NAMA UNVEILS ONE-STOP, TOOL-DRIVEN OPERATOR WEBSITE
CHICAGO - A new website offering vending, coffee service and on-site food management industry professionals detailed information on everything from industry statistics to today's top industry headlines and a library of reference articles is now available at http://namavision.org, thanks to a new initiative from the National Automatic Merchandising Association.
One of the site's most innovative features is "Build Your Own Plan-O-Gram," which enables registered users to build a vending machine planner that can be continually changed and updated. In the site's Accounting section, members can use the Business Valuation Calculator to get a rough estimate of their business is worth, or learn more about basic audit procedures. In the Terminology section, members can access an alphabetized list of industry terms and phrases, and in the Insights section members can read a host of articles dispensing advice about a variety of vending and coffee service issues. Thanks to research provided by Crane's InfoVend, members can access a Knowledge Base offering details on top selling items. The site also reports on industry statistics with highlights from NAMA's popular Wage Rates & Benefits survey and Operating Ratio Report.
NEW HAVEN OPERATOR ENCOURAGES CIG VENDORS TO SEEK LEGAL REDRESS
NEW HAVEN, CT , Douglas Montano of Modern Cigarette Vending Inc. is seeking to organize his fellow operators in the Northeastern region, and across the country, to address the losses they have suffered from discriminatory promotional policies adopted by some tobacco manufacturers. Cigarette vendors interested in learning more about discriminatory merchandising support , and the history of related litigation , are invited to call Montano at (203) 865-6153. He is prepared to put them in touch with counsel familiar with the issues, and he will be interested in obtaining a sense of the extent to which the industry is prepared to seek legal redress for the unfair treatment operators have been subjected to within the past decade.
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