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Vol. 56, No. 5, May 2016

Vending Features
5-Hour Energy Adds Limited Edition Extra-Strength Cherry Shot To Support Military
Emily Jed


All-In-One Board Solutions Lower Costs, Simplify Setup For Intelligent Vending
by Jose Avalos
[SPONSORED] Cashless payments. Remote and central management. Dynamic pricing. The perfect product mix. Pre-kitting. Shopping baskets. The vending industry today is playing catch-up with customer expectations, while at the same time implementing better ways of doing business. And smart vending is enabling it all... by Jose Avalos

Antique Vending Machine Refurbisher Banned From Operating In North Carolina
Emily Jed


Apriva And iPayment Inc. Announce Mobile EMV Solution
Apriva Press Release
--press release

AVS To Host Vending And Micromarket Show In Minneapolis
Nick Montano


Bernie And Hillary Disagree Over Soda Tax
Emily Jed
There’s a new front in the battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders: a hefty soda tax proposed in Philadelphia...

Beverage And OCS Sales Aficionado Dale Dardis Dies
by Staff Reporter
Dale Dardis was owner of SGRC, which designed beverage programs for the foodservice industry. He worked as a sales agent for Cleveland-based Vendors Exchange Global Solutions. Dardis was 66...

Bitcoin Creator Reveals Himself As Banks Look To Employ Cryptocurrency Technology
Hank Schlesinger


Brad Tedder Advances To Crane Merchandising Systems President
Emily Jed
Crane Co.'s new merchandising systems group president Brad Tedder met with industry members at the NAMA OneShow in Chicago...

Cardtronics Buys Chase's Off-Premise ATM Business
Hank Schlesinger


Court Awards 5-Hour Energy $20 Million In Counterfeit Scheme
Emily Jed
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on March 31 awarded 5-hour maker Living Essentials LLC $20 million and complete victory in a high-profile lawsuit against three defendants who had conspired to manufacture and distribute counterfeit energy shots...

CPI Employee Who Bilked $5.5 Million From Company Is Sentenced In Canada
by Staff Reporter
Natalia Pouchkina, 55, of Richmond Hill, ON, had worked in CPI's Vaughan office (and its predecessor firms) for 14 years...

Crane Co. Reports First-Quarter Results; Payment & Merchandising Technologies' Sales Remain Flat At $172 Million
Nick Montano


Crane Merchandising Systems Adds Crane Cashless, VendMAX Route Driver Applications To Mobile Portfolio
CMS Press Release
--press release

Crane Merchandising Systems Adds Over-The-Air Planogram Management And Price Changes To Intelligent Store
CMS Press Release
--press release

Crane Merchandising Systems Launches MarketConnect, New VendMAX Micromarket Integration Service
CMS Press Release
--press release

Gimme Vending Is Awarded First Invention Patent
Emily Jed
The utility patent addresses a primary data challenge supposedly faced by the vending industry and covers a communication device for vending machines...

Harriet Tubman To Replace Jackson On $20 Bill; Hamilton To Stay On $10
Nick Montano


Health Expert And Entrepreneur Anne Reynolds Robertson Addresses Vending Choices
Vend Natural Press Release
--press release

Hershey Acquires BarkTHINS Snacking Chocolate
Emily Jed


In Time For 2020 Olympics, Fingerprints Could Pay for Everything In Japan
Hank Schlesinger


Jofemar Wins Vendexpo Best Beverages Contest For Hot Drink Quality
Emily Jed


Junior Bridgeman Is Newest Coca-Cola Bottler; Others Expand Territories, Join Forces To Create Technology Platform
Emily Jed


Mcliff Coffee & Vending Pacts With Vendwatch For Vendmine Management Solutions
Tim Sanford
Mcliff conducted a pilot test of Vendmine at its Austin, TX, branch early this year, designating a 125-machine route for the trial...

Michigan Congressman Dave Trott Visits 365 Retail Markets
Emily Jed
Trott met with 365 Retail Markets chief executive Joe Hessling, NAMA government affairs committee chair Jeff Smith and NAMA senior vice-president of government affairs Eric Dell...

Micki's Shooters Begins Vending Program For Gun Range Supplies
Tim Sanford
A shooting supply retailer here has developed an inventory management program that uses customized vending machines placed in gun ranges...

