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Cashless Vending Developments Alert - Debit card swipe fee changes
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The "Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Legislation" was enacted to bring fundamental changes to the U.S. financial system after the last financial crisis affecting the banking industry. The added "Durbin Amendment" required a limit on "swipe fees" that VISA, MasterCard and others can charge for debit card transactions. More

Coffee, Tea & Water

Spilling the beans about your coffee's origins
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Curious to know where the beans in that morning cup of coffee come from? Dillanos Coffee Roasters &mdash the coffee roaster for FORZA Coffee Company — was asked just that by CNBC in a multi-continent adventure to see how a coffee bean makes it into your cup. More

Bigelow blends coconut water with green tea mixes
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Bigelow Tea, a U.S.-based maker of tea and other beverages, has introduced a range of three coconut water entries that have been blended with green tea and other flavors. The electrolytes in coconut water are balanced in the same ratios as they are in the human body, making coconut water an "isotonic" drink. More

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Bottled water graduates to college
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Recently, colleges across the nation have been designing and marketing their own water bottles, all unique reflections of their university — just like Johns Hopkins did by coining the term "liquenchifaction" on its bottle label. The water bottles are distributed at orientations or recruiting events. Instead of going to the university store and buying a trinket, why not grab a free water bottle as a souvenir and make your own collection. More

Government Affairs

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Business / Industry

Innovation in vending machines
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Pop in some change and catch a soda can. That's so yesterday. The National Automatic Merchandising Association is currently on the road, showcasing its latest and greatest vending machine innovations — innovations in the form of vending machines that that spin cotton candy, "gift" a soda to a friend miles away and make Ramen Noodles in three minutes. More

Vending industry feels slack, taps technology
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Behold the boxy vending machine: Purveyor of the 3 p.m. Snickers bar and unlikely economic thermometer. When shifts get shortened or people laid off, people use vending machines less. So, vending companies have started embracing technology to increase efficiency and sell new products. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility: Needs new dimensions
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Corporate social responsibility is a meaningful effort to give back to society some of the surplus profits a corporation makes. It is commendable. It however remains a voluntary program that neither has formal government recognition by way of tax incentives or by way of a dollar-for-dollar contribution from the State. Given the billions that are made by way of profits across the world, CSR still remains a drop in the ocean. In addition, it pales in significance when compared to the current financial and economic crisis created largely by years of "take-it-all" attitude of investment banks and very large corporations whose main corporate pursuit was profits and increase of shareholder value. More


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