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The Wittern Group, A Tradition of Excellence in Vending

With an original investment of $12.50, F.A. Wittern Sr. started Hawkeye Novelty, named after the state of Iowa. One of the first machines was a penny peanut dispenser that had a special innovation that was new for its time. Since then, The Wittern Group has grown to provide quality-controlled

NACS Show, Cantaloupe Showcases Go Smart Store Technology

AI Technology and Computer Vision are Just Two New Features in Cantaloupe’s Smart Café Offerings. Cantaloupe, Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for self-service commerce, is excited to exhibit its new smart store technology using

Instant Systems Accessibility Announce Products

Just announce by Instant Retail Systems: When customers give us excellent feedback on the #NEW innovative ‘Announce Product Accessibility’ feature we get EXCITED – SO we can’t keep it quiet any longer literally….. watch this video of ground breaking technology

Vend Smart and Stay Ahead

Invenda Group, leverage the best of technology to increase sales by an average of 60%, reduce costs and monetize advertising while offering consumers a modern and enjoyable shopping experience. Indoor Vending Machine Made in EU Proudly designed in-house and manufactured in the EU, this device is the

LBX Food Robotics Announces Full UL and CSA Certification for Bake Xpress

LBX Food Robotics, the leader in hot food vending, today announced that its Bake Xpress hot food kiosk is the first full-menu hot food vending machine to meet the stringent requirements for full Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) certification for US markets and Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

The Smart Baguette Vending Machine by ATI Tech

Made by API Tech, the Smart Baguette dispenser vending machine combines reliability and respect for traditional bakery know-how. To compensate for the decertification of bakeries in villages or to allow proximity of service, opt for Smart Baguette. This machine can be placed indoor or outdoor. 

The OCSB Emerging Brands Group

Connecting Retailers and Operators With Today’s Proven On-Trend Brands. Better nutrition has always been a part of wellness, but now consumers want snacks, drinks and functional products that not only taste good, but also help them accomplish their wellness goals. 

Lenny & Larry’s Intros The Boss! Cookie

The Boss! Cookie with 18 Grams Of Plant Protein In Soft Baked, Non-GMO Cookie. Cookies have always been a favorite snack food in the United States, but these days most people who enjoy cookies, also want those cookies to offer some health benefits as well.  With Lenny & Larry’s new 

Check Out The EnVision 4-Wide Snack Merchandiser!

The EnVision 4-wide Snack Merchandiser offers an ideal balance of capacity and selection, in a sleek vending machine.  This smaller footprint machine is only 72 inches high and 35 inches wide, and can fit most anywhere. 468 Snack Capacity. Made in Freeport, IL., by Seaga Manufacturing,

NAMA Leads Coalition Requesting IRS to Keep ERTC Program Operational

Recently, the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) led a coalition of employer organizations in sending a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the Treasury regarding the recent suspension of new claims for the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) 

AVS COMPANIES LAUNCHES AVS HOME ARCADE DIVISION

AVS Companies has announced the launch of their new sales division, AVS Home Arcade effective September 25, 2023. AVS Home Arcade will focus on direct-to-consumer sales with equipment and accessories from leading manufacturers in the industry. Joe Gumma will be leading the AVS Home Arcade division

Why Switch To An EMV Card Reader? from Nayax

Are you planning on investing in an EMV card reader for your business? If so, the Nayax EMV card reader offers you a secure cashless payment solution that will benefit your business because you be able to offer your customers contactless payments.  The Nayax EMV card reader is a secure card reader

Digital Media’s Platform Reduces In-Store Shrinkage by Changing the Way Customers Buy Things

The National Retail Federation (NRF) projects that loss due to shrink will exceed $100 Billion in 2023. The industry has identified three components of In-Store shrink: Current options for controlling shrink make the problem worse. Locking products away adds labor and operational costs while

Should You Have Dome Camera for Security?

In 2023, unattended retail, micro market and vending security is more important than ever before. With crime on the rise at some cities nationwide, a dome camera offers operators the necessary security feature that they need because, this camera will deter criminals while also monitoring the location

The Prosper, A Cold Beverage Vendor

Today’s consumer wants to be able to choose from a variety of the latest beverages and only The Prosper gives you the power to load up with these high margin products. The time is over for placing 7-10 selection stack vendors with their limited offerings; they simply miss today’s marketplace. 

Scott Meskin Appointed As GM of Fresh Vending and Markets

Cardinal Vending and Markets, LLC, which operates as Florida Fresh Vending and Markets, announced that Scott Meskin has been named general manager of the company. As general manager, Meskin will lead the strategic and operational direction of the business. Meskin is a seasoned professional 

Lou, A Veteran Equipment Distributor Unfazed by Today’s Challenges

Louis Kershbaumer’s experience, before and after his 62 years in vending, has taught him to stay positive despite the recession. As well as other problems we have suffered during the past 10 years. When first explained. Louis A. Kershbaumer has been a number of things in his life.

Airsled Adds Variable Speed Option To Its Vending Moving System

Acting on input from vending operators and other customers, Airsled has added a variable speed option to its air dolly moving systems.  The company says the variable speed option makes it easier for operators to maneuver machines into and out of tighter spaces

The FoodSpot BA1 Model, It’s a Micro Store!

At 2,137 square inches of shelf space, FoodSpot has, by far, the most interior room of any smart fridge in the US. Based on our operator feedback we challenged our engineers to double that shelf space within the same 3’ x 3’ footprint. In September 2023 we will be releasing the BA1 model, 

USI’s Alpine Combi 3000, Smart Vending

Check out the Alpine Combi 3000 by USI! This smart vending machine makes it possible for consumers to order fresh foods, frozen meals, and desserts all from one machine since the Alpine Combi 3000 can store up to 540 items while offering consumers 36 unique product selections.

Good Things Vending

Putting vending machines filled with local creations and nostalgic treats around the city is Steph Krim’s “love letter to Chicago,” she said.  Through her company, Good Things Vending, Krim has placed five vending machines throughout the city to distribute goodies from more than a hundred

JUXTA Introduces Autonomous Retail Stores

JUXTA, a global technology and micro convenience retail store provider, has announced its fully autonomous and pre-assembled portable c-store model, JUXTA Nomad, to supplement EV charging stations and help traditional fueling stations transition. “Our mission is to support station operators

Nayax and Giift Solutions for Loyalty Space

Nayax recently announced that they’ve partnered with Giift, a company that specializes in loyalty technology solutions that reward and retain customers.  The partnership is significant because it marks the first ‘open-loop’, loyalty-to-payments solution, that will be powered by Nayax’s

Risks of 3rd Party Internet Access by OptConnect 

The threat of hacking is something that all operators must think about, but the good news is that it’s not something that can’t be beaten thanks to OptConnect and their managed connectivity solutions.  Today, virtually every piece of equipment or device requires internet access. 

Southco Offers Innovations in Vending Security

Southco offers a complete portfolio of vending security products ranging from hinges and latches, to handles, fasteners, and monitor mounts that keep vending machines and kiosks secure.  For more than 70 years, Southco, Inc has been a leading designer of engineered access solutions 

How to Find New Markets to Grow Your Vending Business

When growing and scaling your vending machine business, could less be more? Many businesses fail because they try to do everything for everyone instead of focusing on the products or services they do best. Identifying those products or services and the people who benefit from them the most is the

This Smart Vending Platform Is Solving A Multibillion Dollar Problem

If you haven’t heard the news already, the global vending machine industry is experiencing explosive growth as businesses and consumers in a post-pandemic world, opt for the time saving and cost-cutting convenience of 24/7 self-service technology. Solving the likes of loss 

New Robotic Food Machines On-Campus at NKU

Students can purchase full meals to be made in one to two minutes. Have you ever craved a White Castle slider late at night? Or a warm Krispy Kreme donut? Starting this fall students can get food in Callahan Hall and the Health Innovation Center all with the help of robotic food machines.  

Add Age Verification To Vending Machines With VAV Box

A European manufacturer has developed an age verification add-on module for vending machines worldwide.  The module makes operators more competitive with traditional retailers which have the ability for an on-site clerk to check a consumer’s age.   It also enables

Five Star Food Service Expands With Acquisition of Southern Vending

Five Star Food Service is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Canteen franchise, Southern Vending, Inc., a full-line vending and micro market operator in southwest Tennessee – expanding Five Star’s presence in this region. Brian and Lorri Blattler founded Adamsville-based Southern 

Watchman Door Smart Locks Technology Provides Security And Control For Vending Machines

Technological advance has also transformed the locks industry, providing alternatives to make them more secure and, above all, to take more exhaustive control of the handling of vending machines. That is the direction in which companies such as Watchman Door, a spinoff of a major company dedicated

CandyMachines.com Acquires SmartClaw App

CandyMachines.com, a leading manufacturer of bulk vending and claw machines based in Midvale, Utah, has acquired the SmartClaw app, a revolutionary management tool for arcade operators. The app is a product of PixPro Media, which is owned by Joel Wenz, a claw machine operator himself.

