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NAMA Invites Industry Operators to Participate in 2016 Industry Census

CHICAGO – May 1, 2017 – Today, NAMA launched its 2016 Industry Census survey, inviting operators across the country to participate.

The industry census, commissioned in partnership with Technomic, is open to all industry operators and the submission deadline is Wednesday, May 17.

“It is our mission at NAMA to foster the profitable growth of the convenience services industry,” said Eric Dell, NAMA SVP of Government Affairs.

“In support of that mission, promoting and protecting the industry through a strong advocacy program is a top priority. It was also a cornerstone of the NAMA Positioning for Growth (PFG) campaign, which is why funds from the campaign have been used to support research to help protect your bottom line,” he continued.

“NAMA’s first industry census, completed in 2015, provided reliable and defendable data used to educate elected and regulatory officials at all levels of government, leading to many successes. These successes included, but were not limited to: wins for the industry and consumers in the areas of vending calorie disclosure at the FDA and the metallic content of coins at the U.S. Mint. The flexibility secured by NAMA on calorie disclosure and the defeat of efforts to change the metallic content of coins both created an estimated savings of between $50 - $300 per vending machine for every operator in the country. This would not have been attainable without reliable industry data from the census,” Dell concluded.

The survey launched today to operators via an email from Technomic with a link to the online survey. If you did not receive a survey link, and wish to participate, please contact Peter N. Cynkar at [email protected] or 312-506-3811. For more information on the survey, visit:

NAMA represents the $34.9 billion U.S. Convenience Services Industry. By providing advocacy, education, and research, NAMA works to promote and protect the industry’s over 160,000 hardworking employees. Through traditional vending and micro markets, office coffee and pantry services, product manufacturing, and small-drop distribution, convenience services meets the needs of over 40 million American consumers daily at work, home, school, and play.

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