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1sourcevend Adds Check-In/Check-Out as Standard Feature for Locker Vending Machines

1SourceVendThe feature is powered by 1sourcevend’s powerful cloud-based inventory-control software
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2017) – 1sourcevend, in response to customer requests, has added check-in/check-out capabilities to its Automated Vending Manager locker vending machines, allowing for better inventory control of high-value, returnable items such as power tools, laptops, radios, safety equipment and more. Read More

Apple At IAAPA:  Be the First to See Scene Machine
Faceplace photo booths Miss AmericaOrlando, Florida, November 10, 2017 – Apple Industries (, the company that invented in-booth digital photo sharing on social media, is using this year’s IAAPA to launch its biggest, boldest, most amazing photo sharing feature yet…a social media extravaganza Read More

The Locker Network Showcases Revenue-generating Solutions at IAAPA

The Locker NetworkDallas, TX, November 2017 – The Locker Network will be displaying its keyless electronic locker system for theme parks, waterparks, ski resorts, trampoline parks  and other entertainment venues at the IAAPA Expo taking place next week in Orlando, Florida. Read More

Virtual-Rabbids-TBR-riders-01LAI Game-changer to Debut at IAAPA

Dallas, TX USA – November 2017 – Award-winning manufacturer LAI Games will have an industry first on display next week at the upcoming IAAPA Expo in Orlando. Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride… Read More

Embed Displays Latest Innovations, Offers Promotion at IAAPA

Toolkit BoxDallas, TX, November 2017 – Embed, worldwide supplier of point of sale and revenue management
systems, will have its latest innovations on display at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando. These include thepremiere TOOLKIT software suite, the IAAPA Brass Ring Award-winning smartTouch family of card readers, and the emONE self-contained self-installed kiosk for unattended game rooms. Read More

Apple Industries Now Has License to The Three Stooges®
The-three-stoodges-photo-boothC3 Entertainment Licenses The Three Stooges® to Apple Industries’ Face Place for Digital Photo Booths Using Smile 2.0 Technology Social Media Sharing. Read More

Fun Factory Continues Mainland Expansion With 17th Embed Installation

Fun Factory Valencia CADallas, TX, October 2017 – Hawaii-based FEC chain Fun Factory continues to expand across the mainland with a new location in Valencia, California. Like Fun Factory’s other 16 locations throughout Hawaii and the continental US, the Valencia store expands on the unique Fun Factory guest experience and relies on the Embed system for point of sale, redemption center management, and the cashless operation of games and attractions. Read More

365 Retail Markets Welcomes New Chief Revenue Officer

365 Markets New Revenue Officer

Troy, MI – November 1, 2017 – 365 Retail Markets is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Ed Chapel as Chief Revenue Officer. Read More



Chowbotics Introduces Sally the Salad Robot Vending Machine

Chowbotics Salad Vending MachineSally the Salad Robot creates custom salads with up to 21 seasonal ingredients – replenished daily – in less than a minute, any time of day. Developed by food robotics company Chowbotics, Sally is intuitive and easy to use. Users place a bowl beneath the dispenser, make selections on a touchscreen interface and watch as Sally’s canisters shift to drop each ingredient in, one by one. Charlie Ayers, “the chef who fed Google,” is Executive Chef. Read More

The installed base of service robots will reach 264 million worldwide by 2026

Gothenburg, Sweden – October 17, 2017: According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the installed base of service robots reached 29.6 million worldwide at the end of 2016. The global service robot market is dominated by three segments that together accounted for a majority of the global installed base at the end of 2016. Read More

Central Park Fun-Land Trusts Embed for Guest Access

CentralParkFL_staffDallas, TX, October 2017 – Guests at Central Park Fun-Land in Fredericksburg, Virginia, can enjoy unlimited indoor and outdoor fun on the day of their visit and access all games and attractions with Embed’s Playwave™ RFID-enabled wristbands. In January, Central Park Fun-Land replaced another card system with Embed, interfacing with premiere POS provider CenterEdge, and the park reports seeing a number of benefits for both staff and guests since installing the system. Read More

