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RPC Tedeco Gizeh appoint new General Manager


RPC Tedeco Gizeh have announced that Mr. Greg Kingham has been appointed as General Manager to take over RPC Tedeco Gizeh in Kenfig, Port Talbot from April 3rd 2018.

Greg has extensive experience within the food and packaging sectors, having worked previously in manufacturing for Mars Confectionery, Pepsic International, the Betts & Albea Group and Nampak Plastics Europe.

More recently, Greg was General Manager at Albea Group where he managed packaging operations in Europe and South East Asia for the Oral Care and Beauty Care packaging sectors. Greg’s experience within packaging includes plastic extrusion, laminate web production and conversion, blown film and high definition flexographic production for major global blue chip companies. Current General Manager Alan Graham will be working closely with Greg to ensure a seamless handover of the site operation before moving on to manage the RPC Bpi business at Ardeer, Scotland at the beginning of April 2018.


The science behind Yazoo No Added Sugar

Vendmanager Datakey, Saving Time, Saving Money

This photo was taken on Tuesday 12 September 2017: the launch of Vendmanager Datakey on the first day of AVEX. Tim Darracott, Head of Mobile at SBS, already knows the power of the data fob he is holding. We had been working on the development for some time.

Now fast forward to today. Not yet 6 months later, and the results are in, with Datakey active at client sites.

Together, Vendmanager and Datakey can reduce operating costs by 15-20%, and significantly reduce reconciliation and invoicing times.

It’s one of the easiest products in the world to demonstrate and explain. Operators just “get it” at once: with Datakey, it’s faster than ever before to read data at the machine. Simply plug it in to transfer information via Bluetooth. No cables. No fuss. And no more keying errors. Datakey empowers staff to do more, better.

The key benefits of Datakey include:
1/ Speeding up the replenishment process
2/ Capturing accurate sales data by spiral
3/ Capturing drinks readings where required
4/ Eliminating user error on meter readings
5/ Improving security by reading cashbox data.

… and all this is achieved at a very low cost per machine.
Now that the hard results are in from active use in the field we are ramping up production to rollout in increased volumes.

Just get in touch to find out more or book a demo.
Contact: Robin Turver, SB Software,, 07983 742 771

New Role… Old Hand

Automatic Retailing have thrived in a competitive, high pressure environment for over 15 years serving the vending industry.

After weeks of anticipation and waiting, finally they have a fantastic new member of their sales team; Steve Reynolds.

Steve himself has been in the vending industry for 28 years working for Britvic, Tayto and Vendman and is well known to the trade for his professionalism and wealth of experience in commodities. Steve stated that Automatic Retailing have always been a company he holds in very high regard and the opportunity


to join the sales team was a no brainer. He feels that the experience he has gained over the years will help him in this new and exciting role and looks forward to the challenges ahead.

John Crichton, CEO commented that “It’s one of the best decisions that we have made and after only 4 weeks, it feels as though Steve has been part of the team for years. The introduction of Steve to an already excellent team will give us even more customer focus opportunities while striving for total customer satisfaction. We are looking forward to another great year with our enhanced sales team”

Automatic Retailing understands the operators challenges and they concentrate on having a ‘First Class Service’ which has been endorsed by winning yet again the NIVO Supplier of the Year Award in the Consumables category and the thirteenth AVS award on the spin!

Their online trading website that was launched in 2014 enables the companies that order from them to enjoy a streamlined, user friendly tool that reduces errors and speeds up deliveries.


Being part of the Kitwave Group enables them to be able to utilise the 14 depots throughout the UK and be the biggest independent wholesaler in vending which keeps their pricing competitive.

Why stock NESCAFÉ® Mokambo™ Tradición?

Energy meets Refreshment – Mahtay

8. Mahtay NIVO Ad Final Feb 2018

The brand new Krea Touch… It’s out there!


Yes, we know. In the bad old days, we’d make a song and dance about a new, all singing-all-dancing machine and then – horror of horrors – it would fail to turn up on time. Nett result? Disgruntled customers and, to be honest, disgruntled staff, too.

Well, dear reader, not any longer. The new Krea Touch from Necta, whose arrival we heralded just before Christmas, is here. In fact, it’s not only ‘here’, it’s ‘out there’: it’s been delivered to the first tranche of customers who asked for one to go in their showroom and it’s already turning heads; just as we promised it would.

And why not? If you’ve been on the look-out for an appealing, high-tech coffee solution – at an exceptionally competitive price – then the brand-new Necta Krea Touch, from EVOCA may well be what you’ve been searching for.

