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September 20th, 2021

The future of vending machines in schools

For Livewell, schools are where it started. We know this sector better than any other refreshment supplier, and wanted to explore how catering in the education sector must evolve with new stock management technologies, contactless payment systems and changing dietary needs in our latest blog.

May 24th, 2021

The future of vending machines in a post-pandemic world

It’s been over a year since the emergence of Covid-19 caused unprecedented disruption to life as we know it. 

The vending industry, like most others, took a huge hit during the pandemic. Despite playing a vital role in keeping key workers on the front line across the country fed during a time where other food-on-the-go options weren’t available, the impact of closures […]

September 10th, 2020

A safe catering solution for schools

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been helping schools in the region implement COVID-19 safety measures by providing a simple solution for safe on-site catering and refreshments. Our VendSafe stations, installed in multiple locations around a school campus, give pupils and staff, low-contact access to food and drink during the school day. With staff needing […]

Jul 1st, 2020

VendSafe takes flight at Leeds Bradford Airport

We all know the feeling… you’re waiting for a flight and suddenly realise you’ve forgotten your water bottle. There’s no going back through security and you know you’ll want a drink soon. Plus you’re starting to get hungry too. So what do you do? With even fewer options available during the COVID-19 pandemic, you look […]

June 9th, 2020

Safe spaces

In the last couple of months, “safe” has become one of the most used words. “Stay safe” is the new goodbye. We’ve all learnt two metres is a “safe distance”. Implementing “safety measures” is now part of every business strategy. And rightly so. None of us have had to deal with a global pandemic before […]

June 25th, 2018

How We’re Helping NHS Staff Make Healthier Choices

Employee wellbeing is high on business agendas and more than ever employers are taking the initiative to look after their staff. This is especially true for the NHS right now, where Public Health England estimated the cost of sickness absence to the healthcare provider in 2015 was £2.4bn. Further to this, an NHS staff survey […]

July 1st, 2016

Livewell pioneering Healthier Vending Choices

Livewell® are leading the way in offering modern vending stations with a wide range of healthy products.  We’re bringing the world of vending up to speed with the innovative pace of retail. We call it Vetail®. It’s less about vending and more about smart lifestyle choices. We are increasingly having some great conversations about our […]

May 18th, 2016

Livewell Vending and Cashless Payment Technology

Today Google is launching Android Pay, its tap-and-go contactless payment service, in the UK offering a rival to Apple Pay which has been operating here since last summer. The UK’s enthusiastic adoption of chip-and-pin and contactless payments in the past few years has made it a key battleground for mobile payment vendors. More than 3 […]

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