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VSi Introduces Bajito Onda Authentic Urban Art Tats
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 7, July 2010
Now available from VSi is a licensed temporary tattoo series featuring authentic urban art hand-drawn by members of Bajito Onda...
Author: Tim Sanford

A&A Offers Sticky Critters Mix, Adds Flat Lines For Summer
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 7, July 2010
To mark the arrival of the summer solstice and the enhanced leisure-time it portends, A&A Global Industries has launched a hybrid bulk toy line and several flat series...
Author: Tim Sanford

Allstar Unveils Pop-Culture-Themed Flat Items, Stretchable Bulk Line
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 7, July 2010
The bulk supplier is introducing two lines of temporary tattoos themed to major popular music genres and a novel vending fashion accessory line…
Author: Nick Montano

HOW NOW? Veteran Bulk Vendors Imagine Launching A Business Today
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 7, July 2010
Imagine your first day as a bulk vending operator. You have one machine and a few boxes of product in the back of your car. What is your first stop in trying to place the machine? Veteran operators who have been around the block a few times tell VT how they’d plunge back in…
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Bulk Vending Show To Collocate With 2011 Amusement Expo
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 7, July 2010
The National Bulk Vendors Association said it plans to collocate its 61st annual trade show and convention with 2011 Amusement Expo in Las Vegas in March...
Author: by Staff Reporter

L.M. Becker Completes Transition To Online Sales
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 7, July 2010
Product supplier L.M. Becker & Co. has shifted all sales activities to the Internet. Moving its "online storefront to the forefront," the company no longer is taking orders by telephone...
Author: Tim Sanford

Allstar Kicks Off Social Media Campaign
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 6, June 2010
Allstar Vending is rolling out an aggressive Internet marketing and social media program. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will help deliver the bulk vending supplier's messages...
Author: Nick Montano

One Stop Fun Shoppe Finds Favor In FECs, Malls And Bowling Centers
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 6, June 2010
OK Manufacturing's One Stop Fun Shoppe isn't for every location. However, for the growing number of sites where the unit fits the bill, it provides a one-of-a-kind modular solution...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Gacha Appoints Ford Gum Exclusive U.S. Bulk Vending Distributor
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 6, June 2010
Gacha International has appointed Ford Gum & Machine Co. Inc. the exclusive distributor of its Gacha bulk vending machines and capsuled merchandise in the United States...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Brand's Sqwishland Beta Site Goes Live June 1
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 6, June 2010
Brand Vending Products reports that a free beta test version of its Sqwishland online game will go live on June 1. Sqwishland features characters made familiar to kids by Brand's capsuled squishy toys…
Author: by Staff Reporter

CPSC Hits Retail With Another Cadmium-Related Recall, Tightens Control At Borders
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 6, June 2010
The retail industry has been hit with another recall of toy fashion accessories containing "unhealthy" levels of cadmium. Separately, the CPSC is teaming up with a division of Homeland Security to protect consumer health and safety at America's borders...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Northwestern Debuts Side-By-Side Coin Mech For Model 60 Bulk Vender
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 6, June 2010
Northwestern Northwestern’s Richard Bolen went back to the drawing board to redesign the coin mech for his company’s popular Model 60 bulk vender. The new coin mech features all of the quality of a Northwestern mech plus intuitive side-by-side configuration for customer ease of use...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Beyond Basic Machine Heads
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 5, May 2010
New skills, steady nerves and factory support help a traditional bulk vending operator expand into amusement merchandising. Alabama's Capital Vending works with LAI Games to get Mini Stacker up, running and earning...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Hails 2010 Convention And Show A Success
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 5, May 2010
By many accounts, the National Bulk Vendors Association's 60th annual convention and trade show can be hailed a success. Held at the Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort here from April 8 to 10, the trade show featured a lively lineup of events, product exhibits and educational seminars...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

