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Chicago Employees Crave Healthy Snacks

The increase in demand for healthy snacks is not only about which ingredients are in a snack; it is also about the ingredients that aren’t there. According to Mintel, a global market research firm, 84 percent of consumers want to … Continue reading

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A New Coffee Service Benefit for Chicago Employees

Enjoying coffee and tea from the office coffee service may provide Chicago employees with additional health benefits. Scientists from Boston Children’s Hospital recently found that consuming caffeine may help decrease pain sensitivity in those with chronic pain. The consumed caffeine … Continue reading

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Technology and the Chicago Vending Machine Experience

Get ready to meet the new vending machine. In the not so distant future, vending machines will communicate with consumers through an application (app) on their smartphone that includes artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The app will learn the Chicago customer’s … Continue reading

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Chicago Employees Enjoy Caffeine’s Benefits

Maintaining recommended fitness levels is a challenge for many individuals, but there is new research about caffeine that might make it just a bit easier to accomplish. Recent research from the University of São Paulo in Brazil found a link … Continue reading

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The New Meal in Chicago

By previous standards, it wouldn’t be considered a meal. It isn’t always consumed at traditional meal times or eaten at a table. But according to those between the ages of 18 and 35 (Millennials), it contributes to their daily nutritional … Continue reading

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Chicago, How Do You Drink Your Coffee?

Did you know that the majority of U.S. coffee drinkers do not drink their coffee black? According to the most recent National Coffee Association’s National Coffee Drinking Trends (NCDT) report, 68 percent of coffee drinkers add some type of non-dairy … Continue reading

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When Is a Chicago Vending Machine not a Vending Machine?

When it’s a micro-market! At first glance, a Chicago consumer might see a micro-market and think it is just a decorated space with vending machines, but that is not the case. A micro-market is a cafe-style break room that offers … Continue reading

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Chicago, Meet the Gluten-Free Snack

With the number of Chicago individuals who have to navigate life without gluten because of an illness like Celiac Disease, it is helpful to know that gluten-free foods are now more readily available. A recent report from Research and Markets, … Continue reading

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More Healthy Snack and Beverage Options Available in Your Chicago Vending Machine

Common negative stigmas are associated with vending machines throughout Chicago. Can’t think of any? We’re sure you can but just in case you can’t here are a few: They steal your money or don’t take your money Product gets stuck … Continue reading

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Does Your Chicago Vending Service Offer the #1 Snack in America?

In a country where concerns over obesity have been a popular platform in recent years you may find the results of a report by The NPD Group that listed fruit as the #1 snack in America surprising. The NPD Group … Continue reading

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