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We are so very proud to be voted best Operator in our category in this years Vending Awards and it seems a fitting end to what has been a momentous couple of years. As our submission explained there is virtually no area of our business that remains unchanged following a major overhaul of our business methods and company culture. The result is a more modern approach to communication, a process driven business…
As we all know, the pace of change seems to increase every year and nowhere more so than in technology. Its pace is exponential as it feeds on itself enabling ever faster change and functionality. One area of innovation and sure change is in digital payments Just think about it: the first credit card in the UK (Barclaycard) was launched in 1966. It took 21 years (yes, 21 years) before the first debit card was launched in…
Well, sooner than many people expected, it has happened! Cash is no longer king! For the first time in history, cash is no longer king.   The Payments Council – who monitor these statistics carefully – have published figures showing that the number of cash transactions made by consumers and businesses in the UK fell to 48% last year, down almost 8% from 52% in 2013.…
Being short listed as a Vendies Award finalist is a huge honour for Connect Vending. Connect would be immensely proud of. This was the first year that Connect Vending entered in The Vendies Awards. We are delighted to be nominated as a Vendies Award finalists for the Best Operator in £5-9m category. The Vendies recognises outstanding products and people in the vending industry. It is a vending industry specific event that celebrates innovation, hard work and…
T-shirt vending machine shocks shoppers by showing them the real price of cheap fashion If you’re anything like me, a slave to fashion, I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing any outfit that isn’t #onfleek. Keeping up with the trends has ignited my shopping obsession with cheap, high street fashion retailers. But do we understand the real price of discount clothing?  The faces…
Cola is being decanted into mini cans. Chip bags are bursting with extra air. Chocolates and candy bars are “losing weight”… To quote Time Magazine: “ The feeling among some consumers that their butts are getting bigger, when in fact, it’s just the toilet paper getting smaller.” Are we being cheated or deceived by manufacturers? Would you rather pay more or have product downsizing? Recently, a very well known chocolate bar manufacturer has made headlines for cutting down the size…
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