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Keeping in Touch with NAMA
June 10, 2009
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New Food Safety Bill Generates Lots of Questions at Hearing
from Lancaster Farming
Contentious issues in the newly proposed draft Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 came to the fore at the legislative hearing of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee here Wednesday. More    E-mail article

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Green Coffee
from The Examiner
The world of eco-coffee is fairly complicated, especially if you are not up-to-date or informed on the issue. Greenopia recently released a national list rating the greenability of the top coffee makers. More    E-mail article

   Product Showcase: Follett Ice and Water Dispensers

Are customers using open bins to provide ice to their employees? Reduce contamination of ice with Follett’s ice and water dispensers. Follett’s hand-free dispensing reduces contamination while providing customer-preferred Chewblet® ice. Ice availability can also improve the sale of other beverages. Filtered water provides an 80% cost savings over bottled water and a “green” alternative to your customers. More

Chewblet is a registered trademark of Follett Corporation.

Small Business

Landrieu Pushes Small Business Trade Opportunities
from American Chronicle
United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu today introduced a bill to help increase small business trade opportunities. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Cows Go on a Diet to Save the Planet
A project underway at Stonyfield Farms is changing the food cows eat and finding herds' methane reductions reduced by 18 percent, while also improving cows' health and the quality of their milk. More    E-mail article


13 Cities Post Unemployment Above 15 Percent
from CNN Money
There were 13 unlucky cities with unemployment rates topping 15 percent in April, and another 93 saw joblessness climb above 10 percent, according to a government report released Wednesday. More    E-mail article

CPG Industry Outperforms Market
from Supermarket News
The consumer packaged goods industry performed significantly better than the rest of the market in 2008, according to a report by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The study also found that CPG manufacturer median sales grew approximately 10 percent last year, down just slightly from 2007. More    E-mail article


Second Annual NAMA Coffee Service Education Summit
Register Today!

Nowhere will you find more education, more networking and more high level business ideas that you can take back to your operation than at the 2009 Coffee Summit. Right from the opening session this event will be flowing with high energy, good coffee and lots of fresh ideas that will get you excited. The relevant and current education sessions and roundtable discussions will inspire you to take your business to the next level and share successful business practices with your industry colleagues.

Your 2009 Coffee Summit experience is sure to perk up your business, so we encourage you to come, dig in and get involved! Is your business caffeinated? Contact Roger Stewart at 616-299-6483 or by email at to register your company today.

Featured NAMA Knowledge Source Partner

Larry M. Eils, a widely recognized and respected leader in food safety issues and the vending industry, will assist NAMA members with their health, safety and sanitation questions. Click here, log on with your ID and password and discover how NAMA Knowledge Source Partner Larry Eils can answer your health & safety questions!

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