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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

GOT LOCS? New Client-Finding Service Redefines Locator
Issue: Vol. 49, No.6, June 2009
Lee Park is out to change the way many operators think about locating services. The top salesman at Got Locs? -- as in "got locations?" -- stresses creativity in opening up new locations for operators of bulk vending, coin-op amusements, ATMs and wireless Internet service...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Revive Mints Bring Energy Drink Alternative To Bulk Patrons
Issue: Vol. 49, No.6, June 2009
Rylo Products' new turnkey Revive Energy Mint vending program is helping bulk operators capture new business by bringing consumers a quick and affordable energy fix...
Author: by Staff Reporter

NBVA Launches Fundraising Effort To Fight CPSIA Labeling Requirements; BOSS Cancels Annual Fall Meeting
Issue: Vol. 49, No.5, May 2009
The National Bulk Vendors Association has begun a fundraising drive to aid a critical lobbying effort aimed at gaining industry exemption from a key component of the controversial Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008...
Author: by Staff Reporter

CPSC Votes Down Delay In Labeling Requirement
Issue: Vol. 49, No.5, May 2009
The Consumer Product Safety Commission split on a one-to-one vote to delay enforcement of a section in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 that deals with product tracking. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Aug. 14...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Beaver Machine Debuts Tube Vender, Square Globe
Issue: Vol. 49, No.5, May 2009
Beaver unveiled the NB Tube Dispenser in prototype form at the recent National Bulk Vendors Association trade show. Also new is a square globe for the company’s smaller RB bulk venders...
Author: by Staff Reporter

President Fills CPSC Posts; Agency Will Receive 71% More Funding
Issue: Vol. 49, No.5, May 2009
President Obama named new leadership to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and asked Congress for $107 million for the agency, increasing its budget by almost three- quarters, just short of his promise of doubling it over fiscal 2007, according to the White House...
Author: by Staff Reporter

A&A Expands Licensing Agreements For Pro Sports Brands
Issue: Vol. 49, No.5, May 2009
A&A Global has inked deals to bring official MLB and NBA merchandise to bulk venders. It also has obtained a three-year license renewal for NFL merchandise...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Rats Inc. Introduces Mechs And Bases For Gacha Bulk Venders
Issue: Vol. 49, No.5, May 2009
Now available from Rats Inc. are coin mechanisms, metal bases and other replacement parts for Tomy's Gacha bulk venders. Components support machines in U.S., Mexico and Canada...
Author: Nick Montano

Bulk Vending Show Sees Success Amid Weak Trade Atmosphere
Issue: Vol. 49, No.4, April 2009
A reinvigorated National Bulk Vendors Association shined at Bally's Casino Las Vegas, where the association held its annual convention and trade show from April16 to 18. The NBVA show exceeded expectations, and drew rave reviews from both operators and exhibitors...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Hiring A Vet: Patriotic And Good Business
Issue: Vol. 49, No.4, April 2009
Unemployment among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is significantly higher than rates in the general population. Veteran organizations are looking to small and midsize companies to help fill the gap...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

President Acts To Stimulate The Nation's Small Businesses
Issue: Vol. 49, No.3, March 2009
President Obama's small-business stimulus package will attempt to lubricate the lending policies of banks receiving federal bailout money. The plan, announced on March 16, includes $730 million to immediately reduce small-business lending fees...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Show Sets Stage For Renewed Association
Issue: Vol. 49, No.3, March 2009
The NBVA is hoping its annual convention and trade show in mid-April will not only prove strong in terms of attendance, but will also succeed in showcasing a newly revitalized trade organization...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

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