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Ottawa – Health Canada is introducing a regulatory proposal to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of industrially produced trans fats.
Purchase, NY – Mastercard is extending the reach of its Masterpass digital payment platform into Facebook Messenger and vending machines.
Toronto – At the NAMA show, Monex Group and AIR-serv announced the rollout of a contactless-only payment solution at more than 7,000 tire inflation and car vacuum machines located at gas stations in Canada.
Toronto – Food-service provider Aramark Canada, based in Toronto has won second place in the 2017 Canada's Greenest Employers competition.
Ottawa – Canadian politicians signed a “Canadian Free-Trade Agreement” on April 7. On July 1, when the accord takes effect, companies will be able to bid more easily for contracts with governments outside their home provinces. The Economist offers an op-ed on this development. | READ MORE
Scottsdale, AZ – Apriva has a new vending payment system for Canadian operators that incorporates Crane Payment Innovation’s MEI Cashflow EasiChoice card reader and Apriva’s newly certified payment gateway interface for Interac Flash to payment processing provider TNS Smart Network.
Las Vegas – The National Automatic Merchandising Association will host an invitation-only international summit for OneShow attendees focusing on trends, challenges and opportunities among the vending, coffee and micro market lines of service.
Birmingham, AL – The process of implementing vending can provide a bird's eye view of operations to better understand how employees use these materials and can highlight opportunities to improve process flow or training. Plant Engineering reports. | READ MORE
Princeton Junction, NJ – The Smart Card Alliance is expanding its charter to include a broader range of security and privacy-enhancing technologies, and changing its name to the Secure Technology Alliance.
Ottawa – The Bank of Canada has unveiled a commemorative $10 bank note celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation and showcasing the country's history, land and culture.
Berwick, PA – Two customers are suing the makers of Wise potato chips for allegedly filling the bags less than halfway. Time reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – The average time Canadians experience the afternoon crash is 2:30 p.m. according to a recent survey conducted by Vector Poll for the Almond Board of California.
Chicago – Working on a theory put forward by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, experts have developed a new vending machine system to test out whether introducing a 25-second delay on less healthy snack items, with a delivery countdown displayed on an LED screen, would lead individuals to change their snack choice to a healthier – and quicker – option. Time Health reports. | READ MORE
New York – Eatsa, a fast-food chain startup known for its nearly human-free, automated self-service technology, is being sued by disability rights advocates for not including accessibility features for the blind in its customer interfaces. Recode reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Research company BrandSpark International has released the results of its 14th annual Best New Product Awards and they hold clues to which food products Canadians seek.
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