DUE NORTH AND G&J PARTNER TO OFFER BEST IN RETAIL REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGIES 

Due North (DueNorth.com) has entered into an exclusive agreement with G&J Marketing and Sales (GandJ.com) to represent Due North’s retail refrigeration merchandisers to the micro market industry across the US. G&J serves the micro market category and leverages hundreds of key customer 

Jetinno Offers The JL300 Coffee Vending Machine 

Coffee continues to be one of the most in demand beverages around the world, but consumers are not always able to get a hot cup of coffee, especially late at night or in remote areas.  Thanks to Jentinno, it’s never been easier for operators to offer consumers a fast and convenient way to get

Reyeah’s Vape Vending Machines with Biometric Verification

Still searching for another vending machine to add to your portfolio of vending machines? If so, why not consider Reyeah’s vape vending machine, with biometric verification?  In the 2020’s, vaping continues to be a trend that shows no sign of declining in the United States and more operator

Signifi – Smart Fridge with AI

In today’s world, grab-n-go is what customers expect, especially when it comes to freshly prepared foods, fruits, and vegetables.  Thanks to the Signifi smart fridge, there now is an easy and convenient way for operators to offer the menu options that their customers want, without them having

Budz Vendor, An Automated Cannabis Vending

With the demand for cannabis on the rise nationwide, the demand for automated cannabis has also continued to rise as well, making now the right time for Budz Vendor, an automated cannabis dispensary.  Besides being an automated cannabis dispensary; Budz Vendor also offers an age verification

LinkitSoft, It’s Tech for Smart Vending

Smart vending is one of the keys to success when it comes to building a portfolio of highly profitable vending machines in the 2020’s because, once your vending machines are linked together, you can manage them more efficiently.  With LinkitSoft, you have all the vending management features

Azkoyen’s NEO Q, A Combination Coffee Machine and Water Fountain

Searching for a new coffee vending machine to offer your office coffee clients? If so, why not consider Azkoyen’s Neo Q? This coffee vending machine is different than others because consumers can get coffee and water from the same machine.  Besides offering two features from one machine, NEO Q

The History Of Vending Machines

Vending machines came into being as coin-operated machines in the 1880s. From this simplistic version, they evolved and progressed into many different forms. Custom vending machines were then produced by vending machine manufacturers in order to cater to a greater customer base.

Morsl Transforms Workplace Eating Culture: Amazon and Beyond

Discover how Morsl’s health-focused micro-markets create healthier, happier & more productive workplaces through the lens of Amazon Australia. Morsl, as Australia’s first and largest micro-market operator, Morsl has led the charge for the last four years educating employers on the

Healthy Hustle: The Top 10 Healthy Snacks For Vending

Who said snacking can’t be a part of your healthy lifestyle? Let’s debunk this myth right away! Whether you’re powering through a deadline at work or pulling an all-nighter for that crucial exam, Red Hawk Vending has got your back with nutritious treats that will fuel your day,

Did You Know About ATM Operator Training Offered By ATMIA?

ATM operator training offered by ATMIA is online e-training cources called ATMIA Academy. These cources offer ongoing, certified ATM operator education and training that conforms to industry best practices. The academy courses are designed for ATM operators/owners doing business in 

Salsa Queen Intros Freeze Dried Salsa On-The-Go, Just Add Water!

Salsa Queen, producer of gourmet Mexican salsas and dips made with only the freshest ingredients, recently announced it’s new product freeze-dried salsa for the vending and micro market convenience industries! Freeze-dried on-the-go salsas! Just add water when you’re ready for amazing

Benefits of an ATM Machine Business

Most people getting into the business want to know how much capital they need to get into the ATM business. The ATM business is a very inexpensive business to get into. With an ATM business, you need no employees or a storefront. It requires a very low start up cost. Your investment into the ATM

Retailers Not Accepting Cash May Cut Customer Base

Cash-handling specialist Volumatic released research today which suggests businesses that refuse cash payment are letting down their customers. Volumatic, which conducted the research with independent financial firm Enryo, argues that more customers now want to use cash in order to manage their

Top Benefits of Owning Outdoor ATMs

If you are thinking of becoming an ATM owner, outdoor mobile kiosks offer a range of profitable business opportunities. Whether you hope to save precious space indoors, earn cash at festivals, fairs, and outdoor events, or install drive-through dispensing services to draw in customers, outdoor

Chad Otsuji Generates Thousands of Dollars in Passive Income From Owning ATMs

Chad Otsuji is no ordinary entrepreneur. He owns a fleet of ATMs which earn him thousands of dollars per month in passive income. While helping others start into the ATM business. Many people don’t understand how this is possible because they assume that only banks own and operate ATMs. 

Vistar Media, Digital Media Ads Help Increase Sales

Operators can now increase sales with digital media ads. Ads that appear on monitors throughout office breakrooms, micro markets, and on vending machines. Monitor placement may include other public areas of choice, such as laundromats, arcades, hotel lounges, airports, the possibilities are 

CPI Announces The Launch of Paypod Compact

Crane Payment Innovations, (CPI) announces the launch of Paypod Compact, a cash automation solution designed to help you deliver an enhanced customer experience. Touting a sleek design and front access, Paypod Compact can easily fit into an existing self-checkout counter while maximizing available

Camlock Offers ACS-100 Access Control System

Camlock Systems’ ACS-100 is a hardware, portal and app system. Find out how making controlling access simple, it could enhance your operations. The ACS-100 is a data driven security system that allows users to access locks from a mobile device, logging the data associated with the locking system

Nayax POS For Office Coffee Service Machines

Nayax states that integrating point of sale into office coffee machines helps create more satisfied employees and an increase in revenue. Today, coffee machines are found in most work environments. Businesses often opt for office coffee services, providing quality coffee and other hot drinks

Linda Winstead Retires From AVS Companies

AVS Companies has announced that Linda Winstead has retired from the Amusement Sales industry effective July 31, 2023. Linda was the Amusement Sales Director at the Burnsville, Minnesota office and has been in the amusement industry for over 40 years. “Linda has been an important part 

Check Out The PayPlus Credit Card Reader

Give your customers more ways to pay. The PayPlus credit card reader is a 4G, EMV device that accepts credit, debit, mobile payments like Apple Pay and GooglePay, student cards, and even global wallets via our mobile app. It’s easy for customers to swipe, tap, or dip to issue payment

Arcade Game Rooms in Non-Traditional Locations

Betson Enterprises states that people generally love arcade games and test their skills with crane machines or driving games. So why not take the opportunity to let your customers have some fun? There has been a trend of non-traditional locations adding game rooms to differentiate themselves

Juan Jorquera Joins The Tech 2 Success Team

Tech 2 Success, a leading IT solutions provider in N. America, is proud to announce the addition of Juan Jorquera to the team as Business Development Manager. Juan joins the Tech 2 Success team following a successful journey with Vagabond Inc., which sold to PayRange Inc. earlier this year. 

FIVE STAR FOOD SERVICE AQUIRES FRANKS VENDING

Five Star Food Service is today thrilled to announce the acquisition of the Canteen Franchise, Franks Vending, a vending machine and micro-market operator in Pulaski, TN. The acquisition will expand Five Star’s presence into the southern Middle Tennessee area. The territory expansion acquisiti

USI’s Mercato 4000 – A New Addition!

Announcing a NEW addition to the Mercato glass front snack vending machines line, the Mercato 4000 offers high capacity snack volume for more flexibility and customer choices at mid to high traffic locations. The Mercato 4000 offers up to 36 selections and a product capacity of up to 360 items.

CPI Offers Simplifi Route Software, Saves Time And Money 

Are you searching for route scheduling software for your business?   With Simplifi route scheduling software, once you use this software you won’t want to go back to doing business as you did before because, this software will provide you with so much data at your fingertips including 

What Is Vend Delay and Why do you Need It?

Vending products of different weights means dealing with unique needs and situations. While other vending machines tend to offer a ‘one-size-fits-all’ vending platform, Fastcorp™ DIVI™ machines allow you to adjust parameters to ensure proper handling and delivery of your unique product. 