The first thing you’ll see is that this is one seriously attractive machine with a cool, contemporary appearance that’s created by a subtle fusion of decorative lighting, chrome frames and black gloss surfaces. You can’t look at it without having the urge to touch it and use it, which means of course that it has more potential than most to increase your beverage sales…

A spacious drinks delivery area consolidates the up-market HoReCa feel of Krea Touch. It reinforces the consumer’s first impression – that the drinks on offer are genuinely top quality – thereby allowing operators to command premium prices. What’s more, its attractive, user-friendly interface ensures consumers enjoy a particularly pleasant purchasing experience, time after time. With Krea Touch they’ll be back for more; that’s for sure.

The wide touch screen can present a comprehensive drinks menu and it facilitates easy branding and customisation, not to mention recipe and video management.

Krea Touch is compatible with all current payment systems, so it can be assimilated easily into your existing product portfolio. Better yet, both the machine’s hardware and its software are the same as those that have performed so faultlessly in the Wittenborg 9100, so no steep learning curve for you – or your field engineers.

So, if you don’t have a Krea Touch in your showroom yet, give us a call and let’s see if we can’t put that right. It’s the perfect excuse to invite your customers over for a coffee…

For more information, please visit

KitKat Chunky White Chocolate

Why stock KitKat Chunky White? Previously voted as one of the nation’s favourites & now here to stay

T&M Refrigeration – Keeping us cool…


Vending equipment is a significant expense – and admittedly, it can sometimes go wrong. Refrigeration units are technically complicated, but necessary in a chilled vending machine. So who do you call when they go wrong? Look no further than T&M Refrigeration.

Billed as a family-run vending machine repair and servicing company with over 10 years refrigeration experience. The business was founded in 2007 by qualified refrigeration and air conditioning engineer, Thomas Frangoulis, and now offers a nationwide service. Qualified and specialising in the repair and servicing of all types of vending machine refrigeration and small commercial fridges.

If you follow Thomas on social media, you will regularly see posts in the early hours of the morning where he has fixed a refrigeration unit before many other people have had their first coffee!

T&M Refrigeration already work for many Vending Operators who are very happy with the results.

• Fully equipped rapid response vehicle
• Jobs done on site
• Repair on first visit
• All sites attended within 2 working days from callout
• Weekend EMERGENCY service available
• Work done is under warranty

If you have any queries or would like more information, contact Tom on 07582 193584, or go to the website

Tyrrell’s new advert for their ‘Best Ever Recipes’…

NEW – Kellogg’s Special K Protein Bar

Nestlé confectionery case size changes


In order to maintain product freshness of some of their single lines, Nestlé are reducing case sizes in Quarter one, 2018. This will result in case sizes moving from 48 or 36 count to 32 or 24 count. The details of these changes are available via your Nestlé Account Manager.

We will also be undertaking changes across our sharing bag range to improve design and functionality of our bags and cases. This will result in some case sizes moving from 12 to 8 count and some reductions in pack sizes. These changes are in line with category demands and we continue to ensure that our bags remain competitive in the marketplace. The details of these changes are available via your Nestlé Account Manager.

Please be aware that this is phase one of the changes and some products will change at a later date and some products due to technical restrictions won’t change at this time.

If you have any concerns or queries please raise these with your Nestlé Account Manager.


Double Wall Paper Cups from Dispo


The new White Double Wall Paper Cups Black Double Wall Paper Cups Barista mixed design Double Wall Paper Cups are now in stock.

In 8oz, 12oz and 16oz sizes these new Double wall disposable paper cups keep your hot drinks hotter for longer, while remaining cool enough to hold comfortably.

In Matt Black, White and Barista designs featuring 4 differing Cafe culture themes mixed throughout each sleeve these cups offer high insulation against hot liquids. This means there is no need to use a sleeve.

Our high quality double wall paper cups can be custom branded with your logo/design.

Please contact Shaun Richards on 07599 123383 or email for samples and pricing

What’s better than 3 Jaffa Cakes?

Nebrak have upped a gear all ready for 2018!

Nebrak have upped a gear all ready for 2018!

With 2018 upon us Nebrak have made Tom Howard the Operations Director.  Tom’s appointment compliments the investments Nebrak have made during 2017 and will continue with in 2018.

From new joinery machines to print equipment Nebrak are keeping their place in the Vending & Catering markets as a “go to” company.

The Nebrak Micromarket is not only competitive but stylish and effective.

