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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.
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.
Chicago, Ill.  –The annual NAMA (National Automatic Merchandising Association) Show returned to Las Vegas with its highest exhibitor count to date.
Camden, NJ – Luca Mignini was named Chief Operating Officer for Campbell Soup Company, now overseeing snacks, meals and beverages.
Switzerland – The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and the IEC (the International Electrotechnical Commission) have updated the 2018 Guide 14 to ensure that food manufacturing details are more accessible to a wider range of consumers.
Toronto -- Last week, Canadian Vending revealed the Best New Product Awards for 2018. Here's the top three best vending machine-friendly products from that list.
Mexico City – The Trump administration is using the trade talks with Mexico and Canada to try to limit NAFTA’s ability to warn consumers about the dangers of junk food, according to confidential documents outlining the U.S. position. New York Times reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – BrandSpark International announced the results of their fifteenth annual Best New Product Awards (BNPA.)
Montreal – On March 27, 2018 The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) released a comprehensive report on the state of food loss and waste in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Ottawa – A graduate student at University of Ottawa launched an initiative to make affordable, reusable water bottles available through campus vending machines.
Wichita, KA – Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co has recalled more than 766,000 cases of beverages due to sharp edges on several cans that may cause consumer injury. Food Quality News reports.| Read More
Malvern, PA – Crane Payment Innovations will expand its mobile payment portfolio through a partnership with PayRange, a provider of mobile payment technology and consumer engagement systems.
San Diego, CA – Reis & Irvy’s, Inc. said it will be the world’s first mainstream vending machine company to accept cryptocurrencies in exchange for a frozen yogurt and ice cream products.
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