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Over the decades, there have been a number of suggestions for replacing the term "vending" with something less specific, with fewer connotations of the rustbelt factory. None had caught on. Vending certainly is a "convenience service," but it's a unique and distinctive one, and it should be celebrated... by Alicia Lavay
Another dollar coin bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. There is reason to believe that it is now at least possible to do away with the $1 bill. Although the effect of replacing the bill with a coin would have been more dramatic three decades ago, it's still a good idea and well worth doing... by Tim Sanford
One of the most striking changes in the business world over the past several decades has not been technology, globalization or even the changing nature of work itself. The most interesting change, to my mind, has been the evolution of management style... by Hank Schlesinger

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I am deviating from my usual marketing commentary to discuss a major issue that needs to be addressed by everyone who operates office refreshment services. My friend Elliott Slutzky, owner of Coffee Unlimited, a very large OCS and vending company in Chicago, recently reminded me about the importance of emergency preparedness. He asked me to highlight and share our discussion about the topic with Vending Times' readers... by Len Rashkin
The third annual F2FEC [Face to Face Family Entertainment Center] conference, held at the elegant Chateau Elan winery resort near Atlanta, lived up to its growing reputation as the place where top family entertainment center operators and vendors can reach new levels of creativity by engaging with their peers... by Robert Sax
When it comes to corporate communicating, there are two very different tracks to look at: internal and external communication. What position within the company ties the two together, and therefore needs to be abundantly in touch with both tracks? Sales! by Kevin Daw
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