What Exactly Is A Healthy Vending Machine?

    Vending machines often get a bad rap. "They're full of junk food," many people say. For a long time, that was an accurate statement. But as eating habits have changed in recent years as many people are more conscious about the foods they consume, the vending industry has upgraded to provide products that align with healthier eating habits. Items that have fewer calories and are lower in sugar are frequently sold through vending machines. 

    3 Common Area Essentials For Apartment Communities

    Encouraging social interaction among residents can help your community thrive. Even though residents have their own busy lives, engaging with their fellow residents fosters a welcoming culture for your community. One of the best ways to promote interaction is to have sufficient common areas where residents can hang out. Common areas in multifamily housing communities are meant to be functional. And if your property doesn't have this functionality, then you could be missing an opportunity for creating an exciting  place to live.

    Trending in Vending: 5 Noteworthy Stories

    As with every industry, there's always something changing in vending. New products, technology, and strategies are always being tried and tested. Here are five noteworthy stories from the vending industry.

    Why Consistency Matters to Your Employees

    Employees crave consistency, not complacency.  The former gives the security needed to manage responsibilities effectively and reach both personal and company goals. The latter is a surefire way to kill productivity and effectiveness. That's why it's essential for organizations to understand the difference so they can help develop a workplace in which employees grow and thrive. 

    5 Things To Look For In Quality Vending Machine Services

    When considering to implement an on-site vending program, choosing the right supplier can feel a bit overwhelming. It seems like there are as many vending companies to choose from as there are products. How do you know which ones are good? Which one will best fit your needs? Here are five things to consider when searching for quality vending services.

    Are Your Warehouse Employees Happy?

    Warehouse  employees who feel valued and appreciated can be a major asset to your overall logistics operation. Investing in their happiness should be as central to your job as ensuring that customers receive their freight on time. The two are not mutually exclusive, because happy employees are productive and provide the foundation to a smooth running operation.

    7 Ways Property Managers Can Increase Resident Engagement In Summer

    Of the many challenges for property managers in the multifamily space, resident engagement remains a top priority. That's because engagement is important to both retaining and attracting new residents. With summer almost here and  the weather warming up, residents will be looking for things to do outside. That means it's time to get your community's summer events calendar planned out to keep residents engaged with each other and the community. But we know how busy property managers can be, making it difficult to find the time to brainstorm ideas. Here are eight activities that will keep residents engaged and help attract new tenants.

    How A National Vending Account Provides Consistency For Organizations

    The need for consistency is pervasive in both our personal and professional lives. It's what helps us cope with the complexities of the world around us and become more efficient versions of ourselves. The same holds true for organizations. In order to outperform your competition, your company needs to achieve maximum efficiency. One way to accomplish this is through consistent frameworks and processes, be it with an IT service or a facilities maintenance plan. Or, in this case, a national vending program.

    Vending Machines vs. Micro-Market/Pantry: Which Is The Right Choice For Your Office

    For a long time, vending machines were just about the only way to provide snacks and beverages for employees.  But times have changed, and employers are putting more effort into developing break rooms that offer more than a stiff metal chair and the rattling of the air conditioner in the ceiling. Micro-markets and pantries have become increasingly popular as they help increase efficiency and convenience for employees. But which option is best for you?

    3 Tips for Reporting a Service Issue with Your Vending Machine

    If you have vending machines in your office, it's inevitable that there will be a service problem every so often. Most times, the issues are minor and can be resolved quickly. When calling your vending company to report a problem, it's important to be as specific as possible when describing the issues. Here are three tips for reporting service issues with your vending machines.