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All State Unveils Powder Coated Micro Market Stands

After an extensive testing process, All State Manufacturing is unveiling a new line of American-made,  powder coated metal micro market display units available in over 200 RAL colors.  According to the company, the powder baked onto the metal gives the product a much more durable

VendaCarts Mobile Automated Retail Store

“VendaCarts mobile automated retail stores moves vending into untapped marketspace, maximizing sales, elevating profit margins and creating new business opportunities. VendaCarts mobile automated trailers opens the world of vending to thousands of outdoor locations where the masses gather.

Betson Syracuse to Host Open House in April

The Betson Syracuse Office will hold an Open House and lunch in April to showcase new equipment from top manufacturers.  Details:   Wednesday April 8th, 2020   Turning Stone Resort 5218 Patrick Road, Verona NY,13478   10:30 AM – 3:30 PM Lunch Will Be Provided

Azkoyen Group wins the NIVO Equipment Supplier award for the fifth time running 

Coffetek, the trademark of Azkoyen in the UK, has been chosen as the best Vending Systems supplier  The Azkoyen Group, has been awarded the NIVO (National Independent Vending Operators) Equipment Supplier prize for the fifth time running.   NIVO is one of the most important buying groups

LAI Games Showcases New and Award-winning Games at IAAPI

Dallas, February 20, 2020 – LAI Games continues their global world tour showcasing their 2020 game lineup with a stop in Mumbai, India for the IAAPI Amusement Expo. New games on display include HYPERpitch, a single or double-player ball-throwing game that is equally rewarding to play individually

Little Caesars Test ‘Pizza Portal’ For Customers

Little Caesars has simplified the process of picking up a pizza with a Pizza Portal for pizzas ordered via mobile devices. Customers use the “Reserve-N-Ready” system that keeps pizzas hot for pickup. The system is in test in select stores and will expand to other markets later this year.


Dubai, UAE, February 17, 2020 – Transforming the business of fun since 2001, Embed, the worldwide leader of the cashless business management systems and solutions for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries is proud to be part of the newest and sixth venue of Jar BV Gamestate located

LAI Games Shares the Love with a Free Gift

Dallas, February 14, 2020 – Leading game manufacturer LAI Games will be sharing some love with their customers starting this Valentine’s Day, February 14th. For any order over $500 on their online parts store at, customers will receive a free, limited-edition LAI Games T-shirt!

Betson Enterprises To Showcase Latest Games & Products at Amusement Expo 2020

Betson Enterprises is excited to showcase the latest arcade equipment at this year’s Amusement Expo in New Orleans, LA, from March 10th – 11th. This year’s line-up features the premiere of BUST-A-MOVE Frenzy, the much loved, original bubble-popping game is back in the arcade.

Grandeur Exhibition Group: Join Hands Together to Fight Against the New Coronavirus Epidemic  

As one of China’s foremost exhibition organizers, as well as the organizer of 2020 Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo, Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group has always considered the health and safety of our exhibitors and visitors a top priority. Since the outbreak of the Novel

Coolgreens Welcomes Mary Beth McGehee as VP of Business Development

Healthy lifestyle eatery hires industry veteran to fuel growth – OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 10, 2020) – Robert Lee, CEO of coolgreens – the healthy lifestyle eatery that “feeds your life” – announced today that Mary Beth McGehee has joined the team as vice president of business development

Xpresso Delight Franchise Aims to Disrupt Office Coffee While Eliminating Use of Over 100 Million Single Use Plastic Coffee Pods

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


The European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) has published Version 2 of its Electronic Payment Specification (EPS).  Brussels, 10 February 2020 – The EVA EPS defines a minimum set of requirements to be followed by vending machines and electronic payment systems


TO ACHIEVE 40% YEAR-OVER-YEAR GROWTH – Small footprints are no problems for Midwest Coin and Embed’s emONE Kiosk Dallas, Texas, February, 2020 – Embed, the worldwide leader of the cashless business management systems and solutions for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries,

Five Star Food Service: Optimized, Integrated, and Built for the Future

CHATTANOOGA, TN – After a year filled with enormous growth fueled by acquisition, Five Star Food Service took a year to optimize and strategically build for the future. However, by no means did the company take a break – 2019 was a year filled with hitting exciting milestones, giving back, and

Betson Orlando to Host Open House

Betson Orlando will hold their annual Open House on Saturday, March 28th at their office in Orlando, FL. The open house will feature top manufacturers showcasing the latest games, industry representatives on hand to discuss services and products, and exclusive show finance & leasing specials…

The New Cheetos Popcorn That’s Infused With “Cheetle Dust”

If you watched the 2020 Superbowl, and all of the commercials, you know that PepsiCo Frito-Lay North America has a new ready to eat popcorn available that also delivers the legendary Cheetos taste thanks to the “Cheetle Dust” that Cheetos fans have come to expect from Cheetos.

Betson Announces Three New Promotions for the Sales Team 

Crane Payment Innovations Announces Acquisition of Cummins Allison

Malvern, PA (Feb 4, 2020) – Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. company and global leader in banknote and coin validation, cashless payment systems, and asset management software, today announced the acquisition of Cummins Allison, a leading provider of coin, currency and check handling

LAI Games Baseball-style HYPERpitch Now Available

Dallas, January 20, 2020 – LAI Games new baseball-themed redemption game HYPERpitch is now in stock and shipping from the company’s US headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The single or double-player baseball-style pitching game draws crowds of onlookers as would-be major leaguers compete for the

Moving Equipment Suppliers for Vending Machines

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Vagabond Announces Promotion of Scott Meskin to President

Washington DC, January 17th 2020 – Vagabond, a leading technology provider to the convenience services space, is proud to announce the promotion of Scott Meskin, NAMA 2016 Operator of the Year, to President. As a member of Vagabond’s executive team, Scott will report to Vagabond CEO,

