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Vol. 54, No. 7, July 2014

Vending Features
A&M Vending Blog Series Starts With Basics Of Planogramming
Tim Sanford


AVA Confab Highlights Urgent Need For Cashless Alternative In UK, Or Vending Could Lose 54% Of Customer Base
Tim Sanford
A key topic at the Automatic Vending Association's Business Day conference in Manchester was cashless vending. It was addressed by a panel of experts including Adam Lawrence, chief executive of the Royal Mint...

AVT Integrates In-Person, Online Shopping In Latest Microstore
Emily Jed
New self-service microstores not only accommodate a wide range of merchandise, but also connect users to an online store for virtually limitless shopping possibilities, according to the manufacturer...

Bay Area Vending Operator Testifies Against Proposed Berkeley Soda Tax
Emily Jed


Beer Vending Machine Debuts At Minnesota's Target Stadium
Emily Jed
The DraftServ machine, a partnership between concessionaire Delaware North and Anheuser-Busch, dispenses four types of beer...

California Lawmakers Reject Soda Warning Label
Emily Jed
The legislation went on to the Assembly Health Committee, where lawmakers on June 18 halted its progress in a 7-8 vote, saying they doubted labels would actually prevent people from drinking soda...

Canadian Teens Hack Bank ATM, Politely Inform Bank Of Security Flaw
Hank Schlesinger
A pair of wily Canadian teens hacked into an ATM of the Bank of Montreal after noting the machine's model and make, then downloading the service manual online...

Coca-Cola Invests $100M In Building A Green Plant In Heilongjiang, China
Coca-Cola Press Release
--press release

Connecticut Vending Association Names Tommy Hayes President
Emily Jed
Tommy Hayes comes from JHS Vending and Coffee Services of Wolcott, CT...

Digital Marketing Workshop, Legislative Update Top Agenda At VAMA Conference: July 25
Emily Jed


FanWise Launches Social Rewards Vending Machine In Dallas-Fort Worth
Emily Jed
The social mobile rewards technology gives users an instant location-based reward at vending machines when they post a social message...

Five Star Food Service Reports Installation Of Its 300th Micromarket
by Staff Reporter
"This is a huge milestone in the micromarket segment, as well as for our micromarket line of business at Five Star," said Alan Recher, the vending operation's president and chief executive...

Flowers Foods Names G&J National Vend Broker
Emily Jed


IBWA Hails Proposed Law To Rationalize Bottled-Water Label Rules
Tim Sanford


Isis Plans To Rebrand Mobile Wallet To Avoid Confusion With Militant Group
Emily Jed
Mobile payment leader Isis announced that it will rename its mobile wallet platform to distance itself from the identically named Islamic militia...

John Seeberger Joins Burdette Beckmann Management; Industry Vet Will Be Broker's Vistar Liaison
Tim Sanford


Koelnmesse Schedules 33rd Anuga Food Fair For Oct. 10-14, 2015
Tim Sanford


Latest AVT Prescription Drug Vender Tightens Controls
Emily Jed
Next-generation prescription drug vending machine employs proprietary “lane-recognition” technology that provides verification on each item dispensed...

Long Island Bus System Pioneers Mobile Ticketing
Emily Jed
The GoMobile fare payment app on the Nassau Inter-County Express bus system is reportedly the first bus-only U.S. transit system to offer smartphone-based mobile ticketing...

NAMA's Executive Development Program Scheduled For October, Developing High-Potential Leaders Is Focus
NAMA Press Release
--press release

NAMA: June's Supervisor Development Program Boasts Record Attendance
NAMA Press Release
--press release

NAMA: Vending Industry Is Ready For USDA's Smart Snacks Regulations
NAMA Press Release
--press release

Naturally Sweetened Coca-Cola Life Is On Way To UK And U.S.
Emily Jed


New Dehli's Rail Stations To Get Condom Vending Machines
Hank Schlesinger


New York's High Court Rejects City's Big-Size Soda Ban
Emily Jed
New York's highest court has refused to reinstate New York City's 16-fl.oz. portion cap on the sale sugary drinks. New York City attorneys asked the Court of Appeals here on June 5 to reinstate the city's ban on large sugary drinks...

