NAMA – Moving the Breakroom Industry Forward

NAMA 2024 Blog - July

NAMA – Moving the Breakroom Industry Forward

Every industry needs a group to help improve, protect, and educate its members. For the breakroom industry, that group is NAMA (the National Automatic Merchandising Association). NAMA works hard to improve the industry and set high standards. Their mission is “Bringing convenience to life…every day, every way, and everywhere.” With NAMA’s help, breakroom providers can give you the best products, services, and equipment.

The NAMA Show: A Premier Event for the Breakroom Industry

Each year, NAMA hosts an exciting event where people gather to see the newest products, equipment, and trends for breakrooms.  It is a highly anticipated show that attracts thousands of breakroom innovators. This year, NAMA hosted the event in Dallas, filled with energy and positivity.

An Event Filled with Fun, Energy, and Learning

Where else can you find tasty snacks, innovative ideas, and new technology all in one place? At the NAMA Show! This year, over 4,000 people came together to collaborate and learn. The show featured more than 20 information sessions on topics such as emerging breakroom trends, workplace wellness, HR initiatives, and new technology. The ideas discussed and the collaborative forums were inspiring. From healthy food and snacks you’ve never heard of to expert speakers on essential topics, NAMA has it all.

For HR and Workplace Experience professionals, the NAMA Show is a great event. You’ll hear from industry leaders about how breakrooms are changing and how new ideas are improving companies every day.

Show Highlights

One of the best parts of the NAMA Show is Imagination Way. Here are some cool things we saw:

  • Robojo – A robot barista that serves up to 250 coffee drinks at its own kiosk.
  • Juxta – A pop-up market that works indoors or outdoors with smart retail technology.
  • Next Door – A stylish breakroom setup that uses AI to increase employee engagement.
  • Kooick (pronounced Quick) – A system that tracks inventory and transactions in breakroom fridges, freezers, cabinets, and kiosks.

Brian at NAMA 2024

We also saw lots of new food equipment. Two of our favorites were the ColdSnap frozen treat machine (ice cream in seconds!) and the Just Baked Smart Bistro (hot cinnamon rolls on demand!).

Borg & Overström free NAMA sample

We are always delighted by the variety of coffee machines at the show. Whether you need a machine for fewer than 50 people or more than 300, you can find the perfect one at the NAMA Show. LaCimbali coffee machines are a Coolbreakrooms favorite! They are beautiful and work well, with options to fit any breakroom size.

Water filtration equipment is more popular than ever, and the Borg & Overström filtered water units are excellent. They look great, filter well, and are sustainable. Their beautiful, reusable water bottles were one of the best booth giveaways. We love ours!

Why You Should Go to the NAMA Show

By the way, if you’re on the fence about attending next year’s NAMA Show, the free samples alone should entice you. 😉

The NAMA Show is one of the biggest events of the year for the industry, and this year’s show was amazing. We are already excited about next year’s show in Las Vegas. Coolbreakrooms is proud to be a member of NAMA. We help you find the best products, services, and equipment for YOUR breakroom. Let us connect you with an Authorized Provider to get the job done right. Contact us to us to see how we can help you.