Dec. 27, 2012 – As we reflect back on 2012 and gear up for 2013, here's our take on some of the year's hottest news in the vending and OCS industries.
Dec. 13, 2012 – Canadian Vending and Office Coffee Service web editor Stefanie Wallace recaps some of the latest interesting news headlines in the vending and OCS worlds.
Dec. 7, 2012, Phoenix – Medbox Inc. is using its technology to create vending machines for patients requiring medical marijuana, reports | READ MORE
Nov. 22, 2012 – A new study has revealed that the majority of survey respondents believe mobile payments could replace cash and credit cards by the year 2020, reports | READ MORE
Aug. 23, 2012 – Visa had good intentions in implementing cashless payment technologies and removing ATMs at the Olympics, but when the system crashed, people were left frustrated.
July 30, 2012, London – Identive Group Inc. is providing contactless entry and payment solutions at hospitality venues during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
July 24, 2012, New Orleans – The CEO of Refreshment Solutions told that while cashless payments are great, he would like to provide more convenience for customers by bundling transactions, allowing customers to buy more than one product at a time and pay by a credit or debit card. | READ MORE
June 19, 2012, Edmonton – Canada’s new steel loonies and toonies are just slightly lighter than their nickel predecessors. But that mere half a gram weighs heavily on some business owners. | READ MORE
After much anticipation, it appears that cashless technology for unattended payments – which have long been positioned by leading industry pundits and vendors as a viable, secure and cost-effective solution to help vending operators increase sales and reduce operating expenses – is now ready for prime time in Canada.
May 10, 2012 – Richline introduced its latest brainstorm last weekend: Precious Express, a kiosk that sells jewelry via credit card. | READ MORE
May 3, 2012, Montreal – Concordia University has decided to stop selling bottled water in vending machines at both of its campuses, effective May 1. | READ MORE
April 13, 2012 – Canada's new loonies and toonies may cause headaches and extra expense for businesses. | READ MORE
April 3, 2012, Toronto – TTC riders who normally endure long lines to buy their monthly Metropass at Union Station had a happy surprise this month when the TTC set up an additional payment area for credit and debit card purchases. | READ MORE
April 2, 2012, Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi's National Library is trying a number of different ways to encourage reading. The latest? Book vending machines, which will work with a library card, will go to malls where there are no libraries being built. | READ MORE
March 15, 2012, Las Vegas – VendScreen will begin the initial release of its mobile payment technology at the upcoming NAMA One Show in Las Vegas next month.

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