Robotic Vending Machines Custom Engineered, by Fastcorp

Smart robotic vending machines are the future because they help to increase ROI per location by ensuring that consumers are offered more than just the food or drink item they originally came to the vending machine for.  Although you may want to invest in smart robotic vending machines

Nayax’s MoMa 2.0 Advantages, A Mobile Management App for On-the-Go Use

Nayax Ltd. the leading cashless payments provider, now offers MoMa 2.0, the newest update to its mobile management app for on-the-go use with Nayax devices. MoMa 2.0 enables data-driven smart decision-making and reduces time and operational costs with an always available management app

DMVI’s M-Series, Expandable Modular Automated Retail Technology Systems

Digital Media Vending International (DMVI), a leading provider of automated retail technology solutions, is launching a new M-Series division focused on the massive problem of retail shrinkage, one of the leading challenges facing brick and mortar retailers today.

AXES, Cutting-Edge-Revenue Generating Solutions

AXES is a Cloud Information Management Platform that licenses actionable intelligence and applications to the Global Gaming & Amusement Industry. Performs players, marketing, operations, security, reporting and analytics to create efficiencies throughout your operations. 

Cantaloupe CEO Ravi Venkatesan Appointed to NAMA Board of Directors

Seasoned FinTech Executive to Help Drive Convenience Services Industry Growth. Cantaloupe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTLP), a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for self-service commerce, is pleased to announce that its CEO Ravi Venkatesan has been

MICRO MARKETS PROVIDE POWERFUL GRAB-AND-GO SOLUTIONS

Micro markets have proven to be valuable solutions for many foodservice facilities, allowing operators to provide convenience for consumers with minimal labor costs. These unattended stores, which feature open shelving and self-checkout kiosks, have been among the best-performing convenience service

Poppi, A Prebiotic Soda

As a vending operator, you know that your customers want more options, especially when it comes to beverage choices.  Even though most consumers still enjoy traditional soda, the reality is that some people are giving up soda, in favor of tea, fruit drinks, and flavored waters, due ingredients

Swyft, Driven by AI, Big Data, Machine Learning and Advanced Robotics

Empower consumers to see, shop and receive products immediately, through Swyft’s frictionless retail solutions, millions of consumers actively shop and billions have engaged with our brand and retail partners. All of Swyft’s retail automation solutions include integrated hardware, manage

The Evoke Cold Beverage 5W Elevator

With the latest in vending technology and the sleek stylings of Evoke merchandisers, the Evoke Cold Beverage 5W Elevator offers features that you cannot find anywhere else in the market. With up to 40 unique product selections and configurable trays, this merchandiser offers maximum product

Brittni Clemons Franchises B’s Essentials Vending

Meet 26-year-old Brittni Clemons, the founder and CEO of B’s Essentials Vending, a Black-owned vending machine company that supplies interactive, AI-powered touchscreen kiosks. Initially, her company sold just beauty products but has now expanded to auto care products, baby products, and 

Structural Concepts Grab N Go Smart Solutions

Structural Concepts Corporation’s Grab N Go refrigerated display case to offer a complete smart solution for autonomous shopping that will offset labor challenges, streamline inventory management, and deliver a quick ROI turning into increased profitability.

Bevi Grows ARR by over 50% and Debuts New Offerings

After a strong H1, the Smart Water Cooler® company has surpassed growth predictions, announced new beverage enhancements, and achieved a new sustainability milestone. Bevi, the leading designer of smart water coolers for commercial spaces, today announced that the company has exceeded 50% growth in

Liquid Ice, Next Generation Energy Drink

Who Are We? Liquid Ice Energy has been in business for 17 years. Produced in the USA and distributed in over 40 states through participating Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, independent PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola distributors. It is available throughout the United States

CandyMachines.com Signs Exclusive Agreement With Ford Gum Carousel Line

CandyMachines.com, an industry leader in vending machines and supplies since 1998, is delighted to announce that it has become the exclusive North American distributor for the Ford Gum and its line of Carousel branded gumball machines, featuring iconic models such as the Petite, Junior, King, 

Leave No Customer Behind: Why Cash Options Still Matter

From CPI (cranepi.com). At a convenience store in Pennsylvania, a self-checkout system stood near the front of the store. Brand new, with a big, bright sign announcing its presence, the equipment was ready to help customers swiftly complete their transactions and get on their way. 

Jetinno Innovative Technology For Commercial Coffee Equipment

Born in 2013, JETINNO is an intelligent equipment company focused on building commercial coffee machines and solutions that are needed for the market. They manufacturer coffee machines for vending, HORECA and OCS deployments. Since its establishment, JETINNO has always committed to becoming a leading

NAMA Calls for 2023 Coffee Legend of the Year Nominations

The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) opened nominations today for its 2023 Coffee Legend of the Year award. Members are encouraged to nominate their peers and colleagues with a demonstrated history of leadership and excellence in coffee services. Coffee Legend of the Year is award

Wall Mounted Touchscreen Vending Machines Transforming the Way We Snack!

In a world full of constant innovation and technological advancements, it should be no surprise that even the good old vending machine has undergone a major transformation. Gone are the days of struggling with clunky buttons and outdated designs, as a new era of small wall-mounted smart touchscreen

Betson Technical University, Sept 20-21, Denver

The #1 Arcade Game Technical Training Program. SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2023. Betson Technical University was launched as part of our commitment to helping our FEC’s be successful. A key component of a successful Family Entertainment Center (FEC) is amusement equipment support because broke

CandyMachines.com and OK Manufacturing Announce Joint Venture

CandyMachines.com and OK Manufacturing Announce Joint Venture Reinforcing American Manufacturing in Vending and Amusement Machines. CandyMachines.com, a leading distributor and manufacturer of vending and amusement machines since 1998, and OK Manufacturing, an esteemed manufacturer with over 30 year

PayRange Announces Mobile Payment Solution for Campground and RV Site Owners

PayRange will now support payments for a myriad of campground services such as site bookings, daily electric hookups (RV’s), EV car charging, paid showers, laundry, fire pits, tennis courts, game rooms, and more. PayRange Inc., the leading provider of mobile payments for unattended retail,

Boxxtech, Automating The Sale Of Canned Cocktails

Managing people is usually difficult and can be a liability. Take away that extra stress and use Ai tools to sell canned cocktails. Boxxtech offers a specialty vending machine that streamlines alcohol sales by using: Realtime age verification, Proprietary Software and Hardware, and Data Collection

365 Launches MM6 Mini Self-Service Kiosk For Micro Market Applications

365 Retail Markets, the global leader in unattended retail technology, today announced a new versatile kiosk, the MM6 Mini, that balances flexibility and consumer experience with any dining cafeteria or micro market location.  Until now, two extremes of kiosk technology have existed in the mark

Reel In The Profits With Live Bait Vending Machines

VCI 24 Hour Live Bait Merchandising Manufactured by Vending Concepts, Inc. VCI currently manufactures the industry’s only state-of-the-art 24 hour live bait vending machine, developed and built solely for the merchandising of live bait. The Bait and Tackle Center is an outdoor live bait vending

NAMA Welcomes Matt Bisenius as Vice President of External Affairs

The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) recently announced Matt Bisenius as Vice President of External Affairs. Bisenius’ wealth of experience in government affairs and legislative acumen makes him an invaluable addition to NAMA’s advocacy leadership team. 

Nayax Enables Prepaid Vending Solutions to Drive Customer Loyalty

If you operate automated machines in a closed-loop environment, whether it be a vending machine at an office or an on-premise laundromat in a residential building, you’ll want to offer prepaid payments. Prepaid payments offer customers full control over their spending, as they can load a month

NAMA Sets Focus on Key Industry Issues at 2023 Fly-In & Advocacy Summit

The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) has announced a slate of programming to help define the policy agenda for its 2023 Fly-In & Advocacy Summit July 25-26 in Washington, DC. The 2023 Fly-In & Advocacy Summit will address critical issues facing the industry and provide 

Latest Innovation, The Electronic Sticker/Tattoo and Capsule Vending Machine!

CandyMachines.com, a leading provider of vending machines and related services, announced the launch of its latest innovation, the Electronic Sticker/Tattoo and Capsule Vending Machine. This groundbreaking product, integrated with Nayax, is set to revolutionize the vending industry, and redefine the

Unlocking Convenience in the Age of Smart Vending Machines

Digital Media Vending International brings you smart vending machines that are revolutionizing the way we think about convenience. With their sleek designs, intuitive interfaces, and cutting-edge technology, these marvels of the modern era are changing the face of retail.

