How to choose the right Vending Machine

Published: 04th June 2024

If you have decided on adding a vending machine to your business then you will need to consider which one is the most suitable. There are a variety of different machines on the market, all offering a range of features.

The UK’s Favourite Vending Snacks & Drinks Revealed

Published: 31st May 2024

We love a snack to help get us through the day, whether it is to conquer hunger or boredom, and so it can be difficult to resist when they are all laid out in front of us. So, what is the nation’s favourite snack?

How Vending Machines Can Support Staff Wellness Goals?

How Vending Machines Can Support Staff Wellness Goals

Published: 29th April 2024

Staff wellness is now a big priority for many businesses. It can not only help to support your employees and show how much you value them, but also earning their loyalty and promoting their well-being can be hugely beneficial to your business.

Can Vending Machines Improve Patient Satisfaction in Hospitals?

Published: 22nd March 2024

Hospitals see a great many people come through their doors, both as patients and visitors. It can be a difficult time for everyone involved, so it is important to take as many steps as possible to make their time there as easy and comfortable as possible.

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How To Design & Create A Coffee Station For Your Business

Published: 27th February 2024

Although the world might see us as the quintessential tea consumers, the British are increasingly becoming a nation of coffee drinkers, and with evidence to suggest having such a luxury can help staff productivity, it’s no wonder more and more businesses are created dedicated spaces for the beloved coffee break.

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3 Things to Help Reduce your Business Carbon Footprint

Published: 26th January 2024

We all know that we need to make an effort to be greener, and it is down to businesses to lead the way in reducing their carbon footprint. This year, the pressure is greater than ever before and so it is time for businesses to get creative.

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Can Coffee Breaks Really Help Staff Productivity?

Published: 18th December 2023

For many of us, our morning routine involves a cup of coffee in order to get us going, and it can feel as though we can’t function without it. It therefore makes sense that that there is a direct link between coffee breaks and productivity when we are at work as well. In this article, we take a look at why so many businesses are now installing coffee vending machines in an effort to give everybody’s work a bit of a boost.

Do Micro-Markets Really Improve the Workplace?

Published: 28th November 2023

When it comes to improving your workplace, there might be lots of things that you have considered, but have you thought about micro-markets? They are the latest trend to feature in workplaces up and down the country, but how do they improve where you work?

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Workplace Benefits of Commercial Water Boilers

Published: 30th October 2023

They say that a watched pot never boils, and this can seem to be true when waiting for a kettle to boil in a staff canteen or kitchen. Many businesses have therefore chosen to invest in a commercial water boiler to provide instant hot water whenever it is needed.


Why Gyms Should Consider Vending Machines

Published: 28th September 2023

When you set up a gym you will need to choose your treadmills and your kettlebells, but have you thought about adding vending machines to what you offer?

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Can Healthy Eating Really Impact Productivity at Work?

Published: 29th August 2023

When you run a business, one of your biggest priorities is to make sure that everyone within it is pulling in the same direction. That means ensuring that your employees are as productive as possible at all times.

Things You Should Know About Providing Snacks at Work

Published: 28th July 2023

The old adage about not snacking between meals is just not applicable to many people in the modern world. Snacking is often beneficial. In fact, it may even be necessary…

5 Moral Boosting Workplace Trends!

5 Moral Boosting Workplace Trends!

Published: 29th June 2023

The wellbeing and morale of your workforce is incredibly important, and a lot of focus is now being thrown at this subject by a great number of businesses.

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Bottled Cooler vs Plumbed in Cooler – What’s best for my business?

Published: 25th May 2023

Many of us do not drink enough during the day, but drinking plenty of fresh water can help us to stay healthy and keep our bodies and brains at the most efficient, driving productivity and benefitting everyone.

Hidden dangers of dehydration

The hidden dangers of being dehydrated at work

Published: 27th April 2023

Often, we associate dehydration as being a dry feeling in the mouth, but it can have much greater effects, which are detrimental to our health.

Are Refurbished Vending Machines a Good Investment?

Published: 31st March 2023

Many businesses like brand new investments, but could a refurbished vending machine but more suited to your requirements?

Where should I put my vending machine in my workplace?

Published: 28th February 2023

When introducing a vending machine to your business, you must ensure that its placement is suitable to both maximise profit and fulfil its purpose.