Northwest Automatic Vending Association Plans Annual Meeting For Aug. 21-22 At Tulalip Resort
Tim Sanford


Nu-Health See-Through Fruit Cans Win Connecticut's Approval For Schools
Emily Jed


Old Navy Uses Vending Machines Promote $1 Flip-Flop Sale
by Staff Reporter


Real Sugar Pepsi Hits Market
Emily Jed


Seahawks' Sidney Rice Becomes Fresh Healthy Vending Franchisee
Emily Jed


Selectivend Kicks Off Gatorade Vending Machine Promo With Sam’s Club
Emily Jed
Selectivend is a division of The Wittern Group, which is also the parent company of vending machine manufacturer U-Select-It...

Smart Snacks In School Guidelines Kick In July 1, Changing School Vending Machine Menus
Nick Montano
Starting July 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires schools to make snacks healthier as part of the new Smart Snacks in School regulations. The SSIS regulations create national nutrition standards that limit fat, sugar and sodium in foods and beverages sold to students as snacks through vending machines and other sources...

Star Food Healthy Express Expands Its School Service To 25th State
Tim Sanford
The East Orange School District, which borders Newark, NJ, obtained its first Star Food machine through a grant from the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council...

U-Vend Deploys Dozens More Mini Melts Machines At Chicago Walmarts And FECs
Emily Jed


Umbrella-Rental Vending Machines Come To The Rescue In Big Apple
Emily Jed


USA Technologies And ParLevel Systems Help Drive Greater Benefits For Louisiana's Tom's Vending
USAT Press Release
--press release

USA Technologies Expands ePort Connect To Meet Demand For Online Payment Processing
Emily Jed
EPort Online enables USAT to accept credit and debit payments from any computer or mobile device, and to retain secure, encrypted customer account information for scheduled and subscription payments...

USAT Extends ePort Connect's Loyalty Capabilities To AirVend's POS Technology
Emily Jed


Vagabond And AirVend Partner To Streamline VMS And Touchscreen Technologies
Emily Jed
Two hi-tech vending firms team up to streamline compatibility between their respective vending management software and touchscreen devices...

Vending And Amusement Sectors Submit Coin Comments To Mint; Associations Unite Under 'Don't Change Our Change'
by Emily Jed and Nick Montano
The National Automatic Merchandising Association is expected to file its official comments with the U.S. Mint today (June 18) outlining the burden that proposed changes to the metallic content of coins would place on the vending industry...

Vending Industry's Jeff Terban And John Derrick Are Honored At Newport, RI, Gathering
Emily Jed
The Massachusetts Vending Association hosted this year's New England vending industry outing. Organizers are hailing it as one of the best-attended gatherings in years. Burdette Beckmann Inc.'s Jeff Terban was honored as this year's Harry Wishart Award winner, and retiring broker John Derrick was given a grand sendoff with a Lifetime Achievement Award...

Vending Machine Delivers Breastfeeding Supplies To Nursing Moms
Emily Jed


Vending Machines Will Dispense Pregnancy Tests In Alaskan Bars
Hank Schlesinger


Vending Operators See Highest Gas Prices In Six Years; Experts Say It Could Be A Lot Worse
Hank Schlesinger
The price for a gallon of gasoline reached its highest level in six years during the July 4th weekend. According to several sources, drivers paid an average $3.66 a gallon at the pump, about 19¢ a gallon more than a year ago...

Vending Pro Brian Gill Will Head Up Sales At PayRange
Emily Jed


Vending Thief Nabbed By DNA Evidence Gets Up To Five Years In Prison
Emily Jed
A judge on June 23 sentenced William M. O'Connor, 35, to three concurrent terms of six months, one year and 20 months to five years in prison...

