Bare Fruit is a healthy snack that is 100 percent organic bake-dried fruit, low in calories, high in fiber and naturally sweet. Bare Fruit comes in a variety of flavors, including chips and dried fruit, with no added sugar, no additives, no preservatives and meets all new state and federal nutrition standards for schools. The options include: Cinnamon Apple Chips, Granny Smith Apple Chips, Fuji Apple Chips, Dried Pears, Dried Mangos, Dried Cherries, Pineapple & Mangos and Bananas & Cherries. For more information, call 800-940-0019 or visit www.barefruitsnacks.com.
Crane Streamware launches DataMAX 2.0, the company’s business intelligence tool for the vending industry. DataMAX helps operators make smarter, better-informed decisions using the vast amounts of data stored in VendMAX, Streamware’s vending software system. Using advanced online analytical processing (OLAP) technology, DataMAX’s executive-level reporting, exception reporting, and fine-tuned analysis capabilities provide management with instant answers to critical questions about sales, profits and business trends. For more information, call 800-4-STREAM or visit www.streamware.com.
Nestlé Coffee-mate offers a new bulk powder coffee creamer flavor: Vanilla Caramel. Coffe-mate bulk powder coffee creamer is also available in Original, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, and Original Lite flavors. For more information, call 800-288-8682 or visit www.nestleprofessional.com.
SKITTLES® CRAZY CORES™, from Mars Snackfood, contain more fruit-chewy flavor combinations than ever before, with two flavors in every bite size candy. Each pack contains an assortment of five SKITTLES flavor combinations — Strawberry-Watermelon, Cherry-Lemonade, Mango-Peach, Blue Raspberry-Lemon, and Berry-Melon. For more information, call 908-852-1000 or visit www.mars.com.
Mars Snackfood brings a liquid-filled gummi candy with an intense burst of sour flavor, STARBURST® Sour GUMMIBURSTS™ to the vend channel. The Gummibursts are available in four “sourful” flavors that produce an intense burst of juice: Green Apple, Orange Tangerine, Strawberry and Watermelon. For more information, call 908-852-1000 or visit www.mars.com.
Technologies Coffea™ has developed an automatic single-cup brewer with a new Coffea™ brewing system (patent pending), Coffea Prima. This unique technology makes a fresh brewed, 16-ounce coffee from coffee beans in less than one minute. The brewer features two separate whole bean coffee containers and one powder container. Fully programmable and automatic, the Coffea™ brewers are made in North America. For more information, visit www.coffeainc.com.
Caféjo adds another green tea to its line of fine Solera Tea Pods. Green tea has been proven to have many health benefits. Caféjo’s other tea pods include Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Valencia Orange, Green Citron, Lemon Sunrise, Tropical Breeze, Chai, Chamomile, Hibiscus Mint, Green Passion Fruit, Red Raspberry, and White Lavender. Caféjo tea pods are guaranteed fresh for up to three years. For information, visit www.cafejo.com or call 800-888-BREW.
Biscomerica brings Sun-Maid Oatmeal Raisin and Sun-Maid Trail Mix cookies to vending. Sun-Maid Oatmeal Raisin cookies combine unbleached wheat flour, natural oats, and Sun-Maid raisins in two soft premium cookies. Sun-Maid Trail Mix cookies combine Sun-Maid raisins with peanuts and sunflower seeds in delicious, bite-size premium cookies. Sold in bright red 3-ounce bags, Sun-Maid cookies are both baked with no trans fats. For more information, call 800-874-9449.
Kraft Vending & OCS offers packages of 3-count Honey Maid Graham Crackers or 3-count Nabisco Grahams. Great for schools, the package gives kids one grain/bread equivalent they need. Contact your Kraft Vending & OCS representative for more information.
Videx, Inc. offers its new Rechargeable CyberKey. Housed in a durable metal case, it is comparable in size to a standard electronic car key. The need to regularly replace and discard batteries is eliminated because its lithium-ion polymer battery is rechargeable and has a life of three to four years. The battery fully charges in 15 minutes to two hours and provides 500 openings or one to two weeks of performance between charges. Highly visible red and green LEDs provide feedback to the user on access events and key status. Keys can be color-coded for special user groups. For more information, call 541-758-0521 or visit www.videx.com.