The Locker Network Succeeds by Leaps and Bounds at the IATP Show
The Locker Networks Rustin Wright at the IATP Show 2017Dallas, TX, October 2017 – The Locker Network displayed its keyless electronic locker system at the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) Show last month in Mission Hills, CA. Attendees needing a secure storage solution for their park guests were eager to see the state-of-the-art system that The Locker Network provides and learn more about its robust reporting and revenue tracking features. Read More

Five Star Soars Past 750 Markets, 850 is on the Horizon

CHATTANOOGA, TN – In January, there was a promise to make this year (2017) the most exciting in company history. When it comes to micro markets at Five Star, there has certainly been no lack of excitement. Entering the final quarter of the calendar year Five Star is growing its retail micro market line of business at the fastest pace it has ever experienced. Over 150 markets have been added in the first nine months of the year. Read More

People on the move at Helix Leisure

Tom ParsensDallas, TX, September 2017 – Helix Leisure, parent company of Embed, LAI Games and The Locker Network, is pleased to announce changes to the senior management of its Dallas-based US operations. In line with Helix Leisure’s continued expansion, incumbent US General Manager, Ted Parsons is transitioning into the role of Group Director of Business Systems. Read More

Tubz Brands launches Sqwishland bulk vending toys in Europe – 20 million sold per year in US
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British vending company Tubz Brands brings Sqwishland vending products outside US for first time, with distribution rights for Europe and Australia. Read More

New Hawaiian Installation Marks 8th Embed System for Lucky Strike

Embed Kiosks at Lucky Strike SocialDallas, TX, September 2017 – Embed continues its growth in the Aloha State with the installation of its cashless system in the new Lucky Strike Social at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. Read More


Parlevel and IVA Partner to Increase Worldwide Vending Efficiency

Parlevel systems IVAParlevel Systems, the technology provider of the most productive network of vending, coffee and micro markets operators in the world, and the International Vending Alliance (IVA) have announced a preferred partnership to offer technology solutions to IVA members worldwide. Read More

Nayax LLC To Provide Aid for Victims of Hurricane Harvey Will Donate Percentage of Sales in September to Relief Efforts

NayaxAugust 29, 2017 – Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Nayax LLC will donate 5% of new sales of VPOS cashless payment solution for vending devices, from now until the end of September 2017, to relief efforts. Read More

Chattanooga Community Kitchen & Five Star Partner to Feed the Hungry

Five Star Food Service

CHATTANOOGA, TN – As the year 2017 quietly rushes closer to its finish, it adds one more milestone to the Five Star Food Service-Chattanooga Community Kitchen partnership, that exists solely to support and benefit the Chattanooga community. The latest milestone achieved by this unique team is 7 consecutive years of community oriented cooperation. Read more

For the fifth consecutive year, Azkoyen Group has been the winner of “The Vendies” awards

Azkoyen GroupFor the fifth consecutive year, the Azkoyen Group, under its UK brand, Coffetek, was a winner at the British Vending Industry Awards, better known as “The Vendies”. Azkoyen won the “Best Machine Innovation”, for the new Vitro M3, as well as the “Best Online Initiative of the Year” for its web service. Read more

WWA Show 2017The Locker Network Offers Free Passes for WWA Show Attendees

Dallas, TX, August 2017 – The Locker Network will be displaying its keyless electronic locker system at the upcoming World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show taking place October 16-19 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The company is also offering a limited number of free passes to those interested in attending the event. Attendees do not have to be members of the WWA. Read on

The Venders Finds a Real Cure for the dreaded “Hangover”
Life Support chooses The Venders Slimline VEN300 to dispense their proprietary hangover drink. Read on

How cashless payments are supporting Chargebar’s “Everyone, Everywhere” national expansion plans

ADVAM-the-way-payLocated in Sydney, Australia, Chargebar is Australia’s largest supplier of mobile phone charging solutions. Providing a range of services to hotels, late night venues, shopping centres, hospitals, universities and other public spaces, enabling consumers to charge their phones in a secure environment. The Chargebar solutions also act as a permissive advertising tool, enabling the customer to associate the positive experience of charging their phone, with the brand displayed on the units. Read On

