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Businesses use gaming principles in marketing
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the high-stakes, $5 billion-plus potato chip market, up-and-comer Popchips can't begin to compete with a giant such as Frito-Lay when it comes to money for advertising and marketing its "never fried, never baked" potato chips. So San Francisco-based Popchips hit on a smart way for it to grab a larger helping of the potato chip business: video games. More

Credit unions banking on bills to lift small business lending
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When Phoenix entrepreneur Eric McCarthy needed money to build an ice cream business, the banks would not budge. So McCarthy, like a growing number of small business owners, turned to a less likely source: his local credit unions. More


Vietnam plans to expand arabica area, double output by 2020
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Vietnam, already the world's biggest producer of robusta coffee, plans to expand its planting area for arabica in a bid to more than double output of the superior-quality bean to 96,000 tons by 2020, though industry officials said production could be even higher. More

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Bottle bill dies in conference committee
Westwood Patch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Massachusetts bottle bill will not make it to the governor's desk this year. The controversial proposal was included as an amendment to the Senate jobs bill but scrapped July 30 in conference committee, according to an aide to its sponsor, Sen. Robert Hedlund, R-Weymouth. More

Upscale bottled water brand chooses scribing lasers
Packaging World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nestle Group's Carola Natural Spring Water brand benefits from the increased performance, flexibility and high-quality coding of new scribing lasers. To remain in line with ongoing initiatives, the company chose its latest laser technology with a focus on environmental impact. More

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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.

Bright future for Australian bottled water market    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The bottled water manufacturing industry's growth in Australia during the past five years has been buoyed by ongoing consumer desire for healthy, convenient beverages and generally sound economic conditions. More

US tea sales top $27 billion, says Sage report
New Hope 360    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sage Group® Networks LLC, a Seattle-based based tea industry think tank and publisher, has just released its latest business-to-business publication, the "7th Edition Specialty Tea Is 'Hot' Report®." Sage Group founder Brian R. Keating says the news is good: "The specialty tea industry is booming across North America. Virtually every distribution channel and product type is experiencing growth." More

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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!
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Predicting the future of intelligent vending kiosks with digital signage    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you look back at the history of vending technology, the last big technological advance was when bill acceptors/changers were introduced to the machines. But now there's a growing trend in combining vending machines and interactive kiosks — and then integrating those vending kiosks with newer technologies such as digital signage and mobile payments. More

Healthy vending machines: The future of snack food
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Today over a third of Americans are obese, costing $190 billion a year in extra medical spending, Reuters reports. In this climate, H.U.M.A.N. Healthy Vending is fighting the fat with high-tech vending machines that stock healthier options, including low-sugar variants, organic products and gluten-free items. More

Art from vending machines to debut in Newhall
KHTS-AM via SCV News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The City of Santa Clarita, Calif., Arts and Events office is debuting a new vending machine, "Art2Go," at the August Art Walk/First Thursday on Aug. 2. With products a little pricier than a candy bar, but a definite investment in the soul, Art2Go will dispense original works from local artists. More

Private-label brands winning the retail sales game
Food Product Design    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Over the past decade, annual sales of private-label products increased 40 percent in U.S. supermarkets, and new market data from Accenture finds store brands continue to win at the retail level with consumers looking to save money. More

Momentum builds to overhaul global calorie system
Food Navigator    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A storm in the U.S. over how calories are measured could cross to Europe — and an overhaul of the system is long overdue, according to one nutrition expert. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Companies focus on corporate responsibility to help land new business
VEGAS INC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Big corporations focus on environmental initiatives, philanthropy and workplace diversity in part because it's the right thing to do. But they also care about corporate citizenship because it helps them land business. More

How 'smart' is your supply chain?
Area Development    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In our global economy, efficient information and transportation networks allow people to get goods from anywhere in the world. As more people want to understand the environmental impact of the products they buy, companies are looking at every aspect of their supply chain for ways to improve green practices. And the most advanced companies are learning that a green supply chain is also a smart business strategy for reasons beyond sustainability. More

Procter & Gamble, EPA agree to develop recycling, sustainability tools
Waste Age via Waste 360    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Procter & Gamble Co. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have formed an agreement to develop sustainability, recycling and zero-waste tools for manufacturing and supply chains. The Cincinnati-based consumer products company signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the EPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory to develop tools to optimize sustainability improvements in manufacturing facilities and their related supply chains. More

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