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NBVA Opens 58th Show In Las Vegas, Welcomes New Exhibitors, Products
Issue: Vol. 48, No. 4, April 2008
LAS VEGAS (April 2008) — The 58th annual National Bulk Vendors Association trade show and convention, scheduled for April 17 through 19, promises to be among the most memorable in recent history. Set to return to Caesars Palace hotel and casino here, officials expect this year’s show to attract a better-than-usual turnout of operators and exhibitors. 
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Proper Merchandising Of Bulk Equipment Improves Sales And Customer Retention
Issue: Vol. 48, No.3, March 2008
U.S.A. (March 2008) — Merchandising has always presented unique challenges for the bulk vending operator. 
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Oak Leaf Acquires Rights To Nerds Gumballs From Nestlé
Issue: Vol. 48, No.3, March 2008
TORONTO (March 2008) — Oak Leaf Confections, a leading supplier of ball gum and other confectionary vendibles, has announced the reintroduction of Nerds Gumballs to its product line. A longtime favorite in the bulk vending industry, Oak Leaf acquired the rights to manufacture the brand after Nestlé’s Willy Wonka Candy Factory division decided to discontinue it.
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Vroom Foods And Mad Dog Introduce Mint Chocolate Energy Chew In Vending
Issue: Vol. 48, No.3, March 2008
COSTA MESA, CA (March 2008)  — The vending partnership of Vroom Foods Inc. and Mad Dog Energy Products Inc. has added Buzz Bites mint chocolate energy chews to its bulk vending, single-serve offering (see VT  February). Like Buzz Bites chocolate energy chews, each mint chocolate Buzz Bite contains 100mg. of caffeine and the energy equivalent of a single cup of coffee or 25% more than the leading energy drink.  
Author: Emily Jed

L.M. Becker Distributes Tommy Bear Type II Large-Capsule Vender In The U.S. Market
Issue: Vol. 48, No.3, March 2008
APPLETON, WI (March 2008) — L.M. Becker & Co. reports that it will distribute a new capsule vender designed for larger merchandise in the U.S. market, and will also provide products to be sold through the machine.
Author: Larisa Jayne Shewczyk

Slingshot Enters Bulk Vending With Product Bonanza: Speed Racer’ Novelties Highlight Capsule And Flat Merchandise
Issue: Vol. 48, No.2, February 2008
AGOURA HILLS, CA (February 2008) — Slingshot Promotions makes its bulk vending debut this month with a variety of inventive products directed at young patrons. Two capsuled novelty lines, along with figurines and flat merchandise coinciding with the release of the upcoming Wachowski brothers’ feature film, highlight the rollout.
Author: Nick Montano

The Homieshop’s New Fight Club Figurines Target $1 Vends
Issue: Vol. 48, No.2, February 2008
HERCULES, CA (February 2008) — New from the Homieshop is Fight Club, a collectible figurine series that taps into the growing sport of mixed martial arts fighting. Standing a full 2.5 ins. tall and decked out with tribal tattooing, these are some of the most detailed figurines created by urban artist Dave Gonzales, founder of the Homieshop.
Author: Nick Montano

NBVA Awards Scholarships, Begins Convention Planning
Issue: Vol. 48, No.1, January 2008
CHICAGO (January 2008) — The National Bulk Vendors Association recently awarded scholarships to 10 students. The association gave out $15,000 in total for the 2007-'08 school year. The NBVA also is gearing up for its annual convention and trade show, set for April 17-19.
Author: Larisa Jayne Shewczyk

Coinstar Reduces Operations At Folz Vending’s Long Island Home
Issue: Vol. 48, No.1, January 2008

OCEANSIDE, NY (January 2008) — Coinstar Inc. (Bellevue, WA), a nationwide operator of vending, amusement and coin-counting equipment, has dramatically reduced the staff and functions of its Folz Vending Co. manufacturing plant and offices, located here on Long Island.


Author: Hank Schlesinger

Blame Banks, Unexpected Micropayment Growth For Delay Of Cashless Applications In Bulk Vending
Issue: Vol. 40, No. 11 / August 25, 2000 - September 24, 2000

U.S.A. (December 2007) — American operators are starting to look enviously at industry professionals in Europe and Canada, where the equivalent of a $2 bulk vend is commonplace. Many vendors have even expanded offerings to include products that retail for more than $4, and merchandise like licensed toys, which typically sell for 75¢ here, is now fetching $1 in Canada.



SuperPro Adds Certs Mints To Upmarket Bulk Program
Issue: Vol. 47, No.12, December 2007

CHICAGO (December 2007) — SuperPro Vending Group (Nixa, MO and Huntley, IL) has  added Certs breath mints from Cadbury Adams to its popular vending program. The new line was introduced at the National Automatic Merchandising Association National Expo here.


Author: Tim Sanford

White House’s Product Safety Plan Impacts Industries Relying On Imports
Issue: Vol. 47, No.12, December 2007

WASHINGTON, DC (December 2007) — Following a series of high-profile recalls of imported  consumer products that have included children’s toys and pet food, both the White House and Congress are preparing to take action.



VenDynamics’ ZuluComm Enables Operators To Provide Wireless ‘Hot Spots’ To Generate Added Location Revenue
Issue: Vol. 47, No.12, December 2007

SAN JOSE, CA— New from VenDynamics is a program that allows vending operators to install pay-for-use Wi-Fi “hot spots” in locations that have high-speed Internet connections. The company notes that retailers ranging from Starbucks to McDonald’s have enjoyed substantial success by offering customers access to the Internet over a high-speed wireless connection.


