As with every industry, there's always something changing in vending or news stories worth sharing. New products, technology, and strategies are always being tried and tested. Here are five noteworthy stories from the vending industry.
It seems like a book vending machine pops up somewhere every other day. This time, it's in Tucson, AZ, where a local mom was inspired by seeing a Facebook post about a book vending machine, as well as her late daughter's love for books.
Vending machines get charitable with the release of equipment by Honest Tea, a brand owned by Coca-Cola, that allows customers to choose and donate to a charity.
"We feel we have a responsibility to serve consumers in ways that are good for them, which means making it convenient, fresh, available, seamless and frictionless." -- Carla Balakgie, NAMA President & CEO during her recent Q&A.
Diet Coke is rolling out cans without labels to help spark conversation between people about their own.
Jones Soda, the Seattle-based beverage company, is offering Airheads flavored sodas this summer. They've teamed up with 7-Eleven to bring you a variety of flavors, such as Cherry Pineapple Blast and (possibly) a White Mystery option.