Category: Combo vending machines

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: Canada Creates Caffiene Limits

Whether 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.

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eVendingIt is officially President’s Day, which means both the general workforce and the majority of students are enjoying a week vacation from life’s daily grind. If you are the owner of a vending machine, this is the perfect time of the year to restock and replenish for when everyone returns to their everyday routine. Wondering how to go about this? eVending has you covered. While we are known for offering some of the best vending machines for sale, we are equally happy to service your machine no matter what your needs may be.

With a nationwide network of vending service entities, you will have no trouble finding all of the technical support you need for your machine. The most common vending maintenance need is product replenishment, as your machine likely sees a lot of use no matter how big or small your facility. Whether you operate a school or a busy office, your clients are going to want a fresh batch of delicious drinks and snacks to look forward to. Fortunately, our support staff is happy to fill your combo vending machine with any necessary refreshments. If your machine ever suffers a technical error, our staff has all of the necessary resources to get it back in shape. Enjoy the break for now, but when it comes time to get your machine back in action, eVending is your one-stop source!

Give Your Customers a Truly Presidential Selection

It is officially President’s Day, which means both the general workforce and the majority of students are enjoying a week vacation from life’s daily grind. If you are the owner of a vending machine, this is the perfect time of the year to restock and replenish for when everyone returns to their everyday routine. Wondering

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eVendingIf you follow the vending machine business and are not familiar with NAMA, it is time to take notice. NAMA, short for the National Automatic Merchandising Association, is the national trade association of the vending world. With a member base consisted of manufacturers, suppliers, and all other sides of the industry, NAMA’s collective goal is to keep the automated retailing industry at the cutting edge.

Every major industry has its shining annual celebration, and NAMA’s annual OneShow brings all facets of the vending industry together for a three-day exhibition. NAMA’s OneShow gives attendees a special opportunity to meet with the best suppliers in the business, whether they run traditional combo vending machine businesses or new-age micro markets. This special occasion is meant to inspire all those involved with the industry, which is why Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Newt Gingrich are set to make appearances at the show as keynote speakers. In addition to serving as an excellent networking opportunity, the OneShow is sure to offer an exciting glimpse at tomorrow’s vending machines for sale.

The NAMA OneShow will take place from April 24th through 26th in Las Vegas. Whether you are a vending machine business veteran or just purchased your first combo vending machine, this is your best look at the vending world’s future.

Become Part of Vending’s Biggest Show

If you follow the vending machine business and are not familiar with NAMA, it is time to take notice. NAMA, short for the National Automatic Merchandising Association, is the national trade association of the vending world. With a member base consisted of manufacturers, suppliers, and all other sides of the industry, NAMA’s collective goal is

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eVending.comWhen people think of snacks, they likely conjure up images of greasy bags of potato chips and sugary candy bars. However, according to the Vending Times, snackers may be the healthiest types of people. Thanks to the increasingly healthy options found in combo vending machines, even those with the most hectic, on-the-go lifestyles can find apples, oranges, and more of their favorite healthy treats.

While salty snacks such a chips and pretzels continue to be a common commodity for all types of consumers, fresh fruit has managed to rise to the top as one of the most consumed snack products in the United States. This is a pretty logical evolution: As our previous blogs exhibit, vending machines are becoming healthier in nature, allowing vending customers to enjoy their favorite fruits no matter where they are. While “snacking” may have once been viewed as an unhealthy activity, grabbing healthy snacks can help improve overall eating habits for all kinds of consumers.

Healthy vending is clearly here to stay, and it is a better time than ever to become a part of this positive trend. Our Futura combo vending machine can be outfitted with everything you need to promote better eating for your customer base. Make everyone in your establishment healthier and happier today!

