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Vol. 56, No. 6, June 2016

Vending Features
Apriva Completes Additional EMV Certifications For iOS And Android
Emily Jed


Apriva Expands EMV Certification In Unattended Markets
Emily Jed


Aramark Reports Strong Second-Quarter Earnings And Reaffirms 2016 Outlook
Emily Jed
Aramark's net income for the second quarter of 2016 climbed to $96 million, or 39¢ per share, compared with $91 million, or 37¢ per share, in the second quarter of 2015...

ATM Cyber Heist In Japan Targets C-Stores, Nets $12.7 Million In 3 Hours
Hank Schlesinger


BLAST Marks 80th Anniversary Of The Randolph-Sheppard Act
Emily Jed
Blind entrepreneurs from across the country turned out in record numbers for the the Windy City BLAST conference, with four days of training and networking, highlighted by the event's largest trade show since its inception in 2002. Marking the Randolph-Sheppard program's 80th year, the 2016 BLAST -- which stands for Business Leadership and Superior Training -- drew more than 600 vending industry participants to Chicago...

Bottled Water Is Poised To Edge Out Soft Drinks For No. 1 Spot
Emily Jed
On top of another year of robust growth and amid fizzling soft drink consumption, bottled water is on track to become the No. 1 beverage, in terms of volume, by the end of 2016...

California's BPA Warning-Label Regulation Goes Into Effect, And Applies To Vending Machines
by Staff Reporter
Operators in California are now required to post bisphenol A (BPA) warning labels on any vending machines that carry products which might contain the controversial chemical. BPA has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s, including those used in food and drink containers, such as water bottles...

Criminals Adopt New Deep-Insert Skimmers To Compromise ATMs
Hank Schlesinger
The ultrathin devices, which are used to "skim" consumers' credit and debit card data from ATMs, represent the latest technological development in the cyber criminal's arsenal...

Expert Technology Suppliers Highlight Vending And Route Automation Trends
Tim Sanford
Information technology leaders present an overview of existing and emerging technologies of interest to the vending industry. They include Anant Agrawal, Cantaloupe Systems; John Hickey, Tech 2 Success; Michael Lawlor, USA Technologies; Yair Nechmad, Nayax; Paresh Patel, PayRange; and Randy Smith, LightSpeed Automation...

FDA Extends Oversight To E-Cigarettes, Restricts Vending Machine Access
Emily Jed


FHV Fro-Yo Vending Machines Add Chloe's Soft Serve To Meet School Guidelines
Emily Jed


Fitbit Acquires Coin's Wearable Payment Assets; Popular Smart Watches Could Double As Mobile Wallets
Nick Montano
The deal includes key personnel and intellectual property specific to Coin's "wearables" payment platform...

Gen Z's Thirst: Health Focus Drives College Students' Beverage Choices
Emily Jed
Taught to make healthy choices from a young age, Gen Z college students seek practical, natural beverages, according to a marketing study...

Google And Coca-Cola Probe Vending Industry Role For Bluetooth Beacons
Tim Sanford
Google's Dan Cath and Coke's Derek Myers review the potential use of wireless "beacons" to inform smartphone-equipped shoppers of nearby vending machines...

Grow Healthy Vending Strikes Deals With U.S. Air Force And Palace Entertainment
Emily Jed


Interstate United Corp. Founder Donn Chappellet Dies At 84
Nick Montano
Donn Chappellet, who established one the largest postwar vending operations and later became a celebrated wine producer, died on May 22 at his home in California. He was 84...

Jim Breuer To Bring Laughs To SEVA Convention
Emily Jed
The Southeastern Vending Association will welcome comedian Jim Breuer to its upcoming convention, which takes place Aug. 9-11 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Mimamar, FL...

Massachusetts Lawmakers Revisit Healthy Vending Bill
Emily Jed


NAMA Foundation Is Taking Applications For EDP Scholarships
Nick Montano
The National Automatic Merchandising Association said its charitable and education wing is accepting scholarship applications for the next Executive Development Program at Michigan State University...

Outerwall's Redbox Q1 Revenue Loss Is Offset By Coinstar And EcoATM Gains
Emily Jed


Parlevel Infographic Illustrates Benefits Of Vending Management Systems


Parlevel Pacts With G&W Vending And Avcoa For IT System Deployment
Nick Montano


Parlevel Systems Introduces Cashless Payment Platform For Vending
Tim Sanford
Parlevel Pay enables operators to equip their vending machines to accept a variety of payment options. Parlevel Systems previewed its cashless payment platform at the NAMA OneShow in April...

San Francisco Law Severely Restricts Products Sold Through Vending Machines On City Property
Emily Jed
City lawmakers voted 10-1 to pass the "healthy" vending proposal, which was introduced by Supervisor Mark Farrell in January...

Seed Cloud From Cantaloupe Systems Decreases Vending Driver Turnover
Cantaloupe Systems Press Release
Cantaloupe Systems' all-in-one Seed Cloud solution is helping vending operators across the country combat expensive and time-consuming driver turnover [press release]

Snyder's-Lance Inc. Reports Results For First Quarter Of Fiscal 2016
Snyder's Lance Press Release
--press release

Trade Association Publishes 'Extreme ATM Dossier'
Hank Schlesinger
The free, downloadable document chronicles some of the world's most remote, humorous and unusual ATMs -- from Antarctica and China's Forbidden City to the private machine in NBA hoopster DeShawn Stevenson's house...

