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Cash is no longer king in vending machines' future
The Las Vegas Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The basic concept behind vending machines has remained relatively unchanged for decades. Money goes in and a snack — be it a candy bar, can of soda or bag of chips — comes out. But a new generation of machines that was on display recently at UNLV is looking to bring vending technology into the 21st century by adding interactive, environmentally friendly and social features. More


Nespresso coffee develops a taste for TV
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nespresso, a division of Nestlé that sells single-serve espresso machines and capsules of coffee worldwide, is introduced its first U.S. television advertising on April 30. The 30-second spot, which ran on national network and cable television, was intended to introduce Nespresso to a wider audience of American coffee drinkers, among whom single-serve coffee machines are gaining popularity. More

Alpine® "Flowing with technology™"

Alpine® is the industry leader in (POU) point of use water filtration solutions. Alpine® recently introduced their new high end Aurora POU cooler using digital technology, tri-temp, UV sanitization, filter monitoring, leak detection, etc. Microsoft® picks Aurora™ as best in the industry. more

Brokers: Brazil's coffee discount widens as new crop nears
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Buyers of coffee from Brazil, the world's largest producer, are getting a bigger discount for beans as the new-crop harvest approaches, brokers said. Fine cup beans for May and June shipment are trading at a discount of 8 cents a pound to the price on ICE Futures U.S. in New York, data from Rio de Janeiro-based broker Flavour Coffee showed. More

British tea scion hopes India will embrace the bag
New York Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Stephen H.B. Twining traveled to India to promote his legendary Twining tea company. However Twining will face a challenge selling teabags, his main product, in a country where tea is usually boiled loose. 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.

Small Entity Compliance Guide: Bottled Water: Quality Standard: Establishing an Allowable Level for di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
The Food and Drug Administration    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Food and Drug Administration announced the availability of a guidance for industry entitled "Bottled Water: Quality Standard: Establishing an Allowable Level for di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate—Small Entity Compliance Guide." The small entity compliance guide is being issued for a final rule published in the Federal Register of Oct. 19, 2011, and is intended to set forth in plain language the requirements of the regulation and to help small businesses understand the regulation. 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!

Business / Industry

ShelfX's Vending Fridge nixes the cashier, uses QR codes, RFID to 'know what you took'
Engadget    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
QR codes and RFID tags aren't uncommon when it comes to automated payment applications, and now Colorado-based ShelfX has purposed them for its new wireless-equipped Vending Fridges. Eliminating the need for a cashier — or cash, for that matter — each unit allows you to purchase any items packed inside by scanning a QR code with your phone (using the company's app) or an RFID badge. More

Massachusetts House backs bill to cap vending machine license fee hikes
The Boston Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A state budget amendment that would cap increases in the annual license fee for vending machines passed the House recently. Filed by Rep. Shaunna O'Connell, R-Taunton, the amendment to the House's proposed $32.4 billion fiscal 2013 budget would prevent the state Department of Public Health from raising the fee more than 100 percent in a calendar year. The state legislator proposed the cap as an end-run around the DPH's plan for a 567 percent hike in the fee from $3 per machine to $20. 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!

Survey: Small business not using full accounting services
Journal of Accountancy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Efforts to get accountants more fully engaged with clients have found limited success with small businesses in the U.S. and Canada. According to a new survey by business management software provider Sage North America, 40 percent of small businesses surveyed in the U.S. and Canada do not use an outside accountant. A majority of small businesses that use outside accountants are engaging them only for specific services and support. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Honest Tea launches bottle recycling in Big Apple
Packaging Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Yesterday Honest Tea kicked off a national recycling initiative called "The Great Recycle" in New York City. The event featuring a 30-foot tall recycling bin in Times Square was a huge success with New Yorkers recycling more than 15,000 empty plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers. More


In this time of economic pressure, Ameri-Source makes sense: it cuts your costs, and helps deliver more profit to your operation.

How much sustainability makes a company sustainable?
Environmental Leader    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Customers spend more than $6 billion annually at Tim Hortons. That's $16.4 million worth of coffee, baked goods, soups and sandwiches per day. Where does that coffee come from? Where do those cups go? These are the kinds of questions we must ask to assess whether Tim Hortons is doing more than just talking the talk of sustainability. More


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This video shows a brief glimpse of the damage Hurricane Katrina did to the New Orleans area and the Hyatt Regency. Then fast forward 7 years and see the progress the city has made and what the Hyatt looks like today. This video was made in celebration of The Make It Right organization helping to rebuild the lower 9th ward. CT&W 2012 is an event you don't want to miss. The hotel and the staff are first class and look forward to welcoming you.

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