How Fully Managed Vending Can Benefit Your Business

Published: 26th January 2023

In the past, many businesses have been put off by the idea of keeping track of stock and looking after the vending machine, but now, fully managed vending services are here to make having a vending machine as easy as possible.

Micro Markets VS Vending Machines: Which one would your business benefit from?

Published: 26th January 2023

When it comes to offering food and drink to your employees, there is now a wide range of options available, all offering convenience, style and choice. Many businesses find themselves choosing between installing vending machines and micro markets instead of the traditional canteens as a more modern and cost-effective way forward, but how do you choose which one to have?

4 ways to get your employees in the festive spirit

Published: 21st December 2022

The clocks going back mean that daylight starts earlier. Unfortunately, mornings are still getting darker, and evenings are starting earlier. There are still pleasant days but overall, the weather is cold, wet and windy. It’s also likely to stay that way for a while.

Put on the perfect breakfast meeting with these top tips!

Published: 09th November 2022

The first hour of the day is often the “power hour” for meetings. Meetings later in the day can be vulnerable to distractions and no-shows, energy dips and thoughts of home time.

Contactless Vending

How has contactless vending grown in the UK?

Published: 30th September 2022

Whilst contactless payments had started to grow in popularity, it was the COVID-19 pandemic that saw them really boom. With fears of handling cash that had been through countless hands or pressing buttons that hadn’t been cleaned for a while, suddenly the whole world seemed to become contactless overnight.

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7 benefits of having a vending machine at work

Published: 31st August 2022

Having a vending machine at work can be a fantastic addition as it has a whole range of benefits. They are welcomed and enjoyed by employees, and the knock-on effects of this can then be felt by the whole business. Here, we pick seven of the best benefits of having a vending machine at work.

How a commercial coffee machine could save you money

Published: 25th July 2022

Coffee is now quickly becoming everybody’s favourite drink, with people paying a fortune for their caffeine hit every single day and spending hours queuing up waiting for it. It therefore stands to reason that adding a commercial coffee machine could be a huge hit within your business, with a lot of advantages that you might never have thought of!

A dive into the bizarre phenomenon of Japan’s vending machine ecosystem

Published: 12th July 2022

Japan is famous for being the home of weird and wonderful technology, and vending machines are no exception. A visit to the country will show exactly how popular they are as one can be found at just about every turn.

Things to consider if you’re purchasing an office water cooler

Published: 27th April 2022

Water coolers have been office staples since the 1980s. They’ve held their place as office essentials for good reason. Employees need to stay hydrated (even in winter) and employers need to make sure that they can do so. With that in mind, here are some points to consider if you’re purchasing an office water cooler.

What Vending Machine is Right For Me?

Published: 28th March 2022

If you have decided on adding a vending machine to your business then you will need to consider which one is the most suitable. There are a variety of different machines on the market, all offering a range of features.

Can vending machines change our eating habits?

Published: 19th January 2022

We are all used to seeing vending machines everywhere, from the gym to the station platform and the canteen. They have become a staple part of our lives that allow us to refuel or grab a treat whilst on the go. These machines have always been the most convenient solution for food on the fly but now they are changing to accommodate the new way in which we live our lives.

Cema Vending A Year in Review

Published: 09th December 2021

With 2021 drawing to a close, now is a good time to reflect on the past year. For all its challenges, it was still an improvement on 2020. Overall, 2021 seems to have been a year of adaptation and development and here at Cema Vending, we’ve made the most of it.

Winter Festive Drink Trends

Published: 12th November 2021

This Christmas season, the big brand coffee shops and fast-food restaurants are releasing their festive drinks and everyone is very excited. Festive drinks have soared in popularity in recent years, especially from the popular coffee shops like Starbucks and costa. Part of their popularity has come from social media reviews of popular festive and seasonal drinks that go viral, making people want to go out and try the new drink everyone on the internet is raving about.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Published: 29th October 2021

Plastic may not be fantastic but it does have a role to play in moving towards a more sustainable future. Using plastic in the right way is key to transitioning seamlessly towards better waste management. The team at Cema Vending want to take this opportunity to explain our commitment to sustainability, and how it serves not only our customers but also the planet too.

How coffee habits in the workplace are changing

Published: 04th October 2021

Coffee can often seem to be the lifeblood of many workplaces, and everyone now has their favourite type and a very specific order. However, it hasn’t always been the case, and the desire for a skinny soya latte at your desk is a relatively new phenomenon. So, with National Coffee Day taking place on 1st October, it got us thinking how have coffee habits changed at work?

