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Nov. 25, 2009
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Stimulus Cash Runs Out for Small Business Loans
from CNN Money
The stimulus cash that helped boost small business lending this year just ran out. The Small Business Administration recently said that it has run through all of the $375 million Congress allocated to temporarily waive fees and boost guarantees on loans backed by the SBA's lending programs. More     E-mail article

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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 www.NAMAVoice.com. 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 nmonroe@vending.org.
Valuable Feature: Click Here for the most current Legislative Alert.    E-mail article


Coffee

Coffee Acquisition Helps Results at Smucker
from The New York Times
The J. M. Smucker Company nearly tripled its profit in the second quarter as the addition of Folgers coffee improved its lineup and lower commodity prices for coffee beans and other items helped its profit margins. More    E-mail article

Peetís Raises Diedrich Offer After Green Mountain Bid (Update2)
from Bloomberg
Peetís Coffee & Tea Inc. raised its offer to buy Diedrich Coffee Inc. by 24 percent to about $265 million after Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. made a competing bid. More    E-mail article


Business/Industry

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Vending Machines Invoke New Technology to Attract Shoppers
from Wallet Pop
Customer service is the cornerstone of a retail business. So could the vending machine industry really make people more easily give their money to a machine rather than a person with a friendly smile? More    E-mail article

WTO Agrees to Rule on Legality of U.S. Food-Labeling Policies
from Wallet Pop
World Trade Organization judges agreed to decide whether U.S. country-of-origin labeling provisions violate global trade rules and unfairly harm agricultural trade, as Canada and Mexico allege. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Shoppers Going Green Despite Struggling Economy
from Reuters
Despite the worst U.S. recession in decades, sales of organic and sustainable products have continued to grow, experts say, with shoppers willing to spend a few more dollars in a bid to become more green. More    E-mail article


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NAMA News

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Announcing the Newest NAMA Knowledge Source Partner!

Fred Parrish, President, Profit Experts, is on board to assist NAMA members with realistic views of your companyís financial position and offer suggestions for profit improvement. Log on the NAMA web site, sign into the Memberís Only section and click on Profit Improvement logo for savings details!


NAMAíS Brian Allen to Retire

Industry veteran, respected leader in Government Relations and legal issues for vending and contract foodservice, Brian Allen is retiring. Click here for full press release.





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