FDA clarifies compliance dates for nutrition initiatives

FDA clarifies compliance dates for nutrition initiatives

FDA clarifies compliance dates for nutrition initiatives.

FDA is clarifying the timing of compliance dates for its various nutrition initiatives. In the summer of 2018, manufacturers will have to comply with these key nutrition initiatives:

  • On June 18, 2018, manufacturers must ensure that their products no longer contain partially hydrogenated oils for uses that have not been otherwise authorized by FDA.
  • On July 26, 2018, manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales will need to comply with the new requirements for the Nutrition Facts label.
  • Also on July 26, 2018, vending machine operators with glass-front vending machines will have to comply with all requirements of the vending machine labeling rule. FDA delayed the compliance date for calorie declaration requirements for certain food products sold from glass-front vending machines in part to be consistent with the compliance date for the new Nutrition Facts label requirements so that manufacturers can make changes to front-of-pack labeling for products they supply to vending operators at the same time that they make changes to the Nutrition Facts label.
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Retail Automation Market Worth $275.43 Billion by 2020

Retail Automation Market Worth $275.43 Billion by 2020

According to a new market research report Retail Automation Market  – Analysis & Forecast to 2014 – 2020″, the total retail automation market was valued at $93.04 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach $275.43 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 16.7% between 2014 and 2020.

The concept of retail automation has been in existence for a long time and has witnessed profound growth in the last five years. The stringent regulations being imposed by the governments augmented by the increasing need to save costs by retailers are the primary factors contributing to the growth of this market. The growing awareness of wireless technologies and the developments towards the integration of such technologies with retail automation products is expected to propel the market in the future.


How the Trump Administration May Impact the Coffee Industry

How the Trump Administration May Impact the Coffee Industry

After a deeply divisive campaign, a new administration is poised to assume power in Washington, having been elected on a platform which has expressed skepticism toward big government and regulatory intervention.

The transfer of power has only just begun, cabinet and agency appointments are a still in progress, and budget negotiations are far off – including the implications of funding cutbacks or additions.

In the meantime, we’re preparing for the changes that may be ahead. Earlier this year, the National Coffee Association (NCA) released the first-ever Economic Impact Study to measure the U.S. coffee economy, and the NCA’s 2017 plan already includes outreach in Washington to raise awareness of the industry’s importance. That outreach will now take on even greater significance as the coming months unfold.


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Automated Retailing Technology Enters Mainstream

Thanks to the expansion of technology, automated retailing is at an all-time high, and new disruptors will maintain this momentum. The perfect example of this evolution is retailers’ attraction to “robotics,” computer hardware and software that controls operations, leverages sensory feedback, and processes data to streamline operations.

Currently, retailers are tapping robotics to improve their omnichannel operations, from ordering capabilities to fulfillment and delivery. With U.S. consumers expected to spend $385 billion online in 2016, and $632 billion in 2020, according to Business Intelligence, robotics investments are primed to deliver big returns.
Retailers are likely to keep leveraging robotics technology and automated retailing to streamlined their processes and drive productivity and efficiency.
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Vending Manufacturer

Vending Manufacturer. What does that mean? For some businesses and entrepreneurs, it is the company that will sell them a vending machine that performs a specified task, such as dispensing clothing, cosmetics, snacks, beverages, or coffee. For others, a vending manufacturer is a group is talented engineers and designers that can create a custom automated retailing center that can sell a variety of items in an engaging and entertaining system that provides a rapid and robust ROI.


Getting into the Vending Industry

These days, smart business owners, retailers and entrepreneurs are getting into the vending industry. There are so many opportunities to own your own business, expand your brand, establish new distribution points, and sell products without costly overhead. Alps Kiosks is a premier vending manufacturer, kiosk manufacturer, and technology integrator. We offer factory direct warranties, parts…

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Automated Retail

Automated Retail is the use of a machine to sell retail products, but it is far more than this. Automated retailing is a sales channel for retailers and brands to reach customers in an innovative, exciting and non-traditional manner.

Automated Retail has been growing exponentially because it helps retailers and consumers. Many retailers and national brands are looking for ways to build brand awareness and expand into untapped markets with minimal investment and low costs of entry. Automated retailing (or autoretail) systems provide:

  • New distribution points
  • Real time marketing and sales data
  • Lower labor costs
  • Reduced theft
  • Product engagement
  • Sells 24/7
  • Increased revenue per square foot
  • Fun and exciting sales environment

Britain’s new pound coin won’t fit into vending machines

British businesses are trying to square (or to be precise, polygon) a circle as they get ready for the new pound coin.

Britain’s new pound coin won’t fit into vending machines. The shiny 12-sided piece will start circulating in March, gradually replacing the existing round coins.

The old pound will be phased out by next fall because its design makes it vulnerable to counterfeiting. The Royal Mint said more than 2.5% of all £1 coins currently in circulation — approximately 1 in 40 — are fake.

The new pound is being hailed by the Royal Mint as the most secure coin in the world. It even boasts a hidden high-security feature that will protect it against counterfeiting, the mint said.


Automated Vending Restaurant in London

The Automated vending restaurant in London is a hit! Want to grab your lunch without having to make small talk? That could all be a thing of the past soon thanks to Keuken, London’s new vending machine restaurant. But it isn’t just cans of Coke and packets of chips on the menu – they’re preparing salads, sandwiches and wraps in the kitchen before loading up the vending machines with the goods. The restaurant will be a cash-free zone, so you’ll make your selection, pay on card and hopefully be in and out within a few minutes.

Their cashless, self-serve pods are designed them for busy people who want to eat tasty, nutritious food.

Each of the pods are refrigerated, ensuring complete freshness. Automated Vending Restaurant, Autoretail, Automated Retailing, has never been so convenient.


Alps Innovations Group Introduces “The Colosseo” – New Generation Custom Vending, Automated Retailing System

Patented custom vending, automated retailing system provides unprecedented levels of flexibility, communications, and security.

MagexUSA, an Alps Innovations Group company, announced the introduction of “The Colosseo,” a new, patented custom vending, automated retailing system that has features never before seen in vending or autoretail.

The Colosseo has a unique double internal stocking system that allows up to 12 floors of varying heights. A Best-in-Class robotic system transports products from shelves to the dispensing area.

Photosensors are able to recognize products and verify dispensing. For high-value items, special microchips can be added, ensuring total security and validation. The Colesseo also has a self-diagnosis system that checks the operating status of the lane before disbursement of any product.