The NAMA technology leadership committee hopes that these standards will lead to accelerated adoption of vending technologies.
There were not one, but two pick to light warehouse picking systems on the show floor that promise significant productivity improvement in the warehouse. Such a system alerts the product pickers in the warehouse how much of each product to pick from a moving row of containers. The systems reduce picking errors and improve picking speed.
On the product side, there was no shortage of excellent offerings in all product segments: salty snacks, candy, sandwiches, entrees, cold beverages, hot beverages, milk and ice cream.
In the salty snack segment, there were brand extensions, new flavors, better for you offerings and some larger size packs, all to offer enhanced value.
In chocolate candy, there were some great tasting new products with colorful packaging.