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Issue Date: Vol. 45, No. 2, February 2005, Posted On: 2/7/2005

February 7, 2005: Tuffronts Secures Registered Trademark For Panel System; Zarolnick Takes Senior Veep Position At The Media Stores


DALLAS - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Tuffronts a registered trademark for its custom vending machine replacement panels. Made of textured plastic, "Tuffronts" replace front panels on vending machines to revive used vending machines with a like-new appearance. Additionally, the company's state-of-the-art graphic capabilities allow operators to customize new and used vending machines with their own company name and logo, or other unique and dynamic images that capture the attention of prospective patrons. The company can be reached by calling (866) 406-1989.



OXNARD, CA , The Media Stores has appointed Steve Zarolnick senior vice-president, responsible for representing the TMS entertainment media sales program to vending operators. The Media Stores offers vendors the opportunity to sell high-value merchandise , prerecorded compact audio discs and, soon, DVDs , through their glassfront snack machines, with no investment in hardware or software and no product cost.

Zarolnick joins TMS from VENDING TIMES, where he served as vice-president of sales and associate publisher. He has more than 16 years' experience in the vending industry.

"We are thrilled to welcome Steve as part of the TMS team, to spearhead our vending and c-store initiatives," commented TMS president and chief executive officer Alan Flesher. "He will play a key role in educating operators about new opportunities to strengthen their bottom lines, and to move their merchandise mix toward higher price points by adding popular items at prices that their customers will recognize as offering excellent value."

The Media Stores will display and describe its vending program at the National Automatic Merchandising Association Spring Expo in Las Vegas, in Booth 1312. The company is headquartered at 130 Lombard St., Oxnard, CA 93030, tel. (800) 363-0414 and online at http://www.themediastores.com.


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