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VendaCarts can Deliver Solutions to Workforce Lodging in the Energy, Oil & Gas Industry

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By , September 26, 2014 9:14 am

signature-trailer          Carts Blanche offers VendaCarts

“VendaCarts” Mobile Convenience Store Advantages

  • Serve workers in shorter time frame
  • Can offer ethnic food and drink choices
  • Non-Traditional Items (safety gear, tools, phone cards, personal hygiene, etc.)
  • Can be used in satellite locations
  • 24/7 Operations can include reconfigurable food choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Full service food operations

Snack and drink vending

Convenience stores (C-store) traditional and non-traditional items

Safety Equipment and Tool Distribution

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Selling Points

Self-Contained                                     Self-Serve                             Remote Locations

High Volume                                         Cashless Vending               Automated Retail

24/7 – 365 Days                                 Mobility                                  Fast-Turn Service

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“With such a challenging labor environment looming, it is critical that oil and gas operations focus on the recruitment and retention of workers,” Chandler said. “Corporations need to turn to as many traditional and non-traditional sources and methodologies as are available.”

“In the end, the need to attract workers to workforce accommodation by addressing the other 12 hours during which they are not working. Regardless of the approach for recruitment and retention, mines and oilfields cannot be relocated – companies must situate the worker with the resource.”

To address this problem, Target Logistics, a provider of workforce housing, recently completed the development of its Judson Lodge in Williams County, North Dakota. The first phase opened in October 2012, and the second phase was just completed at the beginning of February.

“We place great importance on the comfort and well-being of our workforce, said Liberty Vice President of Operations Jim Brady in a press release.

Cotton Logistics specializes in providing turnkey housing, man camp management and catering to customers working in remote or high-risk environments. Whether your operation involves an unforgiving location, timeline or climate, we can provide logistical solutions designed to increase the productivity of your workforce.

With new developments in oil field technologies, the increase in workers creates a shortage in housing options. Cotton Logistics allows you to provide your workforce with the housing they need to stay comfortable and positive. Whatever your needs may be for your oil field or workforce housing, Cotton has proven experience in providing custom designed camps with your very own specifications, while maintaining the operations and providing the supplies to ensure it runs properly.

At Cotton Logistics, we’re committed to delivering quality services and solutions that meet every one of our customers’ unique requirements. Whether you need modular facilities, permanent or semi-permanent base camps, quick emergency and disaster relief housing, or long-term “man camp” style housing, you can count on Cotton Logistics to deliver leading-edge solutions that will help you meet your operational goals.

By pairing subject matter expertise with innovation and flexibility, Cotton Logistics is able to custom design and build camps that are tailored to fit the needs of your operation and the workers who will determine its success. We also provide top-quality camp management, while supplying and distributing critical goods and services.

 

 

 

 

Apple Introduces I Phone6 new to the vending industry

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By , September 26, 2014 9:05 am

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Vending MarketWatch updates us on Apple’s introduction to mobile payments which will be a big boost to the vending industry.

This week Apple, Inc. unveiled its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in an extravagant affair at the Flint Center in Cupertino, CA. The new iPhones are sleek. They are 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches respectively and are much larger, thinner and faster than today’s iPhone 5s. But one of the biggest features of the new phone, especially as it relates to vending, is its ability to now support near field communication (NFC) mobile payments.

Apple Pay: How it works

In addition to launching a new phone, Apple introduced its new Apple Pay . Users can place their thumb on the Touch ID and the NFC antenna will transmit the payment from the phone to the merchant. Why is it different from other mobile wallets? Passbook, a feature on iPhones and iPods that lets users store movie tickets, boarding passes, etc., stores credit and debit cards, and like EMV, it does not store the actual card number. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on the iPhone or Apple Watch. “Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique number using your Device Account Number and instead of using the security code from the back of your card, Apple Pay creates a dynamic security code to securely validate each transaction,” Apple revealed in its press release.

The numbers

Mobile payments were slow to adoption when they came out in 2011 and 2012. Consumers raised concerns about security issues and unsatisfying infrastructure to mobile wallets. In its 2014 report, IDC Financial Insights found that this year mobile payments had reached a slow point of adoption, with only 37 percent of respondents reporting that they use mobile payments of some kind. And the research firm Gartner found that North American consumers spent $37 billion through mobile transactions in 2013, up $13 billion from the year before (which is a much smaller number than what other countries spend). Why? One reason, I believe, is that prior to Tuesday’s announcement, Apple phones did not support NFC payments and that meant there was a large population of consumers without access to NFC.

