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Vending News & Features

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The Atlanta-based beverage giant said second-quarter net income rose to $3.45 billion, or 79¢ a share, compared with earnings of $3.11 billion, or 71¢ a share, in the year-ago period...
New from Graphics that Pop is the Ultra-Light freestanding micromarket, a modular system designed around durable panels that weigh only 40-45 lbs. It breaks down for transport on one pallet, and is easy to move and set up...
The Payment and Merchandising Technologies segment, comprised of Crane Payment Innovations (unattended money handling) and Crane Merchandising Systems (vending machines), reported a sales increase of $6 million (3%) for the second quarter of 2016, on 4% of core growth partially offset by a 1% ($2 million) impact from unfavorable foreign exchange...
Outerwall Inc. said funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC, a New York City-based private-equity firm, will acquire all of the outstanding shares of its common stock for $52 per share in cash. The transaction, unanimously approved by Outerwall's board of directors, has an enterprise value of $1.6 billion, including net debt...
Nayax, which provides telemetry and management solutions for unattended payments, has acquired VendSys, a developer of cloud-based vending management software. Terms were not disclosed...
f successful, the tests will prove another step forward in demonstrating the viability of the technology and its eventual use in retail, as well as at ATMs and vending machines...

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Rwanda and Mexico are the first two countries to join the global collaborative effort aimed at making coffee the world's first sustainable agricultural product...

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The 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star game offered fans of America's pastime the opportunity to create a visual souvenir of the occasion at photobooths...
The Pabst Brewing Co. is rolling out its new Pabst Blue Ribbon-themed "Can Crusher" pinball machine at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA...
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MOMA held its annual summer conference at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge in the Brainerd Lakes area, which is in the northern part of Minnesota. South Dakota's Tom Graham Jr. of Games Unlimited (Milbank, SD) was reelected president...

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Angell's invention is a modified coin mechanism that allows for vend prices at either $1.25 or $1.50. The modification involves disassembling a standard $1 mech, then carefully altering the wheel to make room for the additional coinage...

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Editorials & Opinions

Many things don't work right the first time, but through persistence become reliable, practical and useful. The remarkable speed at which technologies are improving today suggests that remembering a past failure can be valuable and positive if it leads us to reexamine it and consider whether it might work now... by Tim Sanford
Office coffee service is attracting supplier attention as demand for specialty coffee products continues to surge. Simple sales analysis that classifies products according to "channels" can miss great opportunities in businesses like OCS that overlap several channels without actually falling into any of them... by Alicia Lavay
Military legend has it that Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Puller once said, "They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29 to one. They can't get away from us now!" It was a call to action. I imagine many vending and amusement operators might feel they are in old Chesty's position these days... by Hank Schlesinger

Guest Columns

In my last article, I discussed reasons for you to have an office refreshments brochure or menu, and the overall process of planning and creating one. In this month's article, I will suggest an actual layout to use that will help increase allied product ordering... by Len Rashkin
There have been a lot of things happening of late in office coffee service and vending, but one of the most interesting, and a move I personally find ironic, is Amazon's announcement of a new line of private-label products... by Kevin Daw
A full-color marketing brochure or menu tells prospects (and reminds clients) who you are, why they should deal with you and what you offer. It's the best medium for promoting your equipment, products and services when used by your sales team in prospecting for new business, and can boost sales and solidify relationships with clients... by Len Rashkin
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