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The Chicago Sun Times reports on the trade show run by the National Automatic Merchandising Association currently taking place at the city’s McCormick Place convention center, with several notable vending innovations:

• “Branded Vending Concepts' new Quaker Oatmeal on the Go machine provides hot oatmeal with up to two toppings per serving.”

• “Del Monte's machine sells fresh vegetables and fruits, including whole bananas. Sealed packaging slows down the ripening process to keep the fruit yellow up to five days.”

• “Coke is testing a touchscreen machine that provides nutritional information about the vended drinks.”
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