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Tilly’s Travels on t’ Internet June : A Curated Collection of Global Vending Trivia

Tilly’s Travels on t’ Internet June

Hello! And welcome to my latest compilation of vending stories from all over the world.

This month, we have issues tackling sustainability, the Welsh farm vending machine that is set to be a permanent hit and a fast food giant bringing food to a vending outlet near you. So, are you sitting comfortably? Lets begin!

Tilly’s Travels on t’ Internet JuneStarting off this month with fast food giants Subway, who are set to take on the world of vending. President of the North America division said that the company are taking advantage of the current interest in the Grab and Go climate, and have trialled out pre-made subs, salads and wraps at multiple locations, including Singapore. This may be the next business expansion for the fast food giant, so, watch this space. Click the link for more.

Book vending has been somewhat of an explosion, taking a new strategy to encourage young people to read. A school in Lincoln is encouraging students as young as 6 to have four specific reading times per week. The books have been donated from various outlets, in the hope that this novel new way to read will encourage young people to pick up a book and read. For more on voluntary book reading, click here.

A biometric controlled vending machine, set up to help prevent hunger in India has been awarded by the WFP Innovation Accelerator. The innovation is named the GrainATM. The machine uses fingerprint verification and distributes completely accurate amounts of grain, to aid people that suffer from hunger. To continue to read, click here.

Period poverty has been somewhat of a hot topic globally, and a school in Queensland have found a new way of tackling both the stigma around it, and the issue itself, and this is being tackled using vending. Products are free at the point of use and it aims to be educational for all pupils at the school. This vending machine has been praised by many for being inclusive and tackling major issues within today’s society. What a fantastic project! To read the full interview and findings, click here.

Tilly’s Travels on t’ Internet June
the GrainATM

An exciting new partnership has been announced this month, with Vendekin Technologies and Cantaloupe Ltd announcing their collaboration, offering solutions for vending product management, payment options and logistics, with QR codes and easy add-ons making purchasing easier than ever for consumers. For full details on the collaboration and what the future holds, click here.

Tilly’s Travels on t’ Internet June

Milk vending machines became somewhat of a hit amongst rural areas in the COVID-19 pandemic, but what is happening with them now we are slowly returning to normal? Well, some good news has come from The Milk Station in Caerphilly. Not only is their milk vending machine set to become a permanent feature, but they have expanded the range of products, including cheesecakes, honey, and milkshakes. So, watch this space, could this small Welsh project become somewhat of a national success? Read here for the full story.

Sensi have announced their innovation to current vending prospects, with the hope that it will revolutionise current vending provisions. This innovation will allow vending merchants to see what best selling products are and restock them. Could this be the way forward?  Click here to find out.

Finally, this month, sustainability has been another hot topic amongst vending and hospitality, and a group of University students have taken a novel approach for lunchtimes. Introducing Team ReuseOnly. This idea has been generated to rent out crockery and cutlery at mealtimes, as a way to encourage people to reuse and recycle products. Could this be the next global phenomena? Click here to read all.

That’s all folks, see you next month for more of the same, and a little different.

*Catch up with previous editions of Tilly’s Travels on t’ Internet HERE




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The Editor

Planet Vending’s Editor is Ian Reynolds-Young and it’s Ian’s unique writing talent that has made PV what it is today – the best read (red) vending blog in the world, and vending’s best read (reed). Ian ‘tripped and fell into vending’, in the capacity of PR executive, before launching a specialist agency, ‘reynoldscopy’, dedicated to the UK Vending business. The company continues to represent the interests of many of the sector’s leading brands.

‘It’s all about telling stories’, he says. ‘We want to make every visit to PV a rewarding experience. By celebrating the achievements of the UK’s operating companies, we’re on a mission to debunk the idea that vending is retailing’s poor relation.’

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