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Vol. 45, No. 7, July 2005

Vending Features
'Balanced For Life,' America Scores Stage 2nd Round Of School Soccer-Poetry FĂȘtes
Tim Sanford
CHICAGO - The National Automatic Merchandising Association's "Balanced for Life" program and America Scores hosted their second series of youth soccer and creative writing events early in June. The "Jamboree!" and "Shout" festivals took place at Douglas Park here, and at Trinity University in Washington, DC, and followed up on the success of the two leadoff galas in San Francisco and Denver.

Healthy Snacks Initiative Fuels Royalle Dining Services' Growth
Emily Jed
PRINCE FREDERICK, MD - Ed Baddour, president of Royalle Dining Services Inc., is doing his part to address the obesity crisis. With three decades of experience in the vending and foodservice business, Baddour has spent the past couple of years helping initiate a movement geared specifically toward boards of education that is aimed at replacing sugar-laden, fatty and generally unhealthy vending and cafeteria snacks with nutritious treats, water and sugar-free juices.

Kraft Updates Vendible Snack Lines In Four Categories
Tim Sanford
Kraft Foodservice has introduced a new fruit bar, reformulated a favorite cookie, launched an innovative extension of its "Planters" nut line and rolled out a vendible meat snack under the "Tombstone" brand.

Music and Games Features
ATE's 'London Show' Sold To Expo Conglomerate Clarion Events
Marcus Webb
LONDON - Majority ownership of the world's largest coin-operated amusement machine trade show has passed from the hands of an industry trade association to those of a conglomerated exposition organizer. ATEI, the Amusement Trades Exhibition International, routinely draws 30,000 visitors to London each January and has been owned for decades by the British Amusement Catering Trades Association.

Stern Announces Upcoming Release Of 'NASCAR Pinball'
Marcus Webb
Stern Pinball Inc. has scored one of North America's hottest licenses for its new "NASCAR Pinball," which company officials said is slated to begin shipping in late July.

Bulk Vending
Canada Strengthens Rules For Lead Content Of Imported Jewelry
OTTAWA - Canada's Health Minister, Ujjal Dosanjh, has announced new regulations limiting lead content in children's jewelry imported into or advertised or sold in Canada. The new rules bring Canada's policy into line with that set by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission earlier this year.

Ahead of the Times: Vending
July 7, 2005: TMVA/OVA To Convene In Grapevine, TX; NAVA Readies Summer Meet At Sunriver Resort; NCVA Crowns Hollar Supplier Of The Year; Fourqurean Takes Vendor Honor; VAMA Honors Jolley As Top Vendor; Pace Wins Supplier Kudos

Ahead of the Times: Music and Games
July 1, 2005: Georgia Smoking Ban Starts Today; Coin-Op Escapes IL Safe Games Act; Online Music Updates; Global VR Online Driving Tournaments; Face Place Financing; Merit Offers Free Tournament Support; Stern 'NASCAR Pinball'

July 14, 2005: Jukebox License Agreement Will Stay In Place Another Year; PMI's Growing Empire Acquires R.G. Mitchell, Jolly Roger; Cigarette Vendors Lose Antitrust Case Against PM

July 7, 2005: IALEI Executive Director Carole Sjolander To Retire; Namco-Bandai Merger Approved; CEC Opens Store 500; Betson Imperial, JCM Forge Alliance; Taito Coin-Op Sales Up, Arcade Earnings Down; New Charges Against Violent Video, Industry Ratings

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