South West Regional Meeting 2016

Posted on: 17-11-2016

This year’s South West Regional Meeting happened on the 26th October at the Royal Mint in South Wales. The meeting started with a talk from the Chief Executive of the AVA, Jonathan Hart, who spoke about some of the big issues that will affect the vending industry such as the proposed sugar tax, the new £1…

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AGM 2016 and AVEX 2017 Ballot

Posted on: 20-09-2016

On 29th September 2016, we held our Annual General Meeting and AVEX 2017 Ballot at the NEC in Birmingham and it was a great success. David Ward started the day off with his Chairman’s welcome. He discussed the AVA’s strategy for 2016 and all the key events that had happened over the last 12 months…

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AVA Confirms Ray Stubbs as Guest Speaker for AVEX 2017 Ballot

Posted on: 19-09-2016

The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has confirmed that broadcaster and former footballer Ray Stubbs will be the guest speaker at the AVEX 2017 Ballot, which takes place on 29 September at the NEC in Birmingham alongside the AVA’s AGM. Boasting a successful career in sports journalism, Ray is chief football reporter for BT Sport having…

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AVA Prepares For AGM Date and AVEX 2017 Ballot

Posted on: 23-08-2016

The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) is gearing up for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the AVEX 2017 Ballot which will be held on 29 September in Piazza Suites 1 and 2 at the NEC, Birmingham from 10.30am. It will be a great opportunity for the industry to come together to network and discuss market…

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AVEX Is GO! – 2017 Dates Announced!

Posted on: 11-08-2016

The Chief Executive of the Automatic Vending Association (AVA), Jonathan Hart, has today announced dates for the most important event in the UK’s 2017 vending industry calendar. AVEX will return to the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September 2017, with designated build days on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 September 2017….

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Automatic Vending Association partners with Ascot College to launch electrical training courses

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The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has teamed up with the Ascot College of Electrical Studies to offer new electrical training courses exclusively to members available across the UK. The courses will provide vending-specific electrical training for all levels of engineers, from new starters to those with years of experience looking to refresh or further develop…

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Automatic Vending Association announces findings from its latest industry census

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• UK vending industry turnover has stabilised at £1.5bn • Hot beverage market shows marginal growth for the first time since 2004 • 14 per cent of snacks sold in 2015 were categorised as ‘healthy’ The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has today announced the findings from its 2015 UK Vending Industry Census. Using data and…

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The New £1 Coin

Posted on: 01-08-2016

While we understand the Royal Mint and The Treasury’s position in wanting to protect the integrity of the UK currency and reduce the level of fake coins in operation throughout the UK, it is regrettable that the upgrades required to vending machines to accommodate the new £1 coin will incur considerable costs for our operator…

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£5 and £10 notes

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The Royal Mail has announced it will introduce new £5 and £10 polymer (plastic) bank notes to improve the security and quality of UK bank notes. The £5 note will be introduced in September 2016 and the £10 note will follow in 2017. While the vending industry supports the need to reduce counterfeit currency and…

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Vending machines in hospitals/ schools

Posted on: 03-07-2016

We believe that heavily regulating or banning vending will not change the public’s eating habits, it will simply move the point of purchase to the retail outlets that are still in operation. Vending offers a 24/7, secure, unattended retail option for establishments that operate around the clock such as NHS hospitals – providing an essential…

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