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NAMA Releases Re-Opening Guidance For Operators

Easy To Use, Channel-Specific Checklists Available Now

CHICAGO — May 5, 2020 — Following outreach to the nation’s governors to keep breakrooms safe and open, NAMA announces the availability of new guidelines, including checklists, for operators. Designed to take the guesswork out of tasks required for returning to full operations in a safe, effective manner, these guidelines are available at no cost on the NAMA website.

Led by NAMA and a task force of industry experts, these guidelines provide channel-specific action items. Taskforce members include:

  • Jeff Deitchler, Prairie Fire Coffee Roasters
  • Steve Foley, Foley Foodservice
  • Linda Furlano, A.H. Management
  • Scott Halloran, Trolley House Refreshments
  • Dick Hanson, Buffalo Rock
  • Josh Rosenberg, Plantsop
  • Greg Sidwell, G&J Marketing
  • Tom Steuber, Associated Services

“The overarching goal of the Taskforce was to provide counsel to help operators restore their businesses successfully,” said NAMA CEO Carla Balakgie.

“This effort is a continuation of NAMA’s ‘Listening & Leading’ initiative to arm member companies with the business resources they need to face challenges brought forth by COVID-19. Moving ahead, NAMA will roll out additional tools, including legal counsel, marketing materials and communications directed at customers,” she continued.

“We’re pulling all levers to ensure the industry, in its’ entirety, has the critical knowledge needed to get back to business. It goes without saying that we’re thankful for the support from convenience services experts to share their insight with their peers.”

Re-opening guidelines and checklist can be found by clicking here.

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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