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Aug. 9, 2013, Bulgaria – This vending machine requires three minutes of your time, and in return a free beer is yours, reports Ad Week. |READ MORE 
Aug. 2, 2013, Vancouver - The city of Vancouver has given the green light to vending machines that dispense helmets on the heels of a new bike share program, reports the National Post. |READ MORE
July 30, 2013, Vancouver – Canadian Healthy Vending (CHV) located its 1,350 Max! Healthy Vending Machine.
July 23, 2013, South Africa – Douwe Egberts, a Dutch-based company, installed a vending machine that uses facial recognition software to identify people who yawn as part of its marketing campaign, reports Digital Trends. |READ MORE
July 2, 2013, United States – School vending machines will be getting a healthier back-to-school makeover for the 2014-15 school year thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture, reports Red Alert. |READ MORE
June 6, 2013, North America – Pepsi's new Like Machine marketing stunt makes social media a requirement, not an option. The vending machine doesn't want your cash, it just wants your Facebook cred, reports CNET. |READ MORE
June 4, 2013, Boston – First Brooklyn gets vending machines for bike parts, and now Boston is getting vending machines for bike helmets, reports Tree Hugger. |READ MORE
May 31, 2013, Salem, OR – Look in any vending machine, and you can find plenty of snacks with dubious nutritional profiles, reports NPR. |READ MORE
May 30, 2013, CA – There's a new vending machine on the University of California's Berkeley campus, but it'll be of no use to students during a midnight snack attack, reports CNET. |READ MORE
May 28, 2013, Gretna, LA – A former supervisor at Coca-Cola Bottling was fired for stealing from vending machines for more than a year in Jefferson parish, authorities say, reports The Times-Picayune. |READ MORE
May 22, 2013, Pakistan/India – Coke created "Small World Machines", two vending machines, one placed in India, and the other in Pakistan, that turned into communication portals -- allowing citizens of either country to see and interact with each other, reports Advertising Age News. |READ MORE
May 15, 2013, Mississauga, ON – Imagine your product displayed in a retail window. Not in a store, but in an automated retail machine. Quattro Clothiers, a high-end menswear shop in the heart of the busiest fashion-shopping district in Toronto, has decided that this is the future. Quattro wanted to expand their reach and increase their exposure.
May 14, 2013, U.S. – Just a decade or so ago, the concept of being able to purchase marijuana out of a vending machine would have been simply unheard of – a pipe-dream for many and a veritable nightmare for others, reports Wealth Daily. | READ MORE
May 2, 2013 – Creator Michael Breault is raising funds on Kickstarter to further develop the Sprizzi Drink Machine, which can dispense homemade soda with little cartridges, similar to the Keurig, reports Mashable.com. | READ MORE
April 24, 2013, London, U.K. – To celebrate the launch of its new mascara, Chanel is launching a vending machine at a London-area Selfridges location, writes the Telegraph. | READ MORE

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