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Press Release

NAMA To Celebrate National Vending Day by Honoring Industry Employees

Encourages Members to “Share Your Front-Line Heroes”

ARLINGTON, VA — On Thursday, March 4th, NAMA is inviting the convenience services industry to join in celebrating the third annual National Vending Day.

This year’s #vendingday will be focused on the contributions of vending and convenience services over the last year to keep critical locations such as hospitals, police stations, fire houses, rest stops, and manufacturing facilities stocked with necessary sustenance for our front-line heroes.

“After a challenging year, NAMA is celebrating National Vending Day by honoring the dedicated men and women who keep the US convenience services industry running,” said Carla Balakgie, NAMA’s President & CEO. “From the line pickers to machine technicians, route drivers to operations managers, convenience services employees went above and beyond to make sure that crucial locations operated uninterrupted when they were relied on most.”

NAMA is encouraging operators to “Share Your Front-Line Heroes” in a social media campaign highlighting the extraordinary work that operators have done to #fuelingthefrontLines during the COVID-19 pandemic. NAMA operator members who participate in the social media campaign will be automatically enrolled in raffle for one free registration to The NAMA Show and Coffee Tea & Water – Together in 2021.

A social media Toolkit is available on the NAMA website:

Not a NAMA Member? Celebrate National Vending Day with Savings!

Once again NAMA is offering a 10% discount for both the first year of NAMA membership and registration for The NAMA Show and Coffee Tea & Water – Together in 2021.  This is a one-time promotion available only to first-time, prospective operator members. To take advantage of this offer, contact Tori Eberlein at [email protected] or fill out the online form at

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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