• Partnership delivers sustainable water vending machine solution

    By Vending International on November 30, 2023
    Revolutionary brand Bottle Up has partnered with Livewell Vending to provide its reusable, sustainable, plant-based, BPA-free, pre-filled reusable water bottles in Livewell’s vending machines, which are available to hospitality and leisure sites, schools and colleges, workplaces and residential sites across the North of England. Bottle Up and Livewell each have sustainability at their heartland, making the partnership well-aligned. Made in Wolverhampton, Bottle Up […]
  • Cocoa sector joins forces with governments to tackle deforestation

    By Vending International on October 2, 2023
    The Cocoa and Forests Initiative has (CFI) announced significant strides towards its mission of eradicating deforestation in the cocoa sector through collaborative efforts between cocoa and chocolate companies, and the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. This cooperative venture, entering its second phase in 2022, has laid the foundation for a sustainable and responsible cocoa industry with renewed strategies and […]
  • Innovation and sustainability vital for hospitality

    By Vending International on April 17, 2023
    Industry leaders from wholesale, foodservice, catering and hospitality came together to discuss the cost-of-living crisis and its impact on the hospitality industry in a ‘Talking at the Sustainability Bites: Cost of Living Crisis – Foodservice & Hospitality in association with Nestlé Professional’ podcast. The podcast hosted by Amy Fetzer, Footprint Head of Research & Analysis, welcomed Katya Simmons, Managing Director for Nestlé […]
  • Evoca announces its ESG commitment

    By Vending International on January 3, 2023
    EVOCA Group, specialist in the production of professional coffee machines, has formalised its purpose and values and initiated a process of transformation towards sustainability. Andrea Zocchi, chief executive of Evoca, has announced to all employees that a new path in the sustainable evolution of the Group is about to begin. In the current socio-economic context, marked by profound changes, Evoca […]
  • Hydrogen powered furnace to change the face of UK glass manufacturing industry

    By Vending International on December 14, 2022
    Encirc, a specialist glass manufacturer and co-packer, and Diageo, global specialist in premium alcoholic drinks, have announced their partnership to create the world’s first Net Zero glass bottles at scale by 2030. Encirc, a Vidrala company, plans to build a new furnace at its Elton plant, Cheshire, which will change the face of glass. The furnace will: Reduce carbon emissions […]
  • Vending must keep up with on-the-go sources

    By Vending International on January 11, 2022
    Managing director of quality disposables manufacturer and supplier, Herald, Yogesh Patel has warned that vending has to keep in line with high street coffee shops in the products it uses to avoid being left behind. He said: “Awareness surrounding environmental issues has risen dramatically in the last few years and we are nearing a point where all vending product options […]
  • Consumers increasingly open to adopting healthier and more sustainable diets

    By Vending International on November 22, 2021
    Research from IGD shows the significant opportunity for the food and consumer goods industry to build on increasing desire from consumers to eat less meat and more fruit and vegetables. Nearly one-fifth (16%) of consumers now list the environment as their main motivator for healthy and sustainable eating – a significant increase from 2020 – while more than three-quarters (77%) […]
  • Over 80% of businesses are failing to effectively monitor their environmental impact

    By Vending International on November 22, 2021
    Only 18% of businesses surveyed have accurate measures in place to identify how the challenges of the pandemic have affected their businesses’ environmental impact, according to a new report. The industry research on supply chain sustainability, conducted by leading supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA, found that almost a third of businesses (32%) have no measures in place to monitor […]
  • Mondelēz International commits to 2050 Net Zero emissions target

    By Vending International on November 22, 2021
    Mondelēz International has announced it is committing to a 2050 target of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions across its full value chain. As part of its commitment, Mondelēz has signed the Science Based Targets Initiative’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C, aligning its long-term emissions mitigation targets with the ambitious aim of limiting temperature rise in accordance with the Paris Agreement. Mondelēz […]
  • Affordability and availability – the challenge to healthy, sustainable diets

    By Vending International on September 29, 2021
    Just half of people worldwide (53%) find buying healthy and sustainable food easy according to a new global consumer research survey conducted by GlobeScan, an insights and strategy consultancy, and EAT, the science-based non-profit for global food system transformation. However, the biggest obstacles for those who find it difficult to buy healthy and sustainable food is affordability (48%) and availability (36%), with […]