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The National Confectioners Association (NCA) recognized candy and snack innovators at Chicago’s Sweets and Snacks Expo, and announced their winners on the 22nd of May, this year.
NAMA announced that Ushma J. Suvarnakar, MTA, CMP has been named director, meetings and events.
Researchers from the Quadram Institute have developed a technique involving a benchtop spectrometer to distinguish between superior Arabica coffee and cheaper, lower quality Robusta beans.
Tetra Pak hopes to have a paper straw suitable for single-portion sized cartons before the end of 2018.
Paytronix Systems, Inc. announced that American fast-food chain Captain D’s is the winner of its 2018 Paytronix Loyaltees Award for Early Adoption.
Starbucks Corporation announced it will form a global coffee alliance with Nestlé S.A. to accelerate and grow the global reach of Starbucks brands in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Foodservice.
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

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