Milestones

A Chronology of Important Events in Our History

1991

First ‘Have a snack! ™’ Customers (20) provided with snacks. Cot Death sponsorship commenced.

1992

Main Office moved from Hamilton to Auckland. First franchise sold, on Auckland’s North Shore to Mike & Jill Elliot.

1993

First South Island franchise established. Cold drink service introduced.

1994

First National ‘Have a snack! ™’ Conference held in Taupo, NZ, ‘Have a snack! ™’ Franchise Council established.

1995

First Australian franchise established in Queensland. First full time Business Development Manager employed, first full time Chartered Accountant employed.

1996

‘Have a snack! ™’ Marketing Fund established. ‘Have a snack! ™’ brand and Big Bickies® introduced.

1997

ETA and Coke Contracts inaugurated. ‘Have a snack! ™’ brand Twin Bickies® introduced.

1998

Computerised ‘Have a snack & Drink! ™’ Customer Management System™ introduced.

1999

Tea, Coffee & Sugar Refreshment Service introduced, Regional Conferences introduced.

2000

Major revamp merchandising units, new logo & branding, sponsorship of Special Olympics introduced. Superior Vending Co bought out.

2001

Name changed to ‘Have a snack & Drink! ™’, 50th Franchise established. Frucor vending machines introduced. Event trailer has first outing, "The Great Race” inaugurated.

2002

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.

2003

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.

2004

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.

2005

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.

2006

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®.

2007

First provender®  Espresso Coffee Solutions™ Franchise launched. Major Conference at Waipuna hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.

2008

provender®  purchases Australasian Vending 24seven® subsequently further expanding the reach of this successful vending enterprise!

2009

First provender®  International Conference takes place at Rydges Hotel, Christchurch - 250 Attend

2010

Second provender® International Conference takes place at the Hyatt, Auckland - 250 Attend

2011

provender®  New Zealand and Provender Australia separated with Conference taking place in NZ and only NZ Franchise Owners attending - Rendezvous Auckland

2011

Separate Vending Machine & Coffee Machine importing and maintenance division established

2012

Provender® New Zealand Annual Conference Distinction, Rotorua - 170 Attend

2013

Provender® New Zealand Annual Conference Pullman, Auckland - 130 Attend