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Philadelphia – A study in Philadelphia, where calorie-labelling rules already exist, indicates that as few as eight per cent of fast-food eaters make healthy choices based on menu calorie counts. Health Day reports. | READ MORE
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Montreal – Snack and cookie powerhouse Mondelez is closing its Montreal manufacturing facility on Viau Street in Montreal by the end of 2017. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Santa Ana, CA – The Specialty Coffee Association of America has launched an Coffee Technicians Guild, an official trade guild dedicated to supporting the coffee industry through the development of professional technicians.
Hudson, Wis. – Three Square Market will provide consumers nutrition information on its the point-of-sale kiosks.
Toronto – Cineplex, part of Player One Amusement Group will acquire SAW, a provider of coin-operated rides, amusement and redemption games as well as bulk-vending equipment located primarily in the southeastern United States.
Washington, DC – One of the newer entrants to the burgeoning sports-nutrition market – expected to reach $52 billion US by 2020, according to Transparency Market Research – caffeinated gum promises to deliver a faster burst of energy than other ergogenic aids because it doesn’t have to pass through the digestive system. The Washington Post reports. | READ MORE
Calgary – DawsCo Coffee Service, a family-run Calgary office coffee service provider, will diversify into online K-Cup sales.
Kelowna, B.C. – Marapharm Ventures Inc. of Kelowna, B.C., is purchasing automated cannabis machines that will be branded "Marapharm ACM."
Toronto – Former food delivery service Feast is looking to bring high-tech vending machines stocked with its “farm to fork” lunch offerings to the PATH underground retail area of downtown Toronto. Toronto Metro reports. | READ MORE
Montreal – A century-old building that contained 30 or 40 classic arcade games and vintage Trans-Canada Distributing vending advertisements has been destroyed after a five-alarm fire on Parc Avenue in Montreal's Plateau–Mont-Royal neighbourhood Wednesday morning, CBC News reports.
Malvern, PA – Smartphone users shown digital advertising at point-of-sale through the ePort Interactive platform are more apt to pull out their iPhone to make a purchase, and even spend more, suggests a study by USA Technologies, a payment technology provider of cashless and mobile transactions in self-serve retail.
Vancouver – Canada Post has officially launched a new retail store that provides 24/7 self-serve shipping kiosk and automated parcel drop box where customers can ship night and day.
Plano, TX – Consumers are keener to adopt mobile wallets than many businesses realize, according to a global survey of 2,000 consumers and 300 executives conducted in August by NTT DATA Consulting, a business and IT services provider.
Chicago – U.S. consumers are increasingly turning to the internet to stock up on ready-to-eat snacks, reports global information company The NPD Group.  
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