NAMA Announces Captains For Vending Industry's Washington Fly-In
Emily Jed
The National Automatic Merchandising Association has announced the industry leaders who will serve as captains for the second annual NAMA Takes the Hill, an advocacy event for the vending industry taking place on July 12 and 13...

NAMA Issues 'Know Before You Go' OneShow 2016 Bulletin
NAMA Press Release
--press release

NAMA's 2016 OneShow Draws More Vending Operators And Exhibitors
Emily Jed
The National Automatic Merchandising Association's 2016 OneShow, held April 13-16 at Chicago's McCormick Place, attracted more than 4,300 industry professionals from across the country and the globe. This year's registration figures were similar to last year's, but boasted 200 more operators in the total. Exhibitor numbers rose 15%...

National Automatic Merchandising Association Reveals Future Identity With 'Bringing Convenience To Life' Messaging
Nick Montano
NAMA president and chief executive Carla Balakgie reveals the association's new brand image during a general session held in conjunction with the OneShow...

NitroVend Introduces Self-Service Vender For Nitrogen Tire Inflation
Tim Sanford


OTI And Microtronic Widen Closed-Loop Payment Options For Vending Market
Emily Jed


PayRange Plans OneShow Product Launch, Live Stream: Wednesday, 4 p.m.
Nick Montano


Phoenix Returns Priority To Blind Vendors Following Lengthy Dispute
Emily Jed
Following a long-running dispute with the state, the city of Phoenix has signed a contract with the Arizona Department of Economic Security that allows blind vendors to take back business in dozens of public buildings...

Russia's Unicum Launches Move Combo Vending Machine In North America At Chicago's OneShow
Tim Sanford
Unicum's high-tech Move vending machine has 15" touchscreen interface, offers multi-vend possibilities by means of "basket" shopping and boasts higher snack and beverage capacity than standard venders...

SEVA Convention Set For Aug. 9-11 In New Destin, FL, Venue
Emily Jed


Technology, Novel Styles And Sizes Enhance Visual Appeal Of 2016's Vending Machines
by Tim Sanford and Emily Jed
The full-line vending revolution is approaching its sixth decade, but vending machine technology continues to evolve, sometimes in unexpected directions. This year's NAMA OneShow vending machine exhibits demonstrated that manufacturers are continuing to refine the electromechanical components in the interest of even higher selectivity and flexibility, and applying innovative software to the task of driving and monitoring those components, as well as engaging the machine's customers...

U-Select-It Unveils Evoke Vending Machine Line With Remote-Pricing Feature
Emily Jed
The Evoke series is designed to encourage consumer interaction through a new touchscreen interface, the centerpiece of a media-driven delivery experience. Features include shopping cart software...

USA Technologies' New ePort Combines Cashless Payments And Touchscreen Interactivity
Emily Jed
The latest ePort features an interactive display that delivers nutritional information and enables remote refunds, loyalty programs and multimedia-marketing campaigns at the point of sale...

Vagabond Expands VMS Network To Include Cantaloupe Systems' Seed Cashless
Emily Jed
--press release

Vend Broker Jerry Young Dies At 83
Nick Montano
Jerold "Jerry" Owen Young, a vend broker veteran who served as president and chairman of Harold W. Young Inc., died on May 4. He was 83...

Vending Industry Leads Charge In New York State
Emily Jed
John Murn's mission is to keep vending in the forefront among legislators as president of the New York State Automatic Vending Association. He has worked closely with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on the Taste NY program, which includes vending machines...

Vending Sandwich-Maker AdvancePierre Foods Files For IPO
Nick Montano
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. announced on April 11 that it has filed with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering...

Wearable NFC Stamp Migrates From Medicine To Consumer Applications
Hank Schlesinger


Zoom Systems Founder Gower Smith Revisits Automated Retail At Helm Of Swyft Inc.; Company Raises $3.5 Million
Emily Jed


Micromarkets
365 Honors Five Star Food Service For 500th Micromarket Installation
Emily Jed


Court Awards Joe Loparco's Companies Full Ownership Of Revive Self Service Café
Nick Montano
The claimants in a lawsuit have won full ownership of Revive Self Service Café, a micomarket company. The final judgment entered in the Superior Court of Mecklenburg County, NC, awarded Joe Loparco and his wife Susan Loparco full ownership of the company...

