Gimme Executives Honored As 2018 "Pros To Know" By Automatic Merchandiser & Vending Market Watch

Dec. 20, 2018

Gimme Vending, maker of innovative unattended retail technology that provides executives with sales, cash, inventory and service data, today announced Cory Hewett, Co-Founder and CEO and Colleen Calahan, Director of Operations, were selected as recipients of the coveted Automatic Merchandiser and's 2018 Pros to Know Award.

The fifth annual Automatic Merchandiser and Pros to Know Award recognizes vending, micro market and office coffee service industry professionals who are leading initiatives to help prepare their company, organization and the industry for the significant challenges of today's business climate. This award highlights both individual and group achievements that promote industry innovation and future growth. 

"Cory has established himself as a leader and visionary in this space, evangelizing the industry to outsiders at every opportunity and promoting the value of quality technology (whether Gimme's or not) to operators at large," said Evan Jarecki, Co-Founder and CCO of Gimme. "He believes success for our industry depends on operators and technology providers working together more than ever before and has established relationships with contemporaries at other companies with the goal of building and innovating new products to meet the current and future needs of our mutual customers. It's great to see him being rewarded for his efforts."

As a company that is leading initiatives to help transform and revolutionize what has been a very traditional industry, this award accentuates Gimme's dedication to providing vending operators with better cash and inventory accountability, and machine state data.

"Colleen has literally spent hundreds of hours in the field learning the ins-and-outs of the industry this year," added Jarecki. "Her focus has solely been on data analysis, helping Gimme create new technology that will help operators maximize their businesses with their core data points and technology initiatives. With this knowledge, she has fostered convenient new ways of retrieving the 'right' data needed and creating tools to keep up with the trends to help operators to know what to sell, where to sell it, with the ability to project what to do next."

The Gimme solution is comprised of easy to use mobile applications for iOS devices and a patented Gimme Key DEX adapter. The Gimme Key is installed once by the field personnel and remains in vending machines. The vending mobile application communicates with the Gimme Key to read vending machine data, which is then transmitted in real time to the operator's existing vending management software. The markets mobile application also communicates directly with operator's existing micro markets systems., The Gimme Key is integrated with existing warehouse delivery software for truck deliveries from CPG brands to grocery stores.

The Gimme team has built its business around great hardware and software tools to collect accurate information about an operator's route.

About Gimme 

Gimme makes unattended retail a reality. The company builds award-winning mobility and tracking tools to manage unmanned retail locations, like vending machines and micro-markets, helping their customers increase productivity and profitability. Gimme's award-winning and patented plug-and-play solution delivers valuable data, like purchasing patterns, and provides operators with better cash accountability, inventory tracking, and machine status data. This translates into fewer stockouts, faster warehousing and restocking, and streamlined product planning. For more information, visit or connect with Gimme on Twitter.

About Automatic Merchandiser and

Automatic Merchandiser and's mission is to facilitate the success and growth of the vending, micro market and office coffee service (OCS) industry by reporting on industry issues and providing actionable insight, future trending and "hands-on" information regarding products, technology, industry and operations management.