Why it matters

Now, Apple has answered many consumer concerns with their new launch of Apple Pay. Secure? Yep. Easy to use? Yep. Worth the while? Well, considering dozens of large companies like McDonald’s, Walgreens, Staples, Subway and Petco have already announced they will begin accepting mobile payments, I would say “yep” to that.

Statista reports that there are 63.2 million iPhone users in the U.S. alone and if any of them are like me, 

WHO ARE CARTS BLANCHE’S CUSTOMERS?

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By , September 10, 2014 3:33 pm

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    • Construction Companies can add VendaWorks to their locations for the catering of workers. Automated machines deliver food and beverage products faster than traditional catering trucks. The automated machines can also vend tools, supplies and equipment need at jobsites.
  • Active Retirees interested in making a living while traveling to specialty events of interest will enjoy the ease of operating our kiosks and the profits earned.
  • Corporations can utilize the VendaCarts vehicle in their marketing and branding promotions campaign for new product launches and media exposure in non-traditional locations.
  • 22Commercial food service providers looking to broaden industry demographics by creating satellite venues on university campuses, sport/ entertainment facilities, parks/ resorts. VendaCarts offers on-the-go service to their customers.
  • Catering companies who supply food in the hospitality industry, job sites and outdoor events can now offer a wider selection of foods and beverages by using our mobile food catering kiosk.
  • Entrepreneurs who are looking for a lucrative part time or full time business will find our new and exciting mobile automated retail store a great opportunity for specialty events, construction sites and manufacturing locations.
    • Veterans interested in starting a new business that is easy and fast to learn and which does not require a wide range of skills can get started within a short time frame.signature-trailer
    • Marketing/Promotional Companies who are looking for the latest concept for the marketing and promotion of products can engage audiences with new interactive robotic machines. VendaPromotions is the solution for experiential marketing and branding campaigns.
  • Persons with Disabilities are excellent candidates for the VendaCarts kiosk because of the adaptability; flexible hours, automated operation and easy maintenance.
  • new vc photoNon Profit Enterprises can use the relocate able kiosk for fundraising and can rent the units out for extra cash.
  • Vending Operators can expand their existing routes through work site installations at building/construction sites and shut downs with our units.

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              NEXT CUSTOMER.

Carts Blanche’s Industrial Work Horse “VendaWorks”

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By , September 10, 2014 3:17 pm

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The Industrial Work Horse

VendaWorks offers industrial vending solutions for even the toughest environments. Employees need easy and secure access to food, safety materials and tools on the job site. VendaWorks “Mobile Automated Systems” roll into Shut Downs, Man Camps, Military Sites, Mining Camps, Nuclear Power Plants, Disaster Relief Areas and Construction/Building sites delivering solutions:

  • FOOD: Once the automated machines are stocked the 24-7 business runs itself. Combination vending machines can be loaded with meals, snacks and beverages serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to workers. Feeding the multitudes in short order via self-serve lines is the solution needed for work force catering while meeting their allotted time-frame. The trailer can accommodate microwaves and condiment stands on shelving located over the wheel wells for the added convenience.
  • WORK SUPPLIES: Consider the fast-turn dispensing of work supplies. Automated machines stock your company’s inventory of tools and equipment including heavy- usage products such as safety hand, eye and garment protection gear, batteries and tools just to name a few. Automated management software tracks tools and supplies while monitoring inventory control. Products are dispensed to the applicable employees, while the tracking system follows the who, when and where on the use and return of the products.
  • SECURITY: Rugged conditions require heavy duty equipment and added security. VendaWorks trailers are equipped with semi-style Camlocks with dual locking system on doors/awnings for added protection of equipment when not in use. Vending machines are bolted to the floor of the trailer and to each other eliminating the ability to manhandle the machines. Wheel locks, security alarms and added lighting are options offered to complete the security package.
  • POWER SUPPLY: VendaCarts standard trailers are outfitted with 110 or 220 volt electrical service with a twenty five foot shore cord. Generators and gas tanks can be added as an option which allows for the opportunity to locate on any job site regardless of available power. We also manufacture safety cages for secure generator storage.

