About the AVA

The Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) is the trade body and voice for the automated 24-hour food and beverage industry in the UK. We are a not-for-profit organisation, headquartered in Leeds.

We have represented the industry for over 90 years. Today, to meet the needs of a 24/7, on-the-go society, we support our members to make high-quality, innovative food and beverage services accessible wherever and whenever people need them.

The AVA was a founding member of the European Vending Association, and we maintain strong ties to them today. We also have close links with vending and automated retail associations in France, Germany and Italy. Between them, these associations represent 80% of the European market.

Our industry

Our role

We support our members with government lobbying, best practice guidance and collaboration opportunities, while championing industry-wide quality, innovation and consumer satisfaction.