For its 50th anniversary, Coin Acceptors (Coinco) introduces the Vantage Series bill acceptors. Vantage technology includes the new Smart Bezel™ which communicates $1 and $5 bill acceptance in real time. Enhanced bezel geometry eases bill insertion and 360-degree inlet lighting highlights the point of transaction. Vantage also features a quick-release bezel quickening installation, service and removal. Also included is Centric Drive Technology, anti-bill jam software, automated self-diagnostics, and a 3-level, anti-theft system. For more information, visit at www.coinco.com or contact your Coinco sales representative.
The RPD Corp. highlights the RCS20MDB Countertop Snack Vender, RCS20MDB/RCD5MDB Snack/Cold Can Merchandiser and RC20MDB/RCD8MDB Snack/Cold Beverage Combination Machine.
The RCS20MDB Countertop Snack Vender has heavy-duty, all-steel construction with interchangeable spirals for product flexibility. It also features: an LED credit display, the latest changer, DEX capability, electronic cash counter, and a vend counter anti-theft system.
The RPD Corp. RCS20MDB/RCD5MDB Snack/Cold Can Merchandiser features a reliable cooling system within its durable, all-steel construction. A view window displays cans. The serpentine design means easy loading. The can unit operates off electronics and the changer in the snack vender. Other features include: LED credit display, the latest changer, DEX capability, electronic cash counter, anti-theft protection system and interchangeable spirals.
The RPD Corp. RC20MDB/RCD8MDB Snack/Cold Beverage Combination Machine has a reliable cooling system within its all-steel construction. An attractive view window displays bottles and cans. The can/bottle system operates off electronics and the changer in the snack vender. Features include: LED credit display, latest changer, DEX capability, electronic cash counter, and anti-theft protection system as well as interchangeable spirals. The RCD8MDB beverage machine can be equipped with an easy load bottle/juice box tray. It holds 65 cans and 54 bottle/juice boxes.
All three machines include: MDB, bill validator and foreign coin changer as options. For more information, call 501-327-9496.
The Promotion In Motion Companies will introduce WELCH’S® Fruit Snacks Island Fruits variety in the first quarter of 2009. Island Fruits is a combination of on-trend tropical flavors, including Strawberry-Banana, Mango, Guava-Kiwi, Pomegranate, Pink Grapefruit and Tropical Punch. Island Fruits will come in a variety of pack sizes. For more information, visit www.promotioninmotion.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEI launches its MEI® Series 2000 4-in-1 validator to accept cash, card, contactless payments and coupons in a single unit that can retrofit into vending machines. The 4-in-1 validator is compatible with existing payment systems, MDB/DEX and MEI EASITRAX remote data port or equivalent and is able to fit existing mountings where MEI Series 2000 bill validators are used. For more information visit www.meigroup.com or call 800-345-8215.
Campbell Soup Co. is using a custom, hot-fill polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle from Amcor PET Packaging to redesign its V8 and V8 V-Fusion 12-ounce lines in order to be sold in vending machines. The result is an attractive bottle that offers better grip and portability while also enhancing the health equity of the V8 brand. Varieties include six flavors: V8 100% Vegetable Juice, V8 Spicy Hot, Campbell’s Tomato Juice, V8 V-Fusion Strawberry Banana, V8 V-Fusion Pomegranate Blueberry and V8 V-Fusion Peach Mango. Contact your Campbell Soup representative for more information.
Whole Earth Sweetener Co., a subsidiary of Merisant/Equal Co., brings to market PureVia, a natural, zero-calorie sweetener. Starting with dried stevia leaves that have been milled, PureVia is made using a fresh water brewing method to unlock the natural sweeteners. After purification, it is blended with natural flavors and ingredients for taste and to give it the granular texture of sugar. For more information, visit www.purevia.com.
Liquid Lightning is pursuing the energy drink slot in vending machines nationwide. Liquid Lightning, unlike most energy drinks, is a zero-sodium product that uniquely blends taurine, ribose, Vitamin C, Vitamins B 2, 3, 5 and12, panex ginseng extract and caffeine to boost and provide the body with long-lasting energy. Available in both regular and sugar-free, Liquid Lightning has a light fruity flavor. Cans come in 16-ounce or 8.4-ounce sizes. For more information, visit www.llenergy.com.
