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TX. Eby Brown maintains
operations in Naperville, IL.
VendingMarketWatch.
com/21236815
Core-Mark
the drinks immediately
upon arrival at a station.
VendingMarketWatch.
com/21236184
M ONLINEORE
PFG completes $2.5B
Core-Mark purchase
Performance Food
Group Co. finalized its
$2.5 billion acquisition
of Core-Mark, one of
North America's largest
wholesale distributors in the
convenience retail channel.
Core-Mark has $17 billion in
net sales, 8,000 employees
and 32 distribution centers
in the U.S. and Canada. It
delivers to 41,000 customer
locations. The acquisition
creates a convenience
business within PFG's Vistar
segment that now includes
Core-Mark and Eby-Brown.
Core-Mark will continue to
operate under its name; it is
headquartered in Westlake,
Selecta and Fiserv
advance cashless
vending in Europe
VendingMarketWatch.
com/21235688
Robot baristas will
serve Singapore MRT
Crown Digital Pte. Ltd.
Amazon
Robotic baristas will begin
serving coffee drinks to
commuters in 30 Singapore
Mass Rapid Transit stations
by the end of 2022. Built
by startup Crown Digital,
the robot called Ella has a
retail footprint less than 5
square meters, features
a contactless interface
and serves 200 cups of
gourmet coffee per hour.
MRT commuters will be
able to order ahead of time
using an app and collect
Evoca sells coffee
machines on Amazon
European machine
manufacturer Evoca Group
is now selling Saeco and
SGL commercial coffee
brewers on Amazon. Evoca
said the move allows it
" to access new market
segments and look for
new customers operating
beyond the company's
traditional prospects. "
VendingMarketWatch.
com/21236677
Compass enjoys
strong close to year,
improves revenue
VendingMarketWatch.
com/21239741
Mastercard to phase
out magnetic-stripe
cards by 2029
VendingMarketWatch.
com/21235724
Dutch Bros closes IPO
VendingMarketWatch.
com/21239175
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Gilbert
Allan Z. Gilbert, 82, died Aug. 29
Gilbert was a vending industry innovator.
He founded New England Vending Corp.
of Lowell, MA, in 1959, and later branched
out to start Data Intelligence Systems
Corp., Lemon Tree Systems and Merrimac
Financial Associates.
Bené
NRA chief executive steps down
After 15 months at the helm of the National
Restaurant Association, Tom Bené is
stepping down as chief executive. A 30-year
veteran of the F&B industry, he is returning
to the beverage distribution sector.
Milikin
Keurig Dr Pepper taps supply chain chief
The beverage company named Tony Milikin
chief supply chain officer. He reports to
chief executive Bob Gamgort and succeeds
Fernando Cortes. Milikin has end-to-end
supply chain responsibility.
Taylor
Robert Taylor Sr., 88, died Sep. 11
Burdette Beckmann Inc.'s founder and
former chief had a career spanning 55
years. He founded the consumer goods
brokerage agency in 1955 after working
for Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. He was the
candy industry's Hall of Famer in 1995.
Kwong
Bobachino appoints chief 'boba' officer
Bobacino named Stacey Kwong chief " boba "
officer and strategic advisor. Bobacino
makes an automated boba bubble tea bar.
Kwong is cofounder of MILK+T, the first selfserve
boba and bubble tea food truck.
Sullivan
NCR's new president transformation
NCR Corp. promoted Owen Sullivan to
president. Sullivan is responsible for NCR's
growth and customer satisfaction initiatives;
he will also spearhead its transformation to
a software and services-led enterprise.
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October-November 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of October-November 2021

The Long Game
Up And At ‘Em
20 Months In
They Are Legend
Editor’s Note
Industry News
Classifieds
Social Hubs
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October-November 2021 - Editor’s Note
October-November 2021 - 7
October-November 2021 - Industry News
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October-November 2021 - The Long Game
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October-November 2021 - Up And At ‘Em
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October-November 2021 - They Are Legend
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