Nebrak Micromarkets are:

  • Designed in house
  • Built in house
  • Graphics in house
  • Installed by Nebraks own fitters
  • A complete service with NO outside agencies

Nebrak have Coffee Towers that come with a 3 year warranty as standard.  Constructed from powder coated steel, the 3 year warranty can be extended to 5 if required.

The Nebrak range of vending and catering furniture comes in a massive array of finished that will suit all environments.  Vending furniture is only part of why Nebrak continues to be a leader.  With a full canteen and restaurant design and build service, caterers and operators can tap into the wealth of experience Nebrak has.

Nutella B-ready – Elevenses with a smile


Ensure you stock NEW Nutella B-Ready, a uniquely delicious snack, to help put a smile on your face and tide you over til lunch.

Thanks to its light, crunchy wafer shell, creamy Nutella filling and puffed wheat crispies in an individually wrapped bar. All for fewer than 120 calories.

Available now from Automatic Retailing Northern Limited

Burts Potato Chips accelerates growth with multi-million pound acquisition

Burts Potato Chips’ ambition of being the leading UK-owned premium snacking company over the next five years is one step closer with the news that it has purchased Leicester-based Savoury & Sweet. The acquisition is the first made by Burts since being founded in 1997, and will diversify its product portfolio to include a wider range of healthy snacking products as well as popcorn.

Savoury & Sweet is one of the fastest growing players within the popcorn and healthy snacking sector, exclusively making products for UK household-name brands and own-label ranges for leading retailers.

“The Burts business has grown significantly over the last five years, from £11.4 million in 2013 to an anticipated £37 million (post-acquisition) for 2017.” said Burts’ MD David Nairn. “Whilst impressive, our ambition is to drive the business to over £100 million in the next five years to become the UK’s biggest player within premium snacking. While organic growth of our existing operation in Plymouth is a big part of this and anticipated to reach £70 million, acquisitions of like-minded and complementary businesses will help us accelerate our expansion.”

Burts is privately and proudly British-owned. It has been located in Plymouth since it was started two

decades ago and the company has invested over £12m in the last five years increasing capacity to 200 tonnes a week, as well as its fast growing ‘Better for you’ business at its 168-people production facility.

Nairn continues: “To realise our ambitions, it was clear that we needed to expand not only our capacity but also diversify our product portfolio with new technologies and innovations. Our wish was to achieve this within Burts and extend our own capabilities rather than look at the co-packing arrangements that some of our competitors have used. We therefore needed to identify high quality existing businesses with a similar ethos of quality as us, but who could offer different snacking expertise and format technology. Savoury & Sweet fulfils both of these aims.”

As part of the acquisition, Burts has purchased the company’s 71,000sqft production facility in Leicester, as well as the offices and warehousing facilities on the site. All 99 employees will be retained and the business will be rebranded as Burts Snacks.

Burts’ aim is to expand its ‘Better for You’ business next year to £30m, creating additional jobs and tripling production capacity through investment in additional lines all within the current footprint of the existing Leicester plant. Plymouth will remain the home of Burts’ iconic potato chip, while the company will be utilising Savoury & Sweet’s frying, baking and popping expertise to expand its ‘Better for You’ business.

Nairn concludes: “This is an exciting time for Burts. NPD is high on our agenda and we are looking forward to bringing new and exciting innovation that will challenge the current UK snack market.”

For further information on Burts, please contact Mark Lamble at

NIVO Launch – Froosh. Fruit: Bottled…

NIVO Launch – Business Doctors

NIVO Launch McCormick Fleet Solutions

NIVO are very excited to present to you McCormick Fleet Solutions, a NEW MULTIDIMENSIONAL SERVICE for all your motoring needs. Andrew McCormick has over 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry. He has seen many companies and individuals struggle getting exactly the vehicle they require for their business. With his unique consultancy and solutions he will ensure that the vehicle you require and receive is to your exact specifications. With or without a maintenance package, racking, graphics or tracking – to name but a few – AND it will be at a NIVO discounted price plus a payment structure to suit your needs.

Do you want to know which vehicle will serve you best? Do you want to pay cash? Do you want to lease? Pay a monthly inclusive amount? Do you need help to know the best way to finance your vehicle? McCormick Fleet Solutions can help.

In addition, Andrew can help you to be compliant with regulations and to address matters pertaining to company ‘duty of care’ for employees.

Andrew and his team have the knowledge and contacts with a great Customer Service ethos so why would you go anywhere else when NIVO have ‘handpicked McCormick’?

Andrew is already working with 3 NIVO operators so we have confidence in his service.

For initial enquiries please call Andrew on 07834 543364. Look out for more information and
promotions in the coming months