Beverages
  Sept. 14, 2014 – Blu-Dot has aimed its five flavours of bottled iced tea containing protein at health-conscious consumers.
Aug. 12, 2014, Santa Monica – U-Vend has exclusive rights for the distribution and sale of Arthur's Smoothies in self-serve merchandising units throughout Canada, reports The Wall Street Journal. | READ MORE
Aug. 3, 2014 – China Mist Tea and RealCup will release five premium loose-leaf teas tea blends in the recyclable EcoCup capsule beginning in late fall.
July 24, 2014 – LEAF Brands is offering zero-calorie Astro Pop sodas, 100 per cent naturally sweetened zero-calorie versions of its popular sodas.
June 30, 2014, Brampton, Ont. – Coca-Cola bottles will bear popular first names as part of a massive marketing project designed to personalize a brand whose products are often criticized for being unhealthy. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
May 6, 2014 – Coca-Cola says it will remove brominated vegetable oil from the fruit punch and strawberry lemonade flavours of Powerade being sold in the Detroit, Omaha, Neb., New York and Washington, D.C., areas. | READ MORE
Feb. 19, 2014, Canada - The fizz has gone out of the soft-drink business, forcing producers to search for alternative sources of revenue – but even some of those are showing limited growth potential, writes Marina Strauss of The Globe and Mail. |READ MORE
Jan. 8, 2014, U.S. – Nearly six in 10 energy-drinking Americans say they are concerned about the safety of energy drinks and shots, indicates new research from Mintel.
Oct. 11, 2013, Winnipeg – A woman who was scalded by a cup of Tim Hortons tea is demanding new rules for how hot beverages should be served at restaurants, reports CBC News.
Japanese vending machines are known for their innovation, and leading vending operators into the future with: unconventional products, and technologically-savvy vending machines. Take a look at what many are calling the future of vending!
June 19, 2013, Quebec – As of Aug. 1, Cafection is ending its exclusive Canadian distribution with Toronto-based Brokerhouse and Quebec-based Andre Labbee.
April 1, 2013, Canada – Redbox celebrated the rental of its one millionth disc on March 23, 10 months after launching in Canada.
March 14, 2013 – The PrimoLinear C-Series linear scale can weigh and fill the most difficult of products as it is engineered to use conveyors as opposed to traditional vibratory feed pans to transfer product.
Feb. 4, 2013, Canada – After the official death of the penny today, the Globe and Mail's Michael Babad says the nickel should be considered for retirement too. | READ MORE
Nov. 29, 2012, Burnaby, B.C. – Brad Weiss of Canadian Amusement Game Supplies in Burnaby, B.C., passed away Nov. 26 after a courageous fight against liver cancer.

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