Cema Vending & Johnsons Vending Join Forces

Published: 10th September 2021

As featured on Planet Vending, we’re happy to announce that we’ve joined forces with Johnsons Vending, becoming one of the largest independent vending companies in the East Midlands, servicing businesses in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.

The History of Vending Machines

Published: 27th August 2021

Vending machines might seem like a feature in almost every public space these days, but have you ever thought about where they came from? They actually have a long history that dates back as far as the first century when Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria found a way to dispense holy water in temples. They have come a long way since then, but the path has been an interesting one.

How do I make my vending machine cashless?

Published: 21st July 2021

Vending machines are a common sight in most public spaces and workplaces nowadays. They are a quick and convenient way to grab a snack or a drink on the go, but the majority require payment by cash leaving customers rooting through their pocks for change.

Record start to year sees Cema and R+R Hub move to hybrid model

Published: 14th May 2021

As featured on The Business Desk, we’re happy to report that we’ve had a record first quarter of the year. Securing over £100,000 of contracted new business and planning our brand new major e-commerce site, Workplace Refreshments. Our sister company, R+R Hub acquired a further 8000 sq ft at our base in Netherfield for boosted storage capacity for our two companies.

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Tap Water vs Bottled Water: Which one is best?

Published: 13th May 2021

We all know that the benefits of proper hydration are vast, and the NHS recommends drinking between six and eight glasses of water per day. As people spend most of their week at work, it is important to ensure that your employees have access to safe and clean drinking water at all times to enable them to maintain these levels of hydration.

Hydration Facts: The importance of workplace hydration

Published: 19th April 2021

Water is the source of life for almost everything on the planet. When it comes to us humans, it doesn’t just keep us alive, it benefits us in all sorts of ways that we often do not appreciate. Drinking water and staying hydrated is a key tool in staying healthy in both body and mind. Therefore, the importance of drinking water and importance of hydration is something your workplace should know about.

East Midlands Favourite Vending Snack

Published: 11th March 2021

Snacks. We all love them, from crisps and biscuits to confectionery and sweets. We’re a nation of snack lovers and in 2018/19 alone, the average person would consume up to 62 grams of crisps per week. Now that’s a lot of crisps.

Fresh thinking as ‘new normal’ changes food and drink supply in the modern workplace

Published: 02nd March 2021

There is no doubt that the pandemic has changed the way we live and work, perhaps forever.

Covid, chaos and the great canteen closure – but what are the alternatives?

Published: 26th February 2021

If there was one thing that was certain for office managers and facilities personnel in 2020, it was uncertainty. It’s made planning incredibly challenging, especially where food and drinks have traditionally been provided on-site for employees.

Cema Vending start off the year with three major contract wins

Published: 22nd February 2021

As featured on East Midlands Business Link, we’re happy to announce that we have kick-started the year by landing our first three major contract wins of 2021 so far.

Safety first – science fiction becomes science fact with hands free vending machines

Published: 20th January 2021

If 2020 taught us anything, it was that innovation is everywhere. Right across the UK and in a wide range of industries, we switched to online meetings, pivoted to door-to-door deliveries and found new ways to do business across borders.

“Social Santa” sees local businesses spread festive cheer for older people in Nottingham

Published: 18th December 2020

As featured on East Midlands Business Link, we’re happy to announce that we have taken part in Right At Home Nottingham’s Social Santa Campaign.

Not feeling festive yet? Fear not, it’s Christmas Jumper Day!

Published: 11th December 2020

The debate of when Christmas begins will rage but there’s one thing for sure, in the Christmas workplace, it all really starts kicking off on Christmas Jumper Day, even if this year, many of us will be doing this apart!

UK Face Masks Selects Cema for Safer Shopping Centres Solution

Published: 02nd December 2020

As featured on West Bridgford Wire, we’re happy to announce that we’re currently undergoing a major project with UK Face Masks Direct as the innovative Nottingham business continues its roll out of PPE vending machines across the UK.

A Potted History of Coffee

Published: 25th November 2020

Whilst nobody can be quite sure when coffee was first discovered, many legends trace the history of coffee back to a humble goat herder named Kaldi, who noticed that his goats began to become less keen to settle down for a good snooze come night time.