Factory Direct “Value Added” Vending Machine Package, From All Brands Vending
Factory Direct Added Value Package
Des Moines, Iowa, – All Brands Vending National Sales Director, Bill Fankell announces they are offering a New Factory Direct Value Added Campaign to assist the small vending us operator to expand their vending machine business. “Since 1931 our company has assisted more people in the US to get into the Vending Business and grow their business “The Right Way”, per Bill.  Read On

Nayax Expands Germany Presence With Paycult

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Banana’s Fun Park Expands with The Locker Network
Rustin Wright and Bananas Owner Chris BurnsDallas, TX, July 2017 – The Locker Network continues its expansion into waterparks with a new installation at the Coconut Cove mini-waterpark at Banana’s Fun Park in Grand Junction, Colorado. The new attraction has 150 keyless, electronic lockers in a mix of family and standard sizes, giving guests a secure alternative to free cubbies that were previously offered at the park. Read More

Tubz Brands and Candy Crush creators launch brand new ‘Twin Tub’ vending concept

Tubz Brands Candy Crush VendingUK vending tower franchise Tubz Brands is launching a brand new ‘Twin Tub’ vending concept with King, the brand behind the world famous Candy Crush app-based games.

The concept is one tub containing both a candy offering, and in a completely separate section of the same tub, a Candy Crush novelty, such as a character keyring. These vending products will be available towards the end of 2017. Read More

Lucky 13 for Embed and Nickels and Dimes

Tilt StudioDallas, TX – July 2017 – With three new Tilt Studio locations opening in Hawaii in the next month, Nickels and Dimes continues to rely on Embed as their preferred cashless, point of sale and redemption center management system provider. Two of the new stores will be in the city of Aiea in the second largest shopping center in Hawaii, Pearlridge, and the third will be in… Read More

Embed Supports Ongoing Education, Offers Scholarships

LaserTAG360 May2017Dallas, TX – July 2017 – One of Embed’s top priorities is supporting their customers’ professional development. The company sponsors 19 educational conferences each year where newcomers as well as veteran FEC owners can benefit from industry experts sharing their knowledge and insights. Additionally, these events provide networking opportunities with like-minded peers that can result in collaborations and long-term relationships for ongoing support. Read More

Kokomo Joe’s Offers Guest Security and Convenience with The Locker Network

KokomoJJoesDallas, TX, July 2017 – The Locker Network continues to grow its footprint in family entertainment centers with the recent addition of its keyless electronic locker system at Kokomo Joe’s family fun center in St. Peters, MO. Read More


How going cashless can eradicate vandalism and increase revenue by up to 400% for the self-service industry

ADVAM-the-way-pay3 July 2017, ADVAM, Adelaide Australia. ADVAM is one of the leading payment solutions providers for the parking, eCommerce and self-service industries.

Working alongside leading organisations to deliver innovative payment solutions that enable its clients to improve their customers experience.  Read More

Veteran Equipment Distributor Unfazed by Today’s Challenges

lou-kershbaumer-vending-machines-salesLouis Kershbaumer experience, before and after his 57 years in vending, has taught him to stay positive despite the recession.

Louis A. Kershbaumer has been a number of things in his life. He’s been a photographer, a navy man, a vending machine salesman, and president of a division of the Wittern Group. His experience, before and after his 57 years in vending, has taught him to stay positive despite the recession because, well, it’s all happened before. Read More

Azkoyen USA and Southeastern Vending Services, Charlotte, NC announce a partnership for machine and parts distribution Read More

iClean Dog Wash – Most Advanced Dog Wash In The World!

The all-new iClean Dog Wash Futura leaves you with a first impression that is impossible to forget. The Futura has the same big plateau as the XL, which allows the dog to turn more easily and improves the washing experience. The design of the Futura goes far beyond its electric exterior. In so many ways, it is really all connected. Read More

Tubz Brands secures European rights for Sqwishland products – 20 million sold in USA each year

Squish landUK vending franchise Tubz Brands has acquired European distribution rights for the Sqwishland brand, which currently sells over 20 million toy capsules a year in the US.