U-Vend Inc. Reports Record Revenues In 2016 First Quarter
U-Vend Inc. Press Release
Revenues increase more than 135% [press release]

USA Technologies Releases Third-Quarter Results; Revenue Jumps 33%, Net Connections Soar 129%
USAT Press Release


USI's Jim Chico, Gold Medalist Amanda Katchka And Celebrity Trainer Sarah Kusch Join Grow Healthy Vending Advisory Board
Emily Jed


Vending Operators Offer Roadmap To Ease Route And Warehouse Upgrades
Tim Sanford
The challenge of upgrading an operation's management processes to take full advantage of today's best information technology can seem overwhelming. Three vendors who overcame that challenge described their experiences during the leadoff technology seminar at the National Automatic Merchandising Association's OneShow...

Micromarkets
Byte Foods Acquires Pantry, Maker Of Intelligent Workplace Fridge
Emily Jed


NAMA Plans 2nd Micromarket Seminar For Memphis Area On June 14
Tim Sanford


Music and Games Features
AMI Entertainment Jukeboxes Are Now Running Catfish And The Bottlemen Giveaway
AMI Press Release
--press release

AMOA-New York Honors Tony Orlando As Jukebox Artist Of The Year And TouchTunes' Phil Cohn As Man Of The Year
Nick Montano
Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis, better known as Tony Orlando, is New York's 2016 Jukebox Artist of the Year. The Amusement and Music Owners Association of New York honored the 1970s' pop sensation, who is a New York native, along with TouchTunes' Phil Cohn, a rising star in the jukebox industry, at a festive awards dinner on May 10..

Bank Commissions Steampunk ATMs For Budapest Festival
Hank Schlesinger
To celebrate Budapest 100, an urban festival in Hungary's capital, CIB Bank put out a pair of ersatz 120-year-old automated teller machines that acted as photobooths...

Bay Tek Games Expects To Complete Skee-Ball Production Transfer This Summer
Nick Montano
Bay Tek Games Inc. said it is on schedule to move production of its Skee-Ball amusement machines to its Pulaski, WI, factory. Bay Tek is expected to shut down Skee-Ball's Chalfont, PA, facility and start up the Skee-Ball game assembly lines by this summer. Bay Tek announced its purchase of Skee-Ball Amusement Games in February...

Big Buck Hunter Webcast Goes Live On Twitch.tv; Regularly Scheduled Programs Air On Thursdays
Hank Schlesinger


IAMOA Bestows Wayne Cunningham Award On Shaffer's Tim Dwyer
Nick Montano


Incredible Technologies Sponsors Summer Golden Tee Promos; Money Shot And Daily Contests Scheduled For June And July
Incredible Technologies Press Release
--press release

Japanese Arcade Hosts Skill Crane Workshop For Youngsters
Hank Schlesinger
The Japan Crane Game Association hosted its first workshop and competition for children. Hosted by the Sekaiichi no Gemu Senta Eburidei Gyoda, a renowned game center located in the Saitama Prefecture...

John Milliron, Who Represented Pennsylvania's Amusement Operators For 3 Decades, Exits Industry
Hank Schlesinger
In an industry that witnessed dramatic change since the early 1980s, Milliron's record with the Pennsylvania Amusement and Music Machine Association is nothing short of extraordinary. His firm, Milliron Associates LLC, served to navigate Keystone State operators through booms, busts, evolving technologies, economic challenges and flawed legislation...

Locker Network Pacts With Pigeon Forge TopJump Trampoline Park
Tim Sanford


NDA's 2016 Team Dart Draws 2,300+ Players; U.S. Men Win International Soft-Tip Competition
Nick Montano
The National Dart Association's Team Dart is held annually at Bally's, right in the center of the Las Vegas strip. It is one of the largest coin-op game competitions in the world, featuring more than 300 electronic dartboards spread across 85,000 square feet of tournament space...

Poetry Jukebox Plays Nothing But The Hits
Hank Schlesinger
Poetry Jukebox, also known as the Poetry Periscope, has been installed at various locations around London...

Redemption Plus Celebrates Two Decades As Value-Added Supplier
Hank Schlesinger
The Lenexa, KS-based company opened for business on April 1, 1996, as an incentive distribution company and has evolved into a premium prize picker over the ensuing two decades It was the first supplier to create a tagging system and digital packing list for FEC redemption programs. Today, Redemption Plus regards itself as a value-creation company...

