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2021 NAMA awards
honor industry's best
NAMA's outgoing chair Josh
Rosenberg (l.) and chief
executive Carla Balakgie flank
2021 Industry Award winners
(from left) John Hickey, Greg
Sidwell and Tom Steuber
during association's general
meeting held Aug. 18 in New
Orleans. Accepting award
remotely is Jerry Scott [inset].
Merchandising Association Industry Awards
winners are exemplary leaders in the convenience
services industry.
And the winners are:
* Industry Person of the Year is Greg Sidwell,
president of G&J Marketing and Sales, a
leading product broker.
* NAMA's 2021 Coffee Legend is Tom Steuber,
president and owner of Associated Coffee
Services, a coffee and snacks provider in the
San Francisco Bay area.
* Operator of the Year is Jerry Scott, vice
president and general manager at Canteen
of Coastal California.
* Allied Member of the Year is John Hickey,
cofounder of Tech 2 Success.
8 Automatic Merchandiser * September 2021
Hudson opens first
Evolve self-checkout
shops at travel hubs
The travel hub retailer
is opening Evolve by
Hudson, a " shop-in-shop "
self-checkout concept for
airports. The first Evolve
micro market landed at
Nashville International
Airport in August. It will
be followed by seven
additional locations,
including Love Field Airport
in Dallas and McCarran
International Airport
in Las Vegas. Evolve is
designed with a wideopen
storefront, 2,000-sq.
ft. footprint and digital
signage on the exterior.
PayRange introduces
all-in-one reader
The modular BluCard
reader supports all
credit card
payments in a
small, stylish
and weatherresistant
on vending machines to
allow cashless payments
with magnetic stripe
cards, and proximity,
vicinity and contact EMV
media. With a 4 " full-color
display, messaging can
be created to interact
with users. For operators
adding BluCard to existing
machines, transactions
from the new device will
appear in their " manage "
dashboard, alongside
BluKey transactions.
Costa Coffee
Costa Coffee trials
new hot and iced
drink machines
The iconic British coffee
chain, a unit of Coca-Cola
Co., is trialing a new coffee
machine in select locations
in Bristol, England. As its
name implies, the Costa
Express Hot & Iced Drinks
Machine delivers hot, cold
and iced drinks, including
fruit cordials. With more
than 500 from which to
choose, customers can opt
to have their favorite latte,
cappuccino or flat white as
a hot, cold or iced variety.
Costa Coffee owns some
3,400 stores in 31 countries
and operates more than
6,000 Costa Express
vending machines. The
Bristol test involves 40 units.
Eurest rebrands
Compass Group changed
the identity of its U.S.
facilities management
division. Eurest Services
is now ESFM, or Elevating
Solutions in Facilities
Management. The new
name reflects the vast
portfolio of integrated
management solutions
offered to its clients in the
United States.


Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of September_2021

Editor's Note
Industry News
State of the Coffee Service Industry Report
40 Under 40
Health-Aware Snackers Inspire Innovation
Back-to-School Refuel
Social Hubs
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September_2021 - Editor's Note
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September_2021 - Industry News
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September_2021 - State of the Coffee Service Industry Report
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September_2021 - 40 Under 40
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September_2021 - Health-Aware Snackers Inspire Innovation
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September_2021 - Back-to-School Refuel
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September_2021 - Classifieds
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