Coinco buys InOne Technology
Coin Acceptors, Inc. has acquired a controlling interest in Baltimore, Md.-based InOne Technology. InOne brings to Coinco a range of products including traditional DEX and audit capabilities, retrofit controllers, as well as credit card payment options and the best telemetry in the industry. The two companies will continue to operate as separate entities. Coin Acceptors’ sales and marketing staffs will sell some InOne products.
Atlantic Coast Expo gets new management
The management of the Atlantic Coast Exposition (ACE) and two of its three sponsoring state vending associations - North Carolina and Virginia - has been reassigned to a new association management company. TayCar Inc., an association management company based in Cary, N.C., will manage this year’s Atlantic Coast Exposition in Myrtle Beach, S.C. in October. This year’s ACE show will be held Oct. 20, 21 and 22 at Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C.Beth Bowen, owner of Taycar Inc., said her company will also be managing the North Carolina Vending Association and the Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association. Both of these associations and the ACE show were previously managed by IMI Association Executives Inc. in Morrisville, N.C.Taycar will not be managing the South Carolina Vending Association, the third sponsoring association of ACE.
Regional product brokers form national organization
A group vending and office coffee service product brokers have come together to form Premier Broker Partners, Inc. (PBP). This new corporation combines regional leaders to offer local, regional, and national representation in vend, office coffee service and alternative trade classes. The group offers extensive operator coverage nationwide with decades of experience in vending and coffee service. a Premier Broker Partners, Inc. is comprised of the Harold W. Young Inc, Natick, Mass., Grant Sales & Marketing, Burnt Hills, N.Y., and DeMitri Chesapeake Sales Inc., Nottingham, Md., in the Northeast region; Brokers Unlimited, Lilburn, Ga. in the Southeast region; Truman Dobbins, Spring, Texas in the South Central region; The Patterson Co., Northbrook, Ill., AVB Sales & Marketing, Glendale, Ohio and Michigan Merchandisers, New Baltimore, Mich. in the Midwest region; and the Atnip Co., Fullerton, Calif. in the Western region
Canteen acquires Coffee Distributing Corp. in Northeast
Canteen Vending Services Inc., a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, has acquired Coffee Distributing Corp. (CDC) from Robert, Alexander and Liza Friedman and the Friedman Family Trust. Canteen noted that CDC is the largest office coffee and refreshment service company in the New York, New Jersey and the Connecticut area.CDC will continue to operate under their name, and from their two existing locations in New York and New Jersey. According to CDC’s Website, the company employs nearly 300 people and serves roughly 20,000 customers from its two warehouse locations in Garden City Park, N.Y. and Union, N.J.
Starbucks partners with Green Mountain on K-Cups
Starbucks Corp. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. announced a strategic relationship for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of Starbucks® and Tazo® tea branded K-Cup® portion packs for use in GMCR’s Keurig® Single-Cup brewing system. The relationship will provide owners of Keurig Single-Cup Brewers with the additional choice afforded by having Starbucks branded super-premium coffees available for their brewers.
SandenVendo America receives patent
SandenVendo America has been assigned a patent developed by eight co-inventors for “calibration systems for machines.” The co-inventors are Daniel S Carter, Fresno, Calif., Christopher R. Craven, Fresno, Calif., Walid H. El-Aouar, Clovis, Calif., Craig R Greiner, Fresno, Calif., Larry E Hieb, Fresno, Calif., Dean W James, Clovis, Calif., Sandra L Southard, Clovis, Calif., and Rolando S. Williams, Madera, Calif.