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Vending Insight 30: UK’s Plastic Packaging Tax Plans

Hello again and welcome to Vending Insight 30, brought to you with the assistance of our friends at Vianet Smart Machines in association with Vendman, the UK’s Number One ERP software for vending operators.


UK Sets Out Plastic Packaging Tax Plans To Boost Use Of Recycled Content (Beverage

In April 2022, the UK plans to introduce a new tax on single use plastic packaging that doesn’t use at least 30% recycled content. Make sure you’re in the loop, click HERE

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PepsiCo Looks To ‘Accelerate Growth’ Even As Beverage Sales Slip (Forbes)

News from The States: Sales volume in PepsiCo’s North American Beverages business dipped by 1% in both the fourth quarter, ended December 29, and in the full year. What’s the company domngn to redresdsd the balance? Find out HERE

Vending Insight 30Arm Unveils Security Certification Testing For IoT Devices. (

After the highly publicized Mirai botnet attack in 2016, it became clear that a lot of IoT vendors pay little attention to security. To deal with this oversight, Arm is launching certification testing for the ecosystem of Arm-based devices using its Platform Security Architecture. Something new to sorry about? Find out HERE

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Protecting The IoT: 3 Things You Must Include In An IoT Security Plan. (Network World)

The landscape of security is wide and confusing so how to secure an IoT deployment may not be obvious. This excellent article highlights three things you must consider when creating an IoT security plan. It’s HERE

Satisfying Customers’ Craving For An Omnichannel Experience. (Retail Leader)

The e-commerce fulfillment landscape is changing rapidly with all sorts of solutions gaining traction. One standout approach involves automated self-service solutions that put shoppers in control of the experience. Top writer Mike Troy is HERE

Vending Insight 30Etiquette In A Cashless World (KHSU)

It’s all about the laws of unintended consequences. Read a transcript from a radio feature, or listen to the MP3, HERE

Retail Northern Ireland Expresses Concerns Over Recycling Plans (Talking Retail)

Retail NI chief executive Glyn Roberts said: “The retail sector has a part to play in ensuring that less plastic ends up on our streets, countryside and oceans. We share the same objectives as the government, but have concerns with their proposed methods to address this problem. Interesting stuff, HERE

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Importance of Omnichannel Facilities Stressed (Manila Standard)

“Retail is not complicated, but old strategies are failing to address customer problems due to the changing demands of the market. By taking advantage of omnichannel facilities, businesses can provide an even better experience to their customers.” Says who? Find out in a review of Omnichannel Asia Summit Philippines 2019. HERE

Beverages Need To Fit In With Consumers Busy Lifestyles (Inside Drinks)

Did you know that ‘Dunkin’ Donuts has dropped the ‘Donuts’ from its name? Neither did I… ANd their reasons for doing so are quite interesting… Find out, HERE

Vending Insight 30Connected Vending Machines Market Detailed Qualitative Analysis, Factors Details for Business Development, Top Companies, Trends and Forecast 2024 (Daily Updates)

It does exactly what it says on the tin. Download a preview of this report, or buy it in its entirety. Your journey starts HERE

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Vending Insight 31 will be published on Friday, 8 March. Catch up on previous issues, HERE

About the author

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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