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Vol. 51, No. 7, July 2011

Vending Features
A.H. Management Group Wins Rolling Meadows Top Business Honor
Tim Sanford
The Chamber of Commerce of Rolling Meadows, IL, presented its Business of the Year Award to A.H. Management Group, which has been operating coin equipment for more than seven decades...

Apriva Unveils Resource Center Portal For Service Provider Partners
Tim Sanford
Apriva launched its Reseller Resource Center to assist its channel partners and distributors. New portal offers detailed information on all aspects of wireless payments...

Apriva, MEI Pact To Deliver Integrated Cashless Vending Solutions
Tim Sanford
Two industry technology leaders announce a formal alliance to bring cashless payment solutions to vending operators in North America...

Apriva, Open Solutions Collaborate For Cashless Vending In Canada
Tim Sanford
The cashless vending expert is working with Vancouver's Open Solutions to deploy EMV-compliant contactless credit and debit card acceptance technology Canada...

Beverage Giants Plan July Price Hikes
Emily Jed
Coca-Cola Co.'s two largest bottlers plan to raise their prices starting next month to offset climbing commodity costs...

Biometric ATM Eliminates Literacy Hurdles
Emily Jed
NCR is reportedly developing an ATM that caters to patrons in developing regions with low literacy rates, including rural areas of India and China...

Boulder, CO, Mandates Healthier Snacks In City Vending Machines
Emily Jed
Boulder's political leaders want to eliminate "unhealthy" snacks from vending machines at city facilities...

California 'Healthy' Vending Bill Passes Committee, CAVC Rallies Operator Opposition
Emily Jed
A bill that would require half the products in vending machines on California state property to meet "healthy" guidelines has passed through key state senate committee...

Cantaloupe President Joins NAMA Board
Tim Sanford
Sarah Rankin, president and COO of Cantaloupe Systems, has been elected to the National Automatic Merchandising Association's board of directors...

Cantaloupe Wins Patent For Vender Service Scheduling System
Tim Sanford
Cantaloupe Systems reports that it has been awarded U.S. patent No. 7,894,938 for its Vending Machine Service Scheduling system...

Cigarette Packs Will Carry Graphic Warnings In 2012
Marcus Webb
The Food and Drug Administration said it will require larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging starting in the fall of 2012...

Coke To Test Google Wallet In Vending Machines
Emily Jed
The Coca-Cola Co. said it has partnered with Google to test Google Wallet, a mobile payment technology unveiled by the Internet giant in late May...

Compass Shifts Jobs To Charlotte
Emily Jed
Compass Group USA plans to relocate 200 corporate employees from regional operations to its Charlotte HQ, investing $8.5M to support the expansion...

Connecticut Vending Association Victory Spares Rest Area Vending Machines
Emily Jed
Vending operators in Connecticut scored a victory last week when Gov. Malloy and legislators scrapped a law that would have closed noncommercial rest stops on three interstate highways...

Court Finds VTL Directors Guilty Of Defrauding Investors
Emily Jed
Three directors of Nathans Finance, the finance arm of failed vending technology company VTL, have been found guilty of failing to adequately inform investors of the risks the company faced...

Cutting The Cost Of Cash: Apriva Cashless Option Adds Sales, Profits For Amerivend
Cashless vending enables a North Carolina vending operator to charge appropriate prices for its merchandise, and cut the cost of handling cash, a case study by Apriva suggests...

Delaware Bans Trans Fat In Schools
Emily Jed
Gov. Jack Markell signs a bill that prohibits food and beverages containing trans fat in Delaware's school vending machines...

Directors Of Failed Vending Technology Company Wrap Up Defense In Criminal Trial
Emily Jed
Mervyn Doolan, a former Nathans Finance director behind the collapse of vending tech firm VTL, concluded his defense in the High Court in Auckland last week...

Dr Pepper Sues Texas Bottler
Emily Jed
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. is taking one of its Texas bottlers to court for allegedly violating a license agreement...

Energy Department Extends Vender Testing Deadline Another Year
Tim Sanford
A U.S. DOE ruling extends the deadline for energy-efficiency compliance testing of packaged cold beverage vending machines to Aug. 31, 2012...

EVA Welcomes Taiwanese Touchscreen Maker To Membership Ranks
Tim Sanford
Taiwan's Promate Electronic Co. Ltd., a maker of embedded touchscreen displays and software for vending machines, has joined the European Vending Association...

