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Vending Insight 29: GDPR’s First Fines – How Safe Are You?

Hello again and welcome to Vending Insight 29, brought to you with the assistance of our friends at Vianet Smart Machines in association with Vendman, the UK’s Number One ERP software for vending operators.

We’ve been delighted by the industry’s response to our weekly round up of news and information focused on technical and digital developments in vending, unattended retailing and digital marketing. However, in response to the pointy-stick of persuasion, we’ve agreed to widen our net to embrace info on consumer purchasing trends.

So, eyes down for a full house: Enjoy!

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What We Can Learn From the GDPR’s First Fines (CMS Wire)

The EU General Data Protection Legislation, the compliance regulation that caused consternation in organizations worldwide before and after it went live on May 25, 2018 — is starting to live up to its reputation of being a fearless defender of customer data and privacy rights. Get up to speed, HERE

Vending Insight 29Highland Spring: What The Bottled Water Brand Learned From Its Eco Bottle Trial (Beverage Daily)

Highland Spring is making a 100% recycled bottle a permanent part of its range, following a trial of the eco bottle in 2018. It says consumers responded ‘extremely well’ to the trial.To discover what it learned from the experiment, click HERE

Virtual Reality Shows Signage And Place Increase Product Sales (Vending Market Watch)

The results of a new collaboration of three companies which resulted in a mobile virtual reality headset with embedded eye tracking technology  revealed how consumers interact with brands and signage. Fascinating insight into micro markets, HERE

Nearly 500 ATMs Close A Month As Britain’s Rush To A Cashless Society Accelerates (Daily Telegraph)

The pace of ATM closures is also increasing, Link’s data shows. Almost 4,700 machines closed during 2018, up from 1,400 the previous year. Like it or not, learn about it HERE

Vending Insight 29The State of Omnichannel Content 2019 (E Content)

Like so many other corners of the digital content industry, omnichannel content was impacted by the AI and machine learning (ML) revolution in 2018. Measure y0ur progress by comparing your efforts with state-of-the-art comment, HERE 

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National Tea Day Partners With Mind To Get People Talking Over A Cuppa (Hotel and Catering News)

Rebecca Hastings, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind, said:“We’re really grateful to National Tea Day for choosing to support Mind. It’s fantastic to see people get together over a cuppa to combat loneliness and talk about whatever is on their mind.” Are you doing anything on 21 April? Food for thought is HERE

Vendig insight 29Sports Nutrition Impact Report (Cargill)

Opportunities in the evolving sports and active nutrition category will continue to grow as more consumers embrace the concept of foods and beverages to support strength, health and energy. Download a complimentary copy of Cargill’s insights report, HERE.

Three Trends That Will Boost Omnichannel Commerce In 2019 — And Two That Won’t (Forbes)

As AI technology is becoming more sophisticated, less expensive and simpler to implement, the retail industry will witness a dramatic increase in the use of these applications… The thoughts of Fred de Gombert, HERE

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To Understand IoT Security: Look to the Clouds (Government Technology)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially. But security and privacy concerns are piling up at the same time. How can we understand where this trend is heading? What  can we learn from the history of the cloud? Look HERE

How to Make Your Digital Workplace Tools Matter (CMS Wire)

Organizations can tackle barriers to technology adoption in the digital workplace by understanding employees’ actual needs and providing comprehensive answers to the all-too-important question: Why did we need this tool in the first place? HERE

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Vending Insight 30 will be published on Friday, 22 February. Catch up on previous issues, HERE

About the author

The Editor

Planet Vending’s Editor is Ian Reynolds-Young and it’s Ian’s unique writing talent that has made PV what it is today – the best read (red) vending blog in the world, and vending’s best read (reed). Ian ‘tripped and fell into vending’, in the capacity of PR executive, before launching a specialist agency, ‘reynoldscopy’, dedicated to the UK Vending business. The company continues to represent the interests of many of the sector’s leading brands.

‘It’s all about telling stories’, he says. ‘We want to make every visit to PV a rewarding experience. By celebrating the achievements of the UK’s operating companies, we’re on a mission to debunk the idea that vending is retailing’s poor relation.’

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