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NAMA Names A National Vending Day Winner!

Ron Bryant of Crane Submits Winning Entry Celebrating National Vending Day

CHICAGO — April 13, 2020 — To mark the second annual National Vending Day, NAMA announces contest winner Ron Bryant of Crane.

“NAMA’s second National Vending Day featured a contest promoted on the association’s social media platforms, inviting members and consumers alike to submit a photo with their favorite vending machine. More than 300 entries were received, and Ron Bryant was chosen the winner,” said NAMA’s Vice President of PR, Roni Moore.

Director of Digital Communications Kelly Doherty managed the 300-plus contest entries. “This is our largest contest to date, in terms of social media entries. The high volume of contest submissions as well as members’ own clever business promotions around National Vending Day is a wonderful reflection of our industry’s enthusiasm and pride.”

“We were delighted to celebrate Ron in his role as front line worker at Crane. Employees like Ron throughout the country help the industry serve forty million American consumers each day. His efforts and enthusiasm are worthy of recognition — and the prize of $100 gift card,” she continued. “We congratulate Ron.”

According to winner Ron Bryant, “I enjoy the work I do at Crane, including learning how the machines are made. Great machines, great people — and I’m passionate about helping others, at home and on the job.”

National Vending Day honors people — including Ron Bryant — who proudly make, sell, and enjoy the products the vending channel delivers to nearly 40 million Americans daily. From multinational brands beloved around the world to multi-generational business owners, route drivers and plant floor employees, vending touches people’s lives in ways large and small.

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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