• Health-aware consumers demand more from vending

    By Vending International on September 15, 2023
    As consumer demand evolves to a healthier standard, it is important for vending to start providing healthy options according to Vending & Automated Retail Association chief executive David Llewellyn. The vended snacks market in the UK has experienced notable shifts and adaptations over the past 12 months, largely influenced by evolving consumer preferences and broader societal changes. These developments have […]
  • Health should be #1 driver in food and beverage development

    By Vending International on July 13, 2023
    Despite the current global atmosphere of financial uncertainty, consumers surveyed recently by Innova Market Insightssay that health should be the key driver of future food and beverage product development. Additionally, consumers prioritise health over affordability. “Health benefits remain at the top of the list for consumers, even in financially challenging times,” says Lu Ann Williams, global insights director at Innova Market Insights. […]
  • Nutritional information gives you the power

    By Vending International on June 30, 2023
    Consumers are becoming more conscious of what they eat for various reasons, like wanting to lose weight, dealing with food sensitivities, managing health issues, and following dietary trends so they need to have a clear understanding about the ingredients in their food. In the food service industry, success depends on a few key factors: being responsive to consumer preferences, keeping […]
  • G20 nations have ‘room for improvement’ on food sustainability

    By Vending International on August 10, 2021
    G20 countries must lead by example ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit in September by further reducing food loss and waste, and improving diets and agriculture, according to the authors of the Food Sustainability Index (FSI). The FSI, developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN), found “room for improvement” across […]
  • School children set for healthier future following historic National Food Strategy

    By Vending International on August 9, 2021
    School children are set to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the much-anticipated Part 2 of the National Food Strategy, according to ProVeg UK, a non-profit organisation working to make school food healthier and more sustainable. The independent report, commissioned by the Government in 2019 sets out recommendations to build a better food system for a healthier nation, including […]
  • Brits cutting back on animal products

    By Vending International on May 17, 2021
    A huge number of Brits have reduced the amount of animal products they’re consuming since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research by The Vegan Society. A new survey, that focused on changing consumer habits over the last 12 months, has found one in five (20%) people have reduced the amount of meat they are eating while 12% […]
  • CBD drinks market faces obstacles

    By Vending International on November 11, 2020
    Zenith Global’s new report on the North American CBD Drinks Market charts its recent progress and highlights new obstacles that must now be overcome. Regional retail sales in 2020 are estimated at US$180 million, with US growth much more heavily dependent on an uncertain regulatory environment than any disruption from coronavirus. The Canadian market has been held back by an […]
  • New research shows Brits go mad for vegan food post-lockdown

    By Vending International on November 11, 2020
    New research by has revealed just how much our attitudes towards vegan food and plant-based living has changed. thortful analysed google trends from World Vegan Day – 01/10/2015 to 28/10/2020, to reveal: • Searches for vegan food near me up 2100%+ in the last five years • Searches for food delivery vegan up 450%+ in the last five years […]
  • New no added sugar wafers and cookies from Diablo

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    Diablo Sugar Free is a one-stop-shop for all your sugar free needs, offering a choice of over 40 items from a selection of chocolate bars, Belgian chocolate wafers, cookies, muesli bars, chocolate spread and a selection of excellent sweets. The brand has recently extended its range with no added sugar cream filled sandwich cookies in two flavours – vanilla and […]
  • Partnership brings healthy hydration to the vending sector

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    Westways Vending has teamed up with iPro Sport to bring healthy hydration drinks into the vending sector.  Westways has branded, configured and installed state-of-the-art vending machines to display and deliver the iPro Sport range. Contactless payments systems have been fitted to facilitate payment by card or cash to ensure that customers aren’t left thirsty. Westways uses intelligent vending to improve […]