• Ice vending trends to watch in 2023

    By Vending International on March 14, 2023
    The year 2022 saw record-breaking temperatures and this trend is predicted to continue. As such, ice machine manufacturers and vendors can expect to see strong market growth this year. Dan Doromal, co-owner and vice president of operations for Everest Ice and Water Systems comments Due to its high ROI and low-cost business model, ice vending is currently the fastest-growing segment […]
  • 5 Steps to Running a Successful Automated Retail Business

    By Vending International on October 25, 2022
    “ Times are changing. Operators, retailers and brands are all too aware of the limitations of traditional unattended retail devices,“ says Samuel Wilson, Commercial Lead of Invenda Group in the UK and Ireland. “Why not leverage cutting-edge technology to both streamline and grow your business as well as offer consumers a modern shopping experience?” For Samuel, digitisation is the only […]
  • Will the plastic packaging market stand strong as the sustainability trend rises?

    By Vending International on September 22, 2022
    Compared to various packaging materials, the preference for plastic packaging has been rising worldwide, since plastic packages are easier to manage and are lightweight. Likewise, even renowned manufacturers are shifting toward plastic packaging given the lower production cost. Plastic containers have gained high importance in various industries like cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and beverages, and food. Innovative filling technologies along with the […]
  • Diversification in Vending:  A Changing Industry

    By Vending International on August 9, 2021
    David Llewellyn, Chief Executive of the AVA, discusses how the vending industry has diversified during the pandemic. In the last year, consumer behaviour has changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with all industries needing to adapt and evolve in order to meet new demands and routes of access. The vending industry is no exception, adapting to cater […]
  • How payments can help power the vending market

    By Vending International on September 29, 2020
    By Darren Anderson, Business Development Manager, Self Service, Ingenico Enterprise Retail The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the unattended market in various ways. In some cases, vending machine use has decreased as a result of lower footfall and closed premises. However, the nature of vending being self-service, for many it’s just been a case of upgrading systems to meet new guidelines […]
  • Veolia launches new plastic recycling report

    By Vending International on July 8, 2020
    A new report titled ‘Examining material evidence – the carbon fingerprint’ highlights the importance of plastic as a material compared to alternatives when examining the carbon emissions. The report, commissioned by Veolia and published by Imperial College, analysed over 70 life-cycle assessments to evaluate the environmental impacts of packaging alternatives over their life-time, including impacts from mining, manufacturing, logistics, usage […]
  • The Cadbury Foundation celebrates 85 years of giving

    By Vending International on June 30, 2020
    Originally named ‘The Charitable Brothers Trust’ in 1935, The Cadbury Foundation builds on both the brand’s rich heritage and the Cadbury brothers’ conviction that investing in local communities is good for business. The brother’s approach saw them focus on creating a prosperous, enterprising and inclusive community at the company’s home in Bournville, Birmingham. With green spaces and the health and […]
  • Lavazza’s first documentary is a story about women, rebirth and hope.

    By Vending International on June 16, 2020
    Lavazza has launched its first docufilm, “Coffee Defenders, a Path from Coca to Coffee” on Amazon Prime Video in Italy, the US and the UK.  The Docufilm is directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, one of the best-known voices in contemporary Colombian cinema.   The documentary tells the true story of Johana, a young Colombian woman who lost everything during the […]
  • COVID-19 impact on cash payment threatens industry viability

    By Vending International on May 22, 2020
    With ‘dirty cash’ identified as a medium for transmitting COVID-19 the final curtain is slowly closing on cash payment – clearing the way for another stellar rise in contactless payment. For a long time cash has been king in the Vending market, however with innovation in contactless payment technology and corresponding growth in consumer adoption, momentum has steadily grown towards […]
  • Time for fresh thinking research reveals

    By Vending International on June 2, 2019
    New research has revealed that some fresh thinking may be needed to secure event bookings, with value for money proving the number one reason to book and dated complimentary products could be doing more harm than good. The survey of event managers, office managers, PAs and F&B managers delved into what are the key influencers for booking meeting and conference […]