BETSON to Hold Myrtle Beach OPEN HOUSE

Betson Southeast will hold their annual Open House on Thursday, February 13th at the Kingston Plantation Brighton Tower in Myrtle Beach, SC. The open house will feature top manufacturers showcasing the latest games, industry representatives on hand to discuss services and products, and exclusive

LAI Games App-enhanced “Outnumbered” Now Shipping

Dallas, January 14, 2020 – The new target-shooting video game Outnumbered is now in stock and shipping from premiere game manufacturer LAI Games. The competitive single or double player game is specifically engineered to drive traffic to the venue by rewarding people every time they play,

LAI Games Pearl Fishery Now Available, Exceeding Expectations

Dallas, January 10, 2020 – LAI Games new coin-pusher style redemption game Pearl Fishery, first introduced at IAAPA Expo 2019, is now in stock and shipping. The company reports that earnings are exceeding operators’ expectations for the game, with it out-earning expensive, large-scale pushers.

Oh My Green Acquires Byte Foods

Investment will expand healthy food platform for companies of all sizes and budgets SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2020 – Oh My Green, a leading provider of healthy food and wellbeing services for corporations of all sizes, today announced it has acquired Byte Foods, the food distribution and

LED Lighting’s Linear LED Strip To Illuminate Fixtures, Including Vending Machines

LUXX Light Technology, a manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, announced its new, small form factor, flexible linear LED strip which it calls “the world’s thinnest linear LED neon rope.” The first applications will include decorative lighting for coffee and vending machines in Italy.

Betson Enhances Customer Service Experience

January 13, 2020 – Betson Customer Service has announced a new feature to enhance the customer experience with the launch of Customer Service Case Inquiries on Customers can easily fill out an online form for concerns or questions related to orders, repairs, advance replacements or

NAMA Education on the Horizon

Education on the Horizon: January Webinar: 2020 NAMA Government Affairs Update Join NAMA’s Government Affairs team for an update on current issues and events affecting convenience services. We will review the successes of NAMA’s advocacy engagement in 2019 and update you on what to expect

AAA Expo Harvested Supports From One More Industry Association!

With only five months to go until the AAA 2020, the Committee is excited to share the latest progress of AAA and point out the advantages to join us. By far, AAA has gathered numerous supports from industry associations. Take for example the Guangdong Tourism Attractions Association

International Debuts Plus the All-new Mini Virtual Rabbids at EAG

Dallas, January 8, 2020 – The Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming Expo will set the stage for the International debut of LAI Games’ new 2020 lineup next week in London, including a brand new Virtual Rabbids model. The Mini Virtual Rabbids sports a lower, compact screen, while featuring the

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Dallas, Texas, January 09, 2020 – Embed partnered with Round1 Grapevine to host children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County, a non-profit organization serving over 23,000 youths annually with life-changing programs that promote academic success, healthy lifestyles,

All-Natural ‘Goody Goody’ Brand Sweet Potato Snacks Offer Nutrition With Extended Shelf Life

Sweet potatoes, one of the most nutritious vegetables, are now available in single-serve snack packages that cater to health-conscious consumers. Goody Goody brand sweet potatoes are available in 2.45-ounce bags in both natural and salted varieties. The packages contain 75 grams of all natural

LAI Games Toy Frenzy in Stock and Shipping

Dallas, December 20, 2019 – LAI Games entertaining new Toy Frenzy, is now in stock and shipping from the company’s Dallas, Texas warehouse. The family-friendly shooting gallery style game lets up to three friends compete or collaborate to free suspended toys by shooting their ropes using overs

Go ALL-IN with ALL-IN!

2020’s Must have! Go ALL-IN with ALL-IN from Ice Games. The coolest games on earth. Innovative Concepts in Entertainment, Inc. 10123 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031 | | 716-759-0370

LAI Games HYPERpitch Attracts Crowds, Pitching Talent at IAAPA

Dallas, December 13, 2019 – LAI Games new baseball-themed redemption game HYPERpitch drew a crowd of onlookers at IAAPA last month in Orlando. The single or double-player baseball-style pitching game attracted some incredible talent who gave the game a workout with consistent 90mph+ pitches.

A fresh approach to on-site ice vending

Introducing The Ice Depot, a fresh approach to on-site ice vending. “Let’s Talk Ice.” Features: Large bin capacity  –  800 lbs 120 – 150 bags a day NAMA Certified Made in the USA Low Maintenance Customizable – select cuber fit for you Patented –

Vending Classifieds, Buy, Sell Used Vending Machines for sale

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NEW Vending Machine Package, Factory Direct “Value Added”

Des Moines, Iowa, –’s National Sales Director, Bill Fankell announces they are offering a New Factory Direct Value Added Campaign to assist the small vending operator to expand their vending machine business. “Since 1931 our company has assisted more people in the US

What is Greenlite for Vending Machines?

What is Greenlite? Greenlite is your new cloud-based cashless vending solution for accepting card and mobile payments through your vending machine. You can manage your cash and cashless vending from one easy-to-use web based application. The Greenlite solution on factory installed machines consists

LAI Games HYPERpitch Attracts Crowds, Pitching Talent at IAAPA

Dallas, December 13, 2019 – LAI Games new baseball-themed redemption game HYPERpitch drew a crowd of onlookers at IAAPA last month in Orlando. The single or double-player baseball-style pitching game attracted some incredible talent who gave the game a workout with consistent 90mph+ pitches.

