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Top 10 Bagged Snacks in Grocery & ranking of other NIVO Supply Partners in the top 25

Top 10 Bagged Snacks in Grocery & ranking of other NIVO Supply Partners in the top 25

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Coffee Shops Takeaway Pricing

From when we last reported pricing there has been a significant increase across the different Coffee Shop outlets with only Pret A Manger keeping a static price. For a regular Americano (9oz):

Coffee Shops Takeaway Pricing

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Metcalfe hopes for fatter future for Skinny with Diamond deal

MetcalfeSkinny_StraightMetcalfe’s Skinny popcorn co-founder Julian Metcalfe has won the backing of Kettle Chips which he hopes will help the company expand into Europe and win more listings in the UK. Kettle have got a 26% stake in Metcalfe’s who last May demerged from Itsu Grocery.

The popularity of the popcorn is growing year on year and they are now the fastest growing sub-category in bagged snacks according to IRI data. Don’t be left behind, telephone the NIVO representative TODAY – Sham Hamid on 0207 2273110 or 0788 4665887 and take advantage of the current promotion on Rice Cakes. 


Grab some good energy to go from your vending machine with 9BAR!

Healthier snacking is now officially mainstream and as more people aspire to improve their diet and lifestyle, healthier snacking will play a big part in this.9BAR_LOGO_CMYK

Consumers are looking for products and brands that fulfil the demands for a healthier lifestyle, whilst also being fun and engaging. 9BAR is routed in supporting consumers whilst “on the go” in a way that is tasty and genuine and gives them good energy!
Protein and the natural ingredients required to keep you feeling full are certainly noticeable trends driving demand for healthier snacking, and seeds are a great way of achieving this.
9BAR is all about providing good energy from super seeds with every bar containing sunflower, pumpkin and hemp seeds plus other only natural ingredients for slow release energy and to keep you feeling fuller for longer. What’s more since the rebrand not only has 9BAR been given a bold new look, every bar now has reduced sugar, reduced saturated fat and is now high in fibre as well as being gluten free and wheat free.
But, with 9BAR you get more than just good taste and nutrition… We’ve teamed up with UK clean energy charity SolarAid who provide solar lights to some of the world’s poorest communities, so you now get ‘Good Energy, Twice’ because every bar sold equals a night of light for a family in Africa who would otherwise rely on dirty dangerous kerosene lights.



Ford Cars – Low C02 & BIK figures!

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A lot is going on with the Ford car range, with new products coming through and improved CO2 emissions and fuel economy being one of the key drivers for Fleet operators.

Click here to see the wide range of compact and mid-sized cars Ford can offer, demonstrating the low CO2 emissions and the BIK figures for company car drivers.


9Bar Super Seed Heroes!


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Waterlogic to acquire PHS Waterlogic in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands

Waterlogic to acquire PHS Waterlogic in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands – January 12th 2016

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Top Tips for Preparing Your Car/Van for Winter

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Essential Free Guide

The Fuelcard People is proud to present a new free guide that all drivers planning journeys during the coming winter months should make use of.

Entitled “Top Tips for Preparing Your Car for Winter”, the guide offers invaluable advice to the nation’s car owners across a wide range of topics that become increasingly pertinent as the colder months take hold and driving conditions become more hazardous for all.

The guide is available here and includes all manner of useful information, including examining the myriad dangers of driving during winter, essential steps in winter car maintenance, how motorists can make sure their car is ready to meet the rigours of the winter months, and much more.

Available for free download, the guide also offers a list of simple dos and don’ts that could make taking to the roads over the coming months less dangerous for all travellers.

Furthermore, the new guide offers helpful tips on how our expert team can help with duty of care compliance, as well as providing valuable insight into the dangers to watch out for this winter when taking to the roads.

Vendex Dinner, Wonderful Evening with Wonderful People

A very enjoyable evening for everyone who attended. The food was delicious, the entertainment ‘Blues Brothers’ was very entertaining and the relaxed ambience of the evening ensured everyone had a memorable time.

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Ford Statement – Emissions

With the worldwide headlines generated by Volkswagen AG’s admission that it misled regulators on diesel emission tests, some of you have asked for Ford’s position on this issue and whether we could be affected.

