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What is tax deductible for small business?
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There is no definite answer for those who wish to know just what is tax deductible for a small business. According to the painfully dry tax code, a business may deduct all expenses that are ordinary, necessary and reasonable. Just what does that mean? 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

Are Peet's Coffee & Tea shares piping hot or too cold?
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The coffee sector has been hot recently, with Starbucks announcing a deal with Green Mountain to move into the single cup coffee market. This initially hit shares of Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., but shares have recovered those losses and then some, as investors flock to the $630 million purveyor of coffee. More

Fresh Cup raises the Standard

Fresh Cup always brews your coffee to perfection. Match your coffee POD with a brewer that allows you to adjust pre-infusion, brew volume, and water contact time. Take control of your coffee profile and make your coffee taste even better. Newco, everything you need to get brewing.

Enhancing the possibilities of bottled water
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Bottled water sales nationwide continue to rise. Sales in convenience stores reached nearly $2.9 billion for the 52-week period endingDec. 26, 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group, a growth of 2.19 percent. More

Business / Industry

Do calorie counts count?
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The Food and Drug Administration is taking comments on proposed regulations that would require vending machine operators to post calorie counts for each item they sell. The FDA comment period on the directive, which is meant to help consumers choose healthier snacks, is open until June 6, 2011. More

Frito-Lay sets up shop in Times Square
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PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division kicked off a weeklong event in New York City aimed at providing consumers with a behind-the-scenes look at how it develops new flavors and snacks. On top of the Times Square billboard, Frito-Lay recreated its Flavor Kitchen located at the company's headquarters to share the real foods and recipes that have inspired many of its latest, snack flavors made with all natural ingredients. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

US Foodservice to power South Carolina fleet with waste cooking oil
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U.S. Foodservice is getting into the biofuels business with the purchase of a company specializing in recycling used cooking oil into biodiesel. U.S. Foodservice acquired Bluffton, S.C., based WVO Industries with plans to convert the waste vegetable oil used in its customers' deep fryers into biodiesel to fuel its fleet. More


An Invitation to Take Our Membership Survey!

NAMA wants to hear from you! We are 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.

Click here and 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

Quality Coffee Certification Program classes are filled to capacity and registration is now closed.

To add your name to the wait list please contact Roger Stewart at or call 616-299-6483.

Coffee Fundamentals will be offered at Coffee Tea & Water 2011 in LasVegas, Oct. 18 - Oct. 20. Click here for more details!

Final Notice: Participate in NAMA's 2011 operating ratio survey - Deadline April 15

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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