Vending News

  • Mondelēz International team takes on 10,000 mile challenge for charity

    By Vending International on May 26, 2020
    The virtual challenge was devised after the team’s annual charity cycle ride was postponed due to the impact of COVID-19, with the group working towards its 2020 target of raising £10,000 for charity. Each person was able to complete their miles however they could, while adhering to government guidance on social distancing. Throughout the month, 42 employees clocked up an […]
  • World after COVID-19 report released

    By Vending International on May 21, 2020
    Worldline, the specialists in payment and transaction services, has published its ‘World after COVID-19’ report. The report highlights the trends of the worldwide pandemic, both the immediate impacts and the potential long-term impacts, and presents key takeaways that business leaders may use to start adapting their strategies now to the post pandemic world. The purpose is to help business leaders […]
  • AVA advice as trading resumes

    By Vending International on May 21, 2020
    As the government announces the relaxation of the rules on travel and association to encourage business to resume trading, now is a good time to begin to prepare. To ready its members, the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has provided some advice in the form of its Resumption of Trading Guide. View the guide here AVA Resumption of Trading    
  • Access to face masks, sanitisers via vending machines

    By Vending International on May 18, 2020
    Selecta, the route-based unattended self-service provider, has launched a range of convenient hygiene and safety solutions for public and private vending as a response to the COVID-19 crisis, helping customers and consumers feel safe as lockdown measures begin to ease in Europe. From hygiene kits to sanitising dispensers and vending machines offering safety products, the company has introduced flexible solutions […]
  • New coronavirus guidance from Government

    By Vending International on May 13, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has advised members that the Government has published a range of guidance documents on workplace safety. Whilst there is a common theme to much of the information, separate documents have been produced for offices, factories & warehouses, retail and vehicles. All of these can be found on the link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19 Additional detail and resources have […]
  • 2019 Census reveals 5.2% increase in vending turnover

    By Vending International on May 4, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has announced that its new 2019 Census has been completed and is available to members. It includes the first in-depth Coffee-to-Go report which shows the sector turnover is £670 million, taking the overall industry revenue to £2.21 billion in 2019 and also the first micromarket report. Some of the key points found in the 2019 […]
  • New guidance on worker/employee COVID-19 testing

    By Vending International on April 30, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association has advised members that Department of Health and Social Care has recently introduced updated guidance on worker / employee coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. If you are an essential worker who is self-isolating, you can now apply for you and your household to get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19). Originally vending was covered as “critical personnel in the production […]
  • Coffee roaster donates materials for the protection of medical workers

    By Vending International on April 21, 2020
    Specialist coffee roaster 200 Degrees Coffee and members of the public have donated acetate to the Queens Medical Centre hospital (QMC) in Nottingham, to help alleviate the shortage of protective visors for NHS staff working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic  With the NHS under huge pressure and limited resources of personal protective equipment (PPE), specialist medical designers in […]
  • Suzohapp donates surgical masks to MPAC Healthcare

    By Vending International on April 21, 2020
    Suzohapp, the specialist in payment systems and cash management solutions, has donated a supply of 6,000 surgical masks to MPAC Healthcare, an organisation that provides primary care and mental health services primarily focused on skilled-nursing homes, to aid in their frontline service against the COVID-19 virus. Data has shown that older people and people with multiple co-morbidities tend to have more […]
  • Huhtamaki produces face shields for healthcare workers in Northern Ireland

    By Vending International on April 20, 2020
    Packaging specialist Huhtamaki has started to produce face shields for healthcare workers together with a local partner in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Initially, four million face shields will be produced per week for HSCNI, the publicly funded service which provides health and social care services in Northern Ireland, butHuhtamaki is looking to ramp up the production up to six million per […]