FL Agriculture Dept. Assumes Control Of School Lunch, Vending Guidelines
Emily Jed
Gov. Rick Scott signs legislation that transfers oversight of Florida's school lunch program from the state's Dept. of Education to its Dept. of Agriculture...

FL County Okays Vending Machines To Boost Revenue, Add Convenience At Parks
Emily Jed
The Polk County Commission voted to allow county staff to negotiate a contract with Tampa's Corporate Services Group to install the machines in parks...

Golden State Amends Healthy Vending Machine Bill To Be Less Restrictive
Emily Jed
California lawmakers revise bill mandating "healthy" products in vending machines on state property to require that 50% of the menu meet criteria...

Happy & Healthy Launches Lúcuma-Mamey Sapote 'Superfruit' Bar
Tim Sanford
A new frozen snack suitable for vending is made with two related species of fruit, both popular in Central and South America...

Health Groups Urge FDA To Mandate Calorie Labels In Bulk Vending And Require Separate Labels For Each Facing In Packaged-Item Venders
Emily Jed
A coalition of health organizations and a consumer watchdog group want bulk vending machines included in proposed federal calorie-labeling requirements...

Imperial Tobacco Appeal Fails To Overturn UK Cigarette Vending Ban
Nick Montano
England's Imperial Tobacco Group said it has lost its appeal of the United Kingdom's new prohibition of cigarette vending, which goes into effect in four months...

Japan's Disasters Spur Energy-Saving Vending Innovations
Emily Jed
A new breed of energy-saving vending technology is emerging in the wake of the recent disasters in Japan and the resulting shortage of electricity...

Japanese Coke Vender Allows Patrons Give Back Change
Emily Jed
Customers owed change after paying for their drinks can select buttons to make a small donation to the Red Cross...

Jury Finds Vending Firm Guilty Of Stealing Trade Secrets
Emily Jed
A judge ordered Texas Star Refreshments of Lubbock, TX, and its founders to pay Dallas-based Custom Food Group nearly $900,000 for stealing trade secrets...

Kernel Season's Introduces Ready-To-Eat Popcorn For Vending Machines
Emily Jed
Popcorn seasoning company introduces a line of premium and all-natural popcorn in 0.75-oz. vend-size bags...

Los Angeles Freezes Health Permit Fee For Vending Machines
Emily Jed
LA County's health department froze current health permit fee for cold food and coffee machines that would have more than quadrupled the levy...

Man Pleads Guilty To Vending Machine Thefts In Nationwide Crime Ring
Emily Jed
A Maryland man who was part of a national crime ring that burglarizes beverage vending machines has pled guilty to breaking into machines...

MD-DC Vendors Name Scholarship Winners
Emily Jed
The Maryland-DC Vending Association announced the five winners of its 2011 student scholarships at the trade group's annual meeting...

Mediation Postponed For Coca-Cola VitaminWater Class Action Lawsuit
Emily Jed
Mediation between Coca-Cola and The Center for Science in the Public Interest over health claims on Coke's VitaminWater will be rescheduled now that a new "copycat" lawsuit has been filed...

NAMA Names 2011 Board Members
Emily Jed
The National Automatic Merchandising Association says its 2011 board of directors is in place for the new term. Crane Co.'s Brad Ellis is chairman...

New England Vending Trade Presents Johnson With Harry Wishart Award
Emily Jed
Six New England vending associations honored Melissa Johnson of Harold W. Young Inc. as the 2011 Harry Wishart Award recipient at their spring meeting in New Hampshire on June 11...

Obama Blames ATMs, Kiosks For High Unemployment
Marcus Webb
President Barack Obama partially blamed the current 9.1% unemployment rate on ATMs and kiosk vending machines during a Today Show interview...

PayPal To Enter Mobile Payment Arena With Zong Acquisition
Emily Jed
E-commerce giant eBay plans to buy a mobile-payment company in a $240 million deal that will pave the way for users to make purchases with their cellphones...

Philadelphia Vending Repair Program Moves To Randolph Technical
Tim Sanford
The vending machine mechanics program conducted by James Clark for two decades at Edison/Fareira High School in Philadelphia is relocating...

Philly Council Rejects Mayor's Latest 'Soda Tax' Proposal
Tim Sanford
The Philadelphia City Council has declined to approve Mayor Michael Nutter's plan to raise funds for city schools by taxing sugar-sweetened beverages...

