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Small businesses use surcharges, technology, even move operations to cope with high gas prices
The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As any driver knows, rising gas prices can put a dent in a household budget. For small business owners, it can hurt — or even wipe out — profits. The recent rise in the price of gas is pressuring business owners to find ways to protect their earnings. Some of their strategies are simple, such as using GPS devices to track fuel usage. Others are drastic — like moving manufacturing operations to the U.S. from Asia. More


7 hot finds from the Coffee and Tea Festival
MSNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recently, the Coffee and Tea Festival got thousands of people in New York City buzzing with caffeine. The festival was broken into two main sections, one being the Dallis Bros. Coffee's Northeast Regional Barista Competition (which felt like being in an episode of "Portlandia" as coffee freaks truly geeked out). On the other side of the wall, purveyors of coffee, tea and teatime goodies geeked out in their own way. Here, we share some of the fun, tasty finds we came across at the event. More

The CafeXPress2 Brewer - Now Available!

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Quality Coffee Certificate Program

The Quality Coffee Certificate 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. Space is limited, so...

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Snapple unveils Diet Half 'n Half Lemonade Iced Tea
Drinks Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Snapple, a Dr Pepper Snapple Group owned producer of premium beverages, has officially launched Diet Half 'n Half Lemonade Iced Tea. The half lemonade, half iced tea blend is made from healthy green tea, tasty black tea and has only 10 calories per 16oz bottle. More

Manitoba bottled water wins top prize in US tasting contest
Winnipeg Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A panel of media judges say the best bottled water belongs to Jackson Springs Natural Premium Spring Water of Manitoba. The judges rated waters for appearance, aroma, taste, feel and aftertaste at the 22nd annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in Berkeley Springs, W.V. 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.

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California leaders to tighten nutritional standards at county facilities
San Jose Mercury News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In what is being called the most comprehensive healthy food and beverage policy in California — and possibly the nation — Santa Clara County leaders are prepared to approve cutting-edge nutritional standards for any drink or edible that's sold, served or offered at county facilities. More

Brew the perfect single cup.

The new Curtis Gold Cup brewer. One touch creates a perfect Golden Cup of coffee. It’s ideal for executive OCS placement. Find out more!

Redbox bringing DVD vending machines to Canada
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The DVD rental isn't dead yet. Redbox is bringing its popular vending-machine DVD business to Canada's billion-dollar movie-rental market, aiming to fill a void created by the failure of Blockbuster Corp. and other traditional video stores. More

Vagabond: Vending operations management at your fingertips
Live machine views, net profit reports, inventory management—they're available in real time on your desktop or mobile device with Vagabond. A cloud-based vending operations software tool, Vagabond helps you carry less inventory and increase revenue as it learns product/sales trends. As machines are serviced less frequently and more efficiently, Vagabond customers report a reduction of up to 25% in labor costs!

Corporate Social Responsibility

For the 21st century, a network of beneficial philanthropy and corporate citizenship
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. is experiencing an evolution in its expectations of corporations and their responsibilities in society. There is one avenue that holds promise for revitalizing corporate social responsibility in a time of distrust and doubt: the creation of networks of stakeholders where responsibility is shared and the benefits accrue to all of the parties. In this construction, the three legs of the social compact — government, nonprofit organizations and corporations — come together to harvest capital, remake policy and employ strategies for the public good. More


The city of New Orleans will host CT&W 2012!
New Orleans is rich in coffee history, is the 2nd largest port of entry for green coffee, and boasts some of the finest restaurants in the country. CoffeeTea&Water is the single largest event dedicated to the coffee, tea and water service operator. Make your plans to attend, be a part of the experience and see firsthand the opportunities for growth and profitability.

CoffeeTea&Water 2012
Nov. 13-15
Hyatt Regency Hotel

NAMA Supervisor Development Program Scheduled for April 23-25 in Las Vegas!

Online registration now available,
click here to register today!

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