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New tax laws for small businesses
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Even though the majority of small business owners farm out the job to a professional tax preparer, it's important for every business owner to remain engaged with the tax preparations process. In many cases, the direct involvement of the business owner results in reductions in tax liability and a direct improvement to the company's bottom line. According to Barbara Weltman, tax expert and author of J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2012, there are several new or irregular tax laws that will impact business owners' total liability during the 2012 tax season. More



Beverages


How do you take your organic coffee?
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The coffee industry, from the farm to the mug, is percolating with change. While prices remain high, helping farmers, according to Judith Ganes-Chase, President of J. Ganes Consulting, a commodities advising company, demand is actually slowing. But not so for organic and fair trade coffee. Interest in that is growing, which holds implications for the environment. More

The CafeXPress2 Brewer - Now Available!

The next generation of the CafeXpress is now available! With just the push of a button you can enjoy close to 100 specialty coffee drinks and most drinks are brewed in about 30 seconds. Each cup is brewed fresh using individually sealed, biodegradable coffee pods. The cutting edge CX2 brewer is designed for high-volume operation and internally auto-ejects spent pods.Sip, Savor and Enjoy! Find us at www.wpcoffee.com or call (877) 777-1600
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The next battleground in the coffee wars
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Barely two weeks after Starbucks announced plans to partner with Tata Beverages to open its first outlet in India, Dunkin' Donuts revealed that it will also open its first outlet in the country by June, setting the stage for a heated battle in the coming years. More

Quality Coffee Certificate Program

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World drinks more tea, FAO predicts strong price
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World tea prices are set to be firm this year on the back of robust black tea demand exceeding demand, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization said. "High prices reflect the fact that demand for black tea, which accounts for most of world production, has exceeded supply since 2009," the FAO said in a statement citing a report by its intergovernmental group on tea. More



Building bottled water sales
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Bottled water sales continue to rise steadily, which is good news for overall packaged beverage sales in convenience stores. The National Association of Convenience Stores reported recently that in the wake of mostly flat sales during the previous 12 months, bottled water sales are on the upswing once again. Behind the rise was the growing popularity of both sparkling and enhanced waters. 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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The machines that are making Coke and Pepsi quake
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Coca-Cola and PepsiCo would prefer if you stopped reading this article right now. After all, the world's two most popular soft drink companies can't be happy that more and more consumers are sidestepping the soda aisles at the supermarket, choosing instead to conveniently make carbonated beverages at home. More

Business / Industry


Portland-based VendScreen dispenses a digital vending industry solution
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Parkrose High School senior Paresh Patel was looking for a way to pay for college when a classified ad pointed him to his future: vending machines. Twenty years later, with an 1,800-machine vending operation that stretches from Salem to Vancouver, he's about to launch a device that experts say could transform the industry and potentially become standard on all machines. 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!


Cupcake vending machine dispenses baked treats 24/7
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VideoBriefFor those all-important late-night cravings when you really want a cupcake one bakery in Beverly Hills has come up with a solution: a cupcake vending machine. Claiming to be the "world's first cupcake automat," the 24 Hour Sprinkles is a cupcake machine owned by the Sprinkles bakery that dispenses not only fresh-baked cupcakes, but also cupcake mixes, apparel and even cupcakes for your canine companion, around the clock. 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!


Vending machine operators in the US industry market research report now updated by IBISWorld
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According to IBISWorld industry analyst Dale Schmidt "rising food costs and less-populated public places have translated into lost earnings for vending machines. Vending Machine Operators have found it difficult to absorb the additional food costs, and instead have raised prices. Vending machine operators can pass price increases through to consumers. Higher product prices and a slight improvement in consumer sentiment are expected to result in a marginal increase in revenue in 2012. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


Employees are a top corporate social responsibility trend for 2012
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One of this year's top 10 corporate social responsibility trends, as determined by CSRHub co-founder Cynthia Figge, is the employee. Although it may sound confusing at first, employees have the ability to make a positive impact on a company’s overall CSR goals. More

NAMA News


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.

Make your reservation today!

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!


POTENTIAL NEW NAMA MEMBER BENEFITS! Due to new compliance regulations on financial products NAMA is investigating the potential of 2 new member benefits. Let us hear your opinion. Click here to take a 2 question survey!




 
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