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Retailers, manufacturers taking vending to new levels — and locations
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Call them automated retail stores or product dispensing centers, but please don't call them vending machines. This latest generation of self-contained selling is popping up all over the retail landscape, stationed inside stores to vend high-ticket, security-intensive items like personal electronics or occupying off-site locations to extend branding and take advantage of the reduced labor costs, a small real estate footprint and 24/7 operating capability. More

Government Affairs

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

Brazil lays down the law on coffee tastes, aromas
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World top coffee producer, Brazil, is imposing legally binding standards on the quality of ground, roasted coffee sold in its shops in a bid to help encourage consumption. Agriculture minister Wagner Rossi chose May 31, Brazil's "National Coffee Day," to sign a regulation which from Feb. 1, 2011, will do away with products that consistently score less than four out of 10 on a specified set of industry criteria. More

Lawsuit challenges California water bank deal
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Water agencies and others filed a lawsuit recently accusing Calif., officials of backing a deal that allows private companies to control and profit from a massive reservoir built with public funds to store water for use during dry spells. The complaint filed in Sacramento Superior Court alleges the state Department of Water Resources illegally transferred the 32-square-mile Kern Water Bank to a joint-powers authority controlled by agricultural giant Paramount Farming Co. LLC and other private entities. More

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Business / Industry

Gold vending machines land in Las Vegas
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Gold vending machines are coming to Las Vegas. At JCK, the jewelry industry's premier trade event recently held, the Hon group introduced the Gold Rush Kiosk. The Kiosk is a 42-inch touch screen machine that lets customers purchase solid 24K gold bar cards of their preferred weight and size using cash or credit card. More

Why small businesses are using 'big data'
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Big data analytics is no longer just the purview of big companies with big budgets. Increasingly, cloud computing gives small companies an affordable and easy-to-use way to find out how big data can help grow their existing business or uncover new opportunities. Because cloud computing removes the need to invest in expensive infrastructure to try out their new ideas, small companies no longer face barriers to big data innovation. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Coffee chains fall short on social responsibility
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Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero are failing to achieve even a basic standard of corporate social responsibility reporting, according to a new report. The research, undertaken by CSR analysts CleanAnalysis, scrutinised the sustainability credentials of three coffee chains, Caffe Nero, Starbucks and Costa Coffee, in areas like waste and recycling. More

Greener business practices save KKR Companies $160 million
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Improving fleet efficiency, reducing energy use, promoting recycling and other green business practices have eliminated $160 million in operating costs for eight companies participating in the Green Portfolio Program. The program, the product of a partnership between Environmental Defense Fund and private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., is only two years old, but the results speak for themselves. 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,
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