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Vending News & Features

The vending machine manufacturer expects the bankruptcy court will authorize the company to conduct business as usual while it develops a reorganization plan...
Pharmabox Inc. said it's shipping the first of its first self-service kiosks that carry more than 140 items typically found in a local pharmacy...
Russell Stansfield of Oldham, a suburb of Manchester, has been banned from using coin-operated devices for five years...
Selecta's Netherlands operations are part of Selecta Group, the largest European vending operation, with more than 4,500 employees who service about 140,000 vending machines in 21 countries...
WanderPort Corp., a distributor of food and beverage products made with hemp, said it has entered into a distribution agreement with AVT Inc. that will bring its Canna Energy drink to vending machines nationwide...
The Coca-Cola Co. announced better-than-expected first-quarter results; the period benefited for six additional days. Organic revenues grew by 8% on the back of strategic pricing, as well as higher concentrate sales...
Crane Co., parent of Crane Payment Innovations and Crane Merchandising Systems, reported first quarter 2015 earnings of 87¢ a diluted share, compared with 82¢ per share in the first quarter of 2014...
The machine can be fitted with a payment mechanism, and offers tea and pure water selections...

Coffee Service News

The MZB brands introducing the PurPod100 technology are Chock full o'Nuts, Hills Bros., Kauai Coffee and Segafredo Zanetti...

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Guest Columns

Ask yourself this question: "Why do you buy a drill?" The obvious answer: "To drill a hole." Now ask yourself: "Why did you get in to business?" While answers can vary, no business can survive, let alone thrive, without making a profit. Profits are the drill for our business, and micromarkets have evolved to become the preferred tool to grow those profits to unseen levels... by Patrick McMullen
One of the most challenging parts of running a coffee service business is hiring and training your sales staff, and that is our topic for this column... by Len Rashkin
I recently bought an extra-large cup of coffee at a convenience store. I know, I know: what was I thinking? I was thinking that I could kill two birds with one stone as I needed gas, and secondly, my iPhone reported that the nearest Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts were both a bit too far out of the way; yet I still desperately wanted a coffee... by Kevin Daw
Great tasting coffee at competitive pricing has always been the staple product that opens the doors to new potential clients and keeps our current customers from leaving... by Len Rashkin

Coin-Op Music & Games

The Strong Museum, home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, has announced the 15 semifinalists for induction into its World of Video Game Hall of Fame. Voted on by fan ballots, they include games from the coin-op, home console, computer and mobile channels...
--press release

Bulk Vending News & Features

Even Downton Abbey characters can’t resist this. Measuring a compact 75" high x 91" wide x 19" deep, the Candy Shop takes up space comparable to a standard bulk vending rack with a similar number of heads...
Arizona's Global Gumball and Florida's Entervending LLC have teamed up to manufacture and distribute a new line of electronic bulk vending machines. The Electric Wizards can accept bills and coins, and support incremental pricing...

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I had the privilege to attend the F2FEC family entertainment center business conference in Phoenix, and the energy at the event was contagious... by Alicia Lavay
Crime is down across the board according to the latest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But anecdotal evidence shows a definite uptick in coin-op and vender crimes. ... by Hank Schlesinger
For as long as I can remember, product pricing has been a vexed topic in vending. The dramatic expansion of the vending industry began about six decades ago in an economy that was largely free from inflation (in 1955, the rate of inflation was around 0.4%) and the prices for items that could be sold through the vending machines of the day varied little from year to year... by Tim Sanford

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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