How to Start a Vending Machine Business! Vending Start Up “How To Ebooks”

Jumpstart your vending business by learning from the best. What type of vending business would you like to start? The following vending ebooks are the best information on the market today, on how to start your new vending machine company business. READ THIS: Why a Vending Machine Could Be Your Next

LAI Games Receives Coveted VR Bobble Award

Dallas, December 12, 2019 – At the recent IAAPA Expo in November, leading amusement manufacturer LAI Games received a prestigious VR Bobble Award from Bob Cooney for their hit VR attraction Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride. Bob Cooney, a speaker, author and thought leader in the field of location


DALLAS, TEXAS, December 11, 2019 – Andy B’s Denton, a family entertainment center offering exceptional eats, hand-crafted beverages, and a handful of games and attractions, bottled up into a modern, industrial hangout with some mid-century attitude, has won Best New Center – Interior, U.S.

Outnumbered Tournament Success for LAI Games

Dallas, December 9, 2019 – Leading amusement manufacturer LAI Games reports having huge success with a live tournament open to attendees at the recent IAAPA Expo. The 3-day tournament was held to celebrate the launch of their paradigm-shifting game Outnumbered at the show, and to showcase their

NAMA, Important Webinars to Help Your Business

All the Important Info You Need! See How These Webinars Can Help Improve Your Business!! The California Consumer Privacy Act – the Next Y2K for Businesses The California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) was passed in June 2018 and will take effect on January 1, 2020.

Giovanni Francese Is Blind And Owns A Successful Vending Business

CHICAGO (CBS) — Don’t ever tell Giovanni Francese he can’t do something – he’ll prove you wrong. As CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos reported Wednesday, he’ll also open your eyes to the potential of people who are blind and visually impaired. Francese is totally blind and owns his own business.

Incredible IAAPA Showing for LAI Games

Dallas, December 2, 2019 – Leading game manufacturer LAI Games is celebrating its biggest and most successful IAAPA ever last month in Orlando, Florida. The company enjoyed a packed booth every day of the show, with a huge amount of interest in the six new games that made their debut: Outnumbered

5-To-10-Year Outlook: All Payments Will Be Virtual

The growth of cashless purchases is no longer the big news for vending and micro market operators. The future, according to one of the featured speakers at this year’s Atlantic Coast Exposition in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is mobile payments, which eliminate the need for a credit or debit card.

Pyramid Technologies Inc. Introduces ‘All In One’ Payment Solution

Pyramid Technologies, Inc. has introduced an “all in one” cash and cashless payment solution called Apex Fusion. The Apex Fusion mounts directly onto a Pyramid Technologies point- of-sale Apex 7000 bill validator and eliminates the need for multiple peripherals that other POS payment devices


Apple Industries just hired two new sales executives to drive national and international expansion of its product portfolio while fortifying its position as the world’s leading photo booth manufacturer in Amusement.    Shontae Savage joins Apple Industries as Senior Director

National Entertainment Network Expands with USA Technologies for Cashless Payments

NEN Planning to Connect 5,000 Amusement Machines to USAT’s ePort Connect Service Best-in-Class Payment and QR Code Technology Showcased in USAT’s Booth #3433 during IAAPA Expo November 18-22 in Orlando November 15, 2019 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time MALVERN, Pa.–

Avanti Markets Announces 10th Anniversary Celebration as Part of Operators Meeting

Operators will converge in San Diego in early December for annual meeting RENTON, WA – November 13, 2019: Avanti Markets has announced that their annual meeting for Operators will take place Dec. 2-4, 2019 in San Diego, CA and will feature a celebration of 10 years of micro markets as well as

The Azkoyen Group to launch the Vitro S1 coffee machine on the US at CTW

The Azkoyen Group to launch the Vitro S1 coffee machine on the U.S. market during the NAMA Coffee Tea & Water trade show  This very important event brings together the leading vending manufacturers and suppliers each year The Azkoyen Group has obtained the UL and NAMA certifications

Get all in the game with ICE’s latest, All-in, NOW SHIPPING!

Innovative Concepts in Entertainment (ICE) is pleased to announce its long-anticipated launch of All-In, the latest skill redemption hit. ICE collaborated on this mechanical masterpiece with Gordon Crompton and Ben Wilson of GB Amusements. The same team that delivered the popular WHACK N’ WIN

Biggest IAAPA Lineup Ever for LAI Games

Dallas, November 12, 2019 – Leading game manufacturer LAI Games is set to debut more new games than ever before in the company’s history at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, FL November 19-22. The company will showcase six new games at the show: Outnumbered, Pearl Fishery, HYPERpitch, Amazing Alley,

Wholesale Energy Drinks for Vending and Micro Markets

Wholesale ENERGY DRINK Supply Companies. Energy Drinks for Vending Machines and Micro Markets. Please contact these wholesale energy drink suppliers direct for more information about their energy drink products, pricing availability in can or bottle.

LAI Games Hires Sales Pro John Bugh to Lead Growth

Dallas, November 8, 2019 – To keep pace with the company’s success, leading game manufacturer LAI Games has hired sales veteran John Bugh as Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development. John will be responsible for accelerating and driving top-line annual growth for LAI Games

Azkoyen to Present The Vitro Line in Milan

Azkoyen will be present at the next HostMilano 2019 show, where it will present the Vitro line and the Excel series at booth P68 of Hall 24. The Vitro line stands out particularly for being a series that incorporates the latest technologies for the production of hot beverages such as

Vending Classifieds, Buy, Sell Used Vending Machines for sale

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We’re Hiring: Business Development Manager for Vending Product News

New job position is now open at Vending Connection! Business Development Sales for Vending Product News. Business to Business Sales, High Commissions. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work remotely from home, contacting vending industry manufacturers and distributors throughout USA.


07 November 2019 – Transforming the business of fun since 2001, Embed, the worldwide leader of the cashless business management systems and solutions for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries promises to transform the business of fun at this year’s IAAPA Expo, Orlando 2019.

