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Nov. 18, 2009
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New Study Shows Consumers Willing to Pay More for Detailed Nutrition Labels
from The Examiner
Researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela discovered that consumers will pay higher prices for more nutritional information on the labeling. The results of the study showed that availability of additional nutrition information was second only to branding in determining which products consumers will choose, and for which products consumers will pay a premium price. More     E-mail article


Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs Website!
from NAMA
Your NAMA team, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has built a new government affairs Web site The website is designed to help NAMA members learn about, track and communicate with elected officials on our critical legislative issues. The Web site also allows members to send e-mails directly to state and federal elected officials. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at
Valuable Feature: Click Here for the most current Legislative Alert.    E-mail article


World Coffee Supply May Drop to 124 Million Bags (Update2)
from Bloomberg
World coffee supply may drop by about 3.2 percent in the current season, after rainfall pared output in Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia, International Coffee Organization Executive Director Nestor Osorio said. More    E-mail article


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Vending Industry Concerned About Requirement to Label Calories on Snack Food
from Fox News
A provision in health care reform legislation requires snack food purveyors to post nutritional information on vending machines, which the industry says will cost $56 million to implement. More    E-mail article

To Find Best Hires, Firms Become Creative
from The Wall Street Journal
Small companies that are managing to hire during the downturn face a challenge: Too many candidates are applying to the companies' job listings. As a result, some firms are trying creative methods to find the best applicants. Take, for instance, I Love Rewards Inc., a 38-person consulting firm that advises companies that want to implement employee benefits and performance-based rewards. I Love Rewards, based in Wellesley, Mass., and Toronto, recently received 1,200 applications for nine job openings. Instead of reading through each résumé, the company sent an email to each applicant, thanking the candidates for their interest and asking them to attend an open house in Toronto. Only 400 showed up. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Business: The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility
from Building Sustainable Design
Putting corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the heart of your business will help you to win more contracts as well as win hearts and minds. That’s the belief of Don Urquhart, the director of CSR at Integral. More    E-mail article

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Announcing the 2010 NAMA Industry Awards - A Call for Nominations!

The 2010 NAMA Industry Awards will be presented to individuals and their companies that best exemplify consistent support of the Vending, Coffee Service and Foodservice industries. Click here for complete details and to submit an online nomination.

Announcing the Newest NAMA Member Rewards Partner for Web Design!

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