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NBVA Makes Case For Amending Product Labeling Law
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 4, April 2010
On March 17 and 18, the bulk vending industry met with lawmakers to make its case for a permanent exemption from the labeling requirements mandated under Section 103 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. It was the second lobbying mission organized by the National Bulk Vendors Association...
Author: by Staff Reporter

THE LOAN ARRANGER: Firestone Fills The Breach, Extending Credit To Bulk Operators
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
Where did all the money go? Over the past year, bulk vendors and other coin machine operators have seen their credit lines sharply reduced or canceled altogether. If that weren't bad enough, in many instances credit card limits have been significantly reduced, too, adding insult to economic injury. Reports from the field indicate that even operators with pristine credit ratings and profitable locations have not been immune to the credit crunch that has stalled plans for expansion and new equipment for the past year and a half. Enter Firestone Financial...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Appoints Interim Officers To Fill Vacated Posts
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 3, March 2010
The National Bulk Vendors Association reported that key elected officers have resigned from the association. As a result, NBVA's board of directors has appointed interim executives, as the association prepares for its annual convention in April. The board has named Lauri Logue of Brand Vending Products vice-president, a post previously held by...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Mall Giant Simon Bids For Rival
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 3, March 2010
Simon Property Group Inc., the nation's largest shopping mall owner, made a $10 billion bid on Feb. 16 to acquire rival General Growth Properties. Terms of the offer were made public after General Growth's board failed to respond to a formal offer by Simon. Simon's properties were among the first malls to feature amusements and bulk vending...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Firms Up Planning For Annual Show And Convention
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
National Bulk Vendors Association says planning for its 60th anniversary trade show and convention is well underway. This year's bulk vending extravaganza will head to Kissimmee, FL, where the industry's brightest operators and best products will converge on the Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort and Convention Center from April 8 to 10...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Seeks Permanent Exemption From CPSIA Section 103; Plans Capitol Meet
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
The National Bulk Vendors Association said it is organizing a second Capitol Connections Days here on March 17 and 18. The lobbying event is aimed at gaining a permanent exemption from the labeling requirements mandated under Section 103 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act for bulk vending products...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Bulk Suppliers, Like Allstar Vending, Are Well-Prepared When It Comes To Safety Standards
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
When news broke that some retailers were selling toy accessories containing high levels of cadmium, it was looking as if it might be a case of déjà vu all over again. An Associated Press investigative story prompted swift responses from the Consumer Products Safety Commission and Asian toy manufacturers. But this year's toxic toy scare never seemed to materialize into an industry crisis thanks to the vigilance of the bulk vending suppliers. Allstar Vending is one of them...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

A&A Describes Measures In Place To Assure Safety Of Vendible Toys
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
A&A Global Industries noted that the Associated Press report of high concentrations of cadmium in toy fashion accessories all involved merchandise sold over the counter in retail stores, not through bulk vending machines. The supplier noted that it tests the products it sells to insure that they comply with federal regulations...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Report Of Cadmium In Toy Jewelry Draws Regulatory, Legislative Wrath
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
A report by the Associated Press on high levels of cadmium found in toy jewelry has triggered unusually swift responses by federal agencies, lawmakers and retailers that could have wide-ranging impact on the bulk vending industry. AP tested 103 pieces of low-cost children's jewelry imported from China and found that 12 of the items had cadmium levels of...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Importer To Pay $1.25M For Lead In Toys; Bulk Remains Vigilant
Issue: Vol. 50, No.1, January 2010
An Illinois firm agreed to pay a $1.25 million settlement for importing and selling Thomas & Friends children's toys that contained lead levels above legal limits and risked sickening children...
Author: by Staff Reporter

A&A Inks Major Licensing Agreement With Disney
Issue: Vol. 49, No.12, December 2009
A&A Global Industries said it has closed on a licensing deal with Walt Disney Consumer Products. According to the terms, the bulk vending supplier has acquired a license to produce a variety of capsuled toys and novelties based on Disney properties for distribution in the vending space in the U.S...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Functional Gum In Development Could Become New Product Category For Bulk Vending
Issue: Vol. 50, No.1, January 2010
Functional chewing gum, once seen almost solely as a novelty or niche product, is now the subject of serious study by scientists. Nicotine, caffeinated and breath-freshening gums have all been met with varying degrees of success in the marketplace. Now, researchers are developing chewing gum as a delivery system for many types of drugs and supplements...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Web Glow Vender With Online Prize Redemption Wins IAAPA Kudos
Issue: Vol. 49, No.12, December 2009
On display at this year’s fall trade shows in Las Vegas was the new Web Glow Machine, a bulk vender with bill validator and flatscreen display that allows customers to win points with every purchase and accumulate them for attractive prizes. Exhibited by Glow Machine Ltd. of Scottsdale, AZ, the novel vender was honored as Best New Product – Coin Operated Arcade and Redemption Equipment by the IAAPA...
Author: Nick Montano

