • Get your workplace testing kits

    By Vending International on February 23, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association has reminded vending businesses that the Government is, until the end of March, providing workplace COVID-19 testing kits free of charge to businesses with 50 or more employees (this is 50 employees in total whether or not on a single site). The aim is for staff to be tested on a twice weekly basis as part of the drive […]
  • AVA clarifies where operators stand with Scottish DRS

    By Vending International on February 23, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has moved to reassure vending operators of their obligations with regards to the impending Scottish DRS programme. The AVA said it had become aware that there is some confusion surrounding the involvement of vending and vending operators in management of the forthcoming Scottish Deposit Return Scheme in Scotland with some sites and personnel indicating that […]