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Albuquerque, NM, police arrested a man for using a piece of heavy construction machinery to steal an ATM...
In new series of Gatorade ads, Justin James "J.J." Watt of the Houston Texans beats up on vending machines to deliver a message...
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...
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The Long Beach city council passed on Aug. 18 a resolution that establishes nutritional guidelines for snacks and drinks sold in vending machines on city property...
New cooler connects to an existing water supply to create chilled, purified sparkling water on demand...
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The International Coffee Organization and its 74 member states have joined forces to celebrate the first annual International Coffee Day on Oct. 1...

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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...

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

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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

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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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Much has been written about the opportunities to interact more closely with patrons offered by new technology. That surely is worth doing, and we think it is best done in conjunction with the proven customer-relations techniques developed by the vending industry on its five-decade journey from a novelty to the retailing mainstream... by Tim Sanford
Coin-operated amusement devices are once again red hot. At no time since the Golden Age of Video Games have they occupied such a prominent place in pop culture and the public consciousness. Of course, many operators would argue with that premise, based on what they've been seeing in their cashboxes... by Hank Schlesinger
Consumers today are demanding "healthier" snacks that combine a wider variety of flavors and on-the-go appeal with main-meal attributes. NCA's Sweets & Snacks Expo highlighted the opportunity that this trend offers us... by Alicia Lavay

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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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