CANADIAN VENDING MAGAZINE

CANADIAN VENDING MAGAZINE

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Organized by Messe Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf India and the Indian Institute of Packaging, online registration for the interpack alliance trade fairs, Pacprocess India, Food Pex India and Indiapack 2018, is now open.The events will be held at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Mumbai from October 24 – 26, 2018, concurrently with drink technology India, organized by Messe München. Traditionally held in Mumbai, the trade fair quartet had its successful debut last year in New Delhi and now alternates annually between New Delhi and Mumbai.The four trade fairs cover the entire range of food, beverage, baked goods, confectionery and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics as well as non-food and industrial goods. At the 2017 staging in New Delhi, 212 exhibitors occupied around 119,000 square feet of exhibition space and attracted around 10,000 visitors.  Germany and Italy will have a strong presence at the trade fairs. Renowned companies such as SMC, Multivac and Bizerba, Cama, Ronchi, Clevertech and Makro Labelling have already signed up. The four events are also attracting companies from the Far East and exhibitors in 2018 will include the Chinese market leader Hangzhou Youngsun Intelligent Equipment Co. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at Pacprocess India, Food Pex India or Indiapack 2018, you can register online at http://www.pacprocess-india.com.The interpack alliance comprises events of Messe Düsseldorf that form part of the Processing & Packaging portfolio. Exhibitors and visitors will recognize these trade fairs by the new “interpack alliance” brand which has been modelled after the interpack brand - an international event in the packaging industry and related process industries.The interpack alliance also includes the trade fairs Upakovka (Moscow), Swop (Shanghai World of Packaging), pacprocess India/indiapack and food pex India (Mumbai, New Delhi), pacprocess Tehran (Tehran), components (Düsseldorf), food processing & packaging exposyum Kenya (Nairobi), indopack (Jakarta) and process expo (Chicago). The interpack alliance targets the segments food, beverage, confectionery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-food consumer goods as well as capital goods on important growth markets – with focal themes differing by event. The trade fairs in China, India, Iran and Russia are exclusively supported by the Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association, UCIMA.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO,) tea consumption is on the rise. 
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) recognized candy and snack innovators at Chicago’s Sweets and Snacks Expo, and announced their winners on the 22nd of May, this year.
The international automatic distribution showcase, Venditialia, will discuss balancing the trend towards healthier food choices, while meeting the need for snackified, hand-held convenience.
NAMA announced that Ushma J. Suvarnakar, MTA, CMP has been named director, meetings and events.
Researchers from the Quadram Institute have developed a technique involving a benchtop spectrometer to distinguish between superior Arabica coffee and cheaper, lower quality Robusta beans.
Tetra Pak hopes to have a paper straw suitable for single-portion sized cartons before the end of 2018.
Paytronix Systems, Inc. announced that American fast-food chain Captain D’s is the winner of its 2018 Paytronix Loyaltees Award for Early Adoption.
Starbucks Corporation announced it will form a global coffee alliance with Nestlé S.A. to accelerate and grow the global reach of Starbucks brands in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Foodservice.
New Zealand is the first country to launch Coca-Cola Stevia No Sugar, the first cola by the company that is sweetened solely with stevia.
PEZ Candy, Inc. announced on May 2nd, the auction of an exclusive Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dispenser set in support of Make-A-Wish® UK. 
Canadian company GreenSpace Brands Inc., launched Meatbar™, a new product  aimed at snackers who want high protein, simple ingredients and convenience.
CLIF launched a line of nut butter-filled bars that will be available in June this year.
Lampados International, Ltd. has created Liteez, a 3D meringue kiss sweetener for hot beverages. A new eco-friendly facility was just completed to reduce energy and water use.
Competition for creating sustainable containers and cutlery to reduce plastic waste is heating up.
Citing cashless payment as an instigator, Swedish market research firm Berg Insight predicts that by the year 2022, 5.4 billion vending machines will be online.
“This is Convenience Services,” The National Automatic Merchandising Association’s (NAMA) signature video that debuted at the General Session in Las Vegas, is undergoing a roll out to the industry.
PayRange Inc., the in-app mobile payment service for automated retail, announced that WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems (WASH) has selected PayRange to be the technology provider of its mobile payment solution.
Finlays Extracts & Ingredients USA Inc. is investing U.S.$17 million to develop a new facility intended to expand their production capacity and product innovation capabilities for tea and coffee products.
Mount Prospect, Ill. – SUZOHAPP announced that it has completed the acquisition of the primary currency and cashless product lines of Coinco, a payment solutions company for the vending industry, based in St. Louis, Missouri.
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