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June 17, 2009
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School Vending Machines On Way Out?
from Toronto Star
Vending machines are one step closer to getting the boot from schools. Toronto District School Board trustees on a committee recently voted to not extend the current contract with Pepsi Co., slated to expire on Aug. 31, largely because of concerns that the soft-drink company will offer only-aspartame sweetened pop in high schools starting next year. More    E-mail article

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Government Affairs

Deal Clears Way for Food-Safety Bill in House
from The Wall Street Journal
The House took the first step toward passing legislation aimed at plugging holes in the nation's food-safety system, after lawmakers reached a compromise over user fees and other requirements. 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

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Coffee

Starbucks Coffee: Green or Greenwashed?
from GreenBiz.com via Reuters
Starbucks is given credit by many for revolutionizing the American coffee drinking experience. The company, however, is both praised and criticized by environmentalists. Is Starbucks a leader of sustainability or a greenwasher? More    E-mail article


Business/Industry

Majority in U.S. Feel Food Industry Doesn’t Do Enough
from Fresh Plaza
On the heels of the largest product recall in U.S. history, an American Society for Quality survey reveals that although the majority of the food industry may be following safe production procedures, the majority of the public doesn’t feel it does enough. Food safety is still igniting widespread concern according to the survey of U.S. adults conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of ASQ. More    E-mail article

Recession Can't Contain Growth in Food Packaging
from Packaging Digest
If the forecast by The Freedonia Group is right, by 2013, Americans will use a staggering 300 billion food containers each year. The recent Freedonia study, Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible, predicts that U.S. demand for food containers will grow by 2.5 percent annually over the next five years to a total value of $25 billion versus $22 billion in 2008. Americans like their food. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Three Secrets to Driving Down Your Fleet Emissions
from GreenBiz.com
During this economic slowdown, many organizations are struggling to stay focused on their environmental initiatives. This is particularly true in the area of the vehicle fleet. More    E-mail article


NAMA News


Take Your Management Skills to a Higher Level of Proficiency!

NAMA’s high-powered, interactive Supervisor Development Program provides knowledge and confidence to newly appointed supervisors. The program will be offered at the National Expo in Chicago, September 23-25, 2009. Click here to view the full brochure and register!


2009 SEVA Convention

The 2009 SEVA Convention will take place August 5-7 at Sandestin Resort in Destin, Fla. Where else can you be challenged and inspired by world-class speakers, network with friends and business partners and also spend time relaxing on the beach with your families? Don’t miss out on the premier vending event in the Southeast! Click here to register and view full convention details.


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Mark Manney, CEO of Loss Prevention Results, Inc., (LPR) has a proven track record of helping NAMA members significantly reduce their cash/product losses. Click here, log on with your ID & Password and discover how NAMA Knowledge Source Partner Mark Manney can assist you!




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