VendScreen And USConnect Consortium Ink Strategic Supplier Pact
Nick Montano
The agreement enables USConnect affiliates to purchase VendScreen's touchscreen products and services at group rates through June 30, 2016...

ZoomSystems Installs RazorZone In-Aisle Vender In Albertson Stores
Tim Sanford
RazorZone is one application of the latest ZoomSystems automated retail machine, described as "the world's first defensive merchandising solution"...

ZoomSystems Unveils POS In-Aisle Secure Delivery Machine
Tim Sanford
The ZoomShop V1 is "the world's first in-aisle point-of-sale defensive merchandising solution," according to ZoomSystems, because it is engineered to eliminate shrinkage while maximizing the customer experience...

Vending Video


'It's So Miami' Vending Machine Takes Times Square By Surprise
Emily Jed




Belgian Soccer Legend Faces Off With Patrons Inside Vending Machine
Emily Jed




Coke Promotes Mini Cans In Tiny Vending Machines
Emily Jed
With the help of ad agency Ogilvy & Mather's Berlin office, the soda giant installed tiny newsstands in five German cities...



Rubi Coffee Machines Make Comeback As New Owner Aligns With Operators
Emily Jed
Rubi coffee machines are reappearing at supermarkets, colleges and workplaces throughout the country in all their bright red glory. Seattle-based Feniks Inc., Rubi's new owner, reported that it has been making rapid inroads by partnering with vending operators to reestablish the business that it purchased in April from Outerwall Inc....

Music and Games Features
'Summertime Radness' Playlist Goes Live On AMI Entertainment Jukeboxes
AMI Entertainment Network Press Release
--press release

AMOA, Mint Team Up In Webinar On Coin Composition Question: Tuesday, July 22
Nick Montano
Jon Cameron, director of the U.S. Mint's Office of Coin Studies, will lead the discussion on the background, research and development findings and next steps and timetable for the project...

At Last: San Francisco Updates Coin-Op Laws
Hank Schlesinger
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has finally brought the city's coin-op entertainment law into the 21st century. The board on July 8 passed legislation that eliminates many outdated regulations, including a cap on the number of games permitted in a location, in place for more than three decades...

Big Buck Hunter World Championship Coming To Minneapolis Oct. 24-25; Video-Gamers To Compete For Over $65,000
Play Mechanix Press Release
--press release

BMI Merchandise Hires CFO; Gary Natter Is Former Six Flags Controller
Nick Montano


CEC's International Expansion Leverages Coffee
Nick Montano


Chicago Will Host 33rd Foundations Entertainment University: July 15-17
Nick Montano


Coast To Coast Entertainment's Brew Buck It Scores Big At College World Series
Nick Montano
Designed by two Omaha inventors, Brew Buck It resembles a classic "claw" crane merchandiser, but replaces the mechanical gripper with a gloved hand fitted with an embedded magnet that can pick up a replica beer bottle...

Coastal Amusements Unveils Temple Run 2 Video Redemption Game
Nick Montano


Coin-Op Distribution Veteran Dave Lerner Retires From Betson
Nick Montano
Dave Lerner, Betson Dave Lerner, a veteran amusement and vending machine sales executive, is retiring from Betson Enterprises at the end of June after a distinguished 28-year career with the distribution giant. Lerner was general manager of Betson's Syracuse, NY, office...

Dave & Buster's Reports Record-Setting Revenues, Adjusted EBITDA And Margins: Q1 2014
Dave & Buster's Press Release
--press release

Embed, LAI Games And Locker Network Become Helix Leisure
Nick Montano
Leisure and Allied Industries has a completed a major reorganization that consolidates Embed, LAI Games and the Locker Network under a new umbrella company called Helix Leisure...

Form Follows Function With Sharp's New LCD Technology
Hank Schlesinger


Germany's International Trade Fair For Amusement And Vending Is Cancelled -- Again
Nick Montano
Citing a new law affecting the operation of gaming equipment, the German association for the amusement and vending machine industry (Verband der Deutschen Automatenindustrie e. V. -- VDAI) has cancelled its 2015 trade show...

