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Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013

Vending Features
American Express And Isis Link Platforms For Mobile Wallet
Emily Jed
American Express Serve is a cobranded account will be offered in every Isis Mobile Wallet as a part of a nationwide launch later this year...

Amstel Beer Vender Rewards Passersby For Standing Around
Emily Jed
The latest vending marketing stunt making headlines is a machine that rewarded people in Bulgaria with a free beer for doing nothing...

AnywhereCommerce Pacts With Spindle To Provide Mobile POS Technology
Emily Jed
The payments technology company will supply mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) products for Spindle Inc.'s MeNetwork...

AnywhereCommerce Says 'Visa Ready' Affiliation Will Fuel Mobile Payment Momentum In Canada
Emily Jed
The global payments technology provider, which has the the "Visa Ready" designation, anticipates increased traction in Canada for its mobile POS technologies...

AVT Appoints South Florida Distributor For Marley Coffee Machines
Emily Jed
The distributorship covers Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, and includes Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton...

Bensalem's Advanced Services Prepares To Welcome Rep. Fitzpatrick
Tim Sanford
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) represents Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District, and is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services...

Bert Plug Load Management System Adds Smart Vending Machine Solution
Emily Jed
Best Energy Reduction Technologies LLC's new Bert 110 Vend allows remote measurement and control of vending machine and other appliance plug loads through an existing Wi-Fi network...

Buffalo, NY, Parking Meter Mechanic Sentenced For Stealing Over $200,000 In Quarters
by Staff Reporter
A parking meter mechanic here was sentenced on Aug. 16 for stealing $210,000 in quarters. James Bagarozzo, 57, will serve two and a half years in prison for the curbside thefts, with which he got away for more than eight years between 2003 and 2011...

California State Polytechnic University Gets Shop24 Vending Machine
Emily Jed
The automated c-store store will be up and running on the California State Polytechnic University's Pomona campus when the fall semester starts...

Canadian Healthy Vending Pushes For Nationwide School Nutrition Rules
Emily Jed
Vancouver-based biz-op promoter said Canada should consider following the U.S. Department of Agriculture's lead in setting a nationwide school nutrition standard to replace the existing patchwork of rules that vary widely between districts and provinces...

CDC: Nearly Half Of U.S. School Districts Ban 'Junk Food' Vending
Emily Jed
A report released by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention this week found that 44% of school districts banned junk food from vending machines last year, up from 30% in 2006...

Childhood Obesity Rate Drop Suggests Tide May Be Turning
Emily Jed
After decades of rising rates, CDC study shows childhood obesity fell in many states in 2011, signaling a reversal of the trend...

CompuVend Integrates LightSpeed Into Vending Management System
Emily Jed
LightSpeed Automation provides pick-to-light systems that automate order picking in the warehouse, improving productivity and reducing mistakes...

CompuVend Upgrades Prekitting Module
Emily Jed
Latest release provides more flexibility for the user, additional functionality for route drivers and improved control over inventory...

Energy Drink Makers Testify At Senate Hearing
Emily Jed
Executives from three major energy drink companies defended the safety of their products and said insisted their marketing does not target kids at July 31 hearing...

Facebook Reportedly Plans Mobile Payments Service
by Staff Reporter
All Things D, an online publication, reports that Facebook plans to test its own mobile payments system using member login data...

FDA Study Will Examine Consumer Perception Of Nutrient-Enhanced Snacks And Soft Drinks
Emily Jed
The Food and Drug Administration is planning to launch a study into whether adding vitamins to snack foods and carbonated drinks leads consumers to believe that they can replace more nutritious foods...

Fed Appeals Reversal Of 21¢ Debit Fee Cap
Emily Jed
The Federal Reserve is appealing a court ruling that struck down the 21¢ cap on fees that banks charge retail stores for debit card transactions...

Florida SunPass Toll Tags Sold In Welcome Center Snack Machines
Emily Jed
The SunPasses, merchandised alongside candies, cookies and chips, vend for $5.35 each...

