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Pop a tab and pour a lie
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How much do journalists love taxes and hate soda? A lot, it would appear. As state governments debate whether taxing sugar-sweetened beverages can fatten coffers and slim citizens, a new study from the Center for Media and Public Affairs pops the lid on the secret recipe behind the media's coverage of this highly contentious issue. More

Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs
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NAMA's Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company's growth and profitability. Required reading for all members! Click Here for the most recent Legislative Alert. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at More

Coffee & Water

5 health reasons to not quit coffee
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Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Nutrition Editor at EatingWell Magazine wrote, "As a registered dietitian and a nutrition editor for EatingWell Magazine, I know that coffee is fine in moderation. It has a lot of antioxidants and is low in calories if you don't load it up with cream and sugar. Nonetheless, I always feel slightly guilty about drinking it — you know, in a 'it's so good, it must be bad' kind of way, which is why I'm always delighted to hear of new reasons that coffee is good for your health. Over 18,000 studies on coffee have been published in the past few decades, revealing these benefits, many of which Joyce Hendley wrote about in the March/April issue of EatingWell Magazine." More

Interview with Nestle Waters' new sustainability director
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RP Siegel co-author of the eco-thriller Vapor Trails wrote in Triple Pundit, "I had the opportunity to speak with Michael Washburn, who just recently hired on with Nestlé Waters as director of sustainability. Prior to this job, Michael came from an NGO background, with senior positions at both the Wilderness Society and the Forest Stewardship Council. He has a Ph.D. in Forest Policy from Penn State. We spoke for close to an hour, so what you see are excerpts from that conversation which will be presented in three parts." More

Business / Industry

Millions spent on lobbyists over NY soda tax
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Beverage makers and health care unions spent millions of dollars in a battle over efforts to tax soda in New York, contributing to a record $211 million in lobbying expenditures in 2010. The New York Post says the American Beverage Association led lobbying in the state with nearly $13 million. The group helped defeat former Gov. David Paterson's effort to put a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. More

8 tips for surviving a sales slump
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For many businesses the first few months of the year are a slow time — retailers and summer resorts come to mind, but it hits every business sooner or later. The holidays are over and you're just slogging through until things pick up again in a few more months. That doesn't have to mean you have to go into the red, though. Time to get creative and figure out ways to make the off-season profitable. Here are eight tips for making the slow time more productive. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Heinz and Coca-Cola packaging deal 'paving the way for industry-wide collaboration'
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Coca-Cola and Heinz have announced what they believe is a trailblazing packaging collaboration that will have global eco-implications. The partnership will allow Heinz to produce its ketchup bottles using Coke's PlantBottle packaging — PET material made partially from renewable plant material. The food giants declared the move to be an industry-first, and said they hoped other companies would follow suit "to transform how food is packaged around the world." More


The OneShow 2011

Have you looked at lately? There is a lot going on here. It is THE location to find all the 2011 OneShow info.

Captivating City of Chicago video on OneShow home page
The Industry Awards
The Innovation Awards
Updated schedule, education write ups, speaker photos and bios
Hotel & Travel information

Hope to see you in Chicago!

Quality Coffee Certification Program

The Quality Coffee Certification Program is entering its 11th year of educating operators about coffee, water and the important role both play in serving a quality coffee beverage. Register before it's too late! QCCP classes fill to capacity for a good reason — they are exceptional! Click to register today!

Brewing Fundamentals - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Coffee Fundamentals - Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Supervisor Development Program Redesigned

The new NAMA Supervisor Development Program has been redesigned to meet the needs of today's industry. Sessions have been extended and a new Successful Project Management workshop added. Practical, hands-on ideas will help you solve problems, improve your business skills and lead your team to exemplary performance. Supervisors and managers of all levels will benefit from this robust program. Program will be offered April 25-27, 2011 in Chicago prior to the NAMA OneShow. Click here for a full brochure.

Participate in NAMA's 2011 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 to download your survey form.


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