Sega Ships Magician's Wheel Mechanical Ticket Redemption Game
Tim Sanford


Space Invaders And Sonic Are Among 2016 World Video Game Hall Of Fame Inductees
The Strong Press Release
rand Theft Auto III, Legend of Zelda, Oregon Trail and Sims round out The Strong's finalists [press release]

TouchTunes Jukeboxes Promote Blake Shelton's New Release, 'If I'm Honest'
TouchTunes Press Release
--press release

TouchTunes Promotes Eric Clapton's New Album 'I Still Do'
TouchTunes Press Release
--press release

TouchTunes Renews Exclusive Jukebox License For The Beatles, Adds 'Anthology Highlights'
Nick Montano


Vending Video


Coney Island Is Art In New Museum Exhibit
Hank Schlesinger
Called "Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To A Seagull)," the exhibit features a variety of Coney Island-eque signs intended to be viewed either as a traditional art exhibit or through classic "tower viewer" binoculars set on free play..

Bulk Vending
Branded Vending Concepts And Fastcorp Partner To Market Ducale's Full-Size Bulk Machine
By Hank Schlesinger, Nick Montano and Tim Sanford
Has the time come for a computer-controlled bulk vending machine? Maybe. Several companies have introduced microprocessor-controlled venders designed for high-traffic locations. Branded Vending Concepts, which was the first to showcase a machine of this sort at a vending convention six years ago, is steaming at full speed ahead with its entry, developed in conjunction with Italy's Ducale. In partnership with Fastcorp, the Ducale machine is ready for the U.S. market...

Parisi Vending Co. Debuts Toy-Filled 2" Bulk Vending Egg Capsules
Tim Sanford
New from Parisi Vending Co. is a line of 2" premium toy-filled vendible egg capsules. Parisi Vending is the manufacturer of the popular All American Chicken Machine, an animated bulk vender...

Editorial: Vending
Editorial
Using The Technology You've Paid For
Tim Sanford
Many things don't work right the first time, but through persistence become reliable, practical and useful. The remarkable speed at which technologies are improving today suggests that remembering a past failure can be valuable and positive if it leads us to reexamine it and consider whether it might work now... by Tim Sanford

Editorial: Music and Games
The Moore's Law Generation, Where There Is Always Something New
Hank Schlesinger
Military legend has it that Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Puller once said, "They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29 to one. They can't get away from us now!" It was a call to action. I imagine many vending and amusement operators might feel they are in old Chesty's position these days... by Hank Schlesinger

Coffee Service News
Colombian Coffee Production Increased 13% In April, But El Niño Impact Lowered Exports
Emily Jed
The world's leading producer of mild washed arabica coffee produced a total of 43,000 60-kilo bags in April. This was a 13% increase compared with the 924,000 bags Colombia produced during April 2015...

Corporate Coffee Systems' Jack Prilook Retires
Emily Jed


Drip Cup Provides Brewer-Free Coffee With Functional Benefits
Emily Jed


European Drinking Water Cooler Association's Tradeshow Sells Out
Tim Sanford


Historic Drought Dwindles Vietnam's Robusta Coffee Supply As Prices Climb
Emily Jed


IBWA Again Collocates With NAMA's Coffee, Tea And Water Event In Fall
Tim Sanford


J.M. Smucker Lowers Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Prices 6%
Emily Jed


Keurig Owner JAB Continues Building Coffee Empire With Krispy Kreme Acquisition
Emily Jed


Office Coffee Service Pioneer Al Hacker Dies At 77
Tim Sanford
Albert Hacker, a pioneer in the workplace services industry, died in Boca Raton, FL, on May 6. He was 77...

Foodservice News
Billy Dec Announced As Keynote Speaker For BAR At NRA Show 2016: May 22
NRA Press Release
--press release

Mintel: Stressed Out Americans Are Driving U.S. Salty Snacks Market
Emily Jed


Guest Columns
Grouping Office Coffee Equipment And Related Items Makes Menu Easier To Use
by Len Rashkin
In my last article, I discussed reasons for you to have an office refreshments brochure or menu, and the overall process of planning and creating one. In this month's article, I will suggest an actual layout to use that will help increase allied product ordering... by Len Rashkin

There Has Never Been A Better Time To Revitalize Private-Label Coffee Programs
by Kevin Daw
There have been a lot of things happening of late in office coffee service and vending, but one of the most interesting, and a move I personally find ironic, is Amazon's announcement of a new line of private-label products... by Kevin Daw

Meetings/Events
Webinar Guides Vending Operators On Complying With FDA's Calorie Disclosure Rule: May 24
Emily Jed


Names in the News
Coca-Cola Taps Diane Wallace As Retail Marketing VP
Emily Jed


NCA Strengthens Executive Team To Step Up Promotion And Advocacy
Emily Jed


Upfront with the Publisher
You Can't Know A Book By Its Cover
Alicia Lavay
Office coffee service is attracting supplier attention as demand for specialty coffee products continues to surge. Simple sales analysis that classifies products according to "channels" can miss great opportunities in businesses like OCS that overlap several channels without actually falling into any of them... by Alicia Lavay

Vending Machine Products
AdvancePierre Adds Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Emily Jed


Caribou Coffee Brews Up RTD Iced Coffee
Emily Jed


Flowers Introduces Four Limited-Edition Tastykake Summertime Snacks
Tim Sanford


Wrigley Debuts New Products And Retail Insights At Sweets & Snacks Expo
W. Wrigley Jr. Co. Press Release


Zippy Bites Truffles Are Alternatives To Energy Drinks
Emily Jed


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