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Protecting your small business from catastrophe
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If an unexpected blast from Mother Nature shut down your business, would you be able to reopen? An unforeseen disaster can destroy a booming business in minutes, leaving you without any income or means to rebuild. So no matter where your small business is located, or what its focus may be, is it worth it to invest in additional disaster coverage? 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

Dunkin' Donuts, Green Mountain announce new coffee deal
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Dunkin' Donuts has joined Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' K-Cup revolution, blunting the disappointment some investors felt recently when a rumored deal between the Waterbury, Conn., based company and Starbucks failed to materialize. More

Beverage industry works to cap its water use
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The massive quantities of water poured into the production of sodas, beers, juices and other drinks make beverage companies a high-visibility example of a thirsty industry, as worries about water use move up the global agenda. The vast majority of the water the sector consumes, though, is used not in its factories or bottling plants, but in the fields where ingredients like sugar, barley and tea are grown. More

Business / Industry

House votes to reduce vending machine fee
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The Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly recently to roll back 2010's fee increase on vending machines, potentially helping many small businesses survive. "It has become clear that we have to reassess the policy decision to triple the fee on vending machine operators," said state Rep. Charles Ortega. More

Food retailers cope with more inflation than shoppers
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"For the past 17 months food retailers have been feeling the pinch of higher food prices more than consumers, and it looks like that will continue even longer," stated Brian Todd, president and CEO of The Food Institute, a trade association that delivers food industry information, headquartered in Upper Saddle River, N.J. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Food industry to eliminate 4 billion pounds of packaging
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The Grocery Manufacturers Association recently announced the results of survey research indicating that food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers anticipate that they will eliminate 4 billion pounds of packaging waste nationwide from 2005-2020. More than 1.5 billion pounds have already been avoided since 2005, and another 2.5 billion pounds are expected to be avoided by 2020. The 4 billion pounds represents a 19 percent reduction of reporting companies' total average U.S. packaging weight. More


The OneShow 2011

Don’t miss out! Plan to attend the NAMA OneShow! Three days of jam-packed networking, learning and buying opportunities for vending, coffee service and foodservice operators. This year's show also will bring the added excitement of twice-daily cash giveaways! Thanks to G&J Marketing, operator attendees will be eligible to win $2,000 in cash — just by being present on the show floor!

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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.


Keeping In Touch With NAMA
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