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    Vending Machines and the Future of Retail

    Vending machines have a long history of providing a convenient way for people to purchase merchandise, most notably sodas and snacks. But what if they also sold shirts? Or coats? Or accessories? That's the direction in which some retailers are going. 

    Engagement is the Key to Improving Workplace Productivity

    Remember having substitute teachers back in grade school? It was almost always a welcoming surprise, especially if you forgot to complete an assignment that was due. Upon learning of your teacher's absence, you'd let out a sigh of relief, then do whatever busy work you were handed to pass the time.

    While that approach might work for high school, keeping your employees busy for the sake of being busy might not be the best strategy for the workplace.

    Coffee Pot vs. Single-Serve Coffee Machine: Which is Better for Your Office?

    Every workplace needs coffee. Whether it's for a small office or a large manufacturing facility, coffee is the fuel that gets people going in the morning. But what kind of coffee machine is best for your office? Should you use an office coffee service to handle it for you?

    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.