Locations Served:

  • Shut Downs
  • Man Camps
  • Military Sites
  • Mining Camps

  • Nuclear Power Plants
  • Disaster Relief Areas
  • Construction / Building Sites

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Carts Blanche Offers New Innovations for the Vending Industry

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By , September 10, 2014 10:53 am

Carts Blanche, LLC Revolutionizing the Vending Industry

  signature-trailer Carts Blanche offers new innovation for the vending industry, moving beyond the bricks and mortar and extending the playing field. Carts Blanche, LLC understands the need for breakthrough ideas! The vending, concession and catering industries are primed for new innovations that maximize sales, elevate pricing and create new venues.    “VendaCarts” is an innovatively smart and technologically driven Mobile Vending Store.  The kiosks design integrates five industries under one roof, (banking–ATM’s and credit transactions, vending-automated, advertising-mobile billboards and digital signage, kiosk-mobility and technology- network andWi-Fi enabled), creating up to 23 distinct revenue generating streams of income with operations being performed by a single person.

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Carts Blanche, LLC offers new marketing and retail channels around the world with VendaCarts,

mobile automated sales driving revenue in new locations.

 

  • Mobility –The functionality of mobile real-estate gives the owner numerous ways to use the business, in hundreds of different locations. The exterior of the trailer when wrapped with graphics acts as a mobile billboard.
  • Ease of Use Take-down and set-up are fast and easy, requiring a single person.
  • SelfServe Lines – Both sides of the trailer open exposing the self-serve operations that allows a person to step right up to the automated machine, make their selections and pay.

Once on location both sides of the trailer are raised to create awnings, exposing the ready to operate self-serve food and beverage vending business. The automated machines create a quick way to deliver food to more customers in a shorter timeframe. The pre-packaged foods and beverages insure healthier and safer products for the customer.   Carts Blanche LLC “VendaCarts” offers a comprehensive business design solution without the expense and delays of customization. The integration of mobility and automated machines moves vending from the traditional bricks-and-mortar into new markets while offering opportunities to expand venue space promote products and increase profit margins.   Carts Blanche, LLC, 352 Cottage Hill Rd., Mobile, AL 36606   01 251-786-5852          www.cartsblanche.com                      

PepisCo Unveils ‘Tweet to Eat’ Twitter-powered Vending Machine

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By , September 10, 2014 9:49 am

Walkers unveils ‘Tweet to Eat’ Vending Machine

 

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Pepsico’s Walkers has launched the first ever Twitter-powered vending machines, built into three bus shelters in London, for the Walkers Do Us A Flavour campaign.

The vending machines will appear to have Walkers ambassador Gary Lineker sitting inside them, as he responds to tweets from the public asking him to vend a finalist flavour.

The machines are located at three central London hotspots – two on Oxford Street, and one at Clapham Junction. They will remain there for two weeks until 11 September, offering the consumers the chance to try one of the six new Walkers finalist flavours.

Over the course of the two weeks each of the three vending machines will contain one of the six finalist flavours on offer for the public to try, with 260 packets available each day. Visitors to the bus stop will simply need to tweet @Walkers_busstop with the code provided to them to receive a free pack.

Launching back in January 2014, Walkers challenged crisp lovers around the country to suggest a brand new flavour for the chance to win £1m. The six chosen flavours are: Sizzling Steak Fajita; Chip Shop Chicken Curry; Pulled Pork in a Sticky BBQ Sauce; Ranch Raccoon; Cheesy Beans on Toast; and Hot Dog with Tomato Ketchup. It is now up to the public to vote at walkers.co.uk for their favourite and to crown the UK’s first Flavour Millionaire.

Commenting on the Twitter vending machine, Lee-Teng Chung, marketing manager at Walkers said: “Walkers loves bringing fun to the nation and we are extremely excited to launch the UK’s first ever tweet powered vending machine on the streets of London.

“The Do Us A Flavour campaign has taken the nation by storm so we are delighted to offer the public the chance to try the new flavours in such an innovative way. We can’t wait to hear more about what they think of the unique flavour.

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Solar-Powered Vending Machines

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By , September 9, 2014 12:58 pm

Did you ever wonder if we can put a vending machine anywhere even without power?  Well we can!

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Maybe not in the woods but yes with solar powered energy they can go anywhere.

Solar powered energy vending machines aren’t as new as you think.

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