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Birchall Tea

There’s nothing like a good cup of tea. But can you get a decent cuppa from a vending machine? Well the answer is yes and here’s how we do it . . . At GEM we believe the key is in the quality of the tea. That’s why we only use Birchall Great Rift loose […]


Withdrawal of Old £1 Coin from 15 October 2017

Ten days to go . . . and the old pound coin will be withdrawn from circulation. From 11.59pm on Sunday 15th October the old round style £1 coin will cease to be legal tender. So be aware . . . and either use, exchange, or bank any of the old style £1 coins you may […]


How to make a proper cup of tea

Among some of the most popular topics of discussions in the workplace such as best chocolate bar, best dunkable biscuit is the renown debate of “how to make a proper cup of tea”. There are many opinions on this topic from changing the order of ingredients to timings. At GEM Vending we are passionate about […]


Contactless Vending Machines

One of the subjects that comes up for discussion regularly with our customers is whether they should be choosing one of the contactless vending machines. Our answer is always “it depends on your consumer”. When contactless first came out, adoption in the UK was slow. However, recent studies indicate that contactless payments are a huge […]