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Vending Machines Play Key Role in “Parenthood” Episode

January 28th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Snack vending machines - (Comments Off on Vending Machines Play Key Role in “Parenthood” Episode)

eVendingHere at the eVending blog, we spend each week discussing new and exciting news stories in the vending industry, from new machines to advanced technology. However, it is not very often that a vending machine is at the center of a popular TV show like it was this week.

According to the Vending Times, hit NBC comedy “Parenthood” kicked off its fourth season focusing on a young boy’s grief in the wake of snack vending machines being removed from his school’s campus. The boy’s mother then sets out to find a way to get the machines back in the school. The episode’s conclusion was a timely and realistic one: The school eventually brings the vending machines back into their facilities, albeit with much healthier snacking options.

“We applaud the creators and writers of Parenthood and NBC-TV for featuring a real-life view of vending,” NAMA VP Roni Moore told the Vending Times.

We find it very inspiring to not only have our industry at the forefront of a television episode, but also to see the growing trend toward healthy vending find its way into the mainstream. If you are looking to provide this same level of calorie-conscious vending at your establishment, our vending machines for sale are the perfect way to start!

Vending in the News: T-Shirts from a Billboard Vending Machine?

January 21st, 2013 | Posted by DT in Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Vending in the News: T-Shirts from a Billboard Vending Machine?)

eVendingHere at eVending, we love showcasing the latest innovations in the vending world, from the futuristic to the straight-up wacky. Fortunately for our industry, the trend of cool new creations has yet to slow down, as evidenced by this report from Fast Company. Clothing company Allen Solly has come up with a creative way to promote its new collection by dispensing sample shirts through a billboard.

Yes, you read that correctly. Allen Solly has employed the use of a hybrid billboard/vending machine that gives out free shirts in exchange for a simple Tweet. When customers tweeted using the hashtag #RainingSolly, the shirts would move closer and closer to the edge of the billboard, eventually falling out for any lucky fans waiting for a freebie. By utilizing advanced technology to sync Twitter with the billboard, the company was able to gather an enthusiastic crowd of excited potential customers, as evidenced by the video below. Nothing builds brand loyalty by some free stuff given out in a really cool way, and we are sure that people will remember Allen Solly for this unique promotion.

We are consistently amazed and inspired by the various ways that companies use vending products to expand the reach of their business. And while the billboard machine is cool, increasing your income can be just as simple as putting one of our traditional vending machines for sale in your establishment. If you are looking for loyal customers and solid profit, browse our vending products today!

Vending in the News: Canada Creates Caffiene Limits

January 14th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on Vending in the News: Canada Creates Caffiene Limits)

Red BullWhether you have been following the eVending blog or have been keeping up with current vending trends, it is clear that healthy vending is here to stay. Different areas are creating regulations on certain snacks and beverages in combo vending machines, and Canada has been the latest to put a lid on overly sugary drinks.

According to the Vending Times, Canada’s health department has created new rules regarding the caffeine content of energy drinks. All drinks can only have a maximum of 180 mg. of caffeine, which is the average amount found in an 8 oz. cup of coffee. These regulations require that all energy drinks clearly list the caffeine and nutritional contents right on the package, as well as a warning that energy drinks should not be consumed by children, pregnant women, and those drinking alcohol. These changes should not affect major energy drink distributors such as Red Bull, and are likely targeted towards new energy drink brands that deliver excessive amounts of caffiene. Energy drinks have been associated with several deaths and heart problems over the past ten years, and Canada’s new regulations aim to minimize these complications.

Whether your state mandates it or not, it is never a bad idea to monitor the caffeine contents of your combo vending machines. Keeping your clients refreshed should be a priority, but helping them stay healthy should be an even bigger one.

Vending in the News: Students Engage in Healthy Vending Activities

January 7th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Vending in the News: Students Engage in Healthy Vending Activities)

eVendingWhether you have been keeping up with recent vending news or have simply taken a look at the machines around you, one thing is clear: healthy vending is here to stay. There are plenty of low-calorie snacks that make a suitable replacement to the typical greasy treats found in most snack vending machines, and machine owners and operators are starting to make big changes. In Asheville, North Carolina, it is not just vending machine companies making big changes: seventh grade students have been putting their algebra studies to work by coming up with ways to make the vending experience both satisfying and calorie conscious.

Evergreen Community Charter School has been named a Green Ribbon school for its commitment to healthy and environmentally-friendly products, and the school has been using its own students to figure out the healthy vending guidelines for new machines. Students were tasked with figuring out things such as pricing, environmental impact, and types of snacks that would fit into a combo vending machine. The school has already met Green Ribbon guidelines for its hot lunches, and is well on its way towards implementing them into vending machines. If you are looking to start a healthy, eco-friendly vending movement of your own, our vending machines for sale make a great place to start!