This means Tubz Brands will be the first and currently only distributor of Sqwishland vending products outside the United States. Vending rights also include Australia, where Tubz Brands has a master franchise. Sqwishland vending products are hugely popular in the US, with an excess of 20 million being sold each year. No other vending product ties in with a gaming app. Read More


Apple Industries Does Mitsubishi Electric Proud with Cutting-Edge (and Award-Winning) Photo Booths


Face Place Apple IndustiresIRVINE, Calif., 2017 – American popular culture is extremely good at updating traditional products and content for the 21st century. Like this summer’s biggest movie blockbuster box office hit about the first American super heroine featured first in a 1940s-comic book but with updated costume, boosted with high-tech special effects and a great new attitude.

Meanwhile, another hi-tech update is also doing blockbuster business in movie theaters nationwide. Apple Industries is attracting tens of thousands of customers daily to its Face Place Photo Booths— and Mitsubishi Electric printers are a crucial part of this success story. Read More

Apple Industries promotes Anita Villalta to Director of Customer Support

Anita Villalta Apple IndustriesAnita leads an expanding Support team with new technology, new authority and new capabilities to help operators more than ever.

Greenvale, NY, May 20, 2017 – Apple Industries is promoting longtime Customer Service Manager Anita Villalta to the newly created role of Director of Customer Support, where she will oversee a larger and more powerful department that is growing to meet the needs of Apple’s expanding customer base. Read More…

USA Technologies and Five Star Food Service Announce Landmark Deal for Unattended Retail Market with a Five-Year Strategic Agreement

Five Star ServicesAgreement Includes Nearly 9,000 ePort Interactive Devices, Positioning Them as a Leader in the Emerging Unattended Retail Advertising Market

MALVERN, Pa. & CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT) (“USAT”), a payment technology provider of cashless and mobile transactions in self-serve retail, today announced a landmark strategic agreement with Five Star Food Service, a progressive full-service vending, micro markets, office refreshment services and corporate dining company that has grown to one of the largest privately held operators in the United States. The strategic deployment of USAT’s technology across Five Star’s markets is actively leveraging USAT’s Premium Services program for rapid deployment that optimizes operational efficiencies and creates a tailored cashless payment and engagement program. Read More…

Embed Showcases Latest in Debit Card Systems in the Lion City

sts-full-tap-or-swipeDallas, TX, May 2017 – Embed will have the latest in debit card technology on display at the Asian Attractions Expo taking place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore June 14-16, 2017. The event is the premier international conference and trade show for the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region, and is owned and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). Embed’s parent company, Helix Leisure, has its world headquarters in Singapore. Read More…


Minnesota Automatic Merchandising Association(Chicago) May 31, 2017 – Tuesday night, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a budget bill that included tax parity for vending operators in the state. Members of the Minnesota Automatic Merchandising Council (MAMC) and NAMA have worked diligently over the last two years on this legislation. Read More

New from Microtronic US, a transfer station designed for vending operators using legacy Debitek stored-value payment systems

Transfer Station by Microtronic USHIGH POINT, NC — New from Microtronic US is a transfer station designed for vending operators using legacy Debitek stored-value payment systems. The device permits balances on Debitek cards to be transferred to Microtronic’s payment media.

According to Microtronic, the new transfer station represents a mature stored-value technology that easily can replace Debitek end-of-life installations. Read More

LAI Games Adds Industry Veteran Lotz, New Role for Loggins

John LotzDallas, TX USA – May 2017 – With new hit games coming to market and multiple awards won this year, LAI Games is experiencing exponential growth. To ensure their increasing customer base gets the service and support it needs, the company announces the addition of industry veteran John Lotz to their sales team, and the transition of David Loggins to a more expansive role as Sales Operations Manager. Read More




Dan MathewsChicago – May 18, 2017 — To honor Dan Mathews and his longstanding commitment to the industry, NAMA officially announces the Dan Mathews Scholarship.

