Vending Industry Shines at NAMA Event
Leaders in the Atlanta vending industry joined their counterparts nationwide in attending the annual NAMA show in Las Vegas. Their goal was to explore new trends, technology, and also products to bring to their customers. Representing the $25 billion convenience service industry in the United States is the National Automatic Merchandising Association.
Advancing Vending Technology
Advancements in vending machines, coffee service, micro-markets, and pantry services were on display. Attendees took advantage of the opportunity to learn about them and connect with other industry members. Representing the world’s most popular brands were leading industry members. Complementing the event were new showings from fledgling entrepreneurs. Over 100 new exhibitors joined the show this year, and overall the show welcomed over 360 exhibitors and 4,500 members.
A total of 125 new products premiered at the show. It is clear that healthy snacks and beverages continue to be a key growth category. The show’s Better For You Pavilion featured a collection of healthier items. The healthy products as a whole occupied its largest space ever at the show. Visitors discovered new items that continue to increase the appeal of healthier food options.
Advancements in technology were also on display at the show. New and easier ways of processing digital payments that keep pace with consumer’s desire for quick, cashless payment at vending machines and in micro-markets were presented. Optimizing up-to-the-minute sales data, maximizing delivery route efficiencies, and minimizing out-of-stock occurrences were also revealed.
With the vending industry constantly changing, keeping up with the latest technology and also the best practices is a great way for Five Star Food Service to ensure that we are up-to-date with what is going on and provide the best products and services to you, our clients. In addition, we offer complete vending, micro-market, and refreshment solutions to businesses and organizations in the Southeast, including Nashville, Knoxville, and the Atlanta areas. Contact us for more information and a free consultation.