Are you in need of INVENTORY CONTROL?  How about needing better control of what employees are taking from your supplies?  The NEW Piranha TOOL BOX inventory control vendor will help you keep track of lost inventory such as Safety Goggles, Ear Plugs, Work Gloves, Drill Bits, Oils & Greasers, Box Cutters & Blades, Hand Tools and Paint, what ever you need?  If it fits, it can vend.  Set your DIGITAL prices.


Nayax Credit Card Readers can also be installed.  They support “Back End” computer reporting right from your desk top.  You can give your employees a personal Employee ID card that will give them access to the company’s inventory.  CUT DOWN ON THEFT AND LOSS!  Great for small shops and Garages.  There is a growing demand for accountability.  Let Piranha vending help you control loss and improve your bottom line.  Not to mention the frustration that goes on with product not being there when you need it.  Set your prices on actual costs you want for each item or employees can pay by credit card.  A perfect addition to our other Vending machines.

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Vending Machines for sale by Piranha

Here are New Vending Machines for sale by Piranha Vending.  If your looking for the BEST VENDING MACHINES FOR SALE, here they are…..  Vending machines with the best QUALITY, RELIABILITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, PRICE, STYLE, VERSATILITY, and VERY EASY TO USE.

Our “G” series is ADA (American Disabilities Act) ready and comes with Drop Sensor detection.  They are also FCC and ICES registered.  They call these machines the BEST COMBO VENDING MACHINES on the market.

The G654 combo vending machine for sale, G432 Combo Vending machine for sale, G432 All Drink Vending machine for sale, G432 All Snack Vending machine for sale, G636 Combo Vending machine for sale and G636M & G654S Combo Vending machine for sale.

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Understanding shipping services

Lift gate Pickup and Delivery
If you don’t have a dock, you may need to schedule a lift gate to load your freight shipment onto the truck. If the freight receiver doesn’t have a dock, a lift gate will be necessary to unload the shipment. Schedule lift gate pickup and delivery when getting a quote to avoid delays and additional charges.
Inside Pickup and Delivery
If your freight needs to be picked up or delivered to the inside of a business or commercial location rather than a receiving area, there may be an additional charge.
Residential/ Non-commercial
If you are picking up or delivering a shipment to a residential area, most carriers charge an extra fee. Depending on the carrier, fees may be applied to residential homes, farms, ranches, or businesses located within a residential area.
Reweigh and Inspection Fees
Carriers routinely inspect shipments to ensure the proper weight and class information is listed on the BOL. If the weight increases and/or class of your shipment is incorrectly listed on the BOL, the carrier will make the correction and weight and inspection fees will be assessed in addition to any extra shipping charges.
Limited Access
Freight pickups or deliveries to locations that have limited or secured access such as prisons, schools, churches, airports and construction areas will require an additional fee.

In addition, some fees are incurred when your shipping plans or schedule changes. Ensure that your shipments are ready for pickup and delivery as scheduled and you can avoid or reduce these common penalty charges.

Re delivery
If nobody is available to accept a delivery, or if the delivery is changed to a new location, a re delivery fee will be applied.
Vehicle Not Used
If your shipment is not ready when the driver arrives for a scheduled pickup, you will be charged a fee. Avoid this fee by canceling or rescheduling pickups before the driver is deployed.


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From diapers to needles to bike helmets, vending machines have been rebuilt to go beyond breath mints and cold soda.

These automated dispensers have come a long way since their invention in the early 1800s. Although snacks and drinks remain the most common items you’ll find being dispensed, some are focusing on health, safety and medical items.
Here are a few you’ll find around the world.

Baby essentials, Long Island, New York

Even the most well-organized parents can’t plan for everything. WeGoBabies founder Vanessa Carrington found that out the hard way when her family got stuck in an airport and ran out of supplies.
Now, with a few taps on the LED screen and a credit card swipe, users of the machine she created can unlock access to items as small as a packet of baby formula or as big as a travel booster seat, all available 24/7. The first machine is scheduled to open in May at the Broadway Mall in Long Island, New York.
The creators of the high-tech machine hope to save parents some time by replacing off a frantic trip to a convenience store with a visit to a vending machine stocked with the essentials — before a baby meltdown.

