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U-Select-It Launches Redesigned Website Part 1: ADA Compliance

U-Select-It is excited to begin 2019 with a customer-focused redesigned website with enhanced design and navigation. The redesigned website is mobile-friendly and ADA-compliant featuring improved functionality and enriched content for visitors to learn more about U-Select-It, our equipment and services, as well as access interactive tools such as the Equipment

Discover the USI Difference

According to a recent Franchise Direct article titled “The Cost of Operating a Vending Machine”, now is a great time to start a vending business or grow your vending services. In fact, the startup costs in vending are noticeably lower than in other industries and according to Franchise Direct, operating

People Still Want Their Sweet Snacks

I don’t know you’ve had any chocolate recently, but it still tastes really good. Even though there’s been a push for healthier vending options, sweet treats are still selling super well during all hours of the day. According to a Vending Market Watch article Indulgent and Better for You snacks are both seeing growth in the vending industry with snacks/candy/confections combining to lead all total sales. The article does a great job detailing that food variety in a machine is vital to its success.

Essence of Coffee

Later this month the National Automatic Merchandizing Association will introduce its “Essence of Coffee” educational program at the Coffee, Tea and Water Show in New Orleans Nov.12-14. The new program expects to boost coffee business for sales professionals, managers, route sales managers and many others throughout the service coffee industry.

U-Select-It Hosts Training Event for National Association of Blind Merchants

In conjunction with the National Association of Blind Merchants (NABM), U-Select-It, Inc. (USI) hosted NABM members for an on-site training event at USI’s corporate headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. The training focused on current technology related to accessibility and suggestions on how to further improve vending machine accessibility. The NABM

The Advantages of Vending Machines Over Micro Markets

Micro markets first appeared on the convenience services scene around 2005 and have seen exponential growth across the industry. Although they have a look and feel similar to a convenience store, they are similar to vending machines due to their self-service capabilities. On the surface, micro markets seem like a

NAMA Highlights Industry’s Economic Contribution In Latest Census

In 2018, a census was conducted by the National Automatic Merchandising Association, or NAMA for short, to measure the size, scope, and value to the United States of the vending, office refreshments and micro market industry. Extensive research on the economic impact of the convenience services industry was conducted by

Sneak peak of the NAMA Coffee, Tea, and Water Show 2018

Registration for NAMA’s Coffee, Tea and Water Show (CTW) has officially opened to the public! The Coffee, Tea and Water Show (CTW) delivers insight into the “workplace of the future” by showcasing new technologies and industry trends that are impacting business and driving change into the $4.25 billion U.S coffee