Chicago – The National Automatic Merchandising Association has announced the winners of its 2018 industry awards.
Toronto – Talk of the potential for daintier corn chips marketed towards women has sparked a visceral viral reaction, with some marketing experts saying the comments were a ploy by PepsiCo to test the market. The National Post reports. | READ MORE
Shanghai, China – The China International Self-service, Kiosk and Vending Show 2018, set for April 26-28 in Shanghai, will provide a forum for vending, coffee service and micro market related products and new technologies.
Minneapolis, MN – This weekend, ad agency Space150 deployed a snowball vending machine near the site of Super Bowl LII, offering snowballs inside customized canisters that display the exact date of creation. Ad Week reports. | READ MORE
Toronto and Tampa, FL – Cott Corporation has closed the sale of its traditional beverage manufacturing business to Refresco for $1.25 billion US.
Plano, TX, and Burlington, MA – Keurig Green Mountain will buy Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, creating beverage company, Keurig Dr. Pepper, with about $11 billion in annual sales.
Manchester, U.K. – Researchers at the University of Manchester have carried out the first study looking at the carbon footprint of home-made and pre-packaged sandwiches. They considered the life cycle of sandwiches, including the production of ingredients, sandwiches and their packaging, as well as food waste. The University of Manchester reports. | READ MORE
Atlanta, GA – The Coca-Cola Company announced its goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100 per cent of its packaging by 2030.
Paris – A company in Paris, France, has developed a vending machine that serves workers hot, fresh meals prepared by local chefs. PSFK reports. | READ MORE
Phoenix, AZ – Dispension Industries will be the exclusive Canadian distributor for cannabis company American Green's AGM machine for verified vending.
Toronto – Intrepid Travel is challenging shoppers to spend their money on “experiences, not things,” as it launches its Vacation Vending Machine in Toronto’s busiest shopping mall today. TravelWeek reports. | READ MORE
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