Food Technology and Vending Guides

Food Technology and Vending Advice

Read the latest guides here for insights on food technology, expert tips on how you can enhance your workplace’s refreshments, and advice on saving costs.

Buyers Guides

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Micromarket Buyer’s Guide 2024

Micro markets are self-service food stalls designed to run automated, 24/7.

They are closely tied to the vending machine industry, using more advanced vending machines and other food technologies to provide employees or clients with many nutritious options.

Micro markets improve efficiency, lower cost and implement technology to make the dining experience more convenient. Furthermore, our machines remain safe from theft while being completely unmanned.

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Commercial Coffee Machine Buyer’s Guide 2024

Are you considering serving delicious coffees and profiting from it?

Selecta's extensive range of commercial coffee machines not only fit rooms of all shapes and sizes, but they're also great for supplementing a business's income.
However, choosing machines that are both practical in terms of cost and desirable to customers to get the best returns possible can be difficult.
This page will outline what business owners must consider before buying, renting or leasing bespoke commercial coffee machines.

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Water Dispenser Buyers Guide 2024


Deciding on the right type of water cooler to buy can be a messy and confusing task. For someone that isn’t well versed in the topic, it can be hard to understand the technical specifications of certain coolers and how they fit a business's needs.

In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of water coolers available, how to find one to fit your business’s needs, and what to expect from a water cooler supplier.

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Vending Machine Buyer’s Guide 2024

Thinking of providing your employees with convenient, self-service refreshments? Choosing a vending machine for your workplace goes further than deciding on your favourite snacks. Modern vending solutions provide value for businesses and employees alike. Choosing the right machines and the right suppliers is key to gaining a positive return on your investment.

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Office Coffee Machine Buyer’s Guide 2024

Are you considering upgrading your coffee stations with more delicious, self-service options?

Selecta's unrivalled range of coffee machines suits offices of all shapes and sizes. However, choosing the most suitable coffee machine is a balancing act for your business and employees. Choosing one that's both practical and desirable within your business is essential to reaping the rewards of new machines.

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CATERING GUIDES

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Government Sector Catering & Vending Guide

Catering solutions can also be expanded to deliver a high-quality, diverse range of food options to government buildings. This means that members of parliament and peers, security staff, pass-holders and guests can access a range of modern vending and micromarket technologies — whether it’s for meetings, receptions, congregations, or private dining.

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Airport and Railway Vending & Catering Guide

Identifying and planning catering solutions for the railway and air travel industries can be a challenging task.

Understanding the latest trends in technology and travelling preferences will ultimately inform how best to approach consumer requirements.

In this guide, we’ll discuss the consumer, business and site considerations any catering manager must know when tailoring solutions for the transport and travel industry, as well as any technological, health and safety and sustainability considerations.

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Petrol Station Vending & Food Tech Guide

It’s one thing understanding what people may need when they enter a petrol station, but creating a plan that caters to those requirements is a whole other challenge.

Understanding the latest technological trends and how those trends impact the average consumer experience can also be a struggle without clear guidance.

In this guide, we’ll discuss the factors that need to be considered before and during the installation of modern catering solutions in petrol stations, how technology is changing the industry, and any health and safety considerations involved.

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Hotel Industry Vending & Food Tech Guide

Catering is one of the most important aspects of a hotel’s service offering. Whether it be their breakfast, lunch or dinner time spreads or room service, visitors, guests and staff need a range of high-quality hot and cold food options on-demand.

While challenging at a glance, hotel chains that leverage technology to streamline the process of delivering desirable catering options gain the advantage over those that don’t.

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Leisure Centre Vending Machines Guide

Catering solutions are vital in places of leisure. Whether it be for indoor leisure activities — like swimming pools, gyms, museums, or activity centres — or outdoor facilities like hiking trails or adventure parks, self-catering solutions play a huge role in changing how visitors enjoy a dining experience.

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Retail Food Tech & Vending Guide

Catering in a retail environment can present several challenges. It’s difficult for catering managers to establish the best self-service solutions that capitalise on the high volume of potential customers while complying with regulations and not breaking the bank.

This article will act as a guide for retail caterers looking to expand their service offerings, providing a detailed overview of modern catering solutions and the key considerations they must assess before installing innovative food technologies.

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Corporate Enterprise Catering & Vending Guide

Understanding and planning for catering solutions within an enterprise can be a hard task. Knowing how staff interact with catering technologies, and how food affects productivity can assist management teams in planning the perfect solution for a business.

In this guide, we’ll discuss the types of consumer needs that arise from enterprise catering, as well as site needs, health & safety requirements and examine how technology can develop effective catering solutions for the modern business.

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Education and University Catering & Vending Guide

Providing the right fuel for students is critical to their developmental success. Promoting a balanced diet not only helps foster healthy eating habits, but it ensures they have sufficient energy and nutrition to get the most out of each lesson. There are a variety of ways to cater for schools.

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