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Wave of Wellness

Western Canada Serves Up Healthy Vending Options


The BC Food Service Expo in March was host to a wave of new healthy and portion-controlled vending options. Held at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium, the two-day event featured over 400 exhibitors and more than 100 new foodservice products. West coast trends ranged from vitamin-enhanced bottled waters and teas to premium mini-size snacks.

The BC Food Service Expo in March was host to a wave of new healthy and
portion-controlled vending options. Held at Vancouver’s BC Place
Stadium, the two-day event featured over 400 exhibitors and more than
100 new foodservice products. West coast trends ranged from
vitamin-enhanced bottled waters and teas to premium mini-size snacks.

 23b The City of Vancouver is already enjoying Golden Bright Enterprises’ Nekta Kiwi Fruit Drink in their downtown vending machines. Priced
relatively high, the kiwi juice retails at about $2 for the 250 ml plastic bottle. But the taste is unbeatable – straight from New Zealand, this healthy new juice is authentic all the way.
23aApple Chips by Green Tree was one of the most innovative products on the show floor. Non-fried, with no preservatives or colouring, Apple Chips (and Pear Chips too!)
finally provides a healthy and fun-to-eat snack. Available in 7 different flavours, Apple and Pear Chips retail for about $1.25.

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