Innovation
Aug. 8, 2014, Venray, The Netherlands – Dutch producer US Candy Network has released an electric mobile vending machine interacts with customers through sounds.
July 23, 2014, Istanbul – A Turkish company recently introduced a vending machine that releases food and water for the city's stray dogs in exchange for recycled plastic bottles, reports Huffington Post. | READ MORE
July 16, 2014, Sydney – The Joy Generator is matching flavours like Rocky Road, Crunchie and Turkish Delight to individuals based on personal preferences data on Facebook, reports Metro News. | READ MORE
July 15, 2015, Baltimore, MD – Workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital can now purchase breastfeeding equipment from a vending machine believed to be the first of its kind, reports The Baltimore Sun. | READ MORE
July 8, 2014, Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota Twins say Target Field is the first major league ball park to serve beer from a vending machine. | READ MORE
July 7, 2014, Hollywood, CA – High-tech vending machines are popping up at gas stations and shopping malls, peddling edibles more commonly found at restaurants or specialty stores.| READ MORE
July 7, 2014, London, U.K. – Dog food company Bakers "treated" canine park-goers with the world's first doggy vending machine, which dispensed a bag of the company's food.| READ MORE
July 3, 2014, Sydney, Australia – Newly installed high-tech reverse vending machines let people deposit recyclable waste like plastic bottles and cans in return for rewards like bus tickets. | READ MORE
July 2, 2014, Des Moines, IA – Vending machine manufacturer Selectivend is offering free vending products to purchasers to encourage them to try out its machines.
June 27, 2014, Chicago –  Mintel explores 10 key trends seen in the global chocolate confectionery industry and ways to extend sharing opportunities. | READ MORE
June 25, 2014, New York – When it comes to vending innovation, Canada is no wallflower. On CNN's list of unusual vending machines, Canadians are responsible for two out of eight. | READ MORE
June 11, 2014, New York – Many large companies are beyond mass layoffs and trying to shave costs further among their remaining operations, says The Street columnist Brian Sozzi. He suggests the industrial vending machine, which is increasingly being installed on the work floors of major manufacturers, offers a possible solution to tracking waste in the workplace. | READ MORE
June 9, 2014 – Long before fast food chains invaded the city, New York’s favourite place to grab a quick lunch and a cup of Joe was the automat. Mental Floss celebrates the automat's 112th birthday. | READ MORE
June 2, 2014, Virginia – The CEO of 3D Box will use technology spun off from the DreamVendor, a 2012 Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab project, to put 3-D printing vending machines in retail locations where customers can print images directly from thumb drives. | READ MORE
May 30, 2014, International - From lettuce to live lobster, The Fiscal Times rounded up 13 pretty surprising foods being sold in vending machines around the world. |READ MORE

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