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San Diego, CA – Fresh Healthy Vending International finished the first quarter of fiscal 2016 with 193 new franchised machines representing $1,934,750 in future anticipated revenue when installed and 376 new franchisee locations due for installation in the coming months.
Toronto – Cineplex Entertainment has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent that it did not already own of Cineplex Starburst, one of North America’s largest distributors and operators of arcade games.
Atlanta – Coca-Cola will tweak the labelling for Vitaminwater to settle a lawsuit that it was making misleading health claims about the drinks. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) crowned its innovation winners on Sept. 28, the first day of the two-day trade event in Toronto.
Toronto – Imperial Vending Services is removing bottled water from its machines at York University to comply with the university's commitment to phase out the sale of bottled water, but the distribution of bottled water at orientation events has students concerned. Excalibur reports. | READ MORE
Chicago – The popularity of cold brew coffee in the United States has exploded in the last year, according to new research from Mintel.
Toronto – Club Coffee says it will soon release a coffee pod that is 100 per cent compostable, meaning the whole pod can go into the municipal green bin.
Laval, Que. – Convenience retailer Couche-Tard is consolidating its existing Circle K, Statoil, Mac's and Kangaroo Express under the name Circle K on stores and service stations across Canada, the U.S., Scandinavia, and central and eastern Europe, the company said in a news release.
Edmonton – The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission and Western Canada Lottery Corp. are testing 20 vending machines that dispense scratch lottery tickets. The machines will be installed from Sept. 21 to Oct. 9 in age-controlled casinos and gaming entertainment centres in Edmonton and Calgary, the AGLC said. The Edmonton Journal reports. | READ MORE
Niagara Falls, Ont. – A panel discussion of several facets of the micro market concept, including location opportunities and payment systems, is among highlights of CAMA Expo 2015. | READ MORE
Toronto – A Canadian convention for the cart, kiosk and specialty retail industry, will be held Oct. 5-7 in Toronto, the International Council of Shopping Centers said in a news release.
Reno, NV – Angie’s Artisan Treats, makers of the natural popcorn brand Boomchickapop, is opening a new manufacturing and distribution centre in Reno, Nevada that will mean up to 160 jobs.
Purchase, NY – While sales for PepsiCo's snacks division have risen at a compound annual growth rate of 3.5 per cent over the last three years, sales for the drinks division have declined at a rate of 3.2 per cent. Forbes reports. | READ MORE
Santa Monica, CA – U-Vend and Ingram Micro Canada are partnering to access to cellphones and cellphone accessories through self-serve kiosks.
Chicago – NAMA has released the association’s Mid-Year Report outlining advocacy efforts, FitPick program developments and research trends.
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