2019 NAMA CTW Recap

Last month, members of our team escaped the cold Iowa weather to Anaheim, California for the NAMA Coffee Tea & Water (CTW) event. This event is the world’s largest coffee services event and delivers insight into the future by showcasing new technologies and trends that are impacting business and driving change.

“As a leading vending equipment supplier, it is important to understand and embrace the latest trends, technology and best practices impacting office coffee service and CTW provides the ideal platform to do so,” said U-Select-It (USI) CMO Ashley Hubler. “Events such as NAMA CTW help us stay ahead of trends that are impacting business and driving change within our organization and the industry as a whole.”

USI was a Silver Sponsor of the event and exhibited a couple of their most popular merchandisers including the Evoke Snack 6 merchandiser. Attendees were impressed with the overall styling and visual appeal of the machine. At the event, we spoke with a number of customers and distributors who expressed their satisfaction of the Evoke Snack 5 and Evoke Snack 6 merchandisers related to the overall quality and performance.  Many customers commented on their anticipation of the upcoming release of the Evoke Combo models – Evoke Combo Elevator, Evoke Combo VT/ST 5, and Evoke Combo VT/ST 3 – which will be available in early 2020. 

USI also displayed its CTop Single Serve Coffee Pod Merchandiser. Attendees raved about this merchandiser being the ideal solution for their small to medium sized OCS clients, and we couldn’t agree more! Of the features, the most popular was the ability to provide codes for free vends, such as two free vends per day per individual, while also offering a monetary option, should the individual consume their daily allotment of free vends. 

With final thoughts on CTW, Hubler says, “USI is excited to be a part of the dynamic change occurring within the convenience services industry and values the opportunity to network and connect with our customers and partners at CTW.” 

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s NAMA CTW a huge success! We cannot wait to connect with you again next year!