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Vending News & Features

Minute Key is said to be the world’s first operator of self-service key duplication kiosks, known as the minuteKEY...
Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products, reported third-quarter 2016 GAAP earnings of $1.07 per diluted share, compared with $0.97 a share in the third quarter of 2015...
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Private-equity firm is investing more than $146 million in 95-year-old, family-owned snack company from Hanover, PA...

Coffee Service News

In a letter to shareholders, Brent Toevs, chief executive of Jammin Java (dba Marley Coffee), said the company will continue its legal battle against Rohan Marley and his family for the long haul if the two parties do not reach a resolution regarding rights to the Marley brand...

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According to the European ATM Security Team, explosive attacks on ATMs are up about 80% this year [video]
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Bulk Vending News & Features

Best hiring practices for route operators is a prime example of more robust educational programming undertaken by the National Bulk Vending Association. NBVA past-president Steve Schechner, Capital Vending (Florence, AL), delivers a wakeup call to traditional bulk operators who continue to hire in the old-fashioned way...
A well-known figure in the bulk vending industry, Judi Heston-Donnell has joined Indiana-based Funtastic Novelties Inc. as an account executive. Heston-Donnell is also president of the National Bulk Vendors Association, an elected position she's held since March 2014...

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Editorials & Opinions

It's easier than ever to enter the vending industry, but success calls for rethinking the old business model. Opportunity still knocks... by Tim Sanford
In the 28 years I have been with Vending Times, I have seen many business opportunities -- some of them "blue sky" promotions -- and have heard many accounts of the diverse pathways along which operators have gotten started in vending. And some hopeful entrepreneurs were able to make lemonade from "biz-op" lemons... by Alicia Lavay
Ubiquitous smartphones and eager networkers hold promise for getting full effect from promotional programs. Operators need to look at social networks as traffic-builders... by Hank Schlesinger

Guest Columns

Learn from experience while you can! If you’re attending the National Automatic Merchandising Association's Coffee, Tea & Water conference, it will be worthwhile to chat with the industry pioneers enrolled in its new Hall of Fame ..by Kevin Daw
Excellent sales training and performance pay off best for vending and coffee operations that eliminate unnecessary expenses. Let's look at how controlling costs can help optimize sales success... by Len Rashkin
A business with mobile, dispersed workers benefits from teaching them to focus on customers and understand what's possible. Common doctrine reduces the need for supervision... by Ben White
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