Gimme Leadership Honored as 2021 “Pros to Know” by Automatic Merchandiser & Vending Market Watch

Co-Founder Evan Jarecki and Operations Specialist Lindsay Easter Honored Among Leading Vending Industry Members by National Vending Trade Publication

ATLANTAJan. 24, 2022PRLog — Gimme, whose technology helps food service and grocery store delivery operators automate merchandising, today announced Evan Jarecki, Co-Founder and Lindsay Easter, Operations Specialist, were selected as recipients of the coveted Automatic Merchandiser and’s 2021 Pros to Know Award.

The eighth annual Automatic Merchandiser and’s Pros to Know Award recognizes vending, micro market and office coffee service industry professionals whose accomplishments are moving the industry forward. This award highlights both individual and group achievements that promote industry innovation and future growth and those individuals and teams that played an essential role in helping their companies survive and succeed.

“While many segments of the industry – operators, suppliers, distributors, brokers and manufacturers – struggled in 2021 to regain footing during a make-or-break period of uncertainty, this year’s Pros to Know honorees took charge to deliver services and solutions in a time of need,” said Nick Montano, Automatic Merchandiser and editor.

Manufacturers and operators have had to adapt to changing consumer shopping behaviors, buying preferences and work locations in the blink of an eye and the 2021 Pros to Know have helped their companies not only survive this trying time, but also prosper. Each of this year’s Pros to Know are leaning into new system and technology adoptions, leveraging data to help move their businesses forward, and creating innovative solutions to overcome the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Evan has shown complete dedication to our industry and its vending and micro market operators since we started Gimme,” said Cory Hewett, CEO and Co-Founder of Gimme ( “Not only does he help strategically lead a company dedicated to bringing innovative technology and solutions to life, he also looks for any way he can get involved with the industry and collaborate with other industry organizations. It’s great to see him being rewarded for his efforts.”

As a company that is leading initiatives to help transform and revolutionize what has been a very traditional industry, this award accentuates Gimme’s dedication to providing vending, micro markets, and office coffee operators with better cash and inventory accountability and accurate product inventories.

“Lindsay has spent hundreds of hours in the field learning the ins-and-outs of the industry this year,” added Hewett. “She goes above and beyond to understand convenience service operators from every role within the organization, from owners to route drivers to service techs and sales. Empathy is one of our cultural pillars at Gimme, and she embodies it with our customers daily.  They really feel heard when working with Lindsay. We are so happy to see her recognized for her efforts by an industry we know and love.”

About Gimme

Gimme builds advanced hardware and software to help food service and grocery delivery operators automate merchandising. The company’s technology provides management for operators of grocery, convenience, vending machines, micro markets, and office coffee, helping them deliver amazing customer experiences. Gimme’s use of artificial intelligence, computer vision, and machine learning technologies impacts not only its own products and services, but also how the unattended retail industry operates. For more information, visit or connect with Gimme on Twitter (

Leadership Changes at Cruise

General Motors Co. announced today that Dan Ammann, Chief Executive Officer of Cruise, is leaving the company. Kyle Vogt, Cruise President and Chief Technical Officer, will serve as interim CEO. In addition, Wesley Bush, the former Chairman and CEO of Northrop Grumman and a GM board member, will join the Cruise Board.

Alongside this leadership change, GM will accelerate the strategy the company detailed in its recent Investor Day, in which Cruise will play an integral role in building GM’s autonomous vehicle (AV) platform as GM aggressively pursues addressable AV markets beyond rideshare and delivery.

GM is deeply committed to its vision of zero crashes, zero emissions, zero congestion, and AV technology will play a critical role in realizing it. Under GM’s ownership to date, Cruise has seized the leadership position in commercial autonomous ridesharing and has created significant value for both GM shareholders and Cruise’s minority shareholders.

By continuing to work together, GM and Cruise bring massive manufacturing and technological scale to autonomy that will rapidly drive costs down.  The integrated strategy will also maximize GM and Cruise’s total addressable market by leveraging synergies, leading to greater, more sustainable value for both GM and Cruise shareholders.

