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New York – PepsiCo is reporting that nearly half of the company's revenue now comes from products it categorizes as "guilt-free," such as Baked Lay's potato chips, Simply Tostitos chips and Diet Mountain Dew. The New York Times reports. | READ MORE
San Francisco, CA – Cantaloupe Systems has hired Elyssa Allahyar-Steiner to head up its marketing team as the company continues to grow into markets including cashless, micro markets and other unattended retail segments.
Scottsdale, AR, and San Antonio, TX – Apriva and Parlevel Systems announced today the enhancement of Parlevel’s vending management system for vending operators through the support of campus cards.
Ottawa – The guzzling of sugary beverages such as juice and energy drinks is projected to result in more than 63,000 deaths over the next 25 years in Canada, according to research commissioned by leading health charities. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Santa Monica, CA – David Graber will succeed Raymond Meyers as chief executive officer and Paul Neelin has resigned as chief operating officer, secretary and board member at U-Vend Inc. Neelin is founder of the Canadian UVend Group of Companies, which will market U-Vend Inc.'s products, services, and technologies in the Canada and Latin America.
Washington, DC – An expectant mother's exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A can raise her offspring's risk of obesity by reducing sensitivity to a hormone responsible for controlling appetite, according to a mouse study led by an Ottawa researcher.
Ottawa – A new government program called Kid Food Nation will help children and families develop knowledge and skills to plan and prepare healthy meals, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Vending machines aren’t about soda and salty snacks anymore. And vending machine operators are behind that mental reset as they contemplate their own futures since vending machines no longer have to be about junk food bought with cash, reports. | READ MORE
Zurich, Switzerland – Mondelez International, the maker of Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolates, reported lower-than-expected holiday-quarter sales and profit due to a strong dollar that eroded the value of sales outside the United States. Reuters reports. | READ MORE
San Francisco, CA – A robotic cafe, the first of its kind in the United States, has opened in San Francisco, and it’s already getting good reviews. News Channel 10 reports. | READ MORE
Champaign, IL, and San Diego, CA – A new consumption study in the United States suggests that people who take their coffee or tea with add-ins such as milk and sugar don't just end up drinking a bunch of empty calories but may also end up eating worse than people who drink plain black coffee. Cosmopolitan reports. | READ MORE
Pune, India – The international intelligent vending machine market will grow at a CAGR of 38.24 per cent from 2017 to 2021, according to a new report on the industry.
Ottawa – Children and youth are bombarded with advertisements for unhealthy products, influencing their food and beverage choices, negatively affecting their health and setting up conflict at home, Heart & Stroke says in a new report.
Washington, DC – Chocolate and candy are what Americans want most for Valentine’s Day according to a U.S. survey by the National Confectioners Association.
Esquimalt, B.C. – A new food labelling initiative designed to assist Canadian Armed Forces personnel in making healthier food choices when shopping at CANEX stores across Canada has been launched. CFB Esquimalt Lookout reports. | READ MORE
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