ATLANTA, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gimme Vending, maker of innovative vending technology that gives vending executives better sales, cash, inventory and service data, was named the Gold winner of a Startup of the Year Stevie® Award in the Business Products Industries category and a Silver winner for Startup of Year in the software category in the 15th Annual American Business Awards.
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. As a company that is leading initiatives to help transform and revolutionize the unattended retail industry, this award accentuates Gimme's dedication to providing tangible and real solutions in this space.
This accolade also highlights Gimme's dedication to revolutionizing a traditional industry, one machine at a time, and for providing a new technical solution to a very traditional industry. "We are beyond honored to win both of these Stevie awards and be recognized for the time and dedication we have put into this solution," said Evan Jarecki, Co-founder and vice president of Sales, Gimme Vending. "We're proud to be a team revitalizing the vending industry by putting the right tools in the hands of our customers, and are excited to be a part of automating and improving the process for everyone involved."
Gimme Vending makes unattended retail a reality. The company builds award-winning mobility and tracking tools to manage unmanned retail locations, helping their customers increase both productivity and profitability. In the vending space, Gimme's patented plug-and-play solution replaces legacy handhelds to deliver valuable data, like purchasing patterns, and provides operators with better cash accountability, inventory tracking, and machine status data.
For the Gold Startup of the Year in Business Products Industries, judges recognized Gimme for recognizing a need, building a solution, and bringing it to market while creating sustainable advantage. They also noted the Company's data analysis capabilities and meteoric entry into the vending world.
In the Silver Startup of the Year category in Software, the judges cited Gimme's ability to combine technology and supply chain capabilities with real time data synchronization and bringing an innovative solution that brings efficiencies into the vending business. Judges also recognized Gimme's solution for eliminating many old-school, manual practices, and replacing them with valuable insights and innovative technology.
"Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 20. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations were submitted this year, and more than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year's Stevie Award winners.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About Gimme Vending
Gimme Vending provides vending operators with better cash and inventory accountability, and machine state data by connecting vending machines to the Internet of Things. For more information, visit www.gimmevending.com or connect with Gimme on Twitter.
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