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Beaver Machine Ships Retrofit Coin Mech For Tomy's Gacha Bulk Vender
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 5, May 2013
The coin mech retrofit kit enables the installation of Beaver's New Generation (NG) mechanism into Gacha machines, made by the former Tomy-Yujin Corp. It is designed to improve money-handling accuracy...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Wraps Up 63rd Show; Attendance Dips, Best Vending Products Are Honored
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 4, April 2013
The National Bulk Vendors Association concluded in late March its 63rd annual convention and trade show, drawing some 250 industry members. It was the third NBVA show to collocate with the Amusement Expo in Las Vegas...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Bulk Vending Roadshow Stops At Atlanta Airport: June
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 4, April 2013
The June 7-8 educational event will feature a series of lectures and forums by industry professionals who will cover product trends, inventory management, increasing route efficiency and bookkeeping, among other pertinent topics...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Two Decades In: Licensed Merchandise Continues To Reward And Challenge Suppliers And Operators
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
Licensing has been an important product segment in bulk vending for 20 years now. Over the past two decades, not only has this content strategy propelled the gumball and sticker machine businesses into the pop culture mainstream, it has also made vending operators a good deal of money. New challenges and greater rewards are now in store for suppliers and operators...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Beaver Brightens Up Bulk Venders With New Color Options
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
Beaver Machine Corp. will offer its RB and NB venders in tropical teal and sunset orange. The smaller RB vending machine will also be available in bright pink...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA's Schechner Predicts Successful Bulk Vending Show
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
The National Bulk Vendors Association's 63rd annual trade show and convention is expected to outperform last year's event...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Raffle Sets $10,000 Bulk Vending Scholarship Goal
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
The National Bulk Vendors Association is once again mobilizing to raise funds for its new scholarship program. A raffle is planned during the Amusement Expo in March...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Ford Gum & Machine Celebrates 100 Years Of Innovation In Bulk Vending
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
bulk vending While it is rare to find a company with that kind of longevity, it's even more uncommon to find one that has achieved the level of consistent innovation exhibited by Ford Gum. Its story has been punctuated by remarkable vending industry milestones that extend from its start to the present day. One-hundred years ago, Ford S. Mason, a roofing salesman from upstate New York, traveled to Manhattan to attend a conference at the newly constructed Flatiron Building. In the Big Apple, Mason first encounters bulk vending machines...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

C-Stores Post Modest Growth In 2012, Nudging Above 149,000 Units
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
The number of convenience stores, now staple locations in some markets for bulk, skill crane and kiddie ride vendors, grew to a record 149,220 outlets last year...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Experts Warn Of Looming Mall Closings
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
Closure risks could spell bad news for some vending operators, particularly those in the bulk segment, who are reliant on mall locations...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Allstar Vending Names Alan Liverman COO
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 2, February 2013
The bulk supplier's new chief operating officer was previously a partner at a national accounting firm and has been an owner of several import and distribution businesses over the past 20 years...
Author: Nick Montano

NBVA Is Adding More Member Value, Schechner Reports
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2013
How is the National Bulk Vendors Association doing these days? Just fine, says NBVA president Steve Schechner...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

China Sets Path For Cautious Currency, Trade Policy In 2013
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2013
No news is often good news for the bulk vending and coin-op amusement industries when it comes to China's trade policy...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Vending Supply Rolls Out One Direction Boy Band Temporary Tattoos
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2012
New flat merchandise illustrates very popular "boy band" One Direction (1D for short). Vending Supply has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the vendible tattoos...
Author: Nick Montano

Jolly Roger's Candy Van Kiosk Could Help Drive Bulk Vending Sales
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2012
The Candy Van is configured to accommodate 18 confection venders, two capsule toy heads and a battery-powered bill changer...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

CAT Rack: Bulk Operator Demonstrates $1 Validator Actuating Up To 4 Vending Machines
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2012
A system permitting patrons to make $1 purchases from any of four bulk vending machines by inserting a dollar bill into a central validator-equipped module has been demonstrated by Bronx operator Alan "The Peanutman" Swiderski...
Author: Nick Montano

Candy Cups From Walnut Group Offers Hygienic Bulk Vended Products
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2012
The machine's 50-milliliter (1.69-oz.) cups hold between 50 and 55 pieces of candy and are recyclable, and improve food sanitation by reducing hand-machine contact...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Haute Couture Meets Pop Culture In Dior's New Line of Temporary Tats
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2012
Don't even think about putting these tattoos in your flat vending machines. The Paris-based ashion house now offers a line of 24-carat gold temporary tattoos...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Bulk Vending Watch: Big Changes In China's Government Are Imminent
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2012
The second-largest economy in the world is poised for political transition as China commenced its 18th Communist Party Congress on Nov. 7...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Beaver Machine Rolls Out New Look For 50th Anniversary
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2012
Beaver Machine Corp. says the makeover reinforces a commitment to quality and innovation that has been an integral part of its mission for a half century...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Giant Bulk Machine Vends Cupcakes In Capsules At Tony Manhattan Parties
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 11, November 2012
Baked By Melissa, a gourmet cupcake company, rents large-globed bulk machines that vend bite-size cupcakes placed in capsules for all kinds of events...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

10 Indicted In Bulk Vending Biz-Op Scam
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 11, November 2012
Indictment alleges that during telemarketing calls, managers, sales reps and operators of locating companies associated with Multivend LLC (dba Vendstar) misrepresented the profits customers would make and the locations they would receive for bulk candy vending machines...
Author: Emily Jed

Cardinal Takes Delivery Of New Injection-Molding Machine At Baltimore Plastics Plant
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 10, October 2012
Cardinal's new Fanuc Roboshot is a state-of-the-art injection-molding system that promises big returns for the capsule maker and its bulk vending customers...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Who Chews The Most Gum? British Firm Offers Surprising Answers
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 10, October 2012
What country chews the most gum? If you guessed the United States, you're wrong. The distinction of biggest chewing gum chewers goes to...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Allstar Wins Cut The Rope License For Flat And Bulk Vending
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 9, September 2012
On the heels of its award-winning and top-selling Angry Birds series, Allstar Vending has been granted a multiyear license to sell Cut the Rope products in the flat and bulk vending channels...
Author: Nick Montano

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