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11 emerging snack trends to track

After years of driving snacks sales growth, indulgence is giving way to the disruptive force of better-for-you. Convenience-store sales of natural and specialty snacks hit $59.8 million in the U.S. in 2017, a 10.5 per cent leap over the year prior. CSP Daily News reports.

NAMA releases 2016 U.S. census results

The National Automatic Merchandising Association Foundation's 2016 Industry Census results are now available to members and non-members on the NAMA website.

Companies partner on iris-authentication vending tech

EyeLock and ViaTouch Media will work together to launch the first auto-retail vending solution enabled by iris authentication technology.

Cash accounts for half of sales in Canada: Bank of Canada survey

Despite the growing use of debit and credit cards, Canadians still use cash to process more than half of all transactions, suggests research by the Bank of Canada.

'Shark Tank' cricket protein bar selling well

Since appearing on the television show Shark Tank, entrepreneur Marc Crowley's cricket protein energy bar company, sold through his company, Chapul, has racked up strong sales. CNBC reports.
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Custom heating elements for coffee and vending industries

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