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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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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