>> Apriva, a provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information solutions, has formed a strategic alliance with MEI, a global manufacturer of unattended payment systems, to bring comprehensive cashless payment solutions to vending operators throughout North America.
Crane partners with USA Technologies Inc.
>> Crane Merchandising Systems, Inc. and USA Technologies, Inc. announced a 3-year agreement to deliver a combined cashless vending solution to Crane customers in North America. Under the agreement, USA Technologies will provide card processing, wireless communications and data services under its ePort Connect Service for Crane’s customers utilizing the new Currenza® cashless bill validator/card reader.
Canteen buys Jackson Brothers
>> Canteen Vending Services Inc. acquired St. Louis, Mo.-based Jackson Brothers, which operated 12 vending and OCS routes and three manual feeding locations, from owner Kendall Jackson. Jackson said all 49 employees will remain with Canteen. The purchase did not include Jackson Brothers operating facility, Jackson said. The purchase did not include Springfield, Mo.-based Jackson Brothers of the South, which became a Canteen franchise earlier this year.