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A federal effort to push junk food out of schools
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The Obama administration recently began a drive to expel Pepsi, French fries and Snickers bars from the nation's schools in hopes of reducing the number of children who get fat during their school years. In legislation, soon to be introduced, candy and sugary beverages would be banned and many schools would be required to offer more nutritious fare. More

Government Affairs


NAMA Government Affairs Newsletter!
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NAMA offers a valuable newsletter which focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company. Learn about government issues that will impact your growth and profitability. More

Coffee


Mission: Coffee can
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A new web series follows a group of college students as they travel to Guatemala to learn about the coffee industry and then participate in a national competition for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). The online video documentary is produced by Sinnott Productions and sponsored by Bunn-O-Matic Corp. (BUNN), an industry leader in beverage equipment. More

Business / Industry


Vending firms learn to weather slump
Northern Nevada Business Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Widespread job losses throughout northern Nevada have hit owners of vending machine companies as reduced workforces mean fewer snack, drink and sandwich purchases. But they’re finding ways to protect their profits even while revenues decline.  John Baldock, a retired engineer, purchased United Coffee & Vending LLC in 2002, and he’s been profitable since the day he acquired despite recent declines in sales volume. More

Beverage industry douses tax on soft drinks
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Employing a broad-based lobbying effort, the soft drink industry has smothered a plan to tax sugared beverages -- a plan advocates said would have reduced obesity and helped finance health care reform. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


Eat-onomics with Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield Farm
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For the past 26 years, Gary Hirshberg and his organic yogurt empire known as Stonyfield Farm have been teaching consumers--and businesses--that sustainable living isn't only healthy, but profitable. The $340 million company is an industry leader and a driving force in the sustainable food movement. More

NAMA News

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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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