• Kepak showcases Hot Vend Kiosk at one of the UK’s most prestigious museums

    By Vending International on November 10, 2023
      Last week, Kepak unveiled its latest expansion to its popular one-stop automated retail solution with an innovative first for the sector, a Hot Vend Kiosk. Against the backdrop of the infamous London Transport Museum, invited guests were treated to an exclusive after-hours look at some of the most iconic forms of transportation from yesteryear as Kepak revealed the future […]
  • Time for vending to focus on food allergies

    By Vending International on September 15, 2023
    More needs to be done needs to be done to cater for people with severe food allergies, especially in vending machines near schools, in hospitals and at airports according to Creative Nature’s founder Julianne Ponan MBE. Julianne said: “People wanting snacks are going to buy what’s on offer, so if you offer more allergy-safe products, the environment they are eaten […]
  • A snack for every part of the day

    By Vending International on July 29, 2023
    With vending providing the ultimate convenience by offering a 24/7 service, Food to Go is certainly a growing opportunity within the sector and offering a variety to meet consumer needs throughout the day could drive sales. Susan Nash, trade communications manager at Mondelēz International says: “We are seeing consumers looking for a range of snacks, with a trend, amongst some […]
  • Vending snacks are getting healthier

    By Vending International on June 30, 2023
    A vending census by the Vending and Automated Retail Association (AVA) has revealed that on vended snacks and drinks are now far more healthy than they have been in the past. Traditionally, vending machines were stocked with a range of snacks and drinks that were often high in sugar, saturated fats, and artificial additives. However, as people have become more […]
  • Mondelēz delivers Snacking Made Right goals

    By Vending International on June 19, 2023
    With the release of its Snacking Made Right report Mondelēz International believes it is on track with it sustainability goals future of snacking. Dirk Van de Put, Chairman and chief executive of Mondelēz International said: “As we continue confidently into our second decade as a responsible, high-growth, pure-play global snacking company, we are prioritising key areas of Snacking Made Right […]
  • Chocolate confectionery market expands

    By Vending International on November 28, 2022
    Allied Market Research’s recently published a report, Chocolate Confectionery Market, predicts the global chocolate confectionery industry is expected to grow to $118.6 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 4.0% from 2022 to 2031. Major determinants of the market growth Expansion of sales channels and increase in use of e-commerce across the globe drive the growth of the global chocolate confectionery market. […]
  • Confectionery companies call for action to address sugar supply chain crisis

    By Vending International on October 5, 2022
    The National Confectioners Association (NCA) and the Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) have called for governments of the United States and Europe to take urgent action to address shortfalls in the sugar market. NCA and CAOBISCO are concerned with the current state of sugar markets in North America and Europe. In both geographic areas, tight supply and […]
  • Recycled plastic wrapping used for chocolate bar favourite

    By Vending International on October 5, 2022
    Mondelēz International has announced its Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury Mini Snowballs 110g sharing bars, which are made in Bournville and sold in the UK and Ireland, are now wrapped in packaging with 30% recycled plastic (using the mass balance approach). The company has started to roll out the packaging innovation on more than 28 million sharing bars.  Using the […]
  • Rapid growth in cocoa and chocolate markets

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    With an increasing number of consumers prioritising their health and following specific diets with specific needs, the demand for dark chocolate with high cocoa and less sugar has rocketed according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. The cocoa and chocolate market is projected reach $26.3 billion by 2027 growing at a rate of 4.5 percent while the global chocolate market […]
  • Human Nature’s Lentil Sticks win Great Taste 2022 Award

    By Vending International on August 12, 2022
    Plant-based food start up Human Nature has been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up a Great Taste award for its Hot Jalapeño & Lime Lentil Sticks along with another for its Sour cream and Onion flavour.    More than 14,000 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process; and Human Nature was dubbed […]