Innovation
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
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
May 23, 2014, France – A prize-winning baguette dispenser invented by French baker Jean-Louis Hecht not only offers hungry customers hot loaves at any time of the day or night but is bringing in the dough for fellow bakers who have invested in the machine. | READ MORE
May 20, 2014 – Vaporin Inc. has deployed its first electronic cigarette vending machines in South Florida, Las Vegas, Illinois, Canada and the U.K.
May 13, 2014 – Fledgling company WeGoBabies is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production of its vending machines, which are designed to stock everything from diapers and wipes to pacifiers, baby food, kid-friendly DVDs and sippy cups.| READ MORE
May 8, 2014, Vancouver – Just five weeks after Ottawa outlawed B.C.’s cottage industry of cannabis dispensaries, one of them has opened Canada’s first marijuana vending machine. The machine is operated by the B.C. Pain Society, a recently established medical marijuana dispensary. | READ MORE

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