Vendex North: A one-day vending showcase

Plans are well underway for the next Vendex show which will be Vendex North to be held at the Centenary Pavilion in Leeds on 8 November from 10am to 4pm.

The event will showcase all the latest products for the out of home and vending market in a one-day format.

At the time of writing, there were 123 stands booked with companies planning to exhibit a range of machines, hot and cold beverages, snacks and confectionery, payment systems, software systems, micromarket solutions, sustainable products and much, much more.

The show is bursting at its seams with a total of 93 companies already down to exhibit, 20 of them new to Vendex.Show director, Phil Reynolds said: “Visiting the show puts you at the heart of a buzzing marketplace, full of new launches, rapid developments and cutting edge technology plus all the latest from the big brand names in soft drinks and confectionery.”

VI spoke to some of the exhibitors to find out what to expect…

Laura Barwell, head of business development at VMC commented: “We offer a range of payment terminals within our portfolio to enable our clients to choose the product that best suits their needs rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, something our clients need more than ever in these changing times. Our systems vary from simple plug and play contactless solutions that are really quick to install, to more complex cashless systems packed with additional features that boost sales and provide valuable insight to operators.”

“We’re keen to showcase to visitors at Vendex North just how quick and easy it is to add one of our readers to their machines, and to share how with the power of VMC Flex in the background it can also increase spending with loyalty and promotions.”

“Vendex is always a great event with a strong turnout and we’re looking forward to seeing both new and familiar faces at the show, you can find us on stand 3.”

Meanwhile, SB Software will have a full team of experts on duty in Leeds to discuss your priorities for vending, OCS and micromarkets, and demonstrate/explain our latest highlights including:

– Automated Fleet Routing – the Best Routing.

– The Latest Release of Vendmanager:

– Fridge Lock in action on the stand

– Nova Market: the compact self-service checkout kiosk ideal for micromarkets

This year, Camlock Systems will also be exhibiting at Vendex North, showcasing a range of electronic latching along with the ACS-100 mobile device access control system.

With over 100 years of experience, Camlock is a global manufacturer of electronic and mechanical locking systems and access control solutions. Its portfolio includes manipulation and attack resistant cylinders, T-handles, as well as in-house design and development consultancy services.

The AVA will be attending this year’s Vendex North, providing an ideal opportunity for other attendees to meet the AVA team and discuss the most recent commercial opportunities, as well as looking into upcoming legislation, such as the delay in rolling out the deposit return scheme and the ban on single use plastics. Both of which will have significant impacts on our industry.

Visit the AVA on Stand 8. To find out more Industry Insights into the latest trends, technologies, and innovations shaping the industry; Establish valuable connections that may lead to business opportunities or collaborations. Enrol for the AVA Education opportunities and Workshops which can provide you with valuable knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance your business or career; Find out what is happening in the UK Vending market right now, with information on market dynamics, changing consumer preferences, and competitor analysis.