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Coin-Op Gameplay: Fast & Furious SuperCars
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 8, August 2011
Building on continuing success of The Fast And The Furious street-racing movies, Raw Thrills' Fast & Furious Supercars offers new cars, courses, cabinet and familiar action... by Evan Kirby
Author: by Evan Kirby

Wasting Asset: Attention To Coffee Freshness Keeps Customers Coming Back
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 8, August 2011
Time spent to understand coffee package date codes and to adjust inventory for the fastest possible turns keeps coffee fresh and patrons happy... by Kevin Daw
Author: by Kevin Daw

When The Going Gets Tough: Step Up Sales Efforts, Training, Promotions To Maintain Profits
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 8, August 2011
When the going gets tough, the tough sell harder by providing the training, tools and reassurance their sales forces need to bring in more business... by Len Rashkin
Author: by Len Rashkin

Direct Or Not Direct? That Is The Question!
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 6, June 2011
Shakespeare asked the immortal question, "To be or not to be?" -- and today many amusement manufacturers are asking, "Shall we go direct or not?" by Frank Seninsky
Author: by Frank Seninsky

Coin-Op Gameplay: Let's Go Island
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 6, June 2011
Sega makes another big splash on the video scene with Let's Go Island: Lost on the Island of Tropics, a sequel to the hit game Let's Go Jungle...by Evan Kirby
Author: by Evan Kirby

A Pig In A Poke: Pre-Employment Assessment Can Prevent Expensive Mistakes
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 6, June 2011
As companies get older, just about every employee position will have rolled over from a founding employee to the next generation... by Kevin Daw
Author: by Kevin Daw

One Hand Does Not Wash Itself: Business Networking Group Can Be Valuable Source Of Leads
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 6, June 2011
For many years, I drove to a local country club on Long Island every Wednesday morning to take part in one of the best sources of getting new accounts... by Len Rashkin
Author: by Len Rashkin

Coin-Op Gameplay: Shhh...! Welcome To Frightfearland!
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 5, May 2011
When playing Taito's Shhh…! Welcome to Frightfearland, two words immediately came to mind to describe this game: fun and unique... by Evan Kirby
Author: by Evan Kirby

Aftershock: How Disaster In Japan Is Impacting The Worldwide Amusement Industry
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 5, May 2011
Around the world the amusement industry is finding itself increasingly vulnerable to the economic impact of natural disasters. The latest example of the butterfly effect impacting the industry is not theory, but a tragic fact... by Kevin Williams
Author: by Kevin Williams

Adjusting Coffee Prices To Reflect Higher Costs Is Necessary For Survival
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 5, May 2011
The coffee market remains very bullish. The price per pound is about $1.60 higher than it was a year ago. As a result, OCS operators must consider when and by how much to increase their prices... by Kevin Daw
Author: by Kevin Daw

How To Make Money In Today's Amusement Industry
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 4, April 2011
There's still money to be made in the amusement industry, and what was true 50 years ago is still true today. Let's revisit four proven moneymaking strategies... by Frank Seninsky
Author: by Frank Seninsky

Build Account Loyalty By Educating To Create Mutual Respect
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 4, April 2011
Contract or no contract, there is never a guarantee that any client will stay with your company for a predictable period of time... by Len Raskin
Author: by Len Rashkin

Coin-Op Gameplay: Namco's Dead Heat
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 4, April 2011
Namco's latest offers operators more than driving game standards. While its elaborate tracks, over-the-top speeds and fantasy stunts are typical fare, Dead Heat takes head-to-head racing to a new level... by Evan Kirby
Author: by Evan Kirby

Shape Of Things To Come: Why The Coinco/InOne Deal Is Vending's Most Significant Of 2011
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 5, May 2011
To my mind, Coin Acceptors' acquisition of InOne is very significant, and indicative of where the vending industry is headed.... by David Levine
Author: by Dave Levine

Today's 3D Boom: Could It Transform Pay-For-Play Videogames?
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 3, March 2011
One of the oldest jokes in the entertainment industry speaks of "an overnight success, only 20 years in the making." It is frequently true of performers, and it is equally true of technology, that seemingly sudden breakthroughs are often preceded by years of misfires, frustrations and failures. This is certainly the case with 3D... by Kevin Williams
Author: by Kevin Williams

Cashless Payments Go Mainstream In Unattended POS Markets
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 3, March 2011
Support and use for cashless transactions are moving rapidly into nontraditional vending and other unattended point of sale markets... by Michael Lawlor
Author: by Michael Lawlor

Printed Form For Prospects Enhances Salesforce Effectiveness
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 3, March 2011
What information is critical to making the sale? This month I'll show OCS managers how to create a form that will instantly guide telemarketers and field personnel in collecting information... by Len Rashkin
Author: by Len Rashkin

Practice Dealing With Objections To Bolster Sales Effectiveness
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 2, February 2011
Don’t take no for an answer! Role-playing scenarios to overcome common objections can bolster sales effectiveness... by Len Rashkin
Author: by Len Rashkin

ALERTS AND REPORTS: Getting The Most From Wireless Networks
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 1, January 2011
As advanced technology continues to permeate the vending space, one of the most attractive (and certainly most talked-about) solutions appears to be telemetry-based remote machine monitoring... by Michael Merriam
Author: by Michael Merriam

FUTURETHINK: Vending Operators Might Profit From The High Price Of Silver
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 2, February 2011
The current rally in precious metals is interesting, to say the least. Whether it is due to the fear of inflation or impatience with the pace of economic recovery, precious metals have been outperforming most asset classes...by Dave Levine
Author: by Dave Levine

GREEN COFFEE PRICES: This Time May Be Different, But History Argues Against Panic
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 12, December 2010
Coffee prices have risen steadily from their historic lows early in this decade, and the continued increase is causing a good deal of discussion. Some say that the world has changed, and the market factors that worked to correct green coffee price spikes in the past are no longer effective. Is this time really different? by Kevin Daw
Author: by Kevin Daw

Videogame Market Appeal Is Not Gone
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 12, December 2010
For many U.S. operators, videogames are like an old flame you keep thinking about -- even though you almost wish you could put her out of your mind. "Flame" is precisely the right word. Many operators felt burned by the video sector... by Kevin Williams
Author: by Kevin Williams

THE GREAT DEBATE: National Brands Are Pre-Sold, But Private Label Can Add Profit
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 12, December 2010
A coffee service thrives by giving its customers what they want, while working to upgrade and guide those desires... by Len Rashkin
Author: by Len Rashkin

THIS WAY UP: Performance Reviews Guide Employees Toward Advancement
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 12, December 2010
Well-conducted performance reviews can help workers develop and perfect the skills they need to move up... by Jerry McVety
Author: by Jerry McVety

Three Myths, Two Cycles And...A Surprisingly Hopeful Future
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 11, November 2010
Is the industry turning the corner? It's time to put the pessimistic myths aside and gear up for the amusement industry's promising future... by Frank Seninsky
Author: by Frank Sensinsky

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