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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 […]

Cake Machine Update

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After a great success at The Bistro College, the cake machine has made it to its second location of the trial, this time in a factory setting. Staff can now enjoy something different to the typical chocolate bar you would find in a normal vending machine, and are enjoying a cake, muffin, flapjack or biscuit […]

Breaking News! Dates for new Pound Coin released!

Following our blog back in September in reference to the new pound coin, The Royal Mint have now announced release dates. There are three main time frames that will help businesses like us to prepare for the new change in currency: October 2016 to March 2017 Preparation for the new coin Our vending equipment needs […]

Cake Machine Trial

Our new OHSO cake machine has left the GEM offices and is out on its first leg of its trial, first stop The College Bistro Students and staff are able to enjoy a selection of their favourite sweet treats at the cost of no more than £1! Featured are a variety of: Flapjacks Cakes Cookies […]

Time for tea

As most of you may know by now, GEM has been working with OHSO Scrummy since May this year. Some of you may have even tried some of their scrummy cakes and sweet treats from our vending machines. In response to some fantastic feedback, we have now launched our ‘Afternoon Tea’ machine filled with a choice […]

Eating Healthy Food From Vending Machines

Vending machines are a convenient option for buying food and nowadays they offer more healthy eating options too. In 2015, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence set out best practice guidelines to help make vending machines healthier. In particular, they called for vending machines in hospitals and council-run leisure centres to be improved. […]

How vending machines detect fake coins

Ever wondered how vending machines detect fake coins? Take a look inside our vending machines to find out the science behind it:   Our vending machines at Rotherham College featured in a TV show, ‘How it’s made’ back in April, showing viewers how the clever mechanisms inside the machines work, to filter out fake coins

Coffetek Media Screen

Check out Coffetek’s new media screen for their coffee machines, Neo and Vitro. The 10″ Display allows you to engage customers,  promote your companies brand and display product information such as nutrition and allergen. The screen can be easily updated  using USB and suports both .MP4 and .JPG files.   Give us a call to […]

New pound coin

Here at GEM we are preparing for the arrival of the new pound coin. Jonathan Hart, chief executive of the Automatic Vending Association (AVA), said: “Whilst we can’t hide from the fact there is a sizeable piece of work for our members to undertake to ensure readiness, as an organisation we completely understand and support […]

Exciting Times for the GEM Vending Team

The last quarter at GEM has proven to be busy and a time for expansion. We have welcomed five new faces to our growing team: Bev Bircumshaw New Business Sales Executive Terence Gaskell Mansfield Route Operator Daniel Osbourne Sheffield Route Operator Paul Lloyd Local Operator Nicola Smalley Loughborough Operator