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NAMA Government Affairs
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www.NAMAVoice.com 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 nmonroe@vending.org. Required Reading! Click here for the most recent Legislative Alert!  More


Coffee


British rebound gave Starbucks a lift
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Two years ago Starbucks had lost its way, but after the return of the group's founder, Howard Schultz, to the chief executive's chair, and a round of heavy cost-cutting measures and store closures, the ubiquitous coffee chain is back on its feet. More


Business / Industry


Meat safety: How well done?
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Recent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses linked to contaminated meat — followed by massive recalls and pledges of cleaner processing — have proved eye-opening for many consumers. Dangerous pathogens cause 76 million cases of illness and 300,000 hospitalizations a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More


Coca-Cola's new video proves brand happiness can be viral
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Happiness is contagious, and that "contagious" quality is where design meets the market. Coca-Cola's Happiness Machine video is a perfect example of how viral happiness can be. The brand's first viral venture captures what happened when they placed a very special vending machine on a college campus. More


Corporate Social Responsibility


Can Walmart still change retail for good?
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Walmart, that bastion of imported trinkets from China, surprised many people in the environmental community when it announced a plan last year to develop a sustainability index for every product on its shelves. Since when, we wondered, does Walmart care about sustainability? More


NAMA News

February 1st is Deadline for Industry Awards Nominations!

Only 5 days left to submit a nomination for that individual who inspires, encourages and values his or her staff and clients. Everyone attending the OneShow can join in the celebration when the NAMA Industry Awards are presented 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!


NAMA OneShow Housing

The official housing provider for the NAMA OneShow is onPeak (formerly Ambassadors). For complete information and to book your room, please visit here.
Please be wary of other housing companies--many of them charge your credit card immediately for the deposit, and they charge your card for the total room and tax charges before you ever check into the hotel. Also--in most cases all amounts you pay up front are non-refundable. Questions or concerns? Please contact Barbara Moll at bmoll@vending.org.


PARTICIPATE IN NAMA’S 2010 OPERATING RATIO SURVEY

This annual statistical study enables vending, coffee service and food service operators to measure their performance against industry data in important categories including sales and gross profit by product; ROI; inventory turnover, and much more. It is useful in planning and setting targets, education customers, dealing with bankers and negotiating with clients. Data is presented by company sales size and by region. Operators that participate receive a FREE copy of the Report. Click here for details.


Register for NAMA’s Supervisor Development Program, April 26-28, 2010

Newly appointed and experienced supervisors and managers interested in advancing their careers can register to attend the highly successful NAMA Supervisor Development Program. The program will be held in conjunction with the NAMA OneShow, April 28-30. Click here to register and receive a complimentary expo badge!


Plan Ahead & Save these dates!



NAMA OneShow-Chicago

April 28-30, 2010 Click here to register


Supervisor Development Program
April 26-28, 2010 Click here for a registration form


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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