Nursing supplies, Baltimore

For breastfeeding mothers, returning to work often means toting around a breast pump. The devices require tubes, valves, storage containers and a number of small pieces that can easily be forgotten.
A machine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore aims to support these breastfeeding moms. Vending machines in the employee lactation room sell nursing pump accessories, storage bottles, breast pads, nipple cream and other supplies.

Cycling helmets, Melbourne, Australia

Whether for exercise or sightseeing, locals and tourists alike populate Aussie roads, but local law requires that all cyclists keep their craniums covered.
If you find yourself wanting to take a spin near Southern Cross Station in Melbourne but forget your gear, just look for the vending machine run by the local bike share. For $5, you can select your helmet size and get a new blue helmet.

Prescription medications, various locations

If you don’t want to run to the store or you just can’t make it to the pharmacy during business hours, InstyMeds machines might have you covered.
Although the machine does not support refrigerated medications, virtually any other prescription can be distributed. As it’s accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the creators of the 1,500-pound secure automated pharmacy hope to provide a private and convenient option for patients to receive their medications.
After leaving a health care provider, consumers can use an identification number to receive their medication. The machine is linked to a secure electronic health database and monitored around the clock. The machines are in more than 200 locations in the US and abroad, including college campuses, emergency rooms, doctors offices, corporate and student wellness centers.

Condoms, tampons and more, University of California, Davis

On campus at the University of California, Davis, Activities and Recreation Center, students can find a vending machine that dispenses items such as condoms, tampons, pregnancy tests, Advil and the morning-after pill, or Plan B. It’s called the “Wellness To Go” Machine.
The machine’s debut came after students spent two years working with staff at the university’s student health and counseling center to make sexual health products readily available. Items are accessible whenever the building is open, from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. The vending machine offers an additional option for supplies such as contraception, which are also available at the student health center.

Needle exchanges, Las Vegas

Harm-reduction advocates have turned to vending machines to make clean supplies readily available for people who use injectable drugs.
Needle exchanges are not aimed at reducing the number of users, but advocates hope that providing clean needles will reduce the spread of diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis C, that can be contracted when people share needles.
At the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada, clean needle kits including syringes, alcohol swabs, a tourniquet and a disposal container for used syringes are offered free of charge. The machine is in a drug treatment center, and those who wish to have access must first register with Trac-B Exchange to sign up. The process does not involve any notification of law enforcement or a requirement to enter treatment.

First-aid supplies, coming to theme parks

The machines are still in development, but soon, visitors to some Six Flags theme parks won’t have to look far for first-aid supplies after an accident. RecMed, a vending machine company started by middle-school student Taylor Rosenthal, will offer consumers a quick option.
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Users can buy prepackaged first-aid kits for dealing with issues such as sunburns, cuts, blisters and bee stings, ranging in price from $5.99 to $15.95. Individual supplies like bandages, rubber gloves, hydrocortisone wipes and gauze pads are also for sale from $6 to $20.

Toilet paper, Mexico

In Mexico and many other countries, individually wrapped toilet paper rolls can be purchased at over 6,000 vending machine locations. Prices at the Mexican machines range from 20 to 100 pesos, or about $1 to $5.
Around the world, these machines, such as the Teggra dispenser, are popular enough that some ad agencies have put clients’ information on roll packaging. These two-ply tellers can be found at gas stations, bus terminals and shopping malls to help on those occasions when the stalls aren’t stocked.
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The Cosmic Machines are the newest addition to the Discount Vending Stores’ selection of vending machines. We have been selling them for about a year and we get such great reactions to them from our customers. They love how easy they are to load, their size and the guaranteed vend sensor.