Redbox Automated Videogame Rentals Begin
Marcus Webb
Coinstar began renting videogames on more than 21,000 Redbox vending machines June 17. Available for $2 a day are...

Riverbank, CA, Mandates Healthy Snacks In City Venders
Emily Jed
Riverbank leaders approve a policy change requiring that half the snacks in city's vending machines be "healthier" alternatives to candy and sugary drinks..

Tri-State Council Urges Grassroots Action To Stop New Soda Tax Plan In Philly
Tim Sanford
Mayor Michael Nutter is proposing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Philadelphia, similar to his initiative that was defeated last year...

U.S. Storing 1 Billion Unused Dollar Coins
Marcus Webb
And Uncle Sam will be sitting on two billion coins by the time the dollar coin minting program ends in five years...

USAT Joins Russell Microcap Index
Emily Jed
USA Technologies Inc., a leading provider of cashless vending solutions, has joined the Russell Microcap Index...

Vendgogh Pacts With Verifone To Promote Gas Island Beverage Venders
Emily Jed
The vending innovator and electronic payment technology company unite sales efforts to drive adoption of the pay-at-the-pump beverage solution at thousands of convenience stores nationwide...

Vending Trade Onboard As Australia Considers Axing 5-Cent Coin
Emily Jed
Australia's government wants to do away with its five-cent coin as it grapples with high metal prices and inflation. Vending supports, but retail fears a consumer backlash...

Vendtek Relocates, Plans Aug. 25 Grand Opening
Emily Jed
Vendtek Wholesale Equipment has moved into a larger facility in Wixom, MI. A grand-opening event will welcome customers with food, drinks and prizes...

Veryfine Launches Smaller Can For School Vending, Office Refreshment And Other Markets
Emily Jed
Sunny Delight Beverages Co. has added a 5.5-fl.oz. Veryfine juice can for vending and foodservice. The product meets new demands in OCS, elementary schools and healthcare...

Virtual Supermarkets Land On Korean Subway Platforms
Nick Montano
Tesco, the world's third-largest retailer, is hitting on a novel way to attract busy consumers on the go in South Korea...

What Patrons Want: Five Star Vending Adds Cashless To Increase K-State Sales Campuswide
Vending operator swaps out cash-only validators for devices handling both cash and credit/debit cards to improve sales through venders on Kansas State University in case study by MEI...

Music and Games Features
A First: Digital Music Sales Topped CD Sales In 2010
Marcus Webb
Latest U.S. retail data reveal that revenues from digital music sales surpassed revenues of CD sales for the first time last year...

AAMA Supports Inaugural DNA Conference
Nick Montano
The American Amusement Machine Association announced its support for London's inaugural Digital Out-of-Home Interactive Entertainment conference...

AGS To Supply Cherry Masters To Illinois VLT Industry
Marcus Webb
American Gaming Systems and International Gamco will reconfigure Cherry Master to meet the requirements of the Video Gaming Act in Illinois...

Alan Ramsay, Amusement Expert, Dies At 41
Nick Montano
Alan Ramsay, president of CLM Entertainment and highly regard amusement ride authority, died suddenly at his Rhode Island home on June 12. He was 41.

Bay Tek Updates Classic Alley Bowlers, Adds Soccer Theme To Lineup
Tim Sanford
Fireball Fury and Alley Ooop are enhanced with new features and state-of-the-art materials. Goal Rush joins Bay Tek's alley game lineup...

Betson Opens Branch Distribution Office In Orlando
Tim Sanford
Betson Enterprises has opened its Florida branch, the latest in its growing network of regional distribution and service offices...

Club Lucky Group Plans First Dart Tournament Of Champions In 2012
Nick Montano
The national operators organization announced that it will host its inaugural Dart Tournament of Champions next year. It's being scheduled for late fall in the Midwest...

Coin-Op Pioneer Frank Guerrini Dies At 98 After 72 Years In Business
Tim Sanford
Frank J. Guerrini, an Italian immigrant, founded Frank Guerrini Vending Machines in Lewiston, PA, in 1939...

D&B's Q1 Comparable Store Revenues Rebound 6.1%
Marcus Webb
Following an upbeat preview of quarterly performance last month, Dave & Buster's this week released full details for the period ended May 1...

Dave and Buster's Has Liquor Problems
Marcus Webb
The restaurant and amusement center chain, coming off an upbeat first quarter, suffered headaches in June involving alcohol service...

