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
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

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