Golden Tee Viddie Is Featured On Golf Channel
IT Press Release
--press release

IAAPA Hosts Record-Breaking Asian Attractions Expo 2014 in Beijing
IAAPA Press Release
--press release

Malinowski Joins Bob's Space Racers
Nick Montano


Maryland's Operators Challenge Restrictive Amusement Game Regulations
Hank Schlesinger
The Old Line State's amusement machine operators are fighting against proposed restrictions on skill games imposed by the State Lottery Commission...

National Dart Association's Junior Tournament Wraps Up 1st Year With 3-Day Competition
Tim Sanford
The climactic competition of the AMOA-National Dart Association's inaugural Junior Tournament drew 125 contestants to the Ramada Bloomington Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport...

Oakland Lifts Pinball Ban; Archaic Law Recalls Simpler Times
by Staff Reporter
Pinball is about to become legal again in Oakland, CA, after some 80 years. The city's ban against the coin-op staple went into effect in the 1930s because the game was viewed largely as a gambling device...

Operators Contest Maryland's New Amusement Rules At Public Hearing
Hank Schlesinger
The Maryland Amusement and Music Operators Association said some 40 coin-op professionals attended a June 27 public hearing to oppose the Maryland lottery commission's proposed rules that would restrict coin-operated amusement devices...

Ripley Entertainment’s Jim Pattison Keynotes IAAPA Expo GM & Owner Breakfast
Nick Montano


San Francisco Finally Overcomes Its Hysteria Over Coin-Op Videogames
Hank Schlesinger
There's an excellent chance that San Francisco will join the modern era, tossing off its conservative mantel on July 8. That's when the city's Board of Supervisors will meet and most likely update the antiquated laws governing coin-operated amusement devices...

Shaffer Distributing Hosts Two Championship Billiard Installer Schools
Nick Montano
Participants took part in daylong workshops that included an educational session on the formulation and manufacture of billiard fabrics and cushion rubber...

Stern Pinball Rereleases Iron Man; Vault Edition Boasts Several Design Enhancements
Nick Montano
The pinball machine is being rereleased under the model name Iron Man Pro Vault Edition. First released in 2010, Iron Man Pro brings the battle between billionaire industrialist Tony Stark and his enemies to the pinball playfield...

Texas Pinball Fans Break Guinness Record For Simultaneous Players
Nick Montano
The epochal event took place on March 28 in Frisco, TX, where 272 players were recorded in action on a battery of pinball machines. At exactly 5 p.m., the flipper fanatics stood at their machines and on the count of three started a three-ball game...

Tom Happ Exits Suzo-Happ
Nick Montano
Happ has worked for the parts house for 28 years, most recently as executive vice-president...

TouchTunes And Photo Finish Records Partner In Search of 2014's Next Breakout Band
TouchTunes Press Release
--press release



Enigmatic Startup Plans To Enter Pinball Arena
by Hank Schlesinger and Nick Montano
The countdown has begun. A new pinball company is set to launch, and it promises to bring new blood to the classic amusement machine category...



Jersey Jack Pinball Publishes 380-Page Wizard Of Oz Manual Online -- And On Game
Nick Montano
Created by the company's E.E. (Butch) Peel, the manual took nearly two years to compile as the game was being designed. In its final form, the PDF volume contains more than 1,200 hyperlinks for easy navigation through its pages...

