Snacks
July 2, 2014 – Salt of the Earth has created a low-sodium salt designed to reduce sodium by up to 60 per cent using such popular ingredients as peanuts pistachio, almonds and seeds.
  June 24, 2014 – NatureSweet Cherriots feature innovative packaging, small size and sweet flavour. This variety of specially grown micro-produce, sold in a convenient pull-apart three-pack, makes a healthier on-the-go snack.
June 10, 2014, Washington, DC – Frobot, a frozen yogurt vending machine created by two Washington accountants debuted in the offices of Cambridge Negotiation Strategies in late May. Since then, about 50 people a day have frequented the prototype machine, which spurts out 17-ounce servings of frozen yogurt for $3 per pop.| READ MORE
June 6, 2014, U.K. – Vendex 2014 featured lots of recently released snack food items suitable for the vending industry, including two noteworthy products: Fairfields Farm Crisps' chorizo-flavoured crisps and Super!Natural's energy juice drink. | READ MORE
April 4, 2014, Toronto – On April 1, big grocery chains heralded the news: LCBO Express kiosks were coming to select grocery stores. But there is a lengthy list of terms and geographic limits analysts say is so stringent they're doubtful the LCBO ever supported the idea of grocery store beer and liquor.
March 28, 2014, CA - PaleoExpress installed the industry’s first exclusive Paleo Diet vending machines, intended to provide convenient access to nutritious and wholesome food on-the-go.
March 19, 2014, Hawaii – KonaRed Corporation, manufacturers of antioxidant juices, organic green teas, and on-the-go packs developed from extracts and powders from Hawaiian coffee fruit, announced this week that its 16-ounce KonaRed Original beverage is now available in more than 100 stores operated by the Overwaitea Food Group, Canada’s largest Western grocery chain.
March 12, 2014 – Sweetmyx, a new ingredient by Senomyx Inc., received approval in the U.S. for foods and beverages, clearing the way for PepsiCo Inc. to use it to make lower-sugar beverages taste sweeter.
Jan. 29, 2014, Shelburne, ON – Ice River Springs purchased Fernbrook Springs for an undisclosed amount.
Jan. 27, 2014 – Brian Martell comments on the amount of sugar that is in products, suggesting that the industry take action now to try and reduce the sugar content before the government mandates it.
Jan. 16, 2014, Las Vegas – Apriva and USA Technologies have won Compass Intelligence M2M retail awards in recognition of their product offerings.
Oct. 23, 2013, Hamilton, ON – Energy drink company BOMB Beverages is now in the retail and vending markets.
Oct. 22, 2013, Toronto – Canadian beverage producer Blu-Dot Beverage has won the award for Top Ten Most Innovative Products at the Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) Conference & Trade Show.
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