USA Technologies Showcases Upgrades at Coffee Tea & Water Show Booth #1107

New Enhanced Billing Tools and Delivery Options Will Be Showcased at Booth #1107 November 06, 2019 MALVERN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, USA Technologies, Inc. (OTC: USAT) a cashless payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for the self-service


EMBED REIMAGINES WEARABLE MEDIA THAT SERVE TO DRIVE RETURN VISITS AND CUSTOMER LOYALTY PERTH, 4 November 2019: Transforming the business of fun since 2001, Embed, the worldwide leader of the cashless business management systems and solutions for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries

Healthy Snacks for Vending & Micro Markets

Healthy Snacks for Vending Machines and Micro Markets! Contact the Wholesale Healthy Snack Product Companies listed, to find out more information about their Healthy Snack food products and pricing!

VENDCONNECT Website Design for Vending Services

VENDCONNECT©, a vending website generator.   What is a vending website generator? VendConnect, a strategically designed software program that designs websites for vending operators, micro market operators, office coffee service businesses. A custom website that  you need as a vending machine operator.

USA Technologies Announces Results Reported by Automatic Food Services

USA Technologies Announces Results Reported by Automatic Food Services Following Implementation of the Seed™ Enterprise Optimization Platform Automatic Food Services (AFS) reports increase in sales per route of 45% and operational efficiencies following introduction of Seed Pro™, Seed Office™,


Dubai, UAE, October 28 2019: Transforming the business of fun since 2001, Embed, the worldwide leader of the cashless business management systems and solutions for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries is proud to be part of the 24th Season re-opening of Global Village in Dubai,


200 participants from the European vending and OCS industry convened in Baveno, Italy on 16th and 17th October to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the EVA.  Brussels, 25 October 2019 – The charming town of Baveno, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, played host to a two-day celebration


One solution for all payments. Central and securely managed. DALLAS, TEXAS, October 23 2019 – Transforming the business of fun since 2001, Embed, the worldwide leader of the cashless business management systems and solutions for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries,

Betson’s 10th Northwest Amusement Showcase Tops for LAI Games

Dallas, October 22, 2019 – LAI Games reports a fantastic showing at Betson’s 10th Annual Northwest Amusement Showcase in Vancouver, Washington, earlier this month. LAI Games featured their hit VR attraction,  Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride, which took attendees on a wild ride through three wack

Atlantic Coast Exposition, ACE 2019 Repeat Sell Out

Exhibit Space 100% Sold Out in May with Most Crowded Show Floor in Years. MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation was the site for the Atlantic Coast Exposition (ACE) where operators and suppliers from all across the US gathered to take part in educational sessions,

Embed Is First-to-Market With the Mobile Wallet

Delivering the Next Generation in Cashless Payments for the FEC Industry SINGAPORE:  15 October 2019 – Transforming the business of fun since 2001, Embed, the worldwide leader of the cashless business management systems and solutions for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries is first

Toys for SALE, Wholesale Toys & Novelties

Toys and Toy Mixes For Sale for Amusement redemption machines, arcade gamerooms, crane games and retail stores! Contact the Wholesale Toy Merchandise Suppliers listed below direct for more information about their toy products. Also see: Bulk Candy Products, Wholesale Plush Animals, Redemption, Stickers…

USA Technologies Ranked a Top 10 Largest Shipper of U.S. POS Terminal Shipments

USA Technologies Ranked a Top 10 Largest Shipper of U.S. POS Terminal Shipments for 2018 by The Nilson Report MALVERN, Pa — October 15, 2019– USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT), (“USAT”),  a cashless payments and software services company that provides end-to-end tech

Crane and General Mills Finalist for Digital Advertising Award

WILLISTON, S.C. – October 07, 2019 – Crane Merchandising Systems, a Crane Co. Company, is proud to announce Crane Media Network as a finalist for MediaPost’s “Digital Ooh Awards” for the third consecutive year. This year’s nomination is in recognition of the work Crane

Embed’s New Leadership Team, Marks an Exciting New Chapter

SINGAPORE:  10 October 2019 – Transforming the business of fun since 2001, Embed, the worldwide leader of the cashless business management systems and solutions for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries marks an exciting new chapter with the appointment of a new executive leadership

Betson and Vagabond partner to offer vīv Fixturelite Markets to Betson customers 

Carlstadt NJ, October 8th 2019 – Betson Enterprises has announced a partnership with Vagabond to distribute Vagabond’s technology suite of services for the convenience services industry. The initiative comes on the heels of Fixturelite’s exclusive production of small form-factor

Brad Gates Joins Structural Concepts as CEO & President

Retiring CEO Dave Geerts remains on Board of Directors. MUSKEGON, MI (October 7, 2019) – Structural Concepts, a leading manufacturer of temperature-controlled food and beverage display cases, is pleased to announce that Brad Gates, an accomplished business executive with more than 30 years

The Locker Network Displays the Latest Locker Innovations at Waterpark Show

Dallas, TX, October 3, 2019 – The Locker Network will be displaying its keyless electronic locker system at the upcoming World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show taking place October 8-9 in Orlando, Florida. The company’s lockers feature a tough, powder-coated stainless-steel finish that provides

CSC ServiceWorks Showcases New Cashless Technology Platform from USA Technologies at NACS Show

CSC’s New Platform Offers More Convenience and Secure Digital Payments while Increasing Machine Uptime through Cashless Technology PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CSC ServiceWorks (“CSC”), the leading provider of laundry solutions and air vending services across

ICE Opens New Shipping Warehouse!

