Innovation
  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
Oct. 7, 2014, – Coca-Cola and British Telecom are teaming up to test out Wi-Fi-enabled vending machines in South Africa, hoping to bring online access to some of the poorest communities in the world, reports Digital Trends. | READ MORE
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

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