Announcing New Comprehensive Search Engine for Industry
NAMA is excited to bring our members the most comprehensive search engine designed for our industry! The new Vending, Coffee & Food Services Guide provides NAMA members with a convenient way to access multiple suppliers of products and services, through a single link on the NAMA Web site, eliminating the need to use Internet search engines. By placing the Services Guide icon on your desktop, you can simply click and find any information about a company or service at any time. Take this opportunity right now & try it out! Click here for a peek at this incredible benefit and check out the NAMA Widget!
A ‘Fat Tax' for Texas? Chew On It
from The Houston Chronicle Journal
Dr. Arthur “Tim” Garson Jr. knows he couldn't get elected to public office in Texas. He may be executive vice president and provost of the University of Virginia, and he may have served on panels designated to deal with public health issues in the Bush administration and in the state of Virginia, and he may have written bills introduced into both houses of Congress, but he knows his ideas are “obnoxious in Texas.” He knows that Texans like food and dislike taxes. He wants to tax food. Heavily. Not all food, just food that makes us fat.
Federal Small Business Lending Plan Off to Slow Start
from The Baltimore Sun
Ten thousand interest-free loans are expected to be made to small businesses under a new federal program launched in June, but so far many banks aren't participating. Loans are trickling out with only a half-dozen made in Maryland.
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Everything You Know About Coffee Is Wrong
from Long Island Press
There are a few coffeehouses that take the beans they brew as seriously as their aesthetic. The palate of Long Island is not yet refined enough to foster such a community. While it’s easy to doubt that a population raised on Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts will be able to turn themselves around some time in the near future, Christian Crespo, who runs Mo'Joe, an oasis of Manhattan aesthetic remains optimistic.
Soda Makers: Don't Tax Our Soft Drinks
from USA TODAY
Industry groups are fighting a soft-drink tax proposal that is not part of any pending health care measure. Still, they're taking no chances. The American Beverage Association has begun a $2 million ad campaign to oppose a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, depicting it as a tax on "simple pleasures."
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The Bottled Water Business Takes Another Licking
Bottled water has had a tough run of it lately; for a while, bottled water became the public face of waste. Expensive, resource-intensive and an unnecessary alternative to municipal water supplies (which, the government noted, were more heavily regulated than bottled water), bottled water became the bogeyman.
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NAMA National Expo
Discover all that is new in today’s marketplace at NAMA National Expo, September 23-25 @ Chicago’s Navy Pier! Click here for a list of our current exhibitors who do so much to sustain our industry!