Innovative Concepts in Entertainment (ICE) is excited to announce the opening of its new shipping warehouse. The new building is located next door to our corporate headquarters and main factory. This new state of the art warehouse features 3 loading docks, 35,000 sq. ft of storage as well


Apple Industries was delighted to exhibit at IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 in Paris and introduce the Face Place photobooth range to an enthusiastic European audience. Apple’s IAAPA booth was extremely busy at the show with visitors queueing to use the Marvel Adventure Lab and become part of a customized

Azkoyen Group wins three awards from the British vending industry

Azkoyen Group has been selected for an award for the second year running by Associated Vending Services Limited (AVS), one of the UK’s largest purchasing groups, in the categories “Best Machine Manufacturer” “Best Table Top Hot drinks Machine” for the Vitro series

Costa Coffee Tabs Eseye For IoT Connectivity

Costa Coffee, a provider of premium coffee, has teamed with Eseye, a U.K.-based industrial IoT connectivity specialist, to deploy IoT-enabled Costa Express vending machines around the world. Eseye’s IoT technology will help the company to achieve its vision to transform the future of coffee

LAI Games “Outnumbered” Raises the Bar on Player Engagement

Dallas, September 27, 2019 – Premiere game manufacturer LAI Games will debut a new target-shooting video game at the upcoming IAAPA Expo in November called outnumbered. The competitive single or double player game is specifically engineered to drive traffic to the venue by rewarding people


EMBED PARTNERS WITH ZEAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER TO BRING RETAILTAINMENT EXPERIENCE TO DALMA MALL. Dubai, UAE, 26 September 2019: Transforming the business of fun since 2001, Embed, the worldwide leader of the cashless business management systems and solutions for the amusement, entertainment and leisure

5-To-10-Year Outlook: All Payments Will Be Virtual

The growth of cashless purchases is no longer the big news for vending and micro market operators. The future, according to one of the featured speakers at this year’s Atlantic Coast Exposition in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is mobile payments, which eliminate the need for a credit or debit card.

Rip Van Wafels – An Ingulgent, Low-Sugar Snack

Wafels, a Belgian and Dutch treat that are better known as “waffles” in the U.S., are making a splash in the convenience services industry. While largely known as a very sweet snack, one company, Rip Van, has devoted itself to offering a low-sugar wafel that carries an indulgent taste.

Wholesale Potato Chips for Vending Machines and Micro Markets

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CBD Products for Vending Machines and Micro Markets

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Catastrophe, Calamity and Chaos Coming to IAAPA Expo Europe

Dallas, September 12, 2019 – Next week’s IAAPA Expo Europe in Paris, France will mark the European debut of LAI Games’ The Big Expansion Pack – the three new action-packed experiences for the hit VR attraction, Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride. A preview of the rides was shown at the

The Most Talked about New Transparent Experience – the CDS 3DP

Crystal Display Systems LTD (CDS), the leading designer, distributor & value-added reseller of flat panel display solutions, have launched the new 3D transparent LCD displays. Transparent LCDs usually need a high amount of backlight which in many cases has posed many issues and hurdles for many

Amazing Debut for LAI Games at IAAPA

Dallas, September 6, 2019 – Leading game manufacturer LAI Games will debut a new mixed reality alley bowler called Amazing Alley at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando this November. The 2-lane redemption game features intuitive play augmented by colorful and explosive holographic feedback

365 Retail Markets Acquires Company Kitchen

September 3rd, 2019 – 365 Retail Markets announced today that they have acquired the self-service technology company, Company Kitchen of Merriam, Kansas. The business confirmed that the Company Kitchen employees and customers will transition to be a part of 365 Retail Markets, the global

Atnip’s Steve Vargas was Awarded William Herbord-Leon Surber Award 2019

Atnip Co., Inc. Team Member and Former NAVA President Steve Vargas was Awarded William Herbord-Leon Surber Award for 2019 at NAVA Annual Meeting.   Left to right: Steve Vargas, Larry Atnip, Leon Surber  STEVENSON, WA – Northwest Automatic Vending Association (NAVA) announced

Joe Coffee Roasters and Monumental Markets Partner

Partnership to roll out CWJ Nitro Cold Brew to Monumental Markets Customers. Arlington, VA., September XX, 2019 — Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters (CWJ) (, the leading tech-enabled specialty coffee company offering full-service, kegged beverage programs with Nitro Cold Brew and

Head of R&D for LAI Games Perfects Virtual Rabbids with D-BOX

Dallas, August 19, 2019 – LAI Games VP of Research and Development, Shannon Perell, recently visited D-BOX world headquarters in Quebec, Canada to put the final touches on motion simulation for what has been named The Big Expansion Pack: the new content that will be available later this month

VENDEX Exhibition 2020, Vending Industry Expo to be held in Turkey

VENDEX Exhibition to Bring Together the players of the Vending Industry in Turkey The companies of the vending machine technologies and self-service systems sector which has become increasingly widespread all over the world in recent years is getting ready to come together at VENDEX,

How To Start A Bitcoin ATM Business

According to our bitcoin ATM industry stats, there is a growing number of bitcoin ATM installations worldwide. If someone wants to run his own bitcoin ATM or install a bitcoin machine at existing local business, what are the main points to check and decisions to make beforehand?

Virtual Rabbids: The Big Expansion Pack Launches Globally

Dallas, August 22, 2019 – Leading game manufacturer LAI Games has announced that the muchanticipated release of The Big Expansion Pack for its award-winning Virtual Rabbids VR ride. The Big Expansion Pack adds 3 brand new premium experiences to the existing line-up and includes a new game header

Delicious Beverage Trends in San Diego Break Rooms

Coffee, tea and energy drinks will never look the same. Change up your employees’ energy-boosting beverage routines with three new mashup trends. A mashup requires at least two separate ideas or, in this case, beverages and combines them in new, unusual and exciting ways.