LAI Games Unveils Asphalt 9 VR at Bowl Expo 2023

LAI Games, a global leader in out-of-home entertainment, is thrilled to announce the official launch of their highly anticipated Asphalt 9 Virtual Reality arcade game at Bowl Expo 2023. The annual event is set to take place on June 28th and 29th, and LAI Games will be showcasing their innovative VR

How to Move a Vending Machine

If you are wondering how to move a vending machine, Firehouse Movers has written this insightful article, and these Dallas commercial movers are available to help. How to Move a Soda Vending Machine Obviously, vending machines are incredibly bulky and heavy. 

Smart Zuply Solutions From Innovend

How can you serve consumers 24/7 in an era of skyrocketing staff shortages? Innovend offers an answer to this pressing issue with its intake and dispensing systems. “Our solutions even have the potential to shake up the traditional supermarket concept.” Innovend offers smart vending machines and

PayComplete Solutions For In-Person Transactions and Payments

PayComplete is the global leader enabling the technology of in-person transactions and payments. The PayComplete solution is a fintech IoT platform made up of an adaptable set of SaaS and machine software, intelligent devices, and tech-enabled services. Connect unifies the management of transactions

Warehouse Efficiency Tools, Powered by LightSpeed Automation

Check out FastTrack V.2, run a better warehouse through a robust pick-to-light system. This efficiency tool is Ideal for operators with 8+ routes. This pick-to-light order fulfillment system enables larger businesses to reduce warehouse needs, redeploy personnel, and combat labor shortages.

Grow Your Micro Market Sales With Lighting For Impact

LIGHTING FOR MICRO MARKETS AND VENDING Lighting for Impact – Breaktime snack sales perform better with made-for-retail LED shelf lighting and display merchandising solutions. Grow your micro market unit sales by as much as 37% based on recent test data. LFI has easy-install solutions that get

KioSoft Launches AVU Touch 17

KioSoft is pleased to introduce the AVU Touch 17 Kiosk to its industry leading lineup of Add Value Stations for Laundry. The AVU Touch 17 is a rear loading, high security kiosk featuring a large, interactive 17″ touchscreen with a friendly and intuitive interface, USA and Canada. 

My Cantine, The Smart Cafeteria

The next generation smart fridge for retail, cashless, unattended, 24/7. Deployment of the first My Cantine smart refrigerators in North America was in October 2022. My Cantine Cafeteria 2.0 brings real flexibility compared to a cafeteria with fixed hours: The consumer can pick up their meal at any

Xpresso Delight, Worlds Largest Coffee Service Franchise

Xpresso Delight has been brewing up great coffee in offices throughout Australia and New Zealand for nearly two decades now. The brand’s global growth goals have it now rapidly expanding throughout the United States. But the brand is about more than just great, freshly-brewed coffee for office

Vendist Expo in Turkey, Jan 11-13, 2024

Vendist Expo, the premier event for the vending industry in Turkey and surrounding countries, is set to celebrate its 4th year at the Istanbul  Expo Center from January 11th to 13th, 2024. Vendist promises to gather leading professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, and buyers, serving as a vital

Selfly Store’s Enhanced Customization and Efficiency

Selfly Store has launched its latest software update, introducing features aimed at enriching the vending experience for merchants operating Selfly Store’s intelligent vending machines. Firstly, personalization has taken a step forward with enhanced cabinet screen customization. 

Streamline Your Business with SMART.Software

Searching for solutions for streamlining your vending business? You’re not alone. Managing workflow and day-to-day business operations are the key to success in the vending business.  When you choose SMART.Software to streamline your business, they can help you to optimize every area of your

Cargo Van Partitions – Protect Yourself from Shifting Cargo

Adrian Steel realizes that running a business can be tough, especially when you must deliver cargo of different sizes and shapes like vending machines, kiosks, or other items that you’re delivering to your micro market.  Shifting cargo can be a problem for business owners, especially when coming

LAI Games Rolls Out Award-Winning Rick and Morty

LAI Games, a premier leader in the global out-of-home entertainment market, is excited to announce the roll out of their hit redemption game, Rick and Morty Blips and Chitz, to all Round1 Bowling and amusement locations across the country. LAI Games is grateful to authorized distributor Betson

ACE-Stock-2023: Peace, Love & Vending

Where the Vending Industry Meets on the East Coast! The 2023 ACE Planning Committee announced the cool theme for 2023 based on Woodstock memories- “ACE-Stock 2023:  Peace, Love & Vending.” Now, the BIG news is that the Committee has selected its keynote speaker, Page Fehling

Actineon, Custom Computer Platforms For Kiosks, Micro Markets

Purpose Built Industrial Computers And Engineering Services by Actineon. Searching for a new custom computer or kiosk for your micro market? If so, Actineon creates custom computer platforms for micro markets and kiosks nationwide.  For more than 10 years, Actineon has been building industrial

Cantaloupe Notes Rapid Growth of EMV-Enabled Vending Card Payments

Cantaloupe, Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions to power self-service commerce, reports a significant increase in the amount of EMV transactions at food and beverage vending machines in 2022.

PayRange’s Age-Restricted Vending With BluCheck

Age and identity verification technology developed by PayRange extends the capabilities of existing vending machines to improve compliance and minimize underage access of 21+ products, such as alcohol and tobacco. PayRange Inc., the inventor and solution provider of the leading mobile payment app an

NAMA Welcomes Matt Bisenius as Vice President of External Affairs

The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) recently announced Matt Bisenius as Vice President of External Affairs. Bisenius’ wealth of experience in government affairs and legislative acumen makes him an invaluable addition to NAMA’s advocacy leadership team.

Benefits Of Using Cellular Routers For Kiosks

by DPL Wireless As technology continues to advance, kiosks are becoming more and more prevalent in our daily lives. From ordering food at a fast-food restaurant to purchasing tickets at a movie theater, kiosks are making our lives easier and more efficient. However, for these kiosks to function

Lee’s Summit Man With Autism Runs A Successful Vending Business

Jonah Taylor’s family didn’t think twice about his ability to become an entrepreneur. And now, stickers with his business’s name, Jonah Vending, can be seen on vending machines around Lee’s Summit. #vendingsuccessstory

Adapt Your Operation to Serve the Hybrid Workplace, by Cantaloupe

For operators who service office locations, the past few years have felt like a yo-yo. First, the pandemic drove employees out of the office and into a remote work-heavy reality. Now, we’re seeing things swing the other way. Employers are trying to incentivize — and in some cases force —

Grow Your Micro Market Sales With Lighting For Impact

LIGHTING FOR MICRO MARKETS AND VENDING Lighting for Impact – Breaktime snack sales perform better with made-for-retail LED shelf lighting and display merchandising solutions. Grow your micro market unit sales by as much as 37% based on recent test data. LFI has easy-install solutions that get

SECOMind Delivers Comprehensive AI/IOT Turnkey Applications

SECOMind is taking the smart vending and unattended retail to the next level. With SECOMind, you can build a vending and/or a micro market business that can be managed from any location in the world, by offering their comprehensive AI/IOT turnkey applications for cloud management, 

Announcing New VeeFriends Vending Machines

Scott Jochim aka “Mr. Sqwishy” and biz guru Gary Vaynerchuk’s VeeFriends unveiled at VeeCon 2023 in Indianapolis a business opportunity for small to medium-sized business owners. The two entities recently revealed a new business venture called VeeFriends Vending, under which Jochim’s Brand 

Mike Evans CookieBot, A Warm Cookie Vending Machine

At Alibi Cookies in St. Louis’ Dogtown neighborhood, visitors can savor warm cookies with crisp edges and soft centers any time of day – all thanks to a special type of vending machine. The concept comes from owner-operator Mike Evans, a longtime Dogtownie who has more than 15 years of experience

365 Retail Markets Introduces the MM6 Kiosk

365 Retail Markets, the global leader in unattended retail technology, today announced the launch of its latest kiosk, the MM6 for Markets. Thoughtful considerations in its design and technology offer operators more real estate to drive revenue, as well as solutions to address shrinkage and market 

EVA Publishes New Consumer Food and Beverage Report

The European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) is pleased to announce that it has published a new consumer behavior report, which provides the latest data into food and beverage preferences in the working population.  The report, carried out by GFK on behalf of the EVA, covers four

LAI Games Hits the Road with Award-winning Rick and Morty Blipsand Chitz

LAI Games, a premier leader in the global out-of-home entertainment market, reports an incredible reception for its award-winning Rick and Morty redemption game at a series of distributor road shows. The tour spanned several prominent cities across the United States. LAI exhibited the game at open

Enhancing Convenience with Smart Vending Machines

Article by OptConnect In today’s fast-paced world, connectivity has become a fundamental aspect of our lives. From smartphones to smart homes, technology has seamlessly integrated into our daily routines, enhancing convenience and efficiency. One area where connectivity has made remarkable 

Invenda Group Partners with Burroughs

Invenda Group AG, the leader in next-generation automated retail, unveiled its partnership with Burroughs, Inc., North America’s largest independent service and integration provider for unattended self-service devices, payment and transaction automation and related automated, connected technology

Vending Machines vs Micro Markets

Vending machines and micro markets are both popular options for providing convenient access to snacks, drinks and other products in various locations. While there are many similarities, there are also some significant differences, and it’s important to understand which option is best for each one

Evoke VT3 Refrigerated Food & Beverage Combo

The Evoke VT3 has a small footprint, but packs a punch with its style and design. Vend snacks, refrigerated food, and cold beverages with this versatile variable temperature machine. This sleek vending machine offers versatility with up to 36 selections and a product capacity of up to 36 items.

