Vending News

  • WHA nominated for charity award

    By Vending International on July 7, 2021
    The Water Dispenser & Hydration Association (WHA) has been nominated by its charity, Just a Drop, for the Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year at the Charity Times Awards, and the association has been shortlisted. General manager Phillipa Atkinson-Clow said: “This recognition is really testament to the fantastic support and dedication from WHA and its members over the last […]
  • Add your voice to Defra consultation

    By Vending International on July 2, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association has reminded its members that they have until Sunday to respond to a Defra consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling in England. Chief executive David Llewellyn said while members had already responded to Parts 1 and 2 of this series of consultations – this is the final, Part 3. He added, while AVA will […]
  • Cashless technology to support post-pandemic vending.

    By Vending International on June 11, 2021
    New research from the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has revealed an 11% YoY increase in cashless vending technology (36% to 47%) despite the drop in overall operator revenue and customer consumption. The findings from the AVA’s annual Census for 2020, which consists of submissions from the operators of 310,000 machines around the UK showcased more than double (58%) the purchase […]
  • Last chance to have your say on DRS and EPR

    By Vending International on May 27, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has reminded its members to take a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to influence the direction and structure of proposed legislation which will have a significant impact on the vending industry. The association has put together a step-by-step guide for members to follow to help ensure vending’s voice is heard with regards to the proposed […]
  • “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 […]