The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has introduced that its new 2019 Census has been finished and is to be had to participants.

It contains the primary in-depth Coffee-to-Go record which presentations the sphere turnover is £670 million, taking the full trade income to £2.21 billion in 2019 and likewise the primary micro marketplace record.

Some of the Key Points discovered within the 2019 Census are as follows:

• Turnover from conventional merchandising & OCS is up 5.2% to £1.54 billion with value will increase greater than off-setting the continued declines in each intake and gadget base

• Significant investments in bettering the proposition: greater than 50% of standard cups now paper, cashless readers now on 36% of the bottom, and the entire selection of micromarkets as much as round 200.

• Ongoing expansion in use of telemetry to reinforce provider and potency: round 30% of the conventional merchandising base is actively the use of telemetry for technical fault signals and out-of-stock signals, with some operators additionally the use of the information for dynamic direction making plans.