When a major company in our industry has this type of issue, it can raise questions about the entire industry – and our customers, our teams and all other stakeholders understandably want to know where Ford stands. 

Ford vehicles and engines – including our diesel engines – meet all applicable emissions standards, and they are designed to perform consistently both in the lab and on the road. We do not have any so-called “defeat devices” in our vehicles.   

We agree that emission standards need to more closely incorporate the real-world driving that customers typically experience on the road under normal conditions. That’s why we have supported the development of a European Real Driving Emissions initiative going into law in Europe as part of the Euro 6 standards.

We are committed to offering consumers high fuel efficiency and low emissions through what we call the “power of choice”.  We offer customers a variety of choices ranging from our EcoBoost-powered petrol vehicles and advanced technology diesels to hybrids, plug-in hybrids and full electric vehicles.

There is nothing more valuable to Ford than our reputation for operating ethically and legally. It’s the bedrock of our company and one of the reasons we have been in business successfully for more than 100 years.

Vauxhall Statement – Emissions

The current emission issue and its aftermath are causing ripples far beyond the automotive world. We know that you, our customers, have some very relevant questions and we can answer the most pressing one: our GM designed software has no features that detect that a vehicle is undergoing emission test cycles. Both at GM as well as at Vauxhall and Opel.

Allow us to summarize how we deal with the topic of emission management in general.

We would emphasise that GM has processes in place to proactively ensure robust emission compliance. This is done by global and regional compliance strategy review boards. These global processes ensure that our products comply with all vehicle emission regulations applicable to the markets in which they are sold.

 We are committed to the robust emissions compliance of all our vehicles. We expect our employees to be informed and act legally and ethically, without exception.

Also, it is important to understand that what has happened with one of our main competitors does not mean that there is a general problem with diesels. We are among the leading companies for modern diesel technology, targeting the lowest pollutant emissions. Modern diesel drivetrains are key to achieving future European climate protection targets. The Euro 6 standard, which has been binding for all new registrations since the beginning of this month, protects both the environment and consumers. 

We know that there is a lot of discussion about moving from the current emissions testing to new, more stringent consumption tests (World Light Vehicle Test Procedure) and exhaust measurements on the roads (Real-world Driving Emissions regulation) to reduce the differences between the test bench and the roads in the future. We are an active participant here on all discussion levels and once the new regulations are in place, we will of course comply. 

We take this discussion very seriously and we consider it a matter of great importance that we are open and transparent in this matter too. We will continue to put the customer at the centre of everything we do and listen intently to our customers’ needs.


Wolverhampton Seminar & Raceday 13th October 2015

Our fourth and final Seminar, Networking and Racing Event of 2015 took place at the Wolverhampton Racecourse on Tuesday 13th October 2015.  A total of 23 Supply Partners enjoyed an afternoon meeting with 14 NIVO Members.  The day proved to be very successful for building relationships and talking business.  This was followed by Nick Norris from SuzoHapp, Roger Heap from Jura, George Thomas from Aimia, Kevin Reed from Siemens and our very own Graham Kingaby all speaking about a selection of different subjects within vending.

Early evening consisted of a three course meal with special thanks to Aileen Armour from N&W for sponsoring the drinks. Further networking between our Supply Partners and Members continued and to top it all we also had some winners on the horse racing!

A very big thank you to all our Supply Partners for making this happen and our NIVO Members for making our seminars a successful part of the NIVO calendar.

Watch this space for news on our 2016 events.

Cheaper Diesel is NOT the issue

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Diesel prices lower than petrolCheaper diesel makes comparison between diesel and petrol vehicles increasingly complex, but that misses the key issue in fleet procurement according to The Fuelcard People. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, has pointed out that day-to-day fuel pricing is not the main factor to be considered.

“Pump pricing is a red herring,” he said, “because nobody need pay that much. Whether a vehicle runs on diesel or petrol, most should be refuelling at up to 4p per litre below pump prices with fuel cards. Whole-life costing, or total cost of ownership, has to be the key issue in vehicle comparisons.”

He was commenting on the news that diesel remains cheaper than petrol on most forecourts. He said, “Diesel became cheaper than petrol this summer, for the first time since 2001. Better mpg figures for diesel might suggest an obvious choice, but that misses the point. Unless you consider every cost during a vehicle’s lifetime, any comparison will be meaningless.”