SandenVendo America offers a revolutionary packaging and vending system called PouchLink. The PouchLink system, developed and patented by Waterwerkz, allows water-based drinks to be produced within a vending machine. Each pouch is filled with a postmix concentrate and chilled water. The pouch can be resealed after purchase. With a capacity of 1,000 packaged cold drinks, it dramatically reduces the refill periods and transport energy usage. For further information, call 214-765-9266 or email email@example.com.
Pierre Foods introduces Pierre Grillers™ microwaveable sandwiches. These grill-marked, panini-style premium sandwiches are offered in two popular varieties: Classic Patty Melt with Sauteed Onions and Cheddar Cheese on Grilled Rye Bread and Flame Broiled Chicken and Swiss Cheese on Grilled Italian Bread. The sandwiches include a proprietary crisping sleeve. Individually wrapped in preprinted film featuring an image and clear area for window, the Grillers are packaged 12 sandwiches to a case and have a shelf life of 14 days refrigerated. For more information, call 800-969-2747 or visit www.pierrefoods.com.
Follett Corp. adds new models to its popular Symphony™ ice and filtered water dispensers line. Each model features a modular, removable ice machine located behind the splash panel for easy service access and complete storage bin access for cleaning and sanitizing. Able to store 25 to 50 pounds of ice and provide an almost unlimited supply of water, the ice and water dispensers are marketed as a “green” alternative to bottled water. For more information, call 610-252-7301 or visit www.follettice.com.
Kraft Vending and OCS is offering operators another opportunity for breakfast sales with Bagel-fuls — an all-in-one bagel and cream cheese. Kraft Bagel-fuls have a golden crust and soft texture of a real bagel. Filled with Philadelphia cream cheese, Bagel-fuls are an attractive grab-and-go breakfast available in two varieties: original (plain bagel stuffed with plain cream cheese) and Cinnamon (cinnamon and brown sugar bagel stuffed with cinnamon cream cheese). Individually wrapped, Bagel-fuls have a 14-day refrigerated shelf life. The 3.5-ounce Bagel-fuls are available in cases containing 45 filled bagels. The suggested retail selling price is $1.00. Kraft is offering vending operators rebates and incentives. For more information, visit www.kraftvendingocs.com/bagel-fuls.
Stefano Foods adds a chicken parmagiana Stromboli to its line of 15-ounce strombolis. Filled with chunks of white meat chicken with Stefano’s authentic sauce blended with mozzarella, provolone and parmesan cheeses, each stromboli is fully baked, packaged and labeled for easy retail handling and effective merchandising. The Stefano’s Stromboli line also includes: sausage and pepperoni, spinach, broccoli, pepperoni and all natural/whole grain spinach and broccoli varieties. For more information on products, call 800-340-4019 or visit
Automated Merchandising Systems (AMS) unveils the Glass-Front Deli, a merchandiser designed to enhance the lunch room. The Glass-Front Deli is a combination entrée, sandwich, snack and beverage vender which comes in an eye-catching, blue-checkered décor. For more information, visit www.amsvendors.com.
Vendors Exchange International Inc. delivers the SmartBoard for vending machine upgrades. It allows an upgrade to MDB level 3/DEX 6.0. The SmartBoard is universal to multiple machines. The SD Card slot allows upgrade for pricing, advertising, nutritional information, and more. The SmartBoard includes a Zigbee device to track data remotely to reduce service calls, download sales and inventory real-time via internet connection. Other features include a stored value system, LED lights with sensor to reduce energy costs, anti-theft camera of those entering or rocking the machine, and more. For more information visit www.veii.com.
PayKey USA is proud to introduce the PRD 1000, a new device that allows customers to recharge their PayKeys by payroll deduction. The device is a touchscreen computer kiosk with a PayKey reader and a fingerprint scanner. Members of the payroll deduction system store ID number and fingerprint in a database at the PRD 1000. To pay, the employee inserts the PayKey, then is prompted to place their finger on the scanner. The deduction information is downloaded by a payroll department. Operators can also download the information from the kiosk. The PRD 1000 is bilingual, in English and Spanish. For more information, contact PayKey system at 864-527-4408.
Suppliers and manufacturers offer vending and coffee serivce industry various new products and equipment.