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10 year anniversary of 2008 recession – are convenience services helping create a strong U.S economy?

This month marks the anniversary of the 2008 market crash in which millions lost their jobs and homes. That year, the economy was losing roughly 170,000 jobs a month with a total of 700,000 jobs lost in the last two months of the year alone. Luckily, our economy has grown a great deal since that […]

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NAMA Highlights Industry’s Economic Contribution In Latest Census

In 2018, a census was conducted by the National Automatic Merchandising Association, or NAMA for short, to measure the size, scope, and value to the United States of the vending, office refreshments and micro market industry. Extensive research on the economic impact of the convenience services industry was conducted by Dunham and Associates, a firm […]

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Sneak Peek of Atlantic Coast Exposition (ACE) 2018

Are you looking forward to the 2018 Atlantic Coast Exposition (ACE)? The Atlantic Coast Exposition is a three-day trade show featuring suppliers to the vending, office coffee and food service industry. The exhibit attracts all of the major industry suppliers of product, equipment, and services. U-Select-It is proud to be an exhibitor at the upcoming […]

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NAMA’s 2017 Fly-In Gives Platform for Vending Industry Advocates

Held on July 25th and 26th, the 2017 Fly-In drew some 300 members for a day of orientation and another of action. Last year’s Fly-In attracted 275 industry advocates. Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry. With more than 1,100 member companies – including many of the […]

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4 Ways to Get the Best Out of Product Merchandising

Implementing the right product merchandising plan in vending machines is critical for the success of your vending business. How can you successfully go about creating the right plan? Here we have 4 ways to get more out of your product merchandising initiatives:   Stock What Sells   The key to making products move is to […]

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The Best Locations for Healthy Vending Machines

  Healthy snacking is on the rise, consumers are becoming more actively aware of the nutrition content of the food they consume. It’s important to stay current with the market demands for healthy snacking. You can turn your current vending machine into a healthy snack vending machine. Our Evoke Snack 5 vending machine features enhanced […]

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3 Tips for Success in the Vending Business

  The world of business can be complicated, but we are here to help make it simple! Here are 3 tips for success in the vending business: Location. In order for your vending machine to be profitable, it has to be a in a high-traffic, well-seen location. Choose where your vending machine is located depending […]

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5 Must-Have Drinks in Your Vending Machine

  One of the most common questions we get from vending machine distributors has to do with stocking strategies. Today we’re going to address our tried and tested plans for the top five must-have drinks in your beverage vending machine, and explain why we’ve made each recommendation. Water. Unsurprisingly, water is our number one suggestion […]

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Introducing: Evoke 5 Vending Machine

U-Select-It has been an industry leader in developing new technologies and applications in the vending world for over 80 years. In that time, we’ve consistently sought out ways to improve the visibility, convenience, and profitability of our vending systems, leading us to our newest machine, the Evoke 5. There are four specific areas we set […]

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What’s New in Vending for 2017?

Looking back at our predictions from this time last year, we foresaw increases in cash-free, more connected, and fresher vending options. How have these changes impacted vending machine distributors? Will these trends continue to progress, or will the pendulum swing in another direction entirely in 2017? What’s Staying? The universally popular updates to payment options […]

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