THE NEXT BIG THINGS? Brand Unveils ‘Sqwishland’ Online Games And Solar-Powered Toys
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 4, April 2010
ITC, vending machine What's the next big thing in bulk vending? Believe it or not, it could be MMORPGs with the industry's own avatars and eco-friendly toys powered by the sun. Brand Vending Products reports that it has created the world's first vending-machine-distributed online games site for children. Also new are solar-powered toys for capsules. Both were unveiled at this week's bulk vending trade show in Florida...
Author: Nick Montano

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON: Ball Gum Remains Leader As Bulk Vending Sales Champion
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 4, April 2010
Even as other segments of the bulk vending industry endured a difficult year, ball gum held its own in terms of sales. The perennial bulk vending favorite continues to enjoy strong volume...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Makes Case For Amending Product Labeling Law
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 4, April 2010
On March 17 and 18, the bulk vending industry met with lawmakers to make its case for a permanent exemption from the labeling requirements mandated under Section 103 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. It was the second lobbying mission organized by the National Bulk Vendors Association...
Author: by Staff Reporter

THE LOAN ARRANGER: Firestone Fills The Breach, Extending Credit To Bulk Operators
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
Where did all the money go? Over the past year, bulk vendors and other coin machine operators have seen their credit lines sharply reduced or canceled altogether. If that weren't bad enough, in many instances credit card limits have been significantly reduced, too, adding insult to economic injury. Reports from the field indicate that even operators with pristine credit ratings and profitable locations have not been immune to the credit crunch that has stalled plans for expansion and new equipment for the past year and a half. Enter Firestone Financial...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Appoints Interim Officers To Fill Vacated Posts
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 3, March 2010
The National Bulk Vendors Association reported that key elected officers have resigned from the association. As a result, NBVA's board of directors has appointed interim executives, as the association prepares for its annual convention in April. The board has named Lauri Logue of Brand Vending Products vice-president, a post previously held by...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Mall Giant Simon Bids For Rival
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 3, March 2010
Simon Property Group Inc., the nation's largest shopping mall owner, made a $10 billion bid on Feb. 16 to acquire rival General Growth Properties. Terms of the offer were made public after General Growth's board failed to respond to a formal offer by Simon. Simon's properties were among the first malls to feature amusements and bulk vending...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Firms Up Planning For Annual Show And Convention
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
National Bulk Vendors Association says planning for its 60th anniversary trade show and convention is well underway. This year's bulk vending extravaganza will head to Kissimmee, FL, where the industry's brightest operators and best products will converge on the Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort and Convention Center from April 8 to 10...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

NBVA Seeks Permanent Exemption From CPSIA Section 103; Plans Capitol Meet
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
The National Bulk Vendors Association said it is organizing a second Capitol Connections Days here on March 17 and 18. The lobbying event is aimed at gaining a permanent exemption from the labeling requirements mandated under Section 103 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act for bulk vending products...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Bulk Suppliers, Like Allstar Vending, Are Well-Prepared When It Comes To Safety Standards
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
When news broke that some retailers were selling toy accessories containing high levels of cadmium, it was looking as if it might be a case of déjà vu all over again. An Associated Press investigative story prompted swift responses from the Consumer Products Safety Commission and Asian toy manufacturers. But this year's toxic toy scare never seemed to materialize into an industry crisis thanks to the vigilance of the bulk vending suppliers. Allstar Vending is one of them...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

A&A Describes Measures In Place To Assure Safety Of Vendible Toys
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
A&A Global Industries noted that the Associated Press report of high concentrations of cadmium in toy fashion accessories all involved merchandise sold over the counter in retail stores, not through bulk vending machines. The supplier noted that it tests the products it sells to insure that they comply with federal regulations...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Report Of Cadmium In Toy Jewelry Draws Regulatory, Legislative Wrath
Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010
A report by the Associated Press on high levels of cadmium found in toy jewelry has triggered unusually swift responses by federal agencies, lawmakers and retailers that could have wide-ranging impact on the bulk vending industry. AP tested 103 pieces of low-cost children's jewelry imported from China and found that 12 of the items had cadmium levels of...
Author: by Staff Reporter

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