French Fry Vender Debuts In Belgium
Emily Jed
A grocery store in Brussels has installed a fully automatic vending machine that dispenses fresh-cooked French fries with a Belgian twist...

Fresh Healthy Vending Rolls Out Interactive Machine Powered By VE Connect Technology
Emily Jed
Healthy vending company is now offering franchisees a high-tech machine. It features a large touchscreen that functions as a product-selection panel. Operators have access to a product database containing thousands of 2D and 3D product images and nutritional information to display on the screen...

FTC Returns Additional $950,000 To Victims In DVD Vending Scam
Emily Jed
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 426 refund checks totaling more than $950,000 to consumers who were victimized by a scam that promoted video rental machines as a business opportunity...

Isis Gears Up For Nationwide Mobile Wallet Rollout; Users Appear To Like My Coke Rewards
Emily Jed
Three dozen mobile devices across AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile US Inc. and Verizon Wireless currently support Isis and support for iPhone, Windows Phone and Blackberry 10 is expected to be introduced later this year...

Los Angeles County Reduces Rather Than Quadrupling Vending Health Permit Fee
Emily Jed
Operators in Los Angeles County will pay lower fees for vending machine health permits thanks to a two-year effort by the California Automatic Vending Council and the National Automatic Merchandising Association...

Luna Awards Vending Machines To Workplace Contest Winners
Emily Jed
The maker of the popular nutrition bars for women, announced the two winners of the "Feed Your Strength -- At Work!" contest that began in May...

Maryland's Montgomery County Restricts Afterschool Vending
Emily Jed
A parent group, Real Food for Kids, pushed for the measure, which is intended to deter kids from buying "unhealthy" snacks before they go home...

MB Media Brokers Enforces Wireless Vending Machine Messaging Patent
Emily Jed
MB Media Brokers has begun seeking to bring companies into compliance with its patent related to wireless vending machine messaging, according to company chief executive Dave Levine...

Mondēlez Q2 Profit Dips 40%, Revenue Ticks Up
Emily Jed
The maker of Oreos, Cadbury chocolates, Ritz crackers and Trident gum reported a second-quarter profit of $616 million, or 34¢ a share, down from $1.03 billion, or 58¢ a share, a year earlier...

NAMA Enlists Manufacturer Input To Compile USDA-Approved School Product List
Emily Jed
The NAMA USDA Competitive Foods in Schools Comprehensive Product List is intended to serve as a resource for operators looking for products that meet the new standards...

NAMA Gears Up For Second Washington Public Policy Conference
Emily Jed
The National Automatic Merchandising Association said it is finalizing plans for its second annual public policy conference in the nation's capital...

NAMA Launches Emerging Leaders Network
Emily Jed
The National Automatic Merchandising Association has launched the Emerging Leaders Network a forum for young executives to exchange personal experiences with their industry peers 40 and younger...

Rowe Unveils Model 500-3 Bill Changer With $5 Banknote Recycling
Tim Sanford
Rowe, which now is the bill changer division of Megatouch LLC, offers the new changer in front- and rear-load options. It is the same size as the company's widely used BC1400 and BC1200 changers...

Shop24 At SUNY Westbury Marks Automated C-Store's Long Island Debut
Emily Jed
The giant vending machine is the first of its kind on New York's Long Island and is located in close proximity to the college's new academic building and residence halls...

Snyder's-Lance Acquires New England Distributor Stateline Service Corp.
Emily Jed
Stateline distributes Snyder's-Lance products and other snack food lines through its direct store delivery system. Snyder's-Lance has grown its own DSD network through a series of acquisitions in recent years...

Three Square Market Taps Technivend As New England Distributor
Emily Jed
Massachusetts-based Technivend Inc. will distribute new micromarket adapted from corrections industry kiosk in New England market...

