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PayRange says it selected Matrix to lead its funding round based on the global firm's experience in payments and its history of helping founders scale enterprise and consumer companies...
The role of vending, coffee service and micromarket operators in assisting their clients to create workplaces that meet the requirements of today's businesses and employees is by the Coke executive. Julie Seitz is director of the Workplace 2020 initiative at the Coca-Cola Co....
Vending, coffee service and amusement operators often overlook laws that allow their employees to carry concealed weapons until an issue arises. Attorney Heather Bailey outlines what operators need to know to minimize their liability...
The legalization of marijuana in some states is unknown territory, and can have serious implications for vending and amusement operators if their route drivers are impaired behind the wheel or on the job in client locations. Legal expert Heather Bailey sets forth dos and don'ts to help operators abide by new laws, and educate and accommodate their employees...

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According to the USDA's forecast in its biannual coffee report, coffee consumption in the United States is expected to fall to 23.7 million 60kg. bags in the upcoming 2015-16 season, down from 24 million bags in the year that ends in September...
Marley Coffee will launch its recyclable RealCup single-serve capsule on July 29 in partnership with Canadian roaster Mother Parker's Tea & Coffee. The eco-friendly capsule, like the original RealCup, will be compatible with most Keurig K-Cup machines...
One of the New York City area's largest office coffee service providers hosted 110 clients, prospects and associates at The Times Center here on May 15 for a "Morning of Coffee and Culture." Social media expert, author and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk keynotes...

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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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Snapshot 2, the winner of this year's coveted Innovator Award from the Amusement and Music Operators Association, demonstrates the potential for coin-op's fusion with portable personal devices by effortlessly merging smartphone and photobooth functions...
Operators along the Jersey Shore are heading into July and August, their two busiest months, with a sense of cautious optimism. Gas prices are relatively low, the economy is starting to come back in full, and initial signs look good for the kind of summer that draws the crowds -- especially in view of the unusually cool spring this year....
Lucky Strike Entertainment, which has made bowling cool again, is now looking to do the same with arcades. New Chicago amusement arcade opens...

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The new flat vending series has been released in advance of the July 10 opening of "Minions," the "prequel" third film in the "Despicable Me" series...
"Jurassic World" is a hit, and one vending supplier is ready to meet the surge in demand by fans for graphics commemorating the latest installment of the genetically recreated dinosaur saga...

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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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