Dobbin Prezzano shows a device that dispenses redeemable promotions, along with digital video screens at the SPIO booth.
Kelly Collins, left, and Tim Carroll serve attendees food at the White Castle booth.
Dale Dearstyne (center) of Deli Express awards Craig D. Johnson, (left) and Tim Wietstock (right) of C.D. Johnson Co., Lake Oswego, Oreg., the 2007 Broker of the Year award for the Western region.
Ian Cook, left, Cook Catering Services D/L, Dandenong, Australia, listens to Marvin Bauzon of Cantaloupe describe the benefits of telemetry.
Robert Liva demonstrates the toughness of Tuffronts’ new covering, 3M ControlTac.
Chris Williams, left, Everpure LLC, honors Richard Aubuchon and Doug Schnurr of TriState Brokerage Inc., Dallas, Texas, for outstanding sales achievement in 2007.
Brenda Moller and Adam Lazar greet attendees at the Allstate Insurance booth.
Bobby Modi, left, Tim Wayne and Mark Benedict of Procter & Gamble Inc. serve attendees Folgers coffee.
Frank Marzullo, Southwest Vending, Phoenix, Ariz., left, visits with Charles Thomas of Seaga Manufacturing Inc.
Andrea Montanini, left and Kenny Young demonstrate closed cashless benefits at the PaykeyUSA booth.
Leslie McGrath, left, and Pamela Boyer, Boyer Enterprises, Houston, Texas, visit the Inventure group booth to taste Burger King French Fries and Ketchup Chips.
Kevin Lemaster, Saeco, talks to Francesco Furnari, WakeUp America Group, LLC, Weston, Fla., about Saeco’s new Topazio.
Kraft Vending and OCS and Kelloggs, in cooperation with Automatic Merchandiser, award a total of $2,600 to lucky attendees wearing a Kellogg’s sponsored t-shirt on the show floor Thursday or a Kraft sponsored t-shirt on Friday.
Operators looking for product, equipment and technology innovations had plenty to see at the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s 2008 Spring Expo at the Mandalay Bay Exposition Center in Las Vegas.
Many of the new vendible products sported NAMA’s orange and green Fit Pick stickers for healthier food choices, part of the Balanced for Life Program. Many attendees were looking for new products to try, especially for locations asking for healthy items.
Technology innovations included cashless readers, remote management software and hardware, digital signage imbedded in video screens, and more.
Educational sessions covered everything from improving profitability to motivating employees to understanding consumer trends.