Representatives of ACE joined LHD Vending in honoring the winners of the company’s hot dog eating contest, which took place on the show floor. At left are: Alan Plaisted, Southern Refreshment Services, Tucker, Ga., ACE representative; Darrell Sims, Southern Refreshment Services, representing Georgia, 4th place; John Fourqurean, Gallins Vending Service, Winston/Salem, N.C., representing North Carolina, 2nd place; Jason Mims, Coastal Vending & Food Service, Charleston, S.C., representing South Carolina, 1st place; Leon Leykin, LHD Vending; Geoff Cook, RE Services Inc., Chesapeake, Va., representing Virginia, 3rd place; John Trego, Coastal Vending & Food Service, ACE representative; and Greg Westnedge, LHD Vending.
Mike Webb of Cromer Food Service, Anderson, S.C., explains the benefits of planograms during a business round-table during the Atlantic Coast Expo in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Gloria Cosby of Automatic Merchandiser, left, examines new Kellogg products, assisted by Lisa Costigan during the trade show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
At left, Jim Martin of Sunburst Foods Inc. chats with Tim Anderson of Southeastern Vending Services Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; Ron Coone of Southeastern Vending Services Inc.; Chris Shope of Lock America Inc.; and Jon Hollar of Southeastern Vending Services Inc.
Mike Alexander, left, J. Mike Alexander and Associates, Lexington, Ky., receives Broker of the Year honors from Dale Dearstyne of Deli Express.
Tony Schroder of Pierre Foods Inc. serves a sandwich to Gaye Tankersley, Food Service, Inc., Lexington, Ky.
Shelley and Chip Bagnal, at left and right, of Food Service, Inc., Lexington, Ky., visit Dennis Deeds and Yvonne Spitler of Jumbo Foods Inc.
Les David of Herr’s Foods Inc. shows samples to Dan Cornelison, Express Quality Food Service & Vending, Charlotte, N.C.
Hunter Malcolm of Dure Food Ltd. welcomes Dorothy Sloan of Cromer Food Services, Anderson, S.C.
Showcasing their wide array of coffee products from Nestle are, from left to right are Ted Goodwin, John Crane, Penny Barnes, Jeff Sax.
Gaye Tankersley, Food Service Inc., Lexington, S.C.; Billy Whitacre, Food Express Inc., Greensboro, N.C.; Mike Webb Cromer Food Service, Anderson, S.C.; and Allen Hester, Canteen Vending Services, Hickory, N.C. field questions from the floor at the business roundtable.
Tim Paul of Automated Merchandising Systems Inc. shows the AMS branded “Healthy Vend” machine to Marketfare Foods’ Sarah Amyotte.
Ross Levine, left, and Steve Carvel introduce attendees to sandwiches at the Buddy’s Kitchen Inc. booth.
Robert Hutchinson presents an eye-catching, custom designed vending bank at the C. Robert Hutchinson booth.
Earl Williams, middle, of Dole Packaged Foods Inc. notes the rising concern about obesity during a roundtable on healthy eating. He is flanked at left by Jim Kane of Kane’s Gourmet Product and at right by Monty Recoulley, Greensboro Vending & Coffee Co. Inc., Greensboro, S.C.
Jeff Brown of Protel Inc., center, talks about the benefits of remote data transfer with Billy Hutchinson, left, and David Shirley, both with The Vending Center Inc., Midfield, Ala.
Actor Bobby Rogers, left, learns about the benefits of cooperative purchasing with Linda Horrell of the Vendors Purchasing Council; Mike Nugent of the consultancy FSE Group LLC, based in Knoxville, Tenn.; and Ed Cunningham of the Vendors Purchasing Council.
Stuart Siegal, left, and Douglas McGee explain the benefits of single-cup brewing and espresso vending at the Absolute Coffee Co. booth.
Paul Randolph, left, of Archibald Brokers Inc., Greensboro, N.C., helps Brian Bridgford of Bridgford Foods Corp. serve sandwiches to attendees.
Hundreds of operators descended on the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. for the 51st annual Atlantic Coast Exposition this spring for three days of networking, educational seminars, recreation, awards, door prizes, and a look at what’s new and exciting.
During the Saturday buffet breakfast, several awards were presented:
The Barbara W. Short Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Jon P. Brady, who is retired from Brady Distributing Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; The North Carolina Vending Association (NCVA) Supplier of the Year Award -- Joe Hollar, former owner of Southeastern Vending Services Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; NCVA Vendor of the Year -- John Fourqurean, Gallins Venidng Co., Winston Salem, N.C.; Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association (VAMA) Supplier of the Year--Lou Pace, Quality Brokerage, Turnersville, N.J.; VAMA Vendor of the Year -- Jo Dee Jolley, Canteen Vending Services Inc., Verona, Va.