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'Forensic Accounting' Curbs Internal Theft At Capital Vending
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013
Losses caused by bulk vending route personnel are far more costly than those caused by vandals. Even small thefts can substantially affect the bottom line in the long run, if not detected in time...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

SweetWorks Appoints Joel Brown To Supply Chain Manager Position

Issue: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013
Author: Tim Sanford

Hispanic Traffic Grows In C-Store Sector
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013
The Hispanic population is increasingly favoring convenience stores, which have become lucrative bulk vending locations in some markets, as shopping destinations...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Hosts Its First Bulk Vending Roadshow In Atlanta
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
The roadshow was conceived as a symposium with a focus on nuts-and-bolts strategies for increasing sales, expanding routes and receiving up to date information on the latest trends across a wide variety of topics...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Sugar Reform Suffers Bipartisan Defeat
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Candymakers and baked goods manufacturers suffered a close defeat in a 206-221 vote in the House of Representatives for adoption of a sugar reform amendment in the 2013 farm bill...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Walnut Group Shows Mechanical Cupped-Candy Venders At NAMA
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 6, June 2013
Walnut's Candy Cups is an all-mechanical bulk-loading machine designed to dispense popular bulk confections in disposable, recyclable 50-ml. (1.69-fl.oz.) cups, rather than directly into the patron's hand...
Author: Tim Sanford

Brand's New Capsule Toys Cultivate Creativity
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 6, June 2013
Brand Vending Products has taken the wraps off three capsule items designed to engage the imaginations of young patrons during the summer vacation. The new items belong to Brand's first self-vend, do-it-yourself line...
Author: Nick Montano

Vending Supply Innovates With Ink Processes To Fuel Latest Tat Trends
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 5, May 2013
For Vending Supply, the secret is in the ink. While ink isn't something that is often discussed in the world of temporary tattoos, Vending Supply's attention to this often overlooked detail is one of the reasons the company's vending products continue to stand out...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Allstar Gets Trash Pack Vending Exclusive
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 5, May 2013
Allstar Vending has acquired the exclusive license for The Trash Pack in bulk and flat vending. "Trash Pack continues to experience immense success since the first series launched in 2011 and we anticipate it to snowball," said Allstar vice president Sharon Shlien...
Author: Nick Montano

More California Businesses Drop The Penny
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 5, May 2013
A growing number of California businesses are no longer accepting the penny, perhaps inspired by Canada's decision last year to stop minting its lowest denomination coins...
Author: Nick Montano

Beaver Machine Ships Retrofit Coin Mech For Tomy's Gacha Bulk Vender
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 5, May 2013
The coin mech retrofit kit enables the installation of Beaver's New Generation (NG) mechanism into Gacha machines, made by the former Tomy-Yujin Corp. It is designed to improve money-handling accuracy...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Wraps Up 63rd Show; Attendance Dips, Best Vending Products Are Honored
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 4, April 2013
The National Bulk Vendors Association concluded in late March its 63rd annual convention and trade show, drawing some 250 industry members. It was the third NBVA show to collocate with the Amusement Expo in Las Vegas...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Bulk Vending Roadshow Stops At Atlanta Airport: June
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 4, April 2013
The June 7-8 educational event will feature a series of lectures and forums by industry professionals who will cover product trends, inventory management, increasing route efficiency and bookkeeping, among other pertinent topics...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Two Decades In: Licensed Merchandise Continues To Reward And Challenge Suppliers And Operators
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
Licensing has been an important product segment in bulk vending for 20 years now. Over the past two decades, not only has this content strategy propelled the gumball and sticker machine businesses into the pop culture mainstream, it has also made vending operators a good deal of money. New challenges and greater rewards are now in store for suppliers and operators...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Beaver Brightens Up Bulk Venders With New Color Options
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
Beaver Machine Corp. will offer its RB and NB venders in tropical teal and sunset orange. The smaller RB vending machine will also be available in bright pink...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA's Schechner Predicts Successful Bulk Vending Show
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
The National Bulk Vendors Association's 63rd annual trade show and convention is expected to outperform last year's event...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Raffle Sets $10,000 Bulk Vending Scholarship Goal
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
The National Bulk Vendors Association is once again mobilizing to raise funds for its new scholarship program. A raffle is planned during the Amusement Expo in March...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Ford Gum & Machine Celebrates 100 Years Of Innovation In Bulk Vending
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
bulk vending While it is rare to find a company with that kind of longevity, it's even more uncommon to find one that has achieved the level of consistent innovation exhibited by Ford Gum. Its story has been punctuated by remarkable vending industry milestones that extend from its start to the present day. One-hundred years ago, Ford S. Mason, a roofing salesman from upstate New York, traveled to Manhattan to attend a conference at the newly constructed Flatiron Building. In the Big Apple, Mason first encounters bulk vending machines...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

C-Stores Post Modest Growth In 2012, Nudging Above 149,000 Units
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
The number of convenience stores, now staple locations in some markets for bulk, skill crane and kiddie ride vendors, grew to a record 149,220 outlets last year...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Experts Warn Of Looming Mall Closings
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013
Closure risks could spell bad news for some vending operators, particularly those in the bulk segment, who are reliant on mall locations...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Allstar Vending Names Alan Liverman COO
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 2, February 2013
The bulk supplier's new chief operating officer was previously a partner at a national accounting firm and has been an owner of several import and distribution businesses over the past 20 years...
Author: Nick Montano

NBVA Is Adding More Member Value, Schechner Reports
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2013
How is the National Bulk Vendors Association doing these days? Just fine, says NBVA president Steve Schechner...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

China Sets Path For Cautious Currency, Trade Policy In 2013
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2013
No news is often good news for the bulk vending and coin-op amusement industries when it comes to China's trade policy...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Vending Supply Rolls Out One Direction Boy Band Temporary Tattoos
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2012
New flat merchandise illustrates very popular "boy band" One Direction (1D for short). Vending Supply has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the vendible tattoos...
Author: Nick Montano

Jolly Roger's Candy Van Kiosk Could Help Drive Bulk Vending Sales
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2012
The Candy Van is configured to accommodate 18 confection venders, two capsule toy heads and a battery-powered bill changer...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

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