Vending News

  • 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 […]
  • New energy label brings big changes for refrigerated vending machines

    By Vending International on February 9, 2021
    New energy consumption regulations come into force on 1 March which will see the least efficient refrigerated vending machines banned from being sold and requiring all new chilled machines to display an official energy label. For the first time, refrigerated vending machines will have an official energy rating – similar to those already displayed on TVs and washing machines – […]
  • Mr Lee’s founder passes away

    By Vending International on February 1, 2021
    Mr Lee’s Pure Foods has announced that founder Damian Lee who has battled cancer over the past six years, has passed away. A company statement said the announcement was made with “a collective sad and heavy heart”. It went on… “Damien’s energy, enthusiasm, creativity, his twinkling rebelliousness and his deeply caring nature are an entrenched inspiration to us all. “His […]
  • AVA calls for support for ‘vital vending industry’

    By Vending International on January 20, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has called on Local Authorities to support the ‘vital vending industry’ as new research shows two thirds of operators have seen turnover reduced, with some losing all revenue completely. Across the country, AVA members have experienced resistance when seeking help from Local Authorities despite specific funds being allocated in the form of ‘Additional Restrictions Grants’ […]
  • New EVA report on COVID-19 impact

    By Vending International on January 13, 2021
    An updated European Vending and Coffee Services Association (EVA) report has found there has been a marked improvement for vending & OCS businesses, but ongoing impact from COVID-19 restrictions remains severe. Previewed at the EVA Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month, the new COVID-19 impact report is based on survey responses from both vending operators and suppliers (such as manufacturers, […]
  • Beaver Machine Corporation founder passes away

    By Vending International on December 18, 2020
    Beaver Machine Corporation has announced that its founder, Josef Schwarzli, has sadly died of COVID-19. Joe started Machine-O-Matic Limited, later renamed Beaver Machine Corporation, as a metal casting company in 1963 while also designing and manufacturing the Beaver gumball machines that are well known today. His passion, vision and industry changing engineering continue to set the benchmark in the industry around the world […]