Charlie Norris, owner of Fiesta Vending in Elma, Wash., took more notes at the recent National Automatic Merchandising Association CoffeeTea&Water event in Las Vegas, Nevada than ever, thanks to the outstanding education. Interviewed by Elliot Maras, editor of Automatic Merchandiser Magazine, Norris said he also saw some interesting new products at the table top exhibits, namely the combination water cooler/coffee dispenser from Java Flow. To listen to the podcast, click here.
Editor’s Insight: The coffee, tea and water event has emerged as an outstanding educational event for the refreshment services industry. The refreshment services industry continues to evolve and add more products and technologies that operators need to be aware of to stay on top of customers’ needs.
In addition to new products and technologies to offer customers, the Internet, social media and mobile commerce are creating new ways for operators to manage their business; all of these areas were covered during the recent event in Las Vegas. 10-31-11 By Elliot Maras