Author: Nick Montano

A&A Establishes In-House Testing Facility To Ensure Safety Of Bulk-Vended Products
Issue: Vol. 47, No.11, November 2007

COCKEYSVILLE, MD (November 2007) — A&A Global Industries has become the first supplier in the bulk vending industry to establish an in-house testing laboratory aimed at assuring that products meet or exceed regulatory child safety standards.



NBVA Exec Committee Meets In Las Vegas, Bylaws, Legislation, Convention Top Agenda
Issue: Vol. 47, No.11, November 2007

LAS VEGAS (November 2007) — An important change to the National Bulk Vendors Association structure was instituted during its recent executive committee meeting, which took place here in late September.



Bulk Industry Copes With Consumers’ Concerns About Vendible Product Safety, Regulations
Issue: Vol. 47, No.11, November 2007
U.S.A. (November 2007) — With recalls of both vended and retail products in the headlines, it’s safe to say that consumers may be a bit wary of certain categories of bulk vended merchandise, such as toy fashion accessories. How then does an operator regain the confidence of his locations and customers? This is a key question, particularly in the current consumer environment that has some retail analysts predicting a record number of clothing sales, in lieu of toys, for the upcoming holiday season.
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Exec Committee Meets In Las Vegas, Bylaws, Legislation, Convention Top Agenda
Issue: Vol. 47, No.11, November 2007

LAS VEGAS (November 2007) — An important change to the National Bulk Vendors Association structure was instituted during its recent executive committee meeting, which took place here in late September.


Author: Hank Schlesinger

L.M. Becker & Co. Launches ‘Parent’s Corner’ On Website
Issue: Vol. 47, No.10, October 2007
APPLETON, WI (October 2007) — In response to growing concerns about lead content in toys, a leading supplier of capsuled novelties for vending said it has added an “information for parents” section to its website.

Planners Predict Piqued Interest In Bulk Operators Super Show
Issue: Vol. 47, No. 9, September 2007
TIMONIUM, MD (September 2007) — Organizers of the fifth annual Bulk Operators Super Show are more than a little hopeful that this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. Scheduled for October 4-6, the BOSS show returns to the Days Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Timonium, MD, which has played host to the show since its inception.

Calif. Lead Law Tightens Standard For Vendible Toys
Issue: Vol. 47, No. 9, September 2007
SACRAMENTO, CA (September 2007) — California has enacted the nation’s toughest safety standards for toys, which apply to capsuled novelties sold through bulk vending machines. The state’s new “Lead In Jewelry Law” will mandate civil penalties for anyone who manufactures, ships, sells or offers for sale children’s jewelry containing more than the specified amount of lead. The regulation is primarily geared toward retail stores and does not change rules already applicable to bulk vending operators.
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Hugs Not Drugs Vend Drive Aids Needy School Children
Issue: Vol. 47, No. 9, September 2007
LAKE WORTH, FL (September 2007) — Hugs Not Drugs, a charitable organization managed by south Florida’s Family Life International, announced plans for the national rollout of its Vending Backpack Giveaway Program. The program aims to donate backpacks filled with school supplies such as pencils, scissors and notebooks to underprivileged elementary school children whose families cannot afford such items.
Author: Larisa Jayne Shewczyk

Licensed Bulk Products Grow In Popularity, Operators Seek Added Value, Higher Prices
Issue: Vol. 47, No. 8, August 2007
U.S.A. (August 2007) — The popularity of licensed products, once thought to be a cyclical phenomenon in bulk vending, appears to have matured into an industry staple. It was not that long ago when licensed products in both the flat vendible and encapsulated merchandise segments came and went at regular intervals. At the time, some industry veterans attributed this cycle to what could best be described as a “bandwagon effect,” with suppliers following the lead of one or more successful product lines.

Poised For Growth, Coin Free Expands Office, Manufacturing And Server Space
Issue: Vol. 47, No. 7, July 2007
WINTER PARK, FL (July 2007) — Experiencing strong growth and anticipating that the trend will continue for the remainder of 2007, Coin Free has just completed a 3,000-sq.ft. expansion of its executive office and manufacturing facility here.

Vendomatic, Flatline Settle Hershey Trademark Lawsuit
Issue: Vol. 47, No. 6, June 2007
FREDERICK, MD (June 2007) — A lawsuit brought by The Hershey Co. against Vendomatic has been settled for an undisclosed amount. Believed to be the first of its kind in the bulk vending industry, the suit centered on copyright infringement regarding parody stickers that depicted the candymaker’s York Peppermint Patties as Dork Peppermint Patties. Unique to the case was the fact that the candymaker sued the operating company as well as manufacturer of the sticker.
Author: Hank Schlesinger

$1 Vends Gain Acceptance Among Patrons; Changeover Costs Deter Operator Progress
Issue: Vol. 47, No. 6, June 2007
U.S.A. (June 2007) — It is no secret the bulk vending industry is in a state of what is politely described as “transition.” Even as high-value, top-selling capsuled products become more difficult for suppliers and manufacturers to offer at traditional price points, operators are finding themselves squeezed by rising overhead costs. Even those in the industry who are not aggressively pursuing high price points and new equipment types agree that change is inevitable, eventually. It’s just a matter of timing.
Author: Hank Schlesinger

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