New York Women’s Leadership Speaker & Author Publishes Inspirational Book for Women

Happiness is Your Responsibility: Peggy’s Playbook of Motivational Moments, a new book by Peggy Sullivan, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Full of humor, warmth, and straight-up truths, “Happiness is Your Responsibility” takes you through a whirlwind of emotions through storytelling and visual design. Everyone wants to be happy, but for some reason, our happiness has become tied to worldly achievements and successes rather than the other way round. “Happiness is Your Responsibility” is here to tell you that happiness is an inside job. When you take responsibility for your own happiness, it will improve the quality of your life in a monumental way.

“My goal was not to write a book on happiness, but to teach myself about the art and science of happiness. The more I learned, the more I realized what a powerful tool it is! Not only does it actively encourage growth – but it also adds pleasure to everyday, mundane happenings in your life.”

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll find yourself grabbing some post-it’s and a highlighter to jot down all the practical and straightforward ways that you can stretch, strengthen and flex your happiness muscle.

All of the author’s proceeds from the book sales will benefit the women’s nonprofit organization, SheCAN!, in which Sullivan is the founder. The organization will use this round of funding to build programming around the book’s theme, “How to Flex and Maintain Your Happiness Muscle,” through what Sullivan calls The Happiness Tripod, a combination of professional development, personal development, and health and wellness.

About the Author
Peggy Sullivan is a women’s leadership speaker, mindset expert, and founder of the nonprofit organization, SheCAN!. Peggy is a strong advocate of empowering women to succeed through supporting each other. She has won numerous awards and honors, including the 2019 Woman in Leadership Award from New York State. She has presented and consulted worldwide for organizations such as Bank of America, Blue Cross BlueShield, Ingram Micro, and WomanUp Conferences. She has also been featured in Forbes Women.

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Happiness is Your Responsibility: Peggy’s Playbook of Motivational Moments is a 152-page hardcover with a retail price of $29.99 (eBook $24.99). The ISBN is 978-1-6393-7133-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at

“Leadership In The River” is Free on Amazon for One More Day (Until 08/27/2021)

Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Chris Walsh’s new #1 best-selling book, “Leadership In The River: Obeying God In Our Leadership.” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store for one more day, August 27th.

In God we trust? It is a pertinent question answered by this book, for trust comes from believing something, and belief is another word for faith. The Bible says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, so the purpose of this book is twofold:

  1. To equip ministers to better understand the often brutal law of the jungle that the business world has become and to see Jesus as King of the Jungle, a mighty warrior who fights for our families, our businesses, and our churches.
  2. To further equip successful business owners in their growth in mature Christian leadership.

If you are a Christian leader in either ministry or business- the eternal revolutionary truths revealed in this book make it a manual for success you cannot afford to pass by.

“Leadership In The River” by Chris Walsh is free and available for download on Amazon for one more day (08/27/2021) at:

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About The Author

Chris Walsh is a Christian Missionary who recognizes the fact that history rises and falls on the shoulders of great leaders. So, he began to study and implement Biblical leadership principals into his life, business, and ministry; and has discovered (after reading over 100 books on Christian Leadership) that the Bible itself has the answers to life’s challenges that we all need. So he wrote one of the absolute best books on Christian Leadership ever written, to help leaders lead like Jesus, in the complexity of our human experience.

New chapter, new leadership for Sodexo


Beginning on that date, to ensure the operational continuity of the company during the search for a new CEO, Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, will also act as interim CEO.

The Board of Directors would like to thank Denis Machuel, who joined the company in 2007 and was appointed CEO in January 2018, for his contribution to Sodexo’s development and for having lived by its values. In particular, the Board salutes his efforts to relaunch the growth momentum, which was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis, and for having initiated the Group’s digitalization and strengthened its CSR commitments. During the difficult period of the pandemic, his leadership and action contributed greatly to the Group’s resilience and agility in weathering the crisis.

The Board of Directors believes that this new chapter in Sodexo’s history will unfold with confidence and in serenity. With a healthy financial position and operating in growth markets, Sodexo is supported by a family shareholder base that provides stability and the ability to plan for the long term.