NAMA celebrates National Vending Day by honoring industry employees serving frontline heroes: March 4

Feb. 26, 2021
Members are encouraged to recognize their own frontline heroes

On Thursday, March 4, the National Automatic Merchandising Association is inviting the convenience services industry to join in celebrating the third annual National Vending Day.

This year’s #vendingday will focus on the contributions of vending and convenience services over the past year to hospitals, police stations, firehouses, rest stops and factories, among other critical locations, stocked with necessary sustenance for the nation’s frontline heroes working at those sites.

“After a challenging year, NAMA is celebrating National Vending Day by honoring the dedicated men and women who keep the U.S. convenience services industry running,” said NAMA president and chief executive Carla Balakgie.

“From the line pickers to machine technicians, route drivers to operations managers,” Balakgie continued, “convenience services employees went above and beyond to make sure that crucial locations operated uninterrupted when they were relied on most.”

NAMA is encouraging operators to “Share Your Front-line Heroes” in a social media campaign highlighting the extraordinary work that operators have done to #fuelingthefrontlines during the Covid-19 pandemic.

NAMA operator members who participate in the social media campaign will be automatically enrolled in raffle for one free registration to the NAMA Show and Coffee Tea & Water, which will be collocated in August in New Orleans.

A social media toolkit is available at the NAMA website.

Not a NAMA member? NAMA urges you to celebrate National Vending Day with a savings. The association is offering a 10% discount for both the first year of NAMA membership and registration for its August trade show.

This promotion is available to first-time, prospective operator members. Contact Tori Eberlein at or sign up here.

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $31 billion U.S. convenience services industry. With nearly 1,000-member companies, including many of the world’s most recognized brands, NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. 


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