Elliot Maras welcomes attendees to the Readers’ Choice Awards Breakfast to honor outstanding industry members and top selling products in the vending channel.
Malcolm Mcalpine, and Nancy Doherty, Kraft Foods Vending and OCS, accept the new product award for Oreo Cakesters.
At left, Ben Schibi, Rob Shoemake, Chris Allahyar, and Daryl Thomas, of Pierre Foods accept the award for the food category for Big Az Beef Charbroil with Cheese.
James Rowles, Vistar MidAtlantic, Swedesboro, N.J., accepts the 2007 Distributor of the Year award.
Randy Parks, Prostar Services Inc., Carrollton, Texas, accepts the 2007 Readers’ Choice OCS Operator of the Year award.
Mark Budd, Snyder’s of Hanover, accepts 2007 Manufacturer of the Year award.
Brent Barker, left, Thom Sharki, Angela Bailey-Mitchell, and Don Collins from Masterfoods USA accept honors for Snickers Bar, winner of the candy category.
Josh Rosenberg accepts the award for Coca-Cola Classic, Beverage of the Year.
Cloverhill Bakery representatives, Lisa Klein, John Dourson, Pauline Sassine, and Mitch Stoner accept the award for the Big Texas Cinnamon Roll, pastry category winner.
Eric Prosperi accepts honors for Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies, winner of the cookie category.
PepsiCo Foodservice accepts the Readers’ Choice award for Doritos in the snack category. Accepting are, at left, Joyce Duesman, Kelly Carioti, Mark Vitek, Veronica Esquino, and Molly Sers.
Larry Richard Atnip wins Broker of the Year.
For the 15th year in a row, Automatic Merchandiser honored its Readers’ Choice people and products of the year at the annual National Automatic Merchandising Association Spring Expo. Winners were honored with plaques at the awards breakfast at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.