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Coffee – Did You Know . . .

2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day. Who produces the most? Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer closely followed by Vietnam. More than 125 million people around the world depend on coffee for their livelihoods, with around 25 million smallholder farms producing 80% of the world’s coffee. Who drinks the most? […]


ICON – The Power of Colour

With a cold and dreary March still with us perhaps a splash of colour is what’s needed to brighten up the day. Be it your wardrobe or your décor, colour coordination can be one of the most important things when it comes to style. So why not add a dash of colour to enhance the […]


Celebrating 50 Years

GEM Vending Ltd based in Nottingham, are celebrating 50 years of local service to the East Midlands in 2018. The vending industry has seen some amazing changes since the Company was first registered in 1968, in both the style of the machines and the quality of the coffee and other products dispensed. Back in the […]


Sugar Tax

The Sugar Tax is Coming . . . We will soon see the introduction of a new tax aimed at improving the health of the nation – The Sugar Tax. This tax will be levied on cold drinks from April 2018. What is the Sugar Tax?  Also known as the sugary drink or soda tax, […]


#Recycling#Blue Planet#Coffee Cups

Human Habits – Easy to pick up . . . but not so easy to break! Some habits affect us and the environment far more than others and Britain’s desire for coffee-on-the-go and cold drinks in disposable plastics is creating concerns for us all. With the ever growing number of press articles and science research […]


Healthy Vending Machine

A Happy & Healthy New Year! . . . With the festive season now firmly behind us any healthy New Year’s resolutions are well underway and our Healthy Vending Machine is on its travels again… After debuting in Loughborough and serving a busy audience in Leicester, our machine has made its way around the Midlands.  […]


Apprentice to Administrator

Sameenas Story . . . Sameena joined the GEM Vending Team in September 2014 as a Sales and Marketing Apprentice.  Since her initial introduction to the world of vending she’s come on leaps and bounds.  Here’s how she’s achieved it . . . Work, Earn and Learn! While studying at Derby College doing AS Levels Sameena […]


Macmillan, Cake and Coffee

Charity . . . Macmillan Cancer Support was founded over 100 years ago and has grown to be the UK’s leading source of cancer support. Helping more and more people affected by cancer the Macmillan brand has become both strong and reliable. The charity has reached millions of people offering a source of personal and […]


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 […]