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Some dentists now say gum can be good for you, as long as it’s sugar-free. The American Dental Association said it has awarded its seal of acceptance to Wrigley sugar free gums Orbit, Extra and Eclipse – based on studies funded at least partially by the maker of Wrigley gums, Chicago-based Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.
Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Bandai Games America Inc. announced it has filed suit against Eagle Distributing Inc.
Have you noticed that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find good customer service?
The American Dental Association said it has awarded its seal of acceptance to Wrigley sugar free gums Orbit, Extra and Eclipse – based on studies funded at least partially by the maker of Wrigley gums, Chicago-based Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.
New to Digital Centre’s “New Generation Photo ID Booth” is a proprietary software update that is coupled with a USB thumbstick storage device allowing all photographs taken at an event to be captured and stored and then later downloaded to a CD that in turn can be marketed to the person who organized the event.
The countertop coffee “vending” machine has come a long way since its first big success in the early ’70s.  Back then the VKI 200, arguably the first widespread countertop, was the product of a progressive evolution of coffee brewers designed for full size vending machines adapted to fit a countertop format for smaller locations.
As North American culture shifts from the values and lifestyle of yesterday, the changing landscape of society means beverage companies must continually tweak and refine their marketing approach.
Retail. It’s been a dirty word to our industry for a long time. It implies aisles and aisles of overstocked merchandise, the juggernaut that draws out our hard-won clientele with flashy, splashy point-of-purchase marketing and vest-wearing cheery door-greeters.
Almost everywhere we turn these days, the message about the health of our children seems to be the same: Canadian kids are losing the battle of the bulge.
When my father confessed to me that he’d sold his beloved slide ruler at his “downsizing” garage sale, I gasped in horror. “What about all of those stories, memories … how could you give those up?” He thought for a minute and replied, “Well, I figure I’ll get the same effect if I open up the empty drawer and say, ‘gee I wish I had that darn slide ruler.’”
Merit Entertainment announced that officers from the Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) and local police officers raided five companies in Panyu and Guangzhou, China on August 8, 2006, seizing copies of Merit hardware and software, documents, records, and over 250 illegal gaming machines.
Crane Merchandising Systems (CMS) has acquired Telequip Corporation for approximately $45 US million. New Hampshire-based Telequip is a retail market leader in embedded and free-standing coin dispensing technology. Its coin dispensers have a strong position in the fast-growing automated self-checkout (SCO) and self-service kiosk markets.
At the 2005 NAMA Exhi­b­i­tion in At­lanta, Georgia, I learned that a vending operation is really embodied in its technology; that a business can only change as fast as its technology.
Why should I expand my pool leagues? This question is sometimes being asked by league operators and association charter holders – it is particularly asked by those with several locations serving many teams.

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