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New York/Sao Paulo — Coffee growers in some areas of Brazil are dealing with a terrible berry borer beetle infestation that is threatening their crops, reports Reuters. |READ MORE
U.S. — A start-up is equipping Uber cars with vending machines to give enterprising drivers another money maker. Tech Crunch reports. |READ MORE
Stamford, CT —Crane Co. has purchased Microtronic AG, a manufacturer of closed-site and mobile payment solutions for the European vending market.
Wisconsin — Vending company Three Square Market is giving its staff the opportunity to implant tiny radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips into thier hands for free, reports BBC News. |READ MORE
Canada — Cold brew's popularity is helping fuel summertime coffee consumption when demans can slow, reports the Financial Post. |READ MORE
Canada — New research from Mintel indicates that 72 per cent of Canadians eat cookies*, making it by far and away the nation’s most popular sweet baked good in the survey. Other top contenders making the list of Canada’s favourite baked goods include muffins (57 per cent), cakes (53 per cent), doughnuts (45 per cent) and pastries (44 per cent).
U.S. — The challenges traditional retailers face in the advent of online are well documented, but it is less discussed how it is hurting drink and snack companies, reports Janet Freund for Bloomberg. |READ MORE
Ottawa — Clif Builder's mint chocolate protein bars have been recalled due to undeclared peanuts, tree nuts and coconut. |READ MORE
Europe — A study of over half a million people suggest those who drink about three cups of coffee daily may be outliving their non-coffee drinking peers. Nutrition Insight reports. |READ MORE
U.S. — Coca-Cola plans to use AI to power the next generation of vending machines, shared Greg Chambers, the global director of digital innovation at MB 2017. VentureBeat.com reports. |READ MORE
U.S. — From Microsoft to PayPal, some of business' behemoths are now accepting bitcoin. The Cointelegraph reports. |READ MORE
U.S. — Apriva and Parlevel have finished integrating the Parlevel Micro Market solution into the Apriva payment gateway platform, bringing secure cashless payments to Apriva resellers and self-service operators, while expanding cashless payment options to their end users.
Montreal — Keurig Canada's Van Houtte coffee has been recognized as an iconic Canadian brand by global brand consultancy Interbrand Canada.
Hamilton, ON — Tea is being taken to the next level, and it's changing whose buds it finds to taste. The Hamilton Spectator reports. |READ MORE
New York — From hydrogen infused water to savoury sweets, The National Post rounded up some of the neatest innovations to be seen at the Summer Fancy Food Show. |READ MORE
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