Dan Mathews, NAMA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NCE5, CCS, will retire in July following 18 years of service at the association, a capstone to a 50-year career in the convenience services industry. Read More

SnackDot Payment App Allows Operators To Offer Micro Markets With Little Overhead

snackdot app payment systemSnackDot, a vending services provider in San Antonio, Texas, has created software that allows refreshment service operators to provide micro markets with considerably less investment than other micro markets. No proprietary hardware is needed. Operators pay a $30 monthly fee and a 3 percent commission on sales with no other startup costs.  Read More…

Betson Enterprises’ Nina Byron Recognized as AMOA-NY “Industry Person of the Year”nina and associatesApril 26, 2017 (Carlstadt, NJ) – Betson Enterprises, A Division of H. Betti Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce Financial Services Manager, Nina Byron, has been named 2017 Industry Person of the Year by the AMOA-NY (The Amusement and Music Owners of New York), making her the first woman to receive this prestigious award.

The AMOA-NY is a nonprofit group that represents the interests of businesses that install and own coinoperated amusement and music equipment throughout the state. Nina was presented with this award on April 24th during the Awards Gala and dinner at Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse in Manhattan. “With her financial acumen, hard-work ethic and outgoing personality, Nina definitely deserves this award.” said Kevin Fritz, Vice President of Betson Financial Services. Read More

Parlevel to Debut New Tools at NAMA OneShow

San Antonio, TX, April 14, 2017 – Parlevel Systems, the top-to-bottom technology provider for the most productive network of vending, micro market, and delivery operators in the world, will showcase useful new tools at the 2017 NAMA OneShow in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new tools enhance Parlevel’s product suite and help operators spend less, sell more, and optimize their operations.

Parlevel’s micro market operators benefit from powerful features that set a new standard for micro market service efficiency, security, and customer experience which all work together to maximize location profitability.

  • A streamlined user-interface encourages customer engagement and satisfaction leading to increased revenues, repeat sales, and boosted referrals for micro market operators.

  • Product addition through the kiosk simplifies kiosk management and cuts market service time by letting operators add product to their market on site. [ Read On ]

Crane Merchandising Systems To Display Full Range of Industry’s Best End-To-End Solutions at 2017 NAMA OneShow

Crane Media 2WILLISTON, S.C., April 11, 2017 – Crane Merchandising Systems, a Crane Co. company and the leading global manufacturer of innovative solutions for vending machines, cashless systems, software services and wireless communications, will display the most complete endto-end vending solutions in the industry at the NAMA OneShow in Las Vegas, April 19-21.

“At Crane, we recognize the criticality of delivering innovative solutions that drive value for operators, and the NAMA OneShow is the perfect opportunity for us to display those efforts,” said Brad Tedder, President of Crane Merchandising Systems. “We are excited to show our customers the broad range of solutions we have been working on, and to understand more of their business needs, now and into the future.”  [ Read On ]



365 Retail Markets Launches Innovative nanomarket™ Kiosk

by /  Troy, MI – April 4, 2017 – 365 Retail Markets is excited to announce the release of its latest self-checkout kiosk, the nanomarket™. The 365 nanomarket™ is a modern, tablet-based device for smaller populations, allowing operators to expand into locations that were previously cost prohibitive. Operators will enjoy the ability to quickly and easily open new locations without sacrificing the quality and innovation they have come to expect from 365’s suite of products. [ Read On ]

Street Operators, Top FEC Chains Flock to Apple Industries Booth at Amusement Expo 2017

Apple named “Manufacturer of the Year” by AAMA as company highlights diverse and growing product line for all types of locations

face-place-photo-boothsGreenvale, NY, March 20, 2017 – Apple Industries, honored as the U.S. amusement industry’s 2016 “Manufacturer of the Year,” welcomed a nonstop flood of customer traffic to its exhibit booth at this year’s Amusement Expo International (Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, March 14-17).

