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What your vending, snack bar or pantry service needs to know about the new Cannabis Act: Bill C-45 was enacted on October 17, 2018 to provide legal access to cannabis and to control and regulate its production, distribution and sale. While there are risks, there are also opportunities.
Bob (Robert) Benjamin Hale, of Markham, Ontario passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at the age of 82. He was too cool to be “Grandpa” so “Bobo” was his name to his much loved great grandchildren.
This is my first editorial for Canadian Vending and Office Coffee Service Magazine. When I first started editing for this publication, I was a bit daunted. My only exposure to vending machines were the devices that swallowed coins and dispensed treats. In my subsequent months of research and reading terrific articles by reporters like Michelle Brisebois, I realized that today’s vending machines are nothing like the junk food dispensers of my youth.
The Lavazza Group has agreed to acquire Mars’ Drinks business, including the Flavia and Klix systems, brands in the office coffee service (OCS) and vending segments.
 Tim Hortons' annual Smile Cookie™ campaign returns from September 17 to September 23, supporting local charities and organizations in communities across the country.
The Coca-Cola Company is in talks with Canadian medical marijuana producer, Aurora Cannabis Inc.
Koupon Media, the mobile offer platform and promotion network in small format retail and Paytronix, a provider of reward program solutions have teamed up to unlock the $182 billon in CPG products in convenience stores (c-stores.)
Mondelēz has “freed” their animal crackers after relenting to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA.)
Campbell’s Soup Company announced earlier this week that it plans to sell its fresh food portfolio and focus on its canned products.
The Swiss mega-corp and Starbucks have closed a $7.1 billion deal to sell the coffee chain’s coffee pods, beans and packaged coffee.
Walmart has partnered with American meal kit preparation company, “Gobble,” in a bid to compete with Amazon and Whole Foods.
Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo has sent a cease and desist letter to the better-for-you snacking upstart, World Peas Brand Peatos. 
Selecta Group B.V. (Selecta) announced its acquisition of Express Vending Group Limited (Express Vending.)
The popular countertop device that carbonates water and creates generic soft drinks with its line of syrups has been acquired by a popular cola company.
Commissioner Daniel Therrien launched an investigation into the use of facial recognition technology in three Canadian malls' digital directories.
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