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Bottled Water: It’s Healthy for You and Chicago

The relationship between the bottled water industry and Chicago consumers has had its ups and downs. But recent news from the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is good news for everyone. A recent study found that bottled water now has … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Evolving Office Coffee Service

Have you ever considered what the workday would be like without coffee service? No? Well, neither have I. And Chicago employers don’t want to see that happen either. According to a recent report by Emily Refermat, Editor at Automatic Merchandiser, … Continue reading

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New Food and Beverage Choices Fill Millennials’ Shopping Carts in Chicago

Which food and beverage choices did you purchase the last time you needed something to eat or drink? Was it a green tea or maybe a breakfast smoothie? If so, you might be one of the many Chicago residents who … Continue reading

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Healthier Vending Machine Beverages in Chicago

Vending machine technology is only one of the many aspects of the vending industry that has changed a lot since the first bottled soft drink machines, cooled with ice, appeared on the market in the 1930’s. Which beverages Chicago consumers … Continue reading

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Healthy Vending Machine Options in Chicago Can Boost Productivity

Corporate wellness programs including those that offer healthy vending machine options can have a positive impact on both an employee’s health and on the company’s productivity, but only if the wellness program is implemented carefully. A recent study by researchers … Continue reading

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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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