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
Provender New Zealand Annual Conference Waipuna, Auckland - 130 Attend