After working at home for years, many employees long for the social connections that are part of the workplace. Employers are anxious to see greater employee engagement and collaboration, which has been missing since working from home became so popular. As the office space continues to evolve, the breakroom has become the go-to place for social connection and business collaboration.
Topics: Millennials, Business & Industry, Convenience, Health & Wellness, Micro Markets & Vending, Micro Market, Operators, Break Room, Workplaces, Consumer Trends
Mondelēz International's 2022 State of Snacking Report studied consumer preferences from around the world. One clear conclusion: One size does not fit all when it comes to snacking, as consumers are taking a more mindful approach to determine their preferences.
Topics: Millennials, Business & Industry, Gen Z, Convenience, Sustainability, Micro Markets & Vending, Operations, Plant-Based, Healthful Snacking, Operators, Workplaces, Consumer Trends
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.
Topics: Technology, Trends, Vending, Labor, Micro Markets & Vending, COVID-19, Coronavirus
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
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)
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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