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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 and the old pound coin will be withdrawn from circulation.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 […]


Leicester Business Exhibition October 2017

The Leicester Business Exhibition 2017 (LBE17) Summer is turning to Autumn, the holidays are over and at GEM we are gearing up to attend this year’s LBE17 – Leicestershire’s longest running Business Exhibition.  This event is being held at Leicester King Power Stadium, postcode LE2 7FL on Thursday 26th October.  Doors open at 9am and close around […]


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 […]


Benefits of Drinking Coffee in the Work Place

There are health benefits to drinking coffee; Lifestyle . . . Coffee is one of the world’s most commonly consumed beverages with lots of us visiting coffee shops on a daily basis. As well as the obvious social and wellbeing benefits meeting for a coffee can bring, recent reports suggest drinking coffee can lower the […]