VSi Ed Hardy Tattoos Break New Ground In Flat Vending
Issue: Vol. 49, No.11, November 2009
VendingSupplyinc. High fashion and bulk vending would seem to have little in common, except that one of today's best-selling temporary tattoo lines is based on the edgy designs of Ed Hardy. Vending Supply inc., which acquired the license four years ago, has seen the popularity of the license build inside and outside bulk vending...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Trade Associations Urge Senate To Hold Hearings On CPSIA
Issue: Vol. 49, No.11, November 2009
The National Bulk Vendors Association, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions and Handmade Toy Alliance, along with 37 other trade groups, are calling on Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas to hold an open hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee on the unintended consequences of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act...
Author: Nick Montano

Chilton Prepares To Exit NBVA
Issue: Vol. 49, No.10, October 2009
Randy Chilton The departure of Randy Chilton as president of the National Bulk Vendors Association will test the trade group. His resignation follows Coinstar's exit from the bulk vending and amusement industries in early October with the sale of its amusement and vending assets to the National Entertainment Network...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Obama Unveils Aggressive Lending Plan Aimed At Small Businesses
Issue: Vol. 49, No.10, October 2009
President Obama visited a small business in Maryland this week where he unveiled a new initiative to shore up lending for America’s small businesses. The administration's "New Small Business Lending Initiative" is comprised of three major components, and the first would promote lower-cost capital to local banks and the financial institutions that lend to small businesses...
Author: by Staff Reporter

NEN Charts Steady Course As Nation's Largest Bulk Vendor
Issue: Vol. 49, No.10, October 2009
Since the official announcement of Coinstar's sale of its entertainment and vending division to National Entertainment Network last month, there has been no lack of speculation regarding the newly formed company's plans for the nationwide operation. One widespread rumor held that the Louisville, CO-based firm ultimately intended to break up and sell the nationwide operation's many routes...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Gacha International Returns To U.S. Market With New Strategy
Issue: Vol. 49, No.9, September 2009
Gacha International is re-entering the U.S. bulk vending market. The company, formerly known as Tomy-Yujin Corp., shut down its vending business in North America earlier this year. Gacha International has appointed Alan Nowers commercial manager, a post that will oversee the firm’s operations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. It has also named Consolidated Vending Programs as a nonexclusive distributor in the U.S....
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Pros And Cons Of Licensed Products
Issue: Vol. 49, No.9, September 2009
Licensed products entered the bulk vending industry in a big way more than a decade ago, and though right now they may be down, they're far from out. According to experts in both the licensing and bulk vending businesses, the category will remain viable and profitable far into the future...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

'Young' Bulk Vendors Group Seeks To Grow NBVA Ranks
Issue: Vol. 49, No.8, August 2009
The National Bulk Vendors Association has formed the Young Bulk Vendors Group. According to group spokesperson Heidi Schwarzli, the contingent already boasts about a dozen members, and is seeking to grow its ranks...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

CPSC Issues Favorable Ruling, Guidelines On Bulk Product Labeling
Issue: Vol. 49, No.7, July 2009
The Consumer Product Safety Commission appears to have made a move that is favorable to the bulk vending industry concerning a controversial section of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act that outlines requirements for individual toy product labeling...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Allstar Marks 20-Year Anniversary On High Note
Issue: Vol. 49, No.7, July 2009
Allstar Vending is celebrating 20 years of service to the bulk vending industry. The company has made remarkable strides since its inception in 1989, and has grown from a quaint supplier of flat merchandise and machines into an international bulk vending powerhouse now with Adam Dorfman at the helm...
Author: Nick Montano

NBVA Goes To Capitol Hill Seeking Relief From Product Labeling Burden In CPSIA
Issue: Vol. 49, No.7, July 2009
Bulk vending leaders traveled to Capitol Hill on June 26 to meet with members of Congress, legislative directors and committee staffers to press for relief from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act's onerous Section 103. NBVA makes case for an exclusionary ruling in the vending channel...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

For One Operator, Higher Price Points Change Bulk Rack's Sales Dynamic
Issue: Vol. 49, No.6, June 2009
Although many in the industry agree that raising vending prices is a necessity, the hesitation on the part of most bulk vending operators remains somewhat puzzling. Not so for Great Dane Cranes’ John Honeycutt, who successfully transitioned his entire route to higher price points...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

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