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Vending Machines Get Smart to Accommodate the Cashless


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Smart vending machine

By 2018 there will be an estimated 2 million smart vending machines in the U.S.

Credit: Pepsi

More than 40 percent of U.S. adults say they can go a week without paying for something with cash, according to a survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports last year, but most of the roughly 5 million vending machines in the U.S. still accept only coins or bills, even as prices rise.

From Bloomberg Businessweek
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