Bake Xpress Custom Bakes Meals and Pastries

LBX Food Robotics is revolutionizing the food service industry with an innovative combination of robotic, AI, sensor, wireless, and heating technologies. LBX’s flagship product, the Bake Xpress micro-bakery, is a ground-breaking hot food vending machine that custom bakes a full range of artisan 

Greg’s Super Money Bags

Greg’s Super Money Bags!! Keep your money straight and organized and make it fast to count. Does your business need to use Greg’s Super Bags?  Answer these three questions: If you answered yes to all three of these, you definitely need Greg’s Super Bags!

DMVI’s Smart Vending Machine Solutions For Product Delivery

Vending machine technology was rapidly advancing and providing consumers with more options than ever before including touchless screens and multiple cashless payment options.  Thanks to Digital Vending International, LLC,  vending businesses have been able to reach more customers, and have a p

AI Add-On Brings Down Cost of Smart Coolers

Aftermarket add-ons, enabling frictionless retailing and AI gathering on vending coolers, is now available through Vision Group and its brand InstaGnG.  The technology reimagines existing coolers into smart vending machines with computer vision, analytics and diagnostic features without having to

USI’s Evoke Coffee Vending Machine

Thanks to the Evoke Coffee Machine, it’s now possible for you to offer your office coffee clients a barista-style cup of coffee right from their office.  This coffee machine features a stylish design and state-of-the-art blending system that will dispense more than just a typical cup of coffee

Due North Partners with 365 Retail Markets on New Stockwell Dual Temp

Stockwell Dual Temp, an ambient and refrigerated merchandiser, is the latest addition to 365 Retail Markets’ (365RetailMarkets.com) partnership with Due North (DueNorth.com). Due North’s Minus Forty retail refrigerated merchandiser brand is the most technically advanced self-contained merchandis

Vendors Exchange Has Rebranded to VE Solutions

Vendors Exchange International Inc., a vending and micro market solutions provider, has rebranded as VE Solutions. Their rebranding reflects the company’s commitment to providing innovative technology that supports the vending machine industry, along with providing solutions within the ever

Cantaloupe Collaborates With AWS To Drive More Innovation

Cantaloupe, Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for self-service commerce, has teamed up with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to use the AWS cloud services and AWS as its preferred provider to handle its more than $2 billion

NuMind Builds Phone Charger Kiosk Routes

NuMind Solutions benefits you as a new business entrepreneur with complete support in building this specific business model for phone charging kiosks for end users to rent portable chargers on the go. Thus, helping new and existing investors start operating their business and be on track to 

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Using Prekitting, by Televend

Do you want to know how to serve up to twice as many machines per day? Or how to decrease your fuel costs and vehicle vandalism? The answer is prekitting. What is prekitting? We all know what the standard service machine visit looks like. Fillers need to check a machine first to see what is [&hellip

ChargeItSpot Phone Charger Kiosk 

Searching for a new kiosk income stream for your business? If so, phone charging stations offer an ideal investment opportunity because of one simple reason, every consumer has a mobile phone with them and most people need to have their phone charged, especially if they are on the go.  A phone

The NAMA Show 2023 Breaks Ground on New Ideas, Technologies and Possibilities

‘Imagination Way™’ returned for its second year, offering a new look into the future of self-service and unattended retail, setting an elevated standard for innovation in the industry. The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) welcomed nearly 5,000 operators, suppliers and

Federal Machine’s VendRevv 36 Select

With the VendRevv 36 Elevator, you have the capacity to offer your customers more beverage options because this vending machine holds up to 36 different drink selections.  Having a vending machine that holds more beverages is a plus because this will ensure that your customers will

Mini Pinball Game- Part Vending, Part Pinball!

Brand Vending Products LLC, a leader and pioneer in toys and vending supplies for nearly 30 years, is proud to announce an exciting new experience in toy vending. The SqwishLand Flipper Machine, part pinball, part vending machine, and part game of chance! Every play on the Flipper guarantees an

Refrigerated Merchandising Powerhouse Creates Solutions To Maximize Success

Two long-standing retail refrigeration merchandising companies, Minus Forty Technologies Corp. and QBD, had combined their offerings into one new operating company, Due North in 2022. This amalgamation enabled Due North to create refrigerated retail merchandising solutions that maximize customer

The Greenbox Robotics CBD Vending Machine

The Greenbox Robotics Vending Machine is 6 feet tall, 4 feet wide, and 4 feet deep, offers the space and capacity to sell CBD products in almost any space. Besides being convenient for the operator, the Greenbox vending machine offers everything that a vending operator could want in

Baton, Locks and Security Products Since 1973 

Locks are an essential part of any business, especially in 2023 because operators need to do more than ever before to ensure that their product is safe from vandalism.  With Baton Lock, they’ve been providing security products since 1973. This means that they’ve been securing businesses 

Bevi Adds Electrolytes and More to Water Coolers

Bevi is adding electrolytes, vitamin boos and caffeine to the flavor options of its office water cooler machines.  The enhancements are calorie- and sugar-free.  The enhancements can be selected along with the water flavor, whether it is still or sparkling, and the temperature on the touch

HABCO Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers

Searching for a commercial refrigerator or freezer for your micro market? If so, HABCO is the company to turn to for top-of-the-line refrigeration equipment because they’ve been a leader in the refrigeration industry for 60 years.  Serving a wide variety of businesses including restaurants, 

Fluid Truck, Rent Commercial Vehicles on Demand

If your business has needed an extra van or truck on occasion, you know the hassle that can come with renting a commercial vehicle.  From long lines, to paperwork, it’s not always easy to conveniently rent a commercial vehicle for your business.  Fluid Truck makes renting commercial vehicles

Optimal Station, Custom Vending Automation

Vending continues to be one of the most reliable ways for companies to get their products to the market, but the reality is that one size vending machine cannot always be used for every application.  Thankfully, there’s Optimal Station; a company that harnesses the power of vending by providing

Goetze’s Adds Two Flavors!

Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc., a manufacturer of caramel products produced in Baltimore, MD for over a century, has announced that its Strawberry Smoothie Cow Tales and Caramel Apple Cow Tales will now be offered year-round.

Wall Mounted Vending Machines, by DMVI

DMVI’s Wall-mounted vending machines are a compact, space-saving alternative to large floor standing vending machines. Wall vending machines today can be packed with the same 21st-century features that are found in floor standing vending machines. They can dispense a range of different 

SUPER ENRGY DRINK, STRAWBERRY LEMONSPARK

Not artificial, but still intelligent. There’s a reason all those 30-minute cooking shows you binge watch on Saturday mornings say that adding citrus really brings the dish together. Because Strawberry Lemon Spark literally brings it all together. And by “it” we mean amazing flavor and pop 

Cantaloupe Unveils New Seed Pick Easy Solution at NAMA

Seed Pick Easy’s Plug-and-Play Solution Makes Warehouse Picking Process More Efficient. Cantaloupe, Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions to power self-service commerce, today announced its newest product, Seed Pick Easy,

NAMA Announces the 2023 Industry Awards Recipients

The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) is thrilled to announce the 2023 winners of three NAMA Industry Awards, which recognize one individual and representatives from two standout companies in the convenience services industry. The recipients will be honored for their achievements 

Cantaloupe Intros Cantaloupe Go Solutions

The Cantaloupe Go Product Line Enables Consumers to Buy It and Go! Cantaloupe, Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions to power self-service commerce, is at The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) Show 2023 in Atlanta 

PayRange Has Acquired Vagabond Technology

PayRange Inc. has acquired Vagabond, a mobile, cloud-based technology platform that offers real-time business intelligence for the convenience services industry. This acquisition will strengthen the PayRange mobile commerce platform by adding a vending machine software solution (VMS), 

Cantaloupe Announces First Seed Software Expansion in Europe

European Micro Market Provider HGM Dryckservice Adopts Cantaloupe’s Seed Markets Solution to Manage its Micro Market Services. Cantaloupe, Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for self-service commerce, is excited to announce

Invenda Group Enhances Automated Retail With Adyen Partnership

The newly minted partnership bolsters the industry’s most advanced payment solution. Invenda Group AG, the leader in next-generation automated retail, announced a new partnership with Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global financial technology platform of choice for leading businesses. 

