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Vending machine industry decries calorie labeling effort
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A first glimpse of the costs to comply with a new law requiring calories to be listed next to food items on restaurant menus and in snack machines has reopened the debate that led to the law in the first place. Nutritionists and consumer advocates say the law, signed in March as part of sweeping health care overhaul, gives consumers the ability to make informed decisions about their health, while vending machine operators said the requirements would destroy jobs and prove costly to the industry. The vending machine industry was up in arms recently after learning that it stands to spend 14 million hours a year to comply with the law. The estimate was released in a notice in the Federal Register by the Food and Drug Administration. More

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Government Affairs

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. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at More

NAMA Member Update!

"Holding the Line" on dues for 2011.

There will be no increase in NAMA Membership dues for 2011. This is the second consecutive year that operator members have benefited from no increase in their base membership dues. Just as you continue to do all you can at your own company, NAMA is also committed to reducing expenses and finding new ways to increase efficiency in order to “Hold the Line” on membership dues.

Remember, if you have any questions regarding your membership, just call toll free 1-888-337-8363!

Coffee & Water

Coffee output under threat from disease
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Farmers and agricultural experts are forecasting a grim outlook for the coffee industry, following a widespread attack on the crop by leaf rust and pests known as Green scales in Mount Kenya region of Kenya. Following this, the industry regulator Coffee Board of Kenya is also revising its estimates for the 2010/2011 crop season. Farmers fear that they may not be able to repay loans borrowed to purchase inputs, and are asking for government help. More

Business / Industry

3 tips for retaining clients
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While we all know the importance of prospecting, too many salespeople focus on prospecting for new business, to the detriment of current clients and their own bottom line. And the amount of effort one puts into landing a new client is said to be five-to-10 times the effort required to retain that client. In other words, prospecting is much harder work than generating repeat business. So what are some of the steps you can take that will ensure your customer stays with you and expands their business with your business? Here are three key activities that will build trust and future business opportunities. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Vending machine comes with major karma points    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When PepsiCo launched its Dream Machine recycling initiative this past Earth Day, the company set out to achieve a goal that, to put it mildly, was rather ambitious: to increase the national beverage container recycling rate from its current lackluster 34 percent to a rate of 50 percent by 2018. But according to Keep America Beautiful (KAB), a partner of PepsiCo and the Dream Machine project, only 12 percent of public spaces are equipped with recycling receptacles. This creates an obstacle for recyclers — and consumers for that matter — as many single-use beverage containers are used on the go. With the help of Waste Management and Greenopolis, the Dream Machine could change that. More


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