Both street operators and FEC owners were excited to see world-premiere new models of Face Place Photo Booths, along with first-time trade show displays of recent upgrades and additions to cabinet graphics, digital photo content and networking technology across the product line. [ Read More ]

betsonTony Grant Joins Betson Enterprises as National Sales Manager of Audio Visual & Security Services

March 23, 2017 (Carlstadt, NJ) – H. Betti Industries, Inc. the leading provider of location based amusement equipment solutions is pleased to announce Tony Grant has joined the organization to lead the Audio Visual Department. [ Read More ]


LAI Games’ New Hits Make Middle Eastern Debut at DEAL Dubai, UAE

Hypershoot-Right-Double_hiresMarch 2017 – LAI Games’ new hits, Let’s Bounce and HYPERshoot will make their debut in a new part of the globe at the DEAL show later this month in Dubai, UAE. These award-winning, playerfocused and competitive redemption games can be enjoyed by all ages and have performed extraordinarily well in test locations. LAI Games will be represented by their distributor in the region, Amusement Services International (ASI) in Stand No. 3-C-85, Hall 3. [ Read More ]


H. Betti Industries, Inc. Expands Betson Imperial Parts and Service Department Dennis Graham Joins as Director of Parts Sales

betson-imperial-partsMarch 20, 2017 (Carlstadt, NJ) – H. Betti Industries, Inc. the leading provider of location based amusement equipment solutions is pleased to announce Dennis Graham has joined the organization as Director of Parts Sales. In this new role, Dennis will manage Betson’s parts sales and customer service team to ensure all customer parts related needs are met. [ Read More ]

The Latest Debit Card Innovations to Be Displayed at the DEAL Show 2017

smartTouch-readers_NEWDubai, UAE, March 2017 – The Embed team are looking forward to welcoming new and existing customers to their Booth 2-B134 at the DEAL show later this month in Dubai, UAE. They’ll be demonstrating their premiere management software, TOOLKITTM and their industry standard smartTouch card readers. [ Read More ]

Smart Lid Scales Up Production

smart-lid-coffee-cup-lidFebruary 27, 2017 – The global Smart Lid production footprint continues. Panache International – one of the largest foodservice packaging manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa has been appointed for the production of the smart coffee lid. Implementation into current extrusion lines will take place over the coming months.The Smart Lid is a colour changing disposable beverage lid that warns of the hot contents by turning bright red and as the lid returns to the ‘cold’ colour as the hot drink cools. The technology draws attention to the hot liquid with the purpose of warning those around of the potential scald danger.Panache International will be servicing 69 countries throughout the Middle East and Africa.Smart Lid is now actively seeking regional manufacturers for South America, India and Asia. [ Read More ]

LAI Games Will Showcase Hit Games at Amusement Expo

Lets Bounce Amusement Game by LAIDallas, TX USA – February 2017 – LAI Games’ new hits, Let’s Bounce and HYPERshoot will be continuing their successful tour of US shows and open houses at next month’s Amusement Expo in Dallas, TX. These player-focused and competitive redemption games can be enjoyed by all ages and have performed extraordinarily well in test locations. [ Read More ]

Operators “HEART” Face Place: Revenues Sweeten 100% for Face Place Photo Booths Over Valentine’s Day Weekend

Apple Industries boosts cashbox with brand-new art & graphics package

Face-Place-Photo-Booths-Valentines-DayGREENVALE, NY – Every year 81% of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day by spending more than $25 billion on flowers, candy, jewelry, romantic meals and various gifts.  And, a healthy percentage of that spending goes straight into Apple Industries’ Face Place Photo Booths.  That’s where boyfriends, girlfriends, family and regular friends take and send each other digital photos, electronic photo “cards” and high-quality videos of themselves as Valentine’s greetings and mementoes. [ Read more ]

Premiere Kazakhstan Operator Opens Fourth, Nears Completion of Fifth Embed Location Dubai, UAE,

FunkyTownAlmaty2February 2017 – The two newest Funky Town family entertainment centers, in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Moscow, Russia, rely on Embed’s revenue management system to maximize operating efficiencies and deliver a great guest experience. Kazakhstan-based operator EMC LLP has partnered with Embed on three previous projects and uses Embed for the cashless operation of their games and large-scale rides and attractions. [ Read More ]

 365 Retail Markets to Host 3rd Annual MEET User Group Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

365 Retail Markets Meet in Las Vegas365 Retail Markets to host user group conference, prior to NAMA OneShow. 

Troy, MI—February 9, 2017—365 Retail Markets is pleased to announce that the 3rd annual MEET User Group Conference is officially coming to Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, April 18th at The Venetian. [ Read More ]


GAMC 2017 Lobby Day(CHICAGO) February 13, 2017 – The Georgia Automatic Merchandising Council (GAMC) hosted its third annual Legislative Day on January 31 at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.

