A Chronology of Important Events in Our History
First ‘Have a snack! ™’ Customers (20) provided with snacks. Cot Death sponsorship commenced.
Main Office moved from Hamilton to Auckland. First franchise sold, on Auckland’s North Shore to Mike & Jill Elliot.
First South Island franchise established. Cold drink service introduced.
First National ‘Have a snack! ™’ Conference held in Taupo, NZ, ‘Have a snack! ™’ Franchise Council established.
First Australian franchise established in Queensland. First full time Business Development Manager employed, first full time Chartered Accountant employed.
‘Have a snack! ™’ Marketing Fund established. ‘Have a snack! ™’ brand and Big Bickies® introduced.
ETA and Coke Contracts inaugurated. ‘Have a snack! ™’ brand Twin Bickies® introduced.
Computerised ‘Have a snack & Drink! ™’ Customer Management System™ introduced.
Tea, Coffee & Sugar Refreshment Service introduced, Regional Conferences introduced.
Major revamp merchandising units, new logo & branding, sponsorship of Special Olympics introduced. Superior Vending Co bought out.
Name changed to ‘Have a snack & Drink! ™’, 50th Franchise established. Frucor vending machines introduced. Event trailer has first outing, "The Great Race” inaugurated.
Biggest ‘Have a snack & Drink! ™’ National Conference ever, biggest event ever attended (Parachute Festival), highest summer cold drink sales ever recorded. Snack Attack bought out.
Over 100 attend the ‘Have a snack & Drink! ™’ Annual Conference. The provender® name is launched. New Extranet launched. provender® Rewards Programme commences for Franchise Owners.
150 attendees at the largest ever provender® franchise Annual Conference in Rotorua. ‘Have a snack! ™’ CHOCO-BLOC™ brand Chocolate bars launched in 3 variants. New Lifestyle- Balance™ branding and merchandising introduced.
Lolly Box franchise added. First Combi-Vend™ machines imported for distribution. New Premium Products range extended across all facets. 160 attend Annual provender® Conference in Auckland at the Stamford Plaza Hotel.
2nd Largest ever provender® Annual Franchise Conference takes place at Wairakei Resort, Taupo. Coffee vending franchise added to complement existing vending options. 2 independent vending operators transfer to provender®.
First provender® Espresso Coffee Solutions™ Franchise launched. Major Conference at Waipuna hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.
provender® purchases Australasian Vending 24seven® subsequently further expanding the reach of this successful vending enterprise!
First provender® International Conference takes place at Rydges Hotel, Christchurch - 250 Attend
Second provender® International Conference takes place at the Hyatt, Auckland - 250 Attend
provender® New Zealand and Provender Australia separated with Conference taking place in NZ and only NZ Franchise Owners attending - Rendezvous Auckland
Separate Vending Machine & Coffee Machine importing and maintenance division established
Provender® New Zealand Annual Conference Distinction, Rotorua - 170 Attend
Provender® New Zealand Annual Conference Pullman, Auckland - 130 Attend