New website and vision for vending

David Llewellyn, chief executive of the AVA

The Vending & Automated Retail Association launches its refreshed website to support new vision for the future of vending.

The Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) is repositioning to support the changing industry and amongst numerous new initiatives has invested in a refreshed website that can better meet the ever-changing needs of its members.

The website has been re-launched as the AVA welcomes a new era with a renewed vision and purpose. This new vision will not only more closely align with the role of the AVA but it will better represent the support given to members, ensuring the organisation and the vending sector represents the need to be agile, innovative and deliver for its members against an ever-changing retail landscape.

The AVA’s new vision is for the vending and automated retail industry to meet the needs of our 24/7, on-the-go society by making high-quality, innovative food beverage services accessible wherever and whenever people need them.

Despite challenges over the last two years, the sector has shown resilience, collaboration, and innovation in terms of the products on offer and how they are dispensed. The AVA is the only representative organisation that can influence legislation concerning the vending industry and the AVA is here to ensure that the voices of all its members are heard.

As always, the AVA website provides members with an invaluable reference point for a range of technical, practical and legislative requirements – but now simpler to access. In addition, AVA members also have easy access to the AVA and Quest business advice service for free Legal, HR, Tax and Health & Safety guidance.

David Llewellyn, chief executive of the AVA said: “The vending industry has come a long way from its coin-operated machine roots and over the last couple of years especially we have seen a real shift in consumer demands and the challenges our members face. We hope that the AVA’s recent rebrand and now the re-launch of our website demonstrates our commitment to reshaping the vision of the AVA to better reflect the evolving industry, the wide range of services that our members offer and how we are able to support them to turn these challenges into opportunities.”