Editorial: Music and Games
Editorial
Lessons Learned From The Life Of The Mad Mogul Felix Dennis
Hank Schlesinger
Felix Dennis, Dead at 67. That the majority of obituaries begin with a similar headline always struck me as a bit diminishing to the deceased. In the instance of Felix Dennis, it seems particularly inappropriate... by Hank Schlesinger

Coffee Service News
BJ's Store-Brand Coffee Comes To K-Cups
Emily Jed


DS Services Acquires Sequoia Spring Water
Emily Jed


Harris Teeter Supermarket Coffee Comes To Keurig K-Cups
Emily Jed


Keurig 2.0 Premieres At New York Press Event
Emily Jed
Keurig Green Mountain unveiled its next-generation home brewer to the press corps on June 24 at the tony Dia 545 art gallery in Chelsea. Set to hit the market in September, Keurig 2.0 will be the first in the line to brew from the same machine either a single cup, using a K-Cup, or a whole 28-fl.oz. pot, using the new K-Carafe pack...

Keurig And Nestle Pact For ‘2-In-1’ Coffee-Mate K-Cups
Emily Jed


Keurig Brewers Are Headed To 30,000 Subway Shops
Emily Jed


Keurig Plans First 'Cold' Platform Manufacturing Plant For Georgia
Tim Sanford
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. said it is opening a manufacturing facility for its new Cold platform in Douglas County, GA...

Liquid Brewsticks Deliver Hot Or Iced Coffee On The Go
Emily Jed


Melitta Adds K-Cup-Compatible Variety, Increases Northeast Distribution
Emily Jed


Roger Stewart Exits NAMA, Joins Holiday House As VP Of Sales
Tim Sanford


TreeHouse Foods Says It Can Crack Keurig 2.0 Lockout Technology
by Staff Reporter


Foodservice News
Tyson Agrees To Purchase Hillshire After Termination Of Pinnacle Deal
Emily Jed


Guest Columns
M2M: Three Characters That Are Changing The Vending Industry
by Jürgen Hase
From a choice of products optimized for vending machine locations via mobile payment processes to the further development of the machines themselves, new opportunities are opening up for the automated retailing industry along the value chain... by Jürgen Hase

Stay Connected: Cell Signal Boosters Keep Vending Machines Online And In Touch
by Curtis Burkhart
While POS terminals account for almost 90% of the cellular M2M device market right now, vending machines represent the largest untapped market for wireless M2M in the retail industry... by Curtis Burkhar

Hardware/Tools
Beverage-Air Unveils Versa-Cool Portable Refrigerated Storage Unit
Tim Sanford


Illinois Lock Expands Kiosk Security Lineup With Tubular 7-Pin PL518
Tim Sanford


Names in the News
Eric Hall Joins Breakroom Provisions As National Sales VP
Emily Jed


Maker Of Non-Stick Chewing Gum Appoints CEO
Hank Schlesinger


Mars Appoints Debra Sandler Chief Wellbeing Officer, Tracey Massey Advances To N. America Chocolate Prexy
Emily Jed


Swiss Vending Association Elects New President
by Staff Reporter


TreeHouse Foods Taps New Chief Strategy Officer
Nick Montano


Small Business News
House Votes To Make Small Business Tax Relief Permanent; H.R. 4457 Heads To Senate
Hank Schlesinger


Increased Gas Tax Off Table As Lawmakers Scramble For Highway Funds
Hank Schlesinger


Proposed 12¢ Gas Tax Hike May Garner Bipartisan Support
Hank Schlesinger


Vending Machine Products
AdvancePierre Adds Deli Wedges To Fast Choice Line
Emily Jed


Bacon Ranch Expands TGI Friday's Potato Skins Snacks Variety
Emily Jed


Chewing Gum Promotes Alertness
Hank Schlesinger


Gluten-Free Tortilla Wraps Meet Growing Trend
Emily Jed


Hormel Foods To Acquire Muscle Milk Maker
Emily Jed


Johnsonville Launches Prewrapped Sausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits
Emily Jed


Kraft Foodservice Rolls Out Gourmet Soluble English Raspberry Tea
Tim Sanford


Mediterra Launches Six Nutrition Bars Based On Mediterranean Diet
Tim Sanford


Share A Coke Campaign Puts Consumers' Names On Soda Bottles
Emily Jed


Verve MoJoe RTD Coffee Provides All-Natural Lift
Emily Jed


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