The Daily Dish: December 16, 2015

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PepsiCo to Launch Hello Goodness Healthy Vending Machines

PepsiCo will be launching a new kind of vending machines called Hello Goodness.  Hello Goodness vending machines will offer healthier choices and digital technology to enhance the consumer experience. The new machine will feature a variety of products including Naked Juice, Pure Leaf iced tea, Sabra Ready-to-Eat Hummus cups, and Lay's Oven Baked Potato Chips. PepsiCo debuted the vending machine at the Beverage Digest Future Smarts Conference in New York City on Monday and announced that several thousand units will be distributed in the United States in 2016.

Man Sues Foster's Beer for Not Being Brewed in Australia

In other news New York City resident, Leif Nelson, has filed a class action lawsuit against Miller Brewing Co.! The reason? The misleading depiction of Foster's beer, who's slogan is "Foster's, Australian for Beer." The slogan certainly implies that the beer is brewed in Australia. But Foster's moved its brewing operation to Fort Worth, Texas, in 2011, and continued to advertise the beer as being imported from Australia. A spokesman for Miller Brewing Co. says that the company "even employs an Australian brewmaster so that the beer tastes as true to its origin as possible."

Fast Food Chains on the Rise in Africa

And over the past few years, a growing number of fast food restaurants have opened across Africa. Morocco and South Africa have experienced an annual fast food outlet growth of three to four percent from 2009 to 2014, and markets in Sub-Saharan Africa have also become attractive to international chains. Out of these international chains, KFC has had the biggest reach across Africa, with 771 outlets! However, the future of fast food in Africa is uncertain and relies on its delicate middle class.

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