Vending Industry News: PepsiCo Selects 10 Emerging Innovators to Grow Next Generation of Wellness Technologies

Health and wellness are central to Pepsico. The 10 finalists joining the CPG giant's fifth annual Greenhouse Accelerator offer market-ready health and wellness products.

Vending News: Should We Ditch the Term “Vending Machine?”

When I say the words “vending machine,” what comes to mind? It’s probably a cold, metal box with bags of chips and candy bars lined up in coils behind glass. That metal box is probably tucked away in some poorly lit corner or alcove, and it keeps spitting your perfectly good dollar bill back out at you.

Industry News: CVS Survey Reveals 2/3 of American Adults are Snacking More During the Pandemic

The survey also found that the majority of consumers find that convenience and affordability are important when seeking better-for-you snacks and meal solutions.  

Vending News: Ingenico Launches Vending Solution That Enables Faster, Seamless Payments

Ingenico Group's new Smart Self for Vending can be tailored to an operator's needs and provide end-to-end payment acceptance.

Vending News: Study: Consumers Find Joy in Chocolate and Candy During COVID-19

A study from the National Confectioners Association reveals that overall sales of candy and chocolate jumped 3.8% since March 2020. Grocery stores, in particular, experienced even larger increases.  

Industry News: Food is a big deal at work. Here’s how the pandemic will change lunch and snacks

For many companies, food plays a big part of workplace culture.  Whether it's free lunches every day, or an occasional perk like pizza or bagels to celebrate an accomplishment, or an extra long meeting with a catered lunch, employers often use free food to reward or motivate their staff. But workplace lunches could look very different when employees return to the office.

Vending Industry: Atlas Obscura Lists 10 Unusual Vending Machines From Around The World

The selections include Seattle's mystery soda machine, a crepe machine in Japan and the Jones Bar-B-Q vending machine in Kansas City.

Vending News: Survey Reveals Increased Snacking Habits In The ‘New Normal’

Research conducted by Kelton Global in partnership with California Walnuts shows that nearly half of Americans are snacking more than ever, with sweet snacks outpacing salty snacks. As Americans across the country have been under shelter-in-place orders, many turned to snacking for comfort.

Vending News: Now For Sale At DIA: Face Mask Vending Machines

If you forget your mask at home, Denver International Airport is selling them to travelers. DIA recently set up vending machines that sell disposable and KN95 face masks and sanitizing wipes.

Vending Industry News: Consumer Snacking Habits Shift As Unprecedented Summer Approaches

As Memorial Day – the unofficial kickoff to summer – approaches, the majority of Americans – 86 percent – anticipate their summers will be different compared to last year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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