Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners: The Pros and Cons

    It's the start of a new year, which means new resolutions for many people. If your goals include eating healthier, then perhaps you're taking a serious look at how much your sugar intake is each day and figuring out how to cut back on it. Maybe you've decided to replace some of your favorite snacks or drinks with sugar-free or diet versions. Whatever your approach, it's important to stay informed.

    7 Employee Wellness Programs for a Small Budget

    Have you ever eaten a bunch of junk food then tried to do something active? How about lay around the house all day then suddenly attempt to clean out the closet that you've been meaning to organize for months? You probably weren't all that motivated to give it your best shot. Now, just think about this idea in terms of the workplace. How effective can employees be if they're not eating healthy and remain stationary nearly all day every day?

    5 Healthy Snacks to Bring to The Office

    It can be tough to eat healthy while at work. All the sugary and trans fat loaded foods in the break room makes it even more difficult. Besides, with all the time constraints it's a wonder some people have time for a meal at all!

    ADA Compliant Vending Machines

    To make vending machines accessible for disabled people who use wheelchairs, the U.S. Department of Justice revised some regulations to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Issued in 2010 and put into effect in 2012, the new rules offer guidelines for vending operators who provide services for any of the following types of locations:

    Pecan Pie Vending Machine

    Deep in the heart of Texas, just outside Austin, is the Berdoll Pecan Farm. A 340-acre farm with over 100,000 pecan trees that grow a variety of pecans. It's pretty hard to miss if you're driving down Highway 71, as their unique roadside statue--a giant squirrel holding a pecan--aptly marks its location. 

    Why Vending Machines Reject Your Money

    How many times have you stood in front of a vending machine trying to get it to accept your dollar bill? Probably more than you care to admit. We understand your frustration. Any cashier would gladly accept the same dollar bill, so why won't the vending machine take your money? The answer is at once complicated and simple, and lies in how the dollar bill validator works. 

    Why Your Property was Denied a Vending Machine

    How come we can't get a vending machine for every location? It's one of the most common questions we get from customers in our vending management programs. If our agreement is to manage vending for all the properties in a company's portfolio, then every property should have vending, right? The answer isn't necessarily clear-cut. It's actually a bit of a gray area that involves a variety of factors. 

    Vending Technology & The Experience Economy: 8 Companies Transforming An Industry

    Vending machine technology has made significant strides in recent years. The days of managing account information on paper are long gone, and it's now easier than ever for vending companies to track, measure, and service locations.

    Thanks to the development of new software programs, operators are given a bird's-eye view of their entire business all the way down to specific items in the machines. But what does this mean for consumers?

    How to Rollout a New Vendor Program Successfully

    The rollout of a new vendor program for your organization is a big deal and often met with mixed feelings.

    On one hand, it's exciting. You've spent weeks or even months negotiating an agreement with a supplier and now you're ready to implement their service. On the other hand, it can be scary.  There's a lot at stake, so what will happen if it doesn't work out as expected?

    10 Tips To Help You Negotiate Better With Suppliers

    One of the most valued skills in vendor management is negotiation. Careers can be made through artful negotiating if it gets your company the deals it needs in order to grow and be successful. For some people, it comes naturally. For others...not so much. But that's okay. Becoming a strong negotiator isn't determined by your DNA. With these tips and some practice, you'll be able to negotiate with any supplier with the confidence needed to close the deal.