San Diego, CA – Students at UC San Diego will soon be able use their campus cards and TritonCash to pay for the morning-after pill, along with a number of other health-related items, from a campus “Wellness Vending Machine.” CR80 News reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Health Canada will launch consultations on regulations for a new front-of-package nutrition symbol on food as part of its healthy eating strategy.
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
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