Big bingo win for Selecta

Major European vending operator Selecta has secured a five-year contract to supply com­pre­hensive snack and beverage vending to Mecca Bingo.

Under the terms of the agreement, the company will provide hot and cold beverage and snack and confectionery vending to Mecca Bingo, a leading operator of bingo clubs which is part of the Rank Group, one of Europe’s largest gaming businesses. Selecta will install more than 350 machines at over 100 Mecca Bingo sites across the UK in locations including Glasgow, Stockport and Birmingham.

Products available under Selecta’s vending offer will include leading-brand cold drinks from Pepsi and Barr Soft Drinks, popular hot beverages from PG Tips, and top-selling snacks and confectionery from Mars, Walkers, Nestlé and Cadbury. As part of the deal, Selecta will also trial an ice cream vending offer at selected sites which will be extended to cover all locations if it proves to be popular.

“We are very pleased that Mecca Bingo has chosen us to provide this exciting new vending offer,” says Selecta Sales and Marketing Director Jonathan Barr. “We have considerable experience of providing vending in the leisure sector and will be drawing on all our expertise to ensure that our vending offer meets the exact needs of Mecca Bingo’s customers and staff.”

“Mecca is delighted to have Selecta as a partner within our business,” says Stewart McGrow, Head of Food and Beverages. “With Selecta’s global vending experience and local market knowledge, we are confident that we can offer our customers an exceptional vending service.”