Graphics That Pop's Customizable Micromarket System Adds 'Wow' Factor To Locations
Emily Jed
Looks are everything when it comes to micromarkets and Graphics That Pop is now helping vending operators turn heads with its freestanding area treatments for self-checkout stores...

Parlevel Systems Announces Launch Of Total Micromarket Solution
Parlevel Systems Press Release
--press release

Treat America Food Services Changes Its Name To Company Kitchen
Tim Sanford
According to the company, its new name reflects its increasing application of the Company Kitchen ecosystem across all its lines of business, as well as deeper operating integration with its Company Kitchen micromarket operating partners...

Vending Video


FHV Launches Reis & Irvy's Robotic Fro-Yo Vending Franchise
Emily Jed
Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc. said its Reis & Irvy's frozen yogurt vending machines are now available for franchise preorders [video]



NY's Champion Vending Is Central To 'Demolition' Plot; Movie Opens April 8
Emily Jed
Champion Vending, a New York City-based operation, is central to the plot of "Demolition," an American comedy-drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Bryan Sipe, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper...



Samsung Introduces Phone-To-ATM App
Hank Schlesinger
--video



Visa Upgrade Cuts Wait For Chip-Card Transactions To Two Seconds
Hank Schlesinger
--video

Music and Games Features
AAMA Selects Pete Gustafson As Its New Executive Vice-President; John Schultz Retires In May
Nick Montano
The American Amusement Machine Association has chosen Peter Gustafson as its next executive vice-president, the nonprofit trade association's top staff position. Gustafson will officially take the helm at AAMA's headquarters here on June 1. He succeeds John Schultz, who is retiring this month...

Adults Allegedly Encourage Pint-Size Crane Machine Thief
Hank Schlesinger


AMI Entertainment Announces Deftones Autographed Merchandise Giveaway On Jukeboxes
AMI Entertainment Network Press Release
--press release

AMI Entertainment's New NGX Ultra And Mini 2 Jukeboxes Are Sleek, Feature-Rich And Video-Optimized
Nick Montano
The NGX Ultra, a dual-screen jukebox optimized for music videos, and NGX Mini 2, an improved version of AMI's top-selling compact box, began shipping in April...

ATM Compromises Surge Across Country As Thieves Implement New Strategies: FICO Investigation
Hank Schlesinger


Big Buck Game Warden Program Seen As Success, Participants Double In Year
Hank Schlesinger
On the first anniversary of the Big Buck promotional effort, the coin-op videogame's maker is reporting that the number of "warden" participants has more than doubled, from nine to 25...

Canada's Jack Astor's Introduces Coin-Operated Beer Taps To Personalize Pours
Nick Montano
The average Canadian bar-goer carries almost $5 in change, according to informal research by Jack Astor's, a pub chain with 41 locations across Canada. So Jack Astor's imagined and brought to market a coin-operated, tabletop beer tap...

Chinese Copyright Bureau Helps Raw Thrills Smash Pirated Videogame
Nick Montano


Claw Machine Ringer In China Wins Over 3,000 Toys, Infuriates Location Owners
Hank Schlesinger


Dartboard Manufacturer Arachnid Promotes Zammuto, Rice And Gannon
Nick Montano
Sam Zammuto advances to president, Pat Rice is now vice-president of engineering and innovation, and Mike Gannon becomes vice-president of customer service...

Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. Announces Q1 And FY2015 Results; Revenue Rises On Both Counts
Dave & Buster's Press Release
--press release

Dave & Buster's To Open Venue In Its Little Rock Birthplace
Hank Schlesinger
Dave & Buster's is coming home. While the concept for the celebrated amusement machine and restaurant chain originated in Little Rock, it has never had an official location in Arkansas. That is about to change...