Sodexo Canada Partners With UpMeals

Sodexo Canada, a leader in the food services and facilities management industry, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with UpMeals, a leading Canadian food technology startup. This collaboration will enable Sodexo to utilize UpMeals’ cutting-edge technology to make healthy, nutritiou

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Using Prekitting, by Televend

Do you want to know how to serve up to twice as many machines per day? Or how to decrease your fuel costs and vehicle vandalism? The answer is prekitting. What is prekitting? We all know what the standard service machine visit looks like. Fillers need to check a machine first to see what is

The AMOA-NY Annual Gala Report

AMOA-NY held its Annual Gala this past Monday at Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse in New York City, honoring Pace-O-Matic Corporation Founder/Chairman Michael Pace.  There wasn’t an open seat, the room was filled to capacity.  In introducing AMOA-NY President Ken Goldberg (Emerson Amusement

Protect Your Micro Market And Stop Losses With Three Square Market Security Products

Micro Market growth is on the rise worldwide as more consumers prefer the convenience and flexibility that comes from unattended retail but, with this convenient business model also comes the threat of loss, which only continues to grow by the year.  Retail shrink totaled $61.7 billion 

Bottoms Up! A Progressive and Innovative Vending Company

Bottoms Up Vending is a leading vending company that is revolutionizing the way people access food and beverages. The company has gained popularity for its innovative approach to vending, offering a variety of vending options and micro markets free of charge for locations with enough foot traffic

Smart Pizza Vending by API Tech North America

The next generation pizza business is here, and it’s a robot that works 24-7 while providing the same quality pizza that can be enjoyed in restaurants.  Powered by API Tech North America, their Smart Pizza Vending machine is an easy-to-use vending machine that makes it possible for

MONEXgroup, Innovative Pioneers for Unattended Payment Solutions

MONEXgroup offers innovative solutions that are used by more than 100,000 unattended payment processing terminals worldwide. Their unattended card readers are easy to use, simple to deploy, and most importantly, MONEXgroup offers ongoing support as well.  Currently serving Vending, Multi-Use Kiosk

iVend Technology, For Micro Market Management

Innovation and investing in new technology are the keys to success when it comes to building a thriving, profitable micro market business. With iVend software, you have all the technology that you need at your fingertips to improve the customer experience, streamline your operations, and most import

AAEON Smart Vending Kit, Upgrade Your Vending Machines

Are you searching for an efficient way to upgrade your traditional vending machines?   The AAEON Smart Vending Kit makes upgrading traditional vending machines easy! It comes with a full feature computer, programmed with custom software, an easy-to-use vending API, and custom harness that

99 Spoons Launches Soft Serve Vending Machine

99 Innovations LLC operates, re-sells and has licensed its exclusive robotic soft serve vending technology directly to business owners, food-service companies and established vending industry operators. This robotic soft serve vending kiosk launch, branded “99 Spoons”, is a multi-tiered model, 

ChargeFUZE Innovative Stations

chargeFUZE offers the largest network of mobile charging kiosks for users to rent portable chargers on the go. They are a nationally operating manufacturer and distributor of best in class B2B and B2C charging solutions, a full-stack technology ecosystem, and a suite of digital marketing tools. 

SweetRobo, Taste the Future

SweetRobo, a global leader in robotics and entertainment. They harness the power of futuristic technology to deliver treats that dazzle and inspire. SweetRobo manufactures innovative, robotic vending machines— the power of automation just got a little sweeter.

Watchman Door Smart Locks Technology Provides Security And Control For Vending Machines

Technological advance has also transformed the locks industry, providing alternatives to make them more secure and, above all, to take more exhaustive control of the handling of vending machines. That is the direction in which companies such as Watchman Door, a spinoff of a major company dedicated 

Why Microcoin Coin Validators?

Microcoin coin validators are designed from first principles to provide the best and most robust coin handing solutions. They can operate as single coin or multi-coin acceptors in virtually any application from Gaming to Amusements, Kiosk, Carwash and Vending. They are sought after for their reliab

LBX Hot Food Vending, Come Bake With Us!

Visit LBX Booth #603 at The NAMA Show May 10-12th. We’ll be showcasing some delicious pizza, pastries, and cookies that highlight how Bake Xpress can perfectly bake anything you want, every single time. With a combination smart oven that actually bakes, plus the ability to fully customize ever

Temperature Controlled Vehicles By Delivery Concepts, Inc.

Are you planning on offering freshly cooked or baked items to your micro markets or vending machine customers? If so, you’re going to need a temperature-controlled vehicle to transport those fresh items to their destination.  What’s ideal about working with Delivery Concepts, Inc. is that

Due North Brand, QBD, Awarded 2023 Energy Star Partner of the Year

QBD, a North American refrigerated merchandising brand of the operating company Due North is proud to announce that it has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This is QBD’s 7th Energy Star Award. 

365 Markets Expands in UK with Kafoodle

365 Retail Markets, the global leader in unattended retail technology, today announced its acquisition of Kafoodle, a UK based food technology company that specializes in menu and kitchen management, nutritional data, and allergy compliance. Adding Kafoodle’s technology into 365’s portfolio will

Azkoyen Receives NY Product Design Award For Vitro X1

Azkoyen has received the Silver Winner NY Product Design Award 2023 for its Vitro X1 coffee machine in the category of Office Equipment.  The New York Design Awards program recognizes and celebrates the innovation and creativity of those who are driving progress in their respective industries.

Cantaloupe Expands its GlobalConnect Partnership with Bistro to Go!

Cantaloupe, Inc. a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for self-service commerce, is excited to announce an expanded partnership with GlobalConnect, North America’s leading provider of contactless break rooms, markets, vending and

Five Star Food Service Opens New Headquarters

Five Star Food Service announces its new corporate headquarters and support center to downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee effective April 12, 2023. Due to internal growth, Five Star made the decision to renovate an old warehouse just minutes away from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, expanding

Gimme’s Co-Founder Evan Jarecki Takes New Role As CEO

Cory Hewett, Co-Founder and CEO of Gimme, a top inventory management provider for the food services industry, revealed his plan to step down after eight years leading the company. Hewett will remain with Gimme through June to ensure a seamless transition and support the company’s largest ever

ChargeFUZE Innovative Stations

chargeFUZE offers the largest network of mobile charging kiosks for users to rent portable chargers on the go. They are a nationally operating manufacturer and distributor of best in class B2B and B2C charging solutions, a full-stack technology ecosystem, and a suite of digital marketing tools. 

Smart Hot Food Vending, Botast

Botast has released a new vending machine that will revolutionize the food industry and prove to be a great asset in convenience micro markets and vending machines located in airports, breakrooms, casinos, corporate offices, hotels, hospitals, schools, manufacturing plants, 

Vended.ca: Buy, Lease, Rent Vending Machines in Canada

Want to expand your vending business to Canada but you can’t find the right company to buy, lease or rent vending machines there?   Vended.ca is a premier distributor of vending machines in Canada including traditional drink and snack machines, coffee vending machines, and smart meal 

EvMeter, Powering The Future Of E-Mobility 

Electric vehicles (EV) are becoming more commonplace worldwide as consumers are choosing them to help lower their transportation costs and carbon footprint on the earth.  With the growing use of electric vehicles also comes the need for charging stations because once a consumer charges their

ChargeItSpot Phone Charger Kiosk 

Searching for a new kiosk income stream for your business? If so, phone charging stations offer an ideal investment opportunity because of one simple reason, every consumer has a mobile phone with them and most people need to have their phone charged, especially if they are on the go.  