Study Finds Cashless Readers Also Boost Cash Sales In Vending

The beneficial impact of cashless readers on vending sales has long been established, but what many operators may not know is that cashless technology does not cannibalize cash purchases. A recent study commissioned by USA Technologies Inc. actually found that cashless technology increases cash

Wholesale Coffee & Coffee Drinks for Vending and Micro Markets

Wholesale Coffee Product suppliers for vending machines, micro markets and office coffee service companies. Please contact the coffee roasters and office coffee supply companies direct for more information about their coffee products and pricing. Also see: Wholesale Beverages, Coffee, Cold Brew,

Movie Photo Booths by Face Place

EXCLUSIVE LICENSING FROM HOLLYWOOD’S TOP STUDIOS Movie lovers will be running to the new Face Place Movie Booth! With brand new films such as Spider-Man Far From Home, Men in Black International, Godzilla,  and much more. Entire families will start lining up to get their photos taken.


WES FISHER PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT  CHICAGO – August 8, 2019 – Joining 5,500 attendees focusing on topics ranging from criminal justice and heath care to taxes and transportation, NAMA’s Wes Fisher participated in the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL)

New Game from ICE: Hoop it Up

‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ We are very excited about our new GAMES and we would give you a peek into the process of our research and development team—which is quite busy! From concept to production, the R&D team is involved in every step of the process.

Top Global Amusement Parks and Water Parks in 2019

TripAdvisor Reveals the Global Top Amusement Parks and Water Parks in 2019! On July 24th, TripAdvisor, the global travel planning and booking platform, released the list of the world’s best amusement parks and water parks in 2019.   The list has been made for six consecutive years.


Business Diversification and Technology Account for Industry’s Growth to $26 Billion CHICAGO – August 5, 2019 – The NAMA Foundation announced today that the 2018 Industry Census is now available to both members and non-members on the NAMA website.    “The industry census is an …

Coffee Tea and Water Scholarship Now Open

Coffee Tea and Water Show Scholarship Available! Submit Your Application Today! The NAMA Foundation is awarding one scholarship to attend NAMA’s Coffee Tea and Water Show held on Nov. 18-20 at the Anaheim Marriott in sunny California. The scholarship includes general registration and $1,000

The Importance of Touch Screen Technology in Kiosks

Our Systems Solutions Manager, Richard Murton, has composed the below response to the importance of touch screen technology in kiosks. Everyday life Touch screen technology in kiosks / vending machines are now part of our everyday lives, whether it be from ordering a coffee, or paying for a parking

Betson Enterprises Holds Summer Spotlight Show in San Antonio 

July 23, 2019 – Betson Enterprises held another successful Spotlight Show at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX on July 18th. The well attended show featured the latest product from top manufacturers. The Texas Spotlight Show also coincided with the two-day Betson

NAMA: More Products in Vending Machines Will Meet Public Health Standards 

New Public Health Commitment is Underway: More Products in Vending Machines Will Meet Public Health Standards  CHICAGO – July 16, 2019 – NAMA announced today that its members have completed the initial phase of a process to develop a public health commitment with the goal

Embed Grows Its Presence In Tradeshows & Events

Singapore, 15 July 2019 – Leading the transformation of the business of fun since 2001, Embed, the worldwide leader of the cashless business management systems and solutions for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries, grows its presence in various trade shows and events across

NAMA Chair Emeritus Richard Atnip’s Wife Passed on June 27th

FULLERTON, CA – Joan Ann Atnip went to heaven to be with our Lord Jesus on Thursday evening June 27th, 2019 after a long hard battle with Alzheimer’s. The spirit and grace with which she fought this disease is a reflection of her tenacity and good heart.  Joan began her adventure


AMOA-NY’S GALA SOUVENIR VIDEO The Souvenir Video from the May 7th event: This video is “hot off the press” or “just popped out of the video camera”! DANNY FRANK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AMOA-NY


GLOBAL FINTECH COMPANY EXPANDS ITS CARD PRESENT CASHLESS SERVICES IN ASIA Nayax, the leading cashless solution provider for the unattended market, has joined forces with First Data Singapore, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions. Following the successful partnership

Vending Machine Charity Sponsorships, Vending Charities Outreach Programs

CHARITIES FOR VENDING that offer Vending Charity Sponsorship Programs and Vending Outreach Programs! Please contact these Charity Organizations direct for more information about their Vending Machine Charity Programs and Sponsorships.

365 Retail Markets Launches Redesigned 365Pay App

TROY, MI – 365 Retail Markets, the global leader in MicroMarket technology— offering a best-in-class point-of-sale platform for the vending, foodservice and hospitality industries, responds to industry trends and operator needs for new ways to connect with consumers by launching

Need Vending Machine Locations? Try VENDLOCO

VendLoco©, a vending location list generator.   What is a vending location list generator? VendLoco, a strategically designed software program that data mines the most relevant information to create lists of business locations that “most likely” want vending services.

Omnivore Teams With Coca-Cola Co. To Manage Digital Menu Content For Operators

Omnivore, a point-of-sale connectivity platform enabling hundreds of third-party technologies to integrate seamlessly with the diverse POS landscape, has launched its Menu Management System (MMS). Developed with The Coca-Cola Co., MMS helps foodservice brands and technology providers to smooth

Betti Industries Hires Ken Traina as Chief Operating Officer 

June 25, 2019 (Carlstadt, NJ) – H. Betti Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent hire of Ken Traina, who joins the H. Betti team as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Traina brings more than 20 years of professional experience in Operations Management to the company.

500th Virtual Rabbids Unit Sold to Pizza Ranch

Dallas, June 21, 2019 – Leading game manufacturer LAI Games has achieved a milestone 500 sales of its top-earning virtual reality ride, Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride. The unit was sold to Pizza Ranch in Casper, Wyoming, the second Virtual Rabbids to be installed in a Fun Zone Arcade


PAYMENT INDUSTRY EXPERT TO BE MANAGING DIRECTOR IN NAYAX JAPAN K.K. Nayax, a leading fintech company providing payment solutions and services to unattended retail and self-service businesses, is thrilled to announce that Mr. Takane Nakamura has joined the Nayax family as Managing Director, Nayax K.K.

