Technology transforms everything it touches, and the vending industry is no different. In a few years time, every food item we purchase could have its entire history – from the farm, to the production facility to the vending machine – tracked and labelled right on the package. Smart packaging will monitor internal food temperatures and assess whether the contents are safe for consumption.
Canadian Pizza Magazine, created a fascinating podcast with PizzaForno, a Canadian company that is changing the way vending machines are being used.
Parlevel Systems, a technology provider for food and beverage operators, has launched its Micro Market solution for the Canadian market.
Coca-Cola had launched a pilot earlier this year to test an innovative take on slushies that customers can make themselves.
About 30 years ago, when Chuck Pifko got a job working for a Coca-Cola vending business straight out of college, he had no idea he would land in a high-tech business.
Emeryville, CA – Redpark Product Development is now shipping what it calls the industry’s first DEX Cable for iPhone and iPad.
Manuel E. Parreira of the Bank of Canada spoke at the CAMA convention last October. “In terms of money...we continue to see an increase of cash usage around 3 to 5 per cent every year. So that hasn’t changed. What we have seen change is the actual type of payments; we’re seeing more debit, more credit, more global markets are taking that market share.”
Edmonton – Back in 1987, the $1 coin was met with excitement by transit operators in Edmonton, but vending machine operators saw the coin as an added expense. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
London, U.K. – When the new polymer five-pound notes entered circulation last September in U.K., the Bank of England claimed that the new notes would provide a better alternative to their previous paper counterparts. However, certain studies said otherwise. EPPN reports. | READ MORE
Alberta – People and businesses in southern Alberta are being warned about counterfeit money. Fake bills have been turning up in small towns surrounding Calgary more frequently in the past few months. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Toronto-based CCL Industries will pay $1.13 billion to buy its British rival Innovia in a bid to become one of the world's biggest makers of polymer banknotes. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – One eminent Canadian woman will be named as the face of the next regularly circulating bank note on Dec. 8.
Paytronix Systems, Inc., developer of a digital guest experience platform, announced the acquisition of Open Dining, the provider of ordering-and-delivery for small-to-medium-sized coffee shops and pantry service providers.
Some of the largest point-of-sale providers in Canada sat down with Canadian Vending and Office Coffee Sales to discuss how cashless vending is evolving. With more consumers using cell phones and making online transactions, we started analyzing the technological trends and asked what the future holds.
Think of implementing cashless payment methods in your vending machines as the equivalent to giving your customers buckets of change. If someone can use a credit card, smart phone or other payment method, then they have no reason to pass by your machine without making a purchase and no reason to limit the amount they spend.
Paytronix Systems, Inc., announced that 300-unit U.S. convenience store retailer Maverik, Inc. will move its Adventure Club™ loyalty program to the Paytronix platform. The ability to execute 1-to-1 marketing drove Maverik as the primary reason for the switch.
PayRange Inc., the in-app mobile payment service for automated retail, announced that WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems (WASH) has selected PayRange to be the technology provider of its mobile payment solution.
Newton, MASS – Paytronix Systems, Inc., an innovator in online payment and marketing systems, announced the next version of its branded mobile app with native online ordering, a self-service content management system.
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