February/March 2023 - 5

EDITOR'S NOTE
Stories of the past and
the present
I HOPE THAT 2023 IS OFF TO A PROSPEROUS BEGINNING
for you. It's been a busy time for Automatic Merchandiser - awards
programs, new offerings, and getting ready for the much-anticipated
NAMA show in May.
I'm approaching my one-year anniversary with Automatic
Molly Rogers
Managing Editor
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Merchandiser, and it's still exciting when a new innovation or
product offering is launched - exemplary of the industry's growth.
Fittingly, this month I had the pleasure of reading all the nominations
for our 2023 Legends of the Year awards program, which gave me a
chance to learn more about the very people responsible for some of
this growth - those who have been pushing the vending, micro market
and office coffee service industry forward through the years with
their innovations and accomplishments. So many amazing individuals
have made a positive impact during their decades in the industry,
and we are honored to feature this year's Legends of the Year winners,
starting on page 10. Please join me in congratulating them for this
recognition and their contributions to the industry, their colleagues,
customers and companies.
We are also excited to bring back the Most Influential Women
in Convenience Services awards program for 2023. Nominations
are now open, and you can learn more about this program at
VendingMarketWatch.com and on page 43 in this issue, including a
QR code to the nomination form. Be sure to nominate someone you
know in the vending, micro market or office coffee service industry
who is deserving of this award.
A shining example of a woman in the industry who is making
Please join me in
congratulating
the 2023
Legends of the
Year award
winners for their
contributions
to the industry,
their colleagues,
customers and
companies.
her mark is featured in this issue's operation profile. Kim Miros of
DAC Total Refreshments is bringing the same passion she had as a
teacher into the business, and she shares her story and secrets to her
success on page 33. Miros and her team have their sights set on further
growth of their micro markets, vending and coffee service in 2023.
Also in this issue, you'll find an update on trends in workplace
beverages and water solutions for OCS and micro markets on page
24. Next, read about vending management technology on page
28, in which contributing editor Nick Montano talks with Mark
Kronenberg, founder of Automated Retail Associates and a worthy
recipient of the Legends of the Year award, to discuss the evolution of
vending management systems, from the past to today.
Lastly, reader votes are in for our 2023 New Products of the Year
Awards, and we look forward to featuring all of the winners in the
April issue.
Editorial
Advisory
Board
Nick Montano
Contributor
Joe Hessling
365 Retail
Markets
Josh
Rosenberg
NAMA Board
Chair
John Reilly
Avanti Markets
Anant Agrawal
Cantaloupe
Systems
USA Technologies
Elyssa Steiner
Cantaloupe
Systems
USA Technologies
Carl Moser
Canteen
Corporate
Ed Kozma
Crane Payment
Innovations (CPI)
Cory Hewett
Gimme
Michael Miller
Mondel─ôz
International
Paresh Patel
PayRange
Jeff Deitchler
Prairie Fire
Coffee
Jim Carbone
Tradecraft
(retired)
Sandy
Thornton
VendEdge
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