Closing the gap with the high street

The gap is closing between vending and the high street beverage service, partly thanks to packaging specialist Huhtamaki and its new 12oz paper-vending cup. High street service can now be mirrored in the vending sector with the introduction of this new size, which allows customers to upsize their choice of hot drink without having to leave their building. Ideal for vending operators as well as convenience stores, service stations, amusement parks and sports stadia, the new 12oz paper vending cup is perfect for those wishing to consume drinks at their desk or while on-the-move. The cup can even be fitted with a tight fitting sip-thru lid to help prevent spillages.
Speaking of the new cup, Ray McNamara, UK Vending Sales Manager, Foodservice Division, Huhtamaki (UK), said: “The new 12oz paper vending cup is a huge development within the vending sector. It not only offers superb insulation – to keep drinks hotter for longer and to improve the customer’s experience – but is sturdy and comfortable to hold, too. In addition, the cup provides a great way of boosting profit.”
Available in an eye-catching generic ‘specialty’ design, it is simple to custom-print, thanks to Huhtamaki’s innovative printing technology, quickly, in up to eight-colours. To prevent damage in transit or storage, the top of each stack of 12oz vending cups includes a bright yellow ‘safety cup’ (which needs to be removed prior to the stack being placed in a vending machine).