Embed Completes 50 Cashless Installations For Tricorp Amusements
Tim Sanford


Florida Man Accused Of Kiddie Ride Horse Thievery
Hank Schlesinger


GameWorks Opens In Denver; New Amusement Center Features E-Sports Lounge And Laser Tag
Hank Schlesinger


Golden Tee Crowns 2016 World Champion; Ohio's Andy Haas Retains Title
Incredible Technologies Press Release
--Press Release

HMS Monaco Celebrates New Website With 5% Discount On May Orders
by Staff Reporter


IAAPA's 2016 Asian Attractions Expo Shatters Previous Record: Shanghai Show Floor Will Expand To 11,500 New Square Meters
IAAPA Press Release
--press release

ICE Ships Ghostbusters Arcade Game Ahead Of July Film Debut
Nick Montano


Kiss Photobooth Headlines Apple's Exhibit At Amusement Expo
Nick Montano
The licensed photobooth's exterior styling features images of "bad boy" lead singer Gene Simmons and the other band members. It offers patrons the opportunity to digitally merge their photos with the band in custom-themed borders...

Location App Helps Video-Gamers Find Nearest Star Wars Battle Pods
Hank Schlesinger


McAuliffe Restructures Pinnacle Entertainment Advisors As Independent Company
Nick Montano


More Bitcoin Controversy: Craig Wright Backs Off From Claim He Invented Cryptocurrency
Hank Schlesinger


NDA And Red Rhino Announce Streaming Partnership For 2016 Team Dart Tournament
National Dart Association Press Release
--press release

Prince's 'Purple Rain' Is Most-Played Song On TouchTunes Jukeboxes
Nick Montano
Jukebox patrons across the country are adding songs by Prince to their music selections in bars and restaurants. TouchTunes, which administers the world's largest digital jukebox network, reported that the artist's "Purple Rain," the 1984 hit for which he won an Oscar, was the most-played song on its jukeboxes on April 22...

Rocky And West Rap With Coin-Op At Coachella Music Festival
Hank Schlesinger


Smart Industries Rolls Out Mini Skill Cranes
Hank Schlesinger
Smart's Classic Mini and Classic Mini Four Player may be small, but they offer many of the same features found in the manufacturer's full-size models...

Snapshot 2 Photobooth Hits Two Milestones: 38K App Downloads, 275K Image Uploads
Nick Montano
LAI Games announced the statistics for Snapshot 2, which has been on the market for about 16 months, in early April...

TouchTunes Announces Breakout Band Winner: Tyler Rich
TouchTunes Press Release
The second installment of the TouchTunes Breakout Band contest gave nearly 300 unsigned artists the opportunity to win a live audition with an A&R executive at Warner Bros...



Barron Games Inks Deal To Bring Coin-Op Timberman To North America
Nick Montano
Barron Games International reports that it has entered into an agreement Magic Play to become the exclusive North American distributor for a new app-to-arcade video redemption game...



Filmmaker Pays Tribute To Donkey Kong
Hank Schlesinger
--video

Bulk Vending
Coast To Coast's Electronic Bulk Vender Combines Modern Payment Options With Familiar Rack-Mount Aesthetics
Hank Schlesinger
The new vending system employs a traditional machine rack supporting nine bulk heads, which are complete vending machines incorporating a product storage globe, dispensing and coin mechanisms...

Coin-Op Machine Thief From Utah Strikes Plea Deal
Hank Schlesinger
Jimmy Jack Olson (aka Olsen), 32, was ordered to pay $41,000 in restitution for a crime spree that reportedly involved the theft of more than 60 coin-operated machines across Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Idaho...

Four-Year-Old Petitions NYC Supermarket For New Bulk Vending Machine
Hank Schlesinger


National Bulk Vendors Association Applauds Success Of Collocated 2016 Meeting And Show
Hank Schlesinger
The bulk vending industry has chalked up another successful convention and trade show. The 66th annual confab, collocated with Amusement Expo International 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 15 to 17, is being hailed as a success by operators and exhibitors alike. "I feel that this was one of the strongest shows to date," said NBVA president Judi Heston-Donnell, Theisen Vending Co. (Minneapolis)...

Police Arrest Missouri Smash-And-Grab Bandit Who Targets Bulk Vending Machines
Hank Schlesinger


Thai Police Hunt Suspects Responsible For Stickers Insulting To Royal Family
Hank Schlesinger




Chasing News Catches Up With Frank Parisi For Scoop On Bulk Vending
Nick Montano
--video



Museum Of Food And Drink Employs Bulk Vending Machines As Taste Dispensers
Hank Schlesinger
When they needed a way to dispense taste samples, the curators at the Museum of Food and Drink turned to bulk vending...

