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Vending world tries new tech to court Gen Y
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The days of plunking nickels, dimes and quarters into the vending machine — then giving it a swift kick — may mercifully be grinding to a halt. A new age of paying by credit card, key fob and smartphone is slowly evolving as the struggling vending world tries to court a new generation that would rather touch screens than coins. More

Coffee, Tea & Water

Emerging markets coffee sales growth perks Nescafe up
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Unquenchable demand for instant coffee in emerging markets has seen Swiss food giant Nestle being ranked world leader in hot drinks. More

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The healing powers in herb tea
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Tea is much more than we give it credit for — tea preparation alone can lower your heart rate. Tea is unique, it allows you a chance to savor the healing properties of herbs that come from earth so simply. More than a drink, it is an experience. Wisely selected, herbal teas promote balance and don't stress the body with toxic additives. More

American colleges shunning bottled water, boost promotion of tap water stations
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So far, 14 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada have prohibited the sale of throwaway bottled water throughout their campuses, while there are some more educational institutions that put in place partial bans. More

Government Affairs

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Business / Industry

In Argentina, Lay's vending machine turns raw potatoes into bags of chips
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PepsiCo is combining product sampling with storytelling in Argentina in an unusual vending machine that appears to manufacture Lay's potato chips before your eyes after a real potato, rather than coins, is dropped in a slot. More

How to design a succession planning strategy
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Succession planning can apply to any type of company, whether it is a small family-run business, a company owned by private equity funds with their own exit strategy or a multinational corporation that invests heavily in its graduate and management training schemes. short and long-term succession planning is a key part of ensuring your organization's continuing success. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

A higher ambition for CSR: Corporate social purpose
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The September issue of Harvard Business Review includes an article by Nathan Foote, Russell Eisenstat, and Tobias Fredberg, titled The Higher Ambition Leader, that is essential reading for everyone interested in corporate social responsibility. The article illustrates how some leaders with high ambitions recognize that there's a big difference between so-called CSR and corporate social purpose. More


Register today ...
Deadline for $79 Bally's
hotel rate is Sept. 30!
For complete details regarding CoffeeTea&Water 2011

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 (deadline Sept. 30)
  • 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.

    Celebrate America's love for vending!

    NAMA has launched Vend.Love.Win  — a Facebook contest that invites fans to post creative photos or videos of their favorite vending machines or vended products for a chance to win prizes! Click here to join in the fun!


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