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.
Expanded Technologies has added vending machine Floor Savers to its line of Floor Saver products, which help prevent floor damage and allow machines to be moved with less effort.
Calgary, Alta. – City Coin Vending Services has adopted Cantaloupe's Seed Office as its vending management system.
Archetype Ltd. of New Jersey has launched Flood Buzz and Flood Buzz Pro, two water leak alarms it says are loud, effective, easy to use and inexpensive.
June 25, 2015, Los Angeles – AVT, Inc. has introduced a Multi-Shopper Smart Vending System with an eight-inch touchscreen interface that displays nutritional and product information and is FDA-compliant for the sale of perishable items.
  May 8, 2015 – The Follett integrated icemaker bin is designed to produce up to 425 pounds of ice over a 24-hour period with more than 90 pounds of storage, the company said in a press release.
April 23, 2015, Las Vegas – Vending operators will get their first look at Crane's Retrofit Screen for Navigator at the 2015 NAMA OneShow.
April 14, 2015, Williston, SC – Crane Merchandising Systems, a Crane Co. Company, has released a firmware update for the Navigator telemetry platform designed to help vending operators install cashless capability.
March 30, 2015, New York – Mobile device charging locker manufacturer Brightbox has initiated an owner-operator program.
March 20, 2015, Aurora, OH – Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has expanded its Tygon product portfolio to include a new dispensing tubing product that helps improve hygiene in coffee machines with milk.
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