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  • Masteroast appoints new commercial director

    Masteroast appoints new commercial director

    By Vending International on September 25, 2019

    Masteroast Coffee Co, the UK-based specialist private label roaster, has appointed Matthew Mills as group commercial director. Matthew, son of the original founders, re-joins the family owned business after a highly successful 15-year career trading green coffee on three...

  • Vending stalwart passes away

    By Vending International on September 25, 2019

    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has announced that Alec Upton, of the Upton Group, has died after a short illness. AVA chief executive David Lewellyn said: “Alec was a stalwart and characterful part of the vending industry, having built...

  • The Energy Measurement Protocol (EMP) for refrigerated vending machines no longer valid

    The Energy Measurement Protocol (EMP) for refrigerated vending machines no longer valid

    By Vending International on September 12, 2019

    What did the EVA Energy Measurement Protocol for refrigerated vending machines do?  The Energy Measurement Protocol, developed by EVA technical experts, has provided a reliable method for over 10 years for vending manufacturers to test the energy consumption of...

  • Vianet unveils new website

    Vianet unveils new website

    By Vending International on August 26, 2019

    Vianet has launched a new website that provides field workers, operators and engineers with immediate access to the all the information and tools they need to install its devices. Additionally, ithosts a selection of useful tips and tricks of...

  • Hot chocolate powder gets a luxury twist with new Thorntons Launch

    Hot chocolate powder gets a luxury twist with new Thorntons Launch

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019

    Ferrero Foodservice has launched Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolate Powder, that expects to raise the standard for powdered hot chocolate out-of-home.   With the latest independent research showing a real disparity between key markets and the hot chocolate experience on offer,...

  • Catercost acquired by the EF Group

    Catercost acquired by the EF Group

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019

    Catering cloud-based service provider, The EF Group, has announced the acquisition of menu planning, nutrition and allergen management service provider Catercost. Through this acquisition, The EF Group which trades as e-foods, plans to expand its software platform to offer fully...

  • Vendmanager appoints new technical manager

    Vendmanager appoints new technical manager

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019

    SB Software, the maker of Vendmanager, has appointed Martin Olivant to the role of technical manager. With more than 27 years’ experience in vending, and most recently over 13 years at Express the market-leading operator, Martin has earned his...

  • Acquisition presents ‘exciting opportunity’

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019

    Options Management has acquired Hilton Lane Associates Ltd T/a Boxlogix and the company will now be known as Options Management t/a Boxlogix. Paul Ure, group managing director of Options Management said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for both...