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Coming to a lunch room near you: The future
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Here's something to break up the monotony of your work day. Your daily trip to the vending machines is about to get a little more exciting. The National Automatic Merchandising Association will debut its “digi-touch” vending machines on Capitol Hill this week. For those of you who work there, The Hill is reporting that those machines will be set up in the Cannon Caucus Room soon.
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Government Affairs


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


Lack of "excellent" coffee blends: Consumer Reports
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After tasting 37 different blended coffees, Consumer Reports couldn't find one that measured up to its "excellent" or "very good" ratings, the publication recently said. More


Seattle's Best Coffee expanding in Illinois
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Starbucks Corp., the world's largest coffee-shop operator, is adding smaller locations as it expands its Seattle's Best Coffee franchises in the western U.S. and Midwest. More


Business / Industry


Are convenient stores stealing fast-feeders' lunch?
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Convenience-store shoppers aren't just pressed for time, they're hungry. And a new analysis from NPD Group's Convenience Store Monitor says that in the third quarter of last year, more than half of those purchasing freshly prepared food at a convenience chose the store just for that food — up a point from the same measure a year ago. "The reality is that the convenience retail channel does continue to capture share from more traditional fast-food outlets," David Portalatin, an NPD analyst, tells Marketing Daily.

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Corporate Social Responsibility


Costco honored for sustainability efforts
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SustainableGrocer.com, an organization which manages sustainability practices within the food and grocery retail sector, has named Costco as the 2009 Sustainable Grocer of the Year. Costco received the award for its sustainable efforts including energy reduction, offering a wide selection of organic food and its recycling programs. More


NAMA News

Announcing the New Quality Coffee Certification Programs!

Introducing TWO Interactive Workshops: Coffee Fundamentals & Brewing Fundamentals. Discover, Learn, Benefit & Earn. Click here to find out what’s brewing and register today for the April 27 & 28 sessions. Seats are filling up fast!


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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