University Of Kentucky Pioneers Smartphone-Activated Laundry Program
Emily Jed
Dayton, OH-based ASI Campus Laundry Solutions installs what it claims is the first fully mobile phone-operated laundry program in residence halls and student apartment buildings...

USA Technologies Debuts MORE Loyalty and Prepaid Program
Emily Jed
USAT says vending operators who use MORE can offer rewards and discounts for products purchased at their cashless-enabled locations to build loyalty, repeat business and a greater understanding of their consumers' purchasing preferences...

USA Technologies Launches ePortGO Taxi Payment Solution
Emily Jed
The in-vehicle system for the taxi business integrates technology that enables credit and debit card fare payment, trip management, recordkeeping, vehicle dispatching and navigation...

V-Engineering: For Vending Operators, Anticipating Change Is Crucial To Their Technology Adoption Plans
Tim Sanford
The cascade of new applications for today's data communications and processing technologies holds great promise for vending and coffee service operators who implement them according to a well-thought-out plan. Dr. Michael Kasavana leads a panel that explores the promise and potential pitfalls of a world full of smart machines...

Micromarkets
365 Retail Markets Adds FreedomPay Acceptance As Micromarket Payment Option
Tim Sanford
FreedomPay is now a 365 preferred payments partner. Using the platform, operators of 365's micromarket locations now can integrate self-checkout payments with a location's existing FreedomPay deployment...

Music and Games Features
AAMA Bestows Joe Robbins Award On Bay Tek's Holly Meidl; The Shining Star Is Sondra Doyle
Nick Montano
The Joe Robbins Award is the American Amusement Machine Association's highest honor, named in memory of the industry pioneer who played a leading role in forming the association in 1981...

AAMA Elects Sega's Pete Gustafson President
Nick Montano
The American Amusement Machine Association elected Peter Gustafson as its new president. He succeeds John Margold of AMI Entertainment...

AAMA's Rick Kirby Issues Stern Warning About Merchandisers, Urges Immediate Self-Policing
Nick Montano
"We're an industry that often thinks about immediate satisfaction and worries about the consequences later. We need to police ourselves." That stern warning was delivered by Rick Kirby during the American Amusement Machine Association's recent government relations luncheon...

Allied Veterans Internet Sweepstakes Café Commander Pleads No Contest
Nick Montano
Jerry Bass, the national leader of Allied Veterans of the World, pleaded no contest on Aug. 23 to operating an illegal gambling operation in a deal that imposes no jail time and no probation...

AMI's Tap TV 2.0 Release Integrates Social Media, And Adds Promotional Screens, 'Shop' Feature, Extended Hours
Nick Montano
Bar entertainment service from AMI Entertainment uses a location's existing TVs and guests' smartphones to provide free-to-play games. Updated Tap TV Trivia systems let players share experiences on Twitter or Facebook...

Amusement Machine Maker Unis Begins New Factory Construction In Zhongshan
Nick Montano
Construction of the new Universal Space factory has begun in Zhongshan, a prefecture-level city in the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong province, which has become a major region of amusement machine development...

Benchmark Unveils Balloon-Popping Redemption Game, Explosive
Tim Sanford
Explosive is a visually arresting two-player redemption game that challenges competitors to control the inflation of a balloon in order to pop it at just the right time...

Big Buck 2013 Qualifiers Go Live Sept. 8; World Championship Returns To Chicago
Nick Montano
Last year's virtual shootout made history in New York City in lower Manhattan on Nov. 9 and 10 -- only a few days after the area's power was returned following Superstorm Sandy. This year's tournament will be the biggest ever, predicts Big Buck tourney manager Dave Snipes...

Chuck E. Cheese's Q2 Profit Soars, Comparable Store Sales Grow 2.9%
Emily Jed
Second quarter profit climbed 78% for CEC Entertainment, parent of the famous FEC chain. Profit rose to $7.2 million during the quarter ending June 30, up from $4.1 million during the same period a year ago...

