Canteen Vending Services Inc. acquired Coffee Break Service Inc. in Baltimore, Md. and North Shore Industrial Vending in Lincolnwood, Ill. near Chicago. Coffee Break Service operated one and a half routes and had five employees. Coffee Break Service was founded in 1962 by Fred Sapperstein and was incorporated in 1989 by Fred Sapperstein and the late Winnie Sapperstein and their son, Steve Sapperstein. North Shore Industrial Vending was founded 30 years ago by Jerry Spathis, president, and operates eight routes which will fold into Canteen’s existing business.
Jammin Java partners with BC Coffee
Jammin Java Corp. has partnered with BC Coffee & Supplies, Inc. for distribution of its coffee lines in Florida. BC Coffee’s distribution hub will also provide coffee to Jammin Java’s customers in the Caribbean. BC Coffee has been in business for over 30 years and is the largest OCS/breakroom distributor in the Southeastern U.S. and currently distributes coffee and associated products to over 300 OCS/vending companies throughout Florida.
Vending repair training program moves to new Philadelphia school
The vending repair technician training program at Edison Fareira High School in Philadelphia, Pa. has moved to the Randolph Skills Center in Philadelphia. The Randolph Skills Center is located on Henry Avenue about four miles from Edison Fareira High School, according to Bud Burke, who is an advisory board member for the program. Burke said the board was not satisfied with the manner in which the program was being managed at Edison Fareira High School.
At the Randolph Skills Center, Burke said the program will have the necessary support from the school’s administration.
Kraft offers chance to fight hunger, win trip
Kraft Foods Inc. will donate one meal to local Feeding America food banks for every case vending operators purchase of qualifying Oreo and Planters Peanuts products through Nov. 4, 2011. Vending operators who participate in the program are given the chance to win a trip for two to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, contact a Kraft vending account manager or visit kraftvendingocs.com.