Anthony Bass from First Data Merchant Services, Marietta, Ga., enjoys a drink from the Coca-Cola freestyle fountain machine, one of several innovations on display at the Coca-Cola Co. booth.
Female attendees enjoy some free drinks at a bar in the Palazo during the OneShow at the Women of the Industry event on Thursday evening.
Dave Harrison, left, Platinum Coffee Service, Cypress, Texas, shares notes with Elliott Slutzky, Coffee Unlimited, Chicago, Ill.
Chasity Marcante, left, and Linda Nelius pose with Jack Links Sasquatch at the OneShow in Las Vegas.
Earl Williams, right, and Chris Lock, back left, of Dole Food Co., award the broker of the year award to the team at Atnip Co., based in Fullerton, Calif.: Amber Magdaleno, front left, Barry Atnip, Danny Bojorquez, back left, Stephanie Albertine, and Cath Atnip, back right.
Elsie Guerra, left, and Carlos Yicon from New Beginnings Properties in Calgary AB Canada learn about the VE Mind from Ben Szmigielski of Vendors Exchange International Inc.
Tony Costa, right, from HA Franz and Co., Dallas, Texas learns about a retrofit vending touchscreen door from Alex Henry, Intui Sense North America LLC during the NAMA OneShow at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.
Mack Wilbourn, left, MJW Vending in Atlanta, Ga., checks out the Coke branded micro market with Tom Barlow of the Coca Cola Co.
Mehdi Solhjou, Vending2U in Yorba Linda, Calif. examines the Kraft Diji Touch machine.
Dave Smith of Pinnacle Brokers, Georgetown, Texas receive honors for the best sales growth for 2011 for the western region from Jim Finelli, left, and Doug Lengyel, right, of Promotion In Motion Companies.
Scott Streamer, second from left, and Tom Jackson of Vend Marketing LLC in Ann Arbor, Mich. receive honors for the best sales growth for 2011 for the eastern region from Jim Finelli, left, and Michael Franceshino of Promotion In Motion Companies.
Rick Calato, left, of Snak King chats with John Plummer of Ameri-Source LLC, Summerville, Ga.
Art Miranda demonstrates the CBTL’s first single-cup brewers for the commercial market.
Dave Bloomquist, left, D&R Canteen in Rochester, Minn., checks out the Revive Self Service Café, a micro market, shown in the Betson Enterprises booth by Adam Arthur of Atom Creative Corp.
Tim Carroll, center, of White Castle Inc., shares ideas with Lee Chota, left, and Dan Yendrezeski of Hoffman Vogler Co. in Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Mark Butler shows the Revision Door for the Dixie Narco 501 E at the Vendors Exchange International Inc. booth.
Tim Nygren, left, and Ken Landreth, Denea Homes and Kelly Kiefer show Landshire sandwiches.
Mike Hatch of Hatch Food & Vending Service, Corcoran, Calif. learns about the Paykey USA cashless system from Alex Kiriakides.
Mike Lawlor of USA Technologies Inc. shows the glassfront beverage machine with Susie’s Lemonade graphics used by AT&T in its wireless TV commercials.
Brent Mauran shows the Pura Vida H20 water vending machine with streaming video screen.
Ran Margalit shows the Shelfx glassfront refrigerator that uses a card or a mobile phone app to allow access and payment.
John Morrett demonstrates the Stratacache LCD screen.
Pat Rohlfes of Cafejo shows the French Press personal brewer for brewing coffee cartridges.
Elliot Slutzky of Coffee Unlimited in Chicago samples an Upstate Farms Crave extended shelf life chocolate milk served by Becky McNeil.
Vending and refreshment services operators converged on the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas April 25 to 27, 2012 for what many observed as the best turnout in many years for the annual National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) OneShow. Whether it was the lure of Las Vegas or the attraction of many new and exciting new innovations, the 2012 show featured a variety of products, equipment and technology and was well attended.
In addition to the excitement on the trade show floor, the event included ongoing education sessions offering everything from social media, micro markets, new insights on route driver performance, coffee service innovations and more.
The show included an uplifting keynote speech from performance coach and author Flip Flippen.
New technologies included a variety of interactive touchscreens for vending machines, including tools such as way finding, age and gender verification, coupon acceptance, and cashless payment innovations.