Snacking Proves to be Healthy

When people think of snacks, they likely conjure up images of greasy bags of potato chips and sugary candy bars. However, according to the Vending Times, snackers may be the healthiest types of people. Thanks to the increasingly healthy options found in combo vending machines, even those with the most hectic, on-the-go lifestyles can find

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eVendingCoffee and college go together like milk and sugar, but do students always have access to their favorite caffeinated beverage? While most college campuses feature a Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or some kind of coffee cafe, these establishments typically close their doors in the evening, leaving students hunting for sodas in their hallway combo vending machines. However, a new machine at Hampshire College in Massachusetts is giving college-goers a brand new way to grab a cup of joe.

According to Fresh Healthy Vending, the all new “Cafe” machine will keep hardworking students caffeinated all through the wee hours of the night. While many drink vending machines have pre-packaged frapuccinos, the Cafe machine will fresh brew a cup of coffee for every order, giving Hampshire attendees 24-7 access to that signature coffee shop taste. This machine will likely see heavy use all throughout the school year, especially in May when finals week draws near.

Vending machines and universities have always had a strong relationship, and machines are evolving to meet the needs of students better than ever before. Whether you employ the use of a forward thinking coffee machine or a classic combo vending machine, one thing is for sure: A vending-friendly campus is a happy one!

Fresh Coffee Around the Clock

Coffee and college go together like milk and sugar, but do students always have access to their favorite caffeinated beverage? While most college campuses feature a Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or some kind of coffee cafe, these establishments typically close their doors in the evening, leaving students hunting for sodas in their hallway combo vending machines.

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eVendingThe world of vending machines has found itself all over mainstream media lately. No matter where you are, you have likely seen vending machines on television, in the movies, and, in video games? That’s right–Vending’s latest leap into everyday media comes in the form of a fun little mobile game starring a vending machine and its snacks.

According to Vending Times, “Vend Drama” is an all-new app for Apple devices that challenges players to help certain snacks “escape” a vending machine, without stopping up the machine in the process. This is a fun poke at the all-too-familiar scenario of snacks getting stuck in your favorite combo vending machine and actually makes for an interesting take on the puzzle game genre. Players must tilt their smartphone or tablet to successfully guide the snacks out of the machine, as moving too fast or too slow will result in treats getting left behind.

“Gamers will truly enjoy playing Vend Drama. In fact, they may never look at a vending machine the same way again!” said developer Con Roditis on the game, which can be downloaded for free on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. “Vend Drama” certainly looks like a ton of fun, and could very well change the way you approach your local combo drink and snack machine!

Vending Machine Snacks are the Stars of New Mobile Game

The world of vending machines has found itself all over mainstream media lately. No matter where you are, you have likely seen vending machines on television, in the movies, and, in video games? That’s right–Vending’s latest leap into everyday media comes in the form of a fun little mobile game starring a vending machine and

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eVendingIt is no surprise that healthy vending is here to stay, but the city of Chicago is looking to really drive home the point of low-calorie snacks. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently asked the city to participate in a citywide vending challenges in which businesses must alter the contents of their combo vending machines. While the City Council passed a healthy vending policy back in December, the Mayor is looking to take a more direct approach according to RedEye.

The challenge is simple: The businesses that chose to participate must swap out the salty chips and sugary sodas found in their vending machines in favor of nutritious juices and low-calorie munchies. In order to encourage a strict adherence to healthy vending, the city of Chicago is issuing a grading system for their machines: A bronze vending machine will be 50% healthy, a silver one will be 75% healthy, and a gold vending machine will be completely stocked with healthy snack options. Many businesses have already accepted the challenge, collectively creating over 100 healthy combo drink and snack machines for the city.

We are big believers in healthy vending here at eVending, and our vending machines for sale can be easily optimized for the calorie-conscious. No matter where you are, we strongly recommend making the shift to snacks that will keep your community healthy and happy!

