[vendtalk] SODA MACHINES

Kevan Worley kevanworley at blindmerchants.org
Thu Oct 11 21:42:54 UTC 2012

There are plenty of long winded reasons why it hasn't been done. However, I believe there are exciting things to come in this area. Nicky Gacos, President, NABM, is working at a high level with Coke and Pepsi, as well as some other possible partners to create a national buying program. It is heavy lifting, but if anyone can do it he can. Many states have worked with both Pepsi and Coke to get a pretty low, competitive wholesale price. Most states, I think, get their machines directly from the soft drink companies, but some also buy some of those machines. If you'd like to work with our leadership team on this effort, let's do it. I hope that's a short winded response. I wish it was a better one.

Kevan Worley
Executive Director
National Association of Blind Merchants
kevanworley at blindmerchants.org 

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From: vendtalk [mailto:vendtalk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Horn
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Subject: [vendtalk] SODA MACHINES

Are there any states that buy their own soda/pop/beverage machines?    In
Florida we are all third party vendors which puts us at a decided disadvantage when it comes to bargaining.  
Also, what about a national contract with Coke/Pepsi/Dr pepper Snapple 7 Up?
Any ideas?
Please no long winded reasons why it can't be done.


Dennis Horn

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