The Cosmic machines come in a Healthy version and a black version. The Healthy version comes with a bright, colorful, juicy wrap. We offer two different sizes of this machine in order to accommodate various budgets and likewise, the many sizes of locations available.

cosmic 30 healthy vending machine


These machines are very versatile. They can be adjusted or configured any way you like. They can vend all snacks or all drinks or any combination of snacks and drinks.

These machines are extremely easy to load. All the drinks are loaded into a coil just like the snacks and the coil will work for all the different drink varieties. From small 8 oz. cans all the way up to 20 oz. bottled drinks. No adjustment is needed with shims and cams. The snack selections feature a single coil for the smaller candy bar sizes and dual coils for the larger entrée or chip sizes. They offer several removable, adjustable shelves to house the cold food / snack selections, and several rows for bottled and canned drinks.

These machines are also equipped with the guaranteed vend sensor. This sensor tells the machine when an item passes through the laser at the bottom. If nothing passes through that laser, the machine automatically refunds the customer or allows for another selection. This is a great option to have to prevent customers shaking or jostling your vending machine. There are a few more great features such as the double-paned glass, LED strip lighting, vandal proofing, and a pull-out removal refrigeration deck. In addition, they are FCC Compliant and easy to operate, program, and maintain.

The Cosmic machines contain a dollar bill validator which accepts $1 & $5 bills. The coin unit accepts nickels, dimes and quarters. A credit / debit card reader can also be added, which would provide a cashless vending experience and the possibility of doubling your sales. Also, if you’d like to purchase multiple machines, you can qualify for a Bulk Rate Discount!

cosmic 46 combo vending machineWe carry these Cosmic machines exclusively at The Discount Vending Store. We provide all the parts and service for these machines. They are currently only available new and come with a 1 year warranty and a lifetime of tech support. We also have free shipping on these machines right to your location’s doorstep. Call us today for more information or check out the listings for them on our website. You can also watch our YouTube video about these great Cosmic machines.

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Agriculture Secretary Perdue Says His Department Will Provide Greater Flexibility In Nutrition Requirements For School Meals

USDA Press Release

TAGS: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, Department of Agriculture, USDA school meal programs, Catoctin Elementary School, School Nutrition Employee Week, Pat Robert, Patricia Montague, School Nutrition Association


Source: USDA | Released May 2, 2017

Sonny Perdue moves to ‘make school meals great again.’ Local control of whole grains, sodium, milk to make meals healthful and appealing

LEESBURG, VA, May 1, 2017 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide greater flexibility in nutrition requirements for school meal programs in order to make food choices both healthful and appealing to students. Perdue made the announcement during a visit to Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, VA, to mark School Nutrition Employee Week. Perdue signed a proclamation which begins the process of restoring local control of guidelines on whole grains, sodium, and milk. Perdue was joined by Sen. Pat Roberts (KS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Patricia Montague, CEO of the School Nutrition Association.

“This announcement is the result of years of feedback from students, schools, and food service experts about the challenges they are facing in meeting the final regulations for school meals,” Perdue said. “If kids aren’t eating the food, and it’s ending up in the trash, they aren’t getting any nutrition — thus undermining the intent of the program.”

“I commend Secretary Perdue for taking this important step,” said Montague. “We have been wanting flexibility so that schools can serve meals that are both nutritious and palatable. We don’t want kids wasting their meals by throwing them away. Some of our schools are actually using that food waste as compost. That shouldn’t be happening.”

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PHOTO: Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, joined by Sen. Pat Roberts (l.) and Loudoun County school board’s Tom Marshall, signs a proclamation.

Schools have been facing increasing fiscal burdens as they attempt to adhere to existing, stringent nutrition requirements. According to USDA figures, school food requirements cost school districts and states an additional $1.22 billion in fiscal year 2015. At the same time costs are going up, most states are reporting that they’ve seen a decrease in student participation in school lunches, as nation-wide about one million students choose not to have a school lunch each day. This impacts schools in two ways: The decline in school lunch participation means reduced revenue to schools while they simultaneously are encountering increased costs.

