- Annual Show by the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) brings together the entire $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry
- Industry’s most powerful networking event will put Reis & Irvy’s and Print Mates™ in front of more than 4,500 people as the industry’s best and brightest come together to explore new technology, products, trends, and ideas
WHO: GENERATION NEXT, REIS & IRVY’S AND PRINT MATES
WHAT: EXHIBIT AT NAMA SHOW 2019, BOOTH 829
WHEN: APRIL 24-26, 2019
WHERE: LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, LAS VEGAS, NV
SAN DIEGO, CA, April 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. (VEND) announced today that it would be showcasing both its Reis & Irvy’s and Print Mates™ unattended retail offerings at the 2019 NAMA Show, an event of the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA). Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the entire $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry, including the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries, including on-site, commissary, catering and micro markets. With more than 1,000 member companies, NAMA represents many of the world’s most recognized brands.
The 2019 NAMA Show brings together the people, products, and possibilities making an impact in the convenience services industry in 2019 and beyond. More than 4,500 of the industry’s best and brightest will come together to network and discover powerful technology, explore new products, react to emerging trends and build and strengthen powerful networks of industry allies to grow their businesses this April 24-26th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
For its part, Generation Next will be found at Booth 829, where it will be showcasing its flagship subsidiary and premium, unattended robotic soft serve franchise, Reis & Irvy’s, as well as its recently acquired Print Mates™ subsidiary, the patented unattended kiosk designed to reinvent the premium-quality photo printing experience. “At our core, Generation Next is a company focused on disruptive unattended retail kiosks coming together to provide solutions to this industry. These same technologies are set to be some of the hottest topics at this year’s NAMA Show, so we’re expecting a positive reception,” said Nick Yates, CEO of Generation Next.
“We welcome visitors to come by and sample a refreshing treat served by one of our unattended Reis & Irvy’s robot kiosks. And since everyone at this year’s conference is sure to be snapping plenty of photos on their smartphones, it is a perfect opportunity to demo our new Print Mates ™ kiosk as well. We’ll have the whole team there, from Generation Next, Reis & Irvy’s and Print Mates™ so come visit, have a delicious cup of robot-served Froyo and get some high-quality prints of your best shots from the NAMA Show. And of course, we love to talk shop – unattended, autonomous retail is our passion, and we look forward to sharing our vision with our fellow attendees and visitors,” Yates said.
Generation Next, through its subsidiaries, is leading the charge in unattended, autonomous retail with its flagship robot-served frozen yogurt concept, Reis & Irvy’s, and the recently acquired Print Mates™, a maker of digital photo printing retail kiosks and products.
Reis & Irvy’s is the world's first fully-automated robotic frozen dessert vending kiosk designed to disrupt brick-and-mortar competitors. Reis & Irvy’s unattended robots eliminate the need for costly rents and employees; significantly reduce food safety concerns; and are capable of operating 24-hours a day. Reis & Irvy’s signature robots can dispense servings of frozen yogurt, ice cream, gelato and sorbet topped with a selection of six delicious toppings in under 60 seconds. With self-checkout touch screen ordering and payment options and delicious frozen dessert provided exclusively by Dannon, Reis & Irvy’s meets the demands of consumers on the go.
Print Mates™ unattended kiosks are designed to reinvent the premium-quality photo printing experience by making it fast, fun, and inexpensive to get your photos “out of your phone into your hand.” Customers love using the Print Mates™ Kiosk because they can instantly, easily and cost-effectively print high-quality photos directly from their smartphones or through their favorite social media (Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos, Dropbox and Flickr) photo sharing, or cloud storage accounts in six different sizes of prints in just seconds.
Generation NEXT Website: www.gennextbrands.com
About Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc.
Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc., based in San Diego, California, is a publicly traded company on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol OTCBB: VEND. Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. is parent company to Reis and Irvy’s Inc, 19 Degrees Corporate Service LLC and Print Mates.
About Reis & Irvy’s, Inc.
Reis & Irvy’s, Inc. is a subsidiary franchise concept of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. (VEND). Launched in early 2016, the revolutionary Reis & Irvy’s Vending Robot serves seven different flavors of frozen yogurt, ice cream, sorbets and gelatos, a choice of up to six custom toppings and to customers within 60 seconds or less at the point of sale. The unique franchise opportunity has since established itself as a high-demand product and currently showcases a franchise network both domestically as well as internationally.
About Print Mates ™
Print Mates™ was formed by a team of entrepreneurs, engineers, and photography professionals in San Diego that are on a mission to reinvent the premium-quality photo printing experience by making it fast, fun, and inexpensive to get your photos “out of your phone and into your hand” with the Print Mates™ Kiosk - and creating a golden opportunity for entrepreneurs and retailers in the process.
Print Mates’™ easy-to-use, patented touchscreen kiosks are promising to close the loop on the consumer photo lifecycle, as well as drive much-needed foot traffic to traditional brick-and-mortar businesses ranging from supermarkets, grocery and drug stores to big box retailers, shopping malls, family fun centers, and more.
The company began a nationwide expansion in 2019 by offering entrepreneurs, business owners and forward-thinking retailers across the country an opportunity to own a piece of an emerging multi billion-dollar industry.
Print Mates™ Kiosks and ever-expanding product line of photographic decor, gifts, prints and accessories are proudly Made in the USA.
About The NAMA Show
The NAMA Show is the place to get all of the resources you need to achieve your business goals and network with the entire convenience services industry. Discover new technology, products and services from 300+ exhibitors, understand how to leverage emerging trends, and build a powerful network of industry allies to grow your business at the premier event for vending, coffee services, micro market and foodservice professionals.
Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry. With more than 1100 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. No Reis & Irvy’s franchises will be sold to any resident of any state until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such state and the required FDD (if any) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. Currently, the following states in the United States regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you reside in one of these states, or even if you reside elsewhere, you may have certain rights under applicable franchise laws or regulations.
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This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning our future financial performance, including statements regarding: our ability to generate revenue and recognize deferred revenue; our ability to timely launch delivery and installation of our frozen yogurt robots; and our ability to grow our franchising and licensing divisions and launch our corporate-owned and direct sales platforms. The Company bases these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, estimates and projections about future events and the industry in which it operates using information currently available to it. Actual results could differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “propose,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “may,” “estimates,” variations of such words and other similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2018, our Quarterly Reports, and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. Be advised that developments subsequent to this press release are likely to cause these statements to become outdated and the Company is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.