ESA's 2013 Videogame Survey Finds Nearly Half Of All Gamers Are Women
by Staff Reporter
The Entertainment Software Association "2013 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry" reveals interesting facts about today's gamers and the games they play, including...

Gold Standard Games' New Gold Flare Air Hockey Tables Are FEC-Optimized
Nick Montano
New from the sports game manufacturer is the Gold Flare line of air hockey tables designed specifically for family entertainment centers and gamerooms...

Gold Standard/Shelti Begins Manufacture Of Novel Dual Pool Tables
Nick Montano
Patented Shelti Dual Pool Tables for the North American market are ready for immediate shipment. The new Dual Pool Table is 93" long and is available in the two familiar Shelti finishes, woodgrain Sovereign Cherry and high-tech Charcoal Matrix...

Golden Tee LIVE 2014 Will Ship Late September; AwesomeDraw Offers Big Prizes For Early Preorders
Incredible Technologies Press Release
Development of the 25th anniversary edition of the popular video golf franchise is progressing smoothly, and is scheduled for a late September release [press release]

Jimmy Buffett's 'Songs from St. Somewhere' Debuts On TouchTunes
TouchTunes Press Release
Starting Aug. 20, TouchTunes will debut Buffett’s new album, Songs From St. Somewhere, via Mailboat Records on jukeboxes nationwide. The legendary singer/songwriter's 27th studio album is his first studio release since 2009 [press release]

LAI Games Names Theo Sanders Chief Executive
Nick Montano
Following a two-month search, LAI Games here has selected Theo Sanders as its new chief executive. Sanders succeeds Marshall Ashdown, who is relocating to England to take up the post of LAI's international sales director...

Long Island's Central Distributing Co. Is Sold
Nick Montano
Central Distributing Co., which specializes in the sale and service of amusement equipment, is being sold. Industry veteran Anthony Russo and son Nicholas are acquiring the Long Island distributorship from owner Ralph Scherillo...

Megatouch Releases 2014 Software Lineup For Ion Countertop Videogame System
Nick Montano
Megatouch LLC has released its 2014 software for the Ion countertop game system. The update is the ninth since the Ion platform's debut. Highlights include enhanced Educational Attract Screens and 14 new games, 10 of which provide Tournamaxx support...

More Smartphone Users Stream Songs; Almost All Mobile Listeners Tune In On Their Devices
Nick Montano
A new study released by eMarketer estimates that one in five Americans will listen to music on their mobile phones by the end of this year. It also predicts that double-digit growth is expected to continue through 2015...

Murder By Louisiana Boy Rekindles Videogame Violence Debate
by Staff Reporter
The long-running debate about violence in videogames was revived over the weekend with reports that an eight-year-old boy who police say shot and killed his elderly caregiver had been playing Grand Theft Auto IV...

Myeloma Foundation Lauds Motown's Berry Gordy And TouchTunes' Charles Goldstuck
Nick Montano
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation will honor music great Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, and the jukebox industry's Charles Goldstuck, chief executive of TouchTunes. Funds raised by the Nov. 9 gala will support development of treatments for the incurable blood cancer...

Namco Bandai Opens Social Gaming Development Studio In Vancouver
by Staff Reporter
New studio in coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia will develop mobile and online games tailored for North American players...

New Trampoline Park Association Appoints Tracy Sarris Executive VP
Nick Montano
The newly formed International Association of Trampoline Parks was incorporated in Pennsylvania in May...

NTN Buzztime Posts Q2 Revenue Loss, Readies On-Demand Trivia Platform
Nick Montano
NTN Buzztime Inc. reported $5.5 million in revenue for the second quarter of 2013, ended June 30, compared with $6 million for the same period in 2012...

Operators Reactivate The Florida Amusement Machine Association; Recruitment Meeting Is Sept. 14 In Orlando
Nick Montano
In the wake of recent legislative threats in their state, 14 amusement machine operators from Florida met last weekend and agreed to reactivate the Florida Amusement Machine Association...

