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10 years later, small businesses tell tales of 9/11 recovery
Business News Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While statistics show business activity is once again thriving in lower Manhattan,N.Y., nearly a decade since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks ravaged New York City, business owners whose stores and companies were affected by the disaster say the road to recovery has been long. An estimated 14,000 businesses were affected by the attacks; some closed shop permanently, some reopened only to struggle with rebuilding their clientele and some sought to become even better than they were before. More

Coffee & Water

Starbucks plans huge expansion in China
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Starbucks wants to have 1,500 coffee shops in China by 2015, tripling its current number of outlets in the nation. The traditional tea-drinking population of China is increasingly turning to coffee, said Starbucks' top official in the region. Starbucks opened its first store in China in 1999 and has since expanded to 42 cities. More

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Serving up tasty coffee by the truckload
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Andrew Russo was 22 years old when he drank his first cup of coffee five years ago in a military mess hall. "It tasted like muddy water," said Russo, then an Army officer. But this encounter launched him on a quest to find the perfect cup of coffee and eventually to become the owner and operator of a food truck. His mobile cafe peddles coffee, espresso, cappuccino, lattes and cold brewed beverages. More

Step aside Starbucks: Premium tea is the next hot beverage craze
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Long before there were baristas making lattes at every corner, premium coffee really was an exclusive sipping experience. It's a different world these days. You can now get a pretty darn good cup of joe from doughnut shops, smoothie stands and even drive-through burger joints. You also don't even have to leave home anymore. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters championed the Keurig platform, where you're only a K-cup refill and a push of a button away from a single cup of freshly brewed exotic java. Wouldn't it be neat if there was a ground-floor opportunity for another hot beverage on the rise? What if there were a play in premium tea, paralleling where Starbucks was more than a decade ago? Say hello to Teavana. More

Government Affairs

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Business / Industry

'Gratitude Tour' takes vending on the road this month
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The National Automatic Merchandising Association will take vending on the road this fall to showcase the industry's newest technology and products. The seven-city tour is part of the association's broader industry growth strategy, primarily aimed at building upon Generation Y's already strong affinity toward using vending machines. More

Chicago parks' vending machines limiting offerings to healthy only
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The Chicago Park District is slowly saying "goodbye" to vending machines stocked with fried, salty tortilla chips and mega candy bars, and hello to granola bars and baked veggie chips. Park officials formally announced they've been installing vending machines at field houses — where kids congregate for day camps and soon enough afterschool art, music and athletic programs — across the city with healthier snacks that are lower in sodium, sugar and calories. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Going beyond CSR needs ambition, innovation and an excellent team
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One of the retail sector's leading social entrepreneurs, Timberland, has unveiled a renewed set of aggressive sustainability and social enterprise goals for 2015. This recent move by Timberland demonstrates the drive to move beyond corporate social responsibility and entrench sustainability in the foundations of an organization's functions. More


Register today and we will see you in Las Vegas!
Oct. 18-20

CT&W 2011 will be bigger and better this year!
  • 90 Supplier tabletops
  • Informative Roundtable Workshops
  • Best Practices
  •       -Revenue enhancement
          -Cost management
          -Installation procedures
          -Insurance claims
  • Great Bean Buck Deals from suppliers

    Your registration fee includes: Breakfast, lunch, all education sessions, 4 hours of sales training and networking events.

  • Exciting Keynote Speakers — One Each Day!
  • 2 networking events and 12 Education Sessions
  • QCCP — Coffee Fundamentals (advance registration and fee required)
  • $79 room rate at Bally's
  • 4 hours of interactive sales training with Jeb Blount, founder of

  • Contact person: Roger Stewart,NCE5, CCS
    NAMA Director, Coffee & Water Service
    Phone: 616.299.6483

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


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