Smart Vending Machines Custom Engineered, by Fastcorp

Smart vending machines are the future because they help to increase ROI per location by ensuring that consumers are offered more than just the food or drink item they originally came to the vending machine for.  Although you may want to invest in smart robotic vending machines for your business

Betson Named Distributor of the Year for 2022

Betson Enterprises was recently recognized as AAMA’s 2022 Distributor of the Year, as voted on by the AAMA supplier membership during Amusement Expo 2023. This is the seventh time the company has received the award. Bob Geschine, President of Betson Enterprises, expressed his gratitude

SJW Robotics – The World’s First Robotic Restaurant

Since the start of the economic recession, and the Pandemic, restaurants have been cutting costs and automating their businesses.  SJW Robotics, a FoodTech company, understands this and is poised to be at the right place and the right time in history with their pioneering kitchen robotic system

LAI Games Shines at Amusement Expo 2023 with Multiple Honors

LAI Games, a leading manufacturer of arcade games and attractions, is proud to announce its success at the recently concluded Amusement Expo 2023. LAI Games showcased its latest product at the expo, Rick and Morty Blips and Chitz, and was honored with the AMOA Operator’s Choice Award for the hit

SECOMind Delivers Comprehensive AI/IOT Turnkey Applications

SECOMind is taking the smart vending and unattended retail to the next level. With SECOMind, you can build a vending and/or a micro market business that can be managed from any location in the world, by offering their comprehensive AI/IOT turnkey applications for cloud management, along with

AEM to Oversee Major Expansion of Cinergy Entertainment Group’s Midland, Texas Facility

Midland, TX – Amusement Entertainment Management has been selected to spearhead the expansion of Cinergy Entertainment Group’s 11-screen cinema complex in Midland, Texas.  The 53,000 square foot dine-in cinema and family entertainment venue will receive a 27,000 square foot buildin

Seed Driver App Makes Servicing Easier and Faster

Cantaloupe, Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for self-service commerce, is proud to announce the release of the Seed Driver mobile app. Available for vending service operators looking to streamline location visits, the Seed Driver

Nova Market Available for Self-Serve Micro Market Checkout

Nayax announces the availability of the Nova Market self-checkout kiosk in its U.S. ecommerce shop!! (https://shop.nayax.com/usa_en/nova-market.html). This latest addition to Nayax’s offering is a modular and affordable self-checkout point of sale (POS).

Q-Tote, A Winning Solution For Pre-Kitting

Want to see your vending route sales team smile? Hand them a stack of Q-Totes.  Q-Tote is an innovative solution for pre-kitting vending and micro market operations.  Designed by a veteran of the vending industry for the vending industry, Q-Tote was inspired by a void in the marketplace for 

Vend Central, The Vending Product Distributor

Product is one key to success with owning a vending business because your machines, micro-market, and foodservice customers expect you to have the product that they want to buy.  Thanks to Vend Central, you can have convenient access to the products that you need to grow your vending

LAI Games Relocates to a New Mega Warehouse

LAI Games, a leading manufacturer of arcade and amusement games, announced today that it is expanding its operations and moving to a new mega warehouse to accommodate its growing business. The new facility, located in The Colony, Texas, boasts significantly larger warehouse and office space to 

Super Coffee®

Super Coffee® was founded by three brothers, Jordan, Jake, and Jimmy DeCicco in 2016. As tired student-athletes, the DeCicco brothers refused to settle for mainstream bottled coffees and energy drinks loaded with sugars and artificial ingredients. Today, the brand makes and markets a line of bottle

Malcolm Steinberg Inducted into AAMA Industry Hall of Fame

On March 29, 2023, the American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) announced in Las Vegas that Malcolm Steinberg, Chairman of the LAI Group, has been inducted into the prestigious US Industry Hall of Fame. The LAI Group is a global leader in the amusement and entertainment industry,

Upgrade Old Vending Machines And Offer Your Customers More Options

Sadly, many vending machines on location can’t be classified as ‘high-tech’ because they are older machines that only accept coins and dollar bills, which offers consumers minimal payment options.  One alternative to purchasing new equipment for today’s market is to reach out to

KICTeam Cleaning Cards

KICTeam, a cleaning solutions provider for vending machines, ATMs and kiosks, has been awarded method and design patents for its “Autoclean” technology, which enables cleaning in a fraction of the time of traditional methods. The custom-designed cleaning cards lock inside

The latest innovation, The Keurig® K-2500® Coffee Maker for Office Coffee Service!

Are you searching for the latest innovations in commercial office coffee makers? If so, the Keurig K-2500 has the features that you need for your office coffee service.  This coffee machine offers the same convenience and flexibility of a Keurig coffee maker and so much more because with its 

HABCO Refrigeration Merchandisers

HABCO MANUFACTURING is pleased to announce that they are now an approved vendor for Foodbuy! “With an exceptional array of Health Lock enabled coolers and freezers, as well as an extensive line-up of pharmaceutical grade and food service refrigeration

Michael Pace, AMOA-NY’S 2023 Annual Gala Guest of Honor

The Amusement and Music Owners Association of New York, Inc. has chosen MICHAEL PACE, the Founder/Chairman of Pace-O-Matic Corp. (www.paceomatic.com), of Duluth, Georgia as its 2023 Guest of Honor.  Ken Goldberg (Emerson Amusement, Woodside, NY), AMOA-NY President explains: 

365 Stockwell 2.0- Smart Store Cabinets, Better Convenience.

Stockwell 2.0 By 365 Markets – Designed for Dual-Climate Zones, A.I. product Recognition and More. Smart Store Cabinets, Better Convenience. These units offer dual climate zones, this means that they can be stocked with ambient and refrigerated items, along with high-margin products that you 

Essentially Organic Is Taking Business To The Next Level With Seed Platform

Cantaloupe, Inc. a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions to power self-service commerce, is excited to announce that Cantaloupe is helping the vending and micro market company Essentially Organic level up its operations. 

MediaNet by CPI, The Latest Technology In POS Digital Advertising

Crane’s MediaNet digital display vending machines are optimized to drive higher sales and increase machine ROI because of one simple reason, the digital display in front of the vending machine captures the consumers attention, and it creates an engaging experience.  

USI’s Alpine Combi 3000, Smart Vending

Check out the Alpine Combi 3000 by USI! This smart vending machine makes it possible for consumers to order fresh foods, frozen meals, and desserts all from one machine since the Alpine Combi 3000 can store up to 540 items while offering consumers 36 unique product selections.  

Grow Your Micro Market Sales With Lighting For Impact

LIGHTING FOR MICRO MARKETS AND VENDING Lighting for Impact – Breaktime snack sales perform better with made-for-retail LED shelf lighting and display merchandising solutions. Grow your micro market unit sales by as much as 37% based on recent test data. LFI has easy-install solutions that get

PayRange Expands To Age-Restricted Vending With BluCheck

Age and identity verification technology developed by PayRange extends the capabilities of existing vending machines to improve compliance and minimize underage access of 21+ products, such as alcohol and tobacco. PayRange Inc., the inventor and solution provider of the leading mobile payment app

Speedy Eats Automated

Speedy Eats automated restaurants was developed by BARS Inc., a Direct to Consumer (D2C) food robotics tech company. The company develops hardware to sell and software to license to operators, which gives operators a an easier operation to run and a better experience for customers.

Betson to Showcase Newest Equipment at Amusement Expo

Betson Enterprises is excited to showcase the latest arcade equipment in the industry at this year’s Amusement Expo in Las Vegas, NV, from March 29-30. “Amusement Expo is a unique venue to connect and share ideas with the industry,” said Bob Dipipi, Vice President of Sales at Betson

My Cantine, The Smart Cafeteria

The next generation smart fridge for retail, cashless, unattended, 24/7. Deployment of the first My Cantine smart refrigerators in North America was in October 2022. My Cantine Cafeteria 2.0 brings real flexibility compared to a cafeteria with fixed hours: The consumer can pick up their meal at any

Lou, A Veteran Equipment Distributor Unfazed by Today’s Challenges

Louis Kershbaumer’s experience, before and after his 60 years in vending, has taught him to stay positive despite the recession. As well as other problems we have suffered during the past 10 years. When first explained. Louis A. Kershbaumer has been a number of things in his life. 

Payter Cashless Payment Terminals 

One of the keys to success with managing an automated unattended machine business, such as vending or micro markets, is being able to offer cashless payments to your customers because more people than ever before want to pay for their purchases with a quick swipe. 

Need Custom Vending Machine? Check out DMVI!