“I was talking to some folks in Washington about this, and they said that the current program is working. ‘How do you know?’ I asked. They said it’s because 99 percent of schools are at least partially compliant. Well, only in Washington can that be considered proof that the system is working as it was intended,” Perdue said. “A perfect example is in the south, where the schools want to serve grits. But the whole grain variety has little black flakes in it, and the kids won’t eat it. The school is compliant with the whole grain requirements, but no one is eating the grits. That doesn’t make any sense.”

The specific flexibilities are:

Whole grains:
» Schools are experiencing challenges in finding the full range of products they need and that their students enjoy in whole grain-rich form. They need continued flexibility in meeting the whole grain requirements for school meals.
» USDA will allow states to grant exemptions to schools experiencing hardship in serving 100 percent of grain products as whole-grain rich for School Year 2017-2018. USDA will take all necessary regulatory actions to implement a long-term solution.
» For School Years 2017-2018 through 2020, schools will not be required to meet Sodium Target 2. Instead, schools that meet Sodium Target 1 will be considered compliant.
» The time frame will provide schools and the school nutrition industry with the certainty and predictability they need to make appropriate plans for creating foods with the appropriate amount of sodium. During this period, USDA will take all necessary regulatory actions to implement a long-term solution.
» USDA will dedicate significant resources to providing technical assistance to schools as they continue to develop menus that are low in sodium and appealing to students.
» Milk is a key component of school meals, meaning schools must have more options for students who select milk as part of their lunch or breakfast.
» Perdue will direct USDA to begin the regulatory process for schools to serve 1 percent flavored milk through the school meals programs. USDA will seek to publish an interim rule as soon as possible to effect the change in milk policy.

“I’ve got 14 grandchildren, and there is no way that I would propose something if I didn’t think it was good, healthful, and the right thing to do,” Perdue said. “And here’s the thing about local control: it means that this new flexibility will give schools and states the option of doing what we’re laying out here today. These are not mandates on schools.”

Perdue lauded the efforts of the nation’s food service staff in serving healthful, appealing meals and underscored USDA’s commitment to help them overcome any remaining challenges they face in meeting the nutrition standards.

“The hard work and dedication of the people who prepare nutritious meals for our children should serve as an example to all, and we will continue to support them,” Perdue said. “We also have a responsibility to our shareholders and our customers – the American taxpayers – to provide our school children with healthful and nutritious meals in the most efficient and cost effective way possible.”

For more information, please view a copy of Secretary Perdue’s proclamation (PDF, 123 KB).

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service administers 15 nutrition assistance programs that include the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and the Summer Food Service Program. Together, these programs comprise America’s nutrition safety net. For more information, visit

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FAQs for Attendees

What does “NAMA” stand for?
NAMA stands for the National Automatic Merchandising Association.
What does NAMA do?
NAMA is the national trade association of the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries, including on-site, commissary, catering and micro markets. Our membership is comprised of service companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to operating service companies.
Where and when is the OneShow?
The 2017 NAMA OneShow will take place April 19-21, 2017 at The Venetian, 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Is there a membership to your association and how much is it?
Yes, there are different categories of membership. Learn more about NAMA membership or contact NAMA Membership at 888-337-8363 or
Do you have to be a member or meet any criteria to attend the OneShow?
You do not need to be a member of NAMA to attend the OneShow, although pricing is considerably lower for members. Anyone involved in the coffee service, micro market and vending industries are welcome to attend the OneShow.
How much does it cost to attend the OneShow?
There are different price levels. Visit the registration page for pricing information.

Is the registration fee the same for my spouse?
Yes, the pricing will be the same for spouses as it is for the member/non-member attendee.
Can children attend?
Yes, children are welcome on the show floor. Children under the age of 18 can attend the OneShow free of charge. Please note: Strollers are not allowed on the show floor.
Does my personal care assistant have to pay for a registration badge?
No, if you have a disability and require a personal care assistant they will receive a complimentary visitor badge when you register together.
Can students attend the OneShow?
Yes, we welcome all hospitality students to the OneShow. Just show your student I.D. at registration, and you may attend free of charge.
Are educational sessions included in my registration fee?
All of our exciting keynote speakers and many other educational programs are included, unless otherwise noted.
What is the attire?
The recommended attire is business or business-casual
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Does the Vending Machine have to be ADA Compliant?