Family Entertainment Group Acquires Cleveland Coin Machine Exchange; Ron Gold Retires
Nick Montano
George Smith and an investment group that also owns Family Entertainment Group LLC have acquired Cleveland Coin Machine Exchange Inc...

Famous Game Designer Exits Sega
Marcus Webb
Yu Suzuki, the designer of Outrun, Virtua Fighter and other classic coin-op videogames, said he's leaving Sega in September...

Florida Lawmaker Exits Sweeps Game Business; Miami Arcades Raided
Marcus Webb
State Rep. Peter Nehr (R-Palm Harbor) shut down his Fun City Internet sweepstakes café and sold it after just a few weeks as an operator-legislator...

High Court Strikes Down 'Violent' Videogame Law
Marcus Webb
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in a 7-2 decision that California cannot ban the rental or sale of violent videogames to children under the age of 18...

High Court Videogame Ruling Due Monday
Marcus Webb
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce its verdict in the case of Brown vs. Entertainment Merchants Association on Monday, June 27, the final day of its 2011 session...

IL Gov. Floats 'Opt-In' Plan For VLTs
Marcus Webb
Gov. Pat Quinn said he's considering changing the Video Gaming Act from "opt-out" status for individual jurisdictions to an "opt-in" requirement for Illinois cities...

Illinois Supreme Court Clears Way For Operator-Run VLTs In Bars And Taverns: July 11
Marcus Webb
High court clears way for the 2009 Video Gaming Act to go forward, creating a potential multibillion-dollar market for operator-run gaming machines statewide...

Illinois Town Ends Fees And Licenses For Amusement And Vending Machines
Marcus Webb
The Naperville City Council voted unanimously on June 22 to eliminate all fees and license requirements for businesses with coin-op equipment...

Jersey Jack Pinball Appoints 3 Initial Distributors In U.S., Australia
Nick Montano
New pinball company appoints factory-authorized distributors: The Pinball Co., Abel Electronics and Bumper Action Amusements. All three market to collectors and homes...

Massachusetts Bans Internet Cafés And Sweepstakes Videogames
Marcus Webb
Massachusetts' Attorney General has made permanent a set of regulations to ban Internet cafés and phone card venders with sweepstakes games...

Mayor Demands Clear Law On Sweeps Viddies
Marcus Webb
Columbus Mayor Thomas Perciak to Ohio Legislature: Pass a clear and decisive law to permit or outlaw sweepstakes videogames with cash prizes...

Michigan Mops Up Massive Illegal Video Poker Ring
Marcus Webb
Law enforcement officials have made 37 arrests in an ongoing action against a video poker operation run in Flint, MI, area bars and taverns...

Ohio Police Crack Down On Sweepstakes Videogames
Marcus Webb
Police in Bowling Green, OH, and agents from the Ohio Investigative Bureau raided an Internet café on June 14 and seized sweepstakes videogames...

Operators And Lottery Agency Disagree On Performance Of WV's VLT License Transition
Marcus Webb
The West Virginia Lottery says it accomplished the transition to new Limited Video Lottery licenses without difficulty -- but some VLT operators disagree...

Photo-Me Profit Increases On Cost Cuts
Nick Montano
Photo-Me International said its profit rose 28% million for the year ended April 30. The British company expects further growth in its international photobooth business over the next year...

Pinball Hall Of Fame Sued By Player
Marcus Webb
John Luckett said he required psychotherapy to recover from the mental and emotional anguish of his encounters at the Pinball Hall of Fame...

Pinball Museum Gets Summer Extension
Marcus Webb
The evicted National Pinball Museum will be able to remain at its trendy Georgetown location through Labor Day...

Reaction To Supreme Court Videogame Ruling: Mixed, Predictable
Marcus Webb
The usual suspects made the usual statements in wake of Supreme Court's June 27 verdict that ruled California's ban on "violent" videogames is unconstitutional...

Sega Amusements USA Consolidates, Reorganizes Sales And Service
Marcus Webb
The amusement company's U.S. coin-op affiliate will reorganize to cut operating costs. PlayIt Amusements, a new entity, will handle U.S. Sega support...

Sega Network Attacked; 1.3 Million Personal Accounts Breached
Marcus Webb
Hackers break into the personal accounts of 1.3 million Sega Pass subscribers. Credit card numbers remained secure...

Sweepstakes Viddie Enforcement Continues In South
Marcus Webb
DAs and police from Virginia to Georgia are stepping up enforcement against Internet cafés with videogame entertainment linked to sweepstakes with cash prizes...

