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▶    john conti Coffee Co.                           items will be taxed as general mer-         ▶   NCS&V names Zwart
     acquires LinCo Coffee Co.                       chandise (high rate) instead of being           director of foodservice
                                                     taxed as food.
     in Washington, Ind.                                                                             and hospitality
                                                        The state department of revenue
The john conti Coffee Co., the                       has listed the following as examples of     National Coffee Service & Vending
Louisville, Ky.-based coffee roaster,                high-tax versus low-tax candy items.        (NCS&V), the Lakeland, Fla.-based
retailer and coffee service provider,                High-tax candy items are: chocolate         vending and coffee service product
acquired the assets of Washington,                   bars; yogurt or chocolate covered fruit     brokerage, recently named Rebecca
Ind.-based LinCo Coffee Co. for an                   or nuts; honey-coated nuts; cara-           Zwart as director of foodservice and
undisclosed sum. LinCo Coffee Co.                    mel popcorn; lollipops; snack mixes         hospitality. She has worked as a mar-
serves 1,300 convenience store,                      containing yogurt or chocolate; breath      keting and sales manager with both
office and institutional customers                    mints; and gum. Low-tax candy items         Nestle and Kraft Foods Inc.
throughout Indiana and parts of                      are: chocolate covered cookies; yogurt
Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri. This                                                            ▶
                                                     covered pretzels; candy that contains           Jim Sikes wins
brings the john conti Coffee Co. ac-                 flour; plain dried fruits; and nuts with         Barbara W. Short award
count base to more than 7,000. Own-                  no added sweeteners.
ers Greg and Jan Linneweber, along                                                               The Atlantic Coast Exposition plan-
                                                         The following are examples of tax-
with a staff of 15 employees, have                                                               ning committee and the board of
                                                     able soft drinks: soda; sport or energy
joined the john conti Coffee Co. with                                                            directors of the North Carolina, South
                                                     drinks; sweetened tea; waters contain-
Greg Linneweber acting as manager of                                                             Carolina and Virginia vending associa-
                                                     ing natural or artificial sweeteners; and
the new Washington, Ind. branch.                                                                 tions awarded Jim Sikes, founder and
                                                     beverages containing 50 percent or
                                                                                                 owner of Vendors Supply Inc. based in
                                                     less fruit or vegetable juice.
                                                                                                 Columbia, S.C., the Barbara W. Short
▶    Illinois changes tax                                                        
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