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Jan. 6, 2010
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Happy New Year 2010
NAMA extends our best wishes for a healthy & prosperous New Year 2010!
from NAMA

As we start a new decade we want to remind you, our valued member that we are here to serve you and your business in any way we can.

For years and years, NAMA has maintained a toll-free number. The 1-888-337-8363 service is available to make it easy and FREE to contact us. When you call NAMA you can always speak to a “live” person on the other end by simply dialing “0”. While we understand the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of automated systems, we like to think our members still prefer a little “personal touch”.

Sure, you can visit and find information about our organization. Call us old-fashioned, but in our view, as a dues-paying member, you’ve earned the right to call us and talk about what’s on your mind…for FREE! We hope to hear from you.



Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs Website!
from NAMA is designed to help NAMA members learn about, track and communicate directly with elected officials on our critical legislative issues. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at     E-mail article


Labeling Standards for Caffeine
from Los Angeles TimesK
Because of caffeine's potential effects on the body, and the explosion of caffeinated products on the market, labeling standards are needed, experts say. Maybe it's the sleepless nights. Maybe it's the daytime jitters. Whatever the reason, many people decide to cut back on caffeine -- only to find that it's harder than they thought. More     E-mail article

Dr. Pepper

Coffee-roasting Brood Keeps L.A. Ethnic Communities Brewing
from Los Angeles Times
Gaviña & Sons has grown into a $114-million-a-year business by understanding the tastes of immigrant groups. Lately it's been shifting from mom-and-pop stores to supermarket shelves. The coffee beans roasted, ground, packaged and shipped out of the F. Gaviña & Sons Inc. factory in Vernon are as diverse as the ethnic communities that blanket Southern California. More     E-mail article


Look Into the Future: The State of Food & Beverage Industry
from Food Processing
The food & beverage industry really is a collection of reasonably disparate yet surprisingly interconnected food categories. As distinct as milk may appear, dairy as an ingredient permeates many other categories. While fruits and vegetables may seem synonymous with fresh produce, they’re components in many other categories. More     E-mail article

Peace Tea Eyes a Future with Coca-Cola
from Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The newest tea from Hansen Natural Corp. has a '60s-themed image some might describe as "groovy". California-based Hansen is in discussions with Coca-Cola Co. of Atlanta and some of its main bottlers, hoping to get Peace Tea into the Coke distribution system in a matter of weeks. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Is Bottled Water Worth the Cost?
from Park Record
Have you ever wondered what's really in the "pure" water when you purchase healthy "mountain spring" bottled water? Have you ever wondered where that water really comes from? Enter "Tapped: The Movie": a new documentary from director Stephanie Soechtig and the producers of "Who Killed The Electric Car?" The film takes an inside look at the bottled water industry, showing how consumers have been tricked into spending money on water in plastic bottles that should actually be free out of their faucets. More    E-mail article

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Deadline Fast Approaching for Industry Awards Nominations!

Monday, Feb. 1st is just around the corner and we look forward to your participation. Please take a minute to recognize the extraordinary people who possess exceptional talent & industry respect for a 2010 NAMA Industry Award. Everyone attending the OneShow can share in the celebration when this exciting event takes place on the trade show floor’s Center Stage, April 29 at 4:30 pm and hosted by NFL Coach Mike Ditka! Click here to submit a “user friendly” online nomination!

The Vending, Coffee & Food Services Guide

Have you checked the Vending, Coffee & Food Services Guide lately? To find everything you need, one CLICK does it all!

Plan Ahead & Save these dates!

NAMA OneShow-Chicago
April 28-30, 2010 Click here to register

QCCP Coffee Fundamentals
April 27, 2010 Click here for a registration form

QCCP Brewing Fundamentals
April 28, 2010 Click here for a registration form

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