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Industry kicks off Vend.Love.Win. Facebook contest
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Vending machines have long been the antidotes to snack attacks everywhere, and the National Automatic Merchandising Association is hoping to capitalize on vending's many fans who are enthusiastic enough to spread the message. So on Aug. 2, NAMA launched the Vend.Love.Win. Facebook contest, the first component of the association's new industry growth strategy. More



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NAMA's Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company's growth and profitability. Required reading for all members! Click here for the most recent Legislative Alert.



Coffee & Water


Colombian coffee champ is unseated in new ratings
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Never let it be said that Consumer Reports dooesn't take its own advice. The magazine might not run right out and replace our lawn tractors, big-screen TVs, or cars, with the winners of each new set of test results, but when it comes to grocery products like packaged coffee, the switch can be much more immediate and satisfying. A case in point is its new coffee ratings. More



Nestle rejects pumping from Wacissa for its bottled water plan
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The headwaters of North Florida's spring-fed Wacissa River has been the source of an intense local feud over whether to allow Nestle Waters North America to pump water from the spring for use in its Madison County bottling plant. Grassroots lobbying groups mounted an educational campaign to prevent the pumping. Nestle ordered a scientific review and recently, the company backed off the proposal. More

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Retailers save on swipe fees with discounts
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While consumers may think of interest as the only cost of paying with plastic, retailers have long been burdened with "swipe fees" the credit card companies charge them for every transaction. The Federal government instituted a cap on swipe fees on July 21, limiting them to 7 to 12 cents per transaction. However, the National Retail Federation maintains that the cap — which significantly reduces the current swipe cost average of 44 cents per transaction — is still too high. More

Some medicines cleared for vending machines
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Fancy some painkillers with your mid-afternoon pack of chippies? Regulation changes that recently came into effect mean that suppliers can now apply to stock general medicines such as throat lozenges and paracetamol alongside snacks in vending machines. Suppliers will have to stick to certain safety restrictions to be able to stock medicines, including small pack sizes, making sure machines cannot be operated by children, and ensuring medicines are kept at the right temperature. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


Doing good to do bad?
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One of the propositions behind socially responsible investing is that companies do "well" by doing "good." Even though it might initially cost them more to ensure they do things like protect the environment, engender human rights and improve public health, society will in the end reward them with higher profits. But economists Matt Kotchen of Yale University and Jon Jungbien Moon of Korea University suggest that an important reason companies do good is to paper over the bad stuff they've done. More

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CT&W 2011 will be bigger and better this year, 2 roundtable workshops, 2 networking events and much more. Your registration fee includes, breakfast, lunch, all of the education sessions, and networking events.

Highlights
  • Exciting Keynote Speakers — One Each Day!
  • 12 Education Sessions
  • 5 hours of Tabletop Displays
  • 90+ Suppliers
  • $79 room rate at Bally's


  • Contact person: Roger Stewart,NCE5, CCS
    NAMA Director, Coffee & Water Service

    To get all the details about CT&W 2011, click here.

    Phone: 616.299.6483
    Email: rstewart@namacoffeeservice.org



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