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'Breaking Bad' Candy: Bad Idea?
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 9, September 2012
It isn’t the kind of tie-in that most candymakers would dare undertake, but a local confectionery store in Albuquerque, NM, is selling "meth" inspired by AMC's critically acclaimed "Breaking Bad" TV series...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Ad Exec Pairs Bulk Vending And Foursquare: Check In And Get Gumball
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 9, September 2012
Social media and little classic vending machines might seem an unlikely pairing to most. But not for the creative mind of Tyler DeAngelo, who envisions a practical merger of old and new. It's Check 'N Chew...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Artist Uses Bulk Vender To Fashion Shock Art
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 8, August 2012
Artist Thomas Kuebler shares his inspiration for the "Geinball Machine," which is both representational and a functioning vending machine...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Gumball.com Announces Lifetime Of Gumballs Sweepstakes Promo
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 8, August 2012
The bulk vending supplier is hoping the "Win Gumballs for Life" sweepstakes will generate a buzz through social media...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Quick Collect Base Speeds Collections For Oak's Vista Bulk Venders
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 8, August 2012
New from Oak Manufacturing Co. Inc. is a bulk vending machine component that allows operators to quickly scoop coins by hand from the cashbox...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

RPG Enterprises Introduces Latest Coin Twister Charity Wishing Well
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 8, August 2012
New coin funnel, designed for charity applications, is manufactured as one piece in a broad spectrum of colors...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Outgoing NBVA Chief Bernie Schwarzli Reflects On 3 Years Of Accomplishments And Teamwork
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 6, June 2012
When Beaver's Bernie Schwarzli completed his term as NBVA's president this past spring, it marked the end to one of the organization's transformative periods...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

President Steve Schechner Says Membership Growth Is Essential To NBVA's Future
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 6, June 2012
With Capital Vending's Steven Schechner at its helm, the National Bulk Vendors Association enters into a new phase of its 62-year history...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Bulk Vending Organization Streamlines Board
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 7, July 2012
The National Bulk Vendors Association reports that it again has reduced the size of its board of directors...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Updates Amusement Expo Exhibit Layout
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 7, July 2012
The National Bulk Vendor Association's exhibit is being redesigned to heighten the visibility of the bulk vending exhibits...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Texas Justice Reigns On Gumball Bandit
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 7, July 2012
A gumball bandit in Corpus Christi, TX, has been sentenced to five years in jail. Robert Lee Johnson was apprehended after...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

E.J. Korvette Founder Ferkauf Dies At 91
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 7, July 2012
The pioneer in the discount big box store concept opened his first store in a small loft in midtown Manhattan in 1948...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Brand Vending Products Introduces Sqwishland Charm Jewelry And New Species
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 6, June 2012
Accessory bulk vending mix features rings, bracelets and anklets that enable the wearers to display their favorite Sqwishland characters for a new look in classic charms...
Author: Tim Sanford

Gumball Science: The Sticky Question Of Memory
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 5, May 2012
A new study by researchers at Cardiff University in Wales suggests that gum chewing can weaken short-term memory...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Big Bear, Brand Vending Team Up For Sqwishland Eyeprize Machine
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 5, May 2012
Brand's popular Sqwishland figurines and videogame codes will now be available in Big Bear's Eyeprize X novelty machine in a new vending package...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Novelty Retailer Offers Gumballs In Bacon, Roast Beef And Other Unusual Flavors
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 6, June 2012
Archie McPhee & Co., the celebrated purveyor of novelty merchandise, is marketing a variety of gumballs in unexpected flavors...
Author: by Staff Reporter

OK Manufacturing Debuts Pinball-Themed Splat Ball For Win-Every-Time Vending
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 6, June 2012
The amusement vender challenges players to a simplified game of pinball in which they can receive either 1" prize or ball gum, or an additional 2" capsuled prize...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Flatline Added-Value Initiative Debuts 3 Vend Items, Online Support
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 5, May 2012
Flatline Corp. is moving into digital media with two bulk vending lines, an unusual imaging application and online programming to supplement the new products...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Shopping Centers, Bulk Vending Mainstays, Show Modest Gains
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 5, May 2012
U.S. shopping centers, widely regarded as core locations for bulk vending, are showing economic signs of life, signalling positive news for operators...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

ParSal's All-American Chicken Applies Today's Sensibilities To A Classic Vending Machine Concept
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 4, April 2012
When the chicken vender arrived on the bulk vending scene in the late 1970s, it instantly became a big hit for operators across the country. Today, entrepreneur Frank Parisi is hoping to stimulate bulk vending and amusements with a modern version of the classic vending machine...
Author: by Hank Schlesinger and Nick Montano

Big Bear Upgrades Eyeprize Machine
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 4, April 2012
Big Bear Import Brokers Inc. has upgraded its amusement novelty, which combines a videogame and bulk merchandising. Eyeprize X boasts larger features...
Author: by Staff Reporter

NBVA's 62nd Annual Confab Draws 270 Visitors
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 4, April 2012
The National Bulk Vendors Association chalks up another successful convention and trade show. NBVA presents Jane Mason/Rose Schiller Award to Bernie Schwarzli of Beaver Machine...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Canadian Penny's Demise Ends A Chapter In Bulk Vending History
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 5, May 2012
The decision by the Canadian government to stop minting pennies has been met with thundering silence. Since it costs about 1.6¢ to mint a penny, the decision was widely seen as prudent. But what about bulk vending?
Author: by Staff Reporter

Vending Supply's New Site Is Live; Offers Online Ordering, Loyalty Program
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 3, March 2012
The Tuczon, AZ-based supplier reports that vending operators can now order products online at its enhanced website. And it now costs a maximum of $1 a box to any address within the continental U.S....
Author: Nick Montano

AccQ-Trak: Operator-Designed Software Delivers No-Frills Management Reports
Issue: Vol. 52, No. 3, March 2012
Accqtrak Hammond, Wielfaert Bulk vendor Eric Hammond and programmer Tom Wielfaert team up to create AccQ-Trak software for vending operators. Simplicity drives AccQ-Trak's resourceful design...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

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