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   Vol. 57, No. 6, June 2017

Emergency Planning: Effective Selling Can't Happen If A Disaster Shuts You Down
I am deviating from my usual marketing commentary to discuss a major issue that needs to be addressed by everyone who operates office refreshment services. My friend Elliott Slutzky, owner of Coffee Unlimited, a very large OCS and vending company in Chicago, recently reminded me about the importance of emergency preparedness. He asked me to highlight and share our discussion about the topic with Vending Times' readers... by Len Rashkin
Congressmen Roskam And Woodall Visit A.H. Management And Flowers Foods
Rolling Meadows, IL's A. H. Management Group Inc. and Suwannee, GA-based baked goods giant Flowers Foods recently hosted U.S. Congressmen Peter Roskam (R-IL, 6th Dist.) and Rob Woodall (R-GA, 7th Dist.), respectively...
Vending Channel Sharpens Focus On Cold Drink Trends As Water Usurps Soda
Bottled water overtook carbonated soft drinks in 2016 as the largest beverage category by volume in the United States, following a decade-long streak of staggering growth, according to the latest research from New York City's Beverage Marketing Corp. In vending, water does not hold the No. 1 spot for beverage giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, but it is a top-three seller for each. Vending executives from both companies say the historic milestone is just the latest indicator that the trend toward healthier, pure