WV Makes $70M On VLT Licenses
Marcus Webb
Operators who won bids for 10-year video lottery licenses in West Virginia have paid the state $70 million...

WV Operator Sues Lottery Commission
Marcus Webb
Wheeling Coin LLC filed suit against the West Virginia Lottery Commission requesting that the judge issue a preliminary injunction to protect its VLT licenses...

Bulk Vending
A&A Confab Draws 60+ Bulk Vending Firms
Hank Schlesinger
The first-ever open house held at the Maryland headquarters of A&A Global Industries attracted representatives from some 60 bulk vending operating companies...

Amusement Expo, NBVA Show Planners Synchronize 2012 Events
Tim Sanford
The National Bulk Vendors Association and the organizers of the Amusement Expo have agreed to collocate their trade shows again next year in Las Vegas...

Can You Identify This Mystery Machine?
Nick Montano
Over the years, VENDING TIMES has received a number of photos of old vending machines, often unchronicled, and requests for aid in assigning dates and manufacturers. Here's the latest...

Some Groups Want Calorie Labels On Bulk Venders
Emily Jed
Health groups ask Food and Drug Administration to include bulk vending machines in proposed federal calorie-labeling requirements...

Think Pink Bulk Vending Program Raises $5K For American Cancer Society
Nick Montano
Flatline Corp. reports that sales of its Think Pink stickers and temporary tats have raised $5,000 to date for the American Cancer Society's breast cancer program...

Coffee Service News
'Styrofoam' Ban Bill Advances In California
Emily Jed
California would be the first state to ban extruded polystyrene foam takeout containers under legislation approved June 2 in the state Senate...

Bay Coffee Wins Folgers Operator Award
Emily Jed
Folgers Coffee has recognized Bay Coffee Service of Corpus Christi, TX, as its Southwest Region Operator of the Year...

Case Will Chair 2011 Coffee, Tea & Water Show
Emily Jed
Burdette Beckmann's Stu Case, an OCS veteran, will chair the National Automatic Merchandising Association's Coffee Tea & Water Show in October...

Cretors Introduces Originate Air Continuous Hot-Air Popper/Puffer
Tim Sanford
New continuous processor is designed for volume production of popcorn and other healthy popped and puffed snacks at 40 pounds per hour...

Flojet Updates Bottled Water Appliance Supply Pump System
Tim Sanford
Flojet Bottled Water System Plus update offers new features that reportedly deliver as much as 25% greater energy efficiency...

Follett Takes Wraps Off Small-Footprint Ice And Water Dispensers
Emily Jed
The 7 Series ice and water dispensers meets a growing demand for a low-profile breakroom solutions...

Green Mountain Raises Coffee Prices 10%
Emily Jed
The Waterbury, VT, roaster and K-Cup maker is raising coffee prices 10% across all package types to offset soaring green coffee costs...

Jammin' Java Taps BC Coffee For Distribution In Florida And Caribbean
Emily Jed
The L.A. coffee company has partnered with the Florida supplier for product distribution throughout Florida and the Caribbean...

Jammin' Java Teams Up With Spectrum For Nationwide Distribution
Tim Sanford
Jammin' Java Corp. forms partnership with Spectrum Coffee & Water to supply Marley Coffee fractional packs, pods and machines in the office market...

JTM Introduces Fully Cooked Burgers For Foodservice
Emily Jed
New 5-oz. steakhouse beef burgers from JTM Food Group are fully cooked to reduce preparation time and increase food safety...

Keurig Unveils Chilled-Beverage Office Sales Promotion Program
Nick Montano
New Keurig campaign enables coffee service operators to benefit from the surge in iced beverage sales. Brew Over Ice K-Cup coffees and teas introduced last year work with countertop icemakers...

Solo Expands Eco-Forward Container Lines
Tim Sanford
The Lake Forrest, IL-based foodservice supply firm is offering an array of additions to its popular food container lines. OctaView leads rollout...

Tomlinson Unveils Wall-Mount Holders For Disposable-Glove Boxes
Tim Sanford
Tomlinson Industries' new holders for dispenser boxes of disposable gloves mount on a wall, providing easy access...

Hardware/Tools
A. Rifkin Trans-Sacs Reduce Cost And Waste Of Document Shipment
Tim Sanford
Made of durable woven nylon with water-resistant urethane coating and heavy-duty nylon zippers, Trans-Sac mail pouches are designed for repeated reuse...

