Two Days Left To Vote For Products Of The Year!

There are two more days left to vote for products of the year. This is a once-a-year opportunity that operators will not want to miss out on, providing they understand the full value this event plays throughout the year.This is the vending industrys annual recognition for the best new products in seven categories: cookie, candy, snack, pastry, food, cold beverage and hot beverage.The winners will be announced in the May Automatic Merchandiser and on VendingMarketWatch.com. The product manufacturers will receive their awards at the National Automatic Merchandising Association OneShow in Chicago.Nominations have been pouring in for months, and some of the contests are close.So dont let your vote be left out.Products are the life blood of our industry. This annual contest offers readers a chance to make their voices heard in this critical area. The contest actually provides operators a chance to further contribute to the success of products that are helping them succeed.Product manufacturers anxiously anticipate the results of the contest.The contest also gives operators a chance to let product suppliers know how well theyre meeting their product needs.Products of the year awards build a consumer buzz that elevates not just the products, but the vending industry as a whole.Ive seen products in the supermarket that highlight the Readers Choice Product of the Year logo on the package.I have also read about the Award on peoples blogs.It gave me a thrill to see Automatic Merchandiser mentioned on a retail package, but the important point is that it builds credibility for the vending industry.To keep the results fresh and exciting, we changed the rules of the contest last year to include only new products introduced in the last 12-month period. Readers can nominate one product per category.At the close of business on March 25, our staff will tally the nominations and determine this years winners.To cast your vote online, go to: http://www.vendingmarketwatch.com/content/awards/productofyear.jsp

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