Sega Adds Two-Player Air Hockey Table To Sonic Arcade Sports Line
Nick Montano
Sega Amusements has added a two-player Sonic-themed air hockey table to its family of Arcade Sports games. The line now includes four pieces...

Sega Launches Double Spin Wheel-Action Ticket Redemption Game
Nick Montano
As its name suggests, Double Spin incorporates two wheels, one above the other. It's the latest in Sega's expanding line of ticket redemption arcade games...

Sweepstakes Updates: Hearing In NM; Raid In NC; Open In Hayward, CA; New Approach In FL
Nick Montano
The New Mexico Supreme Court heard a case this week involving Las Cruces businessman Michael T. Vento, who is accused of running a gambling enterprise out of his Internet café...

Tennessee Operators Eliminate Sales Tax On TouchTunes Jukeboxes
Nick Montano
Tennessee is among a dozen or so states that have enacted laws taxing purchases of digital goods. As a result, the leading digital jukebox music supplier, TouchTunes, has been collecting and paying a 9.25% tax on gross receipts generated in the state by its network...

Things To Come: All-Skill Key Masters And iCubes
Companies that make amusement vending machines designed to award high-value prizes are likely to offer skill-only versions of their most popular games...

Valley Fine-Furniture-Styled Top Cat Broadens Coin-Op Pool Market
Hank Schlesinger
When Valley Dynamo LP took the wraps off its Top Cat pool table late last year, the look wowed operators. The table, which features solid maple construction, worsted cloth and the luxury look of fine furniture, is eye-catching. It was something new in coin-op, made possible by...

Bulk Vending
NBVA Plans To Expand Educational Program At Amusement Expo
Hank Schlesinger
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...

Shopping Center Sets Record For World's Largest Bulk Vending Machine
Hank Schlesinger
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...

Vending Location Watch: Are Supermarkets Doomed?
Hank Schlesinger
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?

Editorial: Vending
Editorial
Hanging Together
Tim Sanford
Around the turn of the millennium, we offered our opinion that a rather long era of legislative and regulatory tranquility was ending. But the assault has been renewed, but not in the manner we expected... by Tim Sanford

Editorial: Music and Games
The Power Of 'Mom And Pop' Management
Hank Schlesinger
Small businesses looking to larger businesses for "best practices" often adopt exactly the wrong ones. The results can be humorous... by Hank Schlesinger

Bulk Vending and Crane Products
Halloween 2013 Spotlight: Seasonal Items for Bulk Vending, Cranes and Redemption


September 2013's Spotlight on Product for Bulk Vending, Cranes and Redemption


Coffee Service News
ABCD Will Co-Pack LBP's UpShot Single-Cup Hot Beverage Capsules
Emily Jed
Automatic Brewers & Coffee Devices of Conshohocken, PA, will co-pack LBP Manufacturing's UpShot single-cup coffee capsules...

Brick-and-Mortar Businesses Hit The Road And Vending Trucks Inc. Shows Them How
Vending Trucks Inc. Press Release


Briggo Unveils Smartphone-Controlled Robotic Coffee Haus At Austin University
Emily Jed
Customers can now use an app on their phones to remotely order customized specialty drinks ahead of their arrival....

Chobani Is Coming To K-12 Schools Through USDA Pilot
Chobani Press Release
The four-state pilot program -- happening now in New York, Idaho, Arizona and Tennessee -- will make the Greek yogurt more affordable for school leaders to put on their menus [press release]

DS Waters Acquires Cascade Coffee OCS And Water Divisions
Emily Jed
Cascade Coffee Inc. has provided coffee services to business and industry throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1995...

Eight O'Clock Coffee Struts New Look, Contemporary Varieties
Emily Jed
Eight O'Clock Coffee is re-launching its iconic 150-year-old coffee brand with modern, red packaging and new varieties that cater to today's consumers...

