Vendors Exchange International Inc. (VEII) received four iSpot Innovation Awards from the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), announced NAMA Senior Director, OneShow(SM) and Education LyNae Schleyer, NCE, CMP, NAMA's senior director, OneShow and education.
"This year's iSpot innovation award contest winners are truly creating our industry's leading edge technology. We applaud each winner for their groundbreaking work developing advances that will lead our industry into the future and we congratulate them on their success," said Schleyer in a prepared statement.
According to Schleyer, this year's judges evaluated entries based on six criteria, including: features, benefits, creativity, image, productivity and profitability. VEII earned its awards in three separate categories: vending machine, food service, and operating system. Both its VE Connect(TM) interactive touchscreen vending machine and VE Visible(TM) transparent interactive touchscreen vending machines received awards as did their VE C-Store(TM) unattended market and their VE interactive vending platform.
"We congratulate Vendors Exchange for its innovation and helping to lead our industry forward through technology, image and creativity," said Schleyer. VEII will receive an iSpot symbol to place in its booth at the NAMA OneShow in Las Vegas April 25 to 27. VEII will also be recognized during the NAMA annual meeting at the OneShow.
"We're thrilled to receive the iSpot award for the third straight year. It confirms to our customers and our staff that we're listening and responding to the needs of the market with innovations that truly drive revenue," commented Vendors Exchange CEO Brent Garson. "This is an exciting time of transformation in the vending industry, and we believe that the intelligent vending systems and touchscreen interfaces that we're introducing will help our vending partners exploit these emerging technologies."
VEII (veii.com) has been serving the vending industry since 1960. The company provides new, reconditioned, and as-is can soda, snack, food and coffee machines, VE branded and OEM replacement parts, and electronics repair service, offering pick-up and delivery within a limited service area.