During the event, GAMC members met with state lawmakers to educate and inform them about the industry and its contributions to the state’s economy. The group also provided product sample bags to legislators and staff. [ Read More ]

Crane Merchandising Systems’ BevMAX Machine To Play Role on Powerless, a New NBC Comedy Series from DC Comics

Cold-Beverage-BevMax-Media_CraneWILLISTON, S.C., February 1, 2017 – A Crane Merchandising Systems’ BevMAX MEDIA machine will be a key prop in a new NBC TV comedy series about superheroes and the regular citizens who live around them.  The new show entitled Powerless premiers February 2 at 8:30 EST and 7:30 CST. Crane Merchandising Systems, a Crane Co. company, is the leading global manufacturer of innovative solutions for vending machines, cashless systems, software and wireless communications. [ Read more ]

Five Star Celebrates the New Year with 600th Market

five-star-600-micro-marketCHATTANOOGA, TN – With 2016 in the rearview, Five Star begins 2017 celebrating another milestone, the opening of its 600thmicro-market. This year has the makings to be the most exciting in Five Star’s history. “The opening of our 600th micro-market marks another significant milestone for our micro-market business. 2016 was a busy year for us, but we are very excited about what the New Year has in store,” commented President and CEO Alan Recher. [ Read more ]

Face Place Photo Studio Deluxe Heats Up EAG International

face-place-eagLondon, UK, Jan. 17, 2017 – Face Place is heating up EAG International Expo, being held at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre, with this year’s winner of the IAAPA Brass Ring Award: First Place Best New Product, the Face Place Photo Studio Deluxe. On the first day of the show, crowds were gathering to use the state-of-the-art photo booth, and see for themselves what everyone in the industry is talking about. Those who used the booth were greeted with a special surprise as Face Place/BANDAI NAMCO loaded a special Pac-Man photo experience into the booth by utilizing Face Place’s Smile 2.0 Network.  Face Place has also included 4 other brand new photo experiences, which were previously showcased at the IAAPA show in November, but will not be released to Smile 2.0 Network connected units until February. [ Read More ]

The Benefits of a Vending Card Reader & the Increasing Need for Cashless

Parlevel Pay Cashless VendingChanging payment options have always been a staple of the vending industry. As cultural reliance on different forms of payments have changed over time, so has payment acceptance for vending machines. Coin mechanisms gave way to bill validators, which are making way for cashless payment acceptors. In the grand scheme of things, this evolution makes sense. Vending has always been about convenience, and for the increasing population of consumers who don’t carry cash, the ability to use cashless payments is an absolute necessity. In fact, American adults under 30 dislike using cash so much that 51% of them use credit or debit cards for purchases – even for transactions under $5 (the price point where vending lives). [ Read More ]

365 Retail Markets Names John Chidiac President of 365 International

JohnC_president365internation-1Troy, MI – January 5, 2017 – 365 Retail Markets is pleased to announce the recent appointment of John Chidiac to President of 365 International. As President, John is responsible for continuing the expansion of the best-in-class Vending, MicroMarket and Foodservice technologies across the globe. He and his team will work on developing new markets and grow the self-service technology business outside the United States. [ Read more ]


“The Focal Point” a Face Place Retrospective and Future Forecast


New York City, December 28, 2016 – Building on a year of remarkable successes in new technology, operator revenues, and industry acclaim, Apple Industries is going to continue to use its winning momentum across the board in 2017. “This year will be a tough act to follow,” said Apple CEO Allen Weisberg.

That’s because 2016 saw the company chalk up a remarkable run of wins:  [ Read more ]


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