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Vending News & Features

Credit- and debit-card processor Moneris Solutions Corp. said it has completed EMV certification of Verifone's unattended payment devices. This enables operators of vending machines equipped with the technology to begin accepting EMV credit and debit cards, and support NFC contactless payments...
A new partnership allows New York City's Tech 2 Success LLC to offer OptConnect's managed wireless service to micromarket operators in North America...
In new series of Gatorade ads, Justin James "J.J." Watt of the Houston Texans beats up on vending machines to deliver a message...
Albuquerque, NM, police arrested a man for using a piece of heavy construction machinery to steal an ATM...
Transparent glass panel enables transactions to be completed by tracking hand movement in front of the control panel without the user making contact, and Intel's RealSense cameras capture customer demographics...

Coffee Service News

The National Automatic Merchandising Association has opened registration for Coffee Tea & Water 2015, taking place Nov. 2-4 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC...
One of the largest office coffee service providers in the New York and New Jersey area has been named to Inc magazine’s annual list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S...

Foodservice News

EDine targets millennials in the workplace, offering gaming, frequency rewards, news feed, push notifications, and a "refer a coworker" feature...

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Guest Columns

A well-executed audio-video promotional message, run periodically as an alternative to an operation's regular advertisement, can attract attention and lead to new inquiries. Here's one aimed at office managers … by Len Rashkin
Private labeling can help to set a coffee service operation apart from its competitors. It can be done with single-cup coffee, and it's worth the operator's while to consider the advantages and drawbacks of doing it... by Kevin Daw
Over the past 47 years in the office coffee service arena, I have learned much about sales from my own observations and experiences, as well as from many of my fellow operators throughout the U.S. and Canada. During that time, I developed my "Golden Rules in Selling," which we'll explore this article... by Len Rashkin
The lifeline for cash in an increasingly cashless world, ATMs are finding a new calling nowadays as digital currency terminals. Viewed in a historical context, ATMs could be jumping from one end of the currency spectrum (cash) to the other (cashless) as they help make digital currency available to consumers.... by Elliot Maras

Redemption Report

Coin-Op Music & Games

There are now 5,000-plus players trying to qualify for the upcoming eighth annual Big Buck World Championship, according to Play Mechanix, the videogame company that organizes the event...
Anyone with lingering doubts about the value of social media in coin-op need only look to the Big Buck Hunter brand. Not only have social media played roles in keeping Play Mechanix's 15-year-old franchise alive through seven versions, they have also help to expand videogame's player base in significant, and surprising, directions...
A mall in southwestern China has added a new twist on the perennial skill crane...

Bulk Vending News & Features

Sqwishland Polar is the first addition to the mega-popular Sqwishland vending line in nearly two years. It features 10 all-new high-latitude-themed characters...
Sometimes innovation requires just the tools at hand and a little imagination. That's the case with Vendomatic's Prize Zone, a bulk vending concept that's as simple as it is enticing...

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Editorials & Opinions

We recently took part in the National Automatic Merchandising Association's first "Fly-In" in Washington, DC. The experience led us to reflect on the current impatience with contemporary politics that sometimes seems to dominate news and opinion forums... by Tim Sanford
One man's dilution is another's solution... by Alicia Lavay
There is much wringing of hands in the business world about a rise in the minimum wage. The rhetoric has become heated, if not hysterical, in many business publications and blogs. But higher wages could bring greater returns to many small businesses... by Hank Schlesinger

Sponsored Content

Video and camera technology is used in a wide range of vending machines from food and beverage-type dispensers to ticketing kiosks and ATMs. Applications range from video security to prevent damage and theft, to uses of cameras as an intrinsic part of the transaction, such as reading barcodes or QR codes for access control... by Steve Heard, sponsored by IDS
In January, I had the opportunity to attend one of the world's best playgrounds for a technology fan like myself. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been a technology tradition since 1967 and has never been open to the public -- industry only. Speakers such as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Cisco CEO John Chambers, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, amongst others, share their visions of the future with 150,000 gamers, fanboys, geeks, freaks and tech industry types from all over the world | by Joseph Hessling, Sponsored by 365 Retail Markets

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