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Commendable Vendables: Bulk Vendors Recognize 2014's Best Products
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 4, April 2015
A&A Global Industries, Brand Vending Products and Northwestern Corp. are among the year's winners...
Author: by Staff Reporter

National Bulk Vendors Association Hails Success At Amusement Expo, Renews Deal
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 4, April 2015
National Bulk Vendors Association has chalked up another successful convention and tradeĀ­ show. The 65th annual confab, collocated with Amusement Expo 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 24 to 26, is being hailed as a success by both operators and exhibitors...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Beaver's Coil-Pak Widens Product Variety In Bulk Vending
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 4, April 2015
Beaver Machine Corp. is attempting to take bulk vending in a new direction. The company's new Coil-Pak vending machine can vend a wide variety of products normally found only in full-line machines...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Brand's Craig Goodman Heads Bulk Vending Safety Committee
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 4, April 2015
Author: by Staff Reporter

Beaver Machine Plans To Unveil New Bulk Vender At Amusement Expo
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 3, March 2015
The vending machine manufacturer, which has remained stubbornly tightlipped, says its new vender will add additional product categories to the bulk channel...

Clever Internet Scamsters Target Importers Of Foreign Goods
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 3, March 2015
The Internet Crime Complaint Center, known as IC3, has identified a new scam targeting companies doing business with overseas suppliers. Called the Business Email Compromise...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Deal Reached In Labor Dispute At West Coast Ports; Bulk Vending Commodities Expected To Flow Smoothly Again
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 3, March 2015
The labor dispute had caused major disruptions in the supply chains of imported merchandise, including capsule novelties, plush items and toy fashion accessories, among other vendable merchandise...
Author: by Staff Report

New York Detectives Nab Suspect In Thefts Of 100+ Bulk Vending Machines
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 3, March 2015
The New York City Police Department has apprehended a thief who has been targeting bulk vending machines in locations for the past several months. Jason Bietsch, 39, was apprehended on Feb. 19 by NYPD detectives of the 40th Precinct...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

West Coast Labor Dispute Plays Havoc With Bulk Vending Supply Lines
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 3, March 2015
A major labor dispute on the West Coast has paralyzed two of the nation's busiest seaports and is threatening to disrupt American supply chains, including bulk vending's...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

National Bulk Vendors Association Readies 5th Collocation With Amusement Expo
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 2, February 2015
The National Bulk Vendors Association said it is finalizing its convention and trade show schedule, which will run during late March's Amusement Expo...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Educational Exhibit Spotlights 3D-Printed Novelties In Bulk Vending Capsules
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 2, February 2015
bulk vending Artwork was created to resemble bulk capsuled toys. It is displayed against a background centered on a vending machine that themes the exhibit. The machine functions, and the capsuled mini-sculptures are dispensed randomly...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Melvin Gordon Is Dead At 95; Led Tootsie Roll Industries
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 2, February 2015
The Tootsie Roll chairman and chief executive ran the Chicago-based confectionery company for 53 years, overseeing the manufacture of 64 million Tootsie Rolls a day and other sweets, including Junior Mints, Charleston Chews and Tootsie Pops...
Author: by Hank Schlesinger and Nick Montano

Robbery Crew Targets Bulk Vending Machines In New York City
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 2, February 2015
This alleged crew, sources say, is highly organized and professional. Members brazenly identify themselves to location management as the vending company's service personnel...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Koko's Confectionery Breaks Record For World's Longest Candy Necklace: The Sweetest Mile
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 1, January 2015
Dubbed "The Sweetest Mile," Koko's gargantuan candy necklace undertaking was done to benefit the mid-Atlantic chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The goal is to raise $10 a foot...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Rising Licensing Costs Pose Challenge To Bulk Vending's Product Suppliers
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 12, December 2014
When the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association released its 2014 annual report, the results surprised just about nobody. The LIMA survey showed that licensing revenue continued to grow for the third straight year. In the U.S. and Canada, that translated into $5.7 billion in royalty fees and $115.8 billion in retail sales...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Baseball Card Innovator Seymour Berger Dies At 91
Issue: Vol. 55, No. 1, January 2015
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Hooray For Lower Gas Prices! Will Consumers Drop Some Savings In Coin-Op Equipment?
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 12, December 2014
Just in case you haven't noticed, gas prices are continuing to drop. The latest report shows that under-$2-a-gallon gas is now available in at least 13 states. And three states -- Louisiana, Ohio, and Oklahoma -- have reported prices under $1.90 a gallon. Can bulk and amusement operators rejoice? by Hank Schlesinger
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Nazi Rings Discovered In Bulk Vending Mix
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 12, December 2014
An Oklahoma mother got a shock when her four-year-old returned from a bulk vending machine with a ring boasting a Nazi symbol...
Author: by Staff Reporter

As Big Box Stores Continue Urban Expansion, Impact On Bulk Vending And Coin-Op Remains Unclear
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 12, December 2014
Embracing the "urban-store" concept, retailers like Target, Wal-Mart and Lowes are moving aggressively into small format stores. What this means for bulk vending operators remains to be seen...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Basic Bulk Mix And Fast Installation Pay Off For On The Ball Vending
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 10, October 2013
Can an operator offering simple bulk vending -- and only bulk vending -- still make it on the street? On The Ball Vending, headquartered in Frisco, TX, and run by Scot Clayborn, is proof that it's possible...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Allstar Vending Moves To Larger Headquarters
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 11, November 2014
Author: Nick Montano

Canadian Tattoo Shop Sells Random Designs For $80 Through Bulk Vending Machine
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 11, November 2014
New and regular customers of Toronto's Okey Doke Tattoo Shop can allow a bulk vending machine to choose a tattoo design for them...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Brand Vending Products Relocates From Arizona To California
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 11, November 2014
The relocation of Brand, a leading supplier of vendible capsule and flat merchandise, comes after nearly 23 years in Scottsdale, AZ. The new California facility houses offices, a showroom and a warehouse. Rising shipping costs prompt move...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Q&A: NBVA President Judi Heston Says Bulk's Future Is Bright
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 9, September 2014
Judi Heston began her two-year term as president of the National Bulk Vendors Association in March, succeeding Steve Schechner of Capital Vending (Florence, AL). Heston is the second woman to hold the top post of the 64-year-old trade association...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Busy Beaver Button Co. Readies 15th Annual Button-O-Matic Bulk Vending Promotion
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 10, October 2014
The single-head Northwestern bulk venders will offer a selection of limited edition series buttons by 10 artists, each offering his or her distinctive version of the iconic smiley button...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

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