• Rhea wins Good Design Award

    By Vending International on May 15, 2023
    Coffee machine specialist Rhea’s futuristic AI operated Monolite, the concept machine designed by opera artist Davide Livermore and environmental photograph Simona Ghizzoni, has received the Good Design Award 2022. Selected among more than 900 design and graphic projects nominated from 47 countries, Monolite was included in the Retail Fittings category as an example of good design for the hospitality sector, […]
  • Kairos, can I have an espresso?

    By Vending International on March 1, 2023
    QuestIT, a spin-off of the Artificial Intelligence Research Group of the University of Siena, and Rhea, producer of customized vending machines, took part in WAICF, a global event dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in Cannes, where its coffee machine virtual assistant was showcased. Rhea introduced its Kairos automatic coffee machine where a virtual assistant interacts with the consumer and serves a coffee at […]
  • Eco-friendly, cash-free vending machines installed at 51 train stations in the North

    By Vending International on March 1, 2023
    Train operator, Northern has teamed-up with Decorum Vending to install 79 new vending machines at 51 locations across its network, offering customers a choice of top-quality, well-known brands. The new vending machines offer a range of products, including low-sugar and healthy alternatives for customers who want to grab a snack ‘on the go’ whilst travelling across the North of England. […]
  • Shaping the future of vegan coffee speciality culture

    By Vending International on October 17, 2022
    WMF Professional Coffee Machines and vly have entered into a partnership said to underscore sustainable development. Coffee specialities with plant-based alternatives to milk have become an important sales driver in the coffee industry. With their combined expertise in the areas of machine technology, coffee excellence, plant-based beverage trends and forward-thinking food development, the two partners aim to actively promote a […]
  • Covid test vending machines installed at US university

    By Vending International on September 26, 2022
    Vending machines stocked with more than 300 of saliva-based, PCR tests for COVID-19 are being installed at the University of Illinois in America. Students activate the machines with their smartphones, by scanning a QR code, at no cost to the student. The machines come with a dropbox, so a user can collect a sample and submit his or her test […]
  • Azkoyen Group acquires espresso machine manufacturer

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    The Azkoyen Group, the Spanish technology multinational, offering automated products and services has acquired Ascaso, a manufacturer of traditional premium coffee machines. Ascaso is a family business, based in Barcelona, that manufactures high quality traditional espresso machines. The company’s products feature a technology based on their 100% stainless steel composition, which allows significant energy savings compared with competitor machines. Azkoyen Group aims […]
  • Juice dispenser manufacturer embraces augmented reality

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    A manufacturer of juice dispensers is using augmented reality to transform its sales process, drive productivity and create new jobs. GenerationJuice, based in Bromborough, Liverpool City Region, makes app-driven drink dispensers, or drink hubs, designed to serve natural juice drinks from concentrate into reusable bottles, as an alternative to single use plastic and aluminium cans. After success in the leisure […]
  • Integrated self-serve hot and iced drinks rolled out

    By Vending International on July 27, 2022
    Costa Express has rolled out integrated hot and cold drinks self-serve machines this summer. The Costa Express machines have been upgraded to deliver both hot and iced drinks and 1,100 new machines will now be available to enjoy across England, Scotland and Wales. This follows a successful trial in Bristol last summer, alongside testing dairy alternative milks in a small […]
  • Coca‑Cola trials drinks dispenser in Europe

    By Vending International on June 13, 2022
    Trials of Coca-Cola’s compact smart dispenser – the smallest unit in its Freestyle® range are beginning in Europe. The first trials will take place at a range of at-work and on-the-go outlets in France and Belgium, in partnership with Coca‑Cola Europacific Partners. Trials in Great Britain will begin shortly thereafter, as additional European countries and customers are added to the […]
  • Marco system wins award at Specialty Coffee Expo 2022

    By Vending International on May 4, 2022
    The Marco POUR’D cold coffee dispense system has won in the Commercial Coffee Preparation & Serving (Electrical) category of the Best New Product Awards, held at the Specialty Coffee Expo 2022 in Boston. The Best New Product Awards recognises products for quality, innovation, and value within the specialty coffee industry. The Marco can be used to optimise space for maximum output […]