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Vending machine food of the future
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The tiny hot dog rotated on the slowly turning grill, its rounded metal slants glowing a deep caramel bronze. Jeff Kaufman plucked the hot dog from the grill and placed it in a tiny matching bun. A woman beside him in a green apron smiled. I took a small bite of the small dog. They waited. This was at the National Vending Show, the annual convention of the National Automatic Merchandising Association in Chicago. More

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NAMA Government Affairs
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NAMA Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company’s growth and profitability. Required Reading! Click here for our most recent Legislative Alert! More

Coffee & Water

Starbucks deal to cushion $12 million coffee decline
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A lucrative marketing deal with elite Starbucks could serve as a cushion to the blow Jamaica's high-end-earning coffee industry is expected to suffer from a $12 million plunge in sales, resulting from the extended drought conditions of the past several months. The Coffee Industry Board (CIB), the government-run agency that regulates the local industry and manages the world-leading Jamaica Blue Mountain and Jamaica High Mountain Supreme brands, is bracing itself for an up to 33.6 percent fall-off in sales in 2010, arising from the drought. More

Diedrich saw bidding war, federal scrutiny before $290 million buyout could close
Orange County Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Paul Heeschen never thought the sale of a small but growing coffee products company would trigger drawn-out scrutiny by federal regulators.  "Coffee is the second largest commodity and the second-most consumed beverage in the U.S.," he said. "How could there be anything anticompetitive about it? Yet people figured out a way to make that allegation.” In early March, Heeschen’s Irvine, Calif., based coffee wholesaler Diedrich Coffee Inc. was acquired for $290 million by Vermont's Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. More

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Business / Industry

The new touch-face of vending machines
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Vending machines in neon-splashed Tokyo have electronic eyes that evaluate customers' skin and wrinkles to determine whether they are old enough to buy tobacco. In bathrooms at upscale Canadian bars, vending machines with flat irons enable women to defrizz their locks. In Abu Dhabi, the lobby of a luxury hotel has a vending machine that dispenses gold bars and coins at more than $1,000 an ounce. A new breed of vending machine is proliferating around the world — and while the U.S. is coming late to the party, Dr Pepper and Baby Ruth are already feeling sidelined. More

Vending machine sells farm milk direct
The Advertiser Normandy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new way of buying fresh milk has come to Vire, France — a self-service vending machine that allows farmers to sell their produce directly to the public. The distributor on the Place du Champ-de-Foire in the town center is the first of its kind in Calvados. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

A new sustainability standard for business
Green Biz    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Joel Makower wrote in Green Biz, "For the past year or so, my team at has been engaged with UL environment to develop and commercialize a company-level standard for sustainability — that is, environmental, social, and corporate governance issues — to be used as a procurement tool for companies, government agencies, and others. Today, at the Global Reporting Initiative annual conference in Amsterdam, Marcello Manca, vice president and general manager at UL Environment, participated on a panel during which he talked about this project publicly for the first time. The final standard won't be launched until later this year." More


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Plan Ahead & Save These Fall Dates!

National Coffee Week        W/O September 27        Watch for details!

EDP/Executive Development Program,
MSU, Lansing, MI        October 3-6, 2010        Click here for details.

Coffee Education Summit
Bally’s Resort, Las Vegas, NV      October 20-22, 2010      Click here for details.

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