• 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 […]
  • INNOBEV Awards winners announced

    By Vending International on May 26, 2023
    The winners of the 2023 InnoBev Awards were announced on 16 May in an awards ceremony during the 2023 UK Soft Drinks Conference in London and online. Organised by the food and drink experts Zenith Global with support from category sponsors Saniton Plastic and Salomons & Partners, the seventh annual awards attracted 144 entries from soft drinks innovators worldwide. The […]
  • Upward trend for RTD hot drinks

    By Vending International on March 14, 2023
    Due to the increasing working population and hectic schedules, the consumption of ready to drink (RTD) tea and coffee products has escalated significantly according to a research consultancy. The report said consumers are increasingly preferring food and beverages that require minimum time to prepare and can be consumed on-the-go. The canned and bottled packaging of these beverages are also adding […]
  • 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 […]
  • Fruit juice is one of top three foods for immune function

    By Vending International on November 22, 2021
    A poll of more than 3,000 adults, commissioned by the Fruit Juice Science Centre, has found that two thirds of Brits (65%) and more than a third of French and German adults (34%) drink 100% fruit juice to support their immune function. The beverage was most frequently listed after fruit and vegetables amongst the top immunity-support foods. However, there was […]
  • Coca-Cola transitions to 100% recycled plastic in on-the-go bottles in Great Britain

    By Vending International on July 2, 2021
    Coca-Cola Great Britain, in partnership with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP),  is set to reach a significant milestone by using 100% recycled plastic in all on-the-go bottles across its entire range, as it continues its progress towards fully sustainable packaging. The move means that all plastic bottles of 500ml or less in GB are to be made with 100% recycled plastic and will continue to be fully recyclable. The […]
  • Britvic MD elected as new BSDA president

    By Vending International on June 29, 2021
    Paul Graham, GB managing director at Britvic, has been appointed as the new President of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) trade body following election at its AGM. Mr Graham takes over from Nichols chief executive Dr Marnie Millard OBE, who led a number of initiatives during her time as President, including the BSDA’s role as a founder-member of Circularity […]
  • Growth predicted in beverage cans market

    By Vending International on April 28, 2021
    According to the new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the beverage cans market size is estimated to account for a value of $23.7 billion in 2021 and is projected to grow at a rate of 5.6% from 2021, to reach a value of $31.2 billion by 2026. Factors such as the increasing demand for recyclable packaging and lower cost […]
  • IRN-BRU maker announces new 100% recycled wrap

    By Vending International on February 22, 2021
    AG Barr is accelerating its journey towards carbon neutrality announcing that all soft drinks consumer multipacks will be wrapped in 100% recycled shrink wrap by the end of 2021. This move alone will save 400 tonnes of virgin plastic a year – that’s the weight of about 250 cars. IRN-BRU is the first of AG Barr’s brands to make the […]
  • Carbonated soft drinks market expands

    By Vending International on February 18, 2021
    The global carbonated soft drink market size is expected to reach $320.1 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Grand View Research. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2021 to 2028. The demand for carbonated soft drinks is influenced by an increased disposable income, customer preferences, and a growing population. The industry has numerous […]