The Vendies are back – and entries are extended until 15 January

After a period of postponement, The Vendies – the leading scheme for the recognition of excellence in the vending industry – are back to honour forward-thinking companies, innovative products and inspirational professionals from across the sector.

While proceedings were halted due to the pandemic, The Vendies has returned with a brand-new date for 2021 and entries have been reopened with an extended deadline of Friday 15 January.

Now more than ever it’s vital that the hard work of operators, suppliers and, of course, the professionals at the heart of companies across the vending industry, is recognised and celebrated. With that being said, submitting an entry in The Vendies couldn’t be easier.

To put yourself in with a chance to win, head to dedicated Awards website and take a look at the expertly curated array of categories and find your prime opportunity to shine. Then, put together a short statement and gather any supporting information and documents you feel are necessary to demonstrate why you deserve to win, and submit it all using the simple online entry portal. As always, entries are completely free of charge.
Nominations are also highly encouraged and can be submitted using the same online form.

All submissions made during the initial call for entries will remain eligible to compete, so if you’ve already taken the time to prepare and submit your entry, there’s no need to re-enter.

After the deadline of Friday 15 January, all eligible entries and nominations will proceed to the decision-making stage, in which scores allocated by a panel of industry experts and the results of an online vote will each hold a 50% weighting in the final decisions.

SAVE THE DATE | Thursday 22 April 2021
The winners reveal will now take place on Thursday 22 April 2021, so clear your calendars and mark the date for an unmissable celebration of vending excellence. More information on The Vendies 2021 ceremony will be announced in due course.

With thanks to our sponsors
The organisers of The Vendies would like to extend their sincere thanks to this year’s incredible sponsors, whose continued support makes this vital celebration of the vending industry’s very best possible: Abbeychart, 365 Retail Markets, Barry Callebaut, Coffetek, Mondelez International, SB Software, Tower Leasing and Worldline.
To find out how your brand can benefit from the unique exposure offered by The Vendies’ platform, contact Jenny Thompson at
Find out more about The Vendies and submit an entry – visit