Next Generation Vending and Food Service, Inc., based in Canton, Mass. acquired the assets of Canteen Co. of Utica-Rome, N.Y. Canteen Co. of Utica-Rome serves customers throughout Oneida, Madison and Herkimer counties in upstate New York. Next Generation will be integrating the Canteen Utica-Rome business into its operations in upstate New York.
G & J Sales to rep Schwan nationally
G&J Sales and Marketing Inc., the Palm Harbor, Fla.-based vend product brokerage, announced national representation of Schwan Food Co.’s product line for vending, including Tony’s® Single Pizzas, Stuffed Sandwiches and Mega Pouches; Red Baron® Single Deep Dish 3-Pack Mini Pizzas and Deep Dish pizzas; Minh® Egg rolls; and Edwards® and Mrs. Smith’s® Pie Slices.
Landshire to acquire Mom’s Food Products
Landshire, Inc. will acquire Mom’s Food Products, Inc. based in Ft. Worth, Texas. Mom’s Food Products specializes in custom made sandwiches for vending, convenience stores and other foodservice industries. They have been in service since 1946 with current ownership and management group in place since 1980. The acquisition involves 2,400 direct store delivery locations within Texas, with offices in the Dallas, Austin, and Houston areas; and Mom’s Food Products production plant, in Ft. Worth, Texas, which features Mom’s Fresh Sandwich line of products. Mom’s Food Products has 85 employees in their production plant and out in the field as route sales representatives, district managers, and regional managers.
DOE issues rules for testing venders’ energy consumption
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued rules related to the testing of energy consumption for refrigerated beverage vending machines, according to the National Automatic Merchandising Association. The DOE has decided to adopt several enforcement sampling provisions that take account of low-volume or built-to-order consumer products and commercial equipment.DOE specifies provisions for certain covered products and equipment where there is a lower volume market and manufacturing tends to be more customized. These include automatic commercial ice makers, commercial refrigeration equipment, refrigerated bottled or canned vending machines, commercial HVAC and WH equipment, and distribution transformers.
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Industry loses Herb Luckower
Herbert Luckower, a longtime vending and coffee service product broker based in Harrison, N.Y., recently passed away. He operated Luckower Co. with his son, Michael Luckower.
VendEver names Rick Leffke CEO
VendEver LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of cotton candy vending machines, has named Rick Leffke, a longtime vending industry consultant, as its chief executive officer. Leffke replaces Brian Duke, who has left the company. Brian Williamson remains vice president and chief operating officer.
U-Select-It tabs Chuck Treister
Charles D. Treister, NCE5, has joined U-Select It Corp. as vice president of sales in the western region. He will be responsible for both vending machine distribution and national account sales for the western U.S.
Industry loses Robert Bradberry
Robert J. Bradberry, founder and owner of R.J. Bradberry Vending passed away in Malibu California. Bradberry, 88, was one of the original vending operators in Los Angeles and operated his company for more than 50 years prior to selling the operation to First Class Vending, also of Los Angeles, in 2003.
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