Editorial: Vending
Editorial
Coffee Vending And The Upscale Market
Tim Sanford
Full-size "bean-to-cup" hot beverage venders styled for public locations and offered "bundled" with branded products might work equally well in business-and-industry and institutional sites.A specialty coffee roaster today who seeks differentiation and understands online advertising might find upscale vending to be a highly visible solution... by Tim Sanford

Editorial: Music and Games
Is Coin-Op Ready For Portable Device To Brick-And-Mortar Convergence?
Hank Schlesinger
Millennials have shown that they enjoy interactive shopping in physical as well as virtual venues. FEC-goers soon may expect personalized, on-site experiences mediated by their smartphones. Some very basic initial programs to build engagement might include bonus gameplay coupons, redemption-point tracking and food and beverage discounts... by Hank Schlesinger

Coffee Service News
Coffee And Tea Pros Discuss Booming Hot-Drink Market In Today's Workplace
Tim Sanford
An overview of office refreshment services in an era of smaller workplaces was presented by a panel of experts at the recent Atlantic Coast Exposition. The session was facilitated by Canteen's Jonathan Childress, and the panelists were Glenn Cooper, Massimo Zanetti; David Diogo and Jeff Stebbings, Teaja; and Bob Myers, Cafection Enterprises...

Hills Bros. Is First MZB Coffee Brand Using 100% Compostable Pods
Emily Jed


Keurig Says An Increasing Number Of K-Cups Are Recyclable
Emily Jed


New Mars Drinks, LinkedIn Study Finds Half Of Workers Would Not Recommend Their Company To Job Seekers
Mars Inc. Press Release
--press release

Single Cup Coffee's Torani K-Cups Win Canadian Product Of The Year Award
Emily Jed


Foodservice News
Pine State Trading Co. Sells Its Convenience Store Division To Core-Mark
Emily Jed


Guest Columns
How Informative Sales Brochures Could Turn Office Coffee Prospects Into Clients
by Len Rashkin
A full-color marketing brochure or menu tells prospects (and reminds clients) who you are, why they should deal with you and what you offer. It's the best medium for promoting your equipment, products and services when used by your sales team in prospecting for new business, and can boost sales and solidify relationships with clients... by Len Rashkin

Meetings/Events
A&M Plans Vending Training School Prior To NAMA OneShow
by Staff Reporter


Trend Experts Bolster Sweets & Snacks Expo Education
Emily Jed


Names in the News
PepsiCo Names Anne Fink Global Foodservice Prexy
Emily Jed


Small Business News
Gas Prices Jump Above $2 A Gallon; Are More Increases On The Way?
Hank Schlesinger


Upfront with the Publisher
OneShow Picks Up The Pace
Alicia Lavay
NAMA's 2016 OneShow continued the event's steady rebound, with more than 70 first-time exhibitors.This reminds us that there's real value in an industry-specific exhibition. As valuable as the Internet is as a component of ab effective communication program, face-to-face interaction and "tire-kicking" is more vital than ever in marketing... by Alicia Lavay

Vending Machine Products
Brisk Iced Tea Line Extension Adds Yerba Mate
Emily Jed


Coca-Cola Unveils New 'One-Brand' Packaging
Emily Jed


Dr Pepper Bottles Will Sport Unique Label Designs This Summer
Emily Jed


Dr Pepper Snapple Group Increases Investment In Bodyarmor
Emily Jed


High Brew Secures $4 Million, Inks Distribution Deal With Dr Pepper Snapple For RTD Coffee
Emily Jed


M&M's Invites America To Vote For Newest Peanut Flavor
Emily Jed


Muscle Milk Shakes Up Protein Category
Emily Jed


PepsiCo Introduces Aquafina Sparkling
Emily Jed


Stefano Foods Debuts Italian Favorites In Heat-And-Eat Recyclable Packaging
Emily Jed


Vending Video


Pepsi Bolsters Brands With Emojis Collection
Emily Jed




PepsiCo Launches Mtn Dew Black Label
Emily Jed


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