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Avanti Markets

Avanti presents
2020 awards; MVG is
Operator of Year
Avanti Markets recognized
seven organizations
for their outstanding
performance in 2020.
Winners were presented
with their awards via
video calls with Avanti's
leadership. Treasure
Valley Vending of Idaho
won the Coffee Spotlight
Recognition. McLiff Coffee
& Vending of Texas is
Avanti's Rising Star. Smith
Vending won the Customer
Appreciation Award for its
commitment to the Avanti
platform. Parks Pantry

of Texas received Growth
Performer of the Year
honors (with more than 100
markets). Epic Breakroom
Solutions of Utah also won
a Growth Performer of
the Year award (with less
than 100 markets). Ohio's
Maumee Valley Group
accepted top honors as
Avanti's Operator of the
Year. In addition to these
operations, Avanti honored
NAMA for its role in
advocating for the industry
during the COVID-19 crisis.

Nestlé Waters NA is
sold to One Rock
Capital for $4.3B

LLC in partnership with
Metropoulos & Co. has
entered into a definitive
agreement to purchase
Nestlé Waters North
America. The two privateequity firms are paying
$4.3 billion for the
world's largest bottled
watter company. Dean
Metropoulos will be the
company's chairman and
interim chief executive.
Among the Nestlé water
brands being acquired
are Poland Spring, Splash,
Arrowhead and Pure Life,
along with Deer Park,
Ozarka and Zephyrhills,
as well as ReadyRefresh,
a customizable water
and beverage delivery
service. Nestlé's Perrier,
S.Pellegrino and Acqua
Panna lines are not part of
the sale agreement.

Nayax supports
cashless without
MDB converters

USAT's new patent
turns vending into
shopping destination

MM Hayes places
contactless Vicki
stores in hospitals

Keurig unveils
'touchless' bean-tocup brewer for OCS

One Rock Capital Partners

In memoriam: NAMA's Dean Gilland
and Coffee Legend was 79


The former NAMA staffer and distinguished
Coffee Legend died on Jan. 10 in Arlington
Heights IL. Gilland served with NAMA from
2000 to 2015 as vice president of sales.

Holiday House Distributing's Barbara
Russell is 2020's Coffee Legend


Sugar Foods Corp. cofounder and chief
Donald G. Tober dies at 89


Tober made Sweet'N Low a staple at home
and in foodservice and office coffee. He
was a former chairman of IFMA and vice
chairman of CIA. He died on Jan. 15.

Marco Beverage Systems promotes
Paul Stack to managing director


USA Technologies new CTO will lead
technical vision and innovation


Ravi Venkatesan joined the cashless
payments company as chief technology
officer, a newly created post. He comes from
Bakkt, where he was head of Innovation.

Russell is HHD's vice president of sales and
marketing. She has been involved in office
coffee since 1985 and is NAMA's first female
recipient of the Coffee Legend award.

Stack succeeds Drewry Pearson, who held
the top post for 25 years. He was previously
MBS's operations director and has been at
the forefront of specialty coffee initiatives .

Zippin hires former Aramark exec Gary
Jacobus to lead business development


The checkout-free tech firm appointed
Jacobus senior vice president of business
development. He most recently served with
SSP America and Aramark.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021

Editor's Note
Industry News
OCS Update
Pandemic Proofing with PPE
Happy Returns
Future Forward
Social Hubs
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Editor's Note
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Industry News
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - OCS Update
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Pandemic Proofing with PPE
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Happy Returns
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Future Forward
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Classifieds
Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Social Hubs
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