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Feb. 24, 2015, Toronto – Two entrepreneurs are set to launch Save Our Solez, a vending machine offering up flat shoes similar to slippers, this month at a new downtown Toronto nightclub, Metro News reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 20, 2015, Aurangabad, India –  India's education sector has cold-shouldered the demand for installing sanitary napkin vending machine in all girls' washrooms in schools and colleges, especially those offering co-education, The Times of India News Service reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 13, 2015, Vancouver – Vending machines for such personal protective equipment as gloves, safety glasses and respirators are becoming more and more common in Canadian companies, according to executives at Acklands-Grainger’s MRO and safety show, Canadian Occupational Safety reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 20, 2015, Aurangabad , India – The education sector in India has cold-shouldered the demand for installing sanitary napkin vending machine in all girls' washrooms in schools and colleges, especially those offering co-education, The Times of India News Service reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 26, 2015, Albany, NY – A new state project, Taste NY, is encouraging travellers to buy locally produced snacks and beverages by placing New York-stocked vending machines along major state roadways. The Record reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 19. 2015, Montreal – The Flat, McGill University’s bike collective, welcomed a bicycle-part vending machine that is the first of its kind in Montreal, according to collective member Matt Ainsley. The McGill Daily reports. | READ MORE
  Jan. 16, 2015 – The GE Café French door refrigerator incorporates the Keurig K-Cup brewing system to provide hot single-cup beverages from a refrigerator.
Jan. 15, 2015, Miami, FL – Blint Shakes has struck a deal with a major U.S. fitness centre chain to place its automated protein drink kiosks in key locations.
Jan. 5, 2015, Los Angeles – An automated retailing system for self-service purchases of high-end electronics debuted this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Jan. 7, 2015, Simcoe, Ont. – 2014 was an interesting one for the Canadian vending industry, marked by new technology like facial recognition and new opportunities like micro markets. Before we all tackle the challenges 2015 holds, take a look back at the stories we explored.
Nov. 17, 2014, Toronto – Cuffwear and BakeryHaus have teamed up on an experiment that lets customers access two premium items – baked goods and cuff links – through a vending machine. The National Post reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 14, 2014, Phoenix, AZ – A machine made by a company called InstyMeds will start dispensing drugs in the Arizona State University's Health Services Building within a couple of weeks, reports USA Today. | READ MORE
  Oct. 28, 2014 – Coinstar coin exchange machines allow users to cash in coins in return for gift cards and eCertificates to use with the company.
Oct. 25, 2014, London, U.K. – A facial mapping system that enables vending machines to allow or disallow products based on users’ age, gender or dietary requirements may have implications for catering, particularly in hospitals and schools.
Oct. 15, 2014, Milwaukee County, WI – General Mitchell International Airport is now offering an automated cosmetics vending kiosk for travellers who would like to freshen up, reports Fox 6 Now. | READ MORE

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