Digital Media Vending International LLC is an experienced custom vending machine design & manufacturing company that specializes in affordable design solutions. When buying vending machines for a single product, miniature or small vending machines, wall mounted vending machines or free 

Introducing The Just Baked Kiosk

The future of food service technology has arrived, at zero cost to you! Just Baked uses cutting edge technology to safely deliver incredible tasting food to customers. The kiosk brings food to locations, with optimized inventory and provides new opportunities to service customers any time of the day

USI Designs Micro Market for Space and Cost Savings

A micro market designed to fit into compact locations, offer security behind glass doors and transmit data via DEX which integrates to existing VMS with no recurring fees is being introduced by U-Select-It.  According to USI, the market is designed for small to mid-size operators who want to

Refrigerated Merchandiser Giant, Due North, Reimagines Pet Food Retail

As a leading supplier of commercial refrigeration merchandising for pet food retail businesses and food manufacturers, Minus Forty, a brand of the operating company Due North, anticipates the needs of the industry by re-evaluating and constantly innovating to address the changing landscape

3BROS COOKIES IS SPREADING STROOP ACROSS THE USA

3BROS COOKIES is celebrating the expansion of their STROOPWAFEL BAKERY near Atlanta, Georgia, where locals are baking traditional DUTCH STROOPWAFELS to Distribute fast and fresh across USA!   The new facility expansion significantly increases the production capacity to meet the fast growin

Yo-Kai Express Offers Ramen Noodles In 45 Seconds

Yo-Kai Express has developed a vending machine which delivers ramen noodles in a hot bowl in 45 seconds.  Machines are currently being placed in corporate and public locations around San Francisco.  Created five years ago by Andy Lin, a Silicon Valley–based electrical engineer who was

COPYREX 4.0, A COPY PRINTER VENDING MACHINE

COPYREX 4.0, this copy printer vending machine is entry point to the ready business. Reliable, easy to maintain and solves the whole range of copy services. Printing, copying, scanning and library. The machine is fully automatic. All you have to do is fill the machine with toner and paper and plug

Micron’s Smart Vending Technology With Robot Delivery 

Do you have vending clients that want to order their vending products, and have them delivered, without leaving their offices? Micron Smart Vending offers the technology solutions that you need so that you can offer next-level unattended retail to your customers. 

USI Intros New Scan N Go Market!

Announcing U-Select-It’s New Scan & Go Market, it allows you to stock a wide variety of in-demand, high-margin fresh food, beverages, and snacks in one affordable solution and provides a fast and easy self-checkout experience.  Ask for new Scan & Go Market specs brochure. 

Azkoyen USA Offers The Vitro S1 MIA

Azkoyen recently announced that they’ve added another coffee machine to their already successful Vitro line of coffee machines.  The Vitro S1 MIA offers innovative micro-injection air technology that makes it possible for this coffee machine to offer fresh milk; an essential ingredient 

Boxxtech, Automating The Sale Of Canned Cocktails

Managing people is usually difficult and can be a liability. Take away that extra stress and use Ai tools to sell canned cocktails. Boxxtech offers a specialty vending machine that streamlines alcohol sales by using: Realtime age verification, Proprietary Software and Hardware, and Data Collection 

Fingernails2Go Digital Nail Art Kiosk

Bringing fashion and technology together in a seamless blend to offer a truly personalized nail art experience. Fingernails2Go is a self-service Digital Nail Art Kiosk. This specialty machine prints intricate designs and patterns onto fingernails or onto a full set of artificial nails

Soap Station Prime Vending Machine, by KioSoft

KioSoft offers integrated Soap Stations to augment your facility’s location revenue and provide customers with a quick, convenient way to get Detergent, Softeners, Bleach and more. This robust, high-capacity soap station solution accommodates bottles or boxes of Detergent, Softeners, Bleach 

How is North America Performing in The Vending Machine Market?

Increasing Establishment of Retail Vending Machines to Benefit the Regional Market. As per the analysis, North America is anticipated to dominate the market during the forecast period. Future Market Insights expects the region to accumulate 31% revenue by the end of 2022. Dominance can be attributed

Grow Your Unattended Retail Business with Televend

Transform your unattended retail business with the power of digital technology and AI. Unattended retail (ie: vending, micro markets) continues to be one of the fastest-growing markets in the United States, but for operators, there’s always a struggle with saving money and boosting efficiency.

Express Dry Cleaning Vending Machine

Atlanta, GA based Presso saw the need for environmentally friendly dry cleaning, and they stepped up by creating a new way for consumers to get their dry cleaning done in a dry cleaning ‘vending machine’.  Dry Cleaning for the 21st Century  It’s not hard to know someone who has relied on

Redbox Technology Creators Unveil Versatile Autonomous Micro Market 

When Mike DeLazzer and his partners saw a future in video retailing beyond brick and mortar, they created the Redbox technology which is deployed in tens of thousands of kiosks.  Following similar observations in vending, DeLazzer and partners Kristian Silbvers and Franz Kuehnrich 

Bistro To Go! Self-Check Out Micro Markets

Food Express’ Bistro To Go! self-checkout markets are fully customizable, featuring fresh, healthy foods, snacks, beverages and convenience items at work. If that isn’t convenient enough, enjoy instant promotions and payments with our USConnectMe mobile app! From vending favorites 

A GenZ Entrepreneur Made $119K In Vending Machine Sales

A Gen Z entrepreneur made $119,000 in vending-machine sales since graduating college. Here’s how she built her business. While attending Georgia State University, Maya Ray noticed her dorm building didn’t have many options for students to grab quick snacks and late-night munchies. 

US FOODS ADDS BEAR ROBOTICS AND 7SHIFTS

The Company Brings Hospitality Robots and All-In-One Technology Solutions to Operators through Two New Incubator Participants. US Foods Holding Corp., one of America’s largest foodservice distributors, today announced the addition of two transformative technology offerings to its CHECK® Business

CoffeeB Develops Coffee Ball, a No-Capsule Coffee Pod

CoffeeB delivers the java without the junk. “The coffee capsule was invented in Switzerland in 1976,” writes Swiss company CoffeeB. But they’re not boasting: “It was a brilliant innovation whose success has turned into a global environmental problem. Every year, billions of 

Convert To Microtronic US Cashless Payment Systems

Microtronic US offers solutions that you may need to convert your machines from accepting not just cash and coin, but to all forms of cashless payments.  Using built-in RFIC chip transfers, cashless payments are ideal because they offer both convenience and security while not requiring

Buffalo Rock Goes All-In with Cantaloupe’s Seed Platform

Cantaloupe, Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for self-service commerce, is proud to announce that its Cantaloupe Seed platform has been adopted by the Buffalo Rock Company, the largest single family-owned Pepsi and Dr Pepper 

Grow Your Micro Market Sales With Lighting For Impact

LIGHTING FOR MICRO MARKETS AND VENDING Lighting for Impact – Breaktime snack sales perform better with made-for-retail LED shelf lighting and display merchandising solutions. Grow your micro market unit sales by as much as 37% based on recent test data. LFI has easy-install solutions that get

DAVIS’ SIDE HUSTLE MAKES MONEY WITH $250 VENDING MACHINE

This couple is going viral for buying a vending machine as a side hustle. TikToker Jade Davis posted a video of the pair stocking their newly bought, refurbished machine. It quickly racked up over 2.9 million views. People were curious about what it meant to own

Wall Mounted Vending Machines, by DMVI

DMVI’s Wall-mounted vending machines are a compact, space-saving alternative to large floor standing vending machines. Wall vending machines today can be packed with the same 21st-century features that are found in floor standing vending machines. They can dispense a range of different 

365 Retail Markets’ Seasonal Best Sellers

365’s Seasonal Best-Sellers: Winter Wonder Foods. Like many food service operators (FSO), you are likely restocking your markets regularly, and as the Winter season approaches, it’s time to consider which products will entice your consumers in a festive, fulfilling and flavorful manner. 

Steve Slagle, a 42-Year-Old, Has Ice Vending Side Hustle

Steve Slagle, a 42-year-old entrepreneur from Panama City Beach, Florida, started an ice vending machine business that made $33,000 last year. It only takes 2 hours a week to run. I bought two ice vending machines and started selling ice and water in February 2022 as a second income stream.

Need Custom Vending Machine? Check out DMVI

Digital Media Vending International LLC is an experienced custom vending machine design & manufacturing company that specializes in affordable design solutions. When buying vending machines for a single product, miniature or small vending machines, wall mounted vending machines


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