Food Trucks Primarily Replace a Quick Service Restaurant Visit, Says NPD
NPD Group Press Release
Since food trucks appeared on the restaurant scene, their perceivable threat to brick-and-mortar restaurants has been widely debated. A recent survey conducted by the NPD Group found that consumers replace a quick service restaurant (QSR) visit with a food truck visit [press release]

Former Green Mountain Employee Charged With Insider Trading
Emily Jed
Chad McGinnis of Morrisville, VT, was a systems administrator in the Waterbury, VT, roaster's information technology department...

Green Mountain Coffee And Campbell's Ready Fresh-Brewed Soups In K-Cup Packaging
Nick Montano
Campbell Soup Co. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters are teaming up to develop and market Campbell's fresh-brewed soup in K-Cup packs. The new format is designed to offer consumers the flavor and experience of Campbell's soups with the convenience of push-button preparation in GMCR's Keurig brewers...

Green Mountain Launches Fair Trade Certified Three Continent Blend
Emily Jed


Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice Is First Keurig Latte
Emily Jed


Green Mountain Q3 Profit Soars; Keurig Brewer Volume Slows
Emily Jed
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' third-quarter net income jumped 59%, benefiting from lower coffee costs. Total revenue was $967.1 million, up 11% on K-Cup volume growth. Lower brewer sales and royalties slow revenue gains...

Janet Conti Offers Ice Coffee And Tea Tips On Louisville Morning TV Show
Tim Sanford
The Great Day Live! morning show, which is cohosted by Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners, is a regular feature on WHAS-TV (Channel 11), an ABC affiliate...

Mother Parkers Takes Wraps Off Commercial RealCup Single-Serve Brewer
Emily Jed
The Canadian roaster has partnered with beverage equipment manufacturer Grindmaster to develop a new single-cup brewer for the office coffee and foodservice channels...

NAMA Invites Members To Submit A Photo With Joe; Free CTW Badge Will Go To Contest Winner
NAMA Press Release
The National Automatic Merchandising Association will invite members to submit a photo with the association's Joe on the Job logo to participate in a social media contest during National Coffee Service Month this September [press release]

NCA Ramps Up Effort To Mitigate Legal Impact Of California's Prop 65 On Coffee Industry
Emily Jed
New York City-based National Coffee Association steps up its effort to mitigate the legal battles coffee roasters and retailers are facing as a result of California's Proposition 65. It has engaged Political Solutions LLC, a Sacramento-based public affairs firm to lead the charge...

Starbucks Aims To Double Clover Single-Cup Brewer Use
Emily Jed
Starbucks Coffee Co. is marking the fifth anniversary of its Clover single-cup brewing system with plans to double the number of stores using it by the end of 2014...

Cover Stories


A Rock And A Hard Place: Blind Vendors And Government Officials Debate Menu Mandates
Emily Jed
The fast-growing thicket of regulations mandating "healthy" vending in federal, state and local facilities was the focus of a panel discussion at the National Association of Blind Merchants conference in Indianapolis. The "healthy vending" panel, moderated by Vending Times senior editor Emily Jed, brought together nutrition experts from government agencies and other health advocates, along with blind vending operators. All are members of the Randolph-Sheppard Healthy Vending Work Group, recently established by National Association of Blind Merchants executive director Kevan Worley....

Foodservice News
Aramark Launches 'Healthy For Life' At Universities And Workplaces Nationwide
Emily Jed
The foodservice initiative is designed to help its customers make "healthier" lifestyle choices through a broad selection of better-for-you recipes, along with easy-to-understand nutrition and wellness information...

