Innovation
Vancouver – A 24/7 kiosk in Vancouver that dispenses stamps with images of Group of Seven paintings has drawn collectors who recognize that the stamps it prints are rare and available only from that machine. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Barrie, Ont. – Members of SimCoLab, a Barrie, Ont., technology club, are looking to clone a soft drink vending machine based on the innovative Dash’N’Drink machine out of the U.S. Simcoe.com reports. | READ MORE
Littleton, MA – A vending machine is part of a system that allows the service department at a car dealership to monitor and control its distribution of shop supplies, manage technicians’ use of expensive tools, enhance the productivity of service and parts employees, eliminate lines at the parts desk and save time and money. Tire Business reports. | READ MORE
Winnipeg – Four health-conscious entrepreneurs have launched Protein My Way, an innovative vending machine business that provides fresh, all-natural protein shakes. CanStar Community News reports. | READ MORE
Richmond, VA– Online retailer Carvana LLC is planning to build a token-operated, 71-foot tall, eight-level, automobile-dispensing tower in western Henrico County, according to documents filed with the Henrico County Planning Department. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. | READ MORE
Waterbury, VT – Keurig Green Mountain and Campbell Soup Company have launched a single-cup soup that comes in two varieties and can be brewed in Keurig hot brewers.
Toronto – In what may be the shape of fast-food retail to come, McDonald’s has begun rolling out self-serve kiosks at locations in Canada, but the company says the move is not a threat to job security. The Huffington Post Canada reports. | READ MORE
Burlington, Ont. – Retailer IKEA Canada is marking the arrival of its 2016 catalogue with a campaign that includes mobile social vending machines at stores across the Canada.
Toronto – The Toronto Public Library hopes to roll out a book-lending machine at Union Station by the end of the year. If it’s successful, more could be on their way, The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
Cologne, Germany – ISM 2016, a European trade fair for sweets and snacks, will highlight snacking, to-go and breakfast segments in themed pavilions and include a cupping counter.
Customized, branded vending machines with built-in camera, PC and Wi-Fi capabilities, are inviting consumers to interact through 47-inch transparent LCD screens in an Air Miles Canada branding campaign. ScreenMediaMag.com reports. | READ MORE
June 29, 2015 – Whether the challenges arise from understanding consumer behaviour, developing new flavours, tastes and delivery models, or integrating today’s trends around organic and responsible food production, food and beverage organizations have their work cut out for them, according to consulting firm Kalypso.
June 25, 2015, Edmonton – Edmonton Tourism's Twitter vending machine will hit the open road to Fort McMurray and Saskatoon this summer, enticing visitors to tweet and win prizes such as hotel stays, gift cards and attractions passes.
June 16, 2015, Des Moines, IA – Des Moines stands to be the first city in the United States to have a vending-machine-style, robotic grocery store as part of an experiment to bring healthy food and necessities to a neighbourhood that doesn't have enough. The Des Moines Register reports. | READ MORE
May 28, 2015, Vancouver – The Museum of Vancouver is hosting an exhibition and exploration of one of human happiness that asks visitors to rate their happiness by gumball machine.

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