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August 3, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Coulda, woulda…shoulda?
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Miami judge rules Bitcoin is not money

A judge in Miami has dismissed a criminal case involving Bitcoin and money laundering, stating that Bitcoin is not real money. The case and ruling is likely the first of its kind, and was closely watched by those in the financial technology world, Forbes reports. >> Read full article

Coalition aims to ban food advertising to kids

A coalition of health charities in Canada – including the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Childhood Obesity Foundation – are pushing for a complete ban on all food and beverage advertising aimed at children and youth. >> Read full article

PayPal partners with Visa to extend reach

Internet payments service PayPal has announced a partnership with Visa that will allow customers to use their PayPal accounts at the checkout line, and make it easier to use Visa credit and debit cards for online transactions, Reuters reports. >> Read full article

 Featured News 

Coulda, woulda…shoulda?

Tea sommelier Raelene Gannon recently saw a vending machine that dispensed bulk candy into specially labelled bags and it got her thinking: would people buy loose tea from a vending machine? Gannon asks that question, and more, in a Canadian Vending guest column. >> Learn More…


Fresh-food vending machine to open in Ottawa

A catering company is opening a fresh-food vending machine at the Innovation Centre in Ottawa. The company, LUNCH, won the bid to launch a cafeteria in the centre by the end of the year, and will be installing a vending machine to offer fresh sandwiches, drinks and snacks when the cafeteria is closed. >> Read full article

Two more banks support Apple Pay in Canada

A growing number of Canadians will have access to Apple Pay with two more banks – President’s Choice Financial and Tangerine – joining the list of financial institutions that support the mobile payment technology for credit card purchases. >> Read full article

Milk vending machine opens on U.K. farm

In a bid to turn a profit from dairy production in the face of falling milk prices, a family-owned farm in the United Kingdom installed a vending machine this month that dispenses raw milk. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 


September 15, 2016
Location: Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria >> More Info

The Canadian Coffee and Tea Show

September 25-26, 2016
Location: Toronto >> More Info