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    3 Ways Procurement Can Help Increase Revenue

    The role of procurement has evolved into a strategic department that can help increase revenue. No longer is the sourcing of goods and services done out of some dark and distant office with the sole purpose of finding the best suppliers for the best cost. Procurement is often front-and-center in the overall business strategy in many companies, as its value lends itself to these three core pillars for success: increasing revenue, operational efficiency, and retaining talent. In regards to increasing revenue, here are three ways your procurement team can positively influence your bottom line.

    Trending in Vending: 5 Noteworthy Stories

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

    5 Tips for Choosing a Vending Machine Service in Chicago, IL

    Finding the best vending machine company in the Chicago, IL area isn't easy. Not because there aren't good companies to choose from, but because there are so many. We would know: as a vending management company, we work with a lot of great suppliers all around the country, and Chicago is no different. But how do you choose the right service for your workplace? Here are five tips to help you decide.

    10 Lunch Break Options In Chicago

    Chicagoans work hard. How else would the city be ranked as the third largest in the United States? But you know what they say--work hard, break hard. Okay, maybe that's not the saying, but we're going with it. Because as hard as Chicago works, there's got to be some quality places to go on your lunch break to refuel.

    Self-Fill or Full-Service Vending: Which Should You Choose?

    When searching for a new vending machine service, you're likely to be presented with a bunch of options. From the many companies to choose from to the flavor choices, there's a decision to make at every step of the way. But the very first decision will be whether or not to choose self-fill or full-service. Certain factors will determine which route is better for your business (e.g. number of employees and customers), but even if you qualify for full-service vending, you might consider self-fill. Here's a quick guide to help you decide.

    Your Most Pressing Vending Machine Questions Answered

    Getting a vending machine for your office is a great way to provide employees and customers with easy access to a variety of beverages and snacks. It's a simple way to keep them refreshed and energized. But before getting vending machines installed, there's usually some questions you want answers to first. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get about vending services.

    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.