Virtual Rabbids Featured on Vive Blog

Dallas, June 21, 2019 – Vive headset manufacturer HTC has featured LAI Games and their hit Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride in a recent article on the Vive Blog, highlighting how it revolutionized the industry with the first unattended VR attraction and made unattended VR possible for entertainment

New Virtual Rabbids Experiences to Debut at Bowl Expo

Dallas, June 19, 2019 – Leading game manufacturer LAI Games will introduce three much-anticipated new experiences for their hit VR attraction, Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride at Bowl Expo next week in Las Vegas. BEC, FEC and arcade owners and operators will be able to try the new experiences

Speedy’s One Stop Repair Service

WOOD DALE, IL: Speedy’s One Stop Repair Service, the leading depot repair facility for the amusement industry, has partnered with Wells-Gardner Technologies, Inc. to act as an authorized service center for their line of world class LCD monitors. Speedy’s One Stop Repair Service aims to


NAMA’s Coffee, Tea and Water Show is adding a NEW PRODUCT ZONE. SNEAK PEEK AT INNOVATION Get the scoop on the latest creations in the New Product Zone, a designated area in the exhibit hall that features a collection of cutting-edge OCS products organized into five convenient categories:

EVOCA GROUP Acquires Quality Espresso S.A.

Valbrembo (Bergamo, Italy), – EVOCA S.p.A. (“EVOCA”), a world-leading manufacturer of professional coffee machines, announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of Quality Espresso S.A. (“QE”). Based in Barcelona, QE is one of the largest manufacturer of professional manual

LAI Games Heads to Shanghai

Dallas, June 7, 2019 – Leading game manufacturer LAI Games is exhibiting at the IAAPA Expo Asia in Shanghai, China next week to promote their award-winning catalog of games. The event is the largest trade show for the attractions industry in Asia, attended by General managers, owners, and CEOs

California Exempts Coffee from Prop 65

California Exempts Coffee from Prop 65 Yesterday, California state regulators gave final approval to a proposed regulation stating that coffee does not pose a significant cancer risk,officially exempting coffee from Prop 65 warning requirements. The approval of this regulation is a major victory


The EVA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 25th Year Anniversary Celebration that will take place on 16th & 17th of October in Baveno, Italy.   Brussels, 5 June 2019  The charming town of Baveno, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, will play host to a two-day

Tyson Foods Names Noelle O’Mara Chief Marketing Officer

SPRINGDALE, Ark., May 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)- Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) has appointed Noelle O’Mara to the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer. O’Mara, who has more than 17 years of food marketing experience, joined Tyson Foods in April 2016 as vice president, new business model

365 Expands Partnership Program with C&S Vending Company

Troy, Mich., June 3rd, 2019 — 365 Retail Markets, the global leader in MicroMarket technology—offering a best-in-class point-of-sale platform for the vending, foodservice and hospitality industries—is pleased to announce that it has signed a new 5-year exclusive contract with the Corporate


Brussels 29 May 2019 – The Energy Measurement Protocol, developed by EVA technical experts, has provided a reliable method for over 10 years for vending manufacturers to test the energy consumption of their machines, and to present their results to both customers as well as procurement

ACE Has Exciting Announcements

Atlantic Coast Exposition, Exhibit Space 100% Sold Out, Operator Registration Open While New Website Debuts. Cary, NC – The 65th ACE Show Planning Committee is proud announce exciting newsworthy happenings! For the second year in a row, the exhibit space is completely sold out!


Nayax, a leading fintech company providing payment solutions and services to unattended retail and self-service businesses, is delighted to announce the hiring of Mr. Sammy Yahiaoui as Chief Revenue Officer, reporting to Mr. Yair Nechmad, CEO & Co-founder. In his new position, Yahiaoui will be

LAI Games Hosts Recruitment Event to Support Expanding Team

Singapore, May 22, 2019 – Leading game manufacturer LAI Games recently opened their doors to the local developer community with a recruitment night at their new studio in the heart of Singapore’s tech hub. Co-hosted by Wantedly, an agency that connects talent with prospective employers,


BLUECODE USERS CAN PAY FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AT UNATTENDED MACHINES INTEGRATED WITH NAYAX PRODUCTS Fintech company Nayax is excited to announce its newest cashless payment integration, the Bluecode payments solution. Every Bluecode enabled mobile payment app offers users to pay at unattended

CDS Adds to the Team as it Expands Operations

CDS is pleased to announce that as a part of its expansion plans Richard Murton has joined our team where he will focus on the System solutions including embedded division of the business. After working as a design engineer at Marconi Avionics, Richard moved into the world of electronic display sale

The NAMA Show 2019 Delivers an Elevated Experience 

(CHICAGO) May 8, 2019 – The NAMA Show returned to Las Vegas, bringing the convenience services industry together for a week of innovative new features, cutting-edge products and services, customized education and invaluable networking experiences.    “Attendees and exhibitors alike


(CHICAGO) May 7, 2019 – Calling all industry thought leaders!  NAMA is now accepting proposals for education sessions for the 2019 Coffee, Tea & Water Show in Anaheim, CA, taking place November 18-20.   “We are gearing up for CTW in Anaheim in November 2019,” said Jon Snyder,


In front of a packed 100+ room where attendees were feasting on a thirteen course family style Italian dinner, TouchTunes Senior Vice President/Sales Jamie Sura accepted the Amusement And Music Owners Association of New York’s “Man of the Year Award” for 2019.  Standing side-by-side

