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Brew up to keep your mind razor sharp

Put the kettle on to keep your brain sharp. A recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging found that regular tea drinking could reduce the risk of dementia by 50% in many people and by as much as 86 % for those with a genetic predisposition to the condition. This may […]

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Join the Navy, see the world, save some plastics

Nearly every week there appears news from around the globe about the fight against the spread of polluting plastics and our race to try to stop this flood overwhelming us. There is a tide of public opinion that is swinging heavily towards reducing and reusing plastics where ever possible, be it with single use plastic […]

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A festival totally dedicated to tea is coming to London

Tea lovers rejoice there is a place in London this April that will set your taste buds tingling with anticipation. Fes-Tea-Val takes place on Saturday and Sunday 21/22 April and coincides with National Tea Day across the United Kingdom. According to the organisers visitors can get to join ‘tea tastings galore, indulge in Tea ‘n’ […]

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What links Californian Coffee and burnt toast?

Give up? Well both coffee sold, in California, and burnt toast are being blamed for a rise in cases of some forms of cancer. Recently a California court has ordered that all coffee sold in California must carry a clear cancer warning on the packet or cup. The judge sitting in a Los Angeles court […]

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Could this be the world’s most expensive tea break?

There is something reassuring about a nice cup of tea. It is always satisfying and if the latest medical research is to be believed it also has a calming and cleansing effect on the whole body. Something else about tea is that it remains relatively affordable there hasn’t been a huge difference in the amount […]

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Driving vending machine technology forward

Here at UKVending we think of ourselves as forward looking and innovative. We bring you the latest technological developments as soon as they are available together with the best customer service in the market. So we had to step back and admire the audacity of a car dealership in Glasgow who has made buying a […]

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Who was Catherine of Braganza?

Well it seems like a question you might get asked at a pub quiz, but actually it has a great deal to do with our national drink, tea. How? Catherine of Braganza was a Portuguese Princess who was married to King Charles II and she is widely created with creating the national love affair with […]

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Earliest tea receipt from 1644

  Unless you’re self employed and need to keep track of every single piece of expenditure I doubt you’ll collect your till receipts. The most likely outcome is that every so often you dig deep into your trouser pockets or purses and pull the receipts out, casually look at the most expensive item, wish you […]

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DS Smith cracks coffee cup recycling

The number of discarded coffee cups is staggering. In the UK it is estimated that billions of cups are drunk by British coffee lovers each year and then simply thrown away and never used again. This throw away culture is placing an increasing strain on landfill sites and the environment in general. UK Vending is […]

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Good news on sugar in soft drinks

UKVending is pleased to hear that the levels of sugar in soft drinks has been plummeting and the reason is that drinks companies have decided to take action before being forced to by government legislation. The new sugar tax on soft drinks has meant that drinks manufacturers would have faced stiff new taxes on highly […]

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Fruit teas can drastically damage your teeth, study finds

We’re all told to eat more fruit and at the same time we are reminded of the good and beneficial qualities of tea in our daily diet. Now the latest research seems to have indicated a problem with the idea of combing fruit and tea and states that fruit teas could actually be damaging our […]

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Who was Ira Remsen?

I bet you’ve never ever heard of this 19th Century New Yorker, but it is extremely likely that you’ve used his invention. So who was he? Ira Remsen was born on 10 February 1846 and grew up to be a leading chemist after studying in Germany. On returning home to his native America he led […]

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Introducing Flavia Sachets – Zero Waste Boxes.

UK Vending are proud to announce that we are starting to stock a wonderful and innovative waste product solution. The Flavia sachets can now be completely recycled and nothing is sent to land fill. But what exactly is a Flavia Zero Waste box™and why does your office or workspace need one? Every workspace generates a […]

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A brief history of tea smuggling

  Have you ever smuggled a cup of tea into an important meeting at work? Well if you have you are continuing, in a small way, a tradition that dates back centuries that of tea smuggling. It’s hard to believe today with supermarkets overflowing with a myriad of different types, flavours and sizes of tea […]

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PG Tips goes plastic free

It appears that the tide of public opinion about the overuse of plastic in everyday life may have turned. For decades plastic has been included in almost every aspect of modern life from beverage bottles right down to teabags. Who knew that teabags had plastic in them? In the latest move to remove plastics PG […]

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Inbound Marketing : The Basics

If you’re thinking about starting an inbound marketing campaign, there’s some things you really should know\u2026 1. You’re going to be involved. There’s no way around it - inbound marketing means taking a hands-on approach to your marketing efforts. That doesn’t mean you’ll be doing all of the work, but inbound is not a “we’ll […]

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Coffee mornings for the lonely and ill

Loneliness is a terrible thing to endure at whatever age, but if a new policy that is being trialled proves successful its effects could be mitigated somewhat by doctors prescribing coffee mornings to sufferers. GP’s are being urged to send ‘frequent attender’ patients to local community activities such as coffee mornings instead of just fobbing […]

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How plastic bottles are made

Here at UKVending we deal with a lot of plastic bottles. We talk a great deal about how to dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way but one thing we rarely talk about is how they are made in the first place. It’s a fascinating process. The process is a complex one with many […]

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Are you ready for the new data protection regulations?

Anyone in business knows that there are a huge number of things to remember such as sales, invoicing, payroll and there are all the red tape regulations to remain legally compliant. On May 28 2018 there is a new one to consider too as the new GDPR data protection legislation comes into force. At UKVending […]

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Chemical in food wrappers makes women gain weight

  It’s something that you find in virtually every kitchen and it is found on every ready meal and indeed on many food items found in vending machines, including those operated by UKVending: Cling Film and other plastic food wrappers. It is a miracle material that has made microwaving possible and keeps food fresh and […]

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Eat slowly and keep the weight off

In this work heavy time light working life we all have today, sometimes we all feel encouraged to wolf down our food at breakneck speed. It saves time and allows us to get back to work quicker, but is it really doing us any good? Well the answer that has come back is a resounding […]

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