Compass Group PLC Shortlisted For National Business Awards
Compass Group Press Release


Food Truck Conference Rolls Into Portland
Emily Jed


Guest Columns
Match Square Pegs With Square Holes, Or Else Replace Them
by Kevin Daw
One of my new favorite television shows is "The Profit" on CNBC. For those who haven't seen it, I highly recommend that you give it a viewing. Let's discuss People, Process and Product... by Kevin Daw

Overcoming Objections Is Easier With Forethought And Practice
By Len Rashkin
Why is it that some salespeople are so much more productive than others? There are many ways in which one differs from another. One of the strongest selling attributes that I have observed over the years is the ability to answer a potential customer's objections intelligently...by Len Rashkin

Upgrading Parts Replacers To Real Technicians Saves Money And Clients
by Matt Greenwald
Today's OCS operators rarely confine themselves to a single equipment manufacturer or brewing method, and for good reason... by Matt Greenwald

Hardware/Tools
Illinois Lock Quick Install Cam Locks Save Installation Time; Online Demonstration Videos Show How
Illinois Lock Compnay Press Release


Southco's New Multi-Point Flat Rod System Provides Increased Strength And Security For Enclosures
Southco Inc. Press Release


Meetings/Events
Apriva's Rebecca Boyle To Discuss Security Technologies For Mobile Commerce At ITEXPO: Aug. 28
Apriva Press Release


IATP Seeks Presenters For October Trampoline Park Confab; Proposals Due Sept. 6
Tim Sanford


Vistar Of New England Invites Operators To Mohegan Sun Product Show: Sept. 20
Emily Jed


World Tea East @ Atlanta Foodservice Expo Focuses On Trends Driving Tea Business: Oct. 20-22
World Tea Media Press Release


Names in the News
Eamon Connor And Jeremy Schoolfield Advance To New Posts At IAAPA
Tim Sanford


Green Mountain Names Ostryniec To New Chief Product Supply Post
Tim Sanford


Grindmaster-Cecilware Gets New Chief
Emily Jed


HomeFree Appoints Gail Schnur To Oversee National Marketing Effort
Tim Sanford


Mars Chocolate N.A. Appoints Rick LaBerge Sales Veep
Tim Sanford


Megatouch Appoints Jillian Fisher To Marketing Coordinator Position
Tim Sanford


Michigan Coin Machine Operators Association Reelects Scott Bright President
Nick Montano


Pioneer Sales & Service Hires Mark Broetzmann
Nick Montano


Promotion In Motion Names Two Vice Presidents And A Purchasing Director
Tim Sanford


Specialty Coin Appoints Tony Orozco To Sales Team
Nick Montano


SweetWorks Appoints Two Product Managers
Tim Sanford


Venco Names Chevalier Sales Rep
Nick Montano


Small Business News
A Rocky Mountain City Has Nation's Safest Drivers, Says Allstate Study
Hank Schlesinger


Convenience Store Sales Gain Ground
Hank Schlesinger


IRS Probes Thousands Of Small Businesses; Some Worry Agency Plans Greater Scrutiny Over Mom-And-Pops
by Staff Reporter


Traffic Congestion Rises In Major Metro Regions; Northeast Is Gridlock Leader
Hank Schlesinger


Upfront with the Publisher
Wider Horizons For Self-Service Retailing
Alicia Lavay
We have always published Vending Times with the goal of encouraging an exchange of ideas among the diverse segments of the industry. Operators always are on the lookout for opportunities, and the mix of services provided by many operating companies today is different from the menu they offered a few years ago... by Alicia Lavay

Vending Machine Products
Bare Snacks Adds Sea Salt Caramel, Chile Lime To Apple Chip Lineup
Tim Sanford


Coke Ads Defend Use Of Artificial Sweetener
Emily Jed


HomeFree Expands Allergen-Free,School-Friendly Cookie Line
Emily Jed


Marley Debuts Ready-To-Drink Jamaican Iced Coffee
Emily Jed


Mr. Peanut Takes To The Airwaves To Show The 'Power Of The Peanut'
Planters Press Release


T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins Gets Flavor Boost, New Package
Emily Jed


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