• 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 […]
  • 50 years and counting for GEM

    By Vending International on March 19, 2018
    GEM Vending based in Nottingham, is celebrating 50 years of local service to the East Midlands in 2018. The vending industry has seen many changes since the company was first registered in 1968 in both the style of the machines and the quality of the coffee and other products dispensed. Back in the 1970s with no computerised systems GEM had […]
  • EDWCA Trade Show sold out

    By Vending International on June 15, 2016
    The event, which is co-located with The Vendies, will take place on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at the 5* Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London Stands for the European Drinking Water Cooler Association’s (EDWCA) 2016 Trade Show sold out in a matter of days, with exhibitors keen to talk operators, facilities managers and end users in the public and private sector. […]
  • Venditalia: An evolving show for an evolving market

    By Vending International on June 1, 2016
    Arguably the world’s most important vending show, Venditalia 2016 took place from the 4-7 May at Fieromilanocity, just outside the city of Milan. Vending exhibitors from all over the world showcased their latest products, services and technology at the tenth edition of international exhibition Venditalia. Organised by Venditalia Services and promoted by Trust, the technological advances and investment evident throughout […]
  • BWCA Conference

    By Vending International on April 27, 2016
    The annual British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) conference and trade show was held at the Nottingham Belfry on 17 March 2016. Karen Wells, senior commercial consultant at Zenith International, shared the latest figures from the water cooler market with attendees. VI reports New market research shows continuing positive growth of 1.5% for UK water cooler numbers, the BWCA annual conference […]
  • Getting to grips with the Insurance Act 2015

    By Vending International on April 25, 2016
      The new Insurance Act has been described by some as the most significant statutory change to UK commercial insurance law in over one hundred years. Brian Weetman, director at specialist chartered broker Clear Insurance, explains what it means for vending operators   What’s new? The new legislation, which comes into force on 12 August this year, contains several important […]
  • Vendex Midlands 2016 review

    By Vending International on April 23, 2016
    Following another sell-out event, Vendex Midlands has been hailed as “the go-to show for the industry.”   Show director Phil Reynolds commented: “What a show! It was busy busy busy. The popularity of this format is a clear testament to just how important the show has become for the vending industry, and to the stature of Vendex as a true […]
  • Pan-European vending innovation

    By Vending International on April 12, 2016
        The 2016 edition of annual trade show Venditalia takes place in Milan next month. Vending International takes a look at what visitors can expect from this internationally acclaimed vending and coffee exhibition DATE Wednesday 4 May – Saturday 7 May 2016   TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION Venditalia 2016 is located at the Fieramilanocity exhibition and conference centre. The venue […]
  • Sugar tax: sense or scapegoating?

    By Vending International on April 11, 2016
    On 16 March, Chancellor George Osbourne announced the budget for the coming year. He simultaneously announced the introduction of a tax aimed at high sugar drinks. VI explores the facts and implications for the vending industry The Facts There will be two tax bands – one for products with more than 5g of sugar per 100ml, and one for drinks […]
  • Keeping your vending business safe from cyber criminals

    By Vending International on March 9, 2016
    According to a PriceWaterhouseCoopers survey sponsored by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, becoming a victim of a hack or breach costs smaller firms with fewer than 250 employees between £65,000 and £115,000. Justin Gould, director at specialist chartered broker Clear Insurance, explained in the latest issue of VI how vending operators can safeguard their business from a cyber […]