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Culprits Busted In UK's Valentine’s Day Condom Machine Heist
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 11, November 2013
Two men from London have been sentenced to 27 months behind bars for a string of ambitious condom machine robberies...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Appoints Marzs Vending's Matt Miller 2014 Seminar Chairman
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 10, October 2013
The National Bulk Vendors Association has named Matt Miller of Marzs Vending (Kingwood, TX) chairman of its next seminar program, which will take place on March 25 in Las Vegas...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Allstar Brings Duck Dynasty To Bulk And Flat Vending
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 10, October 2013
Matching the right license with novelty vending is Allstar's specialty, and the supplier shows no signs of slowing down its branding effort. Allstar Vending is now offering vendable stickers celebrating the popular "Duck Dynasty" series from A&E Networks...
Author: Nick Montano

Top Notch Toys Reboots Corporate Image And Product Strategies
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 10, October 2013
What's new at Top Notch Toys? Just about everything. The bulk and flat vending supplier has just completed a makeover that reinforces its staff, products, promotions and website. TNT's new logo and motto, Kids Engaged, reflects the company's transition...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Plans To Expand Educational Program At Amusement Expo
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
The National Bulk Vendors Association is planning an enlarged seminar program for next year's Amusement Expo. Taking advantage of the amusement and bulk vending event's new format that consists of a two-day exhibit and one full day devoted to business sessions, the NBVA said it is looking to provide its member operators with something special for the educational component...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Vending Location Watch: Are Supermarkets Doomed?
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
Is the supermarket destined for the dustbin of history? Will some of the most profitable bulk vending locations cease to exist in the coming years?
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Shopping Center Sets Record For World's Largest Bulk Vending Machine
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
The largest capsule bulk vending machine in the world is on display in the Berjaya Times Square shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. It stands higher than 32 feet and has a globe circumference greater than 45 feet...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

'Forensic Accounting' Curbs Internal Theft At Capital Vending
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013
Losses caused by bulk vending route personnel are far more costly than those caused by vandals. Even small thefts can substantially affect the bottom line in the long run, if not detected in time...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

SweetWorks Appoints Joel Brown To Supply Chain Manager Position

Issue: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013
Author: Tim Sanford

Hispanic Traffic Grows In C-Store Sector
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013
The Hispanic population is increasingly favoring convenience stores, which have become lucrative bulk vending locations in some markets, as shopping destinations...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Hosts Its First Bulk Vending Roadshow In Atlanta
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
The roadshow was conceived as a symposium with a focus on nuts-and-bolts strategies for increasing sales, expanding routes and receiving up to date information on the latest trends across a wide variety of topics...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Sugar Reform Suffers Bipartisan Defeat
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Candymakers and baked goods manufacturers suffered a close defeat in a 206-221 vote in the House of Representatives for adoption of a sugar reform amendment in the 2013 farm bill...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Walnut Group Shows Mechanical Cupped-Candy Venders At NAMA
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 6, June 2013
Walnut's Candy Cups is an all-mechanical bulk-loading machine designed to dispense popular bulk confections in disposable, recyclable 50-ml. (1.69-fl.oz.) cups, rather than directly into the patron's hand...
Author: Tim Sanford

Brand's New Capsule Toys Cultivate Creativity
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 6, June 2013
Brand Vending Products has taken the wraps off three capsule items designed to engage the imaginations of young patrons during the summer vacation. The new items belong to Brand's first self-vend, do-it-yourself line...
Author: Nick Montano

Vending Supply Innovates With Ink Processes To Fuel Latest Tat Trends
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 5, May 2013
For Vending Supply, the secret is in the ink. While ink isn't something that is often discussed in the world of temporary tattoos, Vending Supply's attention to this often overlooked detail is one of the reasons the company's vending products continue to stand out...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Allstar Gets Trash Pack Vending Exclusive
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 5, May 2013
Allstar Vending has acquired the exclusive license for The Trash Pack in bulk and flat vending. "Trash Pack continues to experience immense success since the first series launched in 2011 and we anticipate it to snowball," said Allstar vice president Sharon Shlien...
Author: Nick Montano

More California Businesses Drop The Penny
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 5, May 2013
A growing number of California businesses are no longer accepting the penny, perhaps inspired by Canada's decision last year to stop minting its lowest denomination coins...
Author: Nick Montano

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

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