The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has introduced that Alec Upton, of the Upton Group, has died after a brief sickness.

AVA leader government David Lewellyn stated: “Alec was a stalwart and characterful part of the vending industry, having built Upton Group from a small sweet shop in Selby with his wife Janet. Our thoughts are with Janet, Tracy, Ross, their families and all at Upton Group at this time.”