Steve Clarke advised that fleet managers should take into account road tax, servicing, maintenance, repairs, tyres and other consumables. “You have to keep track of everything spent through a vehicle’s life with the fleet,” he said. “It is the only way to make meaningful evaluation of one vehicle against another. It also puts you in a more powerful negotiating position when procuring future vehicles.”

Bothwell Bridge Seminar 20th August

A fantastic Seminar and Networking event took place at Glasgow on Thursday 20th August.  Our 22 Supply Partners enjoyed a morning meeting with our 24 NIVO members and listened to a selection of different subjects within vending.  A lively debate ensued on the structure of a ‘cup of coffee’ and which ingredients makes the difference.  Coffeetek, N&W, Jura, Nestle Professional, Laqtia (milk) and Aimia put their thoughts across together with our members and as a group we discussed whether consumers prefer powdered milk over fresh milk.  There were lots of different views aired and no real conclusion as it may depend on the site (retail/office) and environment.



The afternoon consisted of a lunch and further networking getting to know our suppliers our members, most of who had attended before.  The race meet at Hamilton was fun with quite a few winners and the weather held.

Thank you to all our Supply Partners for making this happen and our NIVO Members for making our seminars a successful part of the NIVO calendar.

Our next Seminar is on 13th October in Wolverhampton and we look forward to seeing you there.


From Steven Jervis of The Elaychitea Company –


From Dale Bellis of Nice Pak International Limited-

Just wanted to say thanks for a brilliant couple of days, really enjoyed myself and met some nice people along the way.

From Michael Evans of Seabrook Crisps-

It was an excellent seminar. You team’s efforts were more than clearly displayed and from my point of view it was exceptionally well organised and I managed to get the very most out of it on both a business and personal level.

Sometimes, with all tradeshows, exhibitions and seminars, it can be very difficult to internally justify costs based on the return. With this one, I have managed to gain valuable feedback from a number of customers, including getting a great lead to follow up on and on a personal level, it was a fantastic social networking event.

Once again, many thanks to you and your team for organising such a worthwhile event. The hard work and effort that goes into organising these events is sometimes overlooked, on this occasion though, I don’t think that will be an issue!



Sunshine and showers at the NIVO Business Networking & Golf Day

NIVO returned for a fifth year to Oulton Hall, Leeds on Tuesday 7 July to hold their NIVO business networking and golf day.

NG&BND 2015 (85)The day was attended by 74 golfers eager to show off their skills and even more eager to avoid getting caught in the rain with umbrellas at the ready! The brief showers did not dampen the fun and excitement as everybody enjoyed the chance to network , build relationships and create business opportunities. After the final hole there was time for a well-earned drink in the Claret Jug. Then followed an evening of great food, loud laughs and fabulous entertainment, once again, as in previous years, sponsored by Nestlé Professional.

After the guests had enjoyed the food and wine, the winners and runners up were presented with their prizes. Congratulations go to Ian Mitchell from Mars who was the individual winner and David Johnson of Tayto, Craig Holt of Northbridge Vending, Oli Millson of Millson’s Vending and David Laurie of Tayto who were the winning team.

The combined charitable efforts of all those present on the night raised over £2000 for the RNIB, the Point Foundation and EdUKaid. Graham Kingaby, NIVO MD said “As always, I want to thank all our many sponsors for their support in ensuring this event continues to be a massive success and grows in value each year. Once again the NIVO team have done an outstanding job with the organisation. We aim to keep our standards high and will shortly begin preparations for our 2016 event.”

RNIB Cricket & Fencing Tournament

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A great day out was had by the youngsters that benefit from one of the NIVO nominated charities.  Michelle went along to join in and have some fun.

“The day raised lots of money and the children ranged in ages from the youngest watching, aged around 1 years old to 17 years.  Guides helped the ones who were more severely visually impaired but I did not hear one child complain.  They were delighted with the snacks and drinks that I managed to take along which was supported by some of our Supply Partners and they have nicknamed me ‘The snack lady’, so I need to ensure I am always well armed!  I would like to extend a thank you to the NIVO Supply Partners that never fail to let us down when we are supporting these types of events.”

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