Vending News

  • A trip to the One Stop isn’t complete without a Shmoo shake for the locals in Rhyl

    By Vending International on November 30, 2023
    With over 1,000 stores across the UK, One Stops have become a neighbourhood necessity in many regions, with the majority of One Stops stores now being located in residential areas, allowing locals to pop in for their essentials with ease. This is no different for the One Stop store in Rhyl, North Wales, as Nathan Whiteside, store manager of One Stop […]
  • 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 […]
  • Ham chain chooses new digital platform for airport vending machines

    By Vending International on October 2, 2023
    Described as the world’s largest ham chain, Enrique Tomás, has implemented a new digital signage platform in its new model of vending machines launched at Barcelona Airport. The first phase includes a total of 30 stores, distributed at strategic points throughout the Barcelona airport, which automatically offer, 24 hours a day, a wide variety of the brand’s products. Consumers can […]
  • Keeping consumers in the know: how SCA awareness benefits merchants

    By Vending International on October 2, 2023
    When the new Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) regulations were put in place, the goal was clear – reducing ecommerce fraud. But the two-factor authentication has also created significant friction in the customer journey. Merchants are trying to navigate the new regulations and ease the process, but there are gaps in customers’ awareness of the new regulations coming in place. A […]
  • A taste of Japan

    By Vending International on September 1, 2023
    This summer, Japan House in London has been offering visitors a Japanese rail-themed retail experience, complete with a high-tech vending machine dispensing rarely-seen railway goods and confectionery from Japan’s largest passenger rail operator JR-East. Stepping inside a dedicated rail-themed booth complete with model shinkansen (bullet trains), visitors encountered a digital vending machine dispensing confectionery typically exclusive to regional stations served by the East Japan […]
  • Demand for food vending sees market expand

    By Vending International on September 1, 2023
    According to an Allied Market Research report, the global vending machine market generated $18.3 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to generate $37.2 billion by 2032, witnessing a CAGR of 7.5% from 2023 to 2032. What’s driving growth The global vending machine market is driven by the surge in demand for food vending machines in offices/institutions, the increase in consumption of convenience food items, […]
  • Evoca UK’s service team launched in August

    By Vending International on August 29, 2023
    Evoca UK has announced the launch of Evoca Service – a dedicated team that ‘will partner with customers to act as an external provider to offer installation, service or maintenance of all the vending, bean to cup and traditional espresso machines in the Evoca portfolio. Craig Jukes, Evoca’s technical and service director will lead the new team, which is comprised […]
  • Vending supplier backs charity drive for infant cancer patient

    By Vending International on August 14, 2023
    “Lily McGregor’s Golf Day” organised with the help of Alistair Balmworth of Refreshment Systems in aid of six-month old Lilly, who is suffering from brain cancer, took place Friday the 29th of July 2023 at Mill Green Golf Course. Alistair helped to organise the event by sponsoring and providing advertising assistance with print materials to increase the range and visibility […]
  • EVA publishes new consumer behaviour report

    By Vending International on June 19, 2023
    The European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) has published a new consumer behaviour report, which provides the latest data into food and beverage preferences in the working population. The report, carried out by GFK on behalf of the EVA, covers four of the main vending markets in Europe – namely France, Germany, Italy and Spain – as well as a short […]
  • Innovative ‘living vending machines’ launch in the UK

    By Vending International on June 19, 2023
    An innovative new application for Dutch horticulture specialist Mobilane’s LivePanel system sees the first planted ‘living vending machines’ come to life at Bournemouth train station, designed to uplift the space and bring the benefits of biophilia to passengers. Everyday environments such as train stations are under-utilised spaces for bringing people closer to nature, as not only can the greening of […]