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Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013

Vending Features
BEP: $10 Note With Tactile Features For Blind Will Enter Circulation In 2020
Emily Jed
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing recently released an update on its progress toward changes to U.S. banknotes to make paper money more intelligible to blind and visually impaired individuals...

NAMA Takes Micromarket Seminar On The Road, Starting In Chicago
Tim Sanford
The National Automatic Merchandising Association has announced plans to conduct a series of seminars on micromarket operations. The first is scheduled for Chicago on Aug. 13 and 14...

Self-Service Shopping Grows In Popularity, According To Cisco Study
Cisco Systems Inc. Press Release
Results show that 61% of global consumers are willing to shop in an omni-channel, self-service or completely automated store, and 52% prefer self-service stations for faster checkout lines [press release]

Three Square Establishes Distribution Network For New Micromarket
Emily Jed
Three Square offers a variety of kiosk types, market layouts and service. The system is built on the same technology and processes as its corrections industry kiosk system that has been in use since 2002...

Three Square Market Adapts Self-Checkout System Used By Prisons For Workplace Deployment
Emily Jed
Three Square Market, a subsidiary of TW Vending, has taken the wraps off its new self-checkout micromarket for placement in business and industry sites. The kiosk is a variation of TWV's corrections market kiosk...

Music and Games Features
LAI Games Seeks Chief Executive In Asia; Ashdown Returns To England As International Sales Director
Nick Montano
LAI Games has begun restructuring its senior management team with the goal of sharpening focus on sales and marketing, while increasing corporate and manufacturing depth. A new chief executive is expected to be appointed in three months...

New Study From Oxford Economics Outlines Impacts Of Amusement Parks And Attractions Industry In U.S. Economy
IAAPA Press Release
The attractions industry is a significant driver of the United States economy. Based on research sponsored by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Foundation and conducted by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, the industry generated a total economic impact of nearly $219 billion in 2011 [press release]

Unis Fruit Mania Video Coin Pusher Games Offer Simple Play Action
Nick Montano
Fruit Mania Xtreme and its compact stablemat are video-style pusher games offering skill-based challenges and simple play action. "No more coins jamming up the mechanics," Unis claims...

Editorial: Vending
Buyers Guide 2013
Nick Montano
The 2013 edition of Vending Times' Buyers Guide is the 42nd in a series of reference tools for vending and coin-op professionals, and for business­--people and researchers outside the industry who are interested in learning about the organizations that serve it. VT's Buyers Guide provides practical lists of equipment, products and services useful to merchandise vending, contract foodservice, coffee service, bulk vending, music and amusements operators, with contact information and summary descriptions... by Nick Montano

Coffee Service News
Convenience Stores Five Times More Likely to Be Source for Grab-and-Go Snacks, Reports NPD
NPD Press Release

365 Retail Markets Scanners Can Read Tassimo Professional T-Discs
Tim Sanford
365's micromarket kiosks can now scan Tassimo Professional T-Disks, allowing patrons to buy freshly brewed gourmet coffee, along with their other micromarket purchases...

LAI Games Hosts Open House At U.S. Sales HQ
LAI Games | Press Release

365 Retail Markets Celebrates New Facility And Unveiling Of Micromarket Lounge: July 18
Emily Jed

Kentucky Vending Meeting Reviews Legislative Updates, Explores Micromarket Opportunities
by Staff Reporter

NAMA Adds Micromarket Session To 13th Annual Executive Development Program At Michigan State University
NAMA Press Release

OAMA Reviews Legal, Technical, Legislative Topics At Annual Meeting
Tim Sanford

Small Business News
Sage Group Survey: Small Business Owners Continue To Work Longer Hours And Take Less Vacation To Keep Up
Sage North America Press Release

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