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Va-Va-Vending: Technology Transforms Vending Machines into 24/7 Restaurants

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 31, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Accelerated by the pandemic, the technological revolution reshaping foodservice encompasses all segments, and vending is no exception. In fact, some of the most amazing advances are found in vending machines, which have gone from simple stand-ins for quick snacks to go-to sources of an ever-widening variety of hot and cold meals. 

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Vending, Labor, Micro Markets & Vending, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Care Package: What Sustainable Packaging Means for the Vending and Micro Market Sector

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 5, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Product packaging matters to many of today’s vending and micro market customers—more than half of U.S. consumers, in fact, say they’re highly concerned about its environmental impacts.1

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Topics: Vending, College & University, Healthcare, Commercial, Single-Serve, Grab-and-Go, Convenience, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Micro Markets & Vending, Sales & Profitability, Prepackaged, Waste Reduction, Cafeteria, Office Coffee Service (OCS)

How Noncommercial Operators Can Maximize Sales With Prepackaged Snacks

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 18, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Nine in 10 adults now snack more often than before the COVID-19 pandemic1—and due to efforts to limit close contact to reduce the virus’ spread, prepackaged items have become a popular choice.

Foodservice provider Morrison Healthcare, which works with more than 800 hospitals and healthcare systems, has seen a notable uptick in prepackaged snack interest during the past 18 months—although Jeffrey Quasha, Morrison’s director of retail culinary innovation, says customers have actually been drawn to prepackaged options for several years.

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Topics: Snacking, Vending, Noncommercial, Specialty Coffee Shop, Business & Industry, College & University, Healthcare, Lodging, Commercial, Snack, Single-Serve, belVita Breakfast Biscuits, OREO, Senior Living, Grab-and-Go, Labor, Convenience, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Customer Experience, Flavors & Ingredients, Food & Beverage, Micro Markets & Vending, Packaging, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Coronavirus, Indulgence, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Prepackaged, Safety & Sanitation, Food Waste, Waste Reduction, Functional, Healthful, Micro Market, Cafeteria, Office Coffee Service (OCS), Healthful Snacking, Grocery, State of SnackingTM Report

Power Breakfast: What Consumers Want (Now) from This All-Important Meal

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The pandemic deprived the food and beverage industry of nearly $240 billion in sales in 20201—but it couldn’t bring breakfast down—at least, not completely.

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Topics: Noncommercial, Family Restaurant, Global, Business & Industry, College & University, Healthcare, Lodging, Commercial, Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Fine Dining, Donuts/Pancakes/Waffles, Breakfast, Better-for-You, Breakfast Biscuits, Single-Serve, belVita Breakfast Biscuits, OREO, Senior Living, Grab-and-Go, Convenience, Micro Markets & Vending, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Off-Premises, Branded Ingredients, Flavor Profiles, Personalization, Consumer Behavior, Indulgence, Customization, Prepackaged, Nostalgia, On-Premises, Functional, Foodservice, Healthful, Sweet, Micro Market, Breads/Muffins/Pastries, Plant-Based, Fresh, Workplace, Cafeteria

Spotlight Interview #3: Rachel Reed, Business Manager, Branded Snacks, Candy & Gum: Merchandising in Your Operation

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

“Merchandising steers customers to the items they want and your operation to the sales you need.”

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Topics: Millennials, Snack, Baby Boomers, Better-for-You, Micro Markets & Vending

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