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Vol. 45, No. 3, March 2005

Vending Features
Crane Streamware Debuts 'VendMax 3.5' Designed To Simplify Planogram Rollout
Tim Sanford
NORWOOD, MA - Crane Streamware has announced the release of "VendMax/DeliveryMax 3.5," the latest version of its popular management software for vending, coffee service and foodservice operations. The company reported that the latest version incorporates substantial enhancements not only to the software, but also to the handheld computer for route and warehouse use. Its upgrades and new features benefit both current Streamware users and new customers.

EDITORIAL: By The Numbers
Alicia Lavay
Once again, we're asking our operator readers to fill out and return the questionnaire for our annual Census of the Industry issue. I will risk the accusation of beating a dead horse, and repeat that this is a very important thing for everyone to do...by Alicia Lavay-Kertes

NAMA Spring Expo Targets Service; BVA Co-Locates Annual Convention
Tim Sanford
LAS VEGAS - The National Automatic Merchandising Association is planning a wide-ranging overview of today's vending, foodservice and office refreshments market for its annual Spring Expo. The event is set for the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 6 through 9.

Vendors, School Officials Partake In Healthy School Foods Marketplace
Emily Jed
WARWICK, RI - Kids First held its inaugural Northeast Regional Healthy School Foods Marketplace at the end of January. The first-of-its-kind event in the nation attracted 38 suppliers of nutritious and "kid-friendly" foods and beverages to the Radisson Airport Hotel in Warwick, RI.

Music and Games Features
Barcade Hits 10,000 Milestone
Nick Montano
EVANSVILLE, IN - The Fox & Hound English Pub & Grill here became the 10,000th location posted at the Barcade website, which went live just one year ago. Since passing the milestone in mid-February, the number of locations in the searchable database, which can be found at barcade.com, continues to climb at a steady rate.

Coney Island Arcade's 'Boxer' Updates Classic Coin-Op Novelty
Nick Montano
CONEY ISLAND, NY - One of the hottest games to hit American arcades in recent years is being imported and marketed by two Coney Island operating veterans. "The Boxer," an old-style punching bag game equipped with modern electronics and built to take a beating, is producing strong collections in a variety of locations.

Operators, AMOA Mull Hot-Button Issues At '05 Council Of Affiliated States Meeting
Marcus Webb
ORLANDO, FL - Approximately 40 people from 20 state operator associations participated in the annual Council of Affiliated States meeting hosted here by the Amusement and Music Operators Association from Feb. 17 through 19.

Taverns Witness On-Site Liquor Sales Drop In Changing Climate
Marcus Webb
U.S.A. - Sometimes it's hard to tell if the bar industry is crying in its beer, or crying all the way to the bank. It may be doing both at once, according to VT's latest glance at seemingly contradictory trends in the American tavern industry. But for all the confusion, one fact about the tavern business remains indisputable...

Bulk Vending
Marketing To The Young Masses Is An Opportunity Worth Exploring
Hank Schlesinger
U.S.A. - In the few seconds it took you to read this story's headline, a bulk vending customer had more than enough time to make up his or her young mind about making a purchase. It happens just that fast. Bulk vending is about impulse purchasing, and while those impulses can be strong, the decision is invariably made with lightning speed.

Editorial: Vending
Industry Life Cycle
Tim Sanford

Editorial: Music and Games
The Jukebox Future: Tomorrow's Challenges Have Familiar Look
Marcus Webb

Ahead of the Times: Music and Games
March 18, 2005: IT Drops Infringement Suit; ASI Will Return To Chicago; AVS Buys World Wide; Merit Financing, Promotion Programs

March 25, 2005: Pietrangelo Nominated As Next AMOA President; CT Lawmakers Pass Shooting Video Arcade Ban; New Majority Owner For TouchTunes; 300 Riot In Georgia FEC; Names In The News

March 7, 2005: Jury Is Out On ASI's Chicago Show; Ecast Conversion Kit, New Jukeboxes Dominate ASI; JLO Is Serious About March 15 Deadline; AAMA Announces Distributor Gala Dates

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