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  • Kepak unveils revolutionary vending technology into UK market

    By Vending International on October 18, 2023
    Kepak is expanding its popular one-stop automated retail solution with an innovative first for the sector, a Hot Vend Kiosk. Launching into the OOH channel this month, the machine will be exclusive to Kepak and will dispense one of its Cook-in-Box range burgers within 80 seconds of the user making their choice. The machine will have the capacity to hold […]
  • The Vendies 2023 entries are open

    By Vending International on December 15, 2022
    The Vendies 2023 Entries/Nominations are now open. Entries are open until the 28th February 2023, so make sure to have your say and be in with the chance of winning. This year we have a couple of exciting new awards: Our first new category is Rising star! This award goes to a young professional who has had a significant and invaluable impact for […]
  • Worldline and Broderick’s sign strategic three-year deal to boost cash to card vending business 

    By Vending International on January 19, 2022
    Worldline, the European specialist in the payments and transactional services industry, is to deliver a three-year support programme for Broderick’s, the Manchester-based, fast-growing, family-owned operator of more than 1,000 vending machines across the UK. Worldline will provide Broderick’s with all the necessary acquiring services to manage payments and complete transactions for credit and debit cards across all payment channels in […]
  • The VENDIES 2022 are open for entries

    By Vending International on December 2, 2021
          As the leading scheme for the recognition of excellence in the vending industry, The Vendies 2022 are now open for entries. The event will be held on June 9, 2022. Now more than ever, it is vital that the hard work of operators and suppliers in the vending market – and the individuals at the heart of […]
  • Sad farewell to Nayax director

    By Vending International on September 20, 2021
    Nayax UK has announced the death of its technical director C-zi Patel. The company said: “C-zi, having been in the industry for many, many years was well known, and we are honoured to say, hugely liked and respected by everyone. He was a vital and integral member of the Nayax team both in the UK and globally, but more importantly, […]
  • AVA issues urgent call to Government for support for UK vending

    By Vending International on October 21, 2020
    The UK vending industry is calling on the UK Government for renewed and further support to help vending operators and their direct supply chain to survive the pandemic as research shows one in five jobs in the sector could be at risk. The Automatic Vending Association (AVA), the trade body representing the vending industry in the UK, is calling for […]
  • Fears for vending as new restrictions announced

    By Vending International on September 22, 2020
    As the Prime Minister announces further restrictions for the country aimed at curbing the rapidly rising coronavirus infection rate, The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has warned of a significant impact on vending businesses. AVA chief executive David Llewellyn said: “AVA members have seen their business return over the past few weeks to around 50% of where it was at the […]
  • New date for WHA conference

    By Vending International on August 6, 2020
    The Water Dispenser and Hydration Association (WHA) has announced its “Celebrating Our Industry Evolution” conference, trade show, launch and charity gala dinner will be held on 4 March 2021 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Milton Keynes. The day’s events will begin with a morning conference with industry information and business influencers discussing topics of interest and this will […]
  • Pandemic takes it toll on vending and OCS

    By Vending International on August 3, 2020
    A survey carried out on vending and OCS businesses has revealed an average 64% fall in turnover in March to May when compared to the same period in 2019. The report by the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) and the European Vending and Coffee Service Association (EVA) aimed to gauge the financial impact of the COVID-19 on the industry; measure the change […]
  • EVA report reveals COVID-19 impact on vending and OCS industry

    By Vending International on July 15, 2020
    The European Vending and Coffee Service Association (EVA) has published a COVID-19 impact report on vending and the OCS industry indicating significant reductions in turnover with the crisis likely leading to changes in consumption behaviour at vending machines. The COVID-19 impact report is based on survey responses from both vending operators and suppliers (such as manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, payment solution […]