Brand Unveils Limited Edition Luminous Sqwishland Series

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by Tim Sanford, Vending Times – Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 5, May 2011, Posted On: 6/2/2011 SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Now available from Brand Vending Products is the latest addition to its popular Sqwishland line, a glow-in-the-dark limited edition mix. Sqwishland animal figurines are packed in 1″ capsules accompanied by unique codes that purchasers can redeem for “Sqwish Cash” when playing the online Sqwishland […]

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BRAND VENDING PRODUCTS: Industry Innovator Marks 20 Years In Business

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by Hank Schlesinger, Vending Times – Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 2, February 2011, Posted On: 2/21/2011 When Brand Vending Products first opened its doors for business in 1991, the flat segment of bulk vending bore little resemblance to what it is today. Launched by Randy and Lauri Brand, the company brought temporary tattoos to the industry. Flat vending was still seen as […]

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Pros And Cons Of Licensed Products

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by Hank Schlesinger, Vending Times – Issue Date: Vol. 49, No.9, September 2009, Posted On: 9/11/2009 Licensed products entered the bulk vending industry in a big way more than a decade ago, and though right now they may be down, they’re far from out. According to experts in both the licensing and bulk vending businesses, the category will remain viable and […]

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Bulk Vending Show Sees Success Amid Weak Trade Atmosphere

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by Hank Schlesinger, Vending Times – Issue Date: Vol. 49, No.4, April 2009, Posted On: 4/20/2009 LAS VEGAS — A reinvigorated National Bulk Vendors Association shined at Bally’s Casino Las Vegas, where the association held its annual convention and trade show from April 16 to 18. The NBVA show exceeded expectations, and drew rave reviews from both operators and exhibitors. “Surprise! […]

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THE YEAR AHEAD IN BULK: Industry Pros Expect Some Improvement

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by Hank Schlesinger, Vending Times – Issue Date: Vol. 49, No.1, January 2009, Posted On: 1/25/2009 Although 2008 saw the American economy battered by high fuel prices, tight credit, flagging retail sales and high-profile business failures, bulk industry pros seem cautiously optimistic about 2009. In a casually unscientific survey of both operators and suppliers, bulk experts pointed to a number of […]

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Proper Merchandising Of Bulk Equipment Improves Sales And Customer Retention

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by Hank Schlesinger, Vending Times – Issue Date: Vol. 48, No.3, March 2008, Posted On: 3/27/2008 U.S.A. — Merchandising has always presented unique challenges for the bulk vending operator. For an industry in which the vast majority of sales are impulse purchases, location-based marketing is critical yet confined by a unique set of limitations – such as the size of signage, […]

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IN STEP WITH LAURI LOGUE: Flat Vend Innovator Advances Genre By Emphasizing Merchandise Value

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by Hank Schlesinger, Vending Times – Issue Date: Vol. 44, No. 12, December 2004, Posted On: 12/14/2004 SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Shhhhhhh’ Lauri Logue is one of those “quiet trailblazers.” Since co-founding Brand Vending Products more than a decade ago, she’s not only become a bulk vending icon, but has led the way for women in the industry. Although not the first […]

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