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When customers balk about tax paperwork
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
State and local sales tax laws require you to have these resale certificates on file. If your business is audited, you'll need to produce them. If you don't get a resale certificate from one of your customers, you are legally required to collect sales tax from them for the state where your equipment is delivered. 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

A conscientious approach to coffee
Boulder Coffee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Conscious Coffees is making an impact by not making an impact. The company won the 2011 Micro Roaster of the Year award from Roast, a magazine dedicated to the craft. So if they're trying not to make an impact in the coffee-roasting industry, and in the Boulder, Colo., community, they're failing. Their environmental impact, though, couldn't be much lower. A certified organic and fair-trade roaster, Conscious Coffees has been providing coffee to Boulder companies for 15 years. More

Dasani bottled water, Odwalla juice to be sold in plant-based bottles nationwide
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Coca-Cola Co.'s Dasani bottled water will be sold nationwide in PlantBottles, which are made from 30 percent plant-based material. In addition, single-serve bottles for Odwalla juice and smoothies will contain up to 100 percent plant-based materials. More

Business / Industry

How to leverage barcode technology
Multichannel Merchant    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Barcoding technology can help streamline processes and reduce costs in warehouse fulfillment operations. But in many cases, even large multichannel merchants only scratch the surface when it comes to leveraging barcodes. Most merchants use barcoding for shipping labels and generating manifests, and some use it to identify bin and slot locations. But to gain maximum benefit, you need to fully incorporate this technology to control inventory and track labor use within the entire warehouse. More

FDA drafts menu, vending label requirements
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued two proposed regulations regarding calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, retail food establishments, and vending machines. The FDA invites input on the proposed regulations by visiting More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sowing the seeds of sustainable foods
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Sustainability has become firmly planted in the food sector, as noted in the State of Green Business report. TIME conjectured that the food movement stands to drive wider environmentalism. Consumers are increasingly demanding edibles that are better for people and planet, traceable and transparent in their production, likely due to mounting recalls and exposes on the pitfalls of industrialized production. More


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NAMA wants to hear from you! You will soon receive an email requesting a few minutes of your valuable time to complete our 2011 Membership Survey. It’s short and easy for you to participate and will provide valuable feedback on NAMA key initiatives.

Thank you in advance!

The OneShow 2011

Don’t miss three days of jam-packed networking, learning and buying opportunities for vending, coffee service, foodservice operators and the excitement of twice-daily cash giveaways! Thanks to G&J Marketing's generosity, operator attendees will be eligible to win $2,000 in cash each day — just by being present on the show floor! Details available at

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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! Classes are almost full! 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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