Illinois Issues Vending Day Proclamation

March 18, 2019

CHICAGO – March 14, 2019 – Today, NAMA announced continued recognition for the industry, as the State of Illinois offered a formal proclamation in honor of National Vending Day.

“We are thankful to the elected leaders of Illinois for recognizing the convenience services industry,” said Eric Dell, Senior Vice President of External Affairs for NAMA. “The vending and convenience services industry employs nearly 7,000 residents and generics economic output of over $1.2 Billion in the State of Illinois and we agree this is worth celebrating.”

To mark this day, NAMA showcased the U.S. Convenience Services Industry – the majority of which is comprised of vending – and its total economic impact of nearly $25 billion. The industry is represented in every community across the United States through traditional vending and micro markets — unattended retail — as well as office coffee and pantry services.

The industry, providing 140,000 good paying jobs with $7.21 billion in wages, pays $3.5 billion taxes at every level of government. From manufacturing to small-drop distribution, the industry meets the needs of consumers everywhere they are.

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry. With nearly1,000-member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Photo provided by Crane Merchandising Systems.
Crane Merchandising Systems associates showcase opportunities in the vending industry to middle school students at the company's 2019 Career Day. The event, held March 7, was part of Crane's celebration of the inaugural National Vending Day.
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