Chicago Issues Healthy Vending Challenge

It is no surprise that healthy vending is here to stay, but the city of Chicago is looking to really drive home the point of low-calorie snacks. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently asked the city to participate in a citywide vending challenges in which businesses must alter the contents of their combo vending machines. While

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eVendingWhile vending machines themselves are evolving every single day, there is very little external technology out there for vending operators. That is all about to change, thanks to a convenient new app from Cantaloupe Systems that just recently became available.

According to Vending Times, this cloud-based device is designed for vending route drivers and operators in order to make their day-to-day tasks much easier. Made to serve an alternative to the older VMS handheld devices, the “Seed Mobile” app makes data entry a breeze thanks to the simple and sleek touchscreen functionality of iPhones, iPads, and iPods. This version of the app has four basic functions: Photo Audit, Video Audit, List View, and Status Markers. Each of these features allow for seamless communication between driver and operator, making the process of maintaining a combo vending machine significantly easier.

Among the many great benefits that the Seed app poses to drivers and machine owners is the fact that the app is free, and that Apple smartphones and tablets are typically much less expensive than the average handheld computer. And considering most people already own an iPhone, the app essentially provides a free management system for any business. This is certainly an exciting development for the vending machine business, and we look forward to more vending-friendly apps in the future!

Cantaloupe Systems Delivers Free Vending Machine iOS App

While vending machines themselves are evolving every single day, there is very little external technology out there for vending operators. That is all about to change, thanks to a convenient new app from Cantaloupe Systems that just recently became available. According to Vending Times, this cloud-based device is designed for vending route drivers and operators

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eVendingWhether you have been following the official eVending blog or have simply been keeping up with the vending machine business, you likely know by now that the transition towards healthy vending isn’t going away anytime soon. From bans to regulations, different states are handling the issue in their own unique way. Like previous developments in Chicago, new legislation in the state of Oregon could potential remove high-calorie treats from all combo vending machines in the area.

According to OregonLive.com, the proposed House Bill 3403 would demand that vending machines only stock milk, juice, and beverages under 40 calories, which would all but eliminate sodas and high-calorie juices. The same rule goes for snacks, which would lead to common potato chips and candies being banned from machines. This vending machine legislation is only a footnote to a much larger issue happening in Oregon regarding gun control.

Do you think banning fatty snacks in vending machines is the issue, or should it be the responsibility of the everyday person to make wise snacking decisions? While people are obviously responsible for what they eat, healthy vending options allows consumers to eat well even when they need something quick on-the-go. Whatever change does occur, it is clear that healthy vending is here to stay.

Oregon Tries to Cut Down Vending Machine Contents

Whether you have been following the official eVending blog or have simply been keeping up with the vending machine business, you likely know by now that the transition towards healthy vending isn’t going away anytime soon. From bans to regulations, different states are handling the issue in their own unique way. Like previous developments in

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eVendingWhile the food industry continues to grow more and more automated and pre-packaged, the farming industry continues to provide fresh, organic goods. However, even the farm world can benefit from the evolution of technology, and a group of farmers in Croatia have recently embraced vending machines to help further their dairy business.

According to SETimes.com, two dairy farmers in a Croatian village found a way to overcome the ailing farm economy in their area. They decided to begin selling their products directly through a nearby combo vending machine, giving customers automated access to their farm-grown goods. There are only 15 of these unique vending machines in Croatia, as various countries throughout southern Europe are picking up on the trend. Customers save a significant amount of money when buying their milk from these machines, and this new vending machine business model allows farmers to operate with an unprecedented level of independence.

As you can see, selling your product through a vending machine allows for direct access to numbers and frees business owners from the fees involved with selling at a store. If you are looking to jump into the industry and start earning extra revenue like never before, our vending machines for sale make an excellent place to start!

Dairy Farmers Make Use of Vending Machines

While the food industry continues to grow more and more automated and pre-packaged, the farming industry continues to provide fresh, organic goods. However, even the farm world can benefit from the evolution of technology, and a group of farmers in Croatia have recently embraced vending machines to help further their dairy business. According to SETimes.com,

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