LAI Games Counts Down to Summer with Immediate Availability

Dallas, May 8, 2019 – Leading game manufacturer LAI Games has ramped up stock of Let’s Bounce, HYPERshoot and Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride in time for the start of the busy summer season. All three Innovator Award-winning games are available for immediate shipment in plenty of time for Memori

NuMind Now Builds Vending Routes for New Entrepreneurs

NuMind, the industry leader for building custom ATM routes in USA, is now offering to new entrepreneurs, to help build their new VENDING BUSINESS by building a custom route of vending machines in their certain city or specific areas. This benefits the novice with a company to help with support,


CRANE MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS IS BUILDING EXPERIENCES FOR OPERATORS AND CONSUMERS WITH NEXT GENERATION PRODUCT OFFERINGS  WILLISTON, S.C. – May 6, 2019 – Crane Merchandising Systems, a Crane Co. company and the leading global manufacturer of innovative solutions for vending machines,


FINTECH COMPANY INTROS CONSUMER LOYALTY APP USING NAYAX SOLUTIONS Global fintech company Nayax is excited to be launching the new version of  Monyx Wallet, its payment app with added consumer engagement capabilities. For operators of unattended, automated businesses using Nayax cashless payment


(CHICAGO) April 22, 2019 – Peter Fetherston, CEO of Canteen, Compass Group North America, was recently announced as NAMA’s Operator of the Year as part of the association’s 2019 Industry Awards. The Operator of the Year Award is presented to an individual that best exemplifies


REDUCED TRANSACTION FEES FOR UNATTENDED TRANSACTIONS MAKES NAYAX AUSTRALIA THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR RETAIL CUSTOMERS Sydney, Australia – Nayax Australia, a leading global fintech company providing cashless payment solutions for unattended retail, has partnered with First Data,

USA Technologies Celebrates 20 Years of Leadership and Innovation During NAMA Show

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The NAMA Show – Today, USA Technologies (NASDAQ:USAT) (“USAT”), a premier digital payment, consumer enga gement and logistics service provider for the self-service retail market, marked the 20th anniversary of the debut of the ePort which was first

The Locker Network Brings Advanced Locker System to the Ski Industry

Dallas, April 26, 2019 – The Locker Network will display its keyless electronic locker system for theme parks, waterparks, ski resorts, trampoline parks and other entertainment venues at next week’s National Ski Areas Association Convention in San Diego. Offerings will include their modular,

Five Star Announces Series of Four Acquisitions 

Expanding the company’s franchise footprint  CHATTANOOGA, TN – Five Star Food Service announced today the completion of four recent acquisitions spanning service lines of micro markets, vending, pantry, office coffee, water, and catering. Three of the four acquisitions were tucked


Global fintech company Nayax is excited to launch its latest payment device at the upcoming NAMA Show in Las Vegas, the VPOS Fusion. In addition to the cashless payment capabilities for which Nayax is known, VPOS Fusion sees cash acceptance capabilities added via third party bill validators, offer

Fixturelite celebrates five-year anniversary and 2500 markets placed 

Fixturelite™, the industry leading supplier of micro market retail displays, seating, and design features is celebrating their five-year anniversary and 2500 markets placed with a newly revamped website, and their 5th, and newest Collection of retail displays at booth 1461 at the 2019 NAMA Show.

China Expo-Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo 2019 

Welcome to China Expo-Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo 2019  We would like to invite you to attend AAA expo as a visitor! Besides 600+ Chinese manufacturers, we also had received many Int’l companies booth confirmation this year!  Our expo products embrace 6 categories:  Arcade

International Vending Conference (Bangkok) 2019

International Vending Conference (Bangkok) 2019 -Co-located with Vend ASEAN 2019 Date: 19 September 2019 Venue: Hall 7, IMPACT Exhibition Centre. Bangkok Sponsored by: Asia Pacific Vending Association CONFIDA (Italian Vending Association) Supported by: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau


(CHICAGO) April 17, 2019 – Larry Atnip, Vice President of Atnip Co., Inc. and President of Premier Broker Partners, was recently announced as NAMA’s Allied Member of the Year as part of the association’s 2019 Industry Awards. Atnip will be presented with his award on April 24

7 Secrets to Success in the Vending Machine Business

Learn the top keys to finding success as a vending machine owner so that you can set your machines apart from the competition.    From products to location, these are the secrets you need to succeed in the vending machine business.  The vending machine business appeals to many would-be entrepreneur


Nayax is pleased to announce its recent hire of Brian Dunn, who will join the Nayax team as Executive Vice President of Business Development reporting to Nayax LLC CEO Carly Furman. Within the new role, Dunn will be responsible for creating and maintaining new strategic partnerships

Swiss vending machine operator Selecta prepares IPO-sources

ZURICH/FRANKFURT, April 12 (Reuters) – Selecta, Europe’s leading vending machine operator, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) on the Swiss stock exchange within months, people close to the matter said.   The company has scheduled meetings with analysts this month

Pair of Industry Veterans Join Five Star Expanding the company’s sales organization

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Canteen franchise Five Star Food Service announced today the addition of industry veterans Jeff Lyons and Herb Modesitt to their growing sales organization. Both share extensive background in the vending, coffee service, and foodservice industry.

Tri-State Holds Technician Training honoring Bill Buckholz 

The Tri-State Automatic Merchandising Council, on Saturday April 6, 2019, held a technician training session named in honor of Bill Buckholz.  Bill Buckholz (Goodman Vending, Reading, Pa) who passed away last year was an innovator who brought positive change to our industry.

Attention Operators: Industry Census Survey Extended to April 19

“The NAMA Foundation has partnered with Technomic to build the industry census, and we need your participation. Operators – help us tell your story and advocate for your business by taking this survey. This data is critical to our ability to successfully advocate on behalf of the convenience


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