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Canada - Smartphones and credit cards are gaining ground with Canadian consumers, suggests a new report from GfK. The Globe and Mail reports. |READ MORE
Cleveland, OH - Micro markets are making waves in Cleveland break rooms as one company has rolled out eight in the region with plans to deploy 13 more, reports Crain's Cleveland Business. |READ MORE
Toronto - Consumer spending in Canada grew by 5.49 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015 on a year-over-year basis, according to the MonerisMetrics Quarterly Report released by Moneris Solution. Moneris is one of North America's largest processors of debit and credit payments.
Corona, CA - AVT, a manufacturer of automated retailing centers and custom vending machines, announced that it will include mobile payment acceptance as a standard feature on all their 2016 machines. Finextra reports. |READ MORE
San Francisco, CA - A San Francisco company is set to acquire a Canadian Bitcoin exchange in a move that may indicate consolidation in 'cryptocurrency' is underway, reports The Toronto Star. |READ MORE
San Antonio, TX - Parlevel Systems, a provider of vending management solutions (VMS) can now integrate with VendScreen, a network of touchscreen devices designed for vending machines. The integration is designed to enhance VendScreen functionality with Parlevel’s suite of vending management solutions to give vending operators increased insight into their business.  
New York City, NY - Ingenico Group announced a new partner program that is designed to help with EMV and NFC payment acceptance in unattended environments, such as vending. Finextra reports. |READ MORE
Canada - The Royal Canadian Mint is selling its MintChip platform to Toronto-based financial startup nanoPay. CBC reports. |READ MORE
Chicago - Registration is now open for the NAMA OneShow. The annual trade show, drawing more than 4,600 vending and refreshment service industry professionals, will take place in Chicago from April 13-15.
Canada - Canada's new plastic money is perplexing would-be forgers, as the RCMP estimates the amount of fake cash given to retailers in 2015 decreased by 74 per cent compared with the previous year, reports CBC. |READ MORE
Vancouver - You can now recycle single-use coffee capsules, including Keurig K-cups, in the province of B.C. News 1130 reports details on how. |READ MORE
Canada - Chief economists shared a dreary outlook for the Canadian economy this week as low oil and commodities prices continue to put a drag on performance. The Toronto Sun reports. |READ MORE
Maryland - A lobby group has proposed a new bill for the state of Maryland that would ensure 75 per cent of items sold in vending machines would meet certain health criteria. ABC 2 news reports. |READ MORE
International - Numbers from 2014 show that year saw 417 billion cashless payments made in 60 countries worldwide, indicates research from RBR. NFC World reports. |READ MORE
San Diego, CA - Fresh Healthy Vending International, a franchisor of healthy-alternative vending machines and micro markets, has signed a non-binding term sheet with Robofusion for the exclusive franchise distribution rights of the Reis & Irvy's frozen yogurt robot kiosk in the U.S. and Canada. Digital Journal reports. |READ MORE
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