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Micromarket Panelists Probe Processes Required For Profit
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 3, March 2016
Launching and expanding a successful micromarket operation was the topic of a novel business session conducted in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Exposition. Organized "by operators, for operators," the session dealt with four topics that startup micromarket operators need to address in order to maximize their chances for a successful launch and steady growth. These are people, products, processes and profit. In this article, we conclude our series on "The Four Ps of Micromarkets" with processes and profit...
Author: Tim Sanford

Vengo Scores $2 Million Deal On A 'Shark Tank’ Episode
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Vengo Labs cofounders Brian Shimmerlik and Steven Bofill secured a $2 million deal with "Shark Tank" investors Kevin O'Leary and Lori Greiner, paving the way, with celebrity fanfare, for a large-scale rollout of their company's mini touchscreen vending machine...
Author: Emily Jed

NAMA OneShow Program Probes Latest Vending Technology And Market Changes
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
The National Automatic Merchandising Association is putting the finishing touches on the program for its upcoming OneShow convention and exposition. Slated for McCormick Place in Chicago from April 13 through 15, the 71st presentation of a NAMA tradeshow is themed "Seize Infinite Possibilities." The preliminary convention and exhibit schedule is as follows...
Author: Tim Sanford

Maryland-DC Trade Testifies Against Failed 'Healthy Vending' Law
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Members of the Maryland-DC Vending Association testified before the Maryland Legislature in opposition to the "Maryland Healthy Vending Act," which was voted down a week later by the Senate Finance Committee and withdrawn by the House...
Author: Tim Sanford

Vengo Pitches Its Mini Vending Machine On Tonight’s Shark Tank: Friday, Mar. 18.
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Tune in to see Vengo bring vending to the forefront of the startup world on ABC's Shark Tank tonight -- Friday, Mar. 18 -- at 9 p.m. EST...
Author: Emily Jed

Rosenberg, Meskin And Wittern Are NAMA 2016 Industry Awards Winners
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
The National Automatic Merchandising Association has announced the winners of its 2016 Industry Awards, which will be presented at the OneShow in Chicago on Wednesday, Apr. 13...
Author: Emily Jed

USG Publishes Micromarket Merchandising Roadmap
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
The purchasing cooperative said the merchandising guide is based on its micromarket data and a thorough analysis of it by seven USG supplier partners...
Author: Emily Jed

Vending Veteran Don Phelps Dies, 84
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
The longtime vending veteran who once served as president of the California Automatic Vending Council, died on Mar. 3 in Newport Coast, CA...
Author: Emily Jed

USConnect Reports 2015 Charitable Donations Totaling Nearly $50K
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
USConnect raised nearly $50,000 for charity in 2015 by contributing 1.5% of every dollar customers spend with their USConnectMe accounts to the cause of the their choice...
Author: Tim Sanford



M&M's Kicks Off Yearlong 75th Anniversary Campaign
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Mars Chocolate North America is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its iconic M&M's candy with the launch of the largest marketing campaign in the brand's history. The yearlong "Celebrate with M" puts a modern twist on an iconic classic [video]
Author: Emily Jed

Reebok Nixes Soda From Global Headquarters, Removes Vending Machines
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Author: Emily Jed

DEP: Lead In Crystal Spring Water Vending Machine Exceeds Safe Levels
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Author: Emily Jed

NYSAVA Sets Taste NY Legislative Day And Dinner Meet: Tuesday, Mar. 15
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Author: Emily Jed

Rawls Distributing Pacts With USA Technologies For 100% Connected Machines

Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Author: Emily Jed

365 Retail Markets To Host User Group Meeting In Conjunction With OneShow
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Author: Emily Jed

ATM Data-Skimming Threats Are On The Rise In C-Stores
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 1, January 2016
ATMs in convenience stores have become a prime target for criminals using so-called skimming devices. A quick Internet search shows dozens of cases within the last year, across the country. It is a sign of the times that common street criminals are now engaging in data theft, trading in their traditional guns and knives for high-tech devices.
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Fresh Healthy Vending Plans Name Change, Appoints Director For Frozen Yogurt Vending Franchise
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Author: Emily Jed

Jofemar Ships 100 Herbalife Nutrition Supplement Vending Machines
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Author: Emily Jed

Pristine Springs: Tennessee's Ken Frohlich Meets Growing Demand For Pure Water
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 2, February 2016
Ken Frohlich took his water business to a whole new level last year when he purchased a natural spring and bottling plant and began delivering his clients the purest of water straight from the source. Pristine Springs Water Co., provides water and coffee service to some 2,200 -- and counting -- businesses and homes throughout northeast Tennessee, southeastern Kentucky and southwest Virginia. "We consider ourselves to be in the hydration business, and we take providing the very best water and premium coffee very seriously," Frohlich told Vending Times... by Emily Jed
Author: Emily Jed

500 Micromarkets And Growing: Five Star Food Service Celebrates Milestone
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Five Star Food Service has reached a major milestone in mid-February with the installation of its 500th self-checkout store. No. 500 opened at its hometown newspaper and longtime vending customer, the Chattanooga Times Free Press...
Author: Emily Jed

Lavit Donates Portion Of Capsule Sales To Safe Water Nonprofit
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Author: Emily Jed

MasterCard Says Payment Verification By Selfie Will Be Ready By Summer
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
To use the technology, cardholders will need to download a MasterCard app that will allow them to take a photo each time they make an online purchase...
Author: Emily Jed

PayLab's DexLink Vending Management Software Is Now Free
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Author: Emily Jed

Snyder's-Lance Completes Diamond Foods Acquisition
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
Author: Emily Jed

Five Ways Connected Vending Machines Will Drive Profits
Issue: Vol. 56, No. 4, April 2016
[SPONSORED] It's surprising how little the vending industry has changed over the last few decades. Today, the same machines are filled, cleaned and kept working by drivers running routes of less than $10,000 per week. In fact, owners are engaged in an upside-down business model. While employees are making decisions about merchandising and servicing, the owner must live with the financial consequences. It's time to rethink the status quo... by Chris Stave
Author: by Chris Stave

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