Posts tagged with ‘AVA’

  • Taste of success for university students

    By Vending International on December 17, 2015
    TOP’D polenta based snack bars named winners of AVA and University College Birmingham’s Culinary Product Development Challenge   Representatives from across the vending sector joined a panel including senior representatives from Mars Drinks and Unilever on Tuesday (15 December) to select the winners of the annual Culinary Product Development Challenge organised by the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) and University College […]
  • AVA plans ahead with independent review of AVEX 2015

    By Vending International on September 21, 2015
    The AVA has now collated all responses to its AVEX 2015 survey, which invited exhibitors and visitors at this year’s show to openly share their feedback on all aspects of the event. To ensure all data has been fairly and accurately captured, the AVA has commissioned an independent review of the results which will ensure a credible, subjective approach during […]
  • Gillian White steps down as interim AVA CEO

    By Vending International on July 20, 2015
    AVA chairman Dave Ward recently contacted members with the news that current interim CEO, Gillian White, will be stepping down shortly. Due to some changes in her personal circumstances she no longer has the time available to support the AVA on a daily basis. “Gillian has done an excellent job in the last few months under some very challenging conditions […]
  • National Assembly event highlights evolution of healthy vending in Wales

    By Vending International on June 5, 2015
    Leaders from the Welsh vending industry united recently to showcase the healthiest and most innovative vending products to the National Assembly in Wales.  Supported by the Automatic Vending Association (AVA), the ‘Vending is Changing’ event, held at Ty Hywel, illustrated the industry’s engagement with policymakers to provide healthier choices for Welsh consumers. Featuring major brands including N&W Global Vending, Cymraeg […]
  • Vending features on ‘You and Yours’ on Radio 4

    By Vending International on May 26, 2015
    Aired on 20 May 2015, the show is now available on BBC iPlayer. The producer opened the feature with some research from Euromonitor’s report into vending – that vending machines took £490m last year and sales were up 6% from the year before.  He added that this was surprising considering cigarettes have been removed. A spokesperson from Euromonitor added that […]
  • Niki Graske to leave AVA

    By Vending International on March 20, 2015
    Niki Graske will be leaving her position as Commercial Manager at the AVA on 27 March.  Niki has been with the AVA for almost 4 years and has been instrumental in developing a full programme of events and commercial activity for the membership. Though she will miss many of the AVA members, Niki will begin the next exciting stage in her […]
  • AVA Team Steps Up To Fundraising Challenge

    By Vending International on March 9, 2015
    A team from the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) ran the Eton Dorney 10k this weekend to help fund a life-changing operation for six year old Cerys Griffiths. Rosie Mills, exhibition manager for AVEX, the AVA’s bi-annual vending conference and Tracy Corroll, membership services manager all took part in the charity run on 7th March to raise £500 for the cause. Cerys […]
  • Jonathan Hilder leaves AVA

    By Vending International on January 30, 2015
    Members of the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) were informed today that Jonathan Hilder is leaving with immediate effect. Jonathan has been with the AVA for 5 years and has successfully steered the association through the relocation to West Wycombe and reinvigorating the Regional and Events programmes. He also oversaw two successful AVEX shows. Jonathan is leaving to continue his photographic business […]
  • The future of vending in hospitals

    By Vending International on September 19, 2014
    Jonathan Hilder, CEO at the Automatic Vending Association, discusses the importance of a unified approach to the healthy vending agenda in hospital settings. With 64 per cent of adults and 23 per cent of children in the UK now classed as overweight or obese, it is undoubtedly clear that Britain is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Frequently in […]