Consumer Behaviour
Nov. 15, 2013, Lake Forest, IL – Michael Miles, former Kraft president and CEO, died on Nov. 10 at the age of 74, reports CSP Net. |READ MORE
Nov. 15, 2013, Edmonton – The city of Edmonton will now have to submit GST on the sales of its parking meters to the federal government to the tune of $350,000 per year, reports Metro News. |READ MORE
Oct. 31, 2013, Oakville, ON – Tim Hortons has released a dark roast coffee blend in two test markets: Columbus, Ohio and London, Ont., reports Hufftington Post Canada. |READ MORE
Oct. 15, 2013, B.C. – Canada’s new polymer bank notes may not be as secure as originally thought, reports |READ MORE
Oct. 4, 2013, Canada – The class action lawsuits against several chocolate and distribution companies have closed, but the window for claiming compensation is still open, reports |READ MORE
Sept. 24, 2013, Calgary – The Calgary Parking Authority is looking into automated parkades for future lots in the city’s downtown core, reports Metro News. |READ MORE
There have been a million and one changes to the vending profession throughout the last few years, but even so, two things have remained the same: product placement and purchasing.
Sept. 23, 2013, Edmonton – Coca-Cola apologized to the family of an Alberta woman who was shocked to unscrew a bottle of the company’s Vitaminwater and find the words "You Retard" printed inside the cap, reports Metro News. |READ MORE
Sept. 10, 2013, Canada – The cost of printing plastic money is contributing to a 23 per cent jump in operating costs at the Bank of Canada this year, but the institution says the investment in more durable bills will pay off in the long run, reports the Calgary Herald. |READ MORE
Sept. 9, 2013, North America – Green Mountain hopes to, ahem, soup up the offerings for its Keurig coffeemaker and will partner with Campbell to sell K-Cups that will create instant soup, reports Forbes. |READ MORE
Aug. 21, 2013, Williams Lake, BC – Providing healthier snacks makes less profit compared to vending unhealthier items, according to a report from the Williams Lake committee, reports The Williams Lake Tribune. |READ MORE
Aug. 15, 2013, Canada – Hospitals should replace sugary snacks in vending machines with healthier choices, according to a top medical fund, reports Owen Sound Sun Times. |READ MORE
July 25, 2013, St. Louis, MO. – Coin Acceptors released software upgrades for Vantage Bill Acceptors that will accommodate the newest $5 and $10 polymer bills scheduled to go into circulation this fall.
July 19, 2013, London, ON – Trina Moniz is out $1,200 after she set down an envelope of cash in a place she thought was safe, reports Fort McMurray Today. |READ MORE
July 10, 2013, Canada – Cash will not be king for much longer, according to a new research report from Technology Strategies International, reports IT Business. |READ MORE

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