Cam Lock Expands Medeco’s eCylinder Lineup
Tim Sanford
Medeco Security Locks has extended its eCylinder product line with the addition of the Nexgen XT cam lock...

Coin Mechanisms Chooses Zilog MCU For Novel 3D Color LED Sign
Tim Sanford
The spinning three-dimensional display creates a brilliantly colored 3D image of logos, advertisements and messages at the point of sale...

Radicom Unveils USB Wireless OEM Modem For Local Area Networks
Tim Sanford
Radicom Research's WiFiHU modem series adds wireless connectivity to most processor-based devices. The modems feature a USB 2.0 interface...

Tommy Gate Ramps Up Production Of Cantilever Lifts For Panel Vans
Tim Sanford
Tommy Gate reports that its new Cantilever Series of hydraulic lifts for commercial panel vans is entering full production...

Videx Issues CyberLock Electronic Cylinder Lock And Key Catalogue
Tim Sanford
CyberLock electronic locks, smart padlocks and keys are described in new catalogue, which includes an informative CD...

Meetings/Events
AVEX 2011 Sells Out Exhibit Space, Attracts International Attendance
Tim Sanford
The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, was the setting for the biennial AVEX convention and trade show...

EVA Plans General Assembly For December
Tim Sanford
The European Vending Association will hold its General Assembly on Dec. 12. This is an election year for the EVA presidency and executive committee members...

MDVA Hails Well-Attended 'Day At The Capitol'
Emily Jed
Members of the Michigan Distributors and Vendors Association turned out in full force on May 11 to meet with their state legislators at the state capitol building...

NAVA Plans Stevenson, WA, Meet: Aug. 18-20
Emily Jed
The Northwest Automatic Vending Association will hold its annual meeting Aug. 18-20 at the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA...

Planning Shifts Into High Gear For ACE In Myrtle Beach, SC, Oct. 20-22
Tim Sanford
Formal planning is under way for the 2011 Atlantic Coast Exposition. The 57th annual ACE is scheduled for Oct. 20-22 in Myrtle Beach, SC...

SEVA Calls For Plaisted Scholarship Applicants
Emily Jed
The Southeast Vending Association is offering an all-expense paid scholarship for the 2011 NAMA Executive Development Program through its Alan Plaisted Scholarship Fund...

SEVA Sets Stage For Lively Confab: Aug. 3-5
Emily Jed
The Southeast Vending Association convention returns to the San Destin Resort on Florida's Gulf Coast. NFL celebrity Joe Theismann will deliver the keynote...

Names in the News
Autocrat Hires Ocean Spray Veteran To Oversee Quality Assurance, R&D
Emily Jed


Benchmark Names Young Midwest Sales Manager


Bulk Candy Supplier Judson-Atkinson Taps New President, Shifts Management
Emily Jed


Campbell Taps Morrison, A Packaged Foods Veteran, President And CEO
Emily Jed


Grindmaster-Cecilware Names Michael Tinsley Chief Executive
Emily Jed


Jodi Baron To Spearhead New MaMa Rosa's Vending Program
Emily Jed


Kraft Names Daniel Myers Supply Chain EVP
Emily Jed


Liz Reilly Joins NCA As Government Affairs VP
Emily Jed


McCain Foods Appoints President And CEO
Emily Jed


MooBella Inc. Appoints Steve Beck To Chief Commercial Officer Post
Tim Sanford


Osborn, Battaglia Augment G&J Sales Team
Emily Jed


TouchTunes Taps Saint-Jacques Sr. VP Biz Ops
Emily Jed


Walsh Joins Suzo-Happ


Small Business News
Fed Caps Debit Card 'Swipe' Fees At 21¢, Down From Initial 12¢ Plan
Tim Sanford
The Federal Reserve has published its rule on the maximum fee that banks may charge retailers for processing debit-card transactions. The rule, which will take effect on Oct. 1, sets the fee cap at 21¢...

Merchants Win In Senate Vote Over Debit Card Fees
by Staff Reporter
The Senate this week voted to go ahead with a plan to limit the fees that merchants pay banks to process debit card purchases...

Vending Machine Products
AdvancePierre Extends Big Az Line, Debuts New Packaging
Emily Jed


Mrs. Freshley's Extends Danish Line
Emily Jed


PepsiCo Tests Mid-Cal NEXT
Emily Jed


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