Michael Franceschino, second from the left, and Jim Finelli, fifth from the left, of The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc. present the award for exceptional sales growth in 2010 on the East Coast to Michael Kelley, left, Lou Pace, Sr.; Jim Saunders and Bob Myers, Jr. of Quality Brokerage Inc. in Turnersville, N.J.
Sindi Ortiz of Cloverhill Bakery accepts the Readers' Choice New Product of the Year award for the Boston Crème Danish, presented by Automatic Merchandiser magazine.
Tony DeNote, third from the left, presents the broker of the year award for Diamond Crystal Sales to Greg Teel, left, Kenny Freeman, Chris Freeman, and Lance Hall of Brokers Unlimited in Denver, N.C.
Rick Solomon, left, and Reid Garson show the new VE Connect touchscreen displayed on the Revision™ door to Daryl Binsky and Nyle Schweitzer of Advantage Food and Beverage in Columbus, Ohio.
Paul Schindler, Kraft Vending & OCS, presents the Automatic Merchandiser Route Driver of the Year award to Siluvathasan Edwin Ravienthira of Culinary Ventures Vending in Union, N.J., left. His wife, Sugirthaseeli and Culinary Ventures owner, Tom Dinardo, also attended the presentation.
Larry Mastenbrook, right, and Cyndi Witt of K&S Vending Services Inc. in Mattawan, Mich., learn about the Cantaloupe System from Terry Hovis.
Paul Klutes, left and Jim Finelli, The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc., accept the Automatic Merchandiser Readers' Choice Award for New Cookie Product of the Year for the Bake Shoppe™ Cookie Dough Miniatures™.
Rachel Greenley, left, of Starbucks Coffee Co. and Maggie Carvajal of Crane Merchandising Systems accept the Automatic Merchandiser Readers' Choice Award for New Hot Beverage Product of the Year for the Seattle's Best Vended Coffee.
Amanda Munson of Munson's Munchies LLC, Linden, Mich. gets $100 from Automatic Merchandiser for wearing the Kraft Vending & OCS sponsored Tassimo t-shirt.
Stacey Soik, left, Rick Ruth and Brent Barker of Mars Chocolate North America accept the Automatic Merchandiser Readers' Choice Award for New Candy Product of the Year for Snickers® Peanut Butter Squared.
Elliot Maras, left, of Automatic Merchandiser presents Stu Case, Northwest Vend Regional Manager, BBI Pacific, Yorba Linda, Calif., the 2010 Automatic Merchandiser Readers Choice Broker of theYear Award.
Tony Schroder , left, Chris Allahyar, Alexis Baize, and Nancy Todys of AdvancePierre Foods accept the Automatic Merchandiser Readers' Choice Award for the New Mini Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit Twins.
Jim Travis, left, and T.J. Whalen of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. accept the Automatic Merchandiser Reader’s Choice award for best new cold beverage for the Green Mountain Brew Over Ice K-Cup Portion Pack during the OneShow trade show.
Jimmy Variglotti, left, of Cuyahoga Group, Maple Heights, Ohio, and Tom Diffendal, Laurel Foodsystems Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., visit the LightSpeed automated pre-picking system booth during the OneShow trade show.
Uri Fridman Farca, left, of grupobiz in Guadalajara, Mexico checks out the video touchscreen at the Crane Merchandising Systems booth with Ron Barnes of Crane Merchandising Systems OneShow trade show.
Heidi Chico of The Wittern Group and Kevin Ward of Royal Vendors greet attendees at the OneShow trade show.
Dan Kilcoyne, left and Shawn Kilcoyne introduce attendees to the Minimelts machine at the Fastcorp booth.
Steve Lambert serves attendees Ugly Mug single-cup coffee at the OneShow trade show.
Howard Fischer, left, USRoasterie, welcomes Harold Gold of AMS Colorado LLC, Englewood, Colo., and Craig Nelson of Kraft Vending & OCS at the OneShow trade show.
Eric Aguirfre presents the Freestyle fountain beverage dispenser at the Coca-Cola booth during the OneShow trade show.
Nancy Todys of AdvancePierre Foods presents the Big Boy brand sandwhiches operator perspectives session at the OneShow trade show.
Frank Baron, left, presents the Avalon single-cup coffee machine to Jim Muldoon and Shawn Muldoon of Muldoon’s Own, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada at the OneShow trade show.
Tim Cleland of Gavina, left, accepts the NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year Award from Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo at the OneShow trade show.
Steve Richardson, left, of DeMitri Chesapeake Sales, Chase, Md., left, accepts Vending Allied Member of the Year from Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo at the OneShow trade show.
Craig Kushner, Monumental Vending, Beltsville, Md., accepts Vending Operator of the Year from Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo at the OneShow trade show.
Prof. Mike Kasavana, left, of Michigan State University, accepts the Industry Person of the Year Award from Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo at the OneShow trade show.
Jud Skinner presents Sunny D beverages at the OneShow trade show.
Terri Starnes-Bryant presents a self checkout kiosk at the MicrotronicsUS booth at the OneShow trade show.
Peggy Vanbuel of Fresh Start Vending, Muskegon, Mich. gets $100 from Automatic Merchandiser for wearing the Kraft Vending & OCS sponsored Tassimo t-shirt.
Joe Kuehner, Herr's Foods, Inc. accept the Automatic Merchandiser Readers' Choice Award for New Snack Product of the Year for the Herr’s Hot Sauce Flavored Potato Chips.
Howard Chapman, NCE, CCS, Royal Cup, Birmingham, Ala., left, accepts the Coffee Operator of the Year from Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo.
Photo credit: Photo taken by Craig Huey
At the end of April, operators from all over the country came to McCormick Place, in Chicago, Ill. for the National Automatic Merchandising Association OneShow. They saw lots of new technology and well attended seminars, covering regulaorty issues, business management and technology topics.
There were several booths displaying video touch screens and self-checkout markets/kiosks. Insightful seminars included updates on the calorie disclosure rules and the new machine control reach requirements.