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Articles
Vol. 45, No. 9, September 2005

Vending Features
Featured
Corporate Coffee Reinforces Manhattan OCS Market Penetration
Emily Jed
WESTBURY, NY Corporate Coffee Systems has bolstered its position as a preeminent office refreshment service provider in the Big Apple for the past two decades through a joint venture that makes it the largest segment of Filterfresh's U.S. operations. And owner David Henchel says he's hungry for acquisitions to increase the company's presence in the metropolitan New York City market.

NAMA, Beverage Firms Applaud ABA's New School Vending Policy
Emily Jed
WASHINGTON, DC - The American Beverage Association announced that its board of directors has approved a new school vending policy aimed at providing lower-calorie and/or nutritious beverages to schools and limiting the availability of soft drinks in schools. The National Automatic Merchandising Association and major beverage suppliers have commended implementation of the voluntary guidelines.

Sub Feature
NAMA Seeks Donations For Silent Auction, Add Knowledge Source Consultant
Emily Jed
The National Automatic Merchandising Association is calling for donations for the sixth annual NAMA Silent Auction to benefit the NAMA Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama.

Vending
Branded Products, Astute Drivers Are Key To Food Vending Success
U.S.A. - Much has changed in the 103 years since the invention of the automat in 1902, and 55 years ago when the first refrigerated sandwich vending machine introduced fresh food vending to the public.

Music and Games Features
Downloading Changes The Art Of Music Category Management
Marcus Webb


Operators Find Pinball's Magic And Mystery Still Alive In 2005
Marcus Webb
U.S.A. The mystery of pinball is alive and well. The questions are obvious: is pinball hopelessly retro or a timeless classic? Is pinball little more than a game for older, "loner" males in bars? Or 'quot; thanks to fun, licensed themes from Stern Pinball like "Elvis," "Lord of the Rings," or its latest, "NASCAR" 'quot; is pinball a perfect product for kids and families in FECs, pizzerias and the like?

Sub Feature


An Interview With Incoming AMOA President Jim Pietrangelo
Marcus Webb
The new president of the AMOA Jim Pietrangelo spoke with Music & Games editor Marcus Webb before taking the Association's top seat, answering questions on his background, experience and the plans he has for AMOA during his year-long reign. What follows expands on the feature article that appears in VT's September print edition.

NY's Central Distributing Co. Offers Digital Jukebox Solutions With NSM And Ecast
Nick Montano
FRANKLYN SQUARE, NY Central Distributing Co. is taking on NSM Music's jukebox line, and will be providing technical support services for NSM's Ecast-powered digital models. The distributorship officially unveiled its NSM line during a technical presentation to area operators on June 7 at its headquarters here on Long Island.

Bulk Vending
Bulk Vending Gets A Store Of Its Own With Denver Mall Launch
Hank Schlesinger
DENVER Brian Carasik, best known in the industry as a sales rep for Kiddie Rides USA, has gone where few manufacturers have dared to venture 'quot; he's become an operator. While this fact alone would be newsworthy, the manner in which he has done so makes it doubly so. Not content to operate equipment at someone else's locations, he is instead pioneering a new concept by establishing a store dedicated to bulk machines and kiddie rides.

Bulk
Equipment Makers Innovate While Operators Seek To Maximize Sales
Hank Schlesinger
U.S.A. Over the past decade, equipment trends in bulk vending have proved relatively easy to track: Better equipment and more varieties of it. With new competitors entering the field at a steady rate, even long-established companies can take nothing for granted. It hasn't been "business as usual" for an unusually long time. Needless to say, the major beneficiary of these parallel trends has been the operator.

Editorial: Vending
Where Do We Go From Here?
Tim Sanford


Editorial: Music and Games
Driving Ambition...
Marcus Webb


Ahead of the Times: Music and Games
Aug. 26, 2005: CD Format Will End, Predicts Warner Label; D&B's To Convert Jillian's To Parent Brand; Tsunami Builds 'Fast And The Furious' Motion Version; TouchTunes Plans Juke Giveaway At AMOA Expo; Ecast's 'Downloaders Lounge' Returns


August 19, 2005: Rowe Downloads Wide-Ranging Software Update To Jukeboxes On AMI Network


Sept. 14, 2005: AAMCF Creates Relief Fund, Firestone Supports; FEC Pioneer Tom McAuliffe Dies At 57; Peavey Sound Expert To Answer Questions At Expo


Sept. 2, 2005: AMOA Addresses Hurricane Devastation; BMI Weighs In On iPod Controversy; Rock-Ola Previews Expo Plans; IAMOA President Smythe Resigns


Sept. 6, 2005: AAMA Intends Long-Term Hurricane Relief Plan; Gulf Coast Trade Members Check In, Slowly; Ecast Backs U.S. Consent Decree Regarding NSM; Merit Changes Company Name


Sept. 7, 2005: Sega-Sammy To Consolidate U.S. Subsidiaries, Split Stock; NSM To Support Consent Decree, Says Reuters; Barden Plans 'Digital Video Jukebox' With CEO Pankus; Manufacturer News: Rock-Ola, Ecast, View Interactive


Sept. 8, 2005: IT To Match AMOA Hurricane Relief Donations; Rowe Licenses NSM Patents; D&B's Posts 2Q Loss; CORRECTION: Ecast Clarifies Latin Music Catalog


Sept. 9, 2005: Play Meter Plans To Publish October Issue; Betson, Employees To Send $21,500 For Hurricane Relief; TouchTunes To Match Operators' Relief Program Donations; Cell Phones, Coke Venders To Download Music


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