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Beverage group spent $3.95 million on second quarter lobbying
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The American Beverage Association, the trade group for the nation's soft drink makers, spent nearly $4 million in the second quarter lobbying the federal government on taxes on sugary beverages, children's nutrition and fitness, and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report. That's well above the $1.2 million the group spent in the year-ago period but less than the $5.4 million it spent in the first quarter of 2009. More

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NAMA Government Affairs
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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. More

Coffee & Water

Starbucks testing green coffee in summer drinks
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Starbucks Corp will begin testing summer drinks with a base of green, unroasted coffee as it works on new products to drive sales and differentiate itself from rivals like McDonald's Corp. The drinks, called "Refreshers," will be sold at 113 company-operated cafes around San Diego and priced from $2.50 to $2.95. Starbucks' vice president of global beverage Julie Felss Masino said they are made of fruit and low in calories and caffeine. More

8 billion gallons of bottled water consumed in US in 2009
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Consumers have a big thirst for bottled water. The International Bottled Water Association says that, in 2009 alone, more than eight billion gallons were consumed in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water products, describes bottled water as water intended for human consumption and sealed in bottles or other containers with no added ingredients. It may contain a safe and suitable antimicrobial agent. Fluoride may also be added within limits. More

Business / Industry

Vending equipment company marketplace research tips    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Marketplace analysis is all about acquiring a superior understanding of the current market that you simply are preparing on entering. A market is created up of both shoppers as perfectly as operators. You should comprehend the present state of affairs to be able to permit yourself to position your new vending business for success. Your marketplace analysis will help you to identify some of the risks and opportunities within the industry. It’ll assist you to identify very good locations along with the form of devices and items that would do effectively in them. More

Small business program vulnerable to fraud, federal auditors say
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It's way too easy to get the Small Business Administration to approve fraudulent applications from companies seeking government contracts, federal auditors say. Fake applications to a program meant for companies in economically distressed areas — including one from a firm claiming as its address the Alamo in Texas — sailed easily through the SBA's vetting process after they were submitted by investigators, the Government Accounting Office said in a new report. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

The secret sauce behind Smucker's sustainability
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In 1897, a farmer in Orrville, Ohio, named Jerome Monroe Smucker began selling stoneware crocks of apple butter from the back of a horse-drawn wagon. He signed the lid of each one, to vouch for its quality.The J.M. Smucker Co. still sells apple butter with the family name on the label. It also sells Smucker jams and jellies, Jif peanut butter, Folger's coffee, Crisco shortening, Pillsbury cake mixes, Eagle condensed milk, Hungry Jack pancakes and R.W. Knudsen juices — 2,100 products in all, which brought in $4.6 billion last year. More


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