The revised Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) impacts vendors whose equipment does not meet the “upside down rule”.  The “upside down rule” basically asks if the building where your machine is located was to be turned upside down, would your vending machine remain fixed or would your machine fall?  If your equipment falls, then you are exempt from the new ADA rules. However, ADA law does apply to you if you use the building’s plumbing or wiring.  This clause does not apply to power cords or electricity received from your location.  As long as your vending machine is not bolted or secured to the building and your machine isn’t hard wired into the electric or plumed into the building then new ADA rules do not apply to you.

If, however, your vending machine is bolted, here’s the scope of items that are regulated: depository, vending machine, product and change machine.  All components must meet the new standards. Vending machine product must be delivered at a minimum height of 15″ to all users.  All buttons or switches must be within reach range.

Stand-alone machines are considered to be like furniture as long as they’re not bolted to the wall or floor and doesn’t use the building’s wiring or plumbing.

The Department of Justice regulates and enforces the ADA.   If you bolt your machine to the building, and don’t comply with regulations, the cost can be great!  If you have multiple machines at one location and either item is bolted, one of those machines has to be ADA compliant.

Even though this isn’t a requirement, it is good practice to implement, if your machine isn’t bolted. Take a look at the diagram used in this article.  There must be at least 30” of space in front of the machine and 48” of space when parallel to the vending machine.

If you have questions, an ADA Specialist is available to speak with you via telephone at (800) 514-0301 or (800) 514-0383 (TTY)

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How to display nutritional information on the vending machine

Healthy vending is not a crave that is going away. Society today is striving to make healthier eating habits and that includes what they buy from vending machines.  People want to know what they are eating, and laws are being enacted requiring companies to display nutritional facts on all food being sold.  The vending industry is no exception.  We have been the poster child for unhealthy food and drinks, but we can change this stereotype.  I have blogged about Fit Pick in past blogs, and this is still an excellent program for promoting healthy snacks in vending machines.  In fact, it offers over 500 products which can be labeled as “healthy” and over 175 government agencies and 100 schools have adopted it to help promote healthy vending. (

I’d like to show you one more tool that will be very helpful in promoting healthy vending.  Last month I attended the NAMA One Show in Las Vegas where all the major vending manufacturers showcased their latest products and technologies. I was amazed by the products on the market today- especially the many products that enabled additional nutritional value information to be displayed on the vending machine. There are a number of companies that are offering this technology including VendScreen, AirVend, Vendors Exchange, and others.

Some of these devices are a small 6” screen that can be added to a vending machine to display ads, promotions, and display the nutritional information.  Some products are even combined with the credit card reader and can be used to track real time product data, and provide pre-kitting information back to the office.  The companies that sell the touch screens have also provided a database of the most popular foods and beverages which can be uploaded with the nutritional value information already built in.  If your product isn’t in their inventory, then you can upload your own nutritional values into the system.

At Piranha Vending, we pride ourselves in keeping our prices low and that means finding products that are affordable. We won’t be discussing a topic here unless it can be sold affordably in our on-line store.  We are now offering the Air Vend on our vending machines which will provide the nutritional value information and also process credit cards.

Some folks say that this is a waste of time and money and that their customers don’t care about nutritional information on their candy bars and sodas.  Although most of their customers don’t care about the nutritional values, there is a growing percentage of customers who do care and they are not buying from our vending machines because they have the perception that it is all “junk food”. By providing nutritional facts on all the products sold in the vending machine, you are proving to that potential customer that the snack is indeed healthy and hopefully you will convert them as a customer.  The demand is here, the technology is here, and it’s actually quite affordable too.

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