Pre-Conference Education

Bringing Convenience to Your Life (Vending 101) – Operational Considerations to Build Success

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 1pm — 4pm
Price: $95 member, $245 non-member

Led by Vic Pemberton, NCE5, CCS  The Pepi Companies

Building a successful convenience services operation requires several key areas of consideration including route accountability, inventory control, site client relations, vending technology, cashless operations and merchandising practices. Just to name a few. Designed for recently established vending operators with relatively new operations, this session will give you an overview of vending services. While vending will be the main focus, micro markets, food service and coffee services will be a part of the conversation providing a full circle view of the total operations involved in today’s convenience service industry. Our industry veteran will answer your questions while giving you a first-hand look at the opportunities and challenges associated with operating a vending business today.

All course registrants can purchase the new 101 manual for just $75. A $120 savings.

Lunch will be provided.

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Vic Pemberton

Vic Pemberton
NCE5, CCS  The Pepi Companies

I have been blessed over the past 30 years to be associated with quality people who were committed to providing a great product and personal service to meet the needs of our customers and community. From the first day of driving a route truck for Pepsi-Cola, through setting up our information systems, to leading a dynamic sales and service team, negotiating contracts with local and regional chain accounts, I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with people building relationships and business. Over the years our customers have asked for fresh food, catered meals, coffee, institutional items, in plant restaurants, filtered water systems, new delivery systems, and finally the new market concepts, and we have worked hard to provide just what they needed. For several years I was managing different aspects of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co as I worked to develop G.P.L. Food Services. The CEO, the late D.M. Langston, gave me the opportunity to purchase shares of the new company that was formed in 1989 and finally buy them out 100% in 2001. Currently we are blessed to have our 3 grown children all very active in the Pepi Companies and are driving forward to provide greater value to our customers, employees, and company. We are Family Corporation honoring God by serving others, uniquely designed to customize break room solutions for our markets and customers.

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