Have you launched an innovative vending product in the past 2 years?
Do you provide an essential service to the vending industry?
If so, we want to hear about it!
The Vendies (formerly the Vending Industry Awards), is the prestigious awards programme for the vending and water industries, designed to recognise and reward the success, innovation and technology of the past 12 months. Organised by Datateam Business Media and Vending International, this year’s event will take place at the 5* Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Tuesday 28 June 2016.
Guide to Categories
This year, The Vendies will recognise Manufacturers & Suppliers in the industry. There are nine categories for vending, and two for water.
Best Machine Innovation: Open to manufacturers with an innovative vending machine concept – whether it vends food, beverages, or non-consumable items
Best Payment System: Card, contactless, phone, cash or a system with all combined – this category is open to any payment technology that can be used for a vending machine
Best Hot Beverage Brand: Does your vended hot beverage combine the finest quality ingredients with top machine technology?
Best Snack/Confectionery Product: Whether it’s an old consumer favourite or a ground-breaking new concept, tell us why your product deserves to win the Vendie
Best Healthy & Well-Being Product: A market sector with wide scope for innovation, healthy & well-being products are enjoying increasing popularity. What makes yours stand out?
Best Soft Drink: This category is for Soft Drink products that can be sold from a vending machine – PET bottle, can, pouch or other!
Best Vending Cup: Paper or plastic? Branded or basic? Functionality or form? Why is your vending cup a winner?
Best New Product: This category is open to products from all of the above categories, but must have been launched since 1st December 2014
NEW for 2016: Best Ancillary Service to the Industry: Do you provide an essential service supporting the vending industry? For example, this could include management software, machine parts, ingredients, logistics, telemetry or disposables
Best Innovation: have you launched an innovative product, product range or service in the past 2 years that has had a significant impact on business, customers and industry?
Best Environmental Initiative: have you launched a project or initiative in the past 2 years to improve your environmental and sustainability practice?
You can enter one of two ways.
Fill in the form on the page opposite, scan, and email to Bryony Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org along with an attached hi-res image and logo
Alternatively, visit www.thevendies.co.uk and fill in the online form.