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5 tax planning tips for small business owners
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Do your research or hire an outside consultant. Take advantage of deductions. Know how to classify your business. Control your tax due date. Negotiate a monthly payment. Learn more about these five helpful tips for small business owners in regards to dealing with tax planning and preparation. More

Coffee, Tea & Water

Coke, Nestle part ways on tea in US, elsewhere
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Coca-Cola Co and Nestle SA said that Coke's license for the Nestea ready-to-drink tea brand would expire at the end of this year and that the companies' tea joint venture would now focus on Europe and Canada. The 50-50 partnership focused on the ready-to-drink tea category, Beverage Partners Worldwide, was formed in 2001 following a decade-long joint venture called Coca-Cola and Nestle Refreshments. More

The CafeXPress2 Brewer - Now Available!

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Kona coffee labeling: Farmers request more
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Kona coffee growers want Hawaii's labeling law modified to provide more details on packages of coffee blends that contain Hawaii-grown beans. Currently, coffee blends sold in the state that contain Hawaii-grown coffee must disclose what percentage is grown in the islands, and it must be at least 10 percent. The Kona Coffee Farmers Association wants the state Legislature to consider a bill it has drafted that would also identify where the remainder of the blend is grown. More

Bottom Line Benefits of using GPS North America

Reduce operating expenses - including fuel costs, overtime pay, and insurance premiums, and enhance safety and reduce liability. Better measure, monitor, and manage fleet performance while increasing driver productivity and enhancing customer service.

Smucker gulps Sara Lee North American coffee
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U.S. package-food company Sara Lee Corp. recently closed the divestiture of its North American foodservice coffee and shot beverage business to J.M. Smucker Company. Smucker will make an upfront payment of $350 million in cash for the purchase and has agreed to pay $50 million to Sara Lee through the next 10 years. More

Quality Coffee Certification Program

The Quality Coffee Certification Program is entering its 12th year of educating OneShow attendees about coffee, water and the important role both play in serving a quality coffee beverage.

Register before it's too late as these exceptional classes fill to capacity for a good reason!

Click here for more details!

Business / Industry

Small businesses lack disaster recovery plans
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When it comes to planning for the worst, a new study shows small businesses are woefully under-prepared. Research from the automated security and compliance auditing solutions firm nCircle reveals that nearly 90 percent of small and midsize businesses have inadequate or outdated disaster recovery plans. More

Best Buy uses kiosks to sell upscale devices at c-stores, including Murphy Express
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Vending machines that sell smart phones, iPods and other high-end electronics may have become commonplace at metropolitan airports, but at least one major retailer sees opportunities at convenience stores. Best Buy Co. Inc. has installed 160 vending kiosks in airports, c-stores, casinos, hotels, resorts and on college campuses, according to Jeremy Baier, a spokesperson for the Minneapolis-based chain, with plans to expand that to 300 in the next year or two. More

Vending machine labels change
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Federal health-care reform legislation calls for products inside vending machines to have nutritional labels clearly visible to the consumer. Rules now proposed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration require operators with 20 or more machines to post calorie information on the products inside the machine unless they are already visible on a label. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Caribou touts reaching sustainably-sourced coffee mark
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Caribou Coffee said that 100 percent of its coffees are now sustainably sourced from farms certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Last April, Caribou announced plans to source all its coffee from sustainable farms by the end of 2011. The Brooklyn Center-based company said it began working with the Rainforest Alliance in 2003. More

Ford and Repreve to recycle plastic bottles into new cars
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Ford Motor Company plans to divert about two million post-consumer plastic bottles from landfills for use in new vehicles, beginning with the 2012 Focus Electric, the first vehicle to feature Repreve seat fabric. Unifi Inc's Repreve seat fabric is a polyester fiber made from a hybrid blend of recycled materials, including post-industrial fiber waste and post-consumer waste such as PET water bottles. Repreve-based fabrics are made from about 22 recycled PET bottles in each car. More


Announcing the NAMA 2012 Industry Awards!

We all know an industry leader who is incredibly innovative and genuinely possesses a willingness to expand conventional practices. Acknowledge that exceptional person by nominating him or her for a 2012 NAMA Industry Award!

The Industry Awards presentation will take place Wednesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. as a part of the OneShow opening event which will include an address by NAMA President and CEO, Carla Balakgie and the special Blue Man Group performance.

Click here to submit your nomination today! All nominations will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 10.

Supervisor Development Program Redesigned Scheduled for April 23-25 in Las Vegas. Online registration now available, click here to register today!

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